In the Gourmet Ghetto
Dia de los Muertos
Day of the Dead Celebration
Friday, November 2, 2012, 5-9PM
1400 block Shattuck Avenue, North Berkeley
COMMUNITY ALTAR 5-7:30PM
CANDLE LIGHT PROCESSION 7:45-9PM
Mariachis • Aztec Dancers • Fire Dancers
DIY Art Projects • Free Face Painting
Food Trucks • Beer & Wine Garden
Due to a stormy forecast, the possibility of another Giant's game (go Giants!), and many other Halloween activities this week, the Ghoulish Gastronomique is cancelled. Please do come to DÌA DE LOS MUERTOS on Friday instead.
Take your ghoul-friend out to dinner at the Gourmet Ghetto’s Halloween restaurant walk, Ghoulish Gastronomique on Tuesday, October 30, 6-9PM. The haunted tasting menu, available in 20 venues includes devilishly hot chicken wings, headcheese (really?), cringing cornbread, pumpkin samosas, wicked brownies and more. Costumes are encouraged. Tasting tickets are $25/person at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/279372 or $30 at the event and a portion benefits M.L. King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley.
Then on Friday, celebrate and remember those who have passed on at a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous. At the fourth annual Dìa de los Muertos Celebration, gather on Shattuck Ave. between Rose and Vine Streets in Berkeley on Friday, November 2, 5-9PM. Food booths, a wine and beer garden, free skeletal face painting, and DIY art projects for kids and adults, musicians and fire dancers enliven the night. Costumes and papier maché giant heads are encouraged.
This year’s altar, or ofrenda, is being created for and by community members who may bring photos or stories of their loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Cuatli Mitotiana Mexica Aztec dancers will bless the altar with drums and dancing then lead a sidewalk candle light procession through the district for about an hour following along a path of strewn marigold petals.
Food Trucks & Booths
|Hula Huts||Hawaiian Rice Bowls, Lumpia, Kielbasa|
|Iron Horse Kettle Corn||Kettle Corn|
|La Crepe A Moi||Sweet & Savory Crepes|
|La Reyna Bakery||Pan de Muerte, Baked Goods|
|Main Street||Salvadorean Pupusas, BBQ Oysters, Fish & Garlic Fries|
|North Shattuck Assn.||Vignette Wine Soda|
|Pizza Gypsy||Individual-sized Wood Fired Pizza|
|Powered by Pork||Vietnamese Tacos|
|The Chairman Truck||Chinese Fusion Cuisine - Chinese baos|
These celebrations are sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, Saul's Deli, Vintage Berkeley Wines, Vignette Soda, and East Bay Express. Free valet bike parking by Richmond Spokes.
The Gourmet Ghetto is six blocks north of Downtown Berkeley BART.
Thanks to our Sponsors!
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