Monster Mash: Free Dudamel concert; Adrian Noble to Old Globe; Liza Minnelli to Ventura; Getty Center reopens
--For the people: Gustavo Dudamel to make his debut as Los Angeles Philharmonic director with a huge free concert.
--Big-name addition: Royal Shakespeare Company's Adrian Noble takes over as artistic director of San Diego's Old GlobeShakespeare Festival.
--SoCal visit: Liza Minnelli to make a Southern California appearance at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura.
--Sending a message: China censors outspoken artist Ai Weiwei.
--Back to normal: The fire's out, Sepulveda Pass is clear and the Getty Center reopens today.
--Giving back stolen goods: Dutch return to Iraq ancient artifacts looted during the U.S.-led invasion in 2004.
--New leader: The Colburn School names Sel Karden, president and chief executive of the Music Institute of Chicago, as its new president.
--High-profile commission: Chicago architect wins competition for Burnham memorial.
--Return to stage: Victor Garber returning to Broadway in January in "Present Laughter."
--Return to role: Michael McKean to reprise role in Tracy Letts' "Superior Donuts" on Broadway.
--Another trip: New York Philharmonic is invited to perform in Cuba.
Photo: Gustavo Dudamel. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times