LA Weekend Events Roundup 10.27.16

Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 10.27.16

Edited by Christina Xenos

West Hollywood HalloweenEVENTS
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Oct. 31. Billed as the largest Halloween street party in the world, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval sees 500,000 wildly dressed revelers turn out for its costume party, which features live entertainment, photo stations and food vendors. (Photo by Jonathan Moore) 800.368.6020.



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Grand Ave Arts: All AccessGrand Ave Arts: All Access
Oct. 29. Now in its second year, the event finds downtown LA’s top cultural institutions filling Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th streets with free performances, behind-the-scenes tours, exhibitions and family-friendly activities. The Broad, Center Theatre Group, Colburn School, Grand Park, LA Opera, LA Central Library, LA Master Chorale, LA Philharmonic, MOCA, the Music Center and REDCAT all get in on the fun. (Photo by Jamie Pham.) Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th streets, downtown.



Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before ChristmasTim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oct. 28-30. Danny Elfman is back for Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl, singing along as Jack Skellington while Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is projected on the big screen. The festivities also include a costume contest and trick-or-treating. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.850.2000.



Dia de los MuertosDia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
Oct. 29. The vibrant Mexican tradition is celebrated at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with dancers, food and craft vendors, live music and a lively procession and more than 100 elaborately decorated altars. Noon-midnight. $20. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.



Horror in the HallHorror in the Hall
Oct. 31. On Halloween night, the Walt Disney Concert Hall hosts Horror in the Hall, showing the groundbreaking 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with Clark Wilson providing an improvised live soundtrack on the venue’s magnificent pipe organ. 151 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.4399.



Day of the Dead in Grand ParkDay of the Dead in Grand Park
Oct. 29-Nov. 5. Downtown’s Grand Park is a popular spot for civic gatherings and casual strolls. But in late October, the park (with partner Self Help Graphics & Art) will celebrate the holiday by filling its open space with more than 50 altars and art installations that honor lost loved ones and express community struggles with education, gang violence and immigration reform. The altars’ unveiling happens at the Noche de Ofrenda ceremony on Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m., and they are on view through Nov. 5. Visitors can also learn about the holiday’s traditions and artwork during free lunchtime tours. 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown.



Festival SupremeFestival Supreme
Oct. 29. Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Sarah Silverman headline this comedy-music festival created by Tenacious D, held at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds. 665 W Jefferson Blvd., downtown.




Zombie CrawlZombie Crawl
Oct. 29. The undead rise in Santa Monica for the annual bar crawl that promises spooky drink and food specials all night. Crawlers will have access to food and drink specials at participating locations, and entrance into the official after party. 6 p.m. $12 advance/$15 door. Check in at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.



Guillermo del ToroThe Bride of Frankenstein
Oct. 31. In celebration of Guillermo del Toro, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents film series, Fuel for Nightmares, a curated series of the filmmaker’s cinematic inspirations and favorite films. On Halloween they will feature a special screening of The Bride of Frankenstein; additionally, the exhibition will remain open with extended hours after the museum closes, from 5-8 p.m. Also enjoy a cash bar with special cocktails by Patina. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6000.



The WOK-ing DEAD PartyThe WOK-ing DEAD Party
Oct. 28. One of the largest Halloween parties in Santa Monica features Top 40 and house music by DJ Frankie, costume contests and spooktacular food and drink specials from 8-10 p.m. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 advance/$25 day-of/$35 VIP. Wokcano Santa Monica, 1415 5th St., Santa Monica.



Oct. 31. Hit downtown LA for a bar crawl of sinister proportions. Beelman’s Pub, Spring St. Bar, Library Bar and Sixth Street Tavern will be serving up themed soirees and ominous cocktails, $5 punch and more. 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m.




Dog Haus
Oct. 28. Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasadena celebrates its 5th anniversary with $5 deals all day long. Enjoy all Dog Haus dogs, sausages and burgers for $5, along with $5 beer and well drinks; show up at 5 p.m. for an hour-long happy hour with $1 PBRs and $1 sliders. 93 E Green St. Pasadena, 626.683.0808.



andazAndaz West Hollywood
The legendary Sunset Strip hotel lands new executive chef Justin Taylor, and with him a new menu at Riot House Restaurant. Taylor  incorporates his creative energy, love of music and personal cooking style of clean, bright flavors into dishes like yellow tail poke with ginger, purple radish and wonton; burrata with quinoa, apricot and basil; farmers risotto with black garlic Brussels sprouts and mascarpone; and slow-roasted Scottish salmon with Riesling and green apple, braised lentils and frisée. The restaurant is also offering an Oktoberfest special throughout October that includes a 12 oz. pour of Angel City Oktoberfest beer paired with a quartet of fall bites (think crispy potato cake, blistered pretzel and pork belly). 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 323.656.1234.



Cleo L.A. LiveCleo L.A. Live
The latest addition to downtown’s entertainment epicenter is modern Mediterranean restaurant Cleo. You know it from its sought-after cuisine from chef Danny Elmaleh at the original Cleo at the Redbury in Hollywood. Downtown’s location includes all meals daily and the addition of a coffee bar and a wrap-around patio. Dine on its signature dips (babaganoush, hummus, muhammara), delicacies (spanakopita, dolmades, borek) and kebabs. The menu also features an array of soups and sides, flatbreads, selections from their wood-fired oven, meat and seafood dishes like Moroccan fried chicken, grilled octopus with peewee potatoes and duck bastilla. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 424.888.7818.



Chef Sydney Hunter III continues to make his mark in Silver Lake at Kettle Black and now also steps in to man the kitchen at Sawyer. Get a taste of his new fall seafood-focused menu starting Oct. 27. Highlights of new dishes include octopus potato salad with housemade aioli, fingerling potatoes, fine herbs, pickled red onions and za’atar spice; Hokkaido scallops with satsuki rice risotto, shishito peppers and parmesan cheese; hanger steak with baby carrots, parsnip puree, Bloomsdale spinach and carrot ginger glaze. Also find new cocktails from beverage director Jordan Young like the Herman Blume with scotch, spiced tea, pomegranate cordial, lemon and bitters. (Photo by Wonho Frank Lee) 3709 W Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.641.3709.



Valerie ConfectionsValerie Confections
Opens Oct. 28. Revered Los Angeles chocolatier Valerie Gordon, opened her latest chocolate boutique in south Silver Lake (adjacent to its founding location), just in time for Halloween and National Chocolate Day. Gordon’s full chocolate line will be available at the boutique, as well as a menu of cookies, petits fours and other pastries. Shop for Valerie Confections’ preserves, marmalades and everyday indulgences in bulk, like granola, almond toffee treats, durango bark and sugar cookies. Specialty larder items, handpicked by Gordon, will also be stocked, including premium olive oils and unique salts, as well as select housewares. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3364 W. 1st St., L.A.



Model ApartmentTHEATER
Model Apartment
Oct. 11-Nov. 20. This early work by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies follows an elderly couple who retire to Florida but can’t escape their brutal past. (Photo by Jeff Lorch Photography.) Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 310.208.5454.



Oct. 23-Nov. 20. A timely entry for election season, this satirical play—having its world premiere—follows the tailor of a real-estate tycoon/reality TV star turned presidential nominee. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.