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Weekend Planner: 11 Things to Do in LA

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Need help planning your weekend? LAist is here to help. We've picked the 11 best bets in music, film, art, parties and more. From Halloween costume parties and balls to an outdoor screening of 'The Shining.' Read on for all the details.


The LA Zoo hosts its first-ever Night of the Living Zoo tonight from 7 pm to midnight. The 21+ only event features live music by Batwings Catwings and Edgar Allan Poets, DJ Tom Mankiewicz, eats (Coolhaus and the Trailer Park Truck), adult beverages, fortune tellers, ghoulish entertainment and a costume contest. Tickets at the door: $50, $45 (zoo members).

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Passion Pit headlines the Greek Theatre tonight, with special guest The Joy Formidable
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Tickets: Price: $45 / $39.50 / $35 (+fees).

Cinefamily celebrates its sixth birthday tonight with a Dance/Macabre Halloween Party featuring a mashup of live performances and multimedia works by Ariel Pink's Darkened Corridors and "The Sound Stage Massacre." Doors at 8 pm, show at 10 pm. Tickets: $20.

Fear!—Mindshare’s 6th Annual Masquerade—takes over Lot 613 in DTLA tonight from 7 pm to 3 am. Talks from 8-9 pm with the after party starting at 11 pm. Tickets range from $20-$40.


Kim Dingle's Wine Bar for Children opens at Coagula Curatorial on Saturday. (Image: Courtesy of the artist and the gallery)

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There’s an opening reception tonight from 5-11 pm at Coagula Curatorial art gallery in Chinatown for the latest works by Los Angeles contemporary artist Kim Dingle in Wine Bar for Children. Merging her restaurant and studio practice, Dingle curates a Boutique Wine and Craft Beer shop and features 36 newly painted bottles of Verdicchio.

He's My Brother She's My Sister, a band led by brother-sister duo Robert and Rachel Kolar with a tap-dancing drummer, stand-up bass player and a lap slide player, too, headline the El Rey Theatre. Opening acts are Caught a Ghost and Song Preservation Society. Tickets: $18.

Tonight at 8 pm, LACMA holds its 10th annual Muse Costume Ball. Entertainment tonight includes Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes playing live in front of Urban Light; Theophilus London DJing `til 1 am and Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group. There’s a costume contest tonight, too, judged by film costume designers. $100 general admission.

KCRW’s Masquerade, a Halloween costume ball and dance party, takes over the Park Plaza from 9 pm-2 am with performance troupes, food trucks, dancing, ghost stories and more. Masquerade is sold out, but a limited number will be available at the door for $120 each. 21+ only.

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The Eat|See|Hear|SCREAM series presents The Shining tonight outdoors at LA State Historic Park in DTLA. Music begins at 6 pm and the movie beings screening at 7:30 pm. .


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon starts today at 7:30 and benefits the ASPCA. It starts at 7:30 am and registration is still open at the Health & Fitness Expo on today and tomorrow.

The Cinerama Dome celebrates its 50th anniversary and the ArcLight presents It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at 5 pm today—the first movie screened at The Dome. Actors Mickey Rooney, Marvin Kaplan, Stan Freberg, and Barrie Chase will participate in a Q&A moderated by Jeff Garlin and special celebration.Tickets: $16.