L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From The Escape Room L.A.'s Grand Opening to Beyond The Streets' First Print Bazaar, and More

Plus, a George Esquivel shoe pop-up at South Coast Plaza, Long Beach Oktoberfest, and more.

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Dine L.A. (Multiple Locations): Foodies, it's here! Score food and drink deals for $15 and up while exploring our city's culinary scene during Dine L.A.'s annual event. Participating eateries include Beauty & Essex, Redbird, and many more. See the full roster and book reservations here.
When: Now through Friday, Oct. 28
Where: Multiple Locations

George Esquivel Pop-up at South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa): South Coast Plaza is hosting a two-day pop-up for celebrated SoCal-based shoe and accessory designer George Esquivel that will showcase his commitment to slow fashion through time-honored traditions of handcrafted shoes and handbags. The space will recreate Esquivel House, the craftsman's atelier in Downtown LA, with several of his artisans on-site demonstrating the art of building made-to-order shoes. The pop-up will also celebrate SCP's philanthropic partnership with The Harvesters, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Esquivel has created an exclusive sneaker for the event using his iconic x logo with 3 x's and will donate 50% of the sneaker sales to The Harvesters.
When: Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; on level two in the Jewel Court

Halo Presents The Hugman Series by Nathan Sawaya (Hollywood): Local artist Nathan Sawaya has created an incredible art installation for DTLA. "Hugman" is an installation of LEGO® brick figurines inspired by the simple idea of embracing others. This series, which began as street art in New York City where the sculptures randomly appeared in different locations, "hugging" whatever they could find and surprising people as they passed by, range in size from 15 inches tall to 65 inches tall.
When: Now through Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: Halo at Wells Fargo Center, 333 South Grand Ave., L.A., 90071
Bank of America Plaza, 333 S Hope St., L.A., 90071

2nd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest (Long Beach): The city of Long Beach is celebrating the second annual Oktoberfest. Guests can enjoy the German holiday with beer, eats, live performances, music, and games. Tickets for the 21+ event start at $20; buy them here.
When: Now through Saturday, Oct. 29
Where: 855 Elm Ave., Long Beach, 90813

Halloween Horror Nights (Hollywood): The scariest time of the year is here! Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights is kicking off this September. Explore the haunted experiences including "The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare," "Terror Tram," "The Horrors of Blumhouse," and more. Halloween Horror Nights General Admission is $72 – $102; purchase your tickets here.
When: Now through Monday, Oct. 31
Where: Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 91608

Scary Movie Month at Melrose Rooftop Theatre (WeHo): Happy Halloween! In honor of the season, Melrose Rooftop Theatre is screening spooky films for their Scary Movie Month. Catch flicks like Scream, Hocus Pocus, Get Out, and more. Angelenos can choose between two viewing options: a general admission VIP seating ($30 per person), and a complete dinner and a movie VIP package with a seasonally driven three-course tasting menu from E.P. & L.P. ($65 per person). See the full lineup here.
When: Now through Monday, Oct. 31
Where: Melrose Rooftop Theatre at E.P. & L.P., 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Thursday, Oct. 13

Locally Grown 2022 (DTLA): Hosted by Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser, L.A.'s Best annual Locally Grown fundraiser is returning to the Redbird. All proceeds will benefit LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program. Guests will enjoy garden-infused cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from local noteworthy chefs including: Vanessa and Thomas Tilaka Kalb (Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery), Arjun and Nakul Mahendro (Badmaash), David Schlosser, (Shibumi), Steve Samson (Rossoblu), Ray Garcia (asterid), David LeFevre (Fishing with Dynamite), Dustin J. Trani (Trani's Dockside Station) and Fred Eric (Fred 62). Tickets are $125 per person.
When: Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Redbird, 114 East Second St., L.A., 90012

Friday, Oct. 14

Westfield Topanga's Job Fair (Canoga Park): Looking for your dream job? Well, you're in luck! Participating retailers and restaurants include Abercrombie & Fitch + Abercrombie Kids, Banana Republic, Golden Goose, and more.
When: Friday, Oct. 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Westfield Topanga, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303

Saturday, Oct. 15

Photo: Courtesy of The Escape Room Los Angeles

The Escape Game Los Angeles Grand Opening (Century City): Offering four games, challenge yourself at America's #1 escape room, The Escape Game, to escape The Depths, Prison Break, The Heist, and Special Ops: Mysterious Market before the clock runs out. This immersive experience brings you along to test your abilities in a collaborative setting for a guaranteed good time. Friends, family, and even work colleagues can have a fun outing to experience the thrill and solve mysteries. Tickets are $42.99, buy them here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Space 2945, L.A., 90067

Photo: Courtesy of Beyond The Streets

Beyond The Streets Print Bazaar (Fairfax): In partnership with Vista, Beyond The Streets is launching its inaugural Print Bazaar, a one-day-only art market that fosters the importance of print as a medium of self-expression through an in-person experience that features a book fair, zine fest, and flea market all in one. The brand has partnered with Los Angeles native Ozzie Juarez and his South Central-based gallery, Tlaloc Studios, to bring their curatorial vision to the Beyond The Streets flagship space. Print Bazaar is a free event and will host a notable selection of local talent.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Beyond The Streets L.A. Flagship, 434 N. La Brea, L.A. 90038

Creative Communal Artisan Market (Playa Vista): Creative Communal is back for some fall family fun! Come out and enjoy the day with your crew and support incredible small businesses and vendors.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Runway Playa Vista, 12775 West Millennium, Playa Vista, 90094

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day (Brentwood): To celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day, Getty is hosting a family event to showcase Southern California's vibrant Native American cultures. Enjoy cultural activities such as a hands-on plant dye workshop, a musical and spoken word performance, and more. This event is free to the public.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049

Market by Market Powered by Havaianas (Eagle Rock): Market by Market a flea market inspired event celebrating the second drop of the collaboration between Havaianas and cult favorite streetwear brand Market. THere will be food, drinks, music, clothes from your fav streetwear brands, and plenty of photo moments at this "flea market."
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1800 Colorado Blvd., L.A., 90041

Sunday, Oct. 16

2nd Annual Targeting a Cure for Parkinson's (El Segundo): Join all the various Top Golfs in a country-wide charity event. The ball-style tournament occurring simultaneously at
multiple Topgolf locations with a live leaderboard. This event is great fun for both the serious golfer and the entire family. In the inaugural year, over 200 golfers in six cities raised more than $120,000 — 100% of which went to the high-impact research programs funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Register here.
When: Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Top Golf, 400 South Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, 90245

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