December 2015

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


Dec. 2, 11:30 am-1 pm

Green Lunch

SFAHBA Offices, 1409 Luisa St.

What’s coming up at the Roundhouse? Presentation by State Reps. Brian Egolf and Matthew McQueen, who have recently proposed ethics reform legislation. $15/$20. Reservations: 505.982.1774. Presented by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce.


Dec. 2, 12 pm

Leslie Poling-Kempes

NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Lecture on the book Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the SW. Free. 505.476.5090


Dec. 2, 2 pm

Fracking in the SF Natl. Forest

465 St. Michael’s Dr. (Medical-Dental Building west of hospital) Rm. 201

Discussion of opposition to the leases that have been awarded on over 20,000 acres.


Dec. 2-6

SF Film Festival

Various Venues

100 films, panel discussions, awards, workshops and parties. $12 for screenings, various prices for other activities. Tickets available at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, 505.466.5528,,


Dec. 3, 5:30-7 pm

The Future of Cities

Site SF, 1606 Paseo de Peralta

With Geoffrey West, former president of the SF Institute, and Mayor Gonzales. A conversation about the growth of cities worldwide, and what can be learned that would lead to a “more equitable, prosperous and sustainable Santa Fe.” By donation, $25 adv. donation guarantees a seat.


Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

SF Watershed Assn. Benefit Gala

Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Special guest: author William deBuys, author of A Great Aridness. Meet SFWA staff & board members and learn about the SFWA. Hor d’oeuvres, raffle. Tickets: $50, Raffle only: $30. 505.820.1696,


Dec. 3, 7 pm

Bringing Food Home

El Museo Cultural, 555 Cam. de la Familia

Documentary film about urban agriculture in SF. Panel discussion with the filmmakers and Gaia Gardens’ founders after the screening. Free.


Dec. 3-Jan. 2

GLOW – A Winter Lights Event

SF Botanical Garden, 715 Cam. Lejo

A Winter Lights Event in the Garden. Illuminated geodesic domes, food and more. Prices:


Dec. 3-4

Acting Out: A Symposium on Indigenous Performing Art

12/4, 6-8 pm: The Lensic

Symposium, performances, workshops and video screenings. Presented by the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and the Lensic. Symposium and workshops at the museums no charge. Lensic performance: $25/$10. 505.988.1234, 505.428.5907,


Dec. 4, 4-7 pm

Poeh Museum Winter Exhibition Opening

Just off Hwy. 285/84, 15 miles north of SF, 78 Cities of Gold Rd.

Poeh Arts Student/Faculty Show and Buffalo Thunder Art Collection Recent Works. Through March 19. Free. 505.455.5041


Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm

What Does It Take to Boost Student Graduation?

SF Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.

Community forum with panelists and moderator presented by the Interfaith Coalition for Public Education and the SF Higher Education Center.


Dec. 4, 6 pm

Somos un Pueblo Unido 20th Anniversary Gala

SF Convention Center

Dinner, music by Mariachi Nuevo México, reception with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and annual Premio Sin Fronteras awards. Somos is a statewide, community-based, immigrant-led organization that promotes worker and racial justice. $35/$5. (children) 505.424.7832,


Dec. 5, 6 pm

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrerea

The Lensic

Reading and Conversation moderated by former SF Poet Laureate Valerie Martínez. $25/$20.


Dec. 5, 9 am-4 pm

Annual Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair

Gonzales Community School, 851 W. Alameda

Handmade Native arts & crafts, over 40 vendors, silent auction, Indian tacos, holiday treats. Free. Hosted by the SFPS Native American Student Services. 505.467.2644,


Dec. 5, 10 am-12 pm

Citizens Climate Lobby

La Montañita Co-op, 913 W. Alameda

Monthly meeting to focus politically palatable and effective solutions such as a Carbon Fee and Dividend, which gives all revenue back to households. Visit the Santa Fe CCL Facebook page.


Dec. 5, 10 am

NMSA Open House

275 E. Alameda St.

Learn what the NM School for the Arts has to offer in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Now accepting applications. 505.310.4194,


Dec. 5, 10 am-3 pm

SF Waldorf School Holiday Faire

26 Puesta del Sol

Family activities such as craft making, games, food and entertainment by Clan Tynker and Pojoaque Pueblo Hoop Dancers. Book sale, artisans market, children’s wonder shop and more. Free except some activities require $1 tickets.


Dec. 5, 2-4:30 pm

Storyweaving Workshop

IAIA Hogan, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Led by Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater. Free public event.


Dec. 5, 6 pm

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

The Lensic

Reading and conversation held in celebration of Somos un Pueblo Unido’s 20th anniversary. $25/$20. 505.988.1234,


Dec. 5, 6 pm

Aid & Comfort Gala

Eldorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco St.

Reception, dinner, auction, performances by Juan Siddi Flamenco and Natl. Dance Institute of NM. $65. 505.216.9078,


Dec. 6, 11 am-12 pm

Journey Santa Fe

Collected Works Books, 202 Galisteo

Presentation by Merle Lefkoff of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy: Creating New Models of Conflict Resolution & Mediation. Free. 505.988.4226,


Dec. 6, 1:30 and 2:30 pm

Wool & Weaving in Northern NM

History Museum Auditorium

Unbroken Thread” 20-minute film produced by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Educators will engage visitors in materials of the weaver’s trade, teach basic skills and showcase textiles. 505.476.5200,,


Dec. 6, 1:30 pm

Garden III: Home

St. John’s College Great Hall, 2nd fl.

Free performance of composer Chris Jonas’ work in progress. Live performance, music, text and immersive video.


Dec. 6, 4-6 pm

Squash Blossom Launch Party

Iconik Coffee, 1600 Lena St.

Celebrate local foods with farmers, free samples, raffle tickets for Blossom Bags. Free admission.


Dec. 7, 4-6 pm

The Shift to Social Entrepreneurship

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

A community discussion for nonprofits with the SFCF. No charge. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Dec. 8, 6:30-8 pm

Setonian Evening

Academy for the Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Rd.

The Radical Natural History of Generally True Patterns” Explore topics related to Seton’s stories. Examine the importance of experiences with wildlife and wild places. Free. 505.995.1860,


Dec. 10, 2-5 pm

Inbound Marketing

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

The latest techniques to attract more donors, volunteers and others. A nonprofit technical assistance workshop with Allan Pressel and the SFCF. No charge. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Dec. 12, 2-3:30 pm

March for Clean Climate Solutions

Meet at SF Plaza Bandstand

Short rally, then 30-minute march to Guadalupe Church and back. Sponsored by Sierra Club and other groups in solidarity with peoples marches marking closing of the Paris talks. 505.983.2703,


Dec. 12, 4-7 pm

Kindred Spirits Christmas Celebration

Tree lighting, meditation and tour of animal sanctuary at 4:30 pm. Refreshments. 505.471.5366,,


Dec. 12, 8 pm

Voices of New Mexico

San Miguel Mission, 401 Old SF Trail

A celebration of women’s voices. 11-voice ensemble will collaborate with Pulitzer Prize nominee poet Valerie Martínez. $20, students with I.D. free. 505.821.1956,,

Dec. 12-13, 9 am-3 pm

Young Native Artists Show & Sale

Palace of the Governors Courtyard, 105 W. Palace Ave.

Works by the children and grandchildren of the artists in the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program. Free.


Dec. 12, 9 am-4 pm

Annual Holiday Market

IAIA, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd., Academic Building

Over 50 noted and up-and-coming artists including students, faculty and staff sell their works at the Institute of American Indian Arts campus.


Dec. 13, 1-5 pm

Holiday Makers Market

CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Handmade gifts, food, music. 505.982.1338


Dec. 14, 6 pm

Southwest Seminars Lecture

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Dr. Richard I. Ford on The Origin of Maize Horticulture in the Northern Río Grande Valley. $12. 505.466.2775,


Dec. 17, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

NM State Capitol Bldg., Rm. 317, 491 Old SF Trail

Info: 505.603.2879, Agendas: 505.827.4983,


Dec. 19, 9 am-4 pm

Poeh Museum Holiday Artist Sale

Just off Hwy. 285/84, 15 miles north of SF, 78 Cities of Gold Rd.

Holiday show featuring the work of instructors and students. Pueblo pottery, silverwork, sculpture, etc. 505.455.5041


Dec. 21, 6 pm

Southwest Seminars Lecture

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Louie Hena on Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture at Tesuque Pueblo. $12. 505.466.2775,


Dec. 22, 8 am-1 pm

Special Holiday Market

SF Farmers’ Market

Purchase holiday ingredients and gifts from farmers’ market vendors. 505.983.4098,


Dec. 29, 6-7:30 pm

Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

La Montañita Co-op Community Room

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


Dec. 30, 7 pm

The Alhambra and the Scottish Rite Temple: Granada & Santa Fe

Scottish Rite Temple, Paseo de Peralta

A celebration of the Scottish Rite Building and the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Learn about their relationship and the influence of American author Washington Irving. A multimedia presentation and musical performance by cultural ambassador and scholar Fernando Barros Lirola from Granada, Spain. His group of performers includes flamenco guitarist Carlos Lomas. $20. Info/reserved seats: 505.603.9743,,


Jan. 2-9, 2016

IAIA Writers Festival

IAIA Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Public invited to free nightly readings, which include published authors and Institute of American Indian Arts students. Headliners are Sherman Alexie and Joy Harjo.


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


Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45 pm

Design Lab for Sustainable Neighborhoods

Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd., Rm. 139

Bring your ideas, passion and perseverance and join in to design and build mixed-use Santa Fe infill. To RSVP, google Meetup Santa Fe and find the Design Lab.


Foundation of Herbal Medicine Course

Milagro School of Herbal Medicine

Enrollment is open for 250-hour intensive focusing on regional herbs and traditions. Course starts April 5. 505.820.6321,,


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 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).


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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