Welcome to a new week, full of new opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles.
Monday, October 7
Rachel Maddow is the rare voice of sanity on cable news–and for one night the MSNBC star will bring her voice to L.A. She’ll be discussing her new book, Blowout, which makes the link between Russian election meddling and our dependance on fossil fuels.
Tuesday, October 8
Buy a copy of Leigh Bardugo’s new novel Ninth House and you’ll get the chance to attend the author’s talk at the Barnes & Nobel in Glendale. Ninth House about a kid from L.A. who ends up in the occult world of Ivy League secret societies. New York Times bestselling author Bardugo is herself a kid from L.A. who attended Yale and may have dabbled in secret societies.
Wednesday, October 9
The New Beverly Cinema hosts this pairing of the 1976 Rudy Ray Moore-starring flick The Human Tornado and brand-new Dolemite Is My Name. The new film tells the story of the real-life Rudy Ray Moore’s journey from struggling actor to indie filmmaker, and developing his own on-screen alter-ego, Dolemite.
Thursday, October 10
Self Help Graphics & Art presents its annual Día de los Muertos art exhibition, featuring artists including Melanie Cervantes, Natalia Anciso, John Jairo Valencia, and others. Be among the first to take in the exhibit at a reception this evening, or come back through November 27.
Friday, October 11
Take a deep dive on the contributions of immigrants and people of color to the development of SoCal’s distinctive food culture at this symposium, held at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. Experts will discuss the oft-marginalized narratives, and you’ll get to taste a selection of dishes.
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