friday october 25 | salsa on the alley

Dia de los Muertos season is just about upon us, so La Junta crew and me are excited to share that we’re back with one of our surprise hit events of last fall, and it’s right in our Pasadena stomping grounds!

Kicking off its Day of the Dead Celebration, Old Pasadena hosts ‘Salsa on the Alley, curated by LA cultural event producers La Junta and featuring a live performance with Son Mayor, an 11-piece ensemble that has been performing its classic salsa sound for more than three decades. The event takes place outdoor in one of Old Pasadena’s historic, urban alleyways–illuminated with unique calaveras lighting.
Free sugar-skull face painting is offered between 5:30-8:30pm!

Complete info: oldpasadena.org/dayofthedead
Eventbrite ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/y4h68fkv

Note: While this event is free, all attendees must register through Eventbrite and show ticket (digital or paper) at the gate to receive an entrance wristband.

For accessibility information or to request anaccommodation, please contact (626) 356-9725 or events@oldpasadena.org. Providing at least 72 hours’ notice prior to the event will help ensure availability.

friday november 2 | salsa on the alley

Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Weekend invites everyone to the outdoor historic Big Bang Theory Way alley for an evening of salsa and rhythm! Dance the night away under the festive string lighting in the heart of Old Pasadena.

Curated by La Junta and featuring live music by Cuba Rumba, the evening features a salsa dance exhibition and instruction by Prestige Dance & Fine Arts to get everyone warmed up for open dancing with the band and deejays, performing salsa and a wide variety of other rhythms.

The evening also features FREE calaveras/calacas face painting in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos and a Community Altar that allows the public to leave remembrances of passed loved ones.

About La Junta: A monthly summer event and the name of its resident DJ collective, La Junta (“the gathering” in Spanish) brings together people of all backgrounds in the name of friendship, dancing, and music from points across the globe. At La Junta events, DJs take music lovers on a tropical sojourn to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, India and back to the underground clubs of our own American metropolises. Along with the selectors, guest musicians, dance ensembles, and visual artists collaborate in unison to create a spirited outing for the hundreds of musically adventurous and fun-loving folks in attendance.

6:30-8:30pm
Big Bang Theory Way, 109 E. Union Street,
Pasadena, CA
91103.