The annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in the Gourmet Ghetto takes place this evening (see Ira Serkes‘ video from last year above to get a taste of what you’ll experience). A community altar to fallen bicyclists will be made from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Shattuck and Cedar, with community additions welcomed. A bicycle and costume contest for adults will be held at 7:30 p.m. Finally, the candlelight procession will start at 7:45 and wend its way through the neighborhood until 9 p.m.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...