By Michael Aushenker
Loosely inspired by the 1980s Wes Craven horror-comedy franchise that spawned Freddy Krueger — the diabolical, dream-invading, metal-clawed maniac in the hat and stripes — the second annual “Nightmare on Main Street” party takes place today (Oct. 31) at the aptly named 31Ten Lounge. Organizers promise “dancing Freddies and girls in teddies boogying to music that will possess your legs to dance until the end of the night.” The event starts at 9 p.m. and also features an array of DJs and party favors, a costume contest (costumes are required), Tickets are $15 to $60. 31Ten Lounge is at 3110 Main Street, Santa Monica.
And now for something completely different…
On Saturday, bring a bicycle and sleuthing skills for “Murder on the Mar Vista Space Time Continuum: An Interactive Murder-Mystery Bicycle Tour,” a 3.4-mile interactive ride from Mar Vista to Venice. The event benefits the non-profit kids writing and tutoring center 826LA and pedals off at 3 p.m. from Mar Vista Time Travel Mart, 12515 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. $5 donation. Call (310) 915-0200.