Noche de Altares, OC's Largest Día de los Muertos Celebration, Needs Your Help

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Tomorrow, tens of thousands of people will descend upon downtown SanTana--and they won't all be hipsters or wabs! It'll be the annual Noche de Altares, the Día de los Muertos celebration co-held by Calacas Cafe and the Centro Cultural de México that's been growing bigger and bigger for the past decade to the point where last year's celebration went from the corner of Broadway and Fourth Street to Sasscer Park. This year, they're shutting down Broadway for the biggest Noche de Altares yet.

But, to paraphrase Robert Heinlein, TINSTAAFNDE--There's No Such Thing as a Free Noche de Altares. And while the event won't cost the public a dime, the cost of holding this amazing Día de los Muertos celebration is escalating every year.

Toward that effect, organizers have set up an Indie Go Go campaign to help defray the costs of Noche de Altares, having raised a paltry $2,000 of the $7,000 they sought despite an active Facebook and Twitter campaign. Did I forget to say that no one gets paid to run this event, so any money you may donate goes directly to the event? Don't be a cheap bastard, and donate NOW.

Email: garellano@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @gustavoarellano.

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16 comments
Lehi Vargas
Lehi Vargas

Good thing they keep the light on for the new generations on that side of the river.

Raffi Zaki
Raffi Zaki

whats a wab? white anglo bro? lol

wino255
wino255

So where do you call to donate? website?, contact?

James Stutsman
James Stutsman

And The Bowers Museum is doing a celebration as well - totally free on Sunday! (^^^)

Cyn Rodriguez-Q
Cyn Rodriguez-Q

Too bad Tampa doesn't do anything like this, I'd love to expose our chiquitos to more of our culture.

Annette Paramo
Annette Paramo

For those out in Riverside,CA we have a similar celebration and it has been growing more every year

Valerie Meza
Valerie Meza

my cunada does this to its a beautiful thing to honor thoze who have passed ..its really common Efrocina Morales

David El Belicoso Rodriguez
David El Belicoso Rodriguez

Me da tristesa when I think of all the bad ass traditions we lose cuando llegamos "al norte". I haven't seen a traditional Dia de los Muertos since I was just a little norteño en el mero Guanajuato. Puro pinche trico tri. Aqui no hay Navidad y nacimiento get togethers. Puro "donde esta mi pinche regalo". I miss GTO.

David Herrera
David Herrera

My uncle will be doing one of the dances there he invited us

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