Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween's A-Comin'

35363, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Saturday October 31, 2009. Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku arrive to Heidi Klum's Halloween party, dressed up as zombie gangsters, at Voyeur in Hollywood. Photograph: Hellmuth Dominguez,

Here are some spooky goings-on this month. Of course, you can sit home, watch slasher movies, and eat up all the Halloween candy until you fall into a food coma, but in case you'd like to actually move and not pretend you're a piano during the holiday, and if--like me--you didn't get your invite to an A-list party:

  • "Haunts of Angelino Heights" Tour and Scavenger Hunt on October 23 and 24 at 4pm.  This is presented by the LA Conservancy--it's the only HAUNTED Scavenger Hunt in LA, I think. BYOF (bring your own flashlight). ($30 and under)

  • Long Beach's Annual Cemetery Tour on October 30, 8:30am (huh?) till 2:30pm, at both the Morningside and Municipal Cemeteries. Check out the Facebook Event Page. (under $20, hosted by the Long Beach Historical Society)

  • The Cemetery Tour at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, with the likes of Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolf Valentino, Iron Eyes Cody, Bugsy Seigel and fact there are three seperate tours, each with their own theme: Hidden Hollywood, Jewish Heritage, and Cemetery of the Stars. Ongoing now through Halloween! ($12 each)

  • Grier Museum Haunted House Tour on Bonnie Brae in Los Angeles on Halloween Day, 1-4pm. ($12--includes refreshments)

  • Not enough? Check out the Ultimate Halloween Event Schedule at the Alley Cat Scratch site.

And after Halloween is over, you might want to check out another LA Conservancy tour on November 7--Strolling on Seventh Street. Visit the cool places of yesteryear--there could be ghosts hanging out (after all, once Halloween is over, what else have they got to do?)

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