What’s Hot This Weekend: Día de los Muertos

Friday, November 1st, 2013 | What's Hot this Weekend

Día de los Muertos is fast becoming an integral part of American culture in many parts of the country. The Mexican holiday has pre-Columbian roots and celebrates the lives of the deceased. Partake this weekend in the culturally rich holiday through community cultural events, art exhibits, and musical performances. Don’t leave home without creating your very own sugar skull look!


The San Francisco Symphony honors Latino music and culture with its 6th annual Day of the Dead concert. The concert stars at 2 pm, but arrive at 1pm for pre-concert festivities in the Davies Symphony Hall lobbies, including refreshments and colorful displays celebrating Día de los Muertos.

Hollywood’s Forever Cemetery will have musical performances by Saul Hernandez, Ceci Bastida, Buyepongo, Chicano Batman and Quitapenas. There will also be live performances by hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume.

Art Exhibits:

Visit the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago to view the Day of the Dead exhibit. With the works of over 40 artists being displayed, there will be something for everyone. The exhibit will be displayed until December 15th.

In Jersey City, view a community altar by Vera Vixeness, Ceallaigh Fogonogelo Pender and Alicia Ruth, as well as visual art by Vera Vixeness and Yusef Uno. For more details on this event and more being held thoughout the city, click here.

Sugar Skulls:

Sugar skulls have been all the rage this Halloween, but the time to actually sport the look is this weekend. To create the look, we provide some tutorials to get the look right.

Lindsey Hancock - Sugar Skull Makeup

Lindsey Hancock creates this gorgeous sugar skull with step-by-step instructions here.

For a more traditional video tutorial, check out therealkatsketch and her Sugar Skull video tutorial.

Have fun this weekend ladies!

Love & Travel,
The Escape Artists

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