Special Events, Art, Dance

Muertitos Fest

When: Thu., Nov. 5, 7-10:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 6, 6-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 7, 12-4 p.m. 2015

Although it typically falls in line with Día de los Muertos itself and the array of local events it inspires, the 2015 edition of nonprofit arts program SAY Sí’s Muertitos Fest stretches the celebration through November 7. Following the theme “Tree of Life – Storytelling & Rituals,” the family-focused affair takes shape in three distinct components: a “Noche en Oaxaca” fundraiser with an exhibit of artwork, altars and trees of life created by students and featured artists Kathy Sosa and Veronica Prida, mezcal cocktails and “re-interpreted Mexican delicacies” from Viva Vegeria! ($35-$40, 7-10:30pm Thu); a First Friday fiesta with hands-on art activities, artisan vendors and live music and dance performances on two stages (free, 6-10pm Fri); and a Family Day with folk-art workshops, face painting and performances in the Black Box Theatre (free, noon-4pm Sat).

Price: Free except for “Noche en Oaxaca” fundraiser ($35-$40)