October is here! Time for Los Angeles’ Top Halloween Events in 2022
The City of Angels hosts some of the US’s biggest parties – including the West Hollywood Halloween Parade. But we’re going beyond, including both the biggest parties and also great events beyond Lala Land itself.
There’s plenty of ways to celebrate the spooky season this year in the SoCal, from family friendly fun to adult-level screams and scares.
We’re listing them all out for you, and updating them as we discover more.
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights
Battle your favorite movie baddies at Universal Studios’ annual Halloween festivities, where big-budget scares meet iconic horror characters.
Your gang can navigate multiple scare zones and mazes, including ones based on the Weeknd (yes, from “Blinding Lights” singer ) , Halloween, The Black Phone, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and the OG classic trio of the Wolf Man, Dracula and the Mummy.
And more….! The “Terror Tram” takeover of the studio tour will return with a Jordan Peele mash-up featuring the Tethered doppelgängers from Us in the Jupiter’s Claim area from Nope.
Danny Elfman at the Bowl
Danny Elfman returns to the Hollywood Bowl for his best Halloween show yet!
This time he doesn’t only celebrate “A Nightmare Before Christmas”. It’s even more!
Inspired by his Coachella success, it’s a high-energy, metal-meets-classical-meets silly and freaky – with plenty of funky – including songs from Oingo Boingo, and his famous film and TV music, including Batman, Edward Scissorhands and The Simpsons.
The Halloween spook classic continues!
In October, Cinespia will show The Thing and Carrie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The series will host a gothic masquerade at the Los Angeles Theatre for a screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on Halloween weekend.
In previous years, Halloween fans screamed their way through the Victorian home and while on a Blade Runner-inspired hunt.
This year the celebrated immersive horror event returns to L.A. at a 147-year-old mansion where you and your friends will “deprogram” a 1970s cult.
Halloween Organ & Film
Every year the Walt Disney Concert Hall brings the spooky season into their music halls. This year there will be a silent film screening of the 1920 masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. accompanied by organist Clark Wilson for an extra eerie feel.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
This haunted Griffith Park hayride, which has been running for well over a decade now, returns to the mid-’80s fictitious town of Midnight Falls, inspired by Sons of Anarchy and Twin Peaks.
Rooftop Cinema Club
Starting early in September a schedule of Halloween favorites will play at their El Segundo, Arts District and DTLA rooftops. The thrills continue as Halloween approaches, with Hocus Pocus, Get Out, Halloween, Coco and Beetlejuice, among more.
‘Frankenstein’ with Live Orchestra
The LA Opera and the Theatre at Ace Hotel partner again for a mash-up of live music and film.
Indulge in the Ace’s gothic auditorium for a screening of the 1931 Boris Karloff classic, Frankenstein, with live accompaniment from LA Opera Orchestra.
PS: the actual movie was released without a score, so composer Michael Shapiro was inspired to create an entirely original devilish soundtrack.
After the October 26 showing of the Ace’s “A Hitchcock Halloween,” join the fun for a haunted costume party in the hotel theater’s lobby.
Lucha VaVOOM: Bienvenido a la Twilight Zone
Lucha VaVOOM is a unique mix of sexo y violencia especially for the Mayan’s exuberant spectacle— Halloween-themed “Bienvenido a la Twilight Zone.”
Good vs. evil plays out in a sinful circus of masked Mexican wrestling, burlesque stripteasing and comedic commentating. Plenty of tequila and tamales as you party with Aztec dancers and luchadores.
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The new show is distributed in partnership with the Human Content podcast network.
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The Glamonatrix Tour is produced and directed by Dita Von Teese
and sponsored by Sweet Gwendoline French Gin and Lashify.com, inventor of DIY Lash extensions.
“For me, burlesque has always been about finding my own confidence,
liberating the taboo of striptease with fantastical stripscapes,
while encouraging others to indulge in and enjoy their own sensuality.
Glamour is the art of creating mystery and allure,
and the new “Glamonatrix” show speaks to unapologetic sensual power with a fun fetishistic twist.”
says Von Teese.
She continues, “I feel so fortunate that burlesque has come to symbolize a celebration of beauty and sensuality in many forms, a place where diversified icons take the stage and inspire others. I’m proud to be a part of the modern burlesque movement and I’m grateful to have the chance to tour with performers who change people’s minds about striptease.”
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 16th at 10:00 AM Local Time on Ticketmaster.com.
PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the Glamonatrix Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 13 at 11:00 AM ET through Thursday, September 15th at 10:00 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
GLAMONTRIX 2023 TOUR DATES
Sat Jan 07 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Tue Jan 10 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri Jan 13 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
Sat Jan 14 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
Sun Jan 15 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
Tue Jan 17 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
Fri Jan 20 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
Sun Jan 22 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
Tue Jan 24 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Fri Jan 27 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre
Sun Jan 29 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Thu Feb 02 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Sat Feb 4 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue Feb 7 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Maisonneuve
Thu Feb 09 – New York City, NY – Beacon Theatre
Sat Feb 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Tue Feb 14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Thu Feb 16 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Sat Feb 18 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace
Wed Feb 22 – El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia
Fri Feb 24 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
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As the consummate performer in modern burlesque, Von Teese’s exhilarating live shows are world-renowned and draw fans from every corner of the globe. With over a million tickets sold, and an unprecedented quality of production in burlesque, it is clear why Von Teese’s self-produced tours are the gold standard of the modern burlesque revival, with devoted fans that include A-list celebrities.
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