November 2013

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


Nov. 1-10

Salt and Pepper

Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie

Humorous play by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin set in SF. Upbeat tales about maturing with grace, courage and humor. Fri. and Sat. eves. at 7:30 pm; Sat. and Sun. matinees at 2 pm. $18/$15.


Nov. 2

Making Things in a Digital Age

Various Locations

The Exploration of Craft and Technology, Process and Product” 9:30-11:30 am: Design dialogue with international designers, NM History Museum; 2-3:20 pm: Workshops: Hands-on Textiles, Lannan Foundation ($30); 3:30-4:50 pm: User-Driven Design, Lannan Foundation ($45/$20); 2:30-4:30 pm: Material Shift at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art ($30/$15), Tickets:


Nov. 2, 5-7 pm

Design Lab: Next Nest Opening + Awards Party

Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta

Exhibit of juried exhibition of works by 17 artists, designers and architects. Free. Runs through Nov. 29.


Nov. 2, 7-9 pm

A New Community Rights Movement

Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W. Barcelona

Thomas Linzey, attorney and executive director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will speak about the new movement emerging across the US seeking to transition toward economic and environmental sustainability and elevate the rights of people, communities and nature above powers claimed by corporations. By donation. Info: 575.666.2529 or,


Nov. 3, 3-6 pm

Friends of Archeology Holiday Party

Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

A celebration of archeology. Party, demonstrations, silent auction of original artwork, jewelry, pueblo pottery, books. $20. Tickets: 505.992.2715 or at the door.


Nov. 4, 2-3 pm

Earthships – Water Recycling and Green Building

SF Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail

Lecture by Michelle Locher on the Earthship concept and the production of food in these sustainable, off-grid homes built from recycled materials. SF Botanical Garden members free; non-members $10. 505.471.9103,,


Nov. 4-7, 9 am-5 pm

Serigraphs for Fine Artists Workshop

Eldorado, NM

Learn the skills necessary to produce high-quality serigraphs using traditional techniques, creating plates from scratch. Limited to 6 students. $500.


Nov. 5, 3-5 pm

Eldorado/285 Recycles

Eldorado area recycling advocacy group monthly meeting. Info: 505.570.0583,


Nov. 7, 6:30 pm

Slow Food Annual Dinner/Silent Auction

315 Restaurant
Fundraiser to provide financial support for NM farmers attending Terra Madre biannual event in Italy. $35. Reservations: 505.986.9190,


Nov. 7, 7-8:30 pm

Peter Buffett: Life Is What You Make It

Lensic Performing Arts Center

A concert, conversation and multimedia presentation with Peter Buffet on piano with cellist, Michael Kott. Book-signing afterward.A benefit for the Academy for the Love of Learning. Tickets: $15/$50. Discounts for students and teachers. 505.988.1234,


Nov. 7-8, 8:30 am-5:30 pm

GRI Certified Sustainability Training

SF Community Foundation HUB, 501 Halona Street

Training course for corporate social responsibility reporting. Presented by the ISOS Group, Concept Green and the NM Green Chamber of Commerce. Guest speaker: Carolyn Parrs. Registration: 619.246.1122,


Nov. 8, 9 am-12:30 pm

Greening the Workforce

SF Community College Jémez Room

Interactive workshop led by corporate sustainability expert Bea Boccalandro. Leading companies are involving their employees in recycling, on-site gardening, energy conservation and other efforts. Transform your workers and your company. $145. 505.819.3828,


Nov. 8, 6-10 pm

Celebration of Land Conservation/Award Dinner

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

NM Land Conservancy award presentation to Jim Winder, 4th-generation rancher. Guest speaker Hampton Sides. Locally sourced buffet, live Western Swing music, silent auction. $125. Tickets: 505.986.3801,,


Nov. 8-10


Museum of Intl. Folk Art, Museum Hill

Food & Folklore Festival. A series of keynotes, talks, panel discussions, creative interludes and food. $250/$200. 505.476.1126,,


Nov. 9, 5-8 pm

Art Auction for Acequia Madre Elementary School

SF Convention Center

Live and silent auctions, live entertainment, food, more. $15 admission includes free childcare. Supports Acequia Madre’s programs. Info: 505.467.4000


Nov. 11-14, 9 am-5 pm

Serigraphs for Graphic Artists & Illustrators

Eldorado, NM

Learn skills necessary to produce high-quality serigraphs using both traditional and digital techniques. $500. Limited to 5 students.


Nov. 15;

Trash Bash and Fashion Show

Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Road

Art Reception: 6 pm in the Learning Support Center; Fashion show: 7 pm in the Digital Dome (Science & Tech Building) Presented by Student Sustainability Leadership.,


Nov. 15-17

Recycled Santa Fe Art Festival

Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy

15th annual show, one of the hippest, eco-conscious art markets and juried art events anywhere. Friday night fashion show at 7 pm. Info: 505.603.0558,,, Advance tickets: $15/$20. 505.988.1234,


Nov. 16, 9 am-4 pm

Living with Fire in No. NM Workshop

SF Community College

Fire, Forests and Climate Change. Public workshop will provide the best fire science from northern NM. Learn how forest managers are applying that science in restoration work. Information for homeowners and communities on how to become more fire-adapted. Sponsored by the SW Jémez Mountains Restoration Collaborative. RSVP: 505.438.5431 or, Info:


Nov. 16, 10 am-2 pm

America Recycles Day Celebration

Eldorado Supermart at the Agora, Eldorado, NM

Handouts, contest, free electric cord repair to promote reuse. 505.466.9797,


Nov. 18-21

Serigraphs for Photographers

Eldorado, NM

Learn the skills necessary to produce high-quality serigraphs. $500. Limited to 6 students.


Nov. 22 Entry Deadline

Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest

The theme: Saving Water Is Always in Season. Grades 1-6 public and private schools. The winners will be announced in January and will be featured on the back of a city bus and in the annual calendar. Entry forms: 505.955.4224 or


Nov. 24, 3-5 pm

Reading/Book Signing Benefit

OpCit Bookstore, Sanbusco, 500 Montezuma, Ste. 101

Elaine Pinkerton and Jann Arrington Wolcott present “An Adoption Story” based on The Goodbye Baby and From Calcutta with Love. Door prizes, refreshments. Benefits Youth Shelters ( Info: 505.983.9747 or


Nov. 24, 3-4:30 pm

Santa Fe Poets 2

Inst. of American Indian Arts Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Road

City of SF Poet Laureate Jon Davis reads, along with Lauren Camp, Joanne Dominique Dwyer, Jamie Figueroa, dg nanouk okpic and Arthur Sze. Info: 505.424.2365 or


Nov. 29, 2-5 pm

Salvador Romero and Ricardo Cate

Keshi Gallery, 227 Don Gaspar

Zuni artist and Kewa cartoonist. Book signing. 505.989.8728,


Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Winter Indian Market

SF Convention Center

200+ Native artists from the US and Canada. Studio artist demos by award-winning artists. Film screenings, live music and dance, fashion show, more. $10/day, $15 weekend pass, members and kids free.


Dec. 3-4, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Collaborative Forest Restoration Programs Workshop

SF Community College Jémez Rooms

A diverse group of stakeholders and forest restoration experts will come together to discuss forest restoration on public lands in NM. Info: 505.982.9805,,, Registration:


Dec. 9, 2-3 pm

Successful Gardening in New Mexican Soil

SF Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail

Lecture by Erin Wade of Vinaigrette restaurants and Los Portales Farm in Nambé. From vermicomposting to soil biodiversity, learn about Erin’s journey and how to create healthy soil.


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.


First Saturday of Each Month, 10 am-12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Natural Grocers, Community Room, 3328 Cerrillos Rd.

Creating political will for a livable world.”


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 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, 8 am-1 pm

Santa Fe Artists Market

Railyard Park


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

New Mexico Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavillion


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:

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


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


Nov. 15-17

Recycle SF Art Festival 2013

SF Community Convention Center

Visit for application and details. Info: 505.603.0558,

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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