Al Pacino honored at American Cinematheque’s annual gala benefit, Beverly Hilton Hotel. $500-$25,000, 6:30 p.m.
Linda Besemer’s contemporary paintings on display, Angles Gallery. Free, 7 p.m.
John Riggi, (“The Comeback”), Mike Schur (“The Office”) and others tackle the question: Says Who?, Skirball Cultural Center. $15, 8 p.m.
SAT 10/22: Vintage fashion expo sells clothes from 1850 to 1980, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. $20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Sun.
Tour the graves of industry’s dearly departed, Hollywood Forever Cemetary. $13, 10 a.m.- noon.
Transform into Hollywood creatures and monsters with the help of make-up artists, the Hollywood Museum. $40 for tour, makeup and photo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gamer festival, IGN Live, has the latest games, live tournaments and superstar game developers, Anaheim Convention Center. $15 in advance, $25 at the door, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Daniel Lanois and Tortoise play, Avalon. $23.50, 8 p.m.
MON 10/24: Sublime tribute with Ozomatli, Fishbone, Sublime members and more to benefit MusiCares, Henry Fonda Theatre. $35, 7:30 p.m.
Negativland closes out a two-night at the El ReyTheatre. $23.50, 8 p.m.
The East Village Opera Company rocks opera classics, Knitting Factory. $15, 8 p.m.
TUES 10/25: “Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution” by Michael Rubin published
“The Wizard of Oz” and “Herbie Fully Loaded” on DVD
WED 10/26: Funnymen Jay Mohr, Jeffrey Ross, Paul Rodriguez, etc. joke around to benefit the Singita Animal Sanctuary, Scottish Rite Theater. $50-$250, 7:30 p.m.
Imogen Heap plays dreamy alt-rock, Hotel Café. $15, 9 p.m.
THURS 10/27: Gloria Estefan signs “The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog,” Vroman’s Bookstore. Free, 6 p.m.
New Orleans benefit concert with the Neville Brothers, Kermit and others, House of Blues, Sunset Strip. $50, 7 p.m.
John Cale with the Tiger Lillies host a night of avant-garde music, UCLA’s Royce Hall. $22-$40, 8 p.m.