Photo by Art Torres
Photo by Art Torres
Photo by Art Torres

The Halloween and Day of the Dead season is officially upon us. Pumpkins, spiderwebs, calaveras and spooky decor could be seen everywhere.

But if you’re still unsure of what to do on Halloween and Day of the Dead, don’t worry”” We’ve got you covered.

Here is a round up of some of the events around the neighborhood:


This one is pretty obvious but worth mentioning. After all, it is the traditional thing to do on Halloween. So, grab your costume and head outside on Thursday night. Plenty of candy will be handed out on Halloween night. Facebook fan Bertha Bañuelos says Evergreen Avenue and Malabar Street are some of the best places in the city to trick-or-treating, while Michelle Salinas recommends the shops around Soto Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue. Stay safe and enjoy!

Boyle Heights Sports Center
Carnival games, a pie eating contest, a costume contest and a mummy wrap contest are some of the activities planned this year at the Boyle Heights Sports Center. The event is free and fun for all ages. So head on over and you could win one of the contests. It all starts at 4 p.m. on October 31.
933 S Mott St Los Angeles, CA 90023

Dance show at Linda Vista Hospital
Celebrate the spooky holiday with a dance performance on the rooftop of the Linda Vista Hospital in Boyle Heights. Choreographed and directed by Heidi Duckler, The Groundskeepers will animate environs of the hospital building, which many claim is haunted, in a traveling multimedia performance. The first performance will be Friday, November 1st at 8 p.m. Cost is $25 for general admission and $20 for theater members, students, and seniors.
610 S. St. Louis Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90033

Day of the Dead:

Self Help Graphics & Art’s 40th Annual Día de los Muertos
Honor Latino culture with one of Boyle Height’s biggest Day of the Dead celebrations. In its 40th year, Self Help Graphics will be hosting Raiz y Rama on Saturday, November 2 from 5 p.m. to 11p.m. filled with altares, children’s workshops, live music and a traditional procession from Grand Park to Self Help Graphics and Mariachi Plaza to Self Help Graphics. Don’t forget your comfy shoes, face paint and traditional attire.
1300 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033

Eastside Luv’s 8th Annual Día De Los Dead ’13 Musica Festival
It is now an annual tradition! Pata De Perro Producciones and Eastside Luv wine bar y QueSo bring you ESL’s 8th Annual Día De Los Dead ’13 Musica Festival. Enjoy a day of live music, a beer garden, mural painting, face painting photo booths and a festive altar while you shop for arts and crafts and/or enjoy food from food trucks and other vendors. It is all hosted by Xavi “El Shorty” Moreno, the Fresh Prince of Boyle Heights. So head on down to Mariachi Plaza on Saturday, November 2 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
1835 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90033

Boyle Heights Farmers Market
The Boyle Heights Farmers Market will host two days of celebration honoring the dead. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with altars, music, entertainment, food and other traditional activities starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 and Sunday Nov. 3 at Mariachi Plaza.

Proyecto Jardin
Join Proyecto Jardin as they honor the dead with ofrendas and altares at a La Cultura Cura: Dia de Los Muertos. The community garden has a schedule of events including a talking circle, prayer fire, Aztec dancers, vendors and more Sunday, Nov. 3 from 2p.m.- 8p.m.
1718 Bridge Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90033

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