We’ll be posting more about how to teach about Dia de los Muertos and its significance in the classroom in the upcoming weeks, but for our local readers and educators, we wanted to share the following information about some great upcoming Dia de los Muertos events around the Albuquerque area.
The NHCC (National Hispanic Cultural Center) in collaboration with the LAII is hosting a series of workshops on Tuesdays evenings on different topics related to Dia de los Muertos, including workshops on art, ofrendas, cooking and literacy based activities. Please see the flyer for information on dates and how to register: Dia-de-los-Muertos-Workshops-Flyer. The NHCC also has a number of other great Dia de Los Muertos themed events:
- Happy Arte Hour!! Thursday October 4th, 2012
On the first Thursday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites adults for creative fun in a relaxed, social setting which includes chips, salsa and cash bar to fuel your creative juices. Each session features a different artmaking technique and materials. This is a free, community event, but we invite donations in any amount to help support the project and pay artists! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend any of the sessions so that we can prepare enough materials and put out enough chairs.
- Vamos al Museo!! Saturday October 6th, 2012
On the first Saturday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites families for a short tour of the Art Museum, followed by a hands-on art-making session inspired by the tour. This is a free event, but we invite donations in any amount to support the project and pay the artists! Reservations are required and each session is limited to 30 participants. Email email@example.com to register or call 505-246-2261, ext. 189.
- Despedida and Community Altar: Friday November 2nd, 2012 | 5:30 pm
Come join us at the NHCC for Music, Poetry, Mexican Chocolate and Pan de Muerto. Sandra Cisneros will be speaking and reading from her new book at 7:30 pm
El Jardin Enterprises Studios in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment of the Arts and La Raza Unida and Cambio is hosting a series of art based Dia de los Muertos workshops including woodprinting, papermache creations, silk screen tshirts, sugar skulls and face painting. All workshops take place on Saturday afternoons. Please see the flyer for more information: Dia de los Muertos El Jardin.
And last, don’t forget about Albuquerque’s famous Marigold Parade on Sunday November 4th! Muertos y Marigolds homepage has more information on this fun event.
Hope to see you at some of these events!!