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Things To Do in October

Summer may be over, but the fun isn't. October brings art shows, concerts, and festivals to New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, and we have your rundown. Get ready to...sit...on solid gold in NY, thanks to the legendary Maurizio Cattelan, for RZA to re-score a classic kung fu film live in LA, and for the III Points Festival to descend on Miami. Also, come endure the 2nd and 3rd presidential debate with friendly faces at our viewing parties in all three cities. Go and get it. 


Standard Votes at The Standard, High Line and East Village

Come watch the presidential debates with kindred souls. Expect drinking games.

East Village: Oct. 9 + 19 / High Line: Oct. 9 | All 8:30-10:30pm

The Annie O Music Series

The daughter of the legendary Bill Withers performs her first solo show, and a London four-piece takes the NY stage. Free with an RSVP to

Oct. 18 + 21, 7-9pm | The Standard, East Village Penthouse

Standard Sounds Presents: Chrysta Bell

David Lynch’s longtime musical partner performs songs from her newest album, “Somewhere in the Nowhere." Free with an RSVP to

Oct. 16, 8-10pm | The Top of The Standard at The Standard, High Line

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Standard Sounds Presents: Spencer Ludwig

The pop-trumpeter's ready to take the stage. Free with an RSVP to

Oct. 24, 8-10PM | The Top of The Standard at The Standard, High Line

Oktoberfest Pop-Up

Oktoberfest may be officially over Oct. 3, but the festivities continue in our secret garden in the East Village with a Bavarian-inspired menu of eats and our very own Standard beer on tap.

Ends Oct. 16, 4-7pm | The Standard, East Village Garden

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“America” by Maurizio Cattelan

Thanks to the legendary Maurizio Cattelan, now you can get your buns on a solid gold toilet in your lifetime. Think about it.

Open Now | The Guggenheim

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The New Yorker Festival

The impressive lineup features conversations with Zadie Smith, Jonah Hill, David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen, and a whole lot more.

Oct. 7-9

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Mushroom Mycellium Workshop with Ecovative and Danielle Trofe

Designer Danielle Trofe teaches you about mushroom mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, that you can use to make objects like lampshades and planters.

Oct. 1, 12-2:30pm | Lowline Lab

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William Eggleston: Selected Works from The Democratic Forest

The legend of American photography exhibits his truly iconic aesthetic through a series of carefully selected images culled from negatives shot during the 1980s, the majority unseen previously.

Opens Oct. 27 | David Zwirner

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Pipilootti Rist: Pixel Forest

The groundbreaking video artist (and Beyoncé inspiration) takes over all three floors of the museum with hypnotic works spanning her entire career.

Opens Oct. 26 | New Museum

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The Meadows

The lineup includes Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, J. Cole, Grimes, and more. Be sure to check their afterparty schedule, too.

Oct. 1-2 | Citi Field, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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See the Drake collaborator step into the limelight.

Oct. 25 | Baby’s All Right

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Francis and the Lights

With guest spots from Bon Iver, and a stamp of approval from Kanye, the mysterious artist is poised for his closeup.

Oct. 3 | Good Room

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Blood Orange

Dev Hynes welcomes you to Freetown. We're assuming he'll bring on incredible surprise guests, because it's Dev Hynes.

Oct. 1 | Terminal 5

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M83 / Shura

The sound of LA nights in the heart of Manhattan.

Oct. 14 + 15 | Terminal 5

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Big Freedia

The Queen of Bounce is back for Freddia Fest 3.0.

Oct. 21 | Brooklyn Bowl

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Experimental film from American and German artists takes over The Whitney's 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor galleries.

Opens Oct. 28 | The Whitney

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Max Beckmann in New York

The Met showcases works spanning the German artist's career with a special emphasis on his New York period.

Opens Oct. 19 | The Met

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New Exhibitions at MoMA PS1

The first comprehensive U.S. survey of the pioneering British artist and a site specific installation from a contemporary Brazilian artist.

Open Oct. 23

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New Exhibitions at MoMA

Look out for "Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter," "How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior," "Making Faces: Images of Exploitation and Empowerment in Cinema," and "The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel."

Throughout October

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Standard Votes at The Standard, Downtown LA

Come watch the 2nd and 3rd presidential debates with kindred souls. Expect drinking games.

Oct. 9 + 19 | SPiN

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Standard Votes and The Standard, Hollywood

Watch the 2nd and 3rd presidential debates in Hollywood with us. Oct. 9: Sport your favorite pantsuit for and get a free drink. Oct. 19: Night of 1000 Hillarys. All Hillarys get a free drink and enter a raffle for a special prize.

Oct. 9 + 19 | The Cactus Lounge

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Desert Nights

Our weekly music series is going strong into October. First up, Marfa's El Cosmico is bringing their Texas touch to the Cactus Lounge with Valley Queen and Jordan Chini. Check for this month's lineup.

Every Wednesday | The Standard, Hollywood

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Come drink some Silverlake Wine, eat some bites, and listen to some vinyl. Hosted by CC Sheffield.

Every Wednesday, 6-9pm | The Lobby at The Standard, Downtown LA

Straight Up & Dirty

Classic martini night in the lobby with live music by Scotty Grand and the Get Down for the month of October.

Every Thursday, 7-10pm | The Standard, Downtown LA

Books & Beers: The Yelp by Chase Compton

Come to our monthly gathering that brings together Angelenos and authors inspired by the California culture, climate, and landscape.

Oct. 4 | The Standard, Hollywood

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Join us for the closing reception of the HEARTSREVOLUTION Box Installation. Expect an ice cream truck, cotton candy, and a special DJ performance.

Oct. 8 | The Standard, Hollywood

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East Side Food Festival

Eat your feelings at this all-you-can-eat food fest with 35 food vendors and live events.

Oct. 2 | Mack Sennett Studios

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Beyond Fest

This genre film festival creates once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences. Example: After 18 months of preparation, RZA is re-scoring "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" live.

Ends Oct. 11 | Egyptian Theater

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Danny Brown

One of hip hop's most exciting personalities takes the stage in LA.

Oct. 15 | The Fonda

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James Blake

Catch 2 nights of the James Blake experience in LA.

Oct. 20 + 21 | The Hollywood Palladium

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The Madrid-based garage rockers are coming to LA.

Oct. 21 | Regent Theater

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Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady?

Go see the New York artist's multimedia exploration of black female identity.

Oct. 16 | MoCA

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New Exhibitions at Hauser, Wirth, and Schimmel

Artist Isa Genzken celebrates her friendship with the late artist Michael Asher in "ISA GENZKEN. I LOVE MICHAEL ASHER," and the gallery celebrate three legendary artists with "SCHWITTERS MIRÓ ARP."

Open Oct. 16

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New Exhibitions at The Huntington

Four new exhibitions go up at one of LA's coolest art spaces.

Open Oct. 22

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New Exhibitions at LACMA

Look out for "Beyond Bling," "TV on Film," "Awazu Kiyoshi, Graphic Design: Summoning the Outdated," and "L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists."

Throughout October

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Standard Votes at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Join us in The Lido Bar & Lounge for a live viewing of the second and third presidential debates with a special Red vs. Blue Standard Bier Pong Tournament.

Oct. 9 + 19 | The Lido Bar & Lounge

Camp Standard: Yoga Daze

Attention, campers! Come for a full day of yoga, meditation, relaxation, and bathing with Miami’s leading yoga teachers and DJs,

Oct. 30 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Artist Ivan Toth Depeña discusses climate change with Spotify in conjunction with his exhibition of the same topic. After the event at 1111 Lincoln Road, stop by The Standard Spa, Miami Beach's Lido Bayside Grill for a special happy hour.

October 11, 6:30 | Event at 1111 Lincoln, Happy Hour afterward at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Autumn Astrology Immersion with Lori Bell

Dive into the heart of your astrological chart during an autumn weekend immersion with Lori Bell.

Oct. 21-23 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Not Your Standard BIIINGO

Join us and III Points Music Festival for a special night of naughty BIIINGO. Prizes include: III Points passes, one holistic bath, one night stay, one standard pedicure, two day passes (Monday-Thursday), a spa robe, and more.

Oct. 2 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Shop, Sip, and Save

It finally pays to be on time in Miami. Shop the clock and enjoy a 40% discount from 6 – 7pm on all merchandise, exclusively for Standard Members, and all guests enjoy 30% off from 7 – 8pm.

Oct. 20, 6-8pm | The Shop at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Jazz Lounge with Sammy Figueroa

This month, we're teaming up with Estrella to bring Sammy Figueroa’s unparalleled jazz sounds to the Lido Lounge.

Oct. 20, 8-11pm | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Sip & Sketch

In collaboration with Shinola and SAVED wine, we're getting you boozy and sketchy with different artists. This month’s guest artist, Fountainhead Studios’ Peter Hosfeld, is bringing his illustration skills to the Lido Lounge.

Oct. 13 | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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Bookleggers presents: Boobleggers

Hey, bookworms. Join us for an evening of books, booze, bands, and boobs, all benefitting The Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester Cancer Center Jackson Memorial.

Oct. 21, 6-11pm | The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

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III Points Festival

Headliners of this one-of-a-kind Miami festival include LCD Soundsystem, M83, and Thievery Corporation.

Oct. 7-9

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Miami International Film Festival’s Gems Showcase

Get ready for the MIFF in March with this October showcase.

Oct. 13-16 | Miami Dade College

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Toro y Moi

Get ready to groove.

Oct. 21 | Bardot

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The Pursuit of Abstraction

See this showcase of abstract artists from the early 20th century as they explore spirituality.

Opens Oct. 7 | The Wolfsonian-FIU

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Pierce, Mark, Morph

"Pierce, Mark, Morph explores the piercings, markings and cranial modification in Pre-Columbian sculpture drawn from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation Collection juxtaposed with work by contemporary artists who are utilizing the body as canvas."

Opens Oct. 22 | Frost Art Museum

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Create your own LCD Soundsystem zine in collaboration with III Points Music Festival.

Oct. 8 | Exile Books

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