January 12, 2012
FAMILY Slip on your favorite "Star Wars" costume for a kid-friendly tribute to the world of George Lucas at Jedi Nights, held on the second Friday of each month through March. Each event features presentations and special activities, including light saber building, "Star Wars" character photo ops and a costume parade. Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 6 p.m. each 2nd Fri. through March. $15 for event pass. (714) 542-2823. http://www.discoverycube.org.
October 25, 2012
EVENTS Pay homage to the season at Hollywood Forever cemetery with the largest Dia de Los Muertos celebration in California. Hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume will set the mood as will live music, authentic Mexican food and plenty of regional arts and crafts. Wearing your own Day of the Dead costume is strongly encouraged. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. 12 p.m. to midnight. Sat. $10. http://www.ladayofthedead.com.
June 15, 1985 |
A man in a Spider Man costume climbed a 30-foot streetlight pole Friday and shouted at passers-by on 5th Avenue before being arrested. He was taken to a hospital for observation.
October 27, 1985 |
As Halloween approaches, many South Bay communities are planning alternatives to potentially dangerous door-to-door trick-or-treating. The city of Gardena is not only sponsoring a celebration for children but is offering incentives for them to go straight home afterward. Names of participants will be drawn, and any child who is home by 9:15 p.m. and receives a call from the parks department will win a dollar.
July 11, 1985
Privately held Briar, which produces men's and women's neckwear and costume jewelry, was acquired by Hartmarx, a major Chicago-based manufacturer and retailer of men's and women's apparel. Terms were not disclosed. Briar was founded by Harold and Marilyn Athey in 1956. He becomes chairman emeritus. Stanley Franklin was promoted to president and chief operating officer from executive vice president.
October 25, 2012 |
Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween this year? If you feel like having a night out, there are plenty of restaurants and bars offering specials. Here are some of the Halloween festivities happening around town. If you know of an event or special we missed, please share it in the comments below: Free Krispy Kreme is offering a free Halloween or pumpkin spice doughnut to guests who visit a participating store on Oct. 31 in a costume. One doughnut per person, no purchase necessary and valid while supplies last.
December 18, 2011 |
Cue the flappers, the fringe, the beads and the bobs. The Roaring '20s are back in fashion — on the runways and on-screen. It started in September at the spring 2012 fashion shows, with Ralph Lauren's "Great Gatsby" gowns, Tory Burch's sportswear inspired by Coco Chanel and 1920s Deauville, and Frida Giannini's Art Deco black-and-gold fringed flapper dresses at Gucci. Those clothes won't be in stores for another month or so, and Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel "The Great Gatsby," sure to be a costume extravaganza, isn't due out until next Christmas.
October 31, 2012 |
With the presidential election so close to Halloween every four years, it's no wonder we start conflating them. One retailer with what is said to be a sound predictor track record -- retail sales equal electoral votes -- reports that President Obama masks are outselling Mitt Romney masks, both priced at $19.99. (Although why were Obama masks originally $24.99 and Romney masks only $21.99?) A president is almost always more recognizable than the challenger, which may account for part of this.
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January 2, 1985 |
Hundreds of San Diegans flocked to Balboa Park Tuesday to watch what turned out to be the "one and only" New Year's Day Mummers Parade in the nation. "We're Number One!" crowed David Racan when the word spread that the granddaddy of them all, the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, had been canceled because of rain. "We're the only Mummers Parade in the world!"