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 […]

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

If you’ve never celebrated Dia de Los Muertos before, or learned about its history you might have some questions about the origin of the holiday. If you’re not a Spanish-speaker, you might even be unfamiliar with some of the vocabulary or traditions of Day of the Dead. Not to fear though! Today we’re answering all […]

Community Spotlight: i.d.e.a. Museum

Posted on Oct 6, 2016
Community Spotlight: i.d.e.a. Museum

This week on the 20th anniversary blog series it only feels right to talk about a community fixture catering to kids and families in Mesa for 38 years, the i.d.e.a. Museum. The i.d.e.a. Museum is known for its ever-changing art exhibitions, hands-on, multi-sensory art projects and its increasing use of technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, […]

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 […]

El Puente: Sunday, October 2nd: Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
El Puente:  Sunday, October 2nd: Theatre Festival & Mask Procession

This Sunday, October 2nd, Tempe Center for the Arts will be the scene of this year’s El Puente Theatre Festival and Mask Procession. This free event boasts a wide variety of performances, local art, food, mask-making and kids activities. From 2-6 pm you can expect to see free performances including those by Desert Sounds Mariachi […]