The Spanish indie rock band brings girl power to L.A. with an evening of high-octane songs. Sean of Burger Records opens the show with a DJ set. More information (October 21, The Regent).
DO: Art Night Pasadena
Take a free shuttle bus and 18 of Pasadena’s cultural institutions, from the Norton Simon museum to the ArtCenter College of Design, at this celebration of art, music, and entertainment. More information (October 21, Various locations).
SEE: Celebrate Forsythe
The San Francisco Ballet joins the Houston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet for a triple bill of iconic work from choreographer William Forsythe. The unique retrospective opens the The Music Center’s 2016–2017 dance season. More information (October 21–23, The Music Center).
LEARN: SoCal Ghosts and Where to Find Them
Hear a panel of paranormal experts talk about Southern California’s spooky past, from Disneyland and the California Missions to the history of the event location, the Last Bookstore. Don’t forget to pick up some Stephen King or Edgar Allen Poe while you’re there. More information (October 21, the Last Bookstore).
DO: Crate Diggers L.A.
Source the latest addition to your vinyl collection from over 30 vendors, then dance to a prodigious after party lineup that includes famed producer Rick Wade’s first L.A. set in over a decade. More information (October 22, Lot 613).
SEE: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the classic 1984 slasher flick A Nightmare on Elm Street inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Bring picnic supplies, and don’t forget to come in a Freddy Krueger costume to take a next-level Instagram inside Cinespia’s always-excellent photo booth. More information (October 22, Hollywood Forever Cemetery).
DO: Strut Your Mutt L.A.
March with your canine best friend and play games like “doggie musical chairs” at this dog-centric charity event. We’d recommend dog spotters take out the long route for maximum fawning. More information (October 22, Exposition Park).
FEST: DTLA Oktoberfest
It may not be in Munich, but this Oktoberfest has it all—pints, pretzels and plenty of dancing to live music. General admission is free, but special tasting packages are available for purchase. More information (October 22 and 23, Pershing Square).
FEST: Beach Goth
SoCal band The Growlers bring together cultural phenoms across genres, from Bon Iver and James Blake to TLC and Gucci Mane, for a weekend that redefines the increasingly generic festival circuit. The event also has performances from the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the whole thing is hosted by shock comedian Eric Andre. More information (October 22 and 23, The Observatory Grounds).
LISTEN: Takuya Kuroda
Enjoy an evening of adventurous soul-jazz from trumpeter Takuya Kuroda in a historic Highland Park event space, complete with brick-oven pizza and tequila cocktails. Experimental L.A. hip hop group Joomanji opens. More information (October 23, The York Manor).
DO: Vidiots Foundation First Annual Harry Dean Stanton Award Tribute
Vidiots presents the first ever “Harry Dean Stanton” award to Harry Dean Stanton at a major fundraising event for the beloved Westside film institution. The evening of film clips and conversation is punctuated with tributes from the likes of Father John Misty, John C. Reilly, and Karen O. More information (October 23, The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA).
LISTEN: Bon Iver and Patti Smith
Bon Iver and Patti Smith unite for a legendary evening of music at the iconic Hollywood Bowl, and folk band Hiss Gold Messenger opens. The one-off performance promises the chance to hear Bon Iver’s new work like 22, A Million in addition to Smith’s most famous songs. More information (October 23, Hollywood Bowl)
DO: Westside Food Bank’s 26th Annual 5K Hunger Walk
Participate in a 5K walk along the beautiful Santa Monica beach to raise awareness about hunger in local L.A. communities. There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum, allowing anyone to participate. More information (October 23, Ocean View Park).