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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.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.