Día de Los Muertos/Day of The Dead bike rides, festivals in Boyle Heights

Artwork from Jose Pulido. For more of his work, check out his Etsy page at Mis Nopales Art

More than 40 Día de Los Muertos Celebrations have been happening this month in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. Today marks the first Day of the Dead Celebration happening at Grand Park, set with live music, altars and artwork.

While Day of the Dead has taken off around the city, the standard for its celebrations was made in the Eastside at Self Help Graphics and Arts, a chicano arts and cultural institution (it’s their 39th year putting on this event). And with their move to Boyle Heights, Self Help Graphics and Arts has become even more central to Día de Los Muertos’ evolution as newer events bring different interpretations to the celebration. Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso’s “Night of the LUVing Dead” will have an outdoor festival atmosphere by closing down a block, setting up a beer garden, and providing quality live music. Ceci Bastida, and former members of Oingo Boingo playing on the same stage? Yup.

With all the celebrations being close to the Metro Gold Line, and numerous bike rides arriving at the venues, there’s plenty to do and plenty of ways to creatively arrive at this year’s Día de Los Muertos events in Boyle Heights this weekend.

Day of the Dead/Día de Los Muertos – November 2, Friday

Night of the LUVing DEAD at Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso and Mariachi Plaza

Self Help Graphics and Art’s 39th annual Día de Los Muertos celebration and procession

Eastside Bike Club’s Día de Los Muertos Bike Ride from El Sereno to Boyle Heights; Meet up at 3:30 p.m., ride out at 4 p.m.

Crank Heads Día de Los Muertos ride; Meet up 4:30, ride out 5 p.m.

Casa del Mexicano’s Friday Night at the Casa presents: Día de Los Muertos

November 3, Saturday

Día de Los Muertos at Proyecto Jardin

Montebello Bicycle Coalition bike ride to Community Education for Social Action’s Día de Los Muertos celebration

Community for Social Action’s Día de Los Muertos celebration

November 4, Sunday

Boyle Heights International Farmers Market’s Día de Los Muertos at Mariachi Plaza