Certifiably Surreal & Spooky Events: Halloween Weekend 2011

The veil between the living and the dead is about to get a little thinner, so grab your best scary (or sexy) costume to ward off those spooky spirits and head over to one (or more!) of our hand-picked surreal and spooky Los Angeles Halloween events:

Halloween Vampires Ball hosted by Snoop Dogg at The Kress
Four floors, 4 dance floors of costumed craziness. Costume contest.

When: Saturday, Oct 29, 2011, 10 pm – 2 am
Where: The Kress, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 433, Hollywood, CA 90028
Cost: $15 General Admission, $50+ VIP. Bottle packages available.
Parking: $20 valet
Info & Tickets


3rd Annual Ghostly Equestrian Ball
Adults only (18+) Halloween ball with a serious bondage and fetish theme. Attend at your own risk. 4 DJs, 2 dance areas, 4 full bars. Check out the website for photos of previous events.

When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, 10 pm – 4 am
Where: Bar Sinister at Boardners, 1652 N Cherokee Ave, Hollywood 90028
Cost: $20 advance, $30 door
Parking: $5 Valet
Info: www.bondageball.com, 323-934-1339
View Bondage Ball Photos


Justin Rudd’s Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
The world’s largest Halloween event…for pets. Dress up your pooch and parade him/her around for a chance to win prizes. The top 1o costumed canines get prize packs and there are also categories for: Best Costume on a Dog, Best Costume on a Person (walking a dog), Best Group, Best “Float” (limit 4′ wide). Gawkers are welcome – rent one of 500 available seats to view the parade, or bring your own. 

When: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm vendor fair and pet adoption; 2:30pm parade
Where: Livingston Park, 4900 E. Livingston Dr., Long Beach, CA 90803
Cost: $20/dog; $35 V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch) gets you in front of the parade
Parking: Metered parking along 2nd St. and in parking lots on both sides of 2nd St.
Info: hautedogs.org


David Lynch Halloween!
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Mulholland Drive” with a special screening and bonus viewing of Lynch’s 2011 Interpol music video, “I Touch a Red Button Man.”

When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cost: $7 – $11
Tickets/Info: Egyptian Theater


Haunted Heats III: Halloween Surf Contest
Costumed wave riders haunt the surf in this annual shredding contest.

When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8 am
Where: Tower 26 at Santa Monica State Beach (at the end of Ocean Park Blvd.)
Cost: FREE!
Info: Yo! Venice


Wicked Lit
Classic horror literature comes to life in theatrical adaptations of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and M.R. James. Choose from two different productions, or attend both!

When: NOW – November 6, 2011
Where: Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery, 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, CA 91001
Cost: $39 – $60
Info/Tickets: Wicked Lit


That’s right – a Halloween party that’s vegan friendly…does that mean no vamps allowed? This event is going to be chock-full of door prizes, raffle prizes, costume contest prizes (seriously, we’re talking hundreds of dollars in prizes…) as well as art, vegan munchies and adult libations. Donations will be taken for The Gentle Barn.

When: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 3pm – 8pm
Where: Verdugo Bar, 3408 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
FREE ENTRY! Donations for The Gentle Barn, also bring $$ for food and drinks
Info: http://ChicaVegan.com


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