El Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 13. Be on time: The party and art exhibit will begin with Aztec dancers at CHAC, 772/774 Santa Fe Drive, then move down the street for a procession before gathering back inside for an evening of face painting, sugar-skull workshops and refreshments. Admission is free; visit chacweb.org for information.
Tradition runs deep at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, where the Day of the Dead has been celebrated since long before Santa Fe Drive became an arts district. Learn the true meaning of the holiday – rooted in Mexico, where families honor the lives of their ancestors with altars and ofrendas (offerings for the dead) – at the venerable gallery’s annual