HaAnimated-Halloweenppy Halloween! Remember our Pick of the Week incorporates both art and a halloween party, but if you want more art parties…we’ve got a few for you.

Then of course we have some Halloween events too.


In Santa Monica…

Christopher Grimes Gallery presents the first solo exhibition by Gianfranco Foschino in the United States, and his first exhibition with the gallery.

Sat-Oct31-ChristopherGrimesFoschino sets up a fixed camera and captures the subtle movement that occurs in from of the lens. Filmed from a distance the scene increases in intensity as the minutes pass by with no sign of the narrative one has come to expect from video. Whether capturing footage from remote landscapes in southern Chile or night life in São Paulo, Foschino’s videos confront our perceived distinctions between multiple genres including photography, painting and video.

On view: October 31 – January 2, 2016.

What: Opening
Where: Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave.,Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.587.3373
Website: http://www.cgrimes.com


GrSat-Oct31-Groundspace-Project-McLain Mike The Ghost Of  Electricity 2015 30x30 fabric acrylic colored pencil on canvas 925oundspace Project presents “A Sense of Differentness” curated by: Stephen Parise. The group exhibition brings together six painters, showing their work collectively in an intimate space.

See image: Mike McLain, The Ghost of Electricity, 2015, Acrylic, fabric and colored pencil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Artists include: Daniela Campins, Mike McLain, Nathan Danilowicz, Stephen Parise, Rema Ghuloum, and Josh Peters.

On view: October 31 – November 21

What: Opening reception
Where: Groundspace Project, 1427 E. 4th St. #4, 90033
When: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Website: http://groundspaceproject.com/


In Hollywood…

Meliksetian-Briggs-Lewitt Carmen-for-webMeliksetian | Briggs is pleased to present “Who Am I?, What Am I?, Where Am I?,” a series of photo works by New York/Berlin based artist, Aura Rosenberg.

See image: Aura Rosenberg, Sam Lewitt / Carmen, 2008, 76 x 60 in / 193 x 152.4 cm
“Who Am I? What Am I? Where Am I?” is an ongoing, series of collaborative portraits of children. Currently, over eighty artists have taken part. From these, Rosenberg selected five images, from collaborations with John Baldessari, Mike Kelley, Sam Lewitt, Laurie Simmons, and Christopher Williams, to print as large-scale works.

On view: Oct 31, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016

What: Opening Reception
Where: Meliksetian | Briggs, 313 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 1 323 828 4731
Website: http://www.meliksetianbriggs.com


Oct31-WestHollywoodParadeHalloween is pretty much taking over tonight….so pull together a costume and get out there…

In West Hollywood…

Head to the largest Halloween street party in the world – Halloween Carnaval.

This wild Halloween-night costume bash is also one of L.A. County’s biggest annual events, complete with live music and entertainment, photo stations, food vendors and the crowning of a celebrity “queen.”

Be sure to arrive early, figure out parking, etc.

What: Halloween Carnaval.
Where: Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Doheny Drive,
When: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Phone: 800.368.6020
Website: Halloween Carnaval


In the Valley…at Universal Studios, you have till tomorrow (Nov 1) to enjoy its famous Halloween Horror Nights. The event features a walking dead maze along with other movie inspired attractions. Admission ranges from $55-$85. Times: 7pm – 2am. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 800.864.8377. halloweenhorrornights.com


IOct31-HuntingtonHauntts the final night of the Huntington Haunt Experience. Huntington Beach celebrates Halloween at its oldest residence, the Newland House. Here attendees can witness the wedding of two feuding families, the Hauntington family and the Oldland familly who have put aside their differences for just one night. The interactive experiences allows the viewer to particpate.

Prior to the experience and awaiting your turn, you can have fun at our Family Carnival with artisans displaying their wares, face painting, carnival games and a Costume Contest all while enjoying live entertainment, vendors, and food.

A kid friendly verion is offered (Happy Hours) from 4-6pm. Then after 7pm the Haunting Hours begin are are open to ages 13 and up. 4 NIGHTS ONLY this October 28th -31st with limited tickets available.  Be sure to check the website.

Admission ranges from $12.50 to $25.00

What: Halloween Haunt
Where: The Iconic Newland House, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
When: 4-6 (Kids under 13); After 7 (ages 13 and up)
Website: http://huntingtonhaunt.org


THalloweenCathree Day Rule and the Viceroy Santa Monica present one of Westside’s hottest Halloween parties. Enjoy DJs, two dance floors, a costume contest etc. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Admission runs from $20 to $75. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is back again…and has been running all month. Its your last chance kids…so get there.

Oct31-HauntedHayrideHop into the back of a tractor through the old zoo located in Griffith Park. With each new year, expect new horrors…such as its newest edition the Boogeyman…hey you may even see my ex husband. He’s a fright!

Confirm times with website for schedule. $25-$43, VIP $50-$59. 4730 Crystal Springs Ave., Griffith Park, L.A., 310.993.8289. losangeleshauntedhayride.com

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


In Chinatown…

Automata is pleased to present “Fright Privilege” an immersive theater experience by artist John P. Hogan on Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1, 2015.

“FriSat-Sun-Oct31-Nov1-Fright Privilege Web 01ght Privilege” is a satirical multimedia Haunted (Open) House* tour led by “Dakota,” a real estate agent eager to guide you through a horror show of neurotic fears plaguing progressive-minded urbanites, including the looming specter of Decreased Property Values Due To Neighborhood Disrepair, falling victim to Unfair Characterizations On The Internet, losing the White Demographic Majority, consuming Genetically Modified Vegetables, and actually having to confront an angry and articulate Displaced Former Tenant. Cast includes: Sommer Branham, Jessica Jean Jardine, Jason Underhill, Peter De Remier and more, along with video art by Trulee Hall, and a special performance by Raquel Bell.

The half-hour performative tours take place at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. on October 31st, and 5 p.m, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on November 1st

Admission $10

What: Performance
Where: Automata, 504 Chung King Road, LA, 90012
When: 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, on October 31
Website: http://www.automata-la.org


BerniePearl-PixOr mellow out in Long Beach and take in some Blues.

Join Bernie Pearl for an evening of solo, down-home acoustic blues, and enjoy the fine wine (and beer) in the warmth of this popular neighborhood nook.

No Cover. Street parking – no meters. Visit the Wilmore Wine FB Page.

What: Performance
Where: Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 (between Bixby and Roosevelt.)
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Phone: (562) 492-5951
Info: FB Page