Day of the Dead Celebration at MOMI: Coco Film & Musical Performances

By 10/28/2022 11:31:00 AM ,

Wednesday, November 2, Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a "Day of the Dead Celebration" featuring live music, dance, and film for families (recommended ages 7+).

Day of the Dead Celebration at MOMI Coco Film and Musical Performances

Day of the Dead Celebration

The Museum’s Kaufman Courtyard will be the site for free performances (4:00 pm to 6:30 pm) by Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer Academy, local youth mariachi performers, followed by a presentation of Aztec Mexica dance, poetry, and music from indigenous dance troupe Yayauhki Tezcatlipoka.

The event also features face-painting inspired by historical characters from Día de Muertos, and a catrina and catrin contest hosted by artist and historian Rosa Ruíz and Catrinamía.

All are welcome to explore the Museum’s ofrenda, or public altar honoring beloved performers and artists on this Mexican holiday.

Pixar Coco Screening

Following the performances, attendees are encouraged to stay for a 6:30 p.m. screening of the animated Oscar-winning Pixar film Coco, which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks help to find his deceased musician great-great-grandfather so he can return to his family in the world of the living.

Tickets for Coco at 6:30 p.m. are $7.20–$12 (for advance online purchase, use code ANIMATE20 to receive this rate) or free for MoMI members.

In addition, ticket holders will receive a 10% discount across the street at Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, where guests can sample a special menu of traditional Day of the Dead foods, with altars on view (discount valid for November 2, 2022 only).

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