Halloween Parties

 Halloween Parties with a Flair

Not all Halloween Parties are loud bashes or in dance clubs. This section will list parties of a very different type that will appeal to different tastes. Please check out their websites to see if it’s something you’re really interested in.

Most of these will be smaller parties. Costumes ARE required. Pay attention to ticketing requirements and prices… they vary considerably. Some require membership in their organization. RSVP for many.

Halloween Party Evenings

from elegant to eclectic

UNICEF Black and White Masquerade Ball

Inormation updated for 2016The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is UNICEF Next Generation’s signature philanthropic event. Masked guests, dressed in their finest attire, dance the night away in celebration and support of UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Over 600 emerging global leaders, innovators, celebrities and philanthropists attend the UNICEF Masquerade Ball each year. The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is hosted by UNICEF’s esteemed network of emerging leaders, UNICEF Next Generation (NextGen). Live entertainment.  Partying since 2013.

  • Info:  http://www.unicefmasqla.org/  or Event Detail
    • Thursday, October 27, 2016  –  9pm – 2am
    • Clifton’s Cafeteria, Los Angeles
      • 648 S. Broadway Los Angeles
    • Fundraising tickets: $225 / NextGen member $175 / See web for other options
    • Costume: Fancy and Masked


Cicada Club Halloween Costume Parties

Dean Mora Orchestra Vintage Halloween Party

Inormation updated for 2016 Dine and dance to the finest Latin and Swing tunes of the 1940s and ’50s as Dean Mora and his haunted musicians take you on a ghostly musical journey back in time to the lost days of Hollywood’s most famous nightclubs of the past including The Coconut Grove, The Mocambo, Ciros and more.

  • Info: http://www.cicadaclub.com or event details. Dinner Reservations at 213-488-9488
    • Monday, October 31, 2016
    • Cicada Restaurant
      • 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles (downtown between 6th and 7th)
      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8:30 pm.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $40 on site if available, $49 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)
    • Dress code in effect: Suggests your best evening attire or vintages.  Ghastly, creepy or spooky fin fashions from the 1930s or 1940s.
    • 21+

Note: there is dining and dancing most Sunday evenings. See their website for their schedule and to make reservations for dinner. You may also go just for the dancing.

More Autumn Parties and Vintage Dance from The Cicada Restaurant

  • General Club Info: http://www.cicadaclub.com  /  Dinner Reservations at 213-488-9488
  • Cicada Restaurant
    • 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles (downtown between 6th and 7th)
    • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8:30 see site for detailed schedule
  • Tickets: See show list for ticket prices for shows.  Some shows have dinner specials.  This is separate.  Dinner not required for show.  (Reserve dinner separately, if wish.  Not included.)
  • Dress code in effect: Suggests your best evening attire or vintages.  Coat and tie for men.  Evening wear for women.
  • 21 +

Richard Halpern’s Hollywood Cavalcade

Inormation updated for 2016 Dance to the Big Band music of Richard Halpern’s Hollywood Cavalcade while you dine at the award winning Cicada restaurant. Take a ghostly trip back in time to the lost days of Hollywood nightclubs.   Haunted Hollywood Cavalcade featuring novelty dance music from the 1920s and 1930s.  RICHARD HALPERN “Mr. Tin Pan Alley” croons and belts his way through the songbooks of the Jazz Age and beyond.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Sunday, September18, 2016 EarlyBird
    • Sunday, November 13, 2016
      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $20 for the nightclub party only/ $25 on site if available, $49 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Phil Crosby’s Golden Age All Stars

Inormation updated for 2016 Dine and dance to Mr. Crosby’s wonderful cabaret show honoring is grandfather Bing Crosby.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Friday, September 30, 2016 EarlyBird

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale $30  for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site, if available, $59 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Johnny Holiday Show

Inormation updated for 2016 A special night of dining and dancing.  Live music and a vintage show.  Dance to an evening of big band music of the Johnny Holiday eleven piece dance orchestra.   Features an tribute to Bing Crosby by his great-nephew, Johnny Holiday.  The program will be styled after Bing’s radio programs and the “Holiday Palace” television show.  The emphasis is on music, variety, and surprises.

  • Info: Event Info

    • Friday, October 14, 2016 EarlyBird

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site if available, $59 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Lizzy and the Triggermen

Inormation updated for 2016 A special night of dining and dancing from the prohibition era. Hot Ten-piece prohibition era Jazz band.  Capture the feeling of the early Jazz years.

The idea of the band is to evoke the raucous, fun, sexy, illicit energy of early jazz shows – but with a modern spin.  In addition to resurrecting great old songs that have been lost to history, we also play jazz versions of new pop songs – from The Strokes to Britney Spears.  Our shows are whole extravaganzas. In addition to the band, each show has incredible guest performers: from insane tap dancers  to world-class swing dancers to bold and fierce modern dancers.

  • Info: Event Info    or more band detail at http://www.lizzyandthetriggermen.com/
    • Friday, November 18, 2016

      • Doors open at 7pm, showtime 9.  See site for detailed schedule
    • Event Tickets : pre-sale discount $25 for the nightclub party only/ $30 on site if available, $59 dinner special, if available for party only. (Reserve dinner separately, if wish)

Note: there is dining and dancing most Sunday evenings. See their website for their schedule and to make reservations for dinner. You may also go just for the dancing.

 

LindyGroove Haunted Halloween Ball

Inormation updated for 2016 Dance the night away to swinging jazz music thru different eras. Floating 5400 sq. ft. wooden dance floor.  Two rooms of dancing.   Get there early if you need to learn the dances.  Candy Mountain & More!  Costume Contest, be there before 10pm. Open to the public, all ages.  Haunting dancing since 2002.

  • Info: http://www.lindygroove.com or Event Detail

    • Thursday, October 27, 2016
      • All ages. 7 PM – Midnight
      • (Dancing every Thursday night)
    • The Grand Ballroom of the Historic 1926 Pasadena Masonic Temple
      • 200 S. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena
    • Tickets: $12 with Costume or Pajamas, $15 without. Purchase at the door
    • All Ages. 
    • Dress code: Halloween costume  highly recommended but not required. $400 Costume Contest

Monster Ball – Alpine Village

Inormation updated for 2016Spend your Halloween with us in the giant tent. In addition to all of the Oktoberfest fun you’re used to, we’ll also have the crowd in amazing Halloween costumes and a costume contest! At the Alpine Village Bierhall in Torrance, a traditional German/Bavarian hall with a huge dance floor, intense sound, and 20+ kraft and imported biers on tap.

  • Info:   http://www.alpinevillagecenter.com   or  Facebook
    • Saturday, October 30, 2016 / 5pm-Midnight
    • Alpine Village
      • 833 W Torrance Blvd, Torrance
    • Tickets: $15 cover, order on web.  Dinner options available but limited.  See Web.
      • 21+
    • Costume Contest

Monster Bash – Meals on Wheals fundraiser

Inormation updated for 2016Casino games – silent auction – prizes – no host full bar, complimentary specialty drink, hors d’oeuvres & dessert.  All overlooking the Santa Monica beach & gorgeous SoCal sunset! Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.  Have a Spooktackular time!

  • Info: http://www.mealsonwheelswest.org/ or  310-394-5133 ext 5  or event details
    • Thursday, October 27, 2016,  7:30 pm-11 pm
    • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
      • 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica
    • Tickets: $100 per person, see website for higher funding options
      • download registration / sponsorship forms

 Halloween at Angel City Brewery

Inormation updated for 2016 An evening of enthusiastic music, comedy and art!  Everyone’s favorite celebration of damn good live performances is back with a vengeance as a totally unofficial and infinitely superior afterparty to LA’s Comic Book Convention! Best bands, best comics and best beer in LA – Angel City has a Berliner Weisse to break your heart. Check it:

Annual BierBuzz Masquerade – The Original Costume Craft Beer Festival

Inormation updated for 2016 Ghouls, goblins, ghosts and craft beer?!  BierBuzz® will host the annual BierBuzz Masquerade, Southern California’s first Costume craft beer festival. BierBuzz® Masquerade takes everything you like about craft beer festivals and offers a ghoulish and exciting twist. Attendees can show off their stylish, scary, sexy, funny, or cute costumes. Ensuring BierBuzz® guests have a devilish good time, live bands will awaken the spirits of attendees. 40+ Breweries will be bringing a rare beer or something specially brewed for this event, and trust us the breweries bring their “A-Game” for this.. This is a charity event. Partying since 2012.

  • Info:  http://www.bierbuzz.com/   or    Ticket details
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016  –  5-9pm 
    • Industry Hills Expo Center
      • 16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry
    • Tickets: $40, VIP available, Designated Driver $20
    • 21+
    • Costume Encouraged

 


Dinner and Dining Halloween Themed

We’ve had numerous requests for Halloween / Spooky themed dinners.  You’re looking for the meal, not a whole evening…

There are many places that do create a special menu…. but they DO NOT update their web often.  Some places have annual events.  Others now have apps and just update there. So, we’re listing the places that have been know to have events.  Please call ahead to confirm. RSVPing a must.  Many do sell out.

Celebrating Halloween on the Rails: Fillmore & Western Railway Company – Specialty Trains

Inormation updated for 2016 Ride a vintage train to their pumpkin patch. Children’s museum, jumps, carousel, hay maze, arts and crafts, food and fun. See the home of the Hollywood Trains! There are 3 different themed events, see below for details. Check out their site for previous years pictures.

  • Info: http://www.fwry.com/then click on Specialty Trains
    • Make reservations: 800-773-8724
    • Will call is at 364 Main Street, Fillmore

Even more events with Fillmore Trains on our Haunting on Wheals page

Haunted Hayride Family Dinner Train

Creep onboard a hauntingly vintage train for a spooktacular adventure, with “Ichabog” as your destination. Feast on BBQ tri-tip and Chicken, Potato Salad, Bread and Beans. Then embark on a daring hayride and and who knows what else, or who else might be lurking … Dress in costume or as a mere mortal, if you dare.

  • Event Details
  • Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 

    • Bodies board – 6:45, dying return – aprox 10:15
    • Tickets Adult (&baby on lap) $59/ 4-12 $37 / Baby $10
      • reservations required
    • Costumes Encouraged

Murder Mystery – Dinner Train & Theater

Enjoy an evening train ride with a 3 course dinner and less-than-serious sleuthing. Join in or sit back and watch.  Theme is “Fright Night”.  Come dressed as  your favorite ghoul or ghost and try to solve a murder mystery on board a train.  Scare yourself silly with murder and mystery on an evening of spooky entertainment.  You never know what will happen or to who.  Your hair will stand on end as you split  your sides laughing with this motley crew.  “Is this a costume or the real you?”

  • Info:  http://www.fwry-blog.com/murder-mystery-dinner-2016.html Saturday night, October 8, 2016
    • board at 6:15 pm, depart 7:00 pm, return at 10:00 pm

      • check their ticket section to see what mystery dinner show plays what night
      • reservations required
      • assigned seating
    • for dinner: $89 (includes tax and tips)
    • 18 & over for this event

The Dinner Detective – Halloween Costume Show

Inormation updated for 2016   Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.  Just beware.  The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect.  Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows.  We will hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be regular guests.  This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows; you will find yourself engaged and involved to a level you never thought possible.  Our shows are set during the present day and take place in real time.  Over the course of the night, our costumed Detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery. The audience member that gives the best correct answer of “whodunit?” before the killer is revealed will walk away with a stellar Prize Package.

  • Info:  https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/los-angeles/
    • Saturday, October 27, 2016, 6-9:30
      • Note: they have shows most Saturday, some private, check calendar for more murderous fun.
    • Upstairs at Vitello’s
      • 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City
    • Tickets: $65  (note dietary restrictions w/ ticket order) – reserve early, sells out
      •  2nd floor – not accessible for wheal chairs
    • 15+ w/ adult
    • Halloween Costumes encouraged, but not necessary

Trick or Eat – The Cellar

??? Halloween will take a decidedly more adult turn as The Cellar, one of Orange County’s best known fine dining establishments, hosts. Dare to descend the darkened stairway and into the depths of The Cellar as we celebrate our 8th annual Trick or Eat Halloween Dinner Party. The lore of haunted restaurants is talked about but nowhere is it truer than in The Cellar. The space in which The Cellar inhabits was home to untold mysteries as the cellar of the old California Hotel. The haunting of The Cellar is a close guarded secret and only is revealed once a year.

Enjoy a four-course Halloween-themed dining experience with zombies and ghostly ghouls from the award-winning Maverick Theater creeping from the deepest darkest depths of The Cellar.  Haunting and dining since 2005.

  • Info: http://www.cellardining.com/ or or (714) 525-5682
    • October 29 – 31, 2015
    • The Cellar
      • 305 North Harbor Blvd, Fullerton
    • $59.95 (plus tax and gratuity)
    • RSVP quick, sells out

Karaoke Halloween Costume Party – Catalina

Inormation updated for 2016The party starts at 8pm where you can sing all the monster favorites with over 20,000 songs from which to choose. Costume contest with prizes! Full bar and dinner available from 5-9pm. Early-bird dinner specials.

Eat Drink and Be Scary…

??? Fine dining at Anaheim White House Restaurant’s annual fundraiser benefiting Caterina’s Club. Enjoy Killer Spirits and Witches Brew during the Auction/Raffle Preview. Dinner and entertainment starts at 6:30.

  • Info: http://www.anaheimwhitehouse.com/ or or (714) 772-1381
    • October 31, 2010
      • 5pm until the witching hour – see website for detailed schedule
    • Anaheim White House Restaurant
      • 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
    • ??? Tickets: $65, RSVP
    • Costume Contest


Graveyard… of past parties

LA Opera Black and White Ball

(Plus Dracula (1931)  screening)

 The evening starts off with Dracula on the big screen, accompanied by a live performance of the film’s score.  To follow up the screening — a raucous, costumed dance party.  Expect special guest DJs, sensory-stimulating themed rooms, 4 bars, and plenty of tricks and treats we’re keeping under wraps for now. Let’s face it—an eerie 1920’s style movie palace and dance party in an old Hollywood style lobby is a pretty epic backdrop to your Halloween shenanigans.

Stray Cat Club – Halloween FUNraising Party

??? Vegan cuisine, Stray Cat Martinis, Masquerade Party, silent auction, hosted bar, make-up artists, magic, Animal Communicator, music and more! Benefiting the programs of the Stray Cat Alliance, building a No Kill Nation on stray at a time.

  • Info: http://www.straycatalliance.org/ or (310) 281-1109 or Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 24, 2015, 6:30 – 10:30 pm
    • Montage Beverly Hills
      • 225 North Canon Drive, Beverley Hills.
    • Tickets for the fundraiser, $215. See web for sponsorship options.
    • Costumes or Black Tie Optional

 Moonlight on the Marsh

Friends of the Ballona Wetlands Fundraiser. Appetizers, open bar, live DJ and other surprises.

  • Info: http://www.moonlightonthemarsh.com or http://www.ballonafriends.org/
    • Saturday, October 24, 2015 

      • 6 pm – 9 pm
    • Marina del Rey Marriott, Bayview Ballroom
      • 41oo Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
    • Admission: $100, and up depending on sponsor level, RSVP
    • In the spirit of Halloween weekend, costumes are optional!

Night of the Living Zoo – LA Zoo

 

Claw your way over to the L.A. Zoo for a hair-raising Halloween shindig like no other. Thrill to classic tales of the macabre courtesy of Drama After Dark. Gasp as animals such as the komodo dragon devour their All Hallow’s Eve feasts. Hear true tales of nature’s blood-suckers, as well as creatures odd, slimy and strange. Undead (aka live) music, viciously-good victuals, psychic readings, and more spooky surprises await all who dare enter…

In Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey, actors of the Guild of St. George will perform haunting Edgar Allan Poe tales such as “The Raven” and “The Black Cat” and Edward Gorey’s ghastly “Gashlycrumb Tinies.” Goosebumps guaranteed.

The rockabilly beats and spooky tunes will have visitors shivering, shaking and quaking.  Animal keepers will enlighten the curious with fearsome feedings and terrifying talks throughout the evening.  Food and drink available for purchase.

  • Info: http://www.lazoo.org/nightofthelivingzoo/
    • Friday, October 24, 2014, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

      • Event takes place rain or shine
    • Los Angeles Zoo
      • 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
      • the northeast corner of Griffith Park at the junction of the I-5 (Golden State) and the 134 (Ventura) freeways.
    • Tickets: $46/ $41 for GLAZA members (in advance), Door: $51 / $46 for GLAZA members
      • Ticket price includes 2 drinks
    • 18 +
    • Those guests deemed Scariest, Best Animal and Most Original in our Costume Contest will win the to-die-for grand prize: VIP behind-the-scenes docent tours.

Muse Costume Ball – LA County Museum of Art

Mingle with masterpieces at the annual LACMA Costume Ball: The Living Museum, where guests are invited to attend dressed as a work of art, wander the galleries after-hours, and dance the night away.

Take an eerie late-night tour and learn some of the dark secrets behind objects in LACMA’s collection or guide yourself through the twisted halls of Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s. Looking to celebrate the Living Museum with additional variety? Galleries featuring LACMA’s incredible collection of modern, contemporary, American, European, Japanese, Latin American, and Southeast Asian art (plus a few more) will be open all night.

Food and cash bar available until 1AM.  Haunted partying since 2003.

  • Info: http://www.lacma.org or [ event detail ] or 323-857-6010
    • Friday, October 31, 2014 – 8 pm
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
      • 5905 Wilshire Blvd, LA
    • Tickets: $60 for Muse members / LACMA: $80  / Non-members: $100, see website for more packages and pre-sale discount.
      • Reserve early, sells out
    • 21+
    • Costumes Required

Haunted Halloween Costume Party

??? The legendary Maggie’s Pub hosts a Halloween Costume Party in Santa Fe Springs. Costume contest, dancing, and trick or treat.

  • Info: www.Maggiespub.com  or  562-944-4044

    • Saturday October 31, 2013 starts at 9pm Maggies Pub
      • 11900 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 9067
      • +21
    • No masks!

Halloween Food Fest – KTOWN Night Market

??? A street closure on Sixth Street in Koreatown will make room for an annual Halloween Food Festival!  Popular restaurants and food trucks from Southern California will congregate at the event, including popular eateries from LA’s Koreatown.  While a handful of vendors at the event will serve Korean food, other cultures will also be represented to showcase the diverse culinary flavors of Los Angeles.In the spirit of Halloween, the first 500 guests in costumes each day will receive free gift bags filled with KTOWN Black Cards, artist CD’s, sponsored goods, and more. In addition, guests can participate in numerous other giveaways and contests at the festival for more free products and prizes.

  • Info:   http://ktownnightmarket.com/     or Event Tickets
    • Saturday, October 25, 2014,  2:00 pm – Midnight
    • Sunday, October 26, 2014,  Noon – 9:00 pm
    • KTOWN Night Market
      • 3424 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $5 / $3, in advance
    • Costumes for prize chances.

Cinefamily Presents:Childhood Haunts Halloween Party

 Halloween is truly hallowed at Cinefamily — it’s both the right time to get down, and to celebrate our birthday. We opened seven years ago this week (Holy Hades, how time has flown), and we mark every Cinebirthday with an unforgettable, all-night audio/visual bash. This year, we reach out beyond what haunts us in our waking adult lives, to explore the depths of our collective childhood movie-watching subconscious in an original Cinefamily video mix. This signature Mondo video collision covers the hazy, freaky-deaky memories of these pivotal pieces of films and TV that pretty much screwed us up for life; this is a mix that’s been years in the making. Plus, a midnight ghost story performance, and a return of our upstairs Oculus Rift lounge (this time, loaded up with specially commissioned “haunted house” virtual reality realms!) Did we also mention drinks, dancing and other ridiculous reverie?

NOTE: THIS EVENT IS 21+. Tickets are sold to our facility’s capacity (auditorium, patio, upstairs, etc.) Entrance to the party does not guarantee seating in the main auditorium throughout the evening.

Check out their full program of horror movies the rest of the month.

  • Info: http://www.cinefamily.org or 323-655-2510 or Event Info
    • Friday, October 31, 2014 – 8pm
    • The Silent Movie Theater
      • 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $15
      • 21+
    • Costume Prizes

Cinespia – Haunted Hotel Bash

Party in the famous haunted 1920s movie palace under a soaring gold ceiling and spooky towering lobby, and on the hotel’s gorgeous Broadway skyline rooftop.  The evening begins with a brand new, fully restored print of John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN, the ultimate horror movie projected on the big screen! Next, AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS perform live on stage, the latest (and scariest) musical incarnation from Animal Collective’s resident psychopath.  Then at the witching hour the dance party begains.  Visit the HAUNTED HALL upstairs and witness the theatre’s ghostly past in a Halloween maze designed by Cinespia.

  • Info:  http://cinespia.org/event/halloween/
    • Friday, October 31, 2014
      • Gates at 8:30 Movie 9:30 Band 11:00
    • Hotel and The Theatre at Ace
      • 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $45 / VIP: $95
      • 11:30 entry tickets: $18
    • Costume Required

Fools’ Guild Halloween Party

A Foolish take on Guy Falkes

Guy Fawkes Day Foolish Feast… Featuring all foods Flambé, Flame broiled, Charred or DIABLO in honor of the failed attempt to incinerate the House of Lords in 1605.  Protecting our Foolish Royals, all Crowned Heads encouraged. A Foolish Take on Guy Fawkes. Pot Luck Challenge: HOTHOTHOT!! Fiery Entertainment… HOTHOTHOT!!

  • Info: http://www.foolsguild.org/ or 818-040-1505
    • Friday, November 7, 2014
      • 7pm until midnight
    • Good King Bo’s Way to Much Studio
      • 1910 W. Temple, LA
      • Historic Filipino Town area on Temple, east of Alvarado
    • $25 at the door, or buy a king pin for $15 food scrip as well, reservations required.
      • More info on their web site.
    • Costume not required but makes it more fun. Anything festive and fun

 Haunted Hollywood Party

Join us for a spectacular “Haunted Hollywood’ themed Halloween party! Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity and get ready to dance the night away. The first 100 people will receive swag bags full of fa-boo-lous treats! There will be a DJ, dance floor, amazing door prizes and specialty cocktails all night long!

  • Info:  http://www.sonomawinegardensantamonica.com/ or     or 424-214-4560
    • Thursday, October 31st, 8pm – 2am
    • Sonoma Wine Garden
      • 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica
    • Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door
      • Includes entrance and one drink ticket

Monster Meals —  Industriel

??? No Halloween is complete without gory meals like a bat salad or blood and guts, and other menu items.  French Urban Farm Cuisine restaurant in LA’s downtown financial district.

G2 Gallery

Dare to come to The G2 Gallery!
Halloween Artist Reception

??? Wear your favorite costume and join The G2 Gallery and photographers Ira Meyer, Christine Caldwell and Miriam Schulman for this very special Halloween reception.
Dare to Stare at “Scary” Wildlife

Join The G2 Gallery and celebrity naturalist David Mizejewski as he shares some scaly, fanged, slimy and clawed creatures in celebration of the creepiest of holidays and learn how to protect wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation.

Info: http://www.theg2gallery.com or or 310.452.2842
Halloween Artist Reception
Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:30-9pm
Dare to Stare at “Scary” Wildlife
Sunday, October 30, 2011 – 1:30-4pm
The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Admission: $5 RSVP
Costumes are encouraged!

Dia De Los Muertos Salsa Costume Party

Halloween celebration and dance party full of monsters and madness! gory evening of frightful fun and devilish dancing! Horrific Halloween extravaganza with Bloody Entertainment. Wear a creepy costume, bring your dancing shoes, and celebrate Halloween Salsa-style, with a live Salsa band, a scary Salsa lesson, a horrific costume contest, a raffle, spine-tingling prizes, and more! Dance the night away.

  • Info: http://www.latindancepro.com/or or (626)799-2347
    • Tuesday, November 1. 2011
    • Ixtapa Cantina in Old Town Pasadena
      • 119 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
    • Tickets: free
    • Come in costume, bring your dancing shoes

Transylvania Mania!

Trans and queer artists and allies invite you to a blowout Halloween bash. View the latest issue of Original Plumbing magazine, and tour Hammer Projects artist Julian Hoeber’s installation Demon Hill. Plus, Tranimal drag makeover workshop for attendees with before and after portraits by Austin Young. All ages, genders, and persuasions welcome. Costumes encouraged! Seasonal menu and cash bar by Cafe Hammer.
Info: http://hammer.ucla.edu/ or [ detail ]
Friday, October 29, 2010 – 7pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd. Westwood
Free, parking $3 after 6
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted

Eyes Wide Shut Halloween

??? If the world was invited to a masquerade party, people would arrive early and select few would be tardy… As the masquerade ends we see who’s really who, this, my friend, is more scary as they’re not the people you thought you knew.

Tickets include 2 drink tickets, light hors d’oeuvres, dinner, costume contest for the ladies
Info: http://www.stregismb.com/ or or 949-234-3200
Saturday, October 31st, 8PM
St. Regis Monarch Beach
One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
$75 per person, Includes tax & gratuity. See site for group and VIP tables

SMMOA Halla Gala

Come as your secret self—your alternate identity or inner persona—to an evening of fantasy, fashion, and fun to benefit the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Surrealist photo booth, Felliniesque movies, and The Magic Carpet walk-off. Flowing libations and culinary delights

HALLA GALA HONORARY HOSTS for 2009: Susan and Leonard Nimoy
Info: http://www.smmoa.org or or 310.586.6488
Saturday, October 31, 2009, 7-11
Santa Monica Museum of Art
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica
Halla’va Ticket $350 / Masquerade $1,500 (pair of tickets including a limited print). See site for more VIP options.

Haunted Museum – Natural History Museum

??? Join the Graveyard Shift, as the Natural History Museum transforms into a variety of spooky cemeteries, which guests explore to seek hidden clues and interact with our Museum experts in the realm of the departed. With notebooks and magnifying glasses in hand, they will collect all the clues hidden throughout the event. Different areas of the Museum will be festively themed to enliven the adventure, including an authentic New Orleans cemetery featuring a live jazz band, a catacombs section with piles of bones, a Dia de los Muertos area and a Davy Jones’ Locker set-up, highlighting watery graves.

If you’re looking for smaller events, check out for more events there. Hope you love spiders!
Info: http://www.nhm.org/weekends/#October or (213) 763-DINO
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd. LA – (between Vermont and Figueroa)
Admission is free with Naturalist membership or higher sponsorship of the museum. ($325 annual). See the site for details of what else is included w/ the membership.