Dia De Los Muertos 2013 @ Olvera Street, Downtown – Free, All Ages
The Olvera Street Merchants & El Pueblo Historical Monument
present: DAY OF THE DEAD October 25 – November 3. Live Entertainment * Family Activities * Banda * Folklorico * Aztec Dance
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVENARIO October 25 – November 2, 7 pm
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS October 26 – November 1, 9 am – 11 am
FIESTA DE MUERTOS October 26, October–27 and November 2, November 3, 10 am – 8 pm
3rd Annual “Brown & Out Theater Festival” @ CASA 0101, Boyle Heights – 8PM, $12-20, All Ages
CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present the 3rd Annual “Brown & Out Theater Festival”, a collection of 8 world premiere short plays celebrating the Latino/a LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) experience. The mission of The Brown & Out Theater Festival is to present plays written by Latino/a and LGBTQ storytellers representing the rich, diverse and ever-evolving Latino/a and LGBTQ culture. Featuring these 8 world premiere short plays: LGBTQ by Uvaldo Baltazar and Arriola Baltazar; SUNDAY BRUNCH by Rosa Maria Rodriguez; WHITTIER BLVD by Michael Patrick Spillers; LOS NOVIOS by Jaime Mayorquin; PROM by Monica Palacios; SAFE by Miguel Garcia; HAPPY AND GAY by Mary Steelsmith; CRAZY by Natalie Camunas.
the road weeps, the well runs dry Preview Night @ LATC – 8PM, $20, 13+
Surviving centuries of slavery, revolts and The Trail of Tears, a community of self-proclaimed Freedmen (Black Seminoles and people of mixed origins) incorporate the first all-black U.S. town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. The very foundations of the town are rocked when the new religion and the old way come head to head and their former enslavers arrive to imprison them while the leader of the Freedmen makes use of his brilliant, ‘burning’ immortality. Written in gorgeously cadenced language, utilizing elements of black folklore and daring humor, the road weeps, the well runs dry merges the myth, folklore and history of the Black Seminole people. The Seminole Photo Exhibit, curated by Tiffani Bowers of the California African American Museum, is open for viewing in the LATC Gallery before all performances.
October Forró in LA @ Tropico de Nopal – 9PM, $5, 18+
Come and be part of Forró in LA…FORRÓ [foh – hoh]! Dance all night to the sounds of the popular music and dance rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil, now popular all over the country and also abroad. Help us make it part of Los Angeles now with your participation and enthusiasm! Dance demonstration by Andrea and Fabio (Forró in LA instructors @ Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space every Wednesday 7:30pm) – you will learn and dance the basic steps for sure! Reyes will be spinning all versions of forró rhythms – baião, xaxado, xote and more – all night long! Video projection. Lively-fun vibe. $5door. Guaranteed a great time!