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Friday, October 31
Hollywood Studio Symphony
Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
Danny Elfman’s Tim Burton collaborations are nostalgia in the key of strange. From Beetlejuice to Batman, Edward Scissorhands to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Elfman has been the composer soundtracking Burton’s macabre genius for nearly 30 years. Joined by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and conductor John Mauceri, Elfman will take Read more about this event
Haunted Hotel Bash
Fri., Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m.
It’s the first Halloween at L.A.’s recently opened downtown branch of the Ace Hotel, and naturally it’s gonna be killer. (Old-school horror host cackle goes here.) Hollywood Forever outdoor-screeners Cinespia will bring the haunted, old-school, fall-of-Babylon vibes, and FYF will bring the over-the-top dance party, which kicks off with sets Read more about this event
Hello Kitty Con 2014
Fri., Oct. 31, Sat., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 2
After 40 — yes, 40 — years of cooing and obsessing over Sanrio’s adorable mascot, Hello Kitty is getting her own fan convention. The first Hello Kitty Con takes place Halloween weekend at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary. The festivities launch Thursday morning with a packed schedule of panels and demo sessions. Read more about this event
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Fri., Oct. 31, 6-11 p.m.
Though it’s the fleshiest gathering outside the Playboy Mansion, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is not clothing-optional. In fact, the 500,000 attention-getters expected tonight have been working on their amazing outfits almost since the day they shed last year’s Miley Cyrus’ wrecking-ball gear. The biggest people-watching event in town — Read more about this event
Queens of the Stone Age, The Kills
Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
The lineup of amusements and distractions assembled by Queens of the Stone Age for their li’l Halloween party at the Forum is “so scary, you’ll soil your psychological jeans,” the band promises. In addition to Oklahoma roots/rockabilly singer JD McPherson and prodigal-son former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri, the show includes Read more about this event
Comikaze Expo
Fri., Oct. 31, 1-7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Looking for the perfect place to show off your Black Widow costume? Stan Lee’s fourth annual Comikaze Expo launches on Halloween at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At this pop culture extravaganza, learn how to pose for cosplay photos or get a crash course in steampunk. Check out a screening Read more about this event
Saturday, November 1
Black Veil Brides
Sat., Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
Hollywood’s Black Veil Brides not only drop albums with a frequency rare in rock music (Black Veil Brides IV, released this week, is their fourth since 2010), but somehow manage to radically reinvent themselves, musically and visually, with each one. Once wing-haired Warped Tour kids in hoodies, they’ve morphed into Read more about this event
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr.
Sat., Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
The Tedeschi Trucks band pairs journeyman vocalist Susan Tedeschi with her guitarist-husband, Derek Trucks, in a retro blues-soul outfit. Tedeschi is a credible and pleasantly tuneful singer, but it’s the wicked slide playing of Allman Brothers guitarist Trucks that truly distinguishes the Florida band. Truck’s wild and woozy rambles up Read more about this event
Grand Park's Downtown Dia de los Muertos Concert
Sat., Nov. 1, 3-10 p.m.
Día de los Muertos, which technically runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, is one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays. The result of Spanish influence on a centuries-old Aztec festival honoring Mictecacihuatl, goddess of the afterlife, Día de los Muertos now is celebrated around the world — and especially in Read more about this event
ALONE: An Existential Haunting
Through Nov. 1
For its second year, the psychotic and sadistic — er, um, visionary and talented — artistic team behind last year’s most avant-garde Halloween experience, ALONE: An Existential Haunting, is back with a new production, a new secret location and an updated audience waiver. The show is inspired by the idea Read more about this event
The Genius of Stan Freberg: Celebrating 70 Years of Creative Entertainment
Sun., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Comedian Stan Freberg, the Pasadena-born Boy Wonder of Satire, has rampaged through American culture with dizzying success since his start on radio back in 1944, making tonight’s retrospective/celebration, The Genius of Stan Freberg: Celebrating 70 Years of Creative Entertainment, a downright irresistible proposition. Both upstart and underdog, Freberg cut a Read more about this event
Comikaze Expo
Fri., Oct. 31, 1-7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Looking for the perfect place to show off your Black Widow costume? Stan Lee’s fourth annual Comikaze Expo launches on Halloween at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At this pop culture extravaganza, learn how to pose for cosplay photos or get a crash course in steampunk. Check out a screening Read more about this event
The 15th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival
Sat., Nov. 1, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Día de los Muertos, which technically runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, is one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays. The result of Spanish influence on a centuries-old Aztec festival honoring Mictecacihuatl, goddess of the afterlife, Día de los Muertos now is celebrated around the world — and especially in Read more about this event
Target Free Sundays Festival de los Muertos
Sat., Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Día de los Muertos, which technically runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, is one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays. The result of Spanish influence on a centuries-old Aztec festival honoring Mictecacihuatl, goddess of the afterlife, Día de los Muertos now is celebrated around the world — and especially in Read more about this event
Batsheva Dance Company
Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 4 p.m.
Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company once was known in the United States primarily because Martha Graham was a founder, along with the Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild. Today it’s known as the base camp for artistic director Ohad Naharin, who assumed the helm in 1990. Naharin is the choreographer responsible for the Read more about this event
Hard Day of the Dead
Sat., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.
In the world of supersized EDM promoters, Gary Richards’ Hard brand continues to be The Rolling Stones to Insomniac’s Beatles, a grittier alternative to the pop and “big room” headliners of EDC Vegas. The 2014 edition of their annual Dia de los Muertos–themed party brings back some of last year’s Read more about this event
Sunday, November 2
Batsheva Dance Company
Sat., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 4 p.m.
Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company once was known in the United States primarily because Martha Graham was a founder, along with the Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild. Today it’s known as the base camp for artistic director Ohad Naharin, who assumed the helm in 1990. Naharin is the choreographer responsible for the Read more about this event
Comikaze Expo
Fri., Oct. 31, 1-7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Looking for the perfect place to show off your Black Widow costume? Stan Lee’s fourth annual Comikaze Expo launches on Halloween at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At this pop culture extravaganza, learn how to pose for cosplay photos or get a crash course in steampunk. Check out a screening Read more about this event
MS MR, Feathers, Electric Sons
Sun., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Don’t mistake MS MR’s ready-to-serve pop for run-of-the-mill Top 40 fodder. The New York City–based duo of Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow delivered on the glittery sonic promises made on their much-licensed EP, Candy Bar Creep Show, with the 2013 debut album, Secondhand Rapture. Hershenow’s chiseled, electronics-propelled melodies are deepened Read more about this event
Target Free Sundays Festival de los Muertos
Sat., Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Día de los Muertos, which technically runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, is one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays. The result of Spanish influence on a centuries-old Aztec festival honoring Mictecacihuatl, goddess of the afterlife, Día de los Muertos now is celebrated around the world — and especially in Read more about this event
Monday, November 3
Secret Chiefs 3
Mon., Nov. 3, 9 p.m.
The cryptic, prolific collective Secret Chiefs 3 can play many things in many disguises, but at the center of it all is Trey Spruance, the guitarist-keyboardist who first came to attention with Mr. Bungle and Faith No More. He doesn’t so much fuse together prog, free jazz, Middle Eastern exotica, Read more about this event
Herbie Hancock
Mon., Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock recorded his first hit record in 1962. It was a funky instrumental Blue Note album called Takin’ Off, and it couldn’t have been more appropriate. The next year he was swooped up by Miles Davis, where he spent the bulk of the 1960s, and he hasn’t Read more about this event
The Bug & Manga, Wolf Eyes, DJ Frosty
Mon., Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m.
English electronic man The Bug (aka Kevin Martin) straddles a murky zone where dubby, acid-grime dancehall splashes against ambient chill, and we all come out feeling as if we’ve learned something. He’s just issued his first new album in six years, Angels & Devils, as well as a follow-up EP Read more about this event
Tuesday, November 4
Rebirth Brass Band, The Earful
Tue., Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
You hear them before you see them — a sunny, brassy and sassy expulsion of horns and clattering drums welling up in the distance, growing ever louder and more percussive as they approach in a second-line parade down a New Orleans street. The horns are too loud and leering, a Read more about this event
Triple Header
Producer Hannah Kyle Crichton’s new comedy salon, Triple Header, is that rare and rarefied manifestation of comedy at its most immediate: three comedians doing long sets with no host. While “long” is a fairly malleable concept in the vast scheme of time, it can seem like forever when there’s 25 Read more about this event
Wednesday, November 5
Catopia: A Night of Esoteric & Mystic Cat Entertainment
Wed., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Romance novelist and English professor Mary Bly once quipped, “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” Felines are returning our missed calls en masse with an evening devoted exclusively to the beloved species — as fickle, curious and confounding as it is. Read more about this event
Bleachers
Wed., Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
For the past few years, Jack Antonoff has been at the forefront of catchy indie-pop. While many may know him as the boyfriend of Lena Dunham, the guitarist has carved out his own niche as a fairly diverse songwriter. Between his efforts with fun. and now with his solo project, Read more about this event
Thursday, November 6
GWAR, Decapitated
Thu., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Costumed metal warlords GWAR suffered a major blow with the death of band leader Dave Brockie — aka “Oderus Urungus” — earlier this year. But they are forging forward with their leader’s mission of intergalactic domination via their metallic screeds. New characters Blothar and Vulvatron — the latter, GWAR’s first Read more about this event
Green Light One-Acts 2014
Nov. 6-8, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Oh yes it’s ladies night, and the feeling’s right: After 12 years of repping underrepresented female playwrights and directors in Philly and New York, Alex Dilks Pandola finally is presenting a one-act play festival showcasing their L.A. sisters. GLO, or Green Light One-Acts 2014, is dedicated to plays written and Read more about this event
Adam Mars: Once Upon a Time, We Weren’t Stalkers
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20
“Adam Mars: Once Upon a Time, We Weren’t Stalkers” opens this week at Gusford Gallery, but at least one of its key text-based images (“I Loved You, Then I Googled You”) is already up on a billboard — which is kind of perfect, since the work is about how much Read more about this event