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Aromas, flavors and dishes of Papa Felipe’s create the feeling of a warm New Mexican kitchen

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UNM basketball squad vows to compete in the Alford-era style and make a run at the NCAA tourney

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Local iQ photo intern Adria Malcom captured UNM Lobo sophomore guard Kendall Williams in regular season action last year.

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CATEGORY

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Capitol Steps 3p, Sun., Nov.4

Lynette’s Improv Bingo

Popejoy Hall On the UNM campus, 505.277.3824

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Tech Love 3901 Central NE, 505.672,8648

qtango.com

popejoypresents.com capsteps.com

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival 5-9p, Fri.; 9a-5p; Sat., 10a-5p; Sun., Nov. 2-4 $5/$15-$20 Tickets: ticketssantafe.org, 505.988.1234 recyclesantafe.org

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educe, Reuse, Recycle!” is the spirit for the 14th annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. More than 70 artists from across the nation will display their best work made from an assortment of salvaged materials. If you’re looking for a mixture of creativity and imagination, and a flair for eco-friendly design, this event will not disappoint. Be amazed by some of the most unique pieces of mixed-media art, including one of its kind sculpture, decorations and functional household items. Enjoy innovation at its best during the Recycle Fashion and Costume Show, where designers will compete for a variety of prizes during the Trash Fashion Contest. Don’t forget to relish in the artistic minds of Santa Fe kids who will also showcase their best work at the Youth Art Exhibit. In support of Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and America Recycles Day, the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is a must see. —JM

arlier this year, Albuquerque actress Lauren Poole (“Lynette LaBurqueña”) became a viral sensation thanks to her performances in several YouTube performances, especially Sh*t Burqueños Say. The original video has almost 700,000 views, and now Lynette wants to involve the rest of the city in the fun. Poole’s success has allowed her theater troupe, the Blackout Theatre Company, to gain more exposure. The company’s main goal is to blur the lines of traditional comedic production and push creative boundaries. Now the group will host Lynette’s Improv Bingo, an interactive show that includes comedy and prizes. While Popejoy Hall gets the Broadway productions, the Blackout Theatre Company hopes producing small improv shows will get the community to support local art and theater education. —JG

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$7 guildcinema.com

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obert A. Johnson is one of the most influential interpreters of Jungian psychology in modern times, having studied with Carl Jung himself and authored several books (Owning Your Own Shadow, He She We) about pursuing inner work. In this documentary, Johnson sits down with Albuquerque Jungian psychotherapist Steven H. Wong — who will be on hand for the screening — and discusses a blueprint of life for the modern Western male by exploring the ancient Arthurian myth of Parsifal and talking about his own journeys in India and elsewhere. Also showing is the film One-Two Man, the story, as discussed by Johnson, of a Paiute Indian boy who becomes a shaman. It’s an afternoon that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and mind of Johnson, a prominent modern mystic. —ME

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ith the presidential election season in high gear, emotions are running high on both sides. So if you’re sick of the talking heads trying to persuade you to vote either Democrat or Republican, Capitol Steps adds some much-needed humor. A comedic satire aimed at making fun of both political parties, a Capitol Steps show combines standup comedy with political parodies of pop songs. Similar to Saturday Night Live, some of the actors may break character but still manage to provide a ton of laughs. What started as political staffers creating skits for a Christmas party has now turned into one of the most popular theatrical productions in the country. The cast stars a rotating crew of veteran actors who have recorded over 30 comedic albums. Happening two days before the election, attendees should get tons of non-partisan entertainment. —JG

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f soap opera’s dramatic themes of betrayal, seduction, love and desperation were presented in less than three to five minutes, it could possibly be a tango. QTango and internationally acclaimed dancers will ocho their way into the Duke City at this KiMo event, captivating audiences and unraveling stories of romance through music. Erskine Maytorena, a third-generation musician and opera singer, created QTango in July 2009. He has produced, directed and performed original Argentine tango arrangements throughout Europe and the United States for the past 20 years, and specializes in traditional music of the great Argentine tango orchestras’ “Golden Age.” Along with Maytorena, featured dancers Svetlana Petkovic and William Gruner bring to the stage passion and the elegance of tango that will have audiences falling in love with Latin sounds and the sultry and eclectic tango dances. —DM

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The where to go and what to do from November 1-14, 2012

CONCERT Brahms Requiem: New Mexico Philharmonic 6p, Sat., Nov.10 Popejoy Hall On the UNM campus, 505.277.8010

$19.50-$68.50 2p, Sun., Nov.11 National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th SW, 505.246,2261

$24-$68 popejoypresents.com nhcc.org • vnmphil.org

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udwig van Beethoven once said, “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” Beginning in 2011, the New Mexico Philharmonic wanted to expose a new generation of music lovers to classical music. The Philharmonic’s latest concert series features a weekend performance of Brahms’ Requiem, conducted by the internationally known Dante Anzolini, who presents a program featuring Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture. Both performances showcase soprano Sharla Nafziger and baritone Edmund Connolly. The orchestration will also have some added local flavor, with the choir of the Cathedral of St. John joining the Philharmonic. If you’re a classical music lover or just appreciate great performances, this concert series cannot be missed. —JG


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High fashion, City Different Event seeks to put Santa Fe on the national fashion map BY JUSTIN DE LA ROSA

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ew Mexico is not necessarily what you would call a high fashion hot spot. It’s not a bad thing, but fashion simply is not valued in the same capacity as it may be in other larger cities. A few of my friends found it a laughable idea when I told them I would be writing about the upcoming Santa Fe Fashion Week. I’ll admit that even I found myself a bit skeptical when the story was pitched my way. It’s not that our state lacks style – we just happen to have a distinctively different sense of style that is not seen elsewhere in the country. Not long ago, GQ Magazine voted Santa Fe as one of the worst-dressed cities — which isn’t entirely false. Let’s face it, FA S H I O N concho belts, bolo ties and stereotypical Southwestern prints do little to prove Santa Fe otherwise. As Tim Gunn said in a Local Fashion Week iQ interview last year, “I find it a little costume-y.” Thu.-Sun., Nov. 8-11 According to Santa Fe Fashion Week’s Buffalo Thunder executive producer, Stephen Cuomo, Resort and Casino not all local designers are after that $32.67-$134.40 look. “Some local designers feel almost santafefashionweek.com pigeonholed into that look, but Native American design is pretty hot right now. A lot of designers are more contemporary, so the Native American isn’t what you would expect.” Designers who will be showcased at SFFW have achieved looks that are keeping current with contemporary trends in Santa Fe Fashion Week executive producer Stephen Cuomo said the inaugural Santa Fe Fashion week features much fashion. In fact, many of the designers who will be showing more than the stereotypical New Mexican look, with 80 pertheir collections are from surrounding states. “I thought cent of the designers coming from outside the state. it was a way to introduce outside designers to New Mexico and give them a taste of New Mexico and give local buyers Santa Fe Fashion Week is not just an opportunity to show and consumers a taste,” said Cuomo. “Every designer I’ve off clothes and local models, but it also brings together the talked to is really excited. Probably 80 percent of them are fashion community in New Mexico. The four-day event from outside of New Mexico, and they’re just really excited will bring together designers, stylists, make-up artists, hair something like this is going on in Santa Fe.” stylists and numerous other backstage personnel to put Santa Fe on the map as another city of fashion. New York Fashion Week is the most notable of such events, but recent years have seen a more widespread hosting “The first night will be a meet and greet with fashion of fashion events. “It just seemed like it was time to do bloggers and local boutiques and photographers,” said something here,” Cuomo said. “There are fashion weeks Cuomo. “It’s a reflection on Santa Fe. We’re hosting these all around us. There’s a Phoenix fashion week and Aspen designers to make sure it’s an opportunity for everyone.” fashion week is huge as well.” Aside from just fashion, the event will have plenty of after With this being the first-ever fashion week for Santa Fe and parties and champagne receptions, allowing everyone the Cuomo, he employed the help of experienced fashion show chance to mingle with designers, models and more. “I talked producers Patricia Woo — who has coordinated Charlotte to (City of Albuquerque film liaison) Ann Lerner and she Fashion Week and Roc The Runway — and founder of First said there will be some celebrities around, so it should be Coast Fashion Week, Roxana Semanario, to assist him in just one big gala,” Cuomo said. creating what he expects will be a recurring event in years to SFFW will also feature performances from Sparrow Dance come. Productions, adding just one more arts element to the “I hope for our team to be the pioneer for Santa Fe Fashion inaugural event. Week, so that 10 years from now, we can look back and say, Let’s give fashion a chance in Santa Fe. Sure, you may not ‘This is incredible,’” Cuomo said. He already has plans in the see groundbreaking styles, but you may see a different side works for next year, adding, “Next year will be spring and fall of Santa Fe and feel comfortable using fashion in the same (events), where we’ll show both lines.” sentence with our capitol city.

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What would Butter do? Doggie Dash & Dawdle highlight of the year for local pets, including iQ ‘writer’ Butter Cookie belly, but if I can’t sit still, we can visit the caricature booth for a quick sketch of my naturally cartoonish face. After some eating, running and graciously accepting adoring attention, I may need to rest and listen to some music by local groups Willy J and Shane Wallin. We’ll definitely get up and dance with the African drummers. Famous dog superstars from Purina’s Pro Plan Performance Team are bringing their giant agility course where they’ll show off their moves and they’re allowing us hacks to run around on their toys and they’ll teach us how it’s all done. Jazzy, who’s a red nose pit bull, says any dog can do it and they don’t discriminate against us less coordinated breeds. Speaking of those in need, we’ll visit the

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h my goodness, Doggie Dash & Dawdle is finally here! Disney World for dogs! My friends, Jazzy and Lacey, who are dressing up as pumpkins for the costume contest said the Dash is pretty much doggie heaven. My outfit is a tiara and tutu, but I may choose to eat them if they get in my way. I’m so excited I may throw up. Jazzy did last year at the end. She said all the vendors MARQUEE handed out treats and then Doggie Dash at the Build-a& Dawdle Biscuit carnival booth her 8a, Sun., Nov. 4; 9a, mama created 5K Dash; 11a, 2K Dawdle a peanut butter with bacon BALLOON FIESTA PARK, 4401 ALAMbits Milk EDA NE Bone tower of $30 (run, shirt, deliciousness. bandana)/$5 (enAnd there’s try)/FREE (ages 10 a hot dog & under) bobbing booth animalhumanenm.org where they said I can shove my mug into a tub of water – not at all like a bath because there are wieners floating (and sinking) in there that I get to swallow in one gulp. I’m only having a light breakfast for the previous reasons and so I can pull my mama around the 5K course at the Balloon Fiesta Park and then I’ll sample from the offerings. Some of my senior dog friends are going to stroll the two-mile dawdle, taking in the view of the Sandias, but I’m only one-and-a-half and I must run. Mama wants me to show off how good I can be in the Best Tricks contest, but really I

shelter dogs waiting for forever homes at the Rent-a-Dog booth. Before I was good enough to behave for so many hours, my mama came to the Dash and rented an adoptable dog to play with at the event for just $10/ hour. I know how they feel waiting to be adopted, and at the Dash they get to show off their good behavior to prospective families (while scoring treats). Bring a big wad of cash for carnival tickets (or credit is accepted!) to help raise funds for Albuquerque’s homeless dogs and cats (yes, even cats deserve love). All proceeds from the day go to support the more than 5,000 animals that AHNM serves annually. Lacey’s mom, Dawn Glass, AHNM’s marketing director, says this 30th annual event will be the biggest and best Dash ever. I can’t wait!

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Looking forward to this year’s Doggie Dash & Dawdle is Butter Cookie (pictured), Local iQ writer Cristina Olds’ one and a half-yearold American Staffordshire Terrier mix.

am mostly bad. My only trick is sitting and I’m not sure I can do even that today. The competition is stiff – Lacey said some dog last year was doing a choreographed dance with his mama with synchronized spins. I am more of an athlete than an artist, but I’ll humor my mama and dip my big paw into paints to make a print she can frame to remember this day at the Paw Painting booth. She also warned me I’ll need to sit a bit still for Kevin’s Photography to snap a portrait of me for grandma. Kevin Dooley is donating his team’s services – we already voted on Facebook for our favorite most photogenic pre-event portraits. I got a bath, so grandma can see the pink of my spotty

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The food at Papa Felipe’s evokes a warm New Mexican kitchen, with dishes ranging from the chicken taco on the combination platter (left) to the chilaquile casserole (right), with its layer upon layer of carne adovada, melted cheese, sweet corn and tostadas. A specialty drink like the Blue Tarantula Margarita (center) offers a colorful accompaniment.

Right at home Aromas, flavors and dishes of well-established Papa Felipe’s create the feeling of a warm New Mexican kitchen BY DENISE MARQUEZ

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rowing up with a family that has mastered Mexican cuisine and knowing what authentic Mexican dishes are supposed to taste like, it’s always been a challenge for me to appreciate most Mexican restaurants. With my history of eating fresh tamales, homemade tortillas and other Mexican delights, I’ve become a silent critic, and only a few restaurants make me feel like I’m right at home.

Papa Felipe’s, with Spanish tunes playing in the background and an aroma of Mexican and New Mexican spices filling the room, was like walking right through my grandparent’s front door. Papa Felipe’s has been cooking up home-style Mexican and New Mexican food for the past 35 years. Chef Larry Gonzales’ creative dishes have me adding Papa Felipe’s to my short list of “real” Mexican feel-good eateries. I’ve always secretly put Spanish restaurants to the test through their chips and salsa, to judge how the rest of the meal will taste. If the salsa is good, then I’m basically in the clear. The Papa Felipe’s salsa was great. It had the perfect mixture of rich tomato, a hint of garlic and, of course, enough kick from the chile to set off the tingling sensation on my tongue. A unique item on the appetizer menu caught my eye, the botana crispeante ($7). This is a plate of six miniature burritos stuffed with red chile carne adovada or spicy ground beef, accompanied by guacamole and queso. Biting

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Papa Felipe’s 9800 Menaul NE, 505.292.8877 11a-9p, Sun.-Thu.; 11a-10p, Fri.-Sat. papafelipes.com

into one of them on their own was quite pleasant, but dipping them in either the queso or the guacamole entirely changed the taste. With a bit of guacamole it seemed to soothe the burn from the red chile carne adovada, and a dip in the queso heightened the flavor and the spicy bite of the marinated meat.

Before my dining companion and I decided on our entrées, we were offered a chance to sample the green chile adovada, which was possibly the best carne adovada I’ve tasted. I’ve always been accustomed to red chile adovada, but it makes complete sense to take a traditional New Mexican cuisine and add more tradition by substituting green for red chile. The flavor was fresh and perfected with just enough chile to give it that familiar green chile tang. Our waitress, Dana, highly recommended the chilaquile casserole ($10). We took her suggestion and it’s a good thing we did. A bowl filled to the top with layer upon layer of carne adovada, melted cheese, green vegetables, sweet corn and tostadas smothered in red chile sauce, along with warm flour tortillas, definitely hit the spot. After a few bites the red chile sauce was doing its work and making my mouth water

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for more. We decided to take full advantage of the combination platter ($12), which comes with the option of choosing from three out of five entrees and two out of five sides. We narrowed our selections to a cheese enchilada, a chicken taco and the chile relleno, along with arroz and papitas. The platter was a great way to get a little taste of most of the Southwest favorites, but the entrée that stole the show was the chile relleno. I highly suggest this traditional Mexican favorite. A huge green chile stuffed with the creamiest cheese that flows out when cutting into it, breaded with homemade egg batter topped with either red or green chile, isn’t as easy as it sounds to prepare. Nonetheless, Papa Felipe’s creates a chile relleno that had me sitting in my grandma’s kitchen again. The chile was ripe and mixed with the sharp cheese filling, and every bite was worth savoring. An interesting item in the combination mix was the papitas. These diced up potato squares were cooked with bacon and green chile. It reminded me of something my mom would cook-up on the fly, something quick but just as tasty as a fully-prepared meal. The green chile and bacon flavors collaborating with the spuds made for a delicious pairing with the chicken taco. Washing down the meal with the Blood Orange Margarita ($8) and the Cabo Wabo Rockin Melon Margarita ($9) was the only appropriate way to end a true homemade Mexican cuisine experience.


SPORTS 2012-2013 Lobo Men’s Basketball Home Schedule Nov. 12: Davidson Nov. 23: Idaho Nov. 25: Portland Nov. 28: Mercer Dec. 5: USC Dec. 8: Valparaiso Dec. 15: New Mexico State Dec. 22: South Dakota State Jan. 9: UNLV Jan. 12: Fresno State Jan. 23: Colorado State Feb. 2: Nevada Feb. 6: Air Force Feb. 16: Boise State Feb. 27: San Diego State PHOTOS BY ADRIA MALCOLM

Sophomore guard Hugh Greenwood (left) knows this season brings refreshing challenges and wants to lead his team to its first ever Sweet Sixteen appearance. Losing seniors Drew Gordon and Philip McDonald has forced head coach Steve Alford (right) to incorporate a new four-guard lineup to navigate one of the toughest schedules in Lobo history.

The Pit 1414 University SE, 505.277.0111

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UNM basketball squad vows to compete in the Alford-era style and make a run at the NCAA tourney yet again BY JUSTIN GOODRUM

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ast year, the University of New Mexico basketball team was minutes away from history. The Lobos have accomplished conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances, but a trip to the Sweet 16 has always alluded them. A second-round victory over Louisville seemed in reach after a 15-point comeback, but their hearts were broken, losing 59-56. Despite the close defeat, New Mexico had a lot to be proud of. Winning a share of the Mountain West Conference regular season title and the conference tournament proved the Lobos are slowly turning into a top program west of the Mississippi. But with the key loses of Drew Gordon and Philip McDonald and perhaps the toughest schedule in school history, can UNM live up to the hype this season? Head coach Steve Alford will first have to find a new leader to fill the void left by Gordon. The UCLA transfer broke team and conference records for rebounding and points. Sophomore guard Hugh Greenwood stated at the recent Lobo Media Day that the Lobos need to make rebounding a team effort to avoid being exploited. “Defensively we need to secure rebounds after shots, we gotta help Alex (Kirk) and Cam (Bairstow) out on the boards,” said Greenwood. Basic basketball fundamentals have always been an Alford staple, and this year is no exception. He doesn’t feel the pressure of changing the identity of his team and hopes veteran leadership teaches the four freshman on this year’s squad the tradition of selfless basketball. “We still got to hang our hat on who we are, we’re an unselfish offense who moves the

Mar. 2: Wyoming

ball, we don’t turn the ball over, we get high percentage shots,” said Alford. The Lobos backcourt looks to be going through a makeover as Alford debuts a four-guard lineup. Expect to see veteran and newcomers exchange playing time between coming off the bench and the starting lineup. Senior Lobo Guard Jamal Fenton said the transition to the new lineup has been challenging but the off-season preparation has them ready for the difficult season. “With the players that we have, its gonna be a little different because we have to go with a four-guard lineup. Coach is getting us mentally prepared and new strength coaches are getting us physically prepared for this season,” stated Fenton. Despite the change, the Lobos hope to have a dominating post presence with the return of 6-foot-11-inch sophomore center Alex Kirk, who suffered a back injury in 2011. Along with junior forward Cameron Bairstow, Alford will lean on the two big guys to be an imposing force inside the paint. “Those two bigs, they’re a handful inside. They’re gonna be guys we can throw the ball in the post. If they demand double teams, that’s really gonna affect us in a positive way,” said Alford. With senior guard McDonald gone, sophomore guard Kendall Williams knows it’s his time to step into a leadership role. During the conference and NCAA tournament, Williams started to show his potential and matured into a lockdown defender. Despite the added responsibility, Williams doesn’t feel he has to be the star of the team and just wants to enjoy the game of basketball. “I just want to take on a leadership role and make sure its a smooth ride. We get the wins

we’re supposed to and fight the ones that are gonna be battles. The rest will play itself out. So it’s gonna be a fun year regardless,” said Williams. Usually before the season starts the Lobofaithful complain about the easy nonconference schedule. Well, those looking for New Mexico to test themselves against NCAA tournament teams may get their wish. Road games at Cincinnati, St. Louis and entering the Paradise Jam tournament — where competition may include teams like the University of Connecticut — the non-conference schedule should give the Lobos a high RPI ranking, or high strength of schedule.

TICKETS/INFO: golobos.com

The home schedule will also host dangerous teams, including the midnight madness season opener against Davidson on ESPN. However the tougher competition may come at a price, as various media outlets project the Lobos may struggle under the weight of the tougher schedule. Alford said he believes his expectations will almost certainly remain the same regardless of media or fan predictions. “You’re not reinventing the wheel when it comes to teaching guys that this program is about championships,” said Alford. “They’re gonna be driven by it. We’re gonna post that in the locker room when those picks come out, we’ve done that in the past.”

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HOLIDAY RECIPES Venison Chili with Maple Baked Sweet Potato and Crunchy Bacon

Grandma Camuglia’s Tubettini Stuffing

BY SALIM KHOURY OWNER/CHEF, FLAMEZ BURGERS & MORE

This recipe was created in 1996 on Christmas Eve in a small town in West Texas named Midland. I made it for a very special person in my life and have yet to make it again. Now seems the perfect time to share it. What more can you ask for on a chilly Christmas Eve night than venison, bacon, maple, port, chocolate, sweet potato and cranberries, all in one bite! Make it and share it with family and friends or with that special person in your life. VENISON CHILI

Ingredients: 2 lbs. Venison shoulder cut into 1/2 inch cubes 8 oz. Apple smoked bacon chopped 1 lb. Onions, diced 4 cloves Garlic, chopped 1 cup Tomatoes , diced 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste 8 oz. Dried cranberry 8 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 tsp. Chili powder 1 tsp. Cumin 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1/4 tsp. All spice 2 quarts Beef stock Salt and Black pepper Method: In a heavy Dutch oven cook the bacon, then add onion and venison and cook until brown. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste then deglaze the pan with port wine. Add the diced tomatoes, beef stock, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin and all spice. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring all ingredients to a boil, then cover and cook in a 300 degree oven for three hours. Remove from the oven, add cranberries and chocolate and adjust seasoning to taste. Cover and let it set for 15 minutes. MAPLE BAKED SWEET POTATO WITH CRUNCHY BACON Ingredients:

4 large Sweet potatoes 8 oz. Unsalted butter 8 strip of Bacons, cooked and crushed 4 oz. real Maple syrup

Grandma Camuglia’s Tubettini Stuffing Venison Chili w/ Maple Baked Sweet Potato & Crunchy Bacon

BY JOHNNY CAMUGLIA, TULLY’S MEAT MARKET

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1 lb. Tubettini pasta 8 links Tully’s sweet Italian sausage 8 oz. Pecorino romano, grated 1 large bunch Flat Italian leaf parsley, finely chopped Method: In a 375 degree oven, bake the sweet potatoes for 45 minutes or until fork tender. To serve, cut the potatoes open; add butter and bacon drizzle with maple syrup, top with venison chili.

Ensalada de Noche Buena BY CHERYL ALTERS JAMISON & BILL JAMISON

Hispanos in New Mexico and elsewhere know Christmas Eve as noche buena, “the good night,” and in many warm climes in the Americas a celebratory dinner includes this kind of colorful salad, where ingredients are added almost like ornaments on a Christmas tree. In recent decades, after the tropical elements in the salad became widely available in the state, some New Mexico families have adopted the tradition. This version is based on one we learned from friends in Chimayó. DRESSING: Ingredients:

Juice and zest from 1 lime 3 Tbsp. Honey 2 Tbsp. Cider vinegar 2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. New Mexican red chile, dried, ground 1/4 tsp. Salt

Method: Cook the pasta al dente and drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Brown the sausage in

SALAD: Ingredients:

a skillet, breaking up into small chunks. Once sausage has browned, pour the pasta water into the pan to deglaze for a minute or so, scraping up the brown bits with a spatula. Combine sausage and drippings into a bowl with the pasta, parsley and pecorino romano and toss. Scoop pasta stuffing into turkey cavity and place in 325 degree oven (cooking times will vary depending on size of turkey). Remaining stuffing can be placed in a casserole dish and baked for 20 to 25 minutes at 325 degrees.

4 Oranges, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-size pieces 3/4 lb. Jícama, peeled and cut in slim matchsticks 2 Bananas 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped 4 red Radishes, slivered 1/4 cup Peanuts, roasted, salted, chopped Seeds of 1 Pomegranate Romaine or other lettuce leaves Method: In a blender, puree all the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use. The dressing can be prepared a day ahead. In a medium bowl, toss together the oranges and jícama and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Shortly before serving time, peel and slice the bananas. Add the bananas, cilantro and radishes to the orange and jícama mixture. Toss with the salad dressing. Line a serving bowl or platter with lettuce leaves. Turn the salad mixture out onto the platter. Scatter peanuts and pomegranate seeds over the salad and serve. Serves 6

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HOLIDAY RECIPES Thanksgiving Salmon BY NANCY CHAVEZ OWNER, NANTUCKET SHOALS

Ingredients:

6 lb. Salmon, cleaned, scaled and deboned 1 large bunch Fresh dill (tarragon or parsley may be substituted) Olive Oil Salt/pepper Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse salmon inside and out, Fresh Salmon at Nantucket Shoals pat dry. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lay dill on foil and salmon on top. Rub olive oil on fish skin and salt and pepper the cavity. Fold the foil up and partially other superhot variety cover the fish, crimping the 1 cup Fresh lime juice ends. Leave an opening in 1/4 cup Lime zest, grated the foil so heat can circulate. Bake at least 40 minutes, or 10 2 cups Water minutes per inch. Let sit for 15 1/2 cup Scallions, chopped minutes. Place fish on warm 1 cup Parsley, chopped platter and remove the top skin. Serve with a cucumberMethod: dill sauce. In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and Serves 8-10 mix well. Place the 12-pound turkey in a roasting bag and cover it with the marinade. Ceia de Natal Close the bag so that it has no air pockets, and let the turkey BY DAVE DEWITT marinate overnight in the COOKBOOK AUTHOR, refrigerator. FOUNDER OF FIERY FOODS AND BARBECUE SHOW

Many countries around the world use the Americas’ native turkey for holiday feasts, but Brazil wants to make it a party feast by adding Cachaça to the marinade. Cachaça is a sugarbased brandy made famous around the world as the sweet taste of the Caipirinha, one of Latin America’s most popular adult beverages. Balanced with the tart taste of lime juice and zest, this highly alcoholic marinade is versatile and is the first step to making your holiday turkey with a drunken but spicy note. Stuff your turkey with Giblet and Smoked Oyster Stuffing, and drizzle to your heart’s (hot) content with a Malagueta Hot Sauce. Warning: This recipe requires advance preparation to an extreme degree.

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GIBLET AND SMOKED OYSTER STUFFING Ingredients:

Ingredients:

Turkey giblets and neck 1 Onion, diced 1 cup Butter 2 cups Farofa (available in Latin markets) or plain corn flakes 6 fresh Apricots, pits removed, diced or 10 dry apricots re-hydrated in water and diced 1/2 cup Golden raisins soaked in 1 cup simple syrup and 1/4 cup dark rum 1 Scallion, chopped 2 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped 4 Eggs, hard boiled, chopped 15 Freshly smoked oysters (or substitute 20 canned oysters, coarsely chopped)

One 12-pound Turkey 2 cups Cachaça or light rum 2 medium Onions, diced 6 cloves Garlic, chopped 4 ripe Tomatoes, diced 1 cup Olive oil 2 Bay leaves 1 minced Habanero chile, or

Method: In a pot, cook the giblets and neck of the turkey in water until tender, then dice. Reserve the cooking liquid. In a sauté pan, cook the onion in butter until it is translucent. Add the giblets, apricots, raisins, farofa (or cornflakes) and lightly cook ingredients in the butter. Slowly

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add the giblet stock until the mixture is moist but not too wet. Add the scallion, parsley, eggs and oysters and season with salt and pepper. Let cool. To assemble the turkey and dressing, remove the turkey from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season the turkey with salt and pepper, then rub with olive oil. Stuff the bird with the dressing and truss the turkey. Roast in a 325 degree oven until the juice from the thigh runs clear, about 4 hours, or until the internal temperature in the thigh reaches 160 degrees. Carve the turkey and sprinkle the slices and the stuffing with the hot sauce (see recipe below). Garnish with sliced carambola (star fruit). Yield: 8 servings • Heat Scale: Mild to medium

MOLHO APIMENTADO (MALAGUETA HOT SAUCE) Ingredients:

1 Red onion, minced 2 medium Tomatoes, ripe, seeded and diced 1 Green bell pepper, seeded, white membrane removed, minced 1/4 cup Sherry vinegar 1/4 cup Olive oil 2 (or more to taste) Malagueta peppers or green bird chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced Method: Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree. Add water if necessary to adjust the consistency. Yield: 1 cup • Heat Scale: Medium


HOLIDAY RECIPES Chipotle-mashed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Meringue

Cranberry-Orange Relish Cups BY GWYNETH DOLAND COOKBOOK AUTHOR

BY NELLE BAUER, CO-OWNER, JENNIFER JAMES 101

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is not these cups — it’s ripping hot sheets of crispy golden skin off the roast turkey before anybody else gets to it of course. But in addition to greed and gluttony, these colorful cups are tradition in my house. Mom found the Cranberry-Orange Relish Cups recipe in some magazine back when she was a pilgrim. It’s essentially the cranberry orange relish recipe from the back of the cranberry package, presented in orange halves. One bag of cranberries will fill up to 8 small oranges. I do two bags and double it, cuz like I said, I’m greedy.

A few years ago, Thanksgiving was at my in-laws in downstate Illinois. Since we had to fly back to New Mexico on Turkey Day proper, we had our meal on the Wednesday before and added our own Burqueño flair to the feast. I was responsible for vegetable accompaniments. I crafted my not-quite-famous Brussels sprouts gratin and this super-easy, rather-impressive, hot little number. It’s like the classic sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows, but spicy, smoky and topped with homemade marshmallow goodness. Ingredients:

6 big Sweet potatoes 1 can Chipotle peppers 3 Tbsp. butter (more or less), room temp 4 Egg whites 1 cup White sugar 1 tsp. Cream of tartar Salt Method: Peel and chunk sweet potatoes into a pot of cold water to cover by an inch. (They’ll start to turn black once they are peeled, so have the pot with the water already in it). Bring to a boil, add a big pinch of salt, turn down the heat and simmer. Meanwhile, purée the can of chipotle peppers, adobo and all. Set aside. When the potatoes give no resistance when pierced with a fork, drain them into a colander and then pass them through a ricer back into their original pot. Give a generous sprinkle of salt. Fold in the butter and the puréed chipotles. How much of each? Depends, of course. I say, never too much of either, but you can always add, mix and taste and add, mix and taste. Once seasoned, put the sweet potatoes into an ovenproof serving dish and place in a 350-ish oven while you make your meringue. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar, and a pinch of salt. Set the bowl in a pot of simmering water and continue to whisk the mixture until

Ingredients:

1 bag Fresh cranberries 3/4 cup Sugar, or to taste Chipotle-mashed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Meringue

it reaches about 110-degrees. (If you don’t have a thermometer, use a clean finger: it should feel warmer than body temperature, but not hot). Put the bowl on the stand mixer and use the whip attachment to beat the meringue on high speed until thick, glossy and it holds stiff peaks—about six minutes. Scoop it into a gallon-size zip-top bag and seal. Now assemble: take the sweet potatoes out of the oven. Cut a corner off your zip-top bag and, holding the cut corner straight down, gently squeeze peaks of meringue onto your sweet potatoes in neat rows until you have completely covered the surface. Using a propane torch or a delicate little crème brûlée torch, toast the tops of your creation and serve.

5 small Oranges Method: Cut one orange into eight slices and remove the seeds but don’t peel it. Put it in a food processor with the cranberries and sugar. Pulse, pulse, pulse until the cranberries and oranges are mixed together and chopped into small pieces but not pureed. Ideally you can let this sit for a little while so the sugar dissolves. Cut the remaining oranges in half using the zigzag method shown in the photo — or any other fancy way. Slice off a small part of the rounded bottom of each orange half so that it will stand up straight and not wobble. Use a spoon (a grapefruit spoon works great) to scoop out the flesh. Fill each cup with a mound of the relish and put them around your turkey to distract attention from the missing pieces of skin.

Serves 8

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Feeling the love

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L.A.-based Grouplove rides “fresh, exciting” wave of success in wake of inaugural release, hit singles

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rouplove may sound like something rather inappropriate (depending on who you ask), but it’s actually the name of a Los Angeles-based indie-pop band comprised of five close friends: guitarist Christian Zucconi, keyboardist Hannah Hooper, guitarist Andrew Wessen, drummer/producer Ryan Rabin and bassist Sean Gadd. Aside from Rabin, they all contribute vocals. The band recently announced its opening gig for No Doubt and is, not surprisingly, ecstatic. This triumph is just another addition to Grouplove’s string of musical milestones. From late-night appearances on David Letterman to a slot at Coachella last year, it’s only getting better and better for this motley crew. Grouplove’s story began thousands of miles from the United States, in the last place one would expect. Hooper met Zucconi in 2008 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and invited him to an artist residency in the Greek REVIEW Island of Crete. Like a scene from a romantic Grouplove comedy, he agreed WITH PAPA and they left together later that week. It was 8p, Tue., Nov. 13 there that they met Sunshine Theater the remaining three 120 Central SW, members. 505.764.0249 “We were staying in an $20 old town in the middle Tickets: holdmyticket. of nowhere. It was a com sleepy town with not sunshinetheaterlive.com grouplovemusic.com much going on, but it was beautiful to us. This was before it all kicked off in Greece. I guess it was the calm before the storm,” Gadd said in a recent interview with Local iQ. “We came from such different backgrounds and all had many different influences, but when we were together we were as one. I still can’t believe how this all Christian Zucconi, Hannah Hooper, Andrew Wessen, Sean Gadd and Ryan Rabin (left to right) met happened. It was fate. I never believed in fate by chance on the Greek island of Crete, then reconvened in Los Angeles to form Grouplove. Their until then.” debut album, released in 2011, has led to rapid success and a plethora of media attention. After their experience in Greece, they all decided to reconvene in Los Angeles and share days. The music industry is like a revolving door Song, it was, again, produced by Rabin. The a house. They were anxious to start recording, that never stops spinning. You’re in one day single “Tongue Tied” peaked at 42 on the so they holed up in a tiny studio where they and out the other. For now, Grouplove is, well, Billboard Hot 100 and was used in an Apple bounced ideas around and converged their feeling the love. The momentum is going to be iTouch commercial, giving them the ability individual styles. The end result was an hard to maintain, but if the band keeps putting to reach an even wider audience. “Colours” independently released EP produced entirely by in the work, it might not be such a tough road. also performed very well and ranked 12th on Rabin. They have been on an extensive world tour for USA Today’s alternative music chart. However, “When we did the EP, that’s just how it months now in support of Never Trust a Happy monetary and commercial success are not what happened. We weren’t trying to be a band at that Song and it’s rare they have a day off, but when is necessarily important to the band. point. We were just doing it. Once it developed they do, they manage to stay busy. “The success that we are currently having is into the band, it was like what Hannah was “It’s really strange because since we all moved quite overwhelming when we stop to think doing with the art. We were keeping it in-house to Los Angeles, it’s hard to know what to do about it, and we’re only getting started,” Gadd and doing the production,” Rabin told Local iQ with your time off. I think the best thing to do is said. “The pinnacle of success for me would be recently. “It was how we always do it. There was to try to stay creative,” Gadd said. “In that time, to be remembered and still be relevant many never really talk of other producers. I mean, I Hannah’s got her artwork and we’re all writing, years from now.” always wanted to do it too.” but we feel at home when we’re on tour. We Many musicians want that, although longevity Grouplove’s debut album (Atlantic Records) have so much fun and it’s still fresh to us and followed in 2011. Titled Never Trust a Happy is one of the hardest things to achieve these still exciting.”

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Taxi Dancer Blues 8p, FREE Launchpad

Diverje, Wire Trap, Unnatural Element, Vertigo Venus, DJ Nihil 9:30p, $4 Low Spirits

American Aquarium 9p, $7 Marcello’s Chophouse

Karl Richardson 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s

Mark & Sherrie 5:30p-close, FREE Outpost Performance Space

Jane Bunnett, Hilario Duran Duo & NEA Jazz Master, Candido 7:30p, $20-$25 Scalo Il Bar

Wildewood ROOTS/AMERICANA 8p, FREE Sol of Santa Fe

Mike Watt & The Missingmen, Heapin’ Helpin’ 7:30p, $12 Sunshine Theater

Gwar, Devildriver, Cancer Bats, Legacy of Disorder 7:30p, $20

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Cheenah Lounge-Santa Ana Star Casino

Chicano Goove 9p-1a, FREE Cosmos Tapas

Jazz Brasileiro 7-10p, FREE Cowgirl

Aural Elixer JAZZ/ROCK 5-7:30p, FREE Jason Heath & the Greedy Souls ROCK/ COUNTRY 8:30p, $5

Low Spirits

Dia De Los Muertos Party ft. Baracutanga, Cali Shaw Band, Alex Maryol Band, Zack Freeman, DJ Halcyon- Hosted by Leah Black 9p, $8/$5 (w/ face paint) Marcello’s Chophouse

Karl Richardson Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE The Mine Shaft Tavern

Open Mic Night 7-11p, FREE Molly’s

Spankey Lee 1:30-5p, FREE Odd Dog 5:30p-Close, FREE Scalo Il Bar

Le Chat Lunatique DIRTY JAZZ 8:30p, FREE Sol of Santa Fe

Sonia support Indigie Femme 7:20p, $18

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Blackbird Buvette

Journeys in Belly Dance 7:30p, FREE Cheenah Lounge-Santa Ana Star Casino David & Uprising 9p-1a, FREE Cooperage

Son Como Son CUBAN SALSA 9:30p, $7 Cowgirl

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Saltine Ramblers CD Release Party with The Handsome Family, Russell James Pyle * The Safety Committee 9p, $8

Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living

Bobby Shew & John Proulx: Henry Mancini Tribute 4p, $25

MON 5 Blackbird Buvette

Marcello’s Chophouse

Karaoke 9p, FREE

Tony Rodriquez Duo 6:30-9:30p,

Cowgirl

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Koffin Kats, The Jonny Cats, Glitter Dick, Terry Schiavo Dance Party 9:30p, $8 Loma Colorado Library

Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band 6:30p, FREE Low Spirits

Sera Cahoone, The Parson Red Heads 9p, $10 Molly’s

FREE

Karaoke 9p, FREE

The Mine Shaft Tavern

Launchpad

SteamPunk Spectacular 7p, $8-$10

Asher Roth, Kids These Days, Chuck English, Jesse Marco, Sense & Change 7:30p, $15

Scalo Il Bar

Low Spirits

Collie Buddz, New Kingston, Los Rakas, Pacific Dub 8p, $17.50

Molly’s

The Impalas 1:30-5:30p, FREE Twisted Mojo 5:30p-Close, FREE Nahalat Shalom

Bobby Shew & John Proulx: Henry Mancini Tribute 7p, $25

The Intelligence, Sad Baby Wolf, Canyonlands 9p, $8 Sol of Santa Fe

Swamp Deville 5:30p-Close, FREE Cali Shaw Acoustic Showcase 8:30p, FREE Sunshine Theater

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Nick Waterhouse 8p, $10

Sonia & Indigie Femme 7:30p,

Sunshine Theater

$10-$15

Yellowcard, The Wonder Years, We Are The In Crowd, Sandlot Heroes

Cowgirl

Scalo Il Bar

Saudade BRAZILIAN JAZZ 8:30p,

7:30p, $20

GiG

FREE Sol of Santa Fe

Guy Forsyth 7:30p, $17-$20 St. Clair Winery & Bistro

TUE 6

Roger Jameson & The Jaded Heart Trio 6-9p, FREE

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Wildewood, Buxton, Cactus Tractor 9p, $7

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The Kenneth Brian Band BLUES/ COUNTRY 8p, FREE

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Marsh, The Noms, Shane Wallin, Chase Dabney 8p, $10

O’Niell’s Pub-Central

The Mine Shaft Tavern

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Paul Pino & the Tone Daddies 1:305p, FREE Paradox 5:30p-Close, FREE Monte Vista Fire Station

Chris Dracup 9p, FREE Mykonos Cafe & Taverna

Kari Simmons & Todd Lowry JAZZ 7p, FREE Scalo Il Bar

Stu MacAskie Trio JAZZ 8:30p, FREE Sol of Santa Fe

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Spankey Lee 6p-9p, FREE

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Molly’s

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smart MUSIC Collie Buddz

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t’s been quite some time since a prominent reggae artist has surfaced as a solid worldwide sensation. However, Bermudian Collie Buddz has seemed to incorporate his reggae musical foundation into several different genres while 8p, Wed., Nov. 7 remaining true to his Caribbean roots. Following Sunshine Theater the release of his self-titled debut in 2007, Buddz 120 Central SW, quickly rose to fame in Europe with the single 505.764.0249 “Come Around,” and soon climbed the U.K. charts $17.50 before garnering acclaim in Jamaica and the U.S. Tickets: holdmyticket. To prove the track’s popularity, artists such as com Busta Rhymes, G-Unit and Shaggy (just to name sunshinetheaterlive.com a few) all have contributed their own versions of colliebuddz.com the song. Buddz boasts his reggae-based sound while flirting with a number of different genres, from hip hop to Jamaican dancehall to soca. The single “Mamacita,” for example, gives a dance feel that has been compared to Shakira, while “Wild Out” can easily be imagined playing in a Caribbean club and “Defend Your Own” features Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone. Since his first record, Buddz parted ways with Columbia/Sony Music, founded his own label, Harper Digital, and will soon release his sophomore effort. After continuous tours, expect Buddz to put on a polished show. —Shane Farias WITH NEW KINGSTON, LOS RAKAS AND PACIFIC DUB

Branford Marsalis 7p., Wed., Nov. 14

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reaux Bridge, La.-born Branford Marsalis, at age 52, belongs to the jazz family dynasty which includes his father Ellis Marsalis and National Hispanic brothers Jason, Wynton, Ellis III and Delfeayo. Cultural Center He’s received a National Endowment for the Arts 1701 4th SW, Jazz Masters award, been musical director of Jay 505.268.0044 Leno’s Tonight Show, founded the label Marsalis $35-$55 Music, performed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, nhccnm.org Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Sting, the Grateful outpostspace.org Dead, Bruce Hornsby and symphony orchestras branfordmarsalis.net from Dusseldorf to Boston, New York, Detroit and Chicago. He has worked in film and radio, while leading The Branford Marsalis Quartet, one of the finest contemporary jazz groups, whose new album Four MFs Playin Tunes is getting rave reviews, including Charles Gans’s New York Times review which especially praised young drummer Justin Faulkner, “Who propels the band with new energy [and] confirms his rising-star status as he engages in intricate dialogues with the tenor saxophonist and pianist on Marsalis’ “Whiplash” before climaxing with a riveting, powerhouse drum solo.” Marsalis will bring drummer Faulkner and quartet members Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass) to what is sure to be a stunning evening of tight, joyful jazz. —Bill Nevins

Typhoon

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yphoon is aptly named: The 10-plus members of the band create a wall of sound so layered with instrumentation that it feels like a symphony orchestra invaded your local dive 7:30p, Sun., Nov. 11 bar. The Portland-based group has staked a claim Low Spirits for themselves, alongside peers like Arcade Fire 2823 2nd SW, 505.344.9555 and Beirut, by pulling all their elements together $12 over the course of a song into a joyous crescendo Tickets: of musical precision. In their breakout single “The holdmyticket.com Honest Truth,” triumphant horn stabs and dueling lowspiritslive.com drum kits support frontman Kyle Morton until the wearetyphoon.com band can no longer contain its energy, slinging members into a massive chorus that evokes a deep sense of honesty. Typhoon’s members are like troubadours updated for the hipster set, carrying an air of old-world concern into their very modern productions. They have opened for Yann Tiersen, The Decemberists and Explosions in the Sky, all critical favorites with a tendency towards the epic. When they come to Low Spirits they will be bringing not only their wall of sound, but also the high hopes of a rapidly growing fan base. —Nathan New WITH LAURA GIBSON, LOST LANDER

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ARTS

Santa Fe photographer Craig Varjabedian refers to the collection of photos in his new UNM Press book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait as his “love letter to the state and its people.” Varjabedian, shooting in black and white, captures images ranging from landscapes such as White Sands (left), a cowboy and his dog (right) and a lowrider in front of the Santuario de Chimayo (center).

Light of enchantment The black and white photography of Craig Varjabedian comes luminously to life in a gorgeous coffee table book, exhibit BY JENNIFER MORELAND

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n 1928, famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz wrote, “They are photographs — pure and simple. My search for more Light — that is the never ending Search.” For contemporary photographer and Santa Fe resident Craig Varjabedian, however, this is not the case. In fact, New Mexico is light, and those searching to find it don’t have to travel far. At sunrise, it’s found in penetrating shades of orange cascading over the New Mexico desert; and at sunset, it’s a deep auburn, or it’s found tinting the Sandia Mountains shades of purple and pink. Quite simply, New Mexican EXHIBIT light is hypnotizing. It’s magical. Dreamlike. Landscape Varjabedian’s first introduction to Dreams, A New New Mexico occurred in 1979 while Mexico Portrait statehood, Varjabedian’s new coffee-table photo driving from California to Ann Arbor, book, Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait, Mich. He and a college buddy were Opening reception and reveals an exceptional compilation of photographs book signing: returning from a workshop taught by taken by Varjabedian over the past 25 years. Each the late photographer Ansel Adams. 5-7p, Fri., Nov. 23 image, resonating with luminous splendor, is It was during this brief encounter William Talbot Fine Art portrayed in vibrant contrasts of black and white. with the Southwest that Varjabedian 129 W. San Francisco, became engrossed by the beauty of “I choose to photograph primarily in black and Santa Fe, 505.982.1559 the New Mexico landscape. He was white because I have control over the process and I FREE captivated by New Mexico’s vast desert am more aware of the light,” said Varjabedian. valleys, mesas and its rich collection williamtalbot.com In reviewing his work, one cannot help but take of Rio Grande cottonwoods. For note of the striking similarities to the famed him, New Mexico was a perfect blend landscape photographer Ansel Adams. While both of Old World meets new. A place of artists adore the aesthetic relationship between deep deeply-established faith, culture and tradition — and, quite blacks, greys and highlights of brilliant white. Let’s not be unforgettably, it was the place of light. mistaken that Varjabedian’s photographs stand on their own From that moment forward, Varjabedian developed a terms. They maintain a delicate association to the familiar relationship with the Land of Enchantment — a love and the unfamiliar. In many ways, his photographs portray correspondence documented in photographs — that has a new way of seeing, of understanding, of re-familiarizing spanned nearly three decades. oneself with the subject — with New Mexico. In commemorating the 100th anniversary of New Mexico’s The process of Varjabedian’s work is highly contemplative

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and relies on intuition. “The process is almost like witching for water,” he said. “I’ve witnessed professionals in the South witching for water and their intuition is remarkable. The way in which I work is very similar to that. When I find something that strikes me, I go out and make a photograph of it. Unlike using a handheld camera that I can easily pick up and shoot, my process relies on a deeper connection. It takes far more preparation, determination and patience.” Varjabedian’s subject matter has no bounds. Over the years, he has photographed incredible views of the New Mexico countryside, capturing some of the most mesmerizing arrangements of clouds and sky. His photographic repertoire also extends to historic buildings and ancient ruins; poised ranchers; cultural traditions, seen in “Children Dancers” from Santa Clara Pueblo; and religious symbology, pictured in “Pilgrim Crosses and Leaves” at the iconic Santuario de Chimayó. “When I photograph, I tend to look for two things: Is the image authentic? And does it speak universally? If so, I’m happy with the work,” remarked Varjabedian. Indeed, much of his inspiration is derived from New Mexico, but he also has a flair for luminous painting. Like Varjabedian, some of the earliest luminous painters before him — Frederic Edwin Church and Sanford Robinson Gifford — used the luminous aesthetic as a driving force in their work. In many ways, for luminous artists, the light becomes the subject, rather than the landscape. Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait demonstrates the intimate portrayal between Varjabedian’s photographic eye and the enchanting New Mexico light. In a compilation of duotone photographs of landscape, portrait and still life, Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait is a rarity in all sense of the word. “The book is a love letter to the state and its people,” said Varjabedian. In all, his photographs exhibit an adoration, a deeply-rooted friendship, for all that’s beautiful — for all that’s New Mexico.


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New Work by Local Artist Asa Kennedy Acrylic painting twisting familiar muerte images, surreal desertscapes and abstract shapes. Music by con.col and Russell James Pyle. Reception: 6p, FREE.

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Mutations: Works by Valerie Roybal Roybal’s work is inspired by vintage, salvaged and collected materials. She composes layered surfaces using bits and pieces from discarded books and magazines, handwritten letters and receipts, obsolete reference material, thrift store textiles and mysterious random pieces. Reception: 5-8p, FREE. INPOST ARTSPACE AT THE OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE 210 YALE SE, 505.268.0044

outpostspace.org THROUGH NOV. 24:RECEPTION/ EXHIBITION

Una Vida Art Project Seventeen local artists examine this messy, beautiful one life.

BORO GALLERY 317 GOLD SW, 505.850.4187

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Superheroes of Stoke Winter is fast approaching and the adaptive ski program brings you Superheroes of Stoke. Get stoked for the snow with Matchstick Productions’ 20th anniversary ski movie. 6p & 8:30p, $10 CINEMA CAFE 1616 ST. MICHAELS, SANTA FE, 505.471.6981

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Creating/Migration/ Stories of a Journey Artists include Donna Caulton, Chamisal; Belinda Edwards, Santa Fe; Betsie Miller-Kusz, Jemez Springs; and Harriette Tsosie, Albuquerque. The four artists met while working on the “Mining the Unconscious” project, three exhibitions and more than 20 community programs completed in Santa Fe last year. Reception, 5-7p, FREE FREESTYLE GALLERY 1114 CENTRAL SW, 575.779.7941

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In the Space Between - A Two Person show Michael Peter Cain’s consciousness-based artistic endeavors result in technically and intellectually brilliant art. Cain cofounded Pulsa, the experimental art collective based out of Yale University in the late 1960s. Cain collaborates with Indian and Nepalese metal-working artisans to juxtapose American

abstract minimalist sculpture with images appropriated from Indo-Islamic iconography and ornament. Charlotte Cain’s decades of meditation and artmaking as a sacred process of the manifestation of silence infuse her artwork. In addition to an NEA Artist grant, she has traveled, lived, and created art in India and Nepal as a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow. Reception: 5-7p, FREE TRANSCENDENCE DESIGN CONTEMPORARY ART 1521 UPPER CANYON, STUDIO F, SANTA FE, 505.984.0108

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“Terasu: Illumination” 7th Annual Fall Arita Student Porcelain Show Thirteen art students studying the Arita Porcelain method at the University of New Mexico, have gathered to exhibit porcelain ceramics. Demonstration: 5-8:30p, FREE WEYRICH GALLERY 2935 D LOUISIANA NE, 505.883.7410

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Death by Dining For the first time in history, American children born after the year 2000 are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. One in every three children aged two to 19 years is overweight or obese, and onethird of all children born in the year 2000 are expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime. Death By Dining is an installation commemorating lives lost to the toxic American diet. Guest instructor Xenobia Bailey is a fiber artist who uses natural and recycled materials in her creative practice. She lives and works in Harlem, New York. Her creative mission is to entrench the African American aesthetic into American culture through what she calls “the aesthetic of funk.” Reception: 6-8p, FREE WORKING CLASSROOM YOUTH ARTS CENTER 423 ATLANTIC SW, 505.242.9267

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The Waiting Room A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. 8p, Thu., Fri.; 6p, Sat.; 2p, Sun., $10-$18

The Filling Station 1024 4TH SW, 505.243.0596

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Two-Person Show A fun two-person show of Ruth Morris dolls and Carol Mullen paper sculptures. Morris is known for a cast of characters that included Scary Fairies, The Wubeta Tribe, Watercolor Guardians, Studio Trolls and Kungees. Mullen’s messengers have slots where secret messages and love notes can be kept. Reception: 5-9p, FREE. SUMNER & DENE 517 CENTRAL NW, 505.842.1400

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¡ENCANTADA! 2012 This show is the Rio Grande Art Association’s juried gallery exhibition of two-dimensional art.

Reception: 2-5p. Exhibit: All days except Monday.

Expo NM-Sheryl Stapleton African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall 300 SAN PEDRO NE

exponm.com 23rd Annual Oso Canyon Art Fest Browse many tables of one-of-a-kind creations by local craftsmen. 9a-3p, FREE. BEAR CANYON SENIOR CENTER 4645 PITT NE, 505.291.6211

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An Exhibition of Five Local Photographers The five photographers who make up the group meet monthly to present images for review and comment by the group. Each photographer brings his or her unique perspective, technique, and aesthetic viewpoint to the process. Reception: 2-4p, FREE. THE LOMA COLORADO MAIN LIBRARY 755 LOMA COLORADO NE, RIO RANCHO, 505.891.501

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Palette Contemporary Art and Craft (7400 Montgomery NE, 505.855.7777, palettecontemporary.com) will host works by artist Eyvind Earle in the exhibit Green Pastures to Winter Wonderlands. A reception will be held from 5-8p on Fri., Nov. 2. PICTURED: “Little Jewels,” 8x6,” serigraph on paper.

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Zastrozzi, the Master of Discipline A naughty combination of seduction, swordplay and wickedly wild wit. Zastrozzi is an amoral and charismatic criminal mastermind and master swordfighter who cuts a swath of destruction across Europe in the 19th century. Zastrozzi, with his not too bright sidekick Bernardo and Matilda, have finally caught up. Inspired by the Percy Bysshe Shelley

novel. 7:30p, Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; 2p, Nov. 11, 18 $10-$15. RODNEY THEATER-UNM 1 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 505.277.4332

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New Horizons The 21st annual Solo Show for artist David Schwindt. 5-8p, FREE. FRAMING CONCEPTS GALLERY 5809 JUAN TABO NE, 505.294.3246

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echanical Designs features 10 sculptures Mechanical Designs by Albuquerque’s Elias Puzak that Opening reception: mechanically unite light, movement and 5-10p, Fri., Nov. 9 function in an unconventional way true to Puzak’s Boro Gallery 317 Gold SW, instinctual abilities as a welder. His unusual choice Suite A, 505.850.4187 of medium, whether it is saw blades or random FREE precision machine parts purged from any number of salvage yards, manages to form practical and functional pieces in a distinctive manor. Puzak began his exploration into the world of art with paint and canvas and has now branched out into sculptures, which he feels was a natural progression given his background in architecture and construction. He visualizes sleek, yet untamed, lamps that have been gracefully fused together using motorcycle parts, steel infiltrators, timing chains and any found piece of metal you could think of. He is an artist unbound by convention or medium. Mechanical Designs runs through Thu., Dec. 6, along with the work of another artist, painter Asa Kennedy. —Aaron Moya

Freud’s Last Session 8p, Thu.-Sat.; 2p, Sun., Nov. 1-17

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keptical psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud meets belief-driven author C. S. Lewis on the eve of World War II in Mark St. Germain’s imaginative hit play, which is still running in New Fusion Theater Company York City and Chicago. Chicago Tribune reviewer Multiple venues, Chris Jones wrote, “To a large extent, Freud’s Last 505.766.9412 Session is a scrupulously balanced play specifically $10-$35 designed to allow two of the greatest minds of the fusionabq.org 20th century — one who saw all religious fantasies as flowing from hidden psychological need or desire, and the other a romantic man determined to make the intellectual case for faith — to go at each other for 90 minutes or so, pondering the really big and juicy questions about life in such a way that we ponder them in their wake. Even as merely such, it has great appeal for those who weary of intellectually trivial drama.” This Fusion Theatre Company production stars Scott Harrison as Lewis and Gregory Wagrowski as Freud, in a play that is sure to stimulate the mind while at the same time arousing the emotions. Robert Bullen wrote in the Huffington Post: “Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis engage in a battle of wits that is exciting and thought-provoking. And it makes for riveting theater. Freud’s Last Session is a theatrical and intellectual delight.” —Bill Nevins

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art imaginative, part whimsical, Greg Tucker’s artistic ingenuity is nothing less than fantastic. A combination of vibrant oil paint and fanciful subjects make “Dept of Lost and Found” a noteworthy spectacle. “This show is most likely Mariposa Gallery about — to some extent — those sometimes 3500 Central SE, eccentric, sometimes interesting, sometimes 505.268.6828 wise, and yes, sometimes obnoxious people we FREE know, or whom we are,” said Tucker. In observing Tucker’s work, one cannot help but appreciate mariposa-gallery.com the aesthetic and skillful quality of paintbrush to canvas, while at the same time, value the subject matter’s ability to evoke curiosity. His work embodies a dream-like quality that consists of many layers of meaning and interpretation. “The paintings have a surrealist feel,” said Tucker. “They are like visual poetry and respond to a kind of uneasiness on some level.” His paintings enable us to open our minds into the imaginary and marvel at a world outside of our own. “All the pieces are about states of mind,” said Tucker. “About why we do the things we do. We as individuals and as a species.” The show marks one of the season’s most thought-provoking and extraordinary exhibits to date. —Jennifer Moreland

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n interesting Beauty is doc about an Embarrassing interesting artist DIRECTED BY NEIL BERKELEY you may not be Nov. 5-8 familiar with. 4:30, 8:30p Wayne White is Guild Cinema a puppeteer and 3405 Central NE, multi-faceted 505.255.1848 artist who guildcinema.com formerly worked beautyisembarrassing. with a bunch com of other unique folks on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. White now continues to craft fun and odd pieces, often drawing block lettered oddball sayings on “found” paintings from garage sales. White is definitely a curio, as is this film. Interesting and likable.

I Matt O’Leary plays Troy, an overweight high-schooler who becomes the unlikely drummer for a punk band with the prodding of his friend Marcus. Troy blossoms under his new-found prominence while Marcus struggles, in this story about friendship and finding your way as a teenager.

Lousy title, good movie A familiar tale gets some fresh twists in entertaining film Fat Kid Rules the World BY JEFF BERG

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ood casting and a few twists in an oft-told tale make Fat Kid Rules the World a more interesting film than it has the right to be. Jacob Wysocki, who starred in a somewhat similar role in the barely released but immensely enjoyable Terri, plays Troy, a sad but smart, lonely lad with weight issues who dreams of suicide. Enter Marcus (Matt O’Leary), a homeless, fast-talking, wannabe musician who REVIEW convinces Troy that he will be the drummer of his new punk band, even Fat Kid Rules though his only “experience” was that of a bass drummer in the school band. the World Marcus, who has numerous issues DIRECTED BY of his own, including a penchant MATTHEW LILLARD for raiding other people’s medicine Nov 15-18 cabinets and not having a whole lot of 3:30, 5:15, 7:00p boundaries, first meets Troy during Guild Cinema Troy’s real attempt at suicide by 3405 Central NE, stepping in front of a city bus. Marcus 505.255.1848 won’t allow that. guildcinema.com In return, Marcus asks Troy for $20, tuggthefatkid.com but settles for what Troy has on him instead. From there, Marcus becomes the driving force in Troy’s life. Troy, who is friendless, a little bullied and would love to have a girlfriend, spends most of his free time online participating in role-playing-type games with similar friendless folks. He also has a fascinating imagination, especially when it comes to the fairer sex and his lack of a companion or any kind of non-self-induced sexual activity.

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And he does have his eye on a lanky lass who really likes Marcus’s music. Marcus has been floating from band to band and also crashing wherever he can, which sometimes creates any number of problems. Troy takes a somewhat cautious approach to Marcus’s behavior and friendship, but all it takes is a trip to a local punk rock club to see Marcus play with his band of the moment for Troy to decide that drumming for a new band is the way to go. Billy Campbell plays Troy’s stern but supportive father, a former U.S. Marine who is now an underemployed security guard. Campbell’s superb performance really adds a new and fresh dimension to this ofttold tale, as he, like Troy, tries to be supportive of Marcus and the whole drumming idea, going as far as to buy Troy a drum kit. Troy’s interest in the drums does nothing but increase when Marcus tells him that the girls will be all over him once the band starts performing. However, as Troy comes out of his depression, Marcus flounders and a sort of role reversal takes place between the two kids. Unable to keep away from his past habits and demons, even after Troy’s dad offers him a home and fresh start, Marcus can’t cope and his usual happy-go-lucky demeanor takes a turn for the worse. Tossed out by his girlfriend, eschewed by friends and former band mates, including a great drummer who gives Troy a few lessons, Marcus is soon reeling down the rabbit hole. The story does have some flaws, but it is interesting to watch the transition of the two young men as the movie progresses. Once Troy has found “something,” his entire life and demeanor change, although his love of food remains intact, and Marcus, when offered a new start, just can’t cope. Fat Kid Rules the World escapes most of the clichés that are usually present during such movies, and for that it gets points. But a little bit fresher telling of this familiar tale would have made this a much more memorable picture.

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t must be Planet of Snail documentary DIRECTED BY month in SEUNGJUN YI Albuquerque, as Nov. 8-11 here is a third (and Fri-.Sat., 6, 8p; probably best of Sun., 1, 3p the bunch) doc that Southwest Film will screen over Center the next couple of UNM Student Union weeks. Planet of On the UNM campus, Snail, from Korea, 505.277.5608 focuses on a young swfc.unm.edu/index. man, Young-Chan, html who has lost his planetofsnail.com vision and hearing. With snail-like-but-intriguing pacing, we follow him through his life with his adoring wife, Soon-Ho, who communicates with him and fellow blind-deaf people through finger braille, tapping out letters and words on his hands. Young-Chan attends school, sculpts, writes a play and spends his first day away from Soon-Ho since they were married. Slow but fascinating.

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Radio Unnamable DIRECTED BY PAUL LOVELACE & JESSICA WOLFSON

Nov. 5-8, 2:30, 6:30p Guild Cinema, 3405 Central NE, 505.255.1848 guildcinema.com radiounnameablemovie.com


PLANET WAVES This month opens up a new mini-era of astrology, characterized by three super-interesting and potentially world-changing events. The first is that Mercury stations retrograde on Election Day — the first time it’s ever done so on the day of a presidential election. Mercury will be retrograde from Nov. 6 through Nov. 26. Next is a total solar eclipse in Scorpio on Nov. 13. That’s new, at least going back nine or so years. All eclipses are moments of celestial speedup. This event will stir up all kinds of deep, inner secrets, desires and emotions. Take the ride with awareness. Finally, there is a Mars-Pluto conjunction timed with the Gemini Full Moon of Nov. 28. This is quite a combination; you may find yourself saying to others things you never, ever dreamed you would say. ARIES (MAR. 20-APR. 19)

It’s been written that a clever person learns from his or her own mistakes, and that a truly wise person learns from the mistakes of others. You need to do both. You also need to learn from your successes, though to do that, you’re going to need to remember what they are. A beneficial exercise would be to bear in mind everything that you said you wouldn’t do again, and notice when you’re going in that direction. You’re approaching the point of a key decision that you could reverse; however, you will carry this one forward. Yet before you get there, you will get a series of ‘advisories’ from within yourself, and from your environment. Pay attention; this will be useful information in advance, though not in retrospect. TAURUS (APR. 19-MAY 20)

You may feel that the circumstances of a relationship are now decidedly outside of your control, though if that’s true, I suggest that you pay close attention to the ways you really do have influence over your life. The most significant of these is to make decisions, in a conscious and ongoing way. To make decisions, you need a basis for doing so, and that basis would be: does this help me, or does it hurt me? If you see things in such elemental terms, it will be easier to decide. If you notice that something both helps and hurts you, it would count for the latter — since what is helpful is actually helpful, doing no damage at all. Confusion around this is precisely the trouble that so many people struggle with. You don’t have to. GEMINI (MAY 20-JUN. 21)

Before you declare a crisis or go into survival mode, consider the various factors of your situation carefully. You need to do this from four points of view, in order to get the whole story. The things to consider the most carefully are your goals — that is, what you want. If you persist with that, you’re likely to discover that these are more specific than you thought at first. Putting them into language and perhaps documenting some as sketches or photos will demonstrate that. Before you go into survival mode, consider how well you’ve survived up until now. That’s an indication that you need a lot higher, more interesting and in sum, more beautiful goal than merely keepin’ on keepin’ on. CANCER (JUN. 21-JUL. 22)

Who do you say you love, and why? I suggest for a while, you put a moratorium on the use of that word, since it may be at the root of the biggest misunderstanding in human history. Rather, stick to trust, and make sure you

by Eric Francis • planetwaves. net have a tangible basis for that notion. Once someone violates your trust, even a little, it’s time for a discussion and for reconsideration. In that discussion, it’s essential that you listen, then speak your truth, and then listen again — in that order. While you’re at it, listen to yourself, and make any decision you make mostly on the basis of what you have said rather than what anyone else has said. You know your own truth, and it’s time you listened.

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you are sitting on considerable power. Yet to make the best use of it, you must blend it with equal parts pleasure, and regard for the greatest good for all concerned. When in doubt, that must be your default position; you’re now involved in something that’s a lot bigger than you are, and you must remember that. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 22)

How far do you want to go, and how fast? You seem to be going at the speed of sound, at least, though traveling faster This is one of the most significant times than someone’s voice can carry makes of your life for putting down roots, going it difficult for information to catch up deep into your feelings and making with you. You also seem committed peace with the past. Yes, all of the above to a certain point of view, though you in one series of events, which has been can be sure this viewpoint could use underway for a month or so already. The verification, particularly given the recent transits you experience this month are discovery that you were either deceived not a passing phase or trend. They’re about something, or deceiving yourself. what I call threshold events, which take You’re trying to figure out whether this you from one place to another. You was a misunderstanding of some kind, may be feeling like you’re living with which is part of the fog that has rolled an unusual sense of vulnerability and in lately. I suggest you be more attentive transparency (even by your standards). to your own motives and ‘subconscious’ It’s clear that you’re likely to encounter choices, because you’re responsible for certain feelings or facts from your them in any event. past that are not pleasant, but these CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 20) moments present an opportunity to be Are you learning from your mistakes? vividly clear with yourself about who That’s probably the most relevant you are and what you want — and the emotional pitch you want to set for your question anyone can ask themselves, on our particular planet. (On other planets family. where creativity is emphasized over VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP. 22) survival, it’s a less pressing issue — but The best thing you can do is figure out we have a lot of learning to do here). I the way your emotions are influencing suggest you start with the mistake you your mind, and until you do that, avoid seem to make the most often. I have a making important decisions. I suggest hint that it involves who you choose to you focus on small decisions, to get love, and moreover, why you choose to the hang of making them, in what may love them. The aspect of “why” is more seem like a new and unreliable psychic significant than “who,” since the “who” environment. Imagine you’re having a changes but the “why” does not — or at dream, but you’re not sure that you’re least, not lately. Basically what it looks really dreaming. You decide to do a like you’re doing is taking your deepest series of tests to see whether various actions you take get a predictable result. doubts about yourself and dramatizing As you ride the aspects of the next them in a relationship. These doubts month, including Mercury retrograde could have better use, for example, in a touching some of the most sensitive healing context. angles of your chart, keep doing those AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) little tests of what is true for you. If you What you may have said recently about proceed with caution, listen carefully your talents or professional abilities and refrain from pushing yourself, you’ll may be coming home to roost. It’s learn everything you need to make a essential that you tidy up the loose series of brilliant decisions in the near ends on anything that might not have future. been fully true, particularly regarding LIBRA (SEP. 22-OCT. 23) a goal that you expressed without fully Questions about the ways you value thinking it through. You may, however, yourself, and express that value to feel that doing so would compromise yourself, are about to reach a new depth. your authority in some way. In fact, the If you haven’t read one of my self-esteem veracity of your words, stated intentions rants (or even if you have), I will state and their alignment with your emotions again that this is the biggest problem on is the very basis of your authority. You the planet, and you’re now in a position are in a phase of your life where there is to address that problem in a constructive absolutely no wiggle room for the truth, way. You may have one of those as in none at all. Something is either true moments (or a series of them) where or it’s not, and you need a high standard. you think: “Good gods, what would PISCES (FEB. 19-MAR. 20) I have done, if only I placed a higher You seem to be working out a paradox value on myself? If I respected myself more?” I have news for you: there is still between who you are professionally and who you are “as a person.” The solution time. Opportunities to treat yourself to the paradox is that you’re the same correctly abound, and in truth, this is a journey you’ve already committed to. As in any case. This shifts the question a starting point, just make sure that you to why you feel like there is, or should be, a difference — which is a different choose people who treat you with love and respect. topic. If you proceed from the basis of sameness, the way forward will be a lot SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 22) more obvious. Also, you seem poised to This is the month when you finally get connect with the passion that is behind clear about what you think, and how the choices you make, particularly you think — and discover that the only logical step is to do something about it. regarding what to pursue as a goal. There are several connection points that Though you may go through a few I can describe clearly. One is connecting possibilities before figuring this out, in fact you are driven by the desire to help with your passion. Your charts are all others, though that has a few layers of about drive, which seems to shift one motivation as well. As long as you keep day from something abstract (spiritual comes to mind) to something more like asking sincere questions, you will not be four-wheel-drive. You are the driver, and deceived. LEO (JUL. 22-AUG. 23)

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Renesan Lecture: The Wonder of Water What is it about water that elicits wonder, mystery, fear and sometimes kinship? Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, explains. 1-3p, $7-$10 ST JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 OLD PECOS TRAIL, 505.982.9274

renesan.org Why Me? Understanding Karma Modern Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom that communicates their essence in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice. You can drop in to one class or attend a whole series. 7p, $10

Book Signing Francelle E. Alexander signs and briefly talks about her book Among the Cottonwoods: The Enduring Rio Abajo Villages of Peralta & Los Pinos, New Mexico before 1940. 1-3p, FREE TREASURE HOUSE BOOKS & GIFTS 2012 S. PLAZA NW, 505.242.7204

Raising Readers - PBSKids and Literacy This is a new workshop that focuses on literacy research conducted by the US Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Participants will explore these results and learn about successful resources that can help all caregivers and parents build children’s literacy skills and motivate children to learn. 10a-NOON, FREE, RSVP required MOUNTAIN VIEW PRIVATE ELEMENTARY 4100 NEW VISTAS CT. NW, 505.277.4087

KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER NEW MEXICO 8701 COMANCHE NE, 505.292.5293

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Community Meditation Learn an ancient sound to access the higher power within you, and to experience more love in your daily life. 6p, FREE

Gears & Glamour The night will consist of a live model fashion show of new lines from Harley-Davidson. The show will be followed by the “Get Your Rebel On” after party and live music. All proceeds from the event help support children and adults with disabilities through Ability Connection New Mexico. 7p, $35

ECKANKAR CENTER 2501 SAN PEDRO NE, SUITE 113, 505.265.7388

EXPO NEW MEXICO-MANUEL LUJAN BUILDING 300 SAN PEDRO NE

miraclesinyourlife.org

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Hawks Aloft Live hawks will visit the library for an entertaining and educational program. The mission of the Hawks Aloft non-profit corporation is to conserve indigenous wild birds and their habitats through education, research and cooperation with other organizations. 11a, FREE

Southern Gothic Author Rhodi Hawk, author of Southern Gothic thrillers, will talk about her newest novel, The Tangled Bridge.

ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 950 PINETREE SE, RIO RANCHO, 505.891.1396

Speaker Series 2012 - Enrique Lamadrid By all accounts, Rafael Chacón was a man of honor and valor. He participated in the most significant military, commercial and political events surrounding the formation of NM, from 1846 to statehood in 1912. Chacón served in the NM legislature, homesteaded, wrote his memoirs at age 77, and died at 92. Presenter Enrique Lamadrid is a folklorist, critic, translator, honored author, and UNM professor of Spanish. 2p, FREE

Self-Published Book Fair Authors are invited to bring their books to promote independently and sell at Page One Bookstore’s Self-Publishing Fair. 3-5p, FREE PAGE ONE BOOKSTORE 11018 MONTGOMERY NE, 505.294.2026

page1book.com Dia De Los Muertos Trunk Show A trunk show featuring students from the non-profit group Sew Right. Items crafted by the students will be available for purchase. Light refreshments. 10a3p, FREE 3231 LA MANCHA, 505.246.2836

sewrightinc.com Lynette’s Improv Bingo Join everyone’s favorite “Burqueña” for a game of bingo; win some prizes, eat some food, have a couple of drinks and support Blackout Theatre’s unique productions and ambitious education program. 7p, $20-$25 Tech Love

2:30p, FREE PAGE ONE BOOKSTORE 11018 MONTGOMERY NE, 505.294.2026

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OLD SAN YSIDRO CHURCH 966 OLD CHURCH, CORRALES, 505.890.5583

THU 8 Yoga for Osteoporosis Lecture Gloria Dryer will speak on “Yoga for Osteoporosis” at the Osteoporosis Foundation’s Educational Presentation. 1:30-3p, $1, RSVP required MANZANO MESA MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER 501 ELIZABETH SE, 505.275.8731

3901 CENTRAL NE, 505.489.5092

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LOCAL iQ | ALBUQUERQUE’S INTELLIGENT ALTERNATIVE | NOVEMBER 1-14, 2012

THROUGH DEC. 20: MEDITATION

An Evening of Mediation Participants will learn and practice methods of breathing and meditating that allow for reconnection to life’s purpose. Lynn Fenske, meditation practitioner, will lead the class. 6:30p, Nov. 8, 29, Dec. 13, 20 FREE ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 950 PINETREE SE, 505.891.5012

Renesan Lecture Author and poet Carol Merrill will discuss the seven years she spent working as Georgia O’Keeffe’s librarian, secretary, reader, nurse and confidante. 1-3p, $7-$10 ST JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1200 OLD PECOS TRAIL, 505.982.9274

unm.edu Book Signing Author J. Michael Orenduff signs the sixth entry in his popular “Pot Thief” mystery series The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy the Kid. 2-5p, FREE. TREASURE HOUSE BOOKS & GIFTS 2012 S. PLAZA NW, 505.242.7204

Super Why! This new PBS Kids series is perfect for teaching children reading skills. Participants will gain knowledge of books, activities and storytelling. 10a-NOON, FREE, RSVP REQUIRED. PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL 1100 CENTRAL SE, 505.277.4087

newmexicopbs.org

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Community Meditation Learn an ancient sound to access the higher power within you, and to experience more love in your daily life. 10a, FREE HIGHLAND SENIOR CENTER 131 MONROE NE, 505.265.7388

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Meditation Workshop for Stress Reduction Learn a particularly effective form of meditation with Mitra Bishop, Roshi, who trained extensively in the Zen tradition with Philip Kapleau, Roshi, of the Rochester Zen Center, and Shodo Harada, Roshi, of Sogenji Monastery in Japan. 1-3p, $25. BHAVA YOGA 520-A CENTRAL SE, 505.842.1080

sanmonijizen.org THROUGH NOV 11: FAIR

New Dimensions Psychic Faire A weekend of healing and transformation with the area’s finest psychics and healers. Free workshops, music, and a meditation labyrinth. 11a-5p, $8$10. HARWOOD ART CENTER 1114 7TH NW, 505.349.5796

abqpsychicfaire.com Santa Fe Running Author Paul Christman, former editor/ publisher for “Running Stats,” will talk about his newest novel, The Purple Runner, a fictional story of running. Originally published in 1983, the book tells two stories evolving in London, one about a New Zealand marathoner looking to break her cycle of mediocre clockings in marathon running, and the other surrounding a mysterious world-class runner with a disfigured face. 3p, FREE. PAGE ONE BOOKSTORE 11018 MONTGOMERY NE, 505.294.2026

page1book.com Children’s Book Fair Special guests from Albuquerque Ambulance and Albuquerque Fire Department will be on hand to discuss everyday acts of heroism and read No Dragons For Tea: Fire Safety for Kids. The fair will include activities, crafts, face painting, refreshments and a costume contest. 11a-2p, FREE UNM BOOK STORE 2301 CENTRAL NE, 505.277.1388

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UNM Art Museum Book Club Join in a provocative fall read in conjunction with The Transformative Surface. 5:30p, FREE UNM ART MUSEUM 203 CORNELL NE, 505.277.4001

unm.edu/~artmuse The Harvey Girls & The Santa Fe Railway The Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company were responsible for the creation and promotion of the mythic southwest as a tourist destination. The Harvey Girls’ role in the opening of the west has become legendary, their lives forever linked with the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and the exotic and elegant resorts built along the railroad. Lesley Poling-Kempes will present how Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway influenced art and architecture of the Southwest. 6:30p, FREE. ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 950 PINETREE SE, 505.891.5012

Book Signing and Talk Mark Burrows will talk about the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and present his new collection of translation of Rilke’s poems, Prayers of a Young Poet. 7p, FREE BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139

bkwrks.com Inviting New Insight: Free Evening of Exploration This introduction to what lives behind a love of learning, will also explore how learning can lead to personal transformation and the expression of our innate gifts and longings. 6:30-9p, FREE Academy for the Love of Learning 133 SETON VILLAGE, SETON VILLAGE, 505.995.1860

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Public Visiting Hours at the Seton Gallery and Archives Just steps away from the restored remains of Ernest Thompson Seton’s iconic castle, the gallery collection features original works of art, books from Seton’s personal library and a rich assortment of artifacts and archival material. 10a4p, FREE.

Academy for the Love of Learning 133 SETON VILLAGE, SETON VILLAGE, 505.995.1860

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Local iQ - Nov. 1-14 2012