October is finally here, with a break from the heat finally at hand. With the semester passing quick nothing is harder than getting down your class routine while finding time to make your self free for entertainment and fun. With midterms ago and the semester passing quick, treat yourself before Halloween hits; here are some events, on and off campus, to check out this week.
SUPERHUMANOIDS will perform “Do You Feel Ok?” and other songs at the El Rey to begin its L.A. run of its tour.
The El Rey Theatre
CESPA Roundtable Discussion on Cuba
Five professors from CSUN went to Cuba and will be holding a roundtable discussion on what they observed and what they learned during their trip. Recently the U.S. and Cuba have worked to tighten relations between the nations, and Pope Francis has called for peace between the countries as well. This will be an open discussion and not just a lecture, so feel free to ask questions.
Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fashion and Literature
Cindy Crawford, once upon a time was a model, now she’s releasing a book talking about that life and that world. This book delves into the fashion world, her marriage and divorce, as well as motherhood. She’ll be answering questions and talking about here book as she speaks to book critic Booth Moore.
Ann & Jerry Moss Theater, New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
Continuing the fall screening theme, CSUN is hosting another Orson Welles feature at the Armer Screening room. This night’s showing is Mr. Arkadin, a movie about an elusive billionaire who hires an investigator to look into his past. However, this investigator has no idea what he’s getting himself involved in. Check out this free screening!
Armer Screening Room (MZ100)
The Rite of Spring with Dudamel
Originally premiering in 1913, The Rite of Spring with Dudamel was originally ridiculed and straight up hated. However this became a very popular tale in the classical music world since. Now in 2015, The Rite of Spring with Dudamel is haled as a masterpiece, we’ll let the viewers decide.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA
$26.50 – $195
Torbjorn Rodland: Venetian Otaku
An odd gallery thats small and eccentric. Based in a small room that looks and feels like a shed anyone who goes will be greeted with pictures across the wall and on the outside of the shed. Some a bit disturbing but the images are this artists work and heart.
306 Windward Avenue
10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Rooftop Film Club
Recently opening, the Rooftop Film Club is just as it sounds. You’ll go up to a roof in Hollywood, have some amazing food and drink, grab a chair, and watch some classic movies. All this is accompanied by a gorgeous view of the city, as well as the timelessly beautiful setting of the sun.
1615 N Vine St
Panic Mountain: the Ultimate Halloween Zombie Nightmare
There is an area, near lake Arrowhead where they say a ‘zombie outbreak’ has started. If you’re the adventuring type, obviously you want to check this out! This will include a day filled with obstacle courses, panic rooms, paintball arenas, zip lining, and mazes! If you pay for the extra overnight this also includes dinner, lodging and breakfast.
30778 Route 18
Running Springs, California
$52.19 (challenge only) $174.22 (overnight)
Schindler: The Prequel
This isn’t a movie prequel to “Schindler’s List.” An art exhibit based in West Hollywood, “Schindler: The Prequel” portrays the flourishing renaissance in Vienna during R.M. Schindler’s prominence. The Kings Road House, among others, is showcased in the exhibit.
Mak Center for Art and Architecture
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sophie and Charlie
Unlike most plays/musicals that are a complete product from start to finish, this show is actually more like a TV show. Sophie and Charlie will feature “episodes” that will play out over the course of several weeks. This is a romantic modern-day tale of a man name Charlie and a woman named Sophie.
Unitarian Universalist Church
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$50 general, $20 for students
Old Pasadena : Farmers Market
Every Sunday Pasadena holds a farmers market for anyone and everyone who wants to come. Based in the heart of old town Pasadena, there are vendors aplenty of every variety. Enjoy the fresh produce, amazing food, and friendly people to talk to. Take a walk into old town pasadena following your browse, which has an abundance of shopping you’ll enjoy.
125 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Becoming Los Angeles
Every now and again museums add something exceptionally cool that you have to check out. The natural history museum of LA has just opened a “Becoming Los Angeles” exhibit that shows off how LA became to be what it is now. Ranging from the first Spanish contact, all the way to its skyline buildings and modernity.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop in/ Take Ten : Career Speed Mentoring
Speed Mentoring is similar to the practice of speed dating; you hear a ding, sit down and talk for 15-20 minutes, hear a ding, get up and move to the next person. That’s the spirit of this event. Professionals from engineering, science and mathematics fields will be at CSUN to answer any and all of your questions, within a short period of time. After the time is up you’ll move on to another professional and soak as much mentoring as you can!
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room – Oviatt Library
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sustainability Day 2015
Comprising of a total of three sessions, each with two speakers, this event will look at many different aspects and areas of life in which we can help save the environment. Ranging from the food we eat, to conservation biocontrol, this event will provide information that can benefit everyone, with saving the environment coinciding with the longevity of humanity.
USU Northridge Center
9:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m
Contributed by Joseph Jackson