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Goblins and Ghouls and Ghosts, Oh My! : Halloween: From concerts and stage frights to movies, here's the best haunts around town.


Bored stiff with nothing to do in the Halloween spirit? Dying to have some fun? Here a few suggestions on things to do, places to go. Now there is no excuse to have a dead holiday.


"Nosferatu," F.W. Murnau's classic 1922 version of "Dracula"--a masterpiece of German Expressionism starring the wraith-like Max Schreck--will be shown Saturday, at the Pasadena City College Sexson Auditorium at 8 p.m. Live organ accompaniment will be featured. General admission is $12; members and Friends of Theatre, $8; students with I.D., $5; 17 and under, free. (213) 256-1469. . . . "Nosferatu" will also be shown at the Silent Movie, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood, Monday at 8 p.m. Admission is $6. (213) 653-2389.

The Nuart will screen the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" Saturday at midnight. Admission is $7.50. (310) 478-6379. . . . Voyeuristic Intention's 14th Anniversary Show and Halloween Celebration features a midnight screening of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," live entertainment, "traditional" and "Rocky Horror" costume contests. At the Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena, Saturday. Box office opens at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. (818) 799-9567.

Carnivals /Family Events

Halloween Carnaval, West Hollywood's Mardi Gras-style Halloween celebration includes more than 50 food booths, live Latin music, costume parade and opening ceremonies (6:30 p.m.) featuring honorary mayor Julia Sweeney ("Pat" of "Saturday Night Live"). Monday, 6 p.m.-midnight, (Santa Monica Blvd., between La Cienega and Robertson boulevards, (310) 659-4744.

It's Magic," top magicians perform in the annual Halloween production presented by the Magic Castle. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (800) 233-3123. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15.50-18.50.

Haunted Graveyard "The Hallowed Haunting Grounds," in its 22nd year, features special lighting and special effects, including talking statue, shrouded spirits and phantom organist. Saturday through Monday, 7 p.m.-midnight. 4343 Babcock Ave., Studio City, (818) 763-0582.

Ghostwalk Riverside benefit for the Riverside Ballet Theatre is a walking tour through Riverside's historic Mission Inn district with ghost story stops. Puppet shows, mini ghost-walk for young children. Today through Sunday, 6 p.m. Main Street Mall, Riverside. Admission $2 to $6. (909) 787-7850.

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Barbie and assorted ghosts and goblins for a Halloween party to benefit Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. Saturday at 5 p.m., Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, $250. (213) 386-8014.

Halloween happenings: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," adapted for stage by Teresa Love from the spooky Washington Irving classic, will be presented Saturday afternoon at Encino Community Center, by the Imagination Company for ages 5 and up. (818) 995-1690.

"Haunts for Hire," is a free Halloween play for all ages, at Occidental College's Herrick Interfaith Center, tonight and Saturday afternoon. (213) 259-2677.

Kids can wear costumes to "A Celebration of Halloween, Harvest and Masks" on Saturday at 11 a.m. and stay for Angela Lloyd's performance, "Harvest Heart: Stories and Songs Celebrating Autumn," at noon, free at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art. (310) 443-7000.

Theater / Music

"Demons, Devils and Divas," a free pre-Halloween performance by members of the Long Beach Opera featuring excerpts from "Faust," "Rigoletto," "Carmen" and "Sweeney Todd." Today at noon, 333 S. Hope Street, downtown. (213) 687-2190.

"Dracula" is being presented at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, in Sierra Madre, Today through Monday, (818) 797-6959; Knightsbridge Theatre, Braley Building, in Pasadena, today through Monday, (818) 440-0821; and at the Ventura Court Theatre, in Studio City, call for showtimes, (818) 763-3856.

"Frankenstein," Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A., (310) 477-2055. The Mary Shelley horror classic kicks off the Glorious Repertory Company's "Heart and Soul" series for adults, and young people ages 10 and up. Regular schedule: Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m. Ends Dec. 4. $10-$12.50.

Bumps in the Night: An Evening of Gothic Suspense, Burbage Theatre, 2330 Sawtelle Blvd., West L.A., (310) 478-0897. "Black Dog" and "Razing the Dead" by Michael Farkash, "The Hallow's Eve Story" by Wes Walker, "I Like Meat" by Sharon Yablon and "Succubus" by Raye Wolfe. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. Ends Nov. 26. $15.

Zombie Attack, Cast Theatre, 804 N. El Centro Ave., Hollywood, (213) 462-0265. Justin Tanner's long-running hit comedy Halloween nightmare spoof. Halloween Night, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10:30 p.m. Indefinitely. $12.

"The Crucible," Arthur Miller's classic drama about witch-hunting hysteria in 17th-Century Salem, at the Attic Theatre, in Santa Monica, Today and Saturday at 8 p.m. (213) 469-3786.

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