Fabulous Online And IRL Events Happening This Week: Oct. 26 - 29

Head to Hawkins, Indiana, by way of the ROW DTLA as Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience officially opens this week. (Courtesy of Netflix/Fever)

Drive through the Upside Down at the Stranger Things experience. Watch the antics of little Damien in The Omen. Learn about the relocation of L.A.'s original Chinatown. Explore how various cultures treat death and mourning. Check out comedy and music from Lost Moon Radio. Plus, don't forget to dive into...

Actress Marlee Matlin attends the 4th Annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on Jan. 18, 2020. (Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

Monday, Oct. 26; 5 p.m. PDT

ACCESSABILITY/VISABILITY: Breaking Down The Barriers For People With Disabilities In Media
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Motion Picture Academy presents a virtual program that includes conversations with filmmakers with disabilities who examine the struggles and successes of the disabled community in Hollywood. Hosted by Oscar-winning actor Marlee Matlin, the panels are Authentic Representation: Why it Matters and How Far We Have Come; Behind the Camera: Why Inclusion Benefits Us All and Fresh Voices: Hollywood's Untapped Talent and Unlimited Potential. The video will be available on the Academy's site on Monday.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Monday, Oct. 26; 5 p.m. PDT

Political Advertisements X: 1952-2020 - Live Conversation
Artists Muntadas and Marshall Reese have created an anthology of presidential campaign television ads since 1984, which they update every four years. They'll discuss their latest version, a personal vision of politics and politicians, which features ads from 1952 to the present day. The anthology is available to watch on demand on the Getty's website through Tuesday.
COST: FREE, but advanced registration required; MORE INFO

Monday, Oct. 26 - Friday, Oct. 30

Pedro the Lion (Solo)
David Bazan of Pedro the Lion plays a series of solo living room shows, live on Zoom. He'll perform songs from the band's last release, Phoenix, out now on Polyvinyl. There are 50 tickets available per show.
COST: $25; MORE INFO

Monday, Oct. 26 - Thursday, Oct. 29

Atlas Obscura: Halloweek Experiences
The online magazine and tour company has programmed a week of Halloween-themed online options about things that go bump in the night. On Monday, author Colin Dickey explores The Legend of Lawndale (Illinois) and what exactly happened on the night of July 25, 1977. Other programs include a history of Victorian Hallowe'en and a virtual tour of the Twilight house with its current inhabitants.
COST: $10 - $15; MORE INFO

Tuesday, Oct. 27; 7 p.m. PDT

Lost Moon Radio is Doing Fine
The L.A.-based comedy and variety troupe returns for an election-themed show in collaboration with the Comedy Bureau. Watch sketches and listen to tunes about pandemics, politics and the apocalypse. A portion of the proceeds benefit the South L.A. organization A Place Called Home.
COST: Pay What You Can ($10-$20 suggested); MORE INFO

Tuesday, Oct. 27; 7 p.m. PDT

The Omen
Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43
2035 North Highland Ave., Hollywood
Directed by Richard Donner, this horror film asks whether an American ambassador's son, Damien, could be the anti-Christ. The film stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. Each ticket includes unlimited popcorn, one soda and one candy selection for each passenger. Select the correct vehicle size for the drive-in.
COST: Tickets start at $65 per car; MORE INFO

Wednesday, Oct. 28 - Spring 2021

Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience
Skylight ROW DTLA
777 S. Alameda St., downtown L.A.
Travel back to Hawkins, Indiana, circa 1985 for a journey to the Upside Down. The immersive "drive-into" experience has been developed with the Duffer Brothers who created the Netflix series. Fans will experience the entire 60-minute live action show from their car, driving to scenes inspired by season 3 of Stranger Things as a story unfolds around them. Cruise to the Starcourt Mall for drive-through food options before heading into Lynx Labs where things really turn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn. Recommended for ages 13+.
COST: Tickets start at $59 for two people in a car; MORE INFO

Home Share presents performances by Jasmine Lin + Kyoko Takenaka & William Miller Jr. (Art Share L.A.)

Wednesday, Oct. 28; 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Home Share Presents: Jasmine Lin + Kyoko Takenaka & William Miller Jr.
Art Share L.A. continues its virtual monthly series with performance artists Jasmine Lin and Kyoko Takenaka presenting their piece cavern, which incorporates butoh. William Miller Jr. also performs his dance piece Designing Emotions.
COST: FREE, but donations encouraged; MORE INFO

Wednesday, Oct. 28 - Saturday, Oct. 31; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana
Children and families can dress up in family-friendly costumes and celebrate Halloween by walking a "merry, not scary" trail and viewing decorations along the way. Each child will receive a goody bag on the way out. Timed tickets must be purchased online in advance. Please leave balloons at home.
COST: $10 - $15 per person; MORE INFO

CAP UCLA presents The Tune In Festival, featuring musicians and poets from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. (Courtesy of CAP UCLA)

Wednesday, Oct. 28 - Saturday, Oct. 31.

The Tune In Festival
UCLA presents a four-day festival of music and poetry that explores social justice, resilience, resistance and inspiration. The first program, on Wednesday, begins at 7 p.m. and features the AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD: Radical Care in the Time of Coronavirus. It's followed by a set from Kronos Quartet as they celebrate Pete Seeger with help from frineds such as Tehillah Alphonso, Jolie Holland, Lee Knight, Tonoccus McClain, Meklit and Tonalit.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Watch a program on the relocation of Chinatown, combining oral histories with historic cartography. (Courtesy of LAND)

Wednesday, Oct. 28; 12 p.m. PDT

Systems in Concrete: Cars, Trains and the Relocation of Chinatown
Watch an online panel with Los Angeles Public Library map historian Glen Creason, urban planner and historian Eugene Wong Moy and artist Debra Scacco. They'll discuss the relocation of Chinatown following the building of Union Station and the Stack interchange (where the 10, 110 and 101 freeways meet in DTLA). They'll explore the city's history as told through maps from LAPL's collection and how the relocation has had a lasting impact.
COST: FREE with registration; MORE INFO

Wednesday, Oct. 28; 6 p.m.

Boyle Heights Most Haunted
Boyle Heights historian and community organizer Barrio Boychik (aka Shmuel Gonzales) hosts a Halloween walking tour. With facts and humor, he'll share paranormal stories and talk about how various cultures treat death and mourning. The tours are popular so get your tickets ASAP.
COST: $25; MORE INFO

Wednesday, Oct. 28 - Friday, Oct. 30; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Halloween Scavenger Haunt
Various locations in San Marino
This year, the city of San Marino's Community Services offers a family scavenger hunt as an alternative to trick-or-treating. All children 14 and younger who turn in a completed map with the answers will receive a free goodie bag at the recreation department.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

The Groundlings present the short-form, Halloween-themed improv show, 'Cooking with Gas.' (The Groundlings)

Thursday, Oct. 29; 7 p.m. PDT

Cookin' With GAS: Online Edition
Grab a beverage and candy for a Halloween-themed show from The Groundlings. Enjoy a short-form improv show based entirely on audience suggestions. It happens on Zoom and ticket-holders will receive a link at least 24 hours prior for registration.
COST: $12; MORE INFO

Thursday, Oct. 29; 3 p.m.

We The People
Just before election day, Skylight Theatre Company presents a virtual conversation on the country at a crossroads. The panelists and speakers include a lineup of actors and community leaders: Noah benShea, Dan Bucatinsky, Jorge Garcia, Sharon Lawrence, Penelope Lowder, Wendie Malick, James Naughton, Charlie Shaughnessy, Joe Spano, Desean K. Terry, JoBeth Williams and Laura Zucker. The event will last 60 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

Thursday, Oct. 29; 5:30 p.m. PDT

Voices from the Kitchen: Choices
Bay Area nonprofit kitchen incubator La Cocina hosts a storytelling event on its YouTube channel. A roster of talented storytellers, writers and thought leaders will tell tales through the lens of food. The lineup includes Lauren Whitehead, Jia Tolentino, Aileen Suzara, LC Entrepreneur, Noah Cho, Mayukh Sen, Jennifer 8. Lee, Chris Colin, Nic Jay Aulston and Rachel Levin. Food box options ($75-$150) are available to enjoy during the event.
COST: FREE with a suggested donation of $10; MORE INFO

Thursday, Oct. 29; 6 p.m. PDT

Mike Krol's Deadstream
To celebrate Halloween, Krol chucks the livestream for a deadstream. Expect costumes, strobe lights, smoke machines, distortion, mistakes and comedy. He'll be performing deep cuts and faves with a drum machine, four-track and semi-full backing band. A spooky Halloween story unfolds as the performance happens.
COST: $15; MORE INFO

Thursday, Oct. 29; 6 p.m. PDT

Okkervil River
Led by singer-songwriter Will Sheff, the band presents a night of Rarities & Requests: Streaming Edition. There's a 72-hour rebroadcast following the show.
COST: $15; MORE INFO

Thursday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Nov. 1

L.A. Zoo Drive-In
L.A. Zoo Parking Lot
5333 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park
The L.A. Zoo holds a Halloween weekend spooktacular. The "Hair-Raising Halloween" theme features different movies each night of the weekend: Clue (1985) on Thursday, Goosebumps (2015) on Friday, The Addams Family (2019) on Saturday and Poltergeist (1982) on Sunday. Snacks will be available through mobile food ordering from the comfort of the car. Ticket purchases support the Zoo's conservation and education work.
COST: $100 - $140 per car; MORE INFO

Eataly L.A.'s rooftop restaurant Terra has announced a new fall drink menu. (Courtesy of Terra )

Dine & Drink Deals

Who doesn't miss going out to eat or stopping by a bar for a drink? Here are a few options from restaurants and bars as we work our way back toward normal.

  • Off The Menu x Heavy Handed join forces for a Halloween pop-up on Monday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Yamashiro in Hollywood. Try Heavy Handed's short rib smash burgers and beef tallow fries then chase those down with a bottle of Stella Artois, Stella Midnight Lager or signature cocktail from Beam Suntory. RSVPs required for this pop-up.
  • Terra, the rooftop restaurant at Eataly L.A., has launched its new fall cocktail menu. They've added a little fire and spice to the drinks, from Le Chuck — with Plantation Rum, homemade ginger syrup, Bordiga Aperitivo, Lucano caffe and a burned caramel orange — to The Storyteller with Old Forester 100 proof Bourbon, smoked honey syrup, cherry morlacco, lemon and a smoked rosemary cherry.
  • FIGat7th recently reopened eateries at TASTE Food Hall and expanded outdoor dining options. There's new seating on the Plaza Level, Morton's The Steakhouse offers outdoor seating and California Pizza Kitchen has extended its patio.
  • L.A.'s 7-Eleven stores have debuted a new limited-edition "I Love LA" donut with Dodger blue and white frosting. Suggested retail price: $1.49.