Birdies for Breast Cancer, National Pasta Day, Beverly Hills ArtShow, Rocketman: Live in Concert and more … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for Oct. 17-20.
Edited by Alicia Luchak.
I Like Scary Movies
Through Nov. 17. Horror-movie buffs and Halloween lovers, you have exactly one month to get down to I Like Scary Movies, an interactive journey through classic horror films’ Instagrammable moments. Wander the halls with the twins in the Overlook Hotel, explore Freddy Krueger’s boiler room, Pennywise’s lair, Beetlejuice’s graveyard and waiting room to the Netherworld, as well as the newest exhibit for Friday the 13th, Camp Crystal Lake. If you’re lucky, you may even run into the actual ghost said to haunt the HD Buttercup Building. All ages. W 3-10 p.m.; Th-Su noon-10 p.m. $39. The HD Buttercup Building, 2117 E. Violet St., downtown. Tickets
Guts & Glory Gala
Oct. 17. Support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at an upscale charitable affair at Sony Pictures Studios. Partake in both live and silent auctions while enjoying live entertainment and speakers over an elegant seated dinner with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For more information on donations or to purchase a ticket, contact Nichole Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org. 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 646.847.5140. gutsglory.givesmart.com
Oct. 17. Join Tripli-Kit, Sweet Blooms Atelier and Angel’s Envy Bourbon for an evening to unleash your inner green thumb while sipping and snacking. Arrange pots of succulents to your heart’s content—all the while tasting bourbon drinks—and take your creation home at the end of the night. Art supplies, Angel’s Envy bourbon and light bites provided. 7-9 p.m. $60. Tripli-Kit, 12746 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 2120, Playa Vista. Tickets
Ace Hotel’s 20th Anniversary
Oct. 18. Celebrate 20 years of the Ace Hotel at a dance party and concert with an eclectic lineup of musicians and artists at the DTLA hotel’s beautiful theater. Enjoy performances by legends such as Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Brooklyn-based performance artist serpentwithfeet and experimental artists Zola Jesus. After-party to follow. 8 p.m. $20-$150. 929 S. Broadway, downtown. Tickets
Birdies For Breast Cancer
Oct. 19. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, spend a day at The Links and and assist the Cancer Support Community while playing a round of 9-hole golf, partaking in yoga practice, showing your support at a silent auction, sampling from a variety of food and beverage vendors and much more. Be sure to check out Nelson’s Sound Series Concert and wear pink to receive 50% off drinks. 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. $99. 100 Terranea Way,
Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.265.2752. terranea.com
Annual Cancer Challenge 5K
Oct. 20. Get festive, fit and philanthropic at this Halloween-themed 5K while running (or walking) in your flashiest Halloween costume. Sponsored and produced by Hirshberg Foundation for pancreatic cancer research, one of California’s longest-running charity races returns for its 22nd year with a free fit and family expo, fun Halloween activities, a life-size Candy Land kid zone and a wide variety of Los Angeles’ top vendors. 7:30 a.m. $45 adults ($50 if late), $25 youth 11 and under, $40 virtual runners. UCLA’s Wilson Plaza, 425 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. Register
Fall Family Festival
Oct. 20. Enjoy some creative family-friendly fun with pop-up creative workshops in the galleries and garden of the Norton Simon Museum. Use your imagination to embark on adventures throughout time—make your own time-travel luggage, journal-design your own time machine, create 17th-century hats, explore 19th-century Paris, listen to a storytime in 20th-century Europe, dance to music performed on ancient Indian instruments and more. 1-3:30 p.m. Event included with museum admission. $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; children under 18 and students with school ID free. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. nortonsimon.org
National Pasta Day
Oct. 17. Celebrate National Pasta Day with 50% off all of the delicious pasta options at Terzo MdR. The newly opened Mediterranean-style eatery will now be serving dishes like russet-potato gnocchi with roasted mushrooms and taleggio fonduta; rigatoni all’amatriciana with guanciale, tomato sauce and pecorino romano; and spaghetti with pesto, roasted zucchini and squash, caramelized onions and parmigiano, among many others. 13455 Maxella Ave., Suite 250, Marina del Rey. terzomdr.com
Fresh Pasta and Wine Dinner
Oct. 19. Viviane is hosting a unique tasting and wine-pairing dinner experience featuring Italian wine expert Giuseppe Paternoster. Guests will indulge in four pasta courses paired with fine Italian wines, followed by a delectable dessert. VIP guests may arrive early for hors d’oeuvres, Champagne, additional private wine tastings from Giuseppe’s private portfolio and an exclusive pasta-making presentation with chef Michael Reed. Early admission 6:30 p.m.; general admission 8 p.m. $65-$75. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tickets
Taste of SBE
Oct. 19. The freshly redesigned Mondrian is opening its doors to host the annual decadent celebration of Los Angeles’ gourmet cuisine Taste of SBE. The dining event, presented by TIDAL, will feature a special performance by Academy Award-winning actor and artist Common, and will showcase world-renowned chefs and restaurants such as Katsuya, Cleo, Umami Burger, Carna and more. 8-11 p.m. $125. The Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Tickets
Rocketman: Live in Concert
Oct. 17. Rocketman comes to life at the Greek Theatre, featuring a special performance by Elton John and actor Taron Egerton accompanied by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. All Ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $44.50-230. 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park, L.A., 323.665.5857. Tickets
Oct. 18-19. Celebrated ballerina Wendy Whelan, cellist Maya Beiser, iconic choreographer Lucinda Childs and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang join forces to create this evocative, bold, highly collaborative new work. 8 p.m. $39-$99. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, L.A. More info
Beverly Hills ArtShow
Oct. 19-20. This long-running outdoor art showcase displays artwork from over 245 exhibitors twice a year. Wine and beer gardens and food trucks are also on-site. Check website for times. Free. Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo to Rexford drives, Beverly Hills. 310.285.6830. beverlyhills.org
Latin History for Morons
Through Oct. 20. After a critically acclaimed Broadway run, Tony and Emmy winner John Leguizamo brings his smart and hilarious one-man show to L.A., shedding light on America’s unsung heroes. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772. Tickets
Little Shop of Horrors
Through Oct. 20. This production of the classic sci-fi musical comedy features some devious new twists and stars George Salazar (Be More Chill), Mj Rodriguez (Pose) and Amber Riley (Glee). Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, 626.356.7529. Tickets
Upcoming | Oct. 25-26. Based in Australia, Gravity & Other Myths is an internationally renowned company that pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus. In its award-winning show Backbone, the company (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, in what InDaily calls “a genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza.” The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310.434.3200. Tickets here.
Photos: I Like Scary Movies courtesy I Like Scary Movies. Guys & Glory Gala courtesy Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Succulent Workshop courtesy Tripli-Kit. Ace Hotel’s 20th Anniversary courtesy The Ace Hotel. Birdies for Breast Cancer courtesy Terranea. Annual Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run credit Angela Daves-Haley. Fall Family Festival courtesy Norton Simon Museum. National Pasta Day courtesy Terzo MdR. Fresh Pasta & Wine Dinner courtesy Viviane. Taste of SBE by Tommaso Boddi | Getty Images for sbe. Rocketman: Live in Concert courtesy @TheGreekTheatre/Facebook. Taste of SBE courtesy CAP UCLA. The Beverly Hills Art Show courtesy @TheBeverlyHillsartSHOW/Facebook. Little Shop of Horrors by Jeff Lorch. Backbone courtesy The Broad Stage.