For more events happening in Santa Monica this week, check out our community calendar. If we're missing a local activity, don't be shy, add it!
1. HALLOWEEN AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
Where/When: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Monday
Why go: Get a double dose of horror with a Val Lewton and Jacques Tourneur double feature of the black and white flicks, Cat People, a woman becomes a man-killing panther cat, and I Walked With a Zombie, voodoo and zombie curses on a plantation.
Pricing: General admission $11; seniors, $5
2. THE MIRROR'S CANDIDATE FORUM
Where/When: Martin Luther King Auditorium, Main Library; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Why go: The Santa Monica Mirror will host a 90-minute Q&A debate with candidates for the Santa Monica City Council. The newspaper solicited questions from the community and from local neighborhood and business associations.
Where/When: Track 16 at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg C-1; 8 p.m. Wednesday
Why go: The author of The House on Mango Street will discuss her new book, Have You Seen Marie?, billed as a "fable for grownups." The Los Angeles Times' former Buenos Aires and Mexico City Bureau Chief, Hector Tobar, will lead the discussion.
4. PARANOIA HAUNTED ATTRACTION
Where/When: Santa Monica Place; Weekly on Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 28
Why go: 50,000 square feet on the third floor of our mall will be devoted entirely to all things that frighten, scare, and give you nightmares. Beware…
Pricing: General admission, $24; students, $19; VIP fast pass, $69
5. LOW-COST 'VICTORY GARDEN' CLASS
Where/When: Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd.; 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Why go: Classes taught by University of California Cooperative Extension LA County Master Gardener program volunteer instructors empower people to once again grow their own food.