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Festival de las Calaveras 2017

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., and Fri. from Sept. 21-Dec. 9
12-6 p.m.
Every Sat. from Oct. 7-28
12-5 p.m.
Free; $3-$10 suggested donation
Art, Festivals, Galleries

Since 2013, Festival de las Calaveras has showcased Latinx art, music, and culture in the Twin Cities. Taking place over multiple venues, the event usually happens around the time of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), bringing some of Minnesota’s top Latinx artists together to explore social justice through entertainment, art, and community. Things kick off this year at Intermedia Arts with an art exhibition co-presented by the venue and Tlalnepantla Arts. It’s curated by Ana Laura Juarez, whose artwork is also included. The exhibition, which delves into both contemporary and traditional aspects of of Dia De Los Muertos, features work by Xavier Tavera, Dougie Padilla, Tomás Aratti, Luis Fitch, Jonathan Herrera, Melodee Strong, and several folks from Electric Machete Studios. The opening reception will have art, food, and tunes by DJ Miguel Vargas from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 28. Other planned events include concerts and celebrations at the Cedar, Nomad World Pub, and Acadia Cafe. There is a $5 suggested donation for the show at Intermedia Arts (the reception is free). Check festivalcalaveras.com for the complete schedule.


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