For a family-friendly, Edgar Allan Poe-themed event, you can check out the NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival on Saturday, October 29th. The free festival will take place at the Van Nuys Courthouse West Civic Center and feature poetry readings by 35 local poets, including L.A. Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez and Douglas Kearney, as well as giveaways, activities for kids, figure drawing, an open mic and more. Organizations on hand will include The Living Poetry Project, Write Bloody Press and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore.
Attendees can purchase $15 tickets for a haunted journey on the METRO Orange Line, guided by an “Unnamed Narrator” and visited by characters from Poe’s works. The journey includes several stops, exploring hidden treasures of the East San Fernando Valley, and ends with “a haunted experience” at the Eclectic Company Theatre. “This guided adventure will coexist with regular METRO riders and community passersby, who will be free to mingle with audience members and performers and join the experience.”
Costumes are encouraged! Tickets are available here, and a reduced-price/free option is available for those who need it.