Day of the Dead in the West

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San Francisco
1/9 - 1/10
San Francisco
1/14 - 2/8
When:
Date: 
October 12, 2012 - November 3, 2012
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Where:
Various locations
CA, NV, OR
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Lively gatherings around the West honor the dearly departed during Día de los Muertos, culminating on the Nov. 2 holiday.

  • Admire a cadaverous art exhibit culled from more than 30 national submissions at the Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Ore., from Oct. 12 to Nov. 2 (mkartcenter.org).
  • Find Jayne Mansfield’s cenotaph on Oct. 27 at Los Angeles’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery before catching vividly made-up characters in spirited performances
    (hollywoodforever.com).
  • Join thousands for a procession through San Francisco’s Mission District on Nov. 2 (dayofthedeadsf.org).
  • Watch artists build altars and monumental catrinas—skeletal sculptures in skirts—at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nov. 2–3 (springspreserve.org).
  • Keep spirits high as you sip on reposados and anejos during a tequila-tasting dinner at the Pink Rose in Portland on Oct. 31 (pinkrosepdx.com).
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