6 weekend entertainment options

By Maggie McKay, KFWB anchor
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It’s a busy weekend and there’s LOTS to choose from:

Way Over Yonder

Oct. 5-6. The Newport Folk Festival, established in 1959 in little Newport, R.I., is responsible for launching some of folk music’s most notable performers. (Think Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.) For the first time, the festival expands its influence to the West Coast with Way Over Yonder, a weekend-long festival at the iconic Santa Monica Pier featuring contemporary folk’s most promising acts. Neko Case headlines the Main Stage on Oct. 5, Tickets are available via ticketfly.com, $45–$80. Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. wayoveryonder.net

For Dodgers Fans

Oct. 6-7. The Dodgers vs. Braves at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., L.A., 323.224.1507. dodgers.mlb.com

Halloween

It’s never too early to get in the Halloween spirit. Oct. 4-31. This year’s hayride at the Griffith Park Old Zoo features brand new scenes of horror and disturbia — and you will get wet. (Thurs.-Sat., in addition to Wednesday, the 30th) $30+. Griffith Park (Old Zoo), 4730 Crystal Springs Ave., L.A. losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Downtown Alert, and maybe something healthy to do

If you’re headed downtown Sunday be aware it’s another CICLAVIA event. Oct. 6. Cyclists, pedestrians and skaters self-power along 7.5 miles of blissfully car-free city streets when CicLAvia — Heart of LA takes over downtown. Metro-accessible event hubs are located in Chinatown, Macarthur Park, Grand Park, Mariachi Plaza and the African American Firefighter Museum. See website for route details. 9 am–4 pm. Free. ciclavia.org

War Horse

Oct. 8-13 it’s War Horse! The critically-acclaimed Tony-winning production returns to Los Angeles. Set in 1914 England at the onset of World War I, the story follows the journey of a boy and his beloved horse. 6233 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.468.1770. hollywoodpantages.com

And of course….there’s always the beach! Enjoy.

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