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Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Celebrates Dia de los Muertos Nov. 2

Day of the Dead Community Altar and Free Dance Production — La Vida de los Muertos

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is celebrating Día de Los Muertos with a free dance production, La Vida de los Muertos, on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a month-long live altar exhibition, beginning the same day, celebrating life and honoring the departed.

Its free dance production of La Vida de los Muertos — A Día de los Muertos Community Celebration will be held at Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St. The public is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy this outdoor, free performance.

This performance brings to life various characters that explain the tradition and significance of Día de Los Muertos through music and dance.  It features the Guadalupe Dance Company, Dance Academy and Mariachi Academy.

The event is free, funded by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, Texas Commission on the Arts and AARP.

In addition to the performance, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will have an exhibit of altars beginning Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., decorated with ofrendas, lined up with bright yellow marigold flowers and photos of the departed. They are created by San Antonio community members and area school students. They will be on display at the Galeria Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos. Altars will be available for public viewing Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Dec. 2.

For more information, visit or call: 210-271-3151.

Photos by Edward Benavides courtesy Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.