Community Day: El Día de los Muertos

Saturday, November 1, 2014
11 AM–5 PM
Free Museum admission

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and hands-on family fun. Decorate calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) and make other traditional and not-so-traditional crafts inspired by this festive holiday.

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Schedule of events

  • 11–11:15 AM: Opening ceremony led by Aztec Dancers 
  • 12–1:30 PM and 2–3:30 PM: Photo-op with roaming skeleton performers
  • 1:15–1:45 PM: Traditional Aztec music and dance by Calpulli Tonalehqueh
  • 1:30–4 PM: Ofrenda building demonstration by local artist Phyllis Carrasco
All day: See a traditional altar by artist Lissa Jones and Catrina sculptures by artist, Danniel Martinez