OUT ON THE TOWN: Halloween Edition

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho)


October is one of the most festive months of the year in L.A., filled with fashionable fun, frights, and foodie-friendly events taking place throughout the city. Sure, you got your traditional haunted hayrides and apple picking excursions, but there’s so much more to see and do…

Just in time for Halloween, 60out Escape Rooms is launching their newest immersive experience, Dracula, at their Melrose Avenue location. The hour-long, puzzle-filled excitement takes visitors (a.k.a. “vampire hunters”) through a demonic graveyard and a creepy crypt, all leading up to a spine-tingling climax that will leave you wanting more.


The arrival of this new escape room happens to coincide with the announcement of 60out acquiring L.A.’s Countdown Live Escape Games, expanding its list of themed rooms, especially with the upcoming Krampus, Pandorus, and Tiki Room.


And just in time for Dia de los MuertosEstrella Jalisco kicked off the Mexican holiday with an event celebrating legendary Golden Age singer and actor Pedro Infante.

Hosted by Pedro’s granddaughter, Lupita, at Guelaguetza in L.A.’s Koreatown, guests were treated to a curated menu of holiday-inspired dishes that paired perfectly with the light, crisp flavor of Estrella Jalisco. (Our faves: a variety of mole sauces and irresistible chicken tamales.)


The magical night included performances from all-female Mariachi band, flavorful cocktails, and a face-painting station from local artist Eder Bean. It all came to a close with a surprise appearance from the Grammy-nominated rock band Kinky. The exclusive dinner offered a preview of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Dia de los Muertos Tribute Concert, which will honor Pedro Infante. Estrella Jalisco is hosting a special performance by Mexican musical artists Kinky, El Dasa and Lupita Infante, who will reinterpret the legend’s songs live on stage on Saturday, October 28.

Courtesy of Allen Chiu

Courtesy of Allen Chiu

Finally, the THE ARRIVALS has officially landed in Los Angeles with their new pop-up shop on Melrose, and we got to explore the new space, experiencing their AW17 Collection [IRL] and enjoying deep beats by DJ Cam Girl (below) and even deeper drinks from Swish Bev.

The New York-based clothing company will sell their architecturally inspired outwear at prices that won’t make you slack-jawed. The opening night party felt like a soirée, giving us a chance to physically see and touch the clothing made from leather and natural fibers.

Grab some holiday gifts before the store officially closes on December 28th!

Courtesy of Allen Chiu

Courtesy of Allen Chiu

About The Author

Hiko Mitsuzuka
Entertainment Editor-at-Large

Hiko Mitsuzuka is a self-proclaimed pop culture connoisseur who resides in L.A. and obsesses over songs months before everyone else obsesses over them. He has worked in TV and commercial production ever since he left his native New York in the early 00s. He has worked at the world-renowned Anonymous Content and Carsey-Werner and freelanced as a treatment writer for award-winning directors as well as a contributing writer for 'Instinct.' In addition to writing about entertainment and travel for 'Bello,' Hiko can currently be seen in the roles of Manager of Creative Planning at Stun Creative (PromaxBDA's North America Agency of the Year, 2013, 2014, 2017), film critic for ScreenPicks.com, and contributor for The Huffington Post. He's also currently working on the novel 'Slasher Movie Girl.' His obsessions include quoting old sitcom dialogue and stalking people on Instagram. His vices include chocolate chip cookies and movie theater popcorn. Tweet him @TheFirstEcho.

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