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Arty Girl: A Couple Things...ASU Today, SMoCA on Wednesday

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First, you have just two days to get a little scratch together and purchase tickets for the "Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" lecture and soundsuit performance. But you already knew that, right? I mean, we've written a night & day piece and an entire review about the show so I won't beat a dead horse.

Second, you have just a few hours to get yourself together and head down to the celebration for the Day of the Dead from 2-4 p.m. today at ASU.

"La Fiesta en Conmemoración del Día de los Muertos"  takes place in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (room 202) at the Tempe campus and is hosted by The English Club.

The event features storytelling and poetry reading by Regents' Professor (and one of our Best of Phoenix award winners) Alberto Ríos. A Día de los Muertos documentary screening will also take place along with a feast and a tour of the altar display in the Museum of Anthropology's 10th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival Exhibit that runs through January 8th.

So if you happen to be a lucky soul who can take off the afternoon from work or you have Mondays off or if you're a student or if you're unemployed or a bum or whatever...you now have plans for your afternoon.

"La Fiesta en Conmemoración del Día de los Muertos" takes place today from 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (room 202) at ASU Tempe Campus.

"Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" is at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 East 2nd St. in Scottsdale, 480-874-4666, www.smoca.org. To purchase tickets to the performance on Wednesday at 7 p.m. visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

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