October 25, 2009 | 5:19pm
Is it just the anticipation of Halloween, or has LA been a little more whimsical lately? This weekend was filled with spectacular creatures on stage, in the clubs, in the museums and even in a cemetery. Here's what we did.
The spaceship has landed.
British singer Mika landed his rocketship inside Hollywood Palladium for a night of space age glam and balloon headwear. Check out Timothy Norris' slideshow
for a glimpse of the madness.
Hollywood Forever celebrated Dia de los Muertos a week early with its annual event featuring traditional Aztec rituals, art displays, an altar decorating competition and a concert from Lila Downs. Colin and David Young-Wolff were there to capture the images
Kaiju or monster art
LA-based magazine Giant Robot celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with a massive exhibit at Japanese American National Museum showcasing the cutting edge artists it has championed over the years. Take a peek
at the event before you head down to the museum.
Popular party Blow Up LA celebrated both Halloween and the birthdays of Franki Chan and Jesus Demonbabies with a night of DJs, live bands and, of course, lots of zombies. Check out Colin Young-Wolff's slideshow
for the action.