Participants at Berkeley’s Dia de los Muertos celebrations last year. This year’s event is Wednesday next to Off The Grid

Halloween may be behind us, but tomorrow offers the opportunity to continue in a similar vein with the Gourmet Ghetto’s Dia le los Muertos celebration.

The event, which will be happening right next to Off The Grid in North Berkeley, is a way of remembering those who have passed on, and will be a more ambitious endeavor than in previous years.

Look out for “Ghoulish Gastronomique” menus at nearby restaurants, interactive craft stalls, a beer and wine stand, and the Con Permiso Mariachi band. A community altar, or ofrenda, is being created for and by community members who may bring photos or stories of their loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar.

Dìa de Los Muertos, for which Berkeleyside is a media sponsor, is on Wednesday, November 2, 5-9 pm, at Shattuck Avenue between Rose and Vine Streets. For more information visit the website of organizers Another Bullwinkel Show.

To find out about more events in Berkeley and nearby, bookmark Berkeleyside’s recently launched Events Calendar. We also encourage you to submit your own events.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...