Edgar Allen Poe Reading

The night before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers will captivate you with performances by talented thespians of the most macabre literary imaginings penned by Poe. Director Peter Brothers will enthrall audiences with works like “The City in the Sea,” “To One in Paradise,” “For Annie,” and excerpts from literary masterpieces like “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Sphinx.”

Fitting the season, Brothers will turn his bookshop audience into accomplices for eerie tales of intrigue, betrayal and supernatural specters. Bring your friends to witness the resurrection of shadowed gothic literature; for only as long as the pendulum swings.

When: Thursday, October 30 @ 7:00pm
Where: Barnes & Noble
4735 Commons Way,
Calabasas, CA
Admission: Free

For more information, visit spotlighthearts.org

Michelle Phan Book Signing

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Michelle Phan has believed in makeup since the first time she was allowed to try eyeliner. When she looked in the mirror and saw a transformed version of herself looking back, she fell in love with the sense of confidence that makeup could give her. Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself to inspire millions by using makeup as a tool for transformation and self expression. Now, Michelle has compiled all of her best wisdom into Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success–Online and Off. From creating a gorgeous smoky eye to understanding contouring to developing an online persona, Michelle has advice to help you transform every facet of your life. Make Up is packed with Michelle’s trademark beauty and style tutorials, stories and pictures from her own life, and advice on the topics she is asked about most, including etiquette, career, entrepreneurship, and creativity. From the everyday (how to get glowing skin) to the big picture (how to turn your passion into a profession), Make Up is a practical and empowering resource to help anyone put their best face forward.

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When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

ELIXIR Halloween Costume Ball

Love Is For The Heart…But Elixir Is For The Soul!

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When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Doors- 730 PM, Show- 815 PM, After party- 1015 PM
Where: Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Admission: FREE, ages 21+

Stylish dress highly encouraged (suits/ties, dresses, gowns, heels, top hats, etc).

Halloween Giveaway

Hello!
Thank you to everyone who continues to read our blog. We’d like to extend our thanks and offer you all a chance to win some tickets to Sinister Pointe’s Bloody Mary haunted attraction.

We all remember the story of Bloody Mary as a child.
But do you know the story that exists Beyond The Mirror?

From Sinister Pointe Productions comes a brand new twist on a classic urban legend.
Take a step through the mirror if you dare and embark on an immersive and highly interactive journey through the blackened world which Bloody Mary dwells.

What lurks on the other side?
Do you have what it takes to survive?
Challenge your senses & face your deepest darkest fears as Sinister Pointe takes you, Beyond the Mirror!

This contest will be hosted using Rafflecopter. Click the image below to go to the contest page. We will be giving away TWO tickets (a value of $34.) The contest will run now until Wednesday evening. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page by 8 PM PST. You must message us to confirm that you have knowledge of you winning. (If no response is received by midnight, a new winner will be chosen.) The tickets are valid for THURSDAY, October 30, 2014 between 7pm and 11pm. You can pick up the tickets at the ticket office under your name.

For directions and more details about the haunted attraction visit Sinisterpointe.com

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Halloween Weekend + EDM

Halloween weekend is coming up quick. Do you have plans?

If you’re an electronic dance music listener, Halloween weekend will have two of the biggest events in Southern California going on at the same time. While there will be many, many events that cater to this most awesome holiday, Insomniac’s Escape: All Hallows Eve (a.k.a Escape from Wonderland) and Hard’s Day of the Dead are the most anticipated music festivals.

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Now, I’m not going to judge you on which one you choose. Both have GREAT lineups!
I wouldn’t be surprised if you went to both, because you can!

Escape From Wonderland 2014 Tickets | Lineup Fri. Oct. 31st & Sat. Nov. 1st 2014

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For more information and to purchase tickets for ESCAPE, visit www.escapeallhallowseve.com

For more information and to purchase tickets for DOTD, visit www.harddayofthedead.com

Check out my personal blog for some festival fashion tips www.jessicacortez.org

World Smile Day

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Today is World Smile Day in honor of the yellow ball with a smiley face. It was created in 1963 in Massachusetts by Harvey Ball. The smiley face has become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.

Smile.

Mr. Ball asks that you “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.

Smiling makes us attractive.
Smiling changes our mood.
Smiling in contagious.
Smiling relieves stress.
Smiling releases endorphins.
Smiling makes you seem successful.
Smiling helps you stay positive.

So smile today and pass it on! ♡

Sinister Pointe Presents Beyond the Mirror

Even though we post about news and events in Los Angeles…
I just have to share this awesome maze experience that opens tomorrow in Orange County!

Just the name alone gives me the chills!

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We all remember the story of Bloody Mary as a child.
But do you know the story that exists Beyond The Mirror?

From Sinister Pointe Productions comes a brand new twist on a classic urban legend.
Take a step through the mirror if you dare and embark on an immersive and highly interactive journey through the blackened world which Bloody Mary dwells.

What lurks on the other side?
Do you have what it takes to survive?
Challenge your senses & face your deepest darkest fears as Sinister Pointe takes you, Beyond the Mirror!

WARNING!!
Victims will enter in groups of 4 BUT at various points in “Beyond the Mirror” guests WILL briefly be separated from one another – left completely and utterly alone to face their worst fears in total solitude!
(Hey chickens! This only happens for a few moments)

Doors open tomorrow at 7pm.
Location: 131 E Imperial HWY, Fullerton, CA

For more information, event dates & times, and to purchase tickets visit sinisterpointe.com