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:
Greetings, devoted readers. Here are your certifiably surreal Los Angeles events for the weekend of October 21-22, 2011, starring: Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Pancakes & Booze Downtown, “Beetlejuice” the drinking game, and the Lucent Dossier Experience. Enjoy!
Each October, Angelinos get a lil’ extra freaky-deaky and we’ve got the events to prove it. So, without further ado, here are your certifiably surreal (and SPOOKY!) events for the week of October 7 – 14.
The beautiful Fat and Magic (yes, she’s one person even though her name is big enough for two) and I attended the first night of the Ooh La L.A. Festival — a three night musical French make out session (yes, we used tongue) with the city of Los Angeles.
I won’t lie. It got sloppy as French 80s cover band Nouvelle Vague (yes, that’s French for new wave) swayed the crowd with their buxom bossa nova interpretations of what I consider to be the best alternative new wave songs of the Reagan-Era.
There is always something profoundly weird and entertaining to do in HelLA, but only on SurrealLA.com can you find events that get our surreal seal of approval:
- Ooh La L.A. Festival French Kisses the El Rey, Sloppy
- Occupy Wall Street Brings the Revolution to L.A.
- Angelinos Decompress from Burning Man
- The Brewery Gives Good ArtWalk
The wildfire of (peaceful) civil unrest fueled by the increasing wealth disparity in the U.S. has spread across the nation, all the way to the West Coast. You could say that we didn’t start the fire, but for the millions of Americans who have fallen into poverty over the last three years — it’s been burning too hot for too long.
Occupy LA, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, will be occupying downtown Los Angeles starting this Saturday, October 1st, to protest the financial institutions responsible for the current Great Recession. And it’s about time.
Meet Culver City resident Ryan. This year was his first burn. If you don’t know what that means, you’ve probably never taken the trek to Black Rock City in the desolate desert nowhere to party with strangers covered in playa dust for seven days of complete isolation from the everyday grind. Here’s his story:
There are always fun and fabulous things to do in the City of Angels, but only on SurrealLA.com can you find the Los Angeles events that get our seal of approval:
When: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Where: Mar Vista Farmer’s Market
Grand View Ave and Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Where: The Pleasure Chest
7733 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
When: Friday, September 16, 2011
Where: Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 5pm – 11:30pm
Where: LA Chinatown
943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
For more information visit www.chinatownla.com
If you are throwing or know of an event that is surreal, strange or unusual, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the certifiably surreal events that made this week’s cut:
- Marilyn Manson to read Romantic Poetry at the Getty
- Ghostbusting @ the SoCal Para-Con
- Mindshare LA Presents Tantra: Exploring the Relationship Between Orgasm and Enlightenment
- Brazilian Day in Los Angeles
(And don’t miss Artwalk Downtown TONIGHT! )
Marilyn Manson to read Romantic Poetry at the Getty
“O, Rose Thou Art SICK!” But not as sick as Marilyn Manson. The goth rocker will be reading the works of Romantic poet William Blake during the “Dark Blushing” poetry reading at the Getty this Saturday evening.
When: Saturday, September 10
Where: The Getty
Time: Reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Free parking after 5 p.m. Although reservations are currently full, the Getty will be passing out standby tickets starting at 6 p.m.
I have to say that Valley Girl is proving to be the purrrrrfect companion on my strange and beautiful journey through Los Angeles. Everywhere we go, something weird happens . . . or maybe we make the weird happen.
Take last weekend, when Valley Girl dragged me kicking and screaming to the Santa Monica Cat Club Cat Show, where crazy cat ladies (and lads) let their prettiest felines out of their cages for a knock-down, drag-out Zoolander-style cat-fight.
To be honest, I was expecting to encounter some kind of untold horror like this clip from the 1982 not-so-classic horror movie Cat People . . .