Best Bets Oct. 12-18

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What: Spooky Science: Bug Invasion
When: Through Sunday, Oct. 31, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Discovery Science Center, 2500 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Price: $12.95 for adults, $9.95 for youth ages 3-17
For more info: Call (714) 542-2823
Description: Experience a bug’s life through their eyes. At the Discovery Science Center, see giant bug animatronics and a world-class bug collection among other activities.

What: New Galleries for Neoclassical, Romantic, and Symbolist Sculpture and Decorative Art
When: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Price: Free
For more info: Call (310) 440-7300
Description: The exhibition takes visitors through European sculpture, decorative arts, and paintings from approximately 1700 to 1900. Works featured include those of Cipriani, Beo and Chinard.

What: Hit Week: Italian Music Festival
When: Wednesday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 17; For the schedule, visit
Where: John Anson Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90068
Price: $20 for general admission, $12 for students
For more info: Call (310) 736-1756
Description: This event features Italian musicians, performers and live concerts. It will also include a DJ set by renowned Italian pianist and contemporary music composer Ludovico Einaudi.
Note: Some concerts will be performed at the El Rey Theatre at 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Oct. 16

What: College Night at The Laugh Factory
When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 10 p.m.
Where: The Laugh Factory Hollywood, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046
Price: $20, $10 with student ID, 2 drink minimum
For more info: Call (323) 656-1336 ext. 1
Description: Want a breather after all your hard work? A night hosted by Tyler Spindel and other comedians might just do the trick.

Oct. 16

: The 5th Annual Pico Festival
When: Saturday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Virgina Avenue Park, Pico Blvd. at 23rd Street, Santa Monica, CA
Price: Free
For more info: Call (310) 829-9303
Description: The event includes art pavilions, a classic car show, and street vendors along Pico Blvd. Two double-decker buses will also be available to guide passengers to different sites and events along Pico.