Our picks of places to go + things to do to make the most out of your October.

SHOP HERE Northern Grade, a traveling menswear marketplace who, along with GQ magazine, is featuring a two-day pop-up in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District Oct. 4 & 5. Guys, expect to see a curated collection of gear and goods with an emphasis on American and made-in-America brands.

unnamed-1DO THIS The Food Event 2014 sponsored by Los Angeles Magazine on Sunday, October 19 from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy celebrity chefs, wine tastings, conversations with the experts, book signings and more against the beautiful backdrop of Saddleback Ranch in Malibu. Snag tickets here.

CHEER FOR The Los Angeles Kings, our 2014 Stanley Cup Champions, who return to the ice for regular season on Wednesday, October 8th to play the San Jose Sharks. Then, APPLAUD your favorite thoroughbred at The Breeders Cup for the grand finale of the horse racing season. This lively scene runs October 31 - November 1 at Santa Anita Park.

unnamedGO HERE The 2014 L.A. Bluegrass Situation hosted by the Theatre at Ace Hotel on October 10 & 11. Friday’s line-up includes Carolina Chocolate Drops, Josh Ritter, and Willie Watson, all of whom will perform inside the recently restored movie palace originally built by Mary Pickard and Charlie Chaplin in 1927. Tickets for the event are available here.

FLY HERE San Francisco for the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. Themed “The Age Of Innovation”, this inaugural event will bring together titans of tech, business, and media for inventive and provocative conversations. Takes place October 8 & 9 at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts.

SAY “BOO” HERE The Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles ½ Marathon, where runners will be racing by in their best Halloween costumes. Prior to the race, stop by the two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and much more. Event is free to the public and takes place Friday, October 24 from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.