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Haunted Hayride, art reception, Blink-182, Nick Lowe and more.

October 08, 2011


Haunted Hayride This year's all-new, 25-minute Haunted Hayride is based on the nightmarish journals of the Clifton twins, daughters of zookeeper Ferdinand Clifton. It makes trembling guests prey for 15-foot-tall mascots of death, 400-year-old children and terrifying clowns. Additional highlights include the spooky In Between Maze and the Human Menagerie slide show. Griffith Park Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Spring Ave., L.A. 7 p.m.-midnight today; 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$50. (310) 993-8289.

Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival The festival features a replica of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. The event boasts more than 90 stands that sell traditional foods, handcrafts, souvenirs and art. Entertainment includes folk dances and whirling dervishes, as well as conferences, panels and public forums. Orange County Fairgrounds, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Sun. Adult one-day admission, $12; child one-day admission, $6. (310) 208-7290.


La Luz de Jesus 25 Claiming its place on the vanguard of the Pop surrealist and "lowbrow" art movements, Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus Gallery, established in 1986 and originally on Melrose Avenue, will launch a behemoth two-part group show featuring more than 260 artists who have exhibited there since the gallery's inception. Among them: Gary Baseman, Joe Coleman, Matt Groening, Frank Kozik, Elizabeth McGrath, Mark Mothersbaugh, Gary Panter, Marion Peck and Mark Ryden. A companion book, "La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could," documents every work in the show and features personal anecdotes from artists about the gallery and its founder. Stay tuned for "Part 2," opening in early November. La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Opening reception, 8-11 p.m. Sat. Free. (323) 666-7667.


Blink-182 The pop-punk titans have a new album in the works, but here they take their snotty three-chord skate rock to the rarer airs of the Hollywood Bowl. Their Goth-inclined heirs My Chemical Romance and the effervescent Matt and Kim come along. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. $30-$87.50.

Nick Lowe The singer-songwriter focuses on continuing to hone his skills, the results of which are evident on his wryly (as usual) titled new album, "The Old Magic." As with his previous studio collection, 2007's "At My Age," the new album is a collection of elegantly mature, astutely sophisticated pop songs from an artist who clearly is no longer one of the new kids on the block — and utterly pleased not to be. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Sat. $35.


Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre With Poe and Gorey Halloween is approaching and with it comes the monthly parade of spooky, strange and goose bump-inducing events. This event takes the creepy tales of the two storytellers and presents them with actors from the Guild of St. George. The haunting works will be enacted throughout the moonlit grounds; children younger than 10 should not attend. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 7-9:30 p.m. Sat. $35. (800) 838-3006.

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