Dia de los Muertos celebration @ Self Help Graphics & Art
Celebrating the Day of the Dead with this event, Boyle Height’s Self Help Graphics & Art center hosts a Dia de los Muertos art exhibit. The event starts with a march from Mariachi Plaza to Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School. There will be food and craft vendors in addition to the festivities.
1300 E 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Dia de los Muertos Festival & Block Party @ 24th Street Theatre
If the previous Dia de los Muertos event didn’t grab your attention, this celebration will have folklorico and Aztec dance groups in addition to mariachis and a Latin rock band. Food, crafts and the iconic sight of altars make up the core experience of the celebration.
1117 W. 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
“Sonita” Screening @ Skirball Cultural Center
This film follows the story of a teenage Afghan refugee in Iran who aspires to be a rapper, but her family pushes for her to become a bride, as they estimate her bridewealth to be about $9,000. The film examines womanhood in Iran and Afghan societies.
$10 general; $8 full-time students
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Pasadena Fan Fest @ Pasadena Civic Center
Coinciding with the Breeder’s Cup weekend is this concert that celebrates the music from the 1980s with a cover band. Food trucks and drinks will be available for attendees, with two drink tickets included with each person’s entrance.
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Breeder’s Cup @ Santa Anita Racetrack
This weekend marks the arrival of the Breeder’s Cup, where people participate in some good old gambling via racehorse picks. Among the racehorses is California Chrome, who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Rising Tohoku Food Festival @ Mitsuwa Marketplace
Although the Mitsuwa Marketplace offers Japanese food all year long, the food from the Tohoku region will stand in the spotlight for the weekend at this festival. In addition, there will be dances, toy-building workshops and the region’s mascots for photos.
21515 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Dapper Day @ Disneyland
For those that love Disneyland and snazzy vintage clothing, this day is the perfect combination. There will be a style expo at the Disneyland Hotel that starts on Saturday and the actual dapper meetup will be on Sunday.
1313 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Rock & Brews Beerfest @ Rock & Brews
Local breweries offer up samples of some of their best beers for this taste-testing festival. Food will be served and there will be family-friendly activities such as a kids’ play area and a dog patio.
143 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245