Dia de los Muertos @ Hollywood Forever

Hi All, who wants to witness this traditional Latin festival as only Hollywood Forever cemetery can celebrate it? Bring your cameras, cash, comfortable shoes and be ready to spend the day (or night) witnessing one of the most colorful pre-Halloween events in Los Angeles. Come in your most ghoulish costumes if you dare! Parking is the only drawback as it is difficult to find safe and inexpensive parking nearby. Be ready to walk a few blocks unless someone has some better suggestions. The event starts at 12 PM and ends at midnight. There is live music, performances, booths, food and drink aplenty. Here is some additional info and photos to last year's event:

http://www.meetup.com/The-Glendale-Photography-Group/photos/4028212/#[masked]

The 13th annual "Dia de Los Muertos" will be held at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles’s oldest memorial park, on October 27th, 2012. We invite you to join us this year as we welcome, honor and celebrate the memories of all our beloved souls on the grounds of the historic Hollywood Forever cemetery.

General Admission: $10 per person - (please bring exact change)
Seniors 65 and over free until 4pm

I will be there at 4 PM and stay late if anyone cares to join me. Let us meet near the main entrance facing Santa Monica Blvd. at the plaza. Parking can be a nightmare, so be prepared to walk a few blocks from the site. Please keep that in mind if you do plan to go. Dress comfortably as it can get a little chilly at night and wear walking shoes. I will wait for 20 minutes before proceeding. If you leave a message on the discussion board, I will check it and respond.

Advanced tickets are available at:

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/162493?wrKey=CE053564950869CB715DE476FBF3D848

 

Parking map in case you get lucky:

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  • Miguel

    Parking was horrible but the event was good.

    October 28, 2012

  • Ronnie S.

    I lost my glasses and got a parking ticket. /cry

    October 27, 2012

    • Ronnie S.

      I had been eating paper towel in order to afford D600. Now I can't even afford a roll of paper towel.

      October 28, 2012

    • Miguel

      Sorry to hear about that Ronnie. :'( I have some extra paper napkins in my car you can have though. They are Bounty, not sure if they are your brand though.

      October 28, 2012

  • Sabrina

    Very colorful, eclectic, interesting venue though!

    October 28, 2012

  • henry n.

    o.k for first timer

    October 27, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Way fun! Very crowded!

    October 27, 2012

  • Eric

    Horrible parking but the event was top notch.

    October 27, 2012

  • Eric

    Anyone looking for the group we are near thee large white balloon by the reflecting Pool

    October 27, 2012

  • frank v.

    I am on vine and santa monica

    October 27, 2012

  • Ronnie S.

    I park all the way from sunset/ van ness .walking there now.

    October 27, 2012

    • frank v.

      On the bus. Almost there

      October 27, 2012

    • Eric

      Likewise_ I had to find another spot because the parking Nazis are out in force!

      October 27, 2012

  • Suzanne

    Does anyone know if tri-monopods are allowed?

    October 26, 2012

    • Eric

      Don't worry about Jaguars. They just chew her up and spit her out...

      October 27, 2012

    • Suzanne

      SEE?!! That's why she's not going!! But she may have an "out of body" experience ;)

      October 27, 2012

  • Sabrina

    Hi guys, where can we park, I heard that we need a permit? Thank you for your comments.

    October 26, 2012

    • Sabrina

      oh ok I didn't coz I thought it was full. Merci mon ami ;-)

      October 26, 2012

    • Eric

      Merci!

      October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to give the spot to s'one else i can't make it. Sorry guys.

    October 26, 2012

  • frank v.

    Interesting Alter Artists for Press

    October 25, 2012

  • frank v.

    Altar Space # 28, 29, 30 - Jim Kalin - Rock-a-Billy Band plays semi-acoustically.

    Altar Space #41 Eddie Ortiz & Brenda Flores - Los Paros Ninos.
    Organization that works for children living in poverty & despair in Los Angeles. Inner city kids will be putting together this altar.
    http://www.paralosninos.org

    October 25, 2012

  • frank v.

    #6162 Jenna Kacy - She has designed a “Day of the Dead” pickup truck that belonged to her father, who she is honoring with her altar.

    Altar Space #63 - Miguel Bracamontes - 80 year old man that has little money, but over the past 6 years has put together amazingly beautiful, authentic altars.

    Altar Space #68 – Los Angeles Based artist Cara Earl http://carafayeearl.com/ Altar Space #94 - Jose Zuno - He is building a large pyramid. He states that his altar will represent "The end of civilization that will spark a new revival towards a greater quest for life".

    October 25, 2012

  • frank v.

    Altar Space #96, 97 Fix Nation - Non-profit organization that offers free & low cost spay & neuter services to Los Angeles' homeless and feral cats. Karn Myers and her team are creating an homage to homeless/feral cats and they will also offer education on Trap, Neuter, Release in English & Spanish. They are encouraging people to bring photos of their kitties that have passed away. www.fixnation.org

    Altar Space #98 - David Ortiz - He has done altars for past few years and always does something theatrical and unique, usually featuring musicians. This year he will have a Banda (brass-based band playing traditional Mexican music).

    Altar Space #131 Arleen Lopez works in the Latino film industry and is representing Mexico City and is doing an altar to honor late Costa Rican-Mexican singer Chavela Vargas.

    October 25, 2012

  • frank v.

    Altar Space #146 Melody White - Has been doing an altar since the event began,
    12 years, she may be able to provide some insight on the event throughout the years.

    Also of note: Joe Blasco School of Makeup in Hollywood will be a sponsor and will be doing makeup for all of the performers, musicians and dancers. They will be using donated cosmetics from their Special FX line. They will also have a booth near the front entrance and will offer face painting to the public for a fee. Mr. Blasco will be at the location for a few hours during the day.

    October 25, 2012

  • Laurie H.

    I've gone to this the last 3 years now! JUST GREAT BUT BRING EXTRA BATTERIES FOR CAMERA. ALL SHOTS WILL PROBABLY NEED FLASH FILL WHEN IT GETS DARK OUT! A real battery drainer!

    October 24, 2012

  • Brewster

    Hi all I'm interested in car pooling. Anyone can pick me at North Hollywood station?

    October 22, 2012

  • Sabrina

    Sabrina is coming too ;-)
    Folks you can buy directly your ticket via : https://www.ticketfly.com/calendar/?q=Dia+de+Los+Muertos

    Bisous!

    October 13, 2012

    • Eric

      Yay! I forgot about that link. Thanks!

      1 · October 13, 2012

    • Sabrina

      It sounds so cool I had to find a way :)

      October 13, 2012

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