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Dance With the Dead at the Oakland Museum

October 17, 2017

The Oakland Museum of California hosts its 23rd-annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration throughout the museum facility and gardens on Sunday, October 22 from noon until 4:30 p.m. The activities are held in conjunction with the museum’s Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead exhibition, which features artworks inspired by the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.

Activities include life music and dance on two stages, calvera face-painting, tortilla-making demonstrations, a traditional-style Mercado selling handmade arts and crafts, and more. Along 10th Street, local gourmet Off-the-Grid food trucks will offer a range of tasty treats.

Music and dance highlights include Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, Mariachi Los Halcones de Oakland, Grupo de Arpa Barajas, Los Compas y La Familea Peña-Govea, and Danza Huehueteol.

See the Oakland Museum of California’s website for the schedule and more details.

Paul Kotapish is the managing editor for SFCV.  You can learn more here or at