Halloween isn’t the only spooky celebration that happens this time of year. Dia De Los Muertos AKA The Day Of The Dead is observed Nov. 1. The Mexican tradition celebrates loved ones who have passed with dance rituals, musical performances, skeleton, costumes, tasty Mexican food and, of course, our favorite, spirits of the alcoholic kind.
From bar parties to festivals, check out the standout Day Of The Dead parties going down in this week in LA.
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After kicking off Day The Dead this past weekend with their epic Halloween party, West Hollywood hotspot Toca Madera will be keeping the festivities going through Nov. 2 with Noches De Los Muertos. Step into the eerie enchantment as they magically transform Toca into the ultimate spooktacular destination. Prepare to be captivated by the fully themed decor, live entertainment, DJs speciality cocktails and more
When: Now through Nov. 2.
Where: Toca Madera, 8450 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Make reservations HERE
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Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street is the only celebration of its kind in Los Angeles – a nine day festival, which started last week and goes though Nov. 2, includes with a nightly procession, community altars on display, and entertainment. The big evening events take place Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 with face painting, live music and dancers, food, drinks, dancing and more.
Where: El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plz, Los Angeles
Get Tickets HERE
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It will be an unforgettable night at Olivetta’s Dia de los Muertos Halloween Soirée, happening in the heart of West Hollywood. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in the Dia de los Muertos theme or something even more spectacular, the best and top costumes can win prizes! Throughout the evening, you will dine on delectable bites, specialty cocktails, have your tarot cards read, have your mind blown by our illusionist & dance all night long with live DJs.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.
Where: Olivetta, 9010 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood
Bar Mattachine is popping up over at Mezcalero in DTLA for an epic LGBTQIA+ friendly Day Of The Dead party. Hosted by drag performers Felony Dodger and Complain Jane, the bash will feature beats by DJ Sindri, some scantly clad special guests and an all gave cocktail menu curated by famed cocktail creator A.J. Goodrich.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: Mezcalero, 510 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at Pasadena speakeasy 10 1/4 with an intimate tasting and special cocktail menu featuring The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch.
From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., they will be hosting a paid tasting which will cover various expressions of The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch. Immediately after the tasting we will be opening to the public and featuring a curated cocktail menu for the rest of the night.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.
Where: 10 1/4 Pasadena, 12 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena
Chef Antonia Lofaso’s Dama is serving a Oaxacan-inspired Día de los Muertos dinner this Wednesday. The five-course experience includes selections from Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, one of the oldest and finest tequila distilleries in the world.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Dama, 612 E 11th St., Los Angeles
Make Reservations HERE
EL SABOR & LatinoElectronico will present an electrifying night of house music, dancing and celebration at the Day Of The Dead Costume Rave at Pattern Bar. Get ready to Immerse yourself in the vibrant house grooves and be sure to don your most creative and spooky costume. D’AVILA, KERMIT, Dj Argenis, Dj Flix & Dj MikeCartel will be bringing you latin, deep, progressive, Afro house and more thumping beats all night. They’ve also got free glow party favors, food and tacos from Run It Back Tacos until 11 p.m..
Date: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
Where: Pattern Bar, 100 West 9th Street, Los Angeles
Honor the spirit with spirits. Buzzy cocktail bar Nativo in Highland Park will be hosting an evening of Mexican spirit tasting with Patrón and St. Germain. The event will also include a live performance from Alma Sangre and after party with DJ Allie Rockk.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
Where: Nativo, 5137 York Boulevard, Los Angeles
La Cueva is hosting a special Day Of The Dead party at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood with live music, colorful altars, captivating dances, and delicious traditional cuisine.
When: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles
Immerse yourself in the rich Mexican tradition of honoring our departed loved ones while indulging in a delectable pairing experience showcasing Salvadores Mezcal. Prepare to be enchanted by the vibrant decorations and of course, the tantalizing flavors of authentic Oaxacan cuisine. This event, hosted by LA Tequila Club, will be five course dinner and will be paried with the goodness of Salvadores Mezcal (wild agave expressions & their newly released Cempasuchil expression), as you raise a glass to the memories of those who have passed.
Where: 514 W. Whittier Blvd, Montebello
Get ready for a special evening of celebration and flavors at Palenque Kitchen in Costa Mesa. Experience the rich flavors of El Silencio Mezcal expertly paired with a delectable menu crafted by our talented chefs. Indulge in a unique culinary journey that pays homage to the Day of the Dead, a time to honor and remember our loved ones. Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as you savor each sip and bite, surrounded by the vibrant colors and decorations that symbolize this beloved Mexican holiday.
Where: Palenque Kitchen Costa Mesa, 1749 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa,
Feeling spirited? Head over to the beautiful grounds of Heritage Square Museum where the Magic Market Day Of The Dead event will feature live music, evgan food and over 75 vendors tangn from goods like crystals, clothes and plats to experiences such as sounds baths, yoga, palm reading and more. Come dressed in Day Of The Dead theme, witchy, vintage or whimsical.
When: Saturday, Weds, Nov. 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Heritage Square Museum at, 3510 Pasadena Ave., Los Angeles
The Día De Los Muertos Grand Parade & Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach will take place this Saturday. Experience the vibrant colors, captivating music, and delicious food that make this celebration so special. The festival will feature a grand parade, where participants showcase stunning costumes and traditional dances. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Día De Los Muertos as you explore the traditional music such as Aztec Dancers & Folklorico Dancers and live music performances.
When: Saturday, Nov. 4 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Rainbow Lagoon Park, 400 East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach
The 50th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration taking place Saturday where the public is encouraged to dress up in their favorite Día de los Muertos fashion and take part in the free festive Día de los Muertos Celebration Procession from Boyle Heights, to East Los Angeles. The procession will begin at Mariachi Plaza at 2 p.m. with a traditional Danza blessing, then take the Metro L Line train to East LA Civic Center Park, beginning at 2:30 p.m.. The culminating celebration, presented in partnership with the Office of Supervisor Solis and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, will start at 3 p.m. at Civc Center Park. where attendee can shop at the Muertos Market and induge in a variety of food vendors.
When: Saturday, Nov. 4 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: L.A. County Civic Center Park, 4801 E 3rd St, Los Angeles
Prepare to be swept away on a journey through the rich traditions and colorful customs of Dia de los Muertos at The Copper Door. This event is a fusion of culture, music, and art, and it’s an experience you won’t want to miss. Headline Mega 96.3 radio DJ Irony & DJ Partypack will be spinnin’ the beat with an open format set including hip hop, top 40, club mix, reggaeton and more. Bottle service available.
When: Saturday, Nov. 4 at 9 p.m.
Where: The Copper Door, 225 N Broadway, Santa Ana
Free RSVP HERE
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