News flash: Culturally appropriated Halloween costumes are out — including Day of the Dead sugar skull makeup and mariachi-style hats — but this doesn’t mean non-Latinx or -Hispanic people can’t celebrate these groups’ artistic and cultural contributions in other ways. It’s partly this mindset that has led Coeur d’Alene arts nonprofit and gallery Emerge to host its annual Day of the Dead Fiesta as both a fundraiser to benefit its arts education programs, and the culmination of the gallery’s annual fall October show. Titled “Vecinos/Neighbors,” the showcase features the work of regional Latino and Hispanic artists Veiko Valencia, Christina Lucky and Mary Martin. The evening celebration of arts and culture also includes a menu of Latin American, Mexican and Southwest American food prepared by local chefs, along with live entertainment, including Latin fusion music, and plenty of art to see and purchase.
Thu, Nov. 2 from 6-11 pm • $55/person; $100/couple • Human Rights Education Institute • 414 Mullan Rd., CdA • dotd2017.brownpapertickets.com/
— Chey Scott