By The Know Staff – – Photo: Denver Post file.

Photo: Maria Xochitl-Chavex of the Huitzlipotchli Azteca Dance Group performed for the Chicano Arts Council at their Dia de los Muertos festival on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

The Art District on Santa Fe’s First Friday Art Walk is always a huge, festive affair, but on Friday night, the district will host a massive Dia de los Muertos block party with events at multiple museums and businesses. Stop by the Museo de las Americas for a costume contest, ofrendas (altars), sugar skulls, hot chocolate, pan de muerto (bread traditionally baked during Dia de los Muertos), face-painting and performances. Visitors can shop at a marketplace filled with local artisans, hear live music and check out “Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment,” the show currently on display at Museu de las Americas.

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