Saturday, October 8, 2011

a freaky First Friday...








With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos looming, October's First Friday event was suitably gothic. There were cupcake-eating zombies and snake-draped fortune tellers outside Theatre 7 where the PollyGrind underground film festival is underway this weekend. The upcoming Life in Death festival was also represented and local creative venues displayed their decorated Halloween pumpkins.
Blackbird Studios featured a zombie exhibition, and 222 Imperial put on '10,000 Skeletons'. Joel from 222 worked with photo bang bang to create a horror set where visitors could be photographed enacting their own scarey scenarios and around the corner on Main St, the Las Vegas Suspension Syndicate demonstrated the art of body suspension.
With First Friday hours now extended to midnight and the street festival around Casino Center again underway, the crowds were out in force enjoying the stands of art and crafts, food, and live performance such as local pop-punk band Air Drifter.

2 comments:

Burg aka El Presidente said...

I'm jealous. Dia de los muertos is one of the most fascinating celebrations on the planet. So colourful, tacky and bizarre. Yum.

JK Russ said...

Yeah, Dia de Los Muertos is really big in Nevada - I'm looking forward to the festival... appreciate your comments El Presidente...

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