Things to do for October 31, 2013

The Weekender

Halloween Bondage, Deep-Dish Pizza and James Franco

The weekend under the stairs.

Thursday
A Halloween Bar Crawl
CRAWL OR NOTHING

A Halloween Bar Crawl

When you were 8, you went house to house for candy. Tonight, you’re going bar to bar (to bar) for mezcal. A-Frame, Waterloo & City and the Corner Door have banded together for a holiday crawl—you’ve got two hours at each place—with drink specials and Scotch eggs along the way. Scotch eggs > candy.

Acabar + Pleasure Chest + Masks
FIDELIO

Acabar + Pleasure Chest + Masks

Bit of an Eyes Wide Shut situation tonight at Acabar, which brought in a natural cohost: the Pleasure Chest. Your night will involve masks, ropes, fire dancers, chicken skewers in bondage gear (yes, really) and a live performance that’ll... remind you of the movie. Tom Cruise: not expected to attend.

Friday
Hollywood Pies Is Back. Rejoice.
PIE ANOTHER DAY

Hollywood Pies Is Back. Rejoice.

When Hollywood Pies closed this month, there was a deep-dish-pizza-shaped hole in your life. But as of Friday, somehow, it’s back—you can go to the exact same place and order your exact same go-to pie, with housemade ricotta, whole-milk mozzarella and Italian sausage. This town loves a pizza comeback...

Opens Nov 1, 4pm, Hollywood Pies, 6116 1/2 W Pico Blvd, 323-337-3212

James Franco and His Movie
JAMES PEOPLE PLAY

James Franco and His Movie

You’re about to witness James Franco doing the most normal Hollywood thing in years: he’ll show up to a screening of his new biopic about Rebel Without a Cause actor Sal Mineo, then stick around for a Q&A. Well, it’s probably a performance art piece about Q&As.

Nov 1-2, 7:30pm, Sundance Cinemas, 8000 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-654-2217

Saturday
Día de Los Muertos at Grand Park
LAWN OF THE DEAD

Día de Los Muertos at Grand Park

Laughing with friends on a beautiful 80-degree Los Angeles day in the park, hitting food trucks and ordering cocktails near a DJ booth—yep, sounds like Day of the Dead all right, just as it was always meant to be celebrated.

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