Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Get a taste of the best spooky traditions from two cultures at CityArts' Dia de los Muertos party
By Thaddeus McCollum
on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 10:37 AM
6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 | CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave. | 407-648-7060 | orlandoslice.com
| $5 suggested donation
The Mexican Dia de los Muertos holiday seems overly morbid, with its cadaverous figurines and edible candy corpses, but the point of the holiday is actually to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on. Because of its Nov. 1 proximity to Halloween and the overtly macabre imagery associated with it, though, Dia de los Muertos gets wrapped into plenty of spooky celebrations here in the States. CityArts throws its sixth annual early celebration of the south-of-the-border soiree this week with a block party incorporating both traditions. With plenty of performers from both backgrounds – gothic steampunk troupe Phantasmagoria followed by salsa band O Mi Lasa, for example – this is a cultural melting pot worth dipping into.