This month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are going on in the US and Mexico during October. So if you’re in the area you’ll always have something fun to do.

 

LA: Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop shot of at The Montalban Theater in Hollywood from the Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club at The Montalban Theater in Hollywood taken by Mark Berry for Rooftop Cinema Club

It’s the last month of movie watching at the Rooftop Cinema Club in Los Angeles and you can catch a whole array of great movies right up until 30th October. Pop your wireless headphones on, sit back and relax in the comfy deckchairs and soak in the beautiful LA sky at nighttime whilst watching some classic big screen hits like The Godfather, Dirty Dancing, American Psycho and Topgun, as well as some classic horror films like Carrie, Scream, just in time for Halloween! Don’t worry if it rains/you get cold as ponchos and blankets are handed out free of charge.

Until 30th October 2016

The Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States

More Movies: 500 Days of Summer, Dr. Strangelove, The Goonies, The Motorcycle Diaries, Jurassic Park, Goodfellas, Ghostbusters 2016 and many more…

Price: $19.00

www.rooftopcinemaclub.com/la

 

New York: 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray (L) and chef Jacques Torres attend the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Pier 92 on October 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray and chef Jacques Torres attend the Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats at the NYCWFF. Photo by Larry Busacca

The 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is a four-day event that showcases the skills and talent of some of the most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and some of the best chefs on TV. What makes this event so great is the fact that everyone comes together to raise money to help fight hunger and 100% of the net proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign and Food Bank For New York City. The event began nine years ago in 2007 and since then it has raised an amazing $9.5 million. NYCWFF is the ultimate foodie weekend and attendees can enjoy events that range from intimate dinners to hands on cooking classes, as well as delicious brunches and a chance to taste some yummy treats at the NYCWFF’s signature Grand Tasting event.

13th to 16th October 2016

NYCWFF has over 100 different events, tastings, and classes etc. that are held at more than 40 unique venues around the city from Brooklyn to Harlem.

Price: Prices start from $10 and go up in price depending on the event

www.nycwff.org

 

New Orleans: Voodoo Experience

New Orleans is one of America’s most haunted cities so it seems only right that it hosts its own Voodoo arts and music festival around Halloween time. The festival has three stages: Le Carnival, which is for art performers that represent the underground burlesque and circus scene of New Orleans, Le Flambeau, which is for the local music scene, so expect to see lots of jazz performers as New Orleans is considered the birth place of jazz music and finally Le Ritual, which is for the big music performers, like The Weekend, G-Eazy, Arcade Fire and the Chainsmokers. The festival does have some voodoo elements to it, keeping with New Orleans voodoo history but the full vision of Voodoo Experience is Halloween madness. We’d also recommend sticking around New Orleans for a couple of days after the festival ends, as it’s an amazing city with so many cool things to see and do too!

28th to 30th October 2016

New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States

Price: 3 day ticket $155, 1 day ticket $70

www.voodoofestival.com

 

San Miguel de Allende: Festival La Calaca

 

In Mexico the first days of November are for remembering the people who have passed on in life. People remember their loved ones by building ofrendas (altars) in their homes and lay out a path of petals for the dead to follow to the altar, and then spend the night eating, drinking and welcoming back the dead. The people of San Miguel de Allende do things slightly differently, instead of two days of celebrating, they throw a week long public party, The Festival La Calaca (the Skull Festival). The festival is a massive art and music festival that brings together art installations, local businesses, individuals and art organisations, to take part in a massive Halloween celebration, inspired by Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). During the day you can catch a tour around cemeteries and traditional altars, as well as attend creative workshops and at nighttime there are costume processions, massive parties and musical performances. Many of the festival facilities are able to take place through crowd funding on the festival website. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the holiday celebration, enjoy the music and party scene and celebrate/welcome back the dead with the community of San Miguel de Allende.

30th October to 2nd November 2016

San Miguel de Allende

www.lacalacafestival.com



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