CuriousJosh’s Picks for This Halloweekend!

CuriousJosh pic, Halloween 2008
CuriousJosh pic, Halloween 2008

Big ups yet again to Mr. Curious for the info. I’m so lazy I hadn’t planned anything for tomorrow yet–not even a costume. Josh, this is my cheat sheet for tomorrow! You’ve made my social life SO much easier.  -Lucinda.

Hello Los Angeles! Looking for something different?

I’m CuriousJosh, once again happily here courtesy of LA Weekly, to let you in on everything from partying in an old church to burlesque queens to costumes amidst the hallowed halls of world-class LA museums. There’s also one post-ghost highlight where House music legend John Tejada plays the intimate Zanzibar next Wednesday. After the weekend, I’ll return with photos from the events, plus some secret happenings I habituate throughout LA’s underground nightlife.

Danse Macabre (Friday)
Visit Danse Macabre for hip haunts in an off-beat venue. An old church provides perfect haunting grounds for the hip and energetic crowd brought together by Shits & Giggles and Jelly Roll. Special performance by host The Lady Tigra. The werewolves will be howling along with DJs Christine Renee, Travis TK Disco (Hot Biscuit), Aaron Castle (A Club Called), Chris Bowen, and Victor Rodriguez. 10p-5a. The Church, 606 E. 6th Street. Limited pre-sale tix for $10. $15 at the door. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/86732

Miss Kitty’s Parlor (Friday and Saturday)
Miss Kitty’s Parlor presents dual debauchery for Friday and Saturday. Expect an alternative crowd enjoying go-go dancers of all genders, combined with provocative burlesque…and a variety of DJs. Friday features Victoria Vengeance burlesque, a live set from Calpernia Adams, with DJs Slash Fiction & RX Slaughter. Saturday features Godhead, Courtney Cruz from LA Weekly’s “Best of LA” Devil’s Playground burlesque night, with DJs Barbeau and Riley More.

Halloween @ The Skirball (Friday)
The best Halloween deal on a great party can be found at the Skirball Center’s annual friday night celebration. An unbelievably low $10 gains entry to enjoy Hip-Hop, House, Mash-ups, R&B, and Electro in 3 areas, with over 1500 people. RSVP to [email protected] with first and last name for $10 list. Costume Required. Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. LA, 90049. RSVP to [email protected]nsley.com required.

LA Dead Halloween Celebrations (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
LADead and Malediction Society deliver 3 nights of ghoulishness. Friday’s Grimm Fairytale Ball features Darkwave, Trip Hop, Dark Indie, Dark 80’s, Tribal, World Fusion, NeoClassical, Ethereal, Downtempo, Synthpop and Avant Garde with DJ Xian (Malediction Society, Ruin Hollywood, Wumpskate) and DJ Pumpkin (Kabinet Theatre, Cirque Bezerk, The Wandering Marionettes). RSVP through a link next to the event on ladead.com for discount on tickets, which cost between $10 and $20. Entrance & $5 Valet down S. Westmoreland, East of Vermont. http://www.myspace.com/RuinHollywood.

Saturday’s Night of the LADEAD offers unending undead until sunrise at The Bridge. RSVP through a link next to the event on ladead.com for $5 list before midnight. 21+ | 10PM-Afterhours, @ The Bridge: 1356 Palmetto St, 90013. http://www.ladead.com

LADEAD’s masquerade trio crescendoes with Sunday’s Malediction Masque, a steampunk, neo-victorian darkwave and industrial celebration. $2 entry with RSVP links next to event on LADead.com. MALEDICTION SOCIETY, Every Sunday · 10PM-2AM · $7 Entry · 21+, 3100 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 90010. http://www.myspace.com/maledictionsociety.

West Hollywood’s Annual Halloween Carnaval (Saturday)
Multiple stages highlight this annual free street fair where crowded streets and amazing costume displays are the real attraction. Considering the heart of WeHo location, this affair can get a little scandalous. Be sure to grab parking tips from the official website for this highly popular destination, and stop by the Vaudeville stage to see my friends Vaud and the Villains. http://www.weho.org/halloween

Ecco Heaven and Hell Halloween (Saturday)
If you enjoy a Hollywood Halloween with a twist, stop by Ecco’s Heaven and Hell Halloween where the normally VIP tabled venue will adopt alternative touches through burner group Camp Chillax’s outdoor tented area, with additional art installations by Radhika Heresy and the Hive Art Collective. ECCO Ultra Lounge, 1640 North Cahuenga (corner of Hollywood). Tix here.

LACMA Muse Heroes and Villains Costume Ball (Saturday)
Spend your Halloween with art inspired mayhem at the sixth annual Muse Costume Ball. Bands, DJs, interactive electronic art, and large installations combine for an immersive All Hallow’s Eve experience. Features include the Engine, Mindshare Labs, Museum of Traffic, Voxhaul Broadcast, Gotham Chopra, Kim Anh, Glass Garage Gallery and more. http://lacma.org/support/Muse.aspx#costume

IComplex Halloween 3D (Saturday)
A full 3D experience begins when special glasses are received upon entry for viewing IComplex’s Halloween 3D’s visuals designed by Rabbit in the Moon’s VJ Tek. With 5 rooms of varied electronica highlighted by Daedelus’s birthday celebration, the extensive lineup is best viewed on the official website at: http://halloween3d.icomplex.org/

Heat at Zanzibar (Wednesday)
Zanzibar’s Wednesday night club, Heat, remains House music’s best kept secret in Los Angeles. This Wednesday night, house music legend John Tejada headlines with Michael Hart and Porter Tinsley. Considering the cover is only $10, I would recommend early arrival.

A taste of these events  can be seen in the photos on my website at http://www.curiousjosh.com, and in this week’s LA Weekly CuriousJosh Column here.