Halloween in Los Angeles — The Best Halloween Concerts & Club Nights

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The Halloween fun is about to commence in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for some cool events for Halloween in L.A. — we got you. Halloween in Los Angeles is about to go off! From underground club nights to ghoulish dance parties, bloody concerts and darkwave discos — here’s all the best musical things to do for Halloween in L.A.

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Oct. 24 — GWAR at The Belasco

Who’s ready or blood? If you’ve never been to a GWAR show, you might want to do you research. And please don’t wear any clothing of value. It’s pretty much ALWAYS Halloween with GWAR. Supporting GWAR are Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, and Against The Grain.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24
Price: $28
Location: The Belasco, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 25–31– PSYCHO in Concert at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

Now this is just going to be straight up dope. It’s no wonder PSYCHO in Concert at the Ace takes place multiple days (Oct. 25, 26, 27, 30) so everyone can get their dose of Halloween PYSCHO. Watch Hitchcock’s masterpiece on the big screen while the LA Opera Orchestra delivers a chilling live score.

Date: Oct. 25, 26, 27, 30, 31
Price: $29 – $99
Location: Theatre at Ace Hote, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 25 — Messer Chups at Moroccan Lounge

The eerie Messer Chups is coming to the Moroccan Lounge for a spooktacular show you won’t want to miss. Always throwing down those spooky surf-rock instrumentals whether it’s Halloween or not, Messer Chups will be all the more special during this festive season.

Date: Oct. 25
Price: $20
Location: Moroccan Lounge, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 25–Nov. 2 — CINEMA PHANTASMAGORIA at Million Dollar Theatre

The Halloween flicks are non-stop this October in Los Angeles, and one of our favorite places to see a Halloween movie this season is CINEMA PHANTASMAGORIA! Running Oct. 25 through Nov. 2 and brought to you by Street Food Cinema, step into a mysterious 1920’s movie palace where time stands still. Eat, drink, and be spooky: Shuan of the Dead, Beetlejuice, The Conjuring, Sleepy Hollow, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Date: Friday, Oct. 25
Price: $22+
Location: Million Dollar Theatre, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 25 — Late Night! Stanley Kubrick at The Skirball

Prefer your creepy Halloween with a chill vibe? The Skirball Cultural Center is hosting an outdoor screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining! Also, the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs will be open for viewing from 6-10pm!  DJ, food trucks, and a cash bar!

Date: Friday, Oct. 25
Price: $5, FREE for members
Location: The Skirball, West L.A.

Oct. 25 — Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Celebration

Honor loved ones who have passed on to the other realm at Old Pasadena’s Day of the Dead celebration. Taking place Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 — the event is free and includes: Salsa on the Alley with La Junta and Son Mayor. There will also be community altars, activities, and more!

Date: Friday, Oct. 25, 26
Price: Free
Location: Old Town Pasadena

Oct. 25 — FIRE WALK WITH ME: A Twin Peaks Halloween Party at The Echoplex

Halloween at the Echoplex is always a given. And what better way to celebrate Halloween than with an eerie Twin Peaks themed party. There will be live performances and a DJ set by Angela Seo of Xiu Xiu. Grab a log because Twin Peaks costumes are encouraged!

Date: Friday, Oct. 25
Price: $12
Location: The Echoplex, Echo Park

Oct. 25 — Man Man Halloween Party at The Hi Hat

Man Man at El Rey — Photos: Dominoe Farris-Gilbert

Man Man always brings the festive fun! Whether it’s Halloween or not, you can expect a wildly memorable show. Full of all that wonderful weirdness and charm, we can only imagine what Man Man has in store for Halloween. Joining Man Man are Ether Feather, Kate Berlant and Make A Rising. Wear a costume!

Date: Friday, Oct. 25
Price: $6.66 (Best tickets price ever, btw!)
Location: The Hi Hat, Highland Park

Oct. 25 — The Paranoias L.A. HALLOWEEN PARTY at House of Machines

Delicious craft cocktails and coffee, underground bands and bikes, it’s always a good time at The House of Machines. If you like motorcycles and music, this is the place to be. Costumes encouraged!

P.S. The combination of motos and music reminds us of when Grimy Goods was hosting rock ‘n’ rides like 6 + years ago! #GoodOleDays

Date: Friday, Oct. 25
Price: $5 – $15
Location: House of Machines, Downtown L.A. Arts District

Oct. 26 — Giorgio’s Halloween with TENSNAKE at Hotel Figueroa

Giorgio’s the iconic disco club born on the Sunset Strip is making its way to Downtown Los Angeles for an evening of dancing you won’t soon forget. With performances by TENSNAKE, Prince Poppycock, Bears in Space, and many more, this is the dance party to be at for Halloween weekend in L.A.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Price: $35+
Location: Hotel Figuroa, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 26 — Night of the Living Dead with Necro at Catch One

Presented by UndergroundHipHopBlog comes Night of the Living Dead at the iconic Catch One. Up in the mix will be Necro, Madchild, Twisted Insane, G-Mo Skee, Parallax (UK), Mykill Miers, Pawz One, w/ special guest Mr. Hyde.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Price: $25 – $75
Location: Catch One, Mid City

Oct. 26 — Spooky Feels: Indie Rock + Indie Dance Party at Echoplex

Not a fan of traditional, and often douchey night clubs? Neither are we. ELECTRIC FEELS is an experiential dance party that plays Indie Rock + Indie Dance songs all night with amazing DJs, stage production. This special Halloween addition will feature all the good indie rock + spooky jams!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Price: FREE
Location: Echoplex, Echo Park

Oct. 26 — Morrissey with Interpol at Hollywood Bowl

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Morrissey at LA Sports Arena — Photo: Bryan Olinger

Want all those charming feels, head on over to the Hollywood Bowl and catch ‘This Charming Man,’ the one-and-only Morrissey live at the Bowl. Joining Moz are Interpol. Now that’s a winning Halloween combo.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Price: $39+
Location: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Hills

Oct. 26 — Underground SPOOKTACULAR at Grand Star Jazz Club 

Still hight off those Morrissey and Interpol Halloween vibes? The party isn’t over. Head over to Club Underground for the afterparty! Get your goth dance on to undead 80s, ghoulish grooves goth and dark indie. Rotating DJs: Larry G. (Underground), programforlight (Tokyo Records), and Alex Transistor (DepecheMode & Smiths/Moz Convention) and Ian Curtis Is Hungry (Instagram Sweethearts)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Price: $9
Location: Grandstar Jazz Club, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 26 — División Alegre Alien Invasion Halloween Party at Harvard Yard Bar

You may not be storming Are 51 at this Halloween affair, but the dope beats, breaks and rhythms will surely transport you to another planet. Get ready, the aliens have landed! With live music performances by:⁣⁣⁣⁣ 5amsoundexperiment, X Ray Eyes, Man Made Lake ⁣⁣⁣, SodaBoxx, Kyd Barrett with División Alegre spinning vinyl records.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26
Price: $5
Location: Harvard Yard Bar, Arlington Heights,

Oct. 29 — Tenacious D Post Apocalypto Tour at the Wiltern

Not into scary, dark shit? Prefer your Halloween ghouls to be foolish and fun? Head on over the the Wiltern to catch Jack Black and Kyle Glass as Tenacious D. Their Post Apocalypto Tour is set to blow your butt off.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 29
Price: $59 – $99
Location: The Wiltern, Korea Town

Oct. 29 — Murder Ballads & Dark Songs: An Evening of Timeless Songs About Killers, Scorned Lovers and Evil-Doers at The Echo

Prepare yourself for an evening of darkness and mood as some of L.A.’s most beloved acts serenade you in the creepiest of ways. Presented by the awesome folks at Los Angeleno, enjoy covers and originals performed by: Caught A Ghost, Tashaki Miyaki, Los Dead Dreams, Gun Outfit, The Little Miss, Cassandra Violet, Henry Wolfe

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 29
Price: $15
Location: The Echo, Echo Park

Oct. 30 — The Adicts at The Belasco

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The Adicts at Fonda Theatre — Photo: Wes Marsala

Halloween in LA isn’t the same without an Adicts show. With all those Clockwork Orange vibes and theatrics, the Adicts always deliver that extravagant punk that they’re known for.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30
Price: $25
Location: The Belasco, Downtown L.A.

Oct. 31 — Beach Goth at Hollywood Palladium

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The Growlers’ annual Beach Goth is always the place to be in when Halloween rolls around. This year Beach Goth will take place on Halloween night as well as the following night, Nov. 1 at its new location the Hollywood Palladium! The lineup is a surprise and if you’ve ever been to a Beach Goth, you know their performance selections are always the best.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1
Price: $39.50+
Location: Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood

Oct. 31 — Oingo Boingo at The Saban

The former members of Oingo Boingo are bringin’ the Dead Man’s Party back to life on none other than Halloween Night. Original ‘80s and ‘90s era Oingo Boingo members Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez, Sam “Sluggo” Phipps, Carl Graves, and on occasion Steve Bartek, John Avila, and Doug Legacy are joined by Brendan McCreary (vocals), Mike Glendinning (guitar), Freddy Hernandez (bass), Brian Swartz (trumpet), and Felice Hernandez (backing vocals) to form Oingo Boingo Dance Party.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31
Price: $34-$58
Location: The Saban, Beverly Hills

Oct. 31 — Magnolia House Halloween Party

Located in a charming Craftsman House in Downtown, Pasadena — you’ll find the cozy-cool Magnolia House. This place slings delicious craft cocktails on the daily, quality coffee (get the Nitro Cold Brew!) and delicious eats! I’d be lying if I wasn’t a bit biased here, considering our lil fam goes to Mag House at least once a week. But what can I say, it’s a dope spot. In celebration of All Hallows Eve, Magnolia House is hosting their annual Halloween party — no cover! Costume contest with prizes, spooky tunes by PRISM djs and plenty of ghastly libations.

Pro Tip: Try their new cocktails: Bee Keeper and Candy Apple Cream.
So. Good.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31
Price: FREE Entry
Location: Downtown (South Lake), Pasadena

Nov. 2 — Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Hands down, the best Dia de los Muertos celebration, that is, if you’re not celebrating in Mexico! This year the Dia de los Muertos annual event at Hollywood Forever is themed the Monarch Butterfly and its winter home, the Mexican state of Michoacán. Musical performances by: CAFÉ TACVBA
LIDO PIMIENTA, LA DOÑA, THE DELIRIANS and more.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Price: $25
Location: Hollywood Forever, Melrose Hill, Hollywood

Nov. 2 — Hard Day of the Dead at LA State Historic Park

Dog Blood, The Martinez Brothers, Zhu’s Blacklizt, Tokimonsta!! It’s all treat and no trick this year at Hard’s Day of the Dead happening November 2nd at L.A. State Historic Park in DTLA!!

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Price: $69-$139
Location: LA State Historic Park

BONUS: Day Of Halloween

Oct. 31 — Bleed Out Halloween w/ Ministry (live cover band), Panther Modern (live), DJ sets by The Soft Moon, Boy Harsher at The Lash

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Oct. 31 — Oh Sees, Prettiest Eyes at Teragram Ballroom

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Oct. 31 — Booty And Goblins (Halloween Hip Hop Party) at Moroccan Lounge

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Oct. 31 — Cold War Kids at Bootleg Theater

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Oct. 31 —  La Chamba & El Conjunto Nueva Ola at The Paramount

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Oct. 31 — Oingo Boingo (Former Members) Halloween Party at Saban

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Oct. 31 — Extraterrestre y Trankis: A Chulita Vinyl Halloween Party at Love Song Bar (FREE)

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Oct. 31 — ASAP FERG at Madera Nigh Club

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Oct. 31 — Halloween Comedic Variety Show and Boogie at The Virgil

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Oct. 31 — FOXES Magazine Halloween Extravaganza! at Lodge Room

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