Grand Park brings Día de los Muertos—Day of the Dead—alive with free festivities from October 26, 2019–November 3, 2019 including altars, events and performances. The seventh annual Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos, a presentation by TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, expands to include the newly renovated Music Center Plaza as well as a one-night only Selena for Sanctuary concert.
Raising awareness of social justice issues concerning immigration in Los Angeles, the concert will feature an all-female line-up of Los Angeles-based artists, including Empress Of, San Cha and Ceci Bastida. Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos is a community-wide event that upholds this cultural tradition, remembering those who have passed away and inviting all Angelenos to experience and learn about the observance.
While the Día de los Muertos commemoration takes place on November 2, 2019, Grand Park and The Music Center’s remembrance is a nine-day art and performance gathering designed to honor people, places and ideas that merit reverence, support or tribute. Throughout the entire nine days, visitors can stroll among 35 altars organized by Self Help Graphics and large-scale art installations curated by LORE Media and Arts, which explore themes that Los Angeles’ diverse communities find relevant and moving. Additionally, The Music Center will host Día de los Muertos-themed film screenings on its Plaza. In partnership with Self Help Graphics, Grand Park’s commemoration begins with Noche de Ofrenda (or Night of the Offerings/Altars) on October 26, 2019, a traditional ceremony of reflection and blessings marked with performances by poets and musicians. Visit the website for additional inf on all the events.
What: Grand Park Downtown Día de los Muertos Events: Noche de Ofrenda
Where: Performance Lawn and Olive Court (Near Hill Street), Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., LA, 90012
When: October 26, 2019; 7:00pm – 9:00pm (see above for additional event info on various days)