Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Irish Syle

The Irish aren't foolin' around. They (or rather we...and i've got the blue eyes and freckles to prove my heritage) know how to do a holiday proud. Just behold the awesome events planned at the Irish American Heritage Center for Saturday, October 31st!

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N KNOX AVE • CHICAGO IL 60630 • 773/282-7035

Children’s Area

Actor’s Workshop, Crafts, Magical Tea Party, Readings, Face Painting, Beginner Harp Workshop, Irish Dance Exhibition.
Halloween Costume Parade - Sat 1:45pm

Adult Halloween Costume Party
in the Fifth Province Pub
Live Music:
Dyed in the Wool - 6pm
Reilly - 9:30pm

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Bram Stoker expert and enjoy a multi-media presentation on the life of Bram Stoker, the Irish writer who gave the world Dracula. After all what would Halloween be without the grand-daddy of all vampires?

Samhain/Day of the Dead: Artists' Ofrendas

The IAHC and Windy City Arts present the annual art exhibit of the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (sow-en) and the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations this fall in its Art Gallery. Both festivals participate in the birth, death and resurrection cycle.

This year, artists will create an ofrenda (or offering), in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead, dedicated to a favorite Irish author, visual artist or musician. The IAHC ofrendas will concentrate on the artistic work of the selected Irish artist.

Samhain/Day of the Dead: Artists' Ofrendas runs from Friday, October 23 through Sunday, November 15. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm or by appointment. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 9pm on October 23.

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