This one really snuck up on you, didn’t it?
What: Tarot readings, live performances, dance party courtesy of Dublab’s Bloodsucking sound system, and a screening of Indian musical montage Bollyweird: the Movie during The Cinefamily’s Halloween party and fundraiser.
Why: It’s all the raj.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: 611 N. Fairfax Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., Fairfax District (323-655-2510). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
Héctor Serrano’s Talking Hand Tattoos
What: Temporary tats in the form of wacky monsters and make-believe animals transform your mitts in an instant — just add water.
Why: Pawsitively frightening.
When: Sat. (It’s just a suggestion.)
Where: A+R, 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., b/t San Juan & Westminster Aves., Venice (310-392-9128).
Copa d’Oro Dress to Kill
What: Imbibement begins with a night of all-star live painting by artists Shiho Nakaza, Melissa Kojima, and friends, then continues with a margarita bar on Friday and a caipirinha bar for the costumed on Saturday.
Why: The motion of the potion.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 217 Broadway, b/t Second & Third Sts., Santa Monica (310-576-3030).
Day After the Living Dead
What: Danceright’s afternoon pool party with beats by J-Wow, Zombie Nation, Destructo, and others, plus Bloody Mary specials to aid in recovery or continue the revelry from the night before.
Why: Scary good times.
When: Sun., 2-7 p.m.
Where: The Standard, 550 S. Flower St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Sts., Downtown (213-892-8080). R.S.V.P. at danceright.net.
What: Charles Phoenix presents the life and times of legendary puppet master Bob Baker through vintage slides, film and TV clips, and a performance showcasing myriad handmade marionettes.
Why: Pull some strings.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. First St., at Glendale Blvd. & Second St., Downtown (213-250-9995).
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