2013 Sunset Strip Halloween Guide

The countdown to one of our favorite holidays is officially on. Grab your costume and join us for two weeks of rockin’ Halloween party fun.

Metal & Spooky Rock at Whisky – Oct. 19, 20, 24, 26 & 31

The Whisky is hosting a full month of spooky sounding rock and roll. Catch Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood and Battlecross on Oct. 19; Disgorge, Necronomicon, Unsanctified and Crypt Infection on Oct. 20; Mortified Mortician, Rhythm Coffin and Vestal Sin on Oct. 24; The Koffin Kats, Los Bandits, Grave Slaves and TwentyOne Skulls on Oct. 26; and I See Stars, The Word Alive and Get Scared on Oct. 31. www.whiskyagogo.com

GORGE Tim Burton Inspired Wine Dinner – Oct. 22

GORGE restaurant gets into the spirit with a “spirited” wine dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The event is hosted by master sommelier Darius Allyn and will feature a menu inspired by the films of Tim Burton, including “Alice In Wonderland Amuse Bouche” (wild mushroom soup), “Corpse Bride Napoleon” (smoked salmon, caviar, crème fraiche, tomato confit and poached egg), “Sweeny Todd Sausage” (pistachio pork sausage, potato puree, shallot and cabbage choucroute, burgundy and blueberry sauce) and “Nightmare Before Xmas Dessert” (chocolate gianduja cream, flourless chocolate cake). Each course will be paired with a mystery wine (or two). The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is $95 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 310-657-6328. www.facebook.com/gorgelosangeles

Haunted Midnights IV at The Comedy Store – Oct. 24

Considered one of the most haunted buildings in Los Angeles, The Comedy Store has played home to murderous mobsters, lost souls and restless spirits for nearly a century. Going back to the days when it was the celebrity hot spot Ciro's, many an unfortunate patron may have gone to their untimely death here, and perhaps, never left. Join your host Skitzo, as he presents stories and vintage TV clips of firsthand encounters with our resident spirits. And we’ve just added a surprise Illusionist from The Magic Castle. We'll finish at the stroke of midnight, with a personally guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the most haunted spots in The Comedy Store, so you can judge for yourself! Tickets are $10 for this 21 and older adventure. thecomedystore.com

Animal House Toga Party at State Social House – Oct. 26, 30 & 31

Grab your toga and best John Belushi impression and head to State Social House for an epic three-night Animal House Party-themed costume party. Live music, DJs and drink specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. www.statesocialhouse.com

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour at House of Blues – Oct. 26

Spooky meets sexy with the SuicideGirls burlesque show. Performances and stripteases based on films including “Kill Bill,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Planet Of The Apes,” and more. Tickets range from $25 GA to VIP packages that start at $90. This show is ages 18 and older. www.hob.com/LA  

Got Your Costume?

Are you ready for Halloween weekend? Stop by Aah’s gift store or the Halloween Adventure Superstore pop up for a variety of costumes and Halloween supplies. www.aahs.com  www.shophalloweenadventure.com

Rainbow’s Annual Halloween Costume Party – Oct. 28 & 29

That’s right, the Rainbow is hosting TWO parties this year! The first is on Oct. 28 followed by one on Oct. 29. Costume contests, prizes, giveaways, surprise celebrity judges, pizza, drinks, fun! Both parties start at 7:00 p.m. Full details  

Asylum Costume Party at Skybar – Oct. 31

Costumes are required at this annual Halloween party. This year’s theme is “asylum” and features a special guest DJ. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. To RSVP or for table reservations, call 323-848-6025. www.facebook.com/mondrian

Rockin’ Dead Halloween at House of Blues Foundation Room – Oct. 31

Kelly McGarry presents a night of scary rockin’ bands, go-go dancers, drink specials, costume contest and a party on the deck patio. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 21 and older party. www.hob.com/LA

DJ Halloween Party at The Standard – Oct. 31

Stop by The Standard’s mmhmmm dance club for a Halloween party with DETOX (from RuPaul’s Drag Race) and DJs Kim Ahn and Anon. Plus $5 witches brew cocktail specials. No cover to attend, but you must RSVP to clubboobytrap.com. Doors open at 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/mmhmmmthatsright


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