Global Links (700 Trumbull Drive)
8 – 11 p.m.
Since 1989, Global Links has worked to redirect vital health care materials away from U.S. landfills and and into under-served communities where they’re needed most throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This Saturday night, the Pittsburgh-based medical relief and development nonprofit invites you to celebrate and support their important work, while enjoying a bone-shaking good time.
The cervezas, costumes and candles will come out in full force for the return of Global Links‘ Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Celebrating the traditions of the Mexican holiday—which honors and remembers departed loved ones—the homegrown Dia de los Muertos brings the party to Global Links’ decked out Green Tree warehouse for an evening of cuisine, art, cocktails and live entertainment.
So what are the deadly details? Have your face painted Dia de los Muertos-style, sit for astrological readings with Judi Vitale and have your tarot cards read by Angel and Rebecca Bloom.
Next, go full tilt playing fortune telling and haunted pinball machines from the Pennsylvania Coin Operated Hall of Fame and Museum, pop into the Selfie Studios booth to make memories and dance the night away to an all-vinyl soundtrack from DJ Wayne Smith.
Revelers will dine on delicious Latin-inspired street fare from Edgar’s Tacos, La Palapa, El Burro, Gabrielle’s Empanadas, Mad Mex, Cinco de Mayo Salsas and Popsburgh, and will be treated to spirited live dance performances by Attack Theatre.
Pro style tip: don’t even think about showing up in dull threads. Dig out that extravagant costume or bright frilly frock to celebrate the holiday’s signature Dia de los Muertos colors (think: orange, red, white, yellow, purple or pink).
Party on into the night, because all proceeds from the seasonal and signature benefit will support Global Links’ work promoting environmental stewardship in the U.S. health care system and improving health in resource-poor communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.