Fun Halloween Events in Long Beach, CA 2014

Fun things to do for Halloween in Long Beach, CA

It’s that time of year again, and Long Beach offers many interesting events for the month of October. If you’re tired of the usual theme park fare of fog-filled mazes and rubber mask jump-scares, here’s a sampling of some of the alternative Halloween events in Long Beach.

MOLAA Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Saturday October 25, 2014

Information from the MOLAA website:

dia de los muertos 2014Día de los Muertos – Noche de Ofrendas Fundraiser

Don’t miss MOLAA’s Noche de Ofrendas, a Día de los Muertos celebration unlike any other! The evening includes:

  • A special exhibition of celebrity inspired altars by actor Hector Elizondo, star of the highly anticipated film The Book of Life, filmmaker Sergio Arau (A Day Without a Mexican), lifestyle reporter and Good Day LA host Mar Yvette, television star Valente Rodriguez (The George Lopez Show), with more to be announced.
  • Artwork and celebrity-inspired altars designs by the event’s honorary curator, Tony Dominguez, recognized as one of the greatest papier-mâché artists in the country whose work has been seen in films, music videos, television and commercials.
  • A special live theatrical performance of La Muerte Vive, produced by Dominguez, and starring Santos de los Angeles and Ms. Ruby Champagne with a special guest appearance by Demetrius Navarro (Friday, ER and Los Beltran.)
  • Musical performances from Rocio Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
  • A silent auction featuring unique travel, art and entertainment packages.
  • Traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist.
  • Specialty tequila-based drinks created by Herradura’s star mixologist, Damian Diaz.
  • Calavera face painting on-site.
  • An interactive Día de los Muertos-themed social kiosk photo booth.

It’s all happening SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014,
7:00pm – 12:00am, at MOLAA!

Tickets $125
Ticket price includes hosted food, drinks and entertainment. Cocktail attire and Dia de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. Please note that this event is intended for an adult audience.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit MOLAA’s exhibition and art education initiatives.

For tickets, or more information, please visit the MOLAA website.

 Long Beach Zombie Walk 2014

lbzombie2014It’s back again this year, and it’s becoming a Long Beach Halloween tradition: The Long Beach Zombie Walk.

What was once a one-day event has become a multi-day zombie, food, music, and horror festival on October 24-26, 2014.

From the Zombie Walk LB website:

“The Living Dead return to Long Beach for the 7th time on Friday, October 24th 2014 as LONG BEACH ZOMBIE WALK VII takes over Shoreline Village and Marina Green!

Join hordes of rotting revelers for the 7th annual zombie outbreak – taking over Rainbow Lagoon!  We will once again be bringing you an apocalyptic festival of live music, an outdoor screenings of a classic zombie films, horror and cult cinema vendors, zombie authors, games, exhibitors, contests, kid friendly events and more! Keep posted – we’re lining up some new ghoulish attractions and creepy surprises for this year’s event!”

For tickets, or more information, please visit their website.

Outdoor Screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween in Sunnyside Cemetery

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I attended the Nosferatu screening in Sunnyside Cemetery last year, and it was a really well organized and fun event. This month they are showing “Halloween”, the classic horror/slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

From the Eventbrite website:

On Saturday, October 18, Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema, in partnership with Long Beach Cinematheque, returns to Sunnyside Cemetery with John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN.

SpectiCast, in association with Compass International Pictures, is distributing a RESTORED and REMASTERED digital version of the groundbreaking 1978 chiller, supervised by cinematographer Dean Cundey – and the good folks at CIP have agreed to allow us an outdoor screening! And where better to experience Halloween than at Sunnyside Cemetery!

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN reigned for decades as the most successful independent film of all time, premiering on October 25th, 1978 in Kansas City, where word-of-mouth saw it expend to Chicago, and New York where it became a steady box office sensation. Over 35 years later, the movie has made its money back more than 200 times! Today, it is the third most successful independent film of all time – often imitated, never surpassed.

Gates open at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm. Food trucks to be announced. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets.

Parking is available at cemetery on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ample street parking on side streets around cemetery. THOSE PARKING ON CEMETERY GROUNDS MUST STAY THROUGH FILM BEFORE EXITING, as the Cemetery only offers stacked parking.

ALL AGES event! This film is Rated R – those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

A proceed of ticket sales will also support Sunnyside Cemetery, a non-profit historical institution celebrating over 100 years in Long Beach.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Eventbright page for this event.

The Howl’oween Parade – October 26, 2014

From howloweenthe Haute Dogs website:

THE PARADE IS Sun., Oct. 26, 2014, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium; across from the fire station). The parade is on the concrete bike path that runs through the park from Colorado St. to Eliot St.The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m. Weiner races at 2 p.m. Great pumpkin drop at 2:15 p.m.

“The parade is expected to include a few hundred kids and adults in costumes, followed by more than 500 costumed dogs with handlers. A few thousand human gawkers will line the parade route, including a panel of distinguished judges that will choose a few dozen human and canine costume winners. Haute Dogs will raise thousands for spay/neuter programs, adoption/rescue groups, Operation Santa Paws and other Long Beach service projects.”

As always, stay tuned for more fun things to do in Long Beach!

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