Day of the Dead: Bluegrass Youth Ballet, Living Arts Science Center Celebrate Mexican Tradition

Day of the Dead BGYB imageCoinciding with Halloween, Bluegrass Youth Ballet will feature the performance “Dia de los Muertos: A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death.”

The performance follows Estelita and her family as they celebrate the Day of the Dead in a small village in Mexico. The performance includes a

Spanish-English slideshow of the actual holiday in Mexico.

Show times at the Lexington Opera House are: Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. School shows will be Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. & noon; and Friday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $14.50 to $17.50.

Show info: 271-4472; ticket info: 233-3535 or visit

Leading up to the seventh annual Day of the Dead celebration, the Living Arts & Science Center hosted two workshops that focused on traditional Mexican folk art to help participants create colorful skeleton puppets.

Those puppets will be shown in Lexington’s Halloween Parade and at the LASC’s Day of the Dead Festival on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Day of the Dead Festival features traditional Mexican musicians and dancers and a candlelight parade from the LASC to the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at Third Street and Elm Tree Lane.

In the cemetery following the parade, guests can enjoy music and dance performances by Mexican artists.

At the Day of the Dead Festival, children and adults can work with artists to create traditional Day of the Dead crafts such as sugar skulls and papel picado.

Latin American food will be available for purchase from a variety of authentic food vendors. Complimentary Day of the Dead bread and hot chocolate will be provided.

The Day of the Dead festival will be Friday, Nov. 1 from 5-9 p.m. A $2 donation is requested per person.

Info: 252-5222 or