8 Fun Things to Do this Weekend, 10/2

Start October off right with pie tasting and jumping horses
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MUSIC: Changüí Majadero with Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal
Founded by Gabriel Garcia, Changüí Majadero is a Los Angeles-based collective of musicians who perform traditional son cubano and changüí music originating from Guantanamo, Cuba. The band will be joined by singer Martha Gonzalez from the Grammy-winning band Quetzal. More information (October 2, The Grand Annex)

SPORTS: 2nd Annual Longines Masters of Los Angeles
Top show jumpers fly in from around the world for this North American leg of the prestigious equestrian competition. At the Grand Prix on the final day, horses and their riders vault jumps taller than many humans. The adjoining Prestige Village offers food and drink, live music, and equine merchandise. More information (October 1-4, Los Angeles Convention Center)

EAT: KCRW 7th Annual Good Food Pie Contest
Pie makers the city over will compete to see whose creations will be dubbed as upper crust. KCRW DJ and Los Angeles contributor Anne Litt will provide tunes while Good Food host Evan Kleiman will oversee pastry-centric festivities. More information (October 4, Fowler Museum)

MUSIC: Yosvany Terry/Baptiste Trotignon Ancestral Memories Quartet
As part of the 2015 Angel City Jazz Festival, Cuban-American saxophonist and percussionist Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon will present a program exploring Caribbean and French influences in jazz. The Ancestral Memories Quartet includes bassist Yunior Terry and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. More information (October 2, The Herb Alpert Educational Village)

ART: 24-Hour Comics Day
Amateur and pro artists will attempt to create 24-page long comic books in just 24 hours at The Comic Bug’s annual event. To jumpstart the creative process, staff members will provide coffee and pizza. More information (October 3, The Comic Bug)

CONFAB: 3rd Annual Beyond the Shore Paddlefest
Beyond the Shore is a non-profit working to promote ocean conservation and education. This all-day event features Stand Up Paddle (SUP) races, live music, demos, and yoga. More information (October 4, Redondo Beach)

FILM: Beyond Fest
Billed as the “largest genre fest in L.A.,” Beyond Fest returns to the Egyptian Theater this month. Beginning today, October 1 and running through the 12, classic and contemporary horror, sci-fi, crime, and action films will be screened for throngs of eager fans. More information (October 1 – October 12, Various)

ART: General Dogon: Screaming Two Wheelers
Longtime skid row activist General Dogon isn’t just a community organizer. He also builds over-the-top lowrider bikes, which are on display at the museum that chronicles the lives and artifacts of the city’s homeless. The exhibition will be on view through December 18. More information (October 3-4, Skid Row History Museum and Archive)

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