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The Cry of the Ancestors

October 31, 2021

Live music · Arts activities · Danza Mexica · Puppetry · Spoken word · Food Trucks

noon/12pm - 3pm: Ceremony and Procession, from Powderhorn Park to open lot, E. Lake St. and Chicago Ave. · 3pm - 7:30pm: Concert presented by Festival de las Calaveras · 8pm-10pm: Ancestors Concert and Cabaret presented by BareBones (with intermission by DJ Queenduin at 7:30pm)

Face masks and physical distancing recommended.

Want to help create the show? Learn how to get involved!

Cost for Attendance

FREE! BareBones has always believed its annual event should be available to all. Instead of selling tickets, we ask the public to help keep these activities funded with a donation (any size helps and is appreciated). Help us continue our Fall traditions for years to come!

 A few of the puppets lent by CLUES for the procession and festival.
Thank you CLUES!

Arts Activities

Sugar Skulls

Learn to make a Day of the Dead sugar skull (materials provided)

Tissue Paper Flowers

Casa de Esperanza Youth [email protected] and CLUES will teach participants how to make tissue paper flowers. The Youth [email protected] are survivors of domestic violence. The ofrenda they create is dedicated to their mothers and other relatives killed by domestic violence.

Shop for a Cause

Banners, Tees, and More!

Support local artists with your purchase. We screen print banners and tees with designs that are curated annually from BareBones artists. Designs are often based on the theme of that year's Extravaganza, and they are printed on a variety of apparel items and recycled fabrics, including canvas, velvet, silk, and cotton.

Bring Moola Shop BareBones! People shopping at a BareBones merch tent.
2021 Co-Directors

BareBones Puppets in Partnership with Festival de Las Calaveras

Mina Leierwood · Director of Procession
Xochi de la Luna · Director of Performance
Adriana Cerrillo · Director of Culture
Deborah Ramos · Director of Festival de las Calaveras

Xochi de la Luna, Adriana Cerrillo and Mina Leierwood have stepped forward to lead the Barebones Extravaganza, transforming the Barebones of the past into the unfolding mystery of the future. “El Grito de los Ancestros” - “The Cry of the Ancestors” aims to unify the many communities that make up Minneapolis in celebration of the Cycles of Life.

Learn more about www.festivalcalaveras.com