Today, Thur., Oct. 31
3pm—Arroyo Seco Library Halloween Celebration with Grandma Silverlocks. Includes kids’ storytime and party. Free admission. Library is located at 6145 N. Figueroa St. Highland Park, 90042. For more info, call (323) 255-0537.
3:30pm–Halloween Stories, Crafts & 1st Family Movie Night at the Benjamin Franklin Library. Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes. Movie starts at 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Library is located at 2200 E First St, LA 90033. For more information, call (323) 263-6901.
4-7pm—Bell Gardens Monster Mash for Kids Ages 7-15. Wear a costume to compete for prizes. Event will feature a live DJ, games, crafts and more. Fee: $2. The Neighborhood Youth Center is located at 5856 Ludell St. For more information call (562) 806-7667.
5-6pm—Halloween Fun at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Come dressed in costume for contest, games, stories, and lots of fun! Open to all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Montebello Libraries. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Montebello 90640. For more information, call (323) 728-0421.
5-8pm – 6th Annual Halloween Party For LA Kids. The event will be held in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). Admission is $5 and includes Ralphs Fresh Fare candy, hot dogs and refreshments, puppet shows, bouncy houses, crafts, face painting, video games, and “trick-or-treat” doors. Purchase your tickets online in advance. For more information call: (323) 221-2255 or visit http://www.downtownla.com/
6pm—Commerce Halloween Parade & Festivities at All City Parks. Events are free and trophies will be awarded by age group for best costumes, best-decorated pumpkins & best pet costume. For more information, call (323) 887-4434.
Friday, Nov. 1
All Day—Fri-Sunday-Olvera Street Celebrates Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos With Music, Dance, Workshops, Novenario Procession. Performers include Aztec & ballet folklorico dancers, teatro groups, mariachis, and other entertainment from 11am to 9pm all three days. Join the nightly colorful & traditional novenario procession, which includes costumed performers, blessings, purfication ceremony and more (starts at 7pm). Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants. Olvera Street is in downtown LA, across from Metro Union Station. For more information and complete program, visit www.calleolvera.org .
10:30am-9pm—Dia de los Muertos Mixed Media Group Show at Corazon de Los Angeles at the historic Olvera Street Marketplace. Artist include George Yepes, Dave Sanchez, Maryanne Luera, Jorge Guillan, Daniel Esparza, Maria Kane, Oscar Magallanes, Rosie Guajardo, Deborah Blanco Flores, Paula Torres, Andrea Hibbard, Ozzie Carmona, Hugo Martinez, Rafael Cardenas and others. Free and open to the public through Nov. 16th. Corazon LA is located at W—19a (upstairs) on Olvera St/634 N. Main St. LA 90012. For more info, call (323) 617-0227 or at www.facebook.com/pages/Corazon-de-Los-Angeles.
8pm—Nightmare on 10th Street Holiday Canned Food Drive at the Hook Up Resource Center in Montebello. Admission: $5 or canned food for a holiday dinner. Hook Up is located at 923 W. Whittier Blvd. For more information, call (323) 720-1489.
Saturday, Nov. 2
11am-9:30pm—East LA Library Presents George Newman’s Casa de las Calaveras™ Day of the Dead Attraction: Life-size skeleton figures tell the moving story of a couple’s after-death experiences. Event includes artisans selling Day of the Dead items, altar contest and more. Location: Library’s Community Meeting Rm, 4837 E. Third St, East LA. Free Admission. For more information, call (323) 264-0155.
Noon-4pm—The Dead Come to Life at LA Plaza! Annual Día de los Muertos celebration includes performances of music, dance and theatre with Xipe Totec, Teatro Tatalejos, and more. Hands-on workshops, make your own calavera mask, pan de muerto, and paper mache skull From 7 to 11pm, enjoy special performance by Voz De Mano after 10 years since their break-up, Matamoska Skacore, and Velorio from Bakersfield. Activities include music, art exhibits, altars & more. Free to the public.
Noon-2am—East Side Luv’s 8th Annual Día de los DEAD ‘13. Free music event woth art/craft vendors, food vendors and more. Location: 1835 E 1st St, LA 90033. Take the Gold Line and exit at Mariachi Plaza. For more information call (323) 262-7442 or visit www.eastsideluv.com/
3-11pm—Grand Park Día de Los Muertos: altars on display, free face-painting & live performances by members of the Nortec Collective: Bostich+Fussible, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Cumbia Machin, Raul y Mexia, LA CHAMBA, and Subsuelo. Take the Red or Purple Line, exit at the Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Bicycle parking will be available at the Broadway entrance. Grand Park is located at 200 N. Grand Ave, LA 90012. For more information visit http://grandparkla.org
5-11pm—Self Help Graphics & Arts 40th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration. Free Admission. There will be a traditional ceremonial blessing, food & craft vendors, face painting, and children’s workshops. Special Performances by Grammy Award Winning Quetzal, Raul y Mexia, Josefina Lopez’s CASA 0101 Theatre, NWA’s, Arabian Prince and more. The exhibition “Raíz y Rama: On the Crossroads to Mictlán,” is curated by Daniel Gonzalez, and runs through Dec. 1. For more info. call (323) 881-6444 or www.selfhelpgraphics.com/