Dancing with the dead

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A night of music, dancing, food and history.

By Juan Anthony Rodriguez


The Institute of Texan Cultures is offering a chance to Dance with the Dead Oct. 24. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite dead Texans.

Dance the night away with Davy Crockett and Sam Houston or do the Charleston with Lady Bird Johnson or Ann Richards.

Dress up as your favorite name from the Texas music scene. You could jam out as Stevie Ray Vaughn or Selena or resurrect Buddy Holly and Dale Evans.

The event will include an Art Slam featuring artists creating a work on-site from start to finish. The art slam is 8 p.m.-midnight.

The artist will be available after the slam should anyone be interested in any of the pieces created.

The evening will include musical entertainment from the Stan Wayne Band. The set list will include music ranging from 1950s to 2009.

The evening will feature a Día de los Muertos exhibit with works from Robert Wilkens and Raul Servin.

A silent auction will follow the exhibition and the dance will offer a buffet and cash bar for guests 21 and older.

Admission for the event is $25 with special pricing of $20 for members of the institute. Memberships start at $50. To find out more, call 210-458-2213.

Attendees can also purchase a ticket to a haunted ghost tour for $10 per person or $5 for institute members that will be hosted by Brad Kling and Kris Ratliss of Discovery Channel’s “Everyday Paranormal.”

Go to youtube.com and search for Episode 2 Strange Curiosity to preview the haunted tour of the institute.

All Alamo Colleges students get free admission to the institute during regular hours with a valid ID. Special events, such as Dance With the Dead, are not included.

For more information, call the Institute of Texan Cultures at 210-458-2300.


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