Ghost, ghouls, and goblins will be out in full force this weekend for all the Halloween fun. If you still have no plans, read on for carnivals, concerts and crawls.
Hollywood Bowl | 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068 | Oct. 28-29 | hollywoodbowl.com
Iconic music composer Danny Elfman — the man behind the music of such films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and “Corpse Bride” — performs at the Bowl in “From Boingo to ‘Batman’ to ‘Big Mess’ to Beyond!”
Mama G’s Horror Camp: A Musical Massacre
The Bourbon Room Hollywood | 6356 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Oct. 28-31 | bourbonroomhollywood.com
”Mama G” Joan Grande hosts this 90-minute “murderous musical comedy” that will have you laughing and singing along to hits from over the decades.
Fall Fun Festival
Mission Playhouse Plaza | 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 | Oct. 28 | sangabrielcity.com
Dress up your little ghouls and goblins for some trunk-or-treating, games, a “haunted zone,” and costume contest.
Mountain View Mausoleum | 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001 | Oct. 28–31 | eventbrite.com
Witch! Witch! You’re a witch! In this immersive experience inspired by the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612, you might get separated from the people you arrived with as you meet witches and inquisitors around the haunted mansions and abandoned chapel. Goody Putnam might even accuse you of witchcraft.
Día de los Muertos
Villa Park | 363 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101 | Oct. 28 | cityofpasadena.net
Hosted by the Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, the celebration will feature performances; arts and crafts; food available for purchase; and “ofrendas,” altars honoring the lives of the deceased.
Night Of Terror
6355 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90601 | Oct. 28-31 | eventbrite.com
For you brave souls looking for a scary maze to navigate, this one’s for you.
Hocus-Focus Film Festival
Alex Theatre | 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 | Oct. 28-30 | thealexpictureshow.com
In support of local, rising filmmakers, the festival will pair each celebrated feature — including Donnie Darko, Hellboy, The Sixth Sense, The Shining, Beetlejuice, The Omen and A Nightmare on Elm Street — with a short horror film selected by the series curators Bud Coffey, Tina Salmassi and Miles Williams from submissions by student filmmakers from the greater Los Angeles area.
Downtown Arcadia | First Avenue, from Huntington to California, Arcadia, CA 91007 | Oct. 28 | eventbrite.com
Trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat, meet Perdy the peacock, and play games hosted by the City of Arcadia.
Día Y Noche De Los Muertos
Hollywood Forever | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 | Oct. 29 | hollywoodforever.com
Whether you decide to visit during the day or night, you’ll still be able to enjoy altars, dancers, musicians, art exhibitions, culinary vendors and more.
Finkbiner Park Softball Fields | 160 N. Wabash Ave., Glendora, California 91741 | Oct. 29 | cityofglendora.org
This year’s Halloween carnival will have games, carnival rides, bounce houses, food, a costume contest and more. Pre-register and save $5.
Giggles & Screams Block Party
La Pintoresca Park | 45 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 | Oct. 29 | 3-8 p.m. | cityofpasadena.net
If you prefer screams, roam through the haunted house or ride the trackless train of fright. If you prefer giggles, prowl through trunk or treat stations, carnival games and dance to music from the DJ. There will also be costume contests for you and your dog, food, prizes and a play zone.
Festival Of Frights
Downtown West Covina | South Glendora Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790 | Oct. 29 | westcovina.org
The City of West Covina is hosting this event featuring a haunted maze, Día de los Muertos market, a costume contest, and various vendors.
Pico Rivera Halloween Spooktacular
Smith Park | 6016 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660 | Oct. 29 | pico-rivera.org
Hosted by the city of Pico Rivera, the Halloween Spooktacular will feature several free activities like the trick-or-treat village, photo stops, games, prizes, and crafts. Food vendors, carnival games and jumpers will require small fees.
Scarium Of The Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 | Oct. 29-30 | aquariumofpacific.org
This Halloween-themed weekend at the aquarium features costume and coloring contests, a vampire magician, underwater pumpkin carving, creepy critters, and more.
Haunted Little Tokyo
Check-in at Brunswig Square | 360 E. Second St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Oct. 29 | littletokyola.org/haunted
Infuse a little mystery into your Halloween weekend with this block party held in a secret location (to be revealed after you check in). The event will feature drinks, food, a costume contest and DJs.
Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest
OC Fairgrounds | 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Oct. 29 | theboohaha.com
This haunted Oktoberfest will feature three hours of unlimited tastings, live performances from Berlin and The Mismiths, and a midnight after party.
Long Beach Zombie Crawl
The Harbor | 130 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813 | Oct. 29 | longbeachzombiecrawl.com
Pick up your zombie survival kit and get ready to crawl from pub to bar to nightclub in downtown Long Beach. Your kit will include a map of all participating businesses with listed entry and drink specials, drink vouchers for discounts, free welcome shots at select locations, and free entry to several after parties.
Downey Día De Los Muertos Art Festival
8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241 | Oct. 29 | ddlm.downeytheatre.org
As part of the celebration, learn about Latinas in publishing, visit the community altar, listen to a performance from Mariachi Herencia de Mexico with special guest Lupita Infante, enjoy traditional folklorico dances, meander through the art gallery, get your face painted, grab a bite, or catch many other performances and displays all around.
‘2:22 – A Ghost Story’
Ahmanson Theatre | 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Oct. 29-Dec. 4 | centertheatregroup.org
Starring Constance Wu, Anna Camp, Adam Rothenberg, and Finn Wittrock, this award-winning supernatural thriller mixes mystery, comedy and a little horror.
Eat See Hear: ‘The Shining’
Autry Museum of the American West | 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027 | Oct. 29 | eatseehear.com
Things are getting really spooky at this screening of the cult classic horror film, “The Shining.” Scheduled food trucks include Border Grill Truck, Wicked Kitchen, All Flavor No Grease, Cool Haus, and Rice Balls of Fire. Singer-songwriter Alexa Villa will perform.
South Pasadena Arts Crawl
1121 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030 | Oct. 29 | facebook.com/ArtsCrawlSouthPasadena
Get ahead of that holiday shopping and check out over 45 vintage, handmade, and antique vendors at South Pas Flea. There will also be food, art and beer.
National Theatre Live: ‘Frankenstein’
Boston Court Pasadena | 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 | Oct. 29-30 | bostoncourtpasadena.org
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Monster in this 2011 production captured live on stage. Tickets are $20
Alhambra Pumpkin Run & Halloween Fest
Downtown Alhambra | Oct. 30 | downtownalhambra.com
Sign up for the ninth annual Alhambra Pumpkin run, proceeds will benefit the Alhambra Educational Foundation, and then enjoy the festivities! There will be trick or treating, a costume contest, live music, beer and cocktails, a petting zoo, face painting, a pumpkin patch, and more.
Bamboo Club Spooktacular Movie Nights: ‘Halloween’
The Bamboo Club | 3522 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90802 | Oct. 30 | bambooclublb.com
Get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky movies, a buttery popcorn machine, haunted tiki cocktail specials and a full-service dinner menu of Hawaiian and Asian-inspired eats. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. in its outdoor tent.
Halloween In Playhouse Village
Playhouse Village | Pasadena | Oct. 31 | playhousevillage.org
Head to Playhouse Village for some free activities, games, and lots of candy.
Huntington Park Halloween 2022
Keller Park | 6550 Miles Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255 | Oct. 31 | hpca.gov
Take your Halloween to a newer heights with a haunted maze and train ride, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, music, a corn maze and more.
Treat Trail, Pics And Flicks
One Colorado Courtyard | 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103 | Oct. 31 | onecolorado.com
Throw on a costume and head over to participating stores and restaurants in One Colorado handing out treats for kids. Once the candy bag is brimming, pose for a family portrait inHalloween-themed photo areas, snapped by photographers. There will be a screening of “Ghostbusters” at 7 p.m. in the courtyard.
Día de los Muertos Paint ‘N Sip
Basin 141 Social Bar & Kitchen | 402 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016 | Nov. 1 | eventbrite.com
Enjoy two drinks and appetizers while you learn to paint a Día de los Muertos themed canvas. Lupita Infante, granddaughter of Mexican icon Pedro Infante, will be the special guest.
Hasta La Muerte
Lancaster Performing Arts Center | 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534 | Nov. 1 | lpac.org
Las Cafeteras present this celebration featuring zapateado, dance, song, altars and flowers.
Lola Boutée Presents TRiPTease Burlesque
TRIP Santa Monica | 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 l Nov. 2 l eventbrite.com
Lower your inhibitions and see what’s hot at LA’s longest running weekly burlesque and variety show. Every Wednesday features a fresh new lineup of talent hosted by the original dame herself, Lola Boutée.
Fowler Out Loud: Mariachi De Uclatlán
The Fowler Museum at UCLA | 308 Charles E Young Drive N., Los Angeles, CA 90024 | Nov. 2 | eventbrite.com
Listen to Mariachi de Uclatlán, led by Grammy-winning musical director Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán, under the stars
Emo Pop-Punk Myspace Party
6541 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Nov. 2-3 | eventbrite.com
The Club Vengeance Emo Pop-Punk Myspace party brings you the music you love.
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Nov. 3 | scfta.org
The Israel Philharmonic is back in Orange County for the first time in 14 years. The concert will include Symphony No. 1 “Classical,” Romeo and Juliet Suite and Symphony No. 5.
La Cumbia De Los Muertos Latin Dance Fiesta
The Mixx | 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 | Nov. 3 | eventbrite.com
DJs Sloepoke and Scarlett Casanova will spin rock pop en Español to get you dancing. Check the drink and food specials and the muerte margarita.
Lovett Or Leave It: Live Or Else
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth | 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057 | Nov. 3 | eventbrite.com
Dive into the day’s headlines and laugh along with Jon Lovett.
Heritage Square Museum | 3515 Pasadena St., Los Angeles, California 90031 | Through Oct. 30 | cemeterylane.com
Trick-or-treat from 13 spots in this spooky, and reportedly haunted, neighborhood of Victorian manors.
Trick Or Treat Village
On select days, different LA County Parks will host events featuring free activities and trick or treating for kids.
House Of Spirits
Casa Vertigo | 1828 Oak St., Los Angeles, CA 90015 | Through Oct. 31 | houseofspiritssoiree.com
This haunted cocktail soiree features macabre magic, tarot readings, strange roaming specters, secret games and craft cocktails paired with French chocolate truffles.
Haunt O’ Ween
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91367 | Through Oct. 31 | feverup.com
Trick-or-treat, make a few potions, challenge your friends to a dance-off, or check out the bounce houses, games, rides and performances in this 200,000-square-foot immersive space.
The Pumpkin Factory
Westminster Mall | 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683 |Through Oct. 31 | thepumpkinfactory.com
Pick out your family-farm-grown pumpkin at this patch featuring rides, slides, petting zoos, games, food and more.
Prancer’s Farm Fall Festival
Prancer’s Farm | 18540 E. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060 | Through Oct. 31 | prancersfarm.com
Explore this 30-acre farm filled with 10-acres of pumpkin picking, wagon rides, barrel train rides, horse rides, face painting, music, and don’t miss out on the sunflower and corn expeditions.
Boo At The L.A. Zoo
LA Zoo | 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 | Through Oct. 31 | lazoo.org
The LA Zoo gets a spooky makeover featuring extra surprises on the weekends like “Spooktacular Science” shows, animal pumpkin feedings, photo ops, education stations and trick-or-treating on the last two weekends of the month.
Descanso Gardens | 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 | Through Oct. 31 | descansogardens.org
Hundreds of carved pumpkins line the Camellia Forest in this family-friendly event featuring activities, the hay maze, pumpkin house, and holiday-themed food and drinks.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 | Through Oct. 31 | losangeleshauntedhayride.com
The Witch of the Woods has cast a spell over Griffith Park summoning spirits to come out and play at LA’s beloved Halloween event featuring new attractions and shows this year.
Día De Los Muertos
Olvera Street | 845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Through Nov. 2 | olveraevents.com
Olvera Street has planned nightly programming including danzas, novenarios, entertainments, and face painting to commemorate Día de los Muertos. Community altars will be on display in the plaza.
Boston Court Pasadena | 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 | Through Nov. 6 | bostoncourtpasadena.org
See the development workshop of this humorous and moving eco-parable about humans, and goats, meddling in the Galápagos to the detriment of tortoises.
A Noise Within | 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 | Through Nov. 13 | anoisewithin.org
“Radio Golf” is the final play in Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” decade-by-decade exploration of the Black experience in 20th century America. Harmond Wilks, Pittsburgh’s first Black mayoral candidate, finds himself on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime. The arrival of an unexpected visitor with surprising news forces Harmond to choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity. With humor and courage, Radio Golf challenges the steep price progress can exact upon the soul.
“(Re)Inventing The Americas: Repeat. Erase, Construct”
The Getty | 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 | Through Jan. 8 | getty.edu
Challenging European interpretations and often racist versions of history, “(Re)Inventing the Americas: Repeat. Erase, Construct” analyzes the creation of the mythologies that arose during the conquest and exploration of the Americas and reveals the influence that those myths and visions have had on defining the two continents. The exhibition will feature a collaboration with Denilson Baniwa, a contemporary artist from the Brazilian Amazon region who will generate different artistic interventions throughout the show.
“Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898–1971”
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures | 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 | Through April 9 | regenerationblackcinema.org
The exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of Black filmmakers in the US in both independent production and the studio system—in front of the camera and behind it—from cinema’s infancy in the 1890s to the early 1970s. A survey of the films and filmmakers explored in the exhibition will be shown until Sept. 29 and will feature more than 20 screenings. The Regeneration Summit, Feb. 3–5, 2023, will be a two-day celebration of Black cinema featuring artists, scholars, and filmmakers participating in conversations, workshops, and activations throughout the museum.