Cotuit Center for the Arts will hold its 19th Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball, Day of the Dead, on Friday, November 1, at 7:30 PM.
This year the theme is a Dia de los Muertos and Woodstock monster-sized mash-up. Join in on this spookified celebration of The Day of “The Dead” . . . and The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane and other favorite musicians from the Summer of ’69.
The evening will feature music by DJ Ian Lee, dancing, “bone-chilling” refreshments, a cash bar, and, if past Art and Souls Balls are any indication, a multitude of hilarious, frightening, and delightfully creative costumes.
“This is a wide-open category,” said Michelle law, coordinator of the ball and a member of CCftA’s curatorial committee. “Come as a Woodstock performer, a festival attendee, or honor the dead, wherever your creative urges take you. I’m always excited to see how people interpret the theme—they do such imaginative things.”
Many attendees make their own costumes, from the very simple to the intricately crafted. Couples and groups are encouraged to develop themed costumes.
“But, you don’t have to have an elaborate or handmade costume to have fun,” said Law. “A mask or make-up will get you into the party mood too.”
Law is happy to give costume hints. She says that many people find inexpensive costume materials at vintage stores and consignment shops. “Do take into account safety considerations,” she said. “Make sure the costume does not restrict your movement or your vision.”
There will be prizes for Funniest, Scariest, Group, and Best Woodstock-inspired costumes.
Admission is $10. Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.
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19th Annual Art and Souls Ball: Day of the Dead
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
Friday, November 1, 7:30 PM