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Friday, October 31

Spooktacular at Westfield Topanga

Westfield Topanga

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 91303

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Come visit Westfield Topanga on Friday, October 31 from 4pm-7pm for Spooktacular, where there will be a night of fun and scare for the whole family!

Located between Target and Nordstrom, The Canyon – Level 1

Spooktacular Schedule:
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Spooktacular activities, music and more
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Store to store tick-or-treating
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Spooktacular Costume Contest sign up
5:30 pm – Costume Contest on the Main Stage
*Costume Contest is for children in costumes ages 12 and under, and must be accompanied by an adult.

PLUS – Trick-or-Treat whenever you see a white ghost!

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Halloween Tricks & Treats at Firefly

Firefly Studio City

11720 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA


On Friday, October 31, Firefly, one of Los Angeles’s longstanding dining and drinking destinations, will transform its outdoor patio into an eerie haven for Halloween revelers. Whether guests are looking to nosh or imbibe, special items creep onto the menu, spooking, yet delighting with Halloween spirit. Among regular dinner service, festive dishes and cocktails include:

Amuse - complimentary

Liquid Eye Ball Ravioli: gelled watermelon mojito, topped with carbonated sugar and mint leaf

Dessert - $10

Listen to Me: peanut butter and white chocolate mousse “ear” dripping with raspberry and black currant “blood”

Halloween Cocktails - $13

La Calabaza California (The California Pumpkin): spiced rum, housemade pumpkin spice syrup, lemon and orange juice, candied ginger, with a cinnamon sugar rim and garnished with a slapped sage leaf

Sangre De Los Ladrones (Blood of Thieves): Larceny Bourbon Antica Formula, orange bitters, Red Lillet, garnished with a luxardo cherry

As a part of the celebration, parties of four or more who dine between 5-7 p.m. will receive a complimentary bottle of Cava when they share a celebratory photo via Instagram, utilizing the hashtag #FireflyHalloween. Though costumes are not required, guests are encouraged to play dress up and kick off the evening in imaginative attire, whether continuing the night elsewhere or lingering at the lounge to enjoy frightful tunes. 

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Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra's Halloween Event

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604


This Halloween come join us Upstairs at Vitellos for some amazing entertainment. Enjoy drink specials, win great prizes for your costume, and enjoy some amazing music. Hosted by Cabaret Awesome, and featuring a special Pin-Up Girl opening act! The main event is an explosive show with Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra.

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Lesbian Happy Hour Presents: Girl on Ghoul Costume Party

Oxwood Inn

13713 Oxnard St, Van Nuys, 91401

8:00pm to 2:00am

Lesbian Happy Hour is celebrating the spookiest of holidays in true form - a costume dance party! Come shake your groove thing in costume with a bunch of lesbians for the GIRL ON GHOUL COSTUME PARTY!

$5 cover and a rockin' DJ that starts at 10pm. Come for the dance party and stay for the boo's (booze - get it?)

Anyway, dress up fun, sexy or otherwise and enjoy your night with a bunch of other sexy ladies. Celebrate all Hallows Eve with LHH!!!

Costume Contest!
Drink Specials!
Pool Table!
Free Parking!

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Saturday, November 1

8th Annual Los Angeles VisionWalk

Woodley Park

6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, 91436

9:00am to 12:30pm

VisionWalk is a fun, family friendly 5K walk that brings together Foundation members and Los Angeles companies and sponsors. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, this signature fundraising event has raised $33 million to fund sight-saving research. The day begins with registration and breakfast, followed by a 5K walk and ends with an after walk celebration full of music, lunch, games, and awards presentation.

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Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604


Scott MacIntyre has come a long way. From his early days as a classical concert pianist to capturing the hearts of millions of American Idol viewers with his engaging presence and vocal prowess, he has never let challenges keep him from achieving his dreams. Having performed with such noteable acts as The Band Perry, Alice Cooper, and the Jonas Brothers, he has traveled the globe inspiring audiences with his music and story.

MacIntyre’s latest project, Lighthouse, boasts vocal aptitude and incredibly inspiring songwriting that could make even the most wary of listeners hopeful. Produced by MacIntyre, Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay, Natalie Imbruglia), and Kyle Lee (Michael W. Smith, TobyMac), Lighthouse offers eleven strong tunes which speak of hope, love, and faith. Included are the first single “Fifty Second Chances” and two tracks featuring fellow Idol alumni Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine.

“I’m really excited about this new album,” says MacIntyre. “I’ve been so blessed to work with incredible co-writers and producers, and I think we’ve been able to capture the true spirit of perseverance in these songs.”

Blind from birth, MacIntyre’s journey has been anything but easy. At nineteen years old, he was diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure. After becoming extremely ill, he began emergency dialysis.

“The hardest thing for me was not having enough strength to play the piano and sing anymore,” says MacIntyre. “It felt like my dreams were dying, but still I held on to hope.”

After a year on dialysis, his college piano teacher’s wife donated her kidney to MacIntyre and saved his life. It was less than a year later that he auditioned for American Idol. Following Idol, he married his wife Christina, a long-time friend from Arizona.

“Fifty Second Chances,” the first single from Lighthouse, embodies the core of MacIntyre’s story. “It’s very sobering to know that I wouldn’t be here today without that life-saving gift,” he says. “My kidney donor literally gave me a second chance at life – the chance to go on American Idol, to marry Christina, and to continue to share my story with others.”

Other standouts on the album include the upbeat tune, “Hallelujah Song,” that features the soulful vocals of fellow Idol alumni, Danny Gokey. Another Idol finalist, Skylar Laine is featured on the heart-felt wedding ballad, “With This Ring,” a touching slow-dance song about love gained. The project closes with MacIntyre’s “I Am Hope,” which has become nothing short of an anthem for the organ donation community over the past few years. MacIntyre’s work with the transplant community has become bountiful; working with Donate Life America, Genentech, National Kidney Foundation, and Astellas to increase awareness about organ donation across the nation.

As an author and in-demand keynote speaker, MacIntyre has shared his story with corporations, health care and education institutions, and non-profits across North America and beyond. In his autobiographical book By Faith, Not By Sight he writes about how he learned to face his fears, even in the midst of incredible adversity. The book was recently translated and re-published in Indonesian.

The consummate prodigy, MacIntyre’s musical talent is rivaled by his equally impressive academic resume. At fourteen, he was admitted into Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College and Herberger College of Fine Arts. In 2005, he received the coveted Marshall and UK Fulbright scholarships and was ranked by USA Today as one of the top twenty undergraduate seniors in the nation. He then graduated ASU Summa Cum Laude at nineteen, going on to receive a masters degree overseas in England at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Royal College of Music. He was accepted to both Oxford and Cambridge Universities for further graduate study in the UK.

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The Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 announces Art Unites 8: An Eclectic Mix of Art and Artists’ Works

Gallery 800

5108 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, 91601

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800 showcases guild members’ personal art in a series of shows throughout the year. In keeping with the spirit of “Art Unites,” Gallery 800 is including the personal work of members from IATSE Local 729 Motion Picture Set Painters & Sign Writers Guild, and SDSA, Set Decorators Society of America, in this exhibit.
The Art Unites 8 reception will feature more than 100 original art pieces, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio, refreshments, and complimentary valet parking.

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