Halloween in Hollywood: THR's Party Guide
Heidi Klum hosts her annual bash in New York, while Matthew Morrison's masquerade is among the Los Angeles festivities.
Halloween has arrived in Hollywood and the stars are ready to celebrate.
From Heidi Klum's 14th annual bash in New York to spooky screenings, live music and charity events, there will be no shortage of Halloween festivities over the next week. Below, The Hollywood Reporter rounds up some of the biggest parties -- but don't forget to check the dress code!
Thursday, Oct. 24
◆ Just Jared hosts stars including Camilla Belle, Hilary Duff, Milla Jovovich, Ashley Madekwe, Holland Roden and more at Beacher's Madhouse inside Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. Kicking things off at 8 p.m., invited guests will decorate pumpkins for the Art of Elysium charity, which will deliver the finished products to a children's hospital. Colorful, chic cocktail attire is encouraged -- but whatever you do, don't come in costume.
Friday, Oct. 25
◆ Adam Lambert, Lance Bass, Stephen Lunsford and Glee's Ashley Fink will be among those in attendance at Fred and Jason's Halloweenie 8, benefiting the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' Alive Music Project at the Los Angeles Theatre. Festivities will get underway at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26
◆ Matthew Morrison's fourth annual invite-only Halloween party, sponsored by Dos Equis, Audi and Podwall Entertainment, will hit Warwick (6507 W. Sunset Blvd.) at 9 p.m. Guests' "most interesting masquerade" attire is a must.
◆ Infamous event producer Susanne Bartsch will throw a late-night, over-the-top fete at Buddakan in New York City. Guests will begin to arrive at midnight, before DJ Sammy Jo and the Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears are set to spin. The party theme is inspired by Auntie Mame, with each section of Steven Starr's restaurant decorated in a different theme. The foyer will have performers dressed as geishas, Buddah's and dragon ladies. The drawing room will have kabuki karaoke. The main dining room's theme will be "Mad Monster Mix," while The Library will be "Mame's Cabinet of Curiosities."
◆ If you're looking for kid-friendly fare, Shake It Up's Zendaya, X Factor alum Rachel Crow and Tori Kelly will perform at the 20th annual Dream Halloween benefiting Keep a Child Alive at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The event will honor HIV/AIDS activist Cristina Jade Pena with the charity's inaugural Joe Cristina Humanitarian Award. As for a Halloween twist: The venue will host a trick-or-treat lane, live performances from Le Petit Cirque, a 3D bat cave hosting the Batman tumbler, a 40-foot Hot Wheels track and face-painting by MAC artists.
◆ LACMA hosts its 10th annual Muse Costume Ball with Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes live in front of Urban Light, Theophilus London DJing until 1 a.m. and Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group haunting the afterparty. Additionally, costume designers for The Hunger Games, Hitchcock and Down With Love will judge a series of costume contests honoring the nights' best looks in the following categories: black-and-white, classic movie monsters and ghosts of Hollywood past. Tickets are available here.
Sunday, Oct. 27
◆ The ASPCA once again hosts its annual Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles half-marathon and mini-marathon downtown, where thousands of runners will tackle a one-of-a-kind course -- in costume. Not running? Bystanders can watch local and regional bands at every mile marker and participate in a Halloween costume contest at the finish line as well as special activities for four-legged friends including a 1-mile dog walk, a bark park (complete with a doggie treat bar from Unleashed by Petco) and an AOL Paw Nation photo booth. TV host Samantha Harris will be among those running at the event.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
◆ Horror buffs can screen David Cronenberg's 1986 spooky sci-fi opus The Fly at the Fox lot's Little Theater on Pico Blvd. The film is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
◆ Go green with Midori and style ambassador George Kotsiopoulos at the brand's Greenlight the Galaxy, celebrating Hollywood's love affair with sci-fi fashion. Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz and Shenae Grimes will be in attendance as DJ Binki Shapiro provides the beats at Hollywood's Bootsy Bellows beginning at 8:30 p.m. Invite only.
◆Mixed Chicks Kids and Flipeez Interactive Hats sponsor Kasseem's Dream Halloween party, hosted by Kasseem's mother, Mashonda Tifrere, with a special appearance by his father, Swizz Beatz, alongside wife Alicia Keys and their son Egypt. Guests will enjoy treats and special gifts from Mixed Chicks Kids, Flipeez and other IdeaVillage brands including Stompeez, Shimmer Body Art, Ice Cream Magic and Flashlight Friends. Taking place at Bklyn Beast from 5-8 p.m., guests will also learn new moves at the premiere parkour facility during this pre-Halloween celebration. Other guests expected include Carmelo and Lala Anthony and their son Kinyan; Amar'e Stoudemire, Alexis Welch and children Assata, Amar'e Jr. and Are; Angie Martinez and son Niko.
Thursday, Oct. 31
◆ Shutterfly, Svedka and SmartWater join forces with Heidi Klum for the Queen of Halloween's 14th annual party. This year's fete, featuring music from DJ Questlove, will go down at the new-and-improved Marquee New York in Chelsea. Among those expected to hit the red carpet are Vanessa Hudgens, Ice T and Coco, Christian Siriano, Roberto Cavalli, Georgina Chapman, Bethenny Frankel, Jay Manuel and more.
◆ Over in Hollywood, AV Nightclub/Aventine will play host to Ultimat Vodka's A Nightmare on Selma Street, with a haunted house erected in the alleyway of Aventine leading guests into the club. Tickets are available for $25 -- a small price to pay for a shot to win the $1,000 best costume contest.
◆The W Hollywood turns into a hotel-wide haunted house, with the Station Hollywood and the Living Room playing everything from hip-hop and house to top 40. Put on your most creative costume and head into Hollywood to party all night. (Skimpy) costumes are encouraged. Advance discounted tickets available here and here. Doors 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
◆ Cloney will hit the stage at The Viper Room on Halloween night for an evening of tricks and treats -- including a $500 costume contest and drink specials. Doors open at 8:30; $10 to get in.