(credit: Johanna Siegmann)

(credit: Johanna Siegmann)

With the beginning of October, it means the Kings are back and the countdown to Halloween begins. So, celebrate the start of the NHL season with a week fit for a King. Celebrate random holidays (who says noodles don’t deserve their own day?), experience the musical phenomenon of Lorde, watch two unique takes on the chilling fun of the Halloween season unfold on stage, or celebrate a lesser known Jewish holiday with a cultural encounter.

(credit: RockSugar Pan Asian)

(credit: RockSugar Pan Asian)

Monday, October 6

Celebrate Noodle Day
Rock Sugar
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-9988
www.rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com

National noodle day might not be on your radar for the week, but why not take a mundane Monday and make it something fabulous and fun? RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, located in Century City, is serving up a special Noodle Day menu that showcases 8 unique Southeast Asian noodle bowls including Longevity Noodles, Penang Flat Rice Noodles, and Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Chicken. At Barton G. LA – The Restaurant, enjoy a monochromatic twist on the ravioli noodle as you enjoy their “It’s Easy Being Green” dish with everything green: fava bean ravioli, asparagus, green beans, sugar snap peas, baby kale, and Brussel sprouts.

(credit: Lorde)

(credit: Lorde)

Tuesday, October 7

Lorde
Greek Theatre
2700 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-5857
www.lorde.co

New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, more commonly known as Lorde, will be performing from her internationally acclaimed 2013 debut album Pure Heroine that peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 at the Greek Theatre tonight. Her experimental blend of pop, rock, and electronica has garnered her much attention, coupled with her consistent criticism of mainstream pop culture.

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Seven
Wednesday, October 8
Kings vs. Sharks: Season Opener
Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
kings.nhl.comThe 2014 Stanley Cup winning Kings open their 2014-2015 season with a home game against the San Jose Sharks, with high hopes of a repeat championship in the not so distant future. Jonathan Quick and Justin Williams, both voted MVPs of the playoff season, will return with much fanfare. Celebrating their 15th season at the Staples Center, Kings hockey has become integral to the identity and cohesiveness of our sprawling city.

(credit: Skirball Museum)

(credit: Skirball Museum)

The Skirball Sukkah
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
www.skirball.org

Stop by the Skirball Cultural Center today to experience the spirit of thanksgiving at their Sukkah, located on the Kopple Terrace near the Noah’s Ark gallery. The seven-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot celebrates the fall harvest season and the temporary desert dwellings, or sukkot, that were built by the Israelites during their 40-year-journey to Israel.

Thursday, October 9
“Forever”
Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(213) 628-2772
www.CenterTheatreGroup.orgDon’t miss the opening and world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s “Forever,” beginning its first previews tonight at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Writer/performer Orlandersmith brings her voice to the powerful strings of family, both the family we are born into and the kin that we share life experiences with as she shares her riveting memoir inspired by her own life and travels. Through October 26.

(credit: Front Porch Cinema)

(credit: Front Porch Cinema)

Friday, October 10

Front Porch Cinema
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
www.frontporchcinema.com

Back by popular demand, Santa Monica’s Front Porch Cinema, the free community outdoor movie experience, continues each Friday night in October. Join your friends, family, and neighbors on the Santa Monica Pier as it is transformed into a front porch environment including movies, food, drinks, and community involvement. Brought to you by Eat|See|Hear, one of LA’s premier outdoor movie producers, tonight’s screening of “Gravity” will leave you breathless; come early for cocktails and food vendors.

(credit: Johanna Siegmann)

(credit: Johanna Siegmann)

Saturday, October 11

“Vox Lumiere–The Phantom of the Opera”
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(844) VOX-ROCK
www.voxlumiere.com

The 1925 Lon Chaney classic silent film, “The Phantom of the Opera” is brought to life with an explosive mash-up of music, dance, and technology at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, located downtown. A large cast of singers, dancers, musicians, and various performers interact with the film images, each other, and powerful live music and song to create a truly one-of-a-kind event. Tickets start at $40

(credit: Ed Krieger)

(credit: Ed Krieger)

Sunday, October 12

“Broomstick”
The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(323) 663-1525
www.FountainTheatre.com

Get in the Halloween spirit with the West Coast’s premiere of John Biguenet’s solo play, “Broomstick, staring Jenny O’Hara. This enchanting tale told entirely in verse follows a bizarre old woman living in the woods who happens to be a witch. Surprisingly funny, this story touches on the true magic of the human heart. From $20.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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