In Chicago, there are lots of places to celebrate. See the largest annual Day of the Dead exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th Street). On Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm, enjoy a special Chicago Sinfonietta concert at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph), featuring Latin American composers.
Several Mexican restaurants around the city will offer Día de Los Muertos specials. At Su Casa (49 E. Ontario), enjoy three specialty pumpkin-flavored drinks, including the Pumpkin Spice Martini. Mercadito (108 W. Kinzie) also will serve a specialty drink, La Muerte, made with tequila, pear puree, and rose water, rimmed with ancho salt.--Ruthie Kott