Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican celebration that originated over 3,000 years ago and is celebrated on All Saints' Day (November 1 and All Souls Day (November 2). Families come together to remember, honor and celebrate those who have departed. To welcome and commemorate the dead, offerings such as pan de muertos, skulls, candles, incense, yellow marigolds and, most importantly, a photo of the departed soul is placed on the altar.
Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to present a new cocktail event, Calavera Ball ¡Viva la Muerte! This one-of-a-kind celebration of Mexican culture, art and entertainment includes a "live art" demonstration, artist-created altars, face painting (the face painting line may be long--we encourage you to come already in costume), live performances and music. Special cultural food and beverages will also be included in the ticket price. A live and silent auction will take place to benefit Denver Botanic Gardens and Cole Arts and Science Academy. Calavera Ball ¡Viva la Muerte! is designed as an interactive party and Dia de los Muertos “Catrina” or “Catrin” attire is encouraged.
Calavera Ball takes place indoors. No programming will be outdoors and Chihuly Nights will not be open during the event.
Make sure you arrive on time so you won't miss any of the fun activities! All guests must be 21 years of age and older with ID to attend.
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
5 p.m.: VIP Preview
6:30 p.m.: General Admission
10 p.m.: Event concludes
General Admission: $60
VIP: $75 - SOLD OUT!
The VIP ticket includes all the above plus:
• 5 p.m. entry with light hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails
• Handmade commemorative piece
This is a separately ticketed event and not included with daytime general admission.
We need more sponsors for the Calavera Ball! Here is information on sponsorship levels.