See, this is why I like fall. Weekdays are filled with serious, go-to-school-and-learn-things Important Business. And possibly homework (just for the kids, thank Heavens). But the weekends, man, do they make up for it! I can barely believe the awesomeness that awaits this weekend, and I write this stuff up for a living. For starters: Halloween begins with a spooky vengeance this weekend, with world class theme park approved ooking and spooking at Knott's Berry Farm and Legoland, and at that LA original Underwood Farms. (These join the pumpkin patches and fests that have gotten an early and or supercute start).
But it's not just Halloween. This weekend sees our most Tinseltown-tinged CicLAvia celebration yet, with open streets from Walt Disney Concert Hall all the way to Hollywood & Vine. There's free entertainment from the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Rivers Cuomo, Wynton Marsalis,Ozomatli, and even Katy Perry with Gustavo Dudamel (alas all the tickets have been snatched up for that last one).
And talk about festivals: this weekend we have festivals that are prehistoric, westside eclectic, and infused with the beat of the drum. We have one that smells like wet dog. We have a book fest for the 18 and under set and a birthday party for a singing cowboy. DJ Lance Rock wants to tell you stories (as do Dave Shannon and Drew Daywalt); you can touch a truck and have tea with a tuba. It's bananas!
Your homework is to keep reading for our weekend picks...