What’s the Buzz? Spooky Weekend Happenings

Subway Terminal. Photo from event page.

Saturday, October 23, 2020

Los Angeles Underground: Sleuthing Tunnels Lost & Found

Webinar 12 PM PDT – 1:30 PM PDT

Join Esotouric for 90-minute webinar exploring both small- and large-scale tunnel systems beneath Los Angeles. Hosts Kim Cooper and Richard Schave will explain the history and mythology, including the stories of the people who created them. The lecture will cover streetcar tunnels, basement service tunnels beneath historic Downtown hotels, the legendary Subway Terminal Building, ghost signs and graffiti, mineral stalactites and stalagmites, dangerous illegal excavations, peculiar discoveries and legendary hordes of gold. They will be joined by special guest Nathan Marsak, author of the recently released “Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir,” who will regale you with stories of the mythological underground-dwelling Lizard People. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A, so have your questions ready. Register here for $10, and you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join the webinar. The webinar is reliable on all devices, Mac, PC, iOS and Android.

Sharp Glitter’s Halloweenie

Discord 5 PM PDT – 12 AM PDT

Blogger and creator of cool enamel horror pins Sharp Glitter, and DJ Mellow Code will be throwing a virtual Halloween bash with a double feature of horror films that will be selected by popular vote. For a taste, her blog recommends fantastic selections like the People Under the Stairs and Suspiria. At 5 PM, you can tune in and get help working on your costume or just hang out and chat. Don’t you miss getting ready for a night out with a gaggle of galpals? The first film runs from 6 PM – 8 PM. Sly and silly comments are welcome in the chat room. 8 PM -8:30 and the second feature runs from 8:30 PM until 10:30, with DJ Mellow Code spinning spookywave before, between and after the movies. The party ends at midnight. EVENT LINK

Twilight Zoom Fundraiser for the LGBTQ Center Orange County

Online Event 7:30 PM PDT – 9 PM PDT

The OC Center will be offering a variety of spooky online experiences for a fun and safe Halloween-themed event. You can pre-purchase different spooky experiences, and after a short introduction in the lobby, the host will direct you to your “hotel room.” Rooms include Ghoulish Gamers ($35), where you can play against seven other guests using your phone or other web-enabled device as a controller. Tales from Beyond ($35) that will include Fortune Telling and Ghost Stories, and Carnival of Cackles ($50) with comedians including Diana Hong. Afterwards you will be escorted back to the “lobby” for the Moonlit Masquerade. You are encouraged to to dress up in Halloween attire for the costume contest at the end of the night, with a $100 Amazon gift card for first prize. TICKETS.

Oct 24 at 12 PM PDT – Oct 25 at 5 PM PDT

Heritage Square Museum Annual Victorian Mourning Event 

In person event 12 NOON PDT – 5 PM PDT both days

I am hesitant to recommend a group event during the current Covid surge, but some changes have been made to make things safer, like moving the fun outdoors, so you can make an informed decision. Heritage Square Museum, home of the coolest old buildings in town, will be presenting information booths where you can learn about Victorian Death Practices & Superstitions, vendors to shop from, prizes, music and “spooktacular displays” like an antique horse-drawn funeral hearse. We are talking Spirit Photography, Victorian Spiritualism, Vintage Mourning Attire and Dia de los Muertos. All proceeds from this event benefit the museum’s restoration and preservation work. Thank you for your support! Ticket prices are $20 General Admission and $10 for children. TICKETS

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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