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Louie Crúz Beltran and Space Sanchos headline 24th Street Theatre’s
free, expanded ‘Dia de los Muertos’ celebration on Nov. 2,
plus special guest: Ozomatli’s Raul Pacheco
Annual event doubles in size with support from L.A. City Council members Marqueece
Harris-Dawson, Gil Cedillo and State Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Sr.
Dia de los Muertos — Latin surf rock band The Space Sanchos and master conguero, bandleader, vocalist and entertainer Louie Crúz Beltran headline 24th Street Theatre’s 12th annual Dia de los Muertos block party on Nov. 2. Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico’s most famous holiday! Entertainment on two stages will include the Space Sanchos; Louie Crúz Beltran; dance folklórico from Sol de Fuego and members of the Tierra Blanca Arts Center; Aztec dance from Huitzilopochtli; music from Son Jarochicano Los Cambalache and Mariachi Corazon de Magnolia; and stilt walking by La Calaca Guapachosa / skull dancer Ismael Ramírez. Special guest Raul Pacheco and The Immaculate Conception will perform two intimate sets on 24th Street Theatre’s indoor stage. Enjoy homemade tamales, face painting, crafts booths and a graveyard where families can make their own altars for their departed loved ones. The evening kicks off at 5:45 p.m. with a procession led by ceremonial dancers Los Chinelos.
In partnership with Los Angeles City Council members Marqueece Harris-Dawson (CD8) and Gil Cedillo (CD1) along with State Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer Sr. (CA-59), this year’s festival will more than double in size to encompass Hoover Street from 23rd to 25th Streets in addition to its original location on 24th Street between Hoover and Magnolia.
Friday, Nov. 2
• 5:45 p.m.: Procession with ceremonial dancers Los Chinelos from the corner of Magnolia and Adams to 24th Street Theatre
• 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Event at 24th Street Theatre and on Hoover Street between 23rd and 25th Streets
• 24th Street Theatre, 1117 West 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007
• Hoover Street between 23rd and 25th Streets
(5:45 p.m. procession to the event begins at Magnolia and Adams)
24th STreet Theatre
1117 West 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
ADMISSION & PERFORMANCES:
FREE parking available at the USC Shrine Auditorium parking structure with FREE shuttle to event operating between 6 p.m. and 10. p.m.
This event is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional support provided by USC Civic Engagement, Wells Fargo, AeroMexico, the North Area Neighborhood Development Council, and Leigh R. Crawford.