by Mariah Fosnight

This week, while the Halloween celebrations wind down and pre-election jitters start, continue the celebrations with Day of the Dead festivities and ease the jitters with good wine, beer and food.

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According to traditional Chinese beliefs, those who observe the Day of the Dead will receive help from the spirits and benefit from happiness, success and good fortune. Celebrate the day tasting beer, eating good food and listening to DJ Curt at T2A Benefit. Proceeds go to Trauma to Art, Inc., an organization that brings resources to facilitate creative expression in the wake of loss.

  • Thursday, Nov. 1
  • 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m.
  • The Mount Auburn Club
  • 57 Coolidge Ave., Watertown
  • $25

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Tense about Tuesday’s election results? Add some light-hearted political fun to your weekend at Guy Fawkes Pub Night – Special Election Edition. While guzzling beer, learn how Election Day was celebrated in Colonial Boston and participate in election-themed pub trivia. Ticket price includes admission and two tickets redeemable for beer or other beverages.

  • Friday, Nov. 2
  • 7p.m.-9p.m.
  • Old State House
  • 206 Washington St., Boston
  • $15

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‘Travel’ the world this weekend by staying in Boston this Saturday at Fall Wine Fest. With admission, receive a passport to travel to different regions around the world, tasting wines from each. Food samples will also be available. Enjoy music by DJ Karl.

  • Saturday, Nov. 3
  • 12p.m.-2:30p.m., 7p.m.-10p.m.
  • Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama
  • 539 Tremont St., Boston
  • $59 – $69

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Danner Boots and Ball and Buck team up to host an evening of Whiskey and Boots at Ball and Buck this Saturday.

  • Saturday, Nov. 3
  • 6p.m.-9p.m.
  • Ball and Buck
  • 144 Newbury St., Boston
  • Free

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If you’re feeling more formal this weekend, attend The Black and White Ball. This luxurious party spreads over three ballroom and features hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing. Wear your best black, white and red attire and honor Willie Sanchez, also known as DJ Chubby Chub. Proceeds benefit the Live and Let Live Project.

  • Saturday, Nov. 3
  • 9p.m.
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel
  • 39 Dalton St., Boston
  • $40-$65

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