CATRINA BALL

November 03, 2017

FILM FEST

April 20-23, 2017

FEED: Los Muertos

October 28 & 29, 2017

FEED: Los Muertos

Inspired by Día de los Muertos, the Mexican celebration of the departed, The Catamounts, Firehouse Art Center, and Samba Colorado present FEED: Los Muertos, in which we will celebrate stories of and rituals honoring our own departed, and the departed of our audience.

FEED: Los Muertos will feature a seated, three-course meal of small plates, drinks, and performance. Live music weaves the whole night together.

Theatrical Curation and Direction by Joan Bruemmer-Holden
Event Direction by Lauren Shepard
Music Direction by Alex Ramirez
Culinary Magic by Los Dos Bros (http://www.losdosbrosfoodtruck.com/)
Sponsored by and with drinks featuring Suerte Tequila (https://drinksuerte.com/)

Featuring Kebrina Josefina De Jesus and Michael Paff of Samba Colorado (http://www.sambacolorado.com/), Amy Luna, and Alex Ramirez

Single tickets to this event are available for purchase, OR purchase a subscription package and join The Catamounts for an entire season of adventurous food, drink, and performance. Season details can be found by visiting: http://www.thecatamounts.org/2017/05/18/announcing-our-2017-18-season/

PLEASE NOTE:  Each FEED menu is crafted specifically to be enjoyed as a comprehensive experience by all of our guests. Because of this, we are unable to accommodate certain food allergies or restrictions, and we cannot make substitutions.

Feel free to inquire at thecatamounts@gmail.com should you have questions.

Tickets can be found here: https://feedlosmuertos2017.brownpapertickets.com/

THE CATRINA BALL

The fifth annual Catrina Ball at the Dickens Opera House will be a party to die for … or at least an event to celebrate the lives of those who have already made the journey into the Great Beyond.

The Ball commemorates Día de los Muertos, a widely observed holiday in Mexico and other Latin countries. It is a time when the living remember and honor departed relatives. But rather than doing so in a gloomy manner, as the name may suggest, The Day of the Dead is a time of festive celebration.

“Sometimes, when people of other cultures hear for the first time about the celebration of the Day of the Dead, they mistakenly think it must be: gruesome, terrifying, scary, ugly and sad,” according to inside-mexico.com. “Nothing could be further from the truth. The Day of the Dead is a beautiful ritual in which Mexicans happily and lovingly remember their loved relatives that have died.

The name, Catrina Ball, refers to the Calavera Catrina – a sort of female, skeletal version of the Grim Reaper. Her image was created by Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada around 1910 and remains a central figure in Mexico’s cultural identity.

Attendees are encouraged come dressed as Catrinas – with fancy clothes and faces painted like skulls. The location will be decorated with candles, marigolds and papel-picado, and will feature an exhibition including a community “ofrenda” (altar), a community sugar skull wall, and a Catrina wall with drawings by local artists. Price of admission includes deadly drinks, festive food, live music and a crazy awesome art auction. Get your face painted at the Firehouse and get ready dance, dance, dance!

Event Details:

What: Gigantes Fiesta & Procession!
When: November 03, 2017 at 5:00pm
Where: St. Stephen’s Plaza
Cost: Gather with Gigantes and walk in the procession to the Catrina Ball!

What: Catrina Ball

When: November 03, 2017 at 7:00pm
Where: Dickens Opera House
Cost: $5 pre-purchase or at the door! (click here to purchase now)

Film Fest

In 2017, the Front Range Film Festival welcomes its fifth year as an institution of the Longmont community’s celebration of distinctly local film craftsmanship. Unlike other festivals in the region, Longmont’s Front Range Film Festival curates a program intent on furthering the cause of Colorado film by showcasing the work of local directors, writers, actors, and motion picture artists. The region is bursting with an emerging class of filmmakers and their unique perspective on adventure lifestyles, the cannabis industry, environmental & social issues, and the collaborative innovative spirit that make Colorado a thriving force for creative expression. Longmont’s Front Range Film Festival looks forward to its future as the annual focal point for exhibition and education in support of Colorado craft cinema.

Learn more here: http://www.frontrangefilmfest.com/