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What’s there to do in L.A. this week?

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, Dia de los Muertos is at Hollywood Forever, L.A. Lakers take on Phoenix Suns, Brian Wilson performs "Pet Sounds," more

Fri. 10/27: Halloween Horror Nights mean the Terror Tram, Bates Motel tours and friendly encounters with chainsaw-wielding psychos, Universal Studios Hollywood. $34 – $99, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday and Tuesday also.

Sat. 10/28: Dia de los Muertos comes on strong with Aztec blessings, an altar contest and lots of skeleton costumes, Hollywood Forever Memorial Park. Free, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Jamie Lee Curtis hosts the 13th annual Dream Halloween LA fundraiser for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. Expect tricks, treats, games and toys, Barker Hanger. $250 for kids, $300 adults, 5-9 p.m.

Women in Film presents the 2006 Entertainment Forum with assorted panels and the Business Leadership Awards Dinner, Le Meridien Hotel. $95 – $150, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Through Sunday.

Sun. 10/29: “Blue Velvet” screens in tribute to its production and costume designer, Patricia Norris, Directors Guild Theater. Free, 1:30 p.m.

Mon. 10/30: Annie Leibovitz discusses life and work as part of ALOUD at Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium. Free, but reservations required, 7 p.m.

Tues. 10/31: John Barrymore shows both sides in the 1920 “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” with live organ accompaniment, Walt Disney Concert Hall. $25- $52, 8 p.m.

“The Light in the Piazza,” a Tony-winning musical, bows at the Ahmanson Theater. $25 – $100, 8 p.m. Through Dec. 10.

Wed. 11/1: Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda and Martha Luttrell honor Sen. Barbara Boxer as the Women’s Image Network Woman of the Year, Freud Playhouse. $50- $100, 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers take on Phoenix Suns for the NBA season opener, Staples Center. $10 – $2,200, 7:30 p.m.

Brian Wilson performs “Pet Sounds” front to back with Scritti Polliti to open, Royce Hall. $48-$125, 8 p.m.

Thurs. 11/2: Cyd Charisse, Gloria DeHaven, Kathryn Grayson, Margaret O’Brien, Debbie Reynolds and Esther Williams hoof it in Hollywood Salutes June Allyson, El Portal Theater. $40, 7:30 p.m.

Cheap Trick plays the Wiltern. $37.50-$42.50, 8 p.m.

Submit items: Laura Repstad at 323-965-2440 or laura.repstad@variety.com

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