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La Villita Hosting Sixth Annual Muertos Fest This Weekend

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JOSH HUSKIN
  • Josh Huskin
A seasonal favorite that consistently brings all walks to the picturesque grounds of La Villita, Muertos Fest celebrates Día de los Muertos wit h near-unrivaled fanfare.

In addition to what many consider the main event — a high-stakes competition between elaborate, artist-created ofrendas honoring family members, friends, pets, pop culture icons and plenty in between — Muertos Fest packs in an eclectic lineup of live music, poetry readings, artisan vendors, face painting, kid-friendly activities and a lively drum and puppet procession.

Promising highlights from the sixth annual outing include performances by Kansas City-based Making Movies, Alamo City supergroup Las Tesoros de San Antonio, genre-blending singer-songwriter Azul Barrientos, the Guadalupe Dance Company and Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco.

Free, 10am-11pm Saturday October 28, noon-10pm Sunday October 29, La Villita, 418 Villita St., (210) 207-8614, muertosfest.com. — JC

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