Weekly Editor’s Picks: ” Strut Your Mutt, and “Wicked lit”


Cloth pumpkins, spiderwebs and a Halloween-scene screen make for a high impact, low-budget Halloween. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Anthony Martinez

Friday 10/21

Pasadena ArtNight | Art

Pasadena’s ArtNight celebrates the city’s many artistic venues and even has free shuttles that take people to their next stop on their art tour. The 18 participating venues are also free of charge during this night and include the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and Armory Center for the Arts. The full list of venues and shuttle routes can be found at artnightpasadena.org.


6 – 10 p.m.

Pasadena, CA 91106

Saturday 10/22

Strut Your Mutt @ Exposition Park | Pets

The Strut Your Mutt walk takes dog walking into a beneficial activity to raise money for homeless animals in L.A. Other activities, like pet-focused contests are planned for the day.

$35 for adults; $18 for kids

7 a.m.

700 Exposition Park Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Halloween and Mourning Tours @ Heritage Square Museum | Museum/Tour

For anyone who has wondered about death and the grieving process in the 19th century, the Heritage Square Museum may have the answers. Some of the activities include fortune readings and learning about the role of clothing in Victorian era mourning.


12 p.m.

3800 Homer St.

Los Angeles, CA

Sunday 10/23

Wicked Lit @ Mountain View Mausoleum | Theatre

While a showcase of three plays performed in a cemetery may be lit by its own regards, this production brings literature to life in a place where the dead rest. This year’s lineup consists of “From Beyond,” “Anasi and the Demons” and “Camp Mountain View.”


7:30 p.m.

2300 N. Marengo Ave.

Altadena, CA 91001