It’s our favorite time of year! That special moment when the leaves begin to turn colors, the sun glows a little more golden in the late afternoon light, you feel the desire to snuggle up with someone just because…and grown men and women become filled with the strange impulse to put on costumes and run around the streets like madmen. With Halloween landing on Monday, the witches and goblins have blessed us with extra good luck this year, giving us five whole days to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve! Here are our top picks for getting into a little Halloween Madness this weekend! Let the good times roll…just be sure to keep your head!!
THURS OCT 27th~ MON OCT 31st
Every night this weekend, the New Beverly Cinema will be screening some of the most ghoulishly delicious films in cinematic history. Thursday’s epic double-feature includes the original 1925 Phantom of the Opera, followed by Brian De Palma’s psychedelic rock ‘n roll fever dream Phantom of the Paradise. Featuring the music of Paul Williams, who penned songs for both The Carpenters and The Muppets, and creating a demented mash-up of 1970’s Phantom of the Opera, The Picture of Dorian Gray & Faust, trust us when we say this one is not to be missed. See it on the big screen and prepare to have your mind blown. Rocky Horror’s got nothing on this guy! If you don’t believe us, take a peek at the trailer…
THURS OCT 27: Phantom of the Opera // Phantom of the Paradise
FRI OCT 28 & SAT OCT 29: Young Frankenstein // The Man With Two Brains
SUN OCT 30 & MON OCT 31: Halloween // Halloween II
New Beverly Cinema. Tickets $9.27. Advance tickets are sold out, but 100 tickets will be available at the box office one hour before each show. Showtimes: http://thenewbev.com/schedule/
FRI OCT 28th ~ SUN OCT 30th
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to the Hollywood Bowl for three nights this weekend. Danny Elfman conducts live music with special guests performing songs on stage to accompany the film screening. We went last year and it was a festive dream full of Halloween nostalgia for young and old! Concerts get out early enough to still make that late-night party you were invited to, so you can show that brilliant costume off a few more places. HOT TIP: You can always find cheap tickets to the Bowl on Craig’s List with a simple search if you want more seating options than what’s available on Ticketmaster. See you in Halloween Town!
SAT OCT 29th
Streetfood Cinema brings the spooky vibes to their outdoor movie screenings across the city on Saturday night. All events include a live band, food trucks, film screening and costume contest. The best part? You can bring your (well-behaved) pup to join in on all the ghoulish fun! Pacific Palisades: Beetlejuice // Malibu: The Shining // Downtown LA: Ghostbusters. Go get your spookfest on!
Tickets $15.18. Event locations and schedule: http://www.streetfoodcinema.com
An incredibly special and unique event happens Saturday afternoon at one of our favorite places in all of LA! The Wolf Connection Annual Howl’oween Hike with the Pack goes from 3pm-7pm at the Wolf Connection’s Palmdale property—a sanctuary for rescue wolves & wolf dogs. Take a hike with the wolves in the Angeles National Forest, enjoy a catered dinner, then cozy up with s’mores and ghost stories around the campfire as the wolves serenade the night with their howls.
3pm-7pm. Tickets $99, including dinner. All proceeds go to the Wolf Connection. Advance tickets are sold out, but they are accepting RSVPs for their wait list. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed5uk32p118c4203&llr=pdwrayeab
What’s a hip young thing to do with their Saturday night now that KCRW isn’t throwing their annual Halloween Masquerade this year? Luckily, The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is here to fill in the gap with The Bloodsucker’s Bash! Get down with all-night DJ’s, drinks, a photo booth and “dark arts” at this annual dance party for the cool kids. For only $20 advance sales and $30 at the door, it’s also one of the best bangs for your buck this side of Transylvania.
10pm. Tickets $20 in advance, $30 at the door. https://theatre.acehotel.com/events/halloween-dtla/
SUN OCT 30th
After a weekend packed with thrills and chills, why not get out into some fresh air and revel in the daylight a while? DTLA Historic Core and Metro Bike Share have teamed up for Pedals & Pitstops Halloween Edition. Take a curated bike share tour and costume ride through historic Downtown LA. Come in costume and bring your helmet for this free community event! And check out these ideas for some fun bike-themed costumes!
Metro Bike Share Station, 458 South Main Street. 11am-1pm. Free with RSVP. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metro-bike-share-x-historic-core-bid-present-pedals-and-pit-stops-tickets-28583295406
MON OCT 31st
If you’re ready to take in a little culture as your Halloween festivities reach their crescendo, be sure to get a ticket to LA Opera Off Grand’s presentation of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The 1922 silent vampire classic receives a new chamber orchestra score played live during the screening with Matthew Aucoin conducting. No fangs or bloodsucking required.
8pm. Tickets $19-$89. https://theatre.acehotel.com/events/la-opera-grand-presents-nosferatu-oct-31/
One of the most whimsical places in Los Angeles throws open its doors for some Halloween Night festivities to make you shake your tail feather in style! Clifton’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes” Halloween Costume Ball offers some of the best throwback fun in town. Toss on a costume or “between the wars” attire and enjoy a night out with some of the classiest witches and warlocks around at this historic vintage spot!
8pm-2am. $20 in advance. $20 at the door in costume. $30 at the door without costume. http://www.cliftonsla.com/calendar/
HAPPY HALLOWEEN & BE SAFE OUT THERE!! love, Sirens & Scoundrels
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