LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES HOSTS DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION

Free Family Day  of  the Dead Celebration, Sunday October 29 

Los Angeles, CA (Oct 26, 2017) WHAT: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is hosting a FREE Día de los Muertos-themed family day on Sunday, October 29th. The dead come to life at LA Plaza with activities that pay homage to the dead through music, dance, and hands-on garden, culinary and craft workshops. Families will be entertained by folklorico performances by La Puente-based Ballet Folklorico “Y Arrìba Mèxico” and Santa Monica’s Cabeza De Vaca Cultura Dance School, as well as a piece by the Los Angeles Theatre Academy that is inspired by the Day of the Dead celebration.

Children and adults can participate in various workshops, including decorating Pan de Muerto (the traditional Day of the Dead bread), making and coloring a Mexican skull (calavera) mask, and creating a Día de los Muertos shrine to honor the deceased.
Mama’s Tamales will be onsite selling treats like made-from-scratch tamales. The event is sponsored by AARP California and KCET.

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – FREE

WHERE: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO: www.lapca.org; LA Plaza Facebook

MEDIA CONTACTS: Abelardo de la Peña Jr., LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
213-542-6278, adelapena@lapca.org

Lorena Alamillo, VPE Public Relations
626-403-3200, ext. 219, lorena@vpepr.com

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ABOUT LA PLAZA: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation’s premier center of Mexican American culture offering interactive exhibits and dynamic programs engaging visitors of all backgrounds to explore and contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond. Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza’s mission is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican American culture, with a specific focus on the unique Mexican American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California.