Byline: - Jaime Spangrude
Halloween events around the Valley and Los Angeles areas.
Disneyland holds its ``Haunted Mansion Holiday Haunted Mansion Holiday is a seasonal attraction at the Disneyland park in California and Japan. Called Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare in Japan, it is a blend of The Haunted Mansion and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. ,'' a madcap mix of Halloween and Christmas inspired by Tim Burton's ``Nightmare Before Christmas,'' through Jan. 4. 1313 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. (714) 781-4565. www.disneyland.com.
The Fright Gallery presents ``Experiments in Terror,'' a walk-through haunted attraction, 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 1. Media City Center Mall, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 840-8400.
The Hallowed Haunting Grounds celebrates its 31st annual ``Manifestation'' featuring a fog-cloaked graveyard, shrouded spirits, a talking statue, and a phantom organist, 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30-Nov. 1. 4343 Babcock Ave., Studio City. (818) 763-0582.
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. holds its ``Halloween Haunt,'' featuring mazes, themed rides, scare zones, live shows, and ghosts and ghouls, Wednesday through Sunday, through Nov. 1. (714) 220-5200. www.halloweenhaunt.com.
Queen Mary holds Shipwreck 2003, its ninth annual Halloween Terror Fest, featuring mazes, Boiler Room Club, live bands, dance party and Fright Mistress' lair, Friday through Sunday, through Nov. 1. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach. (562) 435-3511. www.queenmaryshipwreck.com.
Spiderbook Productions presents ``Haunted Hollywood Ghost Walk Tour,'' an interactive two-hour guided walking tour of some of Hollywood's most famous and also little-known haunted locations, 8 p.m. daily (except Wednesdays and Sundays). Tours leave from outside the Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (800) 950-7667.
Barnes & Noble presents ``Sort-of Scary Story Time,'' 7 p.m. Oct. 30. 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-4677.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is the oldest museum in Santa Barbara, California, founded in 1916. The museum is located in Mission Canyon, immediately behind the Santa Barbara Mission. presents ``Creepy Crawly crawl·y
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Santa Monica Playhouse presents the annual all-rhyming mini-classic musical ``A Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel
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See : Escape Halloween,'' weekends through Nov. 2. 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9779, Ext. 2. www.santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Discovery Science Center Discovery Science Center is a learning complex with more than 100 hands-on science exhibits designed to spark children's natural curiosity.
Located 2500 N. Main St. in Santa Ana, California, Discovery Science Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. presents ``Spooky Science,'' featuring the Mad Scientist Laboratory complete with creepy chemistry, giant skeletons, beastly beast·ly
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To an extreme degree; very. bugs and makeup demos, Oct. 30-31. Kids ages 17 and under who come in costume will receive half-price admission to the Science Center. 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. (714) 542-2823.
The Silent Movie Theater presents ``The Hollywood Scarefest Film Festival,'' 8 p.m. Oct. 30. 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 965-1100.