Carbondale celebrates dia de los muertos in a big, spooky way this First Friday, November 2nd. In addition to a horse drawn carriage sponsored by the Pour House, there will be a parade, a global movement, and frighteningly good Asian Pacific cuisine, live music and other indulgent treats. For more information, contact the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 970-963-1890. The Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities (CCAH) and Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) are collaborating on a dia de los muertos celebration this First Friday. TRTC’s annual performance with Ballet Folklorico starts the evening at 5:30pm at the Thunder River Theatre. A procession open to all will walk from TRTC down Main Street to 3rd Street bringing the celebration to CCAH where pumpkins will light the entrance into the Third Street Center. The evening will include traditional food, music and a display of artwork in the gallery. TRTC and CCAH reach into the lives of those in our community through art, celebrate our diverse population and inspire joy. Dia de los muertos is a three-day Mexican festival in which families pay their respects to loved ones who have died. This ancient tradition, dating back to Aztec and Meso-American cultures over 3,000 years ago, reflects the traditional beliefs of a life/death/rebirth continuum, and reveres death as a beginning to a new life. It is believed that spirits of deceased loved ones return during this festival, and the tradition chants, “Don’t take anything lying down – not even death.” Not lying down when it comes to the health of the planet, environmental science students from the Roaring Fork Campus of Colorado Mountain College will present their ideas on small yet powerful ways to introduce sustainability into our daily lives. Inspired by the sentiment that local actions can have a global impact, CMC students hope to convince everyone, using scientific data and practical approaches, to adopt a sustainable act that will have both a positive local and global impact. These project posters will be on display on First Friday at the Third Street Center. The students ask us to remember that individually we are an act, but together, we are a movement. Konnyaku Restaurant is inviting the residents of Carbondale and the whole Roaring Fork Valley to move to its triple celebration of First Friday, dia de los muertos, and its 5-year anniversary providing Asian-fusion gourmet dining in its Carbondale location at 568 Highway 133 by e
CELEBRATE ALL THINGS SPOOKY AT CARBONDALE’S FIRST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND
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