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23 Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration

  • October 22, 2017

Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions in conjunction with our Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead exhibition. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our mercado. Enjoy performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi. Join in a procession to open the celebration led by Aztec dancers and Days of the Dead committee members. View community-created altars throughout the OMCA Gardens paying homage to loved ones lost.

The celebration will include:

Opening and closing rituals led by Days of the Dead committee members and Aztec dancers
Altar installations created by community organizations
Off the Grid food truck mini-market
Multiple mercado vendors selling handmade arts and crafts, including the OMCA Store
Engaging hands-on activities and Days of the Dead calavera face painting for the entire family
Live demonstrations of tortilla making and traditional Mexican paper maché crafts making
Multiple main stage performances
Entry includes Museum admission.

Date: October 22, 2017
Times: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $15.95/adult; $10.95 student/senior/youth; $6.95 youth (9–17)
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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