Halloween ice cream
The Arts District Salt & Straw shop will host a meet-and-greet event on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. with artisans from Los Angeles and Portland who collaborate with head ice cream maker Tyler Malek on his inventive flavors. The Arts District shop will also feature products from a rotating series of artisans who inspire Salt & Straw, including handcrafted salts and chocolates. The Salt & Straw shops embrace the flavors and spirit of Halloween with “spooktacular” creamy treats. Families will enjoy scoops of The Great Candycopia, Dracula’s Blood Pudding, Essence of Ghost, Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Sherbet and Love Potion Sorbet. The flavors are available by the scoop and pint until Monday, Oct. 31. 240 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)466-0485; 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd., (310)310-8429; 12180 ½ Ventura Blvd., (818)358-2890; 829 E. Third St., (213)988-7070.
Dog Haus Biergarten celebrates 5 years
On Friday, Oct. 28, enjoy a Dog Haus dog, sausage and burgers for $5. All beers and well drinks are also $5. Visit from 5 p.m.to 6 p.m. for $1 PBRs and $1 hot dog, burger and corn dog sliders. 93 E. Green St., Pasadena. (626)683-0808.
Stranger things weekend at E.P. & L.P.
West Hollywood’s modern Asian dining destination E.P. & L.P takes Halloween to new heights on Friday, Oct. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. atop the expansive 5,500-square foot L.P. Rooftop. To set the mood for a spirited weekend, guests are encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy an E.P. Ouija board, flickering lights surrounding the rooftop and 1980s musical classics. All weekend, the bar will serve three, limited-edition 1980s-inspired neon Upside-Down cocktails created by beverage director Adam Nystrom. Sip a Winona Wallbanger made with vodka, Galliano, blood orange, clove and cinnamon. The Hawkins is made with Indiana iced tea house spirit blend, citrus, soda, vanilla and boba. The Upside Down house rum blend is made with Citron Sauvage, passion fruit and pineapple. The festivities conclude on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)855-9955.
Wokano Halloween party
“WOK-ing Dead” at Wokcano Santa Monica returns on Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. It’s one of the largest Halloween parties on the Westside and includes costume contests, food and drink specials from 8 to 10 p.m., as well as a zombie “dance-off.” Advance tickets are $20; $30 for VIP front of line access. 1415 Fifth St., Santa Monica. (310)458-3080, www.wokcanohalloweensm2016.eventbrite.com.
Santa Monica zombie crawl
On Saturday, Oct. 29, makeup artists will help participants transform into authentic-looking zombies at the Santa Monica pier before the Santa Monica zombie crawl. Pre-order a wristband for $12 or buy one at the door at Rusty’s Surf Ranch for $15. Participating zombies will walk through the city beginning at 6 p.m. and enjoy spooky food and drink specials at the Santa Monica pier, along Ocean Avenue, at the Third Street Promenade and along Fourth Street. Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Big Dean’s Oceanfront Cafe, Del Frisco’s Grille, Ye Olde King’s Head, Cabo Cantina, Barney’s Beanery and West 4th/Jane will offer food and drink specials. An official zombie after party is at 1212 Santa Monica on the Third Street Promenade. 256 Santa Monica Pier. www.zombiecrawlsm2016.eventbrite.com.
Halloween Skybar at the Mondrian LA
Enter a special “Labyrinth Ball” on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Skybar at the Mondrian LA with music by Diallo & Audiomoe. On Sunday, Oct. 30, the Skybar hosts a special performance by the David Bowie cover band, The Band Who Fell To Earth. The Skybar will be transformed with lace, pearls and dripping wax candelabras. Get lost in a playground of masked fairies and goblins while dancing the night away. On Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, enjoy an exclusive screening of “Labyrinth” at 7:30 p.m. followed by a DJ set from 9 p.m. to closing. 8440 Sunset Blvd., (323)848-6025.
Dia de los Muertos
Gracias Madre is holding a festive Day of the Dead celebration on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. with Aztec dancers and an altar decorating ceremony. Chef Chandra Gilbert is serving special pumpkin empanadas with mole negro. Another treat is pan de muertos con chocolate. The special dishes pair well with beverage director Jason Eisner’s PUNkin horchata cocktails, which are available through Tuesday, Nov. 1. The cocktails are made with almond milk horchata, espresso, Xicaru mezcal, pumpkin syrup and spicy whipped cream. In observance of Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1, guests can write prayers to family members and others who have passed away to be placed on the altar. 8905 Melrose Ave., (323)978-2170.
A Night of 100 ‘Pee-Wees’ at MiniBar
Minibar is holding a Halloween party on Monday, Oct. 31, and everyone must come dressed as Pee-Wee Herman. The fun starts with happy hour at 5 p.m. followed by the party at 8 p.m. Themed drinks include The Large Marge, The Big Adventure, The Au Revoir Simone and more. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 6141 Franklin Ave., (323)798-4939.
Hyperion Public’s Halloween
The Ouija boards are coming out and spirits will invade Hyperion Public in Silver Lake and Studio City on Monday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. The adults-only event begins with chilling tunes by DJs and a “Headstone Happy Hour” all night with $6 drink specials. Try the Necronomicon, Not Dead Just Old Fashioned or Rabid Moscow Mule. Tecate and PBR are $3, and Bud Light and Corona are $4. Sip house wines and well cocktails while sinking your fangs into spiced nuts, marinated olives, fries and grilled cheese sandwiches for $6 or less. Heartier fare includes crispy shrimp tacos, Hyperion buffalo wings, spicy blueberry wings, sliders and Asian steak lettuce cups. Wear a costume for a chance to win Hyperion Public gift cards. The fun continues until 2 a.m. 2538 Hyperion Ave., (323)761-6440; 12969 Ventura Blvd., (818)464-3750.
Join a fun ‘Crawloween’
The Downtown Los Angeles-based ACME Hospitality Group is holding a walking pub crawl to four different venues on Monday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Each establishment is a cover-free epicenter of paranormal activity with spiked cocktails, $5 punch and wicked themes. Sixth Street Tavern features a “Witches” gathering, while Beelman’s Pub will hold a 1990s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” event. Party through the rabbit hole at Library Bar’s “Alice in Wonderland” soiree, and chop it up with the walking dead at Spring St. Bar’s “Day of the Dead” uprising. Each bar is offering a signature sinister cocktail for $7 all Halloween weekend through Monday, Oct. 31. 600 S. Spring St., (213)622-1022; 630 W. Sixth St., Ste. 116-A, (213)614-0053; 630 W. Sixth St., (213)614-1900; 626 S. Spring St., Ste. B, (213)622-5859.
Dinner at Boneyard Bistro on Halloween
Enjoy a delicious Halloween dinner menu at Boneyard Bistro with dishes such as the Attack of The Killer Tomato Soup, Children of The Corn Tamale, Seven Layer Dip Burger, Texas Chainsaw Massacre Short Rib, Blood Red Velvet Cake and Re-Animator Key Lime Pie Crème Brulee. Boneyard Bistro is also serving special cocktails such as Coffin Varnish and Sympathy for the Devil. 13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)906-7427.
Spooky good Pitchoun! Bakery menu
The authentic French restaurant Pitchoun! Bakery in Downtown Los Angeles is putting a spooky twist on classic French favorites through Halloween, with specialty desserts to bring to a party or serve to trick-or-treat guests. There are graveyard cookies, ghost meringues and eclairs shaped like mummies, Dracula and Frankenstein. 545 S. Olive St., (213)689-3240.
Cookie Good monsters
Cookie Good is offering “Monster Mash” cookies made from birthday cake cookies dressed up for Halloween with spooky sprinkles and pumpkin and bat decorations. They also have a Trick or Treat cookie that combines Butterfingers, Heath Bars, Kit Kats, M&Ms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers and topped with candy corn into one cookie. 2448 Wilshire Blvd., (424)280-4100.
The Chapel at the Abbey
David Cooley, owner of The Abbey Food & Bar, opens The Chapel at The Abbey during Halloween weekend. The Chapel is a separate venue from The Abbey, yet the two spaces come together with a cohesive aesthetic. The Chapel’s church theme includes dark stained wood, stained glass windows, gothic lighting, religious- and medieval-themed statues and a DJ booth. Tickets start at $22.78; visit www.theabbeyweho.org. 692 N. Robertson Blvd., (310)289-8410.
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