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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Halloween Hype: What To Do This Week & Weekend

Looks like the big push for Halloween is this weekend, because actual Halloween is on Tuesday. So, all the biggest events seem to be going down Fri-Sun. We're giving you what we have from our Halloween Guide, but be sure to check it out fully for Haunts and Experiences sill going down.

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.
‘Spooked’ from Snap Judgment - LIVE in Los Angeles
Thursday, October 26, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles

Join us for amazing, true-life supernatural stories from people who can scarcely believe it happened themselves.

And come decked out in full Halloween costume for a chance to win the Spooked LIVE Best-Dressed Prize! It’s storytelling, with a beat – and it’s all going down at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (We’re not saying it’s haunted, but we’re also not saying it isn’t.)
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.
Sunday Oct 22
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Little Tokyo

It's the return of Haunted Little Tokyo. The frightful festivities commence with the inaugural Little Tokyo Ghost Tour from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2023. The following weekend, on Saturday, October 28, 2023, experience a family-friendly Halloween Scavenger Hunt hosted by Terasaki Budokan from 1-5 p.m followed by the 7th annual Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party presented by The Little Tokyo Ghost Club from 6 p.m to midnight. The Block Party is 21+

Lucha VaVOOM
Area 51
Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th at their historic home venue The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for this 21+ glam/slam extravaganza are on sale now for $53.41‒$99.76 at
Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show where world-class Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide -- has announced their annual two-night Halloween engagement.
Halloween For Sinners
October 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UCB Theater

Enter the Hellhouse a sinner, leave with salvation from your deepest, darkest sins. Pastors Percival and Percocet have assembled an absolutely KILLER lineup of ghouls, goblins, and comedians to save your soul from the DARK LORD GROUND DADDY (AKA Satan AKA Lucifer AKA the Devil AKA your mother-in-law).

The traveling megachurch behind Easter for Adults and Christmas for the Grown is BACK with an all new-show to prove you’re not sucking God’s tit hard enough – we make SkyDaddy come again and so can you! Bring extra pants because you’re gonna piss yourself from laughter and shit yourself from fear.

Paramount+ Peak Screaming Lodge Pop-up
from October 27 to October 29
Westfield Century City

Paramount+ presents The Peak Screaming Lodge, an immersive, pop-up, Halloween experience riddled with some of Paramount+’s scariest films and series in the heart of Los Angeles. Visitors can step inside their favorite shows and movies from Monster High 2 to Yellowjackets to Pet Semetary: Bloodlines.
Boonion Station
Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 11 AM to 5 PM
Union Station 

Join Los Angeles Union Station for the 5th annual Boonion Station: a frightfully fun family-friendly Halloween haunt. Activities include face painting, dancing, costume contests, crafts, a one-of-a-kind trick-or-treating experience and more! Be sure to dress to impress as Boonion Station will award prizes for the Most Original, Funniest, Spookiest and Best Group/Family costumes.

Tickets are not required - the one-day only event is free to the public. All ages are welcome.

Go Metro by taking the A Line, B Line, D Line and J Line directly to Los Angeles Union Station or use the Metro Bike Share system which makes bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year. Parking is available for $8 at Union Station East or $16 at Union Station West. 

Saturday, October 28, 2023  
3–8 pm | Open to all ages
Natural History Museum

Our friends are back for another scare. And, this year, they have shades for the glareTurning the season into a So Cal party, Keeping up with them is only for the hardy

Celebrate Halloween and the frightfully, spine-chilling, spooky wonders of our natural world at this year’s Haunted Museum.

Participate in an interactive Scavenger Hunt with the totally excellent citizens of Autumn Valley to solve a far-out mystery, chill out with NHM’s researchers and scientists while you learn about their radical work, and dance like the dead with some brews and boos in our 21+ Graveyard.

Paid food, drink, and parking options will be available on the day of the event. A follow-up email will be sent as the event approaches.

Halloween Party and Movie Night at West Edge
Saturday, October 28th | 4pm-8:30pm
West Edge | 12101 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate Halloween at West Edge with a movie screening of Hotel Transylvania. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase!

Saturday October 28, 2023 12pm PT
Academy Museum

Calling all ghosts and ghouls! Join the Academy Museum for a scary good time. The Museum will host a fun-filled day of special effects makeup demonstrations, ghostly tours, tarot card readings, and activities. Free with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Museum admission is free for youth ages 17 and under.

24th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, October 28th 2023
Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038

 🌞 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
Saturday, October 28 from 2 to 9 pm
Third Street Promenade
DTSM is proud to commemorate Día de los Muertos, a cherished Mexican tradition celebrating life and death, through an enriching  lineup of cultural events. The family-friendly celebration on Saturday, October 28 from 2 to 9 pm will feature festive live entertainment from local performance groups including Neiya Arts, Ballet Flor de Mayo, Grupo La Rosa,  Folklor América, Poco Pocho and local Latinx student groups, colorful community altars and a Latinx popup market offering a diverse selection of crafts, arts and treats curated by Molcajete Dominguero. Family and pet-friendly activities and arts & crafts will also be part of the celebration, including face-painting. 

Saturday, October 28
Oct 28, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Los Angeles, 570 W Ave 26 #100, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA

Our Dia De Los Muertos Fundraiser will be on Saturday, October 28th! This special ticketed event will have music, food, altars, and a silent auction! We look forward to our Dia De Los Muertos Fundraiser every year because it’s a special chance to celebrate our heritage and our wonderful community.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Secret Headquarters
The wonderful Jon Klassen will be joining us to sign copies of his new book, The Skull.
Come dressed to impressed for Halloween, as there will be a prize for the kid with the spOoOoOookiest costume.

Sunday, Oct 29, noon
Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge
12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Blood Banquet: An Improvised Horror
October 29 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UCB Theater
Hollywood-A spooky hilarious talent show, featuring some of LA’s funniest phantoms! Hosted by
Allan McLeod (Drunk History) Marcy Jarreau (Brooklyn 99)
Blood-Two of LA’s most devilish ghouls (Zach Olsen & Heather Higginbotham) invite you to their really fun dungeon as improvisors are forced to willingly perform an improvised horror incorporating the safest fake weapons, dead limbs, and more. This is sure to be the most disgustingly provocative show UCB’s guidelines will allow!
October 29-31, 2023 4:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Pacific Design Center - 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Free, Must RSVP
In the spirit of Huluween, come celebrate the spooky season at the Pacific Design Center for an experience packed with scares, screams, and swag. This haunted maze experience will be filled with a collection of scream-worthy experiences highlighting some of the scariest titles streaming on Hulu including FX's “American Horror Story,” “Annabelle,” “The Boogeyman'', and more. If viewers thought these were scary on screen, just wait until they see what’s inside the maze… or lurking just around the corner… Dare to find out and get your tickets now for Huluween: Now Screaming in Los Angeles!

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In
(Hocus Pocus/Freddy vs. Jason)

Oct 27, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA
(The Nightmare Before Christmas/The Evil Dead)
Oct 28, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Lake Balboa Complex, Lake Balboa, CA

October 27 One Night Only
Regal Theaters Only

SAT OCT 28, 2023 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM
Aero Theatre | 18th Annual Horrorthon
$25.00 (member) ; $30.00 (general admission)

The annual horrorthon like-no-other. It's an all-nighter with their own special skits and characters. Come prepared if you think you can make it till sunrise. A favorite for college students to try at least once. The movies aren't announced till closer to the showtime, but you'll be having fun sitting back and watching the horror movies with an audience who wants to see some blood. Oh, and say Hi to Corn Gorn for me.
Maze of the Minotaur
October 27, 28, 29, and 31, 2023
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tickets are $20 for adults in advance ($25 at the door) and $10 for children 12 and under

This beloved tradition, resurrected every five years, holds a special place in the cobweb-covered hearts of both locals and visitors. Prepare to be spellbound as you venture into the Pageant’s backstage area and scenic workshops, transformed into a family-friendly haunted house. It’s a bone-chilling celebration of creativity that’ll send shivers down your spine!

American Horror Stories: Four Episode Huluween Event Premiering Thursday, October 26. Exclusively on Hulu.

Suitable Flesh is in theaters and out Oct 27
*A new take on freak friday

Psychiatrist Elizabeth Derby becomes obsessed with helping a young patient suffering extreme personality disorder. But it leads her into dark occult danger as she tries to escape a horrific fate.