10 THINGS TO DO IN L.A. THIS WEEKEND 10/9

  1. MUSIC: Finland à la carte
    Immerse yourself in the culture of Finland with an exclusive Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra concert at the Bel-Air residence of the Consul General of Finland. For info: http://bit.ly/1Nrl3X4
  2. ART: Zvi Hecker: Two Strips
    Architect and artist Zvi Hecker has designed buildings in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Berlin--a reception for his US exhibit kicks off at 7pm on Friday at SCI-Arc.
  3. BOOKS: The Last Spookstore
    Visit DTLA’s The Last Bookstore all month long to check out 31 pieces of art inspired by gruesome literature, from H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu to Clive Barker’s Books of Blood.
  4. CONFABS: Artisanal LA Fall Show
    With more than 150 edible and home good makers, artisans, food crafters, and chefs (not to mention a pop-up urban farm with baby goats and calves—baby goats and calves!), this event at DTLA’s The Reef puts all of the autumn vibes in one place.
  5. KIDS: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
    Check out the straw maze, pet some baby goats, and get your face painted. Held all month long at the West Los Angeles College.
  6. SPORTS: Women’s All-American Tennis Championships
    More than 100 Division One collegiate women athletes will compete in the first major tournament of the semester. A champagne brunch will be held for sponsors and donors on October 11 at the Riviera Tennis Club.
  7. MUSIC: Chinese Indie Night
    Head to the Regent 10/9 to hear punk band Hedgehog, pop rockers New Pants, and Miserable Faith, one of China’s biggest musical acts on their first US tour.
  8. BOOKS: Star Wars Reads Day: Storytime & Activities
    Go to Vroman's Bookstore, you must. (Oct 10)
  9. FILM: iFilmmaker: The Rise of Hand-Held Cinema
    Panel at this year's No Budget Film Festival explores how iPhone and mobile techn has made insta-Scorseses. Third Street Apple Store in Santa Monica.
  10. ART: Water: Our Thirsty World
    Drought relief: Nat Geo photographers share photographs of local and global freshwater resources in this Annenberg exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific.