Terror at the Vault
The shock! The horror! The fishnets! It's Halloween, the most sacred of clubland holidays. The main event is at the Vault 350 in Long Beach on Saturday, a KROQ-sponsored performance by the Antichrist Superstar himself, Marilyn Manson. The chance to see him in a club setting is pretty darn cool. The bad news is you have to win tickets from the station. But more good news: There are loads of other hot happenings. Tonight, you can head to the Key Club for the return of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, a punked-up theatrical group that knows a thing or two about latex and paint.... Pop music lovers shouldn't miss Tigerheat's Masked Halloween party tonight at the Hollywood Athletic Club.... Bricktops at the Parlour Club in WeHo is holding the Mae West Sextette Halloween Extravaganza on Friday, with costumed divas celebrating the spirit of the original buxom blond.
Playing dress up
Everyone knows the Cramps show at the Hollywood Athletic Club is gonna be an E-ticket Saturday, but you can also bank on the Ivar club and Cinespace, which are merging as one club Saturday for D.A.S.K. Productions' 17th annual Halloween Masquerade & Costume Ball....
The Highlands in Hollywood plays host to Clubcrasher's Sinister Lingerie and Costume Ball, which features Hustler models vamping for sexiest costume.... Bar Sinister's Halloween party at Boardner's on Saturday includes complimentary vampire "blood" shots upon arrival and a performance by the Cruxshadows.... And if you really wanna have a howling good time Saturday, head to the Wiltern LG for Courtney Love and Juliette Lewis and the Licks -- two chicks who are fully capable of being naughty and nice.... Ahoy matey! Boy George is spinning vinyl Saturday at Avalon, which will be decked out to look like a haunted pirate ship.... DJs Scott Oster and Z Trip will be tripping people out at the Palladium's 8th annual All Hallows Eve Hollyween Party on Saturday.... Straight from the triple-X underground, Nacional in H-town is the site of Original Sin's Nightmare Before Halloween, a Saturday lingerie and pajama party with adult film stars.
Club Beat It! is getting happy with three rooms of ghost-busting tunes at the Ruby on Sunday.... The Bigfoot Lodge in Atwater Village is transforming into the Haunted Lodge Sunday, with DJ Lee spinning spooky platters from the '50, '60s and '70s.... And for those who don't want to get spooked in a club, head to the El Capitan Theatre for Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," which screens tonight through Sunday. Nothing like a twisted love story to warm your heart on All Hallow's Eve.