The Day of the Dead’s brightly colored sugar skulls (calaveras) have gone mainstream. Here are some modern riffs on the iconic face of this Mexican holiday
Dead it up!
What better place to sport your new Day of the Dead gear than at these two local celebrations?
Life in Death: Day of the Dead at Winchester Cultural Center. This family-friendly festival includes displays, an art exhibit, performances, craft sales and food vendors, as well as beautiful “ofrendas,” or altars, built by families and other groups in memory of deceased relatives. Nov. 1-2, free, 702-455-7340
Dia de Muertos at the Springs Preserve. This all-ages event features live theater and dance performances, face-painting, sugar skull-decorating and, of course, mariachis! Nov. 6-8, $3-$10, springspreserve.org