This Weekend: Halloween Parties, a Super Furniture Sale, VIntage Fun, and Lots More

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TODAY!!! Soto Lifestyle: This MDF fave in Westlake is celebrating their one year anniversary with a trunk show, special deals, food and fun. Come by for some cake and say hello.

TODAY!!! Theatricum BOO!-tanicum Classic Halloween Fun and Haunted House: For one night only, Topanga’s historic Theatricum Botanicum theater and surrounding gardens will become the haunt of headless horsemen, wandering witches, tale-telling hearts, man-made monsters and spirited sprites with a haunted house, classic ghost stories told by award-winning actors Ellen Geer, Earnestine Phillips and William Hunt, costume contest, bobbing for apples and pumpkin carving, organic chicken and waffles, live music by Peter Alsop and Tommy Santee Klaws, and lots of not-too-scary stuff for kids.  Friday, 4 p.m. -10 p.m, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga, Kids 5-12 $5, Teens $15, Adults $20

Noguchi Table for $195 instead of $700

STARTING TODAY!!Hotel Surplus Sale: This MDF fave is having a huge pre- moving sale and clearance today through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  that is 60%-70% off the original retail price. Hotel Surplus Outlet will be moving to larger facility in late 2011.  There’s clearance prices on tons of great furnishings from five star hotels and resorts, including the Peninsula Beverly Hills. Plus, find great buys on brand new furniture and overstock buys from manufacturers. Amazing deals include a Noguchi table for $195 instead of the original $700. A new mod black table lamp is $50 instead of $150 retail.   A top grain leather sofa set is $1000 instead of $2800. Check out a bunch of bargains for $25, including headboards, tables, lamps, night stands, art, appliances, and more.. Many of these items were previously priced at up to $200 each.  Hotel Surplus, 6843 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys.

Halloween at Courtyard at The Commons in Calabasas: It’s a free Halloween event for children and teens in Calabasas on Saturday, October 29 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.Trick-or-Treating (at participating merchants), photo booth with free group photos! Free mini-cupcake for kids in costume from SusieCakes, crafts from Color Me Mine, free tatoos, specials at Launa Stone Med Spa and more!  Costume Contest is at 4 p.m. with great prizes.23631-23703 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, FREE

1960s flight attendant costume at Unique-Vintage.

UniqueVintage Costume Party: Two MDF faves will be together when  beauty/lifestyle expert Kym Douglas (Good Day LA and The Ellen Degeneres Show)  hosts  a Halloween Costume Haunt at Unique Vintage on Saturday, October 29 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  Watch a vintage inspired fashion show with retro-chic fashions, check out an exclusive Sue Wong trunk show, grab some food off the Grilled Cheese Truck and the Coolhaus truck (free ice cream with purchase!), trick yourself out and get your own vintage costume. 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank.

D’Cache Party: Celebrate at  D’Cache with a Bloody Sangria, entertainment and great food on Saturday, October 29.  The party goes to dawn.  Wear a costume if you dare…and you might win a prize! Rumba and enjoy latin fusion cuisine all night long. D’Cache 10717 Riverside Dr. Toluca Lake.

Diva Girlz & Advenure Boyz Halloween Party: It’s a Halloween Fashion Show and Costume Contest with prizes. Participate in Halloween themed games and activities, make a spooky craft, and sing Karaoke on stage. Children may be dropped off, or parents are welcome to stay.  Saturday, October 29 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 18399 Ventura Blvd., #14, Tarzana. $25 per child and includes pizza dinner and all activities. Recommended for children ages 3-12. Please RSVP to reserve your child’s spot: (818) 344-5439.

Women’s Drum Day: Come play, express yourself, stretch, and explore your inner dimensions in joy. Celebrate your sacred spiritual nature in this unique women’s event. Rediscover your soul and uplift your energy through drum, dance and chant.  Sunday, October 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., REMO Recreational Music Center, 7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave., North Hollywood. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $50 for the entire day, including lunch.


Boo at the L.A. Zoo: Have a safe and spooky pre-Halloween at Boo at the L.A. Zoo. The Eucalyptus Grove will turn into a giant Pumpkin Patch with jack-o-lantern carving, photo opportunities, and eerie crafts. The Creepy Creature Encounter at the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo will feature trick-or-treating, a chance to get up close with some creepy creatures, and Halloween entertainment. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m- 4 p.m., L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles (Griffith Park).  This event is free to GLAZA members and with paid Zoo admission.

7th Annual Halloween Carnival and Stuntacular: The 7th Annual Halloween Stuntacular is a free stunt show consisting of 150 professional stunt men and women to help the Make A Wish Foundation. Raffles, prizes and fun! Live show times: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m.  Saturday, Sunday, noon -10 p.m.; Monday, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Westfield Fashion Square, Riverside and Woodman, Sherman Oaks parking lot behind Sports Authority.  Free admission; Some attractions and food extra.

Downtown Burbank Howl-Oween Celebration for Kids and Canines: The streets of Downtown Burbank will be haunted by thousands of little monsters in costume and scores of pet dogs decked out to the K-9s on October 31 from 4 – 7 pm.  Kids can trick-or-treat from store-to-store (accompanied by adults!), and dog-owners will be encouraged to bring along their favorite companion for a mutt-see Howl-oween Parade on the AMC Walkway. Downtown Burbank’s Halloween festivities are free and open to the public.  The core area for this outdoor trick-or-treat celebration will be on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno. Pet Parade for Dogs in Costume, 6 pm. Pet owners are encouraged to bring along their favorite K-9 dressed in the Halloween spirit for the 2nd Annual Downtown Dog Parade on the AMC Walkway at San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue in Downtown Burbank. Owners are asked to please register on-site by 5:30 P.M. on October 31. All well-behaved pets are welcome. Dogs must wear leashes.




In celebration of 20 successful years, L.A. Works will coordinate and manage Los Angeles’ first annual service crawl to highlight the importance of service, expose individuals to a variety of issues affecting LA, raise funds to support L.A. Works’ ongoing free volunteer programming, and provide our nonprofit partners with volunteer support. Registration will close on Sunday, November 6th. To be eligible to participate, all team members must pay the registration fee of $20 by 11/06/11.


WHAT: This exciting and unique form of service is an opportunity for your friends, family and colleagues to get together and support the LA nonprofit community over just a few hours time. Experience a cross-section of nonprofits as your team “Crawls” from site to site solving clues, completing tasks, and competing for some great prizes! Each team will be asked to raise funds to participate (similar to a walk-a-thon-type experience).

WHEN: Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: L.A. Works Headquarters @ 570 West Avenue 26, LA 90065 AND within a 5 mile radius of our headquarters

WHO: Team Requirements

Twenty teams will be accepted to participate on a first-come, first-served basis.vThere must be a minimum of three people per team and no more than six people.

Age Requirement: Crawlers must be at least 5 years old.

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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.