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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Weho

The what, where and when of festivities in West Hollywood sure to scare up a good time Friday through Monday.

The countdown to All Hallows' Eve has begun and it's shaping up to be one monster of a holiday in West Hollywood. From a flashlight tour of the to a go-go dancing celebration in the heart of Boystown, and let's not forget the main event, West Hollywood's Halloween Costume Carnaval, there's no need to leave town this year. Here's a roundup of things to do, places to see, all weekend long.

Friday, Oct. 28

1. Get spooked at the Comedy Store's Haunted Midnights., featuring a presentation by paranormal investigative group , a summoning of the spirits by mentalist Brent Webb, and a flashlight tour of the . Tickets are $15. The show starts at 11:59 p.m.

2. Spooktacular kicks off at the with performances by Oh No Not Stereo, We Are The Riot, Some Hear Explosions, and Briertone. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Spooktacular will run through the weekend and feature a number of different bands. See for more details. 

3. ’s four-night costume party begins Friday at 9 p.m. The annual Masquerade features drink specials and DJs every night through Halloween. Check Isla's Facebook page for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 29

4. is having a Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves Halloween Party, complete with fortune tellers, magicians and poolside performances by The JJAMZ and Allah Las, along with DJ sets by Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 and Mark Schoenecker. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

5. is hosting a Halloween "Dress As Your Favorite Denizen" Costume Party. They'll be anointing best costume prizes, doling out door prizes and giving drink specials, including the $5 "you call it" drink with Crystal Head Vodka, and "mystery shot sauce."

6. Saturday is officially Go Go Dancer Appreciation Day in the city of West Hollywood. That means a street party from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Larrabee Street near Santa Monica Boulevard between Eleven and Micky’s, featuring "a visual array of Go-Go dancers," as the city puts it, choreographed performances by the Evolution Of Go-Go, DJ Paulo Ramirez, and contests with prizes.

Sunday, Oct. 30

7. is hosting its 3rd Annual Tea Dance, complete with tasty cheap drink specials, a costume contest and surprise guests, with tunes by DJ Derek Montiero. The sinister celebration takes place 4-8 p.m. Admission is free. Just RSVP. Post Party will be at beginning at 9 p.m.

8. Get into the Halloween spirit at Sunday night "Mary-aoke." is hosting a Best Singer in Costume Contest. You must be in costume and perform a song in order to enter the contest to win $100 in cash and prizes.

Monday, Oct. 31

9. ’s SKYBAR is having a "costume mandatory" Willy Wonka Halloween Party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The themed spectacle will simulate the famous Chocolate Factory, boast a fully costumed staff, and feature music by DJ Devin Lucien throughout the night.

10. One of the world’s largest Halloween celebrations, the (adult) West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is taking place from 6-11 p.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard, between Dohney and La Cienega Boulevard. The main event features live music, food, and some very creative costumes. Admission is free.

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Paul October 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM
It use to be fun when it was something the gay community just did without the cities involvement. They ruined it for the gay people who live here. Of coarse now so many breeders have moved to the neighbor hood that to have dulled down what once was a REALLY fun, wild experience!
Stephanie October 29, 2011 at 02:02 AM
Another fun way to make the parade meaningful is to march with the PROTECT PLUMMER PARK GROUP and carry PLACARDS with SAVE PLUMMER PARK and SAVE THE TREES OF PLUMMER PARK. DON'T BULLDOZE PLUMMER PARK. on Sunday the 30th we will be in Plummer Park making placards at 3pm. Come join in. Make Halloween a protest for Plummer Park! Stop the madness and save $41 MILLION DOLLARS!
Stephanie October 29, 2011 at 02:10 AM
Dress as trees that are going to be chopped down! WEHO, THE TREE KILLING CITY! Don't KILL THE HERITAGE TREES OF PLUMMER PARK! Come make signs in Plummer Park, Sun. Oct. 30' at 3:00pm
Paul October 29, 2011 at 05:19 AM
I wouldn't mind a man made lake inside the remodeled plummer park with ducks. That would be very pleasant and enjoyable! Might be a bit much to consider since the area isn't exactly a quiet relaxing area with so much traffic better Santa Monica Blvd & Fountain. It's a VERY basic neighbor hood park.
Terry October 31, 2011 at 02:44 PM
The West Hollywood Party was the best when it was held at Studio 1 and they tented the parking lot in back and made a huge space. Everybody showed up in costume and not with their dogs, and not with their children in strollers. Those were the good ole days.

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