Calendar

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Grand Park Downtown Dia de los Muertos @ Grand Park - Performance Lawn and Olive Court
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm

 

 

Grand Park Downtown Día de los Muertos
 Events

OCT 26 – NOV 3, 2019
5:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Grand Park’s Día de los Muertos Altars + Art Installations
Locations: Grand Park (North Broadway) to The Music Center Plaza
Guests can experience, discuss and learn about the traditions of Día de los Muertos and stroll through 40+ altars, curated by Self Help Graphics located throughout Grand Park as well as the newly renovated Music Center Plaza. All personally and culturally relevant to Los Angeles, one of the altars by ARza Ozo Community will honor former Dodgers players and family members who grew up avid fans since the team’s arrival from Brooklyn in 1958. Additionally, Grand Park will display large Día-themed sculptures produced by LORE Media and Arts and made by professional artists, craftspeople and community organizations in the park’s Fountain Overlook area and in the popular splash pad.

At the Music Center Plaza, view colorful swags of papel picado designed by artist Maricela Sosa as they adorn the Grand Avenue stairs and welcome visitors to the Plaza. Additionally, The Music Center invites the community to contribute to the Plaza altar as part of the reflective remembrance to honor those who have passed. The altar was created by Martha Carrillo, an LA-based visual and theatrical artist with expertise in prop-making, set decoration, and extensive experience in printmaking and large-scale papier-mâché objects. Martha is part of the Self Help Graphics & Art Barrio Mobile Art Studio team of teaching artists. and has worked with The Music Center, Center Theatre Group, Freewaves and others.

The newly-renovated Plaza fountain will be lit in orange and yellow for the week as a nod to marigold flowers, ubiquitous on altars and throughout Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

On select dates, drop in at the Music Center for screenings of films on the Plaza screens. Note: Films will be played on loop beginning at each published start time.

Go Get Em Tiger on the Music Center Plaza will offer a specialty drink to celebrate the season: Día de los Muertos Cappuccino.

 

SAT OCT 26

Noche de Ofrenda
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Park Performance Lawn (Near Hill Street)
For the seventh year in a row, Grand Park partners with Self Help Graphics to present a traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony honoring the dead and featuring a communal circle and blessing led by the indigenous community. The joint event of reflection and remembrance will unveil a master altar ideated by artist and educator Ofelia Esparza, a 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow; both she and her family continue to be instrumental in preserving and conserving Día de los Muertos in Los Angeles. Throughout the evening, and the entire nine days, park-goers are invited to contribute to this community altar as part of the reflective remembrance. The ceremony will also include dancers representing Aztecan, Oaxacan and Michoacán traditions as well as performances by Los Angeles-based poets and musicians, including Latin music artist CAVA from East Los Angeles.

Film at the Music Center Plaza
6:00-11:00pm
¡Que Viva Mexico! | 1932, 90 minutes, Russian with English subtitles | Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
Screening in conjunction with the Glorya Kaufman Dance Series engagement with Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet, Russian director Sergei Eisenstein’s epic film presents a collage of Mexican life from pre-colonial time through the Mexican Revolution. Surreal imagery abounds, including an extended section on Dia de los Muertos.

SUN OCT 27
1:00-6:00pm

Film at the Music Center Plaza:
Macario
| 1960, 91 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles | Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on Dia de los Muertos. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he must face three apparitions: the Devil, God, and Death.

MON OCT 28 + TUE OCT 29
12:00 noon – 5:00pm

Music in the Music Center Plaza: In conjunction with the Selena for Sanctuary concert in Grand Park on November 1, enjoy playlists curated by five Selena for Sanctuary performers: Empress of, August Eve, San Cha, Maya Murillo, and Loyal Lobos.

WED OCT 30
6:00-11:00pm
Film at the Music Center Plaza:
Selena
| 1997, 127 minutes, English | Directed by Gregory Nava
In advance of Grand Park’s Selena for Sanctuary concert on November 1, watch Jennifer Lopez in her breakout performance as the legendary Tejano singing sensation, Selena.

FRI NOV 1

12:00 noon – 3:00pm
Drop-In Activity: Join the Music Center and Self Help Graphics on Friday, November 1 from 12-3:00pm to contribute objects to the altar and to learn about the traditions, aesthetics, and symbolism of Dia de los Muertos. Note: Reproductions of photographs and offerings are welcome, but please do not place precious objects, food, or open flames.

12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Music in the Music Center Plaza: In conjunction with the Selena for Sanctuary concert in Grand Park on November 1, enjoy playlists curated by five Selena for Sanctuary performers: Empress of, August Eve, San Cha, Maya Murillo, and Loyal Lobos.

Selena for Sanctuary
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Park Performance Lawn (Near Hill Street)
Selena for Sanctuary is a free concert featuring an all-female line-up of L.A.-based Latinx artists designed to bring immigrants and allies together in a social justice movement. Performers include Empress Of, San Cha, Ceci Bastida, Maya Murillo, August Eve, and Loyal Lobos, plus the house band for the evening, Selenamos and DJ Zuri Adia (of Technocumbia). Organized by the L.A.-based, non-profit Solidarity for Sanctuary and hosted previously in Central Park and at Lincoln Center, Grand Park’s Selena for Sanctuary concert is a homecoming for the organization’s mission to raise awareness about issues concerning immigrant communities and offer resources to help them through the immigration process. Anahuacalmecac Danza Azteca Círculo, a student-led group from Los Angeles-based Anahuacalmecac International University of North America, will perform, honoring ancestors, during the opening ceremony for Selena for Sanctuary and Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet Yesika Salgado will host the concert. Additionally, volunteers from numerous immigrant advocacy groups will participate: Las Fotos Project, an organization that inspires teenage girls of color through photography, will host a photo booth for event goers; while Kids of Immigrants, an L.A. street wear label utilizing fashion to express their roots and environment, and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), a Central American immigrant rights organization, will host information booths during this concert.

 

SAT NOV 2

Grand Avenue Arts All Access
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Park Olive Court and Performance Lawn
The Music Center Plaza As part of its participation in the 5th Annual Grand Avenue Arts All Access, Grand Park, as well as The Music Center, will host free-art-making workshops open to adults and children using Día de los Muertos themes as inspiration. These family-friendly craft sessions invite event goers to use art as conversation in discovering a shared humanity and connection, while learning about this culturally important tradition. These activities will take place in Grand Park’s Olive Court and Performance Lawn, and also on The Music Center Plaza.

SUN NOV 3

1:00-5:00pm
Film at the Music Center Plaza:
Coco | 2017, 125 minutes, English | Directed by Lee Unkrich
Aspiring young musician Miguel is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased great-great-grandfather to return him to his home and family among the living.

 


 

Information subject to change

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Oct
30
Wed
2019
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH À LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.


Tuesday, December 10

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Phillyfornia

Olive Court (near Starbucks)
La Panini Grill
Thai Mex Cocina
Love Bird Truck

Wednesday, December 11

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Canvas Food Truck

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Boba ni Taco

Cali Banh Mi

Vchos

Thursday, December 12

Marketplace (close to City Hall)

 

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Wise BBQ

Cali Banh Mi

A Surfer Taco

Street Kitchen LA

 



Information subject to change.

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LUNCH A LA PARK Yoga reTREAT @ Grand Park's Community Terrace (between Hill and Broadway)
Oct 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Wednesdays and Fridays 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

alert: for JUN 26 + 28, yoga location is the Community Terrace Lawn, between Hill and Broadway.

Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions return, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.

For more information about free fall and winter programming at Grand Park, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).

Information subject to change.

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Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

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Movie Screening of SELENA @ The Music Center Plaza
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Selena Movie Screening at The Music Center Plaza

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Location: The Music Center Plaza ( across the street from Grand Park between Grand Ave and Hope Street)

Event Time: 6:00pm- 11:00pm

About the film:

Selena | 1997, 127 minutes, English | Directed by Gregory Nava
In advance of Grand Park’s Selena for Sanctuary concert on November 1, watch Jennifer Lopez in her breakout performance as the legendary Tejano singing sensation, Selena.

Oct
31
Thu
2019
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH À LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.


Tuesday, December 10

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Phillyfornia

Olive Court (near Starbucks)
La Panini Grill
Thai Mex Cocina
Love Bird Truck

Wednesday, December 11

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Canvas Food Truck

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Boba ni Taco

Cali Banh Mi

Vchos

Thursday, December 12

Marketplace (close to City Hall)

 

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Wise BBQ

Cali Banh Mi

A Surfer Taco

Street Kitchen LA

 



Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Nov
1
Fri
2019
LUNCH A LA PARK Yoga reTREAT @ Grand Park's Community Terrace (between Hill and Broadway)
Nov 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Wednesdays and Fridays 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

alert: for JUN 26 + 28, yoga location is the Community Terrace Lawn, between Hill and Broadway.

Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions return, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.

For more information about free fall and winter programming at Grand Park, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Grand Park presents Selena for Sanctuary @ Grand Park - Performance Lawn
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

 

Selena for Sanctuary is a free concert featuring an all-female line-up of L.A.-based Latinx artists designed to bring immigrants and allies together in a social justice movement. Performers include Empress Of, San Cha, Ceci Bastida, Maya Murillo, August Eve, and Loyal Lobos, plus the house band for the evening,

Selenamos and DJ Zuri Adia (of Technocumbia). Organized by the L.A.-based, non-profit Solidarity for Sanctuary and hosted previously in Central Park and at Lincoln Center, Grand Park’s Selena for Sanctuary concert is a homecoming for the organization’s mission to raise awareness about issues concerning immigrant communities and offer resources to help them through the immigration process.

Anahuacalmecac Danza Azteca Círculo, a student-led group from Los Angeles-based Anahuacalmecac International University of North America, will perform, honoring ancestors, during the opening
ceremony for Selena for Sanctuary and Los Angeles-based Salvadoran poet Yesika Salgado will host the concert. Additionally, volunteers from numerous immigrant advocacy groups will participate: Las Fotos Project, an organization that inspires teenage girls of color through photography, will host a photo booth for event-goers; while Kids of Immigrants, an L.A. streetwear label utilizing fashion to express their roots and environment, and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), a Central American immigrant rights organization, will host information booths during this concert.


 

Information subject to change

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
GRAND AVE ARTS: ALL ACCESS @ Grand Ave betw. Temple and 5th. Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Grand Ave, Los Angeles’s home for world-class arts and culture brings back Grand Ave Arts: All Access, an inside look at rehearsals, architecture tours, museum exhibitions, performances, workshops, food and drink and kids’ film screenings for all to enjoy. Grab the whole crew to take a peek behind-the-scenes for the ultimate Los Angeles field trip.

DOWNTOWN DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: ALTARS + ART

Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos, in partnership with Self Help Graphics and Art and LORE Media and Arts, the park presents nearly 35 altars created by local artists and community groups. Art workshops will be available to engage visitors in traditions of Día de Los Muertos; workshops will feature two stations dedicated to art activities related to this commemoration. The Sugar Skull activity will invite users to draw and paint sugar skull artwork with salt and watercolors, and the Papel Picado station will have traditional decorative crafts made by cutting elaborate design into sheets of tissue paper.

Educator: Danny Gonzalez, an LA based illustrator

Enjoy a full day of fun activities at Grand Park!

 

 

 

 

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Downtown Dia at The Music Center Plaza: Coco Screening @ The Music Center Plaza
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COCO Movie Screening at The Music Center Plaza

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Location: The Music Center Plaza ( across the street from Grand Park between Grand Ave and Hope Street)

Event Time: 1:00pm- 5:00pm

About the film:

Coco | 2017, 125 minutes, English | Directed by Lee Unkrich

Aspiring young musician Miguel is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased great-great-grandfather to return him to his home and family among the living. 

 

 

 

Nov
5
Tue
2019
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH À LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.


Tuesday, December 10

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Phillyfornia

Olive Court (near Starbucks)
La Panini Grill
Thai Mex Cocina
Love Bird Truck

Wednesday, December 11

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Canvas Food Truck

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Boba ni Taco

Cali Banh Mi

Vchos

Thursday, December 12

Marketplace (close to City Hall)

 

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Wise BBQ

Cali Banh Mi

A Surfer Taco

Street Kitchen LA

 



Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.