L.A.'s Coolest Halloween Happenings, From Spooky-Stylish Soirées to Creepy Pop-Ups & More

There's something for everyone (even pups).

If the only thing that's frightful about October is missing out on this month's many fashionable Halloween parties in Los Angeles, then we've got you covered. (All you need to do is come up with an equally stylish costume.)

For those seeking thrills beyond theme park horror nights, there are plenty of spooky soirées and events going down around town to fill your festive calendar. From UNICEF's elegant masked extravaganza and Creep L.A.'s nightmarish Instagram museum-inspired show to The Ace Hotel's annual rager and a live orchestra performance of Psycho (complete with an after-party at the stunning theatre) and more, there's clearly no shortage of happenings to pique every level of holiday spirit, music taste, and fashion aesthetic.

Here, we've rounded up the coolest Halloween events in LA, including a few family- and pet-friendly options. We'll be updating this list as more happenings land in our inbox, so check back often.

Ongoing

Photo: Cinespia

Cinespia (Hollywood): The beloved movie screening series' Halloween showings at the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery include The Sixth Sense (Oct. 19) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Oct. 27). There'll be a live DJ and photobooth; don't forget to bring your sundown-ready picnic kit (yes, beer and wine are allowed)!
When: Ongoing
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90038
Tickets: $12 to $20 online here

Haus of Creep (DTLA Arts District): If you're terrified by the thought of being forced to keep your smartphone in your pocket, then, this spooky spin on those ubiquitous Instagram wonderland will give you the creeps. Creep L.A.'s 75-minute theatrical Halloween experience returns to Row DTLA, complete with a cast of disturbing characters
When: Wednesday through Sunday through November 3; shows begin at 6:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m., and 10:45 p.m.
Where: ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St., L.A., 90021
Tickets: $89 plus fees, buy online, here

LEVEL x Rooftop Cinema Club Horror Week (DTLA): The outdoor movie screening club's Halloween showings at LEVEL in Downtown include The Devil's Backbone (Oct. 13), Hocus Pocus (Oct. 16 & 24), Beetlejuice and Death Becomes Her (Oct. 18), The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus (Oct. 19), Fright Night (Oct. 20), Halloweentown (Oct. 23), A Nightmare on Elm Street & A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors (Oct. 25), Tales from the Hood (Oct. 26) The Blair Witch Project (Oct. 27), Carnival of Souls (Oct. 30), and Halloween (Oct. 31). There'll be a costume contest on Oct. 26 and 27, when moviegoers will have a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.
When: October 13 to October 31
Where: LEVEL, 888 South Olive St., L.A., 90015
Tickets: $17 to $24, buy online here

Melrose Rooftop Theatre (West Hollywood): Set atop L.P.'s rooftop space with views of the Hollywood Hills, the 21+ al fresco movie screenings' Halloween schedule includes Scream (Oct. 14), Practical Magic (Oct. 16), The Sixth Sense (Oct. 17), Gremlins (Oct. 20), The Conjuring (Oct. 21), Carrie (Oct. 22), I Know What You Did Last Summer (Oct. 23), Godzilla (Oct. 24), Halloween (Oct. 27), A Nightmare on Elm Street (Oct. 28), Silence of the Lambs (Oct. 29), and back-to-back costume-friendly showings of Hocus Pocus (October 30 and 31).
When: Now through October 31
Where: E.P. & L.P., 603 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069
Tickets: $27.50 for general admission and $65 for VIP dinner and a movie, buy online here

Paramount Studios After Dark Tour: Tales From the Other Side (Hollywood): Step behind the scenes at the legendary studio and its spooky neighbor, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in this after-dark tour. Get to know the famous dearly departed at the graveyard and supposedly haunted corners of the backlot.
When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings through November 20
Where: Paramount Studios and Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Tickets: Discounted $69 tickets on Goldstar

NeueHouse x Rooftop Cinema Club (Hollywood): RCC's Halloween screenings at the stylish members-only club's third-floor rooftop include Beetlejuice and Practical Magic (Oct. 25), Hocus Pocus and The Exorcist (Oct. 26), The Return of the Living Dead (Oct. 27), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Oct. 29), King Kong (Oct. 30), and Halloween (Oct. 31). Plus, arrive dressed in costume on Oct. 25 and 26 for the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card; there'll be rooftop Q&As on Oct. 27 and 31 with members of the films' cast and crew.
When: Thursday, October 25 to Wednesday, October 31
Where: NeueHouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd., L.A.,90028
Tickets: $18 to $25, buy online here

Nights of the Jack (Calabasas): This family-friendly showcase isn't your average pumpkin patch: It's an illuminated outdoor gallery of artfully carved gourds — from tiny to larger-than-life — featuring pop culture superstars including Sponge Bob Squarepants and scenes inspired by '90s show Are You Afraid of the Dark? and more. The self-guided installation stretches across half a mile at King Gillette Ranch and takes approximately one to one-and-a-half hours to walk through. Strollers are allowed but pets must stay at home, and both valet and self-parking passes are available for purchase.
When: Now through Sunday, November 3 (6 to 11 p.m.)
Where: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, 91302
Tickets: $27 for attendees 13 and up and $22 for kids ages 3 to 12, buy online here

A New Día by Estrella Jalisco (DTLA): Día de los Muertos takes over trippy geodesic L.A. space Wisdome during the three-week, 21+ pop-up by Mexican beer brand Estrella Jalisco. The journey begins "through endless marigolds," continues with "a walk through water," Monarch butterflies, and more. The night ends with food and drinks; tickets are $35 and available here.
When: October 18 to November 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 11 p.m., Fridays from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Wisdome L.A., 1147 Palmetto St., L.A., 90013

Saturday, October 19

Photo: Drunken Devil

Drunken Devil presents: Black Magick (East L.A.): Party like it's the Roaring '20s at Drunken Devil's annual Halloween bash, which will bring partygoers back to the Golden Age of Magic. The immersive theatrical experience will feature a "terror-tinged storyline inspired by Old Hollywood's mysterious ties to the occult," an open bar featuring magic-themed drinks, a live jazz band, wandering magicians, and more. Be sure to dress in your 1920s best; the exact location will be revealed to ticket holders the day before the soirée.
When: Saturday, October 19 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Private location, L.A., 90033
Tickets: $85 online here

Thursday, October 24

Lucha VaVoom Fiesta Fantasma (DTLA): "Fiesta Fantasma" is the theme for this year's lucha libre Halloween extravaganza. In addition to masked wrestling, attendees will enjoy burlesque and aerial performances, comedy, a costume contest, and much more. The luchador-fueled party's doors open at 7 p.m. and guests are encouraged to dress for the Halloween occasion. See the full schedule here.
When: Thursday, October 24 starting at 7 p.m.
Where: 
The Mayan Theater, 1038 South Hill St., L.A., 90015
Tickets: 
$40 to $55, buy online here

Night Market Black Magic Edition at Skybar (Hollywood): Shop local designers and makers by the poolside, enjoy drink specials, and dance at the stylish hotel's rooftop during the Halloween edition of Night Market. Get more details here.
When: Thursday, October 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Where: 
Skybar at the Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069

Friday, October 25

Angels & Demons at W Hollywood (Hollywood): Dance to house and top 40 beats surrounded by panoramic views of Hollywood at Angels & Demons' rooftop rager.
When: Friday, October 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: W Hollywood rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: $25 to $50 for general admission, $39 for VIP entry, and $99 for five-person group entry; see more options and buy tickets online here

Howl 'O Ween at Malibu Lumber Yard (Malibu): Bring your pups for tricks and treats at Malibu Lumber Yard's pet-friendly Halloween party. There'll be a costume contest, a caricature artist, live music, and more at the free late afternoon bash, which will be located at the Center Courtyard in front of James Perse's shop.
When: Friday, October 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Malibu Lumber Yard, 3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 90265

Le Club Halloween at the Standard (DTLA): Garage rock legend Todd Edwards will perform a Le Club's first of two Halloween parties. The lineup also includes Francis Inferno Orchestra and Dirty Dave. Costumes are required for the 21+ party.
When: Friday, October 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Standard DTLA, 550 South Flower St., L.A., 90071
Tickets: $10 early bird or $15 general admission; buy online here

Psycho Live at the Ace Hotel (DTLA): LA Opera Off Grand's annual opera-meets-cinema experience features the classic Alfred Hitchcock flick Psycho set to a live chamber orchestra. There'll be six showings of the operatic horror event through Halloween, while Saturday evening's performance promises a stylish after-party.
When: Friday, October 25 starting at 8 p.m.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $39 to $109; buy online here

Saturday, October 26

Carnal Carnival's 3rd annual Rodeo Massacre (West Hollywood): Happening across two venues, TAO's Halloween rager promises a live performance by Wiz Khalifa at Avenue and live beats by M.O.S. and Ross One at The Highlight Room
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Avenue & The Highlight Room, 6417 Selma Ave., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: $75 general admission for each venue, $125 for access to both venues, $250 for VIP; see more options and buy online here

Hallowrave with Doc Martin (Hollywood): It's a mashup of the '80s and All Hallow's Eve at the iconic Hollywood hotel's Tropicana Pool, where partygoers can drink and dance away their big hair cares.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: $69 general admission, $170 VIP open bar, and $1,250 VIP silver package; see more options and buy online here

Haunted Monster Hotel at the W Hollywood rooftop (Hollywood): The festive costume ball promises plenty of dancing at the W Hollywood hotel's lobby and patio bar, where 3 DJs will keep the night going with Top 40 hits. There'll be a costume contest, too.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: W Hollywood rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: $29 early bird/$63 regular general admission, $49 VIP early bird, $109 for five-person entry; see more options and buy online here

Haunted at W Hollywood (Hollywood): Dance to house and top 40 beats surrounded by panoramic views of Hollywood at VIP nightlife's 4th annual Haunted rooftop rager, which promises two dance floors and four DJs.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: W Hollywood rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: $49 early bird/$100 regular for general admission, $69 early bird for VIP entry, $195 for five-person group entry, or $695 for a VIP deluxe table; see more options and buy tickets online here

Le Club Halloween at the Standard (DTLA): Night two of Le Club's Halloween soirées includes performances by Eddie C, Mood II Swing, Seven Davis Jr., and TK. Costumes are required for the 21+ party.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Standard DTLA, 550 South Flower St., L.A., 90071
Tickets: $10 early bird or $15 general admission; buy online here

L.P. Carnival (West Hollywood): Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents the al fresco Halloween party on L.P.'s rooftop bar, where there'll be an open bar and passed appetizers from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and more. Costumes are encouraged and table/bottle service is available.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: L.P., 603 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069
Tickets: $75 general admission and $500 for table and bottle service; buy online here

Photo: UNICEF Masquerade Ball

UNICEF Masquerade Ball (West Hollywood): The seventh annual charitable black-tie masquerade gala will feature a live performance by Billie Eilish. This year's theme is "Blue Moon," and guests will also indulge in an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, plenty of photo ops, and more entertainment to be announced. Don't be surprised if you bump into a cleverly-masked celebrity or philanthropist — the charitable event benefitting the children's rights organization has been known to draw stars and high-profile do-gooders.
When: Saturday, October 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 627 North La Peer Dr., West Hollywood,
Tickets: $290 to $500 for general admission, tables and sponsorships are also available; get more details and buy online here

Psycho Live at the Ace Hotel (DTLA): LA Opera Off Grand's annual opera-meets-cinema experience features the classic Alfred Hitchcock flick Psycho set to a live chamber orchestra for this afternoon showing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.
When: Saturday, October 26 starting at 1 p.m.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $29 to $99; buy online here

Psycho Live at the Ace Hotel (DTLA): LA Opera Off Grand's annual opera-meets-cinema experience features the classic Alfred Hitchcock flick Psycho set to a live chamber orchestra for this evening showing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. Entry to the 21+ Hitchcock Halloween party immediately after the performance is included with your ticket, too.
When: Saturday, October 26 starting at 7 p.m.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $49 to $124; buy online here

Hitchcock Halloween at the Theatre at Ace Hotel (DTLA): Following LA Opera Off Grand's Psycho live performance, Restless Nights' lineup of DJs will keep the party going at the Ace Hotel's annual 21+ spooky soirée. Expect "devilish potions, and all manner of dark arts carrying deep into the witching hour."
When: Saturday, October 26 starting at 10 p.m.
Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $25 in advance and $35 at the door; buy online here

Sunday, October 27

Psycho Live at the Ace Hotel (DTLA): LA Opera Off Grand's annual opera-meets-cinema experience features the classic Alfred Hitchcock flick Psycho set to a live chamber orchestra for this Sunday afternoon showing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.
When: Sunday, October 27 starting at 1 p.m.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $29 to $99; buy online here

Wednesday, October 30

Psycho Live at the Ace Hotel (DTLA): LA Opera Off Grand's annual opera-meets-cinema experience features the classic Alfred Hitchcock flick Psycho set to a live chamber orchestra for this evening showing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel.
When: Wednesday, October 30 starting at 7 p.m.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $49 to $124; buy online here

Thursday, October 31

Day of the Dead at Élephante (Santa Monica): The stylish rooftop resto's spooky soirée promises music by DJs Sam Blacky and Curt Reynolds, food, drinks, and good vibes. Tickets include a complimentary cocktail.
When: Thursday, October 31 starting at 7 p.m.
Where: Élephante Beach House, 1332 2nd St., Rooftop, Santa Monica, 90401
Tickets: $50, buy online here

TAO's Halloween Night with Guy Gerber (Hollywood): Underground techno superstar Guy Gerber takes over TAO with DJ Kaz James during the Halloween night dance party. Costumes are required at the 21+ rager; note that prohibited attire includes masks that cover the whole face, obscene clothing and accessories, replica weapons, loose-fitting/torn clothing that pose a tripping hazard, and bare feet.
When: Thursday, October 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: TAO Los Angeles, 6421 Selma Ave., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: $175 general admission, VIP tables for $4,000 and up; see more options and buy online here

Halloween Night at The Highlight Room (Hollywood): Dance to the beats of DJ Eric D-Lux at the swanky rooftop bar at Dream Hotel in Hollywood.
When: Thursday, October 31 starting at 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Highlight Room, 6417 Selma Ave., Hollywood, 90028
Tickets: Free and subject to capacity; table service also available here

Psycho Live at the Ace Hotel & Halloween After-Party (DTLA): LA Opera Off Grand's annual opera-meets-cinema experience features the classic Alfred Hitchcock flick Psycho set to a live chamber orchestra for this evening showing at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. All Hallow's Eve continues with an all-ages costume party immediately after the show, and access is included with your ticket.
When: Thursday, October 31 starting at 7 p.m.
Where: Theatre at the Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, L.A., 90015
Tickets: $49 to $124; buy online here

Saturday, November 2

Photo: Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Hollywood): The 20th annual Day of the Dead festival returns to its usual L.A. haunt with the theme of "Sacred Migrations," honoring the Monarch butterfly — a symbol of "Dreamers and immigrants whose personal journeys echo the annual migrations the butterflies make between Mexico and the U.S." From noon until midnight, expect over 100 colorful altars, art exhibits, Mexican food, shopping, and a full schedule of live music and entertainment across four stages. Attendees are encouraged to wear "your finest Calaca apparel" but note that there are restrictions on what you can bring along (no food, alcohol, glass containers, pets, coolers, and skateboards, to name a few). See the full event lineup here; the ceremonial altar set-up takes place the day before on Friday, November 1 starting at 3 p.m.
When: Sunday, November 2 from noon to midnight
Where: 
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90038
Tickets: $25 (free for children 8 and under and seniors 65 and over until 4 p.m.) or $150 for VIP entry (includes access to fast lanes, VIP restrooms, VIP lounge area, free food and drinks, and more perks); tickets available online here

Photo: Courtesy of Jamie Rosenberg/Hard

Hard Day of the Dead (DTLA): The dance music extravaganza takes over L.A. State Historic Park for its Día de los Muertos-inspired rager, which promises headlining performances by Dog Blood (a.k.a. L.A.-bred Skrillex and Berlin-based Moys Noize), Zhu's Blacklizt, Tokimonsta, Elohim, 1799-L, and many, many others. Brownies & Lemonade and A Club Called Rhonda will also be in the house, and there'll be plenty of festive decor, drinks, and more.
When: Saturday, November 2 starting at 2 p.m.
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A., 90012
Tickets: $70 for general admission and $140 for VIP; buy online here

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