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Vista LA: Preparations for Dia de Los Muertos

Alysha Del Valle gets her face painted by Artist Judith Bautista of Lil Bitter Pixie Paints on an episode of 'Vista L.A.' that aired on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

October 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Vista L.A. uncovers some mysterious happenings at Antonio's Restaurant on Melrose and prepares for Dia de Los Muertos.

Dia de Los Muertos
ABC7's Alysha Del Valle celebrates "Dia de los Muertos," a traditional Mexican holiday when revelers honor loved ones who have passed by creating grand altars. Face painting is another way to commemorate Dia de los Muertos. The paintings usually include the image of the skull on one side of the face. Alysha's face was painted by Artist Judith Bautista.

For more information about Artist Judith Bautista, visit http://www.lilbitterpixie.com/

Local Dia de los Muertos celebrations:

Rose Hills "Dia de los Muertos" Cultural Festival
Free event on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3888 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 699-0921

Hollywood Forever Presents: Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
$15 per person, children under 8 and seniors are free Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 469-1181

The Folk Tree
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 - Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
217 South Fair Oaks Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-8733

Latino Ghostbusters
Danny Romero joined a team of paranormal investigators from the TV show "From Beyond" at Antonio's Restaurant on Melrose Avenue, which is believed to be haunted.

Antonio's Restaurant on Melrose
7470 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 658-9060

Mexican-Style Breakfasts
Over at Oscar's Cerveteca in Venice the dishes range from delicious traditional Huevos Rancheros and Chilaquiles to creative dishes like the Chorizo Burger with Egg. For a traditional Mexican breakfast, check out Ciro's in Boyle Heights. And if you love spicy, stop by Pico Union's El Parian for their specialty Birria.

Oscar's Cerveteca
523 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 310-8937

Ciro's Restaurant
705 North Evergreen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 269-5104

El Parian Restaurant
1528 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 386-7361

The Museum of Social Justice
A freshly uncovered collection of photos entitled "Angels on the Plaza" tells stories of poverty and compassion in the new Museum of Social Justice, located underneath one of Olvera Street's iconic churches.

La Plaza United Methodist Church
The Museum of Social Justice
115 Paseo de La Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-1096

Latina Magazine's "Hollywood Hot List"
Latina Magazine celebrated stars topping their "Hollywood Hot List" at the Redbury Hotel. Actress Naya Rivera, among other talented Latina actresses shared with Vista L.A. what they love about the culture.

LACMA'S Exhibit on Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa
Los Angeles County Museum of Art pays tribute to the "Master of Cinema" with a new exhibit, "Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa- Art and Film.""You can check out the exhibit through February 2, 2014.

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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