The Corsair Crier: five can't-miss events this week

Bassrush Massive @ Exchange LA- October 22, 2015 The year 2010 was a huge year for electronic music. The underground electronic music scene finally reached a status where it could finally be recognized as a legitimate genre of music, and part of that reason is the emergence of dubstep. And dubstep brought something to electronic music that house music had been unable to produce: heavy bass. Thursday, October 22nd brings a few legends in the bass music world to Exchange LA nightclub downtown. Zomboy emerged out of England right at the peak of dubstep’s popularity and continues to play at major festivals such as EDC and Shambhala. His supporters are also all dubstep artists and signed to Never Say Die and the Skrillex-run OWSLA records, both of which attract bass music artists. Tickets are $20 and the event is 21+.


Wanda Sykes @ Wiltern Theater- October 23, 2015

When was the last time you laughed to hard it hurt?

Wanda Sykes will do a stand up special at the Wiltern Theater on Wilshire Blvd on Saturday, October 24. Sykes is known greatly for her outgoing personality and her reluctance to care what others think of her. She swears, she curses, and she says things that some may find absolutely repulsive outside of a comedic atmosphere. But Ms. Sykes is incredibly talented, smart, and is proactive in women’s, African American and LGBT rights (she is a member of all three movements). She has also made appearances on many comedy shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as becoming the first African American female to host the White House Correspondents Dinner. Tickets to the show are $60, but the money is absolutely worth it for all the laughs.

Oktoberfest @ Pomona Fairplex- October 23-24

This upcoming Friday and Saturday, the famous German beer, food, and music festival (that runs during the entire month in Germany) comes to the Pomona Fairplex. There will be great food including the classic Oktoberfest dishes of bratwurst, knockwurst and sweet corn as well as classic Bavarian music so everyone can Chicken Dance. And let’s not forget what the festival is famous for: beer. A variety of German beers will be showcased so don’t forget your ID. Tickets are only $5, and this is the last weekend of the year to catch Oktoberfest — Saturday will be the last night. Tickets are available both online and at the door.

"We Can Survive" Benefit for Breast Cancer @ Hollywood Bowl- October 24, 2015

Are you looking to have fun at a concert with tons of great and popular artists AND support a good cause? Then the third annual “We Can Survive” concert should fit that description perfectly. On Saturday, October 24, some of the biggest artists will team up to play at a show for breast cancer awareness, and $2 from every ticket purchase will go directly to the Young Survivor Coalition, an organization for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. Some of the artists included in the lineup are The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Sam Smith. Tickets for the show run starting at $49 and the event is for all ages.

10th annual Horrorthon @ Aero Theater- October 24-25

On Saturday, October 24, the Aero theater in Santa Monica will be holding the 10th annual Horrorthon, featuring an entire night of horror films, contests, and games. The Aero is an old movie theater, on Montana Avenue near downtown Santa Monica, that specializes in showing independent, vintage, or just low key films instead of big blockbusters. Among the featured movies are Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Death Spa, and The Nest. Halloween-themed food will be provided throughout the night, and there will be games and contests in between shows. Tickets are $18 with an SMC student ID and the event runs from 7:30 P.M. on October 24th to 6 A.M. on the morning of the 25th.