¡Vivan Los Muertos!
Day of the Dead Celebration
Date / Time:
Saturday, Oct 29, 2011, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Autry in Griffith Park
Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members
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The Autry celebrates Day of the Dead with ¡Vivan los Muertos! This community festival invites the public to learn all about Día de los Muertos with hands-on activities, artists selling their calaca (skeleton) works, traditional food, elaborate altar displays, and an interactive community altar. Plus, artist Luis Villanueva will showcase his whimsical altars. Music and dancing will complete this lively event in honor of our dearly departed.
Schedule of Events
3:00-3:15 p.m. Aztec Blessing by Danza Azteca Xocoyote in the Plaza
3:30-4:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Nueva Antequera
4:00 p.m. Art Along the Hyphen Exhibition Tour
4:30-5:30 p.m. Michael Heralda Aztec Stories in Heritage Court
5:30 p.m. Art Along the Hyphen Exhibition Tour
6:00-7:00 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Nueva Antequera in Plaza
7:00-7:30 p.m. Aztec Procession by Danza Azteca Xocoyote
7:30- 9:00 p.m. DJ in Heritage Court
9:00 p.m. Museum Galleries close
About Luis Villanueva
Luis Villanueva believes that making beautiful art from recycled materials is a sacred act that honors and preserves Mother Earth. Majestic towering figures made from detergent bottles, toilet paper rolls, soda cans, discarded dresses, and broken Christmas ornaments come to life in the hands of Villanueva. Just like his Madonna sculptures represent the birth of the pine, Villanueva, too, breathes new life into discarded objects and turns them into pine works of art.
From the Autry's Trading Posts blog
Michael Heralda, a songwriter, storyteller and poet, will perform his Aztec Stories for the Autry’s ¡Vivan los Muertos! celebration::
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