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Get Out: Dia de Los Muertos, Chuck Close & L.A. Noir Pub Crawl

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CELEBRATION: The Autry will be hosting a Day of the Dead celebration from 3pm until 9pm. There will be artists selling their calaca (skeleton) works, traditional food, elaborate altar displays, an interactive community altar, music and dancing. Artist Luis Villanueva will showcase his whimsical altars. To get in, museum rates apply. For more info, visit the event's website.

UP CLOSE: Artist Chuck Close will be having his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles for the first time in nearly twenty years at Blum & Poe in Culver City. There will be an opening for the exhibition from 6 until 8pm tonight. For more info, visit the gallery's website.

NOIR: The Last Bookstore in downtown will be hosting "Five By Five" a reading of classic L.A. Noir followed by a pub crawl. Local writers Gary Phillips, David Kipen, Carolyn Kellogg, Martin Pousson and Joseph Mattson will be reading starting at 6 pm. Maps of the bar crawl route will be made available to the audience at the event, which is part of the month-long Night & The City Festival. For more info about the event, visit the book store's website.