Day of the Dead

Traditional music, dance performances, storytelling, puppetry and more at the Penn Museum for it's annual Day of the Dead celebration. | Image: M. Edlow 

You could go to one of the myriad Halloween parties this weekend.

Go, get hammered on Saturday and spend Sunday watching the Birds with a hangover (actually, that doesn’t sound completely terrible, TBH).

Or you could get some culture — literally. 

Check out the annual Day of the Dead celebration at the Penn Museum and get immersed in the deep traditions of Mexican culture and the honor that goes into All Hallow’s Eve. There will be musical performances, fantastic art and art demos to check out, and feel free to bring a picture of your loved one to place on the ofrenda, created by muralist Cesar Viveros and Francisco Gorjua. 

It’s on a Saturday, but it’s only until 5 p.m., so there’ll be plenty of time to go home, shower up, put on some slutty costume and drink weird cocktails on some rooftop. 

Again, doesn’t sound that terrible, right?

WHAT: Dia de Los Muertos at the Penn Museum WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.COST: $15 ($10 for members). WHERE: Penn Museum, 3260 South St. MORE: penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail

 

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