Join Fleisher and the official Día de los Muertos committee Calaca Flaca (Skinny Skeleton) on November 1, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., as we hold our third Día de los Muertos celebration with an elaborate altar piece in our historic Sanctuary space. This special night will feature the Día de los Muertos performance Todos Mis Muertos by artist Merián Soto as well as performances by traditional Aztec dance group Cenzontle Cuicatl and mariachi Pedro Villaseñor.
Additional Día de los Muertos Events
Cempazuchitl (Marigold) Making
October 26-31, all day
Stop by the lobby and create your own paper Cempazuchitl (marigold) flower. We will be collecting the flowers to use them as part of the Day of the Dead altar both in the Sanctuary and at the altar constructed at 9th and Ellsworth streets.
Papel Picado (Paper Cutting) Workshop
October 26 and 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Free. Registration required.
Artist Gustavo García will guide participants through the basic steps of papel picado (paper cutting), a very old Mexican tradition associated with the Día de los Muertos celebration. The created works will form part of the final altar installation in the Sanctuary.
October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Limited to 10 participants. Registration required.
Performer and healer Valeska Garay will lead a retreat to help us heal after the loss of a loved ones. The workshop has a limit of 10 participants and registration is required.
9th and Ellsworth Streets Celebration
November 2, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Join Fleisher, the official Day of the Dead committee, and WOAR (Women Against Rape) at 9th and Ellsworth streets for the second Día de los Muertos altar celebration. WOAR will be creating its altar to commemorate the disappearances of women in Juárez City and also raise awareness around the issues of feminicide. The celebration includes a performance by Cenzontle Cuicatl and the traditional Jarana band Son Revoltura.
Sanctuary Series: Day of the Dead in Context
November 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
As part of the Sanctuary Series, our free drop-in program held on Wednesday evenings, journalist Leticia Roa Nixon will introduce the concepts and meanings of the centuries-old tradition of the Día de los Muertos altar celebration. Leticia will also be guiding the audience through the Fleisher’s altar installation in the Sanctuary.
Film Screening – Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un Crimen de Estado
by Xavier Robles and Guadalupe Ortega
November 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5
Haverford University professor Auriela Gómez will presents Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un Crimen de Estado, which focuses on the Ayotzinapa school students who disappeared in Iguala, Mexico in September 2014. All donations from this event will be used to help Ayotzinapa students.