Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti will hold a free public party in downtown's Grand Park as part of his inauguration festivities on Sunday.
Hollywood, a major backer of his campaign, will be on hand. Jimmy Kimmel is emceeing, and techno master
The event will include Steampunk carnival games, multicultural music and an oath of office administered by the 13-year-old daughter of a janitor.
"We've been saying this transition is less about symbolism and more about work," said Yusef Robb, Garcetti's chief spokesman. "This inauguration is definitely about sending a message to the people of Los Angeles that the power comes from you and that's the way it should be."
Garcetti's speech that will probably carry a "back to basics" theme, Robb said, an emphasis the mayor-elect has talked about with community groups across the city as he prepares to take power Monday.
The inauguration is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Sunday on the Spring Street steps outside City Hall. It's only ceremonial: Garcetti will officially be sworn in Friday by City Clerk June Lagmay, Robb said, but a power shift won't take place until midnight Sunday, when termed-out Mayor
Besides Moby, there will be performances by Afghan American singer Ariana Delawari and two-time Grammy winner Melanie Fiona.