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Several events planned for Day of the Dead in Las Vegas

Several events planned for Day of the Dead in Las Vegas

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 31, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Day of the Dead is a very popular holiday for many people in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada and there are a variety of events and parties to celebrate.

The official name for Day of the Dead is Dia de los Muertos and it is celebrated on Oct. 21 through Nov. 2. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those that have died.

Here are some of the events taking place:

Day of the Dead at Springs Preserve

The holiday will be celebrated Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at the Springs Preserve on meadows Lane. The celebration will feature live theater performances, mariachi music, face painting, sugar skull decorating, traditional food and more. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and under. Members receive a discount.

Life in Death Festival
The 13th annual Life In Death: Day of the Dead Festival will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 at the Winchester Cultural Center on South McLeod Drive. The festival will feature live entertainment by Mexican dance troupes and musicians, food, craft sales and workshops. There will also be a galleried art exhibit.

City Hall exhibit
"Flores Para el Dia de los Muerto" is now on display in the City Hall Chamber Gallery until Nov. 7. The exhibit features works by 10 Hispanic artists. Admission is free. The Las Vegas City Hall is located on South Main Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Day of the Dead at Ghostbar
Ghostbar at The Palms will be celebrating Day of the Dead during its day club event on Nov. 2. Start time is 1 p.m. Cover charges apply.

Day of the Dead margaritas
The Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel is serving a special Day of the Dead margarita. The margarita is coffee-infused and features Patron XO, Grand Marnier and espresso. Artist Anthony "Tee" Celestino recently finished a mural at the restaurant inspired by Day of the Dead.

Day of the Dead beers
Hussong's Cantina at Mandalay Bay will be serving Day of the Dead beers from Tecate, Mexico, for $6 each. A new cocktail -- the Caliente Michelada -- will also debut during the restaurant's Day of the Dead celebrations.

Day of the Dead menu
Border Grill at Mandalay Bay is offering a special Day of the Dead menu. Dishes include black tamales, Diablo Ceviche, Turkey in Nole Negro, and candied pumpkin ice cream sundae. Cocktails include blood orange ginger margarita and deviled margarita.

Bring You Back From The Dead spa specials

Reviv, the spa at MGM Grand, will offer Bring You Back From The Dead spa specials on Nov. 1 and 2. The specials include IV hydration therapy and B12 and Glutathione injections.

Jack N Cake Day of the Dead

Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel is celebrating Jack N Cake Day of the Dead on Nov. 1. Presented by Collective Zoo. Sounds by Shane Hays, Totescity, Byra Tanks and Halfway House. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Cover charges apply.

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.