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10 things around campus to do for Fall Break

Staying close to campus for Fall Break? Here is a list of things to do around L.A.

After two months of school, a long weekend is just what students need to enjoy the new season. For those staying in Los Angeles County, here is a list of events to attend, across all categories.

Haunt’oween LA:

  • Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
  • 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Cost: $35 per person or $31.50 for groups (eight minimum)

Halloween is right around the corner, and Haunt’oween is celebrating the holiday in every way. This family-friendly event is held on the site of the former Westfield Promenade at 6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard. If you are looking for pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating or a carnival, this is the place for you!

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios Hollywood: 

  • Sept. 9 to Oct. 31
  • 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Cost: $84-$109

Located at Universal Studios Hollywood, Halloween Horror Night is the place to go if you are looking for scare zones, mazes, and live entertainment. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are required for entry.

Latina Fest:

  • Oct. 17
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $10

Latina Fest is a celebration of all things Latina. Over 80 Latina-owned vendors will be selling goods at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Come to 501 N Main St. for shopping, live music, cocktails, parades and more.

Haunted Hayride:

  • Select nights from Sept. 24 to Oct. 31
  • 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Starting at $29.99

The L.A. Haunted Hayride is back. Head over to Griffith Park at 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. for a scare zone and more frightful attractions.

Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán:

  • Every Friday and Saturday from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31
  • 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 (regular admission); $50 for a loveseat

Rooftop Movies at the Montalban, located at 1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, is a nightly showing of Montalbán’s first block of movies, like “Clueless, Pulp Fiction, Labyrinth, Hocus Pocus and La La Land!” Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry.

Cinespia Cemetery Screenings:

  • Oct. 15 to Oct. 16
  • 7 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 - $30

Come and watch the movie screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Make sure to arrive early to grab a seat,  and catch the DJ sets and dance parties. Cinespia Cemetery is screening “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” an Amazon Prime exclusive on Oct. 15 at 7:15 p.m. and “Blade” on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m respectively.

Carved: 

  • Oct. 11 to Oct. 31
  • Entry Times: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $32

Carved is a family-friendly event for all ages to enjoy in Descanso Gardens, with a mile-long trail lined with professionally carved jack-o’-lanterns. There is also a pumpkin house, hay maze, and Halloween-themed food and beverages to enjoy.

Vegan Oktoberfest: 

  • Oct. 16
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 (non-alcoholic), $50 (general admission), $70 (VIP)

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a little twist: vegan breweries and food vendors. The event is located at the Los Angeles Center Studios on 450 S Bixel St. Be sure you buy your tickets as soon as possible, as they’re selling out quick!

No Humans Involved:

  • Oct. 10 to Jan. 9
  • 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

No Humans Involved is an art exhibit that questions Western ideas of humanism. The sculptures, multimedia, and installations are all works of Eddie Aparicio, Tau Lewis, Las Nietas de Nonó, Sondra Perry, SANGREE, WangShui and Wilmer Wilson IV. The exhibit is being held at the Hammer Museum at 10899 Wilshire Blvd.

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive In:

  • Oct. 15 to Oct. 16
  • 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $20 per person, $30 double feature

Come over to the Lake Balboa Complex on Oct. 15 to watch two 80s classics: “Teen Wolf” at 7 p.m. and “The Lost Boys” at 10 p.m. Catch another double feature on Oct. 16: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 7 p.m. and “Gremlins” at 10 p.m. Make sure to arrive early to grab a good spot and enjoy the snack bar and food vendors.