The area of shops known as Rodeo drive will be the site for Dia de Muertos events this November 1st and 2nd. Things get underway both nights at dusk (what better time).

There will be Altars commemorating family members who have passed away. The altars include many elements that are set out in tradition, and include personal mementos of the departed loved one. Friday evening will culminate in judges deciding which altars are the most representative of the culture.

The Saturday highlight is the Catrina costume contest. Both women and men (Catrins) will participate. After the contest, there will be a parade, starting around 9pm. On both days, there will be theater performances, face painting, live music, art and more. The street is off limits to traffic, so you can walk past the shops and food vendors.