Don’t know how to spend Dia de los Muertos this weekend ? Need some help deciding where to go ? Well stop worrying your pretty little calaca head and let me give you a taste of all things Dia de los Muertos happening in the City of Angeles. It’s a doozy of a list and if anyone wants to add anything, please feel free to post it on the comments on send it to us OR even better yet, submit your own post under guest. So, with that being said, on with the celebration of life.
They are having their Fiesta de Muertos on Oct. 31 and Nov.1 with danzantes, music, folkorico. They hold Novenario Processions at 7 p.m. every night through Nov. 2 with pan de muerto and champurrado. They also have children’s workshops on the 28 ~ 30 and on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the kids to paint mask, make paper flowers and junk. Community altars will be on display in the plaza as well. for more info call (213) 485-8372/6855.
The Pico House is also having a great exhibition on DOD art titled “Sacred Memories”. They’re having an opening reception this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Click here for more information.
El Sereno Community Garden
The El Sereno Community Garden is going to be having altars from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday. Then on Saturday they’re going to have workshops, open mic, danza and performances starting at 5 p.m. On Nov 1 there’s going to be a Sunrise and closing ceremony from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info call (626) 216-9800 or (626) 407-6237 5466 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles is the addy.
As you can see, this is a more high profile event considering they’re charging $10. I’ve only been to one of Lukes lectures and it was good. FYI if you do go to this, and chances are I might end up going to this because the GF wants to go, GET THERE EARLY for good seating. Takes low-level chairs, plenty of food, munchies, drinks (booze/wine are allowed) and plenty of blankets. If you sit on the grass be prepared to have a soggy and sore butt.
Course if you’re in more of a party mood, I got you covered. John and Kristy are two of the most kick ass people I have ever met and they’re amazing artist. “This Sunday Night November 1st @ the Little Cave In Highland Parke! Come out and put a cherry on top of your Halloween Dia De Los Muertos Weekend with the the best sounds of the the 80’s-Rock En Español-Indie-Electro Brought to you by resident Dj JesC and Lots of new art for sale all under $30 bucks buy my wife Kristy Lovich and myself John Carlos De Luna!!!”
Brooklyn & Boyle
A Día de Los Muertos ofrenda/tribute exhibition featuring work by Claudia Agraz, Louie Armenta, John Berrios, Rolando Conseguera, Ignacio Gómez, Roberto Guerrero, Sergio Hernández, Erick Huerta, Michelle Juárez, John Carlos de Luna, Nico, Francisco T. Norzagaray, Christy Ramírez, Hector Silva, Antonio Sorcini, Anabel Tovar, Arturo Urista, Laura Varela, J. Michael Walker, Todd Waters and Jaime “Germs” Zacarías.
October 17th – November 10th
Reception/Altar Dedication: Thursday, Oct. 29th, 8 pm
Plus Special 7 pm Sneak Preview Screening at CASA 0101
( 2009 E. 1st St., three doors east of Brooklyn & Boyle) of
As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos
a new documentary film by Laura Varela
$7 donation for screening but no one turned away for lack of funds. Seating is limited.
We will screen the film again on Friday at 5:30 pm, on Saturday at 6 pm then again one last time on Sunday at 7 pm.
An exhibition that explores death in latter day conflicts from Vietnam and Central America to Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these wars have taken our young people to die in faraway places or wounded their psyches as well as their bodies before delivering them home. These wars have created hundreds of thousands of refugees, many of whom eventually find their way to the U.S. as they flee violence and attempt to reassemble their tattered lives. And on the streets themselves, gang wars have claimed lives with similar results, leaving sadness, broken hearts and pain in their wake. MUERTOS DE LA GUERRA/WAR DEAD is a plea and a poem for peace, for an end to violence both outside of and within our nation’s borders and finally, the violence within our own homes and families. MUERTOS DE LA GUERRA/WAR DEAD is our way of saying that we must let the healing begin. MUERTOS DE LA GUERRA DEAD is highlighted on Thursday, October 29th with the dedication of an altar to veterans by multi-media artist Laura Varela and CASA 0101 Special Sneak Peak Screening of her film, AS LONG AS I REMEMBER: AMERICAN VETERANOS, a documentary that examines the toll Vietnam took on three Chicano artists in South Texas. The Dia de Los Muertos tradition figures prominently into the film as these veteranos attemp to heal the psychic wounds of war.
Screening and Exhibit Sponsored by
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4696
The American Legion Post 804
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 804
El Gallo Cafe
Go see Santa Cecilia and grab a free Jarritos and some grub. If anything just a free show from Santa Cecilia is hella worth it. I am in love with that band now.
Toy Drive & Car Show
Not really a DOD event but still worth mentioning.
Silver lake & East Hollywood
The Cleaning Lady at Casa 0101
THE CLEANING LADY
Written by Josefina Lopez & Christopher Chacon
Directed by Hector Rodriguez
The Cleaning Lady is the story of a Latina who is a cleaning lady by day, and a spiritual cleaning lady by night. Come Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at CASA 0101 With Iliana Carter-Ramirez, Gerry del Sol, Adrian Gonzalez, Ericka Martinez, Mario Martinez, Carmelita Maldonado, Ingrid Oliu, Carla Valentine & Emmanuel Deleage Assistant Director Alma Catalan Produced by Josefina Lopez & Lorena Alvarado Set Design by Christopher Perez & Max Holly Costume Design by Monica Hernandez
Oct 16–Nov 22, 2009
(No performance on Halloween)
Preview: Fri, Oct 16 at 8 pm
Opening Night: Sat, Oct 17 at 8pm
CASA 0101 THEATRE
2009 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 5pm
$15 General Admission
$10 Boyle Heights Residents
GROUP RATES AVAILABLE! 323.263.7684
*Artwork appropriated from an Ofelia Esparza original painting.
Eastside Cafe Echo Space
Esotouric Bus Eastside Bus Tour
South Central Farm
Sunday, November 1st, from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., grace us with your presence at the South Central Farmers Community Center, to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones past. Learn about Dia de los muertos and visit with family and friends among the beautiful altars and marigolds . There will also be vendors, live music, and delicious food. Further information to be announced soon. If you would like to set up your own altar or volunteer please contact Danny Santana at (310)594-2098. Come out and support the South Central Farmers, we hope to see you there.
Party at the Paramount
Calavera Fashion Show
This one is next week but just giving you the heads up. If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be AMAZING.
For the sixth year Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space will host the Calavera Fashion Show and Walking Altars – one of the most unique and beautiful Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles.This is an event that originated at Tropico by its founder director Reyes Rodriguez in 2003. This year’s event will have the participation of 21 local artists and fashionistas honoring loved ones, heroes and or social causes close to their heart. This is a multi-media event taking place in the outdoor courtyard of the gallery. A “Calaverawalk” is built with a set, lights, MC, and DJ, blending fashion, performance and music creating a special “couture for the deceased” with all the charm and mix of culture and art that make this one of the best Dia De Los Muertos celebration anywhere. To complement this event the gallery will exhibit Calavera Fashions and photos from artists that have participated from 2003 –2008. A special opening reception will take place on Monday November 2 at 7PM.
Cici Segura Gonzalez
Stephanie Mercado Reyes
Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan
J Michael Walker
Host for the evening
Rick Nunhes & Viviana Vigil
Set Painting by
Arturo E. Romo Santillano www.revumbio.com
Lighting by Luis Guizar
After party 11PM – 1AM
DJ Jose Ruiz www.mundomuzik.org
Seats $25 General $10
213.481.8112 tickets and info
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DAMN I almost killed myself posting all that info up. Phew. MEMBER, IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING I MAY HAVE MISSED, POST IT ON THE COMMENTS !!! FELIZ HALLOWEEN/ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS.