Whether your beloved ancestors are resting near or far away you need not fear missing honoring them this year. The 21st annual Día de los Muertos Festival in Escondido will have ample and colorful ways to pay tribute to the dearly departed. Create an altar, paint your kids’ faces, buy a handmade charm, and get your hands into some arts and crafts. And if you feel like manifesting spirits, theater, music and dance are in store too. At night’s end if the melancholy is still heavy, grab a ticket for Mexrrissey –Mexico a la Morrissey and sway the blue away into nostalgia.

November 1st
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