Frida Fest

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It’s going to be Fridamania! Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s 110th birthday and help the DMA and the Latino Center for Leadership Development (LatinoCLD) set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one place.

During Frida Fest, enjoy a dance performance by Dallas Black Dance Theatre, makeup with Reina Rebelde, a México 1900-1950–inspired menu with margaritas on tap in the DMA Cafe, and $6 off special exhibition tickets to México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde. Full schedule available here

Register for free to be a Frida.

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Makeup with Reina Rebelde
6:00–8:00 p.m., Atrium
Reina Rebelde, the makeup line inspired by today’s Latinas, is helping you get ready for Frida Fest with a complimentary Frida Kahlo–inspired look.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Frida, Frida, Frida!
7:00 p.m., Starting on Level 4 and ending in the Atrium
Dallas Black Dance Theatre will take you on a short journey following the evolution and phases of Frida Kahlo’s life, pain, love, and art.

Set a Guinness World Record
8:00 p.m. (check-in 7:30 p.m.), Ross Avenue Plaza
Be part of history and help the DMA and the LatinoCLD set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo! Check-in begins at 7:30 p.m. for individuals dressed as Frida Kahlo (see the guidelines below).

Each participant must wear the following items per Guinness World Records, and items cannot be shared between two individuals:

  • A unibrow drawn onto the face joining the eyebrows; this can be done with make-up or by sticking hair.
  • Artificial flowers worn in the hair; a minimum of three artificial flowers must be worn.
  • A red or pink shawl.
  • A flower-printed dress that extends below the knees on all sides; the dress must not have any slits up the side.

If you do not meet the criteria listed above, you won’t be able to participate in the record attempt per the Guinness World Records’ guidelines. Participants are encouraged to sign up for free online to stay up-to-date on all of the information pertaining to the record attempt:

Film: Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb presented by Itzcuintli Films and Teatro Dallas
8:00 p.m., C3 Theater
Weaving excerpts from Teatro Dallas’s production of Abraham Oceransky’s play The Diary of Frida Kahlo with poetry, music, interviews with Kahlo’s students and friends, and her art, this film is a portrait of an artist whose life and work speaks to today’s audiences.

Cake, Cake, Cake
8:30 p.m., Atrium
Blow out the candles and make a wish! Celebrate Frida’s birthday with a slice of complimentary cake in the Atrium.

DMA Cafe
Chicken Tortilla Soup, $3.50/$6

Chicken Fajita Fiesta Taco Salad, $10
Cumin-cured chicken, black beans, fresh guacamole, iceberg lettuce, flour tortilla, yellow onions, bell peppers, plum tomatoes, jalapeño, black olives, green onions, sour cream, and cheddar jack cheese with a picante dressing

Braised Mexican Pork Shoulder with Sofrito Black Beans and Green Rice, $10                         
Lime-braised pork shoulder, sofrito-spiced black beans, and rice infused with cilantro and Anaheim chile peppers

Tres Leches Cake, $4

Margaritas on Tap, $9