While Halloween may be two weeks away, The Sunset Strip’s businesses are partnering to present a very spirited pre-party this Saturday, Oct. 22, as they host a Dia de los Muertos-themed Strip Crawl.
Similar to Tweet Crawls, the event will provide participants walking the boulevard with free entrance to participating establishments to enjoy food and drink specials, live entertainment and prizes announced along the "crawl" via Twitter accounts. With additional themed activities, activations and interactive experiences, this Strip Crawl is set to take the event to the next level.
In addition to free entrance to participating venues, the Strip Crawl will include Dia de los Muertos-style face painting, mariachis, Day of the Dead-influenced pumpkin painting, Black Star “tattoo” station, a photo booth inside Black Star Beer’s vintage Airstream trailer, palm reader, DJs, live music and a Day of the Dead altar. The event is free and open to those ages 21 and older.
“This unique collaboration between The Sunset Strip businesses allows us to provide an incredibly specialized bar crawl featuring the world class restaurants and venues of The Sunset Strip, while also celebrating the cultural heritage of Southern California,” stated Alf LaMont, a Strip Crawl organizer and VP of Marketing for The Comedy Store. “Don’t be surprised to see Calavera skeletons and mariachi bands strolling down Sunset that night.”
Here is the schedule for the Day of the Dead Strip Crawl (#StripCrawl):
7:00 p.m.: The Comedy Store (@TheComedyStore)
The Comedy Store will host performances by two comics, Day of the Dead face painting and mariachis. www.thecomedystore.com
8:15 p.m.: Stop 2
Black Star “tattoo” station, Dia de los Muertos-style pumpkin painting, Black Star Beer and music.
9:15 p.m.: Double stop: Red Rock (@redrocksunset) / Isla (@IslaHollywood)
Crawlers can visit Red Rock and Isla at this double stop, while refueling with food and drink specials at both. Red Rock will also feature a palm reader while Isla will host tarot cards and Black Star Beer bucket specials. www.redrocksunset.com / www.islacantina.com
10:15 p.m.: Viper Room (@theVIPERroom)
Strip Crawlers will enjoy live music, drink specials and free entrance. www.viperroom.com
11 p.m.: Duke’s Morrison Room (@DukesWeHo)
The Strip’s hidden, private event space will open its doors to Crawlers and host a DJ. Participants will also get to try their hand at a piñata. www.dukeswesthollywood.com
11:45 p.m.: On The Rox (@TheRoxy)
Crawlers will receive free entrance to On The Rox to attend a performance by metal marachi band Metalachi at midnight! On The Rox will also host a Day of the Dead altar, drink specials and complimentary LA street hotdogs from Coney Dog (@ConeyDogLA). www.theroxyonsunset.com / www.coneydogLA.com
For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the Day of the Dead Strip Crawl Facebook event page
Attendees are reminded to drink responsibly, and don’t drink and drive. Please designate a driver or plan to utilize public transportation or a taxi service.