On October 30, 2014 – November 01, 2014, SAY Sí, San Antonio’s Premier creative youth development program, will present its 8th annual Muertitos Fest, a 3-day Día de los Muertos festival which celebrates the tradition that ties our city to Mexico and commemorates the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio.
Muertitos Fest, one of San Antonio’s most comprehensive Día de los Muertos celebrations, will provide educational context to the city’s annual festivities with three days of unique cultural happenings including: an exhibition of student and local artists, folk art exhibits, altars to honor the deceased, family art workshops, a community altar project, food booths, artisan stalls, live music, theatre, spoken-word and dance performances.
Saints & Sinners: Opening Night Fundraiser | Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 – 10:30 pm | Ticketed Event ($30 Presale, $35 at the door)
For groups of 6+ tickets are $25 each. Please call SAY Sí at 210-212-8666 to purchase discounted group tickets. Funds raised will support SAY Sí programs!
A spirited celebration with iconic apparitions, all saints and sinners are welcome! The evening will offer a blending of poetry and music with delectable cuisine and libations – all reflecting the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos.
Attendees will feast on reimagined Mexican delicacies by San Antonio’s only all vegan and gluten-free establishment, Vegeria Vegan Restaurant, as well as satisfying sweets by Oh Yeah Cakes and Panifico Bakery. Play Lotería (Mexican Bingo) and be the first to purchase our specialty folk art and artisan vendor’s traditional crafts.
The Maya Guirao World Music Project, a trio of master musicians that has pulled their inspirations from cultures across the globe, will open and close the event with their unique international sound. Throughout the evening, patrons will also hear lyrical remembrances from: 2013/2014’s “La Voz” de San Antonio Winner, Amanda Flores, Singer, Poet, & renowned Emcee, Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, Storyteller & Poet, Xelena Gonzalez and Jazz Poet/Theatre Artist, Joyous Windrider. SAY Sí is also pleased to announce that San Antonio Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, will be sharing her words during the Opening Night Fundraiser.
Muertitos Fest Friday | Friday, October 31, 2014
6 – 10 pm | Free & Open to the Public
The festivities continue with a Día de los Muertos Friday celebration. Enjoy the exhibits, altars, festive food and artisan booths. Participate in hands-on art activities and be entertained with live musical and dance performances on two stages throughout the evening.
Friday Entertainment by: Jai Roots, Mars Gutierrez with Saxophonist Eddie Vasquez, Marisela Barrera, Eduardo Garza, Stephan Gaeth, La Chichada, Elsa Champion Dance Academy, ALAS High School Youth Theatre Company, Zin Duda, and headlining our Friday event will be Los de Esta Noche!
Muertitos Fest Family Day | Saturday, November 1, 2014
12 – 3 pm | Free & Open to the Public
Get hands-on with various family folk art workshops and shop for treasures from one-of-a-kind artist vendors. Visit our calaca face painters and enjoy a special program of music and performances in the SAY Sí Black Box Theatre.
Saturday Entertainment by: Mestizo Ballet Folklorico, Tamara Adira with Stephan Gaeth, Elsa Champion Dance Academy, Xelena Gonzalez, S.T. Shimi and the ALAS Middle School Youth Theatre Company.
Click HERE to view a full set of photos of Muertitos Fest 2013.
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All events take place at:
SAY Si Central
1518 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204