Party Pick of the Week: Monsters and Mai-Tais
The Black Tides
Los Angeles’ oldest tiki bar, the Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge, knows how to scare up intoxicating fun all year ’round. This time of year, its annual Monsters & Mai Tais bash takes the usual tropical-themed revelry to a terror-ific level, with a parking-lot party featuring vendors selling Halloween-themed art, tiki mugs and accessories, a costume contest, drink specials, food and music inside the bar and out.
Hair-raising rockers Jason Lee and The Black Tides are the featured live band this time out, while DJ Tonga Tom (who provides the weekly soundtrack at the bar’s infamous, rum-soaked Sunday nights) spins exotica, garage and surf sounds. An exhibit will feature creepy creations from the best of the tiki vendors, culminating in a “Beast in Show” award. It’s an opportunity to dress up in your favorite freaky tiki gear, groovin’ ghoul garb or both.
2808 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood?, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2-9 p.m. Free
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