The internet provides a quick and painless way to buy anything your heart desires- books, decor, sex toys, even weed. But it will never be an experience. The internet does not have knowledgable shop-keepers to talk to or ask questions nor do they have an environment that puts the wares into context. The right music, eye-catching displays, and the cool people inside L.A.'s brick and mortar spaces make them destinations. Here are some of the best for a true retail adventure.
The Boulet Brothers' 18th annual Halloween Ball was held on Saturday, Oct 27, at the Globe Theatre in DTLA, co-presented by Sex Cells.
This Halloween weekend event boasted a massive three-level haunted nightclub with drag performances by Vander Von Odd and Trixie Mattel.
All photos by Levan TK (Instagram: @levan_tk)
L.A. Comic Con 2018 was held on Oct. 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and featured many artists, cosplayers, movie stars, wrestlers, memorabilia and more. It was a great family event. Costume contests, trick-or-treating, original art pieces, toys and novelties were among the diversions on offer.
All photos by Ernie Manrique
Billed as one of L.A.'s biggest underground events, Minimal Effort returned to downtown for a night of dancing and partying at the historic Belasco Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 27. At the party bringing together a diverse lineup of legends and up-and-comers, guests were treated to a sensory overload of spooky house and techno vibes.
Boys Noize, Louisahhh, Kill Frenzy, Audiofly, WhoMadeWho and more performed. Costumes ranged from the terrifying to the hilarious, with the Halloween spirit out in full force.
All photos by Tyler Hagen. @t_hagenphotos.
Halloween is here, and as always there's too much to choose from in L.A. But just like when you were a kid, too many treats can give you a tummy ache. So we've narrowed down the haps to a few each night, some for the music, some for the dancing, some for the dressing up, and all for pure party mayhem that awaits. Some of them are even free.
Halloween is coming, and that means costumes, trick or treat, parties, decorations and horror movies galore. Every holiday needs holiday music, though, and there are only so many times you can listen to "The Monster Mash" or "Purple People Eater" without going seven shades of crazy. Here, instead, are 10 examples of wonderful music from horror movies to get you in a festive spirit. Kinda.