Cinespia Presents Dawn of the Dead
George Romero invented the zombie genre and it hasn’t gone anywhere since. Survivors of a zombie attack take refuge in a shopping mall, where they fight off the undead. Dawn of the Dead has a legendary soundtrack by Goblin and is the origin of all zombie fantasy thrillers. There will be full bars, DJs spinning horror soundtracks, a themed photo booth and some surprises, Cinespia style. $18+; Friday, doors: 7:30 pm, movie: 9 pm; The Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Cinespis Presents Donnie Darko
Just in time for Halloween….watch this funny, dark and mind-bending journey. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive and to be in love as he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time. Also starring Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze and Drew Barrymore. There will also be full bars, DJs spinning before the screening, and a themed Cinespia photo booth. $20, Saturday, doors: 7 pm, Movie: 8:30 pm; The Palace Theatre, 630 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

10th Annual Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon
Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s tenth annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! You can catch Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Death Spa, Anguish, Spookies, Dead and Buried, Pieces, and The Nest. Don’t worry, coffee courtesy of Pete’s Coffee; Monster Energy Drinks courtesy of Hansen’s Beverages will keep you awak and caffeinated. $20, $18/Student/Senior, $15/Members; Saturday, 7:30 pm; Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Plan Check Sawtelle
Plan Check Sawtelle will host the brand’s fourth-annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Carving tools and pumpkins will be provided to the competitors. At the close of each round, you may vote for the most impressive pumpkin via Facebook and Instagram, and the winners will be announced on Halloween night. Additionally, gift cards will be awarded to the top three pumpkins who squash the competition; $25 for third place, $50 for second place, and $100 for first place. Free; Friday – Sunday, 3–6 pm; Plan Check Sawtelle, 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310.444.1411

Dia de los Muertos
The vibrant Mexican tradition is celebrated at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with dancers, food and craft vendors, a lively procession and more than 100 elaborately decorated altars. Find live music headlined by Lisa Downs, Huichol Musical, La Misa Negra, El Mariachi Manchester and Edna Vazquez. Be warned, this event gets packed, but it’s definitely something to experience. Uber there for sure! $20; Saturday, noon-midnight; Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 323.469.1181

Día de los Muertos Altars at Grand Park
Grand Park expands the celebration and traditions of Día de los Muertos. The park’’s presentation of more than 50 altars and art installations in honor of Día de los Muertos in partnership with Self-Help Graphics & Art are a sight to see. The altars, which remain in the park all week long, will focus on both traditional and contemporary topics and explore the connections between the holiday’s origins and the daily lives of Angelenos. Altar subjects range from personal stories that celebrate families and lost loved ones, to more contemporary expressions of current affairs and community challenges, such as gang violence, immigration reform and education. Saturday-November 2, 7-9 pm; 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 213.972.8080

Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park
This traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony honors the dead and features a prayer led by the local indigenous community. In addition to enjoying performances by traditional dancers representing the Aztecan, Oaxacan and Michoacán traditions, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians, you can also help build a giant community altar. The event kicks off the display of altars and art installations in the park developed by local artists and community groups. Saturday, 7-9 pm; 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 213.972.8080

Day of the Dead Celebrations in Old Pasadena
Old Pasadena is also celebrating the Day of the Dead. Visit One Colorado to celebrate the Day of the Dead, where local businesses and artists to come together and create altars to tour. Stop by Mercantile Place for the Day of the Dead Fiesta from 1-4 pm on Sunday, including free activities and giveaways. The Armory Center for the Arts and Color Me Mine Pasadena are offering kids crafts, in addition to Day of the Dead face painting, a traditional altar installation, and free paletas (popsicles) to the first 200 guests. Aztec Fire Dancers will provide an authentic ritual performance with plumed costumes and drums. Friday-Sunday; One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA

One Colorado’s Annual Pumpkin Decorating
Get busy with glue sticks and (washable) markers creating your own Great Pumpkin. Pumpkins are provided on a first-come first-served basis; all creations go home with their creators. Saturday, 10 am-12 pm; One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA; 626.564.1066

Growl-o-ween at The Dog Bakery
Bring your pooch dressed to impress for a doggy Growl-o-ween parade around Old Pasadena, followed by a costume contest with prizes for the winners! Sunday, 11 am-1 pm; The Dog Bakery, 36 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 3 (on Mills Place), Pasadena, CA; 626.440.0443

Get dressed up for Le Bal: a Revue in Drag
Presented by Cesar Hawas and Carly Usdin, in partnership with Outfest and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Le Bal is not be your typical drag show. Le Bal will recast the theater at the Ace with the unique opulence of the modern day drag performance, complete with international DJ Kim Anh. A celebration of the last 60 years of variety entertainment, Le Bal  brings the art form of drag back to the stage and wants to introduce new audiences to their unique entertainment. Expect to see world-renowned showgirl and actress Candis Cayne, who performs in the show as well as serves as the evening’s host and emcee, Raja Gemini (winner of season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race), Courtney ActWillam Belli,  Mariah Balenciaga  and Delta Work. $20-$40; Friday, 8 pm; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.623.3233

Michelada Rumble
The Santa Anita Park Infield plays host to the BIGGEST Michelada competition in SoCal. Hosted by Super Steve, join in for delicious Micheladas, live music, DJs and more. $10/online, $15/door; $30/VIP (includes Backstage seating, Two 12 oz. Micheladas, Santa Anita trucker hat, and private wagering); Saturday, noon-4 pm; 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223

The 4th Annual Bravery Uncorked Charity Benefit
This fundraiser for Disabled Sports of Eastern Sierra-Wounded Warrior Project will include live music, wine tasting, sushi, a delicious hors d’oeuvres reception, and a decadent dessert bar. $40; $45/door; Saturday, 1-5 pm; The Landing Grill and Sushi Restaurant, 32123 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA

The Four Points and Coke Zero Ultimate Fan Experience Tailgating Series
Celebrate college football season at the Four Points + Coke Zero Ultimate Fan Experience Tailgate series, kicking off at the Utah Utes vs USC Trojans game. Show your school spirit, and cheer on your favorite team – as well as your local BBQ joints – during this one-of-a-kind game day celebration. Highlights include: an RV karaoke bus where you can hop aboard and belt out your all-time favorite sports anthems; a mouth-watering menu by Four Points + Coke Zero Ultimate Tailgate Grill Master Chef Elizabeth Karmel; games like corn hole where you can win cool swag and prizes; and a Side Dish Showdown where you will vote for your favorite dish from local restaurants. The winner will have their recipe featured on the Food page of the official Coca-Cola website, win free Four Points hotel stays and – most importantly – have unlimited bragging rights! Free; Saturday; Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

DTLA Oyster Festival
Los Angeles’ only Maitre Écailler (Shellfish Master) and owner of The Oyster Gourmet, Christophe Happillon, is ready to prove that “oysters are the new sushi” at The DTLA Oyster Festival. This event will bring together oyster farmers from across the country for a celebration of all-things-oyster at Grand Central Market. Taste your way through oyster varieties from various parts of the country. You can also buy $2 oysters directly from participating farms, join in a series of free, hands-on Oyster Shucking 101 workshops led by Happillon (preregister) and informal conversations with Happillon, the guest farmers and Norman Abell (Acacia Pacific Aquaculture) over the course of the weekend. The Oyster Gourmet will be selling an assortment of French wines to accompany the oysters, as well as its regular menu offerings throughout the weekend. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; Grand Central Market, 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213.624.2378

GILT CITY partners with Chef Ludo
Chef Ludo is offering a special luncheon, where he will be preparing a special menu at Trois Mec. You will be able to mix and mingle with the Chef and at the end of the event, you will receive a signed copy of Ludo’s book “Crave: The Feast Of The Five Senses”.  $90/table for two, $180/table for four, $270/table for six; Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Animal Rolls out Brunch
Head to Animal, where Jon and Vinny will be serving a brunch full of dishes like chicken liver toast; rancho gordo hummus with rabbit, pine nut, za’atar and celery; rob-eye carpaccio; barbeque pork belly sandwiches; poutine ith oxtail gravy and cheddar; Japanese uni with heirloom cucumbers, za’atar, fried cheese, and HB egg; foie gra with a biscuit and maple sausage gravy; and bacon chocolate crunch bar with S & P ice cream. So it’s not your typical brunch. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 435 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 323.782.922

Grand Opening of Sangers & Joe
This new contemporary café is teaming up with Holly Street neighbors, Juice Served Here,Therapy and Maude Woods to bring you a block party Grand Opening event packed with tasty bites, luscious libations, live music and more. Sangers & Joe will offer complimentary passed appetizers and special select tastings, along with complimentary wine spritzers specially mixed with cold pressed juices from Juice Served Here. Follow that up with select $5 Wine & Beer specials by the glass for purchase (bottles are also available) to sip while shopping and taking in the musical styling’s of a live jazz trio. Additionally, you will receive 20% off your purchases at Therapy clothing store and Maude Woods ‘Artful Living Shop’ during the Grand Opening celebration. Saturday, 4-8 pm; 57 East Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103; 323.553.0563; Photo Credit: acuna Hansen

Maru Opens
Chef Jason Park’s French Japanese market-driven concept Maru is offering lunch, happy hour and dinner. With cocktails handcrafted by Matthew Biancaniello, the concept has a market menu that changes seasonally, as well as a sushi bar with one of the largest collections of ike-jime fish flown in overnight from Japan, helmed by sushi master Itsuroku Kimura. Lunch offerings include a full service dining experience, grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, and fresh baked pastries with coffee service. Park’s menu highlights include: Cherry Tomato Salad with House-made ricotta, shiso pesto, and sherry vinaigrette; Alaskan Black Cod with half brown rice, sautéed haricot vert, and meyer lemon broth; Ribeye (42 oz) with fingerling potatoes, crème fraiche, and tempura buna shimeji mushrooms; Curry Lamb with crispy-shiitake rice cake, marinated onion, cilantro, and Japanese curry; and Passionfruit Panna Cotta with White guava bellini. Chef Park collaborated with interior designer, Michelle Dokey to design the space that has cathedral ceilings and a juniper wood bar. The bar and lounge opens to a warm dining room, adjoining the 17 seat sushi bar. 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; 424.832.7118 

Guest Room Opens
Guest Room’, a new speakeasy from the team behind Estate Restaurant + Bar in Santa Monica, pays homage to the Prohibition Era of Lucky Luciano and Al Capone. Designed by O’Brien & Associates, the feel of Guest Room was inspired by the roaring 20’s with cocktails that have imaginative twists on timeless classics from mixologist Greg Bryson. But, shhh…Guest Room serves only those in the know. Find the hidden door leading to the alley within Estate Restaurant + Bar. Inside, you will find a space inspired by Art Deco and Modern Industrialism, with a color palette of indigo, champagne, and garnet. There are material like bronze, along with velvets on the deeply-tufted sofas and chairs. Beverage director Greg Bryson offers a handcrafted ‘select’ menu including the Smart Little Feller made with brandy, Demerara,lemon and soda; Devil’s Candy, made with rye, sherry and sour cherry bitters, and I’ve Still Got 99 made with gin, strawberry cordial, lemon and cava. Executive Chef Hisashi Yoshiara brings a selection of his cuisine with items including Tuna Crispy Wonton “Tacos,” Japanese Eggplant and Char Siu Pork Flatbread. Opens Friday; 1519 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.394.7722

Saturday Nights in October at One Colorado
This weekend, enjoy the sounds of Theo Katzman, who is a singer-songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist. He’s enjoyed success as the drummer for the funk rhythm section Vulfpeck, as an artist at the prestigious Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and as the musical director and opening act for Darren Criss (of Fox’s GLEE). In his own words, Katzman says about his music, “I write healing Meta-Pop anthems to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover.” Free; Saturday, 7 pm; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

WestEdge Design Fair
Explore top trends in modern design, shop from the best home furnishings brands and meet the designers behind their inspiring products. The MADE:MODERN is a new juried section with dozens of independent designers and makers who specialize in unique, exquisitely handcrafted, limited-production designs. Friday-Sunday; Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA

Shepard Fairey at Subliminal Projects
Contemporary painter and street artist Shepard Fairey will close out his latest exhibition at Subliminal Projects. He will be at the gallery to sign copies of his latest book Cover to Overt. RSVP is required! Saturday, 7 – 9 pm; Subliminal Projects, 1331 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

This exhibition examines the work of 16 contemporary artists—from established to emerging—who are expanding the possibilities of traditional fiber art, while challenging its definition. Fiberlicious brings together a variety of works that focus on social, political, spiritual, and personal experiences. Exploring a range of themes from the human condition to the celebration of culture, the selected artists use materials or techniques drawn from fiber-art practices and combine various mediums to produce large installations, video, participatory projects, and interactive and performance works to transform old art forms into modern works. Co-curators Scott Canty and Carol Shaw-Sutton developed the distinctive Fiberlicious exhibition, selecting talented mixed media artists including Tanya Aguiñiga, Diedrick Brackens, Enrique Castrejon, Liz Collins, Dawn Ertl, Krista Feld, Carole Frances Lung “Frau Fiber,” Tina Linville, J. Christopher Natrop, Wendy Osher, Chili Philly, Jennifer Reifsneider, Nike Schröder, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Ruth Katzenstein Souza and Ann Weber. Housed at the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCA) Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), one of LA’s most dynamic cultural destinations and the country’s last remaining municipal art gallery, the show runs through January 3. Sunday; Located at Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.6269

Grand Ave. Arts: All Access
During Grand Ave. Arts: All Access, institutions fill Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th streets in DTLA with free performances, tours, exhibitions and family-friendly activities. The Broad museum, Center Theatre Group, Colburn School, Grand Park, L.A. Opera, L.A. Central Library, L.A. Master Chorale, L.A. Philharmonic, MOCA, the Music Center and REDCAT are in on the fun. Saturday; Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 213.972.8500

Yoga With a View
Andaz West Hollywood welcomes back Yoga With a View led by acclaimed instructor Jake Ferree. Experience a fun, flowing, inspirational workout, an extraordinary view of the Los Angeles skyline in the rooftop Panorama Lounge. Plus, there’s complimentary Zico Coconut Water beverages and giveaways by Lole Activewear. After working up an appetite, you can enjoy 15% off a bottomless brunch buffet at Riot House Restaurant on the first floor. Choose from a delicious spread of farm fresh eggs, farmer’s market fruit, house-made pastries, and freshly squeezed juices, or toast to a workout well done by indulging in bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for an additional $15. Show your Eventbrite confirmation for “Yoga With a View” to redeem your discount. Validated parking is available for guests for $7. $15; Saturday, 9:30 am; 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069


Ariel Gordon Sale
Celebrity-loved jewelry designer, Ariel Gordon is teaming up with Vivian Chan and Angela Scott to host a fall pop-up shop at DTLA’s Alchemy Works. The pop-up will also offer a pretty sweet deal for its first 50 shoppers: free coffee, a $100 gift certificate, and a custom “coffee calligraphy” piece in partnership with the ever-stylish Blacktop Coffee. Saturday, 12- 4 pm; Alchemy Works, 880 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA

A Fine Line
Score the LA label’s graphic tees, sweatshirts, shorts, dresses, and more starting at $5. Items will be priced 5 for $40, 10 for $75, and 15 for $100, with additional items for $10. There’ll be $5 and $10 bins, too. Get un an hour early for $20, here. Friday & Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; 7578 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Black Halo
Get the LA contemporary label’s dresses, tops, skirts, jumpsuits, and more for $100 and under (evening gowns will be $250) during the two-day warehouse sale in DTLA. Friday, 12-5 pm,  Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 648 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Diarte, Storm & Marie
Score apparel for $40 and up from Danish label Storm & Marie and clothing from Spanish label Diarte at 50% off wholesale prices during R+D Showroom’s two-day sample sale. Friday & Saturday. 10 am-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Helmut Lang
Snag up to 70% off the label’s women’s apparel and accessories during the brand’s first-ever sample sale in Los Angeles. Friday, 10 am-7 pm, Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 1656 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

L.A. Eyeworks
Get 20-80% off the optical shop’s sunglasses and frames during the sale. No credit cards (debit ok). Friday & Saturday, 10 am-8 pm, Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; 7407 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.653.8255

The Mart Collective
Score 20% off at almost all of the vintage and antique furniture, home goods, and clothing haven’s 80+ dealers during its three-day fall sale. Friday-Sunday; 1600 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Nicole Miller
Get 75% off all bridal gowns and 80% off damaged items during the designer’s sample sale at her WeHo store; bridal jewelry will also be in the mix. RSVP: mailto:info@nicolemiller.com. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 12-6 pm; 8633 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.652.1629

Objects Without Meaning
Snag up to 80% off the minimalist-cool LA label’s apparel and denim during the two-day warehouse sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 120 E 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Omgirl Activewear
Get the stylish yoga brand’s casual tees and tanks for $5 each, activewear tops and sports bras for $10 each, and bottoms and sweatshirts for $15 each during the cash-only sample sale. Friday, 8 am-5 pm, Saturday, 8 am-4 pm; 10605 Chandler Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91601

Riller & Fount
Get up to 80% off the LA basics brand’s jersey dresses, tops, bottoms, and more during the sample sale. Friday, 10 am-3 pm, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 308 E 9th St., Suite 407, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Scotch & Soda
Get deep discounts on the Amsterdam-based brand’s womenswear and menswear during the sample sale. Friday, 9 am-6 pm, Saturday, 9 am-2 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Sole Society
Get the LA-based accessory e-tailer’s footwear, bags, scarves, sunnies, hats, and more starting at $6 during its one-day warehouse sale at its Culver City HQ. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 8511 Steller Dr., Culver City, CA 90232

By Whitney

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