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Wednesday, October 1

HALLOWEEN (1978)

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Discussion before the film with director John Carpenter and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, moderated by Geoff Boucher.

A landmark in modern horror, and one of the most phenomenally successful independent films ever made, John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN set the standard for dozens of oversexed-teens-meet-serial killer movies to come, including SCREAM and SCARY MOVIE. Jamie Lee Curtis (in her first major role) stars as the resilient Laurie, aware that evil stalks the shady streets and living rooms of her small town in the form of escaped psychopath Michael Myers. Co-starring Donald Pleasence, P.J. Soles and Nancy Loomis.

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King Crimson

Orpheum Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90014

8:00pm

You can't keep a good band down -- legendary prog rock pioneers King Crimson ended a five-year hiatus in 2014 with the announcement of a fall US tour. The group has called it quits several times over the decades, but their love of music and passion for performing always bring them back to the stage. The band's current lineup -- its eighth since 1969 -- includes founder and primary creative force Robert Fripp alongside three drummers, two guitar players, and a flutist-saxophonist. Beloved for their virtuosic musicianship and extended live jamming, the veteran performers will take fans on an unforgettable musical journey through their hallowed discography on their An Evening with King Crimson tour.

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Danny Kusz

Catalina Bar & Grill

Hollywood, 90028

8:30pm

Danny Kusz named one of the hippest jazz cats in Minneapolis by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine while in his early 20s, had the good fortune of recording his debut EP Lost In The Groove with renowned Twin Cities keyboardist Ricky Peterson, best known as David Sanborns musical director for 30 years. The project scored some local airplay and earned the multi-talented horn player numerous accolades, including two L.A. Music Award wins for Best Jazz Single and Best Nu-Jazz Artist, and several Minnesota Music Awards nominations including Best Horn Player, Jazz Recording of the Year and Jazz Group/Artist of the Year.

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HYENA

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

10:00pm

Working within the same hyper-realistic realm as Ben Wheatley, director Gerard Johnson’s film is awash with moral and ethical dilemmas which blur the lines of good and evil. Corrupt London cop Michael (Peter Ferdinando) is willing to turn a blind eye to drug deals but has a problem with Albanian sex slave traders - not to mention the suspicions of his superiors. This gritty crime thriller opened this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival.

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Thursday, October 2

Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.

 

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Eluveitie

House of Blues Sunset Strip

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zurich, founded by Chrigel Glanzmann. Eluveitie use traditional instruments amidst guitars and harsh vocals. The lyrics are often in the extinct ancient language Gaulish. The name of the band comes from graffiti on a vessel from Mantua (ca. 300 BC). The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscan form of the Celtic (h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”), presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.

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