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NOT MANY COMMUNITIES in this country do Christmas to the extent that Santa Fe does; something in the air envelops us with a holiday spirit. It’s hard to resist the magic of Santa Fe when the sweet smell of piñon fills the air, farolitos appear on rooftops, and the dim December light casts a glow over the community. One perfectly simple way to savor this experience is to dress warmly and just sit for a while, possibly with some hot chocolate, on the Plaza. As your eyes reflect the twinkling lights in the trees, farolitos lining the surrounding buildings will set your soul aglow. You can feel the centuries of holiday traditions in this city. Every conceivable musical organization is offering a full slate of holiday concerts. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is presenting The Nutcracker, a Christmas classic. All the clubs in town are alive with great music, and the galleries have special holiday shows as well. In addition, the ski areas are open and operating on a beautiful base of snow. You will not be bored. It only happens at this time of year. In a few weeks it will all be over, so make it memorable by savoring and experiencing every ounce of Santa Fe at this magical time. It our special wish for you.

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Director Mark J. Gordon, actress Ali MacGraw, and producer Kathleen Peters at a pre-showing party for Awakening in Taos: the Mabel Dodge Luhan Story at Blue Rain Gallery November 18.

DECEMBER 17–23, 2015

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David Forlano, Robbi Firestone, J.D. Garfield, Debrianna Mansini, and Carole Baker. Right: Mansini, MacGraw, and Gordon squeeze in for a selfie.

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a serene night of carols and lullabies from around the world


Welcome to Santa Fe! Santa Fe is rated one of the top ten destinations in the world for its abundance of high-quality art, shopping, attractions, outdoor adventures, food and entertainment. Santa Fean NOW is a great hands-on source of information for all that’s happening around town. Whether you’re a local resident, first time visitor, or a regular, NOW has the listings you need to navigate hundreds of weekly gallery openings, live music and more to make the most of your time here. For extra tips and insider insights, please stop by our Visitor Centers at the Downtown Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Railyard, or just off the Plaza at the Community Convention Center. This December, ask about holiday events GLOW at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Las Posadas, Canyon Road Farolito Walk, New Year’s Eve On The Plaza and be sure to check out our Santa Fe Famers Market in The Railyard on Saturdays.There are so many things going on to enhance your visit to Santa Fe—rated by 2015 Conde Nast Reader’s Awards as #2 Best Small City In The United States with the sixth highest score in the world.

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See Cochiti Pueblo’s most famous potters On display through January 2016 or view online at www.adobegallery.com

On the cover: Jhenna QuinnLewis has a new show at Meyer Gallery on December 18; see page 19 for more.


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buzz Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker P E R F O R M A N C E It’s not quite the holiday season without Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker ballet, performed at the Lensic by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. This year’s show includes traditional ballet, flamenco, and even circus aerialists. Several performances this weekend will accommodate young audience members’ bedtimes.—Anne Maclachlan

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet approaches its 20th anniversary with the 2015–16 season, kicking off its Santa Fe presence with a colorful take on The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker; December 19, 2 pm and 7:30 pm; December 20, 1 pm and 5 pm; $25–$72; The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org

Christmas Eve Farolito Walk on Canyon Road

A projected 30,000 people will traverse the farolito-lit Canyon Road for Santa Fe’s most beloved Christmas Eve tradition.

Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, December 24, dusk, free, Canyon Road, visitcanyonroad.com

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Each Christmas Eve, Canyon Road falls beneath a winter spell, under which blankets of fresh, white snow tuck in rows of sleepy old adobes; warmly glowing farolitos light the paths of strolling carol singers; and bright bonfires direct groups of cider-sipping and hot-chocolateswirling adults and children to the cheerily lit galleries up and down the historic lane. Many Canyon Road galleries will be open, providing treats and hot drinks, as well as last-minute gift-buying opportunities. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic to allow the expected 30,000 pedestrians safe and easy passage.—AM

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Take a break from superfood shopping, and have a drink; Whole Foods Market on Cerrillos has just opened the Piñon Pub, serving beer and wine daily from 11 am to 9 pm. The supermarket chain first installed bars in their stores way back in 2009. At the time, other major retailers were also experimenting with in-store alcohol service, hoping to create a unique, upscale shopping experience. "At Whole Foods Market, we celebrate and promote all aspects of the culinary experience—from delicious cheeses and breads, to meat raised in New Mexico, to beer and wine," says marketing team leader Benji Fitts. The new bar in Santa Fe promises 24 different ontap brews from all over the world. Many of these beers will be local, but others will be seasonal and small-batch varieties from the international market. Whole Foods will also have ten wines and four sparkling wines on tap. All of these drinks are available for sampling and the menu includes a flight option. There is also a small selection of food, including cheese plates. Whole Foods has a daily happy hour from 4–6 pm, when draft beers and wines are $1 off the regular price. Don’t miss the dollar-oyster “buck-a-shuck” Fridays. —Jason Strykowski

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wet your whistle at Whole Foods

The new Piñon Pub at Whole Foods Market’s Cerrillos location offers 24 drafts and over a dozen wines, plus sampling, flights, and a daily happy hour.

The Piñon Pub, 11 am–9 pm (Sundays noon–9 pm); Whole Foods Market; 7:30 am–10 pm daily; 753 Cerrillos, wholefoodsmarket.com

Christmas Eve Concert with pianists Doug Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, and the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra The acclaimed piano duo brings bright, lively classical pieces to the stage Christmas Eve, accompanied by the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra. A preview concert aimed at families and children will precede at 2 pm.—AM

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Performance Santa Fe Christmas Eve Concert, December 24, 5 pm, $27–$100; Family Concert 2 pm, $20 (children $5); The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, ticketssantafe.org

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, comprising Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson, have given recitals worldwide and appeared on MTV and National Public Radio. 4

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Joseph Illick will conduct the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra for its Christmas Eve concert.


DIANNE DUENZL MARK BERNDT

Mark Berndt, Untitled, archival pigment print, 16 x 16"

Dianne Duenzl, Bird and Hands, archival pigment print, 22 x 24"

Soft “In the wake of so much turbulence, violence, and suffering in the world, I feel the need to remember that we also have access to peace, quiet, contemplation, and gentleness in our lives,” says Pilar Law, the curator of the exhibition Soft. “This show is a way for me, and hopefully others, to be reminded of that balance in life.” The 20 photographers exhibiting in Soft each create their own poetic evocation of this theme with images ranging from abstracts to portraits. It’s their use of gentle light, such as Mark Berndt’s implementation of light bouncing off grass, or Dianne Duenzl’s ability to capture affection, that reflect the quiet moments often lost in the loud noise. “The work in this show offers the viewer a moment of contemplation, peace, gentleness, and perhaps a sense of relief from the tragedy and suffering we are experiencing in our country and in our world,” continues Law. This is Edition One’s first exhibition and includes work from established photographers both local and international, such as Duenzl, William Coupon, Baron Wolman, and Tony Bonanno. The exhibition opened on December 11 and is viewable on Fridays or by appointment through February 9.— Joseph Case Soft, Edition One Gallery, through February 9 (Fridays and by appointment), 1036 Canyon, editionone.gallery

luminarias: a brief history of the long burn

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Farolitos or luminarias? It all depends on where you’re coming from.

A nagging controversy surrounds one of New Mexico's prettiest wintertime traditions: Should the small paper bags that illuminate much of the state on Christmas Eve be called “farolitos” or “luminarias”? Spanish colonizers first coined the term “luminarias” to describe small bonfires that Native Americans used to light festivities. Particularly on Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve, these glowing luminarias adorned New Mexican churches. They were an effective bridge between two cultures, combining Native customs and Spanish religious heritage. Two centuries later, the introduction of Chinese-style lanterns really confused matters. Unlike traditional open luminarias, these contained the flame—and may actually be the predecessor of the modern farolito. Then, in the 19th and 20th centuries, paper bags emerged and the two traditions coalesced, making farolitos indistinguishable from luminarias. Whichever term you prefer, the construction process is identical. Fill the bottom of a paper lunch sack with sand, and then place a votive candle in the center. Long-reach lighters will work best to start the flame. Today, most people fight this holiday battle of semantics on geographic borders. Northern New Mexico favors “farolito,” while the Central and Southern regions of the state opt for the term “luminaria.” By any chosen name, the effect is picturesque.—JS December 17, 2015 NOW 5


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“A Matter of Taste” Art Tour Canyon Road (Meet at 545 Canyon)

Explore Santa Fe’s art museums, galleries, and famous Canyon Road through conversational walking tours that are participatory, intimate, and unscripted. $25, 10 am–12 pm (or by appointment), 505-730-9970, santafearttours.com.

Collectors, Collecting, Collections Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant

An examination of the current exhibition and its origins in the private Vilcek collection. $15 ($5 for members), 6 pm, 505-946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

Mixology Class Whole Foods Market, 753 Cerrillos

A two-hour class in Whole Foods’s Piñon Pub demonstrating unique cocktails and techniques. Participants receive samples of each of the five cocktails presented. $10, 6–8 pm, 505-992-1700, wholefoodsmarket.com.

Adult Classes: General Technique Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco 1730 Camino Carlos Rey A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-209-1302, entreflamenco.com.

Community-Style Acupuncture Southwest Acupuncture College, 1622 Galisteo 6

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December 17–30 Patients receive acupuncture treatments in the same room. $16, 5:30–9 pm, acupuncturecollege.edu.

Bert Dalton and Milo Jaramillo El Mesón, 213 Washington

Bert Dalton on jazz piano and Milo Jaramillo on bass. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Cathy Faber La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Nathan Payne & the Wild Boars The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

geodesic domes, festive food and beverages, a GLOW retail store, visits and photos with Santa, and live music on select nights. $3–$8, 5–8 pm, Thursdays–Saturdays through January 2, 2016 (closed December 24–25), 505-471-9103.

Chuscales: Gypsy Book El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia

Flamenco performances by artists including Chuscales, Alejandro Valle, Veronica Medina, and others. $25–$35, 7:30 pm, 505-992-0591, elmuseocultural.org.

Rockabilly music from Nathan Payne & the Wild Boars. Free, 5 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Tone & the Major Dudes Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

Classic rock tunes from Tone & the Major Dudes. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

Vicente Griego & Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco jazz from Vicente Griego & Friends. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Lilly Pad Lounge Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Rebel Frog spins Golden Era hip-hop and funk. $7, 10 pm–1:45 am, 21+, skylightsantafe.com.

GLOW: A Winter Lights Event Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo

An extraordinary display of winter lights, illuminated

December 18–20: A Musical Pinata for Christmas III at Teatro Paraguas

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The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble: Songs of Joy and Remembrance at Loretto Chapel (December 17) and the Chapel at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat (December 19).


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Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Learn about chile’s unique culinary history, as well as how to handle the vegetable safely and efficiently in the kitchen. $78, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Chango Boxcar, 530 S Guadalupe

NM Holiday Traditions: Tamales & Posole Santa Fe Culinary Academy, 112 W San Francisco, Ste 300

Duo Rasminko The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 142 W Palace

Join Santa Fe native Chef Rocky Durham for this fun and informative hands-on class highlighting two holiday favorites. $50, 10 am–1 pm, 505-983-7445, santafeculinaryacademy.com.

Rock and roll covers from Chango. Free, 10 pm, 505-988-7222, boxcarsantafe.com.

Gypsy jazz from Duo Rasminko. Free, 5 pm, 505-428-0690, palacesantafe.com.

Nosotros The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 142 W Palace

Music from Nosotros. $7, 10 pm, 21+, 505-428-0690, palacesantafe.com.

12X12 Show Santa Fe Culinary Academy, 112 W San Francisco, Ste 300 The Santa Fe Desert Chorale: Noche Serena at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis (December 17–19 and 21–22) and Cristo Rey Church (December 23).

It’s A Wonderful Life Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A live radio play directed by Vaughn Irving and featuring the five-person cast of “WBFR Playhouse of the Air.” $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262, santafeplayhouse.org.

Noche Serena Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 131 Cathedral The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents an evening of carols and lullabies from around the globe, with performances December 17–23. $10–$75, 8 pm, 505-988-2282, desertchorale.org.

Songs of Joy and Remembrance Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble performs a program directed by Dr. Linda Raney to entertain and uplift audiences of all ages. $20–$35, 6:30 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

December 18 friday Trunk Show: LaRance-Denipah Family True West of Santa Fe, 130 Lincoln

Meet award-winning jewelry artists Steve LaRance and Marian Denipah, plus their four talented children: Nizhoni Denipah and Nakotah, Cree, and ShanDien LaRance. Free, December 18–20, 11 am–5 pm, 505-982-0055.

“Canyon Road Quickie” Art Tour Canyon Road (Meet at 545 Canyon)

Explore Santa Fe’s art museums, galleries, and famous Canyon Road through conversational walking tours that are participatory, intimate, and unscripted. $25, 10 am–12 pm (or by appointment), 505-730-9970, santafearttours.com.

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Sean Costanza The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Beals & Co. presents the first annual 12X12 Show, featuring a compilation of works from 50 different artists. Chef Rocky Durham of the Santa Fe Culinary Academy uses the art forms as inspiration for small bites and cocktails for guests to enjoy alongside the artwork. Free (RSVP required), 5–8 pm, 505-983-7445, santafeculinaryacademy.com.

Heartland country music from Sean Costanza. Free, 5 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Winter Show Robert Nichols Gallery, 419 Canyon

The Jakes Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

Work by Glen Nipshank, Diego Romero, Alan Lasiloo, and Cara Romero. Free, 5–7 pm, through January 9, 505-982-2145, www.robertnicholsgallery.com.

Jhenna Quinn-Lewis Meyer Gallery, 225 Canyon

(See page 19.) Work by Jhenna Quinn-Lewis. Free, reception 5–7 pm, through December 31, 505-983-1434, meyergalleries.com.

Sans Frontières Catenary Art Gallery, 616 ½ Canyon

Work by Nicolai Panayotov. Free, reception 5–7 pm, through February 18, 505-982-2700, catenaryartgallery.com.

The Colors of Claire Kahn Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace

Jewelry by Claire Kahn. Free, reception 5–7 pm, through January 10, 505-986-3432, patina-gallery.com.

New Work Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery, 315 Johnson

Porcelain sculpture work by Heidi Loewen, including several custom stiletto heels (one of them scaled to gargantuan size). Free, reception 3–8 pm, through January 15, 505-988-2225.

The MoCNA Reader: A Book Club Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral

MoCNA’s new tri-monthly book club, The MoCNA Reader, inspired by the group exhibition, An Evening Redness in the West (see Ongoing), takes up Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, with a lively discussion on Native author Gerald Vizenor’s Narratives on PostIndian Surviviance. Free, 12–1:30 pm, 505-986-1666, iaia.edu/museum.

Chris Abeyta Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

Music from singer-songwriter Chris Abeyta. Free, 5:30 pm–8 pm, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

Classic rock music from The Jakes. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

Sean Healen El Farol, 808 Canyon

Americana/rock music. $5, 9 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

A Musical Piñata for Christmas III Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Teatro Paraguas presents its third annual holiday celebration, a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas III, for eight performances from December 11–20. $5–$10 (Sundays pay what you wish), 7 pm, 505-424-1601, teatroparaguas.org.

Chuscales: Gypsy Book El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia

Flamenco performances by artists including Chuscales, Alejandro Valle, Veronica Medina, and others. $25–$35, 7:30 pm, 505-992-0591, elmuseocultural.org.

It’s A Wonderful Life Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A live radio play directed by Vaughn Irving and featuring the five-person cast of “WBFR Playhouse of the Air.” $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262, santafeplayhouse.org.

Noche Serena Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 131 Cathedral The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents an evening of carols and lullabies from around the globe, with performances December 17–23. $10–$75, 8 pm, 505-988-2282, desertchorale.org.

Schola Cantorum Christmas Concert


Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

The vocal group’s 25th anniversary holiday concert series. $20, 7:30 pm, schola-sf.org.

Nightmare: A Theatrical Belly Dance Adventure Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta The Desert Darlings stage a The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired revue, featuring belly dance, live drumming, circus acts, and more. $15–$20, 7 pm, 505-989-4423, thedesertdarlings.com.

Eternal Summer String Orchestra First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant

Music by Elgar, Debussy, and Mendelssohn, with featured harpist David Ponder. Donations encouraged, 5:30 pm, 505-982-8544 x 16.

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El Museo Cultural Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia

A weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. Held each Saturday and Sunday across the tracks from the Farmers Market. 8 am–3 pm, 505-250-8969,  elmuseocultural.org.

Trunk Show: LaRance-Denipah Family True West of Santa Fe, 130 Lincoln

Meet award-winning jewelry artists Steve LaRance and Marian Denipah, plus their four talented children: Nizhoni Denipah and Nakotah, Cree, and ShanDien LaRance. Free, December 18–20, 11 am–5 pm, 505-982-0055.

Jil Love: We Are the Voices of the Unheard Fresh Santa Fe, 2855 Cooks, Studio A

Performer and “artivist” Jil Love presents her work and signs copies of her coffee table book We Are the Voices of the Unheard. Free, 7–10 pm, facebook.com/freshsantafe.

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza (at the Water Tower), Alcaldesa and Chili Line Ln Juried fine art and craft show for Northern New Mexico artists, featuring paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-414-8544, santafeartistsmarket.com.

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

See where local brews such as Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Pale Ale are made. Free, noon, 505-424-3333, santafebrewing.com.

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com.

Southwest Tapas Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Winter Market at El Museo Saturday 8 - 3 pm, Sunday 9 - 4 pm

Prepare tapas with a Southwestern flair. Menu items include Spanish tortilla, roasted pepper quesadillas with goat cheese, and sautéed shrimp with orange-chipotle honey mustard sauce. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

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JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington

Lovers of Irish writer James Joyce’s work meet every Saturday to discuss Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Led by Adam Harvey, creator of the one-man show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm, joycegeek.com.

Adult Classes: General Technique Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(In the Railyard across the tracks from the Farmer’s Market) Info call: Steve at 505-250-8969 or Lesley at 760-727-8511

A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 11 am–12:15 pm, 505-209-1302, entreflamenco.com.

Adult Classes: Introduction to Flamenco Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey

An introductory adult flamenco class. $30, 10–11 am, 505-209-1302, entreflamenco.com.

Winter Solstice Ceremony: Throwing of the Bones Santa Fe Soul, 2905 E Rodeo Park #3

Dodging Noah The Palace Restaurant & Saloon 142 W Palace

Music from Dodging Noah. $5, 10 pm, 21+,  505-428-0690, palacesantafe.com.

John Rangel Quartet El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz music. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Bone-throwing in the ways of Ka Ta See is a Peruvian divination ceremony and healing art. Experience the exquisite beauty and power of this ancient ceremony during our gathering. $20, 4–6 pm, 505-474-8555, pathwaysforhealing.net.

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200, ronaldroybal.com.

Tim & Jim The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

BooKoo Santa Fe Oxygen Bar, 102 W San Francisco

Connie Long & Fast Patsy The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Meow Wolf’s Lab Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Blues on the deck with Tim & Jim. Free, 3 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Country music from Connie Long & Fast Patsy, celebrating their latest record release. Free, 7 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Sean Healen Band Boxcar, 530 S Guadalupe

Rock/folk music. Free, 10 pm, 505-988-7222, boxcarsantafe.com.

Rock music from BooKoo. $5, 8:30–11 pm, 505-660-9199, santafeoxygenbar.com.

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The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble performs a program directed by Dr. Linda Raney to entertain and uplift audiences of all ages. $25, 3 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

varieties of cookies. Each person brings three dozen cookies—some for the wine tasting and some for sharing—and takes home his or her own stack to enjoy with family and friends. Please RSVP. $6.50, 3–4:30 pm, 21+, 505-455-2826, estrelladelnortevineyard.com.

The Nutcracker The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

The Ease and Joy of Mornings Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo Rd

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Chapel at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat, 50 Mt. Carmel

December 19–20: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: The Nutcracker at the Lensic Performing Arts Center

Animal Superpowers Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center, 37 Main, Cerrillos

What is the connection between your favorite comic book superheroes and wildlife? Learn about specific adaptations that help these animals survive life in the wild. Donations welcome, 10 am–12 pm, 505-474-0196.

A Baroque Christmas Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble presents this beloved musical holiday tradition in the festively decorated historic Loretto Chapel December 19–24. $20–$69, 6 pm and 8 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

A Celtic Christmas Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta

Celebrate Christmas Celtic style with Celtic food, lively music, and exciting dance at this familyfriendly afternoon event surrounded by the history and beauty of Santa Fe’s Scottish Rite Temple, a community treasure. $15–$30, 3 pm, 505-988-1234, IATSELocal480.com, ticketssantafe.org.

A Musical Piñata for Christmas III Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Teatro Paraguas presents its third annual holiday celebration, a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas III, for eight performances from December 11–20. $5–$10 (Sundays pay what you wish), 2 pm and 7 pm, 505-424-1601, teatroparaguas.org.

It’s A Wonderful Life Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A live radio play directed by Vaughn Irving and featuring the five-person cast of “WBFR Playhouse of the Air.” $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262, santafeplayhouse.org.

Noche Serena Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 131 Cathedral The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents an evening of carols and lullabies from around the globe, with performances December 17–23. $10–$75, 8 pm, 505-988-2282, desertchorale.org.

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(See page 3.) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents The Nutcracker, with a cast of 60 dancers, actors, and circus artists performing ballet, flamenco, a Chinese sword dance, and aerial acrobatics. $25–$72, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Nightmare: A Theatrical Belly Dance Adventure Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta The Desert Darlings stage a The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired revue, featuring belly dance, live drumming, circus acts, and more. $15–$20, 7 pm, 505-989-4423, thedesertdarlings.com.

December 20

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El Museo Cultural Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia

A weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. Held each Saturday and Sunday across the tracks from the Farmers Market. 9 am–4 pm, 505-250-8969, elmuseocultural.org.

A half-day of meditation for the community: dwelling, contemplating, and relaxing into silence. For beginners and regular practitioners alike. Donations accepted, 9 am–12:30 pm, 505-986-8518, upaya.org.

Gary Vigil La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Pop music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Key Frances The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Blues music from Key Frances on the deck. Free, 2 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Nacha Mendez and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Robert Mirabal Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

Music from Native flutist Robert Mirabal. $25, 6:30 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Trunk Show: LaRance-Denipah Family True West of Santa Fe, 130 Lincoln

A Baroque Christmas Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

Holiday Open House New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

A Musical Piñata for Christmas III Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Meet award-winning jewelry artists Steve LaRance and Marian Denipah, plus their four talented children: Nizhoni Denipah and Nakotah, Cree, and ShanDien LaRance. Free, December 18–20, 11 am–5 pm, 505-982-0055.

A round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other activities. Puppet plays are half an hour long, showing at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Photos with the Baumann Santa Claus marionette sitting on your lap are at 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Create your own puppet character all afternoon. Refreshments are served. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-476-5072, nmartmuseum.org.

Railyard Artisan Market Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, textiles, food, live music, and more every Sunday at the Railyard. 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098, artmarketsantafe.com.

Wine Tasting & Holiday Cookie Exchange Estrella del Norte Vineyard, 106 N Shining Sun

A tasting of six great wines paired with six delicious

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble presents this beloved musical holiday tradition in the festively decorated historic Loretto Chapel December 19–24. $20–$69, 6 pm and 8 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Teatro Paraguas presents its third annual holiday celebration, a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas III, for eight performances from December 11–20. $5–$10 (Sundays pay what you wish), 2 pm, 505-424-1601, teatroparaguas.org.

It’s A Wonderful Life Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A live radio play directed by Vaughn Irving and featuring the five-person cast of “WBFR Playhouse of the Air.” $15–$20, 6 pm, 505-988-4262, santafeplayhouse.org.

The Nutcracker The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

(See page 3.) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents The Nutcracker, with a cast of 60 dancers, actors, and circus artists performing ballet, flamenco, a Chinese sword dance, and aerial acrobatics. $25–$72, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.


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Third Monday Movie: Vegucated Thai Vegan, 1710 Cerrillos

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents an evening of carols and lullabies from around the globe, with performances December 17–23. $10–$75, 8 pm, 505-988-2282, desertchorale.org.

Thai Vegan hosts a film screening the third Monday of each month. This edition: the documentary Vegucated. Free, 7 pm, 505-954-1780, thaivegannm.com, meetup.com/santa-fe-veg.

Traditional New Mexican I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A cooking course focused on the traditional foods of New Mexico, with menu items such as corn tortillas, cheese enchiladas with red chile sauce, and chicken enchiladas with green chile sauce. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Coro Santa Fe: Glad Tidings Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso The 24-voice Coro Santa Fe, under the direction of C. Scott Hagler, sings carols ancient and modern. $20 (children $5), 4 pm, southwestarts.org.

Schola Cantorum Christmas Concert Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 417 Agua Fria

The vocal group’s 25th anniversary holiday concert series. Donations encouraged, 7:30 pm, schola-sf.org.

December 21

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Georgia O’Keeffe Paint Moment Santa Fe Art Classes, 621 Old Santa Fe Trl A hands-on, step-by-step guided painting class inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Learn about chile’s unique culinary history, as well as how to handle the vegetable safely and efficiently in the kitchen. $78, 3 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Restaurant Walk I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A restaurant walking tour with stops including Agoyo Lounge, Eloisa, La Boca/Taberna, and Il Piatto. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Intronaut Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Progressive metal from Intronaut, with Fields of Elysium, Future Scars, and Devil’s Throne. $10, 8:30 pm, 21+, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Hillary Smith & the Brethren El Farol, 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Monday Night Swing Odd Fellows Lodge, 1125 Cerrillos

A weekly swing dance with a preceding class. $8 ($3 without class), class 7 pm, dance 8–9:30 pm, santafeswing.com.

Great Big Jazz Band Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis JESSICA MAHADY

Santa Fe’s own 16-piece ‘40s-style big band. Free, reservations suggested, 7–10 pm, 505-983-1100.

A Baroque Christmas Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

December 21: Vegucated at Thai Vegan

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble presents this beloved musical holiday tradition in the festively decorated historic Loretto Chapel December 19–24. $20–$69, 6 pm and 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

Noche Serena Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 131 Cathedral

December 22

tuesday

Georgia O’Keeffe Paint Moment Santa Fe Art Classes, 621 Old Santa Fe Trl

A hands-on, step-by-step guided painting class inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. $55, includes O’Keeffe Museum admission, 10 am and 2:30 pm, 575-404-1801, santafeartclasses.com.

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

The Tuesday market returns for a Christmas week one-off, offering fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com.

New Mexico Mi Amor II La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Watercolors and oils by Sandy Vaillancourt. Free, 10 am–5 pm daily, through January 3,  sandyvaillancourt.com.

Metta Refuge Council Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

A weekly council group for those who wish to explore and share their experiences with aging, sickness, and death. Free, 10:15 am–12:45 pm, 505-986-8518, upaya.org.

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Bluegrass Jam Zia Diner, 326 S Guadalupe

A weekly bluegrass jam. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-988-7008, ziadiner.com.

Cactus Slim & the GoatHeads The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Blues music from Cactus Slim & the GoatHeads. Free, 7 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

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Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Piano Bar, 58 S Federal

Piano music. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858, osteriadassisi.com.

Open Mic Night Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

Tiny’s welcomes performers of all stripes to its stage every Tuesday night. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

A Baroque Christmas Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble presents this beloved musical holiday tradition in the festively decorated historic Loretto Chapel December 19–24. $20–$69, 6 pm and 8 pm, 505988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Noche Serena Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 131 Cathedral The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents an evening of carols and lullabies from around the globe, with performances December 17–23. $10–$75, 8 pm, 505-988-2282, desertchorale.org.

December 23

wednesday

Contemporary Southwest I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A demonstration course exploring Santa Fe’s unique cuisine, which melds the region’s rich cultural traditions with new ideas to create a contemporary style of Southwestern fare. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Restaurant Walk II Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A restaurant walking tour with stops including Restaurant Martín; Luminaria Restaurant and Patio, TerraCotta Wine Bistro; and Georgia. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Salsa I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe A hands-on course where participants prepare four different salsas, including pico de gallo; chayote orange salsa; pineapple, red chile, and ginger salsa; and apple, raisin, and pine nut salsa. $78, 3 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Sydney Westan Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

Music from singer-songwriter Sydney Westan. Free, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

Benito Rose Plaza The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 142 W Palace

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Jazz’tamos El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz-flamenco/Latin fusion music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Variety music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Piano Bar, 58 S Federal

Piano music. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858, osteriadassisi.com.

Wingtips & Windsors Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Music, style, and dance of the 1920s, featuring a dance lesson and live music. $5, 7 pm, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

A Baroque Christmas Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble presents this beloved musical holiday tradition in the festively decorated historic Loretto Chapel December 19–24. $20–$69, 6 pm and 8 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Noche Serena Cristo Rey Church, 1120 Canyon

The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents an evening of carols and lullabies from around the globe, with performances December 17–23. $10–$75, 8 pm, 505-988-2282, desertchorale.org.

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dancing. Reservations required. $25, 6:30 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Chancel Bell Choir First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant

First Presbyterian’s bell ringers perform Christmas favorites. Donations encouraged, 5:30 pm, 505-982-8544 x 16.

December 24

thursday

“A Matter of Taste” Art Tour Canyon Road (Meet at 545 Canyon)

Explore Santa Fe’s art museums, galleries, and famous Canyon Road through conversational walking tours that are participatory, intimate, and unscripted. $25, 10 am–12 pm (or by appointment), 505-730-9970, santafearttours.com.

16th Annual Christmas Eve Reception Alexandra Stevens Gallery of Fine Art, 820 Canyon

A reception and art show coinciding with Canyon Road’s Farolito Walk (see December 24, Outdoor Activities; and Buzz, page 3). Free, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-988-1311, alexandrastevens.com.

Traditional New Mexican Christmas Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A demonstration course focused on traditional New Mexican cuisine, with preparation of shredded pork tamales, holiday posole with green-chile sauce, calabacitas, and biscochitos. $85, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Community-Style Acupuncture Southwest Acupuncture College, 1622 Galisteo

Patients receive acupuncture treatments in the same room. $16, 5:30–9 pm, acupuncturecollege.edu.

Anthony Leon The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Anthony Leon takes the stage for Christmas Eve at the Mine Shaft. Free, 8 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Pat Malone Trio El Mesón, 213 Washington

Pat Malone on guitar, Jon Gagan on bass, and Kanoa Kaluhiwa on saxophone. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Variety music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Latin Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

VDJ Dany spins hip-hop, salsa, cumbia, merengue, and more. $7, 10 pm–1:45 am, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Lilly Pad Lounge Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Rebel Frog spins Golden Era hip-hop and funk. $7, 10 pm–1:45 am, 21+, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Canyon Road Farolito Walk Various locations, Canyon Rd

(See page 3.) One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Canyon Road Farolito Walk features small, sand-filled paper bags illuminated with votive candles lining the historic neighborhood streets and adobe walls, with carolers out in full festive force. Free, dusk, farolitowalk.com.

A Baroque Christmas Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trl

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favorites. Donations encouraged, 5:30 pm, 505-982-8544 x 16.

December 26

saturday

Art from the Heart Wyland Galleries of Santa Fe, 202 Canyon

Impressionist Steven Quartly shows new works and meets patrons. Free, December 26–29, 10 am–5 pm, 844-795-7300, wylandkw.com.

El Museo Cultural Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia LISA-MARIE MAZZUCCO

A weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. Held each Saturday and Sunday across the tracks from the Farmers Market. 8 am–3 pm, 505-250-8969, elmuseocultural.org. December 24: Performance Santa Fe: Christmas Eve Concert with Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe at the Lensic.

December 19–24. $20–$69, 6 pm and 8 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Christmas Eve Orchestra Concert The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

(See page 4.) Performance Santa Fe’s Christmas Eve concert, featuring classics by Sibelius, Brahms, and others, with pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe in the spotlight. $27–$100, 5 pm, 505-984-8759, performancesantafe.org.

Christmas Eve Orchestra Concert Family Preview The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

(See page 4.) A preview for families and children of Performance Santa Fe’s Christmas Eve concert with pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe. $20 (children $5), 2 pm, 505-984-8759, performancesantafe.org.

It’s A Wonderful Life Gala Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

A gala event for It’s A Wonderful Life, a live radio play directed by Vaughn Irving and featuring the fiveperson cast of “WBFR Playhouse of the Air.” $30, 3 pm, 505-988-4262, santafeplayhouse.org.

December 25 friday “Canyon Road Quickie” Art Tour Canyon Road (Meet at 545 Canyon)

Explore Santa Fe’s art museums, galleries, and famous Canyon Road through conversational walking tours that are participatory, intimate, and unscripted. $25, 10 am–12 pm (or by appointment), 505-730-9970, santafearttours.com.

Last Friday ArtWalk Railyard Arts District

Santa Fe Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta Ten galleries and SITE Santa Fe open their doors on the last Friday of each month. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-982-3373, railyardsantafe.com.

Matthew Andrae La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Solo pop music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200, ronaldroybal.com.

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Juicebox Ray. $7, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Latin Friday Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

VDJ Dany spins Latin music upstairs in the Skylab. $7, 9 pm–1:45 am, 21+, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

The Spirit of Christmas Past L’Olivier, 229 Galisteo

Classical guitar virtuoso Jesse Vernier plays Christmas favorites, plus tunes by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, and more. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-1919, loliviersantafe.com.

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Swinging jazz piano music. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Jan Worden-Lackey First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant

Organist Jan Worden-Lackey performs Christmas

Georgia O’Keeffe Paint Moment Santa Fe Art Classes, 621 Old Santa Fe Trl A hands-on, step-by-step guided painting class inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. $55, includes O’Keeffe Museum admission, 2:30 pm, 575-404-1801, santafeartclasses.com.

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza (at the Water Tower), Alcaldesa and Chili Line Ln

Juried fine art and craft show for Northern New Mexico artists, featuring paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-414-8544, santafeartistsmarket.com.

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

See where local brews such as Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Pale Ale are made. Free, noon, 505-424-3333, santafebrewing.com.

Mole & More Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Learn how to make dishes with mole, a sauce that originated in the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com.

Holiday Show Waxlander Gallery, 622 Canyon

Work by Phyllis Kapp, Bruce King, Marshall Noice, Matthew Higginbotham, Christopher Owen Nelson, Javier Lopez Barbosa, and others. Free, reception 5–7 pm, through January 1, 2016, 505-984-2202, waxlander.com. December 17, 2015 NOW 13


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JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington

Lovers of Irish writer James Joyce’s work meet every Saturday to discuss Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Led by Adam Harvey, creator of the one-man show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm, joycegeek.com.

Buffalo Nickel La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

Live guitar music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-3030, rosewoodhotels.com.

Adam Rios of NYC’s Club Shelter takes over the Skylight tables. $10, 9 pm–1:45 am, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Russell Scharf and Jazz Explosion Georgia, 225 Johnson

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Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel Skylight Santa Fe, 139 W San Francisco

A special post-Christmas edition of Replenish, with Audio Buddha, Field Trip, and Justin George. $7, 10 pm–1:45 am, 21+, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

sunday

Art from the Heart Wyland Galleries of Santa Fe, 202 Canyon

Impressionist Steven Quartly shows new works and meets patrons. Free, December 26–29, 10 am–5 pm, 844-795-7300, wylandkw.com.

Leah Leyva & the Band Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

El Museo Cultural Winter Market El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia

Music from Leah Leyva & the Band. Free, 8:30 pm–12:30 am, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

Meredith Wilder The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid Music from Meredith Wilder. Free, 3 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

The Gunsels The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Cajun Americana music from The Gunsels. Free, 7 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200, ronaldroybal.com.

A weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. Held each Saturday and Sunday across the tracks from the Farmers Market. 9 am–4 pm, 505-250-8969,  elmuseocultural.org.

Railyard Artisan Market Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, textiles, food, live music, and more every Sunday at the Railyard. 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098, artmarketsantafe.com.

Cuisine of Mexico III Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Latin dance music. $5, 9 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

A Mexican cooking course with menu items including chorizo enchiladas with quajillo sauce, goat cheese enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, arroz verde, and key lime tart. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

The Spirit of Christmas Past L’Olivier, 229 Galisteo

Tamales I Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Santastico El Farol, 808 Canyon

Classical guitar virtuoso Jesse Vernier plays Christmas favorites, plus tunes by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, and more. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-1919, loliviersantafe.com.

Tom Rheam Reunion Band El Mesón, 213 Washington

Jazz music. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Vanilla Pop The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 142 W Palace Music from Vanilla Pop. $10, 10 pm, 21+, 505-428-0690, palacesantafe.com.

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Music from the Shiners Club Jazz Band. Free, 3 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Replenish Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Little Leroy & His Pack of Lies El Farol, 808 Canyon

Dance music. $5, 9 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Shiners Club Jazz Band The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Learn the intricacies of making traditional tamales with three types: red chile-pork, Southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf, and blue corn-calabacita. $98, 2 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Nacha Mendez and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

Latin world music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Ramon Bermudez La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Spanish guitar music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Trumpeter Russell Scharf brings his band, Jazz Explosion, to the Georgia dining room the last Sunday of each month through December. $10, 6 pm, 505-989-4367, georgiasantafe.com.

EmiArteFlamenco brings the internationally acclaimed Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel to Skylight for four evenings of performances. $20–$25, December 27–30, 8 pm, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

December 28

monday

Art from the Heart Wyland Galleries of Santa Fe, 202 Canyon

Impressionist Steven Quartly shows new works and meets patrons. Free, December 26–29, 10 am–5 pm, 844-795-7300, wylandkw.com.

Georgia O’Keeffe and the Art of Eating Well Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s ideas about cooking and food, and see chefs demonstrate recipes from A Painter’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Kitchen of Georgia O’Keeffe, by Margaret Wood. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Red Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe Learn about chile’s unique culinary history, as well as how to handle the vegetable safely and efficiently in the kitchen. $78, 3 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Restaurant Walk III Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A restaurant walking tour with stops including Agave Lounge, Dinner for Two, The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, and L’Olivier. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

JJ & the Hooligans El Farol, 808 Canyon

Rock music. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.


Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel Skylight Santa Fe, 139 W San Francisco

Holiday Family Program Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant

EmiArteFlamenco brings the internationally acclaimed Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel to Skylight for four evenings of performances. $20–$25, December 27–30, 8 pm, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Create personal holiday crafts at this annual celebratory drop-in event. Free, 1–4 pm, 505-946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

December 29

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

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Metta Refuge Council Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

A weekly council group for those who wish to explore and share their experiences with aging, sickness, and death. Free, 10:15 am–12:45 pm, 505-986-8518, upaya.org.

tuesday

A hands-on taco cooking class with ingredients including potato; poblano chile; spinach; hot and smoky shrimp; and chicken guacamole. $98, 2 pm, 505-9834511, santafeschoolofcooking.com.

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Art from the Heart Wyland Galleries of Santa Fe, 202 Canyon

Traditional New Mexican II Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Bluegrass Jam Zia Diner, 326 S Guadalupe

Impressionist Steven Quartly shows new works and meets patrons. Free, December 26–29, 10 am–5 pm, 844-795-7300, wylandkw.com.

One of three courses focused on the traditional foods of New Mexico, with menu items such as flour tortillas, carne adovada, chiles rellenos, calabacitas, refritos, and sopaipillas. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

For more events happening around town, visit the Santa Fean’s online calendar at SantaFean.com.

Santa Fashion

Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

A weekly bluegrass jam. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-988-7008, ziadiner.com.

Canyon Road Blues Jam

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El Farol, 808 Canyon

A weekly blues jam. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Robert Mirabal Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon

Music from Native flutist Robert Mirabal. $25, 6:30 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Cactus Slim & the GoatHeads The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Blues music from Cactus Slim & the GoatHeads. Free, 7 pm, 505-474-0344, themineshafttavern.com.

Open Mic Night The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 142 W Palace

The Palace hosts an open mic every Tuesday night. Free, 9:30 pm, 505-428-0690, palacesantafe.com.

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Piano Bar, 58 S Federal

Piano music. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858, osteriadassisi.com.

Lounge Sessions Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Guttermouth. $2, 8 pm–12 am, 21+, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

The Bradenburg Concertos St. Francis Auditorium (New Mexico Museum of Art), 107 W Palace

The holiday celebration continues with Santa Fe Pro Musica’s performance of the complete Brandenburg Concertos. $12–$69, 6 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel Skylight Santa Fe, 139 W San Francisco

EmiArteFlamenco brings the internationally acclaimed Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel to Skylight for four evenings of performances. $20–$25, December 27–30, 8 pm, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

December 30

wednesday JQ Whitcomb Quartet El Mesón, 213 Washington

Classic and modern jazz music. Free, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-6756, elmeson-santafe.com.

Pleasure Pilots La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco R&B music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363, lafondasantafe.com.

Stanlie Kee & the Step In El Farol, 808 Canyon

Living room blues. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-983-9912, elfarolsf.com.

Sydney Westan Tiny’s Restaurant, 1005 S St. Francis

Music from singer-songwriter Sydney Westan. Free, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-9817, tinyssantafe.com.

Wingtips & Windsors Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Music, style, and dance of the 1920s, featuring a dance lesson and live music. $5, 7 pm, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

The Bradenburg Concertos St. Francis Auditorium (New Mexico Museum of Art), 107 W Palace

The holiday celebration continues with Santa Fe Pro Musica’s performance of the complete Brandenburg Concertos. $12–$69, 6 pm, 505-988-1234, ticketssantafe.org.

Julesworks Follies #41 Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

The Cocteau’s recurring variety show, wrapping up 2015 with original sketches, music, tales, and improv. $10, 7 pm, 505-466-5528, jeancocteaucinema.com.

Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel Skylight Santa Fe, 139 W San Francisco

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Christmas in Color Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon

A group holiday show. Free, through December 30, 505-795-7476, pippincontemporary.com.

Emotion in Motion Lacuna Galleries, 124 W Palace

Work by painter Geoffrey Laurence. Free, through December 31, 505-467-8424, lacunagalleries.com.

Ron Patterson Back Street Bistro, 513 Camino de Los Marquez

Acrylic paintings by Ron Patterson. Free, through January 9, 505-982-3500.

Holiday Storytellers Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon

Storyteller figures crafted by Pueblo potters. Free, through December 31, 505-955-0550, adobegallery.com.

Venus Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon (See page 18.) Sculpture work by Peter Millett. Free, through January 2, 2016, 505-992-0711, chiaroscurosantafe.com.

Between Water and Sky photo-eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe

Photographic prints on silk by Chaco Terada. Free, through January 16, 2016, 505-988-5152 ext 202, photoeye.com.

An Evening of Redness in the West Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral

A group exhibition of work that reimagines the idea of the apocalypse. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666, iaia.edu/museum.

Ongoing

Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Soft Edition One Gallery, 1036 Canyon

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Work by Tom Noble. Free, through December 23, 505-983-8815, ventanafineart.com.

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo

A holiday show of small-scale artwork. Free, through December 18, 505-986-0440, manitougalleries.com.

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Village Nobility Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon

EmiArteFlamenco brings the internationally acclaimed Nino de los Reyes and Triana Maciel to Skylight for four evenings of performances. $20–$25, December 27–30, 8 pm, 505-982-0775, skylightsantafe.com.

Holiday Small Works Show Manitou Galleries Downtown, 123 W Palace

December 27: Russell Scharf and Jazz Explosion at Georgia

photographic artists. Free, through February 9, 2016, 323-422-8306, editionone.gallery.

(See page 5.) The gallery’s first exhibition features contemporary photography by 18 Santa Fe

Paintings, mixed-media works, and bronze sculptures by David Bradley. $6–$9, through January 16, 2016, 505-476-1269, indianartsandculture.org.

See how a light-tight box pierced by a hole can reveal alternate versions of reality. $6–$9, through January 10, 2016, 505-476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org.

City Tours

Discover Santa Fe via Historic Walks of Santa Fe (historicwalksofsantafe.com), Get Acquainted Walking Tour (505-983-7774), A Well-Born Guide (swguides.com), or the New Mexico Museum of Art (nmartmuseum.org).


Joe’s Dining With an emphasis on local, sustainable food, the diverse European-inspired menu at Joe’s relies heavily on the Santa Fe Farmers Market for meats and produce, even in the winter. Being environmentally friendly doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor, however. In fact, locally sourced foods often taste more fresh than imported ones. Paired with a caprese salad (right), the pizza Margherita pictured below fuses made-in-house fresh mozzarella, local organic tomatoes, pesto, and local basil for a healthy spin on an Italian classic. The roast chicken breast spinach wrap served with corn fritters, also pictured, is a savory dish, that can also be offered in a gluten-free version. Natural ingredients are implemented to create high quality dishes, while still maintaining a casual, diner-style atmosphere for universal enjoyment. —Stephanie Love

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Joe’s Dining, 2801 Rodeo Rd A-5 joesdining.com

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Owner Roland Richter

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art

Beachlog, steel, 12 x 30 x 12"

PROFILE

Peter Millett

s c u l p t i ng s ong s i n to p h y sica l for m s

Seam, painted wood, 16 x 16 x 6"

Embrace, metal leaf on wood, 12 x 16 x 12"

by Stepha nie Love THE WORK OF SCULPTOR Peter Millett is a Canyon Road staple for collectors of impeccably crafted geometric abstracts, and Millett’s show Venus will add a fresh perspective to that niche. For his third solo exhibition at Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, the steel and wood artist will showcase about a dozen pieces that are softened versions of his signature angular forms. Curvilinear compositions and innovative finishes will pleasantly surprise viewers with their sensual originality. Functional creativity is part of Millett’s heritage—his father was an architect, and his mother worked in musical theatre and opera. The structure and aesthetic of both influences are apparent in all of his work, which captures the geometry of buildings with organic, natural finishes that make each piece more accessible. Many of these new sculptures evoke the feeling of an embrace in a harmonious, contained experience. Following a masculine, architectural exhibition of monumental sculptures in his home base of Seattle, this particular show feels more melodic than most, and is perhaps its more feminine counterpart. Millett points out that “There’s more songs than one [that] I like to sing.” Millett knows exactly what his work is about—simple shapes that make complex compositions—but he is also fascinated by light’s influences on the textures of an object, saying, “I like the dynamic of bouncing and absorbing light.” In fact, this has helped inform his material selections for his 30-plus years as a practiced artist. This attention to the balance of darkness and luminosity has brought another unexpected element to his work for this show: the layering of copper and silver leaf on wood. By applying reflective surfaces to his wood sculptures, he holds more control over how light affects his pieces than ever before. The focus on gently curved forms and new material finishes in Venus will make for an entirely unique and imaginative experience for Millett’s audience. Peter Millett: Venus, December 4–January 2, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 558 Canyon, chiaroscurosantafe.com

Blue Moon, painted wood, 16 x 12 x 9" 18

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by Jason Strykowski

PROFILE

Jhenna Quinn-Lewis s t ill life in Sa nt a Fe

The Tutor, oil, 16 x 12"

provides her with detailed pictures of birds in the wild that she uses as reference. A special exhibit opens at the Meyer Gallery on December 18th to spotlight Quinn-Lewis’ work. With a longstanding relationship with the Meyer Gallery, Quinn-Lewis views the gallery as a “mecca” that she has admired for a long time. Jhenna Quinn-Lewis herself will be on hand for the opening. now Jhenna Quinn-Lewis: An Exhibition of New Works December 18–31, opening reception December 18, 5–7 pm Meyer Gallery, 225 Canyon, meyergalleries.com Evening Passage, oil, 16 x 20"

KARA QUINN LEWIS

OREGON-BASED PAINTER Jhenna Quinn-Lewis wasn’t raised to be an artist. Her parents didn’t view art as a viable profession, nor did they encourage the youngster to pursue painting or drawing. As a child, she secretly hoarded lavishly illustrated books. This hidden collection introduced her to the art masters and to the subjects of what would eventually become her paintings. Only later in life, after a close friend fell gravely ill, did Quinn-Lewis reconsider her former dreams, closing her art gallery on the Northern California Coast to focus on painting. “I had to figure out how to paint again. So, I started just with painting apples. Then, I perfected apples, and I thought ‘let’s move to pears,’” she says. Still lifes suited her abilities, and her knowledge of Asian art assisted her in handling negative space and clean lines. Still-life painting had Among the Shadows, oil, 10 x 8" another advantage—QuinnLewis could work in the house and not have to worry about her children (although one of her daughters had a tendency to eat the subjects). When Quinn-Lewis isn’t depicting fruits, she spends much of her time painting books; many historical volumes in her collection have found homes in her new compositions. She also incorporates her connection with nature into her art, and enjoys adding small songbirds to her still lifes. A friend

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Star Wars the dream comes true

The fan world is abuzz with theories on the nature and identity of Star Wars’ latest Dark Jedi antagonist.

The new film’s cast includes John Boyega as a conflicted Imperial stormtrooper.

Right: The iconic, villainous image of Darth Vader still looms large over the saga. The Force Awakens will transport audiences back to galactic locales from the classic film series, including the desert planet Tattooine.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is about why we lose. Luke Skywalker is physically strong and feels ready, but his instructor Yoda tells him he cannot defeat Darth Vader without overcoming fear and hate. Luke doesn’t listen, fights, and is crushed. Humanity, all of us, relate to this lesson on some level. In his seminal analysis of myths, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell writes, “The passage of the hero… is inward—into depths where obscure resistances are overcome, and long lost, forgotten powers are revivified.” Luke fails until he finds the force within. With The Force Awakens upon us, it’s worth considering what makes these films resonate in a way that few products of popular culture ever have. Creator George Lucas built Star Wars off Campbell’s blueprint: the monomyth, a singular set of archetypes passed down through centuries of storytelling, from Osiris, Buddha, and Jesus through Lord of the Rings, Batman, The Matrix, and Harry Potter. Star Wars is pure monomyth, beginning when Luke is plucked from his mundane life by the message from a princess in peril. An old mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, helps him tap an ancient, buried magic and to become reborn, eventually, as a (Jedi) knight. The story elements of Star Wars are so ingrained that we actually dream them. Psychoanalytical works by Freud and Jung have shown we dream of journeying into darkness to battle frightening symbols. Luke’s arc is the ultimate fulfillment of Freud’s theory that we consider our fathers our rivals. Luke’s father Darth Vader is not merely his enemy but the galaxy’s, a black ninja cyborg whose mask and army are intentionally Nazi-esque. Luke’s journey is a war to save the galaxy from an unambiguously evil regime, but he is fulfilling Freud’s destiny for each of us when he defeats his father. And we can cheer because Vader is revealed in the end to be, despite destroying an entire planet, a good man. Anyone can be redeemed! But can the Star Wars franchise? Lucas’s prequel trilogy, beginning with The Phantom Menace, was a disaster whose worst sin is probably eschewing the very basic adventure tenets described by Campbell (who was, not incidentally, a friend and mentor to Lucas). The Force Awakens and future Star Wars films will be worthy successors to the holy trilogy if they are elemental. It will also help if their heroes and villain are remembered as some of the greatest characters in movie history.—Phil Parker

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Heart at Buffalo Thunder Legendary rock ‘n’ roll sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson brought four decades of classic music to Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in August. Originally formed in the early 1970s, Heart changed the face of rock by featuring two women fronting the band. Since then, Heart has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, capitalizing on songs like “Barracuda” and “Heartless.” They thrilled the audience at Buffalo Thunder, jamming out older hits and newer tunes alike. For good measure, they showed off their range by throwing in a few cover songs.—Jason Strykowski

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