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Friday, October 31

Dancing in my Cockroach Killers

Los Angeles Theater Center

514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013



Characters face real life challenges with courage and flair, and are openly inspired by friends, family, and Latino icons as varied as Lolita Lebrón, Joe Cuba, and Iris Chacón. Each story in Dancing In My Cockroach Killers will have you nodding and finger-snapping in self-recognition! Presented as part of the 2014 LATC Encuentro.


October 31, November 2, 7, 8, Fridays 8:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

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Stan Lee's 4th Annual Comikaze Expo - "Where Pop Culture Rules the Universe"

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, CA 90015

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Come out to Stan Lee's 4th annual Comikaze Halloween weekend. Themed “Where Pop Culture Rules the Universe”, the event will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015). Comic book, horror, gaming and sci-fi enthusiasts are invited to join the fun, which begins Friday (Oct. 31 Halloween) at 1:00 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (Nov. 2). This year Comikaze is better than ever, with 300,000 square feet of attractions, interactive games, celebrity appearances and panels, a fashion show, contests and more. For directions, show hours, pricing and details, visit www.ComikazeExpo.com.

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Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo

L.A. Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90015

1:00pm to 4:00pm

It's LA's Ultimate Pop Culture And Comic Con Expo! Hosted by THE Stan Lee and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze Expo features hundreds of artists, vendors, panels, activities and celebrities.

Scheduled to appear are Howie Mandel, stars from Game of Thrones and True Blood, John Barrowman, Kevin Smith, Peter Facinelli, Jewel Staite, the original Batman cast, a Battlestar Galactica ('04) reunion, the cast of My Little Pony, Teen Titans, Duff Goldman, Barbara Eden, a MAD TV reunion, The Groundlings, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, X Japan star Yoshiki, and more!

Comic talent attending the show include Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Brian Michael Bendis, J. Scott Campbell, Anime legend Koike Kazuo, John Romita Jr., Len Wein, Greg Horn, Camilla D'Errico, Agnes Grabowski, and more!

Features at this year's show are: Halloween night, the Ultimate Trick-or-Treat (kids 12 and under) and a kid's costume contest; the Cosplay Contest on Saturday night with over $10,000 in cash prizes; the Cosplay Ball, FREE to attendees on Saturday night after the show; advance screenings of FOX's "Gotham" and NBC's "Constantine"; Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation 30th Anniversary; and a Tetris World Record Attempt on Saturday at 4.

Kids 12 + Under are Free!

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Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas

Los Angeles Theater Center

514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

2:30pm to 8:30pm

An astonishing tale centered on three towering figures in the life of Marissa Chibas: her 

father, Raul Chibas, who co-wrote the manifesto for the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro; her uncle, Eddy Chibas, who was the frontrunner for the Cuban presidency in 1951; and her mother, Dalia Chibas. Presented as part of the 2014 LATC Encuentro.


October 31, November 1, 7, 8, Fridays 8:30 p.m., Saturdays 2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

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Church & State Halloween Menu

Church & State Bistro

1850 INDUSTRIAL ST., #100 , Los Angeles, CA


Church & State, will offer special menu items, created specifically with an orange and black theme, by Executive Chef Tony Esnault. For Halloween weekend, the menu will feature a Butternut Squash Tarte with Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Sage and Arugula, Squid Ink Risotto with Monterey Bay Squid, Boudin Noir with Pomme Puree, Persimmon and Apple, and the "Witches Hat" dessert (pumpkin and chocolate creme-filled profiteroles). All menu items will be offered a la carte in addition to Church & State's Autumn Menu. Guests may also enjoy the "Left in the Bag" cocktail created specifically for the weekend. On Friday, all guests who arrive in costume will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Floc de Gascogne. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at http://churchandstatebistro.com/ or by calling (213) 405-1434. 

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7th Annual Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids

Grand Hope Park

919 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015


The 7th Annual Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids is back for Downtown’s growing community of families and children. A counterpoint to West Hollywood, Downtown LA will play host to hundreds of kids and their families decked out in full costume. This social, community event gives Downtown families an opportunity to have a fun Halloween party right in their own backyard.

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Ace Hotel

929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015


On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

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