A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


Scream for Halloween and Celebrate the Dead

Graphic by Rio de Ojas.com

Need something to do this weekend? It’s the weekend before Halloween and Dia de los Muertos and there are so many events going on everywhere. There are also some great celebrations and food events. Since there is so much going on this weekend, here is a roundup of some of the most anticipated local events.


Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival – Pomona

This family-friendly festival is open until Oct. 31 and it includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, and petting farm. The website includes the specific prices for all ages. http://www.cpp.edu/~pumpkinfestival/

The Dark Circus – Interactive Halloween Horror Maze – Chino

This event is only taking place from Oct. 26-28. The maze includes five interactive rooms, and other scary elements. Location: 11436 Central Ave, Chino, CA. Price: $6 per person.

Rooftop Cinema Club Halloween screenings – Downtown L.A.

There is a Halloween/scary movie playing every day until Halloween. Some of the movies that are playing are Get Out, The Shining, Halloween, and Scream. They provide chairs, wireless headphones, and a view of Los Angeles. Check the website for more details on the movies, times, and specific prices. http://rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/ – listings

Location: The Montalban, Hollywood and LEVEL, D.T.L.A. Prices: $19-35

VINILO: Halloween Dance Party – Pomona

This event is on Oct. 28 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. It is for ages 21 and older. This dance party is hosted by disc jockeys, IVAN and JUAN. They will be playing post-punk, goth, dark wave, and synth pop music. Costumes are suggested. Location: Acerogami in Pomona. Price: free admission.

Dia de Los Muertos

18th Annual Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever – Los Angeles

On Oct. 28, from noon to midnight, people will be celebrating the legacy of the Mexican artist, Jose Guadalupe Posada. They will have Mexican food, more than 100 Altars, an art exhibition, a costume contest, and musical performances by Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, and Very Be Careful.

Location: Hollywood Forever CemeteryPrice: $20

Calavera LGBTQ Community Celebration – Boyle Heights

This event is a cultural celebration and a remembrance of LGBTQ victims of homophobia and transphobia. They offer free face paintings from 6:30-9:30 p.m., a D.J., dancing, crafts by local artists, and a Dia de Los Muertos Altar. Location: 553 S Clarence St., Boyle Heights, CA 90033. Price: $30. http://latinoequalityalliance.nationbuilder.com/calavera

En Memoria – Pomona Fairplex

On Nov. 4, from 1-8 p.m. the Fairplex is hosting their first a Dia de los Muertos event that will feature music, art, and food that celebrates the Mexican Culture. Location: Pomona Fairplex. Price: $20 for adults, and free for children under 12.  http://fairplex.com/mipocola

Dia de Los Muertos Claremont Celebration – Claremont

This event includes food trucks, face paintings, and family activities on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Claremont Village, Shelton Park, and other nearby places. Price: free admission. http://www.riodeojas.com/celebration.html

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Joliana Frausto is the former Arts and Entertainment Editor for SAC Media.

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