AltEres ~ Un Cabaret de Muertos
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Un Cabaret de Muertos
Saturday, November 2, 2013
VIP Reception ~ 8 to 9pm || Cabaret ~ 9pm to 11:30pm
For our 2013 Día de los Muertos celebration, Galería de la Raza in collaboration with Ginger Murray and La Pocha Nostra, is pleased to present an evening of radical performance providing a one-night subversive presentation.
This year’s Dia de los Muertos is Galeria’s reentrance into this cultural celebration providing an alternative to the more traditional and visual arts exhibitions happening at other spaces around the city. As the title suggests, the program is still rooted in the traditional meanings and significance of Dia de los Muertos, but we are infusing it with political commentary and a radical aesthetic. By honoring the death of loved ones alongside contemplating concepts such as the cultural death of the Mission District, the transitory artistic communities of San Francisco, as well as more global issues of border violence and immigration, we hope to provide the public another point of entry into Día de los Muertos. The show will celebrate alters, altered states, alter personas and the culture of the Mission.
We will also a present a "Death of the Mission" Living Altar art installation. Through transgressively ethereal performances and offerings we will honor the beauty of death and life. Come and join us for a night to remember.
VIP Hour: 8pm to 9pm
We will be hosting a VIP hour featuring Ester Hernández, a.k.a Sun Mad, food and refreshments.
The Show: 9pm to 11:30pm
MC, Ginger Murray
La Chica Boom
La Bomberas de la Bahía
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Galería de la Raza
Founded in 1970, the Galería is a non-profit community-based arts organization whose mission is to foster public awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and serve as a laboratory where artists can both explore contemporary issues in art, culture and civic society, and advance intercultural dialogue. To implement our mission, the Galería supports Latino artists in the visual, literary, media and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially committed art.