Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday traditionally observed Nov. 1-2. During this time, families and friends make ofrendas (altars) to honor ancestors and loved ones who have died.
Here are a few ways that you can still get involved in Indy.
- Day of the Dead | Thursday, Nov. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis | Free | Check out cultural music, dance performances, and storytelling, and create Mexican-inspired crafts. Traditional outfits and face paint are encouraged.
- More Día De Los Muertos Fun | Thursday, Nov. 2 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | Museum admission | Come in during the last day of this exhibit featuring beautiful community-created ofrendas, and add a note for your own departed loved one.
- Tres Souls: Celebrating Día De Los Muertos | Saturday, Nov. 4 | 8 p.m. | The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Carter Green, Carmel | $25 | Relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s-1960s, as stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.