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Halloween Weekend

10/30/2015

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
The largest Halloween street party in the world does not disappoint. The costume bash is also one of L.A. County’s biggest annual events, complete with live music and entertainment, photo booths, food vendors and the crowning of a celebrity “queen.” Free; Saturday, 6-11 pm; Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Doheny Dr., West Hollywood, CA; 800.368.6020

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
It’s the 40th anniversary of the most celebrated cult movie of all time! Playing continuously since it’s release in 1975, Rocky Horror is the longest running movie in history. The funny film has amazing sets, famous musical numbers and the incredible lead of Tim Curry. When Brad and Janet’s car breaks down, they find themselves at the castle of a scientist hosting a party. Also starring Susan Sarandon, Richard O’ Brien, Meatloaf and more. In addition to this film, there will be a costume contest, circus performers, surprise guests, a very special shadow cast, themed photo booth, and of course, DJs spinning a glam dance party before and after the screening. Costumes are required for entry. $20; Saturday, doors: 5:15 pm, movie: 7 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Rooftop Film Club Presents Beetlejuice
Relax on the rooftop of The Montalbãn in Hollywood in plush pin-striped Brighton Beach Deck Chairs while you take in this classic and listen to the film uninterrupted with state-of-the-art wireless headphones. You can also get cozy under a plush complimentary blanket if the evening breeze brings a chill. HACHÉ LA is serving up their Karma Burger, a Veggie Patty, homemade Guacamole & Chips and “The Famous” Strawberry Basil Lemonade blended with fresh-squeezed lemonade, basil and strawberries. There is also the very creamy Cookie Butter Frozen Custard whipped up onsite using liquid nitrogen. Barman Brady Weise is serving up a cocktail named Beetle Juice made with Cabernet Sauvignon, sweet vermouth, fresh fruit of the season and dry ice garnish. There’s also sangria, IPA, Hefeweizen, Lager Beers, Bottles of Bubbly on ice at your seats, or bottles of Red, White or Rosé Wine by the glass or bottle as well. Saturday; 1615 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028

Universal Studios’s Dracula
The LA Opera invades the Theatre at the Ace Hotel (929 S Broadway) for a special screening of Universal Studios’s Dracula, which will be accompanied by a live performance by famed composer Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet. The event kicks off at 8pm and will be followed by The Black & White Ball, which promises a cocktails, celeb DJs, photo ops, and “other mysterious (tricks and) treats.” Tickets are $34 to $160 and available here. Saturday

Halloween Movie Screening of Mad Monster Party?
This classic 1967 Rankin/Bass romp is a fantastic flashback to stop-animation. Mad Monster Party? features Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein’s Monster, and more! Voices provided by Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Ann Margaret, and more. Saturday, 7:30 pm; One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA; 626.564.1066

Santa Monica Pier Presents Outdoor Screening of Ghostbusters
Eat|See|Hear, present a free outdoor screening of “Ghostbusters” as the conclusion of this fall’s Front Porch Cinema film series. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy front porch environment, providing the perfect setting for a night of movies under the stars, food, drinks and an early Halloween celebration. Free; Friday, lounge opens at 6 pm, movie: 7:30 pmSanta Monica Pier

It’s a Very PG Nightmare on Third Street Promenade
Third Street Promenade will transform for one night into a Nightmare on Third Street for a family movie fright night with the return of Cinema on the Street and an outdoor movie-fest featuring Adam Sandler’s Hotel Transylvania. Bring blankets and chairs, snuggle up and catch this animated-comedy Halloween flick. There’s also pumpkin painting and crafts (pumpkins provided), sweets and treats, and DTSM Ambassadors sporting their best Halloween looks. Free; Friday, 5 pm/Kids Pumpkin Crafts + Halloween sweets, 7 pm/screening of Hotel Transylvania; 1400 block Third Street Promenade (just north of Broadway)

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live with Danny Elfman & Orchestra
Legendary composer, singer/songwriter Danny Elfman, takes the stage at the Hollywood Bowl performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film for a special screening of Disney’s holiday classic, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Joining Elfman will be a cast of singers and special guest artists performing the film’s songs live. The concert transforms the Hollywood Bowl into Halloween Town with special pre-show activities including an audience participation Costume Contest. Tim Burton-inspired costumes are encouraged. $25+; Saturday & Sunday; 2301 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA; 800.745.3000

Halloween Organ with Film: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Paramount’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by John S. Robertson and produced by Famous Players-Lasky, was the first of three film treatments of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novella produced in 1920. It starred John Barrymore as the split personalities, and featured Martha Mansfield and Nita Naldi as their love interests, roles based on a stage treatment, not the original story. Watch the silent classic accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Hall’s monster organ. Saturday, 8 pm; 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern’s Night of Horror
The Wiltern Theater will be transformed into a haunted house and host a classic horror movie marathon, along with a virtual reality horror film showcase, costume contest, giveaways and dance party hosted by Dj Loboman and special guests. Films screened will be An American Warewolf in London, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Descent and Demons. $15+; Friday, 7 pm; 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 213.388.1400

Dead Comedians Night
Flappers Comedy Club will invoke the dearly departed with standup comedians impersonating beloved icons like Joan Rivers at this special Halloween show. Attendees who dress in costume will get in for free! $15 (Two-item minimum per person – any combo of food and beverage); Saturday, 7:30 pm; 102 Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502; 818.845.9721

The 6th Annual Halloween Candy & Wine Event at Vintage Enoteca
Get your own bowl of Halloween Candy paired with a flight of four different wines. So you can Trick or Treat like a grown-up. The menu includes: Skittles & Sour Patch Kids with Mercat NV Cava Brut, Penedes, Spain; Candy Corn & Starburstwith Chardonnay: Luli, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA, 2013; KitKat & Nestle Crunch with Gamay: Chateau de Raousset, “Grille-Midi,” Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2013; and Peanut M&Ms & Almond Joy with Tempranillo: Bodegas Ercavio, “La Buena Vid de Mas Que Vinos,” Rioja, Spain, 2010. Regular menu also available. $30; Saturday, 5 pm; 7554 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.512.5278

The Wallace
Head to Culver City if you aren’t looking for huge goblin and ghost shenanigans. Executive Chef Joel Miller is offering a bottomless black punch named “Heaven’s Gate Punch” made with Rum, Candy Corn Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, and Squid Ink for $14!  The restaurant will also be doing $1 Oysters all night that is being served with blood mignonette made with hibiscus and annatto. Saturday; 3833 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232; 310.202.6400

Bo Nuage
And in honor of Bo Nuage’s new second location in Beverly Hills, anyone who comes into the Beverly Hills shop on Halloween in costume will receive a free Pumpkin Spice cloud cake. Saturday; 9523 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

E.P. & L.P.‘s Halloween Bash
West Hollywood’s Asian eating house is throwing a thrilling Halloween bash, where they will be transforming the rooftop into a cemetery and the bar will become a haunted house. Executive Chef Louis Tikaram is serving up small bites, there’s a hosted open bar with spirited cocktails and tunes from DJs. Snag a VIP ticket and gain access to an exclusive Veuve Clicquot lounge from 8-11 pm. $100, $150/VIP; Saturday, 8 pm; 603 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.855.9955

High Rooftop Lounge Halloween Party
Join us on the evening of 10/31 from7p.m. – late for a spooky fete. Three party rooms, a live DJ and fall inspired libations. 21+, no cover, for table reservations call 424.214.1062.

The Standard’s Halloween Party
DJ Kim Ahn’s Night Mass invades The Standard, Hollywood with live performances by Basement Jaxx’s Vulva and Disclosure’s Brendan Reilly, plus DJ sets by the host herself, Josh Peace, and Bath House. Free; Friday, 10 pm; 8300 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; RSVP here

Sybar’s Halloween Party
SkyBar at the Mondrian presents Return to Gotham, a Batman-themed costume bash. $28.99$3,478.95; Friday & Saturday, 8 pm-2 am, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Roosevelt Hotel’s Halloween Party
Kanye-backed rapper Travis Scott performs at the swanky Roosevelt Hotel’s Halloween bash. VIP tickets include an open bar at Teddy’s from 8 to 10pm, and all partygoers score access to Tropicana Pool, Grand Ballroom, and other spots. $85-$100; Saturday, 8 pm-3 am; 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

Vegan Scene’s Halloween Party
Venice boutique Vegan Scene promises a scary (and cruelty-free) Halloween party, complete with vegan grub by Frankenstand, an open bar, sweat treats by Cup My Cakez, and more spooky haps. Of course, there’ll be dancing and a costume party; tickets are $45 and available here. Saturday, 10 pm-1 am; 510 Main St., Venice, CA

Halloween at Red O Santa Monica
Dress up as your favorite ghoul, ghost, goblin, sexy pizza rat, or whatever else strikes your fancy, and enjoy happy hour prices on cocktails all evening. Arrive in costume and relish in $7 margaritas, well drinks, glasses of wine, and $5 beers all night long. Around 9 pm, management will pick the best costume and the winner will receive a $100 gift card. Saturday; 1541 Ocean Ave., #120, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.1600

Halloween at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Go undercover this Halloween at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar with an Evening of Espionage. This 007-themed dinner event will be one to remember, featuring hors d’oeuvres and four courses paired with classic cocktails. To celebrate the new movie, you are encouraged to dress as any 007 character – villain, agent, leading lady, or the man himself. Throughout the evening, you can sip on a 007 Martini, Bombe Negroni and more, featuring Belvedere vodka. Full menu here. $95; Saturday, 6:30 pm

Shade Hotel’s Second Annual Halloween Creepy Carnival
Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach will transform into a creepy carnival scene for one of Los Angeles’ best Halloween bashes. The boutique hotel will be decorated with Halloween carnival-inspired decorations, and will feature an array of entertainment, including circus performers, a DJ, magician and more. And, while there is no charge to attend, you will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for $10 each for a chance to win a special Sunday night stay at Shade, with 100% of raffle ticket sales benefitting 29-year-old Jon Melim-Honore, a friend of the Shade family, who is battling leukemia. Sip on specially-crafted spooky cocktails, as well as tasty bites from zinc@shade’s menu, including Buffalo Chicken Lollipops, Kobe Beef Mini Truffle Sliders, and Chef Chris Garasic’s signature mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Shade is also offering a special locals only “Broom Service” package for the occasion. The package includes premium bottle service at zinc@shade during the bash as well as one night’s stay in the hotel, for $449. Dress for the occasion! Saturday, 7 pm; 1221 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA; 310.546.4995

Alley Lounge
Culver City’s hidden speakeasy is hosting a bone-chilling bash that will overflow into front of the house Asian Tapas Bar, FIN, where you can dance to a live DJ. Dress in your best costume, because they are required and winning wardrobes will be rewarded with fun prizes. As for refreshments, sip on the Witches Brew punch created by Bar Manager Ken Whang that is mixed up with Absolut peach vodka, Svedka citron vodka and Orgy liqueur, with a smoky dry ice finish. Snack on artisanal sandwiches like the Ham & Cheese Baguette toasted with Black Forest ham, Muenster cheese and horseradish mayo or the Good Ol’ Fashioned Grilled Cheese on sourdough ($7/each). Saturday, 9 pm-2 am; 12223 W Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066; 310.398.8611

FIN 
Start your night with a happy hour, from 5-7 pm and nosh on plates of Tuna Jalapeño Crispy Rice ($5) or a trio of bite-sized minced Tiger Prawn Tacos ($8) paired with Hot or Cold Sake ($5-$6), along with an array of deliciously discounted dishes and drinks. As for cocktails, order up Bar Manager Ken Whang’s Dark & Stormy mixed up with dark rum, lime juice, lychee juice and ginger beer poured over ice and garnished with two floating lychee nuts stuffed with bright red cherries, giving this liquid treat a set of spooky blood-red edible “eyeballs.” FIN’s last seating is at 8:30 pm, in order to transform FIN into a disco dance floor with a Live DJ spinning spooky beats starting at 9 pm for an all-night bash with the speakeasy back-bar Alley Lounge. Saturday, 9 pm- 2 am; 12223 W Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066; 310.398.8611

Bar Mattachine
This Halloween, celebrate at Bar Mattachine, DTLA’s hot new gay craft cocktail bar where they will be throwing a fabulously frightening fest! Order up the Tiki drink, Rudi’s Downfall-a frozen treat blended with Flor de Cana 4 yr. and 7 yr. rums, honey syrup, fresh pineapple and lime juice ($9). Head upstairs to the dance floor to get down with DJ Riley who will be dropping the bass and beats all night long. Saturday, 5 pm-2 am; 221 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.278.0471 

HACHÉ LA
Swing by this modern new-age burger stand in Silver Lake for a juicy chopped steak burger, that are made-to-order. There’s the Swiss Onion, a steak patty topped with Gruyere and caramelized onions, slathered with a tangy mustard mayo sauce and sandwiched between a freshly baked homemade bun ($7.25), which you should pair with Mick’s Triple Cooked Fries ($3.95). These fries are hand-cut and fried three times. For dessert, order up the creamy Pumpkin Spice Frozen Custard topped with Biscoff cookies ($6). Saturday, 12 pm-midnight; 3319 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.928.2963

Magnolia House
This bungalow will be transformed into a Haunted House Halloween Party with smoky hallways, a spider webbed living room and skeleton clad doors. Groove to a live DJ, while you’re dressed to impress in your most clever costume and enter the Magnolia House Costume Contest to compete for three amazing prizes. Bar Manager Brian Klemm is crafting the La Básica mixed up with El Silencio mezcal, chocolate, coffee, vanilla ice cream and a dash of pumpkin spice ($8) and small plates from Executive Chef Evan Colter include roasted Brussels Sprouts with cilantro pistachio pesto, smoked bacon, Pecorino cheese and a crispy egg; King Crab Mac & Cheese with three cheese sauce, roasted red peppers and a bacon herb crumble; and Braised Short Rib with shitake and baby kale risotto, pickled daikon and crushed sesame seeds. $10; Saturday, 9 pm; 492 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.584.1121

The Raymond 1886
Order up the Hob Goblet cocktail from Barman Peter Lloyd Jones. It’s crafted with applejack, house-made pumpkin syrup, all spice dram, cinnamon, fresh lemon juice and garnished with a spookily sensational cobweb candy. Saturday, 4 pm-2 am; 1250 S Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136 

Tunnel Bar
This Sherman Oaks’ speakeasy-style hideaway is serving up Halloween cocktails created by Bar Manager Victoria “Ninja” Ortiz. The Polyjuice Potion is an enchanting libation crafted with absinthe, gin, lemon, pineapple syrup and Crème Violette, poured in a coupe and served with a lemon peel garnish. Access to Tunnel Bar is granted through Tipple & Brine; Tunnel Bar will be open for Halloween, Saturday, 7 pm-2 am; 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; 818.528.3434 

Venice Whaler
Join the Venice Whaler for a three-day Halloween Weekend packed with scary specials, zombie-themed evenings and much more! Dress like a zombie on Friday for Fast Times At Zombie High and the dead come to life on Sunday to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. As for Saturday, channel your inner rock n’ rolling rebel for the Dead Rock Stars Party. There will be a photo booth, face painting, a fortune telling and a spooky Haunted House. Prizes for the best-dressed dead heads include an Arbor Skateboard, a Venice Whaler Gift Certificate and special Bottle of Tequila. Bar Director Anthony Settecase is serving up Tequila Mockingbird cocktail shaken up with Sauza Black Barrel tequila, agave, blood orange bitters and grapefruit and Executive Chef Nick Liberato is cooking up Ze Whaler Braut, a German bratwurst on a soft pretzel roll topped with sauerkraut and mustard, paired with $6 Angel City Oktoberfest and Sam Adams OctoberFest. Friday-Sunday, 11 am-2 am; 10 W Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.8737

Mélisse’s Halloween
Enjoy a special special five-course Halloween menu from two Michelin-starred Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin. The menu features playful, tongue-and-cheek items from his classic French-American menu with highlights including, Deviled Eggs and Caviar; Choked by a Spider Soup with sunchoke, potato, and black truffle; Eyeball Monkfish with shelling beans, saffron, and bouillabaisse; Ribs and Bones, a smoked short rib and a bone marrow chimichurri; and for dessert a Bleeding Brain Sundae or Vampire’s Blood Float. $95; Saturday, 5:45-10 pm; 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.0881

Angel City Brewery‘s Halloween Party
The Public House will be have costume contests, live music, food trucks, and of course, beer. For those daylight denizens, Angel City’s beer bazaar will feature Halloween-themed vendors and treats from 1-7 pm. But when the sun sets and creatures of the night begin to stir, the party will get good and ghoulish. Slangin Corea & Brewwings will be serving up in the lot while live music in the Beer Hall kicks off at 9 pm with The Kids in Detention, Dirty Lingo, and Team Vendetta. For extra creativity credit, costume contests with cash prizes will be held at 10 pm and awards will go to the best-dressed individual and team. Angel City Free; Saturday, 1 pm-midnight; 216 S Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.622.1261

UNICEF Black & White Masquerade Ball
Dance the night away at a masquerade ball that showcases DJs, dancing, hors d’oeuvres from the city’s top food trucks and more. Proceeds fund UNICEF’s lifesaving programs, including global child protection programs and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking project. $150+; Friday, 9 pm-2 am; Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Wanderlust Hollywood Illuminated Halloween Ball
Newly opened yoga destination brings their inaugural Halloween ball. Go in early for a heart opening yoga class with Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen in The Greatest Place accompanied with the live band Aykanna, or an intention dance ceremony with Hemalayaa & Parashakti with music by DJ Imagika Om in The Haven. Visit the Cave of Cacao, where the Sons of Earth will lead a chocolate ceremony to sweeten the evening and imbibe Wine-derlust elixirs. Sweat on two floors of DJs and enjoy tarot card readings, henna tattoos and other surprises throughout the night. $35/advance, $40/door, $60/VIP; Saturday; 1357 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 323.967.8855

Crawloween
The mad scientists at Beelman’s Pub (600 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014), Spring St. Bar (626 S Spring St., Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90014), Library Bar (630 West 6th St., Suite 116-A, Los Angeles, CA 90017), Sixth Street Tavern (630 W 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017), and King Eddy Saloon (131 E 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013) have cooked up five different ways to cut loose in DTLA with the return of Crawloween. Each establishment will mutate into cover-free cult-costumed party venues. Sunday morning has never looked so unproductive. At King Eddy Saloon’s ProWrestling Superstars bash, The Rock can raise a drink and an eyebrow to Macho Man Randy Savage, while David Bowie gets ziggy with Freddy Mercury for the 70’s Glam Rock banger at Beelman’s Pub. Beat generationals hunting for bop can flock to the Sock Hop at Sixth Street Tavern, while the walking dead can discuss proper flossing technique at Spring St. Bar’s Day of the Dead romp. Imagine John Lennon buying a round at Library Bar’s Dead Celebrities gathering! Any way the crawler dices it, each bar will offer a signature spiked punch for $5 and judge a costume contest at9:00pm. The walkability of Crawloween is insane, as all locations exist within a few square downtown blocks of each other. Attendees are free to cut their own path and crash each party as they dare. Saturday, 5 pm-1:30 am; DTLA

West Hollywood Pub Crawl
The West Hollywood Pub Crawl invites you to experience a frightful night at the scariest watering holes, haunted hotels, and infamous hideouts for a unique 3-hour walking pub crawl along the Sunset Strip. During the tour, those who dare, will stop into Andaz West Hollywood’s RH bar for drink specials and killer bites such as steak tacos and beef sliders for just $7. Other stops for the West Hollywood Pub Crawl includes Pink Taco, The Den, and The Sunset Tower Hotel. Through November 14th

Trick or treat at the Halloween PubCrawl
Join your Zombie friends and crawl your way through Hollywood Blvd for $2 Draft Beers, 2-for-1 Mixed Drinks, and $4 Shots. Plus, join the after party! Halloween Costumes encouraged! $20+; Friday, 5-10 pm, Saturday, 2 -10 pm; Check in: OUTPOST  HOLLYWOOD, 1624 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Third Annual Zombie Crawl in Santa Monica
The Santa Monica Zombie Crawl returns for its third year, and will bring out the undead on Halloween night for a bar crawl in the heart of the city. Starting on the Santa Monica Pier, crawlers will growl their way through the city for drink and food specials all night with the official wristband. Participating locations include Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Big Dean’s Oceanfront Cafe, Del Frisco’s Grille, Ye Olde King’s Head, Cabo Cantina, Barney’s Beanery and West 4th/Jane. You will have access to $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots at participating locations, and entrance into the Official Zombie After Party at Wokcano. You must follow specific Zombie Crawl rules to get through the streets: keep an authentic zombie appearance, keep arms extended outward, drag a limb and deliver vicious snarls and moans without talking. Makeup artists from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy will be on-site at the starting location to assist with the zombie-fying process. $15Saturday, 6-9 pm; Rusty’s Surf Ranch (Starting Location & Wristband Pick-Up), 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Maliboo Festival
Bring the kiddos to Malibu Country Mart for the outdoor shopping center’s “Maliboo” festivities. Family-friendly festivities include trick-or-treating and a costume contest, which promises $50, $75, and $100 gift cards to the three best-dressed little ones. Saturday, 12-2 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA

Taste on Melrose‘s Hangover Brunch
Enjoy comfort foods that will treat any hangover, like Fried Chicken & French Toast with brioche cinnamon French toast, candied almonds, and two eggs over easy; Chorizo Hash with Longaniza sausage, roasted red bell peppers, red onions, crispy potatoes, two poached eggs, and creamy tomatillo sauce; and the Hangover Kobe Burger with avocado spread, wild baby arugula, oven-dried tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, grilled andouille sausage, and a fried egg. For a hair-of-the-dog, try the Day of the Dead Shake with bourbon, banana, and honey. Sunday, 10:30 am-3pm; 8454 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.852.6888

FIGat7th Day of the Dead Celebration
Celebrate Day of the Dead in style with tequila, music, and face painting on in the TASTE Food Hall & Courtyard. There will be calavera “skull” face painting by expert artisans, MAC Cosmetics creating Halloween glamour eyes, a live DJ spinning all day with a special guest set by KCRW DJ Raul Campos, and a Tequila Herradura tasting. Come for the fun and stay for dinner and drinks at one of FIGat7th’s many chef-driven eateries and restaurants including Loteria Grill, Torta Company, and beyond. Free; Friday, 11 am-7 pm; TASTE Food Hall & Courtyard, FIGat7th, 735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA  90017

Day of the Dead Tour of Altars
Take a self-guided tour of both traditional and contemporary interpretations of altars lovingly created to honor and celebrate the spirits of the dearly departed. Participating businesses are hosting Day of the Dead altars, and the best traditional and contemporary altars will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded $500 each. Snap a photo of your favorite altar, tag it #OldPas in Instagram, and be entered to win one of three random $50 giveaways. Friday-Sunday; Pasadena, CA; 626.564.1066

Day of the Dead Fiesta at One Colorado
Their first ever Day of the Dead Fiesta includes fun, hands-on craft activities hosted by the Armory Center for the Arts and Color Me Mine Pasadena. Make-up artists will transform your face into a calavera (sugar skull). Free homemade paletas (popsicles) will be offered to the first 200 guests. Dressed in extravagant costumes, Aztec Fire Dancers will provide an authentic ritual performance to bless the altar installation. Sunday, 1-4 pm; Mercantile Place, Pasadena, CA; 626.564.1066

Border Grill Celebrates Day of the Dead
The restaurant is throwing an all-you-can-eat Day of the Dead Brunch for with endless small plates, tacos & chilaquiles station, coffee & dessert tables, and a mimosa bar with blood orange, pumpkin ginger, and other juices to toast the departed. In DTLA, an afternoon party will include another all-you-can eat fiesta with food stations and a live Latin trio. DTLA: $30/brunch, $25/afternoon party, Sunday brunch: 11 am-3 pm, Sunday party: 4-9 pm, 445 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.486.5171; Santa Monica: Sunday, 11 am-3 pm, 1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.451.1655

Spa Spooktacular offers at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
Returning this Halloween, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles’ annual Spa Spooktacular offers a movie set makeover, from horror film monsters to Old Hollywood glamor icons. Available throughout the day, the spa’s special effects makeup artists offer a variety of professional services, including hair, makeup, and full face transformations, inspired by the decade’s most popular trends in film and pop culture. Special Effects Express Services are priced from $30, and include the following: Fang bites, Monster mouth, Faux lash application, Masquerade eye mask, Minions goggles, and Flapper, Disco Diva, and ‘80s Mod Girl hair and makeup application. Full Face Transformations are priced from $150, and include the following: Emoji characters, Bad Blood Squad, Avengers superheroes, Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max, Broken doll face, Sugar Skull face, Snapchat rainbow filter face, and Game of Thrones White Walker face. Saturday, 9 am – 8 pm; The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles, 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.763.4400

ICE at Santa Monica Summons Winter Chill & Thrill Back to Downtown Santa Monica
It’s time to embrace what those on the East coast can’t do– ice-skating in short sleeves! The corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue in Downtown Santa Monica is frosting over with the return of ICE at Santa Monica, the Westside’s premier ice-skating venue and holiday gathering spot. Operated by Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., the rink will open its 8,000 square feet of real ice to all ages from November 1-January 18. Celebrate its Free Grand Opening on November 5th with complimentary bites and treats from Holy Cow BBQ, P.F. Chang’s, See’s Candy, PlanetSmoothie, and Yogurtland. An elite performance choreographed by World Figure Skating Champion Randy Gardner will break the ice before the rink opens up with a free skate session graced by swirling faux snowfall and DJ jams. You can get crafty with a cookie decorating station, an interactive wintry-themed photo-booth, and mobile screen-printing activations. $15 (includes skate rental and unlimited skating for day of purchase); Sunday; Grand Opening: November 5, 6–10 pm; 1324 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.1199

Seed Kitchen Celebrates Seven Year Anniversary
Seed Kitchen in Venice Beach will be celebrating their Seven Year Anniversary. In the macrobiotic world, every seven years is similar to a renewal. The celebration will include small bites including Mini Cool Ranch Tacos, Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes, Chocolate Mousse Cups and Mini BBQ Tempeh Burgers provided by Chef Eric Lechassuer, live music from Danny Myers, complimentary ukulele lessons from Dan How, menu specials, local vendors, lectures from Sanae Suzuki and more. Plus, you can enter their photo contest and win a $100 gift card. To enter, post a photo of any of Seed Kitchens’ dishes on Instagram or Facebook using‪ #‎SeedKitchen7‬ and they’ll pick the best image to win. Winner will be announced at the 7th Anniversary party. You can also enter by emailing you photo to seedkitchen@gmail.com and all entries must be original photos. One photo entry per person. Deadline to submit photo is October 31, 2015. Sunday, 2-6 pm; 1604 Pacific Ave. Venice, CA 90291

Free Taco Day
Tacos tu Madre is officially opening with a bang – Free Taco Day! To celebrate the launch of Westwood’s new Mexican street fare inspired walk-up window, you can swing by for a free taco by showing the cashier you’re following @TacosTuMadre on Instagram. Free tacos include: Crispy Fish, Carne Asada, Carnitas or Grilled Chicken, Crispy Katsu Chicken, Birria Style Lamb, Pastor, and Chorizo & Egg. Tacos tu Madre comes from Joshua Pourgal and Oliver Mateen and is decorated with wild patterns, playful colors and a vibrant Day of the Dead inspired mural by The Art of Chase. Sunday, 8 am-12 am; 1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

This Sunday is World Vegan Day
Celebrate at The Gadarene Swine with Executive Chef Phillip Frankland Lee and Pastry Chef Margarita Lee who are serving up Vegetables in a Box with charred Japanese eggplant puree, shavings of golden Yukon potato, assortment of seasonal veggies roasted in white wine and garlic for dinner. For dessert, Pear Pie braised pear with pecan pie ice cream and brown sugar streusel. At Chavela, plant-based Executive Chef Rachel Carr uses Latin inspiration in all of her vegan dishes! Chow down on Pumpkin Blue Corn Tamale with spicy, organic blue corn tamale stuffed with sugar pie pumpkin, with anasazi beans, roasted red pepper-tomato sauce and sautéed market vegetables. Bar10 is offering a vegan bowl made with quinoa, avocado, mushrooms, grilled corn and onions during Sunday brunch from noon4 pm. E.P. & L.P. and Chef Louis Tikaram introduces you to his Fijian-Chinese-Indian heritage with modern South Pacific fare like Nama Sea Pearls (using native sea grapes) – Seaweed marinated in Fresh Coconut Milk, Lime, and Chili. Daily Dose Cafe is serving up a Big Salad with seasonal mixed greens tossed in Orange Citrus Vinaigrette, roasted seasonal veggies, and house pesto. Last, but not least, Brite Spot is serving Vegan Bagel Burger made from house made black bean quinoa patty, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onions, chipotle vegan mayo, on an everything bagel.

Rain Room at LACMA
Random International’s Rain Room (2012), is an immersive environment of, well…rain. The rain pauses wherever a human body is detected. People waited hours to see it at New York’s MoMA and London’s Barbican Centre. Founded in 2005, Random International is a studio using science to challenge the human experience. Sunday through March 6th; 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 323.857.6000

“Win, Place, Show!” Package at L’Auberge Del Mar
The “Win, Place, Show!” package offered by L’Auberge Del Mar is in honor of the iconic crooner and Del Mar horse race devotee, Bing Crosby! The package includes: an overnight stay in a luxurious guest room; 10% discount on standard (or best available) room rate; and access to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club by choosing one of the specialized “Win, Place, Show!” experiences. Choice of add-ons include: Win – $500: Turf Club admission for four, Turf Club trackside table for four, and a VIP tour; Place – $325: Turf Club admission for four; and Show – $200: general admission and trackside table for four. $299+ (excludes taxes and add-ons); Friday-November 29; 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; to book: 800-245-9757, promo code: BING15. Blackout dates apply.

Sales:

ICA Sample Sale
Get crazy discounts on brands like Style Stalker, Jet Set Diaries, WYLDR, Asilio and many others! Cash only. Friday, 9 am-4 pm; 850 S Broadway Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Calvin Rucker
Enjoy deep discounts on the edgy-luxe label’s womenswear during the sample sale. Friday, 9 am-5 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 612, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Cameo, Keepsake, More
Score clothing from Australian labels Cameo, Keepsake, The Fifth, Finders, and TY-LR during the one-day sample sale. Friday, 9 am to-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 315, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Diarte, Storm & Marie
Get apparel for $40 and up from Danish label Storm & Marie and clothing from Spanish label Diarte at 50% off wholesale prices during R+D Showroom’s two-day sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Eleven Paris
Grab major deals on the French label’s women’s and men’s clothing during the sample sale. Friday, 9 am-5 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 513, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Goorin Brothers
Score the SF-based hat brand for 40-60% off during the sample sale. There’ll be women’s and men’s vintage-inspired toppers starting at $10. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 110 E 9th St., Suite B477, Los Angeles, CA 90079; 213.630.3600

Hale Bob & Liberty Garden
Score up to 80% off the luxe boho label’s dresses, tops, bottoms, accessories, and more during the cash-only sample sale. Friday, 9 am-3-pm; 127 E 9th St., Suite 709, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Halston
Score 70% off the legendary label’s women’s ready-to-wear, gowns, and accessories during the one-day sample sale. Friday, 9 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., 6th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Lanston, Krista and Three Eighty Two
Get women’s dresses, basics, and more from contemporary-cool LA labels Lanston, Krisa, and Three Eighty Two starting at $10. The first 10 shoppers get a free Krisa tote bag. Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 407, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Minkpink and Somedays Lovin’
Snag clothing from Somedays Lovin’ and Minkpink’s spring/summer ’15 samples for $10 during the sample sale. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 326, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Scotch & Soda
Get deep discounts on the Amsterdam-based brand’s womenswear and menswear during the sale. Friday, 9 am-6 pm, Saturday, 9 am-2 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Susu Handbags
Get up to 80% off the luxury label’s leather totes, crossbody bags, satchels, and clutches during the brand’s first-ever sample sale. Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 127 E 9th St, suite 1207, Los Angeles, CA 90015

By Whitney

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