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The Weekender - The Top 5 Things To Do Halloween Weekend

Rebecca Kirkman |
October 28, 2010 | 9:23 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Elaborate altars like this honor souls of the dead at Hollywood Forever Cemetary (Creative Commons)
Elaborate altars like this honor souls of the dead at Hollywood Forever Cemetary (Creative Commons)
1. West Hollywood Carnival
Ever felt the need to do the Time Warp with about half a million people? Satisfy that need and more at this weekend's Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed Halloween celebration at Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega in West Hollywood. Split your time between the six stages that feature DJs, bands, graffiti artists and more. And of course, come dressed to impress. Most importantly, this celebration actually falls on Halloween night.
Sunday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

2. Dia de los Muertos @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Ancient traditions come alive at the 11th annual Day of the Dead celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the largest event of its kind in the nation. This Friday and Saturday, enjoy a traditional indigenous Mexican procession, a "calaveras" art exhibit and Mexican cuisine. Come dressed in your best "calaca," or skeleton, attire and pay tribute to Hollywood's departed souls.
Friday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. - midnight

3. The Witch Hunt @ The Roxy
Don't worry, The Witch Hunt is not some indie band you've never heard of, but rather the spooky theme Saint Motel and Nico Vega have chosen for their night of Halloween entertainment at The Roxy. Halloween costumes, especially witches and warlocks of all types, are encouraged. Opening bands are Imagine Dragons and Queen Caveat. The event is all ages, and includes themed drink specials. Winners of the costume contest will get free all-access tickets to any Roxy show in the next year as well as swag from the various bands.
Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

4. Old Town Haunt
Venture down to the underground vaults in Pasadena's historical Union Savings Bank Building on Colorado Boulevard. This walk-through takes you through differently themed rooms with spooky creatures jumping out at you from all directions.
Friday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. - midnight
5. Ghostbusters @ The Egyptian
Who ya gonna call? Need a break from the haunted houses or crazy parties this weekend? Settle down and relive this Bill Murray classic in 70 mm film Saturday night at the Egyptian Theater.
$11, $9 students
Saturday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

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