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This First Thursday monthly event features innovative chefs who test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event features talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The historic Ford Theatres presents a summer season of music, dance, theatre, film and family events in its 1,200-seat outdoor Amphitheatre. Picnicking is encouraged! Food and beverages are available for purchase onsite. Check online for detail on performances, ticket prices, dates and times.
Enjoy an evening al fresco at the Odd Market, an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music, and the coolest SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods, and oddities. Select museum galleries will be open from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For a list of vendors and other event updates, visit TheOddMarket.com.
For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Día de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for our ceremony. Día de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things…
Inspired by CicLAvia, the weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, established over 30 years ago, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to all. Join San Gabriel Valley this month for 4.5 miles open streets event! This event on will connect #ActiveSGV’s home at the Jeff Seymour Center in El Monte, the annual Dia de los Muertos festival on Main Street, and the South El Monte Civic Center. Check website for route map
Come and enjoy dance, music, song, food, arts/crafts vendors, information/community resources and cultural traditions of the Urban American Indian community of Southern California.
See Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in a different light as it is transformed into an underwater world of chills, thrills, and gills. Come in costume and join in the masquerade, trick-or-treat throughout the aquarium at six treat stations, or walk along the docks of the “Port Town.”
Día de los Muertos, dates back to Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs. The modern holiday is a synthesis of Aztec and Spanish traditions. It is not a sad occasion nor a time for mourning, rather is it when family and friends gather to remember and celebrate departed loved ones. In Mexico, Día de los Muertos is a national holiday, though it is celebrated in other parts of Latin America and the Philippines as well. Historic Downtown San Pedro will be the…
The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center is pleased to present the 13th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration. Join us for a fun-filled evening of Art Workshops, Student Art Exhibit, Refreshments and Entertainment such as Conjunto Zacamandu bringing the beautiful sounds of Veracruz México for the entire family. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an indigenous ritual of México celebrating life and the after life through art, music and family unity. The celebration concludes with an amazing…
The City of Santa Monica presents its eighth annual Día de los Muertos celebration. This family-friendly event celebrates the cycle of life and the remembrance of ancestors with live music and dance, storytelling, workshops, altars, craft vendors and food trucks.