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Mexican rock star Jaime López headlines 24th Street Theatre's free, 'Dia de los Muertos' celebration on Nov. 1 Music and dance, food and craft vendors, and more - plus on-site vaccinations

 

January 6, 2021

Cindy Marie Jenkins

Aztec dance troupe Huitzilopochtli

Celebrate the joyous tradition of Mexico's most famous holiday - and get vaccinated!. 24th Street Theatre's annual Dia de los Muertos block party returns as a live, in-person event on Monday, Nov. 1, headlined by Mexican composer and rock star Jaime López. Entertainment on the outdoor stage will also include performances by Klezmer Juice; nueva trova musician/artivist Esteban León; cumbia band Gabriel y La Verdad; Mariachi Calilajara; Aztec dance troupe Huitzilopochtli; ballet folklórico Sol de Fuego; and more. Enjoy homemade tamales, craft booths and a cemetary where families can make their own altars for departed loved ones. Covid vaccinations and health screenings will be available on site, courtesy of USC and Kendren Health. The evening kicks off at 5:45 p.m. with a procession led by ceremonial dancers Los Chinelos. Come in costume!

Presented 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), the festival will extend beyond the stage at 24th Street Theatre to Hoover Street from 23rd to 25th Streets.

All persons attending are required to bring and wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.

WHEN:

Monday, Nov. 1

• 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

WHERE:

• 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)

HOW:

http://www.24thstreet.org

• Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/24thST

• Follow us on Twitter: @24thST

• Hashtag: #DDLM24thST

ADMISSION & PERFORMANCES: FREE

PARKING:

Neighborhood parking is limited. Patrons are encouraged to use ride sharing services.

This event is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles Department

of Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.

 

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