Few cities do Halloween as well as Los Angeles. What with the city revolving around people who put on costumes and weird make-up for a living (we call them “actors”), it’s a natural that Angelenos embrace the holiday and make it their own. This year’s Halloween season kicks off in a big way on Saturday, Oct. 25th with the Museum of Latin American Art’s “Dia De Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebration and fundraiser.
Co-sponsored by Siempre Mujer magazine, the event commences a two weeks celebration by the Museum of this traditional Mexican holiday, which is rapidly gaining popularity in America and around the world.
- A special exhibition of celebrity inspired altars by actor Hector Elizondo, star of the highly anticipated film The Book of Life, filmmaker Sergio Arau (A Day Without a Mexican), lifestyle reporter and Good Day LA host Mar Yvette, television star Valente Rodriguez (The George Lopez Show), with more to be announced.
- Artwork and celebrity-inspired altars designs by the event’s honorary curator, Tony Dominguez, recognized as one of the greatest papier-mâché artists in the country whose work has been seen in films, music videos, television and commercials.
- A special live theatrical performance of La Muerte Vive—Where Rock Opera Meets Cabaret, produced by Dominguez, and starring Santos de los Angeles and Ms. Ruby Champagne with a special guest appearance by Demetrius Navarro (Friday, ER and Los Beltran.)
- Musical performances from Rocio Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
- A silent auction featuring unique travel, art and entertainment packages.
- Traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist.
- Specialty tequila-based drinks created by Herradura’s star mixologist, Damian Diaz.
- Calavera face painting on-site.
- An interactive Día de los Muertos-themed social kiosk photo booth.
Tickets and more information: http://www.molaa.org/diadelosmuertos2014.aspx
Día de los Muertos – Noche de Ofrendas Fundraiser