Halloween Fun in LA & Eek! Giveaway ends 10-17

With Halloween time upon us, I have been having a ball watching horror films with Michael. Anyone who knows me is probably shocked to be reading this. “Mary? WATCHING a horror film?? And saying its FUN?!” While I still refuse to try out The Silence of the Lambs, or anything with Hannibal Lector, I have finally put on my big girl pants & have seen all the Alien movies (LOVE them, especially part 2), The Nightmare on Elm Street (Original & new), The Shining (Such a classic! Shelley Duvall is awesome) & then he surprised me & we watched one of my Halloween faves: Hocus Pocus! 🙂 Hopefully, we’ll be in our new place before 10-31 as we have pumpkin carving to do….& I still need to decide on a costume…can you tell I love Halloween?! Well, LA is loaded with great activities this time of year & I decided to list a few that I am looking forward to. Enjoy!

Lighting up the night this October in Los Angeles is a unique all-ages nighttime Halloween extravaganza–RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! More than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/3-mile scenic trail within Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge (1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011). Set against a backdrop of the Rose Garden, spectators are invited to discover intricately carved images of favorite celebrities and sports figures as well as other large-scale displays based on popular themes. The entire family friendly 45-minute stroll through the grounds is a multi-sensory experience that is sure to be a lasting annual family tradition. More info HERE.

Mary as Alice in Wonderland in 2010.
Mary as Alice in Wonderland in 2010.


Summertime favorite, Street Food Cinema, extends their fun of movies, music & food & invites you to attend all this month…if you dare! 😉 Between The Conjuring, The Shining & The Exorcist, complete with special guest star Linda Blair (“Regan”), they have you covered for all those scary films you love. A perfect date night! Check out the full schedule HERE.

Symphony In The Glen and Nederlander Concerts will once again host The EEK! At The Greek! extravaganza on Saturday, October 25, for its 4th year in a row, presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This family friendly event featuring the 60-piece Symphony In The Glen Orchestra with Maestro Arthur B. Rubinstein will present a creepy collection of frightening favorites. Additionally, the program will showcase the return of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell- tale Heart” with special guest narrator (to be announced).

I attended last year & absolutely loved this event. The orchestra moved me to tears with the medley of songs from Wicked, & The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was absolutely breathtaking.

Mary as a Flapper in New York, 2011.
Mary as a Flapper in New York, 2011.

The EEK! At The Greek! Musical Program includes “Infernal Dance” from the Firebird by Igor Stravinksy, Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens, Funeral March of the Marionette with children conductors, “Gnomes” from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, and the Devil Dance by John Williams. As a special feature, the concert will present a World Premier live performance of the cartoon Skeleton Dance from Disney’s 1929 “Silly Symphonies”. The cartoon will be accompanied by a performance of the original music by Carl Stalling. The program will also feature Zigeunerweisen (“Gipsy Airs”) by Pablo de Sarasate, which will be played by young Annual EEK! At The Greek!, a symphonic violinist soloist, Sandy Cameron.

Nederlander has offered Along Comes Mary a 4 pack of tickets to giveaway! Simply use the entry form below to enter by October 17th. 1 winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Please check out my ‘Sweepstakes’ tab for complete rules. Good luck! xo

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