10 Things to do in L.A. This October

Shontel Horne | October 1, 2019 | Lifestyle

10/2-5
Lexus All-Star Chef Classic
Four days of fine food await guests of the Lexus All-Star Chef Classic, with highlights from this year’s festival including Masters Dinners celebrating French, Spanish, Korean and Italian cuisines. Nyesha Arrington and Ludo Lefebvre are among the participating chefs. Get tickets for the Grill & Chill or Carneval if you prefer a relaxed tasting event. Tickets from $135, VIP tickets $300-$425, L.A. LIVE Event Deck, DLTA, lexusallstarchefclassic.com

10/5
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
Celebrating 10 years of polo and bubbly, the L.A. edition of the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic hosted by famed polo player Nacho Figueras is sure to be the most glamorous yet. Expect head-turning fashion, flowing Champagne and countless celebrities during the chic afternoon outing. Tickets from $90, Will Rogers State Historic Park, Pacific Palisades, vcpoloclassic.com

10/12
Gala in the Garden
Expect a gourmet dinner and live performance during the Hammer’s Gala in the Garden, which marks its Sweet 16 with a star-studded dinner honoring artist Judy Chicago and filmmaker Jordan Peele. Funds raised from ticket sales to the whimsical soiree help keep the museum free for all. 6pm, ticket prices available upon request, Hammer Museum, L.A., hammer.‌ucla.edu

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10/17-3/8/20
Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs
Before Stanley Kubrick became the iconic director known for films such as A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, he was a teenage photojournalist discovering the power of visual storytelling. View more than 130 photos taken by a young Kubrick in the 1940s and ’50s during this exhibit. Tickets $12, Skirball Cultural Center, L.A., skirball.org

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10/18, 20-21
Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too Tour
No young performer can capture a crowd quite like singer-songwriter-flutist Lizzo. The fearless R&B queen is sure to perform her feel-good anthems like “Juice” and “Worship” during this three-night stint of her Cuz I Love You Too tour. 7:30pm, ticket prices vary, Hollywood Palladium, livenation.com

10/19
L.A. Dance Project Gala
The Benjamin Millepied-helmed L.A. Dance Project hosts its annual fundraiser at Hauser & Wirth complete with a Dom Pérignon welcome reception, dinner by chef Kris Tominaga of Manuela and a performance by the dance company. Funds raised support L.A. Dance Project’s year-round educational programs and youth dance nonprofit, The Gabriella Foundation. Tickets from $2,500, ladanceproject.org

10/24
LA Phil Centennial Birthday Celebration Gala
A symbol of cultural and artistic excellence for a century, the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates this monumental milestone with a party and performance that has been 100 years in the making. Expect world premiere work lead by three conductors in the biggest event in LA Phil history. 7pm, tickets $3,000-$15,000, Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A., laphil.com

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10/25-26
Gravity & Other Myths: Backbone
Australian dance company Gravity & Other Myths brings its award-winning production to Santa Monica for a performance that explores the dynamics of human connection via athletic and elegant choreography. Tickets $59-$79, The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, thebroadstage.org

10/25-31
Psycho: Live With Orchestra
Just in time for Halloween, Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal thriller Psycho returns to the big screen at The Theatre at Ace Hotel with the LA Opera Orchestra performing the memorable score live alongside the film. Tickets $29-$124, laopera.org

10/27
Modern Design | Art Sale
More than 400 important pieces spanning from the 1940s through the 1990s—by luminaries like Dale Chihuly and Dieter Rams—will be up for grabs during Bonhams’ design-focused auction. Look out for highlights such as Tiffany Studio stained-glass windows from the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica. Bonhams, L.A., bonhams.com



Photography by: From Top: Gravity & Other Myths | luke gilford | Stanley kubrick, “circus” (1948) Museum of the City of New York, The Look Collection, Used with permission of Museum of the City of New York and SK Film Archives