Yes it’s Halloween weekend!!!  Get crackin’ kids, if you haven’t decided what to be….better get on it. Don’HappyHalloween-roundt get yourself crazy….look around the house and see what ya got….Hey you could be sponge man….? Or

Yes Pick of the Week is ALL ABOUT Halloween….there’s nothing Mama likes more than a party.

Whenever Halloween falls on a weekend, it’s celebrated the weekend before. So most of the big events are taking place on Saturday. There will be a few on Friday too. Heck…I think I’ll just dress up the whole weekend.

At LA Art Party, we have picked out some fun events for you…there are some on Friday too.

IPOW HauntedHayriden the meantime, here are some options. Most of these events take place on SATURDAY, October 26th….some are all weekend. Check the individual event’s WEBSITE.

The Haunted Hayride celebrates its fifth year. This month-long haunted attraction 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 4, 2013 and continues through Halloween….Oct 31.

ThHalloweene event takes place at the OLD Zoo….4730 Crystal Springs Ave LA 90027. Hours are 7 pm – 12 am.

In Venice…

At Beyond Baroque, the Westminster Arts Club presents the Halloween Ball – A True Venice Extravaganza!

TSat 10.26 Haloween BeyondBaroquehe event will feature art by Brian Pat Mylius; Matthew Benwar, Brenda Michelle & Music by Michael Jost, Billy Stobo, Sunny War, Street Smart, The Aliens, musical guests: Andy Kravitz, Samuel Correa, Mandy Blest…

Expect to be surprised @ this special Edition of Westminster Arts Club…back with fine Art & Music…Event Coordinator: Melissa Morales; Refreshments: Jessica Stomps; Stage Manager: Colin Drothwell; Producer: Vreni Merriam

Suggested donations: $8.00

What: Performance
Where: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: Saturday, October 26,  7:00 PM
Phone: 310.822.3006

In Downtown LA…

Looking for a Masquerade party?

SPOW Halloween KCRWpend some money and  KCRW’s 5th Annual Costume Ball & Dance Party. By purchasing a ticket to the Masquerade Ball, you will become a KCRW Member for a year and have access to ticket giveaways and our fringe benefits card. Contact with any questions.

On Saturday, October 26th, join KCRW for their 5th annual Masquerade Costume Ball & Dance Party at the Legendary Park Plaza in Los Angeles. Featuring KCRW DJ’s and Special Musical Guests!

Bennett Rea, Taylor Orci and Jared Nigro (see image), will be staging a live reading of the famous, spooky tale, “The House in Cypress Canyon,” complete with musical accompaniment and chilling sound effects.

The sPOW-Bennett KCRWMasquerade 2013tory originally premiered over the airwaves in 1946 as part of the Suspense radio series and is considered one of its scariest broadcasts.

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event and will not be eligible for a refund. Doors open @ 9pm; No Ins & Outs.

$100.00 Admission; Proceeds support KCRW; 8 ticket maximum; For more information go to  Buy Tickets Here.

What: KCRW’s 5th Annual Masquerade Ball
Where: The Legendary Park Plaza, 607 South Park View St., LA 90057
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Phone: (310) 314-4635

O10.26 Sat MelodyBar Bombillar in Westchester…

The Melody Bar & Grill celebrates Halloween early with Bombilla. Enjoy the sounds of Cumbia, Dancehall, Moomhahton and much more!

The music starts at 9:00 pm. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or a bite to eat. The food Rocks here.

Free Music all night

What: Live music
Where: Melody Bar 9132 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045-4804
When: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 pm  
(310) 670-1994
Parking: Free in the back

Or in Hollywood…

WU POW Halloween WHollywoodHaunted Hotel at the W Hotel
 will be hoppin’ This hotel party flows through all the hotel’s restaurants and bars with three different DJs spinning Top 40, House and a live video DJ.

Here you’ll find a mysterious underground universe lingers.. Transport to a place where dancing ensues in public spaces.

Cost: $40-60 GA, $100 VIP includes hosted bar, Bottle Service reservations available.

Tickets and Info. Click HERE.  This is a 21+ event!

Where: W Hollywood Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

When: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 pm – 2 am

Another for you taking place in Hollywood…..

HFri 10.25 10.26 Halloween PubCrawlead to a Halloween Pub Crawl. Check-in at the Pig N’ Whistle 9pm – 10:30pm…this one takes place FRIDAY and SATURDAY;

Here, you’ll enjoy Drink Specials: $2 Beers; 2 for 1 Mixers; $4 Shots, Then off to 3 Clubs w/ No Cover!

Room 86 10pm – 2am
Couture 10pm – 2am
Play House 1am – 4am Only
VIP: Chinese Theater 9pm – 2am

The event starts at the Pig N’ Whistle…You must Check-in from 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm.

Tickets range from $40 – $150.  Buy tickets HERE.

What: Pub Crawl
Where: Pig N’ Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Blvd.
When: Friday/Saturday,  Check-in 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm; event runs till 4:00 am