Día de los Muertos Fiesta / Day of the Dead Fiesta
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 6:00–8:30 PM
with the Peabody Museum & the Consulate General of Mexico
Tickets are required. No reserved tickets or "will call." The wait list is closed; extra tickets will be released to people on the wait list as they become available.
How to get in WITHOUT A TICKET: Anyone may still enter without a ticket when fully costumed as a Catrina (elegant lady skeleton) or a Catrin (elegant gentleman skeleton), up to the limits of the Museum's occupancy. (Hint: "fully costumed" means more than just a hat.)
An evening of music and dance. La Tuza plays their signature son.
Prizes awarded for best Catrina costumes. What's a Catrina?
Created by Mexican engraver and illustrator José Guadalupe Posada in 1913, la calavera catrina (elegant skeleton) is a zinc etching and iconic image of the Mexican Day of the Dead. Posada (1852–1913) often used his illustrations and engraving of skeletons to mock the upper classes and social and political injustice. La Catrina is a high-society lady wearing all her finery and her signature, large, fancy hat. She is a symbol of the rich and fashionable who despite their pretensions to importance are just as susceptible to death as the rest of us.
Find out about the Day of the Dead Family Event also on November 2, from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Refreshment, Music, Dance, Altars, Dancing Chickens (Oaxacan woodcarvers)
Limited parking for both the Family Event and the Fiesta at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico, Dirección de Asuntos Culturales/SRE, Cuauhtemoc Brewery (Tecate and Sol), Olé Mexican Grill, José's Mexican Restaurant, Casa Romero (Boston), Tú y Yo Mexican Cuisine (Needham), Tú y Yo Mexican Fonda (Somerville), and Nomad.