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, www.lasaceequias.org
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. www.museumfoundation.org/events/post-noche-de-muertos/
Nov. 5, 3–4:30 pm
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, https://iaia.edu
Nov. 9, 5–7 pm
SF Youth Symphony Association Open House
422 Medico Lane
Reception with music. RSVP by Nov. 6: www.sfysa.org/open-house.html
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. email@example.com, SouthwestSeminars.org
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. www.brownpapertickets.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit
Nov. 7, 7:30–9 pm
Energy And Matter at the Origin of Life
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, ticketssantafe.org
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. email@example.com, www.santafenm.gov/sustainable_santa_fe_awards
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. https://santafebotanicalgarden.org/
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, renesan.org, nmhistorymuseum.org
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. http://bit.ly/SustainableSF
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. Recyclesantafe.org
Nov. 18, 10:30–11:30 am
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, silverbulletproductions.com
Nov. 24,25, 26
Wise Fool-NM Circus Luminous
Aerialists, acrobats and other performers from throughout northern NM. 505.988.1234, Ticketssantafe.org
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: www.santafewatershed.org
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, email@example.com
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
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. http://nmhistorymuseum.org/calendar.php?
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. www.journeysantafe.com
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. Poehcenter.org
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
555 Cam. de la Familia
Rotating exhibits, community programs and performances designed to preserve Hispanic culture. Elmuseocultural.org
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. santafefarmersmarket.com
Santa Fe Children’s Museum
1050 Old Pecos Tr.
Interactive exhibits and activities. 505.989.8359, Santafechildrensmuseum.org
Fridays, 2–4 pm
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, http://nm.audubon.org/landingcenter-chapters/visiting-randall-davey-audubon-center-sanctuary
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. Santafebotanicalgarden.org