26th Friday Oct 2012

Friday 10/26/12: Old Town Haunt

Scare the bajesus out of yourself at Pasadena’s Old Town Haunt

Here are some of the best, non-boring things to do in L.A.’s Eastside for the Halloween weekend of 10/26/12 to 10/28/12. Tonight, check out Pasadena’s now legendary Old Town Haunt–site of numerous horror flicks, this places just radiates spookiness.

From the Organizers: Descend down into the basement of the historical Union Savings Bank Building where mysterious things have taken place in the building’s deadly history. In fact, something lives down there in the dark. The basement that was sealed shut for decades is being reopened for your investigation into the unknown.

When: Fri-Sun 7PM-12AM & last weekends to 10/31
Where: Old Town Haunt, 20 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Cost: $17-22
Web: Old Town Haunt

2012 L.A. Haunted Hayride

The Congregation: L.A. Haunted Hayride

An L.A. institution, I first went two years ago and still have dreams about getting ambushed by the killer clown on the hayride.

When: Fri-Sun 7PM-12AM & last weekends to 10/31
Where: Old Town Haunt, 20 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Cost: $17-22
Web: L.A. Haunted Hayride

Saturday 10/27/12: Blumhouse of Horrors

Hollywood-produced Blumhouse

From the Organizers: From the producers of terrifying films like Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister, experience an intense tour through one of Los Angeles’s most haunted locations–home to one of the world’s most deranged dark-arts magicians during the vaudeville 1920s. That is, until one tragic performance when his assistant vanished forever.

When: Sat. 2PM, 6PM or 12AM to 10/31
Where: 940 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Cost: $32 online, $35 at door
Web: Blumhouse of Horrors

Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Tips: Parking is extremely scarce. Be prepared to walk or carpool. Bring cash — there’s an army of bacon-wrapped hot dog purveyors waiting for you upon exiting.

From the Organizers: Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. Spend an eventful day relaxing and watching the evening stars appear as the cemetery comes to life with joyful celebrations. Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine, Aztec Ritual dancers in full costume, 100+ alters created to honor ancestors and loved ones created by the community. Live performances by Ozomatli, La Santa Cecilia, Very Be Careful, Las Cafeteras and Tribu.

When: Sat. 12PM-12AM
Where: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
Cost: $10, cash only
Web: Dia de Los Muertos

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  1. Ty B said:

    October 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Attended Day of the Dead @ Hollywood Forever this year, and sadly: it may be our last. My whole family LOVES it, but there are just too many people…not enough space to experience and respect the altars, crazy lines for food, and zero parking. If only they would expand the footprint of it within the cemetery or limit tickets! Fingers crossed.

    I work with LA Phil, and so I’d be remiss in not mentioning the silent movie with organ accompaniment @ Walt Disney Concert Hall on Halloween eve. We’ve gone the past couple years and love having an early dinner, movie, and drinks after Downtown. If interested, more info here: http://laphil.com/SilentFilm.

    Happy Halloween to everyone!

    • Vanessa said:

      October 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Agreed! Spent 30 minutes looking for parking before finally giving up. Thanks for the tip!

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