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Dia de los Muertos Events this Weekend 27th & 28th

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8th Annual Festival de los Gente
Saturday the 27th 11am - 10pm and Sunday the 28th 11am - 8pm
On the streets of LA at the historic 6th street bridge
Festival de la Gente is a community-based Event in a Historic Venue featuring Live Entertainment, Arts and Crafts altars, in a carnivale-like atmosphere for families with children. The event will feature live music, art exhibits, teatro performances, storytelling, arts and crafts demonstrations and traditional latin-American and international cuisine. The 6th Street Bridge provides the perfect backdrop for Festival de la Gente to create a carnivale-like atmosphere featuring Arte Calidad’s fabulous inventory of papel maché puppets, such as 80-foot calaveras (skeletons), a 20-foot feathered serpent and a 20-foot Aztec sun.

In conjunction with the festival, Gabriel Baltera will be hosting the Day of the Dead Car Show. Spectators can check it out at the East end of the bridge at Whittier and Boyle heights. Cars entering the show need to meet at the West end of of the bridge at 6th and Mateo. Saturday registration and car placement take place between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Sunday 11:00am to 12:30pm. Registration for cars is $20, and $10. for motorcycles. No alcohol allowed on the bridge. For car show information, contact Gabriel at 213-369-0281. (Road closed From Boyle and Whittier to Mateo & 6th.)