day of the dead


V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014

Arts Feature

Muertos, Marigolds, Mazes y Más

Observe the season with local traditions and celebrations

Dem bones

From the Marigold Parade to a drum circle to surpass all drum circles, here’s a roundup of seasonal goodness to warm those chill autumn days.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
The Book of Life

Film Review

The Book of Life

Mexican-themed cartoon offers unexpected seasonal treats

Whimsically dark animted film The Book of Life takes a fantastical look at Mexico’s Day of the Dead traditions.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
Esparta

Culture

Seven Superb Events Celebrating el Día de los Muertos

Rich in colorful traditions, el Día de los Muertos is a longstanding Albuquerque favorite.
V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
Every day is a day to celebrate at Masks y Mas
courtesy Masks y Mas, via Facebook

Culture

Celebración de la Vida y la Muerte

Masks y Mas holds Day of the Dead fiesta

Sugar skulls and pan de muerto, face paint and papeles picados—it's that time of year again. Dia de los Muertos will be here soon, and Masks y Mas invites the Duke City to come out and celebrate.

Albuquerque’s own Day of the Dead-themed shop at 3106 Central SE will hold their annual fiesta Friday, Oct. 25 so as to “beat everybody else by one week,” says store manager Kenny Chavez.

The event will include art demonstrations—such as the making of papeles picados (colorful paper banners)—as well as a muerte dessert show, sugar skull decorating and a reception featuring 40 local artists. Muerte face paint is available during the event by prior appointment (call the store at 256-4183) and The Cool Arrows, a Latino punk band, will provide live festival tunes.

Chavez says that the event, which has been held in the shop for over a decade, is a time to celebrate and honor lost loved ones. There will be a community altar for photos and keepsakes of those who have passed.

“It is driven by life and death,” Chavez says. “It's all part of the cycle, and it is becoming more a part of the culture in the United States. People have been so fearful of it … but it's a memorial day. And we've turned it into an art form. It's not a mourning thing, it's a celebration.”

V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday on Friday: Day of the Dead

Halloween is over, but Day of the Dead is still on the horizon. Celebrate the occasion with Day of the Dead. This puzzle shooter is obviously inspired by the classic arcader Puzzle Bobble–only the bubbles have been replaced with colorful sugar skulls. Paint your face and get to shooting!

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Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day

Dia de los Muertos Edition

Posted to Alibi's Flickr photo pool by our super friend Seth Goodman.

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Dia de los Muertos Edition

Posted to Alibi's Flickr photo pool by our super friend karl_eschenbach.

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V.19 No.44 |

Dia de los Muertos Edition

Posted to Alibi's Flickr photo pool by our super friend buzzwink.


Dia de los Muertos Edition

Posted to Alibi's Flickr photo pool by our super friend Tammy Maitland.

Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade 2010