|FRIDAY, OCT. 24
| 80S PROM PARTY
2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Party like it’s 1989 all over again. 2 80s cover bands and DJs will play the 80s hits and your admission includes a gift bag and prom pictures. All proceeds benefit the UCLA Dept. of Oncology (cancer treatment & research) $30. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
HUMANS ARE SUCH EASY PREY
Steve Allen Theatre
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
The parking lot is transformed into an old-fashioned drive-in movie theater. Suspiria, the classic Dario Argento horror flick about mayhem at a ballet academy will be screening. 9 p.m. $5.
|SATURDAY, OCT. 25
|HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD HUNT
Find out why Los Angeles is the #7 most haunted city in the U.S. Bring up to 6 teammates, comfortable shoes, a flashlight and digital camera. $25 per person. 5:30 p.m. Also Sunday & Oct. 31.
|SUNDAY, OCT. 26
| L.A. CANCER CHALLENGE
V.A. Grounds, West L.A.
Last year, more than 3500 people came together and raised more than $456,000 to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer. If you can’t do the run/walk yourself, you can still be a sponsor or volunteer. 6 a.m. registration. Check website for additional times.
1623 ½ Cahuenga, Hollywood
FOD is short for Friends of Danny, as in Daniel Pearl. His musician friends organized this annual concert/jam session to celebrate Harmony for Humanity. 8 p.m.-midnight. FREE but donation appreciated.
|MONDAY, OCT. 27
|SOUND SHOW: THE DARK KNIGHT
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Supervising sound editor/sound designer Richard King presents his process of creating the film's sound while music editor Alex Gibson & Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer describe theirs. 7:30 p.m. $10. $8 w/ student ID.
|TUESDAY, OCT. 28
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The Kooks wrap up their largest US tour at the newly-remodeled & just-reopened Hollywood Palladium. 8 p.m.
|THURSDAY, OCT. 30
| USA4REAL MUSIC AWARDS/HALLOWEEN PARTY
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
In conjunction with Skinnie Magazine & clubplanet.com, the best indie bands will be recognized. Costumes are a must! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $18 pre-sale; $20 at door.
REPUBLICAN FUNDRAISER! COLLECTING MONEY & SOULS FOR MCCAIN/PALIN ‘08
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood
For one night only, the UCB gang skewers all of the Republican archetypes, from country music stars to suburban soccer moms. 8 p.m. $5.
WRITERS ON WRITING: STANLEY WEISER
Writers Guild of America
7000 W. 3rd St.
A Q & A with the prolific, topical screenwriter of the just released Oliver Stone biopic, W. Other credits include Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story and Murder in Mississippi. $19; $10 w/ student ID. 7:30 p.m.
6010 W. Pico
Founded by USC alumni, his night brings together indie-jazz bands and musicians who bend the boundaries of genre and push the limits of jazz definition. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. $12; $6 w/ USC student ID.