Beginning Oct. 25, colorful decorations and a traditional ofrenda will decorate the museum. Sheldon invites the community to bring their own commemorative items to honor a deceased loved one to place on the altar, which will be on display until mid-November.
The festivities commence on Sunday, Oct. 30, with El Dia de los Muertos Family Day. This fun-filled afternoon of events will begin at noon with Mariachi Zapata and art-making activities for children and families. A play specifically chosen for this event, and directed and performed by the Lincoln High School Theater Department will be begin at 12:30 p.m.
Music by Mariachi Zapata will keep the festivities lively, performing again at 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. The Mexican Folkloric Dance Group, Fiesta Mexicana of the Hearthland, will perform at 2:15 p.m. Mexican cookies, hot chocolate, and chips and salsa will be abundant.
Markus Mischkowski and Kai Maria Steinkuehler, the co-writer/directors of 5 short films and one feature film, which collectively are known as the "Westend" films, will be in Lincoln to present these films. We will first screen the short films; then there will be a conversation break; then we will screen the feature; and finally a Q&A will conclude the evening.
The event premieres on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-10p.