17 Fabulous Events In Southern California This Week

Women Who Whiskey L.A. present a cocktail class at the Queensberry speakeasy. (Courtesy of The Queensberry)

A new immersive experience lets you dine with vampires. Wanderlust Creamery celebrates Filipino American Heritage Month with a special menu. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes flies solo. The Getty presents an exhibition of Edouard Manet's lesser known works. Patti Smith talks about her latest memoir.

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The stairs at the Bradbury Building in downtown L.A. (Craig Dietrich/Flickr Creative Commons)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7; 6 P.M.
Historical Walk / Secret Stairs Movie
Hotel Figueroa — 939 S Figueroa St., downtown L.A. (meeting point)
Author and historian Bob Inman leads a one-hour walk through of historic sections of DTLA. After a dinner break, participants are welcome to watch Russell Brown's documentary Above the Arroyo: A Dream of the Stairs of Los Angeles at Regal L.A. Live at 9 p.m. The walk is free; film tickets cost $18.
COST: Free - $18; MORE INFO

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
Filipino American History Month Ice Cream
Wanderlust Creamery in Pasadena, Tarzana and Atwater Village
All month long, the artisanal ice cream shop celebrates its owners' heritage by offering flavors that reflect Filipino American culinary traditions. Taste the sans rival (buttercream ice cream studded with crunchy cashew dacquoise), sapin sapin (a trio of Ube Malted Crunch, jackfruit and sticky) and this week's specials, green mango and salted duck egg yema (both available through Oct. 10). Wanderlust's Smorgasburg outpost will only stock a few of these flavors.
COST: Varies; MORE INFO

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7; 8 - 10 P.M.
Mary
The Egyptian Theatre — 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Hulu teams with Beyond Fest to present a free screening of Michael Goi's nautical horror. Gary Oldman stars as a man who launches a charter yacht business with his partner (Emily Mortimer). They acquire a boat with a sinister history and while on a voyage, something evil begins to manifest. Tickets only available at the box office one hour before showtime; two tickets per person maximum.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

The Getty's latest exhibition is dedicated to Édouard Manet and features works like 'Four Mandarin Oranges,' 1882 (Courtesy of Robert B. Mayer Family Collection)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
Manet and Modern Beauty
The Getty Museum — 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood
Painter Édouard Manet (1832-1883) shocked contemporary audiences with his provocative images of "modern" Paris and its denizens. The Getty's exhibition is the first to explore the last years of Manet's life and work. These intimate, lesser known works include portraits, still lifes and café and garden scenes.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9; 8 P.M.
Brittany Howard
The Theatre at Ace Hotel — 929 S. Broadway, downtown L.A.
The lead singer of Alabama Shakes strikes out on her own.Howard performs for two nights in support of her solo debut, Jaime, named for her older sister, who died at 13 from a rare form of eye cancer. Expect soulful and emotional live shows from one of today's most powerful voices.
COST: $37.50 - $62.50; MORE INFO

A whiskey cocktail. (Wine Dharma/Flickr Creative Commons)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9; 7:30 - 10 P.M.
Whiskey Cocktail Class
The Queensberry — 819 S. Flower St., downtown L.A.
Women Who Whiskey L.A. present a workshop at the glam underground speakeasy, which stocks an American whiskey from every state in the Union. Attendees enjoy a welcome cocktail then learn how to make three drinks from the Queensberry's own Scott Cushman. This event is 21+. Directions to the Queensberry's secret entrance will be sent to ticket holders after purchase.
COST: $50; MORE INFO

Patti Smith performs the 17th Annual A Great Night In Harlem at The Apollo Theater on April 4, 2019. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9; 7:30 - 9 P.M.
Ideas Exchange: Patti Smith
Alex Theatre — 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
The author, poet and rock legend discusses Year of the Monkey, her memoir about a transformative year in her life, illustrated by her own Polaroids. Smith is best known for her seminal album, Horses, and her books, Just Kids and M Train.
COST: $40 - $100; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Desert Daze
Moreno Beach at Lake Perris — Perris
The festival returns with a lineup that includes Wu-Tang Clan (performing 36 Chambers), Ween, the Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus, Khruangbin, Stereolab, Animal Collective, Moses Sumney, Pussy Riot, Fred Armisen and the Beginning of the End for DEVO. Opening ceremonies and talks include Ian Svenonius, a Q&A with Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, and a screening of the 2019 documentary We Intend to Cause Havoc. The fest also features a mystic bazaar and art installations.
COST: Single-day GA tickets start at $110.; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 6 - 9 P.M.
Taste of Pasadena
Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl — 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena
Sip and sample bites from Pasadena eateries. No more than 500 tickets are sold to this event, so there's no long lines for food and drinks. Participating restaurants/vendors include La Grande Orange Café, Granville, SHIRO, El Cholo, Paradis, Clearman's Northwoods Inn, Dave and Busters, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Stark Spirits. Entertainment provided from the Dance Syndicate. The night also includes the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Live Finale. Votes will be tallied at the event and Pasadena's Favorite Cocktail for 2019 will be crowned.
COST: $35 - $75; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 7 P.M.
Emo Night Live!
Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside
Sing alllll the sad songs as DJs and live bands play the emo-pop-punk songs you have on an old iPod Shuffle at your mom's. This event is 18+.
COST: $14; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Mods and Rockers Film Festival
Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre — 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
As the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it focuses on several inter-connected anniversaries in the Monty Python universe. The festival opens with a new documentary about George Harrison's boutique movie studio, HandMade Films, which was founded to support the Pythons. The night opens with a screening of Python rarities, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Bill Jones and Ben Timlett.
COST: $13; MORE INFO

1957: In a scene from scene is from "The Curse of Frankenstein," Baron Frankenstein, played by Peter Cushing (1913-1994), leans over the monster he has created, played by Christopher Lee (1922-2015), as Robert Urquhart (1921-1995) looks on. The directed by Terence Fisher. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Natural History of Horror
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) — 900 W. Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park
The exhibition links science, history and the art of movie making by exploring scientific discoveries that inspired some of the most iconic movie monsters. With 17 objects from NHM's collection and four early Universal monster movies (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and Creature from the Black Lagoon), museum visitors explore the inspiration behind the monsters through rare movie props, film footage, hands-on installations and specimens from NHM. Included with museum admission.
COST: COST: $5 - $12 ; MORE INFO

Irish artist Fin Dac's mural "Magdalena," honors Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, in Guadalajara, Mexico, on July 14, 2019. (ULISES RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 7 - 9 P.M.
Plática: Remembering Frida
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes — 501 N. Main St., downtown L.A.
Editor Roberta Orona-Cordova and contributors Lara Medina, Maria Elena Fernandez, Sybil Venegas and Antonia Garcia-Orozco discuss their work in the anthology Remembering Frida.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Have dinner with the undead at Bite — an immersive dining experience with vampires. (Courtesy of Bite)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 7 - 8:30 P.M.
Bite: An Interactive Dinner Experience
The Count's Den — 1039 S Olive St., downtown L.A.
The Count's Den — L.A.'s vampire sanctuary — presents a 21+ theatrical dining experience. Dine with the undead while taking part in an immersive murder mystery-horror experience. The night includes adult beverages and human food provided by the Den's tongueless servant, Edmond, and his mortal familiar who owns the local eatery GaiGan Thai. (The menu is free of gluten, dairy and peanuts because vampires are thoughtful like that.) Don't worry about dining with the vampires. We're told guests' safety is guaranteed. Warning: the show contains provocative and graphic elements. There are other dinner dates available through the month.
COST: $75; MORE INFO

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, listens to Andrew Young, former Congressman and United Nations Ambassador, during a discussion at the LBJ Presidential Library April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Rodolfo Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University — One University Dr., Orange
The presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses her recent bestseller, Leadership in Turbulent Times. She'll offer context to today's political climate as well as how current leaders can learn from the past. Kearns Goodwin has researched and written about Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning movie Lincoln was based on her award-winning book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
COST: Tickets start at $53.; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 8:30 - 9 P.M.
The Get Brown: Brownwashing Your TV
Upright Citizens Brigade Sunset (UCB) — 5419 Sunset Blvd., East Hollywood
The Get Brown, an all-South Asian comedy team, shows us what game shows, CW melodramas and commercials would look and sound like if they were brownwashed. Also performing is Ithamar Enriquez, who does a one-man sketch show without saying a single word.
COST: $7; MORE INFO

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10; 9 P.M.
Drake Party
The Observatory — 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana
This 18+ party celebrates all things Drake. Dance to the music of the meme-able Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter.
COST: $15; MORE INFO