November 2017

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


Nov. 4, 8 am–4 pm

18th Annual Congreso de las Acequias

Santa Maria de la Paz Parish Hall, 11 College Ave.

Annual NM Acequia Assn. meeting. Stories of Enduring Acequias, Testimonies in Defense of Water. Registration $25. 505.995.9644,


Nov. 4, 8:30 pm–12 am

Noche de Muertos

Museum of International Folk Art, 710 Cam. Lejo

Benefit party for the museum education fund. Desserts by leading SF chefs. Face-painting for adults. Costume contest, raffle. $35/$60 couple.


Nov. 5, 3–4:30 pm

Women’s Dialogue

SF Public Library Community Rm.

Lincoln & Marcy

Learn how to become self-empowered and authentic. Throw off negative societal rules in supportive, group experience. Free workshop presented by Betsy Keats, M.A. Registration required.  505.955.0873,


Nov. 6, 2–6 pm

Campus Open House

Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 A Van Nu Po Rd.

Open studios and classrooms, campus tours. Dedication of new Performing Arts and Fitness Center at 3:30 pm. 505..424.2325,


Nov. 9, 5–7 pm

SF Youth Symphony Association Open House

422 Medico Lane

Reception with music. RSVP by Nov. 6:


Nov. 13, 6 pm

Chaco Canyon Water

Hotel Santa Fe

SW Seminars lecture by Dr. Vernon Scarborough, author, The Flow of Power: Ancient Water Systems and Landscapes. With geographer Jon-Paul McCool and archaeologist Samantha Fladd. $15.,


Nov. 6, 7 pm

It Can’t Happen Here!

Adobe Rose Theater, 1213 Parkway Dr.

Local personalities reading of Sinclair Lewis’ play about the election of a totalitarian president. With Bob Martin, Pen LaFarge, Hollis Walker, Monica Sosaya Halford, Patricio Serna, Jennifer Graves. Benefits the National New Deal Preservation Association. $15.


Nov. 6–9

Indigenous Connectivity Summit

Hotel Santa Fe

Free event focused on connecting Indigenous communities to the Internet. Success stories of Indigenous community networks. Panels, presentations, discussions.,


Nov. 7, 7:30–9 pm

Energy And Matter at the Origin of Life

The Lensic

Presentation by award-winning author, Dr. Nick Lane, professor of biochemistry in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. Presented by the SF Institute. Free. Tickets: 505.988.1234,


Nov. 9, 5:30–7:30

Mayor’s Sustainability Awards

La Fonda Hotel, NM Room

Presentation to congratulate 2017 winners. Businesses, advocacy groups, community organizations, schools and individuals. Displays from the winners showcasing their work. Free. Open to the public.,


Nov. 9, 6–7:30 pm

Seed: The Untold Story

SITE SF, 1606 Paseo de Peralta

Seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food. Film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona LaDuke and others. Part of the SF Botanical Garden’s Sustainability Series. $7/$10.


Nov. 10, 5–7 pm

Artsmart & Museum of Encaustic Art Benefit

632 Agua Fría St.

Silent auction of photos and artworks benefit free children’s art education center and workshops. $25. 505.989.3283


Nov. 11, 9 am–1 pm

Household Hazardous and Electronics Waste Amnesty Day

Buckman Rd. Recycling, 2600 Buckman Rd.

Motor oil, antifreeze, paint, pesticides, cleaning products, aerosol cans, rechargeable batteries, computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, etc. Free. 505.424.1850, ext. 150,


Nov. 13–16, 10 am–3:30 pm

Making Sense of the ‘60s Symposium

NM History Museum Auditorium

113 Lincoln Ave.

Presentations by David Farber, Lois Rudnick, Lisa Law, Roberta Price, Sylvia Rodríguez, Bette Novit Evans, K. Paul Jones and Mark Rudd. 4–day program: $125. Advance registration required. 505.982.9274,,


Nov. 14, 28, 6 pm

Midtown SF Sustainable Neighborhood

SF Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.

Contribute ideas to the design of a sustainable neighborhood in midtown SF. Mixed-use, mixed-income, shared facilities, etc.


Nov. 17–19

Recycle SF Arts Festival

SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy

Trash fashion and costume contest (5–9 pm) kicks off the weekend-long annual recycled art show. 11/17, 9 am–5 pm; 11/18, 10 am–5 pm. $5. No admission fee on Sunday.


Nov. 18, 10:30–11:30 am

Raptor Encounters

Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Ave. Torreón

Meet bird ambassadors. Info/Reservations: 575.757.7241. Hosted by Pecos National Historical Park.


Nov. 18, 5:30 pm

Actions Matter Panel Discussion

La Fonda, 100 E. San Francisco St.

Bill Richardson and Sam Donaldson; moderated by Julie Mason of Sirius XM Radio. Reception followed by conversation. $160/adv. 505.820.0552,


Nov. 24,25, 26

Wise Fool-NM Circus Luminous

The Lensic

Aerialists, acrobats and other performers from throughout northern NM. 505.988.1234,


Nov. 30, 5:30–8 pm

Winter Watershed Benefit

Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Keynote speaker: writer, professor, former state historian Hilario Romero. Hors d’oeuvres, Silent auction, raffle: $30. Admission: $50. Benefits the SF Watershed Association.  Tickets:


Dec. 4, 6 pm

Lowriders I Have Loved

Hotel Santa Fe

SW Seminars lecture by photographer/author Don J. Usner. (See pg. 14) $15.,


Dec. 9, 9 am–4 pm

Annual Holiday Market

IAIA Campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Works by over 70 students, faculty, staff and other Native American artists in the gallery in the Academic Building. 505.424.5704,


Dec. 11, 6 pm

Volcanic Geology of the Jémez Mountains

Hotel Santa Fe

SW Seminars lecture by volcanologist/geologist Dr. Kurt Kempter. $15.,


Dec. 17, 2–5 pm

SF Artists’ Medical Fund Benefit

Yares Art Projects, 1222 Flagman Way

Holiday party and silent auction. 250 artists donate 6”x6” artworks. Funds administered by the SF Community Foundation. 805.722.9776,,


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, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works Books, 202 Galisteo St.

 11/5: William Smith, president of the SF Community Foundation; 11/12: SF Public Banking Task Force; 11/19: Shane Woolbright, NM energy utility expert, will discuss climate change challenges that face NM; 12/3: Garrett Veneklasen, candidate for Land Commissioner; 12/10: Dave Parsons, Mexican Wolf Recovery Program; 12/17: Attorney Daniel Yohalem will discuss the Public Education Department lawsuit. Hosts: Alan Webber, Bill Dupuy and James Burbank. Free.



Poeh Cultural Center And 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., 8 am-1 pm; Weds., 3–7 pm

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Tues., 3–6 pm: Plaza Contenta, 6009 Jaguar Dr.

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



Santa Fe Children’s Museum

1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Interactive exhibits and activities. 505.989.8359,


Fridays, 2–4 pm

Tech Tutoring

Capitol Computer & Network Solutions

518 Old SF Tr.


Sydney Davis of Elder Tech is offering free tutoring with tech issues and facilitating lifelong learning. Bring questions and devices.


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.




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