When: Wed., Nov. 1, 4-8 p.m. and Thu., Nov. 2, 5-9 p.m.
The Pearl celebrates the lives of those who have crossed over with Día De Los Muertos. The Pearl grounds will be transformed to reflect traditions of the Mexican holiday, which pays homage to deceased family and friends. Altars by local artists, customary flowers, installations and papel picado unique to Día De Los Muertos will be found throughout the campus including ofrendas, live mariachi music, a formal procesion and sugar skull making. On Wednesday, the first day focuses on children’s workshops and performances. Kids can enjoy calavera face painting by Hippy’s FX, crafts by Southwest School of Art and Magik Theatre and milkshakes from Honeysuckle Tea Time. Mexican musical performers include Los Inocentes and Conjunto Taller. On Thursday, altar artists will be on site to discuss their work from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The live music line up consists of the all-female mariachi group Las Coronelas followed by San Antonio native and Latin roots rocker, Patricia Vonne. Complimentary paletas will also be available courtesy of La Paleteria and pan de muerto will be for sale by local favorite Mexican bakery, Panifico. All guests are encouraged to bring a photo or memento and participate in the community altars on both days.