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

Rachel Maddow, Leigh Bardugo, Día de los Muertos art, and more

Welcome to a new week, full of new opportunities to enjoy all the music, film, and other fun things to do in Los Angeles.

Rachel Maddow at Saban Theatre

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.

Leigh Bardugo Discusses Ninth House

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.

Dolemite Is My Name and The Human Tornado Double Feature

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.

Self Help Graphics & Art Día de los Muertos Ancestral Lights Exhibition Opening Reception

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.

A People’s History of Southern California Foodways

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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