The end of October is especially eventful in the Remezcla office because we have not one, but TWO skull-filled, death-themed reasons to celebrate: Halloween and Dia de Muertos. We want you to have a bloody good time, so we’ve rounded up the best monster mashes, concerts, pop-up raves and more to check out this year. (And don’t forget our favorite Halloween activity of all – waking up early the next day to watch the best Walks of Shame you’ll see all year…)
Mucho Wednesdays Pre-Halloween Party feat. Viernes 13, Oct. 29th, 9:00 PM
Start the Halloween celebrations early with Mucho Musica’s Pre-Halloween Costume Party at La Cita Bar. The Mucho Musica crew is known for their indie-latino shindigs and for Halloween they’ve invited ska band Viernes 13 to provide the tunes. Come out for this skalloween night on October 29. More info here.
Ace Hotel’s Haunted Hotel Bash, Oct 31, 8:30 PM
Cinespia, FYF and Ace are joining first for the first ever Halloween Hotel Bash at the Ace in DTLA. Celebrate with the cutest crowd in L.A. and party in the famous haunted 1920s movie palace where they will have unsuspected spooky events all throughout the night. The first treat will be a screening of horror classic, Halloween, followed by a set from Avery Tare’s Slasher Flicks. If that name covers half of what the music is about, you’re in for a scary time. There will be DJs, hidden mazes, a jacuzzi pool, costumes and all sorts of delightful tricks. More info here.
Halloween Booootie LA: A Monster Mashup Spooktacular
Bootie L.A.’s Halloween Bootie party is probably going to be the weirdest place you can go to show off your awesome costume at, and that’s what we wish for you.As always, the BootieLA parties are packed with all sorts of giveaways and treats – they always deliver. Naturally, there’ll be a Midnight Costume contest for Best Overall, Sexiest(–.–), and Best group costume with $200 cash prize plus a Midnight Mashup Show performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” courtesy of R.A.I.D. (Random Acts of Irreverent Dance). Okay, did you get all of that? More info here.
Cafe Tacvba Concert, Oct. 31st, 8:00 PM
Looks like Ruben and the gang couldn’t get enough of L.A.! After a stellar performance at Supersonico, Cafe Tacvba will perform their latest and greatest at the Fox Theatre on October 31. This is a great musical alternative to the spooky festivities- who wouldn’t wanna spend Halloween with la chilanga banda, right? Tickets on sale now. Doors open at 7pm. More info here.
HARD Day of the Dead w/ Diplo, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar & more, Nov. 1st - 2nd
Well, well…it seems like even the hip DJs have jumped on the Dia De Los Muertos bandwagon. Case in point: over 30 of the most well known electro DJs/musicians are coming together over the weekend of Nov 1 and Nov 2 in Pomona to party…well…HARD. Just a TINY fraction of the line-up includes Knife Party, forever bae Diplo, Pretty Lights, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Zedd, RL Grimeand a LOT more. More info here.
Hollywood Forever presents Dia de los Muertos Nov. 1st, 12:00 PM
Hollywood Forever is celebrating their 15th annual Dia de los Muertos with none other than a quinceañera theme! Mexican songstress Carla Morrison and Grammy award winners La Santa Cecilia are set to bring musical life to the cemetery on November 1st. Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno, Mexican regional folk band Los Cenzontles and Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea will also be there to take part in the joyful celebrations. Don’t miss out on Hollywood’s Day of the Dead festivities. More info here.
9th Annual Dia De Los DEAD 2014 Calavera Fashion Show, Nov. 1st, 5:00 PM
Pata De Perro producciones brings you the 9th Annual Dia De Los DEAD 2014 – Calavera Fashion Show & Walking Altars. Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space & Eastside Luv unite to resurrect an ongoing tradition of almost a decade started by the Artist & Curator Reyes Rodriguez. This event will also have a special Beer Jardin, live mural painting by Robert Vargas in the Mariachi Plaza Kiosko, and lol, of course, The Smiths/Morrissey Tribute Band Nowhere Fast will be performing inside ESL. More info here.
41st Annual Día De Muertos ‘Una Cita Con La Vida’ with Las Cafeteras, Nov. 2nd, 5:00 PM
On Sunday, November 2nd, celebrate Dia de Muertos, with Self Help Graphics at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights. Enjoy special musical performances by Las Cafeteras, who are on the last leg of their US tour, along with Raul y Mexia, The Stone Soul Echoes and more. There will also be a traditional ceremonial blessing, along with food and craft vendors, face painting, and children’s workshops. More info here.
Al Borde’s Dia de los Muertos Celebration Nov. 1st, 2:00 PM
Al Borde, El Clasificado and the 1st District of Long Beach are teaming up to throw a Dia de los Muertos block party smack dab in the middle of Long Beach. There will be altares, art, music, plus a The Jack Cemetery Garden will be a special treat (read: booze) for the 21+ crowd. Check out sets by Be Very Careful, Ashes in Violet, and Remezcla favorite Conjunto Nueva Ola. More info here.
Día De Muertos USA Festival, Nov. 1st - 2nd
Luz Entertainment, in conjunction with the City of Coachella, are proud to create the first Día de los Muertos USA spectacular two-day festival taking place on November 1st and 2nd at Rancho Las Flores Park in the City of Coachella. Día de los Muertos USAis an all-encompassing cultural event, featuring an all-star musical line-up of live entertainment with various genres of music including Cumbia, Regional Mexican, Mariachi, Norteño, Banda and Pop, with talent ranging from Conjunto Primavera to Los Tucanes de Tijuana to La Santa Cecilia. The festival will also feature the signature show MARIACHI USA. More info here.