The ancient pagans believed that during Halloweenthe delineation between the physical and spiritual realms faded, allowing supernatural entities to frolic among mere mortals. Similarly, during Halloween in LA, the delineation between the queer and heteronormative realms fade, allowing men and woman of all integers on the Kinsey scale to strip half naked and folic across the gayborhood of West Hollywood. But, Angelenos know there is plenty of fun to be had before October 31st. So slip on your animal ears/underpants combo ensemble, because, to paraphrase a song for another holiday, “On the thirteenth day of Halloween, by Grindr trick gave to me…”
13 Creeps a’Creeping
Out director Justin Fix brings back Creep LA for its second installment, ENTRY, filling 12,000 square foot space with 28 thespians to create 45 mins of interactive eeriness. Its like if Speak No More were directed by David Lynch.
2316 N. San Fernando Rd
12 Whores a’ Whoring
Dance with the D’Vils in the pale moonlight, as werewolf king Stefano Rosso’s Whore Haus descends upon Hot Rod for Halloween-themed festivities with your hosts Saint Peter D’Vil, Notorious Ali Doom, Dakota D’Vil, and DJ Mateo Segade.
Whore Haus Halloween Edition
11 Twistys a’Clowning
Universal Studios Hollywood invokes Ryan Murphy’s unique brand of thrilling homoeroticism with this year’sHalloween Horror Nights: American Horror Story. Based on the FX anthology series, HHN devotes an entire maze to Season 1’s Murder House, Season 4’s Freak Show, and Season 5’s Hotel Cortez. But be warned, Twisty the Clown could be lurking behind any corner.
Halloween Horror Nights: American Horror Story
Oct 13th- Nov 5th
10 Freddys Slashing
A cemetery is the perfect venue to screen the slasher flick that gave an entire generation insomnia. Costumes are encouraged, so assemble your squad, stretch out on a blanket, and uncork a bottle of 2-buck chuck. Just don’t drink too much and fall asleep, because you know who is waiting to stalk your dreams.
Nightmare on Elm Street Screening w/ Costume Contest
Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
9 Balls a’Bouncing
Get your jock on while donating to a admirable cause. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The only caveat is costumes are mandatory. But, if you ever met a WeHo Dodgeball player, you know getting them into a costume isn’t much of a challenge.
WeHo’s Dodgeball’s 3rd Annual Charity Halloween
Pan Pacific Auditorium
7600 Beverly Blvd
8 Singles Mingling
The only thing scarier than ghouls and goblins is the thought of having to spend a holiday alone. That’s why The Gay Matchmaking Club is hosting this casual mixer for those looking for friends, professional contacts, and possibly some arm candy forHalloween.
Halloween Mix n Mingle
801 N Fairfax Ave
7 Queens a’Slaying
Its the bloodiest prom this side of Carrie. Local performance artist Ian McKinnon hosts this 4th wall breaking murder mystery where everyone competes to be this year’s queen. Who will take the tiara? And who will just take a dirt nap?
Planet Queer: Killer Prom
4356 W Sunset Blvd
6 Killers Twerking
Dubbed “Best Geek Party” by LA Weekly, Geek Pride’s October event rips the horrific hunks off the pages of the Year of Fear 2017 calendar and serves them up on the go-go boxes of Precinct. Some have killer abs, some are just killers.
Year of Fear: DTLA Halloween Party
357 S Broadway
5 Gays Who Sing
Gay power couple Fred & Jason return with 11th annual Halloweenie. This Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles charity tradition features the DJ talents ofDavid Aude, Dawna Montell, and Jermey Blacklow, plus a cavalcade of SoCal’s hottest queers flaunting fierce costume game.
California Science Center
700 Exposition Blvd
4 Cosplay Nerds
The gay geeks of LA embrace the dark side of the cosplay force for Hard Villains 5th annual erotic costume contest. Rub elbows, and other anatomical parts, with Darth Vader, Lex Luthor, Magneto for a chance to score a cash prize. Plus, who can resist that bad boy charm?
4219 Santa Monica Blvd
3 Drag Twins
The gruesome twosome that is The Boulet Brothers once again unleash their horde of hairy go-gos and man-eating drag queens upon downtown Los Angeles as they transmogrify the the historic Globe Theater into a massive haunted mansion. Expect mind blowing DJ sets, live performances, interactive horror zones, and all the other sinful pleasures you expect from the Boulets.
Boulet Brother’s 16th Annual Halloween Ball
740 S Broadway
The night is dark and full of terrors. Good thing DJs Paulo & Alexander offer a nocturnal sanctuary until the sun comes back up. Hosted by Jenna Marx, this annual after hours event keeps the party going until the break of dawn.
Reload After Hours
Couture Night Club
1640 N Cahuenga Blvd
And a Parade on a Queer Street
Everything before this was a mere amuse bouche; this is the filet mignon. Serving as the epicenter ofHalloween debauchery, the Santa Monica Strip morphs into a veritable street party showcasing the costumes of Los Angeles’ diverse populace, no matter their age, race, gender, or sexuality. It’s the cities most jubilant shindig this side of the LA Pride Parade.
Conduit: West Hollywood Halloween Carnival
Santa Monica Blvd between La Cienega and Doheney
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