“Viva la Muerte: The Mushrooming Cult of Saint Death”

Photograph: Courtesy Joanna Eberstein
Viva la Muerte: The Mushrooming Cult of Saint Death
Observatory , Gowanus Sunday February 3 2013 19:00
The Morbid Anatomy Library celebrates the release of Dr. Andrew Chesnut’s Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint, in which he sheds light on the controversial worship of the patron saint of death in Mexico. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Morbid Anatomy’s resident scholar, Salvador Olguín, and a party featuring cocktails ($3–$4) and traditional Mexican music by Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino. Be sure to grab a piece of the “Santa Muerte and Jesus Malverde” wedding cake, which pays homage to traditional Mexican folk art depicting the unlikely pair tying the knot.
Venue name: Observatory
Address: 543 Union St
Cross street: between Bond and Nevins Sts
Opening hours: Thu, Fri 3–6pm; Sat, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St; R to Union St
Price: $12