This month is jam-packed with events, parties and unique gatherings. From Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos to film screenings and arts and jazz gatherings, LA's got it going on in October.
When: Oct. 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: San Fernando between Magnolia and Orange Grove, Burbank
What: Like the name implies, get a taste of Downtown Burbank through samples from more than 40 area restaurants and eateries. Drink wine and beer on the AMC Walkway and watch live music performances. Proceeds go to the Burbank Community YMCA’s scholarship fund.
When: Oct. 4-13
What: LA's only jazz and new music festival is back. Original and innovative jazz musicians from the West Coast and around the world will hit the stages for a celebration. The event takes place at five venues and combines music, film, art, dance and food. It will also feature two world premieres.
When: Oct. 9-18
Where: Various venues
What: LA Fashion Week features citywide presentations and events--to point them to next year's runway trends and cutting edge looks.
When: Oct. 19
Where: The Last Bookstore, Downtown
What: Hosted by Black Hill Press, this event celebrates 12 novellas released in 2013. It includes author readings and signings.
When: Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
Where: Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge
What: Celebrate the Autumn season with a Descanso tradition which includes food, costume parades, storytelling, music, crafts, garden activities and more. Suitable for the whole family.
When: Oct. 5
Where: LA State Historical Park ('The Cornfield')
What: Celebrate a decade of Burning Man style creativity and mayhem at this annual event. Multiple stages will host entertainment, art and activities for all ages. Burners will unite for 18 non-stop hours of live music, DJs, theme camps, art car displays, green tech, puppetry, marching bands and more.
When: October 18-20
What: This festival aims at bridging the gap between established Hollywood and the international creative community, providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers.
When: Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Lanai Road Elementary Encino 4241 Lanai Road, Encino
What: Spirited family fun comes at no price at this free Halloween event. It features rides, an obstacle course, climbing wall, haunted house, games, eats and treats and a costume parade. Call 818-788-1590 for more information.
When: Oct. 26 and 28
Where: Staples Center, Downtown
What: Multiple Grammy Award-winner Kanye West plays LA as part of his Yeezus Tour. He is joined by Top Dawg Entertainment hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar
When: Oct. 26, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Park Plaza Hotel, McCarthur Park
What: KCRW DJs will spin under ghoulish aliases at the grand classic LA venue of the Park Plaza in five uniquely themed ballrooms. With live band performances, costume contests and food trucks, this is sure to be one of the "it" events of the night.