So, here it is. The weekend that all the party people from all over the U.S. of A have been looking forward to.
This weekend in the desert sure does not disapoint when it comes to things to do around town either. With over 15 parties posted on the “Upcoming Events” board to the right, I am sure there is something that could spark some interest.
There are two *Featured Events* this weekend. Take the time to check out these mini-interviews and see what these events are all about.
Also, just want to remind everyone to not be shy and feel free to email me some party pixxx from your Halloween shananagans. I’m going to be doing a special feature on them.
THURSDAY, October 30th:
I don’t see the address. Do you? Hit one of these bands up on myspace for all that. Pretty solid line up. Party sounds like fun.
Don’t come with a fake costume. Or else you’re paying $10. Scene Radio is going to be there. Dude, that flyer is scary.
Word on the street is: On Santa Rosa and San Anselmo across from C.O.D. in Palm Desert. Band line-up still to be determined. Everybody loves the guys from Sol Distric. I wonder what they’ll be wearing.
2 kegs???? Dope.
Now, let me say, this is by far the most horrific flyer of them all. A picture of Palin and McCain looking as if they are ready to attack is always a horrific feeling. Oh God, don’t get me started. Just head to Hellfest.
Attach of the sexy nurse. Go get your sexual heeling on at the Riviera.
Bring Love not Hate is the best thing to put on a flyer. It’s true. Love not hate is always a good policy. Unless, of course, you can’t help but hate on thsi dude is getting a lot of love on the flyer.
**Featured Event: Dia De Los Muertos by Raices Cultura**
COACHELLA – Celebrating the beauty and traditions of the Latino culture, RAÍCES CULTURA presents an evening showcasing local artists, musicians and dancers at the 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead celebration, Saturday, Nov. 1, at 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the City of Coachella.
The traditional Latino holiday, that pays homage to loved ones that have passed, is celebrated through live music, cultural dances, student and community altars, regional food, and activities for the entire family.
The RAÍCES CULTURA event brings together a long list of community groups and organizations including the Coachella Boys and Girls Club, Palm View Elementary School, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Desert Mirage High School and Coachella Valley High School. Artists from across the valley will be present to exhibit their Dia de los Muertos-inspired artwork and to talk to attendees about their pieces. The event is free and open to anyone interested in understanding and celebrating this festive cultural holiday.
I have had a few pieces of my work shown at the date festival, two Honorable mentions and a First place winner. I’m also attending COD, taking a class in ceramic sculpture, which is fun and interesting. My main medium is oil, but love to experiment with mixed media. I think this art show will be a wonderful and great experience for me to expose my works. I’m very excited to be a part of the “Dia de los muertos” event.
Andrea and Lupe Calderon
Husband and wife two different artists- who besides work full-time; are busy raising a family here in the Coachella Valley. Currently Andrea Calderon works as an art educator, and Lupe Calderon works for the City of Palm Springs and completing his architecture degree. Having the opportunity of time to create art has been our CHALLENGE; the demands of parenthood are quite intense. Nevertheless, our art work in defiantly Chicano, non-mainstream. Subject matter and art with messages interests us more than abstraction or art of pure aesthetic form. Inspiration has derived from extremities such as growing up poor in Los barrios of Indio and Coachella to the serenity of the Valley’s humming and spiritual warmth. Our Goals would be to have our own art studio; enrich young talent who couldn’t afford and strengthen communities.
Born and Raised here in the Coachella Valley all his life. Alberto Diaz a veteran of graffiti art has been using his creativity since 1993 to make his art noticeable. He has traveled to LA and San Diego to perform live painting for an audience and to paint with other artists and also has done graffiti murals in the streets of LA with permission. He has also involved himself in a Christian graffiti crew call ISI which stands for Iron Sharpens Iron and has done many murals for church events.
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Jose Diaz, Albert Diaz, Jesus Olivarez
Thanks for tuning in once again. And don’t be shy, if you don’t see your event posted, please send your flyer this way: firstname.lastname@example.org