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SLOMA celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Mission Plaza 

Every October, it’s always Halloween that gets the spotlight. I get it. It’s got costumes, candy, and the allure of bothering one’s neighbors. But, instead of experiencing a chocolate hangover on Nov. 1, you could be partaking in Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

In honor of the traditional Mexican holiday, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is holding a family day celebration in conjunction with Wilshire Hospice Central Coast’s Dia de Los Muertos event at Mission Plaza. Materials and guidance will be provided for sugar skull decorating and papel picado crafting. Known as “calavera” (Spanish for “skull”), a sugar skull is typically made from sugar cane and elaborately adorned with vibrant, colored icing. With dancing, food, performers, and music at the Mission Plaza, it should be a festive occasion for all ages!

SLOMA’s Dia de los Muertos family day will take place on Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in its Nybak classroom. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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