CIELO Project hosts "Day of the Dead" fundraiser

OlympianOctober 29, 2013 

The Mexican cultural observance Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, bread and flowers are among the items offered in hopes that the souls of dead loved ones will return home to celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth.

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The CIELO Project is hosting its second annual "Dia de Los Muertos," or "Day of the Dead" fundraiser from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, at Columban Hall, 6794 Martin Way E.

Enjoy traditional Latino food free and a no-host bar, "Day of the Dead" decorations, skulls, flowers, lights, and candles. Masquerade costumes are optional and there will be a makeup bar and souvenir photos.

There will be live performances beginning at 8:30, and featuring Aztec dancers, Danza Quetzalcoatl de Olympia, Samba Olywa, DJ "el Gallito," and live zombie salsa music by Los Calaveras.

The event supports CIELO's mental health and educational services for Latinos in south sound. 

Tickets are $30 each, and can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com, or at the door. Student tickets are $20 with ID at the door. Call 360-705-1974, for additional information.

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