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Another successful Day of the Dead festival has come and gone! Thanks to everyone who came down to the Harbourfront Centre site over the weekend. We hope you enjoyed the diverse range of music, food and Mexican celebrations. See you next year!

Discipline:

Venue:

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican community and social organizations create ofrendas that reflect the traditions and creativity of the Mexican people in Toronto.

Mexican Marketplace

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Shopping

A variety of crafts to choose from including Mexican Day of the Dead figures and crafts, jewellery, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

A Taste of Mexico

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Food

All weekend long a pair of Torontoís best Mexican food vendors will be serving up tortillas, burritos, carnitas and tamalesÖ and thatís just a taste.

Hasta Los Huesos (Down to the Bone)

1:00pm

Film

Hasta Los Huesos is an inventive and animated short film looking into the concept of death.

Day of the Dead Kids Crafts

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Craft

Film

Kids make crafts to decorate an ofrenda!

Songs of the Dead with Itzel Tapia

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Family

Literary Arts

Music

Itzel Tapia brings the Songs of the Dead from Mexico to Toronto in this special performance combining music and storytelling.

Viva Mexico Mariachi

2:00pm

Family

Music

Mariachi Viva Mexico bring the exuberance of Mexico and the joy of the fiesta to our stage!

Un Retrato de Diego: la Revolucion de la Mirada (A Portrait of Diego: The Revolutionary Gaze)

2:30pm

Film

A documentary film about noted muralist, Diego Rivera. Toronto premiere!

Food Demo with Chef Francisco Alejandri

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Food

Learn to cook a special dish from Mexicoís Day of the Dead celebrations: tinga mini tostadas (chicken) with lime and chia agua fresca.

Skeleton at the Feast

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Lectures

Visual Arts

ChloŽ Sayer brings her personal reflections and observations to Harbourfront Centre in this one-hour presentation about Day of the Dead history and customs.

The Skulls of Posada created by Oscar Ortiz

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Dance

Music

Theatre

The Skulls of Posada combines spoken word, dance and music into a theatrical recreation of a funeral procession.

Dirty Maria

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Music

Dirty Maria exploded onto Torontoís music scene as the first Latin alternative rock band in the city!

Community Ofrendas

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

Mexican community and social organizations create ofrendas that reflect the traditions and creativity of the Mexican people in Toronto.

Mexican Marketplace

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Shopping

A variety of crafts to choose from including Mexican Day of the Dead figures and crafts, jewellery, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto) and more!

A Taste of Mexico

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Food

All weekend long a pair of Torontoís best Mexican food vendors will be serving up tortillas, burritos, carnitas and tamalesÖ and thatís just a taste.

Hasta Los Huesos (Down to the Bone)

1:00pm

Film

Hasta Los Huesos is an inventive and animated short film looking into the concept of death.

Day of the Dead Kids Crafts

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Craft

Film

Kids make crafts to decorate an ofrenda!

Songs of the Dead with Itzel Tapia

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Family

Literary Arts

Music

Itzel Tapia brings the Songs of the Dead from Mexico to Toronto in this special performance combining music and storytelling.

Viva Mexico Mariachi

2:00pm

Family

Music

Mariachi Viva Mexico bring the exuberance of Mexico and the joy of the fiesta to our stage!

Un Retrato de Diego: la Revolucion de la Mirada (A Portrait of Diego: The Revolutionary Gaze)

2:30pm

Film

A documentary film about noted muralist, Diego Rivera. Toronto premiere!

Food Demo with Chef Francisco Alejandri

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Food

Learn to cook a special dish from Mexicoís Day of the Dead celebrations: tinga mini tostadas (chicken) with lime and chia agua fresca.

Skeleton at the Feast

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Lectures

Visual Arts

ChloŽ Sayer brings her personal reflections and observations to Harbourfront Centre in this one-hour presentation about Day of the Dead history and customs.

The Skulls of Posada created by Oscar Ortiz

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Dance

Music

Theatre

The Skulls of Posada combines spoken word, dance and music into a theatrical recreation of a funeral procession.

Dirty Maria

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Music

Dirty Maria exploded onto Torontoís music scene as the first Latin alternative rock band in the city!

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