Everyone I know is talking baseball or Halloween. Because Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, most parties and events for the big kids are this weekend and the baseball world will be taking over our down town area and people from all over the world will be destined to our neighborhoods.
Urban Eats will be hosting a special art centered extravaganza for artist Ernesto Guerra and his Dia De Los Muertos-themed creations from 4 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. To find out what truly happens after the fairy tale ends, join in for a night of fun with Urban Eats and their fashion show. A makeup artist will be present to help make the kids a part of this evening of enchantment, too. This is a free event not to be missed. Urban Eats is located at 3414 Washington Ave.
Leave it to Texas Art Asylum, everyone’s favorite junk and recycled store for the art minded, to host a ghoulish, horror-themed art show, this Saturday night 4 -8 p.m. Even the title is shiver-inducing: Remember You Will Die – A Memento Mori show.
“Rising to popularity in the 17th century, this type of artwork reminds us of our mortality and the shortness and fragility of life,” the invitation I got reads. Memento Mori is Latin and means remember you will die. The art work surrounding that phrase is all about death. Picture skulls and bones, death images, candles burning, etc.
With the vast range of talent in Houston, this should prove a perfect artful night for those looking for something slightly different and free. The artist reception is Saturday, October 28, 4 – 8 p.m., and Sunday, the 29th 1 – 5 p.m. Texas Art Asylum is located just east of downtown, 1719 Live Oak, Unit L, Houston, Texas 77003.
Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is also on Oct. 31 and thus many of the activities happen over the weekend. Two family-friendly events, happen right here in the Heights and very close by.
Dia de los Muertos Procession & Altar Exhibit Opening Reception hosted by Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery kicks off with the procession Saturday at 5 p.m., led by Danza Azteca from Yale and 19th St. To the storefront at 241 W 19th St, Houston, Texas 77008 where the reception continues until 8 p.m. With music by BOSSA ll, Jesus and Maria Lozano, and traditional refreshments.
Dia de los Muertos Festival, hosted by MECA Houston is both Saturday and Sunday at MECA’s building located at 1900 Kane, Houston, Texas 77007. The two-day festival includes a community ofrenda exhibition, Latin American foods, artisan and artist vendors, live music performances including Mariachi Infantíl de MECA. meca-houston.org.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the new Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com