FRANK’s Five Things-To-Do in NY & LA To Celebrate Halloween

Written by Bernadette

With Halloween one week away falling on a weekday this year on this upcoming Tuesday, we know the true freaks are coming out to play the weekend prior. From spooky scary haunted mazes, candy gobbling, sexy costumes, themes of horror to watch on a big screen or celebrating the dead, there’s something for everyone this weekend or to get you in the Halloween-mood. Here are Frank151’s 5 Things-To-Do this weekend to get your Halloween fix:



ESCAPE HALLOWEEN: Music, Art, Performers and Thrills 

Celebrate Halloween, Insomniac style! Escape Halloween returns to NOS Events Center in Southern California for a two-day festival that provides something for every Halloween lover with an assortment of experiences to keep you entertained all day & night. Escape Halloween features: World Of Escape, Crazy Town and Stages. World Of Escape showcases all there is to the themed festivities from the entrance gates to the multiple mind-blowing stages, Escape into a terrifying world of music, art, performers and thrills.  “Be a freak. Be beautiful. Be your most creative self.” That’s what Insomniac always wants for you.


THE BRIDE OF FRANKSTEIN with Live Orchestra!

Camp, humor and horror collide in one of the greatest sequels ever in The Bride Of Frankenstein with Live Orchestra at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Break out the hairspray and spend Halloween with Elsa Lanchester and Boris Karloff! This year, our hugely popular annual celebration of horror and live music at the breathtaking Theatre at Ace Hotel presents film director James Whale’s chilling The Bride of Frankenstein, with one of the most iconic “wedding” scenes in cinematic history. As this 1935 horror classic plays out larger than life on the silver screen, the magnificent musicians of the LA Opera Orchestra, conducted by Jenny Wong, perform Franz Waxman’s groundbreaking original soundtrack score live. It’s the ultimate cinematic experience! Oct. 28 performance tickets include admission to The Theatre at Ace Hotel’s Shuga Shack Halloween Party.



Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is one of the best ways to enjoy Halloween all month long. Legend has it you should never go alone to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Southern California’s scariest Halloween event. Summon your scream squad and you might survive. Enter haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in horror, plus the Terror Tram is back and scarier than ever. You’re never quite sure if your spine is tingling with dread or sheer excitement. Whether you want to scream one night or multiple nights, or get the blood-red carpet treatment on an R.I.P. Tour, there are many nightmares to choose from. With Playstation Productions creating some of the best content in television & film, The Last Of Us haunted maze is a must experience.


HORROR ON FILM at New Beverly Cinema

Quentin Tarantino is not only a great filmmaker, but a great cinema curator. Enjoy a night of classic films themed perfectly for the Halloween season at Tarantino’s movie theater New Beverly Cinema films like Tales From The Darkside: The Movie, Night Of The Living Dead, From Dusk Til Dawn, Beetlejuice and The Fly will be programmed to get you feeling spooky & scary all while being entertained.


HOLLYWOOD HAND ME DOWNS from t.v. shows & movies 

If you’re a homebody that doesn’t like to party, but plan on dressing up for that costume party during lunch at work officially on Halloween on Tuesday, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the best vintage finds this weekend possibly from some of your favorite tv shows & movies at It’s A Wrap located in Burbank, CA. This sprawling 7,000 square-foot fashion and prop resale emporium in Burbank has been a costume repository for Hollywood since 1981, when founder Janet Dion was working on the CBS Radford Studios lot. Asked to auction off wardrobe and sets for The Muppet Movie, Raise the Titanic and Hard Country, Dion realized there might be a market among ordinary souls for many of the items that were passing through her hands. You can find props, super discount accessories and costumes here, but we especially love going upstairs to the designer wares section, where Prada, Vivienne Westwood and Yves St. Laurent – worn by starlets from all your favorite shows and movies – can be found at 35-95% off retail. The store even goes so far as to list the name of the show the item came from on the price tag, often mentioning the actor who wore it. Look for sales every two to four weeks. So if you want to dress up as Kim Kardashian or be inspired by her Marily Monroe dress at The Met Gala, this a must-check out spot.



DIA DE LOS MUERTOS at Time Out Market

There’s no rules to how much fun you’re allowed to have because fun is available for an unlimited time and Time Out Market is for every funster. From Thursday October 26 to Thursday November 2, come join in on all the Halloween-themed festivities with every night welcoming all those costume enthusiasts to dress-up to impress. The celebration begins on Thursday with live salsa music and tarot card readings by Angela Lucy in person. Costume Party Game Night on Friday will also be filled with music as Dj Guru Sanal will host the night that will also accompany a screening of Scream. Come to Latin Mix Saturday to meet up with your new friends you met Thursday & Friday at Time Out Market with Angela Lucy in person once again. End the Halloween weekend perfectly with a Bottomless Brunch. Time Out Market will provide a weekend full of entertainment for all adults looking to celebrate all weekend long before the work week begins and be sure to get your costumes ready for a chance to win a $200 gift card for best costume every night.


FALL-O-WEEN at New York Botanical Gardens

Fall fun is just a borough away with Spooky Garden Nights at NYBG! Break out your best costume and explore the twisting trails of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden during this frightfully fun nighttime adventure. Come face-to-face with pumpkin scarecrows, discover the secretive lives of creatures of the night, and collect treats. Don’t miss giant pumpkin carving with Adam Bierton; shadow puppet shows by Hit the Lights! Theater; and roaming giant skeletons created by puppeteer Lucrecia Novoa.


CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOURS of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” by flickering candlelight to hear chilling – and true – tales of decades of otherworldly activity in the house, the results of years of paranormal investigations – and the latest stunning scientific findings. Merchants House welcomes you to prove your bravery…or at least your love for history in NYC’s only family home preserved intact – inside and out – from the 19th century built in 1832.



HALLOWEEN-THEMED FILMS at Midnight Theatre in the Hudson Yards

Midtown’s Gatsby-inspired Midnight Theatre is a contemporary variety theater celebrating all artists & entertainers from the worlds of magic, music, comedy & more. The beautiful theatre will be screening classic Halloween films all those cinephiles looking to celebrate Halloween in a chill way without the Netflix. Start your Halloweekend on October 27 at 7 p.m., where the theatre will turn into a haunted mansion and host a cabaret, in addition to screening the Rocky Horror Picture Show


WEEKEND NIGHT LIFE at Somewhere Nowhere NYC

Located atop the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel, the nightlife venue Somewhere Nowhere is hosting thrilling, music-filled events all weekend long in celebration of Halloween. Here is Somewhere Nowhere’s lineup for Halloween weekend: Sheck Wes  (with music by Mel Debarge) October 26 at 10 p.m.// The Villains’ Ball ft.  Brandi Cyrus x Nathan Leong October 27 at 10 p.m. // Solstice Halloween Sunset Saturdays ft.  DJ Pickle October 28 at 4 p.m. // The Book of the Forbidden ft.  Rick Wonder, Firpo, and Luis Noronha October 28 at 8 p.m. // The Forbidden Garden ft. Classmatic  x Latmun  October 29 at 10 p.m.



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