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What: Manly Pursuits – The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins
When: Through Sunday, Oct. 17; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036
Price: $10 students and seniors, $15 adults, children free
For more info: Call (323) 857-6000
Description: The exhibition celebrates LACMA’s acquisition of Eakins’ Wrestlers, 1899, and will display other sporting images by this 19th century American art icon.

What: Up From the Vault: 85 years of Treasures from the Warner Bros. Photo Lab
When: Through Sunday, Dec. 12; Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: The Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211
Price: Free
For more info: Call (310) 247-3600
Description: See more than 160 rare or never-before-seen photographs from film history within the Warner Bros. Photo Lab archives. Some famous stars’ photos included in the exhibit are Judy Garland, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Denzel Washington and Heath Ledger.

Oct. 6

What: Laughing With the Stars
When: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Laugh Factory Hollywood, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90046
Price: $20 and 2 drink minimum
For more info: Call (323) 656-1336
Description: Hollywood veteran Tom Arnold and his crew of comedians will keep you entertained with shocking stories from Hollywood.

Oct. 8

What: We Go Rock – Eagle Rock’s Friday Fest
When: Friday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Eagle Rock Farmers Market
Price: Free
For more info: Call (323)551-5861 or visit 
Description: The event features music and entertainment as well as prizes, discounts and promotions from Eagle Rock vendors.

Oct. 10

What: Los Angeles Chocolate Salon
When: Sunday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, 91101
Price: $17.95-$25
For more info: Visit 
Description: At this major annual chocolate show, chocolate lovers can taste artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate.