Aztecs Family Fiesta 

Sun 29 Sep 2013,  11am–4pm
Wellington Foyer, Level 2, and Te Marae, Level 4
Free entry
Performance; Family 

 Achai Dance Troupe. Courtesy of Mexican Embassy

Celebrate the opening of Aztecs: Conquest and glory with a jam-packed day of Mexican culture, featuring chilli-hot dance, live music, and craft activities for the whole family. There’ll be face painting, mask making, jewellery and mosaic workshops, and more – all for free!

Music & dance

11am & 2pm–3pm: Achai Dance Troupe
Achai are here direct from Mexico to perform their spectacular brand of mariachi music and customary dance. Meet them at 11am in Wellington Foyer, Level 2, and see them perform at 2pm on Te Marae, Level 4.

1pm–2pm: Percussion performance & workshop
Andreas Lepper, a percussionist specialising in authentic Mexican instruments, gives a performance and workshop. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

3pm–4pm: Carlos Navae Trio 
Carlos Navae is a Mexican musician whose wide repertoire encompasses singing, song-writing, guitar, and percussion. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Craft activities

11am–4pm: Face painting
Have your face painted Aztec style. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

11am–4pm: Mosaic making
Contribute to a large mosaic of Tláloc, the Aztec god of rain, and make your own mini Aztec glyph mosaic to take home with you. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

12 noon–1pm: Mask making
Make an Aztec-inspired mosaic mask. Spaces are limited, so arrive early. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

2pm–3pm: Necklace making
Make an Aztec-inspired necklace with Village Beads. Recommended for ages 7 and older, spaces limited, sign up on the day. Sessions start at 15-minute intervals. Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Aztecs: Conquest and glory exhibition