It was a Vampire Weekend for more than just the hip Brooklyn band's appearance in the South Bay. From vampire balls to “bats and cats” masquerade, it's almost like Halloween never ended. Add The Raveonettes and a dessert-themed burlesque show to the mix and you have one wild November. Read on for more…

Vampire Weekend at Lomita VFW

Finishing up its California tour of unusual venues, Vampire Weekend played at the VFW Hall in Lomita last Saturday night with opener Evan Voytas. Despite the venue's location deep in the South Bay, the show sold out. Check out Colin Young-Wolff's “Vampire Weekend @ Lomita VFW” slideshow.

Hello Kitty's Bats and Cats Masquerade

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Hello Kitty's anniversary exhibit “Three Apples” showed no signs of slowing down, even as it reached its conclusion with the Bats and Cats Masquerade party on Friday night. The goth-themed party, hosted by Bubblepunch, featured DJ Amanda Jones (Perversion, Malediction Society, Das Bunker) on the decks and a special performance from The Wandering Marionettes. Check out Shannon Cottrell's “Hello Kitty's Bats and Cats Masquerade @ Royal/T” slideshow.

Edible Girls Burlesque

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Best of L.A. '09 winner Devil's Playground continued its monthly residency at Bordello on Nov. 14 with “Edible Girls,” featuring burlesque performances by sexy gals dressed (and undressed) as their favorite desserts. Check out Shannon Cottrell's “She's My Cherry Pie: Edible Girls Burlesque” slideshow and read more in Erin Broadley's “Edible Girls Burlesque at Bordello… Plus, On Blast (The Next Local Band You Must Know).”

Ruin's Twilight Vampire Ball

Credit: Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Credit: Josh “CuriousJosh” Reiss

Saturday night, LA club kids grabbed their best set of fangs and headed out to Ruin for the goth club's annual Twilight Vampire Ball. From rockers to neo-Victorians, all your favorite bloodsuckers are here. Check out our “Twilight Vampire Ball @ Ruin” slideshow by Josh “CuriousJosh” Reiss.

The Raveonettes at Henry Fonda Theater

Credit: Timothy Norris

Credit: Timothy Norris

On Friday November 13, The Raveonettes played Henry Fonda Theater with Crocodiles and DJ Xian (Malediction Society, Ruin). Check out Timothy Norris' “The Raveonettes @ Henry Fonda Theater” slideshow.

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