Siempre Mujer is partnering with Los Angeles’s The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) to host the ultimate “Día de los Muertos” fundraiser commemorating this traditional Mexican holiday that’s rapidly gaining popularity in America and around the world. Leading Hollywood set designer Tony Domínguez, recognized as one of the greatest papier-mache artists in the country, will be the honorary curator of the event.
The ticketed event, held at MOLAA in Long Beach, Calif., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, is open to the public. Tickets are available both online and at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to support MOLAA’s exhibition and art education programs.
“We’re thrilled to have Siempre Mujer as a partner in our Día de los Muertos festivities,” says MOLAA President and CEO Stuart Ashman. “This is a wonderful way to bring support to our excellent arts initiatives and kick off our two-week celebration of the holiday, which includes special exhibits and community events.”
“With Día de los Muertos as one of the most important, spiritual and meaningful holidays in Mexico and Latin America, and MOLAA as one of the leading cultural institutions in the country, this event gives us the perfect opportunity to honor our unique Hispanic heritage,” says Siempre Mujer Editor-in-Chief Maria Cristina Marrero. “Our magazine’s October/November issue also includes fabulous Mexican and Día de los Muertos food, travel, fashion and entertainment features, so we’re drawing inspiration from our editorial to help create an unforgettable Día de los Muertos experience at MOLAA.”
The guest list includes over 500 leaders in art, media, entertainment, politics, philanthropy and business. Additional event highlights include:
- A special exhibition of celebrity altars inspired by actor Hector Elizondo, star of the highly anticipated film The Book of Life, filmmaker Sergio Arau, lifestyle reporter and Good Day LA host Mar Yvette, television star Valente Rodríguez, and more.
- A community altar honoring novelist Gabriel García Márquez, where the public is invited to offer new and gently used books for donation to local schools and libraries.
- A special live performance of La Muerte Vive—Where Rock Opera Meets Cabaret, which uses giant puppets to bring traditional Día de los Muertos altars to life on stage. The show is produced by Dominguez, and stars musician Santos delos Angeles and actress Ms. Ruby Champagne.
- Additional performances from Rocío Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
- A silent auction featuring unique travel, art and entertainment packages.
- Traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist and specialty cocktails.
- Calavera face painting.
- An interactive Día de los Muertos-themed social kiosk photo booth.
“As a longtime supporter and friend of MOLAA, I could not be more excited to bring La Muerte Vive back to the stage for this event,” says Domínguez. “Día de los Muertos has always given me inspiration, so the return of the show, as well serving as the honorary curator for the altars, is a dream come true.”
Siempre Mujer is the Official Media Partner of the event. Additional event sponsors include Official Food Sponsor, HERDEZ®Brand, which will be providing a bountiful spread of Mexican cuisine with a twist and a special onsite “Dia” face painting area; Tequila Herradura, which will be providing specialty cocktails; Korbel, which will be providing champagne; and P&G’s Orgullosa, an online community that celebrates Latinas, which will be providing the social kiosk photo booth. Nissan is the Official Automotive Sponsor, Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline Sponsor, and Mexico Tourism Board Los Angeles is an event partner.
“Siempre Mujer is committed to helping our community thrive, whether through cultural events, scholarship programs or beyond,” says Meredith Hispanic Media VP/Publisher Enedina Vega. “We’re eager to integrate our sponsors and partners into this program and work together to benefit this celebrated cultural institution.”
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