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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

TTDILA's Halloween Guide 2023: Events & Experiences

This is the place for all the Halloween events you might have only one night to go to. Like a Halloween party or horror themed rock show. It's also a guide for where you can find experiences to give you chills and thrills...or at the very least see some spider up close.

Older Crowd
September 15th through November 19th, 
with performances scheduled Thursdays through Sundays
Tickets start at $200 and are for ADULTS ONLY (21+).
In order to preserve the carefully curated structure and intimate nature of the show, tickets are
limited to only 18 guests per performance.
This interactive play your a part of is back for a fifth time. And, we've enjoyed it, you can read about our experience here, where it's spoiled for you or read the skinny on the place below.

Just know it starts off as a dinner party that get weirder and weird as your evening goes on.

Once again the actors involved did some amazing work and if any of them are SAG-AFTRA too, this is
probably the only money they will be making for a while, so please support them. Even if that wasn't going on, gotta say the family usually leaves you going what the Hell is wrong with these people?

"The Willows transports guests into the captivating world of the Willows family, offering an unparalleled immersive experience that blurs the lines between theatre and reality. As active participants in the evening's events, audiences become entwined in an unfolding narrative, delving deep into the mysteries and dynamics of the Willows family. The Willows has redefined the immersive theatre genre, captivating audiences with its innovative approach, thrilling storyline, and iconic characters. Prepare to be transported to a world of suspense, mystery, and old-school charm as JFI Productions invites you to come home and experience The Willows."

September 15 through October 31st, with performances Wednesday - Sunday, 6 PM - 12 AM PT
Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Tickets start at $59.50 per person and can be purchased online here. Ages 16+ are permitted unless accompanied by a parent. Due to the nature of this experience, it is not recommended for ages 13 and under.

Attendees will relive the chaotic and unsettling Angel of Light tale through the combination of live performances, elaborate sets and ornate artistry, with unprecedented access through the Los Angeles Theatre during this haunting journey. The 60-minute experience fuses live theater with advanced technology to take those who dare deep into the past, including the power of Dolby Atmos sound, projection mapping, shifting light and music and power strobe lights.

THE EVIL DEAD Immersive Experience

Opens Sept 30th at The Mystic Museum!
New props, new photo ops, new merch & other surprises.


Select Dates October 6th – October 31st
324 North Orange Street, Glendale, CA 91203
Haunted Soiree: A Macabre Cocktail Party Haunted Soiree: is an immersive theatrical party inside a historically haunted building! It’s a night of miniature themed cocktails, an array of live entertainers, surreal specters, live music,  and interactive experiences.  A truly unique, 21+ haunted experience, unlike any other party in town!

Guests are encouraged to dress up for the evening, be it in costume, cocktail attire, or your favorite time-period clothing!  

When you arrive, you’ll be free to experience the events of the evening at your own leisure.  You may simply choose to indulge in the included cocktail tastings, enjoy the live shows and roaming entertainment; or you might decide to dig a little deeper and uncover the surreal ghost story that lies at the heart of it all.

SugarMynt Gallery, 810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

A tribute exhibit of the Halloween movies behind the original Michael Myers house.
URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction
Oct 6-31 Select Nights
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group
4850 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group’s ALL-NEW fun and frightening Haunted-Halloween Theatrical Attraction for 2023, steering theater-goers and thrill-seekers through a terrifying “Urban Death” Maze & Show of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us!  Directed by Zombie Joe & Denise Devin.  For Ages 18+.
Younger Crowd

September 28 - October 31, 2023
Thursday-Sunday, plus October 30 & 31 
$25 per person; $20 for Members
Tickets on sale August 24
*It's close to being a haunt, but since you don't actually enter a haunted house it's more of an experience. 
Just in time for Halloween, the Natural History Museum will transform its Nature Gardens into a hauntingly whimsical interactive light-up experience for all ages. Featuring familiar sights for long-time Boney Island fans – skeletons performing rope tricks, levitating through hoops, shadow puppetry and more – NHM will put its own spin on the event with artistic performances, real fossils, live animal presentations, trick-or-treating, and other ghoulishly glowing installations. Explore and wander through the garden paths, as creepy crawlies, silly skeletons and carnivores from the Cretaceous abound!
The Simpsons producer Rick Polizzi created Boney Island for his family more than 20 years ago. It grew from a front yard display to a huge affair in Griffith Park with a cult-like following of Halloween lovers of all ages. The attraction closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, after a three-year hiatus, the crowd-pleasing event will be resurrected in Exposition Park.
September 17 through November 26
The Natural History Museum
Admission: $8 timed ticket required in addition to museum admission or free with membership
This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you, and then enter the den to peer into enclosed habitats housing species ranging from tarantulas to jumping spiders. 
September 16 – November 5, 2023 
Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 4949 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042
$25 per ticket, Children under 2 are free
Hallowe’en Spooktacular has quickly become an Angeleno Halloween tradition with over one 100 puppets and ghostly things on strings. More spectacular than spooky, the show highlights the Theater’s craftsmanship with newly designed sets and carefully restored sixty-year-old puppets old, as well as more recently created marionette monsters and creatures. From a tap dancing Frankenstein’s monster to newly updated Dracula’s lair to a retro alien invasion, Hallowe’en Spooktacular is now a certified fan favorite show for all ages and a wonderful way to welcome in Halloween festivities, including audience participation in Theater’s costume parades beginning in October!
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard between N. Doheny Drive and N. La Cienega Boulevard

It's back! It's finally back!

West Hollywood loves Halloween and the City of West Hollywood is thrilled that Halloween is back with Halloween Carnaval 2023! The City’s incomparable Halloween Carnaval is one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world.

Staged on Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66, Halloween Carnaval will feature a stage at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and N. San Vicente Boulevard with a live DJ set, food trucks, and thousands of wildly dressed Halloween revelers for a one-of-a-kind experience.

There will also be Halloween celebrations at businesses, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues throughout the City!

Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 30 - Oct 1
$tarts at $31

*Haven't heard much about this one, but it's coming back.
HorrorCon™ Los Angeles is the authentic yearly horror entertainment experience discovering and celebrating all the things horror, terror, evil, fright, fear and goth along with the worshipped holiday that's an ode to it all; Halloween.
With a mission to honor and pay homage to the great American tradition of the eerie world of horror, this epic once a year weekend delivers unforgettable experiences and welcomes the most passionate horror fans.
Saturday ✧ October 7, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday ✧ October 8, 10 AM - 6 PM
Globe Theatre Los Angeles
740 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014
$25 – $50
Shop three curated floors of medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home decor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, and more. 

Oct 13-15
The Marriott Burbank Convention Center & Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505
$35 – $75

SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA returns to Burbank with over 150 monstrous vendors, makeup demos, celebrity guests, special exhibits and more!

The best horror convention to go to in October.
Olvera Street

For over 35 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Dia de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for our ceremony.

Dia de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things they enjoyed during that life. Death is a part of life, and so we honor it. Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles – A nine (9) day festival, with a nightly procession, community altars on display, and entertainment.
Bride of Frankenstein with Live Orchestra
October 27 – 28
At the The Theatre at Ace Hotel
$tarts at $29
Camp, humor and horror collide in one of the greatest sequels ever. Break out the hairspray and spend Halloween with Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff! This year, our hugely popular annual celebration of horror and live music at the breathtaking Theatre at Ace Hotel presents film director James Whale's chilling The Bride of Frankenstein, with one of the most iconic "wedding" scenes in cinematic history.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Little Tokyo

The Little Tokyo Ghost Club is back with frightful festivities on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
24th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, October 28th 2023
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038

 ðŸŒž DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (9am-3pm) 🌞 Experience the beauty of cultural rituals and artistic performances in the warm embrace of the sun. Delight in the enchanting Children's Village and explore over 150 Aztec dancers and performers on four spectacular stages. Indulge in delectable food, captivating crafts, and the spirit of togetherness. $35.00 - $150.00

🌙 NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS (5pm-12am) 🌙 As the sun sets, the festivities reach new heights. Prepare to be mesmerized by the electrifying beats of Bomba Estereo, as they ignite the night with their sensational music. Join the jubilant crowd as we dance under the stars, celebrating life and paying tribute to our beloved ancestors. $60.00 - $250.00
Walt Disney Concert Hall

The annual Halloween haunt at Walt Disney Concert Hall features one of the most classic horror movies of the 1920s, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney as Erik, the Phantom, in makeup he famously constructed for the role. The projection of the 1925 silent film will be accompanied by a live soundtrack performed by organist Clark Wilson.