Take advantage of Día de los Muertos festivities on campus, around CSUN this weekend.

Take advantage of Día de los Muertos festivities on campus, around CSUN this weekend.

Samantha Petersen

Day of the Dead
Orange Marigolds and colorful skulls are often part of an altar. Dia de los Muertos is a spiritual holiday and known for its vibrancy and artistry. The Sundial/File Photo.

Oct. 30

Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A) hosts Noche de Ofrendas, “an evening of reflection with a ceremony for those of our loved ones that have passed away.” There will be a vigil procession at 5:30 p.m. at the Jerome Richfield cave. The celebration continues at the CSUN Chicano house with a viewing of altars and ofrendas.

Oct. 31

M.E.Ch.A will be hosting a community celebration with various clubs and vendors present, live music, face painting, food and more. The celebration starts at 6 p.m. and goes until midnight. Admission is free.

Nov. 1

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is hosting its 15th annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. This year’s theme is “Quinceñera.” The event features multiple music performances, including Mexican indie-pop singer Carla Morrison, alongside traditional food and various vendors. Attendees are asked to dress up in their favorite Dia de los Muertos attire. The event costs $20 and runs from noon to midnight. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Día de los muertos
Several hand made skulls are on display during MECHA’s “Día de los muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebration at the Chicano/a House. The skulls and other artifacts are painted by Mexicans and South America Indigenous people in order to promote their culture.

Nov. 1

In celebration of the Day of the Dead, Grand Park Los Angeles will host food trucks, traditional dance performances, live music, face painting and altars from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.  Vsiti www.grandparkla.org for more information. Grand Park Los Angeles is at 200 N. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles.

Continuing until Nov. 3

Olvera Street in Los Angeles hosts a week-long celebration with children’s workshops, candlelit Novenario processions, free sweet bread, face painting an art gallery, and much more. Admission is free. Visit www.olverastreet.com for more information.