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    Nov 2, 2013
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      Ongoing through November 3

      Avenue 50 Studio

      Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Avenue 50 Studio. Honoring Fallen Heros in Our Lives: Altars and Artwork.

      Cola Smith • Lalo Alcaraz • Joe Bravo • Billy Burgos • Mita Cuaron • Roberto Delgado • Ruth DeNicola • Consuelo Flores • Donald Gialanella • Cidne Hart • Mavis Leahy • Peter Liashkov • Jamie Lord • Jose Lozano • Isabel Martinez • Toti O'Brien • Ricardo Reyes & Victor Solis • Gabriella Rosales • Delbar Shahbaz • Joanne Chase-Mattillo • Sergio Teran • Eddy Bello-Sandoval

      In the Annex--Transformation: L.A. Mask-Makers

      Curated by Beth Peterson, Mask maker and puppeteer. Masanari Kawahara • Gustavo Boada • Julie Boada • Andy Ledesma • Sam Koji Hale • Leonardo Ibanez • Poli Marichal • Marianna Sandowski • Jeoung Ae Neal • Beth Peterson • Metabrafor Agindotan • Michelle Zamora

      131 North Avenue 50


      Ongoing through November 24

      El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument presents

      Sacred Memories

      Contemporary and Cross Cultural Expressions of Day of the Dead

      The Pico House Gallery, 424 North Main Street


      Through November 3

      The Olvera Street Merchands and El Pueblo Historical Monument

      Dia de los Muertos Celebration 

      Candlelight Novenario processions nightly.This traditional pre- Columbian procession evokes special memories of deceased loved ones with colorful pageantry and indigenous blessings. Before the procession, ceremonial cleansings and blessings will be offered. Following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) will be served in the spirit of the community.

      7 p.m. nightly

      Enjoy face painting, street theater performances, strolling mariachi bands, Aztec dancers, art workshops, puppets, ballet folklorico, piñatas and other fun family activities.

      The Dia de los Muertos community altars (las ofrendas) and Merchant family altars will be on display outdoors in the Plaza area and in the various shops on Olvera Street from October 25-November 3, 2013 for everyone to view and reflect upon. 

      10 a.m.-8 p.m.


      Friday, November 1

      Plaza de la Raza's School of Performing & Visual Arts presents its annual Day of the Dead Celebration for families. Free workshops, public altars, student performers, film screening of "Maclovia" by the Latin-American Cinemateca, artwork by local artists.

      Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center, 3540 North Mission Road

      5-9 p.m.


      Saturday, November 2

      El Sereno Pedestrian Tunnel Art Walk

      12 altars, poetry and music organized by Two Poets from El Sereno.

      Pueblo and Huntington Drive

      3-8 p.m.


      Community Altar at the El Sereno Parklet

      Food trucks, crafts and entertainment organized by Red 67

      South Huntington Drive at Rosemead

      2-9 p.m.


      Eastside Cafe's Dia de los Muertos Event and Procession

      North Huntington at Maycrest Avenue


      El Sereno Community Arts Procession/Altar Walk

      Organized by El Sereno Community Arts

      meet at South Huntington and Pueblo 

      6:30 p.m.


      Self Help Graphics presents

      Raiz y Rama: on the Crossroads to Mictlan

      40 years of celebrating Dia de los Muertos, traditional ceremonial blessing, food and craft vendors, face painting, children's workshops. Special performances by Quetzal, Raul Y Mexia, Casa 0101 Theatre and more. 

      1300 East First Street, Boyle Heights

      Use the Metro Goldline, Pico/Aliso Stop, no parking on site

      5-11 p.m.


      Traditional Processions:

      Grand Park to Self Help Graphics. Gather at 4 p.m. Use Metro Redline, Civic Center Stop.

      Mariachi Plaza to Self Help Graphics. Gather at 5 p.m. Use Metro Goldline, Mariachi Plaza Stop. 

      Calaca attire encouraged.


      George Newman's Amazing "Casa de Las Calaveras"

      Presented by the County Department of Parks and Recreation & Casa Cultural

      East Los Angeles Library, 4837 East Third Street, East Los Angeles

      11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

      Free


      County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation invite the community to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

      Exhibitors, Altar Contest, more…Special guest Gregorio Luke will lecture on Dia de los Muertos at 8:30 p.m.

      E.L.A. Civic Center, 4801 East Third Street

      3-10 p.m.


      The Folk Tree

      Altars and Ephemera exhibition continues. 12:30-Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas; 1-5 p.m.-Ulla Anobile & Victor Solis informally discuss installations for her Finnish ancestors and ancient spirits and his beloved dog; 2-3 p.m.-Matt DeHaven informally discusses his installation for James Dean; 2-5 p.m.-face painting by Jeanine Montellano and Heather Bejar + handmade jewelry; 2-5 p.m.-trunk show with hand blown and painted glass Day of the Dead ornaments created by artisans in Krakow; 3:30 p.m.-Children's Ballet Folklorico Acoiris.

      217 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena

      12:30-5 p.m.


      El Velorio

      Day of the Dead benefit for Plaza de la Raza. A mixture of nightlife and cultural celebration hosted by actor Jacob Vargas and featuring La Sonora Dinamita. Artwork by local artists will be on exhibit at Plaza's Boathouse Gallery curated by Antonio Pelayo.  

      Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Road

      7 p.m.-1 a.m.

      Entrance is $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door.


      Plaza de Cultura Y Artes

      Art, Music, Theatre and More.

      501 Main Street

      Noon-4 p.m.


      First Annual Atwater Village Day of the Dead Festival

      Fabulous food, devilish DJs, Aztec dancing, traditional altar memorials, skull candy painting, calaca costumes, music, merriment and mucho mas.

      The Crossing, 3245 Casitas Avenue

      4 p.m.-9 p.m.

      $5 adult, $1 child


      November 3

      Great Leap and JACCC present Fandango Obon

      Fandango is a participatory music and dance tradition from Veracruz, Mexico. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist tradition of music and circle dances in remembrance of ancestors. Both of these flourishing cultural expressions create community. Both will come together in collaboration with Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez, Nobuko Miyamoto and you! Learn more and participate in the conversation.

      Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

      244 South San Pedro Street

      1-3 p.m.