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Posted: 9:00 PM, Nov 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-01 22:01:40-04
Dia de los Muertos festival taking over downtown

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos your weekend should be busy.

2019 Dia de los Muertos Street Festival

2019 Dia de los Muertos Street Festival

How do you celebrate Día De Los Muertos? This weekend the Coastal Bend will be celebrating the 12th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival in downtown Corpus Christi.

If you love art, culture, and tradition, this festival has it all. The celebration of life and death will be the root of this event.

This year's festival is expected to bring in more than 30,000 people, and many will be there to honor deceased loved ones and the entire familia is invited.

The Dia de los Muertos Street Festival is hosted by K Space Contemporary, along with many area sponsors. The event will kick off Saturday, November 2, at 3pm and end at midnight.

The best part of Saturday's festival is that it's free to the public. The festival will feature arts and crafts booths, food and drink vendors, kids' activities, an altar exhibit, and three stages of live music and dance.

The Main stage is located at the center of the festival at Starr and Chaparral and is sponsored by L & F Distributors.

3:00 OPENING BLESSING
3:15 KALPULLI EHEKATL PAPALOTZIN
3:30 MARIACHI MEXICANISIMO
4:30 BALLET FOLKLORICO VIVA MEXICO
5:00 THIRD COAST JAZZ
6:30 DESCONOSIDO
7:30 LA COMPARSA TEMPOAL VERA CRUZ, MEXICO (Folk Dance)
8:00 EL GOZAO
9:30 KINGS DEL WEPA
11:00 TACO TRUCK HEROES

The La Retama Stage is located on Mesquite and Peoples St

3:00 DJ Wrong$ong
3:30 TAMUCC MARIACHI DE LA ISLA
5:00 CHICAS ROCK
6:00 STEPHANIE ABRIANA BAND
7:30 J & THE SOUND
9:00 MALA
10:30 LA PONDEROSA UNION COLUMBIANA

The Ritz Parking Lot on Taylor St.

DJ's, Stage and light show by SKIP ENTERTAINMENT

3:30 CC Downtown Karate Demo
3:40 Cinderella Dance
4:00 Avant Dance
4:30 Kalpulli Ehekatl Papalotzin-Danza Azteca
5:00 Alcorta's Ballet Folklorico
5:30 CC Dance Collective
6:00 Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico
6:30 The Stage - TAMUCC Dance
7:00 Ballet Folklorico Citlali
8:00 - Midnight: SKIP ENTERTAINMENT

Kid's Corner Stage located at the corner of Starr St and Mesquite St

3:30 Teresa Saldivar Ballet Folklorico
4:30 Downtown CC Karate Demo
5:00 Cinderella Dance
5:30 Meadowbrook Elementary - Ballet Folklorico
6:00 Treasure Marshall
6:30 Firehouse Zumba
7:00 Hidden Language
7:30 Ballet Nacional
8:00 Lezlie Valadez
8:30 La Comparsa Tempoal Vera Cruz

For more information visit: www.diadelosmuertoscc.com

Día de los Muertos, translated from Spanish to English to mean "Day of the Dead," is an annual celebration in which families can honor and remember loved ones who have died. Families will often come together to offer hospitality to the spirits during this Mexican tradition. It's a tradition that has been observed for thousands of years, mainly in southern Mexican states.
Día de los Muertos, translated from Spanish to English to mean "Day of the Dead," is an annual celebration in which families can honor and remember loved ones who have died. Families will often come together to offer hospitality to the spirits during this Mexican tradition. It's a tradition that has been observed for thousands of years, mainly in southern Mexican states.

The event covers Nov. 1 - 2. On the first day, it's believed that the souls of children return - because they come back faster - and adults return the next day. Graves of loved ones are cleaned, and altars are built and decorated with photos, favorite foods or drinks, stories, and mementos to honor them.

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Altar of Remembrance at the historic Ritz Theatre this weekend

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The historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Corpus Christi is hosting their annual Dia De Los Muertos Altars of Remembrance.

CCPATCH, the local non-profit handling the Ritz restoration, decorates the nearly 90-year-old theater every year in honor of Dia De Los Muertos. The public is invited to come check it out for free and possibly leave a donation for the Ritz.

"For a donation, a visitor can get a paper with a printed marigold and write a note to their past loved one and post it to the skirt of Katrina, the giant skeleton puppet in The Ritz," their event page says. "After tons of marigold cards are posted it looks like Katrina is sitting in a garden of marigolds!"

Ritz representatives encourage people to visit the theater before it begins major renovations. The recent renovations are made possible by a $100,000 matched grant from the Corpus Christi Tax Increment Re-Investment Zone or TIRZ.

"This may be the last time The Ritz is open for awhile since construction is starting in November on the roof," their event page says.

More information about the event can be found here. People interested in volunteering at the Ritz should click here.

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Fly to the highest height at the Kite Fit Festival

Fly to the highest height at the Kite Fit Festival

In the tradition of Mary Poppins, everyone is invited to gather at The Water’s Edge (402 S. Shoreline Blvd.) this weekend to “fly a kite, up to the highest height!”

The Mayor’s Fitness Council will be hosting the 7th Annual Kite Fit Festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This free event will feature kite stunts and demonstrations sure to delight the kid in all of us. There will also be giveaways, games and fitness activities for the entire family.

In addition, flu vaccinations will be available, as well as food trucks with healthy options. Everyone will also get the chance to tour the Bod Pod.

Bring your kite and join in the fun! If you do not have one, kites will be available for purchase.

To find out more, call (361) 826-PLAY or visit https://www.facebook.com/cckitesandbikesfest.

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$1 Day of the Dead festivities will be offered at local museum

$1 Day of the Dead festivities will be offered at local museum

The Day of the Dead festivities are bringing the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History to life.

In honor of Dia De Los Muertos, the museum is offering $1 admission.

Traditional activities will be offered like calavera mask creations, sugar skull mosaic decorating, face painting, flower crowns and more.

The event will happen this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940' debuts Saturday at Rialto

'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940' debuts Saturday at Rialto


The Rialto Theater in Aransas Pass will begin their latest product this weekend.

Russ Walker, director Ernie Pruneda and actor Hunter Hampton discussed “The Muscial Comedy Murders of 1940” with Juan Acuna.

Murder has never been so fun as this comedy unfolds at a mysterious backwoods mansion where Broadway stars are meeting to discuss their next show. There are trick bookshelves, sliding panels and not one, not two, but three murders in this outrageous comedy sure to make patrons scream with delight.

The production will be held on weekends between Nov. 1-17 at the Rialto Theater.

Shows on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about the performance check out their website or contact them at 361-758-0383.

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