Events: Día de los Muertos

JAHNA PELOQUIN | Updated 11/1/2013

The best Day of the Dead happenings in the Twin Cities.

Yeily Martinez, 5, performed some Aztec dances to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
Richard Tsong-Taatarii


Día de los Muertos celebrations

The Twin Cities’ vibrant Hispanic community ensures that there is always a plethora of events celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.

Altered Esthetics: The Northeast art gallery hosts its annual exhibit featuring a silent candlelight vigil procession, an exhibition of artists’ ofrendas (memorial altars) and a youth mariachi band. (7-10 p.m. Fri. Free. 1224 NE. Quincy St., Mpls. 612-387-8888 or

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Also returning is the Young People’s Ofrenda project, in which students explore Day of the Dead traditions through their own ofrendas. (Through Nov. 24. Free. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-870-3131 or

Golden’s Deli: St. Paul’s Lowertown is the site of a colorful art exhibit with more than 40 local and international artists, including Ta-coumba Aiken and Fidelis Odozi, plus live music from Mariachi Strolling and food and drink. (5 p.m.-midnight Fri. Free. 275 E. 4th St. No. 102, St. Paul. 651-224-8888.)

St. Paul’s West Side: The biggest celebration takes place next Saturday on the West Side, with ofrenda-making (10 a.m.), procession (5 p.m.), festival (6 p.m.) and a traditional Aztec ceremony. (Nov. 9. Free. Procession begins at La Placita, 189 Cesar Chavez Av., ends at Neighborhood House, 179 E. Robie St., St. Paul. 651-353-0687.)