Month of the dead?
October means Halloween, which any schoolkid will tell you is the coolest time of the year. Every October since 1995, a group of locals—educators, artists, others—has come together to celebrate el día de los muertos, better known in the U.S. as the Mexican day of the dead, even though that particular day happens to fall in November. Altars are built in memory of those who have gone before; many of these are far more whimsical than the standard, Service Corporation International-approved way of dealing with grief and loss. The Altares del Mundo installation can be experienced at 424 North 7th St. near Richards Boulevard, but you’ll have to wait until Saturday, October 13; it’ll be up through November 4.