El Panteón de Sacramento
Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. and Sunday, October 29, 8 a.m., Midtown, no cover
Many of us aren’t often encouraged to think about, or celebrate, death. But through the Meso-American tradition of Día de Los Muertos, the living honor passed loved ones with cemetery visits and altars holding the dead’s favorite foods and beloved earthly items. The Latino Center of Art and Culture’s annual El Panteón de Sacramento brings the heart of these celebrations held in Mexico’s small cemeteries to the capital city. The Day of the Dead event spans the weekend with folkloric dancing, street altars, a procession of “walking altars” and a Saturday evening parade with giant paper mache puppets, or Mojigangas, all in the heart of Midtown. Find the beauty in the fate we all face. 2020 J Street, www.thelatinocenter.com.