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LitFest Pasadena This Saturday

Pasadena’s first community-wide book festival is launching this Saturday. The free event will feature local authors and publishers in readings and panel discussions, as well as children’s activities, music, theater, and best of all, food trucks.

Pulitzer Prize winner and Pasadena resident Jonathan Gold will be in attendance for a little sit down chat with KPCC book critic David KipenLarry Wilson, event co-founder and public editor of the Pasadena Star-News, will interview award-winning novelists Janet Fitch and Michelle Huneven. And then there’s a panel discussion on L.A. Noir led by best-selling mystery writer Denise Hamilton. Find the full schedule here and here.

LitFest runs from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Park.

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FishbowlLA’s Halloween Weekend Picks

ALL WEEKEND LONG
Halloween Highway 2 – Forget the haunted house, go for the haunted parking lot. The Art of Bleeding performance troupe will create a gruesome, multi-vehicle car crash tableau out in the street. Featured performers willing to wade through the gore include Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Neil Hamburger, Eddie Pepitone and many others. And I’ve heard rumors of naked ladies blood wrestling, but who knows. 8 p.m., Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, 323-666-4268. $10.

SATURDAY
FIVE BY FIVE: Los Angeles Writers Read Classic Noir – PEN Center USA hosts an evening of spooky story telling by creepy local authors, including Carolyn Kellogg, David Kipen, and Joseph Mattson. The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Bar crawl to follow, maps provided. 6 p.m., The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring Street. Free.

SUNDAY
Vincent Price Movie Festival – The Bing Theater at LACMA will screen six films featuring the King Of Horror, including The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of Red Death, and The Fly each featuring the King Of Horror himself. Showtimes run from 1:00 to 9:15 p.m. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. 323-857-6000. Free.

MONDAY
The Fifty Year Sword – Author Mark Z. Danielewski presents a theatrical rendition of his illustrated ghost story novella, “The Fifty Year Sword” with help from shadow masters Christine Marie & Ensemble. 8:30 p.m., REDCAT Theater, 631 W. 2nd St., 213-237-2800. $20.