August 2013

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – August 2013



Through Aug. 3

IAIA Writers Festival

IAIA Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Road

Institute of American Indian Arts faculty, incoming students and other authors, including Sherman Alexie, N. Scott Momaday and Luci Tapahonso will read their work. All readings except the 8/2, 6 pm Alexie event are free. 505.424.2365, Alexie tickets are $50 as a scholarship fundraiser through 505.988.1234 or


Through Aug. 23

Víva Flora! Treasured Plants of NM

SF Community Gallery, SF Convention Center

Exhibit co-sponsored by the SF Botanical Garden features 30 artists. Includes historic, endangered and native plants.


Through Dec. 12, 5:45 pm

Local Organic Meals on a Budget Classes

Kitchen Angels, 1222 Siler Rd.

90-minute classes, second and fourth Wednesday each month. Participants enjoy tastings of the meal being prepared. $18., Free for WIC and EBT recipients. Presented by Kitchen Angels, Home Grown NM, SF Farmers’ Market Institute. Info: 505.982.8285, 505.473.1403,


Through Jan. 5, 2014

New World Cuisine: Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más

Museum of International Folk Art

Exhibit focuses on the mixing of food cultures in the Americas. 505.476.1200,


Through March 16, 2014

Cowboys Real and Imagined

NM History Museum

This exhibit explores NM’s contribution to the cowboys of both myth and reality from the 1600s to the present day.


Through Aug., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 4-6 pm

Native Artists Showcase

Hotel Lobby, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Pojoaque, NM

Advanced Poeh Cultural Center student and faculty artwork and demonstrations. Free.


Aug. 3, 10 am

Citizens Climate Lobby

Natural Grocers Community Room, Cerrillos Road

Monthly meeting.


Aug. 3, 11 am-9 pm

August Moon Festival

First Baptist Church, 1605 Old Pecos Trail

Native American songs and stories at 3 and 7 pm with Dale Tsosie (Navajo) and Nina Koruh (Hopi). Also, from Jémez Pueblo, the music group Wahamini and Sal & Flo Yepa. Native American art and food for purchase. Weaving demonstrations. Tickets: $4 adv/$5 door.

Sponsored by Sangre de Cristo Art & Culture. 505.471.5872,


Aug. 3, 5 pm

Apache Mtn. Spirit Dancers

Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Gardens, Galisteo

30th anniversary ground blessing. Gates open at 4 pm, ceremony at 5 pm. $20/couples: $30. 505.471.1528


Aug. 3, 6:30 pm

Your Heart Is My Shelter

Hillside Market, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

Benefit art auction, catered food and music for Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. $35. 505.505.982.9944


Aug. 4, 9 am-5 pm

Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show

Santa Fe Plaza

Juried fair of 125 artist-vendors. Handmade jewelry, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, gourd art, folk art and other crafts from NM and around the country. Fundraiser supporting out-of-school programming for SF girls across the economic spectrum.


Aug. 6, 3-5 pm

Eldorado/285 Recycles

Eldorado area recycling advocacy group monthly meeting. All welcome. 505.570.0583,


Aug. 6, 6-8 pm

Public Art, Censorship and the Visual Rights Act

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center

Panel discussion includes topics such as First Amendment to the Constitution and the US obscenity law, current incidents of censorship in the arts and their relationship to public funding, the Visual Artists Rights Act. 505.955.6705,


Aug. 9, 6-9 pm

The Santa Fe Show Objects of Art Gala

El Museo Cultural

Opening night gala benefits KNME/NM PBS. Tickets: $50/person or at the door. 65+ galleries and exhibitors through 8/13. Show tickets: $13.


Aug. 9-11

Hydroponics/Aquaponics Seminar

SF Community College Jémez Room

The technology and business of commercial hydroponics. Evolving technologies for food and drought issues. Presented by the Bioponics Institute. $395/$295. Info: 760.391.0216,


Aug. 10, 10 am-4 pm

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Art Show Benefit

Paintings, photography, jewelry, sculptures, carvings, folk and wearable art donated by local artists. Visit and enjoy shady grounds amidst amazing art and wagging tails. Kindred Spirits provides care and hospice for older, unwanted animals. www.kindredspiritsnm.coms


Aug. 10-11, 10 am-4 pm

Rag Rug Festival & Gift Show

Museum of Intl. Folk Art, 706. Cam. Lejo

Handcrafted rugs and other home furnishings, fashions and personal adornments. Economic development program for NM’s women and girls. NM Women’s Foundation. Free. 505.983.6155,,


Aug. 10

Edible Gardening

County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Tips for growing herbs and vegetables. No registration required. Presented by the SF Master Gardener Association. Info:


Aug. 11-12

Renewable Energy Investment Conference

Co-hosted by Sen. Tom Udall’s office. Details TBA


Aug. 13, 6 pm

Why the Future Belongs to Walkable Cities

Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail

Lecture/public discussion/book signing with author, architectural designer, city planner Jeff Speck on How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time. Presented by Creative Santa Fe. Tickets: $10/$5. 505.988.1234, Lensic box office,


Aug. 13, 6 pm

At the Artist’s Table

SF School of Cooking, 125 N. Guadalupe

Fundraiser with artist Emmi Whitehorse and chef Tracy Ritter for Partners in Education Fndn. and the SF Arts Commission’s Artist Exhibit and Education Program. Dinner, meet & greet, signed artwork. 505.955.6707 or 505.474.02420


Aug. 13, 7 am-3 pm

Fundraiser for Eldorado/285 Recycles

Café Fina, 624 Old Las Vegas Hwy.



Aug. 14

Robert Mirabal, Indigefemme

The Plaza

SF Bandstand performances. Indigefemme: 6 pm; Mirabal 7:15 pm


Aug. 14, 7-9 pm Reception

Ernest Thompson Seton Birthday Celebration

Academy for the Love of Learning, Seton Village

Opening of new exhibit on co-founder of the wildlife conservation movement with curator David L. Witt. Gallery open 10 am-4 pm. Free. 505.955.1860,


Aug. 15

Group Exhibit Openings

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place
Performance by singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah. Additional events and panel discussions through the weekend. Free. RSVP: 505.955.1860


Aug. 15, 4:30 pm

Wings of America Celebration

Fundraiser for Native youth running program. $50. Reception, silent auction, presentations, special guests. RSVP: 505.982.6761


Aug. 17, 9-11 am

Vegetable Literacy Discussion

Railyard Park Community Room (behind Site SF)

Focus on healthy eating with distinguished author/cooking teacher/gardener Deborah Madison. Free. 505.316.3596,


Aug. 17-18

Santa Fe Indian Market

The Plaza and surrounding streets

More than 1,000 Native artists sell jewelry, pottery, weavings, paintings, clothing and sculpture at this event, which many consider the most prestigious Native art fair in the US. Visitors scan also see the Native American Clothing Contest, the Native Cinema Showcase, attend docent and artist lectures and take in concerts. 505.983.5220,


Aug. 18, 1-3 pm

Fermentation Discussion

Railyard Park Community Room (behind Site SF)

Natural Gourmet Inst. graduate Mathew Sherril of Santa Fe Living Foods will discuss beneficial bacteria in fermented foods and their importance for our wellness. Learn to make traditional sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha. 505.473.1403,,


Aug. 21, 6-7:30 pm

Water Forum

Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.

An informative and timely discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing NM as it addresses water allocation issues. Chairs of three water committees will be present: Sen. Peter Wirth, Rep. Brian Egolf and Rep. Carl Trujillo, along with Sen. Nancy Rodriguez and Rep. Stephen Easley.

Info: Richard D. Ellenberg,


Aug. 21-25

32nd Annual Transformation and Healing Conference

An opportunity to explore creative expression in the service of healing, personal growth and transforming consciousness. Keynote presentation, morning and afternoon workshops. Presented by the New Earth Institute of Southwestern College. 877.471.5756,,

Aug. 24, 1-4 pm

Creating Body Products from Herbs

Presented by herbalist Jessie Emerson, RN and Homegrown NM. 505.473.1403,


Aug. 24, 5:30 pm

Jim Hightower Talk/Reception

Museum Hill Café

The national radio commentator, presented by KSFR Radio. $35. 505.428.1527


Aug. 24, 6 pm

Brad Lancaster Presentation

James A. Little Theater

Integrated Local Harvests: Simple and Effective Ways to Enhance the Abundance of Your Home, Community and the Larger World. Author Lancaster is renowned in the field of water harvesting and integrated design. Informal conversations/networking on local water, local food and sustainable neighborhoods starting at 4:30 pm.


Aug. 25

Annual Farm Tour

Drive through beautiful northern NM to learn firsthand about amazing agricultural techniques utilized by local farmers. Presented by the SF Farmers’ Market. Descriptions/Directions:


Aug. 25, 12-3 pm

Food Preservation and Canning

Milagro Community Garden (Legacy & Rodeo)

Master gardeners Jannine Cabossel and Duskin Jasper will create a dish and show the processes of canning. 505.473.1403,


Aug. 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

Lifesongs Community Conversations

Academy for the Love of Learning, Seton Village

How can we live life to the fullest and engage the aging process as a gift? An evening with Molly Sturges, Acushla Bastible, Denys Cope and Christine Sandoval, along with experts from the fields of creative aging, hospice and medicine. Free. Registration: 505.995.1860,


Aug. 28, 7-9 pm

Cuban Permaculturalist Roberto Perez

Unitarian Universalist, 107 W. Barcelona

Perez is the Environmental Education and Biodiversity Conservation Program Director of the oldest environmental organization in Cuba. $15-$20. Benefits scholarships for the Eleventh International Permaculture Convergence (Nov. in Cuba). Cuba’s agriculture is now 95% organic. The country has been engaging in a massive reforestation campaign, and has invested massively in solar and biofuel energy production. Info: 505.501.4769, or


Sept. 6-7

Modernist Encounters and Contemporary Inquiry: Art, Appropriation and Cultural Rights

Hotel Santa Fe

Symposium with keynote address “Global Indigenous Modernisms” by Professor Ruth Philips. Panel discussions examine encounters among Native and non-Native scholars, curators and artists about the interpretation of Native art and cultural objects in collections and exhibitions, representation of indigenous cultures by artists and institutions, and the place of Native American art in the global art market. Presented by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the School for Advanced Research.


Sept. 15, 4:30-8 pm

12th Annual Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner

SF Conservation Trust 2013 Honoree: N. Scott Momaday. Presentation by the Wildlife Center of Espanola. Tickets: 505.989.7019,


Sept. 21-22

Gathering for Mother Earth

Pojoaque gathering site

A Gathering for All Cultures of All Ages” A call for community unity in support of earth-water wellness. 505.747.3259,


Sept. 27, 6:30-9:30 pm

WildEarth Guardians’ Gala

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Annual benefit dinner, a celebration of all things wild in the American West. Featured speaker Derrick Jensen on biocentrism and the role humans play. Tickets: $100/person. 505.988.9126, ext. 0.


Oct. 8, 7 pm

Paul Hawkin

The Lensic

Commerce, Climate and Community: An Interactive Evening. Presented by the SF Chapter of the NMGCC. Tickets: $30/$15. ($20/$10 SFGCC members) 505.988.1234, Info:


9 am-4 pm daily except Weds.

Community Farm Project

1820 San Ysidro, Village of Agua Fria

Volunteers of any age needed. 80 percent of the produce is given to the Food Depot and distributed to 120 organizations.,


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 am-12 pm

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Northern NM farmers & ranchers bring you fresh greenhouse tomatoes, greens, root veggies, cheese, teas, herbs, spices, honey, baked goods, Southwestern body care and much more.


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Live music, food and over 30 artists.


Saturdays, Approx. 2 pm

Meet Your Farmer

Joe’s Dining, Rodeo & Zia

A lunch experience. An opportunity to ask questions about farming, enjoy a local meal and meet farmers who grow NM foods. Vendors from the farmers’ market have an after-market lunch and meet the community. Info:


Saturdays, 4 pm

Unicopia Green Radio

KTRC – 1260 am

A weekly show with Faren Dancer. Our culture is requiring a major shift in how we relate to the Earth. Our fossil fuel-based economy is poised for transition to a renewable future. Each show explores the issues, politics, science, and the evolution of consciousness impacting the balancing of life on our planet.


Wednesdays 11 am-5 pm

Farmers and Crafts Market

Poeh Tower, Pojoaque Pueblo (78 Cities of Gold Rd.)

EBT and WIC accepted. 505.455.9086


Slow Food Dinner and a Book

August book: Cooked. Author Michael Pollan explores the cook’s special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Once a month, Slow Food members get together in a private home to discuss a book over a potluck dinner. Info: 505.474.3896,


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


7th Edition of “Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area”

Features 56 destinations, new reconfigured hikes with maps and photos, safety tips, resource guide. Available in local bookstores.

Unwanted Mail and Phone Books

Opt-out of unwanted phone books, catalogs, credit card solicitations. Free service will help SF shed thousands of pounds of waste and dollars in costs. http://santafe/


Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days or call any reference desk.


Save A Ton Recycling Campaign

The city of Santa Fe and the SF New Mexican have launched a campaign to double recycling in Santa Fe in one year. Santa Feans score way below state and national averages. For a city with its own recycling facility that envisions becoming a Zero Waste community, we can do better! Find info on the Save A Ton campaign at and click on Green Line or on Facebook. 505.955.2209


Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

Hard copies $20, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.



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