"WEST SIDE STORY" OPENS: What is it for you? When you hear or read the words "West Side Story"? Do you start singing "Tonight" (that's our first go-to)? Or "I Feel Pretty"? Or do you go with attitude-filled finger snapping? Maybe do some jumps and twirls on the nearest rooftop? It's a rare musical that can make even the most lackadaisical admirer start singing/snapping. And rarer still is to have it run through the holidays. Which it is doing at the Pantages. Lucky LA.
DAVID SEDARIS: The humorist could name his next book anything -- even "The Humorist Could Name His Next Book Anything" -- and we'd think it terribly droll. But "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" has especially captured our fancies, and many other fancies out there. He's signing at Vroman's at 7 p.m.
CONCERTS: The Faith No More show at the Palladium has been one of those big-coming-sold-out shows for awhile now -- after all, it's the only November date listed for the tour, and the only fall date in the U.S. If you have tickets, you should be doing some bragging. Also, Roger Waters plays night two of "The Wall" at Staples. He'll be back on Dec. 5 for one more show, too.