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November 2, 2022

DIA on Día

By: Laurie Gallardo

Día de los Muertos is traditionally celebrated in Mexico on Nov. 1 and 2, a window of time seen as a portal between the living and the deceased. These are moments to visit with loved ones long gone or recently departed, and a celebration ensues with food, music and dancing. One of the Día de los Muertos traditions adapted in the U.S. is that of the ofrendas, or altars, beautifully adorned with items identifying whom the altar is dedicated to, everything from photographs to trinkets to their favorite foods.

Here in Austin, on the occasion of an official city proclamation declaring a Day of Diversity Inclusion Awareness (DIA), there will also be a celebration in honor of those before us with DIA on Día, a music-filled event at 3Ten at ACL Live. The huge line-up of Austin-based artists includes Tomar Williams, Carrie Rodriguez, The Tiarras (featured on today’s AMM), Como Las Movies, BLK ODYSSY, Lesly Reynaga, Eimaral Sol, Nagavalli, Lolita Lynn, Tee Double, Nemegata and many others.

DIA on Día: A Día de los Muertos Celebration happens tonight, Wednesday Nov. 2, at 3Ten. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m.

The Tiarras. Photography: Jay Ybarra.

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December 6, 2022

Speaker Bump Special

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