Saturday, November 1, 2014

Day of the Dead (events)

L.A.'s annual Day of the Dead fest, Hollywood Forever cemetery (
Dia de Los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") in honor of filial piety toward ancestors (EGP).
Halloween skies over L.A. won't spook away the drought hounding the state (SCPR).

HARD Day of the Dead 2014, Nov. 1 and 2, Fairplex, Pomona, CA (tix)

There really is a Santa Muerte held in a place of honor (

Halloween means creepy automation takes over, like it or not (
I'm not satisfied with this candy, Bri Bri, so let's go to the Dia de Los Muertos dance, 'kay?
After Halloween FREE street fair in honor of the Dead (El Sereno, ELA/

Hey, ravers, Day of the Dead is a FAMILY affair (
Keeping Day of the Dead alive in Los Angeles: The Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 2. It's the Mexican commemoration of All Souls' Day, an occasion to remember...
What do they do at raves? HARD SUMMER 2014 that took place Aug. 2-3rd at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area looked like this. For upcoming shows and festivals, check out
Native Americans honored Death and dying then mixed with Catholicism (LADOTD).
Meet the newest U.S. holiday
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Southern California Public Radio (
I'm not going to kill him; he's already dead.
The Day of the Dead, the Latin American observance that takes place [just after Halloween], hasn’t displaced Halloween in the U.S. However, a scholar argues in a new book that the observance is becoming this country’s newest holiday. Altars to honor the deceased are going up these days in Southland art galleries, community centers, schools, and in many Latino homes. This week, middle schoolers created one at Dolores Mission School in Boyle Heights that looks, at first glance, like a typical Day of the Dead altar. More

Corazon de Los Angeles, Olvera Street
Art by Mauricio Lopez (
(EGP) A large and unique group of artists will be at Olvera Street in downtown L.A. taking part in two exhibits dedicated to Dia de los Muertos, a Latino celebration steeped in rich cultural traditions. In addition to the opening receptions for Corazon de los Angeles ["Heart of L.A."] Group show and for Sacred Memories in the Pico House, visitors can also take part in the Olvera Street Merchants Association Foundation’s Annual Novenario procession. There will be traditional Aztec blessings and purifications, and colorful costumes and traditional altars on view.

Aztec Native American (
At Corazon de Los Angeles, world-renown master artist George Yepes will unveil his latest stunning piece, "The Word, The Flesh, Y La Santa Muerte" [and Saint Death]. There will also be more than 30 original works by 15 different artists, many who will be on hand for the reception from 6:00-9:00 pm. Wonderfully, the annual “Sacred Memories” Exhibit opens in the Pico House, and will feature more than 100 pieces by 80 different artists exploring the Dia de los Muertos from a cross-cultural perspective. The reception also runs from 6:00 pm. The two receptions are within two minutes walking, both on Olvera Street. Both exhibits run through Nov. 20. The Novenario Procession begins around 7:00 pm in the center of the Olvera Street marketplace. All events are FREE.
  • Corazon LA, W-19a (upstairs) on Olvera St.
  • For more info, email:
(Skrillex/"Equinox") Please don't molest me, sexual pervert

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