August 2017

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – August 2017


Aug. 2–4, 9 am–4 pm

Youth Filmmaking and Digital Storytelling Intensive

SF Community College

Presented by Littleglobe co-founder Chris Jonas and project director Katy Gross. Students ages 13–17 will explore basic skills in camera operations using professional equipment and their own smart phone. $225. SFCC course # KS418 01/CRN 10504


Aug. 2, 5–6:45 pm

Farms, Films, Food

CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Food trucks, cooking demos by local chefs and farmers, gallery tour. Featured speaker: Don Bustos of Santa Cruz Farms. Free. 505.982.1338


Aug. 4–6

Qigong and Conscious
Aging Conference

Wisdom Healing Qigong Center

Galisteo, NM

Presenters include Dr. Judith Orloff, Father Richard Rohr, Joan Borysenko, Andrew Harvey, Dr. Gregory Shushan, Master Mingtong Gu, George and Sedena Cappannelli, Nathan Crane and others. Saturday evening concert with Robert Mirabal. 1.800.959.2892,,


Aug. 5, 5 pm

Buckaroo Ball

La Mesita Ranch, Pueblo of Pojoaque

Benefits at-risk children. Dinner, dancing, live music, auction.  Info: 505.603.0833, Tickets: $125. 505.988.1234,


Aug. 7, 9 am

PNM Rate Hike Public Comment Hearing

PERA Building, 1120 Paseo de Peralta


Aug. 7, 6 pm

Making of the Tewa World

Hotel Santa Fe

Summer and Winter People. SW Seminars lecture by author Dr. Sam Duwe. $15. 505.466.2775,


Aug. 11, 6–8 pm

Farmers’ Market Community Picnic

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Locally-sourced foods prepared by vendors and chefs. A benefit for the SF Farmers’ Market Institute. 505.983.7726, ext. 0. $20/12  under free. Tickets:


Aug. 11–13, 18–20, 11 am–6 pm

Haciendas: A Parade of Homes

Experience “Santa Fe Style” in cutting-edge, inspiring design and creative use of materials in green building, architecture and construction. Presented by the SF Area Home Builders Association. Tickets: $15.


Aug. 12, 10:30 am

SF Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Location TBA

Monthly meeting. Working for climate change solutions to bridge the partisan divide.


Aug. 12, 1:30–3 pm

Spirit of Place

Main Library Community Rm.

145 Washington Ave.

Earth Walks director Doug Conwell presents an exploration of earth mystery traditions, ancient traditions, wisdom and geomancy around the world and in the American Southwest. Dialogue, videos, music. Free.


Aug. 13, 2 pm

SF Concert Band

Federal Park

Marches, show tunes, classical favorites. Free.


Aug. 15, 6–9 pm

At the Artist’s Table

SF School of Cooking

125 N. Guadalupe

A Taste of Chaco with executive chef Kai Autenrieth and artist Lorraine Gala Lewis. A benefit for Partners in Education and the SF Arts Commission. Includes dinner and limited signed edition print. $250.


Aug. 15–18

Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe

El Museo Cultural

555 Cam. de las Familia

8/15, 6 pm: Opening night gala ($50), 8/16–18, 11 am–5 pm: show ($15)


Aug. 15–20

Native Cinema Showcase

Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA SF Indian Market. Free. or


Aug. 17–19

We Are the Seeds

Santa Fe Railyard

Contemporary/traditional indigenous art market/festival including literary and culinary arts, performances and fashion designs. 8/17–18, 9 am–5 pm, 8/19, 9 am–4 pm: art show and sale.


Aug. 17–18

42nd Annual Benefit Auction

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Aug. 1–11 online; 8/17: silent and live auction preview, 8/18: artist demonstrations,


Aug. 19, 9 am–6 pm; Aug. 20, 9 am–4 pm

Zuni Show

Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta


Aug. 18–19, 9 am–5 pm

Indigenous Fine Arts Market

Inn and Spa of Loretto, 211 Old SF Tr.


Aug. 19–20

Santa Fe Indian Market

The Plaza and surrounding streets

Contemporary and traditional American Indian arts. The largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world. 8/15–20: Native Cinema Showcase. 8/18: ticketed Best of Show Ceremony and luncheon, Sneak Preview and General Preview. Market: 8/19, 7 am–5 pm, 8/20: 8 am–5 pm. 505.983.5220,


Aug. 20, 6 pm

Squash Blossom Supper

Santa Fe Opera

Chef Guido Lambelet will prepare a locally-sourced multi-course meal. SFO Apprentice Showcase afterward. $75.


Aug. 24, 5:30 pm

Navajo Code Talkers

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Presentation by Laura Tohe: Nihizaad bee Nidasiibaa “With Our Language We Fought a War.” $75. Benefits workshops in writing and filmmaking so students can continue the practice of storytelling and preserving cultural heritage through film.


Aug. 25, 9:30 am

Our Children’s Trust NM

State Capitol, Rm. 307, 490 Old SF Trail

Youth petitioners will present testimony before the Environmental Improvement Board asking them to consider a rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions.


Through August 25

Santa Fe Bandstand

Santa Fe Plaza

Live performances. Free.


Aug. 25–27

SF Traditional Music Festival

Camp Stoney, 7855 Old SF Trail

Bluegrass, old-time and Americana bands, workshops, jam sessions, food, camping. Round Mountain, Fast Peso String Band, Jean Luc Leroux, Bayou Seco, Lone Piñón, Squash Blossom Boys. $15–$50. 505.983.7019,,


Sept. 1–4

Unify Fest

Chi Center, Galisteo, NM

Co-create community and through art, ceremony, health, sustainability, music and unification of a global tribe. $70–$399, 12 & under free.


Sept. 7, 5:30 pm

Sol Not Coal Award

Fundraiser for New Energy Economy’s work for 100% renewables. $100. 505.989.7262,


Sept. 9, 5:30–10 pm

Fall Fiesta

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Celebrating local food, culture & community. 5:30–8 pm: Plated dinner: $150. 8–10 pm: Community Celebration: $35. 505.983.7726, ext. 5,,


Sept. 16, 12–4 pm

American Indian Community Day

Ragle Park

This event, organized by the SF Indian Center, brings the SF community together to celebrate Native culture with music, dances and fun activities including art projects, food and nonprofit tables. 505.660.4210,


Oct. 6, 6:30 pm

Guardians Gala

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

WildEarth Guardians benefit dinner. 505.988.9126, ext. 0


Oct. 6–8

SF Yoga Festival

Tickets: $299/$199 or for individual speakers and events.


Oct. 12–14

Economics of Happiness Conference

James A. Little Theater

Reconnecting to Our Local Future – Celebrating Diversity and Community. Conference will cultivate collaboration among individuals, groups and movements. Presenters: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Winona LaDuke, Arvol Looking Horse, Larry Dossey, Judy Wicks, Craig Childs, many others. $150/adv. Some discounts available.


Through Feb. 11, 2018

Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest

NM History Museum, SF Plaza

Exhibit spans the 1960s and 70s exploring the influx of young people to NM and the collision of cultures. Archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts. Curated by Jack Loeffler and Meredith Davidson.


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,,


Sundays, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works Books, 202 Galisteo St.

8/6: Sen. Bill O’Neil on Poetry and New Mexico Politics with Red Mountain Press Editor Susan Gardner 8/13: Renee Athay on Taking Political Action with Indivisible Santa Fe; 8/20: Author Paul Connors on Fire Season – Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout with Lois Mano of the NM Wilderness Alliance. 8/27: Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino on the state of NM’s political, social and budgetary situations. Hosts: Alan Webber, Bill Dupuy and James Burbank. Free.



Poeh Cultural
Center & Museum

78 Cities of Gold Rd.

Pueblo of Pojoaque

In T’owa Vi Sae’we: The People’s Pottery. Tewa Pottery from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Nah Poeh Meng: 1,600-sq.-ft. core installation highlighting the works of Pueblo artists and Pueblo history.



El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

555 Cam. de la Familia

Rotating exhibits, community programs and performances designed to preserve Hispanic culture.


Tues., Sat., 7 am-1 pm; Weds., 3–7 pm

SF Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Tues., 3–6 pm: Plaza Contenta

6009 Jaguar Dr.

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


Tuesdays, 12 pm

Office of Archaeological Studies Brown Bag Talks

Center for NM Archaeology

7 Old Cochiti Rd.

8/8: Suspension of Belief – Why I Don’t Believe Mesa Verde Became Tewa by Eric Blinman, Dir., Office of Archaeological Studies; 8/22: Variation in Earth’s Magnetic Field Strength and Direction as Seen in the American SW by Shelby Jones-Cervantes. 9/5: Early Pueblo Occupation of the Dinetah Region by Eric Blinman. 9/19: Cooking Jar Technology in the Ancient Southwest by Eric Blinman. 505.476.4404,,



Santa Fe Children’s Museum

1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Interactive exhibits and activities. 505.989.8359,


Weds., 6–8 pm

St. John’s Music on the Hill

St. John’s College Athletic Field

Free family-friendly concert series. Picnic and enjoy live music.


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,



Santa Fe Botanical Garden

715 Cam. Lejo, Museum Hill

Living museum on 14 acres. Ojos y Manos, Orchard Gardens, The Courtyard Gardens and the Arroyo Trails.


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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