Friday, October 3, 2014

Halloween 2014: Event and Entertainment Guide

This list is actively updated with all the Halloween events happening around LA. Check the left side of the site for your film, haunt and Halloween party needs. This is about any plays, musicals, comedy or special events happening for Halloween in the LA area.

They Sing! They Scream! They Die!
Sept 12 - Nov 9
NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Someone is killing off the Drama Club of Vera Miles High School, everyone is a suspect and you decide who the killer is! Combining a slasher movie plot with a rock ‘n roll score, pop-culture humor and an homage to classic horror film clichés, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical has all the elements of your favorite “Scary Movies” with an added twist – the teenagers sing and dance – before, during and sometimes after getting killed!

September 21 to November 2, 2014
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Special ticketed admission applies and includes admission to the Spider Pavilion and the Museum. Tickets are sold in half-hour intervals throughout the day at a rate of $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students with I.D., and $8 for children ages 3–12

Forget butterflies, their season is over. Time for the spiders! Harmless to humans, horrible monsters to insects you have a chance to get creeped out of them up close.

“The Pavilion's collection of colorful eight-legged creatures includes more than 300 arachnid inhabitants, such as golden silk spiders, Nephila clavipes, whose web of yellow threads can reach six feet wide and whose silk is as strong as steel. Pavilion-goers will also be captivated by spiky orb-weavers Gasteracantha geminata and the day-glo-colored orchard spiders Leucauge venusta.”

Art of the Americas Building, Level 2
September 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s explores masterworks of German Expressionist cinema. From the stylized fantasy of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (dir. Robert Wiene, 1919) to the chilling murder mystery M (dir. Fritz Lang, 1931), cinema during the liberal Weimar era was innovative in aesthetic, psychological, and technical terms.

Performances: Sept.26  – Nov. 16
Fridays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 26 (opening); Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15
Sundays at 3 p.m.: Sept. 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16
The MET Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029

Watch a beloved take on the hilarious musical from Mel Brooks in live play form.

Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La CaƱada Flintridge, CA, 91011
Oct. 3-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29- Nov. 2
Adult (13-64): $16 - $28
Child (3 - 12): $14 - $22
Children 2 and Under: FREE

 Lighting up the night once again this October is a unique all-ages Halloween extravaganza – RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/4-mile scenic trail. The entire family-friendly stroll is a multi-sensory experience that is sure to be a lasting annual family tradition.
All new for 2014! Imagine seeing thousands of carved jack o’lanterns arranged within a variety of exciting themes. Visitors will see a re-creation of the New York City Skyline, favorite sports stars from your professional teams, amazingly carved images of famous TV stars, a giant graveyard made of jack o’lanterns, and a pre-historic arrangement of life-sized dinosaurs made entirely out of lit jack o’lanterns! The variety of themes are sure to impress visitors of all ages.

Wicked Lit 2014
October 3 – November 8, 2014
7:30 p.m
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena CA 91001

Live plays with horror themes are acted out before you in a Mausoleum

Las Lloronas, inspired by the Mexican tale “La Llorona” and real events
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson, Directed by Paul Millet
Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest
Adapted by John Leslie,  Directed by Jeff G. Rack
The Monk, inspired by the novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Adapted by Douglas Clayton,  Directed by Debbie McMahon
And the Frame for Wicked Lit 2014:
The Spirits of Walpurgisnacht
Written and Directed by Charlie Mount and Aurora Long

Comedy is Dead XVIII featuring Brian Posehn, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Thu, October 9, 2014Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Laugh at death, you'll be in cemetery.

The Poe Show
Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2014
Fridays @ 11pm
Sacred Fools Theater Company
660 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles, CA  90004

LIVE FROM BURBANK, IT'S EDGAR ALLAN POE! Tear up the planks at Edgar Allan Poe's very own late-night variety show. Each week, thrill to different special guests, spooky acts, and enough surprises to drive you INSANE!

Previews October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2014. Opens Friday, October 17, 2014. Runs through Sunday, November 2, 2014. Fridays through Sundays at 8:00pm.
The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Parking lot behind building
$25. Previews $20

"Re-Animator the Musical tells the story of Herbert West, a brilliant young medical student who has created a glowing green serum that can bring the dead back to life. What should be a medical breakthrough results in hideous monstrosities and ghastly consequences. “I guess he just wasn’t fresh enough,” is West’s constant refrain in his quest for fresh subjects. Graham Skipper, who won a Best New Performer Award at the New York Musical Theater Festival for his crowd-pleasing turn, returns as the demented young genius. And operatic Jesse Merlin is back as Dr. Carl Hill, who loses his head for Meg, the dean’s beautiful daughter, only to actually lose it at the hands of Herbert West. But thanks to the glowing re-agent, Dr. Hill is still able to take his curtain call with his head tucked underneath his arm."

2nd Annual URBAN DEATH: TOUR OF TERROR Haunted Theatre Attraction
Sat, October 10 8pm
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre
4850 Lankershim Blvd


Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group’s all-new fun and frightening, interactive Haunted-Halloween theatrical attraction, steering theater-goers and thrill-seekers through a terrifying “Urban Death” maze of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us!

ZOMBIE Fashion Show & Creature Art Exhibit 
Sat, Oct. 11th
LOT 613
613 Imperial St, Los Angeles, California 90021
$10 COVER / AGES 21+
Come watch over 50 Hollywood Makeup Artists as they transform some of the hottest models into the goriest of Zombies in our Zombie Fashion Show!!!

Over 150 pieces of artwork on display in our Creature Art Exhibit...Featuring Monsters, Zombies, Ghouls, Aliens, etc...

Part of the Downtown Art Walk, zombies.

October Shadows VII: A Celebration of Halloween in Art
Sat, Oct. 11th
Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia, Burbank, California

Created by former special make-up FX artist and Spectrum award winner William Basso and Creature Features owner Taylor White, OCTOBER SHADOWS, now in its seventh year, has been a distinguished showcase for artists in the worlds of fine art, film & TV, animation, comics and children’s illustration.
Hatsune Miku Halloween Party
Oct. 11 & 12
Los Angeles Center Studios

The Halloween Party means a special Halloween-themed area for the temporary Hatsune Miku Expo space that's free to go to. It stays open Oct 11 and 12 at Los Angeles Center Studios. The Hatsune Miku Expo will also feature a large exhibition of the history of Hatsune and goods to purchase. Concerts are planned including 360-degree special concerts showcasing Miku in the Pumpkin Dome inside the expo.

Oct. 11-Nov. 30
The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029

Advance purchase, reserved seating: $20
Premium seating: $34 (VIP seating first 3 rows, center section – includes free parking in lot)
Students with ID: $15
RUSH tickets: $15 (at the door, subject to availability)
Secure, on-site parking: $5

Trick or Treat. Set in Appalachia and written entirely in verse, the West Coast premiere of John Biguenet’s charming and mesmerizing solo play stars Jenny O'Hara as a wacky, bizarre old woman living in an odd little shack deep in the woods… who just may happen to be a witch. A funny, poignant and “spell” binding tale of the magic of the human heart.

The TAG Halloween Show
Saturday, Oct. 18th, 2014 Toy Art Gallery’s7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.  

press release:
Over40 spooky artists are bringing their ghoulish talents to unleash a bloodcurdling swarm of monstrously good art! Original toys, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints are just the beginning of the abominable delights to be had.

BOO at the L.A. Zoo
October 18 (Saturday) – October 19 (Sunday)
October 25 (Saturday) – October 26 (Sunday)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free with paid Zoo admission
Night of the Living Zoo
October 24 (Friday)
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Pre-sale (closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 24):
$46 per person, $41 for GLAZA members
At the Door: $51 per person, $46 for GLAZA members
The Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027

Boo-Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lantern-carving demonstrations, strolling "pirate," "princess" and "vampire" characters, entertainment and up-close encounters with "crawly" insects and reptiles are just some of the Halloween family adventures for visitors at "BOO at the L.A. 

Night of the Living Zoo-Claw your way over to the L.A. Zoo for a hair-raising Halloween shindig like no other. Thrill to classic tales of the macabre courtesy of Drama After Dark. Gasp as animals such as the komodo dragon devour their All Hallow’s Eve feasts. Hear true tales of nature’s blood-suckers, as well as creatures odd, slimy and strange. Undead (aka live) music, viciously-good victuals, psychic readings, and more spooky surprises await all who dare enter…

Scarium of the Pacific
Oct 25-26
Free with general admission
Long Beach Aquarium
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, face painting, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and much more.

KTOWN Night Market - Halloween Food Fest
October 25-26
6th Street 
Koreatown (between Mariposa & Berendo)
3500 W 6th St Los Angeles, CA 90010
 $3 Online, $5 Door

K-Town ramps up the Halloween fun for a weekend with eats, music and games.

Halloween Food Fest will be loaded with delicious food vendors—such as Ham Ji Park, Ramen Burger, Shinsengumi, and Mama Musubi—as well as carnival games, live entertainment, art displays, and pop-up stores selling everything from clothing to car accessories.And in the spirit of Halloween, the first 500 guests in cosplay or costumes each day will receive free gift bags filled with KTOWN Black Cards, artist CD’s, sponsored goods, and more.

2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl
Friday, Oct. 31, Santa Monica Pier at 7 p.m
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of

Be a zombie, drink and eat at a reduced price around the pier, freak out tourists from countries that don't celebrate Halloween

UCB Halloween

Bangarang! Presents: SPOOKTOBER!
A UCB Halloween Costume Party!
The Third Annual Halloween Scream
Mystery Mansion Murder-prov!
The UCB Psycho-Billy Gore Circus
Geraldo's Dia de los Muertos Backyard Seance

5919 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

So much Halloween is happening at UCB, if you want comedy connected Halloween events you have a place at the UCB.