Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival

Thursday, Nov. 1, 5-10:30 p.m.
Living Arts of Tulsa’s Day of the Dead festival takes a Hispanic celebration of the lives of the deceased and builds an arts component that has made the annual Dia de los Muertos Arts Festival a new Tulsa institution. Hosted by Living Arts of Tulsa, the festival shuts down the Brady Arts District streets so revelers can walk, visit, shop, snack and enjoy music and folk dance performances. Indoors, visitors will find the Altared Spaces exhibit in the Living Arts galleries, 307 E. Brady St. Traditionally, altars are erected in memory of passed loved ones with their favorite objects, foods and belongings. Families sit up all night at cemeteries to be with their gone families and friends to celebrate the life. This festival only lasts until 10:30 p.m., and there’s plenty to do inside and outdoors, where you’ll find authentic folk dance performances, daring fire dancers with plenty of assistants and fire extinguishers on stand-by and the Parade of Skeletons. Sugar skulls, hot chocolate, great food vendors, arts, crafts, children’s activities and many other activities await. Who said the dead can’t have their day and eat it, too. For more on the festival, go online to www.livingarts.org.