Are you starting to feel a chill in the air? It’s time for more Sober SoCal Weekend ideas that celebrate absolute fun without the assistance of drugs and alcohol. And now, with October in full force, we’re sharing family-friendly Halloween ideas, scary productions under beach lit skies and a little bit of artistry to keep things well rounded.
As always, if you have any “clean” events that you’d like us to highlight, you’re more than welcome to share them. Sober SoCal is an open forum or, as we like to think of it, a substance-free community celebration! Just email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure to include them in our next blog.
Haunted House Highlights
We completely understand the temptations a holiday like Halloween can bring. With wild costume parties, bar promotions and what have you, it’s very easy to be swept up into using during the festive nights of October. Well we’re here to tell you that there are plenty of other safe and sober celebrations available, including a slew of Creative Haunted Houses. A local L.A. blog recently listed some great tricked out Trick-or-Treat destinations that any horror fan can appreciate. Addresses are posted across Burbank, the Valley, Torrance and our very own Santa Clarita. Some are even set up for charity donations. Best of all, they’re all happening this weekend and certainly deserve a look if you’re recovering and and want to get into the “spirit” of things.
Getty Villa’s Outdoor Spectacle
Speaking of October frights, this Friday there’s another great Sober SoCal option that takes advantage of Halloween and clean living. Pacific Palisades’ Getty Villa museum is hosting a very special Cinema Under The Stars night, which features an outdoor production of Haunted House Party. This live theatre play blends spookiness with comedy, as Shakespearian actors dress up and put on a lively show. The critics have given House Party rave reviews, not just for the performances but for the beautiful ambiance. Here, you can sit under the beachside stars and enjoy delicious (non-alcoholic)beverages and appetizers. There’s also an outdoor screening of Monty Python’s Life of Brian after the play ends. Tickets are free, but parking runs $5.
Culver City Art Walk
Now don’t worry, this SoCal installment isn’t ALL about Halloween (just most of it is). If you prefer to have a scare-free sober experience, set your sights on Culver City and their annual Art District Art Walk on Saturday. This event has a little something for everyone. Art lovers (of course) can peruse exhibitions featuring pop pieces, sculptures, jewelry, chalk works and even unique landscaping designs. If you’re a voracious reader, Arcana Books will be exhibiting some amazing new writings; with authors in tow for discussions and autographs. There will also be live music from jazz bands, DJ’s, folk singers and alt-rockers. And don’t worry “foodies,” you’ll be well taken care of too. Trucks will be lined up all across Washington Blvd, slinging everything from gourmet tacos, to pastries, to tasty Asian fusion bowls. You can find out more about Culver’s 2016 Art Walk by clicking here!