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Virtual Latin Music and Día de Muertos Events

There are several virtual and socially-distanced in-person events happening this weekend to celebrate both Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Everything from big Latin artists like J. Balvin and Rauw Alejandro participating in virtual concerts to a Día de los Muertos drive-thru. Many of us may be staying in this weekend, but there's plenty of fun to be had.

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Halloween is sneaking up on us, and despite the global pandemic, the show must go on -- but following all the safety precautions, of course.

That’s why this year, many Latin artists are taking matters into their own hands and celebrating the spooky holiday with their fans virtually.

If you’re in quarantine or keeping safe at home this Halloween weekend, check out some Latin music events you can enjoy indoors below.

Latin Grammy-nominated DJ and Miami's finest, Mr. Pauer, is kicking off the spooky weekend with his very own Halloween party. Presented by Jack Daniels, hosted by Anna Reclama and with drinks by mixologist Gorilla Kie, Mr. Pauer promises to "tirar la casa por la ventana" with his festive livestream.

When to Watch: 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 29
Where to Watch: Mr. Pauer's YouTube channel

Kicking off Dia de los Muertos, El Patio Tecate presents the second episode of its virtual concert series with an all-female lineup, including Natalia Lafourcade, Tatiana Hazel, San Cha, and Orange Calderón, and special guest Chiquis Rivera. The Day of the Dead-themed event brings to life "Mexico Is in Us," the new Tecate campaign.

When to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 30
Where to Watch: Tecate’s official YouTube channel, Twitter page and Facebook, as well as online at tecatebeer.com/elpatiotecate

J Balvin was announced as the headliner for Fortnite's annual game-wide "Fortnitemares" event, which includes new gameplay, challenges, in-game rewards and more, with an exclusive performance taking place on Halloween. During his set, the Colombian artist will be joined by Sech to perform their new song "La Luz.”

When to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 31
Where to Watch: Party Royale and simultaneously on Houseparty app

Lunay is set to kick off SBS' LaMusica Live concert series on Halloween, where he will be live from Miami for a virtual performance. According to a press release, the concert series will feature some of the "hottest" Latin artists in this virtual space to provide "joy and entertainment" to those in quarantine.

When to Watch: 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 31
Where to Watch: Free via LaMusica's app or Lunay's YouTube channel

Rauw Alejandro is doing Halloween with a twist this year, offering fans an exclusive virtual live show from a haunted mansion in Miami. Produced by Mad Music, Duars Entertainment, and Sony Music Latin, the event promises to be a “unique virtual experience with all of Rauw’s hits and much more.”

When to Watch: 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 31
Where to Watch: LivePassPlay; tickets available here

Los Angeles' 2020 Day of the Dead festival on the grounds at Hollywood Forever may have been canceled but a special virtual event is set to take place Nov. 1. Hosted by Fernanda Kelly, the celebration will feature performances by Los Lobos, Buyepongo and Tropa Magia.

When to Watch: Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. ET
Where to Watch: stream.ladayofthedead.com

The City of Los Angeles and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez presents the Dia de Los Muertos walk and drive-thru experience in remembrance of those who died of COVID-19. “Every year, our Latino community celebrates Day of the Dead, a holiday to remember family members or people who are no longer with us,” Rodriguez said in a statement. And this year will be no different.

When: Sunday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 15
Where: Day of the Dead altars will be on display at Pacoima City Hall in Pacoima, Calif.

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