Halloween is in the air, and what’s Halloween without some haunted houses? The Blumhouse of Horrors is open this Friday and every Thursday to Saturday until Halloween at the Variety Arts Theatre (940 S. Figueroa). The haunted downtown L.A. theatre opens at 6 p.m. and tickets are $35 at the door. (Metro Bus 28, 81 or 460 to Figueroa/Olympic, Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station, walk approx. 3 blocks north on Figueroa)
Don’t miss the Eagle Rock Music Festival this Saturday. Taking place at the Center of the Arts Eagle Rock from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., the festival features 11 stages, over 70 bands and DJs, food trucks and more. Though technically free, a $10 donation would be appreciated for each adult guest. All donations go to support community art programs. Go Metro and save $1 on an official Eagle Rock Music Festival T-shirt. Just show your TAP card at the Decomp Clothing Booth. (Metro Bus 81, 84, 180 or Metro Rapid 780 to Colorado/Eagle Rock)
Also on Saturday is A Taste of Dance at the Music Center. Learn a variety of dance styles at just $1 a lesson. Go Metro and your first lesson is free. Just show your TAP card upon check-in. A Taste of Dance runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After some dancing, head down the street to Grand Park and join the Grand Park Downtown Block Party, celebrating the final opening of the whole park. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. enjoy live music, performances and great food. The block party is free to all. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center Station for both Music Center and Grand Park. Metro Bus 4 to Temple/Grand for Music Center, Metro Bus 10, 81 or 94 to Hill/Temple for Grand Park performance lawn)
Sunday is CicLAvia. This year’s route has hubs at Chinatown (Gold Line), MacArthur Park (Red or Purple Line), Grand Park, Expo Park (Expo Line) and Mariachi Plaza at Boyle Heights (Gold Line). The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for all to attend. Metro will be running increased rail service with extra train cars to accommodate bike riders.