This year’s Day of the Dead festival which is always held on the 1st Saturday of November, fell on November 4. The weather was cooler than previous years.
By sunset around 6 pm, the throngs of people many with faces in sugar skull makeup, made the 4 blocks of Market Street between University Ave and 12th St nearly impassable.
Every year I face the same dilemma.
How do I get from one stage at one end of Market St to the other to catch a performance? Continue reading El dia de los muertos 2017
Chance favors the prepared, so I read somewhere.
It’s definitely true especially when covering an event.
In part 2 of my coverage of Riverside’s Artnival over the weekend, here are some tips.
Continue reading Fun and games at Artnival Part 2
Artnival, a concatenation of the words “Art” and “Carnival,” materialized as a family fun event in Riverside’s White Park this afternoon.
For its debut, this event put together by Cosme Cordova owner of Division 9 Gallery, showed it’s not all gloom for the arts even in bad economic times.
When budget woes force an austere mentality to glom on to everything in sight like a hot humid cloud that follows us around everywhere, sometimes all it takes is for one person to have a vision. Continue reading Family fun time at Riverside’s Artnival Part1
The Lunar Festival for 2012 took place on January 28 in downtown Riverside, just like the previous year.
This time though, we had gusty winds for most of the day.
The crowds didn’t seem to mind as visitors arrived throughout the day.
They didn’t even seem to mind the long queues for food.
Continue reading Riverside’s Lunar Festival 2012