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Discovery Green will host Xfinity Día de los Muertos on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 6-10 p.m. The festival celebrates Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday where families and friends gather to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who are no longer living. (Photo: Katya Horner)
Happy Friday! Here are some events to look forward to this weekend:
Día de los Muertos at Discovery Green
Discovery Green hosts Xfinity Día de los Muertos on Friday evening celebrating Day of the Day, a Mexican holiday where families and friends gather to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who are no longer living. The family-friendly event includes art activities, art cars, cultural performances, music and more.
Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival
The annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival kicks off this weekend with renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi presenting on Opening Night (Saturday evening). He’ll discuss I.M.: A Memoir. The festival continues through Nov. 13; see the full schedule here.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place at Lynn Eusan Park at the University of Houston. A ceremony takes place at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
Heartmade Harvest Market
The annual Heartmade Harvest Market will take place Saturday at Main Street Square in the heart of downtown. The event is free to attend and all booth fees benefit Artists for Artists. The outdoor urban art market will feature the work of more than 70 regional artists.
Día de los Muertos on Navigation
Celebrate Día de los Muertos on Navigation Esplanade on Saturday for a lively, free festival including arts, traditions, food and culture.
Tents in Town
Patrons for Bellaire Parks is hosting its 10th annual “Tents in Town” Ultimate Urban Campout Saturday at Bellaire Town Square. There will be kids’ activities, a bounce house, giant inflatable slides, a huge climbing wall and more.
Día de los Muertos at the National Museum of Funeral History
The National Museum of Funeral History hosts a family-friendly Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday including sugar skull decorating, face painting, crafts, music, food and more. Commemorate loved ones by leaving them a message in the Book of the Dead.