Yeah, I probably didn't phrase that with enough context (in spite of the volume of words!)... I actually have access to dozens of Day of the Dead events here in the Bay Area but that exhibit at the Steinbeck Center really sounded like one I'd hate to miss. I am also participating in several local DOD altar events as well as hosting this mail art show. This is my favorite holiday of this or any year and arts organizations have been getting on the bandwagon the past few years, starting with the Oakland Museum many years ago. Now, Richmond Art Center and The Legion of Honor, as well as The Steinbeck Center, just to mention a few, are adding their installations. Even the UC Botanical Garden is getting in on the act this year! Most of these are organizations I belong to or have easy access to but not the Steinbeck. Nice to know about the Fremont connection - that's also a bit out of the way for me this year but I have a dear artist friend there who will probably be there.