AMP Radio’s Masquerade with LMFAO and Far East Movement

Oct. 29 @ Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; amp.radio.com


Not only can you see two of the year’s hottest acts, but you could win the biggest costume cash prize in Los Angeles – $10,000. Plus proceeds benefit Stand Up to Cancer and Break Away From Cancer. 8 p.m.

Anenberg/Mountain High Halloween Party

Oct. 28 @ The Buffalo Inn, 1814 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland; mthigh.com


There will be an individual contest where the winner takes home six lift tickets to Mountain High, along with $250 in Anenberg product. For the first time, they also will be having a group costume contest. The best group will get one lift ticket to Mountain High for each person, along with $200 in Anenberg product. 8 p.m.

Danzig Legacy

Oct. 31 @ Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City, Universal City; livenation.com/danzig-tickets/artist/734865


Danzig can be seen as the third stage in Glenn Danzig’s musical career, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain. All three will be performing – plus, special guest Corrosion of Conformity. 7:15 p.m.

Dead Celebrities Halloween Costume Ball

Oct. 29 @ Madame Tussauds Hollywood, 6933 Hollywood Blvd.; deadcelebritieshalloween.com


Two floors of a maze-like atmosphere with hundreds of celebrity wax figures, along with hundreds of costume clad partygoers dressed as their favorite dead (or still living) celebrities. For one night only, Madame Tussauds will be transformed into the ultimate dead man’s party. 10 p.m.

EEK! at the Greek

Oct. 30 @ Greek Theatre, 2700 Vermont Ave., Griffith Park; greektheatrela.com


A 60-piece symphony will present an array of music to celebrate the season and the iconic venue’s 80th anniversary including a creepy collection of frightening favorites like Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre and music from Psycho. Plus there will be the world premiere of a musical composition by Arthur B. Rubinstein, accompanied by a reading of Edgar Allen Poe's gothic masterpiece – “The Tell-tale Heart.” 7 p.m.

Fright Fest

Oct. 28-31 @ Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; frightfest.sixflags.com/magicmountain


Everything you love about Magic Mountain, plus haunted houses, mazes, scary shows and street entertainment. And you can go on all of your favorite rides in the dark.

Ghost Squadron Halloween Hangar Party

Oct. 29 @ Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive; cafsocal.com


The adrenaline-packed party at the CAF SoCal wing’s airplane hangar surrounded by the historical WWII Warbird planes from their Ghost Squadron fleet will feature a catered dinner, beer, wine and tasty treats available for purchase all night, plus live performances by ’80s hair metal band White Leppard, Nawgahyde, which features members from Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains and L.A. Guns, and DJ sets throughout the evening. There’s a costume contest, as well as additional prizes for simply attending and using social media to “check-in.” 8 p.m.

Halloween Booootie

Oct. 29 @ Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park; bootiemashup.com/la


A monster mashup spooktacular with free exclusive limited-edition Halloween Booootie CDs for the first 300 people in costume, plus a Midnight Costume Contest with $100 cash prizes (and a trick-or-treat goody bag) for each of the best costumes in three categories: Best Overall Costume, Scariest Costume, and Best Mashup Costume. Bootie LA’s resident dance crew R.A.I.D. will be on hand for a Midnight Mashup Show performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. 9 p.m.

Halloween Horror Nights

Oct. 27-31 @ Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza; halloweenhorrornights.com/hollywood/2011


Experience four new mazes based on the most popular horror themes and movies of all time – The Thing: Assimilation, Hostel: Hunting Season, Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare, House of 1000 Corpses in 3D Zombievision (created by horror expert Rob Zombie) – and much more!

Halloween Harvest Festival

Oct. 26-31 @ Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills; halloweenharvestfestival.com


You can venture through the Adventure Corn Maze, or maybe take a spooky journey into the Haunted House or Haunted Trail or Haunted Hayride. For those looking for something more extreme, the Halloween Harvest Festival takes on a more sinister persona after dark.

Halloween Mourning Tour

Oct. 29 & 30 @ Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., Highland Park; heritagesquare.org


Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside a historic home. Find out about Victorian Spiritualism – what it was, who followed it and why, and perhaps have your future foretold by a medium. See how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones as we look at the Mexican traditions and customs of Los Dias de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Finally, discover how even the intricate details of clothing played a role in how Victorians showed their loss of a loved one. Noon.

HARD Haunted Mansion

Oct. 28 & 29 @ Shrine Auditorium, 700 W. 32nd St., Los Angeles; hardfest.com


Come spend your Halloween with the world’s hottest DJs and performers including Fatboy Slim, Soulwax, Rusko, Skrillex, Laidback Luke, Major Lazer, Tiga, Fake Blood, Destructo and many more.

Haunted Hollywood Hunt

Oct. 28-30; outoftheboxevents.com


Did you know the Los Angeles is the No. 5 most haunted city in the United States? Discover these ghosts as you team up to uncover the haunting secrets of Hollywood. Up to six people per team; starting location revealed upon registration; Prizes to the top three teams. 6 p.m.

Haus of Horrors Halloween Bash

Oct. 30 @ Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; fubarla.com


Music by Josh Peace and DJ Cat with special appearances by Coma Detox, Ernie Omega, Glamorous Monique, Kiki Xtravaganza and Melissa Brown. Hosted by Bobby Webster, Ceasar Gomez, Charles Anthony and Judson Harmon. Plus there will be a costume contest and free shots. 8 p.m.

Heaven & Hell Official Porn Industry Halloween Party

Oct. 28 & 29 @ Ecco, 1640 N. Cahuenga; eccohollywood.com


Both nights feature $5,000 in contests and prizes, five bars, live performances and Los Angeles’ best DJs. Friday (Heaven) features Los Angeles’ Official Hustler Lingerie Fashion Show and over 50 sexy ladies of Feed a Model, while Saturday (Hell) features many of the top models from many of the industry’s top porn agencies. 9 p.m.

Knott’s Scary Farm

Oct. 26-31 @ Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; haunt.knotts.com


The granddaddy of all Halloween amusement park events reaches its 39th year with an unlucky 13 mazes. Make sure to catch the gut-busting comedy show “The Hanging” and watch out for monsters creeping around the theme park ready to scare you at every turn.

Long Beach Zombie Walk Street & Music Fest

Oct. 29; zombiewalklb.com


Zombie Central – on the Promenade, between 3rd Street and Ocean Boulevard – is where all the festivities will be happening, including makeup artists, food, beer garden, art, vendors, live music and muralists at the Tinderbox. Rock out to a live set by Buskerfest-winners Wild Pack of Canaries at 9 p.m. (more bands to be announced). Also new is the separate-admission, all-ages concert event, “Dead Man’s After-Party,” featuring a live performance by the ultimate Halloween band, Johnny Vatos’ Tribute to Halloween (with members of Oingo Boingo), at the Historic Press Telegram building, between 6th and 7th on Pine Avenue. Gates open at 8 p.m., where you can enjoy food trucks and beer gardens, followed by the World’s Sexiest Zombie contest (with celebrity guest judge, Rena Riffel from Showgirls and Mulholland Drive).

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Oct. 27-31 @ Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive; losangeleshauntedhayride.com


As tractor drawn hay-filled wagons make their way through the forest, scenes of pure horror await. Thursday-Monday.

Lucha VaVoom Halloween

Oct. 26 & 27 @ The Mayan, 1038 S. Hill St., Downtown; luchavavoom.com


The gloriously unhinged mix of Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling, traditional burlesque and blow-by-blow comedic commentary will blur the lines between reality and fantasy this Halloween with luchadores, a contortion team, tassel-twirling sex kittens and no-holds-barred comedians.

Masquerade

Oct. 29 @ Park Plaza, 607 S. Park View St., MacArthur Park; kcrw.com/events/masquerade-2011


The costume ball dance party offers five uniquely themed rooms, four stages by 17 KCRW DJs, vaudeville circus troupe Lucent Dossier and tasty artisan food trucks. Dengue Fever, Milagres and Mariachi El Bronx will perform, along with DJ sets from RAC and Moby.

Muse Costume Ball

Oct. 29 @ LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; lacma.org/event/musecostumeball2011


LACMA invites you to a funeral – YOURS! Join a ghoulish cast of friends and fiends as they pay last respects to the dearly departed with a Dead Man’s Ball. Performances by Killsonic, Jeremiah Red and Sneaky Nietzsche and environments created by Sypher Art Studios will be sure to rock the house and raise the dead. Dress to impress in your funerary best or a costume of your choice, as they conjure up a night full of art, music, dancing and, of course, the annual costume contest. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Tim Burton Character, Best Movie Monster and Most Creative. They’ll keep the Tim Burton exhibition open late, so come by for a final viewing before it expires forever on Nov. 1. 8:30 p.m.

Official Maxim Masquerade Halloween

Oct. 30 @ Supperclub, 6675 Hollywood Blvd.; supperclub.com/html/losangeles


Hosted by 2011 Maxim models with live performers, aerialists and music provided by legendary Hollywood DJs Danny B, Carlo Astuti and Savi. Masquerade masks are mandatory. 8 p.m.

Official Playboy Halloween

Oct. 29 @ The Highlands, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.; thehighlandshollywood.com


Four Playboy Playmates along with amazing performances, DJs, costume contests and 30,000 square feet of five haunted rooms means the party doesn’t stop till 4 a.m. 9 p.m.

Reign of Terror Haunted House

Oct. 28-31 @ Janss Marketplace, 197 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks; rothauntedhouse.com


The Reign of Terror is three haunted house attractions totaling 8,500 square feet of terror. Reign of Terror earned several “Best Haunted House in 2010” accolades.

Theatricum BOO-tanicum

Oct. 28 @ Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga; theatricum.com/bootanicum.htm


The theater company’s first annual Halloween extravaganza: Wander Theatricum’s wooded grounds where you’ll find a haunted house, ghost stories, pumpkin carving, game booths and things that go bump in the night. Also, live music from Peter Alsop, Many Distant Cities, the Matt Van Winkle Band and Tommy Santee Klaws. Plus organic chicken and waffles from Bon Melange Catering. Beware of zombie thespians! 4 p.m.

“U-N-M-A-R-K-E-D: Phreeques! Aka De-Art(h)!! aka The Untitled!!!”

Oct. 29 @ Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica; highwaysperformance.org


Be all highbrow and get stupid with performance art, music, video, theater, drinks and dancing. This anti-art house of horrors is the antidote to the cool kids Halloween party. 9 p.m.

West Hollywood Carnaval

Oct. 31; westhollywoodhalloween.com


The city of West Hollywood becomes California’s seventh largest city for one night as hundreds of thousands of revelers turn out in outrageous costumes (or to watch those who are) at the world’s largest Halloween street festival. One of the stages of the event will be devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary. On Santa Monica Boulevard, between La Cienega and Robertson. Not for children. 6 p.m.