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October 24–25
And They’re Off
Jockeys and horses from around the globe will be on hand for the Breeder’s Cup World Championship at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Though no longer the richest day in sports (that distinction now belongs to the Dubai World Cup for thoroughbreds), $20 million in prizes are up for grabs on the second day alone.

October 24–26
Ritualistic Rhythms
New Orleans’s Voodoo Music Experience celebrates its tenth “ritual” this year in City Park. The festival has faced its share of challenges, including 2005’s post-Katrina event that was held with the help of members of the armed services and first responders. R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, Joss Stone and Erykah Badu headline.

October 24–27
Harvest of Ideas
Ostensibly just a convention for the produce industry, the Fresh Summit will bring together luminaries such as former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and former Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke to discuss topics ranging from the election to leadership. Some 17,000 attendees are expected to be on hand.

October 28
B-Ball is Back
After an off-season marred by a referee gambling scandal and the Seattle Sonics’s controversial move to Oklahoma City, the NBA will be glad to get back to business. The league’s regular season tips off tonight with a matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the defending champions, the Boston Celtics.

October 29
Cold Returns
A century ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Although the team was the first to summit an Antarctic peak, blizzards and a lack of rations forced them to turn back 97 miles from their destination. Now, their descendants will complete the 1,700-mile journey.

October 31
Nuclear D-Day
This June, North Korea agreed to dismantle its Yongbyon nuclear complex by the end of October, but the process doesn’t seem to be going as planned. On October 9, Pyongyang told nuclear inspectors they were persona non grata, only to invite the International Atomic Energy Agency back a few days later.

October 31
New Top Man
After serving as the top commander in Iraq for over a year, Gen. David Petraeus begins his role as the new leader of CENTCOM today. He’ll now be responsible for all of the U.S.’s military efforts in the Middle East, including the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

November 4
The Old New Deal
Just in time for the forecasts of a new depression, historian and biographer H.W. Brands offers up Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, giving readers a chance to look for lessons from the past as they celebrate (or bemoan) the election day outcome.