Dia de los Muertos, Daggers' Death Race, Cupcake Love-in, and SMoCA's Fall Opening Over the Weekend

Dia De Los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden 

The Desert Botanical Garden celebrated Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, this weekend. The Mexican community celebrated the dead with traditional music, art, stories and food. 

Each Halloween, local BMX collective, The Daggers, hosts a bicycle-mounted scavenger hunt through some Tempe's more seedy areas. The ride is full of traps, vague misdirection, and awesome. Sabotage is encouraged.

This year's Cupcake Love-in was the ultimate event for the sweet tooth crowd. Once participants checked in and collected swag bags, and wrist bands for unlimited cupcakes. That's right -- unlimited cupcakes from more than 30 local vendors.

SMoCA's Fall Exhibitions and Lounge Opening 
The local arts community and friends flocked to Scottsdale for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's debut of the 2011 Fall exhibitions (which will be open until early January) and its new lounge on Friday. 

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Claire Lawton
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