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24 Halloween Parties Happening This Weekend In Los Angeles

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The Boulet Brothers' 16th Annual Los Angeles Halloween BallThe Boulet Brother of Dragula and Queen Kong fame are filling up three stories of The Globe with a haunted mansion-themed party featuring DJs, scare zones, carnival games, a costume contest, and meet and greets with Clive Barker and Rupaul's Drag Race's Violet Chachki.

The Halloween Ball is on October 29 at The Globe Theatre, located at 740 S Broadway in downtown L.A. Tickets are $25+.

UNICEF Masquerade Ball

Last year, UNICEF threw their annual Masquerade Ball in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This year, they’re moving the party to downtown’s beloved Clifton’s Cafeteria. The ball will feature hors d’oeuvers, cocktails, a neon light art exhibits, tarot card readings and performances, including DJ sets from Devandra Barnhart and an acoustic performance from the Cold War Kids. Tickets are not cheap (they start at $225 for general admission, $175 if you’re a UNICEF Next Generation member), but the funds to go to a good cause.

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UNICEF Masquerade Ball is on Thursday, October 27 at Clifton’s Cafeteria, located at 648 S. Broadway in downtown L.A..

Villains Tavern Halloween Spooktacular

Drink specials, live music, and costume contests, plus it's free to attend. Bands include the Rumprollers Organ Trio and a New Orleans jazz band.

Halloween Spooktacular is on October 29 at Villains Tavern, located at 1356 Palmetto St. in downtown L.A.

VR Scout Haunted Mansion

CTRL Collective and VR Scout are teaming up on a Halloween party that comes with virtual reality. There will be an open bar, food trucks and numerous virtual reality horror experiences, art installations and live performances curated by VICE
Proceeds benefit nonprofit 826LA.

VR Scout Haunted Mansion takes place on Thursday, October 27 and is located at 12575 Beatrice Street in Playa Vista. Tickets are $35-45.


Halloweenie, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles annual fundraiser, is in its 11th year. It’s got dancing, cabanas and photo opps. And you must wear a costume.

Halloweenie 11 takes place on October 28 at the California Science Center, located at 700 Exposition Park Dr. in Los Angeles. Tickets are $120+.

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NoHo Monster Bash

This year’s NoHo Monster Bash (which incorrectly purports to be the sole Halloween party in the Valley) is heroes and villains themed. There will be dancing, costume contests, and performances every 30 minutes form fire artists, aerialists, dancers and circus performers. Costumes are mandatory.

NoHo Monster Bash is located at the Federal Bar at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Tickets are $30.

Bootie LA

The annual mashup party—styalized as Booootie LA for Halloween, because ghosts—will feature costume contests and lots of dancing. If you’re unfamiliar with Bootie parties, they basically take all the hits, and then smash them all together, Girl Talk-style. See the video above for an example. Tickets are more expensive at the door and these parties tend to sell out, so we’d suggest snagging them online in advance.

Booootie LA takes place on October 29 at The Echoplex at 1154 Glendale Blvd. in Echo Park. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Escape Psycho Circus

Insomniac’s Halloween-themed EDM music fest will be taking place in San Bernardino this year with acts including The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Kaskade and more. Expect lots of creepy costumes, mazes and 3-D art installations.

Psycho Circus takes place on October 29 & 29 at NOS Event Center, at 689 E. Street in San Bernardino.

Bloodsuckers Bash at The Ace

Advertising "DJs, drinks and dark arts," this year's party features sets from Rush Midnight and Chrome Canyon, plus a photobooth from Super Deluxe. Guests are encouraged to dress as "dwellers-of-the-night."

Bloodsuckers Bash takes place on October 29 at The Ace, located at 929 S Broadway in downtown L.A. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

The Witches' Ball: A Halloween Bacchanal

Drunken Devil is throwing a '70s exploitation-themed Halloween party called The Witches' Ball: A Halloween Bacchanal.

"Think garish, Dario Argento-style lighting, pulpy noir atmosphere, and an unapologetic sense of camp, kitsch, and theatricality," even organizers say. There will also be performances from DJ Chris Bowen, burlesque dancers and puppeteers, plus tarot readings, horror installations and specialty cocktails.

The Witches' Ball is on Saturday, October 29 at a secret location on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles only to be revealed to ticket holders. $60.

La Nuit de Diable/Cabaret de L'Enfer

On Saturday, Clifton's will host Le Nuit de Diable, and Sunday, it's Cabaret de L'Enfer. It's not clear what delights these parties hold, but according to the Edison, both will have "an extraordinary selection of Attractions Diaboliques featuring Apparitions and Gifted Eccentriques from across the globe." Cabaret, however, is a costume ball.

The Edison is located at 108 2nd St. in downtown L.A. Tickets are $20-25.

Big Sean at The Hollywood Roosevelt

The supposedly haunted hotel the Hollywood Roosevelt has booked Big Sean for their Halloween party. The party takes over the 40,000 square feet of the hotel, including the Tropicana Pool, the Blossom Grand Ballroom, the lobby and Public Kitchen and Bar.

The Hollywood Roosevelt is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Tickets are $90+.

WeHo Carnaval The biggest Halloween party in town takes place in the streets of West Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd. between Doheny and La Cienega. The party kicks off at 6 p.m., with a parade, live entertainment and plenty of awesome costumes. Most of the nearby bars will have their own parties and specials. Expect huge crowds and surge prices galore, but remember that Metro will get you there.

West Hollywood Carnaval takes place on October 31, and is located on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

The Labyrinth Ball

Last year's Halloween party at the Mondrian paid homage to Gotham City. This year, they're going deep into The Labyrinth, with a masquerade ball, DJs and a performance from David Bowie cover band, The Band Who Fell To Earth. If you're just in it to watch the movie, Sky Bar will be screening the 1986 film on Halloween night.

The Labyrinth Ball takes place on October 29 & 30 at The Mondrian, located at 8440 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. Tickets are free, or $75+ for VIP.

The Halloween Ball takes place on October 29. The Globe Theatre is located at 740 S Broadway in downtown L.A. Tickets are $25+.

Ghostly Halloween Ball at Bar Sinister

The 8th Annual Ghostly Halloween Ball at weekly goth party Bar Sinister will feature Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson, KMFDM), Bella Bathory's Femme Domme Fetale, Sir Rucifer & Nikki Rouge, plus lots of DJs. The VIP area, located in the bar's upstairs lounge, will performances of the fetish variety.

The Ghostly Halloween bar takes place on October 29 at Bar Sinister, located at 1652 N Cherokee Ave. in Hollywood. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Haunted Hotel at Viceroy

DJs and costume contests are the main draws to this Halloween party that turns numerous rooms of the Santa Monica hotel into a spooky soiree. This party is hosted by Three Day Rule, a dating site, making it definitely a singles party, though couples are more than welcome.

Haunted Hotel takes place on October 29 at Viceroy, located at 1819 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica. Tickets are $50.

Stranger Things at E.P. & L.P.E.P. & L.P. will be hosting a Stranger Things-themed party October 28-31, up on their rooftop lounge. There will be DJs spinning 80s music, board games, specialty cocktails and decor meant to immerse guests in The Upside Down, including those flickering lights, a ouija board and costumes.

E.P. & L.P. is located at 603 N. La Cienega in West Hollywood. Free.


This party is exactly what it sounds like: a Halloween party dedicated to country icon Dolly Parton. Expect a Dolly cover band, trivia, burlesque and a silent auction of Dolly memorabilia. Costumes are encouraged, especially if you dress up like Dolly or any of her associates.

Dollyween is on October 28 at Los Globos, located at 3040 Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake. Tickets are $20-30..

Chateau Inferno

Chateau Inferno takes roving goth club Das Bunker and Lil Death combine to take over an abandoned, historic and "allegedly possessed" mansion in a secret location this Halloween. There are apparently roving monsters, a separate dance area for each club, bars, food and a photo booth. General admission tickets are sold out, but a few VIP passes remain, which grants you access to restricted rooms, "Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls! Gentleman's Club," and a curated mixology bar.

Chateau Inferno is on October 28 at a secret location. Tickets are $100.

Bar Marmont

You must dress up in some sort of costume to get into "A Night at the Haunted Mansion," taking place on Saturday, October 29 at Bar Marmont. DJs Pleasure Principle, Paul Pembury and others will be providing the dance music, and you will need to utter the secret password to get in: "redrum." No cover, but you have to RSVP.

Bar Marmont is located at 8171 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.

Sixty Feet Above

DJ Bad Ash will perform at this rooftop party at the Sixty Hotel. They claim to have a "pool of blood," Halloween cocktails, a costume contests and other spooky effects. Guests who dine at Caulfield's before hand get in free. For everyone else, it's $25.

Sixty Feet Above is on October 29 at Above 60, located at 9360 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Tickets available here.

Wok-ing Dead Halloween

Asian fusion restaurant Wokcano will be throwing a Halloween party with costume contests, food and drunk specials, decorations, and DJs. The party spans the restaurant's two stories. Bottle service is available.

Wok-ing Dead is located at Wokcano, located at 1413 5th St. in Santa Monica. Tickets are $20-$35.

Dead Celebrity Party

Downtown's New Orleans-themed bar The Little Easy is having a dead celebs party on October 31. Guests are asked to dress up like their favorite deceased star, and there will be a costume contest with prizes.

The Little Easy is located at 216 W. 5th St. in downtown Los Angeles. Free.

13 Stories

The Standard will be turned into a "haunted high-rise" Halloween weekend, with a New Orleans-themed "speak-sleazy," DJs, immersive decor and live performers. They're putting a giant spiderweb in the lobby, and neon demons on the roof. They're encouraging guests to wear things that might show up under a blacklight, such as glow-in-the-dark faceprint.

13 Stories occurs on October 28-30 at The Standard, located at 550 S. Flower St. in downtown L.A. Some performances are free, while others are $20.

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