Friday, 10/20: Bruce Wagner and James Ellroy read from Wagner’s emotionally charged novel “Mourning Becomes Electric,” Vromans Bookstore. Free, 7 p.m.
Louise Brooks’ silent classics “A Girl in Every Port” and “Diary of a Lost Girl” screen with live musical accompaniment and English intertitles, LACMA. $9, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10/21: Larry King fetes L.A. Dodgers Vice Chairman and Prexy Jamie McCourt with the “Woman of the Year,” nod at Friendly House’s awards luncheon, Beverly Hilton. Noon, $150 – $400 at 213-389-9964.
Plan a party for STL/NYM vs. Detroit in game one of the World Series, 4:30 p.m. PST on Fox or use your clout and take a trip to Comerica Park.
M + B Gallery unveils Massimo Vitali’s populated beach vistas and Jehad Nga’s black portraits from Kenya and Somilia at the artists’ reception, 612 North Almont Drive. Free, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Through Nov. 22.
Sunday, 10/22: Explore the pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, classic car show, kid’s science area and carnival games and at the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival, Juan Bautista de Anza Park. Free admission and parking, 50 cents – $1 for rides and activities, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale opens with “Embark,” a homage to Haydn with an Opening Night Gala following, Walt Disney Concert Hall. $19 – $89 for performance, $500 for gala at 213-972-3122, 7 p.m.
Monday, 10/23: “Lemony Snicket” illustrator Brett Helquist signs the franchise finale “A Series of Unfortunate Events Book Thirteenth: The End,” presented by Book Soup at Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd. Free with book purchase but tickets are required so pre-order, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 10/24: “Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection” exhibits, the Getty Center. Free, parking $8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Sister Act the Musical” rolls into the Pasadena Playhouse. $66 – $80, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/25: Wondering why your latest comedy fell flat overseas? Michael Freund explains the cultural relativity of humor in “Jokes and Psychoanalysis: who understands whom?” Skirball Cultural Center. $10, 7:30 p.m.
Snoop Dogg, The Pussycat Dolls and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley entertain to benefit The Snoop Youth Football League, Greek Theater. $35 – $80, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10/26: Hollywood’s first wireless fest, Third Screen Film Festival debuts with panelists David Gale, Roger Jackson and Suzanne Zizzi along with screenings of short films made for the third screen, Museum of Television & Radio. Free but reservations required at 818-655-5228, 7 p.m.