Day of the Dead/ Dia de Los Muertos Events

By EGP News

Thursday, Nov. 1

10am-3pm—Dia de los Muertos Festival at East Los Angeles college, with live performances by Xipe Totec. Conjunto Hueyapan, Quetzal, Ixtli Yolotl, and an altar display at the Vinent Price Gallery. Bring a new toy for student toy drive. ELAC is located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park 91754, between S1 & S2 buildings. For more information, email roveroa@gmail.com.

5-9pm—Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education Traditional Ceremonial Blessing and community art workshops. Face painting, Mexican cut flowers, papel picado, Día de Los Muertos masks, skeleton puppets. Special screening: Macario 7pm; Margo Albert Theater Live performances, community alters, Día de Los Muertos Exhibit, food available. Plaza de la Raza is located at 3540 N. Mission Rd., LA 90031. For more information, call  (323) 223-2475 or go to www.plazadelaraza.org

(Photo coutesy of Forest Lawn)

Friday, Nov. 2

2pm-2am—Boyle Heights Certified Farmers Market Presents 3rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos. Live bands, DJs and entertainment all night long. Vendors, food, arts and crafts, face painting. For more information contact Tonie (951) 224-4164

2-4pm—Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at Grand Park in downtown LA with live music, visual artists, food trucks, altars and more. For more information visit grandpark.lacounty.gov/

5-11pm—Self Help Graphics & Arts 39th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration—Recuerdos Que Nunca Mueren (Memories That Never Die) —a free public event., musical performances, food and craft vendors, face painting and children’s workshops. Dress in your best Katrin, Katrina, or Calaca attire for dancing, fotos, or just to be with the spirits and antepasados! Procession starts at 5pm at Mariachi Plaza, take Metro Goldline to Mariachi Plaza station. Self Help is located at 1300 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, 90033 – Metro Gold Line Pico Aliso stop. For more information, go to www.selfhelpgraphics.com

6-8pm—Forest Lawn Covina  & Forest Lawn Cypress Hosts Free 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos events, where family and friends can honor, celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed away. Bring a photo of a loved one to place on community altar. Events include live mariachi music, Aztec dancers and a special ceremony. Forest Lawn Covina is located at 21300 Via Verde Dr., Covina 91724. Forest Lawn Cypress is located at 4471 Lincoln Ave. Cypress, 90603. For more information, visit www.forestlawn.com or call (800) 445-4303. (pictured) One of the many inspiring altars from past events.

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