MUERTOS III: Cuisine en Locale’s Third Annual MassMex Fiesta, featuring Walter Sickert & Booze Époque
WHAT: Muertos III: A Day of the Dead fiesta, featuring farm-to-table MassMex cuisine, live music, custom cocktails and spooky side show antics galore
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 7:30PM, All Souls’ Day/Halloween Weekend
HOW MUCH: General admission tickets are $35; a limited number of $50 VIP tickets come with a custom cocktail and passes to the private afterparty with the band. Reservations are required and limited, so get your tickets here. Cash bar.
WHERE: Cuisine en Locale’s new permanent home at the historical Anthony’s Functions, 156 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145 (map). From boxing matches to bowling alleys, this space has always housed interesting people and events. Meet its ghosts and make history in its newest incarnation.
WHY: Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday that gathers people together to remember their dearly departed, by crafting altars honoring them with sugar skulls, marigolds, and their favorite foods and drinks.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER: Because the dead can’t eat – only smell (the ultimate sense memory) – there will be mouthwateringly odiferous Taza chocolate chicken mole, tomatillo Stillman pork verde, fresh tortillas, peach salsa, pickled veggies, house-juiced agua fresca, and custom made corn ice cream from Toscanini’s, plus luscious libations from the lovely ladies of Booze Époque
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress skeletally, spookily, as a cool luchador wrestler or get extra wear out of your Halloween costume. Come as you are.