Here is a sampling of area autumn festivals and Halloween-related events through Nov. 3.

2013 Dia de Los Muertos at HOLLYWOOD FOREVER The Ceremonial Altar Set-Up: Friday, November 1st, 2013 5pm onward.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 12pm until 12am

13th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival. November 3, 2013 (10:00am-5:00pm)
See site or Facebook for more info. 7108 Remmet Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303  mainstreetcanogapark

George Newnam's Casa de las Calaveras Day of the Dead Attraction. November 2, 2013 (11:00am to 9:30pm) See Facebook for details. 323.264.0155 East Los Angeles Library
4837 E. Third Street East Los Angeles, CA

1st Annual Day of the Dead Family Festival. November 2, 2013 (4:00 - 9:00pm).
Sugar Skull painting, Calaca Costume Contest and Altar Memorials by Atwater Village families. See Facebook for details 3245 Casitas Ave Los Angeles, CA

Dia de Los Muerto at Drai's Hollywood. November 1, 2013 (10:00pm - 2:00am) 323.962.1111 Drai's Hollywood 6250 Hollywood Blvd, 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA

El Velorio 2013 . November 2, 2-13 (7:00pm - 1:00am). Celebratory community Day of the Dead event hosted by actor Jacob Vargas featuring an art exhibition, live musical performances, and more! elvelorioSee site for more info Plaza de la Raza 3540 N. Mission Rd Los Angeles, CA

Fowler Out Loud: Día de los Muertos with Mariachi de UCLAtlán. November 7, 2013. 6:00pm. Free concert. 310.825.4361 Fowler Museum at UCLA Fowler Museum at UCLA North Campus of UCLA Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery 14th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration - largest celebration of its kind in California, November 2, 2013 (12:00pm - midnight) 323.308.4765 Hollywood Forever Cemetery Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

Raíz y Rama: On the Crossroads to Mictlán - 40 Years of Celebrating Día De Los Muertos, November 2, 2013 (5-11pm). See site & Facebook for details 323.881.6444 Self Help Graphics & Art 1300 East 1st Street (Boyle Heights) Los Angeles, CA

LUCHA VaVOOM--the acclaimed and mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble is on your radar for Halloween events in Los Angeles this year. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe  is returning to The Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 for their annual Halloween performances. There will be a $250 prize for the winner of the “Best Costume Contest,” post cards attached for the event.

The Phantom of the Opera: Halloween Organ and Film Walt Disney Concert Hall : -8:00 p.m. Oct. 31. Clark Wilson, organ.

Halloween Family Carnival at Studio City Recreation Center: Costume parade (timed by ages beginning at 4:15 p.m.), face painting, games and moon bouncers, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 12621 Rye St. 818-769-4415.

La Canada Haunted Maze for community: Saturday, October 26, 2013   Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 7-9:15 a.m. Halloween from 7-10p.m | 4920 Hampton Rd in La Canada

Ghost Hunt at Santa Clarita Historical Heritage Junction: 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31. Admission $40. Reservations required. 24101 Newhall Ave., Newhall. 661-513-3604.,

The Phantom of the Opera screening at Walt Disney Concert Hall: The 1925 silent film will have organ soundtrack performed by Clark Wilson, 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Tickets $35.50-$66. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000.

Nightmare on Selma Halloween: Adults 21 and over costume party with DJs and open bar, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 31. Costume contest. Tickets $100. AV Nightclub, 1601 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. 310-334-9619.


Fright Fair Scream Park at Pierce College Farm Center: Creatures of the Corn Haunted Trail, Factory of Nightmares Haunted House, Insane Reaction and Night Adventure Corn Maze. Sundown-midnight Oct. 18-19; sundown-10 p.m. Oct. 20, 22-24 and 29-31; check website for dates through Nov. 3. Ages 10 and older. Admission and one event $13; two events $20; three events $25; add $10 to a multi-pass for priority line. 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills.


Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College Farm Center: Corn maze, children's activities, farm animals, “Spookley” show and pumpkin sales. Hours: 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday through Nov. 3. Admission only $5; corn maze $10; $8 children; multi-pass $14 and $12 children (includes admission, corn maze, hay ride and two activity tickets). Extra fee other activities including giant slide, petting zoo and train ride ($2 each or $10 for six activities or $20 for 12 activities). Pierce College Farm Center, 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-999-6300.


Harvest Festival and Corn Maze at Forneris Farms: Attractions include the maze, a “farm frolic” area for children, tractor-pulled train ride, petting zoo and pony rides (weekends only), live entertainment (weekends only) and pumpkin sales. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Nov. 3. Farm market open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission and parking. Cash-only for activities: $8 maze; $5 “farm frolic,” $5 each for petting zoo and pony rides and $4 train ride. 15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 818-361-0714.


Universal Studios-Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights: Dare to take the Terror Tram, walk through mazes and scare zones, experience Bill and Ted's Show and encounter scary folk in the Backlot Experience. Hours for all dates, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. through Nov. 2. Tickets $69 or $74 depending on date; check website for online discounts, front of the line tickets and VIP passes. Ages 13 and older. No costumes or masks. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.