Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Mikiztli in Mesa – A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration!

Mikiztli [mee-keesh-tleeh]  and its history can be found tracing far back into Anáhuac, the original name of pre-colonial Meso America. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the indigenous peoples had no word for death in the Náhuatl language. We viewed death as a transition from this life to the next, called Mikiztli, a transformation or […]

El Puentecito Arts Festival at i.d.e.a. Museum Sat Oct 8th!

Posted on Oct 3, 2016
El Puentecito Arts Festival at i.d.e.a. Museum Sat Oct 8th!

Thank you to everyone who attended El Puente Festival at the Tempe Center for the Arts last  Sunday! It was a blast!  Whether you missed El Puente Fest or not, there is still time to get your fix of cultural events for you and your family. This weekend is El Puentecito  Festival, on Saturday Oct […]

Barrio Stories featured at El Puente Fest!

Posted on Aug 27, 2016
Barrio Stories featured at El Puente Fest!

At this year’s El Puente Fest in Tempe,  the guests will be treated to a delightful scene from the ground breaking play that features four outstanding eight-foot tall processional sculptures by Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero. Barrio Stories by Borderlands Theater, is not your ordinary performance piece. In this unique project Borderlands blended elements of site-specific […]

Save the Date: El Puente Fest is October 2nd, 2016

Posted on Jul 14, 2016
Save the Date:  El Puente Fest is October 2nd, 2016

Mark your calendars for masked celebration at El Puente Fest, October 2nd, 2016, from 2 to 6 pm. Bringing together elements of procession and play, El Puente Fest’s colorful activities allow room for adults and children alike. But just what is El Puente Fest? “Puente” literally translates to the word “Bridge”. Symbolic in nearly every […]

Festival to Pay Homage to Ayotzinapa 43

Posted on Oct 8, 2015
Festival to Pay Homage to Ayotzinapa 43

Dia de Los Muertos is a time when the lives of those who have passed are celebrated and memorialized. A group of young men will be remembered in a special tribute at this year’s Dia de Los Muertos PHX Festival, a free event scheduled 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Steele Indian School Park. […]