Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration | San Jose
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San Jose Museum of Art | 110 South Market Street. San Jose, CA
Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos with a wide variety of multigenerational activities: sugar skull decoration, live music, dance performances, art, and storytelling from 11 AM – 5 PM at the San Jose Museum of Art on October 27, 2012.
Live entertainment includes performances by Aztec dancers Calpulli Tonalehqueh, storyteller Olga Loya, and Mariachi San Jose. Cultural displays and demonstrations include traditional ofrendas (altars) by Phyllis Carrasco and Lissa Jones, seven-foot-tall Catrina dolls by Daniel Martinez, roaming Calaca (skull) performers, and clay flute creations by Xavier Quijas Yxayotl.
Hands-on art-making activities for all ages include decorating calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) with sequins, feathers, and colorful foil.
11 AM: Opening ceremony performed by Calpulli Tonalehqueh
11AM – 4:30 PM: Art-making activities
12 PM: Day of the Dead storytelling by Olga Loy
12:45 PM: Traditional music and dance performance by Calpulli Tonalehqueh
1 PM: Ofrenda building demonstration by Phyllis Carrasco
2 PM: Music by Mariachi San Jose
Free Day of the Dead Community Day
San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street. San Jose
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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