Pearl presents Día de los Muertos
Pearl will have a two-day celebration of Día de los Muertos. The inaugural Día de los Muertos event will feature a community altar, a community procession, altars created by local artists, traditional contemporary music and theater performances, children’s crafts, programming and collaborations with traditional food vendors.
Pearl will transform the grounds to reflect traditions of the Mexican holiday, which pays homage to deceased family and friends. Customary flowers, installations and papel picado unique to Día de los Muertos will be found throughout the campus including ofrendas, live mariachi music, a formal procession and sugar skull making.
Festivities on the second day will have altar artists to discuss their work. Kristin Forrester will kick off the performance program with a reading and will serve as emcee. The community at large is invited to join in on a formal procession around the Pearl campus.
The live music lineup consists of the all-female mariachi group Las Coronelas followed by San Antonio native and Latin roots rocker, Patricia Vonne. Complimentary paletas - frozen treats authentic to San Antonio - will also be available courtesy of La Paleteria and pan de muerto will be for sale by local favorite Mexican bakery, Panifico.