There’s lots of great things to do in honor of both Halloween and the lead up to election day! Monday’s Halloween celebration is followed by lots of great theater performances the rest of the week. In addition to two election-themed shows, a special one-night-only event from Pop Up Magazine will take place, as will a new twist on an old classic tale, starring a television great. If you’d rather just eat and drink your way through the week, a new mixology series is helping your hump day, and National Nacho Day ends the week on an ooey gooey cheesy note.
There are a lot of great options for partying on Halloween night, but only one can boast being the largest Halloween street party in the world. West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Carnaval (on Santa Monica Blvd. between N. Doheny Dr. & La Cienega Blvd.) brings over half a million people to the streets for a night of live music and entertainment. Multiple stages and food trucks will be set up for the free event, which runs from 6pm – 11pm. After the festivities end, many of WeHo’s bars are keeping the fun going until closing time.
For more adult fun with a few less people, there are lots of great Halloween Parties for Adults in Los Angeles. If trick or treating is on the agenda, be sure to hit up the Best Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating in Los Angeles, or if going door to door isn’t your thing, you can always head to one of these fun Alternatives To Trick Or Treating For Kids In L.A. For a list of all of our exciting events, visit Best Events For Halloween This Year.
“VOTE OR DIE LAUGHING: A Post-Modern Political Vaudeville”
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
Election Day is fast approaching, and there’s only one more week to get in all the great satire that comes along with it. Dubbed the clowns of political satire, Culture Clash is joining some very special guests for a show that pokes fun at a presidential campaign that has been all at once harrowing and hilarious. The group is celebrating both Dia de los Muertos and the election with comedy, commentary, and a special performance by Pacifico Dance Company.
Liquid Intelligence Series
The Mixing Room at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tonight kicks off a month-long series of mixology classes at The Mixing Room at the JW Marriott in downtown L.A. The ultra hip bar will host local experts who will lead tastings and interactive seminars about beers, wines, and other libations. The class is free, and is offered most Wednesdays from 7:00pm – 9pm. Tonight’s class is all about discovering savory flavors, while other topics covered this month include Syrah (November 9), Sam Adams Winter Beers & Cookie Pairings (November 16), and Hot Cocktails for Cool Nights (November 30).
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Pop-Up Magazine is returning to Los Angeles as the first stop on their upcoming national tour. Tonight only, the live magazine created for stage, screen, and live audiences, will hold a performance featuring authors, popular radio personalities, and artists. This American Life producer Stephanie Foo, bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith, and the author of the story that became Argo, Joshuah Bearman, will join three special guests exclusive to the L.A. performance. Together they’ll tell vivid, multimedia stories, accompanied by illustration, animation, and more for a truly unique experience.
Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Last week, Jon Robin Baitz’s “Vicuña” made its world premiere, and with Election Day coming up, there’s no better time to see it. A brash presidential candidate on the rise is at the center of this brand new satire. The real estate tycoon turned reality TV star turned candidate coerces a world-renowned tailor to serve him, helping him create the ultimate power suit. The hot-off-the-presses show offers audiences the rare opportunity to see a play that satirizes our nation’s political discourse as it unfolds right before our eyes.
World Premiere: Hansel & Gretel Bluegrass
24th Street Theatre
1117 West 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Tonight is the World Premiere of an old classic, as a new version of the Hansel & Gretel story opens at the award winning 24th Street Theatre. Set in depression-era Kentucky, a radio announcer (played by Bradley Whitford via video performance) narrates the story, and is accompanied by the bluegrass band The Get Down Boys. Tonight’s performance is a great chance to see how the experimental theater company presents provocative plays that appeal to kids (8+), while maintaining the look and emotional depth of adult theater.
Celebrate National Nacho Day
If cheese microwaved over tortilla chips is what nachos mean to you, then National Nacho Day is the perfect time to break away from boring and try something new. Kimchi Nachos are a definite must try, and Komodo is the place to go (don’t miss the limited time Phorrito while you’re there), or try out some Braised Pork Belly Nachos at TLT Food. Boneyard Bistro has you covered for pulled pork, brisket, and sausage BBQ Nachos, and for a totally different, healthier experience, try Petty Cash Taqueria’s Roasted Cauliflower Nachos, made from cauliflower.