October 2017

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


Oct. 3, 3–6 pm

Lean Startup Bootcamp

35˚ North Coffee, 60 E. San Francisco St.

Workshop for people interested in starting a business. Sponsored by Regional Development Corp. Facilitated by ABQid. Abqid.com


Oct. 5–8

Site SF Grand Re-Opening Events

1606 Paseo de Peralta

10/6: Opening. Tickets: $25 and up; Community Open House Days: 10/7, 10 am–6:30 pm and 10/8, 10:30 am–5 pm. Free. 505.989-1199, sitesf.org


Oct. 6, 6:30 pm

Guardians Gala

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

WildEarth Guardians benefit dinner. 505.988.9126, ext. 0, www.wildearthguardians.org


Oct. 7, 10 am–1 pm

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center Tour

Demonstration site for sustainable practices, permaculture and associated technologies. 30 minutes from SF. Carpooling available. $39. amanda@ampersandproject.org, www.sfcc.edu/ce


Oct. 7, 5:30 pm

Golden Ticket Gala

Buffalo Thunder Resort

Music, dinner by local chefs, silent and live auctions to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. $150. 505.395.2809, bbbsmountainregion.org/gala


Oct. 7, 5:30–7 pm

Guns to Gardens

CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Mayor Javier Gonzales, author Valerie Plame, poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, sculptor Jeremy Thomas and gun violence survivors. Presented by New Mexican to Prevent Gun Violence. Free. http://rawtools.org


Oct. 7, 7:30–9 pm

Yes Men Live

The Lensic

“The True Story of Fake News” performance by the cultural activists/pranksters. A benefit for the NM Environmental Law Center. $35/$25/$12 students w/ID. 6pm private VIP reception: $100. 505.988.1234, ticketssantafe.org


Oct. 7, 8 am–5 pm; Oct. 8, 9 am–4 pm

Flea Market Fundraiser

Women’s Club and Library Association, 1616 Old Pecos Trl.

Supports scholarships for women, the public library and other nonprofits. 505.983.9455


Oct. 9, 8 am–5 pm

Indigenous Peoples Day

Santa Fe Plaza

Dances, singing, drumming, culture-sharing. Nonprofit arts, education and culture organization will have tables and booths. Presented by the City of SF in collaboration with the 23 tribes, nations and pueblos in NM.


Oct. 10, 5–8 pm

Piñón Awards Dinner

La Fonda on the Plaza

The SF Community Foundation celebrates the work of outstanding nonprofit organizations and dedicated philanthropists. $50. 505.988.9715,


Oct. 11, 6–8 pm

Energy Talks

Unitarian Church, 107 W. Barcelona Rd.

Shane Woolbright and Sandrine Gaillard, Ph.D., address global warming, utility regulation, energy conservation and solar energy’s great potential in NM. Presented by the Río Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club. 505.466.8964


Oct. 11, 18, 25

Herbalism Events

10/11: Moxibustion demo. 10/18, 25: Class on Medicinal barks in the field and the lab. Milagro Herbs. 505.820.6321


Oct. 12, 6 pm

Farmer Fundraiser

SF Farmers’ Market

Local foods supper and music to support a tool library for beginning farmers to grow their business. $40. Northern NM Young Farmers Alliance meeting at 4:30 pm. Register: https://farmerfundraiser.eventbrite.com


Oct. 12, 7 pm

The Last Shepherds

Violent Crown Cinema

Film about northern NM sheepherders Antonio and Molly Manzanares, who, with director Scott Andrews, will be part of a Q&A, thewisdomarchive.com


Oct. 12, morning–afternoon

Española Basin Technical Advisory Group

SF Convention Center

“SF Watershed from Top to Bottom.” Technical presentations and posters on history, dam and water resource engineering, fire impacts, acequia deliveries, “living river,” water quality, reuse strategies, storm management, etc. $20. at the door (cash only) Registration: https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/ebtag/workshop/registration/home.cfml


Oct. 12–14

Economics of Happiness Conference

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd.

Reconnecting to Our Local Future – Celebrating Diversity and Community. 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. www.localfutures.org/


Oct. 14, 9 am–1 pm

Natural Building with Earth and Straw

SF Community College

Class with Amanda Bramble. $39. 505.428.1676, amanda@ampersandproject.org, www.sfcc.edu/ce


Oct. 14, 5:30–9 pm

Hungry Mouth Festival

Eldorado Hotel

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


Oct. 18–22

SF Independent Film Festival

Screenings, panels and parties. Santafeindependentfilmfestival.com


Oct. 21, 9 am–12 pm

Harvest the Sun: Solar Design for Everyday Life

SF Community College

Class with Amanda Bramble. $39. 505.428.1676, amanda@ampersandproject.org, www.sfcc.edu/ce


Oct. 21, 4:30–6:30 pm

Standing Fierce for Five!

SITE Santa Fe

Women at the Heart of Gender Justice in NM with Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s Latino USA. Celebrating the 5th anniversary of NewMexicoWomen.org


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. Santafemayorsball2017.org


Oct. 28, 9 am–4:45 pm

Climate Solutions Symposium

Monte del Sol Charter School

“Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions.” Conference in SF, ABQ and Las Cruces presented by Citizens’ Climate Education–NM. Speakers from climate action and environmental justice organizations will present their local and national work. Breakout sessions to build a statewide coalition. $18 adv/$25 after 10/21. Includes lunch. Info: 505.577.3917, http://tinyurl.com/2017NMCCL


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, Community Gallery show June 9–27. santafestudiotour.com


Nov. 1, 7–9 pm

Xeriscape Gardens

SF Community College

Learn about water-wise landscaping for your yard or garden with Bob Pennington. $25. 505.428.1676, www.sfcc.edu/ce


Nov. 2

Mayor’s Sustainability Awards

Nominations are open. Visit www.santafenm.gov/sustainable_santa_fe_awards to see categories and nomination process. 11/2: Presentation to congratulate 2017 winners.


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/$20. before Oct. 27. 505.995.9644, www.lasaceequias.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. 8–9

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. rl@1st-mile.org, www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity- summit


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.

10/1: NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver; 10/8: Nate Downey of SF Permaculture and Ann Filemyr, dean of Southwestern College, will preview the Economics of Happiness Conference; 10/15: Joel Aaberts, new executive director of the Lensic Theater; 10/22: Denise Fort, emerita at UNM Law School and environmental activist; 10/29: Peter De Benedittis, Ph.D., progressive candidate for governor. Hosts: Alan Webber, Bill Dupuy and James Burbank. Free. www.journeysantafe.com



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. 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., 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 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


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


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