La Escuelita Arcoiris
La Escuelita Arcoiris
Photos courtesy La Escuelita Arcoiris.

The Shop in Homewood
October 29
1 — 4 p.m.

Pittsburgh’s only Spanish immersion preschool, La Escuelita Arcoiris, is gearing up to host its 18th annual Día de los Muertos celebration.

At the new Homewood community space, The Shop, families will come together to enjoy the Mexican holiday and celebrate ancestors and friends who have passed away.

Open to the public, the all-ages Day of the Dead festival will feature an afternoon filled with activities, live music, games, crafts, theatrical performances and more.

Participate in holiday traditions as you decorate sugar skulls and construct an ofrenda. Watch live musical performances by the Latin American band, Gavas Beats, and Puerto Rican musician, Geña y Peña.

Get creative during hands-on activities led by the Homewood Children’s Village, Tree Pittsburgh, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Help decorate cookies and grab lunch from the El Brassero Grill and Tango Food Trucks.

The suggested donation is $10 per person and $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit La Escuelita’s tuition assistance program for families.

For more Día de los Metros activities in Pittsburgh go here. Also check out Global Links’ Day of the Dead Sip ‘n Sort ‘n Celebrate event on November 2.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.