At Back to the Picture, an altar for artist Michael Roman, who died late last year, by Kate Rosenberger,his partner. Photo by Lydia Chávez

The Mission will remember and honor the dead this Thursday, Nov. 2, with the annual Día de los Muertos altars at Garfield Square and procession through the neighborhood – which the Marigold Project is raising funds for to cover permitting and other costs of putting on the event.

Organizations throughout the neighborhood are also arranging for special events to mark the occasion – here are some we know about. Let us know if you have one to add.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts:

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, the cultural center will hold a blessing for the altars, host live music and dancing, and serve pan de muerto and chocolate. Manos Creativas and Adrían Arias created the altars, and performers will include Coro Redes y Cantos de Chapala, Chooti-Maa, Daniel Ordoñez, Liz Boubion, Turbo Sonidero, and Fogo Na Roupa.

Admission is $7.

Calle 24 (including Acción Latina, Brava Theater Center, Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, Galería de la Raza and more):

This year’s corridor-wide celebration is entitled “ReclaMisión: A community Día de los Muertos Celebration”

Live performances and interactive art-making for all ages will take place at Mission Preparatory School on Bryant Street between 22nd and 23rd streets from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

From the organizers:

Galería de la Raza will be hosting a live screen printing booth. Come by, learn about screen printing and pull a print! We honor and remember our ancestors with this practice.

Please note: we will not be at the main Galería location. This event takes place at Mission Preparatory School on Bryant Street.

Presented in collaboration with: Loco Bloco, Precita Eyes, Acción Latina, Cuicacalli Dance Company, Mariachi Juvenil “La Misión,” SF Running Crew, Brava! For Women in the Arts, the Jamestown Community Center, The Mission Preparatory School

Free and Open to the public.

Back to the Picture framing and gallery:

More than 30 artists are participating in an exhibition at Back to the Picture at 934 Valencia St. A ceremony and reception will take place on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., though the art, curated by Calixto Robles, will remain on view until November 8.

Casa Bonampak:

The Mexican imports shop and events organizer will host its Day of the Dead Fiesta on Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., which includes face painting, dance, pan de muertos, hot chocolate, and a live performance from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

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