Event

19th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 12–4:30 pm

Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 19th Annual Community Celebration for the Days of the Dead. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and buy Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar from our mercado. Visit the special exhibition, The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013, on view in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences. Included with Museum Admission. Free to OMCA Members.


Schedule of Events Download the Program (PDF)

12–12:30 pm Opening ceremony, procession to garden, and dedication of central ofrenda with Concepcion J. Saucedo Martinez and Danza Azteca Cuauhtona
GARDEN STAGE  Mistress of Ceremonies and Stage Director, Yolanda Aranda Coria; Emcee, Anita DeLucio
1:15–1:45 pm Ballet Folklorico Mexico de Carlos Moreno
2–2:30 pm Mariachi Colima de Javier Magallon
2:45–3:30 pm Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
3:40–4 pm Jose Roberto Hernandez y su Trio
4:00–4:30 pm  Closing Ceremony with Cocepcion J. Saucedo Martinez, Yolanda Aranda Coria and Jose Roberto Hernandez
OAK STREET PLAZA, LEVEL 3
1–1:45 pm Mariachi Colima de Javier Magallon
2:20–2:50 pm Jose Roberto Hernandez y su Trio
GALLERY OF CALIFORNIA NATURAL SCIENCES, LEVEL 1
11–5 pm The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos 2013
KOI POND AREA, LEVEL 1
1:15–1:35 pm Danza Azteca Cuauhtonal
1:45–2:15 pm Jose Roberto Hernandez y su Trio
LECTURE HALL, LEVEL 1
1–2 pm DEAF OMCA Storytelling
ACTIVITIES AROUND THE MUSUEM
12–4:30 pm Face-painting — Garden 
  Demonstrations — Koi Pond and Garden 
  Mercado — Garden 
  Food Vendors — 10th Street entrance and Garden 
  Beverages — 2nd Level Terrace 
  Chalk Artists — Oak Street and Oak Street Plaza

Supporters

The 2013 Days of the Dead Community Celebration is made possible in part by generous support from Kaiser Permanente and the Oakland Museum Women's Board. OMCA Family is made possible in part by Chevron and the Institute of Library and Museum Services.

Kaiser Permanente    Oakland Museum Women's Board      Oaklandish

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