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Viva la Vida: A Celebration of Life on the Day of the Dead

Art party with mariachi music, food and margaritas, outdoor film screenings and more

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Venue: Museum of Art DeLand
Address: 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Phone: (386) 734-4371
Tags: art party
Price: $65
 

We Say...

The dead don’t want you to weep and wail or fear their clacking bones; they want you to remember them with joy – music, dancing, plenty of sweets and plenty of calacas – those happy, gaily decorated skeletons you see at Mexican Day of the Dead festivals. The typical American Halloween party tends to focus on the iconography of death in a less thoughtful, more gory way (shambling, blood-spattered zombies covered in open wounds), as opposed to the warm-hearted Mexican Dia de los Muertos, in which all the skeletons are grinning and all the ghosts are your own beloved departed ones. The Museum of Art – DeLand chose to focus on that more convivial kind of celebration with their mercado-themed fundraiser: Mexican beer, margaritas and the Mayan Grill Food Truck will sustain bodies while spirits are raised by roving mariachis, sugar-skull face painters and a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest. – Jessica Bryce Young

 
 

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