The 6 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

No excuses, weekend like a champion

Every weekend offers an opportunity to do fun stuff in L.A. Let our list be your guide.

P-22 Day

October 27

When it comes to superstardom, there’s Brad Pitt, and then there’s P-22. The National Wildlife Federation honors Los Angeles’s most popular big cat with a specialist-led walk, information on setting up wildlife cameras, a snazzy virtual reality experience that lets you see through a mountain lion’s eyes, and a photo booth where you can pose with the (likeness of) the mountain lion.

Halloween Kitten Party 

October 26

Speaking of cats, this is literally the least scary concept for a Halloween party, but maybe also the best. Cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers invites you to come play with a bunch of adorable, tiny kittens on a Friday night. Advanced, timed bookings are required to attend, so click on over to the site now. A portion of ticket fees for the Halloween party will be donated to Stray Cat Alliance.

World Series Game 3

October 26

The Red Sox may be up by two, but tomorrow they’re on our home turf, and things are about to get real heated. If you couldn’t score tickets to watch the showdown IRL, catch it at one of L.A.’s very Dodger-friendly bars and restaurants.

The Other Art Fair 

October 25-28

Saatchi Art premiered this art fair in L.A. last March, and the org is already back for more. Some 100 artists, from up-and-comers to superstars like Gary Baseman, showcase their work at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar.

Moonlight Forest 

October 26-January 6

There are the luminarias that line your driveway, and then there are the gargantuan lanterns on display at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Artists from China’s Sichuan province teamed with the Arcadia institution on a mile-long museum of massive silk creations, from twinkling dragons and pandas to radiant flowers. Book a timed ticket for the late afternoon, then grab dinner and drinks from the food trucks and bars on-site.

Robert Rauschenberg

Opens October 28

When Angelenos hear the words “quarter mile,” it’s usually from the Google Maps lady. Visit LACMA, and you’ll hear it in the context of art, specifically Rauschenberg’s The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece. The 190-panel work—composed of everything from paint to traffic lights to cardboard—measures about 1,000 feet in length; it’s the first time the piece has been displayed in its entirety.

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