WAHA E-News 10-23-2008

Halloween Fest, Sunday, Oct 26 plus Historical Archives Bazaar.



Sunday, October 26 (THIS WEEKEND)
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Gramercy Park
(Located between Adams Boulevard and 24th Street, west of Gramercy Place, in a small, private park)

Hear ye, all you little ghosts and goblins! And ghoulish grown-ups. Come one, come all, to the 2008 thoroughly frightful and fabulously fun West Adams Halloween Festival!

Just like previous years' events, this year's Halloween Fest will be held in Gramercy Park on the Sunday just before Halloween. There will be face painting, fun games to play, sweets to eat, a bouncer (of course!), and we'll be grilling up those famous Wa-Hot Dogs.

And, for kids and kids-at-heart, we'll have a costume contest.

We are asking people to bring a dish to share - make it as ghastly as you wish! No fingers in the finger food, please.

So, put on your Halloween best, and come on down! The festival promises to be a fun time for all ages! For further information, contact Karen Woodward, karen.woodward@sdma.com.


Saturday, October 25
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission
USC Davidson Conference Center
3415 S. Figueroa St. (at Jefferson Blvd., University Park)

Southern California history comes alive in exhibits by 65 historical collections and archives -- including L.A.-area universities, libraries, and community organizations. Browse rare collections, consult with experts, and learn about family genealogy, online research tools, preserving your own history, and numerous other topics. Presented by L.A. as Subject, the bazaar offers a wealth of resources for exploring Los Angeles history. L.A. as Subject -- an association of archives and collections hosted by the USC Libraries -- is dedicated to improving the visibility, access, and preservation of archives and documenting the rich history of the Los Angeles region. Educational programs, discussions about
history with local authors, and documentary films about the hidden stories of Los Angeles neighborhoods are scheduled throughout the day. Parking is available for $8 at USC Parking Structure D next to the Davidson Center. Enter campus via Gate 4.


Friday, October 31
7 to 9 p.m.
2301 West 24th Street (at Arlington)

The scary folks at the Haunted South House are planning an evening of spooks, thrills and lots of fun for the entire family, with games and ghoulishly good surprises.

They've slated a harvest festival in the park and a haunted house inside the residence. BUT they do need your help with donations of flame-resistent decorations (new fire department regulations mean new décor for the haunted house), candy, etc. Donna Jones of West Adams Avenues is trying to coordinate that effort. Please contact her at kidogo@aol.com or the folks at South Seas House directly at southseashouse@yahoo.com.


A Halloween/Day of the Dead Celebration Benefitting the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation
October 31 to November 1
Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway at Third

Enjoy Halloween and support a good cause at L.A.'s first Movie Palace. On Stage: George the Giant along with a (g)host of other characters, Halloween cartoons and shorts. On screen: Night of the Living Dead (Friday, October 31) and Re-Animator (Saturday, November 1)

Even if you've seen them, you haven't seen them like this, on a giant screen, in a 90-year-old theater, in the dark, with strangers...The theater will be terrifyingly transformed -- dramatic lighting, special effects, and surprise appearances by ghosts, skeletons, ghouls, and other surprises too horrible to mention!

Shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Also, for the little goblins, the Family Matinee: Costume Contest and Parade, Stage Show, Cartoons and Shorts, on Saturday, November 1 at 3 p.m. Adults $5, Children under 12, $2.

Help protect and sustain historic theaters. For more information and tickets, go to www.LAHTF.org

People will be dying to get in...


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