Día de Los Muertos in Boyle Heights
Originally posted in Los Angeles Streetsblog
More than 40 Día de Los Muertos Celebrations have been happening this month in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. Today marks the first Day of the Dead Celebration happening at Grand Park, set with live music, altars and artwork.
While Day of the Dead has taken off around the city, the standard for its celebrations was made in the Eastside at Self Help Graphics and Arts, a chicano arts and cultural institution (it’s their 39th year putting on this event). And with their move to Boyle Heights, Self Help Graphics and Arts has become even more central to Día de Los Muertos’ evolution as newer events bring different interpretations to the celebration. Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso’s “Night of the LUVing Dead” will have an outdoor festival atmosphere by closing down a block, setting up a beer garden, and providing quality live music. Ceci Bastida, and former members of Oingo Boingo playing on the same stage? Yup.
With all the celebrations being close to the Metro Gold Line, and numerous bike rides arriving at the venues, there’s plenty to do and plenty of ways to creatively arrive at this year’s Día de Los Muertos events in Boyle Heights this weekend.
Day of the Dead/Día de Los Muertos – November 2, Friday
November 3, Saturday
November 4, Sunday