DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
PROCESSION & FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 Downtown San Jose
11AM to 4PM
Join us for this free family friendly celebration honoring the true spirit of this Mexican holiday. Don’t miss out on lively traditional performances from local cultural groups, colorful and elaborate ofrendas (altars), Day of the Dead inspired activities for the kids and unique crafts.
Wear your Muertos costumes and bring individual offerings for the altar. Artistic Director Teatro Familia Aztlan: Arturo Gomez. The procession gathers at 11AM and starts at 12 noon at City View Plaza across the street from the César Chávez Park on Market St. and ends at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, corner of San Fernando and 4th.
THE 11th ANNUAL ART OF
REMEMBRANCE ALTAR &
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT
October 9 – November 2
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LIBRARY
Tour of the 11th Annual Art of Remembrance Altar and Visual Art Exhibit at Stan Jose State University. An exhibit of traditional and contemporary altars and visual art by local artists, 5th Floor. Children’s altar on the 1st floor.
EXHIBIT RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
October 12 – 6:30 – 9:00pm
5th floor gallery
Music and entertainment by Teatro Familia Aztlan. Tamales, pan de muerto and hot chocolate will be served. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose.
For more information call 408-272-9924.
MORE DAY OF THE DEAD COMMUNITY EVENTS
October – November
MACLA Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
For more information on upcoming performances visit MACLA
October 12 – November 3
School of Arts and Culture @MHP
Altar Exhibit: Open Mon – Fri.
Featuring altars by local contemporary and traditional artists. School of Arts and Culture @ MHP, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose. School of Arts & Culture”
Teatro Vision presents
La Muerte Baila
An original Milagro Día de los Muertos production devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Ensemble. This hilarious musical takes on the afterlife, los muertitos – the dead – can’t wait to get back to earth on Día de los Muertos. La Muerte can’t wait to finally have a day to relax! School of Arts and Culture Theatre, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose. Teatro Vision
October 13 – November 4
La Placita in the Tropicana Shopping Center welcomes copies of pictures, flowers and written dedications for their community altar displays. Cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. 1690 Story Road, #108, San Jose. October 28 – Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Annual Trick-or-Treating event.
Celebration of Day of the Dead in Mexico
Thur. October 19
6:00 – 7:30 PM
A presentation by Mary Andrade, photographer, to promote her latest book on Day of the Dead. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose. 5th Floor.
Hasta los Huesos
Oct. 25 Wed. 5:00–9:00 PM
Gardner Community Center, 520 W. Virginia St, San Jose, CA. Program starts at 7:00 pm. Live music, folklorico, and traditional foods for sale. Come in costume. 408-636-6148.
8th Annual Día de los Muertos 2017
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Oct. 28 Sat. 11 AM–4 PM
Ritual, music, dance, face painting, children’s crafts, food and art. 2650 Madden Ave., San Jose.
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El Día de los Muertos
Oct. 28 Sat. 11 AM-5PM
San Jose Museum of Art
Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and an eclectic mix of artmaking experiences. Free. San Jose Museum of Art
Día de los Muertos Celebration
Oct. 28 Sat. Noon-4:00 PM
Children’s Discovery Museum
Featuring an altar exhibit by Lissa Jones, skull making, special activities, performances and more.
Oct. 28 Sat. 6 PM-11 PM
Oct. 29 Sun. 12 noon-8 PM
La Ultima Parada – A celebration of life on the day of the dead.
La Ultima Parada will showcase the vibrancy of Día de Los Muertos and Mexican culture through a collection of cultural festivities, dances, and musical performances that honor the living and the dead. The School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose. La Ultima Parada
14th Annual Día de los Muertos Ceremony
Nov. 1 Wed. 6:00 AM–9:00 PM
Calpulli Tonalehqueh of San Jose
Over 100 Aztec dancers, arts and crafts and activities for children. Please wear your Muertos costumes. School of Arts and Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose. Calpulli Tonalehqueh of San Jose
All Saints Day & Day of the Dead
Nov. 4 Sat. Mass 10:30 AM
Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, San Jose. After a memorial service to honor the dearly departed, sweet bread, coffee and champurrado will be served. Live music will be played and a ceremonial dance will be performed in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Held at the Guadalupe Section at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Shuttles will be provided.