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Best Things To Do This Week In Los Angeles And SoCal: Oct. 10 - 13

A woman in a Native headdress and clothing holds a chalice in a crowd.
A student of Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America school for indigenous students holds incense during an event celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in Hollywood Oct. 8, 2017. The event is a celebration of the Los Angeles County's decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
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Watch The Lost Boys on the big screen. Get your scares on at Screamfest. Attend an evening with Pete Souza. Listen in on a reading by poet Natasha Trethewey. Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Monday, Oct. 10; 7:30 p.m.

Sofar Sounds
Second Home Hollywood
1370 N. St. Andrews Pl., Hollywood
Sofar Sounds, the musical showcase community, returns to Second Home with two to three sets of live music performance, comedy or spoken word. The lineup is revealed once at the venue.

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Monday, Oct. 10; 7 p.m.

The Lost Boys
Los Feliz Theatre
1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz
Comedian Greg Proops tapes an episode of his Greg Proops Film Club podcast before the screening of the 1987 Brat Pack vampire flick directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Kiefer Sutherland.
COST: $8 - $13; MORE INFO

Monday, Oct. 10

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration 
Idyllwild Arts Academy 
52500 Temecula Rd., Idyllwild
This day-long event includes public programming celebrating the many contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Events include AlterNATIVE, an overview of American history from an Indigenous perspective by musician and educator Ed Kabotie (Tewa/Hopi); a film screening of Gather, documenting the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty; and an outdoor Indigenous Foods Luncheon.

Monday, Oct. 10; 7:30 p.m.

Mermaid Comedy Hour
The Improv - Lab
8162 Melrose Ave., Beverly Grove
The October lineup of the monthly comedy show features sets by Kiran Deol, Rebecca Kohler, Sari Beliak, Kandice Martellaro, Emerald Mancilla and Samantha Hale. The show is produced and hosted by Valerie Tosi and Joleen Lunzer. Ages 21+.
COST: $12+ two-item minimum; MORE INFO

Tuesdays through Dec. 27, 8 p.m.

June Screening Series
Hotel June
8639 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester
Every Tuesday through the end of the year, the hotel screens seasonal and cult films on the upper deck of Caravan Swim Club. Ghostbusters screens this week. Tickets include one complimentary margarita (for those 21+).
COST: $10, $12 valet parking; MORE INFO

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Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Thursday, Oct. 20

Screamfest TCL Chinese Theatres 
6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
The Theatre at Ace Hotel 
929 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. 
The largest and longest-running horror film festival in the U.S. returns for its 22nd edition with a slate of spooky features and shorts. The festival opens at the TCL Chinese Theatre with the Hulu film Matriarch and closes with Run Sweetheart Run from Prime Video and Blumhouse at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
COST: Individual tickets $13, passes available; MORE INFO

Wednesday, Oct. 12; 6 p.m.

Reading with Poet Natasha Trethewey and Conversation with Miguel A. Valerio and Ilona Katzew
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire
Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, presents a reading in response to the casta paintings in the exhibition Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800. The reading will be followed by a discussion in the galleries with scholars, Miguel A. Valerio, assistant professor of Spanish, Washington University in St. Louis, and IIona Katzew, curator and department head, Latin American Art, LACMA. A book signing with Trethewey follows.

Wednesday, Oct. 12; 7:30 p.m.

A Conversation With Judy Collins
The Grammy Museum
800 W Olympic Blvd., downtown L.A.
The museum welcomes the Grammy winner for an intimate conversation about her long, incredible career, her social activism and the release of her latest album, Spellbound (her 55th). Collins will be interviewed by Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs Jasen Emmons.COST: $30; MORE INFO

Wednesday, Oct. 12; 8 p.m.

An Evening with Pete Souza 
Robert Frost Auditorium
4401 Elenda St., Culver City 
Live Talks LA welcomes author and former presidential photographer Pete Souza who pairs storytelling with a curated slideshow of his photographs from his new coffee table book The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency. 
COST: $60-$80 includes signed coffee table book and options; MORE INFO

Thursday, Oct. 13 - Sunday, Oct. 16

Superfine LA 2022
Magic Box LA at The Reef
1933 S. Broadway, downtown L.A.
Meet and view the works of more than 90 emerging artists from Los Angeles and around the globe. Purchase affordable art directly from the makers.
COST: Tickets start at $28; MORE INFO

Malpaso Dance company performers in colorful shirts look as if running on stage.
Malpaso Dance Company members perform the work, 'Stillness in Bloom.'
(Roberto Baelli)

Thursday, Oct. 13; 8 p.m.

Malpaso Dance Company
The Soraya
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
Cuba’s venerated dance company makes its Soraya debut, featuring three major pieces that celebrate the life and culture of the island. Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble will also perform “24 Hours and a Dog” for the company, which was created by Malpaso Artistic Director Osnel Delgado.
COST: $39 - $94; MORE INFO

Through Saturday, Dec. 10

Fall Exhibitions
Torrance Art Museum 
3320 Civic Center Dr., Torrance
The museum recently opened its fall exhibitions: Un-Civil War (An Election Special), which delves into the deepening divisions in America's political and cultural landscape, and Ken Friedman: 92 Events, which is based on the box of event scores that Fluxus artist George Maciunas planned to publish. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Viewing Pick

Writer-director-producer Todd Field returns to movie-making with TÁR, his first film since 2006’s Little Children. Cate Blanchett plays maestro Lydia Tár at the height of her fame and power, and on the precipice of an epic fall. In his NYT review, A.O. Scott describes TÁR as a “cruelly elegant, elegantly cruel” film. Catch it now at the AMC Century City 15 and AMC the Grove 14 before a wider release on Oct. 28.

a bowl of Spaghettini Alla Checca with cherry tomatoes. Spaghetti is twisted around a fork.
Brunos Italian Kitchen offers a variety of specials this month in honor of National Pasta Month.
(Courtesy of Brunos Italian Kitchen)

Dine and Drink Deals

Check out the 411 on restaurant, bar, and food happenings in SoCal this week:

  • Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach celebrates National Pizza Month by offering a weekly off-the-menu pizza. From Oct. 11 to 16, order up the Roasted Delicata Squash pizza with broccoli di cicco, ricotta and salsa verde.
  • October is also National Pasta Month and Brunos Italian Kitchen (pictured above) on La Brea is offering several specials throughout the month. On Mondays, order a Caesar salad, garlic bread and any pasta for $20. On Wednesdays, Brunos offers pasta dishes and wines by the bottle for 50% off. Weekends features a three-course prix fixe option for $30.
  • A pop-up dinner party happens at Café Gratitude in the Arts District on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with plant-based chef Anne Thornton. The four-course dinner includes a cremini ‘escargot’ amuse-bouche, roasted beet & maitake mushroom salad, an autumnal risotto and a chocolate ganache tart. Tickets are $50 through Eventbrite with a $25 optional natural wine pairing available. 
  • Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood has launched a pre-theater, fixed-price menu with entree choices, including pappardelle with pork and veal bolognese ragu, Koda Farms risotto and striped bass. The three-course tasting menu costs $65 with $25 optional wine pairings. The menu is available between 5:30-6:30 p.m. daily.
  • Through Oct. 31, Sweet Rose Creamery’s Brentwood Country Mart and Main Street (Santa Monica) shops are offering a “frighteningly decadent” Halloween sundae that includes spiced pumpkin ice cream, brownie bites, hot fudge, pepitas, whipped cream, and topped with a brownie black cat and marshmallow ghost.