13 Ways to Spend the Weekend in L.A.: Mustaches, Vintage Frocks, Warpaint, Young Frankenstein, Colliding Cultures, and More

Whether you want to park at a drive-in theater in downtown L.A., listen to international bands in Echo Park or shop for artisanal hot sauce, you’ve got options.

The weather has cooled down but the activity calendar is all booked up.

SHOP: Vintage Fashion Expo
Flock to frocks, suits, cravats, wingtips, dusters, pocket squares, vests, wingtips, jewelry and other vestements with a dash of history. More information (October 12-13; Los Angeles Convention Center)

SEE: Young Frankenstein
Gasps give way to grins when Electric Dusk Drive-In screens Mel Brooks’ affectionate parody Young Frankenstein. The downtown rooftop theater will also play a thematically appropriate double-bill of Beetlejuice andPoltergeist on Oct. 19. More information (October 12; Electric Dusk Drive-In)

EAT: The Taste of Mexico
Guelaguetza, La Casita Mexicana and La Monarca lead the lineup in this showcase of Mexican food. More information (October 11; La Plaza de Cultura y Artes)

SEE: Einstein on the Beach
Painting an impressionistic portrait of the bushy-maned physicist, the opera—composed by Philip Glass, directed by Robert Wilson, and choreographed by Lucinda Childs—makes its L.A. debut. More information (October 11-13; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)

SEE: Beyond Eden Art Fair
Four galleries, one location. Works by more than 40 California artists, including street art champs RISK, Shepard Fairey, and Mear One, will populate a show curated by the trendsetting Thinkspace. More information (October 11-13; L.A. Municipal Gallery)

HEAR: Culture Collide
American art rockers Liars, Australian indietronica band Miami Horror, and Danish dark rockers Iceage head to Echo Park for a sonic shindig. Check out more of our picks for the festival here. More information (October 10-12; various venues)

SHOP: Artisanal L.A. Fall Show
Artisanal L.A. is setting up shop for its second fall show just in time for the holidays. The event will feature a range of panels and workshops on subjects such as tea making, sriracha, and biodynamic agriculture, as well as art installations and book signings. Nabbing tickets in advance is encouraged. More information (October 12-13; L.A. Mart)

HEAR: Warpaint
Here’s a quartet of lady rockers that somehow manages to craft songs that are simultaneously airy and rocking. More information (October 12; El Rey Theatre)

SEE: Latino International Film Festival
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is a five-day celebration of Latino filmmaking held in the heart of Hollywood. The festival presents its collection of features, documentaries, and shorts, but you can also attend workshops, panels and lectures, and Q and A sessions following each screening. More information (October 10-14; TCL Chinese Theater 6)

THINK: Good Food Up Close Panel with Ruth Reichl
KCRW’s Good Food presents a star-studded panel celebrating California cuisine. The discussion will be moderated by food writer Ruth Reichl and feature chefs Roy Choi (Kogi), Joyce Goldstein (Square One), Eduardo Ruiz (Corazon y Miel), Nancy Silverton (Mozza), and Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukson). More information (October 13; New Roads

COMB: Los Angeles Facial Hair Society’s First Beard and Mustache Competition
Hirsute hipsters and strident supporters of ‘staches will have plenty to corw about as they judge contestants’ facial hair in eight categories. It all goes down in a  North Hollywood bar. More information (October 12; The Federal)

SEE: Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival
Radical politics, the Arab Spring, and one woman’s quest to swim from Cuba to Florida. The ArcLight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival promises incredible storytelling at the third annual installment of the event. More information (October 9-13; Arclight Hollywood)

EAT: Taste America
The James Beard Foundation brings together an all-star team of chefs: Mexican cuisine maestro Rick Bayless, sushi king Nobu Matsuhisa, and seafood guru Michael Cimarusti sling samples of L.A’s haute cuisine for ravenous snack addicts. More information (October 11-12; Union Station)