This year, the event will launch with a caravan of autos decorated as “moving altars” starting at 3 pm at the East LA Civic Center, and a walking procession from Mariachi Plaza starting at 4 pm– both ending at Self Help’s headquarters at 1300 East 1st Street.
There, participants can enjoy musical performances curated by The Paramount, food from area vendors and a cultural marketplace with artists and artisans. This year’s art exhibition, themed Everything Connected: Land, Body, Cosmos will be on view. Grammy winner Martha González (Quetzal) will emcee the evening.
Festivities are Saturday Oct. 30 from 4 to 9 pm. It’s a FREE family event, but visitors must wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Metro buses and the L line train provide easy access to Self-Help, and use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.
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MORE UPCOMING EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
IN CONVERSATION WITH RUBEN ‘FUNKAHUATL’: Rubén “Funkahuatl” Guevara, the subject of the KCET/Artbound documentary “Con Safos,” will speak Saturday, Oct 30, from 2-5 pm at Re/Arte Centro Literario, 2014 ½ East César Chávez Avenue, A Q&A session will be moderated by Ivan Salinas.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT CASA DEL MEXICANO: The 20th annual special performance by Danza Floricanto will take place on Saturday Nov. 6 at 8:00 pm and Sunday Nov. 7 at 6:00 pm at the organization’s new headquarters at Casa del Mexicano, 2900 Calle Pedro Infante. Pre-sale ticket are $15; $20 at the door. Info: 213-466-2611.