Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weekly What To Do: Halloween Week Final Edition

Holy Halloween time, Batman! Yes, it's finally Halloween week with the big day this Saturday. Here's the list, but for any last minute updates check the Master List. We'll update as much as we can on the site, but we have our own Halloween parties to consider.

Don't worry your pretty little Halloween masks, we have more than enough going on in this city as Halloween takes over the town to share with you. Just share your candy with us... no, in fact we're taking it a-hahahaha.

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Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30
Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st Street

 Los Angeles, CA 90026
 $20 at or $25 at the door

The Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is back for two nights of horror just before Halloween. They're bringing back to life the "Tales from the Crypt" comic book. Just think of the scares as they rekindle the old stories that inspired generations of horror-tellers performed live right in front of you!

Look out for that horror drink special with Taix nearby.


John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Multiple Theaters
 John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN back to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event

Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

All-Night Horror Show!
October 30, 7:30pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sold out!
Six rare feature films along with an incredible assortment of trailers, cartoons and shorts for a 12-hour marathon of the most mind blowing horror ever released on film!

The Wiltern Night Of Horror
October 30, 7pm
The Wiltern 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
$15.00 - $30.00

Get ready for an intense night of scares: on October 30th, 2015 The Wiltern will host the pre-halloween mega bash, featuring a quadruple-feature horror movie screening, dance party hosted by Henry Pope, costume contest, virtual reality horror film showcase and live hollywood FX makeup presentation by Cinema Makeup School. Hosted by comedy legend Christopher Meehan.
Feature presentation of:
An American Werewolf in London (R)1981 Fantasy/Horror 1h 37m
The Cabin in the Woods (R) 2011 Thriller/Mystery 1h 45m
The Descent (R) 2005 Thriller/Drama 1h 39m
Demons 1985 Horror 1h 28m
 Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

Forget hanging with friends, stay inside and watch three black and white films on Halloween.

Street Food Cinema: Shaun of the Dead
Saturday, Oct 31, 5:30pm-11pm
Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Shaun of the Dead with food trucks, bands and outside.
SUPER TIGHT Halloween Extravaganza!
Saturday, Oct 31,10pm
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Hosted by Casey Rup (of Starburns Industries) and Kevin Riggin (of Days of Our Lives).
This month’s special holiday show will feature Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab presenting a Halloween themed “Found Crap,” musical musings from Tim Heidecker, a spooky Halloween presentation from 2Wet Crew (Dj Douggpound, Mikey Kampmann, and Jay Weingarten), psychic readings from Kate Berlant, live musical scores from Guy Blakeslee & Strangers Family Band, a DJ set by Sun Araw, and a special performance by Yung Jake.
Afterwards, join us on the Cinefamily patio for art installations, magic acts, specialty cocktails, and delicious food by Cinefamily Chef Gary Campbell, aka Stiff Peaks.
*COSTUMES REQUIRED* Impress us with your weirdest and wildest Halloween finery!

Halloween on Halloween at Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach!
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Gates 6:30pm / Costume Contest 8:15pm / Film 8:30pm

Sunnyside Cemetery Movie Screenings
1095 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90806
$12 -$15.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Here's Johnny! I mean the The Shining! Come play with us forever and ever. I mean see the movie on Halloween night.

West Hollywood Carnival
Saturday, Oct 31
6 p.m. -11 p.m
Along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard
Parking: To help visitors, permit parking restrictions will be suspended by the City of West Hollywood from 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 31st to 6am, Thursday, November 1st. Parking meters are enforced.

The biggest Halloween event on Halloween in LA, taking up almost all of West Hollywood, a huge street carnival. Multiple stages for music to hear as you stroll down the street in costume. The turn out in numbers is around 500,000. For new comers, it is a heavy cross dressing event and very connected to the LBGT community. Everyone is however welcome and has some of the most amazing costumes you'll see.

Halloween Warehouse Party: Solidisco

Halloween and creepy warehouse parties just seem to go too hand in hand to not host one of our own! So we ask you to join us on October 31st for our first ever Take Two Halloween Party at a secret location in the Downtown Los Angeles warehouse district. We have Solidisco coming out to headline the night with MANY more supporting acts being announced soon!
Timeout has a decent list for those wanting DJ's and spirits to celebrate Halloween all night long.

October 2-November 14, 2015: 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena CA 91001
This year’s plays:
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Grove of Rashomon
The Ebony Frame
*THIS IS A MOVING SHOW WITH MANY STAIRS TO CLIMB! Patrons should wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk at least 2,000 steps throughout the evening. The show will end at approximately 10:35PM each evening.
We’ve heard nothing of good reviews of the sold out shows of Wicked Lit at the Cemetery, That’s right, you’ll be see classic lit come back to life in a graveyard. This year’s adaption of the Japanese The Grove of Rashomon with different stories of what happened to a mother’s daughter might make for a scary evening. Don’t forget you’ll be following the performances, not just watching them.

Carrie: The Killer Musical Experience
Oct 8-Nov 15
Los Angeles Theatre
615 S. Broadway. Los Angeles

Carrie makes it back after that awful remake. You'll be given a 360 degree view of the event and supposedly be immersed in the show. I wonder if you need a poncho for buckets of blood?

War of the Worlds
Every Saturday in October, 8pm
The Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Radio Theatre the night before Halloween in 1938, the broadcast created such a stir that people actually thought there was a Martian invasion underway in Grover's Mill, New Jersey. Each performance will have a special guest star.

Thursday, October 29, 9:30pm
UCB Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 
Come out at the Witching Hour to scream yourself dead with laughter along with all of your favorite performers and talents.Spooky sketches, ghost stories, and very scary special surprises...This is the ultimate Halloween show, for and by fans of horror.You'll die if you miss it!

Wednesday, October 29, 7pm
Mayan Theatre
EVIL DOCTORS vs MASKED MANIACS Dr. Cerebro & Dr Maldad vs Mr Cacao & Relampago ALL MINI MONSTERS MATCH! More Mexican Masked Madness HANDPICKED ACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD! MARAWA THE AMAZING!  Aerial Pole Superstar LEIGH ACOSTA Y Mas Mas Mas!!!

October 29-31 
Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015).
*Many performances already sold out!
Universal Studios' 1931 original with a live score by Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet.

The Exorcism of UCB Sunset
Friday, October 30, 10:30pm
UCB Sunset
5419 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
UCB moved into the Sunset location a year ago and since then weird,
inexplicable things have been happening. Is Sunset haunted? Come hear
true stories from members of the community, watch the found footage of
a group that dared to stay over night and be joined by a real life
ghost whisperer who will cleanse the place before your very eyes! 
Saturday, Oct 31. 2pm-5pm
Show runs October 31, 2015 - November 8, 2015
$5 or buy CN product? 

Sounds great for fans of AT shows, what Halloween related Cartoon Network art could come up. Or will it be art just related to the cartoons, thus making less sense of why it's happening on Halloween. They should have just done a Marceline event, oh CN licensing  you often don't meet any of my expectations as a consumer, the idiotic brands you connect with some times. Not this time, but that first AT watch and that clothing line at Gallery 1988, yessh.
Come by Gallery Nucleus October 31st from 2:00 - 8:00PM as we team up with Cartoon Network and Penguin Books to host one of our biggest all-ages events celebrating the studio's amazing line of hit cartoons!

We will be exhibiting new original CN inspired artwork, with some of CN's lead studio artists from Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Clarence in attendance for signings as well as a CN themed costume contest. This will be an unforgettable event to kick-off your Halloween night!

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St, Alhambra, California 91801

Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
$34 to $160
21+ Black and white attire required
A screening of Dracula 1931 edition followed by a performance by Philip Glass and frequent collaborators the Kronos Quartet. Afterward, a dance party starting at 10pm. Special DJ’s and themed rooms.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman
Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
Hollywood Bowl

The child-hood classic from Disney and Tim Burton you loved as a kid, live on stage. On Halloween no less, so goth girls in LA just (joke deleted)

Escape From the Cursed Forest - Los Angeles
October 29 - November 1

2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
$27 Advanced + Fees
$35 At The Door

From Japan, a team escape game of you being lost in cursed forest with witches. Puzzle-solving with five others in a group to get out. Your only way out, save a princess!

Saturday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.

Rusty's Surf Ranch 256 Santa Monica Pier 

Santa Monica, CA 90401

$12 in advance/ $15 at the door

Zombies take over the pier and Third Street Promenade in search of booze instead of brains. Join them!

Halloween Organ With Film: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Saturday, Oct 31, 8pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Starts at $38

It's "Horror in the Hall" as the silent classic is accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Hall's monster organ.

Sleepover at the Museum
October 31 - November 1, 2015, 8pm
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90007


Unlike Robin Williams...let's steer clear of that joke. On Halloween night you can spend the night in the Natural History Museum. You'll learn about taxidermy, go on a scavenger hunt and eat well with a buffet. Craft beer and wine included. There's a promise of a natural history-themed movie?

In the morning enjoy the new Mummy exhibit and hope they don't get you at night! Breakfast buffet if you survive.
For the Kids ..and Family

Friday, Oct 30, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, California 90290
$15 for Adults, $10 for Students, Children under 5 are free!
Our Spooktacular Halloween Event Returns! Don your most ghoulish costume and bring your spouse, your date, the kids, the grandparents, your aunts and uncles -even the family skeleton from your closet! It’s frighful fun for all ages! 
 8th Annual Halloween Party for Downtown LA Kids
Saturday, Oct 31, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grand Hope Park @ FIDM
919 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$5 online $8 at the door

Children and their families living in Downtown Los Angeles are invited to celebrate Halloween at our 8th Annual Halloween Party in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM.)

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Westfield Topanga & The Village
Saturday, October 31st
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Westfield Topanga & The Village
6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Westfield Topanga & The Village retailers will be hosting a special trick-or-treat Halloween event for children aged 12 and under. Children and families can stop by both centers to hunt for treats at participating retailers for fun, safe trick-or-treating.

Saturday, October 31, 11:00am - 11:59pm
Neon Retro Arcade
28 S Raymond Ave
$10/person for 2 hours
Special Halloween events and costume contest.