Carbondale Arts and The Thunder River Theatre bring the community together on First Friday, November 3 from 5 to 8pm for the annual celebration of Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Festivities start at 5pm at the Third Street Center (TSC) for altar viewing, face painting, Mexican hot chocolate, and traditional treats. At 6:15pm, a procession begins at TSC concludes at the Thunder River Theatre for Que Viva, a ceremony honoring those who have left us. Bring your flashlights, candles, or glow sticks for the procession as it will be dark! Two viewings of Aspen Sante Fe Ballet Folklorico and the puppet show “A Delfinita la Visita La Chokani / Delfinita Gets A Visit From La Chokani” by Mexican Playwright Karmina L. Fanjúlby and performed by Carbondale’s El Colectivo will take place at 7pm and again at 8pm at the Thunder River Theatre. All these events are free to the public.
In honor of Dia de los Muertos, Carbondale Arts invites those who have lost loved ones, or who feel drawn to create an altar, to participate in Remembering the Dead Altar Show. The altars will be on display in the Round Room at the Third Street Center from November 1-7. Please contact Carbondale Arts to reserve space by October 15th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.963.1680. Dia de los Muertos is sponsored by Carbondale Arts, the Third Street Center, Thunder River Theater, The Valley Settlement Project and the Carbondale Creative District. Gracias!