Weekend 11.1-11.3: Dia de los Muertos

Usually events are spread throughout the weekend pretty evenly, but this one is all about Saturday. It’s a day to celebrate with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) events at Taza Chocolate and Cuisine en Locale, a Latin Food and Local Brews fundraiser at the Armory and a cocktail party hosted by Brother Cleve at Ebi Sushi. Have fun out there!

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black_and_blue_2The University of Michigan Club of Greater Boston is proud to present a screening of Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Game on Wednesday, November 6, at the Somerville Theater (55 Davis Square) at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by the film’s Emmy-nominated director, Brian Kruger. Net proceeds will benefit the University of Michigan Club of Greater Boston scholarship fund. Tickets are $5 for club members and $10 for nonmembers. Meet at 5 Horses Tavern (400 Highland Ave.) after the film for complimentary appetizers.

Friday

Photographer on the M.B.T.A. Opening Reception: The Washington Street Art Center opens its doors this Friday from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. for an opening reception of its newest show, Photographer on the M.B.T.A., featuring the work of Gretchen Ann Graham. If you can’t make it to the opening, you can see the show on Saturdays in November from noon-4 p.m.

Muertos Cuisine en Locale Band

Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: Head down to the Union Square Plaza on Saturday to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, bread, meat, eggs, fish and so much more at the Union Square Farmers Market. The market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays through November 23. While you’re there, pick up ingredients to make this delicious, easy and beautiful pumpkin fondue!

Nourish Your Well Being: Come to the Amethyst Center’s (259 Elm St., third floor) open house to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Receive short treatments from Amethyst’s practitioners in exchange for a $15 suggested donation. The event often sells out, so it’s recommended that attendees make reservations by calling 617-591-9200.

Taza Chocolate’s Third Annual Dia de los Muertos: Taza Chocolate hosts its Third Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration this Saturday from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at the factory store (561 Windsor St.). A costumed group will be parading over from the Union Square Farmers Market at 1 p.m. to partake in free hot chocolate, beer samples, face painting and live mariachi music. There will be food from Latin Spoon, Tenoch Móvil, The Happy Taco and Taco Party. Rain date of Sunday, November 3. (Need a ride to the event? UBER is offering free trips to and from the festival for new users with the code TAZADIA13).

Latin Food and Local Brews: Come to the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) on Saturday for the Second Annual Latin Food and Local Brews fundraiser to benefit Casa Connection, a nonprofit that supports the Casa San Jose Orphanage in Colima, Mexico. The event takes place in two sessions (3 p.m.-6 p.m. or 7 p.m.-10 p.m.) and pairs New England breweries with Boston-area Latin restaurants. Tickets range in price from $45-$99.

ComedySportz Boston: The Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St.) hosts ComedySportz Boston for several shows from now through December 20. You can catch this family-friendly improv comedy event on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18.

Fall Flow to Live Music: Bow Street Yoga (34 Bow St.) hosts Fall Flow to Live Music, a two-hour workshop that blends yin and restorative yoga and meditation and is set to the sounds of Ayumi Ueda’s singing bowls and soothing vocals.

Muertos Cuisine en Locale Altar

Muertos III: Cuisine en Locale is hosting its third Dia de los Muertos event featuring MassMex farm-to-table food like Taza Chocolate chicken mole, tomatillo Stillman pork verde and cocktails from Booze Époque. The fiesta takes places on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Cuisine en Locale’s new headquarters (Anthony’s Functions, 156 Highland Ave.). Tickets are $35 for general admission, $50 for V.I.P. and costumes are encouraged.

Brother Cleve’s Sake Cocktail Party: Master mixologist Brother Cleve takes over Ebi Sushi (290 Somerville Ave.) for a night of sake cocktails, sushi and a screening of Destroy All Monsters in its original Japanese language version. This 21-plus event kicks off at 10 p.m. and tickets are $50.

Sunday

Boston Olive Oil Club: The monthly meeting of the Boston Olive Oil Club is this Sunday at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) from 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Learn about the history of olive oil during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and taste a variety of olive oils for $10.

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