Whether you want to relive Burning Man or the first time you saw "Friday the 13th," there's something for everyone this weekend. Our list includes an oyster festival, an art night and more pumpkins!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14 - Sunday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Central Market MAP
Farmers from Alaska to California will descend on Grand Central Market this weekend to shuck and show off their oysters. You can meet the farmers and learn about how the locations of different oyster farms actually give the oysters a distinct taste. Oyster Gourmet is among the food vendors participating in the festival, but there's more. Try the "Po Boy" pizza with fried oyster at Olio or baked oysters with brown butter garlic and parmesan at Horse Thief BBQ.
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WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Sunday
WHERE: Seoul International Park, Los Angeles MAP
The annual L.A. Korean Festival is back with food vendors, shopping stalls and, of course, K-pop headliners every night. Live performances are ongoing throughout each day, and if K-pop isn't your thing, you can also see traditional dance and martial arts. There's a huge parade down Olympic Boulevard and a colorful lantern display.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.
WHERE: L.A. State Historic Park, DTLA MAP
COST: $20 at the door
For people who want to relive Burning Man or want to experience it for the first time without trekking to the desert, there's this huge music and arts festival in a recently renovated park in downtown L.A. You can expect four stages with performances, including a fire arts show. There are also several themed art installation areas. You're encouraged to wear costumes and use public transportation or ride-sharing services to get to the festival.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 14 - Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena MAP
Kids will love this fall-themed festival at Brookside Park, right outside the Kidspace Children's Museum. The petting zoo, pony rides and carnival games require tickets, but the performances and some of the other activities are free. There's plenty of photo-ops for children, from participating in the costume parade to perusing the pumpkin patch.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Various locations in Pasadena MAP
Last fall, a whopping 28,000 people attended one of the events as part of Art Night Pasadena. This year, the celebration of performing and visual arts is back at 18 different venues across the city. Shuttle buses will take you around to see art installations, dance, music and student displays. There's also free admission to a number of museums.
This weekend is a big one as Halloween events begin. To start your pumpkin picking, haunted hayriding, "Horror Nights"-going for the season, catch this screening of "Friday the 13th" on the unlucky day. There's a costume contest before the movie starts.