December 2017

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


Dec. 1–31

Beyond Boundaries: Nature’s Ancient Art

Night Sky Gallery, 826 Canyon Rd.

Fine art photography show by J. Madison Rink and nine members of last graduating class of the SF University of Art and Design. 10% of sales benefit SF Conservation Trust. Daily—except Mondays—11 am–6 pm. 12/13, 5 pm: free gallery talk, 5:30–8:30 pm: reception for student show producers. https//


Dec. 4, 4–6 pm

12 Authors Signing

Collected Works Books, 202 Galisteo St.

Hampton Sides, James McGrath Morris, David Morrell, Lynn Cline, Deborah Madison, William DeBuys, Priscilla Stucky, Jann Arrington Wolcott, Rob Wilder, Gene Peach, Dan Flores and Ricardo Cate. 505.988.4226


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. 5–10

Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat

Center for Wisdom Healing Quigong, Galisteo, NM

Intensive retreat for health service professionals, leaders and practitioners.


Dec. 6, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Mayoral Candidate Forum on Sustainability Issues

SF Area Home Builders Association

2520 Camino Entrada

Presented by the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. 505.501.0222, Lunch: $15.


Dec. 7, 9 am–1:30 pm

Kitchen Creations: Cooking for Diabetics

SF County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

NMSU County Extension cooking classes for people with diabetes, or who are pre-diabetic or caregivers. 505.471.4711,


Dec. 8, 5–8 pm

Clare’s Creatures

Phil’s Space, 1410 2nd St.

Sale of Clare Dunne’s artworks of wolves, owls and other creatures. All proceeds benefit WildEarth Guardians. 505.440.7158,


Dec. 8–16

Songs of Peace

SF Women’s Ensemble 37th anniversary choral performances. 12/8,9,13,14, 6:30 pm at the Loretto Chapel, 207 Old SF Tr. $20 to $35. And 12/16, 3 pm at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mt. Carmel Rd. $25/$10.,,


Dec. 8, 7:30 am–5 pm

14th Annual NMPHA Health Policy Legislative Forum

Hilton SF, 100 Sandoval St.

“Daring to Dream in Troubling Times; A vision of Health Equity in NM.” Learn the latest health policy issues. $30/$40/$60. Presented by the NM Public Health Association.,


Dec. 9, 9 am–4 pm

IAIA Holiday Market

IAIA Academic Building, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Works by over 70 Institute of American Indian Arts students, faculty, staff and other Native American artists in the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery. 505.424.5704,


Dec. 9, 9 am–4 pm

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

SF Community College Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Ave.

75 students and local artists. Fine art to regional handcrafted goods. Jewelry, baked goods, woven handbags, pottery, painting, scarves, tinwork, straw appliqué, woodcarvings and more. 505.428.1675,


Dec. 9, 3:30–6:30 pm

Kindred Spirits Holiday Party

3749-A Hwy. 14

Tour the senior animal sanctuary. Tree lighting, snacks, hot cider. 505.471.5366,,


Dec. 9, 12–1:30 pm

The Rise of Permaculture

NM History Museum, SF Plaza

Gallery talk with Roxanne Swentzell, from Santa Clara Pueblo, in conjunction with Voices of Counterculture in the SW exhibition. Free with museum admission.


Dec. 9, 4–6 pm

Joanne Shenandoah Performance

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

108 Cathedral Pl.

Grammy winning Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist. Free to MoCNA members. 505.428.5907,,


Dec. 11, 6 pm

Volcanic Geology of the Jémez Mountains

Hotel Santa Fe

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


Dec. 11, 7 pm

SF Concert Band

The Lensic

Annual Christmas concert. Free dress rehearsal 12/9, 7 pm at Santa Fe Place food court.


Dec. 11, 7–9 pm

SF #Metoo Monologues

Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

An event of unity, resistance and healing will take place in 12 cites across the country, bringing women from all walks of life together to share their personal stories about sexual harassment and assault. Facilitated by Mary Rives and Marsha Pincus. $10 suggested donation. www.teatroparaguas


Dec. 15–31, 5–8 pm

Glow: Bridging Time

SF Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill

Thousands of lights, holiday music. Closed Dec. 24, 25. Last entry: 7:30 pm. $10, discounts available. 505.471.9103,


Dec. 16, 9 am–5 pm; Dec. 17,
10 am–3 pm

SWAIA Winter Indian Market

La Fonda, 100 E. San Francisco St.

Authentic Native works. One-day pass: $10, Two-day pass: $15. 505.983.5220,


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,,


Dec. 17, 5:30–7:30 pm

Winter Solstice Celebration

SF Children’s’ Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail

Farolito labyrinth, bonfires, African drumming, marshmallows, hot chocolate. 505.989.8359


Dec. 18, 6 pm

Losing Eden: Avoiding the Great Filter

Hotel Santa Fe

SW Seminars lecture by environmental historian, professor and author, Dr. Sara Dant. $15.,


Dec. 31, 6–8 pm

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party

SF Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

The ball drops at 7 pm. Special activities for children and families. $8/$10/children 12& under free. 505.471.9103


Jan. 13, 12–1:30 pm

La Academia de la Nueva Raza

NM History Museum, SF Plaza

Gallery talk with Enrique Lamadrid, professor emeritus of Spanish at UNM will speak about the NM-based group that aimed to rejuvenate Hispanic culture within a context of homeland. Free with museum admission.


Jan. 22–Feb. 23, 2018

NM Environmental Job Training

SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave.

Intensive training program funded by an EPA grant, which covers training costs for unemployed, underemployed, low-income applicants or veterans who are accepted into the program. Graduates receive federal and state certifications in areas such as hazardous waste and emergency response, CPR and first aid, forklift operator and OSHA construction standards. Info: 505.428.1866, Applications:


Through Feb. 11

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.


Feb. 15 Application Deadline

Truth & Reconciliation

From Sept. 2018 through Aug. 2019, the SF Art Institute will bring together 70 artists, creative practitioners, content experts and innovative thinkers from all over the world to explore how uncovering and acknowledging the truth can be used as a means of reconciliation.


Sundays, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works Books, 202 Galisteo St.

12/3: Garrett Veneklasen, exec. director, NM Wildlife Federation, candidate for Land Commissioner; 12/10: Biologist Dave Parsons on the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program; 12/17: Attorney Daniel Yohalem will discuss the lawsuit filed against the NM Public Education Department alleging that schools are not receiving sufficient state funding. 1/7/18: Sen. Peter Wirth on the upcoming legislative session. Hosts: Alan Webber, Bill Dupuy and James Burbank. Free.


Sundays, 10 am–4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Adjacent to the Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Art & gift galeria by local artists and crafters. 505.983.4098,



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., 8 am-1 pm

SF Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

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 Trail

Interactive exhibits and activities. 505.989.8359,


Sat., 8 am–3pm; Sun. 9 am–4 pm

Winter Market

El Museo Cultural, 555 Cam. de la Familia

Art, antiques, folk & tribal art, books, jewelry, beads, glass, rugs and more. 505.250.8969



Santa Fe Botanical Garden

715 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill

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


Registration Open

Foundations of Herbalism

250-hour intensive, bioregional program using local plants to heal. Milagro School of Herbal Medicine. 505.820.6321,




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