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Saturday & Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 10 am to 4 pm Battle re-enactments at 2 pm each day

The Civil War battlefields of 1862 New Mexico Territory come to life when El Rancho de las Golondrinas hosts a weekend of family activities:  Meet Capitán Rafael Chacón,  Learn about the important role leader of the valiant Company K women played  Listen to Civil War-era music  View rare documents, such as a pardon from Abraham Lincoln  Drill alongside soldiers, and find out how injuries were treated  And much more!

(505) 471-2261   334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe




THE FLOWERING TREES AROUND TOWN serve not only as a reminder that spring is here, but as a metaphor for our artistic endeavors. Like the trees, the variety of new creations will be here for us to enjoy all summer long. “Variety” is the key word here. In any realm of the arts that Santa Fe offers, there’s a variety that meets the interests of visitors and locals. No matter what the genre, there are varieties within each. In the art world alone, our community shows everything from classical and traditional work to cutting-edge video and new mediums. It’s the same with music. The Santa Fe Symphony’s Beethoven festival next month happens a few doors down from Skylight’s hip-hop venue and across the street from Evangelo’s rock scene. This coming week, vocalist Madi Sato and composer David Michael Tardy perform a powerful tapestry of both ancient ancestral songs and new songs of the Earth—all offered as prayer—in yet another degree of variety. Some people remember a different version of Madi Sato, showing that variety even happens within established artists and their crafts. We, as witnesses, not only savor the variety of all of these creations, but we also observe the growth within the artist. Enjoying all of this is like a walk in a garden, allowing our senses to pull us toward the unique individual creations—another reason Santa Fe is so special.

Bruce Adams Publisher


Experience the Civil War in New Mexico



When they’re not creating fun yoga poses around town, these talented instructors—Aviva Baumann (right, top) and Kendra Myers (right, center)—work at THRIVE studio, located in Solano shopping center.

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Suzanne Wiggin Wellspring

Meadow 12x14” oil on panel

below: Angel Wynn, Family of Bison, mixed media, 12 x 36"

Six full-time local artists—Ronnie Layden, Tom McGee, Cecilia Robertson, Dayna Fisk-Williams, Angel Wynn, and Chuck Volz—are joining forces to bring working artist studios back to historic Canyon Road. Located at 901 Canyon and East Palace, two new public studios (the 3 Studios Gallery and Canyon at Palace Fine Art) will join Ronnie Layden Fine Art inside the historic compound, which is recognizable by its enormous horse head sculpture that indicates the unofficial end of Canyon Road’s gallery district. The experience at these new studios will incorporate more than works for sale, which range from textiles to encaustic arts, photography to plein-air painting; there will also be demonstrations and workshops available on request. Acrylic painter Tom McGee shares excitement with his creative colleagues. “This will be like having an open studio tour,” he says, “but all year long.”—Stephanie Love Opening Reception, April 22, 5–7 pm, free Canyon at Palace Fine Art, Sunday–Saturday, 10 am–5:30 pm Ronnie Layden Fine Art, Thursday–Tuesday, 10 am–5:30 pm 3 Studios Gallery, Thursday–Tuesday, 10 am–5:30 pm

Gerard’s House comfort food fundraiser In support of Gerard’s House, a haven for grieving children Local chefs and foodies and young people ages 3 to 21, five local enjoy comfort foods during chefs are preparing their favorite comfort this community fundraiser. foods at La Posada de Santa Fe this weekend. Proceeds from admissions, a silent auction, and a raffle (items include a Santa Fe getaway, restaurant gift certificates, dance performance tickets, and more) will benefit the no-cost peer-group counseling offered by the organization. Gerard’s House supports youth experiencing the loss or lifethreatening illness of a family member, provides grief education for parents, and has a mobile crisis response team available for schools. —Anne Maclachlan Comfort food fundraiser for Gerard’s House, April 24, 1–3 pm, La Posada de Santa Fe, 330 E Palace,

Kristina 24x30” oil on canvas

working artist studios return to Canyon Road

Meet the Artist Friday, April 22 5-7pm April 22 -May 5, 2016

701 Canyon Rd 505.992.8878


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 April, please be sure to ask about the Battlefield New Mexico Civil War re-enactments April 30 and May 1 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas—and be sure to check out our incredible Santa Fe Farmers Market in The Railyard on Saturdays. There are so many things going on to enhance your visit to Santa Fe—rated by 2015 Condé Nast Reader’s Awards as #2 Best Small City in the United States with the sixth highest score in the world. Have a wonderful time in The City Different,

Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor

Randy Randall TOURISM Santa Fe, Director

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b.y. cooper

anne maclachlan


stephanie love


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ashley m. biggers, phil parker jason strykowski, dylan syverson emily van cleve ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, SALES MANAGER

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Pacheco Park, 1512 Pacheco St, Ste D-105 Santa Fe, NM 87505 Telephone 505-983-1444 Fax 505-983-1555 Copyright 2016. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Santa Fean NOW Volume 3, Number 7, Week of April 21, 2016. Published by Bella Media, LLC, at Pacheco Park, 1512 Pacheco St, Ste D-105, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA, 505-983-1444 © Copyright 2014-2016 by Bella Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

On the cover: Jessie Deluxe shreds guitar, rocks vocals, and loves her Santa Fe bands. Photo by Michael Lordi. 2

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sweet history of wine Here’s a fact to contemplate while sipping on pinot noir: during the 1880s, vineyards in the Territory of New Mexico began producing nearly a million gallons of wine per year, similar to today’s output. Find out how the industry started, how it fared during Prohibition, and how Estrella del Norte Vineyard it came back to life, all while sampling offers a wide variety of local wines at Estrella del Norte award-winning wines. Vineyard’s Sip & Learn event. Winery owner and vintner Eileen Reinders devised the tasting several years ago. “A lot of people, including those from New Mexico, were not familiar with the fact that New Mexico is the oldest wineproducing state in the country,” she says. Vintners no longer favor most of the grapes grown historically in New Mexico, but wine experts at Estrella pour six partial glasses with links to the past during their hourlong session. The muscato negro, for instance, is a fortified wine similar to those shipped from Spain centuries ago. The specialists who lead the talk will also offer samples of their sauvignon blanc and merlot. Estrella del Norte’s best-selling wine—the Holy Molé—contains red chile and chocolate flavors, and is more tied to the culinary history of the region than to wine growing.—Jason Strykowski Sip & Learn, April 24, 2 pm, $10, Estrella de Norte Vineyards, 106 N Shining Sun, Santa Fe,




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Cerrillos Station Cerrillos-area resident and property developer Barbara Briggs is helping to revitalize the quiet village of Cerrillos by opening her new business, Cerrillos Station, in the heart of town. Residing in the former What Not Shop on First Street, Cerrillos Station is a mercantile, a gallery space, and a yoga/dance studio. There’s even a small section of the building set aside for a day spa. “I was looking for a business project and noticed a small ‘for sale’ sign in the What Not Shop’s window at the end of 2014,” explains Briggs, who has called Cerrillos home since 1999. “Four months later I bought the building.” After more than a year of extensive remodeling using ‘green’ technology (including solar heat with propane backup and solar powered ventilation), Cerrillos Station celebrates its grand opening from 1 to 5 pm on April 23 by serving up live music, snacks and lemonade. The main center room features arts, crafts, and gifts, some of which are locally sourced, such as jewelry, pottery, cards, candy, scarves, candles, and tea. The north room is designed for movement classes and has two ballet barres and a wall of mirrors. Gallery shows and special classes take place in the south room, which is displaying colorful paintings by local artist Paul Zima during the grand opening. A cozy space on the west side of the building can accommodate a hair salon and massage therapy sessions. “There’s been quite a bit of excitement about the project,” says Briggs. “Residents seem to be happy because Barbara Briggs brings business it’s going to bring more energy to the area.” back to Cerrillos. —Emily Van Cleve Grand Opening of Cerrillos Station, 15B First Street, Cerrillos, April 23, 1–5 pm, free, April 21, 2016 NOW 3

April 22–24: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden hosts special weekend events.

this week


April 21–April 27

April 21 thursday Studio Arts BFA Senior Thesis Show Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St Michael’s

Seniors Ryan Robertson, Mariah Creelman, and Leticia Hill in the Southwest Annex Gallery. Free, 5–6:30 pm, 505-473-6011,

Angels’ Night Out: To Benefit Kitchen Angels

Local restaurants will donate 25% of your bill to Kitchen Angels. A list of participating restaurants is at All day,

General Technique Flamenco Classes Santa Fe School of Flamenco, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey #5

A general technique adult flamenco class. $30; 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-209-1302;

Paint Moment Santa Fe Art Classes, 612 Old Santa Fe Trl Ste 16 A weekly, two-hour guided painting class. $45, 6–8 pm (Thursdays), 575-404-1801, 4

Pat Malone New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Classical and jazz guitar from Pat Malone. Free, 12 pm, 505-476-5072,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi Restaurant and Piano Bar, 58 S Federal Piano man Tucker Binkley plays Osteria every Tuesday through Saturday. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Classic, covers, country, and funk. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Tiffany Christopher Cowgirl, 319 S Guadalupe Singer-songwriter Tiffany Christopher at the Cowgirl. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

Sean Healen El Farol, 808 Canyon Rock-‘n’-folk-’n’-roll at El Farol’s bar. Free, 8:30–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Kirk Kadish El Mesón, 213 Washington

Gerry Carthy Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo De Peralta

Jazz fusion with Kirk Kadish, piano, and John Gagan, bass. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Irish folk music from Gerry Carthy in Eloisa’s Bar Alto, located on the Drury’s 5th floor. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-0883,

Jess Godwin Vanessie, 427 W Water Violinist and vocalist Jess Godwin performs standards, contemporary, pop, and originals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Latin Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

VDJ Dany spins hip-hop, salsa, cumbia, merengue, and more. $7, 10 pm–1:45 am, 21+, 505-982-0775,

Lilly Pad Lounge Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

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

After the Inventories: Museums Becoming Stewards School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia A discussion examining how NAGPRA legislation has changed the role of museums. Free, 6 pm , 505-954-7205,

Third Annual “My Favorite Poem” Reading Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Poetry read by Santa Feans, including Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. Free, 6 pm, 505-424-2351,

April 22 friday

Suzanne Wiggin: Wellspring Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon

Gilberto Romero’s sculpture is displayed at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens’s Power of Place exhibit.

(See page 13.) Atmospheric landscapes by Suzanne Wiggin. Free, reception 5–7 pm, through May 5, 505-992-8878,

Music of Lidon, Franck, Langlais, Dupré, Bach, McCarthy, Saint-Saëns and Popper. Free, 5:30–6 pm, 505-982-8544,

Santa Fe Pro Musica: Conrad Tao in Recital The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

Pianist Conrad Tao performs the music of Rzewski, Copland, Ravel, and Schumann in a solo recital. $12–$69, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Working Artist Studios Return To Canyon Road Ronnie Layden Fine Art Gallery, 3 Studios, and Canyon at Palace Fine Art, 901 Canyon
 (See page 1.) Two new artists’ studios open on Canyon Road. Free, opening reception 5–7 pm, 505-819-1103,,

Santa Fe Men’s Camerata: How the West Was Sung Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta Stories of the American West in song and poetry. $15 adults, $5 students, 10 and under free, 7 pm, 800-838-3006,

Jesus Cedillo New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace


TGIF: John McCarthy and Sam Barrett First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant

Flamenco guitar in Medieval to Metal: Art and Evolution of the Guitar. With museum admission, 12 pm, 505-476-5072,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Show tunes and other favorites in the Geist Cabaret. $2, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar music from Ronald Roybal. Free, 7–9 pm, 855-825-9876,

Introducing the one-of-a-kind sport that has swept across the nation


Fashionable trends, stylish attire and a focused attitude collide to create a fresh, new sport that is affordable and family oriented. Modified rules help combine the game of soccer and the game of golf to create a fun sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Adult: $16, Youth: $9, Soccer Ball Rental: $3

(505) 955-4400

205 Caja del Rio Road, Off Highway 599


The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Santa Fe’s swinging jazz piano trio plays El Mesón with special guest musicians. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Jessie Deluxe stop, rock, and roll

by Stepha nie Love


Front woman Jessie Deluxe of local bands Jessie Deluxe and Fox White thrills audiences with a thunderous rhapsody of punk-rockopera like none other heard in Santa Fe. “To me music is so many things: a way to create, explore, express feelings you may not be able to explain with words, an outlet for those who feel suppressed,” she says, adding, “Music is everything to me.” Originally from Los Angeles, Deluxe’s roots took hold when she received her first guitar at age 8. “I never put it down since,” declares Deluxe, whose theatrical vocals and melodic, guitarshredding riffs evolved from her passion for other musicians: Jimi Hendrix, Annie Lennox, David Bowie, Mr. Bungle, and her mother Kathy Lester (musician and performer Le Kat); these artists play a huge role in her inspiration. She also loves collaborating on original material with other musicians, and has found camaraderie in Santa Fe natives Michael Petry (drummer, Jessie Deluxe) and Danny Duran (bass, Fox White). Deluxe’s other bandmates, Kent Malmquist (guitar, Fox White) and Omar Wooten (drummer, Fox White) also appreciate the creative backdrop of the City Different for pursuing their musical ambitions. “I’m so happy to have met my bandmates,” Deluxe explains. “I feel like we all are so supportive of one another, and we have the best time writing and playing.” Starting May 2, Deluxe will host a weekly rock show, Revolver, which highlights local and touring bands as well as artists, photographers, poets, and film every Tuesday night at Skylight. She recognizes that rock, fun, and entertainment belong together, and her success stems not only from her talent and team, but also her edgy vibes and sense of humor on stage. Although her inventive song writing and technical skill qualify her as such, it is Deluxe’s presence that reinforces her place as one of Santa Fe’s best musicians. “My favorite part about music is being able to share songs and create an intense energy at the shows,” the spirited performer says. “I want people to have fun and forget about everything. Just rock out and be your weird beautiful self.” Jessie Deluxe, The Mine Shaft Tavern, April 30, 7 pm, free
 Fox White, Santa Fe Art Institute, May 1, 8 pm, free 6

above: Jessie Deluxe’s musical projects are taking the City Different by storm.

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water

Classical, Broadway, and originals from pianist-vocalist. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

Jess Godwin Vanessie, 427 W Water

Standards, contemporary, pop, and originals. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco DJs Dynamite Sol and Poetics spin hip-hop, top 40, and reggae. $7, 9 pm–1:45 am, 21+, 505-982-0775,

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,

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers Skylight, 139 W San Francisco All-ages blues show at Skylight. $7, 7–10 pm, 505-982-0775,

Vanilla Pop Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 142 W Palace

1940s standards to ‘80s classics and a bit of rap.

$10, 10 pm, 505-428-0690,

Night Train La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Blues with Night Train in La Fiesta Lounge. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Connie Long and Fast Patsy Cowgirl, 319 S Guadalupe Connie Long and Fast Patsy serve up country. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

Underground Cadence—D’ Santi Nava Group El Farol, 808 Canyon Underground Cadence with Cynthia Becker brings the blues to El Farol. $5, 8:30–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Eclectic Perspectives Lecture Series with Roxanne Swentzell and Phillip Haozous Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s lecture series, featuring artists whose work is currently at the Garden’s Power of Place exhibit. $5 (free to members), 6–7:30 pm, 505-471-9103,

Heathers, the Musical Greer Garson Theatre, 1600 St Michaels SFUAD’s Greer Garson Theatre presents Heathers, the Musical. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-473-6511,

Traditional Community Seder
 Santa Fe Jewish Center–Chabad, 230 W Manhattan Passover Seder. $45, 7 pm, 505-983-2000,

April 23 saturday Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Park, 1611 Paseo de Peralta A market featuring works in various media by local artists in the Railyard Park near the Farmers Market. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-414-8544,

A weekly market offering folk and tribal art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. Across the tracks from the Farmers Market. Saturday 8 am–3 pm; Sunday, 9 am–4 pm, 505-250-8969,

Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank Parking Lot, 122 W Palace The Santa Fe Society of Artists present paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and more. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday,

Santa Fe Pro Musica: The Emperor The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco Pianist Conrad Tao joins Santa Fe Pro Musica in Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto and other works. $12–$69, 4 pm, 505-988-1234,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon Flamenco dinner show at El Farol. $25, 6:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

EmiArteFlamenco Skylight, 139 W San Francisco Flamenco with Vicente Griego and La Emi with guest artists. $15–$20, 8–10 pm, 505-660-9122,

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

General Technique Flamenco Classes Santa Fe School of Flamenco, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey #5 Introductory adult flamenco class, $30, 10–11 am, general technique adult flamenco class, $30, 11 am–12:15 pm, 505-209-1302;

Sound Healing Concert with Madi Sato & David Michael Tardy Body of Santa Fe, 333 W Cordova Songs of the Earth—all offered as prayer. $18,

7–8:30 pm, 505-986-0362,

Eric Cureno New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace World guitar music from Eric Cureno. Free, 12 pm, 505-476-5072,

Half Broke Horses Cowgirl, 319 S Guadalupe

Americana at the Cowgirl. Free, 1 pm, 505-982-2565,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi Restaurant and Piano Bar, 58 S Federal Piano man Tucker Binkley. Free, 6 pm– close, 505-986-5858,

David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma

Show tunes and other favorites in the Geist Cabaret. $2, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 855-825-9876,

Ornetcetera El Mesón, 213 Washington

Modern jazz. Free, 7:30– 10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

Jess Godwin Vanessie, 427 W Water


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

Batman v Superman This cinematic heap of burning comics is titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so called because the DC superteam—with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and others—is the Justice League; and BvS is meant to be the first of many Justice League movies. The good Above: These superheroes face off in news is that it can’t stand alone what is slated to be the first in a series of because it doesn’t resolve, so as a Justice League movies. film it doesn’t matter. The bad news is that I’m haunted by it. Tormented! Christopher Nolan is executive producer, and he directed The Dark Knight. Why would he allow this? Ben Affleck plays Batman, and he’s a talented filmmaker who’s won Oscars. What’s his excuse? Did he also decide it doesn’t matter? There’s no picking the worst part. Batman’s dad trying to punch the mugger? Every twerpy Lex Luthor scene? The beginning of the blurry fight between Superman and Batman— Superman brought to his knees by Polaroids—or its ending, on a contrivance so silly I gagged while others laughed out loud? The Joker teases don’t pay off. The terrorism subtext is way too thick. No one has a sense of humor (this is why ripping off The Avengers should fail). Superman is nuked. Nah, I know the worst part. The Doomsday fight. Superman’s legendary brawl against the ultimate monster is the best-selling graphic novel ever, and Tim Burton almost made a Superman movie in 1998 built around the Doomsday fight. Here it is, finally, and the scene is an artless laser show, all special effects and no brawl at all. This Doomsday character is slimy, with a weird crotch. Not scary for a second, he looks fake and gross. If Warner Bros. actually cares about these iconic characters, there’s only one thing to do: Dump everyone and try again. Make Batman and Superman right—a movie with an arc—or be stained by this bad flick forever.—Phil Parker

eating+ drinking Duel Brewing

Duel Brewing also opened a taproom earlier this year at 606 Central in Albuquerque.



Perpetuating the creativity and complexity of traditional Belgian-style breweries, this local hangout serves up more than just beer. Creative cuisine blends American and European favorites into inventive cheese and meat plates punctuated by noteworthy interpretations. Incorporating the flavors of Italy, France, and Spain, these artisanal plates are both refined and rustic. Any of these savory specialties pair nicely with a pint of fruity sour ale, Witbier, Belgian-inspired IPA, or uniquely crafted seasonal beer, often named after famous European master painters. Brewed inhouse, these boldly flavored beers offer not only variety, but also freshness. Duel Brewing invites their guests to visual artand music-centric events, with talented live bands taking the floor on a regular basis. —Stephanie Love Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway Unit D,

Standards, contemporary, pop, and originals. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

So Sophisticated Skylight, 139 W San Francisco DJ 12 Tribe commands the Skylight tables every Saturday night. $7, 9 pm–1:45 am, 21+, 505-982-0775,

Fun Addix Boxcar, 530 S Guadalupe Classic soul and modern pop. Free, 10 pm–1:30 am, 505-988-7222,

Rock Against Racism with Messenjah Sela and Brotherhood Sound Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 142 W Palace Rock Against Racism at the Palace. $10, 9 pm, 505-428-0690,

Night Train La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco

Blues with Night Train in the La Fiesta Lounge. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

The Dudes Cowgirl, 319 S Guadalupe The Dudes bring R & B to the Cowgirl. Free, 8:30 pm, 505-982-2565,

El Javi El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco fusion comes to El Farol. $5, 9–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Havana Son High Note, 132 W Water

Cuban-Latin street beat with Havana Son. $10, 8 pm, 505-231-9918,

Flamenco Dinner Show El Farol, 808 Canyon El Farol’s weekly Flamenco Dinner show. $25, 6:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Community Day at the Garden Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo Free admission to the Garden for New Mexico residents and all students (with NM or student identification). Free, 9 am–5 pm, 505-471-9103,

Heathers, the Musical Greer Garson Theatre, 1600 St Michaels SFUAD presents Heathers, the Musical. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-473-6511,

April 24 sunday

Winter Market at El Museo Saturday 8 - 3 pm, Sunday 9 - 4 pm Every Weekend until May 1

Railyard Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, textiles, food, live music, and more. 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098,

A Walk through the Garden with Artists from Power of Place Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo Lecture series featuring New Mexico artists currently on exhibit at the Garden’s Power of Place exhibit. $5 (free to members) 2–3:30 pm, 505-471-9103,

Santa Fe Pro Musica: The Emperor The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco

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

Pianist Conrad Tao joins Santa Fe Pro Musica in Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto and other works. $12–$69, 3 pm, 505-988-1234,

Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Texas singer-songwriter. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, 7:30 pm, 21+, 505-886-1251,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water New Mexico Wine History - Sip & Learn Estrella del Norte Vineyard, 106 N Shining Sun (See page 3.) This formal tasting includes six Estrella Del Norte wines. $10, 2 pm, 505-455-2826,

Fourth Annual Comfort Food Classic La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, 330 E Palace

(See page 1.) Five of Santa Fe’s top chefs preparing their favorite comfort food to benefit Gerard’s House. $65, 1–3 pm, 505-424-1800,

Boris McCutcheon Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe Singer-songwriter Boris McCutcheon at brunch. Free, 12 pm, 505-982-2565,

Robert Earl Keen

Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

AMACDZ Boxcar, 530 S Guadalupe

Upbeat folk-rock with reggae grooves and hiphop flavor. Free, 8 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Chuscales La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco The renowned flamenco guitarist plays La Fiesta Lounge. Free, 6–8:30 pm, 505-982-5511,

Don Curry Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Classic rock with Don Curry at the Cowgirl. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

Nacha Mendez El Farol, 808 Canyon

Nacha Mendez and friends bring Latin-flavored world music to El Farol every Sunday night. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-983-9912, April 21, 2016 NOW 9

Vetiver Plus Tall Tales and the Silver Lining Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle

Indie rock from Vetiver. Tall Tales and the Silver Lining adds 1970s classic rock. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-886-1251,

Book Launch: One Hundred Hungers Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E Barcelona

Lauren Camp reads from her new book about her father’s childhood in Baghdad and Lauren’s interaction with his Iraqi-Jewish culture. Free, 2 pm, 505-930-2200,

April 25 monday 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,

General Technique Flamenco Classes Santa Fe School of Flamenco, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey #5

A general technique adult flamenco class, $30, 5:30– 6:30 pm, introductory adult flamenco class, $30, 6:30–7:30 pm, 505-209-1302;

Bill Hearne Trio La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Country tunes in La Fiesta Lounge Monday and Tuesday. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water

Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,

Cowgirl Karaoke Cowgirl, 319 S Guadalupe

Karaoke stalwart Michéle Leidig hosts at the Cowgirl each Monday night. Free, 9 pm, 505-982-2565,

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Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington

A weekly Argentine tango dance event. $5, 7:30–11 pm, 505-983-6756,

April 27 wednesday

Bluegrass Jam Borrego’s Guitars & Music Supply, 1686 St. Michael’s

Swing Dance Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Tuesday jam at Borrego’s. All are welcome to bring an instrument and join in. Free, 5:30–7 pm, 505-471-9043,

Music and style of the swing and jazz era. $5 ($3 for those “dressed to impress”), dance lessons ($10 each), 8 pm (beginner lesson 6 pm, intermediate lesson 7 pm), 505-982-0775,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d‘Assisi Restaurant and Piano Bar, 58 S Federal

Free Community Flamenco Classes Santa Fe School of Flamenco, 1730 Camino Carlos Rey #5

Piano man Tucker Binkley plays Osteria Tuesday through Saturday. Free, 6 pm–close, 505-986-5858,

Doug Montgomery Vanessie, 427 W Water Classical, Broadway, and originals. Free, 6:30–8 pm, 505-982-9966,

An all-ages community flamenco class. Free, 5:30– 6:30 pm, 505-209-1302,

LOO’K Closer Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

15-minute talk on currently exhibited works. Free with admission, 12:30 pm, 505-946-1000,

Jess Godwin Vanessie, 427 W Water Standards, contemporary, pop, and originals. Free, 8–10 pm, 505-982-9966,

Canyon Road Blues Jam Band El Farol, 808 Canyon El Farol’s longtime blues outfit jams out. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Razzvio Boxcar, 530 S Guadalupe Electric violin and electronic drum duo Razzvio reinvents familiar pop and rock standards. Free, 9 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Gary Gorence Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Gary Gorence plays country rock at Cowgirl. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

The Lensic, NMPBS, KUNM, and KSFR: Amy Goodman and Democracy Now’s 20th Anniversary on the Air The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco Lecture celebrating the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now. Proceeds from the event will benefit KNME-TV, KUNM-FM, and KSFR-FM. $15, 7:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

Santa Fashion Photographer Mark Steven Shepherd proves Santa Fe style is a real thing with his candid shots of locals around town.

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Joaquin Gallegos El Mesón, 213 Washington

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Passionate, intimate, classic flamenco guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

With five films and TV series wrapping in the past six months and two under way, there’s a plethora of productions in New Mexico. Being an extra—a.k.a. a background actor (see “Lingo to Know”)—is an easy entrée to the film world. “Extra work is a great place to start,” says Emmy-nominated casting director Angelique Midthunder. “There are not a lot of prerequisites. It gets you on set and used to being in front of the camera.” Though Midthunder now focuses on casting principal actors, she once worked at Central Casting in Los Angeles before relocating to Santa Fe in 2005. Now the head of Midthunder Casting, she is a current member of the Casting Society Angelique Midthunder of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. To get started as an extra, Midthunder advises registering and creating an online profile with companies such as White Turtle Casting, Elizabeth Gabel Productions, and Latham Casting, so that they can easily contact you when looking for certain qualities like sex, height, weight, and other physical features. It’s also a good idea to follow these casting agencies—along with the New Mexico Film Office— on Facebook, where they often post casting calls. When they contact you, be responsive. With the prevalence of smart phones and social media, roles can be filled nearly instantaneously. Professional headshots are beneficial but not necessary; you will, however, need a clear snapshot of your face and a head-to-toe photograph that accurately represents what you look like. Once you’re hired, all the rules of a regular job—and others as well—apply. Be on time. Bring photo ID to fill out tax paperwork. If the The New Mexico Film Office reports that more than 4,000 background actors from the production asks for three wardrobe opAlbuquerque and Santa Fe tions, bring four. Midthunder also suggests areas were cast in 2015’s bringing silent entertainment, like books and Independence Day II. magazines, for between takes. Don’t ask the principal actors for pictures or autographs. “Your job as a background actor isn’t any less important than the electrician, the costume assistant, or anyone else,” she advises. “Behave professionally, just as anyone else does.” now

Jess Godwin Vanessie, 427 W Water

Standards, contemporary, pop, and originals. Free, 6:30–9:30 pm, 505-982-9966,


Savor La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Cuban street music from Savor in La Fiesta Lounge. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-982-5511,

Eryn Bent Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S Guadalupe

Singer-songwriter Eryn Bent. Free, 8 pm, 505-982-2565,

World Tavern Poker Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

The nation’s largest poker league holds tournaments each week at Skylight. Free, 6:30 and 8:30 pm, 21+, 505-982-0775,

City Tours

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

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Extra or Background Actor: A non-speaking role. “They’re still part of the scene. They’re not extra. We couldn’t do without them,” Midthunder says.

Specialty Extra: A background actor with a unique talent, such as someone who can juggle in a circus scene.

Featured Extra: A background actor with a specific, scripted interaction with the actor during which he/she will be highlighted on screen.

Stand-in: Hired to look like a specific actor, this variety of extra literally stands in for blocking and technical purposes when the principal actor can’t. These extras don’t appear on screen.

Photo Double: Hired to look like a specific actor, this variety of extra can be on camera in place of the actor for long shots. This person may be the same as the stand-in.

Principal actor: An actor with a main or starring role. April 21, 2016 NOW 11



Brooks Willis: Selected Works Gerald Peters Gallery 1005 Paseo de Peralta Through May 21 Farmington, New Mexico, native Brooks Willis (1903–1981) was in his own right a deft illustrator of the sparse desert landscapes with which art patrons in the Southwest are so familiar. But owing to that familiarity, it is his stark, dense, slightly cockeyed urban landscapes that turn heads in the Santa Fe gallery scene. Much of Willis’s professional life was spent in California, capturing the Brooks Willis; West 5th St., L.A.; oil, 44 x 34" smog-drenched mid-20thcentury Los Angeles milieu, nonetheless employing a light, optimistic color palette and choosing scenes with a certain personable whimsy. His cubist style lent itself ideally to depicting cityscapes, evoking the fractured look of a metropolis in transition from modern to postmodern.—Dylan Syverson Lesley Richmond; Mystic Forest; cotton/silk fabric, kozo, and metal patinas; 32 x 73"

Solo Exhibition with Lesley Richmond Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon Through April 29 Lesley Richmond’s fascination with the symbolism, history, and organic forms of trees and leaves inspires her newest series, highlighted in this solo show. She methodically combines layers of materials—photographs, raw textiles, chemical processes, and metallic pigmented paints—to imitate nature and organic decay. Richmond’s deep understanding of negative space, dimension, and color adds visual significance to her forest renderings, while her technique evokes the delicateness of our natural environments. To honor Earth Day on April 22, Richmond will also exhibit mandalas based on tree and leaf forms.—Stephanie Love 12

Pablita Velarde, Mineral Earth Painting of an Eagle after a Rabbit, earth minerals, 24 x 12"

Pablita Velarde and Helen Hardin: Tradition & Innovation Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon Through April 30 Pablita Velarde (1918–2006), born in Santa Clara Pueblo as Tse Tsan (“Golden Dawn”), epitomized the do-it-yourself ethic in the art world. Painting with self-mixed pigments in a studio she built, she created works that evoke— and sometimes straightforwardly depict—the traditions of her Pueblo heritage, albeit in a visual language all her own. Taking after her mother’s creative sensibilities at an early age, Velarde’s daughter Helen Hardin (1943–1984) was also keenly aware of the age-old methods and aesthetics informing her work as she forged her own illustrious art career. Native on her mother’s side and Anglo on her father’s, Hardin took perceptible cues from her mother’s work and the Santa Clara style, but often made less traditional choices in medium, coloration, and method. Works by both mother and daughter will remain on display at Adobe through April 30, offering a firsthand chance to compare and contrast the artistic legacies of both women.—DS






A Grand View, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 108"

Rachel Houseman lively landscapes

softly blooming nature by Em i ly Va n Cle ve

Suzanne Wiggin’s vision of spring is revealed in the artist’s most recent group of landscape paintings, on exhibit at Winterowd Fine Art. The colors in these oil and monotype works are subtle, with touches of yellow. “I looked for orchards in bloom as well as open fields,” says Wiggin, who lives just north of Taos. “I particularly like transitions in weather and enjoy watching storms move from west to east.” The sky and clouds are prominently featured in Wiggin’s work, which communicates moods and feelings but is intentionally vague in terms of location. Wiggin’s goal is to paint universal landscapes that touch viewers from around the world. “I want to create an ephemeral feeling,” she adds. “I don’t want to spell anything out.” A native of Louisiana, Wiggin moved to New Mexico during her teen years. She studied in Brazil and France for brief periods before earning a bachelor’s degree in art education and French at the University of New Mexico in the mid 1980s. Although she was successfully exhibiting her work in the late 1980s and early 1990s, she decided to enroll in graduate school at Boston University to work on a master’s degree in art. “I wanted to be around like-minded painters and thought that graduate school was a good choice for me,” she explains. “It was a great deciSuzanne Wiggin, Rush, monotype, 24 x 24" sion.” Wiggin enjoys the camaraderie of Taos-area artists as she continues to explore nuances in painting, which she describes as an intuitive process. Wellspring, Winterowd Fine Art, 701 Canyon Road, April 22–May 5, reception April 22, 5–7 pm,


Suzanne Wiggin: Wellspring

by Emi ly Va n Cle ve

Road trips, like the one taken through parts of California, Arizona, and Utah last fall, inspire Rachel Houseman to create a new selection of vivid paintings. Houseman’s upcoming show The Unexpected Use of Color, which opens on April 8 at her Agua Fria Street business Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery, showcases close to two dozen Western and Southwestern landscapes that mesmerized the artist during her Rachel Houseman shows at her October travels. gallery on Agua Fria. Houseman views her loose and free-flowing pencil sketch, the beginning point of each painting, as important as the painting itself. Once she has the structure of the painting, she begins to fill the forms. “I look in the shadows for colors,” Houseman says. “Everything is reality-based at the start, and then the colors flow, reflecting my inspiration and joy.” She paints in acrylics, even though working outdoors in that medium is challenging due to its fast drying time. “As a plein air painter, I usually complete a painting on-site, or at least get some of Moab Spire, acrylic on it done outside and then finish it in the canvas, 24 x 12" studio,” explains Houseman, who moved her 12-year-old gallery to Santa Fe in 2013. “The largest piece in the show (48 inches by 108 inches) is one I started with a sketch at the Grand Canyon in 2013 and completed in my studio in November 2015.” In addition to this Grand Canyon triptych, Houseman exhibits paintings of Mono Lake (California), Sedona (Arizona), Moab (Utah), and New Mexico, as well as other Southwestern scenes. “A few of the paintings are of really remote places,” she adds. “For me, it’s like bringing the wilderness home.” now


Above: Suzanne Wiggin, Reach, oil on panel, 12 x 19"

The Unexpected Use of Color: new works by Rachel Houseman April 8–May 27, reception April 8, 5–9 pm, Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery 614 Agua Fria Street, April 21, 2016 NOW 13

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