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Feast with the Dearly Departed

October 26, 2016

Upcoming Events

What: Feast with the Dearly Departed
When: Friday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

In case you haven’t checked out the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, you may want to attend this years Feast With the Dearly Departed and really make an experience out of it.  You’ll find face painters, traditional music, pan de muerto, sugar skulls and of course you’ll get to enjoy nature on display through Frida Kahlo’s paintings. You can’t ask for a more vivacious backdrop!

There will be a community-made Ofrenda in the Nuestro Jardin to memorialize lost loved ones and guests are welcome to participate by bringing notes and mementos to place here during the month of October. There will be a recreation of the monumental pyramid located at the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera which will be decked out in traditional style by artist Stella Lopez. Surely a sight to behold!

And to further improve the ambiance, mariachi music will be provided by Tucson High School’s own Mariachi Rayos del Sol. Additionally, there will be vendors serving foods that reflect the Hispanic Heritage of our region that we are oh so very proud of. And why wouldn’t we be? It’s the reason we’ve got such delectable foods such as tacos, tamales, frijoles, and refrescos. Chef Christine Jensen of Gallery of Food and Café Botanica Owner has created a menu for this event which will include things like what I aforementioned in addition to Sonoran slaw, corn pudding with rajas, escabeche, paletas and pineapple limeade. All of the recipes are inspired by Mexican tradition and family recipes that Frida Kahlo used in her own kitchen.

The cost for this event is:

$13 General Admission, $7.50 Children, $10 Member Adults, $4 Member Children.

You can buy your tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

Header image by Steven Meckler from the article “Death Becomes Us” in our September/October 2015 issue. 

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