October 30, 2012
Day of the Dead altars, central to Mexican Dia de los Muertos celebrations, are created to honor the dead. (Photo by Cesar Viveros courtesy Penn Museum)
If Hurricane Sandy made your Halloween plans a bust, fear not. This Saturday, November 3, the Penn Museum hosts a Day of the Dead celebration with art, live entertainment and face painting.
Starting at 1 p.m., guests can enjoy storytelling and crafts and learn about how the Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout the world.
Philly artist Cesar Viveros has built a traditional altar that will be on display until November 7, and Students from MEChA (El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan) will speak about how their region recognizes Dia de los Muertos.
In addition to art, music and crafts, guests can have their faces painted sugar skull style and check out the current Maya 2012 exhibit that will be in place until January.
The event is free with admission to the museum.
Day of the Dead Celebration at Penn Museum
When: Saturday, November 3, 1-4 p.m.
Where: 3260 South Street
Cost: Free with admission
More info: www.penn.museum.com