Halloween happenings: West Hollywood Carnaval, Danielewski and more
The Tingler Capping a monthlong Halloween celebration, the Cinefamily screens William Castle’s 1959 horror-thriller, starring Vincent Price, about a centipede-like parasite that feeds on human terror. In keeping with the film’s original release, the showing is presented in Percepto (with vibrating seats). Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $12. (323) 655-2510. https://www.cinefamily.org.
Zola Jesus The dark-wave synth-wrangler and powerhouse vocalist Nika Danilova just released “Conatus,” the biggest statement yet in an already-long career for the young singer-producer. Tracks such as “Vessel” are saturated in tangled electronics and stuttering drum samples, but her opera-sized vocals make it all feel epic. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. $15. attheecho.com.
Halloween Costume Carnaval Massive crowds turn out each year for WeHo’s spooktacular spectacle, with food booths, live entertainment and some of the most creative and barely there costumes on the planet. West Hollywood, Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Boulevard. 6-11 p.m. Free. https://www.weho.org.
Mark Z. Danielewski The bestselling author unleashes a theatrical presentation of his limited-edition illustrated ghost story “The Fifty Year Sword.” This year’s performance will include 40-foot shadows by shadowcaster Christine Marie, sound design by John Zalewski, live music, and more — all conducted by the author himself. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St. 8:30 p.m. $20. https://www.redcat.org.
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