5 Things To Do This Week In L.A.



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Hey, did you know that there are more things happening in L.A. this week other than trick or treating, costume parties, and those run-of-the-mill Halloween festivities? While it's pretty obvious that we're full-on obsessed with the haunted holiday, there are six other days this week that need some iCal-loving, too! So, in addition to the chicest October 31 occasion, we've rounded up local happenings that'll help you forget all about that candy-corn hangover!

Honey Boo Boo Child's Got Nothing On These Ghouls!
As mentioned, we're die-hards when it comes to Halloween. But, we're always amazed by how fanatic some folks can be, and tomorrow night's Zombie Beauty Pageant will be a prime time to view some of the city's most creative costumes. Between the Urban Outfitters garb and hair and makeup courtesy of Hairroin Salon (located inside of Space 15 Twenty), we're pretty sure this event will be scarily stylish!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 7 p.m.
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Caheunga Boulevard (between West Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue); no phone.
Price: $25

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Pay Us A Visit
Hailing from upstate New York, this indie group's always a good choice when you're in the mood for laid-back tunes. Potter's been compared to some of the greatest female vocalists such as Janis Joplin and Norah Jones, and the act's summer release was just as amazing as we had hoped. Singed with Hollywood Records, you better believe this band's going to be soaring to the top of iTunes charts before you know it! Catch 'em now, while tickets cost less than an arm and a leg.
When: Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Western Avenue); 213-388-1400.

Oliver Stone Debriefs Us At Book Soup
With only a week until Election Day, it makes sense that filmmaker Oliver Stone would schedule a book signing and discussion of his novel, The Untold History of the United States, mere days before ballots are submitted. Along with co-author Peter Kuznick, the pair will be on hand to talk about the facts and truths they uncovered while researching President Obama's last four years. If you're still undecided, we highly suggest you swing by!
When: Friday, November 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Book Soup, 8818 West Sunset Boulevard (between Larrabee Street and Holloway Drive); 310-659-3110.

Martha Stewart, Meet Your Match!
Craft fairs can get kind of kooky (you know, wacky puppets and odd-ball home furnishings), but don't let that deter you from this Saturday's perfectly curated event. With local vendors like Kathryn Bentley, All for the Mountain, Me & Arrow, Osei Duro, and many more making appearances, you won't be blowing your hard-earned dough on a dull knickknack. Plus, with 20% of all profits donated to the Wright Institute, we promise you won't think twice about doing some early holiday shopping.
When: Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2424 4th Street (between Hollister Avenue and Ocean Park Boulevard); no phone.

Sound Off At This Indie Music Market
Sure, a Sunday afternoon at school may remind you of detention, but this event is far from washing chalkboards. Along with IAMSOUND Records, the Independent Label Market is hosting the first ever L.A.-based event within the walls of Micheltorena Elementary School in Silver Lake. Bring your backpack and prepare to take notes because you'll likely discover an up-and-comer that totally melts your heart. We won't blame you if you pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for old time's sake!
When: Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Micheltorena Elementary School, 1511 Micheltorena Street (near West Sunset Boulevard); no phone.

Photo: Via Commune Design, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Urban Outfitters, Book Soup