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Una vez por año vivos y muertos se reúnen en una celebración de Día de los muertos. Acompañamos a darles la bienvenida a nuestros seres queridos fallecidos en una noche de tradición y conexión, con ballet folklórico, mariachi, y mucho más.

Once a year the living and dead reunite in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Join us in honoring departed souls in a night of tradition and connection, featuring ballet folklorico, mariachi, and more.

Music

Programa de Eventos

La Bendición
Front Concourse
5:45 - 6:15 PM

  • Caele a la Academia a las 5:45 para empezar la celebración con una bendición tradicional de danza Azteca interpretado por Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca.

La Plaza
Piazza

  • 7:00 PM - Vive el cuento cautivador de la vida y la muerte con el ballet folklórico de Mission Cultural Center. Fascinate con su ballet y socializa con los catrines.
  • 7:30 PM - Ve cómo se enciende Nightlife con la música de Mariachi San Francisco y deja que las melodías tiernas te toquen el alma y siente el ritmo electrizante que te tendrá bailando toda la noche.
  • 8:30 PM - Termina la noche en la pista de baile con DJ Guapi de Sazón Libre.

El Mercado
African Hall
6 - 10 PM
Apoya a más de 20 vendedores de herencia Latine en El Mercado vendiendo todo de joyería artesanal a cerámicas hechas a mano. Lista de vendedores:

La Pachanga
East Garden
6 - 10 PM

  • Sal al jardín a tomarte unas fotos con lowriders y disfruta de una botana de el menú especial de Día de los muertos creado por Chef Rob.

Pintora De Caras
Science Today
6 - 7:30 PM

  • Transfórmate en una calavera de azúcar y siente el espíritu del Día de los muertos con nuestra pintora de caras, Beatriz Zaldivar.

La Ofrenda
Swamp
6 - 10 PM

  • Ayúdanos a rendir homenaje a nuestros seres queridos fallecidos creando una bella ofrenda, meticulosamente creada y coordinada por CONCIENCIA, el grupo de afinidad de gente Latine de la Academia.

Prueba de las opciones de comida especiales de nuestro café:

  • Empanadas de pollo - Cinco empanadas de pollo fritas bañadas en salsa verde cremosa Peruana
  • Sopa de tortilla con pollo - Sopa de tortilla con pollo servido con trozos de tortillas fritas, cebolla morada, aguacate, cilantro, queso cheddar, y crema.
  • Enchiladas verdes de queso - Tres enchiladas cocinadas en una salsa verde servidos con repollo morado revuelto en jugo de limón, jitomate picado, y cilantro.
Schedule of Events

La Bendición
Front Concourse
5:45 - 6:15 PM

  • Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca kicks off the celebration with a traditional Aztec blessing right outside the building in front of the main entrance. 

La Plaza
Piazza

  • 7:00 PM - Witness the captivating tale of life and death with a mesmerizing ballet folklorico performance, then socialize with living catrines roaming the museum from the Mission Cultural Center.
  • 7:30 PM - The electrifying rhythms and soul-stirring melodies of Mariachi San Francisco will ignite NightLife with a performance that will have you dancing all night long.
  • 8:30 PM - Close out the night on the dancefloor with DJ Guapi of Sazon Libre.

El Mercado
African Hall
6 - 10 PM
Support over 20 Latine vendors at El Mercado from artisanal jewelry to handmade ceramics. Featuring:

La Pachanga
East Garden
6 - 10 PM

  • Step out in the garden to get yourself a picture with a couple of classic lowriders and grab a snack from Chef Rob’s special Día De Los Muertos menu.

Pintora De Caras
Science Today
6 - 7:30 PM

  • Come early for a free Día De Los Muertos facepainting session with artist Beatriz Zaldivar.

La Ofrenda
Swamp
6 - 10 PM

  • Pay tribute to those who have passed by participating in the creation of a beautifully adorned ofrenda, meticulously crafted and curated by the Academy's Latine Affinity Group, CONCIENCIA.
     

Taste a few special dishes from our cafe:

  • Chicken Empanadas - Five fried chicken empanadas drizzled with a Peruvian creamy salsa verde
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup - Chicken tortilla soup topped with crispy tortilla strips, red onion, avocado, cilantro, cheddar cheese, and a sour cream drizzle
  • Salsa Verde Cheese Enchiladas - Three cheese enchiladas cooked in a homemade green enchilada sauce and topped with purple cabbage tossed in lime juice, diced tomatoes, and cilantro

A few don't-miss NightLife details:

  • NightLife guests are no longer required to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test. We still strongly encourage all guests to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, and to mask up indoors. As always, if you’re feeling under the weather, please NightLife another time. View health and safety information here.
     
  • Please note: The rainforest will be closed for infrastructure maintenance during this event.
     
  • Morrison Planetarium is now open at NightLife with 4 showtimes. To maximize staff and guest safety, planetarium passes are required and capacity is limited. Passes are available online in advance for an additional $5 while supplies last to reserve a seat at a 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30 pm planetarium show. Please see our FAQs for more details. (Please note: A limited number of standby seats will be available for all showtimes as space allows on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drink are not permitted inside the planetarium.)
     
  • Beverages are available at various bars throughout the building, but food must be enjoyed outdoors or in the Academy Café only.
     
  • NightLife is for adults 21+ only. Valid, physical photo ID required.
     
  • Still have Qs? See our FAQs here.

Planetarium Shows

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6:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Unlock the secrets of space through Chile's epic mountain observatories. Capacity is extremely limited!

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