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Halloweekend Downtown Event Highlights

By blogdowntown Staff
Published: Friday, October 29, 2010, at 01:16PM
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Some of the participants at Olvera Streets Day of the Dead processions.

With three final days left in the Halloween season (and five more for Dia de los Muertos, we wanted to point out a few events to help spook you proper Downtown. Be sure to also check out our Halloween nightlife guide with plenty of options for adult fun with tricks, treats, and drinks.

All weekend

Olvera Street’s annual Day of the Dead celebration continues through Tuesday with nightly processionals. Over 100 participate in the Novenarios, dressed in traditional Olmec, Chichimec, and Aztec costumes or skull masks and flamenco style dresses, which goes up and down Olvera Street. The walks end in the central plaza where altars are erected in honor of the deceased, and dances and additional ceremonies performed. On Monday and Tuesday, Olvera Street will also host a Day of the Dead Fiesta. Fiestas: Mon & Tue 10am-6pm / Processions thru Tue, Nov 2nd at 7pm / Olvera Street

Friday

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane: It's Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford in this final film of Pershing Square's outdoor Friday Night Fright Flicks series. This psychological thriller shows two sisters, both washed up actresses, exacting revenge against each other. Bring a blanket, snacks, but no alcohol permitted. 8pm / Pershing Square / 532 S. Olive

Saturday

“Zombieland”: Watch this comedy-horror flick on a giant screen as part of the Outdoor Cinema Food Festival, with food trucks in lieu of concession snacks, and a stocked bar to make up for the “no outside alcohol allowed” rule. We’re hoping they'll have Twinkies. $8 “grounds fee” / 8pm / L.A. State Historic Park

Sunday, Halloween

LAVA's Sunday Salon: Presentations by Joe Oesterle, author of "Weird Hollywood," Richard Carradine and Lisa Mouse from the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles, and Mesmeralda, a skid row fortune teller who sing about encounters with La Llarona and other scary tales. Free! / 12pm / Cliftons Cafeteria / 648 S Broadway

The Third Annual Halloween Party for Downtown L.A. Kids: The free Halloween party created so children living Downtown can have a safe place to nab some treats is expected to have hundreds of costumed kids this year. Activities include face painting, plus the nearby Ralphs Fresh Fare is the supplier of said treats. RSVP at www.downtownla.com. 5pm to 8pm / Grand Hope Park / W. 9th and Hope

Halloween Silent Film: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The legendary John Barrymore stars in the dual role of this 1920 silent horror classic. The film will be accompanied live by Clark Wilson on the Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ. Tickets: $37.75+ / 7:30pm / Walt Disney Concert Hall / 111 S. Grand

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