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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Saturday

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Don't let Olvera Street be empty! Get out, already! | Photo by km999@sbcglobal.net via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

CHECK OUT SOME CABALLEROS
The Autry National Center of the American West welcomes its newest exhibit today. Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas aims to explore the development of Mexican popular culture and US-Mexico relations through the use of art, rare historical footage, feature film, music, and popular culture. Visitors will experience and learn about the monumental changes in the Americas that were initiated by the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The exhibit opens today and runs until Sunday, May 10th (Day of the Dead until Mother's Day).

TAKE A TIME-OUT FOR TAMALES
It's time for the 4th Annual Tamale Festival! Head over to MacArthur Park ("the tamales capital of the world" apparently) for: Tamale Cook-off, Altar Making Contest, Art & Crafts Booths, Best Commercial Tamale Contest & Best Homemade Tamale Contest, Tamale Eating Contest, Tamale Making Demo, Commercial Booths, Non-profit Booths, Kids Zone, Free Entertainment. Admission to the event is free! (Last year's fest was documented by LAist.)

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PRIME (RIB) TAILGATING
If you're headed to the USC vs. Washington Homecoming Game and want to do your tailgaiting in style, you might be interested in Lawry's The Prime Rib Tailgate (the meat n' potatoes). It will get underway 3 hours prior to kick off on the grassy knoll in front of Gate 1, and have the full Lawry's signature prime rib buffet, lounge seating and large screen TVs to watch all the pre-game action. Tailgate buffet includes Lawry's signature prime rib, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, meatballs and all that other Lawry's goodness. Will be beer, wine and cocktails. Tickets for the tailgate party are $75; to reserve contact Melissa Navarro, (310) 360-6281 ext 6, mnavarro@lawrysonline.com.

GET DRESSED UP FOR SOME SATISFACTION
Club Satisfaction at The Bordello is presenting a special Halloween "Day of the Dead" show tonight, featuring The Ghastly Ones and Dj Tony the Tyger. It's expected to be a sell out, so getting there early is key--it runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (no word on whether they'll turn back the clock at 2 to 1 for one more daylight savings hour!). It's going to cost you $12 and costumes are a must!

Other Things to Do Today: Day of the Dead festivals all over town (more info to come--meanwhile you can prepare your altar), it's the last day to see the CanStruction exhibit in Santa Monica, see some Porno, snack on some apple sauce, or put on that costume one more time and see if you can score some tickets for LACMA's Costume Ball (last year's was pretty fun).