North Shattuck Association
1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94709

(510) 540-6444

Day of the Dead Celebration in Gourmet Ghetto
11/3/2014 1:00:00 AM UTC - 11/3/2014 5:00:00 AM UTC
1450 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California, 94709

Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1400 block Shattuck Avenue
North BerkeleyCA 


Build a Community Altar 5-9PM
Candle Light Procession 7:45-9

Celebrate and remember those who have passed on at a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous. At the sixth annual Dìa de los Muertos Celebration, gather on Shattuck Ave. between Rose and Vine Streets in Berkeley on Sunday, November 2, 5-9PM.

The event hosts food booths and trucks, a wine and beer garden, free skeletal face painting, and art and craft vendors. DIY art projects for kids and adults include ceramic or sugar skull painting, paper stamping and more. Fire dancers and music by Incendio make the evening magical. Costumes and traditional Dìa de los Muertos papier maché giant heads are encouraged.

Help create an altar, or ofrenda, by bringing photos or stories of loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Dancers will bless the altar with drums and dancing then lead a sidewalk candle light procession through the district for about an hour following along a path of strewn marigold petals. Day of the Dead window displays appear in businesses throughout the district.

Sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, Saul’s, East Bay Loop and East Bay Express. The Gourmet Ghetto is six blocks north of Downtown Berkeley BART. Free admission.

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Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturdays 10am to 1pm $88/person Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples. Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles. Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home. Reserve online! Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!