The Weekend Go Go: Brewery Artwalk, Viva El Tequila, Dia De Los Muertos Art & Music Fest

All that glistens is not gold...sometimes it's silver tequila at MOLAA Tequila Fest.
All that glistens is not gold…sometimes it’s silver tequila at MOLAA’s Viva El Tequila (Image by KittyKaht)

This weekend, the fun is further afield but worth the (mini) road trips…

…and the imaginary fall foliage.

Art + Beer + Science

Sixteen acres.  One hundred studios.  Two days.   One beer garden.

The Brewery ArtWalk is more than the sum of its parts, however, with virtually every kind of artistic and artisanal discipline available directly from the artists in their studios.

Basically, it’s a cash ‘n carry affair…especially if you can carry a giant dragon after visiting the beer garden.

This weekend, the 2013 autumn iteration of the twice-a-year Artwalk also features the largest installation to date of Two Bit Circus: the think tank/game incubator that operates at the intersection of education and entertainment.

So much art on the horizon.
So much art on the horizon at Brewery Artwalk.

Their “STEAM Carnival” (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) will feature over ten games (and cool prizes!) as well as workshops where kids 8+ can make Alien Headbands, Propeller Top Hats, and micro music keyboards.

Because at the Brewery, people don’t make excuses, they make art…and alien headbands.

BREWERY ARTWALKSat, Oct 12 & Sun, Oct 13, 11am – 6pm; all ages/FREEThe Brewery, 2100 N Main St, LA 90031


Naturally, you’ve carefully charted all of October’s suds-and-stein fests but this Saturday night, you’ll want to trade bocks for shots at the annual Viva El Tequila at the Museum of Latin American Art.

More tequila at MOLAA
More tequila at MOLAA

Appropriately held amidst the agave in the sculpture garden of MOLAA — the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American Art, —  the event features unlimited pours of 25+ premium and unique tequilas.

Sip Puno de Lobos, Marquez de Valencia, Tequila Angel Bendito, and Tequila Alquimia and more while enjoying authentic cuisine as well as music courtesy of Mariachi Latino and the Conga Room.

Leave your lederhosen at home.

VIVE EL TEQUILASat, Oct 12, 7-10 pm, $40 members/$50 non-members; 21+ — Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, 90802

Cars for the Dead

In historic Uptown Whittier, departed loved ones — and eras and icons — aren’t just honored with altars…but with autos.

Fierce femmes for the dead.
Fierce femmes for the dead.

You can celebrate your dead cousin Dina with a Woody, memorialize the mid-Sixties with your vintage Mustang, or pay tribute to Elvis with a pink Cadillac.

Even better, win a prize for your mourning glory.

One of the season’s first Day of the Dead events, Dia de Los Muertos Art & Music Festival is produced by community cultural dynamo Casita del Pueblo and hosted by Lisa Love and Ruby Champagne.

Because what’s Day of the Dead without liquor and sex?

Altars and artistic tributes will be judged for a cash prize, a tamale cook-off will keep everyone from death’s door, and music by The Drizz, Betty’s Mustache, and Mexico 68 is guaranteed to get your dearly departed rock ‘n rolling over in their graves.

If they’re not ghost-cruising in their tribute cars, that is.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL — Sun, Oct 13, 10 am – 5pm; FREECasita del Pueblo, 13100 Philadelphia St, Whittier 90601

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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