Win Tickets ($24): Portland Dia De Los Muertos @ Crystal Ballroom | Tiburones, Celebration Honoring the Dead, All Ages

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Dia De Los Muertos @ Crystal Ballroom on November 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 1.

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Dia De Los Muertos @ Crystal BallroomDia De Los Muertos
w/ Tiburones, Edna Vazquez with Mariachi Los Palmeros, and Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
November 1, 2013
5:30 p.m. Doors | $10 ADV / $12 Doors / 12 and under free | All Ages

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

The Crystal Ballroom hosts a traditional, Portland-style celebration honoring the dead.

Tiburones is a wild new musical project joining the sometimes unhinged vocals of Y La Bamba’s Luz Elena Mendoza, with the fiery intensity of Nick Delffs of Shaky Hands and Death Songs.

Luz and Nick began collaborating when Y La Bamba and Death Songs toured the west coast in 2012. During that tour, they discovered a mutual reverence that sung louder than words.

After touring with The Lumineers in 2012, and inspired by the journey, Luz and Nick began to collect their songs with a raw approach. “The thrill of creating new music overwhelmed us and gave us a path to celebrate life with others.” she said.

The vibrant, incessant beat of Tiburones is an intoxicating three piece with enchanting harmonies and syncopated percussion, electric guitar, bass and keys.

Influenced by Neil Young, Patti Smith, Richard Brautigan and the pulse of the Velvet Underground, Tiburones frames the sound of folk, with beat heavy rhythms, and songs that split the sea.

No. 19 of Crystal Ballroom’s 100 Nights
Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola’s Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang – a performance by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy on January 21 – the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal’s amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($24): Portland Dia De Los Muertos @ Crystal Ballroom | Tiburones, Celebration Honoring the Dead, All Ages

  1. Tatiana Candelaria October 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    My deceased mother’s culture, which I’ve never got to experience. It’s so intriguing. I wish I could dig deep into my roots. RIP Mama

    • kristin October 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

      Today is the eighth wedding anniversary with my husband.

  2. Fred October 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Would love to win tickets for this event. We lost a son and think of him on this day, since some of my heritage is Hispanic.

  3. Jadon October 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm #


  4. Sara vongthongthip October 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    I’d love to attend because I’m doing sugarskull makeup on a friend and she would love to show it off

  5. Lisa October 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    I would love to come and see what this is all about! I’m from Michigan and have never seen anything like this. I would love to experience this with my husband and 2 friends to make me feel more comfortable to go. Please I hope I win!!!!

  6. Kim McClain October 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Halloween is my favorite holiday and it would be am honor to win!!!

  7. Donna Marie October 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I would love to attend and learn more about this event/tradition. Also a great excuse to try my hand and creating a fabulous face.

  8. Tina October 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I admire this culture, so much so I have it inked on my arm. And would love to pay my respects by toasting on this very special day!

  9. CV October 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    want to go

  10. Craig October 30, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    Already have our paints out….

  11. Amie October 30, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I feel proud of PDX and crystal ballroom, for recognizing the importance of this day and our local Latino culture!

    I got to travel to nicaragua with some if the young people who are participating, and I would love to see them in action.

  12. Neri October 30, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    We should remember our dead daily, but I believe my padre would like to be honored with Mariachis and Luz Elena’s haunting voice, that would’ve made him very happy.

  13. Karetha DellGrottaglia October 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    My family is so excited to be able to attend the all ages event. We’ve been teaching our seven year old about Dia de los Muertos all week!

  14. Mel October 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    This will be my first Dia de los Muertos experience, and I will be honoring 3 beautiful souls I’ve recently lost. Would be lovely to win tickets!

  15. Alicia Imbody October 31, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Can’t celebrate with my family in Mexico but will be with them in spirit in Portland!

  16. Michael October 31, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I’d love to go! Please?

  17. Natasha Nelson October 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    I would like to attend this event because it sounds fun and I want to learn more about this day.

  18. Janine October 31, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    My daughter did an internship in Mexico earlier this year and learned to Salsa. I am so proud of her efforts to learn about and embrace Hispanic culture to increase awareness for her Spanish major at PSU. Also I would love to have her teach me to dance Salsa and watch her dance.

  19. Kimi October 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    This would be so great, and I love Tiburones!

  20. Conrad October 31, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    My girlfriend and I are totally going to go. I’m new to Portland because of work duties, and although I don’t know anyone, I love it here. The people are amazing. We are unable to celebrate Halloween; Stuck at work and then have to work at 6am. So here’s our chance to party with Oregonians. Been here for 3 and half weeks and this will be our fifth time to the Crystal Ballroom.
    Let’s party

  21. Beth BC October 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    We love the band Tuburones and mariachi music in general. we think the event would be a great day to reconnect with family members we have recently lost. What an amazing event!

    • Beth BC October 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

      Tiburones, I meant, of course.

  22. randy October 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    My daughter didn’t get to go trick or treat with me this year and this would be even more fun to be able to share with her. Please pick me. Thanks…

  23. Tish November 1, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    My boyfriend and I are visiting Portland for the weekend from Berkeley, CA. Show us something weird, Portland!

  24. kristin w November 1, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    My husband and I would love to go to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to honor my father-in-law who passed four years ago.

  25. Jordan October 10, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    I would love to attend this event with my partner, who is of Mexican descent, as we have both lost loved ones over this past year. We are planning on celebrating Dia De Los Muertos this year and this would be the perfect event to end the night with.

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