Monday, October 27, 2008

Three Things to check out - October 27 - November 2, 2008

Here are three things to check out this week. It's Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos weekend, of course, and Los Angeles is full of celebrations.

Check out Hollywood Forever's 9th Annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration. Festive and solemn at the same time - exhibiting the dual nature of commemorating the departed while celebrating their lives - this historic Hollywood cemetery, founded in 1899 and now operated by new owners, is the final home of some of Hollywood's greatest stars - from Rudolph Valentino to Johnny Ramone.

Self Help Graphics, an East Los Angeles cultural arts center that serves the Chicano community, holds its 35th Annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Sunday, November 2. Participate in the processional, enjoy the music and food, and view the art on display in the galleries.

We all know about the big Halloween celebrations that delight the kids at Universal Studios, Disneyland, and Knott's Berry Farm, but what about parties for grownups? My search for Halloween events turned up a vast assortment of intriguing adult parties, including a costume party at a Russian nightclub, a lingerie-themed party, a downtown rock-n-roll fright fest, and even the Bondage Ball! Oooh! Naughty!

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