Los Angeles Weekend Events Roundup October 31-November 3

Dia de los Muertos performers at Grand Park, one of many events that are part of Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Friendsgiving, Haus of Creep, Halloween festivities and more … Check out the top Los Angeles weekend events for Oct. 31- Nov. 3.

Edited by Alicia Luchak.

 

EVENTS

 

Ice Presented by the Plaza at Santa Monica 
Opening Nov. 1. This 8,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink in downtown Santa Monica brings holiday spirit to the beach every winter. M-Th 2-10 pm; F 2 pm-midnight; Sa 10 am-midnight; Su 10 am-10 pm. Admission, including skate rental, $15. 1324 Fifth St., Santa Monica, 310.260.1199. downtownsm.com

 

 

 

 

Friendsgiving
Open Nov. 2. Celebrate Friends‘ 25th anniversary this Thanksgiving season with a themed family-style holiday meal, a tour filled with photo ops, trivia and much more at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s special fan event. Check out iconic show locations like the famous fountain from the show’s opening credits and Central Perk Cafe, as well the exclusive Friends 25th anniversary merch. Who knows, you may be able to finally taste Ross’ famous “moist-maker” turkey sandwich. Open select days throughout November—see website for full schedule. $139. Warner Bros. Studio, 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank, 818.977.8687. Tickets

 

 

Grand Ave Arts: All Access 
Nov. 2. During this fifth annual festival, enjoy free family-friendly activities, workshops and tours at world-class cultural venues including the Broad, MOCA and the new Music Center Plaza. Take part in interactive events like open choir rehearsals and voice lessons, Dia de los Muertos art workshops and much more. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Visit website for full schedule and event map. grandavearts.org

 

 

 

Sneakertopia 
Open Now. “Step into Sneaker Culture” at Los Angeles’ first pop-art pop-up dedicated solely (pun intended) to sneakers and their impact on music, film, sports and everything in between. The immersive museum displays larger-than-life sneaker-inspired murals, highlights pop culture icons like Marty McFly and Run DMC, peeks into the colorful history behind the revolutionary footwear and displays rare limited-edition merchandise. The exhibition will continue on into the new year. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. HHLA, 6081 Center Drive, Suite 222, L.A. sneakertopia.com

 

 

HALLOWEEN

 

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Through Oct. 31. This popular Griffith Park attraction takes thrill-seekers on a ride on the back of a tractor through the Old Zoo, where they’ll enter Midnight Falls—an eerie and mysterious fictitious town set in 1985 where time stands still and it’s always Halloween. Every attraction has been entirely redesigned this year; new draws include escape rooms, additional mazes and a haunted house. Check website for dates and times. $34.99-$109. 4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Griffith Park, L.A. losangeleshauntedhayride.com

 

 

Magic | Bar Halloween Party 
Oct. 31. For those looking for (magic) tricks with their Halloween treats, stop by Magic | Bar for some spooky themed cocktails, devilishly delicious bites and a special magic show featuring Jonathan Levitt. Make things even more festive with a glass of “spooky punch,” made with red wine, Per Likor Spice Blood Orange Liqueur, simple syrup, orange juice, Angostura bitters, green apples and orange slices. 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. $80. Magic | Bar, 16101 Ventura Blvd, Encino, 818.876.0818. Tickets

 

 

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 
Oct. 31. Hundreds of thousands hit the streets of West Hollywood for its incomparable annual costume bash. Expect live music, DJs, dancing, local eats and parties along the route. Not recommended for kids. 6-10:30 pm. Free. Santa Monica Boulevard between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard, 323.848.6400. visitwesthollywood.com

 

 

 

Dark-Harbor-photo-courtesy-Victori-SolutionsDark Harbor
Through Nov. 2. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on earth by Time magazine, the Queen Mary hosts an event dripping with its haunted history. Dark Harbor’s resident spirits include the Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Iron Master, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess and Chef. See website for times. $20+. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 562.499.1739. queenmary.com

 

 

 

Haus of Creep 
Through Nov. 3. This year’s edition of A-list favorite Creep is a clever “Instagram playground of terror” with shocking scenes and intimate scares at Row DTLA. shots in for the rest of the weekend, giving you extra days to make Halloween memories. See website for full schedule and ticket prices. 21+. 777 S. Alameda St., Building #2 – Level, downtown. creepla.com

 

 

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

 

Bondi Harvest’s New Location
Now Open. Australian whole food market Bondi Harvest just opened up a second location, at Platform Culver City, with contemporary updates to the traditional menu, including extensive Australian beer and wine lists. Resident chef and YouTube phenomenon Guy Turland has curated a brand-new dinner menu with unique dishes and barbecue-inspired sharing plates like the BBQ Butterflied Prawns served with salsa verde butter and the Meatless Mushy Meatballs with mushrooms, smoky tomato sauce and shaved parmesan. Open 7 a.m.- 11 p.m. 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 310.586.7419. bondiharvest.com

 

 

The Silent Tithing to Alebrije
Through Nov. 2. For the Halloween weekend, Gracias Madre will be providing an immersive cocktail experience, sponsored by Mezcal El Silencio. Sip on an array of specialty themed Tequila cocktails like Flor De Muerto (123 Organic Tequila Blanco, Cráneo Organic Mezcal, cactus cooler, lime, mango and hibiscus), the Basic B (123 Organic Tequila Blanco, pumpkin, lime, vanilla, agave and cinnamon) and Green Goddess (Cráneo Organic Mezcal, green chartreuse, cucumber, lime, serrano and mint). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.978.2170. graciasmadre.co

 

 

Raw Wine Tasting 
Through Nov. 2. Female-run wine shop Vinovore is collaborating with skilled female winemakers and connoisseurs from around the city for a night dedicated to raw wine. The ladies invite you to sip and sample bold reds and crisp white flavors while learning from Los Angeles’ knowledgeable women of wine. From 3-5 p.m., join Marlen Porter of Amplify Wines and Sara Kelton of Tour Blanc, and then taste 10 wines with the Ladies of Raw Wine from 5-7 p.m. Visit website for tickets and schedule. 3-7 p.m. $15-$25. 616 N. Hoover St., L.A., 323.522.6713. vino-vore.com

 

 

World Vegan Day at Fresh on Sunset
Nov. 2. Halloween isn’t the only thing to celebrate this weekend. In honor of World Vegan Day, stop by one of West Hollywood’s newest solely vegan restaurants, Fresh on Sunset. Nosh on some crowd-pleasing plant-based dishes like the sausage and pepper flatbread with Beyond sausage, shishito peppers, tomato jam, lemon aioli and sea salt, or its signature spicy Dragon Fries topped with miso gravy, banana chilies, scallions, sesame seeds and chili oil. 8768 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310.432.5199. freshplantpowered.com

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

 

Psycho—Live With Orchestra 
Oct. 30-31. The L.A. Opera Orchestra plays Bernard Herrmann’s score live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel to one of the most renowned horror films of all time, Psycho. After the Halloween screening, stay late for a costume after-party. See website for full schedule and showtimes. $20-$50. Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, downtown, 213.623.3233. Tickets

 

 

 

Halloween Organ & Film: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Oct. 31. Organist Clark Wilson provides a live soundtrack to the chilling 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 8 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. Tickets

 

 

 

 

Jesus Christ Superstar
Through Nov. 3. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic musical about the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ is reborn in this 50th anniversary, Olivier Award-winning production. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

Photos: Grand Ave Arts by Javier Guillen. Ice Presented by the Plaza at Santa Monica courtesy @DowntownSantaMonica/Facebook. Friendsgiving courtesy @wbtourhollywood/Facebook. Sneakertopia artwork: “The Dream Sneaker Closet” by Adam Fu, courtesy Sneakertopia. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Courtesy of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment. Magic Bar by Jakob N. Layman. West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval courtesy @westhollywood/Facebook. Dark Harbor courtesy Victori Solutions. Bondi Harvest New Location courtesy Bondi Harvest. Raw Wine Tasting courtesy Vinovore. World Vegan Day at Fresh on Sunset courtesy Fresh on Sunset.The Silent Tithing to Alebrije courtesy Gracias Madre. Psycho—Live With Orchestra courtesy @LAOpera/Facebook. Hunchback of Notre Dame courtesy @laphil/Instagram. Jesus Christ Superstar courtesy @PantagesTheatre:Facebook. 

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