Four words:::: Yes We Can!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st::::::HAPPY HALLOWEEN::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval
Weho hosts one of the biggest Halloween events in LA with three stages of entertainment and a fantastic costume contest at Santa Monica at La Peer Drive. To participate, contestants are chosen by a secret group that will be handing out magic bracelets from 6-10pm for the chance to win 3 prizes from $500-1000.
6pm Halloween Costume Carnaval, 10pm Halloween Costume Contest
Santa Monica Blvd from N La Cienega Blvd to Doheny Dr.
West Hollywood 90069
Trick-Or-Treating @ Booo-tiful Downtown Burbank
There are two events - a trick-or-treating for kids under 10 and a pet parade for costumed dogs.
Children’s Trick-Or-Treating 4-7pm; 6pm - Pet parade; Register @ Palm Ave. and San Fernando by 5:30 pm to qualify
San Fernando Blvd. between Magnolia Blvd. and Angelino
Halloween on Montana Avenue
Trick-or-treat from store to store, browse storefront window paintings, hear spooky witch storytelling, and in-store face painting on the beautifully decorative Montana Avenue.
Drop Dead Gorgeous Halloween
103.1 sponsors this party features Juan McLean, Darker My Love, Dj Pube$, etc. Free, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Boulevard
Hollywood Halloween Street Fair
The title says it all! Boo!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Lincoln Village Festival
There will be lots of vendors, entertainment, grub, things to do and community contacts at this family event.
John Muir High School Parking Lot
1905 Lincoln Ave
Dia de los Muertos / Death of the Bush Era: What Next?
In honor of this Mexican cultural tradition, SPARC’s community altar welcomes prayers, offerings, and photos of loved ones with an indigenous invocation at 7:30pm. Afterwards, there’s a “Death of the Bush Era: What Next?” exhibition opening.
7 pm - 10 pm
685 Venice Blvd.
Hollywood Forever Walking Tour with Steve Goldstein
Storytellers Steve Goldstein and Joe Walker lead this free tour through this unique venue. View the final resting places of famed director Cecil D. DeMille, gangster Bugsy Seigel and both Douglas Fairbankses.
Free, with reservation @ 213.229.8890 & 323.469.1181
Diá de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 4-11pm, $5
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles 90038
Free Intro to Fire Dancing
Learn the basics of fire dancing at this preview of the normal six-week class.
2037 Granville Ave.
Santa Monica 90025
Insomniac Music + Art Festival: Stay Up All Night for Peace
This private industrial space in the LA Arts District, between downtown and East LA is hosting 2 music areas with full bands and DJs, electro acts and track acts; several areas for live painting and artist showcases. There’s also free beer and wine will be served all night.
8pm-6am 915 South Mateo Street
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Time To Fall Back
Remember to set your clocks "fall back" at 2am!
Día de los Muertos on GRAND AVENUE
This family celebration at Mercado La Paloma features art, music, community altars from different Latin American countries, and kids stuff.
Mercado La Paloma
3655 S. Grand Ave.
Día de los Muertos at Barnsdall Park
Celebrate the tradition of honoring our ancestors at this festival filled with altars, music, and an art exhibit.
Junior Arts Center
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Day of the Dead Celebration @ Self Help Graphics and Art
This is supposed to be the best Day of the Dead celebration in LA, filled with musical performances, dance, the traditional procession, musica and comida Mexicana. Rock your best skeleton calaca garb.
Self Help Graphics and Art
3802 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Scratch DJ Academy Graduation and Open House
LA's premier DJ school opens their graduation to the public. As the DJs graduate, enjoy a student showcase, a free DJ class (only with RSVP), and DJ sets by DJ Warrior and DJ E-Tronik.
Scratch DJ Academy
2324 Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles 90064
Halloween Dodgeball Tournament
Can you magine dodgeball Halloween style? Come out and see the antics.
Bellevue Rec Center
826 Lucille Ave.
Los Angeles 90026
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th:::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELECTION DAY:::::::::: GoBama!!!!
ELECTION NIGHT VIEWING & PARTY
Join your fellow Americans as we elect the 44th President of the United States. This is one of the most important elections not only for the United States of America and our international society. There will be a very large screen in the main ballroom and plasma TV's in the foyer to watch play by play coverage of the election. I can’t wait to see Keith Olberman & Rachel Maddow. There will also DJs spinning for the crowd
FREE with RSVP by Monday, November 3rd @ 5:00pm or pay $5 @ door
RSVP to email@example.com
Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Little Tokyo
120 South Los Angeles Street @ 1st Street (Next to the LAPD Parker Center)
Los Angeles 90012
Barack Obama Phonebanks to Nevada
Flashback to ’04 when Democrats lost Nevada by a sliver of a margin: 2%!!! Do your service, volunteer at the venues below and help convince Nevada voters that Barack Obama is needed. Don’t forget to bring your charged cell phones and chargers. You can work for as a little as 2 hours. Venues are:
The Grove Farmer's Market - Saturday, 2- 4pm & 4-6pm; Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm and 4:30-6:30pm @ Community Room on 2nd floor seating area at the Farmer's Market, above Magee's and near the Brazilian BBQ place;
Miracle Mile - Saturday, 2-4pm & 4-6pm; Sunday, 1-3pm & 3-5pm;
Cafe Tropical - Saturday 1-4pm
Kaldi Coffee – Saturday 1:30-3:30pm
Auntie Em's - Saturday & Sunday 4:30-7:30pm
Santa Monica Obama HQ - All day, every day, 10am- 9pm @ 900 Wilshire Blvd. @ 9th Street, Santa Monica
Culver City Obama HQ - All day, every day, 10am- 9pm @ 3619 Motor Ave., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles 90034
9th Annual Festival de la Gente
In commemoration of the Day of the Dead, see plenty of paper maché skeletons while Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa does a speech on Saturday at 4pm. I love Barker Block!
Parking Available @ 930 4th Street, one block from the 4th Street Bridge.
1-9pm ALL WEEKEND
510 Hewitt St.
Los Angeles 90013
MacArthur Park is the self-proclaimed tamale capital of the world, and the location of renowned Mama’s Hot Tamales Café. So come out and fill up on masa goodness! Latin performers add to the mash-up mix.
October 31: 3-8pm
November 1: 10am-9pm
November 2: 11am-6pm
653 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles 90057
Intertribal Arts Marketplace
One hundred artists offer arts for sale, ranging from pottery, jewelry, sculpture, painting, mixed media, weaving, beadwork to woodcarvings. There will be Native American family activities, traditional food, music, dancers, and storytelling throughout the day.
Call for cost
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Día de los Muertos @ El pueblo historical monument
View this raditonal pre-Colombian Novenario procession and blessings each night at this national monument.
El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Festival de la Gente 2008 Día de los Muertos
This largest Día de los Muertos celebration in the nation features Latino artisans, musicians, art exhibits, theatre, storytelling, and crafts demonstrations and food.
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-11pm
Sixth St. Bridge between Downtown Los Angeles
and East L.A.
Japanese Garden Festival
This annual festival of dance, music and horticulture comes to Descanso Gardens every autumn. Enjoy taiko drums, suiseki stone art and traditional dance reminiscent Japan.
General $8, Senior/Students $6, Children (5 to 12 years) $3.
Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5pm
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Cañada Flintridge
Brewery Art Walk
Twice a year this open studio weekend takes place at the world’s largest art colony with over 100 resident artists. View new works, interact with the artists and purchase pieces.
Free admission & parking
Saturday & Sunday from 11am-6pm
Brewery Art Association