Los Angeles Weekend Roundup: Halloween Has Arrived

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Halloween has already taken over the City of Angels. From glitzy fests to cultural gatherings, Angelenos began rolling out their costumes for the first of many parties. While George Clooney did not make an appearance at a party for his tequila brand, Casamigos, it was well attended by his inner circle. Instagram is filling up with celebrity selfies of Halloween finery, but most stars will save their best costumes for Tuesday.

Casamigos Halloween Party

Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber
Cindy Crawford & Rande Gerber

Photo Credit: Instagram: @CindyCrawford

Hollywood was out in full force at the retro-themed Casamigos Halloween Party at the old Tower Records building. Pals Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford coordinated their outfits in an over-the-top homage to the ’70s. The tequila was pouring all night in special spicy margaritas. Kim Kardashian showed up as Cher with her pal Jonathan Cheban as Sonny. Other guests spotted include Jon Hamm, Shannen Doherty and Courtney Love. And Derek Hough in a bear costume came with girlfriend Hayley Erbert who was dressed as Wonder Woman, which according to Google is the number one-searched costume this year.

Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead

Calaca Costumes
Calaca Costumes

Photo Credit: L.A. Day of the Dead

Now in its 18th year, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery hosted its 18th annual Day of the Dead celebration. Guests came out in colorful skeleton facepaint and enjoyed performances of hundreds of live Aztec dancers, an art exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum curated by Luis Villanueva and more than one hundred community alters created to honor ancestors and loved ones. This year was dedicated to Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, who created many foundational images of Day of the Dead that are still used today.

Shaun of the Dead at the Greek

Edgar Wright at Greek Theatre
Edgar Wright at Greek Theatre

Photo Credit: Twitter: @EdgarWright

Among the dozens of cult Halloween films, one that remains a fan favorite today is Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead. His cheeky parody of the zombie film is still one of the best horror/comedies ever made. The director hosted a special fan screening at the Greek Theatre with one of the film’s stars, Lucy Davis. Guests dressed up in their zombie best to compete for film prizes.

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