Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

October 27-31


Día de los Muertos Forever

Oct. 29. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is host to one of California’s largest Day of the Dead celebrations. See altars created by community artists amid the cemetery grounds along with art exhibitions, dance rituals, musical performances, arts and crafts projects and food vendors. This year’s theme celebrates the Mayahuel, the Aztec goddess of fertility. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – midnight. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. ladyofthedead.com

Weekend of Boo at the Zoo

Until Oct. 31. Enjoy spooktacular sights at the Los Angeles Zoo with a spooky stroll complete with hauntingly festive decor. Explore an extinct animal graveyard honoring dearly departed species, and check out The LAIR where the slithering and spine-tingling creatures await. Also, the weekend features the zoo’s “mad scientist” returning to his lab for some otherworldly experiments and fun surprises. Last day is Halloween at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. lazoo.org

Halloween Events

Food + Drink

Spooky Saison Season with Cellador Ales

Oct. 28. Gasolina Café is featuring a special six course Halloween menu paired with Cellador Ales. Spooky theme dishes include anchor tombstones witches oysters, pescado crudo squid, burned at the stake cheesecake and more. $135 per person. Friday at 6 p.m. 21150 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles. Buy Tickets Now

Brunch Debut at Lemon Grove

Oct. 29-30. Hollywood’s newest rooftop restaurant, Lemon Grove, debuts their weekend brunch service this weekend as Chef Marcel Vigneron curates a delectable menu featuring dishes such as the banana foster pancakes, salmon benedict, and the lemon grove burger. Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1717 Vine St., Los Angeles. lemongrovela.com

Avant Garden Bistro Launches Fall Menu

Now Open. The plant-base restaurant on Melrose just launched their new Fall menu including purple sweet potato toast with cashew ricotta, spiced chutney on warm, freshly-baked focaccia, fried green tomato toast with remoulade and more. For dessert, a devil’s food cake with coffee and cinnamon crumb, a caramel apple, and the tahini blondie with pistachio ice cream. Enjoy this with their signature cocktails and wine list while seated on their enchanting terrace. avantgardenbistro.com

Huluween Trick or Treat Truck

Oct. 29-30. Hulu and Supercool Creamery combine to spotlight popular shows such as Solar Opposites and the upcoming series Koala Man. Enjoy free ice cream themed to Justin Roiland’s adult animated shows with flavors like “The Great Pumpkin”, “Banana Party”, “R.I. Paloni” and more. Saturday and Sunday, locations and times vary. Check here for more info.

New Happenings at Genghis Cohen

Open. The New York-style Chinese restaurant has expanded their outdoor patio for dining. Start with vegetarian egg rolls and bbq spare ribs, then try a variety of steamed dumplings, chow mein and lo mein, mu shu and other dishes. For cocktail, sip on Szechuan margaritas, old school mai tais and bloody marys. Sunday-Thursday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. 740 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles. genghiscohen.com

Arts + Culture

Frankenstein with Live Orchestra

Oct. 28-29. The LA Opera and the Theatre at Ace Hotel collaborate for a haunting mash-up of live music and film for a screening of Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein. As the classic film plays on the big screen, Michael Shapiro will conduct his original score with the LA Opera Orchestra, giving guests a movie moment to remember. Friday – Saturday, starts 8 p.m. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles. lopera.org

2:22 – A Ghost Story

Starts Oct. 29. – Dec. 4. 2:22 – A Ghost Story is an award-winning supernatural thriller written by Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist. Starring Constance Wu, Anna Camp, Adam Rothenberg, and Finn Wittrock, this show is all about the mystery of the undead and whether they can really walk again. First show is this Saturday at 8 p.m. 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles. centertheatregroup.com

Mama G’S Horror Camp Musical Massacre 

Oct. 28-31.  The Bourbon Room Hollywood presents a murderous musical comedy romp featuring great songs from across the decades. The showcase with full dinner menu and Halloween drink specials features an all-star cast including Frankie Grande (Rock of Ages), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray Tony Award winner), and Emma Hunton (Wicked). Saturday – Monday, times vary. 6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. Buy Tickets Now

Photo credit: LA Zoo, Jamie Pham/GLAZA. Frankenstein, LA Opera, Harley Gaffer, Mama G’s Horror Camp, Genghis Cohen, Frank Lee. Lemon Grove’s Photos. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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