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With historic and contemporary approaches from such locales as Veracruz and Chihuahua, the D.C.-based De Colores Mexican Folk Dance Company is paying tribute to all hallows with its program “Dia de los Muertos.” Not wanting a somber affair, De Colores updates the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition of mixing pre-Columbian and Old World rituals of decorating cemeteries and home altars to greet returning spirits, with celebrants wearing skeleton costumes and dancing through the streets. Accompanied by the acoustic guitar-led strains of mariachi and norteño and clothed in a variety of vivid, traditional gear from fringed jackets with Aztec motifs to fanciful home-crafted masks, this 16-member unit is set to impress with its speedy foot-stomping and intricate paired choreography. At 7:30 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center Theatre 1, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $15. (202) 484-8433. (Steve Kiviat)