The 6 Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.

Horror, space rock, and all the pie
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This fall is filled with fantastic things to do around L.A. There’s music, theater, film screenings, and more to enjoy every day, which can get a little overwhelming. That’s why, each week, we pick some of the best for your entertainment enjoyment.


Nightmare on Elm Street at ArcLight Hollywood

Monday, October 15

Iconic horror movie Nightmare on Elm Street comes out of the archive for a single showing at the ArcLight Hollywood this evening, just in time to get you ready for Halloween. It’s one of a number of horror and thriller film showings going on around town this month.


Spiritualized at Orpheum Theater

Tuesday, October 16

A few tickets remain for this concert by spacey, dreamy British outfit Spiritualized. While any show by the group is a lovely experience, but this tour has some special significance for fans. The band’s central creative force, Jason Pierce, has let slip that, after nearly 30 years, the most recent Spiritualized album may be the last.


Pie Night at 189 by Dominique Ansel

Wednesday, October 17

Welcome to real pie lovers hours. A $55 ticket grants you unlimited access to all the pie you can eat in 90 minutes (either 5:30 to 7 or 7:30 to 9) plus ice cream, bourbon apple cider, and more. Pastry wizard Dominique Ansel will be baking up ten different varieties, from sweet blackberry-plum-almond to savory slow-braised lamb shepherd’s pie.


Tayla Made Pop-Up Experience by Tayla Parx

Thursday, October 18

Hit-making songwriter turned buzzy solo artist Tayla Parx celebrates her most recent release with this free pop-up experience. The interactive, colorful environment of vintage trailers will be photo op ready, attendees can be the first to catch new music and videos, and the event will feature quirky takes on your favorite comfort foods and cocktails.


Triforium Fridays

Friday, October 19

The Triforium is a curious, six-story tall sculpture in DTLA that, when it was built in 1974, was intended to function as a giant instrument of light and sound. It fell out of use years ago and has sat largely dark and silent. It comes back to life this fall with a series of free “polyphonoptic parties.” This week’s event features Reggie Watts, Jherek Bischoff, dublab DJs, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, and even a “scent activation” by the Institute of Art and Olfaction.


Across the Great Divide: A Benefit Concert

Friday, October 19

Americana music fans will get to see an array of beloved artists in one place at this special concert featuring John Prine, Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womak, and a number of other guests and surprises. The event raises funds for the Americana Music Association and Blues Foundation.


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