Don’t expect slow dancing at this prom. The Long Beach Derby Gals bring horror in the form of zombies and roller disco, accompanied with scary flicks, raffles, a beer garden and other “surprises.” And like any typical teen prom, there will be a crowning of King and Queen–except with zombies. All un-undead costumes are also welcomed and you don’t have to wear a pair of skates if you don’t want to. However, you won’t get the full undead roller disco experience without them. You can rent a pair or bring your own.
WHERE: Crafted Warehouse, 112 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro CA
WHEN: Friday, October 25, 4 PM to 10 PM. Doors are open for kid zombies from 4 PM to 6:20 PM. But from 7 PM to 10 PM, it’s all 18 years and over.
ADMISSION: $10 online pre-sale or $15 at the door. $20 for combo-admittance ticket to Zombie Prom AND Zombie Walk.
The Historical Society of Long Beach’s Cemetary Tour
The HSLB will embark on its 18th annual tour of the city’s two oldest cemeteries, the Sunnyside and Municipal Cemeteries. Beyond just a tour, the event is a performance, with HSLB creating scripts performed by actors that recount some of Long Beach’s most creepy tales. Last year, over 700 people attended the tours. And with 17 costumed actors, 6 exhibits, 20,000 graves and 130 years of history, this Long Beach cultural staple is an absolute must for those who haven’t yet embarked on the adventure.
WHERE: Sunnyside Cemetery at 1095 Willow Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, October 26; first performance begins at 9AM and runs continuously through 2:30PM.
ADMISSION: General admission: $20; HSLB Members: $15; Students aged 8 to 18: $5; Children 7 and under: free. Tickets can only be purchased on the day of the event at Sunnyside Cemetery at 1095 Willow Ave. from 8:30AM until 12PM; cash, check and credit cards are accepted.
21+ Halloween Costume Cruise
Enjoy a spooky evening cruise along Long Beach Harber with a full cash bar for drinks. Only 21-year-olds and over will be onboard. IDs will be checked upon boarding. Costumes are encouraged.
WHERE: Long Beach Harber, Dock #2 at 100 Aquarium Way
WHEN: Oct. 26, 8 PM to 11 PM
ADMISSION: $35. Purchase tickets online.
The 6th Annual Long Beach Zombie Walk
If you haven’t been to this Long Beach staple, now’s your chance. The Zombie Walk is the event for zombie enthusiasts: hordes of zombie of the walking dead will infest The Pine and The Promenade with variety of attractions that attracts tens of thousands of undead lovers and rebels. Expect lots and lots of zombies: zombie vendors, zombie games, apocalypse fiction. There will even be Zombie Lucha Libra, presented by Vendetta Pro Wrestling. Movie buffs in particular would enjoy the double feature of George A. Romero’s classics, Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).
WHERE: Downtown at the Promenade at Broadway
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 PM to 11 PM
ADMISSION: $15 general admission. $20 for combo-admittance ticket to Zombie Prom AND Zombie Walk.
Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Enough zombies. It’s time for dogs dressed as Oregon settlers. Approximately 500 pets are expected to turn-up in their costumes for the Howl’oween Parade. A lucky few will walk away with a year’s worth of Petcurean dog food. Before the march, there are plenty of other festivities, such as bobbing for hotdogs or getting smooched at the Bulldog Kissing Booth. Organized by non-profit organization Community Action Team (CAT) and Haute Dogs, the parade will help raise thousands for spay/neuter programs, adoptions, rescues, Operation Santa Paws and other service projects.
WHERE: Marina Vista Park, 5355 East Eliot Street
WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 12:30 PM. Parade begins 2:30 PM
ADMISSION: FREE to attend. Registration required to participate in parade. $15 week-of-event registration per dog (available for purchase on evenbrite.com); $20 registration on the day of the event.
A Nightmare on Pine St.
Long Beach’s only hip-hop mega club Sevilla Nightclub is hosting what they’re calling the “biggest Halloween college party.” Haunting light and sound will illuminate the thousand costumed college students expected to come. With such crowds, be sure to arrive early before lines clog the entrance. The night will feature sexy gogo goblins, monsters and music by Fakemau5. You must be 18 or over to enter with a state ID; 21 and over to drink “vampire’s blood.”
WHERE: Sevilla Nightclub, 140 Pine Avenue
WHEN: Thursday, Oct 31 Halloween night, doors open 9 PM
ADMISSION: FREE before 10:30 with College I.D.
Congregation Ale House Saints and Sinners Ball
Enjoy this annual Downtown Long Beach tradition as employees and customers alike descend on Congregation Ale House dressed as their favorite saint or sinner in the hopes of winning coveted first prize in the costume contest. Lucifer glass giveaway to the first souls in costume.
WHERE: Congregation Ale House, Long Beach Chapter, 201 Broadway.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct 31, 7PM
Khmer Girls in Action School House of Horrors
A spin on the traditional Halloween haunted maze, Khmer Girls in Action are using the holiday as an opportunity to talk about the scary slashes in budget cuts to schools, “causing more and more students to vanish from the classroom.” KGA’s office on Redondo Ave. will be transformed into a haunted maze where guests will learn more about how they can be part of taking back their schools from these Halloween horrors. But the night isn’t all serious: food and candy awaits at the end of the tunnel.
WHERE: KGA headquarters, 1355 Redondo Ave. Ste. 9
WHEN: Thursday, Oct 31, 6PM-9PM
Day of the Dead at Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays
Bixby Knolls’ successful First Fridays art walk is getting into the holiday spirit this month with a Day of the Dead celebration that is being held on the event’s 7th anniversary. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, sugar skull coloring, and tasty treats in honor of the holiday. Calaca face painting, break dancers, traditional and not-so-traditional music, incense, marigolds, sidewalk chalk, Toaster Music “sound and vision” performance, and anniversary cakes will also be present.
WHERE: Atlantic Blvd. in Bixby Knolls
WHEN: Friday, November 1