Dia de los Muertos 2019

Experience the excitement and discover the meaning of El Dia de los Muertos, (the Day of the Dead) in downtown Lincoln! This year, Lincoln’s celebration will include ofrendas (traditional memorial displays), storytelling, mariachi music, traditional Mexican folkloric dance, face painting, art-making, refreshments, and more.

Admission to all performances and activities at this family-oriented event is free for everyone! Food will be available for purchase from 
Pepe’s Kitchen Pop-Up. Pick up your event guide at any of the three locations where activities will occur.

The event starts at 1:00 pm with traditional crafts and displays of ofrendas at Bennett Martin Library and the Nebraska History Musuem. A large interactive ofrenda created by Lincoln artists David Manzanares and Jay Kreimer, explores the history and meanings of El Dia de los Muertos, and will be the centerpiece at the museum. After the welcoming remarks at the Nebraska History Museum, Manzanares will lead a group procession of sculptural monarch butterflies to the other venues.

At 2:30 a performance of folklorico dances led by traditional dancer and teacher Nestor Perez of Lincoln will take place at the Bourbon Theatre. At 3:00 pm, there will be a special storytelling event at Bennett Martin Library.

From 5:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bourbon Theatre, there will be ofrendas and entertainment, offered by MASA, the UNL Mexican American Student Association.

Event partner organizations are: Downtown Lincoln, El Centro de las Americas, the Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, LUX Center for the Arts, Mourning Hope Grief Center, Nebraska Folklife Network, Nebraska Latino American Commission, UNL Mexican American Student Association – MASA.

Artist support provided by: Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Folklife Network, El Centro de las Americas.


¡Experimenta la emoción y descubre el significado de El Día de los Muertos (el Día de los Muertos) en el centro de Lincoln! Este año, la celebración de Lincoln incluirá ofrendas (exhibiciones conmemorativas tradicionales), narración de cuentos, música de mariachi, danza folclórica tradicional mexicana, pintura de rostros, creación artística, refrescos y más.

¡La entrada a todas las presentaciones y actividades en este evento orientado a la familia es gratis para todos! La comida estará disponible para comprar en Pepe’s Kitchen Pop-Up. Recoja su guía de eventos en cualquiera de los tres lugares donde se realizarán las actividades.

El evento comienza a la 1:00 pm:
Con artesanías tradicionales y exhibiciones de ofrendas en la Biblioteca Bennett Martin y el Museo de Historia de Nebraska. Una gran ofrenda interactiva creada por los artistas de Lincoln David Manzanares y Jay Kreimer, explora la historia y los significados de El Día de los Muertos, y será la pieza central del museo. Después de los comentarios de bienvenida en el Museo de Historia de Nebraska, Manzanares dirigirá una procesión grupal de mariposas monarcas escultóricas a los otros lugares.

A las 2:30: 
Una presentación de bailes folclóricos dirigida por el bailarín y maestro tradicional Néstor Pérez de Lincoln tendrá lugar en el Teatro Bourbon. 

A las 3:00 pm, 
Habrá un evento especial de narración en la Biblioteca Bennett Martin.

De 5:00 a 8:30 p.m.
En el Teatro Bourbon, habrá ofrendas y entretenimiento, ofrecidos por MASA, la Asociación de Estudiantes Mexicanos Americanos UNL.

Las Organizaciones asociadas al evento son: 
Downtown Lincoln, El Centro de las Americas, Nebraska History Museum, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, LUX Center for the Arts, Mourning Hope Grief Center, Nebraska Folklife Network, Nebraska Latino American Commission, UNL Mexican American Student Association – MASA

Apoyo artístico proporcionado por: 
Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Folklife Network, El Centro de las Americas

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