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Saturday, October 20th

The Ghastly Ones at the Talking Board Art Show
2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica, Ca 90404 310.829.2156
Artist Chet Zar has assembled over 30 artists to create their own version of the Ouija Board. The opening reception at the CoproNason gallery will also be a Halloween party, so come in costume! There will also be a live, spooky, surfy musical performance by The Ghastly Ones!
Free. 8pm- Midnight (If you miss the opening, the show runs through Oct. 31st)

The Real Black Dahlia
Start: Oct 20 2007 - 12:00 noon End: Oct 20 2007 - 5:00pm
A guided bus tour to "more than two dozen scenes from the real and imaginary history of the Black Dahlia case. Along the way, passengers will explore the social history of postwar Los Angeles, several popular Dahlia theories will be debunked and a little known but likely suspect will be introduced." Want to join The Real Black Dahlia Tour, but haven't purchased tickets? They may still have room for you. Please phone Richard at 310-995-4591 to reserve, and please bring cash to the Lincoln Heights departure location by 11:30am. MAP

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There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. Check in is at 11:30am for a 12noon sharp departure from the Lincoln Heights/Cypress Gold Line Metro station. Food and drink are permitted and suggested; no audio or video-taping without permission. Regretfully, there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus. $55.

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(Saturday, Oct 20th, continued)

While not actually "Halloween Events" these Dia de los Muertos events at Tia Chucha's look too good to pass up!

Day of the Dead Workshop #1
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
10258 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace 91342
"This is the first workshop of a 4 piece celebration! -Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl -Intro to group -Historical Prospective of Day of the Dead -Sugar Skull Workshop. Come join Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl as we introduced ourselves to the community and provide a historical and cultural perspective of the importance of Dia de los Muertos. This visual presentation will close with a sugar skull making workshop. Its fun for Everyone! All the workshops are free!" 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Additional workshops will be held on the 21st at 11am, and the 22nd and 23rd at 6pm).

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"An Aztec Stories Presentation about Dia de Los Muertos
"Miccailhuitl - The Journey to Mictlan"

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
10258 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace 91342
Michael Heralda invites you to "experience the origins of this very special ceremony from the indigenous perspective in a presentation of music, songs, and stories. It is an opportunity to help establish a "balance" between today's modern practice and the ancient ceremony's true relevance and importance." 6pm at Tia Chucha's.

Los Angeles Vampires October Meetup
For the more supernaturally inclined, The Los Angeles Vampires will be meeting up in a secret location. Their whereabouts will be disclosed when you join the group (Oh God, please don't let it be a Denny's). This is not a role-playing game. It looks like 20-30 people will be attending the function. "Who should come? Vampires, Donors, Occultists, Friends, and anyone interested in the community. We have an eclectic group of people ranging from Vampires, pagans, witches, GLBT, left hand path, polyamory, BDSM, media types, students from the local art college, and just about any other personality you can think of. There is no dress code, though we have seen other groups at Nova come dressed in metallic suits and capes. Generally, everyone is pretty laid back, jeans and t-shirts are fine. Some like to go out to the club after, so occasionally some will come dressed in club wear. Children are also welcome as long as the parents are willing to watch them. We occasionally have enough children to sit them at their own table :-) Are newcomers welcome? Yes. How will members find you when they get there? We're pretty easy to spot."

Sunday, October 21st

For the kiddies - what could be more fun that carving pumpkins - in a mausoleum?!


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The Art of Stained Glass for Halloween
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM. - 10/21/2007
Forest Lawn Glendale - Museum

Pumpkin Decorating - Long Beach
4:00 PM - 10/23/2007
Forest Lawn Long Beach - Mausoleum Courtyard
The contest starts at 4:00 in the Mausoleum courtyard

12th annual Halloween Ball at The Depot
1250 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501
Pediatric Therapy Network 310-328-0276 ext. 218
If you are feeling philanthropic, the Pediatric Therapy Network is holding its 12th annual Halloween Ball at The Depot in Torrance. The honorary chairs are Kurt and Linda Rambis. Linda will be hostessing, but Lakers coach Kurt has a game. So you will not have to opportunity to drunkenly corner him and ask him why the Lakers didn’t threepeat. Plans for the night include a "Witch's Cauldron Buffet" of dishes by Depot chef Michael Shafer along with a martini bar. The restaurant erects a large party tent next to the Depot, and fill it with delicious food. Everyone tries to out-do each other with some really fantastic costumes. There will also be a silent auction, "floating" entertainers. a costume contest, dancing, and a “semi-live band” Ramfunctious (think weddings and bar mitzvahs). A slightly more genteel and well-heeled crowd than your usual LAist-style bash, but with 600 attendees things must get wild. Plus, you’ll be doing a good deed! A tax-deductable good deed!(4–9 PM; $100 per person)


Batboy the Musical

Glendale Community College Auditorium Studio Theatre
1500 N. Verdugo Rd. , Glendale , 91208 818-240-1000 Ext 5618
Batboy the Musical is finally back!!! Who isn't obsessed with Batboy? "The musical differs in a few of its plot details from the Weekly World News portrayal of Bat Boy. In the musical, Bat Boy learns to speak from his adoptive family, yearns for acceptance and tries to join society, only to face hatred and violence from a town that fears him and jealous rage from his foster father. Although full of blood, violence, incest and interspecies sex, Bat Boy: The Musical has won several awards and rave reviews. John Lahr of The New Yorker observed that "this is the only play in the history of the theatre whose hero ends Act I with a rabbit in his mouth, and who moves on in Act II to an entire cow's head." October 19, 20th, at 8pm and the 21st at 2:00pm (Plus additional dates

Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group: Just North of 101/134 FWYS., across from KFC
4850 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, 91601 (818) 202-4120
How can you resist a theater troupe that boasts of its proximity to KFC? Experimental theater, "Zombie Joe’s Underground brings Edgar Allan Poe’s classic horror story of obsession and murder to the stage in a spectacular new production. An exceedingly eerie Halloween treat! For All Ages 13 and up." Every Fri, Sat, October 5th - October 27th. $12

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Also, the amazing Hell House will still be presenting performances:

If you were horrified by the documentary Hell House, you'll love this faithful interpretation by an ever-changing, big-name cast of comedians at Hollywood Hell House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October. The first tour departs at 8:30pm sharp and every 15 minutes there after until the last one at 10:45pm. 385 N. La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048

...and don't forget all of the killer haunted houses!