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Prelude to La Muerte

Dia de los Muertos events come early in LatinoLA, beginning Oct. 25

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: October 25, 2006


Prelude to La Muerte


Celebrate Dias de los Muertos - Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26 Events

-----Dias de los Muertos Noche de Palabra
Wednesday, October 25, 7 ? 10p
Sugarbutterbex, 5110 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA
323.255.0021 information@sugarbutterbex.com
www.sugarbutterbex.com

Noche de Palabra (Night of Spoken Word) - This is a night to come and learn about the traditions of Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) and to speak about your departed loved ones. Learn a brief history of Dias de los Muertos, sacred space and altar purpose, elements and creation. Contribute to the night by expressing your thoughts and feelings on departed loved ones.

-----The Olvera Street Merchants present: Novenaria
Wednesday, October 25 through Thursday, November 2, 7 - 9p
Kiosko, Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA
213.625.7074 www.olvera-street.com

The pre-Columbian Novenario is part of the Olvera Street Merchant's Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities. This traditional Novenaria (nine-night) procession is a traditional pre-Columbian procession evokes special memories of deceased loved ones with colorful pageantry, indigenous blessings and lively music. Following each procession, free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado (a Mexican hot beverage) will be served.

-----PLACITA LIVE
Wednesday, October 25 through Thursday, November 2, 9 pm

Mexican Cultural Institute, in partnership with Olvera Street Merchants Association and El Pueblo Historical Monument present musical performances immediately after the Novenario
at Placita de Dolores, Olvera Street
Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Donnie Voglia, Latin Alternative Rock, Pop
Thursday, Oct. 26 - Dub Coincidence, Latin Reggae
Friday, Oct. 27 - Dub 8, Latin Ska, Reggae, Rock
Monday, Oct. 30 - Fitter, Latin Rock & Experimental
Tuesday, Oct. 31 - Caf? Con Tequila & Awesome Possum, Shoegaze, Techno, Surf & Latin Ska/Reggae
Wednesday, Nov. 1 - Raskahuele, Latin Ska/Reggae
Thursday Nov. 2 - Calavera 27, Performance Art Piece, starring Marisol Hernandez y los Hermanos Carlos, Fusion of Traditional

-----Sis Boom Bah
Wednesday, October, 25, 9p

The Scene, 806 E Colorado, Glendale, California
www.thescenebar.com
myspace.com/carlogomes
Cost: $5

Local musician, Carlo Gomes and his band, Sis Boom Bah live.

-----Dias de los Muertos Noche de Ofrenda
Thursday, October 26, 5p ? 12midnight
Sugarbutterbex, 5110 York Blvd, Highland Park, CA
323.255.0021 information@sugarbutterbex.com
www.sugarbutterbex.com

Noche de Ofrenda (Night of Offering) - This is an opportunity to bring remembrances of your loved ones and create your own altar or contribute to the community altar. Paper cut into small houses, as our theme this year is Coming Home, will be available to write a message to a departed loved one or just you sentiments of the moment. Altars can be simple or complex. We'll be there to help your create your own personal altar if you've never done it before. The altar de muertos is the ofrenda that family and/or friends prepare for the annual return of their dead loved ones that consists of the table or area decorated to hold the offerings (food, beverage, candies, etc.).

-----Day of the Dead 2006
Thursday, October 26, 6 - 10p
Exhibit curated by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Zona Rosa Caffe, 15 S El Molino, Pasadena, CA
626.793.2334

-----Dias de los Muertos Noche de Palabra
Friday, October 27, 7 ? 10p
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com

-----Dias de los Muertos Noche de Ofrenda
Saturday, October 28, 5p ? 12midnight
Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove
323.222.4740 rockroseart@yahoo.com

-----Dias de los Muertos Workshops/Market VII
Sunday, October 29, 12noon ? 4p
The Acorn Gallery, 135 N Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA
323.850.8566 info@ArroyoArtsCollective.org www.arroyoartscollective.org

This is the seventh in a series of Talleres (Workshops) & Mercados (Markets) leading up to Dias de los Muertos. Begin your holiday shopping early. Create some Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) arte & artisania.

I?m really excited about this next group of workshops that we?re doing in conjunction with the Arroyo Arts Collective. Below is the current listing of the workshops they?ll be conducting along with the basic children?s workshops, including coloring skulls for votive candles.

The Mercado features local artists/artisans who can create that special one-of-a-kind gift for you if you don't see what you want. We look forward to your participation in this and the other up-coming Mercados/Talleres (one every Sunday through October 29) & the other events scheduled for Dias de los Muertos.

Edith Abeyta - Sugar Skull Decorating - 12 - 2pm
Jennifer Murphy - Paper Bag Calaveras Puppets - 12 - 3:30pm
Karen Lockert - Black Magic Pictures - 12:30 - 2pm
Carol Colin - Chalk Drawing - 1 - 4pm
Patty Sue Jones - Tin Painting - 2 - 4pm
Karen Lockert - Pumpkin Carving - 2 - 4pm






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