The dead never truly leave us and they are more alive than ever during a variety of events centered around the centuries old tradition of Dia de los Muertos. The custom of honoring the dearly departed dates back hundreds of years and is an important ritual for thousands of people throughout Latin America, Mexico and the southwestern United States. From now through November 4, a handful of performances, processions, exhibits and celebrations are taking place throughout the Old Pueblo, including the popular All Souls Procession, a two-mile-long march, made up of thousands of people, that winds its way through Downtown Tucson.
Day of the Dead: Through the Eyes of Children
Recurring daily through November 09, 2012
Address: 420 S. Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
La Pilita Museum’s Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit features the art and language of youth, with papier-mache butterflies, skulls, masks, and drawings.
Dia de Los Muertos-Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
November 02, 2012 — November 26, 2012
Address: 218 E. 6th. Street, Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520-881-5335 or email@example.com
Acultural celebration in the tradition of the Hispanic Southwest, with personal tributes in the form of altars, ofrendas (offerings), paintings, sculpture & mixed media work at Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop.
Procession of Little Angels
November 03, 2012
Address: 220 S. 5th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
The All Souls Procession’s family-friendly event for children acknowledges and celebrates deceased loved ones from the perspective of the child, starting at Armory Park.
23rd Annual All Souls Procession
November 04, 2012
Address: 745 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
A public procession, inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos holiday, of walkers, dancers, drummers, and stilt-walkers through downtown Tucson.
All Souls Procession 6th Annual Photography Exhibition at Studio 455
Saturdays through November 04, 2012
Address: 455 N. Ferro Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
This photography exhibition includes images of past All Soul’s Processions as well as any and all images that related to Death.
Dance of the Dead at The Rialto Theatre
November 04, 2012
Address: 318 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 740-1000
The celebrated Los Angeles Latin rock-band Ozomatli will perform at the all-ages Dance of the Dead concert at the Rialto Theatre, following the All Souls Procession grand finale.