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Just in time for Halloween is a creepy poetry reading in Los Angeles

Mostly Dead Poets on October 30 at 2pm –  Ruskin Art Club Poets Brendan Constantine and Laurel Ann Bogen will be on hand at the Ruskin Art Club to read “creepy poems,” including Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” “October Knob and Broom,” “Also Frankenstein,” and “Postcard Written Under Halloween Flashlight.” Guests will be able to enjoy refreshments, …

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Fangoria’s Annual Horror Movie Prop and Costume Live Auction

Fangoria’s Annual Horror Movie Prop and Costume Live Auction on October 30, 2011 –  11 a.m., at Premiere Props With all the storied props and costumes that have come up for auction recently, you could stock movie museums around the world. Such treasures as Dorothy’s ruby slippers and Marilyn’s white dress from TheSeven Year Itch fetched record prices globally, …

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KCRW’s Masquerade

KCRW’s Masquerade on October 29, 2011 KCRW pulls out all the stops for their annual adults-only ball. That means multiple rooms with big-name DJs and revelers who take dressing up in costume seriously. We’ll see you in the Gold Room—that’s where Henry Rollins will spin his favorite funk and disco classics. Buy your tickets – $75 On Saturday, …


Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will   October 29 – December 16, 2011 It’s no wonder A Noise Within has selected one of William Shakespeare’s most popular gender benders about mistaken identity to open the first season of its new state-of-the-art playhouse in Pasadena. Their version, set in pre-revolutionary Cuba, gives the madness a Latin …

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Costume Haunt for vintage shopping fans

Costume Haunt on October 29, 2011 1 p.m.-5 p.m., at Unique Vintage This is the Halloween event for vintage-shopping fans. Beauty and lifestyle expert Kym Douglas (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) hosts a fashion show of costumes reminiscent of decades past (think ‘20s flapper dresses and ‘60s mod) followed by designer Sue Wong’s trunk show. The Grilled Cheese Truck and …

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Halloween at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

  Halloween at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on October 29, 2011 6 p.m.-9 p.m., at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Cabrillo Marine Aquarium celebrates the haunted holiday by transforming its space into a pirate-filled “underwater world of chills.” In addition to a special Mermaid’s Lair attraction, the aquarium will set up a Voodoo Village and a Sea Scare Glow Party …

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Halloween and Mourning Tours (Family Friendly)

Halloween and Mourning Tours WHERE Heritage Square Museum WHEN Saturday, October 29, 2011 to Sunday, October 30, 2011  TIME 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Along with participating in a mock (we hope!) funeral, guests who partake of Heritage Square Museum’s Halloween and Mourning Tours on Saturday will learn about Victorian-era mourning rituals and the Spiritualism movement. The program is …


Guinness World Record Zombie Walk Gathering

Zombie Walk The meat hits the pavement when 20,000 ghouls pack downtown Long Beach. The goal: to beat the Guinness World Records’ reigning zombie gathering (4,093 folks) and to ensure no other town comes close to taking the laurels from Long Beach. Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party, a band featuring some former Oingo Boingos, will …


Anita Hill talks with Patt Morrison

Anita Hill [ALOUD] at Central Library Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:00 PM ANITA HILL In conversation with Patt Morrison, L.A. Times columnist & radio host, KPCC, 89.3 FM Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home Two decades after making headlines for testifying at his confirmation hearing that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed …


Identity and Affirmation: Post War African-American Photography

Identity and Affirmation Postwar African American photography is the focal point of this exhibition, which features 136 images from local photographers such as Roland Charles. The show is one of dozens connected to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980, launching at institutions across the region this month. Identity and Affirmation: Post War African-American Photography October …


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