September 2017

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


Sept. 1–3

EQUUS Film Fest

35 movies, trailers and shorts about human-equine interaction, tribal traditions and the romance of the horse. 9/2: kids’ movie block. Tickets: $10/block or $75/weekend. Benefits the Horse Shelter.


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. 5

Renesan Classes Begin

St. John’s United Methodist Church

1200 Old Pecos Tr.

Institute for Lifelong Learning. 60+ daytime classes, lectures and trips in the arts, culture, current events, film, history, literature, music, science & technology and social sciences. 505.982.9274,


Sept. 6, 6–8 pm

Wildlife Talks

Unitarian Universalist Church

107 W. Barcelona Rd.

Virginia Seamster, Ph.D., and Melissa Savage, Ph.D., on protecting and restoring NM’s native wildlife and wildlands, and vital aquatic life such as the otter. Presented by the Río Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club.


Sept. 6–30

Herbalism Events

Milagro Herbs, 1500 5th St.

9/6–10/4: Foundations of Western Herbalism: Comprehensive class on local medicinal plants and how to make medicine from them. Includes two days in the field. $245. 9/10: Herbal First Aid in the Field: Explore first aid medicines and learn to identify plants in the mountains around SF with Stefan Link. $45. 9/30, 10 am–3 pm. Herbal Medicine Day and Product Expo: See what the current class is cooking up. 505.820.6321,


Sept. 7, 5:30 pm

Sol Not Coal Award

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


Sept. 8, 8 am–4 pm

NM Coalition for Literacy Conference

La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E. Palace Ave.

30th anniversary. Keynote speaker: author Jodi Thomas. Lunchtime storyteller: Mary Ellen Gonzales. Break-out workshops. Public invited. $20 includes lunch.


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. 9, 6 pm

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet

SF Botanical Garden Amphitheater,

715 Cam. Lejo

Jazz fusion. $60./$100. Benefits KSFR Radio. 505.471.9103


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. Free. 505.660.4210,


Sept. 17, 3–6 pm

Bark in the Park

Alto/Bicentennial Park, 1043 Alto St.

Fundraiser to benefit Street Homeless Animal Project. Meet Smith Vet staff, techs and doctors. Live jazz, food truck, raffle. $25. entry. 505.501.4933,,


Sept. 23, 1 pm

“Media Literacy in a Fake News World”

SF Public Library Southside, 6599 Jaguar Drive

Panel discussion with ABQ Journal North editor Mark Oswald, Taos News editor Stacy Matlock, PBS Newshour correspondent Kathleen McCleery and author James McGrath Morris. Free. Sponsored by the SF Public Library, NM Press Women, the Society of Professional Journalists (Río Grande Chapter), SF chapter of the League of Women Voters, the Foundation for Open Government and It’s the People’s Data. Info:


Sept. 23, 5:30–8:30 pm

Reaching for the Stars Reception

Stieren Hall, SF Opera

SF Great Big Jazz Band, food, auctions. $35. Supports Local Teens Dreams to Careers Program. 505.216.6049,


Sept. 23

Stuart Udall Legacy Dinner

NPS Building, Old Santa Fe Trail

“Preserving the Spirit of Place.” Honoring Galisteo Basin conservationist Ted Harrison. $175. Benefits the SF Conservation Trust. 505.989.7019,


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. 7, 7:30–9 pm

Yes Men Live

The Lensic

The True Story of Fake News. A benefit for the NM Environmental Law Center. $35/$25/$12 students w/ID. 6 pm private VIP reception: $100. 505.988.1234


Oct. 11, 6–8 pm

Energy Talks

Unitarian Universalist Church

107 W. Barcelona Rd.

Shane Woolbright and Sandrine Gaillard, Ph.D., will address the complexities of utility regulation, energy conservation and solar energy’s great potential in NM. Presented by the Río Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club.


Oct. 12, morning–afternoon

Española Basin Technical Advisory Group

SF Convention Center

Technical presentations and posters about geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrology, water quality, etc., of the Española Basin and surrounding watersheds. $20. at the door (cash only) Registration:


Oct. 12–14

Economics of Happiness Conference

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd.

Reconnecting to Our Local Future – Celebrating Diversity and Community. Conference will explain how humans can shift from a globalized system of exploitation towards local cultures and economies that support renewal, resilience and planetary well-being. Presenters: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Winona LaDuke, Arvol Looking Horse, Larry Dossey, Judy Wicks, Craig Childs, Charles Eisenstein, many others. $150/adv. Some discounts available.


Oct. 14, 5:30–9 pm

Hungry Mouth Festival

Eldorado Hotel

Some of SF’s top chefs compete for your votes. Benefits St. Elizabeth’s Shelters & Supportive Housing. $150. Tickets: 505.982.6611, ext. 104 or


Oct. 18–22

SF Independent Film Festival


Oct. 21, 5:30 pm

SF Mayor’s Ball

SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St.

Live auction, music by Michael Hearne & South by Southwest and Nosotros. Food by some of SF’s top chefs. Benefits Communities in Schools and the Food Depot. $150.


Oct. 26–29

Climate Solutions Symposium

Monte del Sol Charter School

“Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions.” Statewide conference in SF and remote locations presented by Citizens’ Climate Education–NM. 10/26, 7–9 pm: Screening of the film Tomorrow to kick-off the conference. 10/28, 9 am–4:45 pm: Renowned speakers and breakout sessions. 10/29, time and place TBD: 3-hour advocate training.


Oct. 31 Artists’ Application Deadline

2018 SF Studio Tour

Self-guided free studio tour with artist demonstrations takes place June 16–17 and 23–24. Reception June 8 and Community Gallery show June 9–27. Details and application:


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.

9/3: Ken Baumann on the Democratic Socialist Alliance; 9/10: Tony Anella on the Aldo Leopold Writing Program; 9/17: Doug Meiklejohn, director of the NM Environmental Law Center; 9/14: Matthew Brown, SF’s new director of Economic Development; 10/1: NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver; 10/8: Nate Downey and Ann Filemyr will speak about the Economics of Happiness Conference. 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 Camino 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.

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,


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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