Bring Out Your Dead



Mummies may be wrapping things up and witches may be flying south for the winter, but the season of spectres isn't over yet. On Nov. 1 from to 8 p.m., the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts presents a dazzling Dia de los Muertos party ($20, $12 kids). Celebrate this rich and colorful Mexican holiday with a lineup that includes headlining Latin rockers from San Francisco, Rúkatan Latin Tribe (with lead guitarist Carlos Hernandez — Carlos Santana's nephew) and local favorites, Mariachi de Real Mexico. Spooky storyteller Carpathian keeps the audience on the edge of its seat, while dancers from Arcata Rueda and Humboldt Folklorico click up their heels. Enjoy the eats and sweets from the Rita's truck and Los Bagels, and, after goblin, get your boos on at the Arkley Margarita Bar.

Arkley Center's Gailey Browning says, "It's such a fun celebration, and we felt that it would be great ... for everyone to join in the family fun and to experience this remarkable culture."

Swirl your capes, put on your fanciest face paint, señors and señoritas, and come out to celebrate the Day of the Dead with your loved ones near and departed.

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