San Diego finals of Halloween and Día de los Muertos events | Whuff News

AXIS The Day You Died

Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

AXIS is The Old Globe’s free performing arts series, part of their performing arts division, and they host events like Word Up! throughout the year, as well as several major AXIS projects such as their Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration. This year, it is hosted by Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti and features performances from Colectivo Abracadabra, San Diego Guild of Puppetry, Danza Danza Azteca Kuauhkoatl, Felix Drums, Jassiel Santillan, Maya Sofía and others. CoLAB’s latest novel, “Al Sonar las Doce,” by Gerardo Flores Tonella will also be presented.

Details: 11 am to 1:30 pm, Sunday, October 30, 2022. Outdoor Copley Plaza at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park. Free.

‘Haunted House’: An Art Exhibition

Visual arts, Music

Sixteen regional artists occupy Bread and Salt’s Brick Room with a set of installations arranged in a graphic design of a Halloween maze or haunted house. Art, sculpture, sound and light installations will bring all things horror, camp, weird and fun, from artists including Brian and Ryan, Margaret Noble, Wendell Kling, Max Daily and more.

Bonus: it’s also being seen in Bread and Salt as another one-day special. Andrew Alcasid will take the main space for the book opening and exhibition for “BMT,” a set of 138 watercolor paintings. At noon to 8 pm on Saturday, October 29.

Details: 5-10 pm Saturday, October 29. Bread and Salt, 1955 Julian Ave., Logan Heights. Free.

Park After Dark: Halloween Carnival

Music, Theatre, Arts and crafts, Puppetry

The Parks After Dark series from the San Diego Parks Foundation culminates with the Halloween Carnival on Friday evening at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. The San Diego Guild of Puppetry will be on hand for mask making, stage walks, puppetry lessons and a large puppet parade.

Details: 5:30-8 pm, Friday, October 28, 2022. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 6401 Skyline Dr., Encanto. Free.

Spreckels Organ Society’s Halloween Concert and Silent Movie: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

Music, Film

Organist Mark Herman will play live for the 1925 “The Phantom of the Opera” silent film, which famously featured the mysterious alien in Box 5 four with ugly clothes.


A film from the 1925 silent film, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Before the movie, at 6 p.m., soprano Victoria Robertson and tenor Bernardo Bermúdez will sing tunes from the Broadway iteration of Phantom. The film will be shown at 6:30 pm

Details: 6 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park. Free.

‘Killer butter’

Theatre, Music

Patio Playhouse presents a production of Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash’s play “Murder Ballad,” which has love, mystery and (of course) a murder. The performances are accompanied by a live band, and run through November 6.

Details: Performances this weekend are 8pm on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, and 2pm on Sunday, October 30. .Patio Playhouse Community Theater, 116 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. $22.

‘Noche Familiar’ at Rady Shell

Music, Arts and crafts

This family-friendly event at The Shell features Mariachi Villa Musica, along with a group of renda and crafts. Free, no reservation required.

Details: 5 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022. Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222 Marina Park Way, downtown.


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Regional Día de los Muertos events and ofrendas

Old Town: This is the big, traditional Día de los Muertos in the city, which takes place every day from mid-October to November. 2. Handicrafts, dances, music and various altars. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Nov. 2. Old Town State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St. Free.

Encinitas: Personal and medial, with an altarpiece. Noon to 4 pm Saturday, October 29. City of Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free.

High City: Performances, dances, ballet folklorico, puppets, drummers and altars. 11am to 6pm, Saturday, October 29. Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park, 3795 Fairmount Ave. Free.

Chula Vista: Folklorico, mariachi, fun music, costume contest and a village altar. 3-8 pm, Saturday, October 29. City of Chula Vista, 353 Third Ave. Free.

Sea: The Hill Street Country Club altar will be open for offerings from 3-6 pm on Saturday, October 29, and then for viewing on November 5. The Hill Street Country Club, 530 S. Coast Hwy. Free.

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