HappyHalloween-w-catIt’s Halloween Kids….and we have some fun parties for you. Yes I am also a big fan of house parties….but here are some events open to the public….in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and downtown too.

Grand Park offers a family Halloween event. Tickets are $8 at park…and $5 when ordered in advance….Click Here for tickets.

In Santa Monica…

Montana Ave hosts a Halloween Hop from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Numerous Merchants will be part or this event! The Ten Women Gallery is participating as well and will be offering candy and treats! This is a great time to do some early shopping for the holidays. Buy original art at Ten Women Gallery. If you’ve never been be sure to stop in. This vibrant artist’s co-operative gallery showcases 24 local women artists.

2014-Montana-halloweenHopLocated at 1128 Montana Ave., in Santa Monica, Ten Women Gallery is open everyday from 10 am – 6 pm. For more info or to view current works as well as other artists of Ten Women Gallery visit www.tenwomengallery.com or call  310-393-6254.

Come enjoy this family event. Fun for kids of all ages! Safely stroll Montana Ave for tricks and treats!  Click Here to find out more about the Montana Halloween Hop.

What: Montana Halloween Hop
Where Montana Ave 6th to 17th Streets & Ten Women Gallery (1128 Montana Ave.)
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website: http://bit.ly/102wlKD

Also in Santa Monica…TAKE a BREAK for SOME ART….haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405 also hosts an opening for a two person show (Valerie Wilcox & Laurie Katz Yehia) from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. www.halearts.com

If you really want a good scare…LAHauntedHayride-logo

The Haunted Hayride celebrates its sixth year. LA Art Party has listed this month-long haunted attraction for the past several years…it’s exciting to see it has been getting lots of attention (I saw it mentioned on the Today show – NBC) – NICE!

The event is held on the old grounds of the Los Angeles Zoo. The extended trail returns for the 2013 event, with new maze, reworked from top to bottom.

So even if you attended last year, you won’t be prepared for this 25 minutes of terror! This year the attraction takes it to a new level not seen before in haunted attractions. Located in Griffith Park. The event has been open since October 3 and continues through Halloween….Oct 31.

Halloween-Witchshadow-moonTickets range from $30 – $50. Click here for tickets.

The Halloween event takes place at the Old Zoo.

What: The Haunted Hayride
Where: OLD Zoo….4730 Crystal Springs Ave LA 90027
When: Fri & Sat: 7pm-12am; Thusday & Sunday: 7pm-10:30pm.
Phone: (310) 993-8289
Website: http://www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com/

In West Hollywood…

Time for the annual West Hollywood Halloween stre2014-WHollywd-Halloweenet party. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the craziest, most eccentric costume creations ever.

Admission is free. The event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m.

The event is open to all ages event, and no alcohol will be allowed on the street. However, many of the bars and lounges along Santa Monica Blvd. will be selling alcohol and hosting Halloween parties.

View a list of parties along the Carnaval route on the website. For more info about the event, Click Here

What: Halloween Parade
Where: Along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Blvd
When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Website: http://bit.ly/1wGFcNM

In Venice…Canal Club (2025 Pacific Ave.) hosts its 16th Annual Crazy Daze Halloween Party! Get there early for happy hour then stay for drinks, dancing, pumpkin photo booth & more! FREE!

Halloween-candycornOr another fun party in Venice…at Venice United Church (1020 Victoria Ave.,90291)…don’t be scared by the venue. The Venice Masquerade Ball takes place from 8pm-2am. Tickets range from $40 – $65. Click here to purchase Tickets.

At the Venice Bistro (323 Ocean Front Walk)…HIP- HOP UNDERGROUND in EFFECT with the Venice Street Legends and rapper NAYLES the ODD FELLOW AND GUEST hip hop artists will perform. Dining, Dancing live entertainment Ocean Sunset Views, Big Screen Sporting events and World Famous Venice Beach Ocean front Walk. 6-10pm. FREE.

In Santa Monica…

The 2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl wiOCT31-ZombieCrawlll bring out the undead on Halloween night for a chilling bar crawl in the heart of the city. Starting on the Santa Monica Pier at 7 p.m., crawlers will moan and growl their way through the city for spooky drink and food specials all night at participating locations with the official pub crawl wristband.

Wristbands will give crawlers access to drink specials like $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots at more than five local bars and restaurants, and entrance into the Official Zombie Crawl After Party. The zombies will collide at Wokcano for WOK-ing Dead, the official Zombie Crawl after party, with costume contests, prizes and more.

Participants must follow specific Zombie Crawl rules to get through the streets: keep an authentic zombie appearance, keep arms extended outward, drag a limb and deliver vicious snarls and moans without talking. Makeup artists from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy will be at the starting location to help zombie-fy attendees with free zombie make-up and special effect services.

PartiOct31-ZombiePixcipating locations include:
Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe, Ye Olde King’s Head, Del Frisco’s Grille, Wokcano Santa Monica, and more

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of, which includes a wristband for specials at participating bars and complimentary zombie makeup and access to the Official Zombie After Party.

Cick HERE to buy tickets. Check-in is from 6:30-9pm at Rusty’s on the Pier

What: Zombie Crawlsmall-Halloween-glowingpumpkin
Where: Starts at SM Pier – Rustys
When: October 31, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

The last stop on the Zombie Crawl is at Wokano’s ….BUT you can start here for the largest Halloween Party on the WESTSIDE – WOK-ING DEAD 2

Zombies, Ghouls and Clowns Will Get In the Halloween Spirit at the Multi-Level Space with Costume Contests, Food and Drink Specials and More Spooky Fun

Fright-seekers beware of the largest (and spookiest) Halloween party on the Westside at Wokcano Santa Monica Halloween night. The zombies will collide at the WOK-ing DEAD 2 party, featuring Top 40 and House music by DJ Frankie, costume contests and spooktacular food & drink specials from 8-10 pm.

Oct31-WokanoGuests can enter the costume contest for the chance to win hundreds in prizes for best zombie, sexiest, scariest, most original or best overall costume of the night. Guests can drink, dance and celebrate this multi-level outdoor space with fellow zombies and ghouls.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of, or $20 in advance and $25 day of for VIP front of line access. Purchase by calling 310-497-6324 or CLICK HERE!

What: Halloween Party
Where: Wokcano Santa Monica, 1415 5th St., Santa Monica, 90401
When: 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Phone: 310-497-6324
Website: http://www.wokcanorestaurant.com/

Also in Santa Monica…

Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica is throwing a Halloween bash on its garden rooftop deck.

Head to this beloved wine Oct31-SonomaWineGardenSMbar dressed in your Halloween best for a spooktacular night of dancing and ghoulish fun.

Kick off the night with Rob Floyd – who is “considered by many to be one of the best mixologists in the country,” according to The Huffington Post—who will be pouring up specialty cocktails all night long.

Located in the heart of Santa Monica atop the rooftop Dining Deck at Santa Monica Place, Sonoma is the perfect destination for any occasion.

Tickets are $50 and include entry as well as one complimentary drink. Click Here to be purchase tickets.

What: Halloween Party
Where: Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place, #300 (3rd Floor Dining Deck of the Santa Monica Place Mall), Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 9:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Website: http://www.sonomawinegarden.com/

In Boyle Heights…

A Halloween Supreme Party takes place with DJ Howie Pyro & Host Don Bolles.

HalloweenSpectauclar-BoyleHeightsCOSTUMES ARE MANDATORY !!!   DAZZLING PRIZES for the BEST COSTUME !
MC: Don Bolles – Plus Midnight Dance Party Extraordinaire with the Severely Enchanting
DJ Howie Pyro

This Event is Curated By CHARON NOGUES

Acts include:
Knomi featuring Ursula Knudsen channeling Klaus Nomi with all-star band including Kristian, Hoffman and The Millionaire, Prince Poppycock, Thee Earwigs (early Alice Cooper tribute featuring Don Bolles), Bloody Death Skull, The Wonder Show featuring everybody’s favorite degenerate Magician Christopher Wonder, Jada Wagensomer, Kristina Nekyia, Cadaver Head a comedy/circus parlor trick duo, Laffy Pants, Creekbird, Count Smokula, OoopopoiooO (two theremins two voices, electronics and objects, from Italy), Special Halloween performance from Period Bomb and Snow Wite, A Fire Performance from GoGo Amy, Mind melting visuals by Colin Manning, Build Your Own Gourmet Pizzas by Ray Cirino and Sparky the Dragon

$15 Entrance; Doors open @ 8:30, Show starts at 9PM Sharp.

Be sure to check out their FB page. Tickets must be purchased online Click here for tickets via Local Buy Me

What: Halloween Party
Where: 3110 N. Broadway, 90031
When: 8:30 pm
Website: http://www.hm157.com/

In the Miracle Mile area…
Mingle with masterpieces at the 11th-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.

The entertainment for the evening includes: Globally renowned creative label Warp Records presents a night of music from Oneohtrix Point Never (recording artist and composer Daniel Lopatin) this Halloween. Thug Entrancer starts the party in the Los Angeles Times Central Court, followed by Oneohtrix Point Never’s performance and a special AV show. Not done dancing after all that? Of course you’re not. Join local producers SFV Acid and Napolian for an after-party in the galleries.

Enjoy a costume contest as well. Hosted by Michelle Collins (Chelsea Lately, VH1’s Best Week Ever), the costume contest invites you to don your Halloween best for a chance to win one of three prize packages. Winners will be chosen by three of Hollywood’s most acclaimed costume designers: Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Deborah L. Scott, and Chrisi Karvonides.

LACMA-HalloweenBall-outsideTake 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 and Art of the Samurai (not yet open to the public)! Explore the Art of the Americas builiding and discover haunted galleries, with live horror installations by Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, creating terrifying tableau inspired by the works of art on the walls.

For more info about the event and to purchase tickets Click Here
$60 LACMA Muse members | $80 LACMA members | $100 general admission
Tickets: 323 857-6010 or reserve online.

What: LACMA Costume Ball: The Living Museum
Where: LACMA, Los Angeles Times Central Court, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036
When:  9:00 pm