Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to ONCE de los Muertos

Update 10/30/14: Congrats to Cara, the randomly selected winner of two tickets to Cuisine en Locale’s ONCE de los Muertos this Saturday! Cara is dressing up as Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time this year for Halloween. Thanks to everyone who entered–your costume ideas were truly amazing–and remember that if you didn’t win tickets, you can still buy them here.

Halloween may get all the hype, but there’s another big holiday happening this week too: Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This Mexican observance involves family and friends remembering those who have died through prayer, food and ofrendas–altars honoring the deceased. And there’s nowhere better in Somerville to get the full Dia de los Muertos experience than at Cuisine en Locale this weekend.

The locavore chefs, who operate out of the former Anthony’s space (156 Highland Ave.), are throwing their annual ONCE de los Muertos feast on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at noon. The events will feature lots of locally sourced food and a full program of live music.

Muertos Cuisine en Locale Altar

On Saturday night, Cuisine en Locale is cooking up Taza Chocolate mole, Stillman Farm pulled pork verde, pain de los meurtos (bread of the dead) and much more that will be served buffet-style. Live music with begin with a mariachi band, followed by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, with a special appearance by Brooklyn’s Charming Disaster.

If you can’t make the Saturday night festivities or you want to bring the whole family, swing by Cuisine en Locale on Sunday afternoon for ONCE de los Muertos, part two. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat taco brunch that will be followed by a performance by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $25 and children under 12 get in for $10.

CenL Muertos

Tickets for ONCE de los Muertos on Saturday night are $40 each, but today, I’ve got your chance to win two!

How to enter:

Leave a comment with your name and email address telling us either what you’re going to be this year for Halloween or the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn. You have until midnight on Wednesday, October 29 to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Thursday, October 30. Good luck!

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32 Responses to Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to ONCE de los Muertos

  1. Best costume was the Honey Badger!

  2. The first costume I remember my Mother dressing me up as was the singer from AC/DC ANGUS YOUNG… she putt dressed me up like him, hat, tie, coat, shorts… and finished the costume off this PINK chuck taylors. My grandpa has a picture of me somewhere framed where I’m kicking my leg up and doing his lil dance.

    This year I plan to dress as the 11th Doctor… The Matt Smith version with a fez, red bow tie and suspenders. But I’ll be dressed as a female version 😉

    HOPE I CAN WIN THESE TICKETS!!! *crosses fingers*

  3. I was a Giant Fancy Carrot two years ago.
    I’d built what was basically an enormous orange muppet mascot head from upholstery foam and a very large piece of orange felt, and then wore my sharpest pinstripe suit.
    I couldn’t see or hear a damn thing, and so when we went to the costume party at the Druid in Inman, and someone started being friendly about giving my rear end a squeeze, I assumed that it was my date, and held the hand there.
    Turns out that my date was at the bar getting us drinks, and that the bold young man who’d decided I was not only a Fancy Carrot but a Sexy Fancy Carrot really liked holding hands.
    I still have no idea who he was, however.

    This year, the plan was a Groot and fem-Rocket couple costume, but my partner’s sister’s wedding put the kibosh on that.