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Classical Pick of the Week: Spooky Tunes

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There are a few Halloween-themed events happening in LA this week. For those who are classically inclined, the G2 Gallery is hosting a series called "Echoes Above At the Beach". The event is today at 4 PM, and features director/baritone James Koenig, pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, and cellist Laszlo Mezo. The show also includes tricks, treats, "witches brew" and cost 15 dollars for student tickets, or a 20 dollar donation.The NEW LATC is celebrating Dias de los Muertos with a celebration of their own, featuring dance, music, and theatre, but of the folk variety. That is in Downtown on the day after Halloween from 8-9 PM. Tickets are 35 but the student/senior discount can get you in for a mere 15 dollars. Foods and flowers are also provided!

For events happening on the actual day of Halloween, the Hammer Museum is presenting "Halloween in Hades" with the musical performance of Ian MacKinnon's "Discount Cruise to Hell." There is a costume contest, cash bar (!), the electronic duo Hecuba, and a screening of a scary movie at the Billy Wilder Theater. Admission is FREE and the event lasts from 7-11 PM. The Walt Disney Hall is screening the silent movie "Phantom of the Opera", with Clark Wilson providing the musical accompaniment on the organ. There is a pre-concert lecture with Alan Chapman at 7 and tickets go from 24-49 dollars. One of the few times you can get great tickets in the front for under 100, there are still a few tickets available.

event listings after the jump...