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What You’re Doing This Week: Oct. 28

October 28, 2013 9:00 AM

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Halloween week is finally here and L.A. is ready for it’s share of monsters, zombies, and vampires. From dance parties to haunted tours, Dia de los Muertos and interactive zombie crawls, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween this year. The spooks are out, and L.A. is about to get scary.
credit: Starline Tours

credit: Starline Tours

October 28

Haunted Hollywood Tour

Pickup: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(800) 959-3131
www.starlinetours.com

The Haunted Hollywood tour offered by Starline Tours takes you on a tow hour journey exploring spooky stops in Hollywood. Tour #22 visits creepy locations and shares stories of murder, suicide, and paranormal encounters, allowing you the chance to even hear digital voice recordings of ghosts trapped in various locations.

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credit: istockphoto

October 29

Some Favorite Writers | Dracula!

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000
hammer.ucla.edu

The Some Favorite Writers series at UCLA’s Hammer Museum is taking on a Halloween theme while covering the spooky novel Dracula. Enjoy the lively panel discussion after a reading of the chilling text. The event is free; come in costume to join the fun.

(credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

(credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

October 30

Danny Elfman

Nokia Theatre
777 Chick Hearn Ct,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-6030
www.nokiatheatrelalive.com

One of the world’s most famous film composers, Danny Elfman, will take the stage at the Nokia Theatre this Halloween season as he joins the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Page LA Choir for a spooky concert featuring the imagery of many of Tim Burton’s films (that Elfman composed for) including Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Batman.

credit: Zombie Crawl

credit: Zombie Crawl

October 31

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
zombiecrawlsm.eventbrite.com

Santa Monica is hosting its first annual Zombie Crawl where you can join hundreds of zombies, decked in fully dead costumes, enjoying the fun and festivities in and around the Santa Monica Pier. For just $15, you can participate and score awesome food & drink specials like $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots all night, plus entrance into the Official Zombie After Party at Wokcano. Need help with your costume? Makeup artists will be on hand to help you be your zombie best.

credit: City of West Hollywood

credit: City of West Hollywood

October 31

Halloween Carnaval

Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
www.visitwesthollywood.com

The largest Halloween street party in the world, head to Santa Monica Boulevard where you and nearly 500,000 of your closest costumed friends can enjoy live entertainment (six stages with over 50 performers) , vendors, a costume contest, and the crowning of the “Queen of Carnaval” at the 2013 “One Noir Night” Halloween Carnaval. The free event starts at 6pm.

credit: Dia de Los Muertos Festival

credit: Dia de Los Muertos Festival

November 1

Dia de los Muertos Festival

302 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 832-2183
www.sanpedrodayofthedead.com

The San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival is open to the public, even allowing visitors to leave pictures, notes, or small items in memory of their loved ones at the Altar of Remembrance. An alter exhibition, live entertainment, shopping, and plenty of dining opportunities are always present. Admission is free.

credit: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

credit: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

November 2

Dia de los Muertos

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
www.ladayofthedead.com

Head to the Hollywood Forever Cemetary for the 14th annual Dia de los Muertos event from noon until midnight. Over 100 alters, three stages of live entertainment, art exhibitions, shopping, food vendors, a costume contest, and a children’s area give everyone the chance to enjoy the festivities and celebration of those who have passed beyond the grave.

credit: HARDFEST

credit: HARDFEST

November 3

HARD Day of the Dead

Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 493-6004
www.hardfest.com

HARDFEST’s anticipated Day of the Dead concert series takes place on both Saturday and Sunday; round out your weekend at this Halloween inspired dance music festival taking place on the grassy grounds of the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Hardfest is for adults ages 18 and up; valid state issued ID required for entry.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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