DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
SANTA MONICA with
Saturday, November 1,
11am - 3pm
Join us for a traditional Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), where family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones that have passed. The event focuses on the traditions that make up this celebration of life and death. There are a vareity of ways participants can discover the philosophy and history of the day inlcuding an opening procession led by Ketzaliztli dancers, a workshop to create offerings of marigold coronitas (crowns) and papel picado (perforated paper) for loved ones who have passed, self -guided tours of the cemetery that explore the history of local famous people, a documentary on how a small town in Mexico prepares for the holiday, a traditional Nahuatl ceremonial blessing and musicians performing throughout the cemetery to honor those who have passed. Woodlawn Cemetery is situated on 26 acres and has views of the Santa Monica mountains and ocean.
The cemetery has been serving the community for over 100 years and is owned and operated by the City of Santa Monica - one of the few municipally-owned cemeteries in California. The city purchased the cemtery in 1897 and it is considered one fo the city's most important historical resources.
Check back for full schedule & a list of other Dia de los Muertos events in Santa Monica.
Free parking avaiable at Santa Monica College/SMC lot between 16th and 17th Streets on Pico Blvd. and along 14th St.
Parking at SMC is made possible by SMC/Workforce & Economic Development Department.
PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES 2014
NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
will be special guests for
MUSE/IQUES FRONT PORCH UNCORKED SERIES
Join us for a boisterous celebration on the front porch of the historic
Blacker House where we will reclaim our American roots at a MUSE/IQUE style neighborhood party!
Early twentieth century architects Greene and Greene were revolutionary in creating the American house
as renegade art, and across the coast, roots music of Appalachia began shaping the country in tunes that
struck the core of our spirit. From this, a cultural voice emerged, revived by Pete Seeger, and belonging to all Americans.
We honor these revolutionaries in the most fitting way possible
– a lively shindig featuring
performing traditional music of the Americas
a high energy Americana String Band full of rich harmonies, banjos, fiddles and mandolins.
@ The Robert R. Blacker House
1177 Hillcrest Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Entry permitted at 6:30.
At 7:30, we unleash an exhilarating, non-stop 70 minute adventure in sound.
Street parking will be available all along Hillcrest Avenue and adjacent streets.