Stories about Day of the Dead

Arts Forecast: Day of the Dead in the City of Souls

Ready to shed the rotting pumpkin skin of Halloween and sniff the sweet spice of the afterlife? OK that question is a lot, but after this year's All Hallow's...

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW Let's keep this short because there's a lot to do and see, obviously! Proclamations of the SF arts scene's demise—despite the continued hounding of artists and...

Arts Forecast: Dia de los Muertos, Diwali, Blackalicious …

ARTS FORECAST "In San Francisco, Day of the Dead has been celebrated in the Mission district sincethe early 70’s. The Marigold Project was created in 1990 for participants to buildaltars, leave...

Hey, Boo! 17 Halloween parties to keep you up at night

PARTY RADAR For the love of all that's unholy, I am lighting 666 witchy candles that no one steps out on Halloween dressed as a sexy zombie Tamale Lady. (Instead,...

Party Radar: Fall drags you in

PARTY RADAR It's recently come to my attention that I love autumn. I know it's a bit nipply out, but the extended cover of darkness emboldens shenanigans and helps...

The Agenda: Tasers, cannabis, and homeless deaths…

The Zarate trial, and the history of the weapon that fired the fatal bullet that killed Kate Steinle, got me thinking about who gets to carry lethal weapons in...

Arts Forecast: Dia de los Muertos, Open Studios, Circus Veritas …

ARTS FORECAST You've mastered Halloween (or, like me you've mastered watching everyone's Halloween costumes on Instagram), but are you ready for Day of the Dead? One of my favorite times,...

SOMArts show kicks off Dia de los Muertos season

ART LOOKS San Francisco takes its Day of the Dead seriously -- it's a sacred moment --  but, in the spirit of the magical holiday that pierces the veil between worlds, we...

Luis Gongora autopsy confirms he was shot on the ground

Last week, the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office  released the autopsy report of Luis Demetrio Gongora Pat, a 45-year-old Yucatec Mayan man who was fatally shot by  San Francisco...
48 Hills:Big Week Halloween

BIG WEEK: 22 terror-ific Halloween events

From Motown maniacs and "boograss hillbillies" to glam rock ghouls and the Phantom of Grace Cathedral, SF's undead are dancing to a Beetlejuice beat. By Marke B.   DEAD MAN'S PARTY...