Did you sleep through Halloween? Or conversely, party so hard that you feel as if you need to make up for your debauchery with some culture? Well, good news: Another huge, fun and culturally rich All Soul’s Day event is coming up: the Día de los Muertos celebration at Plaza de la Raza. El Velorio, translated literally to “the wake,” is Plaza’s yearly Day of the Dead benefit bash, and it’s going to be huge. Los Angeles’ historic Eastside community center will be jam-packed with ladies and gents adorned with skillfully applied calavera makeup, thanks to 15 on-site makeup artists, and running over with visual splendor, with a fine arts exhibition hosting works by more than 60 local contemporary artists. If the strands of marigolds and platters of sugar skulls vibrate off their altars, you can blame the musical talent — spinners DJ Jeremy Sole, Sloepoke and Herick Hell, and El Conjunto Nueva Ola, one of L.A. Weekly’s “Best Live Band” semi-finalists earlier this year. Cumbia musicians originally from Mexico City, the band will be performing in lucha libre masks on the main stage. Wear one yourself, and they may bring you up to dance with them — no guarantees, though. Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Road, Lincoln Heights; Sat., Nov. 8, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.; $20, children 5 and younger free. (323) 223-2475, elvelorio.com.

Sat., Nov. 8, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/08/14)

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