Photo essay: Dìa de los Muertos in the Gourmet Ghetto

Artist Linda Vogel paints a participant's face for Dìa de los Muertos. Photos: Tracey Taylor

Berkeley’s Dìa de los Muertos celebration in the Gourmet Ghetto Wednesday night offered music, dance, an altar to remember absent friends, weird and wonderful costumes, and food — lots of food, in fact, as the event was planned to coincide with street food fest Off The Grid. The photos here provide just a glimpse of how the evening unfolded by candlelight.

Participants were given candles and encouraged to join in a procession

Two young men in ghoulish costumes won prizes for their efforts
A splendid, if fantastical, bride and groom won a prize for best costume
Cuatli Mitotiana Mexica Aztec Dancers from Berkeley High School performing at the celebration
Brushstrokes Studio hosted a ceramic skull painting booth

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