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[free] Dias de Muertos 2019 // Salinas

Hosted by CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture
Celebrating our families: Día de los Muertos Story time
Friday at 11 AM – 12 PM
CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture
1 Main Street, Salinas, California 93901

  • Free – for children and families!
  • Art workshops and story time with Early Childhood Education Professor Mayra Almodóvar, Ed.D. and her students.


The CSUMB Salinas City Center celebrates the second anniversary of its Arts and Cultural programming with Dias de Muertos 2019.


All events at are free, in English and Spanish and take place at Free refreshments provided.


The day begins at 11:00 am with Celebrating our families: Día de los Muertos Storytime

– an event for families with young children
Art workshops and story time – read books, and do some fun hands-on activities!


At 3:00 pm Interactive Workshops will begin and continue throughout the night:

Have your face painted, learn to create Dias de Muertos crafts like cempasuchil (marigold flowers) and papel picado (cut paper).

Engage in a workshop on family stories.

Celebrate cultures and icons.

Have a free health screening and more!


4:30 Artist talk: Kay Villalobos – sculptures and collages.

5 pm Calaveritas Literarias and Poetry Readings


5:00 Exhibitions Open
– community-based arts exhibition and offenda curated by Hijos del Sol Arts Productions

– an exhibition on Afro-Latino cultural traditions relating to death

– Kay Villalobos collage and sculpture

-a sneak preview of the ‘CSUMB Honors Veterans’ exhibition.

5:15 Azolomi Danza Azteca (Native American Dance and Blessing)

5:45 MexiDanza will perform a play from Michoacán- Dia de los Muertos and a traditional dance

6:00 Alma y Tradición musical performance (presented by ACFA)

6:30 The Dias de Muertos procession begins. Leaving from CSUMB Salinas City Center and Continuing around the 100 block

7:00 Catering is served in Courtyard 1 – free enchiladas and chocolate

7:15 MexiDanza Dances performing Adelitas from Jalisco and la danza de los Viejitos from Michoacán.

Films are projected in The courtyard

7:40 The always incredible Tonatiuh Danzantes del Quinto Sol performs!

8:30 Music from CSUMB Music and Performing Arts department

8:45 Calavaritas Literarias and poetry encore presentation

9 pm – close.


November 01 2019


Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture

1 Main Street
Salinas, California 93901, CA United States

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