It's officially Tamale season and the tamale festivals are here!
Indio International Tamale Festival: This event, marking its 30th anniversary, is spread across four days with more than 40 musical acts. Performers include Banda Machos and La Santa Cecilia. New features include Mercadito de Noche with food music and shopping. 5-10 p.m. Dec. 1-2; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 3, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Miles Avenue Park, 82540 Miles Ave, Indio. Free admission, but wristbands for rides and attractions cost $23.95-$49. indiotamalefestival.com
La Habra Tamale Festival: Entertainment on three stages will include the Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, contests hosted by KTLA’s Henry De Carlo and a tree lighting ceremony with Jimmy Reyes of Old School 104.7 FM. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra. Free admission. lahabratamalefestival.com
La Plaza Cocina: This museum dedicated to Mexican food will have tamale cooking classes on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 10, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. Registration, $60. aplazacocina.org
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