May 2015

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – May 2015



May 1, 5-8 pm

Inspire Festival of Learning

Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Youth protégés from across SF will share what they have learned through diverse mentorships. Exhibitions and displays. Free. Presented by the Academy for the Love of Learning and Siete del Norte.


May 2, 9:30 am-4 pm

Folk Art Flea Market

Museum of Int’l. Folk Art

Free. 505.476.1201,


May 4, 6 pm

Aztlán in the Southwest: Archaeology and History

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by Stephen H. Lekson, University of Colorado professor or anthropology and author of A History of the Ancient Southwest. $12. 505.466.2775,,


May 5, 6:30 pm

A Conversation with Robert Redford

The Lensic

A conversation about activism, arts and the environment with Redford and Mayor Javier Gonzales. $30/$15 students with I.D. Benefits the SF Green Chamber of Commerce. 505.988.1234,


May 6, 9-11 am

Prospect Research for Smaller Organizations

SF Community Foundation

A nonprofit technical assistance workshop. Sliding scale: $15-$45. Registration:


May 8-10

Julie Brette Adams

SF Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas

Acclaimed contemporary dancer/choreographer. 8 pm Fri-Sat; 2 pm Sun. $15/$20. 505.986.1801,


May 9, 10 am-10 pm


Santa Fe Plaza

El Día de la Gente. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies will have information tables and giveaways until 3 pm and local talent will perform until 10 pm. Exhibit applications: 505.955.6979,,


May 9, 10 am-7 pm

IAIA Spring Powwow

IAIA Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Institute of American Indian Arts contest powwow and drum contest. Food, arts and crafts vendors. Grand entry at 11 am. Free. 505.424.2339,


May 9-10

Kindred Spirits Open House

3749A Highway 14

Animal sanctuary for senior dogs, horses and poultry. Demonstrations by wellness caregivers. 505.471.5366,


May 10, 2 pm

Santa Fe Concert Band

Lawn of the Federal Building

Free concert.


May 12, 8:30-10:30 am

Parent Visitor Morning

SF Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol

Elementary through High School grade parents can visit the 13-acre campus and explore Waldorf education for their children. Meet at the administrative offices in Hooper Hall. RSVP: 505.467.6431


May 13-17

Outside Bike & Brew Festival

Mountain biking events sponsored by Outside Magazine.



May 14, 15

Academy for Sustainable Education Events

5/14: Eco-fashion show; 5/15: The academy will unveil its aquaponics lab, eco-amphitheater, green trail, solar charging station, Sol Beats (solar sound studio) and the Learning and Zen gardens.


May 15, 6 pm

San Isidro Day

Agua Fría Village

Meet at the historic San Isidro Church. Opening prayers and then a processional with music to the SF River at San Ysidro Crossing for a blessing of the river. Reception follows at the Nancy Rodriguez Community Center.


May 16, 8 am-3 pm

2nd Annual Green Festival

El Museo Cultural, 555 Cam. de la Familia

New renewable energy options, electric vehicles, organic food, water conservation and harvesting, green-built design, interactive exhibits for kids and much more. 505.428.9123,


May 16, 2 pm; May 20, 6:45 pm

Movies That Matter

Violet Crown Cinemas, 1606 Alcaldesa St.

Growing Cities, a documentary film that examines the role and potential of urban farming ( Presented by the SF Farmers’ Market Institute. Weds: $10/$8/$6; Sat: $7/$5/$6. Tickets: 505.466.5528,


May 17

SF Century Bicycle Rides

2,600 are cyclists expected from more than 37 states. 5/12: registration closes. 505.476.9712,


May 17, 2 pm

Institute for Spanish Arts End-of-Year Performance

SF Performing Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trl.

Showcase of current students, SFPS student programs and Flamenco’s Next Generation. Tickets: 505.467.3773,


May 17

Horse Shelter Auction

Cerrillos, NM

Annual auction and luncheon. A chance to spend a day with the horses at the ranch. $75. 505.471.6179,


May 19, 9-11 am

Basic Concepts in Strategic Planning

SF Community Foundation

An organizational workshop. Sliding scale: $15-$45. Registration:


May 21, 5:30-7:30 pm

Creativity and Resiliency of NM Women and Girls

GF Contemporary Gallery, 707 Canyon Rd.

Fundraiser/reception hosted by the NM Community Foundation. Featured speaker: artist Roxanne Swentzell, reading by Isabel Ribe. Prizes, food. Tickets: $35. 505.820.6860,


May 22 Application Deadline

SFCC Foundation Scholarships

Students can apply for scholarships to SF Community College based on financial need, academic standing or a specific program, among other criteria. Fall semester begins in August. 505.428.1268


May 23-24

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival

SF Convention Center

Museum-quality Native American art show and sale. Over 200 artists. Admission: 5/23, 9-10 am: $20; 10 am-5 pm: $10; 5/24, 10 am-5 pm: free. 5/22, 5:30-7:30: Pre-show celebration. ($100.)


May 24, 10 am-4 pm

Sustainable Kitchens and Solar Cooking

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

Cook in solar cookers and explore other self-sufficient cooking and preservation methods. $60. Discounts available. RSVP: 505.780.0535,


May 26, 6-7:30 pm

Practical Solutions for Safe Use of Wireless Technology

La Montañita Co-op Community Room, 913 W. Alameda

Discussion of potential health issues, free solutions and available products to combat electronic pollution. Last Tuesday of every month. 505.780.8283


May 29, 10 am-4 pm

Executive Director Retreat

SF Community Foundation

Being a Mindful Leader. $75. Registration:


May 30, 10 am-12 pm

Green Writers Circle

Writers engaged in sustainability, ecology, health and environmental issues meet for training, publication resources and discussion. Topic will be “Three Paths to Publishing Your Book,” comparing the traditional publisher, self-publishing and assisted self-publishing. Free. RSVP:


June 19-21, 27-28

SF Studio Tour

A free, self-guided tour. 76 artists, 48 studios. Discover original art: paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other unique works. Preview party/group show 6/19 at the SF University of Art & Design. Info/map:


First Saturday of Each Month, 10 am-12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Various Locations

Creating political will for a livable world”


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

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


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

New Mexico Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion


Become a Site Steward

Santa Fe National Forest

Monitor archaeological and historical sites on a regular basis for evidence of natural deterioration or vandalism.


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


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.


Santa Fe Recycling

Make 2015 the year to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as you can. City residential curbside customers can recycle at no additional cost and drop by 1142 Siler Rd., Building A, to pick up free recycling bins. At least 50 percent of curbside residential customers recycle now. Let’s take that number to 100 percent. For more information, visit or call 505.955.2200 (city); 505.992.3010 (county); 505.424.1850 (SF Solid Waste Management Agency).


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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