With the concept of Halloween parties and nightclubs pretty much murdered by Covid-19, night crawlers will be forced to find alternative ways to celebrate the wickedest holiday of the year. Kids can still have candy at home and the haunt industry can adapt into drive-ins and drive-thru events, but for those of us who dug the creepy carousing aspect of Halloween, donning a sexy/scary costume and going out in L.A. is just not an option. As we wrote in our cover story last month, the ladies of striptease and burlesque have moved their shows online and for Hallows Eve, many are offering streamed chills and thrills for grown-ups. We’ve included some of the best here, along with other seasonal live-streams to get you in the mood for a killer Halloween quarantine at home.
Bootleg Bombshells’ Rob Zombie Show
The Bombshells bring back their popular “A Tribute To Rob Zombie” show in a special online format for Halloween. With popular L.A. performers Kristina Nekyia, Vanessa Burgundy, Ashley Hayward, Erin Elizabeth, Jordan Kensley, Miss Marquez, Kira Von Sutra, Harley Harpurr and more, plus femcee Lux LaCroixand and producer Lulu along for ride, expect cinematic burlesque full of superbeasts and corpsey cuties. Wed., Oct. 28, 10 p.m. PST. www.eventbrite.com/e/rob-zombie-burlesque-tribute-bootleg-bombshells-livestream-tickets
Tricks & Treats— A Cyber Clown Girls Halloween
Streamed live from The Bourbon Room (home of the musical “Rock of Ages”), this virtual Halloween party from the Cyber Clown Girls should be a nightmarish and nasty good time with Halloween-themed pole-dancing and performance to the music of Marilyn Manson by local dancers Coco Ono, Kitty, Reagan and Gabrielle. A portion of CCG’s proceeds always go to important causes and this one includes Gender Justice LA, Black Lives Matter, Clean Air Task Force and Save Our Stages. Thur., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. PST. Tickets at rollinglivestudios.com.
The Damn Devillez’s Blood Wrestling
“Half blood burlesque, half blood wrestling,” this spectacle from the Damn Devillez dames features the troupe’s dancers wrestling for the “blood belt” and making for a menacing sporting event meets strip show. And regarding COVID-19 precautions, the DD’s say they are “utilizing stringent COVID-19 precautions in producing this program. Each of the individuals participating in this program has been tested for the virus and produced negative tests” with the bout taking place on a closed set. Good to know! Fri., Oct. 30, 9 p.m. PST. www.thedamndevillez.com.
Peepshow Menagerie’s Famous Monstergirls Of Burlesque
Celebrating classic monsters and TV horror hosts through the ages, Peepshow has been presenting different decades every week in October and this weekend, it’s the era of slashers and mashers aka the eerie 80s featuring Ruby Champagne, Georgia O-Queef, Bon Bon and Angelica Lavalier. Fri., Oct. 30, 9 p.m. PST. www.peepshowmenagerie.com
Belle, Book and Candle’s Blue Moon
Celebrating all things witchy and magical for the past few years now, the ladies of Belle Book and Candle are stirring up the cauldron for Halloween as they should. Themed “Blue Moon,” the burlesque coven offers Battyna Sin, Kristina Nekyia, Vanessa Burgundy and Princess Farhana on stage and a ritual for Samhain by Intuitive Shana assisted by Robert Ravnar. Go-Go ghouls Malice Stardust, Morgan and Meline warm up the night of dark delights. Fri., Oct. 30, 8 p.m. PST eventbrite.com/e/belle-book-and-candle-presents-blue-moon-
The Brett Loudermilk Halloween Special
Sword-swallower extraordinaire Brett Loudermilk (an America’s Got Talent semifinalist) is joined by all-star guest roster including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Puddles Pity Party and Gilbert Gottfried as Dracula, for this live Zoom show that promises sharp wit and sharper blades. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 29 (5 p.m. PST) and Sat., Oct. 30 (7 p.m. PST). stellartickets.com
Paranormal Halloween Weekend at the Murder House
Homeowners Dr. Ernst von Schwarz and his wife Angela Oakenfold are opening the doors to their famous home- the American Horror Story murder house- this weekend during a three-day, 24-hour live stream event. Broadcasted direct from the Los Angeles landmark, they’ll have 15 cameras set up throughout the 10,000-square foot domicile as part of a paranormal investigation and potential exorcism by Bishop James Long (seen on shows such as “Ghost Adventures,” “Gates Of Hell,” and “Exorcism Live!”). Psychics, witches and experts will also be featured during the various streams and the home will be open IRL to a few select Angeleno ticket holders. Thurs., Oct. 29- Sun., Nov. 1. Various times. More info at themurderhouse.com.
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