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Halloween Weekend

10/28/2016

Grand Ave Arts: All Access
Now in its second year, this event has DTLA’s top cultural institutions filling Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th streets with free performances, behind-the-scenes tours, exhibitions and activities. You can expect to see The Broad, Center Theatre Group, Colburn School, Grand Park, LA Opera, LA Central Library, LA Master Chorale, LA Philharmonic, MOCA, the Music Center and REDCAT all join in. Saturday; Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th streets, Los Angeles, CA

JDRF One Walk
JDRF One Walk events take place across the country throughout the year to raise money toward the organization’s goal of creating a world without type 1 diabetes. Walk participants have set a goal of more than $1.6 million in funds raised, and the Hyatt Regency LAX has set a goal of $5,000 in employee fundraising as part of the brand-wide dedication of Hyatt to JDRF and as part of their friendly ongoing internal “competition” to support this organization to which many employees have personal connections. There are a number of local organizations joining this event for a great cause, including a large team from Hyatt Regency LAX for whom type 1 diabetes is a deeply personal cause, so head out and support too! Saturday, check in: 8 am, walk: 10 am; Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Rori’s Artisanal Creamery Opens
Hailing from Santa Barbara, CA, Rori’s Artisanal Creamery opens its newest location in West Hollywood. Serving artisanal and organic ice cream, owner, Ice Cream Maker Rori Trovato, is responsible for every recipe. Focusing on small and balanced batches without relying on the power of industrial machinery, Trovato avoids boiling, sous-viding, grilling, injecting, or flambéing. Instead she focuses on the natural flavors produced from Straus Family Creamery’s organic milk, eggs and cream, combining with high quality and wholesome ingredients to enhance the taste. Architectural Designer Janel Wright of Janel Wright Design worked closely with Trovato to create an interior reflecting a gentleman’s library. They used details like dark wood paneled walls, deep jewel tone oil paintings, bookshelves and an antler chandelier. Rori’s Creamery serves a rotating menu consisting of ice cream flavors, sundaes, cakes, malts and shakes. Unique ice cream flavors include Maple Pecan, Fresh Mint Patty, Salted Caramel, Cup O’ Joe Spinelli, Milk Chocolate Chunk, Malted Milk Ball, NY Strawberry, Lemon Curd, Root beer Float, Biscoff, Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy Swirl, Nutella, Honey Almond Crunch, John Martin, Brown Sugar Banana, Black Pepper Pistachio, Honey Lavender and Cinnamon Toast Cereal Crunch. With classic flavors available like Vanilla Bean and Serious Dark Chocolate, all are accompanied by house made brownies, cookies, toppings and cones including Cobbler Topping, Honey Hot Fudge, Creamy Caramel, Nutella Cream Sauce, Candied Pecans and Wild Berry Sauce. Also offering a rotating assortment of vegan and dairy free ice cream options, Rori’s Creamery currently serves vegan Horchata and Pineapple Whip. To-go pints are also available in all stores. Saturday, 12 pm; 8951 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite A, West Hollywood CA, 90069; 310.734.7418

Roberta’s Pizza to LA
If you like pizza, you will like this big-time pop-up is coming to Sqirl tonight! Roberta’s from New York City pulling up with a mobile pizza oven. You can get a full pie, some snacks, beer, and more. $25; Friday, 9 pm; 720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029

The Craft of Beer at Paper or Plastik Café
Oktoberfest may be over, but that doesn’t mean the beer drinking stops. Paper or Plastik Café is hosting The Craft of Beer, a pre-Halloween Beer tasting. Paper or Plastik Café will be supplying some of their finest California craft offerings hand-selected from their in-house Beer & Wine Curator, Mikey Mikell. Only 50 seats are available. The ticket includes a selection of 10 2 oz. pours of various California craft beers as well as 10% off dinner in the café afterwards. $12, $15/door; Sunday, 6 pm; 5772 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019; 323.935.0268

Dog Haus Biergarten Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary With $5 Deals All Day
Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasadena is celebrating its 5th anniversary with $5 deals all day long. Enjoy all Dog Haus dog, sausage and burger favorites for $5 and wash it down with $5 beer and well drinks or show up at 5 pm where for one hour they are slinging $1 PBRs and $1 sliders! Friday; Dog Haus Biergarten, 93 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.683.0808

Festival Supreme
The annual Tenacious D-curated music-and-comedy fest is back. Catch Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Mac DeMarco, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Nancy Whang, Music of Wet Hot American Summer, Tim Heidecker, Jenny Slate, The Vandals, Garfunkel and Oates, Gelmania, Michael Carbonaro, DJ Douggpound, Brent Weinbach, FUFOBB feat Kyle Newacheck, Jonathan Toubin, Tenacious DJ, and more. $99+; Saturday, 3 pm; The Shrine, 665 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.748.5116

Pans Labyrinth At Cinépolis
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the 2006 twisted fairytale film “Pans Labyrinth,” Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Westlake Village and Cinépolis Pico Rivera have partnered with SquaredCo Events. The one-night only special event will have film-themed Snapchat filters, exclusive food and drink specials, the first 75 guests at each location will receive a spooky Pans Labyrinth mask, film-themed trivia and a chance to win exciting prizes. $22, $20/seniors; Sunday, 7 pm; Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Westlake Village, 180 Promenade Way Westlake Village, CA 91362; Cinépolis Pico Rivera, 8540 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Danny Elfman is back for Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl, singing along as Jack Skellington while Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The festivities also include a costume contest and trick-or-treating. Friday-Sunday; 2301 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA; 323.850.2000

Horror in the Hall
On Halloween night, the Walt Disney Concert Hall hosts Horror in the Hall, showing the groundbreaking 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with Clark Wilson providing an improvised live soundtrack on the venue’s pipe organ. Monday; 151 S. Grand Ave, Lods Angeles, CA; 213.972.4399

The 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever
On the main stage you will find Julieta Venegas, Buyepongo, Alejandro y Maria Laura, Mitre, Mariachi Flor de Toloache. $20; Saturday, Noon-Midnight; Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Day of the Dead in Grand Park
Downtown’s Grand Park has partnered with Self Help Graphics & Art to celebrate the holiday by filling its open space with more than 50 altars and art installations that honor lost loved ones and express community struggles with education, gang violence and immigration reform. The altars’ unveiling happens at the Noche de Ofrenda ceremony on Saturday from 7-9 pm. Visitors can also learn about the holiday’s traditions and artwork during free lunchtime tours. Saturday through November 5th; 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Dia De Los Muertos at Gracias Madre
Dia de los Muertos kicks off early at Gracias Madre! Stop by for an altar decorating ceremony complete with Aztec dancers and enjoy menu specials like Pumpkin empanadas with mole negro, Pan de Muertos con chocolate and a Big PUNkin horchata cocktails made with almond milk horchata, espresso, Xicaru, pumpkin syrup, spicy whipped cream. On Tuesday, you can join in the altar lighting ceremony and write to their ancestors who have passed. Sunday, 1 pm-Tuesday; 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170

Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Weekend
For a second year, Old Pasadena celebrates Day of the Dead, the 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 (Friday-Sunday). The Best Traditional and Contemporary Altars will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded $500 each. The weekend culminates with Sunday’s lively, free Family Fiesta (Sunday, 2-6 pm; 100 E. Union Street). The event features kids’ craft activities sponsored by Color Me Mine and the Armory Center for the Arts, make-up artists who specialize in calaveras (sugar skulls) face-painting, Day of the Dead merchandise and artwork from local artisan vendors, a performance with Mariachi Tesoro de Rebecca Gonzales, photo opportunities, a community altar installation, an authentic ritual performance from In Tlanextli Tlacopan Aztec Fire Dancers, and a 75-minute family program with nationally recognized storyteller Olga Loya, who offers her signature stories and historical insight about the holiday. After, head to One Colorado Courtyard for an outdoor screening of the animated 2014 film The Book of Life at 7 pm.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
The largest Halloween street party in the world, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval has 500,000 wildly dressed partiers turn out for its costume party, which features live entertainment, photo stations and food vendors. Free; Monday, 6-11 pm; Santa Monica Boulevard between N Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard; 800.368.6020

The Chapel at The Abbey Opens for Halloween
David Cooley, owner of The Abbey Food & Bar, is keeping The Chapel at The Abbey open for Halloween Weekend. The Chapel at The Abbey is a completely separate venue from The Abbey, but it was designed so that the two venues would seamlessly flow together with a cohesive aesthetic. The Chapel continues The Abbey’s church theme, with dark stained wood throughout, gothic lighting features, religious- and medieval-themed statues, a DJ booth inspired by a pulpit, and stained glass windows. In addition to the dance floor that has state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, The Chapel also has five large screen 4K televisions. The Chapel has two bars, Steeple Bar and Chapel Bar. Overlooking the patio, the Steeple Bar features seven bar stations and two draft beer towers. Chapel Bar, overlooks the dance floor with three bar stations. The Chapel will serve over one-hundred craft cocktails similar to those at The Abbey and a rotating selection of five California craft beers on draft. 969 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Brü Haus Halloween Fun
The German-Californian beer-centric Westside restaurant/pub is celebrating Halloween with monster specials. The Halloween Horror Haus will have special DJs and 2×1 drinks! Friday & Saturday; 11831 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90025

Hyperion Public‘s Fabulously Frightful Festivities
Hyperion Public’s will have happy hour all night long with $6 drink specials like the Necronomicon made with whiskey, Triple Sec, grenadine, walnut bitters, lime juice, and a Luxardo cherry; the Not Dead Just Old Fashioned made with bourbon, bitters, sugar, orange peel and a cherry; the Rabid Moscow Mule made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice; Flaming Greyhound made with jalapeño tincture, vodka, simple syrup and grapefruit juice; and Dark & Stormy made with light and dark rum, ginger beer and lime juice. You can also get a $3 PBR’s and Tecate, $4 Bud Light and Corona, and house wine and well cocktails for only $6. $6 or less, food include Spiced Nuts, Marinated Olives, Fries, Grilled Cheese, Crispy Shrimp Tacos, Hyperion Buffalo Wings, Chicken Fries, Sliders, and Asian Steak Lettuce Cups. Plus, join in the costume contest to win Hyperion Public Gift Cards! Monday, 9 pm-2 am; Hyperion Public Silver Lake, 2538 Hyperion Ave, Silver Lake, CA  90027, 323.761.6440; Hyperion Public Studio City, 12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.464.3750

Michael’s On Naples‘ Bewitching Rooftop Halloween Bash
Join in a party with a Chef’s Buffet, Veuve Cliquot Champagne, and Belvedere Poltergeist Punch, a spirited drink created by mixologist Christian Justice. Chef Eric Samaniego will create a buffet featuring his signature dishes. If you are dressed as politicos, Pokemon players or superheroes, you will also be greeted with a glass of Veuve Cliquot as well as a complimentary glass of Belvedere Poltergeist Punch. You must be in costume to attend. $50; Monday, 7-10 pm; 5620 East Second St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080

Maliboooo Country Mart Gets Spooky for Halloween
The Mart will be decked out in festive autumn and Halloween décor including pumpkins and hay bales to create the ultimate autumn atmosphere. The Jester Court will have a children’s costume contest at 2 pm, along with selected stores having trick-or-treating from noon – 2 pmThe lucky winner of the costume contest will receive a $100 gift certificate. Sunday, noon – 2 pm; Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

The Westside’s Largest Halloween Party, Wok-ing Dead
Fright-seekers beware of the largest (and spookiest) Halloween party on the Westside at Wokcano Santa Monica on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8pm. The WOK-ing DEAD party will feature Top 40 and House music by DJ Frankie, costume contests and spooktacular food & drink specials from8-10 pm. Guests can drink, dance and celebrate at this multi-level outdoor space with fellow zombies and ghouls. $20 in advance and $25 day of, or $30 in advance and $35 day of for VIP front of line access; Friday, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m; Wokcano Santa Monica, 1415 5th St, Santa Monica, 90401

4th Annual Zombie Crawl
The Santa Monica Zombie Crawl returns for its fourth year and starts at the Santa Monica Pier, where you’ll make way through the city for spooky 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, West 4th/Jane and an after party at 1212 Santa Monica on the Promenade. Participants 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 will be on-site at the starting location to assist with the zombie-fying process. $12, $15/door; Saturday, 6-9 pm; Rusty’s Surf Ranch (Starting Location & Wristband Pick-Up), 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Crawloween
Hit DTLA for a bar crawl that hits up Beelman’s Pub, Spring St. Bar, Library Bar and Sixth Street Tavern. They will be serving up themed soirees and ominous cocktails, $5 punch and more. Monday, 7 pm-1:30 am; DTLA

Spooky Special at TART restaurant
TART will be featuring a spooky “Worms, Dirt and Eyeball” Halloween special available for $18. This dish is made with bay scallops (resembling witches eyeballs),  worms (squid ink and carrot cavatelli), garlic bread crumbs (graveyard dirt), and micro bulls blood (the real deal—don’t worry it’s a veggie)! Monday; 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA

MiniBar‘s A Night of 100 Pee-Wees” Halloween Party
Everyone must come dressed as Pee-Wee Herman, bow ties and all. There will be themed drinks such as The Large Marge, The Big Adventure, The Au Revoir Simone and LOTS of tequila. $10; Monday, doors: 5 pm, party: 8 pm; 6141 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028; tickets: email minibarhollywood@gmail.com

Club Scene:

Halloween Event at Lure
To kick-off 2016 Halloween Weekend, Lure Nightclub is throwing an out-of-this-world bash that will boil over with debaucherous energy. Friday & Saturday, 10 pm-2 am; Lure Nightclub, Hollywood, CA: 1439 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; RSVP: here

Haunted OC Hotel Halloween
Pack your creepiest costume and get ready to check-in to Halloween’s ultimate dance party with Haunted OC Hotel Halloween party. Dance your way through two floors of music where DJ Ben Snowden along with 3 additional OC top DJs will keep the party alive with state-of-the art light and sound systems synchronized to top 40 hits.Saturday, 9 pm-2 am; Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA: 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614

5th Annual Haunted Blood Vessel Halloween
Walk the plank the weekend before Halloween for a serious dance party and costume bash aboard the Entertainer Yacht, featuring two decks, Skam Artist Dr. Coolwhip plus additional L.A. top DJ (TBA), cash bar and sparkling night-time views of the gorgeous Marina Del Rey harbor. This 3hr Halloween yacht party cruise, dubbed The Haunted Blood Vessel, gives you plenty of time to rock the boat in your spookiest, funniest or sexiest costume, grooving to the best club mixes around, while spending a spooky SoCal night on the water with a few hundred like-minded souls. Costumes preferred, but not required. Saturday, 8:30 pm-12:30 am; Boarding at Fisherman’s Wharf, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

8th Annual King Tuts Tomb LA Halloween Party
8th Annual King Tuts Tomb Halloween Party takes place in the glamorous grand courtyard of Hollywood’s classic Egyptian Theater. There are heated outdoor and indoor dance floors, multiple bars, go-go dancers, laser light shows, costume contests, and DJ Prophet & DJ Shanto, spinning Hip-Hop, House, and Top40 all night. Come in costume! There’s a VIP Ticket upgrade available which includes 5 hour open bar with all-access into three areas, including King Tuts VIP Lounge. Saturday, 9 pm-2 am; Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA: 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Haunted W Hollywood Rooftop
Hollywood’s #1 costume and halloween party has two areas to mix and mingle with panoramic views of the city, multiple DJs & More! Costumed guests can haunt the event while dancing and drawing sustenance from spectacular bottle service and drink specials. Saturday & Monday, 9 pm-2 am; W Hollywood Rooftop, Los Angeles, CA: 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Pier Pressure Long Beach Halloween Cruise – Black Pearl
Set sail on Black Pearl for a thrilling three hour cruise out of Long Beach to kick off Halloween weekend. There are five DJs on two floors with three dance areas on the Catalina King Yacht. Costume required. Saturday, 9 pm-1 am; Catalina King Yacht, 1046 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Hante Sofitel Halloween
Put on your most seductive costume and head to the luxurious hotel Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for a white-hot evening of dancing, DJs and live entertainment. Saturday, 9 pm-2 am; Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Halloween Event at Project Nightclub
Project LA will have L.A.’s hottest DJs at this high-energy party. Dance to Top 40, Hip Hop, House and Mash Ups. Saturday, 10 pm-2 am; Project Club LA, Hollywood, CA: 1661 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 310.749.9029

Playhouse Hollywood Halloween 2016
Revel in Halloween with a bang as Playhouse transforms into a haunted wonderland of ghoulishly good times. This event guarantees to deliver the ultimate Halloween indulgence, tricked out with treats galore! Orchestrating this twisted fantasy will be the best DJ line up this side of the City. Decorations, multiple dance floors, sexy costume contests and prize giveaways. Saturday & Monday, 10:30 pm-3 am; Playhouse Nightclub, Hollywood, CA: 6506 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

By Whitney

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