Five Things to Look Forward to in October

Welcome to October!  Here are five things to look forward to this month.

 1.  Lots of sports:  The MLB playoffs get underway next week, with the World Series scheduled to begin at the end of the month.  The NHL season starts on October 12th . . . and the NBA starts up a week later on the 19th.

 2.  A bunch of movies are hitting theaters and streaming services this month, including the latest Bond film “No Time to Die” . . . “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” . . . “Dune” . . . “Addams Family 2” . . . the 12th installment in the “Halloween” franchise, “Halloween Kills” . . . and the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark”

3.  Some TV premieres you might want on your radar include:  Season 18 of “The Bachelorette” . . . the series premiere of “CSI: Vegas” . . . Season 3 of the Netflix series “You” . . . and the series premiere of “Queens” on ABC.

4.  Halloween, of course.  We’re expected to spend more than $10 BILLION on Halloween this year.  And the CDC has basically signed off on kids trick-or-treating.

5.  And here are a few more holidays:  TODAY is International Coffee Day and World Smile Day . . . Monday is National Taco Day and National Vodka Day . . . Indigenous Peoples’ Day is on the 11th . . . National No Bra Day is the 13th . . . and October 23rd is Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day.  Luckily for them it falls on a Saturday this year.