You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Friday, November 2, 2018.
May it lead you to adventure!
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1. [2 p.m.] Merchants on Olvera Street will celebrate Dia de los Muertos for nine days through November 2. The festival will include altars on display, children’s workshops, face painting, and live entertainment. FREE
2. [5:30 p.m.] The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden presents Moonlight Forest, where crafted lanterns line the garden grounds, some depicting animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and figures from Chinese legends. Happening Wednesdays through Sunday till January 6.
3. [6 p.m.] Head down to The Velaslavasay Panorama on Friday for a Dia de los Muertos celebration. Various spots throughout the venue will offer special audio and visual auras including the garden, theatre and Nova Tuskhut. On top of that, guests will be able to enjoy live performances, altars, crafts, food and drink. FREE
4. [6 p.m.] The Triforium is a huge public art piece with colorful glass panels located in Fletcher-Bowron Square. It was meant to perform light and music shows but due to a plethora of issues, it was never executed, and it has stood silent for decades… until now. Experience The Triforium restored and modernized to react to real time live performances. This Friday will be the final in a series of three events. FREE
5. [6 p.m.] Late Night Notorious RBG! is an after hours party at the Skirball Cultural Center celebrating the exhibit that highlights the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This event will allow guests to explore the museum till 10 p.m. and enjoy food trucks, a cash bar, DJ sets by Dublab’s Mamabear and more.
6. [6 p.m.] 24th Street Theatre will host a free Dia de los Muertos celebration with a traditional procession, face painting, altar building, live music, dancing, food and more. FREE
7. [7 p.m.] Critically acclaimed, avant-garde haunt Creep returns with ‘Awake.’ The walkthrough thrusts participants through a 75-minute series of horrific situations in a shockingly cinematic fashion. As a result, you are placed face-to-face with your worst fears, presenting an incredibly unique and intimate horror experience. Happening at ROW DTLA Wednesday through Sunday.
8. [7:30 p.m.] The Griffith Observatory hosts a monthly forum where some of the most amazing phenomena in the known universe are explained and discussed. It’s called All Space Considered and it takes place on the first Friday of every month. FREE
9. [all day] Gather your most ambitious and driven friends to bring to the Power Women Summit, taking place at InterContinental Hotel DTLA on Thursday and Friday. The event will host some of the most influential women in sports, media, entrepreneurship, entertainment and more for a largely inspiring conference. Participants will be able to take workshops, panels, sit in on keynotes, networking gatherings and more.
10. [various The Getty Villa’s newest exhibition, Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife highlights the desire for a blessed existence after death with depictions of the Underworld in the art of Greece and southern Italy. Underworld is on view now through March 18.
DEAL OF THE DAY: $22 tix to Wine Tasting + Chamber Music at Disney Concert Hall
Want more ideas for upcoming things to do in L.A.? Check out our Los Angeles events calendar.