Last year's Muse Costume Ball at LACMA the biggest arty Halloween event in town was centered on the Tim Burton exhibit. Guests at this year's party will get a sneak peak at the museum's latest tribute to a film icon, Stanley Kubrick, before the exhibit opens to the public. LACMA's entrance will be crawling with costumed characters inspired by the masquerade ball scene from Eyes Wide Shut
, minus all the senseless humping. Come dressed as one of Kubrick's iconic characters an astronaut or a Droog or HAL 9000 if you're really creative and enter the big costume contest in the L.A. Times Central Court, which will include an audiovisual installation called Archimedes
, constructed by Daedalus the dandy DJ and Emmanuel Baird, comprised of 24 mirrors, moving lights and projections. Daedalus also will be manning the music at the after-party in the museum's penthouse, which will include more themed sets inspired by Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
and The Shining
. Watch out for the ax. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; $100. (323) 857-6000, lacma.org.
Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 2012