Time is ticking for Halloween! Although the 31st falls next Tuesday, festivities have already started! Just like many of us, if you still have no clue what to do, worry not! We at The LA Socialites have a few great plans to share with you guys!
1. Scary Movie Nights
If watching Halloween-themed movies and eating delicious food sound like a great plan to you, come experience “October Scary Movie Nights” at the Thai restaurant Ayara Luk. Starting from 6 pm, the venue will show “Scream” on Friday and “Children of the Corn” on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Thai eatery will have food & wine specials where you can try some of its popular dishes, including the Duck and Fig Flatbread, Farmer’s Red Curry, Papaya Salad and Pad Thai Luk with Maine lobster tail.
ABOUT AYARA LŪK
Ayara Lūk is a pop-up Thai eatery and a culinary project of Ayara Thai. In Thai, ‘lūk’ means child. Our goal is to adopt our parents’ recipes and expand on it with dishes inspired by our experiences as first generation Thai-Americans. Our changing menu is small and curated to feature favorites from Ayara Thai, our take on classic Thai dishes, and environmentally-conscious ingredients. To us, these changes mean infusing our contemporary values with the Thai culinary heritage that we have inherited from our parents.
Ayara Lūk is located at 8740 South Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Ayara Lūk is open from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2. Boos & Booze
If you’re around Venice Beach, Surfside Venice is hosting their annual “Boo’s & Booze Halloween Costume Party” on Saturday, October 28th from 7 pm to 2 am! Expect ghouling drink specials, mouth-watering menu items (from California comfort food to LA-Korean inspired dishes, seafood, and vegan/vegetarian options), dope music from resident DJs Peace Frog and Sean Q, and three costume contests (sexiest, scariest, most creative) for a chance to win one of many prizes!
Oh, and did we say it’s a ticket-free event? Yup you heard it, no cover charge! Don’t forget to bring those two things: your ID to prove you’re 21+, and your good vibes! See you at 23 Windward Ave Venice, CA 90291!
3. Carnevil Harbor Invasion
For anyone looking for a more intense Halloween this year, we’ve also got you covered! Introducing… Carnevil Harbor Invasion! Brace yourself for the MOST IMMERSIVE Halloween experience ever! Led by the Dead Marionette Theatre, this show is 360 degrees with heavy and frequent use of strobe lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, sub-sonic sound, climate-altering effects, projectiles, and graphic/potentially offensive imagery! Just know that because performers, props, and special effects can come in direct contact with the audience, this event isn’t recommended for those who frighten easily! Costumes are also strongly encouraged, unless you have a really good dry cleaner…
As soon as doors open at 7 pm, the venue will have plenty to entertain you throughout the night: expect ALL NIGHT drink specials, and a live DJ before and AFTER the show (with a post-show dance party in case you haven’t partied yourself to death yet). This 21+ event will be held on the second floor of Redondo Beach’s harbor side restaurant “R/10 Social House” at 179 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Make sure to buy your tickets in advance as they are limited! If you want to make this Halloween worth remembering, come and see for yourself! $10 for a single night, $40 for all five nights. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnevil-harbor-invasion-tickets-38088042360
4. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Most (if not, all) people living in LA have been to Universal Studios… but have you been there during Halloween time? Just like every year, Halloween Horror Nights comes back to haunt you! With the following below, you’re bound to have an intense night!
- 8 mazes [American Horror Story, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, SAW, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Insidious, Titans of Terror, The Horrors of Blumhouse (The Purge, Sinister, Happy Death Day), and The Walking Dead]
- Scare zones all over the park
- The Terror Tram (hosted by Chucky)
- The brand new Jabbawockeez dance show
- Select rides (Transformers, Jurassic Park, The Simpsons, Revenge of the Mummy)
If you’re interested, ticket prices vary from $65 to $95 depending on the dates. Make sure to not miss out in October!
- Thursday, 26
- Friday, 27
- Saturday, 28
- Sunday, 29
- Tuesday, 31
Buy your tickets now!
5. Knott’s Scary Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm is hosting its 45th annual Knott’s Berry Scary Farm! As you can see below, a lot will be happening in this year’s edition:
- 13 mazes (Dark Ride, Paranormal Inc., Pumpkin Eater, Shadow Lands, Special Ops: Infected, The Red Barn, The Tooth Fairy, Trick or Treat: Lights Out, Voodoo)
- 4 scare zones (CarnEVIL, Fiesta de los Muertos, Ghost Town Streets, The Hollow)
- 3 shows (DJ in Ghost Town, Elvira’s Last Show, The Hanging: Fake Noose)
- 11 thrill rides (Coast Rider, Ghostrider, Jaguar!, La Revolucion, Montezooma’s Revenge, Pony Express, Silver Bullet, Sol Spin, Supreme Scream, Timber Mountain Log Ride, VR Showdown in Ghost Town)
If you’re interested, buying a passholder admission is cheaper than buying a one-time admission! Therefore, here are the passholder prices for the remaining October dates:
- Thursday, 26: $37
- Friday, 27: $43
- Saturday, 28: $45
- Sunday, 29: $37
- Monday, 30: $37
- Tuesday, 31: $37
Because tickets are quite cheaper than the ones from Universal Studio, Knott’s Berry Farm is a great alternative if you really want to be at an amusement park for Halloween! Be careful though… the website boasts more than 1,000 monsters will be roaming around at night… so be mentally prepared!
6. Into The Black
Last but not least, if none of the options above appealed to you, our last featured event should satisfy your darkest desires: Into the Black.
Located at the Pomona Fairplex, Into the Black is a multi-sensory haunt from Bone Yard Effects. At its core, you are just taken to “another” haunted house… what makes it different is that the whole experience consists of multiple components: an online movie to watch here, a virtual reality session on site to witness the horrors that previously happened in the Black House, and finally a walk through that haunted house… ALONE. Oh, and did we say you will be filmed during the walk? Yeah, creepy…
Tickets are $13 for the VR experience and $29 for the haunted house. If you are interested in doing both (which we recommend), make sure to start with VR and leave one hour between that and the haunted experience.
Event will be held from this Friday until next Tuesday, so buy your tickets now if you want to experience something you will probably never forget… good luck!