Celebrate Latin America's rich history, culture, traditions at the fifth annual Día de los Muertos Festival at the Missouri History Museum. This free celebration is a collaboration with Hispanic Festivals, Inc., and features beautifully decorated altars representing a variety of Latin American traditions, live music, dance performances, art displays, souvenir printmaking, food and drink vendors, a procession through Forest Park and other family activities. The Missouri Historical Society's Teens Make History Team will also host a story sharing station where individuals can interview each other and record their personal stories.
Visitors can also enjoy a scavenger hunt for all ages, face painting, a free screening of Disney Pixar's Coco, make-and-take crafts, storytelling in Spanish, soccer activities with the St. Louis Club Atletico, and a free performance of Frida Libre by Metro Theater Company (at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday).
Día de los Muertos is an annual holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other Hispanic cultures and recognizes the rich history and traditions of Hispanic/Latino culture. The lively celebration at the museum is designed for all ages to enjoy and honors the contributions made by Hispanic artists, musicians, dancers, artisans and chefs.
Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum.
More information: mohistory.org
The Saint Louis Chess Club is offering free group chess instruction to kids and teens at various branches of the St. Louis County Library.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.
The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week!