Dia de los Muertos at MCM

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This Thursday at MCM, join us in celebrating Dia de los Muertos, a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American cultures acknowledging our ongoing relationship with ancestors and loved ones that have passed away. Through the creation of altars containing ofrendas, we honor and remember those who came before us. These ofrendas, or offerings, usually include sugar skulls, marigolds, the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and favorite things of the deceased such as sports memorabilia or music. This week at MCM, we’re thrilled to welcome the following groups to help us celebrate this very special holiday:

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, with festive arts and crafts
Hector Zavala, demonstrating some of his award-winning altars
Encantada Gallery, with sugar skulls, paper flowers, and more
Alejandro’s Trade, Andean wares including catrinas and other festive goods
Floreria la Poblanita, selling Marigolds and other floral arrangements
The Rabbit Hole, offering donation-based festive face painting

Check out the MCCLA website for more information about upcoming Dia de los Muertos events happening in the Mission.

Kiddo Disco at MCM for Dia De Los Muertos

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This Thursday we’re celebrating Dia De Los Muertos at MCM with an action-packed schedule of family-friendly fun! At 4:30 pm the kids from Edison Academy will perform the Thriller Dance. Starting at 5:00 pm, DJ Matt Haze will play music in anticipation of this Saturday’s Kiddo Disco show at Bollyhood (details below). Also at 5:00 pm, we’ll learn how to make Pumpkins Florentine and a Fall Flower Salad thanks to a cooking demo fro Violeta and Raul of Urban Sprouts. At 5:30pm  Moving Beyond Productions, and the Marsh Youth Theater Dance program will present a Dia de los Muertos dance.
What is Kiddo Disco, you ask? Well, The Great Pumpkin, Jack Skellington, and Dora the Zombie Explorer will all be there, getting their ghoulish groove on! Kiddo Disco is a daytime family dance party, back from the undead to celebrate Halloween with you and your creepy little creatures! There will be face painting, stroller parking, a diaper changing area and quiet reading area, as well as healthy and delicious snacks and a bar for the ghastly grownups. Megan (g)hosts and DJ Matt spins a weird and wacky mix of celebratory tunes. The only missing ingredient in the magic potion is you!