DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
You might think a day for the dead would be a somber affair. One of black and white and quiet reflection. Not this one. This November 2nd, traditionally celebrated as Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one of the most colorful celebrations of the year. And you're invited to come and see what it's all about. The festival starts at 5:45 pm across 24th Street between Hoover and Magnolia, with a procession led by ceremonial dancers, Los Chinelos. Thirteen years running, these performers wear their brightest and most festive costumes to rouse the happy memories of past loves. Wear your own costume and dance along the sidelines. Then, after the procession, finish with flair and get your face painted, build a ceremonial altar, and nosh on delicious eats. There's more live entertainment, too, with five featured performers all on stage at 24th Street Theater. The celebration runs until 10 pm so you have plenty of time to join in the fun.