Blue Milagro will transform the Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard into a Mexican Zocolo where artists and the community can taste sugar skulls, smell fresh marigolds, make thematic art with Little June Bugs, enjoy children’s calaca face painting, drink horchata from El Portal, eat Norma’s handmade tacos, see traditional altar builders in action and gaze upon large papier mache skulls and flowers. Enjoy master papel picado maker, Margarita Sosa at work and listen to the sound of the highly acclaimed musicians from Quetzal. Bob Baker Marionettes will also be performing with their famous skeletons and Pasadena Playhouse actors will delight crowds of all ages with spontaneous performances. It is a visually compelling and unique celebration of artistic expression, storytelling and cultural diversity in Pasadena. (Zona Rosa Caffe)
And, of course, be ready to have your face painted.
In the sitting nook of the Caffe, visit their Día de los Muertos art exhibit with over 300 works, including cereal box altars, paper dolls, and paintings. Professional artists have contributed their work, along with PCC students are exhibiting original silkscreen posters and Gooden School students are displaying their printmaking projects.
If you can’t come out at on the work week’s official end, Saturday will have mini altar building, sugar skull crocheting, and a poetry reading from 1-3 p.m.
A last minute addition to the musical line-up is Clorofila from Nortec Collective who “will be spinning latin grooves from 8:30-11.”
Día de los Muertos at Zona Rosa Caffee
Friday, Oct. 25th 5-11 p.m.
15 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena
Event is free, though monies needed for art raffle tickets, homemade sugar skulls, t-shirts, etc.
Zona Rosa Caffe