Spooky Activities For Halloween Help Downtown Long Beach Come Alive

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Downtown Long Beach will come alive this Halloween weekend as local businesses get into the holiday spirit by participating in special events, spooky activities and trick-or-treat fun. In addition to the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Halloween in Downtown promotion which takes place throughout Downtown on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 6 p.m., and features more than 30 Downtown businesses offering food, drink and merchandise specials, there are plenty of scary activities to spice up Halloween weekend.

Friday, October 28, 2011
Aquarium of the Pacific’s Halloween Night Dive, 7 to 11 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails, art, and live music with bands and DJs, all while viewing aquarium animals and being part of a live interactive video feed from Antarctica with researcher Dr. Gretchen Hofmann. Cost is $12.95 per person (drinks sold separately); Ages: 18+, www.aquariumofpacific.org
Where: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Centro C.H.A.’s Annual Dia De Los Muertos art exhibit fundraiser, 1 to 8 p.m.
This event raises money for victims of domestic violence. Tickets are $5 and include music and wine. 562-570-4722
Where: 727 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

Long Beach Zombie Walk, 2 to 11 p.m.
From Zombie Walk Street Fest, to Thrill the World Los Angeles, to Zombie Walk, to Dead Man’s After Party, this year’s Zombie Walk will be bigger than ever. www.zombiewalklb.com
Where: Throughout Downtown

Sidewalk Fashions Hats Halloween Party, 6 to 9 p.m.
Take a whack at a piñata, candy giveaways, a costume contest, and more. 562-912-4200
Where: 356 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Lounge at La Traviata Masquerade Party, 8 p.m. to close
Participate in a costume contest; listen DJ Getz’s stylings, enjoy a complementary cocktail, and more. www.latraviata301.com .
Where: 301 North Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Harvelle’s Halloween Party with the Black Tongued Bells, 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a festive Halloween Party with a performance by the Black Tongued Bells. Tickets are $10; Ages 21 +. www.harvelles.com
Where: 206 The Promenade North, Long Beach, CA 90802

Halloween Weekend, October 28 through 30, 2011
Beachwood BBQ & Brewery is serving up a special Halloween themed menu all weekend and offering special discounts to anyone in costume. www.beachwoodbbq.com
Where: 210 E 3rd St. Long Beach, CA 90802

Mabel’s Pralines features a special “A Taste of New Orleans” Halloween weekend. Menu items include New Orleans authentic pralines and banana puddin, Louisiana seafood gumbo, jambalaya rice, po-boys, red beans and rice with cornbread. 562-491-5354
Where: 625 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Shannon’s on Pine is hosting their annual haunted mansion all weekend. It kicks off Saturday, October 29, and then runs every weekend until the end of November. 562-436-4363
Where: 209 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, Ca, 90802

Monday, October 31, 2011
DLBA’s Halloween in Downtown Scavenger Hunt, 6 to 10 p.m.
Halloween in Downtown will feature a variety of activities, discounts and special offers for the 21 and older crowd. The more than 30 participating locations will each display a frightening clue. Participants are encouraged to write down as many clues as possible and turn them in on a form that is available on the DLBA website by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 to the DLBA. The ghoul or goblin with the most correct answers will win a $250 Downtown Gift Card prize package. www.downtownlongbeach.org.
Where: Throughout Downtown

Congregation Ale House Saints and Sinners Ball 2011, 7 p.m. to close
This is one of Congregation’s flagship’s events. Take part in costume contests, prizes and themed beers including Damnation, Witches Wit, Dbl Dead Guy and more. www.congregationalehouse.com .
Where: 201 E Broadway Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

For more information please call (562) 436-4259 or visit www.downtownlongbeach.org.

About DLBA: The Downtown Long Beach Associates is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see www.downtownlongbeach.org.

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