Halloween Week Activities & Other Things To Do This Weekend


Housing Town Hall: Join the City Planning Division for a Town Hall on new housing development regulations. The City will be hosting two separate events to allow broad participation, one virtually on Oct. 30, and another in person in the Council Chambers on Nov. 8. A preview of the information to be presented at the Town Hall is posted here.

  • Virtual Town Hall: October 30, 2023, 7:00PM to 9:00PM: Join Virtually via Microsoft Teams; or Dial-in at (310) 883-7522, followed by Conference ID: 371 084 430 #
  • In-Person Town Hall: November 8, 2023, 7:00PM to 9:00PM @ Council Chambers at City Hall (1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA)

Retired LA Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Speaks At The Church In Ocean Park Grand Re-Opening: This video report covers the joyful ceremony of the beloved community church in Santa Monica drew a big crowd. 

Casa Del Mar’s Pink Takeover: Summer of Barbie may be over, but pink is still the new black. This KTLA video report showcases how in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month, Casa Del Mar has adorned their hotel with pink trinkets. 

Homeless Population Increased 15% in SaMo Since Last Year: This SMDP article details some of the stats and issue. 

Council Approves Permits Retail Sales & Delivery of Adult-Use Cannabis: More details in this City press release

Things To Do This Weekend: 

  • Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda: Visit the Main Library Youth Services department daily through Nov. 4 to contribute to an ofrenda, a traditional altar, to celebrating life and death. Feel free to bring something to contribute like paper flowers, photos, or drawings of deceased loved ones. More details here.
  • SMC Glass Pumpkin Sale (Thursday 10am – 2pm): SMC’s annual Glass Pumpkin Sales are a fun opportunity to buy handcrafted glass pumpkins. “Each pumpkin is a truly unique work of art that can enhance fall-season home and office decor, as well as satisfy holiday and year-round gift needs. Proceeds benefit the SMC Art Department and community organizations.” More details here.
  • SaMo Public Library Hosts Office Hours with LA Law Library Legal Resource Specialist (Thursday, 2 – 6 p.m.): More details here on the monthly offering.
  • Free Documentary Screening of ‘Flashpoint: Protest, Policing, and the Press’ & panel Q&A (Friday 6:00 – 7:30p.m.): The film features the stories of several journalists who were assaulted or arrested while reporting at protests and explores the conflict and tension experienced on the front lines, the changing role of the press, and the hardening of attitudes among the police towards journalists. @ SMC Center for Media & Design Auditorium, 1660 Stewart St.
  • American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk (Saturday 8 a.m.): This is a celebration of courage and hope, a movement uniting communities to end breast cancer as we know it, for everyone. For three decades, these 3- to 5-mile non-competitive walks have collectively grown into the nation’s largest and most impactful breast cancer movement – providing a supportive community for courageous breast cancer survivors and metastatic breast cancer thrivers, caregivers, and families alike. Starts @ SaMo Pier.
  • City Hosting FREE “Repair Cafe”: “Bring things that need fixing, donations for repairs, and used items for give-away, clothing swaps, and craft tables. Repair stations may include: bikes, small appliances, electronics, jewelry, guitar stringing (bring your own set of strings), gluing, and clothing.” More details here. Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave.
  • Día de los Muertos Celebration (Saturday 2 – 9p.m.): Celebrate on Third Street Promenade with Live music, community altars, Latinx pop-up market, and more fun for all ages. More details here
  • Marina del Rey Halloween Boat Parade (Saturday 8 p.m.): This year’s theme is A Maritime “Trick or Treat”  https://halloweenboatparade.com
  • Meals on Wheels West – Monster Bash 2023 (Saturday 8p.m. – Midnight): “Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and monsters! This annual Halloween fundraiser is back! Get your costumes ready and prepare for a wickedly good time!” @ Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way  www.mealsonwheelswest.org/events
  • Main St. Sunday Farmers Market: “Get ready to escape into the chill groove of the Main Street Farmers Market..  Local favorites DJ and the Main Street Jam will be back this Sunday. See you there.”

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