Where to Celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos

October 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

From local parks and recreation centers, to cemeteries, art galleries and farmers’ markets -the week ahead will be packed with family-friendly, culturally enlightening and yummy events for Halloween trick-or-treaters and Dia de los Muertos celebrants .


Friday, Oct. 27

7pm–Free Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Novenario & Festival Continues at Olvera St. in downtown LA. Event features processions in traditional day of the dead dress, blessings, music, face painting, colorful public altars, dance & great food. Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants Assoc, & El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Day time & evening events. For more information & a schedule, visit www.olveraevents.com.

dia de Los Muertos procession at Olvera Street. (EGP archive photo)

dia de Los Muertos procession at Olvera Street. (EGP archive photo)

Saturday, October 28th & Sunday, October 29th

10am-7pm–“Fiesta Muertos Weekend Festival” Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants Assoc. Foundation & El Pueblo Historical Monument. Event features live cultural entertainment, theater, community altars & face painting throughout the day

Saturday, October 28

10am-1pm–Open House to Review Boyle Heights Community Plan Update-Meeting will showcase the draft plan update and proposed zoning. Location: Boyle Heights City Hall-1st Fl. Meeting Rm, 2130 E, 1st St., LA 90033. For more info, visit www.bhplan.org.

Noon-4pm–Mourning Tours at Heritage Square Museum in Northeast L.A. Repeats Oct.29. Learn all about death& etiquette during the Victorian era, the movement of Spiritualism &how other cultures remember their loved ones. Tickets are $20 for adults/$15 seniors over 65/$8 children 8-13. For more info, visit www.heritagemuseum.org.

4-8pm–Celebrate Halloween with viewing of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Downey Youth and Recreation Center in Lincoln Heights: 1772 N. Spring St, LA 90031. Mummy cookie eating & costume contests. Movie starts at 6pm. For more info, call (323) 225-7100.

6-11pm– Calavera LGBTQ Community Celebration in Boyle Heights. “Día de Los Muertos” Remembrance of Victims of Homophobia and Transphobia brings together allies and LGBTQ community members. Event includes free “Calavera” face-painting, crafts by local artisans, a DJ and dance floor along with typical foods and drinks. Location: Mi Centro, 553 S. Clarence St., in Boyle Heights. For individual or group tickets see the events page at www.LatinoEqualityAlliance.org, email info@latinoequalityalliance.org or call (323) 286-7224.

Saturday, October 28th & Sunday, October 29th

10am-7pm–“Fiesta Muertos Weekend Festival” Presented by the Olvera Street Merchants Assoc. Foundation & El Pueblo Historical Monument. Event features live cultural entertainment, theater, community altars & face painting throughout the day. or more information & a schedule, visit www.olveraevents.com.

12pm-12am –Ford Invites You to Share Your Love of the City at the Dia de Los Muertos event at Forever Hollywood Cemetery. The popular Dia de los Muertos event is one of the largest, most vibrant and colorful Day of the Dead events in Southern California. Take a look at the new Ford vehicles, enjoy Day of the Dead activities, altars, music, food & much more. Time: 12pm to 12am. Forever Hollywood Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038.

7-9pm–Self Help Graphics & Art Noche de Ofrenda at Grant Park In Downtown L.A. Self Help concludes month-long Dia de Los Muertos community programming with a beautiful community altar night featuring altars by over 30 plus organizations, partners, and artists, led by premier altar-maker Ofelia Esparza. Special performances throughout the evening. For more info, visit https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/

Sunday, Oct. 29

12-3pm–Boyle Heights Harvest Festival at Pecan Park: 145 Pecan St., LA 90033. Free face painting, pony rides, resource booths& pumpkin giveaway. Call (23) 262-2736.

Monday, Oct. 30

3:30-5:30pm–Zombie Run-Run for your Mummy at Veterans Park in Bell Gardens. A Game Room favorite is back with twists, turns, and more zombies! Join the fun. Ages: 5-14. Free Admission. Game Room is located at 6662 Loveland St. Bell Gardens 90201. For more info, visit http://www.bgrecreation.org/ .

Tuesday, Oct. 31 –Halloween

3-8pm–Haunted Harvest Festival at the Old L.A. Farmers Market in Highland Park. Costume parade at 5pm. More family-friendly activities. Location: N. Figueroa and Avenue 58. For more info, call (323) 449-4100.

4-8pm–Halloween Party 2017 at Ramona Hall in Highland Park. Free Spooky Theater, food, costume parade and arts & crafts. Ramona Hall is located at 4580 N. Figueroa St., LA 90065. For more info, call (323) 276-3021.

6pm–Halloween & Costume Contest at all City of Commerce parks. No charge to take part. Events feature contests for best Decorated Pumpkin & Best Pet Costume. Lots of fun games. For more info, call (323) 887-4434.

6-8pm–Boyle Heights Scary Hall. Trick –or-treat with the family at Boyle Heights City Hall: 2130 E. First St., LA 90033.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Made In America’ Made Money for L.A.

January 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A two-day music festival at Grand Park held over Labor Day weekend generated a total of $14.7 million in economic activity for the city of Los Angeles, officials announced Monday.

People who attended the Made in America event spent about $7.8 million at bars and restaurants, and on buying food, beverages and merchandise at the festival, while another $6.9 million was spent to produce the event, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the city.

Economic and Planning Systems, which performed the analysis, also found that the city came out ahead in costs. City services used during the event were calculated at $760,698, with the city expecting to receive $292,000 in tax revenue, plus $500,000 from promoter Live Nation.

The Jay-Z and Live Nation-promoted concert, which included acts such as Kanye West and Imagine Dragons, was attended by at least 30,000 people each day. The two-day tickets were valued at around $185.

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