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What to Expect at WeHo's Halloween Costume Carnaval

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Hundreds of thousands of costumed revelers will gather on the streets of West Hollywood tonight for the annual Halloween Costume Carnaval. Here's what to expect:

From the 1975 film Rocky Horror Picture Show
Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me!
Crowds. Lots and lots and lots of crowds. Also, parking and traffic will be a mess, which will affect carnaval-goers and non-carnaval goers. Here is a full list of street closures and parking info.Sweet Transvestites!
This year's "featured entertainment" is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as the film celebrates its 35th anniversary. The event will include a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" Stage located on Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard and will feature a special performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show starting at 9:15 p.m., hosted by legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show MC, Sal Piro. Plus, at 10:45 p.m. they will attempt to break the Guinness Record for the largest group "Time Warp" dance. Practice your moves now.

Things get rolling an hour into the festivities with a march at 7 p.m. that will feature some of the stars of RHPS.

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Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul!
You're out of luck if you "really love that rock-n-roll," but in addition to the RHPS stuff, there will be some other live performances. Download the schedule here.

Science Fiction, Double Feature!
Technology that once was only imaginary is now able to help you deal with the logistics of the evening. By Texting WEHOSHERIFF to 888777 on your cell phone, you will receive traffic, parking, and event updates for the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval tonight. (Standard text messaging rates may apply, depending on your cell phone calling plan).

I Can Make You a Man!
Failing that, you can watch the making of an honorary mayor. See Prince Poppycock be crowned Mayor of the Carnaval, who has selected The Trevor Project as his charity of choice.

I'm Going Home!
At 11 p.m. Because that's when it ends. Incidentally, it starts at 6 p.m.

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