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Our LA Editor is Sharing Events to Help You Avoid Being Scared Speechless

Written By: Kaitlynn Labit October Events Los Angeles

The holiday season is here and if you’re anything like me (at times, a little basic) you love the pumpkin spice flavored drinks and eats but can do without the scares of Halloween. Sometimes people think I’m joking when I tell them I ran out of Knott’s Scary Farm within 30 minutes—true story, just ask my best friend. If you want to avoid running out of a scary maze gasping for breath like myself, I suggest these non-spooky October events instead!

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See Life a Different Way

My Greatest and Most Enjoyable Interests: Opening Reception

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2-8 p.m.

Created by Christopher Cook, a deaf and blind visual artist, this solo exhibition will display his prolific perception of the world around him through his memory and imagination. Using clay, paper mache and found objects to create his art, he’s turned the world into something that he and visitors can feel during his first exhibition that was produced by Alexa Meade, Lilia George, Laura Peters and David Shook. The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon-6 p.m., by appointment through Oct. 20 and can be scheduled by emailing thelaurapeters@gmail.com.

My Greatest and Most Enjoyable Interests
1830 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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Spook-Tacular Zoo

Boo at the LA Zoo

 

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When: Every Day in Oct.

Not planning on showing your kids horror films? Take them to the zoo instead! Children are encouraged to dress up and participate in some spooktacular yet non-scary events like special animal feedings, a mini pumpkin patch and more during the Halloween edition of their World of Birds Show.

Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.644.4200

 

Suit Up!

LA Comic Con

 

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When: Oct. 26-28

Get ready for a weekend of gaming, comics, anime, pop-culture and more at LA Comic Con’s Octoversary! Celebrate LA’s eighth year of Comic Con with Danny Trejo, Ryan Hurst, Rob Liefeld and more!

Los Angeles Comic Con
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

A Fall Fit for a Farmer

Fall Festival at Original Farmers Market

 

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When: Oct. 13-14

Pumpkin patches, pie-eating contests and a petting zoo—the Fall Festival at the Original Farmers Market screams Halloween minus the actually screaming part. Enjoy your weekend in October walking through the market while it’s decked out in fall decor. 

Fall Festival at Original Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.933.9211

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Be Shocked, Not Scared

Cirque Mechanics 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

 

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When: Oct. 13 and 16

This isn’t your typical circus. Within the ring, Cirque Mechanics brings the audience into the circus’ mechanical world of gears, canvas and pulleys. Watch strongmen, acrobats and aerialists as they perform at this modern circus.

Cirque Mechanics 42ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
6200 Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815
562.985.7000

 

Run for Fun, Not From a Maze

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

 

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When: Oct. 5-7

Grab your friends and choose your route! The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon lets you put together your own marathon. Whether you want to run, bike or both, you can put together your ideal race!

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon
Long Beach Convention Center Hall C
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802