Alibi V.27 No.34 • Aug 23-29, 2018 

Pop Culture

ZoZo Fest Celebrates Tradition, Community

Santa Fe’s Pre-Fiestas event now in sixth year

Be among the first to meet Zozobra at the annual ZozoFest, taking place at Santa Fe Place Mall from Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2018. This gala event offers a chance to be the first to see Zozobra 2018 and view the exciting Zozobra art show, with oodles of related artwork for sale. You can put your own gloomy messages right into Zozobra and view the marionette’s enormous head before it is joined to his body!

The 6th Annual ZozoFest ialso includes The 6th Annual Will Shuster's 2018 Art Exhibition.

This year, ZozoFest lets Zozobra get lost in the ’60s, as Year Five of the Zozobra Decades Project celebrates the Summer of Love! Come see Old Man Gloom fight off the feel-good vibes before his hot party.

ZozoFest caps off the City of Santa Fe’s Southside Summer celebration with a Back to School Bash and the following fun ways to connect to this iconic Santa Fe cultural tradition:

• View the Zozobra Art Exhibit

• Get your face painted like Zozobra by Mommy's Little Monster

• Make your own Zozobra art at a FREE Arts and Crafts Table

• Have an opportunity to Meet the Artists

• Take a selfie with Old Man Gloom photobombing over your shoulder.

• Stuff your gloomy messages inside Zozobra to burn away your worries when he gets torched next week.

• See fantastic Zozobra art by dozens of New Mexico artists.

• Make your own groovy Zozobra art at a free crafts table.

• Enjoy FREE entertainment, including a magic performance and folkloric dance

• Take part in a FREE book giveaway for toddlers (ages 0-3 years) and crafts activity tables.

• Break out the tie-dye and celebrate the free-wheeling ’60s era.

ZOZOFEST GALA OPENING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

• 5pm Sponsor-only Private Viewing

• 6-9pm Public Preview

• 7pm Visit from the 2018 Zozobra Gloomies

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 ZOZOFEST AND THE BACK TO SCHOOL BASH, 10am to 7:30pm

• 12pm Storytelling by Jordan Wax

• 1pm Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico and Flamenco Dancers

• 2pm The 2018 Fiesta Royalty

• 2:30pm Andrew Lovato reads from his book, "Elvis Romero and Fiesta de Santa Fe”

• 4pm Magic by Monte Davidson

• 5pm Folkloric Dance by Baile Ilusion

• 6pm Live Music from Sol Fire

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018, ZOZOFEST Noon-4pm

• Last chance: Zozobra Art Show continues

• 12-4pm DJ Sin spins!

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe will have lots of fun items on display: historical art work; photography & contemporary works for sale by local Santa Fe artists; signed posters and official 2018 Zozobra merchandise.

REMEMBER TO JOIN US FOR THE BURNING OF ZOZOBRA AT FORT MARCY PARK ON LABOR DAY FRIDAY AUG. 31, 2018!!!

ZoZoFest
Santa Fe Place Mall • 4250 Cerrillos Rd.
Aug. 24 to 26 • FREE • All-ages
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