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All dressed up and nowhere to go? Places to party in DTLA for Halloween

By Hayley Fox
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 10:03AM
Flickr via digiyesica

Downtown abounds with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos events.

Grand Park does Dia De Los Muertos: From 5 to 11 p.m. this Friday, this free event will take place on the Event Lawn of the newly completed 12-acre park. There will be special altars, food trucks, a full bar and bands galore -- including Mariachi El Bronx and Trio Ellas.

Blumhouse of Horrors: This haunted house set up inside the historic DTLA Variety Arts theater takes guests on a 30 minute tour of terror. Watch small theatric vignettes as you walk up stairs, down alleyways and through hidden doors -- and leave the scaring to the professionals. Open every day until November 3.

DTLA Kids Party: While Downtown may not seem like the most likely place to trick-or-treat, the Grand Hope Park at FIDM is hosting a festival on Halloween for kids and their parents. Costumes and candy buckets are required for the little ones and organizers say the party will include trick-or-treat doors, a bounce house, jugglers, face painters, cotton candy and popcorn, and more. Admission costs $5 and children under the age of 2 get in free.

Cabaret de L'Enfer: On October 31, The Edison will be hosting a Halloween party beginning at 7 p.m. The night includes "an extraordinary selection of Attractions Diaboliques featuring Apparitions and Gifted Eccentriques." Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door if you come wearing a costume and $35 if you don't.

"Razorblades in Your Reese's" at the Downtown Independent: This Main Street movie theater is hosting a free Halloween party Wednesday night that includes an assortment of Halloween-themed short films, DJs, dancing and reportedly...an actual human sacrifice.

'90s Pirate Party at La Cita: As part of the bar's Mucho Wednesdays, they're hosting a special Halloween edition that includes a dance party packed with '90s dance jams, a costume contest, a photo booth and Halloween games. The theme of the night is; haunted pirate.

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