Celebrate KRCL's 43rd Anniversary on Saturday, Dec 3 at The Commonwealth Room with a Holiday Soul Party! Tickets are no longer available online, but can be purchased at the door. Doors open at 8pm.
A special Dia de los Muertos show with Artes de Mexico en Utah, and the first annual DDLM celebration in Ogden organized by Americans Coming Together for Immigrants in Ogden and Nationwide, Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement, Image de Northern Utah, OFOAM and more. Plus, a special playlist, including Las Cafeteras, which will be in Ogden Nov. 5!
Tonight's show featured the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!
RadioACTive Día de los Muertos panel conversation, featuring:
Cirilo Franco, member of ACTION-Americans Coming Together for Immigrants in Ogden & Nationwide (ACTION), board member of On Stage Ogden and OFOAM.
Fanny Guadalupe Blauer, executive director of Artes de México en Utah.
Want to check out Día de los Muertos events this year? Here are a few discussed on tonight's show:
Oct. 29-Nov. 3: Wasatch Community Gardens Día de Muertos, 629 E. 800 S., SLC. "A community altar in partnership with Artes de México en Utah in the new Growing Traditions garden space at the Wasatch Community Gardens' Campus. Día de Muertos is a celebration of life and a way to honor loved ones who have been lost. We invite you to quietly and respectfully interact with the space, as it is meant to be one of serenity and contemplation and to provide an opportunity for members of our community to share their culture and traditions with their children and families. The display will showcase the diversity in how Día de Muertos is celebrated in various parts of Latin America. Stop by and visit the installation from October 29 (5 pm) - November 3."
Nov. 1-5: Día de los Muertos at The Monarch in Ogden, various events. FREE. Community Altar is dedicated to victims of COVID in The Monarch's lobby area. Visit The Monarch at 455 25th St., Ogden. For directions, click here.
Nov. 1: Arts & Crafts for Children, 6:00-8:00 p.m., including sugar skull kits and crafts, catrina face painting tutorial
Nov. 2: Visit Ogden Contemporary Arts to see "Vida, Muerte, Justicia," featuring Latin American & Latinx Art for the 21st Century at OCA and Weber State University
Nov. 3: Ogden City School District Student Art & Music Showcase, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Students from Kindergarten to 12th-grade showcase art, music and dance with the theme "What does Dia de Los Muertos mean to me?"
Nov. 4: Ogden City Latino Film Festival, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Featuring three short films:
For Rosa by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
After Dark by Rocko D Marquez
Bibi by Edward Enriquez-Cohen, who along with lead actor and co-writer JM Longoria will take part in a Q & A session at the end of the evening.
Nov. 5: Free Community COVID Vaccine Clinic in partnership with Weber-Morgan Health Department, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 5: OFOAM Día de los Muertos Music Celebration, featuring Mariachi Aguilas de la Esperanza and Las Cafeteras along with Weber State University's Ballet Folklorico. FREE!
Cirilo Franco's Día de los Muertos Playlist:
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.