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Peabody to come alive with Día de los Muertos

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston will host their annual celebration of the traditional Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Mexican holiday on Nov. 2.

The colorful celebration will be commemorated by a family event featuring crafts and workshops, performances by Ballet Folklorico, a demonstration from skilled woodcarver Ventura Fabian, and an evening fiesta with live music, calavera (skull) performances, and Mexican cuisine.

The family event (4 to 6 p.m.) is free with museum admission. The evening fiesta (7:30 to 10 p.m.) is free, but tickets are required. Call (617) 495-2269 for tickets.

Arboretum seeks T-shirt designs for Lilac Sunday

In commemoration of its 100th Lilac Sunday event (set for May 11, 2008), the Arnold Arboretum is now accepting T-shirt designs that capture the spirit of this annual tradition. Designs must be original, limited to two colors, and intended for the front of a T-shirt.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30. Please submit a photograph or digital file of the design (each artist may submit up to three designs) to Original artwork will not be accepted. Please note that the winning design will become the property of the Arnold Arboretum and will be printed on the official Lilac Sunday 2008 T-shirts, along with the artist’s name.

Submissions will be evaluated on how well they reflect the spirit, history, and beauty of Lilac Sunday. The winning design will be selected by January 2008 and all finalists’ designs will be displayed in the Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building throughout January 2008 and again on Lilac Sunday.

The artist of the winning design will receive a one-year membership with the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum and 10 free 2008 Lilac Sunday shirts. T-shirts will be available for sale on Lilac Sunday 2008. For more information,