Skeletons Are Celebrating
By Karen Ocampo
Under the framework of one of the most popular Mexican fiestas, skulls and skeletons invade the city, and with them come many events to see, taste, and hear. Feast your eyes and shake a skeletal arm or a leg at these various events during these days:
Alternative Art and Design Bazaar
This bazaar dedicated to promote the independent Mexican design and fair trade purchase will celebrate its second anniversary. They invite you to have cheer with them November 1 at 5 pm with a small cocktail and toast with Oaxacan mezcal to the rhythm of live music and raffle bazaar product. October 31 to November 1, Allende Cultural Center (Ancha de San Antonio 28 Col. Centro)
Art Walk and Day of the Dead Altars
This October 31 at 5 pm, you can delight your artistic eye at Fabrica La Aurora. Factory Aurora/Calzada de La Aurora s/n Col Aurora.
Enjoy a very timely play about second chances at this production in San Miguel Playhouse. From October 21 to November 1.
San Miguel Playhouse/Avenidad Indepencia, Col. Independencia.
La Calaca Festival
This unique festival will have different activities from October 28 to November 2. Take a look at some of the possibilities for your enjoyment:
• Digital Altar de San Miguel de Allende, with images of loved ones from all those who want to participate to celebrate the memory of loved ones. It will be screened in public places in the city. If you want to send a photograph of a deceased friend or family member, do it at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Teatromovie. As part of La Calaca, child Catrinas will come to tell stories at Juárez Park Saturday, October 31, at 5:30 pm.
• Calaquitas is a handmade skull mask workshop given by the Association of Children of the Sierra. It will take place on Saturday, October 31, and Sunday and Monday, November 1 and 2, 12 to 4 pm.
• Calaca and Tattoos. Pedro Alós Chiandoni is an artist with tattoo studios in New York and London. He currently works in his studio, Ink Revolting in Hipsteriana, in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City. He will be offering his skills in the Bendita Showroom (Hernandez Macias) from October 28 to November 3.
• Altars and Art of Oaxaca. Enjoy the Day of the Dead with a sense of traditional Oaxaca Zapotec altars designed by two artists, the master weaver Jacobo Mendoza and Blanca Gomez. Their work will be presented at The Hidden Face of Mexico Mask Museum at Casa de la Cuesta, Cuesta de San Jose, Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31. See the altars and visit the exhibition of the work of Mendoza and Gomez from 1:30 to 5:00 pm both days.
• Ritual Ceremony of the Dead Pyramid. A ceremony led by Diana Paz, will welcome the dead on October 30 at 5:30 pm in Juárez Park.
Bones and skulls: Calacas with Catrín and Catrina
This is a show for the whole family presented by the puppet company, “Heart of Moon.” They will arrive this year to settle in San Miguel after 10 years of experience in Mexico City. October 30 at 6 pm at Teatro Santa Ana, La Biblioteca, Reloj 50A.
The Restaurant Altar
The inauguration of The Restaurant altar will be held on October 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm on Diez Sollano and Dávalos 16. Do not forget to visit The Restaurant on Sunday; 5 percent of what you consume will be donated to San Miguel’s LGBTIQ NGO.
Bones Heart FT Hart and friends
Meghan Catherine and friends invite you to a creative collaboration of artists. At 8 pm on October 30, there will be a fashion show with HART jewelry combined with clothes created by Jose Yañez. El Zaguán Bed & Art, (Zacateros 12, Col. Centro).
On Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 pm at Cine Rosa, the feeling of suspense will reign. Cine Rosa has the only LGBTIQ movie night in town. L’inconnu du Lac is a French movie that will be screened at Colectivo 41 (María Grever 14, Col. Guadalupe).