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TUESDAY

• Reverend Glass-Eye, Kip Boardman and Tony Gilkyson, Songs from the Hillside and The Parson Red Heads play tonight at Tangier at 7:45 PM. Cover is $8.

• Nada Surf will be performing a special acoustic set tonight at Cinespace, along with Gogogo Airheart, Subtitle, DJ Steve Aoki and DJ Franki Chan. Doors open at 10 PM, cover is $5 and vodka drinks are free from 10-11 PM. [21+]

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• Photographer Elena Dorfman presents and signs Still Lovers, a book of photos about life-size synthetic doll enthusiasts, at Book Soup tonight at 7 PM.

WEDNESDAY

• Imogen Heap and Joshua Radin are at the Hotel Cafe tonight at 9 PM.

• Enjoy a New Beverly pre-Halloween Jodorowsky/Pasolini double feature of Santa Sangre at 7:45 PM, followed by Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom at 10 PM.

THURSDAY

• Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) & Thad Cockrell play tonight with Oslo at the Knitting Factory tonight at 9 PM. Tickets are $12 advance, $14 day of.

Cinespace is hosting a Hurricane Hold 'Em Charity Tournament to benefit the American Red Cross tonight at 8 PM. The buy-in is $25 per table, with a $3 suggested donation at the door (players and non-players welcome). RSVP to hurricaneholdem@yahoo.com.

• "Cellos" premieres tonight at REDCAT, featuring performances of Pierre Boulez's Messagesquisse for solo cello and six additional cellos, Arvo Pärt's Fratres for eight cellos, Bipartitions for cello and tuba by Bruce Broughton, and Earle Brown's Special Events. The performance begins at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $18.

• Enjoy a New Beverly pre-Halloween Jodorowsky/Pasolini double feature of Santa Sangre at 7:45 PM, followed by Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom at 10 PM.

FRIDAY

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• Pretty Girls Make Graves, Bullet Train to Vegas and Razrez are on tonight at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 PM. Tickets are $12 advance.

• Against Me! perform a free in-store tonight at 5 PM at Amoeba. Doors open at 6 PM at the El Rey to see them perform with Epoxies, The Soviettes and Smoke or Fire. Tickets are $14.

• Jens Lekman, Richard Swift and Nedelle perform tonight at Spaceland. Doors open at 9 PM.

• Dengue Fever are all by their lonesome tonight at The Echo. Doors are at 8:30 PM; tickets are $8. [18+]

• Peter Murphy is here to scare up a Halloween mood: Bauhaus performs all weekend at The Wiltern. The show starts at 9 PM; tickets are $38.50-48.50.

• The Not a Cornfield project hosts a special program titled "The Story of Corn" from 7:30–10:30 PM tonight. Author Betty Fussell will be on hand to discuss the history, science and politics of corn as the five-week harvest of the Not a Cornfield crop starts.

• Donald Sutherland will be on hand for a discussion following the sneak preview of Pride and Prejudice, starring Sutherland and Kiera Knightly, tonight at the Aero. The film begins at 7:30 PM.

• A special one-week engagement of How the West Was Won in 3-strip Cinerama format begins today at the ArcLight.

REDCAT hosts day one of the experimental writing conference noulipo today, celebrating the Workshop of Potential Literature with speakers Caroline Bergvall, Christian Bök, Johanna Drucker, Paul Fournel, Tan Lin, Bernadette Mayer, Ian Monk, Harryette Mullen, Douglas Nufer, Vanessa Place, Janet Sarbanes, Juliana Spahr, Brian Kim Stefans, Rodrigo Toscano and Rob Wittig. The conference runs through Saturday.

• Enjoy a New Beverly pre-Halloween Jodorowsky/Pasolini double feature of Santa Sangre at 7:45 PM, followed by Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom at 10 PM.

SATURDAY

• Lucero, Blackpool Lights and Decibully play tonight at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of.

• Halloween weekend opens with Blackest of the Black, featuring Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis and The Agony Scene tonight at Gibson Amphitheatre. The show starts at 6:15 PM; tickets are $29.50.

• Duane Peters and Die Hunns, The Pervz, ADHD and KBH perform tonight at Spaceland. Doors open at 9 PM.

• Bauhaus performs tonight at The Wiltern. The show starts at 9 PM; tickets are $38.50-48.50.

• Warlocks, Gris Gris and Ariel Pink play tonight at The El Rey at 8 PM. Tickets are $18.50.

Beyond Baroque hosts a Halloween reading and costume party for Chance of a Ghost, An Anthology of Ghost Poems tonight at 7:30 PM. Features readings by Elena Karina Byrne, Cathy Colman, Jeanette Clough, Eloise Klein Healy, Jane Langley, Jim Natal, Marie Pal, Anika Paris, Lee Rossi, Patty Seyburn, Judith Taylor, Kathleen Tyler, Cecilia Woloch and co-editors Gloria Vando and Philip Miller.

• Between 8–11 PM, LACMA West hosts Experience the Curse, the second annual costume ball, featuring DJs, live music from Mezklah, drinks and hors d' oeuvres, plus a private viewing of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs." Tickets are $80 per couple (non-members).

• The Hammer Museum hosts a morning of breakfast, presentations and panel discussions called Prefab Now, featuring speakers Allison Arieff, Robert Rubin, Alastair Gordon, Jay Baldwin, Michelle Kaufmann, Charlie Kazor, Leo Marmol, Lloyd Alter, Jennifer Siegal, Wes Jones and Joseph Tanney. Click here for more information on registering for the conference.

• Enjoy a New Beverly pre-Halloween Jodorowsky/Pasolini double feature of Santa Sangre at 3:15 and 7:45 PM, followed by Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom at 5:30 and 10 PM.

SUNDAY

• Exercise for a good cause at the 5K Hike 4 ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) around Legg Lake at Whittier Narrows Park. Registration begins at 10 AM, while the hike starts at 11.

• Tonight is Priest Feast at the Long Beach Arena, featuring Judas Priest, Rob Zombie and Anthrax. The show starts at 7 PM; tickets range from $20-55.

• Islands (2/3 of The Unicorns) play tonight at The Echo. Show starts at 6 PM; tickets are $10.

• Bauhaus performs tonight at The Wiltern. The show starts at 8 PM; tickets are $38.50-48.50.

• The New Beverly has an undead double feature: Land of the Dead at 3:55 and 7:45 PM, followed by The Lost Boys at 5:50 and 9:35 PM.

• Ed Ruscha will be on hand to sign Then and Now at Dutton's Beverly Hills tonight at 7 PM.

MONDAY

• 400 Blows, Heroine Sheiks, Bubonic Plague and Qui hit the stage tonight at King King for a special Halloween show. Doors open at 8 PM; $10 cover.

• The Knitting Factory has the Fright Night Halloween Film Fest, featuring Screaming Skull and House on Haunted Hill starting at 9 PM. Tickets are $5.

• Horrorpops, Roger Miret and the Disasters and Left Alone play tonight at The Glasshouse. Show starts at 7 PM; tickets are $10 advance, $13 day of.

Little Pedro's has a Hell-Ay Halloween with The Hot Tramps and The Prix at 9 PM.

• Meshuggah, God Forbid, The Haunted, Mnemic and Trust in Blood play tonight at the Galaxy Theatre. Tickets are $25; the show starts at 8 PM.

• It's Rock 'N' Roll Karaoke tonight at Bigfoot Lodge. Show up between 10 PM and 2 AM dressed like your favorite rock star.

• $15 Terrace seats are still available for the "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror" organ concert at Disney Hall tonight at 8 PM.

• The Aero screens the Halloween classic The Exorcist tonight at 7:30 PM.

• The New Beverly has an undead double feature: Land of the Dead at 7:45 PM, followed by The Lost Boys at 9:35 PM.