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Halloween events around the Valley and Los Angeles areas.
Spooky House Haunted Theme Park offers the largest independent walk- through haunted theme park in Los Angeles, featuring four attractions: ``Spooky House Hotel: Dead & Breakfast,'' ``Realm of Lost Souls,'' ``Monster Midway'' and ``Blood, Bath and Beyond,'' 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29-30; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28, 31 ($18.50). The Spooky House Adventure, a toned-down version for children and families, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 30-31 ($8.50). 6260 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 888-8570.
Agoura Hills Library presents a ``Not So Scary'' Halloween program, with Witch's Brew Punch and Halloween crafts, 2 p.m. Oct. 30. 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. (818) 889-2278.
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza (BHCP) opened in November 1947 in Los Angeles, California as the Broadway-Crenshaw Center with 550,000 square feet (51,000 m²) and 13 acres of parking. and the Jump for Joi Foundation presents its fifth annual Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival, featuring face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, storytelling, sampling of pumpkin baked goods, arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. and pumpkins for sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26-29; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Corner of Crenshaw cren·shaw also cran·shaw
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Camarillo Premium Outlets will host its fourth annual Trick-or-Treating event, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. 740 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. (805) 445-8520.
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 Frankenstein's chambers, electrifying e·lec·tri·fy
tr.v. e·lec·tri·fied, e·lec·tri·fy·ing, e·lec·tri·fies
1. To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).
a. experiments, giant skeletons, a spooky 3-D maze and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26-31 (included with general Science Center admission: $11 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors, free for kids ages 2 years old and under and Science Center members). 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 542-2823.
Downtown Burbank celebrates Halloween with Booo-tiful Downtown Burbank, a Trick-or-Treating event for children, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 (free). Verdugo Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank. For more information, call (818) 238-5180.
Heritage Square Museum Heritage Square is a living history museum that tells the story of the development of Southern California through architecture. Eight historic structures, a train car, and a trolly car were all saved from demolition and moved to the site between 1969 - 2005. offers a Halloween Celebration for the whole family, featuring 19th century harvest crafts and games, entertainers, the Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), also known as the Los Angeles City Fire Department to distinguish it from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles. , tours through late 19th century homes and a pumpkin patch, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 ($3 to $6). 3800 Homer St., Pasadena. (626) 796-2898, Ext. 224.
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Janss Marketplace will host its annual Trick-or-Treat extravaganza, 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Northwest corner of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 710-6100.
The Kumaras Center for the Arts and Etiquette presents ``Mysteries Storytelling for Children,'' 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 (free); ``Halloween Ball'' for teens and parents, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 ($10). 1616 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 848-9333.
The Leonis Adobe Museum will host a special ``Trick or Treat in the Garden'' afternoon event in celebration of the completion of the mini-maze garden, featuring a special appearance by Regina the Witch, refreshments, ranch animals, house tours of the Museum and a ``seek and find'' game for children to discover items located throughout the area, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 ($4 for adults, $3 for seniors, 50 cents for children under 12, guests arriving in costume will receive half-off standard admission, as well as a 20 percent discount on dining at the Sagebrush sagebrush, name for several species of Artemisia, deciduous shrubs of the family Asteraceae (aster family), particularly abundant in arid regions of W North America. The common sagebrush (A. Cantina can·ti·na
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[Spanish, canteen, from Italian, wine cellar.] located next to the Museum). 23537 Calabasas Road, Old Town Calabasas. (818) 222-6511 or go to www.leonisadobemuseum.org.
The Los Angeles Zoo The Los Angeles Zoo founded in 1966, is a large zoo located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Zoo, located in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, is home to 1,200 animals from around the world. presents ``Boo at the Zoo,'' where kids can safely trick-or-treat, carve pumpkins and enjoy live musical entertainment, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30-31 ($10 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 years old, $1 off admission to anyone wearing a costume, $2 fee for Destination: Dinosaurs). 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 644-4200.
Montrose-Crescenta Branch Library presents ``Boo! I See You!'' Halloween storytelling, songs and crafts for kids ages 4 to 8 years old, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. 2465 Honolulu Ave., Glendale. (818) 548-2048.
One Colorado will host its annual Trick-or-Treat Celebration, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Colorado Boulevard between Union Street, Fair Oaks Avenue and DeLacey Street, Old Pasadena. www.onecolorado.net.
Santa Monica Place Santa Monica Place is a three-story, 570,000 square-foot shopping mall in Santa Monica, California. The mall is located at the south end of the famous Third Street Promenade, and is also two blocks from the Santa Monica Pier and the beach. will host its 13th annual ``Bring Us Your Little Monsters'' Halloween event, where kids can trick-or-treat in a safe environment, 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Fourth Street and Colorado in Downtown Santa Monica. For more information, go to www.santamonicaplace.com.
Santa Monica Playhouse presents the musical ``Snowhite,'' with free face painting for all audience members who come to see the show on Halloween, 12:30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 31. 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. For reservations, call (310) 394-9779, Ext. 2.
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2. To attract and delight; entrance. See Synonyms at charm. Hallow's Eve,'' a safe Halloween thrill, featuring live snakes, tarantulas, alligators and more spooky creatures of the night, 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31 ($10). 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. (310) 842-8060.
Arleta Assembly of God will hold a Harvest Festival, featuring a costume contest, games, food and candy, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 (free). 9757 Arleta Blvd., Arleta. (818) 899-2451.
The Bigfoot Lodge will host its annual Halloween Bash, featuring DJ Lee spinning wild and wacky spooky platters from the 50s to 70s, a costume contest and drink specials, 8 p.m. Oct. 31 ($4 cover). 21 and over. 3272 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 662-9227.
Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium presents ``The Fire Burns Blue - Part VI,'' an afternoon of scary but humorous plays for adults, 2 p.m. Oct. 30 (free). 630 W. Fifth St., 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 . Reservations recommended, (213) 228-7331 or (213) 385-5515.
Children Affected by AIDS Foundation The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) is the global nonprofit foundation devoted to providing social, educational, recreation and other critical support programs to children impacted by HIV/AIDS. presents its 11th annual Dream Halloween event, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. and featuring live entertainment, food, games, trick-or-treating, face painting, Barbie and Barney, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 ($300 for adults, $250 for children). Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 201-5033.
Chinatown's Central Plaza offers a Halloween Block Party, featuring the ghoulish ghoul
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3. An evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore believed to plunder graves and feed on corpses. masks and costumes of Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling; a DJ spinning hip-hop, jazz and techno; vendors; and a trick-or-treat walk around the plaza for kids in costume. 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30. 947 N. Broadway, Chinatown. (213) 680-0243.
Encino Community Center will hold a Halloween Carnival featuring games, food, prizes, a moon bounce, silent auction, trick-or-treating and a costume parade, 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 (free). 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. (818) 995-1609.
Granada Hills Woman's Club presents a Halloween event featuring games like bridge, pinochle pinochle (pē`nŭ'kəl), card game, probably derived from bezique, that was developed in the United States in the 19th cent. Pinochle is played by two, three, or four players, with a deck of 48 cards containing two each of the aces, face , canasta canasta: see rummy.
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Halloween Wellness Fair featuring Tea Leaf readings, candle magic, tarot tarot
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Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or and nutrition, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. 10645 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood.
Hollywood Entertainment Museum will host a book signing and reading by author David Skal. The first 10 guests who arrive in vampire outfits will receive a free copy of Skal's best-selling book, ``Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen,'' 2 p.m. Oct. 30. The event is free with regular admission to the Museum, $10 for adults, $5 for students, free to Museum members and children under the age of 5. 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 465-7900 or go to www.hollywoodmuseum.com.
In His Presence Church offers the Zipzapaloopa Carnival and Comedy Night, featuring games, rides, a petting zoo, face painting and food, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 (free). 21300 Califa St., Woodland Hills. (818) 313-9393.
Las Hadas Restaurant will hold a Big Band Dancing Halloween Party, featuring Jimmy McConnell's 16-piece band playing swing and standards, prize for best costume, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 31, $10). 9048 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. (818) 523-0557.
Level One Supper Club presents the fifth annual Mad Scientists Halloween Bash, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 30. 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 655-4444.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is the official and world-renowned art museum of the County of Los Angeles, California, located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. presents ``Late Night at LACMA LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA Los Angeles County Medical Association
LACMA Latin American and Caribbean Movers Association ,'' featuring a special after-hours costume ball that celebrates the opening of the special exhibition, ``Renoir to Matisse: The Eye of Duncan Phillips,'' as well as ``Spooky Sci-Fi,'' a live audiovisual extravaganza presented by the Terpsichore Group, 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 30 ($40 a pair for Muse members, $50 for Non-Muse). 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6010.
The Mayan Theater will hold the Lucha VaVoom Halloween Mad Mexi Monster Party, featuring the biggest stars of Lucha Libre, including El Santo, Blue Demon Jr., Super Parka and Felino, the best of burlesque burlesque (bûrlĕsk`) [Ital.,=mockery], form of entertainment differing from comedy or farce in that it achieves its effects through caricature, ridicule, and distortion. It differs from satire in that it is devoid of any ethical element. and commentary from Blaine Capatch and Patton Oswalt, 7 p.m. Oct. 28 ($25 general admission, $40 ringside ring·side
1. The area or seats immediately outside an arena or ring, as at a prizefight.
2. A place providing a close view of a spectacle. ). 1038 S. Hill St., Los Angeles. For more information, go to www.luchavavoom.com.
Mystery & Imagination Bookshop presents the Night Before Halloween Author Bash, where 12 suspense and horror authors will read, discuss and sign their books, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30. 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 545-0206.
Northridge Hospital presents its Family Wellness Fair, with health screenings and information, food court, arts and crafts center and entertainment, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 (free). 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. (818) 700-5668.
The Shrine Auditorium presents the 2004 Hip Hop Halloween Concert Bash, a benefit concert for the Feed My Flock Foundation, with performances by Mase, Lil' Flip, Lea, Bre' and Bobby Valentino, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 ($35, $45, $55). 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 480-3232 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
The Silent Movie Theatre presents the Silent Spook-a-thon, featuring Harold Lloyd in ``Haunted Spooks,'' Buster Keaton in ``The Haunted House,'' Laurel & Hardy in ``Habeus Corpus,'' Our Gang in ``Spook Spoofing'' and Felix in ``Sure Lucked Holmes,'' 8 p.m. Oct. 30, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 31 ($10 to $15). 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood. (323) 655-2510.
Stagecoach stagecoach, heavy, closed vehicle on wheels, usually drawn by horses, formerly used to transport passengers and goods overland. Throughout the Middle Ages and until about the end of the 18th cent. Inn Museum presents Old-Fashioned Halloween Family Fun, featuring face painting, trick-or-treating, crafts for kids, cupcake walks, storytellers and a carved pumpkin contest, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 ($4 for adults, $1 for kids). 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. (805) 498-9441.
Universal CityWalk will host its annual Halloween event featuring trick- or-treating, live entertainment and costume contests, 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 (free). 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. (818) 622-4455 or go to www.citywalkhollywood.com.
Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center presents Halloween entertainment with double-feature movies: Alfred Hitchcock presents ``Psycho'' and ``The Birds,'' 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 ($1). Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Auditorium, 5040/5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 756-9146.
Westfield Shoppingtown Topanga will host its annual Halloween Costume Contest for kids up to age 12, 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treating follows at 4 p.m. ``Parents & Kids Expo,'' Event Area at Center Court, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. www.westfield.com/topanga.
Write Act Theatre presents its Hollywood Halloween Masquerade Party, featuring a DJ, dancing, food and entertainment, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 30 ($25, $5 discount with mask or costume). 6128 Yucca St., Hollywood. Reservations recommended, (323) 860-8894.