• Living Arts of Tulsa prepares for annual Day of the Dead Festival

    By: Josh Gammon

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    TULSA, Okla. - Living Arts of Tulsa will host its annual Day of the Dead Festival on Nov. 1-2 in downtown Tulsa.

    Dia de Los Muertos is a Hispanic tradition honoring loved ones who have passed away. This year's festival will take place at Living Arts near the corner of M.B. Brady and Detroit starting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

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    The festival will feature crafts, a screening of Pixar's "Coco," a roundtable discussion and more. Here's a look at the programs being offered:

    • Culture Crafts: Flores de Papel
      • Nov. 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Learn how to make flores de papel (paper flowers) and take them home. Participants are encouraged to bring a family memento to share with the group.  Supplies are provided.
    • Movie Night: Pixar’s Coco
      • Nov. 12th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The movie follows the story of Miguel, who embarks on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind his family history in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. Snacks will be available for purchase. 
    • Round Table Discussion: Decolonization of Death
      • Nov. 16th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This interactive facilitated discussion will address how the Indigenous holiday of Dia de Los Muertos celebrates death in relation to our contemporary beliefs.
    • telatúlsa: Tulsa's Latino Theater
      • This Tulsa gem was founded in 2014 and is Tulsa's first and only Latino theater dedicated to creating evocative, Latino-based performance for diverse audiences. “Hamlet: el príncipe de Denmark” is a bilingual production that takes place during the Indigenous Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos in the midst of a colonization battle. Prices for the events below are on our website at Here
      • Dates for performances:
        • Saturday, 11/3 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm
        • Sunday, 11/4 at 2pm, doors open at 1pm
        • Friday, 11/9 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm
        • Saturday, 11/10 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm
        • Sunday, 11/11 at 2pm, doors open at 1pm

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