The month of screams is here.
This weekend, there’s also Asian-inspired cocktails…and good ‘ole American pie.
Suddenly, you remember why October is your favorite month.
No Rural Death Here….
There are two kinds of horror shows:
1) over-the-top outrageous
2) under-your-skin disturbing — the kind that makes you want to go home and douse yourself with holy water.
Urban Death – Tour of Terror is the second kind.
Starting tonight and continuing every Friday and Saturday night in October, horror-meister Zombie Joe, co-directer Jana Wimer and the disturbingly talented troupe of ZJU creepers deliver the grim goods via the signature, semi-immersive “Urban Death” Maze. There are five hour-long Tours of Terror a night but don’t wait to buy tix for this insanely popular and insanely disturbing event.
Check your stash of holy water before you go.
URBAN DEATH – TOUR OF TERROR — Fri & Sat, Oct 2 – Oct 31; 8pm/9pm/10pm/11pm/midnight. $13/15+ — ZJU Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd, NoHo 91601. Tix and more info HERE.
It’s Chinese food delivery on a national scale.
LUCKYRICE has been sharing the stories of Asian culture through food and drink for years. Tonight, the L.A. Moon Festival Cocktail Feast makes its City of Angels debut.
Bartenders from Eveleigh, The Roger Room, Sassafrass Saloon, Cocktail Academy and more mix up event-centric cocktails incorporating sponsor Bombay Sapphire East Gin and other fine spirits with Asian-inspired ingredients: Matcha, Sichuan Pepper-infused Peychauds Bitters, Poochi Poochi and Black Tea-infused Lychee Liqueur.
Also, Rice Krispies.
Seoul Sausage Company provides Pork Belly Sliders: the perfect bar bites. Pre-order LUCKYRICE founder Danielle Chang’s cookbook and get $20 off the VIP admission price, which gets you an extra hour of cocktails and fun.
Also, first dibs on the Rice Krispies.
LUCKYRICE L.A. MOON FESTIVAL COCKTAIL FEAST — Fri, Oct 2. VIP 9pm-midnight/$88. GA 10pm-midnight $50. 21+ — Vibiana, 214 S Main St, DTLA 90012. Tix and more info HERE.
It’s Not a Concert, It’s a Situation
If you thought music fests ended with summer, think again.
This Saturday, the Greek Theater transforms itself from Mediterranean-inspired amphitheater to a hotspot of Americana for The L.A. Bluegrass Situation 2015.
The plaza of the hillside theater will be transformed into an outdoor party with sets by bluegrass musicians Sam Outlaw, Spirit Family Reunion, The Dustbowl Revival, and The Wild Reeds. Get guitar lessons and enjoy lawn games.
You’re ready to take on all contenders.
Sustain your game with BBQ from California-based food trucks including Status Kuo, Cassell’s Hamburgers, Urban Pie and The Lobos Truck. Stay sweet with s’mores by Mallow Mallow and mellow with beers from Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Bring your jean jacket; the weather may drop down into the high 60’s.
The BLUEGRASS SITUATION 2015 — Sat, Oct 3; 2pm; last set at 9:30 p.m. $35 – $60 — The Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont, LA 90027. Tix and more info HERE.
How to Have Your Pie and Eat It Too
Whether pumpkin or pear, berry or banana cream, pie is as American as…well, apple pie.
This Sunday, celebrate the divine mix of crust and filling at KCRW’s 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest where talented amateurs vie against pro bakers.
They get bragging rights.
You get samples.
The pie-off takes place at Wilson Plaza outside the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Get there early for a cookbook swap and stay for cooking themed kids activities and talks about Native American arts at the museum. There are panels on alternative grains as well as creative creams and custard fillings.
Suggested question for Q&A: what is the maximum amount of chocolate that can safely be put in a cream pie?
DJ Anne Litt creates the afternoon soundtrack. Bring your dancing shoes and work up an appetite for the mid-afternoon pie tasting then jump up and down and cheer for the winners when they’re announced in the late afternoon.
The more enthusiastic the cheer, the more calories you burn.
KCRW’s 7TH ANNUAL GOOD FOOD PIE CONTEST — Sun, Oct 4; 11am – 4pm. FREE — Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, UCLA, LA 90095. More info HERE.
More Weekend Go Go Fun!
Phantosmia — Historical hauntings! Haunting aromas! Maps and/or stories! — Sat, Oct 3
Brewery Art Walk — Open artist studios! 100+ resident artists! FREE! Fri & Sat; 10/3 & 10/4
Vegan Oktoberfest — 50+ vegan breweries. 30+ vegan food vendors! Live Oompa music! Fri & Sat; 10/3 & 10/4
Ready? U Know U Want to Go Go….