Muertitos Fest 2013: A Day of the Dead Family Celebration

HorizontalPromoCelebrating Día de los Muertos, SAY Sí’s 7th Annual Muertitos Fest provides a comprehensive perspective of the significant cultural holiday and will feature local artists, folk art exhibits, altars to honor the deceased, family art workshops, food booths, artisan stalls, live music and dance performances on October 31 – November 2, 2013.

Posada de Muertitos: Opening Night Fundraiser

Thursday, October 31, 7:30 – 10:30pm 

Tickets $25 per person pre-sale, $35 at the door
Click here to buy tickets for Posada de Muertitos

SAY Sí will kick off the 3-day event with a grand celebration of Jose Guadalupe Posada on the 100th anniversary of his death. This evening will feature a rare exhibition of some of Posada’s original hand-pulled etchings. Patrons can feast on regional Mexican delicacies and traditional pan de muerto and be the first to purchase specialty folk art from our featured students and artists. With live music by Los Nahuatlatos, featuring a one-of-a-kind collaboration between accordion legend Eva Ybarra “La Reina del Acordeon” and multi-disciplinary performance artist Nicolás Valdez. “Recuerdos: Puro Acordeon (A Conjunto Story)” uses music, poetry and visual media to pay homage to the people who have shaped our unique South Texas culture and call San Antonio home. An artes populares collection, traditional altars and artisan vendor’s traditional crafts will also be highlighted in SAY Sí’s newly finished building expansion.

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Muertitos Fest First Friday
November 1, 6-10pm
Event free and open to the public

Usually reminiscent of Posada’s scenes, First Friday is sure to set the spirited mood for San Antonio’s best Latino music, dance and Teatro. Whether you are grabbing a taco by our outdoor stage or a beer in our intimate “Cantina-for-the-night” Black Box theatre, you are sure to find entertainment that fits your mood. Along with Mariachi, Ballet Folklorico, Conjunto music and new works from the ALAS Youth Theatre Company, the night will include one of San Antonio’s most talented singer/songwriters, Azul Barrientos, who will share her beautiful and thoughtful renditions of traditional Mexican music as well as San Anto’s one and only, Bombasta! The “Barrio Big Band” will headline the evening with their energetic, horn-driven latin funk. Known as the ‘baddest Latin alternative band in San Antonio,” Bombasta is sure to deliver a high energy Muertitos Fest finale.

Muertitos Fest Family Day
Saturday, November 2, 12-3pm
Event free and open to the public

A special day just for families! Get hands-on with various family
 folk art workshops and shop for treasures from one-of-a-kind artist vendors. The festival concludes with Family Day – a final opportunity to enjoy the art, vendors, hands-on workshops and performances. Ballet folklórico, storytelling, clowning, and Teatro take the stage with the ALAS Middle School Theatre Troupe closing out the afternoon with masks, make-up, music and theatre!

View a full set of photos of Muertitos Fest 2012 HERE.

All events take place at:
SAY Si Central
1518 South Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78204

For more information please visit saysi.org or call 210.212.8666