(THROUGH DEC. 24) Las Posadas has been a part of Olvera Street since its founding in 1930. Reenacting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem with traditional songs, colorful costumes, and vibrant music brings one of the oldest Christmas stories to life. While the event is rooted in Christian and Catholic traditions, all are welcome to participate.
Each night the crowd gathers as the pastores, or shepherds, are led by the angel to ask for shelter at one of the shops on Olvera Street. Initially turned away, Mary and Joseph are finally given shelter and songs of celebration can be heard up and down Olvera Street. The procession starts and ends at the Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles. At the end, each visitor is given a cup of hot champurrado and a piece of delicious pan dulce, or sweet bread. This is a nine (9) night festival, ending on Christmas Eve with a live Mary and Joseph, honoring the birth of Jesus.
Come to Amoeba to meet and get your photo taken with ICE CUBE. - tickets available Friday, December 7th in-store at Amoeba Hollywood. Ticket gets you a copy of his new CD Everythangs Corrupt (Interscope) and a limited-edition poster commemorating the event.
- Fans can purchase a ticket to the meet + photo event and receive Ice Cube's new CD Everythangs Corrupt and event poster beginning Friday, December 7th in-store at Amoeba Hollywood.
- Limit one Ticket/CD/Meet + Photo per person. Ticket admits ONE.
- In-store purchases only – no online/phone orders for this special event.
- Photos will be taken by event photographer and posted for download after event (info will be on ticket for event).
- This event will sell out – space is limited. Allow sufficient time to arrive for event, event ends when all ticketed attendees have met/taken photo.
- No signing happening (neither new CD nor other items/titles will be signed).
Net proceeds will go to The Southern California Disaster Relief Fund, which supports low-income neighbors whose lives and livelihoods are affected by the current wildfires in Southern California. Created by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with United Way of Ventura County, the fund primarily provides longer-term support to help low-income individuals and families rebuild their lives.