Annual Observatory Day of the Dead and Halloween Costume Party

Image: Rebeca Olguín (

Music, Performance, Costumes, Tequila, Traditional Altar, Sugar Skulls, Death Piñata, and tacos provided by our favorite local taqueria Oaxaca!
Date: Saturday, November 3

Time: Doors at 8:00 PM, Performance at 9
Admission: $15
Presented by Morbid Anatomy and Borderline Projects

Please join us on Saturday, November 3 for the annual Observatory Halloween/Day of the Dead costume party! This year we will welcome back the ghosts of the dead in the tradition of our favorite holiday-the Mexican Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead-with Aztec dances and chants, traditional foods and drink, tacos catered by local favorite taqueria Oaxaca, episodes of The Midnight Archive, tequila, music, sugar skulls, our beloved La Catrina, a Day of the Dead Altar honoring the late Chavela Vargas and Neil Armstrong and, as always, an opportunity to strike a mortal blow to our beautiful piñata of Lady Death herself! There will also be, as always, the opportunity to don-and admire other!-amazing Day of the Dead-themed costumes.

The year’s iteration will include:


  • Cetiliztli Nauhcampa: Aztec dances and chants
  • Borderline Projects‘s Salvador Olguín with a brief lecture on the origins and significance of Day of the Dead celebrations
  • The Midnight Archive: Screenings of The Midnight Archive, Ronni Thomas’ web series based on Observatory
  • Music: Halloween music for the all night dance party


  • Event will be catered by local favorite taqueria Oaxaca!


  • Day of the Dead Altar honoring the late Chavela Vargas and Neil Armstrong.
  • Special appearance by our very own La Catrina
  • Pan de Muerto: Indulge in this traditional dessert called Bread of Death
  • Piñata: Dash death to smithereens with our annual death piñata!
  • Sugar skulls: Decorate and eat or bring home your own Day of the Dead sugar skull
  • Offerings to the Departed: In some places in Mexico, people leave small, coffin-like figures out for the souls of the departed. Guests are invited to leave their own offering; they will be available at the installation.

For photos from last years’ party, click here. Hope very much to see you there.

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