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Wednesday, October 29

see the stars (at the planetarium)

12:45pm

With its spectacular Zeiss star projector, laser digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the  Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater is the finest planetarium in the world.  It’s also right in our backyard.  And every day Wednesday-Friday, you can take advantage of the less crowded weekdays to take kiddos to a show.  There are 4 rotating shows, and kiddos under 5 are only allowed in the first show daily (weekdays, that’s at 12:45 pm).

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the rise of the jack o’lantern

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, 91011

6:00pm

This is an amazing new all-ages night-time Halloween extravaganza, that will light up Descanso Gardens this year! More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/3-mile scenic trail within the Rose Garden. The entire family-friendly 45-minute stroll through the grounds. The path is stroller and wheelchair accessible.  It’s not scary, like a haunted house, so it’s appropriate for all ages (unless your kids are afraid of the dark – that’s he only scary thing here!).

Advance ticket purchase required, and tickets are for timed entry.

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An Evening with Jane Smiley

New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

6:30pm

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006. She lives in Northern California. 

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Live Nation Presents Betty Who - The High Society Tour

House of Blues Sunset Strip

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

Betty Who's infectious pop tunes are taking the world by storm -- the adorable songstress is charming audiences with her platinum-blonde pixie cut and signature red lipstick, channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe on stage. Whether she's rocking out to her hit "Somebody Loves You" or performing a stripped-down acoustic version of "Giving Me Away,"  the Australian singer mesmerizes with her killer voice. Betty Who's '50s style and charismatic pop hits will be on full display as she hits the road to play cities in the US and UK, dancing with fans along the way.

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By The Way, Jeff Garlin In Conversation with Ryan Adams

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:00pm

By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin is an eavesdroppers paradise. Recorded live at Largo in LA, its a series of casual talks between the host and his most interesting show business friends. Agendas are out the window and no topics are off limits in these revealing chats.

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