Art

[photos] Día De Los Muertos @ Calvary Cemetery // San Jose 3

[History] Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead

It’s not the same as Halloween! While Halloween is celebrated Oct. 31, Día de los Muertos is celebrated right after. After the arrival of the Spanish, this ritual of commemorating the dead was intertwined with two Spanish holidays: Traditionally, Nov. 1 is when you welcome the souls of children that have passed away, known as […]

How Pixar’s Coco Honors Mexico—and Defies Trump

How Pixar’s Coco Honors Mexico—and Defies Trump

Finally! COCO has opened, and we’re SO glad they hired Latino consultants to make this movie authentic! [as you know, so few movies do that about Latino culture!] “Coco” already is the highest-grossing film ever in Mexico, where it opened in late October in time for Día de los Muertos. From the depiction of ofrendas […]

[exhibit] COMPaRTE: Zapatista Art @ Chiapas Support Committee // Oakland

[exhibit] COMPaRTE: Zapatista Art [Chiapas Support Committee] // Oakland

COMPaRTE: Zapatista Art in oakland The Chiapas Support Committee with the Eastside Arts Alliance are hosting the “CompArte: Zapatista Art in Oakland” exhibition, October through December 2017, at the Asian Resource Center (in Chinatown). OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, October 25th, starting at 6:00 pm with music, poetry & the artists. At the Asian Resource Center, 317 […]

Facebook Dia de los Muertos/Halloween Party // Menlo Park 1

[FREE] Facebook Dia de los Muertos AND Halloween Party // Menlo Park

Saturday at 12 PM – 5 PM 1 Hacker Way, Parking Lot 15, Menlo Park, California. Join us for Dia de los Muertos/Halloween Party 👻 Featuring a pumpkin patch 🎃 (100% of sales to charity, while supplies last), trick-or-treating, food trucks, cooking demos, free kids zone with haunted house & corn maze, craft beer, wine […]

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[exhibit] In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte // San Jose

Opening October 26, 2017 at History Park’s Arbuckle Gallery, In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte shines a spotlight on migrant farm workers. This exhibit features work from photojournalist David Bacon, who’s powerful photographs are displayed alongside moving oral narratives from migrant farm workers. The exhibit, fully translated into both […]

2017 Dia De Los Muertos in Bay Area

2017 Dia De Los Muertos in Bay Area [Dia de los Muertos]

See Bay Area’s biggest list of Dia de los Muertos! In Mexico, November 1st is All Saints day. A day to honor and respect the innocents, children & infants. November 2nd is Dia De Los Muertos. The day to honor deceased adults. On these days, altars are made in honor of them. People build them […]

SF Presidio Connects with Spain! [The Portal and Artist Exchange] 1

SF Presidio Connects with Spain! [The Portal and Artist Exchange]

October 6 to November 5, 2017 By appointment only Fridays through Sundays. ​Schedule a free 20 minute conversations with people in Portals around the world >> Location: Outside the Presidio Officers’ Club, at Pershing Square. What is the Portal? The Portal, a gold shipping container equipped with digital technology, is an interactive art project that […]

[exhibit] 'Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire' // SF 1

FREE Days! ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’ // SF

‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’ opened on September 30th. Dig into the secrets of Mexico’s Teotihuacan. See below so you can see the exhibition for free!  Located approximately 30 miles outside of modern-day Mexico City, Teotihuacan was founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise arid […]

Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead // Oakland

Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead // Oakland

This year, OMCA’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition, curated by Guest Curator Evelyn Orantes, is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly. Known for its mass migration each winter, this butterfly’s journey spans several generations, all of whom follow the same routes their ancestors took. In Mexico, the returning Monarchs also symbolize the […]

Dia de los Muertos a celebration of life not death // Oakland

Dia de los Muertos a celebration of life not death // Oakland

Dia de los Muertos: Memorias We invite you to join us for an opening reception Oct 14th, from 5-8pm. Coffee drinks and pan de muerto in the cafe. We also hope to have a blessing and traditional danzantes and a spoken word performance, DJ and light refreshments. Every year we honor the memory of our […]

[exhibit] Día de los Muertos 2017 @ SOMARTS // San Francisco 3

[exhibit] Día de los Muertos 2017 @ SOMARTS // San Francisco

Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos Exhibition Altars, multi-dimensional art installations, live music and performances honor personal and collective losses and acknowledge the cycles of life and death. SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan St. San Francisco. Tickets to special events: $12-$15. Dates: Exhibition on view October 6–November 9, 2017. How Much: Free admission […]

La Muerte Baila: A play for Día de los Muertos // San Jose

La Muerte Baila: A play for Día de los Muertos // San Jose

An original Milagro Día de los Muertos production devised by Rebecca Martinez and the Milagro Ensemble In this hilarious, musical take on the afterlife, los muertitos – the dead – can’t wait to get back to earth on Día de los Muertos – and La Muerte can’t wait to finally have a day to relax! […]