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.
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