The Dead Will Walk Again — Down East Sixth Street

31 10 2008

“Put on their Sunday best, and walk with unsuspecting Christian men.”

Sorry, we are in a Mountain Goats mood today since we are seeing them tomorrow!! YAY!

But anyway, so yes, yes, it’s Halloween, we know. Hopefully, you’ve figured out something fun to do tonight. Hopefully you’ve got some sort of costume, and hopefully you’re all strung out on candy and goodies. but WAIT! It’s only Friday! We’ve got a whole weekend to fill with fun.  So, as for us, we are totally pumped about the Dia de Los Muertos extravaganza going on Saturday. It looks like a blast. We are so there. Here’s the deets from the Web site:

Festivities take place on 5th Street, between Congress and Brazos, with booths, traditional foods and drink, and entertainment. The afternoon will feature children’s activities and entertainment in the afternoon, and an exciting showcase of live music in the evening! During the evening, there will be also be reprises of the Michael Jackson Thriller dance and contests for the best costumed Chihuahua, Frida Kahlo look-alike, and Guanajuato Mummy.

ADMISSION:
Free from 2:00-6:00 PM
$5 Adults / $2 Children (12 & under) from 6:00-10:00 PM

PROCESSION (5:00-7:00 PM)

Join Mexic-Arte Museum in its most spectacular Día de los Muertos Procession yet! We’ll go back in time to the Pre-Columbian era, travel through the Colonial and Modern eras, and conclude with a unique, contemporary Austin twist featuring the Guanajuato Mummies and the 25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller with dancing zombies.

The Procession gathers at Plaza Saltillo in East Austin and will include the return of the Frida Kahlo look-alikes, costumed Chihuahuas, Posada Catrinas, portable altars, mariachis, marching bands, folklorico and Aztec dancers, paper maché props, and colorfully decorated cars.

5:00 PM – Assemble at Plaza Saltillo (6th and Comal)6:00-7:00 PM – Procession heads west on 6th Street and turns south on Congress Avenue, ending at Mexic-Arte Museum on 5th Street and Congress Avenue.

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