Mexican-inspired and Halloween-related festivities continue to pop up in Denver this week. Such events include celebrating Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition on which those departed are remembered with a fiesta that includes special foods, shrines, decorations, flowers, and parades.
On Saturday, October 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates Día de los Muertos with food brought by El Pelicano and Mi Pueblo Market, Spicy Mexican Catering Food, Azucar Bakery, the Quiero Arepas Food Truck, as well as Charlie's Ice Crème Social.
El Diablo Restaurant will host the fourth annual Día de los Muertos Celebration and Tattoo Artist Skull Show on Tuesday, October 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. The celebration will feature DJ Gonzo, face painters from Indie Six Salon, and a tattoo artist skull show and charity silent auction. The silent auction of decorated skulls begins at 8 p.m. and will end promptly at 10 p.m. A preview of the skulls that will be available beginning Friday, October 26. All proceeds from the 2012 Día de los Muertossilent auction will be donated to Mi Casa Resource Center. For more information, contact El Diablo.
On Thursday, November 1, Comida Cantina will honor Día de los Muertosby hosting the Tender Belly Pig Roast and Republic Tequila tasting. The event will include a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., as well as a four course sit-down dinner highlighting pork dishes and Republic Tequila-inspired pairings. This event costs $50 per person and reservations can be made at 303.775.5626.