Eclectic Extras

Eclectic Extra Halloween Events

Truly Different & Off-the-Wall Halloween Events

OK… there’s some events even we don’t know how to categorize… there are fun and a different way to celebrate Halloween…. or follow the real thing.  Electric Halloween Events catches everything else.

Please suggest events for this category including I’m looking for information events from “real” para-phyc groups.

It’s very hard to categorize all the eclectic Halloween events out there… that’s why they’re listed here. What’s hot varies by year.

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Halloween House Light Show   

(City issues.  They’re dark for 2017.)

This is THE house that was made famous on You Tube for it’s synchronized neon faces and house lights that follows the music of of pop hits.  4 singing pumpkin faces, tombstones, hand carved pumpkins, strobes, floods and thousands of lights.  They have settled in at their new location across from a park.  Permits and traffic management allow them to entertain up to 3 shows on scheduled nights, weather permitting.  Come to the park and let the music get you in the Halloween mood.  Glow necklaces available for purchasing to help offset costs.  Entertaining since 2009.

  • Info:  Riverside Halloween House facebook     or  Creative Lighting Displays
    • Friday-Sunday,  October 16 – 31, 2016 
      • 7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm
    • Weather permitting.  Check schedule before going, times/date may be changed/added
    • 8381 Deercreek Dr, Riverside
      • Sit across the street at Orange Terrace Park
      • Arrive early, parking can be challenging.  Please park in legal spaces only, or you will could be towed.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Carving: Come watch as teams of SCUBA divers carve pumpkins 12 feet under water.   Kids can enjoy games and crafts.  Carver space is limited.  Divers need to sign up early.   Kids are encouraged to come in costume.

  • Info:    http://arts.santa-clarita.com/  or details
    • Pumpkin Carving
      • Saturday, October 21, 2017 
      • 5:30-8:30 pm
      • Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita
    • Costume… er… SCUBA wear required
    • Kids are encouraged to come in costume

Pumpkin Launch 

  Join Discovery Cube at Cal State Fullerton for their annual Pumpkin Launch event!  Pumpkins, as a rule, stay close to the vine. Sometimes we place them on tables or front steps (after we’ve carved them, of course). But have you ever seen a squash go soaring, high through the air?  Join Discovery Cube and Cal State University, Fullerton at Cal State Fullerton’s athletic field for a day of flight, engineering, and pumpkin-smashed hijink.

Pumpkin Launch contestants use the principles of STEM to build the machines that send the pumpkins to the sky — that’s right, they’re trebuchets — and towards the targets that line the field. The team with the highest score wins the Pumpkin Launch trophy!

It isn’t all about cheering on the stem-topped soarers, though. There are hands-on activities for spectators to enjoy and some cool challenges, too. Plus, food trucks will be out, so have a bite and keep your energy up.

  • Participate in hands-on activities and challenges
  • Witness flying pumpkins launched by giant trebuchets
  • Bring a carved pumpkin for our pumpkin carving contest (must be pre-carved)
  • Enjoy food from your favorite gourmet food trucks

Bring your lawn chairs and witness history at this free event as teams compete to see who can launch a pumpkin at targets using giant trebuchets and other devices. Plus, kids can participate in hands-on activities throughout the day. Don’t miss this great family event!

Lucha va Voom – Mexican Wrestling Horror Story

Sexo y Violencia! Mexican masked wrestling in an over the top show. Return of the Chupacabra! Goats and children beware. Yup, watch wresting at Spook-tacular striptease, burlesque dancing. Bone-crunching comedians.

Inspired by the original lunchadores, with lots of campy silliness for an adult only audience. Comedy commentary though the show.

  • Info: http://www.luchavavoom.com/ or
    • Wed-Thurs, October 25-26, 2017 
      • Doors: 7pm, show 8pm
    • Mayan Theatre, 1038 South Hill St, Downtown LA
    • Tickets: $40 up
    • 21+ over only

Haunted Heats – Haunted Surf Contest 

Yes, ghouls and ghoulettes, it’s our favorite time of the year in Southern California and to celebrate great weather, greater waves and a spooky harvest atmosphere we are once again holding the Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest at Tower 26-27 on Santa Monica beach. We boastfully consider this the best costume surf contest west of the Mississippi!

We are now inviting the spookiest of surfers to come and compete for glory, prizes and fame!  All you need is a great costume idea, a surfboard and a modicum of surfing skills to get you afloat!  This is a fun first contest, where your ability to incorporate your costume in your surfing is what will guide you to victory! All ages and skill levels are welcomed.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, but you must be in costume to participate. There is a chance to snag some nice prizes as well!  There is a costume show to start the day followed by multiple heats divided by age.   Haunted surfing since 2008.

Fan Conventions, Horror Conventions, Comic Cons

Scare LA

ScareLA™ brings Halloween to the summer. Celebrate Halloween early with thousands of LA’s monsters, creeps and spooks. All ages and creatures welcome!

Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, it combines the city’s top talent and unique setting with a twist! The con kicks off the scare season and unveils the hottest attractions and products in SoCal. Mingle with thousands of fans, haunt entertainment professionals, top scare event designers and operators, makers, artists and filmmakers. Enjoy a weekend jam-packed with Halloween season teasers, attraction unveils, classes, industry panels, haunt tours, screenings, cosplay and games. Over 200,000 sq.ft. of mayhem awaits…

Vernados Creepy Circus Show

Created by a former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster, the show features 6 artists in a spooky Circus-Broadway Musical. Enjoy one of SIX amazing performances @ ScareLA! SAT (12:30, 3:30, 6:30) & SUN (12:30, 2:30, 4:30). Convention pass holders only.  Extra ticket required.
  • Info: https://scarela.com/  or facebook
    • Sat-Sun, August 5-6, 2017
    • Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall
      • 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: Order early, many packages sell out.  Read site for options.
      • Weekends: $50 / Priority $85
      • Extra charge for Vernados Creepy Circus Show, $15
      • Saturday night party passes, w/ and w/o exhibit tickets (see site)
    • Cosplay / Horrorplay  all weekend

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

formally  Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles’ first multi-media pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture, making Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con Los Angeles’ ultimate pop-culture convention.  Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, L.A. Comic Con is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons.

Over 700 diverse artists and vendors, selling exclusive, rare and limited editions of comics, collectibles, art, toys and other hard-to-find merchandise.  Our unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.  The L.A. Comic Con team strives to make all your geeky fantasies come true! It is important that we create a cohesive community around our event. This truly is an event for the fans, by the fans.

  • Info:  http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/  or  http://comikazeexpo.com/
    • Friday-Sunday, October 27 -29, 2017
    • Los Angeles Convention Center
      • 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
    • Tickets:  Weekend basic: $70, Friday only $25, Saturday only $35, Sunday only $30.   Kids under 12, free.  See website for VIP and autograph packs
    • Cosplay all weekend long!

Long Beach Comic Con

Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture.  Check out the Cosplay.

Wide range of exhibitors includes comic book publishers, small press publishers, video game companies, modern comic book retailers, gold & silver age retailers, toy retailers, manga & anime retailers and much more.

Special prizes and Cosplay contest Saturday evening.

  • Info: http://longbeachcomiccon.com/
    • September 2-3, 2017 
    • Long Beach Convention Center
    • Prices and ticket packages vary.  Weekend basic: $60, Saturday only $40 Sunday only $35, more options on website
    • 10 and under free

Grave Harvest – A Gatherings of Halloween Souls

Orange County Halloween Convention

Our venue will accommodate Abracadaver’s growing list of Halloween artisans giving attendees a unique Halloween shopping experience.    For home haunters out there, Grave Harvest will provide not only last minute shopping for props and goods for their home haunt but also demonstrations and presentations from Haunt Industry professionals. 

Enjoy verything from masks to macabre jewelry, the sweetest treats to freakish goods to fantastical art to haunt decorations. Our talented group of vendors have something for every Halloween enthusiast.  Join us for Halloween demos and presentations including  Body Painting to make some zombie magic happen, a demo to corpsify a skeleton, make-up demos.  Check out the latest tomes from our local horror writers. Meet the folks behind the monster make-up.  And much more!  Since 2016.

Zombies!

Thriller Zombies – Thrill the World LA & Zombie Walk

2017 UpdateJoin the folks at Thrill the World and participate in dancing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will dressed as zombie.

Note: events being added throughout the year. RSVP for each separately and follow the rules on each to make an evening of this.

Here is a list of the “official” events.  See their facebook page for changes and  updates.  Note both rehearsals and performance times.

    Zombie Dressing Tips

     Alley Cat Scratch Zombie Costume Tips

      Long Beach Zombie Fest

    Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a THREE DAY invasion of undead music, film, and horror for all ages! This apocalyptic festival is a jam-packed day of live entertainment, showcasing a dance floor with bumpin’ jams you’re going want to dance to for the ultimate frightful dance party, outdoor screenings of classic zombie movies, Thriller workshop, carnival games, exhibitors/vendors, costume and pumpkin carving contests, freakshow attraction, wrestling, the infamous Zombie Walk, Hollywood special effects make-up artists, food court with festival food and tasty treats for the hungry ghouls and gals, and adult beverages: Beer, Wine, Liquor drinks — “Screaming Zombie“ and Margaritas for our 21+ crowd; exclusive at our Zombie Bar.  Live music.

    • 3500 sq. ft. haunted maze with a Zombie Outbreak Interactive Scare Zone – YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE ACTION! (become a real-life scareactor for 15 minutes)
    • Zombification Zone – (FREE MAKE-UP) Hollywood special effects make-up artists from Cinema Makeup School providing their expert services FREE to all attendees who need assistance in finding their inner zombie
    • Live 100+ Interactive Reptile Exhibit with a Fear Factor Attraction
    • Zombie Apocalypse Hunt Laser Tag Attraction
    • Mobile Live Action Escape Room LA Attraction
    • Zombie Watusi Dance Contests
    • Thriller Workshops.  Be a part of an all dancing Zombie Flash Mob by World Record Breaker – Thrill the World Los Angeles (workshop starts at 2PM on Saturday only)
    • Costume Contests and workshops
    • Zombie Prom (Sunday)
    • Phantom Coaches Hearse Club
    • Mysterious Sideshow Museum
    • The Infamous Zombie Walk (all three days starting at 6pm)
    • And much more listed on their web

     

    Don your gruesomest apparel and make-up – and don’t worry, we’ll have make-up artists on hand ready to give you a zombie transformations if you need help revealing your inner flesh-eater!  Zombie walking since 2008.
    • See web site close to event for more scheduling details.
    • Zombie pass:   $13-15 per day (buy online in advance) (2 day $18, 3 day $20/ kids under 12 free
    • Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach
      • 400-403 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach
    • Events for all ages.   See website for details
    • Costumes strongly encouraged!  And although this event continues to be the largest invasion of undead flesh-eaters in America, the zombies don’t discriminate against ghosts, witches, Star Wars characters, creepy bunnies. No weapons, even pretend.   And of course, we welcome the non-costumed Living as well.  Zombies need to eat too!!

    Annual Zombie Crawl in Riverside

      The Riverside Zombie Crawl is an annual event hosted by the Riverside Downtown Partnership. This family friendly event is held in mid October to extend the Halloween season in downtown Riverside. Attendees can participate in various activities such as face painting, children’s Halloween crafts by DragonMarsh, zombie themed entertainment, and a costume contest.   Registration for the costume contest will begin at 2 pm through 4:45 pm with three different age categories.  See website.

    Josh Roa-St. Pierre will host zombie-themed carnival games along with zombie survivalist training. Attendees will be asked to choose a side: Zombies versus Survivalists. There will be a crawl at 4:30 pm so zombies and survivalists can demonstrate their skills.  5pm costume contest, all ages. The undead community can keep the party going by visiting some of our local establishments for some zombie drink specials (at participating establishments).  Crawling since 2011.

    See more Zombie Crawls in Pub Crawls

    Zombie Hunter Paintball Trains

    Fillmore & Western Railway Company – Specialty Trains

    Trains and paintball?  What could be more fun?  Shoot at targets from a moving train.  It’s approximately 1 1/2 hours of fun.  Everything you need will be provided.  Extra paintballs will be available for purchase on board.  Snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

    Check out our Haunts on Wheals listings for even more fun train adventures – mystery dinner theater, pumpkinliners, and more.

    • Info: http://www.fwry.com/ then click on Specialty Trains
      • Make reservations: 800-773-8724
      • Will call is at 364 Main Street, Fillmore
    •   Event Details
      • Oct 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29, 2017
    • 5:30pm, 7:00 & 8:30
    • Saturday & Sunday, plus Friday before Halloween
    • Tickets: Hunter –  8 and up, $55 / just ride, $25
      • $10 discount for the 1st two weeks.

    The Zombie Fashion Show & Creature Art Exhibit

      Get ready for a night of the runway-walking dead! Come watch as 50 Hollywood makeup artists transform a bevy of gorgeous models into gory zombies in this one-of-a-kind zombie fashion show. In addition to this sexy-scary runway show, there will also be a creature art exhibit featuring over 150 original pieces of monster, zombie, ghoul and alien art, live body painting. This event at Lot 613 features 2 stages, live music and DJs, as well as a free photo booth courtesy of Snap Yourself and free all-you-can-eat pancakes courtesy of The Pancakes & Booze Art Show.

    Hallowline

    The Truth is out there ???

    Haunted Walking Tours

    Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours

    “Did you know Fullerton is one of the most haunted cities around? Ghosts are lurking at every corner. Take this 2 1/2 tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours, what famous deceased Fullertonian makes an “appearance” now and then, and where the spirits like to have a beer or two. “ Note: the tour involves approximately 1.5 miles of walking including stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them.

    All tours will be preceded by a “meet and greet” from 5:00 – 6:00pm with members of North Orange County Paranormal Society in the museum classroom. Ghost hunters are invited to learn about the latest advances in paranormal research and see how researchers confirm – or debunk – claims of paranormal activity.

    • Wednesdays and Thursdays, September 22 – November 7, 2017 
    • Monday-Friday, October 16-20 & 23-27, 2017 plus Halloween Night
      • Presentation at 5pm. Tour at 6pm
    • Tickets: $18 / $ 15 Fullerton Museum Member, per-registration required.
      • Halloween tour – $25 / $20
      • Book early, many nights sell out.
    • Meet at the Fullerton Museum Center,
      • 301 N. Pomona Ave., one block east of Harbor Boulevard, in downtown Fullerton
    • Not recommended for under 13.

    Old Towne Orange Haunted History Ghost Walks

    The Old Towne Orange Haunted History Ghost Walk is a 90-minute tour which begins on the front lawn of the historic Royer Mansion. Tours begin promptly at the designated start time. Your experienced guides will take you on a journey as you explore the darker side of the historic Old Towne district.

    • Info:     http://www.hauntedoc.com    or Event Detail or 866-ghost03
      • September 9 – October 28, 2017 
        • Most Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm and 10pm tours, vary by date
        • Runs regardless of weather.
      •  Meet at Haunted Royer Mansion
        • 307 E. Chapman Ave. at the corner of Chapman & Grand
        • next door to the Orange Public Library
      • Tickets: $23
        • Comfortable shoes, a coat, and if raining an umbrella
        • Not recommended for under 13.
        • Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

     Santa Ana Haunted History Ghost Walk

    The Santa Ana Haunted History Ghost Walk is a 90 minute tour which begins from the back patio of the historic Howe-Waffle Mansion in downtown Santa Ana. Tours begin promptly at their scheduled start time. Your experienced guides will take you on a journey as you explore the darker side of local history and the county seat, beautiful and historic downtown Santa Ana.

    The last stop of the tour will give you the unique experience of being inside one of Santa Ana’s most haunted residences after dark. The Howe-Waffle Victorian Mansion built in 1889.

    • Most Fridays and Saturdays, plus Halloween, 8pm and 10pm tours, vary by date
    • Runs regardless of weather.
    • Meet at back patio of the historic Howe-Waffle Mansion
      • 120 Civic Center Drive in downtown Santa Ana
      • Corner of Civic Center Drive and Sycamore St. across the street from the old brick County Courthouse Building
    • Tickets: $23
      • Comfortable shoes, a coat, and if raining an umbrella
      • Not recommended for under 13.
      • Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Huntington Beach Ghost Walk

    Underneath the laid back surfing community of Huntington Beach is a restless past that remains after its mortal existence has come to an end. Before the 60’s beach parties, surfing competitions and legendary rock bands performed at the world famous Golden Bear, there was the thriving Oil Boom Town that attracted workers to its shores to drill for black gold and a chance for the good life. Recapture memories of a bygone era that refuses to let us forget its history by returning to let us know they are still with us in spirit. Visit the Pier where many eye witnesses believe in a phantom body surfer who challenged torrential waves in a dangerous storm, and the International Surfing Museum where the first commercial surf board maker, Gordie Higgins, makes his presence known to the staff who claim “they are not alone”.

    The Haunted Huntington Beach Ghost Walk is a 90-minute tour which begins near the visitor’s kiosk at the beginning of the Huntington Beach Pier. Tours begin promptly at the designated start time. Your experienced guides will take you on a journey as you explore the Haunted History of old Huntington Beach.

    • Most Fridays and Saturdays, plus Halloween week, 8pm and 10pm tours, vary by date
    • Runs regardless of weather.
    • Tours depart from the visitor’s kiosk located at the start of the Huntington Beach Pier. The pier address is 103 Pacific Coast Highway. You may park in the adjacent parking lot. Free street parking is also available.
    • Tickets: $25
      • Comfortable shoes, a coat, and if raining an umbrella
      • Not recommended for under 13.
      • Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    HallowlineHaunted Little Tokyo Guided Walking Tour

    Join the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) on a journey through Little Tokyo’s haunted past with a special guided walking tour of historical buildings, ghostly tales and paranormal experiences in this over 100-year-old historic and cultural neighborhood.

    HallowlineReal Haunted House Investigations  New Event

     Renowned Psychic-Medium and Parapsychological Investigator Michael J. Kouri leads tours though out the Southern California area. Haunted House tours.  Many include dinner at a haunted location. (Most appear to be walking tours, but it’s a little hard to tell from the website.)
    • Historic Haunts of Pasadena Ghost Tour
      • Sun Sept 24, Fri Sept 29, Sat Oct 14, Fri Oct 20, Sat Oct 21, Fri Oct 27, Sat Oct 28, Sun Oct 29, Sat Nov 4, Sun Nov 19, Sat Nov 25, 2017
      • Includes dinner in a haunted hotel
    • Haunted Houses of Orange County Ghost Tour  (Santa Ana)
    • Knots Berry Farm Ghost Tour
    • Historic Haunts of Disneyland Ghost Tour
      • Sun Sept 24, Sat Oct 14, Fri Oct 20, Sun Oct 29, Sun Nov 12, Sat Nov 25, 2017
      • Does not include park admission
    • Info:  http://www.icghosts.com/  or  (626) 791-1129
      • See Dates on line.  http://www.icghosts.com/Tours.html  / Sells out quickly during Halloween season. 
      • Tour prices vary from $150 – $250 depending / See website for pricing and exclusions.

     

    Want more tours of “real” haunted places? Check out Haunted Wheels.

    Hallowline


    Magic & Illusion

    Boney Island

    Abracadaver!!!  The skeletons at Boney Island are up to their old tricks again. Jaw dropping illusions to thrill and amaze you. Catch them before they disappear. Halloween magic at Boney Island.  Fully animated for fun-loving skeletons of all ages.

    Haunting since 1997.

    • Info: http://www.boneyisland.com/    or facebook

      • October 21 – 31, 2017
        • Starts at 6pm, closing varies mostly  9pm, some weekends later
      • 4602 Morse Ave, Sherman Oaks
        • 2 blocks south of 101 freeway, 2 blocks west of Coldwater
      • Always free

    Smoke and Mirrors:

    The Story of a Master Magician Facing his Fears

     Disappearing Inc. presents the highly anticipated return of SMOKE AND MIRRORS. With the help of Trix (a life-sized rabbit), The Oracle (a giant head) and Bessie Houdini, Albie Selznick takes you on a fantastical journey to face his deepest, darkest fears and become a MASTER ILLUSIONIST! Smoke and Mirrors is a mind-bending spooky/funny/heartfelt play with magic.

    • Info:  http://smokeandmirrorsmagic.com/ or (310) 477-2055 # 2

      • Friday-Sunday, October 16, 2016
      • The Odyssey Theatre
        • 2055 South Sepulveda Blvd, LA
      • Tickets: $34, some matinees, extra performance on Halloween
      • Appropriate for humans 12 and up

    Table of Terror & Escape Reality – Magicopolis

    Magic is fun anytime… but more enchanting at Halloween. Two show options.  Featuring Optical Illusions, Levitation, Mindreading, Disappearances, Climaxing With a Nail-Biting Houdini-Inspired Escape.  Magic and comedy sketches from Magician Steven Spill and his wife, Bozena. Dangerous escapes, Houdini style.

    Two hour evening stores geared towards adults, 1 1/2 hour matinee geared towards family.

    • Info:  http://magicopolis.com or 310-451-2241
      • Escape Realityplaying indefinitely
        • Friday & Saturday, 8pm, $36
        • Saturday & Sunday, 2pm, $26 (family show)
      • ??? Table of Terror
        • Friday & Saturday, October 30-31, 2015
        • 8pm, $34
        • Complementary black rose
      • Magicopolis
        • 1418 4th St., Santa Monica
      • All Ages
      • No dress code.

    Scavenger Hunts

    Haunted Scavenger Hunts by Watson Adventures

    Watson Adventures servers up mystery, chills, and thrills as you go savaging though Los Angeles.  Listed here are just some highlights of their fall schedule featuring haunted locations and murders.  See their calendar for more activities for adults and kids throughout the year.   Scavenging Los Angeles since 2007.

    Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt – Watson  Adventures

    Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and haunted spots on Hollywood’s famous strip while learning stories about the restless souls you might disturb. Learn about the celebrity ghost who plays a bugle in room 928 at a Hollywood Boulevard hotel, check out a movie-themed bookshop whose owner stuck his head in an oven and see if you feel the spirit of a man with a cape and top hat at the famously haunted Hollywood Wax Museum. You’ll visit the birthplace of the movie premier, learn where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard once stayed for $5 a night and find out where a blonde bombshell’s ghost gets wet. Along the way, you’ll discover legends surrounding a jumper from the Hollywood sign, why the pool at Hollywood High is a dangerous place and whose ghost likes to pace in front of the Chinese Theater.

    The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 

    This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams will be allowed to compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by adults.  Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Getty Center in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It’s a great way to discover—or rediscover—the museum.

     The Murder at the Getty Scavenger Hunt

    A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million-dollar purchase of a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much-and now it’s your turn to learn what he knew and discover what drove one of four suspects to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code left in the victim’s appointment calendar. Can you figure out who dunnit? Be prepared for a challenging hunt.

    The Santa Monica Pier Pressure Scavenger Hunt

    ??? You may think you know the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade, but on this hunt you’ll uncover secrets and quirks you never suspected. Highlights include a surprising message in Palisades Park, a massive storm that nearly eliminated the pier, the 1916 carousel featured in The Sting, a shoot-out in a not-OK corral, hungry Big Bertha, a still-standing 19th-century tavern, a weapon of massive destruction, a little bit of Britain, spectacular views, oddball art, and the secrets of the Camera Obscura.

    The Secrets of the Huntington Library Scavenger Hunt

    Put the hunt in the Huntington Library. No, don’t call it a library. Call it an eye-popping mansion filled with wonders! Call it a treasure house of amazing art! Call it a botanical garden of spectacular specimens, or a conservatory of exotic micro-climates, with a rainforest and a “Cloud Forest”! Railroad magnate Henry E. Huntington spared no expense in creating his personal Eden, and we’ve created a hunt that reveals all of its quirks and secrets, from art masterpieces (hello, Blue Boy and Pinkie!) to nature’s marvels (no thanks, orchid that mimics a fly’s hairy abdomen!). If you haven’t been to the Huntington Library near Pasadena, then it’s time you treat yourself to an incredible adventure.


    Haunted Pajama Parties

    None I’ve found for this year.

    Pub Crawls

    Hollywood Halloween Pub Crawl

    Ever been a part of a PubCrawl? Here’s what happens. You get together with your closest friends, and hop around town enjoying everything that the city’s bar scene has to offer – we’re talking about the beer here. Rather than sticking to one bar all day long, you get to indulge in some variety! We all know this city for its rich history in film. It’s about time we broke that mold and put it on the map for something else. Be prepared to meet new friends, enjoy awesome drink specials, and enjoy one experience at a true Hollywood Pub Crawl that you’ll never forget.

    Offering 3 evenings of pub crawling madness and lots of like minded folks.  Must start and check-in before10pm.  Check-in location varies depending on the night.  Read website details for the starting locations.

    • Info: http://www.pubcrawls.com/ or  Hollwood Event Detail  or  http://ournightlife.com/clubcrawl
      • October 27 – 31, 2017,  Friday, Saturday, & Tuesday

        • starts 5pm weekdays, 2pm weekends
        • must check in before 10pm
      • Tickets: $30. Group options
        • Must be 21+ to participate
      • Wear your craziest costume, prizes!
      • Do not drive, plan public transport, or a taxi

    Annual Zombie Crawl — Santa Monica

    Hundreds of Zombies to Invade Santa Monica.  Get Ready To Crawl Your Face Off Halloween Night in Santa Monica’s annual Zombie Crawl.    Brings out the undead on Halloween night for a chilling bar crawl in the heart of Santa Monica. Starting on the Santa Monica Pier, crawlers will moan and growl their way through the city for spooky drink and food specials all night. Crawling since 2013.

    • Info for crawl:  Event Detail
      • Saturday, October 28, 2017
      • Check site for the list of participating bars.
      • The zombies will collide at Wokcano for the official Zombie Crawl after party, with costume contests, prizes and more.
      • Rain or Shine
      • Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of the event
      • Participants must follow specific rules to get through the streets:
        • keep an authentic zombie appearance
        • keep arms extended
        • drag one leg
        • moan and grown with no talking
      • Makeup artists will be on-site to assist with the zombie-fying process
        • If you don’t dress as a zombie, you may be chased.
      • Must be over 21

     Santa Monica Halloween PubCrawl

    If you live in a city with a beach, then you’re damn lucky compared to a lot of other folks across the nation. But if you live in a city where there’s a great bar scene, well, it’s that much better.   Featuring some of the best entertainment that Cali has to offer, from nightclubs to lounges, there’s one aspect of Santa Monica that really sets the town apart from others in the state – their bar scene. Featuring a slew of watering holes all across town that range in theme and size, locals in the city will easily tell you that there’s truly nothing like the bars here.  Put on your coolest, scariest, or sexiest costume and head out to Main Street in Santa Monica on this massive Halloween Pub Crawl for one Spook-tacular night.

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    Da Graveyard….

    Stuff that we can’t get current info on, or has been canceled…

    Zombie 2 – LACMA

    Join us for a viewing of Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, followed by a hands-on “Intro to Zombie” workshop. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater, a North Hollywood-based company specializing in live horror theater, will guide Locals through the monster transformation process.

    Participants will learn how to act, dress, and walk like zombies. To show off their newly learned monster moves, Locals will haunt LACMA in a short zombie walk through campus.  Makeup will be provided for light instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clothes for distressing.

    Dark Shadows Festival   50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows in Hollywood with the stars and crew.  Charity auction.  Autographs, photo sessions, guest Q&As, dramatic presentations, and more.   DS gift bag.  Dark Shadows / Halloween Costume party in the evening.

     

    Beauty and the Creep Costume Faire – Halloween Club

    Halloween Club presents a day of costumes and Halloween fun.  Leg Avenue Costume Show – showcasing Halloween 2014 costumes, Knott’s Scary Farm Monster Greet, Makeup Artists, Costume Designers, Costume Makers, Music, Giveaways, Halloween Decor, Knott’s Berry Farm lunch truck & more!  30% off sale day of show.

    Contests – see full Original Costume Contest here! Cosplayers welcome!

    Hallowline Buried Alive

    The One-Eyed Gypsy and escape artist Curtis Lovell II brings you your worse nightmare

    On the 86th anniversary of the death of the legendary escape artist, the great Harry Houdini, The One-Eyed Gypsy, and master illusionist and escape artist Curtis Lovell II (www.curtislovell.com) present on stage a terrifying spectacle of entombment. Performing one of Houdini’s greatest escapes, for the second time in his career, Curtis Lovell II will be making this feat even more terrifying and daring than the first time he performed it. Restrained by TWO sets of handcuffs, and TWENTY feet of chain, and encased in a coffin wrapped with an additional THIRTY feet of chain secured with TWO combination locks, the audience will watch as Curtis is BURIED under ONE THOUSAND POUNDS of soil. While they hold their breath, both figuratively and literally, Curtis Lovell II will attempt to escape his dreadful tomb. Will he succeed? Find out on Halloween night.

    Also music, face painters, tarot card readers, and drink specials all night at LA’s haunted bar.  Note:  Scarvan Halloween party on Friday and Saturday night.

     The Haunted Halloween Hunt

    Part scavenger hunt. part adventure race, this event will send teams of two to six participants, on a clue solving odyssey around Los Angeles on the LA Metro to several locations.  Costumes are encouraged (but not required) and prizes will be awarded to the winning team and for the best costumes.

    • Saturday, October 26, 2013
    • 10am
    • Begins in Hollywood travels through LA using the Metro
    • Registration and more information at: http://www.racela.com/ Event Detail
    • Tickets: $42.50 per person (teams of 2-6)

    Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt

    Did you know the Los Angeles is the #5 most haunted city in the US? Murders, Suicides, Burned Alive- All of these tortured souls still haunt Hollywood Boulevard. Discover these ghosts as you participate in the Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt. Team up to uncover the haunting secrets of Hollywood. The Hollywood Hunt stars the ghosts of the Roosevelt, the Knickerbocker Hotel, many of the theaters and other secret locations revealed during the hunt. Afterwards, swap ghost stories and witches brew where the Black Dahlia took her last drink, Boardner’s, a legend in haunted Hollywood. It’s up to you make it out alive…

    No prior ghost hunting knowledge is required to solve the challenging clues, but a flashlight and comfortable shoes are helpful. Prizes to top 3 teams. Scavenging since 2007.

    • Info: www.outoftheboxevents.net or or 323.799.1374
      • October 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2012, 6-8:30pm
      • Tickets: $25 per person,
      • RSVP to 323.799.1374 to form teams (up to 6 people per team)
        • RSVP early. Sells out.
      • Starting location revealed upon registration
      • Costumes not required, though encouraged!

      Zombie Pub Crawl

    They came from the beach!!! Get out your best zombie threads and slaver on the blood and guts. The day will be filled with fun events including a Michael Jackson Thriller dance-off, costume contest, and raffle drawing. With wristband purchase free Entry to Undead After Party at Blue Beet. See site for tips and makeup ideas.
    Info: http://thriftyhipster.com/orangecounty or
    October 30, 2010 – 2pm
    starts at Malarky’s Irish Pub parking lot
    3011 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach
    Buy a wristband for $8, discounts, prizes
    The zombie march is open to all ages. ID is required to drink at all venues.

     Hello Kitty Halloween Party

    ??? Party at an eclectic mix of retail and contemporary art reimagined at LA’s first Japanese-style cosplay café. The Hello Kitty pop-up store will be the center of this year’s party. Trick-or-treat goody bags to the first 100 visitors. Hello Kitty will be available for pictures from 1PM – 3PM. Enjoy Hello Kitty themed food in the café.

    Bring in your Hello Kitty-inspired carved pumpkin and win a prize! Wear your costume and win a prize!
    Info: http://www.royal-t.org or or 310 559 6300
    October 31, 2009 – 10am-6pm
    Royal/T café/shop
    8910 Washington Blvd, Culver City
    Costume prizes

     

    L’absinthe, c’est la mort – At Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    The Valentino Wormwood Society hosts a night of absinthe tasting, music & bizarre visual art. With obscure, naughty and lovely music from Janet Klein and a special magic lantern show, featuring Masonic imagery. Plus the heart of the evening, Absinthe.
    Info: http://www.steveallentheater.com/absinthe or http://www.janetklein.com/web/showtimeframeset.htm or 800-5954TIX
    Friday, October 17, 2008 – 9 pm
    Cathedral Mausoleum at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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    6000 Santa Monica Blvd at Grover
    Tickets: $20 (Price does not include absinthe)

     

    Dance Macabre

    Malice Dreaming Productions is proud to present: Dance Macabre.. annual horror themed theatrical dance show, in case you’re just not ready for Halloween to be over yet… Due to popular demand, the show runs 2 nights….2 chances to catch the spellbinding dance-dreamery of some of the most innovative belly dancers in California. 28 performers total, and the show is 18 vignettes. Full bar.
    Info: http://www.malicedreaming.com/news.html
    November 2 & 3 ,
    Friday Tickets $20 & Saturday Tickets $25
    Red Dragon
    1444 N. Highland Ave , Hollywood, (Highland at Sunset Blvd)
    21 and up.

     

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