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Discovering LA's Best October Activities

October's Must-See Events Illuminate Los Angeles

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LA's October 2024 Events:
The Best of Los Angeles in October


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Updated on Apr 23 2024 6:44am

Los Angeles Events

Experience the magic of October in Los Angeles as the city comes alive with a captivating lineup of concerts, plays, musicals, festivals, and an array of entertainment options that promise to make this month truly memorable.

Los Angeles is set to sizzle this October with a lineup of electrifying events that promise to captivate audiences of all tastes. From legendary musicians gracing iconic stages to Tony Award-winning musicals lighting up theaters, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Billy Joel's one-night-only performance at Intuit Dome promises an intimate journey through his illustrious career, while Air Supply's "Lost in Love Experience" at Long Beach Arena offers a night of timeless romance. Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor's "Timeless Tour" at Kia Forum celebrates her chart-topping hits, and Jeff Lynne's ELO brings decades of iconic hits to the stage for "The Over and Out Tour." Heavy metal fans won't want to miss Iron Maiden's "The Future Past Tour," showcasing the band's enduring legacy, while Joni Mitchell's two-night event at the Hollywood Bowl promises an enchanting evening immersed in musical excellence. Theater aficionados can delight in the award-winning vibrancy of "Kimberly Akimbo" at Pantages Theatre, while the revolutionary energy of "Hamilton" continues to captivate audiences with its compelling story of America's past. With such a diverse array of events, October in Los Angeles is shaping up to be a month to remember.




Billy Joel - Intuit Dome

October 12, 2024
Mark your calendars for an unforgettable night as the legendary musician, Billy Joel, takes the stage at Intuit Dome on October 12th for a one-night-only performance. In this intimate setting, fans can expect to be transported through the illustrious career of the Piano Man as he croons some of his most beloved songs. From the timeless and soul-stirring "Piano Man" to the anthemic "Uptown Girl" and the nostalgic "We Didn't Start the Fire," Joel's setlist is sure to be a journey through the musical landscape of his enduring career. The intimate ambiance of Intuit Dome provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of musical excellence, as Billy Joel showcases his unparalleled talent and delivers a performance that resonates with the soul. Don't miss the chance to witness this iconic artist in action on October 12th.


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Air Supply - Long Beach Arena

October 26, 2024
Immerse yourself in a night of timeless romance as the iconic Australian pop/rock duo AIR SUPPLY graces the Long Beach Terrace Theater with THE LOST IN LOVE EXPERIENCE on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26. Offering an enchanting journey through their illustrious career, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, who met in 1975, present an evening filled with the soulful melodies that have made them a global sensation. From their meteoric rise with the fastest-selling single "Lost in Love" in 1980 to a string of chart-topping hits, including "The One That You Love" and "Now & Forever," Air Supply's music has touched the hearts of millions. With over 20 million copies sold and a remarkable 5000 concerts together, the duo's legacy is celebrated, and their enduring appeal recognized with induction into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame in 2013. As Air Supply marked their 45th anniversary in 2020, they continue to captivate audiences worldwide, making this upcoming performance in Long Beach an unmissable celebration of their enduring musical journey. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, March 8, at 10 AM, promising an unforgettable evening of melodic magic.


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Meghan Trainor The Timeless Tour - Kia Forum

October 19, 2024
Meghan Trainor, the multi-talented American singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner, continues to captivate audiences with her infectious blend of pop melodies and empowering lyrics on The Timeless Tour, electrifying the stage at the Kia Forum. Renowned for her chart-topping hits like "All About That Bass," Trainor delivers an unforgettable performance that resonates with fans across generations, showcasing her distinctive voice and magnetic stage presence. With her remarkable success since signing with Epic Records in 2014, Trainor's concert at the Kia Forum stands as a testament to her enduring impact on the music industry and her ability to create timeless music that transcends boundaries.


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Jeff Lynne’s ELO: The Over and Out Tour - Kia Forum, Inglewood

October 25, 2024
Prepare to be transported through decades of iconic hits as Jeff Lynne's ELO takes the stage for The Over and Out Tour at the Kia Forum. With a rich history spanning back to 1972, when the band was originally formed as Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne has remained a driving force behind the group's success, serving as lead singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. From chart-topping classics like "Evil Woman" and "Mr. Blue Sky" to fan favorites such as "Telephone Line" and "Don't Bring Me Down," ELO's catalogue is a testament to their enduring influence on rock music. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jeff Lynne's musical legacy continues to captivate audiences worldwide, promising an unforgettable night of timeless melodies and electrifying performances at the Kia Forum.


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Iron Maiden: The Future Past Tour - Kia Forum

October 8, 2024
Iron Maiden's enduring legacy as a heavy metal institution unfolds like a saga of relentless determination and unwavering commitment to their craft. Over their 46-year journey, Iron Maiden has become synonymous with fearless creative independence, an unwavering dedication to their global fanbase, and an unapologetic indifference to critics. From the groundbreaking '80s era marked by iconic releases like "The Number Of The Beast" to weathering the challenges of the '90s, Iron Maiden's resilience led to a triumphant return with the ultimate lineup in 1999, solidifying their status as metal icons. The band's prowess reached new heights with the release of "The Book Of Souls" in 2015, and their subsequent "Legacy Of The Beast Tour" stunned audiences worldwide. Even a global pandemic couldn't impede their momentum, as they released the highly acclaimed "Senjutsu" in 2021. Now, as Iron Maiden embarks on "The Future Past Tour," their captivating blend of classic hits, unreleased gems, and tracks from their latest masterpiece promises a historic celebration of their unparalleled journey, proving that, for Iron Maiden, the future is as vibrant as their storied past.


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Joni Mitchell & The Joni Jam - Hollywood Bowl

October 19 - 20, 2024
Prepare for an unforgettable evening as the legendary Canadian-American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Joni Mitchell, graces the iconic stage of the Hollywood Bowl. Renowned for her profound impact on the 1960s folk music circuit, Mitchell's repertoire spans a vast array of personal lyrics and unconventional compositions that seamlessly blend pop and jazz elements. With an illustrious career, Mitchell has amassed an impressive collection of accolades, including eleven Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters in history, Mitchell's influence transcends generations. From her early days singing in small nightclubs in Saskatoon to her pivotal role in defining an era in Southern California, Mitchell's journey is reflected in timeless classics like "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Help Me." Her groundbreaking 1971 album, "Blue," often hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, continues to captivate audiences with its emotional depth. As Mitchell takes the stage at the Hollywood Bowl, attendees can expect an enchanting evening immersed in the unparalleled artistry of a musical icon.


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Kimberly Akimbo - Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

October 15 - November 3, 2024
The Pantages Theatre comes alive with the award-winning vibrancy of "Kimberly Akimbo," a sensational musical that has garnered acclaim from prestigious platforms including the Tony Awards, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards, and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. With a remarkable ensemble of talent, this coming-of-age tale, honored with 5 Tony Awards, captures the essence of growing up and growing old in an unpredictable sequence. Crafted by Tony Award-winning playwright and lyricist David Lindsay-Abaire (Shrek) and featuring a Tony Award-winning score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), alongside choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen) and direction by the Tony-nominated Jessica Stone, "Kimberly Akimbo" unfolds the story of Kimberly, a soon-to-be 16-year-old navigating the challenges of family dysfunction, a rare genetic condition, her first crush, and the looming possibility of felony charges. Described as a "howlingly funny heartbreaker of a show" by The New Yorker, the musical explores Kimberly's unwavering optimism as she strives to find happiness against all odds and embark on a great adventure.


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Hamilton - Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

September 4 - October 13, 2024
Prepare to be captivated by the revolutionary energy of "Hamilton" at the Pantages Theatre, where Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical tells the compelling story of America's Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Born as an immigrant from the West Indies, Hamilton rises to prominence as George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and becomes the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. The musical's innovative score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, offering a unique and contemporary perspective on America's history. With Lin-Manuel Miranda at the helm as the creator of the book, music, and lyrics, along with direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, "Hamilton" is a theatrical masterpiece that brings Ron Chernow's biography to life, telling the story of America's past through the lens of the present.


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