Halloween Events in Los Angeles

Dia de los Muertos | Photo courtesy of Chris_Lott, Flickr

When it comes to Halloween, the City of Angels knows how to have a devil of a good time. From the world's largest Halloween street party, to family-friendly Halloween events at museums and other cultural institutions, Los Angeles attractions, tours and parties offer fiendish fun and spooky scares for everyone.

EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS

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SEPT. 20 - NOV. 2, 2013: HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS
From the movie studio that invented the horror film genre, one of LA's premier Halloween events is turning up the terror like never before. Based on the best, most frightening films, television series and music, experience new immersive mazes during Halloween Horror Nights® 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood

  • The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven
  • Evil Dead: Book of the Dead
  • Insidious: Into the Further
  • El Cucuy: The Boogeyman
  • Black Sabbath: 13-3D
  • Universal Monsters Remix: Resurrection featuring the Music of Figure

For the first time ever, the urban movie sets of the world-famous production backlot will be the backdrop for new mazes and scare zones. Imagine making your way on foot through the isolated city streets and alleys of the backlot with scenes and walkers from Season 3 of AMC's hit series The Walking Dead, along with a nightmarish landscape of doom inspired by Black Sabbath's album, 13

The horror continues with the Terror Tram and all-new spine-chilling scare zones, featuring The Purge and Curse of Chucky. Plus Halloween favorite Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure show and park attractions including Transformers™ The Ride-3D.

Halloween Horror Nights takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on select nights from Friday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 2. Many of the dates sell out, so purchasing presale tickets online is strongly recommended. Ticket options include Front of Line Pass (cut to the front one time at each maze, ride and Terror Tram) and the VIP Experience, which includes unlimited front-of-the-line access for each maze, show and attraction; valet parking; dinner buffet; and a special VIP-only Insidious Experience on the backlot.

SEPT. 27 - NOV. 2, 2013: THE PURGE - VARIETY ARTS CENTER
The Purge: Fear the Night brings the dark future of the Blumhouse Productions film, The Purge, to the historic Variety Arts Center in Downtown LA. Audience members inhabit a dystopian world where all crime is legal for one night each year. The experience spans six floors and 70,000 square feet of immersive horror-theater. Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with expanded showtimes during Halloween week. Tickets are $65 per person. There are eight arrival times per evening, beginning at 7:15 p.m. Audience members must attend their ticketed time. Audiences members must be 18 or older. Alcoholic beverages will be sold at the theatre bar.

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OCT. 4-31, 2013: LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE - THE OLD ZOO
The area surrounding the "Old Zoo" and "B Rock" in Griffith Park has been called one of the most paranormally active sites in all of California. Now these and other actual events come back to life at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. The extended trail returns with an entirely new 25-minute experience for those who think they've seen it all. This year's sets feature new special effects, while armies of dark and demonic forces await to strike unsuspecting “hayriders." Featuring: The Haunted Hayride, "The In-Between" (Dark Maze), and "Purgatory" sideshow entertainment. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday-Saturday, and 7:00-10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Halloween. Ticket prices start at $30 and include options for VIP (front-of-line) and group rates. A Private Wagon for 30 guests, including VIP status, is also available.

Rob Zombie | Photo courtesy of Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, Facebook

OCT. 10 - NOV. 12, 2013: ROB ZOMBIE’S GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE - FAIRPLEX
Rob Zombie unleashes his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles for 15 terrifying nights at Fairplex in Pomona. The bone-chilling experience features three spectacular haunted houses based on Zombie’s own horror films. Nightly music performances include top national and regional artists from the indie/punk, EDM, metal, rock and Latin genres. Rob Zombie himself will headline the closing night on Saturday, Nov. 2. In addition to music, one special night features the outrageous pro wrestling sensation, Lucha Libre USA. The Great American Nightmare takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 10 through Nov. 2, 2013. Hours are 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets start at $30 each and include access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and midway activities. VIP packages are also available.

OCT. 12 - NOV. 2, 2013: OLD TOWN HAUNT - PASADENA
The Old Town Haunt takes place on select dates in the basement beneath the historic Union Savings Bank Building in Pasadena. Roam dark catacombs that are reportedly haunted by victims of past atrocities that took place here, surrounded by authentic sets from hit TV series and famous movies. General Admission tickets start at $15, with VIP tickets and group discounts available.

OCTOBER 26, 2013: HAPPY HARBOR HALLOWEEN - PORT OF LOS ANGELES
Happy Harbor Halloween welcomes the entire family to the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Happy Harbor Halloween takes place at two locations: in San Pedro, along the Promenade on Harbor Boulevard between 3rd and 5th Streets; and Wilmington Waterfront Park on West “C” Street. Activities and entertainment includes Radio Disney, arts and crafts, games, face painting, and the Franklin Haynes Marionettes.

OCT. 26-27, 2013: SCARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
At this family-friendly weekend event, the Aquarium of the Pacific presents the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and more. Scarium of the Pacific takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days. Admission is free with General Admission, and free to aquarium members. 

OCTOBER 27, 2013: EEK! AT THE GREEK
On Sunday, Oct. 27, bring the whole family to The Greek Theatre for the third annual EEK! at The Greek, a symphonic Halloween extravaganza. EEK! at The Greek features the 60-piece Symphony In The Glen orchestra with Maestro Arthur B. Rubinstein, presenting a program of frightening favorites such as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Night on Bald Mountain and music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Back by popular demand is the return of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic masterpiece, The Tell-Tale Heart, with music by Maestro Rubinstein and narrated by a special guest (to be announced). To add to the festivities, The Greek Theatre's front plaza will be transformed into a "Trick-or-Treat Village," welcoming families to bring their children for safe trick-or-treating and Halloween activities from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will also be a pre-show costume contest with great prizes.

Nightmare Before ChristmasPhoto courtesy of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Facebook

OCT. 29-31, 2013: DANNY ELFMAN - NOKIA THEATRE
Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
features Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman, who takes the stage for three nights of rare live performances. The concerts take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Downtown LA, featuring the Hollywood Studio Symphony and the Page LA Choir. The concerts also feature visuals from Burton’s films, including Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and more. Elfman - the former frontman of 80s New Wave band Oingo Boingo - will perform some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

OCTOBER 29, 2013: SOME FAVORITE WRITERS | DRACULA! - HAMMER MUSEUM
Some Favorite Writers is a series of readings at the Hammer Museum, organized by author Mona Simpson. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the subject is Dracula, perhaps best known for inspiring some of the most chilling and erotic imagery in literature. Experts and enthusiasts Jonathan Grossman, Leslie Klinger, Elizabeth Miller, and David Skal join Simpson to present selected vampire writings and speculate on society’s eternal fan(g)dom for this shape-shifting, undead archvillain. Some Favorite Writers | Dracula! is a free event, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Costumes are welcome.

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OCT. 30-31, 2013: LUCHA VAVOOM - MAYAN THEATRE
Lucha VaVOOM
is an action-packed scream-a-thon, featuring heroic Mexican masked wrestlers performing breathtaking acrobatic feats while battling evil luchadores. Taking place at the historic Mayan Theatre in Downtown LA, Lucha VaVOOM is inspired by the bizarre world of 1960’s Mexican Lucha Cinema, where masked wrestling crime fighters saved the world from evil brains, vampires, Martians and more, always with an obligatory stop at the local go-go club. Between the wrestling matches, burlesque acts from around the world entertain the audience with raucous aerial acts, pogo-stick peelers, hula-hoopers and much more. An all-star roster of comedians provides commentary, including Patton Oswald, Jeffrey Ross, Dana Gould, the Sklar Brothers and special guests. This year’s theme is ¡Noche de los Salvajes! ("Night of the Savages") and costumes are encouraged - “the crazier, the better!” Tickets are $35 for General Admission, $55 for Ringside Seating.

 

FAIRS, FESTIVALS & TOURS

Dia de los Muertos altar | Photo courtesy of Hollywood Forever, Facebook

OCT. 5-6, 2013: PUMPKIN FESTIVAL - KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
The 19th Annual Pumpkin Festival takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Kidspace Children’s Museum. The family-friendly event is hosted in Brookside Park, directly in front of the museum. The all-ages fun includes a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. The kids can participate in a costume parade, make their own take-home fall crafts, enjoy face painting, and select pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Parents will love the book and costume sale, and the tasty picnic treats. Festival admission is free and includes live music/performances, selected crafts, promotions at the Radio Disney tent, and a photo opportunity at the pumpkin patch. Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the bouncers, pony rides, games, food, and other festival attractions. There is also plenty of free parking in Lot I of the Rose Bowl, adjacent to Brookside Park. 

OCTOBER 26, 2013: ¡VIVAN LOS MUERTOS! - AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER 
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Autry National Center presents ¡Vivan los Muertos!, a Day of the Dead festival that explores ancient Aztec and modern Mexican traditions of honoring the dead and celebrating life in a whimsical way. Stroll along displays of family altars, watch ceremonial performances by Aztec and folkloric dance groups, and shop for Day of the Dead trinkets and treats at a traditional Mexican mercado (street market) while learning more about this extraordinary observance. Traditional face painting will be available for children and their families. ¡Vivan los Muertos! takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is free with paid admission to the museum. The Autry’s galleries and its recently renovated cafe, Crossroads West, will be open to visitors.

OCT. 26-27, 2013: FISHY FEST - SANTA MONICA PIER AQUARIUM
Fishy Fest is an annual celebration of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, taking place at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both days of the festival feature a glow-in-the-dark bioluminescence presentation, costumed photo booth, special activities, and the aquarium's regular exhibits and presentations. Saturday features a spooky story time, while Sunday includes a costume parade and a shark feeding and presentation. Suggested donation of $5 per person, or a $3 minimum entry fee - kids 12 and under are free.

OCT. 26-27, 2013: HALLOWEEN & MOURNING TOURS - HERITAGE SQUARE
The 10th Annual Halloween & Mourning Tours takes place at Heritage Square Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, from noon to 4:00 p.m. each day. On Saturday, learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era, the movement of Spiritualism, and how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones. Sunday is more family-friendly - children ages 2 to 12 can play period games, make 19th-century harvest crafts, and listen to spooky stories. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for seniors over 65, $7 for children age 6 to 12. Free for children under 6.

OCT. 26 & NOV. 2, 2013: NOCHE DE OFRENDA & DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - GRAND PARK
Ancient traditions of remembrance come to Grand Park, which is hosting two free events: Noche de Ofrenda on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, Nov. 2. Noche de Ofrenda takes place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., featuring 40 altars on display all week; prayer led by the local indigenous community; poetry and spoken word; acoustic and theatrical performances, and more. The celebration culminates a week later at Dia de Los Muertos, which takes place from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. and features Nortec Collective and other live bands, altars, food trucks, free face painting, and full bar by La Cita.

NOVEMBER 1, 2013: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - SAN PEDRO
On Friday, Nov. 1, historic downtown San Pedro is the site for the Dia de los Muertos Festival, presented by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District. The Sacred Altar Exhibition and Competition showcases one of the most important parts of the Dia de los Muertos tradition. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. The public is invited to leave a picture, personal note or other small item in memory of a loved one at the community Altar of Remembrance. Live entertainment on 6th Street includes Aztec dancers, mariachi, folklorico dancers and members of the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas. Attendees can shop for unique, handcrafted treasures in the Artists’ Village, then sample delicious Latin American cuisine and international offerings from dozens of San Pedro restaurants. At the ¡La Muerte Vive! Children’s Activity Center, kids can have their faces painted and make a free art project to take home. The festival takes place from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Admission is free.

NOVEMBER 2, 2013: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
The 14th annual Dia de los Muertos returns to Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 12:00 p.m. to midnight. This quintessential Los Angeles Halloween event takes place in the historic final resting place of Hollywood luminaries, and is based on the indigenous Mexican ceremony that celebrates life and ancient traditions, fused with modern culture. The event features over 100 altars created to honor ancestors and loved ones; musical and dance performances on three stages; hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume; an art exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum; arts, crafts and food vendors; and a children's art project area presented by LACMA. Dia de los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged - come dressed in your finest calaca apparel and enter the costume contest. The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up takes place on Friday, November 1 beginning at 5:00 p.m. General Admission is $15 per person. Children eight years old and under, and Seniors age 65 and over, are admitted free until 4:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 7, 2013: MARIACHI DE UCLATLÁN - FOWLER MUSEUM
On Thursday, Nov. 7, enjoy pan de muertos and atole and experience UCLA's Mariachi de UCLAtlán at a post-Dia de los Muertos event at the Fowler Museum. During this free concert, the award-winning group will perform music from the diverse regions of Mexico while highlighting the special musical traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Presented in conjunction with the museum's Fowler at Fifty exhibitions, New World Wunderkammer: A Project by Amalia Mesa-Bains and Chupícuaro: The Natalie Wood Gift of Ancient Mexican Ceramics.

American Horror Story House | Photo courtesy of Dearly Departed Tours, Facebook

DEARLY DEPARTED TOURS
Dearly Departed Tours explore the twisted underbelly of Los Angeles, everything from celebrity scandals and deaths to infamous crime scenes. Options include the Hollywood Tragical History Tour and the Helter Skelter Tour. Just for Halloween, Dearly Departed will take you on a Halloween tour devoted to famous horror film locations around Hollywood and Pasadena. Check the Dearly Departed website for tickets and schedule.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - OLVERA STREET
The oldest street in Los Angeles is Olvera Street, which spends much of the week before Halloween celebrating those who have traveled to the other side. Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) is a traditional Mexican holiday that reunites and honors beloved ancestors, family and friends. Head Downtown for several days of festivities, including piñata breaking, children’s workshops, face painting, strolling Mariachi and Ballet Folklórico. Beautifully decorated altars, entertainment and Novenaria processions make Olvera Street a uniquely local place to spend Halloween.

HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD - STARLINE TOURS
Every day at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Starline Tours presents Haunted Hollywood, a special two-hour tour that examines the paranormal activity around Tinseltown and Beverly Hills. Among the stops is a landmark hotel (aka "Hollywood's Most Haunted Building"), TCL Chinese Theatre and the Witch’s House. Tours depart from the Starline Tours Terminal at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Selected hotel pick-ups are also available.

 

FILM & THEATER

Lon Chaney in the title role of “The Phantom of the Opera” | Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

OCT. 8-17, 2013: SCREAMFEST - NOHO ARTS DISTRICT
The largest and longest-running horror film festival in the U.S. takes place at the Laemmle NoHo 7, located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood. Screamfest premieres and showcases new work from American and international independent horror filmmakers. Screamfest was founded in 2001 by film producers Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin in order to give filmmakers and writers in the horror/sci-fi genres a venue to have their work showcased to people in the industry.

OCT. 15 - NOV. 3, 2013: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - EL CAPITAN
The 20th anniversary “Scare-ebration” of The Nightmare Before Christmas is taking place exclusively at the landmark El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood from Oct. 15 to Nov. 3. No matter how many times you’ve watched the movie, the interactive 4D sensory effects, Disney Digital 3-D and accompanying "making of" exhibit will help you experience Tim Burton's wonderfully macabre classic like never before. The Nightmare Before Christmas screens daily at the El Capitan, with special late night Halloween weekend shows on Fridays and Saturdays only. Tickets to The Nightmare Before Christmas can be purchased at the El Capitan box office, online, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6.

Following the movie on select nights, guests can extend the celebration at the 20th Anniversary Treat-tastic!, which includes a VIP ticket to the movie, desserts, activities, and much more. Seating is limited, tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance.

OCTOBER 19, 2013: HALLOWEEN & MOURNING MOVIE NIGHT
The Heritage Square Museum will host its annual Halloween & Mourning Movie Night on Saturday, Oct. 19. This year’s special feature is the 1962 cult classic, Carnival of Souls. Produced and directed by Herk Harvey, with a moody organ score by Gene Moore, Carnival of Souls has been cited as an important influence on the films of David Lynch and George A. Romero. Admission is free for museum members and $10 for the general public. The gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring a picnic, blankets and chairs to watch the movie under the stars.

OCTOBER 31, 2013: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
On Halloween night, experience the 1925 silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera, projected at Walt Disney Concert Hall with live organ accompaniment by Clark Wilson. The film stars legendary actor Lon Chaney in the title role of the mysterious Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House. The success of The Phantom of the Opera led Universal to produce other horror classics like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.

 

NIGHTLIFE

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OCTOBER 31, 2013: HALLOWEEN CARNAVAL - WEST HOLLYWOOD
The Halloween Carnaval is the largest Halloween street party in the world, taking place in West Hollywood on Thursday, Oct. 31. Every year, nearly 500,000 partiers take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Two of the evening’s highlights are the Halloween Costume Contest and crowning of an Honorary "Queen of the Carnaval." Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free and the event runs from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 25, 2013: NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO - LA ZOO
Night of the Living Zoo is an adults-only party that transforms the Los Angeles Zoo into a theatre of macabre delights from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Enjoy the spine-chilling feats of the Sideshow Sirens, while ghosts and ghouls roam the grounds in search of contenders for the costume contest. Night of the Living Zoo also features hair-raising decorations and special effects, fortune tellers, DJ Johnny Hawkes spinning at the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel, and live musical performances by Batwings Catwings and Edgar Allan Poets. Creepy cocktails and food truck favorites - including Coolhaus and Trailer Park Truck - will be available for purchase. Ticket prices for GLAZA members are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Non-members pay $45 presale and $50 at the door.

October 26, 2013: MUSE COSTUME BALL - LACMA
The 10th annual LACMA Muse Costume Ball is haunted by the ghosts of old Hollywoodland. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, you can make your red carpet debut and toast the town, but don't be surprised if you feel some darkness lurking behind the red carpet. Featuring Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes live in front of Urban Light, Theophilus London DJing until 1:00 a.m., and Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group haunting the after-party. Costume designers Judianna Makovsky (The Hunger Games), Julie Weiss (Hitchcock), and Daniel Orlandi (Down With Love) are awarding prizes for Best Black-and-White Costume, Best Classic Movie Monster, and Best Ghost of Hollywood Past. Numerous LACMA exhibitions will be on view during the event. Tickets are $60 for Muse members, $80 for LACMA members, and $100 general admission. Tickets are on sale online, or call 323.857.6010. Tickets include admission and two drink tickets per person.

Crowd at KCRW's Masquerade | Photo by Jeremiah Garcia, courtesy of KCRW, Facebook

OCTOBER 26, 2013: KCRW’s MASQUERADE - PARK PLAZA
KCRW's 5th Annual Masquerade returns to the historic Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 26. Music throughout the five themed rooms will be provided by 16 KCRW DJs, plus special guests. Brand new spectacles await revelers this year, including Harlow Gold's vintage burlesque revue Blind Tiger, live screenprinting by Hit + Run, and Haunted Dancehalls. Other delights include the Vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier, ghost stories from LA's finest storytellers, food trucks and more. Masquerade is a 21 and over event. Tickets are $100 per person - purchase of a ticket makes you a KCRW member. 

OCTOBER 26, 2013: 97.1 AMP RADIO HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE - HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM
The 97.1 AMP Radio Halloween Masquerade takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the landmark Hollywood Palladium. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., featuring performances by Robin Thicke (9:00), Jason Derulo (10:00) and a DJ set by Super Mash Bros. A $10,000 prize for best costume will be awarded at 11:00. Tickets are $49.50.

OCT. 26 & 31, 2013: HAUNTED HOTEL & FRIGHT NIGHT - W HOLLYWOOD
The W Hollywood hosts two Halloween parties this year: Haunted Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Fright Night on Thursday, Oct. 31. Haunted Hotel is a Brazilian-themed costume party with live Brazilian band and dancers, while Fright Night is a Halloween costume party. Both events offer bottle service, with different music genres showcased in the hotel’s venues: Living Room (Top 40), Station (Video DJ/Hip Hop), and Delphine (House). Early Bird tickets start at $40 for Haunted Hotel and $20 for Fright Night, with a variety of VIP tickets, couples and group packages available.

OCTOBER 31, 2013: BALOWEEN COSTUME PARTY - THE PORTOFINO
The 1st Annual BALoween Costume Party is taking place at BALEENKitchen in The Portofino Hotel & Marina on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 am. Featuring DJ Shasta, door prizes for best costumes, drink specials, happy hour pricing and more. The 1st place winner receives a one night stay at the hotel and dinner for two in BALEENkitchen. 2nd place winner receives a $50 BALEENkitchen gift certificate.

OCTOBER 31, 2013: CABARET DE L'ENFER - THE EDISON
On Halloween Night, Downtown LA's stunning underground event venue presents Cabaret de L'Enfer, where guests will experience “the Unique, the Unusual and the Wondrous.” The Edison resurrects the Dark Spirit of Halloween Past, featuring an otherworldly gathering of diabolical attractions and apparitions from across the globe. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. To reserve “your plot” at this 21 and over event, call 213.613.0000. Pre-sale General Admission tickets are $25 per guest, with a limited number of tickets held at the door for $30 in costume or $35 as yourself.

OCTOBER 31, 2013: SKYBAR ASYLUM - MONDRIAN LOS ANGELES
On Thursday, Oct. 31, the famed Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles will be transformed into Skybar Asylum, inspired by the second season of American Horror Story. Along with a special guest DJ and creepy performers, the Skybar party features props from the same source used by the TV series, including old hospital beds, operating tables and padded walls. Skybar Asylum takes place from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. There is no entrance fee, but costumes and RSVP are required. To RSVP or for table reservations, call 323.848.6025 or email [email protected].

NOV. 2-3, 2013: HARD DAY OF THE DEAD - LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK
HARD Day of the Dead takes place at Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown LA on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. The weekend dance music festival features world class DJs and musicians, including headliners Skrillex (Saturday) and Deadmau5 (Sunday). Tickets start at $90 for General Admission, VIP and two-day passes are also available. Music is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. HARD Day of the Dead is open to adults ages 18 and older - guests must be 21 to consume alcohol.