Oceanside CA– In addition to these events, there is more going on in Oceanside this weekend;
Oceanside Museum of Art presents ART AFTER DARK: Dia de los Muertos
It’s a dead man’s party, who could ask for more!? Join OMA at the next exciting Art After Dark for a lively celebration in honor of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 1. This international cultural tradition, beginning in the deep roots of Mexico, celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, dancing and traditions passed down from generation to generation. OMA pays homage to the art and culture of this dynamic celebration during an evening that will come alive with music, costumes, interactive art, performances and more!
OMA welcomes celebrity guests Alana Rose and Laney Chantal from SyFy’s highly acclaimed reality TV show FaceOff who will transform a model before your eyes with a live thematic special effects make-up demo. Get into the spirit and have your own face painted in custom Day of the Dead makeup by artists Veronica Flores and Monica Noriega before shaking your bones on the dance floor to the sounds of the Cantina Renegades. Enjoy heated dance and fire performances by Amelia of Blue Fire Dance, the living stilt puppetry of Dragon Knights and a special Day of the Dead-themed fashion show styled by Enigma Fashions and Dr. Watson’s Steampunk Odditorium, cinematically introduced by an artistic video short by Charles Thi and hosted by MC Sacity Duffy. Join the fun and participate in New Village Arts Foundry’s collaborative puzzle skull project and art mask making with guest artists Graham Smith, Victoria Bearden and Paul Davies, or add your mark to the interactive public altar showcasing the candle art of Nicholas Ivans. Relax in the ‘Just Faux You’ lounge featuring hand-painted furniture by Shari Roberts, including an artistic mini-coffin fabricated by Paul Henry, and enjoy décor by Buena Vista Audubon Society while surrounded by ghostly artistic projections. Witness the creation of the ECOR Global-sponsored live mural with chalk artist Peter Han, who was recently featured in the short film Pardon My Dust, and enjoy live sculpture with TJ Tagaban, live painting with Mando Medrano and David Lozeau, thematic sculpture by Adam Kyron Murillo and Old Town’s Fiesta de Reyes Resident Artist Renee Tay along with the ceramic art of April and Jon Hernandez embellished with the floral artistry of Erika San Luis of Vonrei Designs.
It’s a night to remember so stop for a snapshot in the ever-popular ‘Pop-Up’Photo Studio by Scott Saw and be memorialized on the façade of OMA with SQS Video Communications’ live-streaming video projections of the event! Savor delicious complimentary appetizers from Bull Taco, Breakfast Club Diner California and Garcia’s Creative Catering and awaken your sweeter palette with cupcake samples and sweets for purchase from Goody Cottage (partial proceeds to benefit OMA). Raise a glass and toast the dead while quenching your thirst with lively spirits from Latitude 33 and Arcana Brewing Companies with Tap That Services, 100% natural energy drinks from CUBA Beverage Co, and wine from Oceanside’s Mattucci Winery, crafted specially for the event. Remember friends, family and loved ones while reveling in a night of artistic exuberance at OMA’s thrilling tribute to Day of the Dead!
Friday, November 1
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
New Price! $10 OMA Members
New Price! $20 Nonmembers
Final Oceanside Performances for Light Falling Down
Oceanside Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of LIGHT FALLING DOWN by Aimee Greenberg with previews starting this Wednesday and opening Saturday, October 26. This production is directed by Christopher Williams (also the Artistic Director of Oceanside Theatre Company) who says about this new play “We still struggle to forgive the sins of our ancestors and to forgive each other. It takes courage and an acceptance of humility to do so.”
Set against the backdrop of WWII in Poland (1942) and present day California, Ms. Greenberg’s play is a haunting and illuminating drama inspired in part by the true stories of female survivors of the Shoah, now living in Southern California. The story follows Alice who finds a young Jewish girl hiding underground in her garden. Alice is faced with the decision to either turn her in to the Nazis or to keep her hidden in the dark. But Alice has a secret, too. Intertwined is the story of Tuvia, her daughter Ava, and a neighbor in California today. LIGHT FALLING DOWN explores the nature of survival, the human spirit, and forgiveness.
Evening Peformances at 7:30pm, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2*
Matinee at 2:00pm on Nov. 3
Tickets are $14 for Previews on 10/23 and 10/25, Regular admission is $21 general, $17 seniors, $14 students/military. Tickets can be purchased online at www.oceansidetheatre.org or call the Box Office at 760 433-8900. Group Tickets can also be ordered online or by calling the Box Office. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Christian Youth Theater presents-A Little Princess
A Little Princess is based on Francis Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel, popular since the late 19th century. The story has been made into several films, including the darling little Shirley Temple Fox film in 1936. Separated from her father, and the open-hearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress; Sara is made a servant to the institution when her father is reported dead, and his fortune seized. Sara counters all Miss Minchin’s best efforts to degrade her with the grace and virtue of a little princess.
Director – Danielle Levas
Musical Director – Victoria Mora-Collins
Choreographer – Kyle Hawk
Saturday, Nov 2nd – 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 3rd – 2:00pm
$15 – Individual Online
$18 – At-the-Door Price
Purchase Tickets Online [HERE]