Calendar: Week of Oct 30

Here’s a demeanour at the week forward on the “Sunday Morning” Calendar:

Monday sees the annual Equality Now gala in New York, dedicated to safeguarding the rights of women and girls around the world.

  • “Make Equality Reality Gala,” honoring Gucci America boss and CEO Susan Chokacki and Brisa De Angulo, CEO of A Breeze of Hope Foundation, Oct 30, 6 p.m., at Gotham Hall, New York City

Tuesday, of course, is All Hallows’ Eve — Halloween — a night for ghosts, goblins, and trick-or-treating. 

  • Gallery: Bizarre horror film gems you substantially haven’t seen
  • Gallery: The horror films of George A. Romero
  • David Edelstein on the scariest film ever
  • Gallery: The films of horror master John Carpenter
  • Gallery: The films of horror conductor Wes Craven
  • 13 complicated horror classics for any mood
  • Gallery: Hollywood’s immorality children

Wednesday is World Vegan Day, lifting recognition of animal rights and advocating the meat- and animal-product-free lifestyle.

  • World Vegan Day (The Vegan Society)
  • World Vegan Day on Facebook
  • Recipe: Lentil and Eggplant Chile Mole with Cornbread (Isa Chandra Moskowitz)
  • Recipe: Vegan pizza toppings (Chef Matthew Kenney)
  • Recipe: Mom’s tori no karaage Japanese boiled chicken, Creamy butternut squish and shells, Kale-mushroom gyoza, Roasted kabocha squish salad and Vegan dim chocolate-avocado cake (Chef Candice Kumai)
  • Recipe: Sunflower pesto pizza, Flora artisanal cheese tasting, Roasted cauliflower, immature harissa and pomegranate, and Yuzu guacamole (Chef Matthew Kenney)
  • Recipe: Black Bean and Vegetable Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce, Lentil and Tempeh Sloppy Joes, Portobello Mushroom Lasagna (Katie Lee)
  • Recipe: Portobello Mousse, Truffled Toast, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Pear and Fennel Compote, and Tomato Cake with Smoked Feta (Chef Amanda Cohen)
  • Recipe: Gluten Free Diet: Dreamy Chocolate Cupcakes by Kelly Keough (Chef Kelly Keough)
  • Recipe: Cloris Leachman’s Dinah Englund’s Cabbage Salad

Thursday’s the night for the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, hosted by wizard Penn Jillette, honoring the best in documentaries. 

  • Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, Nov 2, 2017 at BRIC, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Full list of nominees
  • In the difficulty of Best Documentary the nominees are: 
    “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” (Director: Steve James)
    “Beware the Slenderman” (Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky)
    “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” (Directors: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens)
    “California Typewriter” (Director: Doug Nichol)
    “Chasing Coral” (Director: Jeff Orlowski)
    “City of Ghosts” (Director: Matthew Heineman)
    “Cries From Syria” (Director: Evgeny Afineevsky)
    “Dawson City: Frozen Time (Director: Bill Morrison)
    “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis” (Director: Colin Hanks)
    “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library” (Director: Frederick Wiseman)
    “Faces Places” (Directors: Agnès Varda JR)
    “Jane” (Director: Brett Morgen)
    “Kedi” (Director: Ceyda Torun)
    “One of Us” (Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady)
    “Spettacolo” (Directors: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen)
    “Strong Island” (Director: Yance Ford)

Friday, President Trump visits Hawaii, first stop in an Asian-Pacific outing that will also take him to Japan, South Korea, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

  • Announcement of President Donald J. Trump’s arriving transport to Asia (

And on Saturday, former first lady Laura Bush turns 71.

  • Laura Bush (George W. Bush Presidential Center)
  • Follow @LauraWBush on Twitter
  • Laura Bush (National First Ladies Library)
  • Former first lady Laura Bush offers recommendation for her successors (CBS This Morning,” 09/18/17)
  • Laura Bush on life after the White House (“The Early Show,” 11/16/09)

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