Dia de los Muertos Events
Concordia Dia de Los Muertos — Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Dead Friday, Nov. 2, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens) with a ghost tour, fortune teller, flower vendors, decorated altars and more. Proceeds go toward the restoration and preservation of Concordia Cemetery. Ticket information: 581-7920, 591-2326 or concordiacemetery.org. Guests may “get in the spirit” and come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas.
Parade of Altars — The Dia de los Muertos Altars will be paraded through the Buena Vista community 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 2, ending at the future site of Centro Artistico y Cultural, 120 Courshesne, with music, food and art. Meet at 6 p.m. at the Buena Vista “Plaza de las Quarto Culturas” at Vista Hill and Torres for the parade through the Buena Vista to the center site with altars, Calaca dancers and Matachines. A stage will set up for entertainment and other activities. Information: (619) 886-1892 or centroartisticobv.org.
Candlelight Tours — Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, hosts its annual Candlelight Tours 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, where guests can step back in time and meet historical characters. Proceeds benefit preservation of the site. Tickets (on sale Oct. 2): $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Cash or check only; advance tickets available at the Home. Information: 533-5147 or visitmagoffinhome.com.
‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Ball — Border Aids Partnership’s will host a Day of the Dead Ball and art auction 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Olo Gallery, 504 San Antonio, for its annual Spotlight event, with music, cocktails and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. A Dia De Los Muertos themed art contest will be held.
Admission: $50 ($15 students) Information: 533-4020 or borderaids.org.
‘Michoacán’ Dia de los Muertos — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan, 2101 Myrtle, celebrate Day of the Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3-4, with traditional Michoacán cuisine, altar exhibits and displays, fair-traded artisan goods and a farmer’s market. The traditional music group Pindekuecha from the Mexican state of Michoacán will perform. A Catrina Costume Contest will be held both days. Admission is free. Information: 877-1520 or facebook.com/mujerobrera.
Lincoln Park Day of the Dead — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee’s 2nd annual “Dia de Los Muertos” event is 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with an outdoor picnic, live music and Danza Azteca in full Calavera costumes, and a lighted mural walk set for after dark. The public is encouraged to set up altars in memory of their loved ones. Information: 204-1584. The new mural “La Catrina” by Gabriel S. Gaytán will be unveiled in memorial of Mexican Calavera artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.
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