Haute Highlights

Tim Burton at LACMA

Nothing says Halloween like the dark psyche of Tim Burton. If you have yet to see his ongoing exhibition at LACMA, here’s your last chance — the show closes this Monday, serving as the perfect kicker for Halloween.

The show provides an introspective look into Burton’s various roles, be them director or artist, displaying a mélange of his illustrations, animations, photographs, storyboards, costumes and so much more from his personal collection and studio archives.

Specifically, a topiary based on the iconic gardening scene in Edward Scissorhands and giant figure of “Balloon Boy” from his 1997 book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories will be available for viewing.

The exhibition closes Monday, but it’s ending with a bang. The works will be on display all night Sunday from 12 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday morning, with tickets discounted at half-off. The show will also be available for viewing until midnight on Halloween.

Make this holiday a Tim Burton Halloween.

FYF Halloween Party

From the minds who brought you FYF comes the two-part FYF Halloween Party — a costume party.

The first night will feature the likes of Thee Oh Sees, The Soft Pack, Tijuana Panthers and Total Control. The event will take place Sunday at the Ukrainian Cultural Center with advance tickets running from $12 and $14 at the door.

Performers such as The Field, Air France, Abe Vigoda, GODDOLLARS and David Scott Stone will play the second night on Halloween at The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock with $10 advance tickets and $12 tickets at the door. But wait, it gets better — a haunted house will be present for your terrifying pleasure.

Come in your best sexy kitty or pop cultural reference (like Mia Wallace perchance), and engage in the glorious festivity and musical splendor of  FYF Halloween Party.

Long Beach Zombie Walk IV

Get ready to thrill The Promenade!

For the fourth time the Living Dead will be taking over Long Beach, inviting people of all ages to enjoy spooky fun. This year’s Long Beach Zombie Walk will be a daylong street event featuring music, movies, food and drinks, street vendors and art.

Aside from the typical Halloween festivities, Long Beach Zombie Walk will also attempt to break two world records: the largest Zombie Walk and the largest choreographed Thriller Mass Dance.

Participation in the street festival is free, and the events don’t begin until 7 p.m., so go and enjoy the music, make-up artists and vendors before it’s time for Thrill The World’s mass dance. At 8 p.m., walk with hundreds of zombies, and afterward, check out Dead Man’s After-Party, an all-ages Halloween concert presenting fire dancers and a performance by Johnny Vatos’ Tribute to Halloween (featuring original members from the legendary band Oingo Boingo!).

Get your tickets for the after party at zombiewalklb.com.

Simple Plan

Friday promises to be an interesting night of music at Hollywood’s Music Box.

Constructed in the ’20s, the Music Box is one of Hollywood’s finest historical treasures. With its sleek, broad dance floor and colonnades of booths flanking both sides, the venue is perfect for big crowds and intimate groups. Though the Music Box might look like a classy, opulent ballroom, it functions like a raucous hub of entertainment.

And that’s just what it’ll be Friday. Veterans Simple Plan will headline a night of alternative fun, joining forces with other pop-punk powerhouses Forever The Sickest Kids, The Cab and Marianas Trench.

Enjoy some of the new kids on the pop-punk block, and then reminisce over the flair Simple Plan brought when we were all in middle school and high school. If pop-punk is your thing, or if you’re just still obsessed with Simple Plan, get ready to enjoy the high-energy and interactive pizzazz that has made Simple Plan famous for over a decade.

Tickets are available for purchase on goldenvoice.com.