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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Things To Do: The Spiders Return With A Last Week of Activities for Halloween

Machine Project Presents! The Exploding-Pumpkin-CarvingLaboratory
Wednesday, October 26 | 6:30–8:30pm
$40 general admission / $35 members (includes all materials & pumpkin)
* $10 discount for groups of 2 or more
Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Back by popular demand, our second October collaboration with Machine Project includes a dark night of pumpkin carving, gruesome oozing, frightful explosions, and spine-chilling laboratory experiments. Carve your own pumpkin lantern and learn about the history of pumpkin carving along with trying out some exciting and ghastly chemistry experiments.

Sliders Unite: Breaking the Stigma
Wednesday, October 26, 9:30pm and 11:20pm               
Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802

For one night only, Dark Harbor will push the artistic boundaries of sliding by bringing the best sliders from across Southern California to the authentic haunt. Creating a spectacular demonstration of talent and skill, Sliders Unite: Breaking the Stigma, will entertain guests with jaw-dropping tricks, high-speed slides, scares, and more. With metal plates strapped to knees and gloved hands, the sliders will effortlessly and speedily move across the ground in synchronized patterns for a frightfully fun choreographed performance.

CTRL Collective Presents the VRScout Haunted Mansion
Oct 27, 6:30pm
12575 Beatrice Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066

"Join us at CTRL Collective in Playa Vista for a night of art, music and virtual reality as we explore fear at a whole new level."

Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday, October 28th at 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 30th at 7:00 pm
Monday, October 31st at 7:00 pm
Downtown Independent

Tickets available here! 50 Free tickets to EACH SHOW first come first serve!

Lucent Enchantment Society
Saturday, October 29 and then moves to every other Thursday, beginning November 10
Clifton's 648 South Broadway 
Los Angeles, CA 
$tarts at $50

Halloween 1935 is near, and the veil between this world and the next is thin. Take your place beside oracles, snake charmers, contortionists, flying beauties, and fire eaters to witness and behold the haunted mystery of Clifton's Lucent Enchantment Society.

Spider Pavilion

Opens Sunday, October 30, 2016
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Museum Members and children age 2 and under are admitted to the Spider Pavilion for free. Prices for General Admission plus the Spider Pavilion are as follows: Adults, $17; Students and seniors, $14, Children (3–12), $8.
Regular museum admission is: Adults, $12;
Students and seniors, $9; Children (3-12), $5. Museum members and children age 2 and under are admitted for free.
Advance timed tickets are highly recommended and available at

The Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) will open on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in NHM’s new airier and roomier outdoor pavilion. The first exhibit of its kind in the United States, the Spider Pavilion has been a seasonal highlight at NHM since its inception in 2004 and is now being emulated at other institutions across the country. Guests will have the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the spiders’ habitat and witness the day-to-day lives of these often misunderstood, but uniquely talented creatures. A Spider Den will house various species –including the pink toe tarantula and the jumping spider –in enclosed habitats. Inside the pavilion, visitors will walk among orb weavers and their intricate webs while learning from Gallery Interpreters about these remarkable arachnids.

Santa Monica Boulevard between N Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard
Monday October 31, 6 p.m – 11p.m

Hands the the largest Halloween event in LAm the streets will be filled with crazy costumes, music and sheer party attitude.

Even more

October 19 - 23, 8pm - midnight
October 26 - 30, 8pm - midnight
224 E. 11th Street
Suite 501
Los Angeles, CA 90015

For their October shows, the twisted minds behind GORLESQUE present PARADISE, a trip to the land of wonderment promised by Dr. Weltschmerz, the demented German doctor whose obsession with perfection led to him experimenting on the sexy little frauleins of his village.

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
Join Cassandra Peterson to celebrate the release of "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark"
This is a wristbanded event.

Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (official). It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local LA television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Lucha VaVOOM Halloween MADNESS
Oct 26 and 27
Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles
21 years and over

SIOBHAN FAHEY (Bananarama, Shakespeare's Sister) performs her collaboration with Mexico's TITAN!
WITNESS the rebirth of the LI'L CHICKEN - Everyone's favorite wrestling little chicken is BACK!
The return of Hula Hoop legend KARIS!
VAMPIRO BLANCO has been reincarnated just for you!

Night Dive 
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
 Aquarium of the Pacific
 $14.95. Aquarium members get in FREE.
(Bar drinks sold separately)
 18+. Alcohol will only be available for purchase to those 21 and over who have valid ID.

Get your Halloween weekend started right with the fall edition of Night Dive! Come for a night full of pulsing bass lines, electric neon lights, and, of course, all of your favorite fishes and furry animals.

Old Pasadena Halloween Weekend
Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30

Bring the whole family to Old Pasadena for a frightfully fun-filled Halloween weekend! On Saturday, October 29, visit One Colorado to decorate your own jack-o-lantern, and on Sunday, October 30, primp your pup and join the doggy costume parade at The Dog Bakery’s Growl-o-ween event. 

Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Weekend
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30

For a second year, Old Pasadena celebrates Day of the Dead, the reverent yet vibrant Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed before us. During the three-day event, dozens of Old Pasadena businesses will create beautiful altars in their spaces to showcase during the self-guided Tour of Altars. The weekend culminates with Sunday’s lively, free Family Fiesta and One Colorado Courtyard’s outdoor screening of the animated 2014 film The Book of Life.

7th Annual Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
Saturday Oct 29,
Doors: 12:00 PM (ends at 12:00 AM)
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Event Ends at Midnight Saturday Night / $20 tickets available at door 
This joyful celebration of our ancestors will feature:
  • Musical performances by grammy award winning artists.
  • 100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones
  • Hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume
  • An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum
  • A children’s arts project area
  • A Dance Plaza featuring historical and modern dance rituals
  • Arts and Crafts vendors
  • Food vendors from around Los Angeles

Saturday, October 29, 10pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 South Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

$20 now, $30 at the door.

Spooktacular Cosplay Gathering!
Saturday, October 29, 12 PM - 6 PM
Weller Court, Little Tokyo, L.A.
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles, California 90012
Come hang out and have fun with cosplayers and photographers and meet other cosplayers/Photographers in one awesome Halloween event! 

The Witches' Ball: A Halloween Bacchanal
939 Maple Ave S
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Drunken Devil cordially invites you to join the coven at The Witches' Ball: A Halloween Bacchanal. Inspired by psychedelic, occult-based horror films of the 1960's and 70's, this one-night-only party guarantees a hauntingly raucous evening, unlike any in Los Angeles this season.

Saturday, October 29 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Downtown Anaheim
Anaheim's grandest community tradition steps off at Broadway & Walnut promptly at 6pm on Saturday, Oct. 29th. Led by our Headless Horseman followed by a great assortment of pumpkins, moons, witches, cats, spacemen & other creative creatures, the 92nd annual parade is proud to continue the family friendly celebration of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Local schools, bands, businesses and personalities bring warmth and joy to the occasion and we welcome you all to join us along the 1.5 mile parade route to enjoy the festivities.

The Heritage Scare: An Evening of Competitive Murder
Sun, October 30, 2016
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031

From "Survivor" challenge consultants and award-winning game designers Wise Guys Events, the Heritage Scare is a competitive haunted house: a haunt that you play as a game.
Each of the 6 houses in the living history museum at Heritage Square contains a diabolical strategy game of betrayal you play with a partner. 10 people enter the house but only one pair emerges triumphant.
Play all 6 games in any order, as many times as you want.

Oct 29 at 10 AM to Oct 31 at 9 PM
Game Realms
137 N Victory Blvd, Burbank, California 91502
Come to Game Realms in your Halloween costumes to
enter our First Annual Halloween contest to win prizes!
Play various horror & Hallowen video games in our gaming room!
We will give out FREE CANDY for trick or treating!
Our sound system wil play various Halloween and Horror themed video game music!

4th Annual Theatricum BOO-tanicum
Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, California 90290
General Admission: $15
Children 5 and under: free
Theatricum BOO-tanicum — Unique outdoor theater garden Theatricum Botanicum transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum with the theater company's 6th annual Halloween extravaganza. Wander Theatricum’s wooded grounds in the heart of rustic Topanga Canyon, where the stage and sets are converted into a frightening maze and haunted house. Enjoy delicious food and spooky drinks; actors telling ghost stories; pumpkin and face painting; game booths; performances by Creative PlayGround, Peter Alsop, comedy improv group Off the Grid; and more. Come on down… if you dare. Perfect for ghosts and goblins of all ages.

October 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

October 30-Nov 6, 5:30 am – 10:00 pm
Grand Park
200 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. In partnership with Self-Help Graphics & Art, the park will present 35 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups in honor of Día de los Muertos. The altars, which will remain in the park all week long, will focus on themes that impact local communities.

 Live Read of Plan 9 From Outer Space
October 27, 2016
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA
Reception at 7pm, show at 8pm
Admission: $25 - all sales will benefit the theater

Read by Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Dana Gould, Janet Varney, Matt Braunger, Fred Willard, Nate Mooney, Ron Lynch, and Deborah Baker, Jr.
The live read will be accompanied by live music by Eban Schletter, who has composed for many popular TV shows including Spongebob Squarepants, Mr. Show with Bob & David, the Academy Awards, and Garfunkel and Oates.

Danny Elfman: Halloween at The Hollywood Bowl: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Oct 28-30
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
$35-and up

Three nights of the iconic music from The Nightmare Before Christmas from the man who wrote it himself.

Friday, October 28, 2016 10:30 PM
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue

Rob Schrab (Found Crap, LEGO Movie 2) recreates a local TV creature feature show with SHOCK FEATURE THEATER! Each month, Hostess of the Darkness, Mini Coffee, presents a horror movie complete with vintage commercials, crappy clips, and musical guest The Git Back Gang. In October, SHOCK FEATURE THEATER presents not one but two frightening films!

Beethoven Eroica
Saturday, October 29, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, October 30, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Tickets start at $27.

 The West Coast premiere of A Freak in Burbank, a romping homage to filmmaker Tim Burton by Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer, on Saturday, October 29, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.  Dausgaard also conducts Beethoven’s inventive and heroic Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” and six of Sibelius’s Humoresques for violin and orchestra, featuring Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud, praised for his “utter brilliance” (The Strad).
Saturday, October 29, 8pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
$29 - $99
You can start off your Halloween weekend in our eerie 1920’s style movie palace at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA for a screening of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu accompanied by a live performance of the new score by L.A. Opera's chamber orchestra. After the vampire classic rolls credits, the haunting continues with a dance party featuring a lineup of DJs, drinks, tricks and treats. Costumes welcome and encouraged.

All Night Horrorthon
Sat, Oct 29, 7:30pm
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s 11th annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways from Scream Factory, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! Monster Energy Drinks courtesy of Hansen's Beverages.

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents
Tales from the Crypt Halloween BOO-haha!
Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, 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
2 Nights Only! October 29 and 30! This Halloween, join Captured Aural Phantasy Theater for the TALES FROM THE CRYPT HALLOWEEN BOO-HAHA!, an evening of vintage Halloween treats and new, live nighttime entertainment at the historically creepy Bob Baker Marionette Theater. In this one-of-a-kind scare show, we present multi-media performances of classic horror stories from legendary "Tales from the Crypt" comic books LIVE on-stage along with spooky music, macabre magic acts and other Halloween thrills including haunting performances by the Bob Baker Marionettes!

Sold out
Quentin's Horror Comedy All-Nighter
Oct 29, 8pm
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

You'll laugh til you scream with an all-night marathon packed with ghoulish delights, featuring five horror comedy classics personally selected by Quentin Tarantino plus rare trailers, vintage shorts and other fright-filled, gruesomely hilarious surprises!

Secret Sixteen Terrorthon!
Sunday, October 30 at 1 PM - 11:59 PM
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057
 A super-chill, all-day marathon of horror + Halloween-themed movies, merch and music. Join us for a triple feature of blood-soaked thrillers from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, all screened from rare film prints (courtesy of L.A. film warriors Secret Sixteen!)

1pm - doors (vendors open and selling)
2-4pm - cartoons
4-10pm - the 16mm movie-thon
10pm-12am - Rendezvous DJs spin horrortunes

Oct 30-31 
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue 
 Cinefamily presents our favorite annual Halloween tradition: the spine-tingling horror of The Tingler, William Castle’s weirdo masterpiece of gimmickry about a lobster-shaped monster that feeds on terror within the human body! Aside from being the first film to use LSD as a plot device, the original theatrical run was presented in “Percepto,” whereby theater patrons were administered buzzer shocks in their seats, to simulate the monster’s attack. The result, of course, was giddy insanity, as star Vincent Price’s voice urges patrons to “scream for your lives!” As if that wasn’t enough, The Tingler features a major subplot based on our very own Silent Movie Theatre and its original owners, the Hamptons. Feel a tingle up your spine as you watch these scenes set in the very location where you are sitting—and maybe a tingle on your tuchas when we shock you Castle-style with real wired seats!

The Bride of Frankenstein
Monday, October 31, 8 pm
For this night only, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters will remain open after the museum closes. Admission to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters from 5 pm to 8 pm is included with movie ticket purchase. Please note that all other museum galleries will close at 5 pm.
 In James Whale’s follow-up to his 1931 Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals that the main characters of her novel have survived. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is urged by the mad Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) to build Frankenstein’s monster a female companion. The monster (Boris Karloff), meanwhile, discovers joy, tragedy, and, most frequently, fear-driven hatred in his interactions with humans. The monster only wants companionship, but he remains misunderstood and loathed because of his appearance.