|FRIDAY, OCT. 31
| THE JOKER
1413 5th St., Santa Monica
This Westside bash will feature KCRW’s Garth Trinidad playing the tunes, over $1000 in prizes & a hosted vodka bar from 9-10. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 w/ costume; $20 without.
HALLOWEEN SILENT MOVIE: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Walt Disney Concert Hall
See the original, classic silent film with additional, creepy organ accompaniment by the renowned Clark Wilson. 8 p.m. Tix start at $24.
|SATURDAY, NOV. 1
| FESTIVAL DE LA GENTE 2008
Barker Block, Downtown Arts District
The nation’s largest Day of the Dead celebration. 1-9 p.m. Also Sunday. FREE.
2100 Main St., Downtown
Over 100 artists will open their studios to the public in the world’s largest art colony. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Also Sunday. FREE.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS CASTLE PARTY 4 CHARITY
There will be food, booze, transportation, heated moat and swimming pool, hot tub, two grottos, massive dance floor & fountains & swings overlooking the Hollywood sign. KROQ’s Richard Blade will be playing your 80s faves. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $40. Must RSVP in advance-no door sales.
WHO’S READY TO WINE DOWN?
W in Westwood
Get a free bottle of wine with the purchase of 2 entrees. 5-11 p.m. Everyday through Dec. 30, except Nov. 27 and Dec. 24 & 25.
WALK TO CURE DIABETES
Walk, support a walker or volunteer your time to help raise money. Special appearances by Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers, Jetstream and Tears for Fears founder Curt Smith. 8 a.m.
|SUNDAY, NOV. 2
| 14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK
Santa Anita Park
Walk, support a walker or buy raffle tickets to help support the Down Syndrome Association of L.A. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
ROCK 4 OBAMA
Ritual Supper Club
1743 Cahuenga, Hollywood
This event will raise money to send 100 Californians to battleground state Nevada for some last minute politicking. They are also looking for volunteers to be part of the 100. 9 p.m. $25.
|MONDAY, NOV. 3
HAUNTED CABARET ELECTION EVE BREW HA-HA!
1089 N. Oxford, East Hollywood
This peace pow-wow celebrates the changing of the guard with song & dance, thrills & chills. 8 p.m. $15; $10 w/ costume.
|WEDNESDAY, NOV 5
| 52ND ANNUAL SOCAL INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
L.A. Tennis Club
5851 Clinton St., Hollywood
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Watch the best college players in SoCal compete to see which are crowned this year’s doubles and singles champs. Runs through Sunday. FREE.
CANCELLED WITHOUT PREJUDICE OPENING RECEPTION
835 N. Kings Rd., West Hollywood
This exhibition features video installations of police corruption, abuse of undocumented migrants and injustice on Skid Row. 7 p.m. FREE. Runs through January 4.