WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spend your last hours in the world as we know it, in great merriment West Hollywood-style on Santa Monica Boulevard. Join the City of West Hollywood and local businesses to celebrate the “End of the World” or (at least) the End of the Mayan Calendar from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012. A street celebration will take place on Larrabee Street from Santa Monica Boulevard between Revolver and Eleven nightclubs, and local businesses including bars and restaurants along Santa Monica Boulevard will partner to celebrate the “End of the World” by providing special promotions throughout the evening. West Hollywood joins countless other cities in the Western hemisphere in celebrating the end of the Mayan calendar including Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The street celebration will feature DJ Keith Jacobsen playing music; a performance of Derrick Knight’s song, “Mayan Rain Dance”; and giveaways for “End of the World” revelers. Hosts for the evening include Worthie Meacham, known as “Momma” and the comedian ANT. A group toast will take place at 9:12 p.m. to celebrate the “End of the World” or (at least) the End of the Mayan Calendar.
“This falls in the category of “only in West Hollywood,” said Councilmember John Duran. “Whether December 21st marks the end of the world, the beginning of new human consciousness or just another Friday night – West Hollywood is always there for a cheeky moment and a reason to celebrate,” continued Councilmember Duran.
The Mayan Long Count calendar is made up of 394-year periods called baktuns. Experts estimate the system starts counting at 3114 B.C., and will have run through 13 baktuns, or 5,125 years, around Friday, December 21, 2012. Thirteen was a significant number for the Maya, and the end of that cycle would be a milestone. Some say the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar predicts Friday, December 21, 2012 as an event of spiritual and transformational change, and the kick-off of a new era on Earth. Others interpret the date to be the end of the world.
Participating businesses include the Abbey Food & Bar, Block Party WeHo, Eleven Nightclub, Fiesta Cantina, Mickey’s West Hollywood, Revolver Video Bar and Yogurt Stop. The event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Visit West Hollywood.
For more information, please call Ian Owens, Deputy to West Hollywood Councilmember John Duran, at (323) 848-6460. For the deaf and hard of hearing, please call (323) 848-6496.