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BGG Weekender

We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you what to do this weekend, but on the off chance that you have only 5 or 6 Halloween parties to attend, we've compiled some additional treats for your consideration. And, in case you’re wondering, we’ll be dressed up as Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (and holding stolen thunder). 


Start the weekend off with a bite to eat at Fat Spoon, the little Tokyo haunt (pun intended) by the same guys who do Lazy Ox. 

Afterward, head over to Villains Tavern for the ‘Dark Carnival.’ There will be sideshow freaks, live music, and lots of ghoulish treats to eat and drink. When you’ve had your fill, take the ‘haunted shuttle’ over to the One Eyed Gypsy for for their ‘Eccentric Circus.’ At OEG you’ll find more sideshow freaks, more live music, more ghoulish treats and...skeeball.  Entry to both is free. 


Grab a sizeable brunch at Grub -- the After School Special is cheesy amazingness. Then, head to the Pig & Whistle (be there by 12 p.m.) for a little (14-hour) Hollywood Halloween Pub Crawl. Tix are $20, which gets you drink deals at 20 locations along the Walk of Fame -- because you didn’t get enough cheesy amazingness at breakfast.

Or -- 

If you’re one of those people who refuses to go east of the 405, start your day at the SaMo Farmers Market for some free pumpkin decorating. We’re serious. We think this is fun. You don’t even need to have a small child with you. 

Then, stop by the Blue Daisy Bakery for some Nutella crepes or Bru’s Wiffle for a pizza waffle. Actually, you may need to consume both of these items in order to sustain yourself on the Santa Monica Halloween Pub Crawl, which starts at 3 p.m. sharp. Tix are $10.

If you’ve yet to pass out some hours later, head to the Aero for the Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon. Tix are $20 and there will be free food between movies, which will actually play until dawn.


Perhaps at this point you’re sick of Halloween. Or, you’re a big football fan. Or, you just want to meet a boy while not competing with slutty Cinderella for his attention. There’s a big football game (Steelers v. Patriots) at 1:15 p.m. and another one (Dallas v. Philly) at 5:20 p.m.  Watch them at one of these bars. 

Or, hit up the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA, which ends its run at midnight on Halloween.  LACMA’s also screening horror classics starring cult icon Vincent Price (House of Wax) for free from 1 - 11 p.m. 

At this point, since Halloween is almost over (before it’s even actually occurred), you may want to do some holiday shopping. We suggest you swing by the new Crybaby Presents pop-up (171 S. La Brea) or, if you’re feeling adventurous, make your way downtown to Adrian Grenier’s pop-up eco-shop SHFT (408 S. Spring St.).  While downtown, stop by Racked LA recommended Dave Berger & Sons for a special shoe sale (1039 Olive St.). 

Sunday night, overcome the dread of the coming work week ("AHHHH!") by experiencing another type of fear at the Delusion haunted house in Koreatown.  Or, for something a little more old school, take a haunted hayride through Griffith Park.  Of course, Monday is the WeHo Halloween Parade, so try and get a little rest this weekend in between pumpkin-flavored shots and the hours spent trying to squeeze into that slutty nurse costume as the parade is not to be missed.

Oct 27, 2011 - 08:27 AM

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