Thursday, October 27, 2011

Festival De Calacas

Hello my Sacred Friends!  It's been a long time since I posted.  October is always an insane month for me.  So many events and commitments, and not enough time!  I will be posting pictures soon.  I was blessed to teach 68 girl scouts how to decorate sugar skulls, show my Chicas Latinas group how to make paper marigolds, as well as build a Altar Installation for the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. (my home town)   The opening reception is tomorrow night, and if you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.   Of course I will be taking more pictures.  I am showing for the first time in my former home town, and it feels great!

Salute, my friends!   Below is a calendar of events in the San Jose area. 

Oct 1 Nov 4 Daily
Altar Exhibit: Tropicana Shopping Center in La Placita 1692 Story Road, San Jose
Oct 6 Nov 4 Daily for Tours
Altar Exhibit: San Jose State University, The Art of Remembrance (1), an exhibit of traditional and contemporary altars curated by Mary Jane Solis at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 5th Fl. and 1st Fl. Children's Section
Oct 10, 12, 17, 19 3:30pm–5:30pm
Mask Making Workshops:
School of Arts & Culture @ MHP, 1700 Alum Rock, Avenue, San Jose
Oct 12 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Reception & Artist Talk:
Cultural Heritage Center, 5th Floor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
Oct 22 Children's Discovery Museum
of San Jose

180 Woz Way, San Jose.
(408) 298-5437, www.cdm.org
Oct 23
Oakland Museum of California:

Performance by Teatro Familia Aztlan, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland,
(510) 238-2200
Oct 24 Nov 4 Daily for Tours
Altar Exhibit:
The Art of Remembrance (2), Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose
Oct 28 $5 $10 7:00pm–9:00pm
Fiesta de las Calacas:
School of Arts & Culture @ MHP, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose. Please come in costume and bring individual altars and ofrendas. A special Día de Los Muertos performance by Los Lupeños de San José and their Escuela students with guests Son Las Fridas, Comparsa/procession by Teatro Familia Aztlan, Music by Los Violines and Diaz Family with the Luther Burbank Mariachi Youth Program, Altar Exhibit and Refreshments.
Oct 29 11:00am–5:00pm
San Jose Museum of Art's Community Day:
El Día de los Muertos,
(408) 271-6840, www.sjmusart.org
Oct 29 11am–3pm
Calvary Cemetery presents
Día de los Muertos 2011

2650 Madden Ave., San Jose,
(408) 258-2940
Oct 30

14th Annual Día de los Muertos Procession and Festival de Calacas, Days of the Dead

11 am All procession participants gather in the City View Plaza across from César Chávez Park on Market Street
12 pm procession begins at Market St. and ends at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library corner of San Fernando & 4th.
Nov 2 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Donations
El Panteón la Ultima Parada–The Last Stop Fandango:
Altars and Art Exhibit Aztec Blessing of Altars–Live Music, San Jose Women's Club, 75 S. 11th Street, San Jose
Nov 5 2:00 pm
Día de los Muertos at Davies Symphony Hall
SF, (415) 642-1233 www.sfsymphony.org

1 comment:

Gloria said...

Hi Yoli. Enjoy yourself. San Jose is such a big town. When I go there now, I get lost.