(photo by of Mike Pollock, Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns)
The “Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns” is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The family friendly event opens today, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. See more than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns and 100-plus pound pumpkins that artists have spent 10 to 15 hours carving. Illuminated jack o’lanterns are also assembled into life-sized art pieces like dinosaurs, dragons, safari animals and characters from television and motion pictures. 1201 S. Figueroa St., www.therise.org.