August 2015

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


Aug. 1, 10-10:30 am

USDA National Farmers’ Market Week Kickoff

Water Tower, SF Railyard

The SF Farmers’ Market has been selected by the USDA to host the kickoff ceremony for the 16th annual National Farmers’ Market Week to recognize the role that farmers’ markets play in the agricultural and food economy. Special guest speakers. 505.983.4098, ext. 6,


Aug. 6-9

SF Yoga Festival

Well-known instructors and local yogis lead more than 108 classes and workshops. Daily meditations, dharma talks, hikes, farm to table dinners, musical performances, pool parties and Michael Franti concert (8/8, 7 pm).


Aug. 7, 6-7 pm

Wars, Revolts and Defining Collective Memory re: the Pueblo Revolt”

NM History Museum, SF Plaza

Presentation by archeologist/author Jason Shapiro. Free.


Aug. 8, 10 am-2 pm

Healthy Kids Celebration

SF Convention Center

Performances by local fitness groups, CPR training, Obstacle course, skateboard demonstrations, acrobatics and juggling instruction, low-cost lab screenings, health-focused organizations. Presented by Christus St. Vincent, SF Fire Dept., city of SF.


Aug. 8, 10 am-4 pm

Kindred Spirits Art Show

3749A Hwy. 14

Fundraiser for animal sanctuary/hospice for dogs, horses and poultry. Visit with the animals, meet the artists. Painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, carvings, folk art, wearable art. Free. 505.471.5366,,


Aug. 8 Comment Deadline

SF Metropolitan Pedestrian Master Plan

The public is invited to comment on the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s master plan to improve the pedestrian environment. Send comments to Copies of the draft may be downloaded at:


Aug. 9

3rd Annual Resilience Run

Tesuque Pueblo

Commemoration of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. 505.983.2667


Aug. 11, 4-6 pm

Eldorado/285 Recycles

ECIA Conference Rm.

Eldorado area recycling advocacy group monthly meeting. All welcome. 505.466.9797,


Aug. 12, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks

Network with people interested in doing business locally, clean energy alternatives and creating sustainable opportunities in our communities. Speakers have included innovative leaders and business people. Presented the second Wednesday of each month by the SF Green Chamber.


Aug. 13, 5-8 pm

Round Mountain

Body of Santa Fe, 333 W. Cordova Rd.

Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist brothers with alt-folk and global influences. $14/$7.


Aug. 14, 6-8:30 pm

Seton Birthday Celebration

Academy for the Love of Learning, Seton Village

Opening reception and 7 pm lecture by Ernest Thompson Seton’s granddaughter Julie Seton. Free.


Aug. 15

Dog Days of Summer

The Downs at SF

Color dash: 8:30-11 am; Music & fun: 11 am-5 pm. Live music by Nosotros, Anthony Leon & the Chain, Reviva. Dogs welcome. Tickets start at $5. Presented by the SF Animal Shelter.


Aug. 15, 7-9 pm

Fantasies of Flying

SF Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr.

Preview screening of rough cut of Georgina Lightning’s film about suicide prevention, trauma and various forms of healing. Followed by an open discussion with Lightning. Free.


Aug. 17-23

Native Cinema Showcase

NM History Museum

In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, the NM History Museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features.


Aug. 18, 6 pm


Clubhouse at Las Campanas

Some of SF’s executive chefs collaborate to create a 4-course dinner. Live auction of vacations, art, jewelry. Benefits Pete’s Place Interfaith Shelter for the homeless. $150. 505.795.7494,


Aug. 18-20

Antique American Indian Art Show

El Museo Cultural

40 top national dealers in historic American Indian art.


Aug. 19, 5 pm

Native Arts Unbound

La Fonda Hotel

The Institute of American Indian Arts presents its annual scholarship dinner and auction, reception and silent small-works art auction. Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a live auction. Tickets start at $175., 800.804.6423


Aug. 19, 6-7:30 pm

NMSEA-SF Chapter Meeting

Amenergy, 1202 Parkway Drive

SF Sustainable Everything Advocates, a NM Solar Energy Assn. chapter, seeks to make living sustainably the accepted norm through creating public awareness, actions, participation and volunteerism in organizations and events that establish SF and NM at leaders in this effort. Meets 3rd Weds. each month.


Aug. 20 Deadline

SF Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Documents that will guide transportation infrastructure spending and pedestrian, bicycle, public transit policy through the year 2040. Public comments sought. Open house review/discussions: 8/4, 6, 11, 24, 27. 505.955.6664,,


Aug. 20, 5-8 pm

Poeh Center Opening

Poeh Cultural Center and Museum

Paths Of Beauty: Isabel Gonzales And Shawn Tafoya.” Free. Embroidery exhibit runs through Nov. 14. Center is 15 miles north of Santa Fe, just off Hwy. 285/84


Aug. 20-21

40th Annual Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian Benefit Auction

704 Cam. Lejo

Silent and live auctions of jewelry, textiles, pottery and fine art. 505.982.4636,


Aug. 20-22

Indigenous Fine Art Market

SF Railyard Arts District

More the 400 traditional and contemporary artists. Live entertainment.


Aug. 21, 5-7 pm

Visions and Visionaries Opening

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Pl.

The premier collection of contemporary Native art inaugurates a new wing, the Kieve Family Gallery, with a multitude of renowned artists curated by Candice Hopkins. 505.983.1666


Aug. 21, 5-7 pm

New Audiences for Native Films

Allan Houser Art Park, MoCNA

Native Cinema Showcase Film Panel & Reception. Sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the IAIA MoCNA


Aug. 22, 3-5 pm

LaDonna Harris: The Art of Self Determination

Allan Houser Art Park, MoCNA

Panel discussion on advancing tribal self-determination in an era of globalization. With LaDonna Harris, Kevin Gover, Mark Macarro, Laura Harris, Bird Runningwater. The film “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101” will be shown in the IAIA MoCNA from Aug. 20-Oct. 20.


Aug. 22-23

Indian Market

SF Plaza

94th annual gathering of Native artists including many events leading up to and occurring during the market.


Aug. 22-23, 9 am-4:30 pm

Portal Artists Celebration

Palace of the Governors Courtyard (Blue gate on Lincoln Ave.)

Artists of the POG Native American Artisans program. Traditional dances, music and food. 505.476.5100


Aug. 25, 6-7:30 pm

Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

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

Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects and simple ways to decrease exposure. 505.780.8283


Aug. 26, 10 am-12 pm

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Bldg., 407 Galisteo, Room 238

4th Friday of every month.


Aug. 27, 6 pm

Heirloom Food and Story

Private Residence

Farm-to-table dinner and spoken word performances celebrating Pueblo and East Indian cultures. With master storyteller Larry Littlebird (Laguna/Santo Domingo) and writer/director Shebana Coelho (Bombay, India). A fundraiser for Tano Farm at Hamaatsa that addresses food insecurity in Indian Country. $95. Tickets and info: or 505.379.2598,


Aug. 29, 10 am-12 pm

Green Writer’s Circle

Writers engaged in sustainability, ecology, health and environmental issues meet for training, discussion, publication and information resources. RSVP:


Aug. 29, 12-4 pm

Neighboring Faiths Fiesta

St. John’s United Methodist Church parking lot, Old Pecos Trl. at Cordova Rd.

Booths from SF congregations of all faiths. Meet your “neighbors in faith.” Celebrate diverse traditions. Food, music, entertainment, clothing drive for school uniforms for kids and adult winter clothes for Interfaith Shelter. SF Interfaith Alliance. 505.699.6049,


Aug. 29-30, 10 am-4 pm

Fiesta de los Niños: Children’s Celebration

El Rancho de las Golandrinas, La Ciénega

Games, crafts and entertainment. $8/$6/12 & under free. 505.471.2261,


Aug. 31, 7:30 pm

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

SF Opera

The singer/songwriters perform in support of the SF Animal Humane Society. Tickets begin at $31. 505.885.1251,


Sept. 13, 4:30 pm

Annual Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner

Natl. Park Service Building

Celebrate SF Conservation Trust’s conservation legacy. $175. Sponsor or purchase tickets: 505.989.7019,


September 17-20

Soul Renewal Wilderness Retreat

SF National Forest

Renew your soul and spirit for an evolving world. Basecamp with customized 24-hr. solo options. All skill levels welcome. Permitted with SFNF since 1989

Co-hosted by and


Sept. 22-24

First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference

Buffalo Thunder Resort

Empowering Native Youth, Strengthening Tribal Institutions, Nourishing Native Foods & Health. See newsbite, page 7.


Sept. 25, 6:30-9:30 pm

Guardians Gala

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

12th annual Wild Earth Guardians benefit dinner/auction. Speaker: ecologist/author Dr. Sandra Steingraber. $100. 505.988.9126, ext. 3,


Starts Sept. 30

Public Hearing on PNM’s Replacement Power Plan

NM Public Regulation Commission, PERA Building

Focuses on PNM’s plan for the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.


Dec. 3-4

Acting Out: A Symposium on Indigenous Performance Art

Symposium, performances, workshops, video screenings. 12/4, 6-8 pm: Performance at the Lensic. Presented by the MoCNA and MIAC. 505.428.5907,


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 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


Institute of American Indian Arts Artists in Residence

Sept. 2015-May 2016

Open to Native Americans or First Nations artists from the Pacific Northwest, Upper Midwest and Southwest; one-month terms; Public receptions and artist talks. 505.424.2389,; applications:


Become a Site Steward

Santa Fe National Forest

Monitor archeological 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 Road, 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).


SF River Commission Vacancies

Commission provides advice on various subjects such as downtown river corridor, improvements to river and arroyos, urban watershed health. Meets 6-8 pm on the second Thursday of each month. 505.955.6840,

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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