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Today: Day of the Dead at Penn Museum

1_altar_with_tlacuilo_webLooking for something to do this afternoon? Well, Penn Museum is keeping the spirit of Halloween alive a few more days with its Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Celebration today from 1-4 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy live dance performances from the Penn group MEChA and local children’s dance troupe Fuego Nuevo, storytelling, traditional Mexican crafts. You’ll also get to marvel at renowned Philly artist and muralist Cesar Viveros’ Day of the Dead Altar, which are constructed to honor the lives of the deceased. The large scale alter will remain in the Rotunda till Wednesday in case you can’t make it out today.

The event is free with admission to the museum’s current exhibition MAYA 2012: Lords of Time ($16-$20) and though the exhibit is on view through January 13, if the Mayans are right, technically, you only have until December 21 to check it out.

So might as well do it now.

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