Monday, October 25, 2010

Honor the Ancestors during the Day of the Dead & Altar Stories concert

Day of the Dead & Altar Stories

Where: Mattie Rhodes Art Center (915 W 17th St)
When: Nov. 5, 2010
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Featuring: Olga Loya

A time of celebration and remembrance for many Latin American cultures, the Day of the Dead (Nov. 2) is a holiday of rich and varied traditions, including building altars and offering food and gifts to the departed, parades and parties honoring deceased family members and even a kite-flying event.

Olga Loya, a first-generation Mexican-American, will share tales of this holy and joyous holiday, offering insight into a celebration whose roots and traditions may not be fully understood.

*NOTE: This event is part of the Crossroads Art District’s “First Friday” series. Various art galleries, restaurants and retail venues will be also be open during this time.

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