Thursday, October 11, 2012

Event Ideas: The Halloween Variety of Los Angeles

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There's that first Fall chill in the air and before we know it one of my favorite holidays will be upon us - Halloween! But the season is more than just costumes and sweets, it's the perfect reason to head out on a new Los Angeles experience. Here's some suggestions from our calendar that cover a wide range of what LA has to offer!

Head out to a museum!
Halloween Haunts and the Chamber of Horrors
The Hollywood Museum - Hollywood
Open until November 5th
$15 Adults; $12 for Seniors and Children under 12
Exhibition includes  basement filled with Hannibal Lecter's original jail sell; villains on display (Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers, Jason Voorhees, and Chucky), and film and television props from classic horror to present-day.

Make a costume!
Halloween Swap-O-Rama-Rama
reDiscover Center - West LA
October 14th from 12:00pm-4:00pm
$5 donation with bag to swap ($10 w/o bag)
Bring unwanted clothes and a small donation to participate in the ultimate random Halloween costume creation.  Volunteer sewers and crafters will be on hand to help refashion your findings.  You leave with all the clothes you can carry.

See a show!
Twisted, Spooky, Creepy: Halloween Spirited One-Acts
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro
Select Dates October 17th-26th
$20 Admission
Take in the spirit of Halloween with some hair-raising one-act plays.

Spend some time with the family!
Theatricum Boo-tanicum
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum - San Fernando Valley
October 26th from 2:00pm-10:00pm
$20 Adult; $5 Child (5-12); $15 Teen (13-18)
In this second annual event, families can enjoy food, costumes, pumpkin carving, scary storytelling, games, and a haunted house!

Fishy Fest
Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium - Santa Monica
October 27th and October 28th from 12:30pm-5:00pm
$5 suggested donation ($3 minimum); Free for children 12 and under; Group Rates Available
Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos with costumes and crafts.  Activities include a "mad scientist" laboratory, marine animal graveyard, storytime, face painting, and crafts and masks.

Get some exercise in!
Zumba Halloween Glow Party 
Heartbeat House Dance Studio
October 27th from 7:00pm -9:00pm
$20 Advance Tickets; $25 Day-of
A 2-hour dance party with glow-in-the-dark accessories.

-Charity Tran

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