On Halloween (Monday, Oct 31) West Hollywood will host again the largest Halloween street party in the world happens in West Hollywood, located in the Los Angeles County Region. Each year, more than 500,000 people take to the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard to enjoy the craziest, most eccentric costume creations ever.
The theme for the Halloween Costume Carnaval is “Become Your Other” and revelers are encouraged to let their alter egos come out to play for the evening.
The big draws of the evening are the Halloween Costume Contest and crowning of an Honorary “Queen of the Carnaval.”
Visitors can also expect fantastic live entertainment, food vendors, pumpkin-carving contests and children’s activities throughout the week previous.
Admission is free and the event starts at 6 PM and runs until 11 PM.
For Kids & Pets:
Saturday, Oct 29, West Hollywood will hold The Annual Howl-O-Ween Doggy Costume Contest was held last week and the Halloween Youth Carnival is on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at West Hollywood Park.
Halloween Costume Carnaval STAGES:
The Cabaret De Carnaval stage located at Santa Monica Boulevard and Almont Drive will put a modern day twist on the old supper club show-tunes and burlesque genres.
The Cabaret De Carnaval stage will be hosted by actor Jeffrey Damnit. Performers will include the drag punk house band, Transkontinental re-interpreting classic showtunes and modern pop hits; Hells Belles Burlesque, an all girl dance show that blends modern dance styles with classic pin-up burlesque; and Peter Mac, a female tribute artist who will perform as Judy Garland; and the FireGroove Flame Throwing ensemble.
The Butterfly Revue stage will be located at Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive and will feature drag art performer Phyllis Navidad as hostess; as well as actress, musician and activist for transgender rights, Calpernia Addams; The Wife Project, a multi media dance performance utilizing projection and sound design; avant-garde dance music artist Pipes; and British dance pop sensation Daniela.
The three small DJ stages will encourage audience interaction. DJ Max Van Ville will perform at The Morph Stage, located at Westbourne Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard; DJ Aaron Colbert will perform at the Masquerade Stage, located at North Palm Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard; and DJ Zen Freeman will spin at the Muse Stage located on North La Peer Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Public parking for the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval will be available at parking lots throughout West Hollywood. For more information about the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, call the City of West Hollywood’s Halloween Hotline at (323) 848-6503 or visit www.weho.org/halloween