December 2016

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – December 2016


Dec. 2–4

Recycle SF Art Festival

SF Convention Center

201 W. Marcy

18th annual. 12/2, 7 pm: Trash Fashion and Costume show created by adults, youth and children: $20/$15/$8. 505.988.1234, Friday Recycled Art Market: $5. 12/3, 9 am–5 pm and 12/4, 10 am–5 pm: Free. Hosted by the nonprofit Recycled Art Alliance and Keep SF Beautiful.


Dec. 3, 1–5 pm

Youth Shakespeare Festival

Scottish Rite Temple

463 Paseo de Peralta

Performances by Devon Glover The Sonnet Man, Upstart Crows of SF, students from the Academy for Technology and the Classics, NM School for the Arts and SF Indian School. $5. Info: 505.466.3533,


Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 8 am–1 pm

SF Farmers’ Market Holiday Market

SF Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Vendors sell handmade crafts as well as produce and other agricultural products.


Dec. 4, 2–5 pm

Grand Opening

ARTsmart NM, 1201 Parkway Dr.

Community event with art-making, tour, food and more. 505.992.2787,


Dec. 4, 2:30–5 pm

Silent Auction

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Benefit for Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. Hor d’oeuvres, music. Vacation packages, original art, handcrafted jewelry, restaurant gift certificates and more. Admission: $20/$10. 505.852.1351,,


Dec. 4–7

Nuclear Summit

SF Convention Center, The Lensic

“Disruptive Futures” National symposium on nuclear weapons. 20–30 interdisciplinary leaders will discuss present-day threats and explore “what if” scenarios. Only a few events are open to the public. Keynote speakers include former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, who will have a public dialogue with journalist Eric Schlosser on 12/4, 5 pm at The Lensic. $15. There will be a screening of Command and Control and Q&A with Eric Schlosser on 12/3, 3:30 pm at the Center for Contemporary Arts. Presented by Creative SF.


Dec. 4, 11,18, 22, 23; 10 am–4 pm

Railyard Artisans Market Holiday Market

SF Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Gift items by local artisans and holiday festivities.


Dec. 5, 6 pm

Native American Scouts at the SF Presidio in the 1700s

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

SW Seminars presentation by author Steve Post. $12. 505.466.2775,,


Dec. 8, 6 pm

Presentation on the Arctic

REI in the Railyard

Teacher Karina Vanderbilt, Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, on her Natl. Geographic summer sojourn to Norway and the Arctic.


Dec. 8, 6:30–8:30 pm

Years of Living Dangerously

SFCC Jémez Room and other locations

Acclaimed National Geographic film on the work of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. 505.428.1266. Also screens the same time at Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona and Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W. Barcelona. 12/9, 6:30 pm at the Eldorado Community Center and 7 pm at United Church of SF, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso


Dec. 9, 5–7 pm Opening Reception

Photo Exhibit: Wilderness and National Parks

Edition One Gallery, 1036 Canyon Rd.

Photos by Ian Shive in honor of the National Park Service Centennial Celebration. Through Feb. 3. 505.570.5385,


Dec. 10, 9 am–4 pm

Holiday Market

IAIA Academic Bldg., 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Institute of American Indian Arts students, faculty, staff and other Native American artists. 505.424.5704,


Dec. 10–11, 9 am–3 pm

Young Native Artists Winter Show

NM History Museum, Meem Community Rm., 113 Lincoln Ave.

Offspring of the Palace of the Govs’ Portal Program. No charge. 505.476.5200,


Dec. 10, 9:30 am– 12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Higher Ed. Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.

Monthly meeting. Working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide. 817.312.1893,


Dec. 10, 4–7 pm

Kindred Spirits Holiday Celebration

3749-A Hwy. 14

Tour of senior animal sanctuary at 4:30 pm. Candle lighting, refreshments. 505.471.5366,


Dec. 12, 6 pm

National Parks Centennial Birthday Journey

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

SW Seminars presentation by Dr. John Hunner. $12. 505.466.2775,,


Dec. 12, 7 pm

SF Concert Band Holiday Concert

The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco

Free admission, donations welcome. Also appearing 12/10, 7 pm at SF Place Food Court.


Dec. 15, 7–9 pm

Tributaries Opening

SF Art Institute

Land Arts of the American West. 505.424.5050,,,


Dec. 16, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Bldg., Rm. 238

Don Gaspar and S. Capitol

Agendas: 505.603.2879 or; Info:


Dec. 17–Jan. 1, 5–8 pm


SF Botanical Garden

717 Cam. Lego on Museum Hill

Artful illumination, entertainment, food. $9/$7/Children 12 & under free. 505.471.9103


Dec. 17, 7 pm

2017: The New Adventure Begins

Center for Spiritual Living

Audio-visual presentation by astrologer Azlan White. Requested donation: $25/$20/under 12 free. Benefits Global Relief Resources. Tickets: The Ark or Info: 505.982.0638,


Dec. 17–18

Winter Indian Market

La Fonda on the Plaza

12/16, 6–9 pm: opening/early bird shopping. $50. 12/17: 9 am–5 pm, 12/18: 10 am–3 pm. Presented by SWAIA. 12/17–18: $15/$10. 505.983.5220,


Dec. 17, 1 pm: Doors Open

Celtic Christmas/Cowboy Christmas

Scottish Rite Temple

463 Paseo de Peralta

Celtic: 2–4 pm; Cowboy: 5–9 pm. $30/$20/$15. Benefit in support of securing the temple as a continuing resource for northern NM. Tickets: 505.988.1234,, Donations: 505.982.4414,


Dec. 18, 1–4 pm

Holiday Open House

NM Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace

Marionette plays and chats. 505.476.5072,


Dec. 18, 5–7 pm

Winter Solstice Celebration

SF Children’s Museum

1050 Old Pecos Trl.

1,000 farolitos, labyrinth, music, bonfires, stargazing, refreshments. $5. 505.989.8359,


Dec. 19, 6 pm

Geology of Georgia O’Keeffe’s White Place and Black Place

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

SW Seminars presentation by Field Geologist Kirt Kempter. $12. 505.466.2775, ,


Jan. 7–14, 6 pm

IAIA Winter Readers Gathering

83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Noted authors Andre Dubus III and Ross Gay, filmmakers Sterlin Harjo, Sydney Freeland and many others. Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center.


March 2–4

Mountain West Seed Summit

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

The vanguard of a burgeoning movement to reclaim seed sovereignty in local communities and create a sustainable food future.,


Through March 5, 2017

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods

NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Car Culture of Northern NM. 505.476.5019,


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion

1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local artists, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, live music. 505.983.4098,,


Sat., 8 am-1 pm

SF 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, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works Books

202 Galisteo St.

12/4: Cady Wells and the post-atomic landscapes of northern NM with Lois Rudnick; 12/11: Randy Grissom, president of SF Community College; 12/18: poetry reading by board members of NM Literary Arts: Anne Valley-Fox, Joan Logghe, Michelle Holland, Elizabeth Raby, Edie Tsong and Roberts French. Moderators Alan Webber, Bill and Ellen Dupuy. Free.


Mon.–Sat., 8 am–4 pm

Randall Davey Audubon Center

1800 Upper Canyon Rd.

Striking landscapes and wildlife. Bird walks, hikes, tours of the Randall Davey home. 505.983.4609,


Through Dec. 30

A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

710 Cam. Lejo

Fashion designs, art, photos and archival documents. 505.476.1269,


Jan. 6 Application Deadline

SF Art Institute Equal Justice Residency Program

Sept. 2017–July 2018 program addressing how art and creative processes can impact social and racial equality. 505.424.5050,


Registration Open

Medicinal Plants/Herbal Medicine

Milagro School of Herbal Medicine

Feb. 2017 class. Certificate programs start in April.


Santa Fe Recycling

Reduce, reuse and recycle. City residential curbside customers can recycle at no additional cost and drop by 1142 Siler Road, Building A to pick up free recycling bins. 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 $70, 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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