Fall Events

Day of the Dead

The community is invited to the annual Drag-O-Ween show and to the display of Dia de los Muertos altars.

The University's annual Drag-O-Ween show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Orton Center, while Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars will be on display through Nov. 1. Both events are open to the public.

“Drag-O-Ween is a unique experience on the University of Redlands campus because it brings professional Drag performers right to our doorstep,” Sarah Grimley ’16, co-organizer and a Pride Center intern, said. “It provides the students with a glimpse into the exciting world of Drag while encouraging the student body to step out of their comfort zone and dress up themselves for a night of fun.”

The night will include performances from professional Drag queens, a photo booth, carnival games, and prizes for students competing for Drag Queen, Drag King, and Best Costume.

“Absolutely anyone is welcome and encouraged to come to this event,” Grimley said. “It won't be going too late, so if you're looking for something to get your Halloween night off to a fantastic start Drag-O-Ween is the place to be.”

Several campus organizations, including PRIDE Alliance, the Pride Center, RYG and WRW, are coming together to present this popular event, which costs $2 pre-sale and $3 at the door.

“We are all very excited to be putting on Drag-O-Ween and are really hoping that the campus community enjoys the evening as well,” Grimley said.

The Dia de los Muertos altars will be on display in the Administration Building, Armacost Library, and the Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) office. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in many countries, with participants creating ofrendas (altars) with photographs of deceased loved ones, flowers, sweet bread, and sugar skulls. University community members submitted photos to CDI, and helped decorate the altars on Oct. 30.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2013

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