This week we’re punching our ticket to the twenties, watching spooky plays in a mausoleum, going car-less in Santa Monica, tasting mole sauces in Grand Park, checking out a couple exhibitions at the Central Library and going boo at the zoo.
Ticket to the Twenties
For those who like the sights and sounds of the 1920s, check out Ticket to the Twenties at the Homestead Museum, 5414 Don Julian Road in City of Industry, from 3 to 7 p.m., Oct. 6-7.
This free event will have live music, dancing and food trucks. On both days, there will be self-guided tours of the museum’s two historic houses and private cemetery, Ukulele sing-alongs, tutorials, dance demonstrations and lessons with The Hollywood Hotshots.
Saturday’s entertainment will include Dean Mora and His California Poppies and the Night Blooming Jazzmen.
Sunday’s entertainment includes Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys and a vintage fashion show presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
1920s dress is encouraged, but not required.
Unbound Productions’ annual Wicked Lit returns for a run through Nov. 10 at the Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 Marengo Ave., in Altadena.
This year’s production features “The Chimes: A Goblin Story” and “Teig O’Kane and The Corpse.”
“The Chimes: A Goblin Story” is an adaption of a novella by Charles Dickens. “The Chimes” tells the story of a conflicted father and the goblins that bring him to the brink of death and back again.
Adapted from the short story by Ernest Rhys, “The Corpse” is a tale of Teig, a brazen young Irishman who finds himself magically bound to an animated corpse.
This is a walking show — patrons must be able to comfortably walk a minimum of 1,000 steps and climb stairs in order to experience this production. It may contain mature themes, theatrical violence, and is recommended for audiences ages 13 and older.
Tickets are $45. There are too many dates to list, so check out unboundproductions.org for a schedule and a ticket link.
Santa Monica’s open street festival COAST will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 7.
There will be live music, dancing and hands-on activities — all on two miles of streets closed to traffic. They include Ocean Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Colorado Avenue, Colorado Avenue from 5th Street, including the Pier and Main Street from Colorado Avenue to Marine Street.
There will be performance stages featuring a variety of music styles, including Motown, R&B, soul, funk and African and Latin rhythms.
La Feria de los Moles
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 7, Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., is hosting La Feria de los Moles, billed as the largest Mexican food festival in the U.S.
You’ll have the chance to taste the different flavors of Mexico, including the varying types of the always popular dish, mole.
“From the sweet, to the mild and the spicy, moles from across Mexico will be prepared and sampled in dishes served throughout Grand Park,” according to grandparkla.org
Admission is free.
Exhibitions at the Central Library
There’s a couple of exhibitions worth a peek at the LA Central Library, 630 West 5th St.
The first is “21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story,” on view in the Getty Gallery through Jan. 27.
The exhibition looks at “the role collections play in telling our stories and those of our communities and Los Angeles at large.”
“With a diverse range of subjects, the exhibition focuses on collections representing an unconventional take on what warrants our attention, as well as highlighting some of the more unique stories that can be revealed through the accumulation of similar or sympathetic materials, or a repetition of elements,” according to LAPL.org.
Items on display include typewriters collected by actor Tom Hanks, the first public exhibition of his collections.
The other exhibition is “L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues,” which runs through Jan. 20 in the library’s History and Genealogy Department.
The exhibition captures “every aspect of our national pastime up until the early 1990s: famous players and anonymous weekend warriors, changes in uniform style and ballpark architecture and the timeless essence of a game roiled by social change.”
Boo at the Zoo
The LA Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo is back with activities every day, including creepy critter encounters and a Halloween-themed bird show.
Special to the weekends is the Swazzle’s Monster Menagerie Puppet Show where visitors help a lonely mad scientist create the ultimate trick-or-treating buddy by combining animal “superpowers.”
There’s also the “Spooktacular Science” Show with bubbling potions, a hovercraft-powered ghost and more fun surprises.
There will also be pumpkin carving demonstrations.
The LA Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. Adult admission is $21, kids 2 to 12 get in for $16.
A good rule of thumb — if you visit some place like the LA Zoo, twice or more in a year — look into getting a membership.