Weekly Events: Happy Halloween
The Pasadena Playhouse will present the world premiere of Breaking Through, about an up-and-coming singer/songwriter who’s trying to find herself while trying to breakthrough the music industry.
39 S El Molino Ave.
A show that has been said to bring its own unique mix of “sexo y violencia” will be showcased at the Mayan. See good vs. evil be played out in a masked Mexican style wrestling, burlesque strip teasing and comedic commentating.
1038 S Hill St
$40 (21 & over)
Guest Lecture by Jose Alamilo
The Chicano department will host a kinesiology sport studies seminar focusing on the Mexican-American women in sports and their struggle for gender equality and those who have overcome these obstacles.
Sequoia Hall 104
Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos Week
The event will start with a night of remembrance, reflection and viewing of altars.
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Son of Frankenstein
In the spirit of Halloween, Alex Theater will show the 1939 film Son of Frankenstein.
216 N Brand Blvd,
Little Shop of Horrors
For its monthly movie night, The Park DTLA will be showing the 1986 film, Little Shop of Horrors. There will be food, music, games and a costume contest.
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
201 S. Figueroa St.
Tobias Jesso Jr.
The Vancouver native is bringing his sound of indie rock and soulful piano-infused tracks to Hollywood’s Fonda Theater. With his new album released not so long ago, expect to hear new tunes from the album.
6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Friday the 13th
Known for its rooftop screenings, in keeping with the spirit of Halloween, Ricardo Montalban Theater will screen “Friday the 13th.”
1615 Vine St.
Considered to be one of the most gifted classical guitarists of the younger generation, Thomas Viloteau brings his talents to CSUN.
Cypress Recital Hall
Nightmare Before Christmas at The Hollywood Bowl
Danny Elfman will step into the role of Jack Skellington for a live performance and screening of the classic film. John Mauceri will conduct a full orchestra and choir, while Elfman and special guests will be on lead vocals.
2301 Highland Ave.
Boo at the Zoo
The LA.. Zoo will end its annual Halloween celebration with spooky tales, pumpkin carving, puppet shows and close interactions with some of the zoo’s creepiest crawlers.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5333 Zoo Dr.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery will screen the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween night.
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Windhand with special guest.
Founded in 2009 in Richmond, VA, the metal band consisting of Aschiah Bogdan, Parker Chandler, Dorthia Cottrell, Garret Morris and Ryan Wolfe will play at the Roxy with special guest yet to be announced.
The Roxy Theater,
Giant Robot Biennale
Japanese American National Museum will have its fourth “Giant Robot Biennale.” “Giant Robots” has a reputation for championing up-and-coming artistic talents, many of whom have gone on to acclaimed careers.
12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
100 N. Central Ave.
The “Rain Room” at LACMA is a wet wonder from art collective Random International is literally a massive room filled with water raining from the ceiling. No need to take extra clothes because you stay dry while the room downpours around you. The timed-entry exhibition will allow up to 22 people in the gallery space during 15-minute sessions, with up to seven people under the rain at the same time.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
The veteran artist returns to Los Angeles with another collection of masterful work. Expect lightning bolts, grids, and lots of lines.
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
356 S. Mission Rd.
Debuted by renowned comedian Paul Rodriguez, Caliente Mondays at The Laugh Factory promises to continue to feature fresh Latin comedians at every show, such as Felipe Esparza and Erik Rivera, as well as comedy stars including Rob Schneider.
8001 Sunset Blvd.
$17 Pre-sale, $20 at the door (21 & over)
Hot Tub with Kristen & Kurt
Formerly housed at Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The stand-up show Hot Tub has moved across the country and into The Virgil. Kurt Braunohler (IFC’s Bunk, Chelsea Lately), and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show) co-host a comedy show for comedians to try out new material and fans to feel something special with this hole in the wall location.
4519 Santa Monica Blvd.
Motion City Soundtrack
The American rock band from Minneapolis brings its unique sound to Los Angeles when they play The Wiltern.
3790 Wilshire Blvd,
Billiards and Table Tennis Tournament
The Games Room will host a billiards and table tennis tournament for those looking for some friendly competition; sign up is open to all students. The finalist will play for a trophy and bragging rights.
Day of the Dead
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in Downtown will celebrate the “Day of the Dead” with festive wares from the merchants on Olvera Street and a candlelight procession.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
125 Pasaeo de la Plaza
Contributed by Joseph Jackson