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With Mexico’s ghoulish yet life-affirming Day of the Dead little more than a month away—it was moved from summer to All Saints’ Day by Catholic priests trying to mitigate the event’s inherent paganism—Hasta los Huesos shows just how much fun a corpse can have. The Claymation short, whose English title is Down to the Bone, follows a man into his grave and then out the other side, as he plummets into a joint where a stripper removes her clothes to reveal a purely skeletal form. This film by René Castillo, who also contributed to Julie Taymor’s mixed-media biopic of Frida Kahlo, features vivid colors, naughty worms, and a lively score by Café Tacuba. The film runs only 11 minutes, but its vibe will continue in a post-screening performance by Mariachi Los Amigos, which will be followed by a discussion of Mexican cultural traditions. The program starts at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Grand Foyer. Free. (202) 467-4600. (Mark Jenkins)