Over the Weekend: Mika Live, Dia de los Muertos, Giant Robot Celebrates 15 Years, Blow Up LA Gets Zombiefied

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.
The spaceship has landed.
Timothy Norris

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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.


Kaiju or monster art
Kaiju or monster art

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
Kaiju or monster art
Liz Ohanesian

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.

Zombie Action
Zombie Action
Colin Young-Wolff

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.


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