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Wishcraft 2000 a Halloween party benefiting the National MPS Society, presented by A.N.G.E.L. AID, featuring DJ 2Swift and a surprise performance by a live band, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 26. The Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. $25 minimum donation. (310) 589-5066. Web: www.angel-aid.org.
Halloween Pajama Party hosted at Merv Griffin's Coconut Club. Cash prizes for the most outrageous costumes. So, don your most devilish dev·il·ish
1. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a devil, as:
a. Malicious; evil.
b. Mischievous, teasing, or annoying.
2. Excessive; extreme: devilish heat. pj's and a comfortable pair of slippers and get ready to get down, 8 p.m. Oct. 27. The Coconut Club. $15. (310) 285-1358.
Halloween Party presented by the Northridge Recreation Center. A costume parade, magic shows, games and crafts will provide fun for the whole family, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Northridge Recreation Center, 18300 Lemarsh St. (Lemarsh and Etiwanda). $2. (818) 349-7341.
Halloween Party and Trick or Treat Village featuring the Count's Carnival Castle and the Creepy Craft Corner. Fun for the whole family, featuring a costume contest and story telling, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. (805) 531-9100.
Camarillo Community Halloween Carnival featuring Laser Tag, Halloween Jumps, costume contests, games, food and prizes, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. (805) 482-1996, Ext. 18. Web:www.pvrpd.com.
Halloween Play/Party The Santa Monica Playhouse hosts a pre-Halloween family theater costume party in conjunction with the musical matinee ``A Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel
fattened up for child-eating witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
See : Cannibalism
Hansel and Gretel
woodcutter’s children barely escape witch. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 56]
See : Escape Halloween,'' Oct. 28 and 29. 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779. Web: www.santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Halloween Party at the Grier Musser Museum, featuring tours, refreshments and a special Halloween children's reading, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. 403 S. Bonnie Brae brae
A hillside; a slope.
[Middle English bra, from Old Norse br St., Los Angeles. $10. (213) 413-1814.
Harvest Fest a safe environment for Halloween, featuring carnival games and sports-related activities, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Grace Brethren Church of Simi Valley, 2900 Sycamore Drive. (805) 582-4300.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval a Mardi Gras-style street celebration, featuring live performances on three stages, 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31. Santa Monica Boulevard, between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard La Cienega Boulevard is a major north/south arterial road that runs from El Segundo Boulevard in El Segundo, California on the south to its end on the Sunset Strip/Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. in West Hollywood. (323) 848-6503.
Haunted Knightmare Mansion Halloween Event, featuring the Knightmare Mansion Dark Attraction, Sammy's Funhouse in 3-D, the Knightmare Museum and a Halloween Superstore. There's a special kids show - a daytime showing on weekends - and a special Extreme show for the not-so faint at heart. Knightmare shows 6 to 10 p.m.; Extreme shows 10 p.m. nightly, Wednesday to Sunday and Oct. 30 and 31. Kids shows noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 21440 Soledad Canyon Road, Valencia. (866) B-SCARED. Web: www.hauntedknightmare.com.
Tarzana Park's Spookey House a family fun fright night that explores the legend of an alien that landed there 50 years ago, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 28 and 31. The alien visits every 15 minutes. Tarzana Park, 5655 Vanalden. $4, adults; $3 kids. (818) 343-5946.
The Four Dimensions of Fear presented by FrightFair, for children 10 and older. Runs daily through Oct. 31. 8900 DeSoto Ave., Chatsworth. $10. (818) 999-4565.
The Spooky House Haunted Theme Park and the Haunted Forest, featuring the Mausoleum of Monsters, Tombstone Tombstone, city (1990 pop. 1,220), Cochise co., SE Ariz.; inc. 1881. With its pleasant climate and legendary past, Tombstone is a well-known tourist attraction. The city became a national historic landmark in 1962. Alley, Mine Shaft of Horror and more eerie adventures from dark until midnight, every Friday and Saturday; dark until 10 p.m. Sundays; every night Oct. 20 to 31. The Spooky House Adventure - a toned-down, less scary version for children and families - is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October. The Spooky House is located at the corner of Topanga Canyon and Victory in Woodland Hills. (818) 888-8570. Web: www.spookyhouse.com.
Castle Frightmare's Dungeon of Doom For the computer game, see .
The Dungeon of Doom was the name of a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling that existed from 1995 to 1997. History Bring the entire family through the Haunted Corridors of Terror, dusk to 11 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 31. Winnetka Park, 8401 Winnetka Ave. $7.50.
House of Horrors featuring scary rooms suitable for families. Sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Federal Employees Combined Federal Campaign The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a program allowing certain charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of the Federal Government of the United States. . 2 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21. 9603 Haskell Ave., North Hills. (Haskell and Plummer). $2 for adults; $1 for kids under 12.
Fright Fest invades Six Flags Magic Mountain Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located just west of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. It opened on Memorial Day weekend on May 29, 1971 as Magic Mountain, by the Newhall Land and Farming Company, . The park is transformed into a ghostly autumn spook zone, featuring monstrous mazes, street entertainment and Goliath in the dark. There's also an area devoted to young ghouls and goblins. Fright Fest runs every weekend in October. Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia. (661) 255-4849.
Halloween Haunt at Knott's Scary Farm featuring five themed scare zones, 11 walk-through and ride-through mazes and 1,000 monsters lurking in the dark, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October and Oct. 25-31. Knott's Berry Farm Knott's Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. , 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. (714) 220-5200.
Halloween Horror Nights Halloween Horror Nights could refer to:
Camp Spooky a nonscare Halloween adventure for kids 3-11. Visit the Spooky Graveyard or join in on the Monster Mash All-Park Dance, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October. Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. $30, adults; $15, kids 3-11. (714) 220-5200.
Boo at the Zoo family fun, featuring airbrush airbrush
Pneumatic device for developing a fine, small-diameter spray of paint, protective coating, or liquid colour (see aerosol). The airbrush can be a pencil-shaped atomizer used for various highly detailed activities such as shading drawings and retouching face painting, creepy crafts, scarecrow alley, mask making and trick-or-treating, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. L.A. Zoo, Adventure Island, 5333 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park. $8.25, adults; $3.25, kids. (323) 644-6400. Web: www.lazoo.org.
Just for boys and ghouls
Jim Gamble's Marionettes in ``Hansel han·sel
n. & v.
Variant of handsel. and Gretel'' a kid-friendly version of the classic fairytale, 11 a.m and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is a performing arts and administrative center located in Thousand Oaks, California. It was built in 1994 on the former site of "Jungleland" at a cost of $63.8 million. , Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. (805) 492-2522.
Halloween Hurrah for Kids with children's book author Sean Diviny and artist Joe Rocco. Storyopolis offers spooky crafts, storytime and a special booksigning with WB ``Popular'' star Chris Gorham, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Storyopolis, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Plaza A, Los Angeles. (310) 358-2512.
Kids Events at the Oaks Children's Halloween Costume Contest, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Trick or Treat the Oaks, 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Merchants will be offering treats at each store entrance. The Oaks Shopping Center, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 495-2031.
Odds and ends
Ghost Tour in Strathearn Park 25 of Simi Valley's long deceased ``ghosts'' will be resurrected. Bring your walking shoes. Tours are approximately one hour long, leaving 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays in October. Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Place. (805) 579-8402.
Spooktacular Season of Tours through the historical city of Ventura. ``Ghosts and Ghouls - Special Friday the 13th Friday the 13th
regarded as unlucky day. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
See : Luck, Bad Edition'' takes a walking tour through rumored haunted sites, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13. ``Chilling Tales of Old Ventura'' is a night of storytelling at Olivas Adobe Historic Park, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14. 4200 Olivas Park Drive. $6. Paid reservations required, (805) 658-4726. Web: www.ci.ventura.ca.us.
Monster in the Box Monster in the Box is the sixteenth episode of the of the television series . It is different, in that the crime is a locked room mystery. Plot
Gil opens the package on his desk and is horrified to discover yet another miniature model of a crime scene. : Horror on Television at the Museum of Television & Radio, examining five decades of horror on television and celebrating the diversity and vitality of the genre. The series of screenings runs until December 10. Museum of Television and Radio Museum of Television and Radio, American museum that chronicles the evolution of radio and television; opened in New York City as the Museum of Broadcasting in 1976. It is in effect the first public library devoted to the electronic media. , 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 786-1000.
Spook-a-thon Halloween Film Festival at the Orpheum Theatre, Oct. 13, 20 and 27. 842 S. Broadway, downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. The sprawling, multi-centered megacity is such that its downtown core is often considered just another district like Hollywood or . $15. (213) 239-0949. Web: www.spook-a-thon.com.
``Haunted Houses'' a Halloween-themed class offered through CSUN CSUN California State University Northridge Extension on myth and lore of famous haunts. Includes a trip to a local site rumored to be haunted. The class meets 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. $99. (818) 677-4834. Web:www.csun.edu/exl.
Little Shop of Horrors presented by Project AIR (Arts in Recovery), 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. All proceeds benefit the program designed for drug and alcohol clients in a treatment center. Grace Hungarian Church, 18858 Erwin St., Tarzana. (818) 996-1051, Ext. 1217.
George Barris' Halloween Bash 2000 Car Show presented by the Boys and Girls boys and girls
mercurialisannua. Club of Pasadena, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. Pasadena Civic Auditorium Gardens, 300 E. Green St. $5. (626) 449-9100.
Yappy Howl-O-Ween at Old Town Pasadena Built on the foundation of one of the oldest, most beautiful and most prosperous cities in California, Old Pasadena arose from the ashes of a decaying bowery that had a well deserved patina of homeless and hippie. Three Dog Bakery. A Halloween party for the four-legged, featuring photos with the Great Pupkin, a bobbing for hot dogs contest and more, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28. One Colorado, 24 Smith Alley. (626) 440-0443.
Running Scared at CBS (Cell Broadcast Service) See cell broadcast. a Halloween 5K/10K Walk and Run and Celebration BBQ BBQ barbecue . Proceeds benefit local elementary schools and community beautification beau·ti·fy
tr. & intr.v. beau·ti·fied, beau·ti·fy·ing, beau·ti·fies
To make or become beautiful.
beau projects. Race begins 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in the CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. (818) 655-7744.
The 22nd annual Great Pumpkin Runs 5K, 10K and one-mile run/walk and health fair, 7 a.m. Oct. 29. Medals for each child who finishes and prizes for best costumes. Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel at the corner of the 101 Freeway and Westlake Blvd. (805) 370-0035.
Pumpkin Patch Tea an afternoon including pumpkin decorating, a creative costume contest and pumpkin carving by the hotel's chefs, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. $35. (626) 568-3900. Web: www.ritzcarlton.com.
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