This Saturday is Dia De Los Muertos!

This year we are bringing to attention two events that are happening on opposite sides of the Valley, one in Palm Springs and one in Coachella.  Both are free, and invite the whole family to come out and enjoy the festivities.

What is Day of the Dead??:

Day of the Dead is a time of celebration and remembrance. On this day families gather to tell stories, honor their heritage and commemorate loved ones who have passed away. Through vivid imagery, storytelling and traditions, death is recognized as a continuation of life.

¿Qué es el Día de los Muertos?
El Día de los Muertos es un tiempo para celebrar y recordar. Durante este día familias enteras se reúnen para contra historias, honrar su cultura, y conmemorar a los seres queridos que han fallecido. Por medio de imágenes, narrativas y tradiciones vívidas, la muerte es reconocida como una continuación de la vida.

this Saturday in Palm Springs

the Palm Springs Art Museum presents:

Palm Springs Art Museum invites you to…

October 30, 2010
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos begins at   11 a.m. on the museum’s front steps with a performance by Dazante del Sol.

Beginning on October 23, altars will be on display throughout the museum. Altars have been created by:
Culturas, Angela Bedolla, Gloria Maldonado, Virginia Ortega, David Rivera, Nadia Tovar, O’Jay Vanegas, St. Theresa Catholic School-Spanish Club, Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artists Council
Everyone is invited to leave a memento on the community altar on the museum’s front steps on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
Invitamos a todos a participar en la ofrenda comunitaria en la entrada del museum el sábado 30 de octubre del 2010.
From 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. throughout the museum enjoy a variety of art activities including: Máscaras/Masks, Flores de paper/Paper flowers
Throughout the museum and in the Annenberg Theater enjoy live music and performances by:
Mariachi Azteca de Oro de José Valdéz, Los Títeres con Familia Acevedo, Ballet Folklórico Sol de mi Tierra, DJ Pepe, XKlusive Mobile Music
Sponsored by/Patrocionadores
The Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Bank of America, U.S. Bank
all going down at the …

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA
11:00am – 4:00pm
*all info provided by the Palm Springs Art Museum,

and on the other side of town… in Coachella…

Raices presents:

Raices will be hosting their 5th Annual Day of the Dead. Dia de los Muertos is a community celebration in which we remember loved ones that passed on through a colorful, artistic, and traditional rendition of our devotion to their memory. The celebration is free to the community and will feature live music, local artist showcase, student and community altars, and many other activities. The event will be held at the Centro Martin Ortiz in Coachella on Saturday, October 30 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Local artists will be participating :La Maniaca | Kylie Knight | Gonzalo Pinedo| Gustavo Rimada |
Daikon Eklectik | MLN17 plus Yuki | Louie Becker | Debra Mumm |
Johnathan Prado | Carlos Munoz | Tone Rubio

As part of Dia de los muertos, Raices will be hosting a series of workshops. The Xinachtli Youth Art Project will have youth participating in various workshops of various art styles along side with some local artist that will be facilitating.  To see more information about this program Press here.

Along with the Xinachtli workshops Raices is hosting a public workshoped called Tezcatlipoca and the Indigenous Traditional Worldview of Dia de los Muertos. In commemoration of El Dia de la Raza, this workshop will present the indigenous concept of Tezcatlipoca, the “smoking mirror,” and the significance of memory in relationship to the individual, family, and the community.

all this going down at…

Centro Martin Ortiz

1612 1st Street

Coachella, Ca 92236

* all information provided by Raices Del Valle,

for more information on these two events, please visit: