October 26, 2016
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Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters features more than 500 horrifying, beautiful works of art including photos, paintings, sculptures, films, ancient artifacts, and more. Exhibit runs July 31-November 27. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; lacma.org
Brace yourself for the return of global phenomenon hip hop dance crew Jabbawockeez to perform at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” this fall. The award-winning group (known for its signature white-masks) is to feature its first-ever female dancer as part of its repertoire of synchronized choreography, topped with spooky special effects to set the eerie mood. Universal Studios is the place to be in SoCal for the holiday, bringing together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, 3-D world of terror. Set foot in your favorite film productions, including “American Horror Story,” “Freddy vs. Jason,” and “The Walking Dead,” by escaping the terrifyingly themed mazes for an unrivaled Halloween experience. September 16 – November 5 (select nights). 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 800-864-8377; halloweenhorrornights.com
Brace yourself for this Halloween season’s highly-anticipated LA Haunted Hayride, introducing this year’s brand new and most innovated theme to date, Secret Society. This thrilling horror experience features 30 acres of terrifyingly entertaining adventure at Griffith Park, where Hayriders get to immerse themselves in the terror by foot and away from the safety of their wagons. General Admission is $44 and VIP passes that surpass the line are $61, and there are a limited number of Hayride-only passes for $32. Open Thursdays through Sundays until October 31. 4730 Crystal Springs Ave.; losangeleshauntedhayride.com
Brace yourself for this Halloween season’s highly-anticipated LA Haunted Hayride, introducing this year’s brand new and most innovated theme to date, Secret Society. This thrilling horror experience features 30 acres of terrifyingly entertaining adventure at Griffith Park, where Hayriders get to immerse themselves in the terror by foot and away from the safety of their wagons, leaving behind the costumes and candy once behind the gates of the society. General Admission is $44 and VIP passes that surpass the line are $61, and there are a limited number of Hayride-only passes, $32. This haunting attraction starts on October 1 and will be open Thursdays-Sundays until October 31. 4730 Crystal Springs Ave.; losangeleshauntedhayride.com
Bringing together the best of both worlds, the 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival acts as a cross-cultural collaboration between Asian and Hollywood film industries by showcasing foreign films from 51 countries across Asia. AWFF has recently named award-winning producer Heather Rae as its jury president, joining other international jury members, including directors, actors, screenwriters, and composers, who will be helping hand out a number of special awards. The festival runs until November 1 at the ArcLight Cinema in Downtown Culver City. 9500 Culver Blvd., 310-559-2416; asianworldfilmfest.org
West Hollywood will be having the biggest street party starting at 6 p.m. on Halloween night. The free admission event will include live music and entertainment. The festivities officially end at 11 p.m., but after parties will be hosted by WeHo bars and restaurants until closing time. Santa Monica Blvd.
Become a part of this très chic tradition as Le Dîner en Blanc returns for its 3rd edition. A famous French tradition, the fête is hosted in more than 70 cities and 25 countries. Hosted by Annette Dalloo, Dan Joyce, and Robert Knopp, this will surely not be a night to forget. RSVP to Marylyn@kipmorrison.com. 310-274-6726; losangeles.dinerenblanc.info
Get your cocktail attire ready for this year’s Women’s Guild Gala. This event will honor Billy Crystal with the “Hollywood Icon Award” at The Beverly Hilton. Start off the night with a cocktail reception followed by a dinner and special musical performance from Rita Wilson. Begins at 6 p.m. For ticket information, call Grant Associates at 323-904-4400. The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills.
AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today’s Hollywood – a showcase for the best festival films of the year and an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together in the movie capital of the world. At the 30th edition of AFI FEST, enjoy galas, screenings, and other events at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt. Tickets available November 1. AFI FEST runs November 10–17. http://afi.com
Bringing together vegan-minded starlets around SoCal to celebrate 30 years of rescue, Farm Sanctuary will be holding its 30th Anniversary Gala this November at at the renowned Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Comedian Kevin Nealon and co-chairs Emily Deschanel and Tracey Stewart will be hosting the event, which will feature honoree Kat Von D (among others) and expect a star-studded turnout as Farm Sanctuary is a favorite charity among celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Ryan Gosling, Alec Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, James Franco, and Jon Stewart. President and co-founder Gene Baur, who was recently selected by Oprah Winfrey to be a part of her SuperSoul 100, will celebrate the sanctuary’s accomplishments with an evening consisting of a 100 percent plant-based dinner, live entertainment, and a farmer’s market-style gift station. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-393-2274; farmsanctuary.org
Enjoy an evening with Emmy-Award winning Seth MacFarlane for the annual lighting of the Grove’s Christmas tree, the season’s first snowfall, and a dazzling fireworks finale. MacFarlane will sing some of the holiday’s most beloved songs for this exciting holiday event. Special guests include Meghan Trainor and Katharine McPhee. 7-9 p.m. The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr.
In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Brazilian contemporary artist Seu Jorge will perform a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film A Life Aquatic on stage at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Tickets begin at $49.50. 929 S. Broadway, 213-623-3233; nederlanderconcerts.com
With the theme “Imagine”, the two-day TED-licensed TEDxLA conference aims to bring together people across the Los Angeles region to provide a platform for people to bring their thoughts and ideas to life. The event will encourage collaboration in a wide assortment of topics that include gender equality, artificial intelligence, healthy living, collaborative art, and far more. Speakers and ticketing details will be announced closer to the event. December 2-3. 6801 Hollywood Blvd.; tedx.la
Join Make-A-Wish at its 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala to honor heroes of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. These heroes include Oscar-nominated actor Robert Downey, Jr,. talent manager Scooter Braun, and the Los Angeles Kings. Enjoy a special performance by Grammy-nominated singer Tori Kelly, a cocktail hour, seated dinner, award presentations, and silent/live auctions. All event proceeds will go towards granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in the Greater Los Angeles area. Tickets start at $500. 6-11 p.m. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., 310-788-9474; mawlosangeles.org