By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
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TUESDAY, October 31
Who dresses up better than West Hollywood? (Tarzana, actually, but that’s another story.) Join the throngs on Santa Monica Boulevard for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival. Please come in costume. (Suggestion: take the blinds off the window and attach to torso; wear dark glasses and carry a cane: Voilà! You’re a Blind Venetian.) If a WeHo elf hands you a bracelet, that means you’re dressed outlandish/creative enough for the costume-contest finals! Santa Monica Blvd. between Doheny Dr. & La Cienega Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Tues., Oct. 31, 6 p.m.-mid.; free. (323) 848-6456.
If West Hollywood is just too far, you know, west, for you, then you might prefer The Silver Lake Horror Music & Picture Show, brought to you by the people who put on the Silver Lake Film Festival. Gravy Train, Mika Miko, the Red Hearts and Young & Natural will play, and Johnny Angel will deejay the hell out of the place. Dress as your favorite film character, watch indie horror films and just generally be hip. Ukrainian Cultural Center, 4315 Melrose Ave., Silver Lake; Tues., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; $15. (323) 665-3703 or www.silverlakefilmfestival.org.
For organist Clark Wilson, this won’t be another Halloween when he stays home playing creepy music along with his favorite horror flicks while his neighbors pound on the walls. This year, he’ll be at Disney Hall accompanying the silent film Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Disney Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Tues., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.; $15-$52. (213) 480-3232 or (323) 850-2000.
WEDNESDAY, November 1
Yeah, it’s the day after Halloween. What a letdown. The pumpkins are already starting to rot. A bunch of dudes singing bad covers of lame songs may not sound like what you need, but when it’s for a good cause like Chrysalis, which helps economically disadvantaged and homeless people in L.A., you might want to get your hand out of the candy bucket for the Fifth Annual Spirit of Chrysalis Awards. A cocktail reception and dinner will be followed by The Dan Band, who have proved that a one-joke concept can lead to a fulfilling career. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Wed., Nov. 1, reception & dinner 6-8 p.m.; concert 9 p.m.; $350, $50 concert only. (310) 401-9393.
THURSDAY, November 2
Where the bones are . . . someone waits for you. By now, you’ve already bought your Day of the Dead T-shirt at Target, and you’re ready to celebrate Día de los Muertos. The 33rd Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration at Self-Help Graphics & Art kicks off in the afternoon with storytelling and crafts for kids, followed by a procession to an Aztec blessing, ceremony and dance, theater performances, and food for the living. Self-Help Graphics & Art, 3802 Cesar Chavez Ave., E.L.A.; Thurs., Nov. 2, 3 p.m.; free. (323) 881-6444.?
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