Friday, November 2, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Nov 2 - 4

Halloween is over. Hopefully we have recovered from our sugar crashes and hangovers.  Just in time, because this weekend is all about sugar skulls and tequila.  This weekends events encompass two things: Dia de los Muertos and Downtown L.A.  It will be colorful.  It will be fun.  It will be very L.A.


Downtown Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park

Have you been to Grand Park yet? Have you been to an LA Dia de los Muertos event yet? Both are necessities. And tonight, you have a great reason to do both.

¡Spectacular altars, food trucks, bands and full bar en el centro de Los Ángeles.

Performances by Mariachi el Bronx, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, Upground, Buyeongo, Trio Ellas, and more. Plus mucho DJs spinning all night!  Altars curated by Victor Payan and Pocha Pena.

Free / Gratis


Check the full lineup here.

East Side Luv's 7th Annual Night of the LUVing DEAD

Have you ever been to Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights? It is one of L.A.'s exquisite community gems, and this is sure to be a quintessential Angeleno block party.  Come out and celebrate Life & Death.  Feel free to bring something to contribute to the ALTAR in memory of a loved one.   It is highly recommended that you take the Metro Goldline Train in & out because parking is limited. There will be 2 Parking Lots, but they may go quickly as they are expecting thousands of attendees!

Hosted by Richard Montoya of Culture Clash and Alexis De La Rocha of Beatmo & MorrisseyOke

¡¡¡ Day of the Dead Face Painting Highly Encouraged !!!


2pm till 2am

Outdoors till 12am
Inside till 2am

At the MTA Goldline Mariachi Plaza Stage
Pleasant Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Check the full lineup here.

La Cuevita Dia De Los Muertos

La Cuevita, an old-world Mexican Grotto in Downtown L.A., is honororing the Mexican ritual by crafting a macabre Day of the Dead altar. Complimentary sugar skulls and art supplies will be set up at the bar for guests to decorate, which can be taken home or left on display. There will also be drink deals, with $3 Licor Del Demonio and $3 Dos Equis.  Get your face painted in traditional Day of the Dead paint.  Jim Beams Devil’s Cut will be on hand for special tastings and giveaways.

8 p.m to 2 a.m.

(through November 4th)

5922 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Dia de los Muertos Music & Art Festival

Brought to you by El Borde.  Enjoy culture, art, tamales y Mucho mas!



El Gallo Plaza
4545 Cesar Chavez
East L.A., CA 90022

The Art Grist Grand Opening

Celebrate the opening of Highland Park's newest art space!  The opening show,"It's About Time", is in honor of the breakneck speed in which they have worked to open their doors. They have gathered together a group of truly talented artists to show what they can do when given the time constraint of just one hour.

Delicious tacos next door for a dollar and a quarter and refreshments sponsored by BOXWATER.


6pm - 9pm

Art Grist
5319 York Blvd
Highland Park


DesignerCon 2012

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art.  This year’s 7th annual show features 50,000 square feet of vendors and events such as the Suck-Con featuring The Super Sucklord broadcasting the second annual Suckathon live, STUDS Lego art show & group speed build, World’s Biggest Blindbox Time with Toy Break, live painting, and more.

$5 - $7
Free after 3pm

9 am - 6pm

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St
Pasadena 91101

Scion Audio Visual presents SSUR - From the Cradle to the Grave

An exhibition of new work featuring limited edition product & prints.  These Scion events pull together some incredible artists to showcase the nexus between art, design & innovation.


7 - 10pm

Scion AV Installation
7667 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

*RSVP Required for Opening Reception. RSVP here.

MOCAtv & Space 15 Twenty present A Love Letter for You Movie Screening and Q&A 

Screenings at Space 15 Twenty are fun, as evidenced here.

In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.


Screening begins at 7:30 pm

RSVP here.


FLASHFEST at Grand Park

FLASHFEST is a new pop-up arts happening that explores all art forms in myriad ways with appeal to all ages and interests. Each event will turn on a particular theme, which will be up for a short time and then disappear until the next FLASHFEST. The first event at Grand Park, “High Roads + Railroads,” features roots music from Irish and African American traditions.

A musical mash-up from two continents, “High Roads + Rail Roads” merges the forces of two bands, The Ebony Hillbillies and Téada.  The fiddle and banjo share the stage with two dueling dance traditions -- Irish dancer Brian Cunningham and Los Angles tapper Channing Cook Holmes (Channing! That's my name!).


1 - 5pm

Grand Park’s Performance Lawn
200 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles 90012

Culver City Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival

The Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival showcases emerging local artists, crafters & designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops and indie music.  Vendors are selected through a jury and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more.



Helms Bakery
8711 Washington Blvd
Culver City 90232

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