Low-rider altar at the Dia de Los Muertos Festival in Uptown Whittier (Photo by Javier Cabral)
To quote Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha), “Dia de Los Muertos is the new Christmas, it comes earlier every year.” The holiday honoring deceased loved ones has caught on in this Mexican’s home away from home known as Los Angeles. Here are a handful of events happening around town throughout next week.


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ZONA ROSA CAFFE – 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Event

Enjoy a cup of Mexican coffee while enjoying altars and humspm.com art at this popular Pasadena coffee shop.

(Taken from their facebook invite page)

Blue Milagro presents the 18th Annual Dia De Los Muertos event on Friday, October 26 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the a Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard and punk rock bands at an all-day family atmosphere, the theme for this event is “honoring the life in the struggle.”


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(Taken from their website)
¡Vivan Los Muertos! Day of the Dead Celebration at the Autry Museum

This event has grown in popularity over the last few years, complete with Aztec and

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128183000:2016-05-01 22:53:38 Mexican folkloric dance, storytelling, face-painting, elaborate altars. Here are the details.

Date / Time:
Saturday October 27, Mercado/Museum Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Festival Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
The Autry in Griffith Park

Admission:
Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members


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Grand Park presents Downtown Dia De Los Muertos

The brand new downtown public space is partaking in Dia de Los Muertos with musical style, with live music by a local cumbia band and contemporary Mariachi.

With performances by:
MARIACHI EL BRONX
EL CONJUNTO NUEVA OLA
UPGROUND
BUYEPONGO
TRIO ELLAS
and Special MC EL VEZ


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Self Help Graphics & Art’s 39th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration

Self Help Graphics has been hosting quite possibly L.A.’s best Dia De Los Muertos celebration over the last 39 years. They have a bigger space now that won’t disappoint to showcase East L.A.’s best artisans and altars.

Details:
Friday, November 2, 2012 from 5pm to 11pm
1300 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Use the Goldline Metro (Pico/Aliso Stop) – No Parking On Site!

*This is just a handful of events. For a more complete list of Dia de Los Muertos Celebrations, check out Erick Huerta’s thorough list, “Ultimate 2012 Día de los Muertos Event Guide ~ Los Angeles” on LA TACO.


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Cementery in Santa María Tavehua, Oaxaca in Mexico (by HS Fotografía).
Find out about the Día de Los Muertos tradition in Oaxaca.
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