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Poll: Are hipsters turning Dia de Los Muertos into another drinking holiday?

Picture Courtesy of the Santa Ana Sentinel
In its 11th year, Noche de Altares (Night of the Altars), was expected to draw tens of thousands over nine hours with its entertainment stages, community-based vendors and more than 100 ofrendas (altars) dedicated to the memory of the deceased, according to the O.C. Register.
The event, which was held [...]

 
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Santa Ana Noche de Altares update including entertainment schedule

[ November 2, 2013; 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

The 11th Annual Noche de Altares (Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos) event is set for Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 1 to 10 pm, at 4th and Birch Streets, in Santa Ana.  Click here for Facebook updates.

This event is free to the public. The event includes:

Traditional Altars
Visual Arts
Artisan Vendors
Arts and Crafts for Kids
Food
Live Performances
Plus [...]

 
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The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is set for this Saturday, 11/3

[ November 3, 2012; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is set for this Saturday night, Nov. 3rd, featuring “Noche de Altares.”

Event highlights:

GCS Art Gallery: The Day of the Dead themed art show features new works by many artists familiar to the GCS gallery. the list of artists include: ASEPH, 3rdI, Benjie, Nick Lu, AWOL, Alex barcenas, tim shelton, jamie [...]

 
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Dia de Los Muertos event set for 11/2 at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary

[ November 2, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Media Contact: Cynthia Adair, 714.633.1442, cadair@fairhavenmemorial.com

FAIRHAVEN MEMORIAL PARK’S

“Dia de los Muertos”

Santa Ana, CA — Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary will host its Dia de los Muertos Service at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd at the North Gardens Pavillion in Fairhaven Memorial Park.

Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a celebration of [...]

 
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9th Annual Dia de los Muertos event drew thousands to downtown Santa Ana

Thousands of people gathered downtown Saturday afternoon for an annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration that has mushroomed in size over the past nine years, according to the O.C. Register.
The event was masterminded by Jackie and Rudy Cordova, owners of Calacas and the new Calacas Cafe.  This was the Ninth Annual Noche [...]

 
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Occupy the Santa Ana Art Walk – and Dia de Los Muertos too, on Saturday

[ November 2, 2011; 10:00 pm; ]

This Saturday’s Santa Ana Art Walk, on Nov. 5, might be the biggest one ever.  Not only does it coincide with the 9th Annual Noche de Altares (Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead) event, we are also going to see the Occupy Santa Ana movement conduct a protest at 1:00 in front of the [...]

 
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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Santa Ana on Nov. 5

[ November 5, 2011; 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

UPDATE: Click here for pictures and a recap of the 2011 Noche de Altares (Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos).

For the 9th year in a row, Centro Cultural de México is organizing Noche de Altares (A Night of Altars/Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos) on Saturday, Nov. 5. This year Centro is proud [...]

 
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Calacas to screen premier of “Noche de Altares” documentary tonight

Calacas is hosting a “Dia de los Muertos” art exhibit starting tonight, Oct. 1, from 7 to 10 pm.  Calacas is located at 324 W. 4th St., in downtown Santa Ana.  They are at 4th and Birch, in the West End Theater.

Calacas is also screening the premier of “Noche de Altares: A Grassroots Festival,” a [...]

 
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A look at our most popular blog posts about Santa Ana, in 2010

The year is almost over, which means it is time to take a look at our top posts this year.

This was the year the Dia de los Muertos/Noche de Altares event blew up.  Our post about the 7th annual event got 1,292 views!  It was our top post this year.  Our post about this year’s [...]

 
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Dia de Los Muertos event draws thousands to Santa Ana’s downtown

My wife and my little boy joined me tonight at Santa Ana’s 8th Annual Noche de Altares, commemorating Dia de Los Muertos.  The event took place on 4th St., between Ross and Broadway.  It coincided with tonight’s Art Walk, which made for a huge crowd and a lot of fun.
Families took the time to put [...]

 
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The Budrows Band to play at Saturday’s Art Walk, in Santa Ana

Santa Ana’s monthly Art Walk is slated for this Saturday, which is also when the annual Noche de Altares, Dia de los Muertos, event will be going on.  It should be an awesome night!
This is the BIGGEST Art Walk of the year, all the streets will be closed down, there will be thousands of people [...]

 
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Dia de los Muertos Art Collective & Party

Dia de los Muertos Art Collective & Party
It’s time for our monthly art walk! Join us at MC Art Gallery for our Dia de los Muertos (Day of the dead) Mixed Media Collective and Party!
This show will feature brand new work by:
Moises Camacho – Cecilia Ortíz – Juan Luis Garcia – Mollie C. Smith – [...]

 
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Dia de los Muertos event at the Bowers to benefit Latino Health Access

You and your guest are invited to an evening of art, music and dance as we celebrate ” Di a de los Muertos” at the Bowers Museum .
Friday, October 29, 2010.  7:00pm reception | 8:00pm program.  Cocktail Attire.
Special Guest: Gregorio Luke
Gregorio is the former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art [...]

 
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Tonight’s Santa Ana Art Walk was safe, crowded and a lot of fun

My wife and I visited tonight’s Santa Ana Art Walk, in downtown Santa Ana, and had a great time.  We started our evening with a surprise.  The big parking garage just north of the Proof Bar was full.  So we drove to the Federal Court parking garage and found a free space there.
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Shooting near Proof bar doesn’t mean downtown Santa Ana isn’t safe

Jeffery Lee Chung, 23, of Irvine was shot and killed by a robber, in a parking structure nearby a bar called Proof, in downtown Santa Ana, this morning at about 1:30 am, according to ABC News.  Chung’s friend ran off.  Chung was shot when he resisted the robbers, who got away.
While ABC News is calling [...]

 
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