The beginning of this week is supposed to be a hot one, so it’s a good time to check out a new exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum, see a critically acclaimed play before it leaves the stage, and catch an evening rooftop screening. After getting a jump on Halloween with a trip to the always terrifying Knott’s Scary Farm, spend the rest of the week recovering with an Oktoberfest celebration, beer fest with street fair, and fall family festival.

Monday, October 16

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Visit New GRAMMY Museum Exhibit & Lou Reed Talk
800 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800

The GRAMMY Museum just opened a new exhibit honoring the 40th anniversary of Los Angeles punk rock band X, “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles.” Through handwritten lyrics and notebooks, original instruments, clothing, original concert flyers, screenings of “X: The Unheard Music Film,” and more, visitors will learn how the band established itself as one of the first and best in L.A.’s newly burgeoning punk scene. Tonight also features a special, intimate conversation with Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis to discuss his new book “LOU REED: A Life,” exploring the complex life story of one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

Tuesday, October 17

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Watch Rooftop Cinema Club Screening Of “The Shining”
The Montalbán Theatre
1615 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Get into the Halloween spirit this week with a rooftop screening of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” Watch Jack Nicholson go postal on his family as he becomes consumed by evil spirits dwelling in the isolated hotel the family is holed up in for the winter. Creepy twin sisters, REDRUM, blood-gushing elevators, what’s not to love about this 1980s classic? Wireless headphones, a comfy blanket, and fancy deck chair are provided, and a full bar serves drinks all night.

Wednesday, October 18

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See “Head of Passes”
Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Academy Award and MacArthur “Genius Award”-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad have teamed up to bring audiences an unbelievable and unforgettable performance in “Head of Passes.” As an unwanted birthday party takes place under a roof leaking from unrelenting rains, Shelah (played by Rashad) feels her world collapsing around her. As the biblical parable unfolds, her faith and love are put to the ultimate test. The highly acclaimed show closes Sunday.

Thursday, October 19

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Visit Knott’s Scary Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620

Knott’s Scary Farm is not only the biggest Halloween experience in Southern California, it’s also one of the scariest. Thirteen haunted mazes and attractions fill the park with over 1,000 creepy creatures, waiting to scare the pants off anyone who walks by. Special Halloween-themed shows are also part of Scary Farm, including Elvira’s very last Knott’s performance. Knott’s Scary Farm is not recommended for children under 13, but you can take the tykes to Knott’s Spooky Farm every weekend and on Halloween Day for some family-friendly Halloween fun.

Friday, October 20

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Celebrate Oktoberfest
Fairplex Pomona
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-3111

Beer, brats, and Bavarian music are all awaiting you at the Fairplex’s Oktoberfest celebration. Prepare to be transported to Bavaria where you’ll enjoy Oom Pa Pa music, games with prizes, dancing, and all the food and drinks you can stomach. Along with the regular German band and DJ entertainment, tonight and tomorrow feature a special performance by Queen tribute band, Queen Nation. Oktoberfest at the Fairplex is for ages 21+, and ends tomorrow so don’t miss it!

Saturday, October 21

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Burbank Beer Festival & Fall Street Fair
Downtown Burbank
N San Fernando Blvd. and E Orange Grove Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Over five blocks of Downtown Burbank are on tap to be taken over by the 3rd Annual Burbank Beer Festival and Fall Street Fair today from noon to 7:30pm. More than 85 craft beers will be available to sample during the two ticketed sampling sessions, which include a tasting glass and 3 ounce samples from the 45+ breweries and tasting stations. While the Beer Festival is strictly 21+, the accompanying street fair is open to all, and will feature a variety of vendors, DJ, and live musical performances.

Sunday, October 22

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Norton Simon Museum’s Fall Family Festival
Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-6840

This one’s for the whole family! The Norton Simon Museum is putting on a day filled with fun family activities, including guided tours, storytimes, costume creating, and more. After readings of “Where the Wild Things Are” and “This is Sadie,” guests will be encouraged to create a drawing inspired by the story. There will also be an art-inspired costume-making station, where you can turn yourself into a work of art inspired by the museum’s collection (and commemorate it with a photo), enjoy music in the galleries, and create a storybook of your own. The event is free for children.

Article by Kellie Fell.