Honor the lives of the dearly departed on Dia de los Muertos. All souls are invited to the Arcata Plaza at Ninth and G streets on Nov. 2 from 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by Arcata Main Street, Los Bagels and the city of Arcata, this event will include live Mariachi, a performance by Samba da Alegria, a traditional ofrenda (an altar for those who've passed) where you can pay your respects and face and body painting, as well as complimentary treats.
The after(life) party continues with an all ages Dia de los Muertos Dance Party. Get ready to shake the dust off and rattle your bones at the Arcata Veterans Hall on Fri., Nov. 2 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Music comes alive with tunes by Akilleyz and there'll be plenty of food available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Latinx Center for Excellence ($10, $8 advance).