Thu, Nov 02|
UC Irvine hosts Día de los Muertos
The Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas will headline the Día de los Muertos event on campus.
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2023, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Irvine, 102, Social Ecology I, Irvine, CA 92617, USA
About the event
UCI’s School of Social Ecology hosts Día de los Muertos, presented by Northgate González Market. This free event, complete with live music, ceremony, dance, a virtual and physical altar, customary foods, face-painting and crafts, will immerse attendees in the rich Mexican tradition of honoring and remembering deceased loved ones.
“The School of Social Ecology has the most Latino students (46%) on campus and presenting our Día de los Muertos event is a way of honoring our Latino culture,” says Jon Gould, dean of the School. “It’s a beautiful tradition that helps us embrace our students, educate the community and honor our ancestors.”
When: Nov. 2, 2023, 4-8:30 p.m.
Schedule of Events:
4 p.m. — Danza Azteca Toyaacan
5 p.m. — Sunkist Elementary School Baile Folklorico, Orange Grove Elementary School Mariachi and Benito Juarez Elementary School Mariachi
5:30 p.m. — Yelka Gonzalez-Vargas
6 p.m. — Ballet Folklorico de UCI
7 p.m. — Mariachi Divas
- With a career spanning 24 years, the critically acclaimed all-female Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea specializes in providing professional mariachi music for live concerts, commercials, television and film recordings. A two-time Grammy Award winner, with eight Grammy nominations and three Latin Grammy nominations, the ensemble continues to expand the scope of mariachi music, delighting audiences from around the world.