KCRW’s 5 things to do this week (Oct.24 – Nov.1 2016)

EXPERIENCE: VR Haunted Mansion
Somewhere deep in Playa Vista, in some forsaken space (CTRL Collective), a group of miscreants have put together top-notch horrific experiences in VR that’ll have you shaking in your shoes! But don’t worry, if that’s too much for your delicate senses, there’ll be art, music, performing artists, and OPEN BAR and FOOD TRUCKS so you can stuff yourself scary. Best part? Your ticket contributes to 826LA!

THE HORROR IS ALL AROUND YOU

 

SEE: Lucha VaVaoom
The wildest show in the west is bringing Halloween Madness to the Mayan – mini chicken wrestlers, el Vampiro Blanco, scary stripteasers, comedy creeps, and Dirty Sanchez himself – Thursday’s show is sold out, but you can still make it a wacky Wednesday.

BOO-RLESQUE LIVES!

 

GO: Now Hear This
The Now Hear This Podcast Festival will be descending on Anaheim this weekend with more than 30 live podcasts to satisfy aficionados of all stripes. You’ve heard them, now see them with your own eyeballs! WTF, Memory Palace, Comedy Bang! Bang!, How Did This Get Made, and oh so many more.

GET THEE TO THE FEST

 

EAT: A Pastrami Sandwich Food Crawl
This isn’t your grandpa’s classic pastrami on rye. The Mexican pastrami sandwiches at roadside burger joints in Boyle Heights are a great Los Angeles institution in their own right, featuring French rolls, jalapeños, telenovelas and aguas de jamaica.

STACKS ON STACKS

 

ATTEND: Never Built New York Book Signing
Imagine a New York subway system of airtight pods propelled by atmospheric pressure, or a Frank Lloyd Wright dream city on Ellis Island. The follow up to Never Built Los Angeles paints a unique picture of New York through what never was and what could have been.

DREAM CITY

 

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