Día de los Muertos events in Houston

Arts & Entertainment, Community, General

Looking for an event to celebrate Día de los Muertos? Houston is certainly the place to be, with everything from exhibits and community altars to ceremonial processions and symphonic performances. Here’s a few we pulled together on our Día de los Muertos events list:

MFAH Exhibit: “Calaveras Mexicanas”
September 13, 2013-December 15, 2013
Location: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston TX 77005
“This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913), considered the father of Mexican printmaking.”

La Triste Historia, Houston Symphony
November 1, 2013-November 3, 2013
Location:  Jones Hall, Houston TX
“Renowned Mexican composer Juan Trigos, director Ben Young Mason and executive producer Duncan Copp have created a perfect marriage of music and film. The ancient tradition of the Day of the Dead inspired the film’s powerful storyline, framed within the ancient celebration when spirits emerge to once more walk upon the Earth. Follow the dreamlike tale of tragic love of two young people, set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution.”

Talento Bilingüe de Houston presents Día de los Muertos
November 1, 2013 || 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:  Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr., Houston, Texas 77003
“Enjoy a night with music, face painting, art and altar exhibits.”

Día de los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating Our Future
November 1, 2013-November 3, 2013
Location:  MECA Houston, 1900 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007
“MECA’s event features Día de los Muertos celebrations from throughout Latin America, with an altar exhibit competition, foods from the Americas, vendors selling authentic Latin American Día de los Muertos arts and crafts, and a Calavera Fashion Show. ”

Día de los Muertos Celebration at Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery
November 2, 2013 || 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:  Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery, 241 West 19th Street, Houston TX 77008
“Beautiful altars by Monica Perez, Christine Ramirez, Sarah Nix, Amanda de Rosario, Katie Lewis and the Community Altar by Judy Turner… Aztec dancers lead a sidewalk Procession.”

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