Presented by Akvinta Vodka
(LOS ANGELES – OCT. 3, 2013) – Fred & Jason are back for their 8th year presenting Halloweenie, one of Los Angeles?s hottest Halloween parties, with proceeds going to support the Gay Men?s Chorus of Los Angeles?s (www.gmcla.org) Alive Music Project! Halloweenie 2013 will take place on October 25, 2013 at 9 p.m. at the famed Los Angeles Theatre (615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA), the ornate movie palace in downtown LA.
Born from their intense love for Halloween, their commitment to charity, as well as their love for bringing people together for celebration, Fred & Jason created Halloweenie eight years ago when it began as a party in their backyard. Since then, the party has grown out of their home and to venues such as The Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood Forever Cemetery and The Lot, which is home to HBO?s hit show ?True Blood.? Halloweenie is a costume-required event featuring open bars, world-renowned DJs, feverish dancing, celebrities, killer photo opportunities, VIP areas, private cabanas and more!
Guest DJs include Grammy-nominated producer/remixer DJ Dave Aud? and DJ Blacklow who began his career at the age of 18, spinning the beats of Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia. Performances curated by INSTALL:LA will include artist Thinh Nguyen who has exhibited live installations at museums across the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; performance artist Yoshie Sakai, and designer/artist Amy von Harrington.
Halloweenie gHosts include: Fred and Jason, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, David Cooley, Wilson Cruz, John Duran, Brian Pendleton and Chad Goldman, Jeffery Sanker, Chris Verdugo, and Woody Woodbeck, among many others. The black carpet will be rolled out for celebrities and sponsors, which include Akvinta vodka, SBE, The Abbey, Brian Pendleton & Chad Goldman, RedBull, Evian, Anawalt, Perrier Jouet, Crumble Catering, Rockwell, Hansen?s, PopChips, Sheila G?s Brownie Brittle, WET, PastaChips, Van Wolff and Sneaky Pete?s.
GMCLA?s Alive Music Project (AMP), the beneficiary of the event, is a unique music education outreach program designed for Los Angeles middle and high school students that uses song to create a powerful anti-bullying message. AMP works closely with school Gay Straight Alliances and incorporates the essential tools of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) to improve learning environments for each student it reaches.
Halloweenie is the party that everyone is dying to get into! General admission, VIP and Cabana tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at www.gmcla.org. VIP benefits include designated VIP area, dedicated VIP bars, snacks and VIP parking. Cabana benefits include a VIP cabana for you and your guests, private cocktail servers all night, access to the designated VIP area, dedicated VIP bars, snacks and 2 VIP parking spaces. Ticket prices (before Oct. 5th) start at $85 for general admission. For more ticket and event information, please visit www.halloweeniela.com.
ABOUT Gay Men?s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA)
GMCLA has garnered international acclaim for artistic excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community and beyond by promoting civil rights, tolerance and acceptance through music. Founded in 1979, critics have proclaimed the Chorus ?inspired,? ?expressive, innovative, and utterly moving,? and hailed it for presenting ?meaningful entertainment.? It is one of the largest and most influential men’s choruses in the nation; the first gay chorus to perform for a sitting president ? Bill Clinton ? and recently for President Barack Obama. The 220-member Chorus has toured internationally,? released 15 compact discs, commissioned over 300 new works and guest starred on such TV shows as ?$#*! My Dad Says,? ?Will & Grace?, ?Six Feet Under? and ?The 2013 Oscars.? In October 2010, in response to the sharp rise in anti-gay related suicides, GMCLA produced an It Gets Better video featuring Cyndi Lauper’s ?True Colors,? a viral sensation that has received more than 800,000 hits. Presenting several concerts each season in Los Angeles including the popular ?Holiday Spectacular,? they perform frequently at the Alex Theatre, Saban Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall and feature music legends such as LeAnn Rimes, Melissa Manchester and Jerry Herman. GMCLA is committed to supporting L.A. youth through Outside Voices (an LGBT youth chorus) and the Alive Music Project (AMP), a unique music education outreach program for middle and high school students that uses song to create a powerful anti-bullying message. Their original musical ?it gets better? is currently on a US tour. (www.gmcla.org)