Touring with the dead

Oct 27, 2004 at 12:00 am
This is just a partial listing of Day of the Dead celebrations in Detroit:

10th Annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta: Nov. 1-2, 9-7 p.m. at the B.U.O.Y. 3 Center; 3041 W. Vernor Hwy., 313-967-9898.

Dia de los Muertos 2nd Annual Walking Tour: Pick up a guide at the B.U.O.Y. 3 Center.

Casa de Unidad: Ofrenda by Gerardo Macias Jr. Opening reception with the artist Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m. Exhibit runs Nov. 1-Dec. 2; 1920 Scotten, Detroit, 313-843-9598.

Scarab Club: Extensive Day of the Dead exhibit on display; artists Vito Valdez and Mary Herbeck will conduct workshops on Nov. 2.; 217 Farnsworth, 313-831-1250.

Agave: Multi-artist ofrenda exhibit, curated by Rachel Reed. Nov. 2, 7 p.m.-2 a.m; 4265 Woodward Ave., 313-833-1120.

Zeitgeist Gallery: A political art exhibit, "Reviving the Tree of Liberty," Oct. 30, 7 p.m.-midnight. Includes an ofrenda by Vito Valdez; 2661 Michigan Ave., 313-965-9192.

Detroit Institute of Arts: Decorate your own sugar skull on Oct. 29, 6-8:30 p.m.; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-7900.

Bagley Housing Association: Ofrenda by Mary Herbeck. Oct. 27-Nov. 5; 2715 Bagley, 313-964-5942.

Matrix Theatre: Workshop: "Cuentos y Calacas, a Celebration of Dia de los Muertos in Art and Stories," Nov. 1-2. Ofrenda exhibit on display Oct. 27-Nov. 2.; 2730 Bagley St., 967-0999.

Ellen Kayrod Gallery: Ofrenda by Nora Chapa-Mendoza on display through Nov. 19. Inside Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave., 313-833-1300.