Los Angeles Halloween Guide 2010

Los Angeles Halloween

KCRW MASQUERADE COSTUME BALL Oct. 30. Explore your inner ghoul in style with five uniquely themed rooms, dance to music on four stages by 14 KCRW DJs and headlining bands Cut Chemist, The Duke Spirit and Gram Rabbit, lose yourself in the wild wonder-world of Vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier, and dine at a handful of frightfully tasty artisan food trucks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Legendary Park Plaza, 607 South Park View St., L.A., 310.314.4635. www.kcrw.com

LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAY RIDE Oct. 28-31. As tractor drawn hay-filled wagons make their way through the forest, scenes of pure horror await. Fifteen foot tall mascots of death, a nice cute group of 200 year old children, and your friendly neighborhood clown. Griffith Park, Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Ave., 310.993.8289. www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

LACMA MUSE COSTUME BALL Oct. 30. Muse Costume Ball features a night filled with tricks and treats. Enjoy live music, cocktails and video projections in the BP Grand Entrance and an exclusive preview of William Eggleston: Democratic Camera—Photographs and Video, 1961–2008 along with after-hours access to Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1925, Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, and Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $25 Muse Members | $50 General Public. Ticket includes admission, complimentary drinks, and parking. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 323.857.6000 Map J13 lacma.org

DIA DAY LOS MUERTOS Oct. 30. Lead singer of Cafe Tacuba, Ruben Albarran headlines 11th annual event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebration unites Dia de los Muertos with Mexican Independence Bicentennial and Revolution Centennial. Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel and find a vibrant traditional procession with traditional Aztec blessings and regional musical-dance group dedications; fine Mexican cuisine; a wide spectrum of Day of the Dead merchandize available for purchase; arts and crafts expositions and theater performances. 2 p.m.-midnight. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 323.469.1181. ladayofthedead.com

LUCHA VaVOOM Oct. 27-28. See this ridiculously fun performance featuring masked Mexican wrestlers (with names like Dirty Sanchez and Little Chicken), comedy, and burlesque acts all rolled into one wacky and entertaining evening. Mayan Theatre, 1038 S Hill St., downtown. luchavavoom.com

THRILLER NIGHT Oct. 30. The Westside’s largest Halloween party is back. The official “Thriller” tribute party will feature the sounds by celebrity DJ Casey Connor, spooky drink specials, a laser light show, MJ costume contests and dance-offs and elaborate Halloween décor on the haunted, outdoor courtyard patio. $10 advance/$15 door/$20 VIP. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Spooky drink specials from 8-9 p.m. Wokcano Santa Monica, 1413 5th St., 310.497.6324. Tickets

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Oct. 28-31. Event features five terrifying mazes and six “Scare Zones,” including “La Llorona,” based on the timeless Mexican urban legend. Also find a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” backlot studio experience, offering guests a chance to walk through Universal Studios historic movie sets. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 818.622.4455 Map U20 HalloweenHorrorNights.com/hollywood

SNEAKY NIETZSCHE Oct. 30. Find an interactive live music experiment in the depths of a forest underworld, created by 30 LA artists. The theatrical party/concert is a full body experience, where visitors will don a mask and revel in the mystical, magical world. 9 p.m. sharp. $10. 799 Towne Ave., downtown. sneakynietzsche.com

QUEEN MARY’S DARK HARBOR Oct. 27–31. Revamped Halloween event at Queen Mary Ship and Seaport includes mazes, monsters, music, special effects galore. 7 pm–midnight. $35; parking $15. 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach, 562.435.3511 Map O16

WEST HOLLYWOOD COSTUME CARNAVAL Oct. 31. L.A. County’s biggest Halloween event—and one of its biggest annual events, period—is this costumed bash in WeHo. Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega and Robertson boulevards, West Hollywood, 323.848.6400 Map I12

CHIPOTLE’S BOORITO 2010 Oct. 31. Visit any Chipotle restaurant between 6 p.m. and closing time dressed as a horrifying processed food product, and Chipotle will treat costumed customers to a burrito made with wholesome, naturally raised ingredients for only $2. Proceeds from the “Boorito 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” program, up to $1 million, will benefit Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Locations at www.chipotle.com

MADAME TUSSAUDS HOLLYWOOD HALLOWEEN FANG TRAIL Oct. 25-31. Explore Madame Tussauds Hollywood on a spooky scavenger hunt and learn some Hollywood Horror Facts at the same time. Follow the celebrity Fang Trail and find out about actors and actresses who have had starring roles in horror films, as well as the directors who have directed them. Clues will lead you to figures with vampire bites. Find all of the figures that have been bitten and win a prize at the retail store. As our treat to you, Children (4-12 yrs) wearing a Halloween costume will get in for FREE with a same day regular paid Adult admission. Call for moor details, mention Promo Code: 9045. 6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.798.1670 Map H13 www.madametussauds.com/hollywood

YE OLDE KING’S HEAD HALLOWEEN PARTY Oct. 31. Celebrate Halloween all day long with a kids costume party with prizes beginning at 3 p.m. Happy hour runs from 5-6 p.m. and Scaryoke starts at 8 p.m. Wear your best costumes for the adult competition and enjoy drink specials. Ye Olde King’s Head, 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.451.1402. www.yeoldekingshead.com

HALLOWEEN SILENT FILM: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Oct. 31. Legendary American actor John Barrymore stars in the dual role of this 1920 silent horror classic, accompanied live on the Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ. 7:30 p.m. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. www.laphil.com

ROYCE HALL ORGAN & SILENT FILM Oct. 30. Experience the oft-retold tale of The Phantom of the Opera in a not-to-be missed evening of music and silent movie magic performed on Royce Hall’s historic Skinner organ. Eerie and astonishing, this classic silent film endures as a seminal piece of theatrical horror. 8 p.m. Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, 310.825.2101 Map J10 www.uclalive.org

MONTANA AVENUE HALLOWEEN HOP Oct. 31. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat along Montana Avenue and enjoy spooky activities including face painting, temporary tattoos, fortune telling, haunted house and doggie costume contest. 3-6p.m. Montana Avenue between 7th to 17th Streets, Santa Monica, www.montanaave.com

MALIBOO TRICK OR TREAT VILLAGE  AT THE MALIBOO COUNTRY MART Oct. 30. Kids can dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween at Malibu Country Mart with festive decor, trick-or-treating at the stores, and a pumpkin-carving contest (winner receives a $100 gift certificate to Toy Crazy). 3-5 p.m. Malibu Country Mart, 835 and 3900 Cross Creek Road, Malibu Map northwest of K7

EMILY THE STRANGE POP-UP SHOP Through Nov. 11. Emily the Strange and her four black cats pop up at Royal/T for Halloween. The event highlights the infamous icon’s popular line of “strange” products, including books, artwork, and one-of-a-kind collectibles. The proceeds from the Emily the Strange™ pop-up shop will support the brand’s altruistic efforts, encouraging teens to be empowered individuals. Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.559.6300. www.royal-t.org

HALLOWEEN AT HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL Oct. 30. Event takes over the entire Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Catch live performances by Rad Omen and The EC Twins, plus DJs that will have you dancing all night ling. Special VIP tickets available for limited open bar and access to Teddy’s. Info/tickets

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