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IT’S NO MYSTERY that Santa Fe offers a wide variety of cultural events every week. The pages of this magazine and our website are filled with activities that serve to stimulate your mind, your ears, your nose, your palate, and your eyes. This particular weekend of April 9 has lots of musical performances for any and all tastes. As I said, what really strikes me is the variety. Many of our Santa Fe regulars are out in force, so you can enjoy the talents of reliably great local musicians and artists. The Santa Fe Symphony is performing a wonderful concert featuring the work of Brahms and Sibelius that I’m particularly excited about. It’s truly outstanding that Santa Fe presents so much classical music to go with all its jazz, blues, country, and rock. When you look at the calendar in this issue of NOW, you’ll notice that the umbrella of Santa Fe’s cultural scene has gotten a little bigger. Argentine Tango Milonga comes to town, which allows us to stretch our cultural appreciation. What I especially noted was that Shakespeare is back, thanks to performances of Macbeth at the Santa Fe Playhouse. One thing that’s certain is that while Santa Fe may be far away from the cultural centers usually found in big cities, it doesn’t take a back seat to anyone when it comes to offering a weekend filled with cultural activities that come from many sources. Our job is to enjoy it.

Bruce Adams


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The band Open Loose (tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, bassist Mark Helias, and drummer Tom Rainey) played at GiG Performance Space on April 4. For more photos of goings-on around town, check out Seen Around on page 20.



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On April 11, local choreographers and members of the Pedro Alejandro Dance and Dancers (PADD) company will perform Chancy Dancing, an original production presented by Ground Series, at the Railyard Performance Center. Modern dance, dance theater, and improvisational systems recently choreographed by Micaela Gardner, Adam McKinney, Echo Gustafson, and Emmaly Wiederholt will be presented in the first half of the performance. PADD takes the stage for the second half, when director Pedro Alejandro debuts Aleatory Remains, in which dancers must perform according to pre-prepared instructions that are drawn from a satchel in front of the audience. “Aleatory Remains is a choreographic examination of how ‘chance procedures’ challenge traditional notions of ownership and commercialization of dances as art objects and commodities,” Alejandro says. “The challenge for the dancers of making art in the moment allows for a shared, cocreated experience of dancemaking and dance-spectating.” Chancy Dancing producer Sarah Ashkin hopes the production will inspire similar ones in Santa Fe. “Chancy Dancing is just the start for platforms like Ground Series and other curators in town to honor our local progressive dance makers, as well as host visiting companies from around the country like Pedro Alejandro Dance and Dancers,” she says. “The common question for this group is: How can professional dancers become more integrated into the vibrant art scene that makes Santa Fe so special?” —Whitney Spivey Ground Series presents Chancy Dancing, April 11, 8 pm, $10, Railyard Performance Center, 1611 Paseo de Peralta PADD dancers (seen here in a past performance) will appear in Chancy Dancing on April 11.

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Chancy Dancing

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp If you’re going to splurge on a cooking class in Santa Fe, why not go all out with the Santa Fe School of Cooking’s Southwest Culinary Boot Camp? The intensive, three-day program covers everything from food history to cooking techniques and culminates in a final exam that involves designing and preparing a meal. The 12 participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to meet with some of the area’s top chefs and dine at Executive Chef Andrew Cooper’s table in the kitchen of Terra restaurant. “We often have moms and daughters [and] sons and dads attend; it’s a great way to spend some quality time with one another and have some fun in the kitchen,” says SFSC founder Susan Curtis. “You don’t have to have a lot of cooking experience to attend—just a curiosity [about] the cuisine of New Mexico and the Southwest and a thirst to hone your culinary skills and learn new ones while experiencing the camaraderie of like-minded food enthusiasts.”—WS Southwest Culinary Boot Camp, April 13–15, $1,325, Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe, April 9, 2015 NOW 3

Welcome to Santa Fe! As a creative, cultural hub, Santa Fe offers an abundance of the world’s best art, attractions, and entertainment opportunities. Santa Fean NOW is an excellent source of information for all that’s happening around town. Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting for the first time or the 100th, NOW ’s complete listings of everything from gallery openings to live music events will help you make the most of the city. We look forward to seeing you around the City Different. Should you need any extra tips, please stop by our information centers at the Santa Fe Railyard or off the Plaza at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Wishing you a wonderful time, Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor

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amy hegarty whitney spivey


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sybil watson, hannah reiter OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Randy Randall TOURISM Santa Fe, Director


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215 W San Francisco St, Ste 300 Santa Fe, NM 87501 Telephone 505-983-1444 Fax 505-983-1555 Copyright 2015. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Santa Fean NOW Volume 2, Number 9, Week of April 9, 2015. Published by Bella Media, LLC, at 215 W San Francisco St, Ste 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA, 505-983-1444 © Copyright 2015 by Bella Media, LLC. All rights reserved.



On the cover: Jared & The Mill perform at Santa Fe Sol on April 15. For details, see page 17. Photo by Cole Kiburz of Kachina Collective.

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long live the king

A performance of Shakespeare’s play dramatizing 13thcentury English monarch King John’s struggle to hold onto his throne is being broadcast in high definition at The Screen. The production, helmed by Tony-nominated director Tim Carroll, was created for the annual Stratford Festival, which is held annually in the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario. Stratford Festival HD: King John, April 12, $18–$20, 11:15 am, The Screen, 1600 St. Michael’s,

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April 10: Porter Draw at The Mine Shaft Tavern

April 9 thursday Merchants of Doubt Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Citizens’ Climate Lobby presents a sneak preview of this documentary, which explores how public opinion is formed in America. Naomi Oreskes, author of the book of the same name, will be present via Skype. $7–$10, 6:30 pm, 505-982-1338,

The Hi-Lo Country The Performance Space at La Tienda 7 Caliente, Eldorado

A screening of the film, which was shot in New Mexico and based on real characters known by Albuquerque-based author Max Evans. $5 (suggested donation), 7 pm, 505-466-1634, 6

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

New Photography Acquisitions Members’ Reception Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

Create the ultimate combination of fillings, salsas, and garnishes in this hands-on cooking class. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Celebrate the museum’s new exhibit of never-before-seen images of Georgia O’Keeffe. $25 (members free), reception 6:30–7 pm, 505-946-1000,

Turkey and the 1915 Armenian Massacre: Was It Genocide? St. John’s United Methodist Church 1200 Old Pecos Trl

#DyingToTextGary The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Modern European historical scholar K. Paul Jones discusses the mass killing of Armenian civilians in what was then Ottoman Turkey. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

Threshold Art Collective presents an original multimedia exploration of love, sex, and the internet. $10–$15, 8 pm, 917-975-4732,

Busy McCarroll and Bert Dalton Hotel de Chimayo’s Low ’n Slow Lowrider Bar

125 Washington

April 10: Fanny at Photo-eye Gallery

Lowrider pop. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-988-4900,

Cathy Faber La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Country/western swing/rockabilly/Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Gallery Nights: Sibling Eve Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

CCA hosts a sibling-inspired evening of musical entertainment in celebration of National Sibling Day. $5, 5–8 pm, 505-982-1338,

Kirk Kadish El Mesón 213 Washington

Smooth jazz/ambient/experimental. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,


Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Karaoke with Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Vicente Griego and Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

Flamenco singing. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-983-9912,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

April 10 friday Art Show St. John’s College 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

Artwork by St. John’s College students, faculty, and staff. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-984-6000,

Beer Tasting Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits 1005 S St. Francis, Ste 101

Craft beer does come in cans. See for yourself at this tasting, and select a few favorites for your next camping trip. Free, 4–7 pm, 505-984-1582,

Poetry Reading Vivo Contemporary 725 Canyon

A poetry reading to coincide with the art-and-poetry exhibition Giving Voice to Image 3. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-982-1320,

Restaurant Walk II Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Eat your way around town with stops at the Agoyo Lounge, 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, La Boca/ Taberna, and Il Piatto. $115, 2–5 pm, 505-983-4511,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Make red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken, and blue corn calabacita tamales, all accompanied by red chile sauce. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

True Mexican Gourmet Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Make a Mexico City–inspired meal, including crab masa turnovers and tres leches cake. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Fanny Photo-eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe

#DyingToTextGary The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Threshold Art Collective presents an original multimedia exploration of love, sex, and the internet. $10–$15, 8 pm, 917-975-4732,

Charles Tichenor’s New Cabaret El Agave 31 Burro Alley

Cabaret-style entertainment from pianist and vocalist Charles Tichenor. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-992-0304,

Duo Rasminko The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Gypsy jazz on the deck. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

Eryn Bent Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

Country/folk and Americana. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-9823030,

Artist reception and book signing with Jock Sturges. Free, 5–7 pm, 505-988-5152 ext. 121,

Happy Hour The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Compassion Is Emptiness, Emptiness Is Compassion: The Nondual Perspective Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

JJ and the Hooligans El Farol 808 Canyon

In this three-day series of talks and contemplative exercises, John Dunne draws on Buddhist sources to explore the relationship between compassion and wisdom. $240–$264, 505-986-8518,

Food and drink specials and live music. Free, 4:30–7:30 pm, 505-428-0690,

Americana/rock and roll music. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Magic Show: Francis Menotti April 9, 2015 NOW 7

Jazz music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-428-7777,

April 9–10: #DyingToTextGary at The Mine Shaft Tavern

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Nuestra Música The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

See profile on page 15. $10 (free for seniors; ticket still required), 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Richard Smith GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St

Live music from the guitar virtuoso. $20, 7:30–9:30 pm,

String of Pearls Greer Garson Theatre 1600 St. Michael’s

Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

El Mesón 213 Washington

Jazz piano trio with special guest. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

A 90-minute show written by Michele Lowe and directed by Acuskla Bastible that examines the lives of women through vignettes, which are part of a greater whole. $5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Mito de Soto Performances Swiss Bakery & Bistro 401 S Guadalupe

Trio Bijou Starlight Lounge at Montecito Santa Fe 500 Rodeo

Word All Over It: Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda

A creative night of magic and entertainment with the acclaimed magician. $10–$20, 8:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

Flamenco music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-988-1111,

Pigment Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Original indie jam rock. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Porter Draw The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Alternative country/Americana music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

The Alchemy Party Skylight 139 W San Francisco

With DJs Dynamite Sol and Juicebox Ray. $7, 9 pm–12 am,

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Covering Santa Fe in a unique way.

Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie

A celebration of the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

April 11 saturday Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the park ramada 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, and more by local artists. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-310-1555,

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, 12 pm, 505-424-3333,

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn how to prepare green chile sauce, roasted tomatillo and cilantro sauce, and more. $78, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Mole & More Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn to make smoked chicken mole, perfect protein salad, and a Mexican chocolate torte with raspberry glaze. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

More Gnocci with Gusto Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Help test recipes for Christine Hickman’s gnocchi cookbook. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

Pressure Cooker Workshop Las Cosas Cooking School

April 11: Future Tellers at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

181 Paseo de Peralta

Learn just how safe and easy using a pressure cooker can be. $85, 3–5 pm, 505-988-3394,

Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 8 am–1 pm, 505-983-4098,

Spirits Tasting Susan’s Fine Wines and Spirits 1005 S St. Francis, Ste 101

Susan’s hosts Santa Fe Spirits for this tasting, which features creative cocktails that capture the essence of the Southwest. Free, 2–5 pm, 505-984-1582,

Wine and Bites Terra at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 198 State Road 592

Enjoy paired wine and food with an expert chef and sommelier. Reservations required. $30, 4–5 pm, 505-946-5800,

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 acclaimed oneman show Don’t Panic: It’s Only Finnegans Wake. Enthusiasts with all levels of knowledge are welcome. Free, 10 am–12:30 pm,

Spring Cleanse Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

Join Cory Tixier in exploring the elements of an Ayurvedic cleanse. Free, 1–2 pm, 505-986-0362,

Future Tellers: IAIA 2015 BFA Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

IAIA’s annual student show celebrates the class of 2015. $10 (discounts for students and seniors), through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Charles Tichenor’s New Cabaret El Agave 31 Burro Alley


Cabaret-style entertainment from pianist and vocalist Charles Tichenor. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-992-0304,

Upcoming Events Presented by the Lannan Foundation April 15 Michael Silverblatt, host

of KCRW’s Bookworm, interviews playwright, actor, screenwriter, and essayist Wallace Shawn.

April 29 Talks with award-win-

ning journalist Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian US

May 6 A celebration of poetry with Claudia Rankine and Saskia Hamilton

All events will be held at The Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W San Francisco, $6, $3 with student ID, 7 pm). The Lannan Foundation promotes cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity through its support of contemporary artists, writers, and thinkers. For more information, visit

Second Street Brewery at the Railyard 1607 Paseo de Peralta Classic soul and R&B. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-989-8585,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant 113 Washington

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

Julie Trujillo and David Geist Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma

Live music from vocalist Trujillo and pianist Geist. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-984-2645,

Les Gens Bruyant The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Cajun music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Magic Show: Francis Menotti Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma

A creative night of magic and entertainment with the acclaimed magician. $10–$20, 1:30 and 6:30 pm, 505-466-5528,

Mushi Trio Second Street Brewery at Second Street 1814 Second

Hillary Smith & Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

Funky jazz. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-3030,

Howl & Pine

Native American flute and Spanish classical

Jazzy blues, gospel-inflected R&B, and soul. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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Sierra La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco



guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

Country music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Tom Rheam’s Reunion Band El Mesón 213 Washington

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

Trash Disco Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

April 12: The Santa Fe Symphony performs with violinist Alexi Kenney (left) and guest conductor Ryan McAdams (here).

With resident DJ Oona. $5, 9 pm, 505-206-2318,

Get Golf Ready Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja del Rio

Alo Brodsky and other professionals teach various golf skills. $15, 11 am–12 pm, 505-955-4400,

Golf Demo Days Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja del Rio FootGolf demo day. Free, 1–5 pm, 505-955-4400,

Volunteer Vine Planting Party Estrella Del Norte Vineyard 106 N Shining Sun, Nambé

Help plant new vines in the Nambé vineyard. Free, 9 am–12 pm, 505-455-2826,

Chancy Dancing Railyard Performance Center 1611 Paseo de Peralta

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See profile on page 3. $10, 8 pm, 505-670-2140.

Freedom Work 2, Folk Forms and Variations First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant

Santa Fe Branch NAACP presents a musical work inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his struggle for freedom and justice. $20, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $15–$20, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

String of Pearls Greer Garson Theatre 1600 St. Michaels

A 90-minute show written by Michele Lowe and directed by Acuskla Bastible that examines the lives of women through vignettes, which are part of a greater whole. $5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Word All Over It: Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie

A celebration of the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

Seed Starting & Saving Railyard Park Community Room Callejon St

Join Abby Ferla of Green Tractor Farm in a workshop about getting a jump-start on your summer garden. Free, 10–11 am, 505-316-3596,

April 12 sunday Artisan Market Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Artists, craftspeople, psychics, healers, live music, and food. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-983-4098,

Green Chile Workshop Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn how to prepare green chile sauce, roasted tomatillo and cilantro sauce, and more. $78, 11 am, 505-983-4511,

Mythology Contemporary Tapestry Gallery 835 W San Mateo

Gallery artists Kristin Carlsen Rowley, LaDonna Mayer, Janice Thomson Peters, and Sharon Van De Velde are joined by guest artist Celina Grigore. Free, reception 3–5 pm, 505-231-5904,

Matthew Andrae La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Brazilian/flamenco/classical music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

Nacha Mendez & Co. El Farol 808 Canyon

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

Sean Burns The Mine Shaft Tavern

Live music on the deck. Free, 3–7 pm, 505-473-0743,

The Ramon Bermudez Trio La Casa Sena 125 E Palace

Latin and smooth jazz guitar music. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232,

#RevUpSantaFe Santa Fe Bandstand Santa Fe Plaza

See profile on page 27. Free, 9 am,

Golf Demo Days Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe 205 Caja del Rio FootGolf demo day. Free, 1–5 pm, 505-955-4400,

Dvorák, Sibelius, and Brahms The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

The Santa Fe Symphony performs Brahms’s Symphony No. 1, Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances, and Sibelius’s Concerto for Violin. $11–$76, 4 pm, 505-988-1234,

Macbeth Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

A production of the Shakespeare play, directed by Patrick Briggs and starring Matt Sanford and Kelly Kiernan. $15–$20, 2 pm, 505-988-4262,

Spring Concert New Mexico Museum of Art 107 W Palace

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and works by Cherubini and Villa-Lobos with guitarist Jesus Gachupin and students from the Ortiz Middle School Guitar Ensemble. Free, 2:30 pm, 505-466-7889,

A celebration of the poetry and prose of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda. By donation, 2 pm, 505-424-1601,

April 13 monday Encaustic Workshop Sherry Ikeda’s Studio 4 Zorrito

Painting with encaustic. $175, 10 am–4 pm, 505-304-7264,

Southwest Culinary Boot Camp Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

See profile on page 3. $1,325, 9 am, through April 15, 505-983-4511,

Historical and Contemporary Ledger Art Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo

Chippewa/Lakota artist Sheridan MacKnight discusses her contemporary interpretations of the traditional ledger art of the Plains Indians in this Friends of the Wheelwright Lecture. $10, 2 pm refreshments, 2:30 pm talk, 505-982-4636,

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Classic country and Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

JJ and the Hooligans El Farol 808 Canyon COURTESY OF THE SFCO

2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Rock music. Free, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

RuPaul Drag Race Blue Rooster 101 W Marcy

A weekly drag contest. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-206-2318,

The Dawn Drapes Duel Brewing 1228 Parkway

Indie rock music. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-474-5301,

Santa Fe Swing Odd Fellows Lodge 1125 Cerrillos

A dance lesson followed by a group dance. $8 lesson and dance, $3 dance only, 7 pm lesson, 8 pm dance,

Parade of Nations Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

SFCC kicks off Native American Week with an opening ceremony and parade that features dance groups from Cochiti, Acoma, Jemez, Nambé, and Pojoaque pueblos. Free, 11 am, 505-428-1285,

SFPS Choirs on Stage The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Santa Fe Public Schools, Performance Santa Fe, and The Lensic present 200 middle and high school students performing folk, pop, and classical arrangements. $8 (suggested donation), 6:30 pm, 505-988-1234,

April 12: The Santa Fe Community Orchestra’s Spring Concert at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Stratford Festival HD: King John The Screen 1600 St. Michael’s

An HD broadcast of Tony-nominated director Tim Carroll’s Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s King John. $18–$20, 11:15 am, 505-473-6494,

String of Pearls Greer Garson Theatre 1600 St. Michaels

A 90-minute show written by Michele Lowe and directed by Acuskla Bastible that examines the lives of women through vignettes, which are part of a greater whole. $5, 2 pm, 505-988-1234,

Word All Over It: Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie April 9, 2015 NOW 11

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Art Show St. John’s College 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol 808 Canyon

Classic country and Americana. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Blues music. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912,

Artwork by St. John’s College students, faculty, and staff. Free, 11:30–1:30 pm, 505-984-6000,

Santa Fe International Folk Dancing Odd Fellows Lodge 1125 Cerrillos

Exotic Asian Appetizers Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Prepare food from China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia with Chef Johnny Vee. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Timbo Jam The Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy 14, Madrid

Jam session. Free, 7–10 pm, 505-473-0743,

Native American Educational Issues Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards

Speakers include Clarence Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh), Ricardo Cate (Kewa), and Waylon Pahona (Polacca, Arizona). Free, 12 pm, 505-428-1285,

Santa Fe Opera Cold Mountain Book Club Collected Works 202 Galisteo

The Red Badge of Courage will be discussed at the second of five monthly meetings curated by Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

Track Night Santa Fe High School 2100 Yucca

Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend an organized track workout. Free, 5:50 pm (slow runners), 6 pm (fast runners),

April 15 wednesday Art Show St. John’s College 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

Sesshin: Timeless Spring Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

Artwork by St. John’s College students, faculty, and staff. Free, 3–5 pm, 505-984-6000,

An intensive Zen meditation retreat. $390–$430, through April 19, 505-986-8518,

Demystifying Bi-Valves Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón 213 Washington

SFCA cofounder and executive chef Rocky Durham introduces the best selection, cleaning, and cooking methods for mussels. $65, 5:30–7:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Tango dancing. $5, 7:30–11 pm, 505-983-6756,


Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza

April 15: Wallace Shawn at The Lensic

Learn line dances from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. $5, 7–10 pm, 505-466-2920, sites.

Desirée Mays: Opera Unveiled, Talk and Book Signing Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Santa Fe 107 W Barcelona

Santa Fe Opera lecturer Desirée Mays previews the 2015 season. $10, 5:30–7 pm, 888-666-3430, ext. 100,

How to Write Your Best Seller in a Weekend Body of Santa Fe 333 Cordova

Writing coach and author Tom Bird shares his expertise. $12–$15, 6:30–8:30 pm, 505-986-0362,


Wallace Shawn with Michael Silverblatt The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s Bookworm, talks with playwright, actor, screenwriter, and essayist Wallace Shawn. Presented by the Lannan Foundation. $2–$5, 7 pm, 505-988-1234,

Community Drum Circle La Tienda Performance Space 7 Caliente Rd, Eldorado

Monthly drum circle hosted by Rick Cormier. Free, 7–9 pm,

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo

A weekly Dharma Talk presented by Joshin Brian Byrnes, Upaya’s Vice Abbot and Zen Priest. Free, 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Jared & The Mill Santa Fe Sol 37 Fire Pl

See profile on page 17. $12, 7:30 pm, 505-474-7322,

Jesus Bas El Mesón 213 Washington

Live guitar music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Moondogs La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

R&B music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction 530 S Guadalupe

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–1 am, 505-988-7222,

Ongoing Prescott Studio, Gallery & Sculpture Garden 1127 Siler Park Monumental kinetic, steel animal sculptures powder-coated in color or a natural rust patina. . Mondays and Saturdays by appointment. 505-424-8449,

Sunshine Cobb, Tom Jaszczak, and Doug Peltzman Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia

Works by three artists who share a talent for making hand-built and wheel-thrown functional pots. Free, through April 11, 505-984-1122,

Post-Op: The Responsive Eye Fifty Years After David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

A group exhibition examining mid-1960s artwork


Incept Wheelhouse Art, 418 Montezuma

A group exhibition to welcome the spring season. Features established and emerging artists. Free, through April 28, 505-919-9553,

An Evening of Dance and Music in Art Gallery 901, 901 Canyon

A month-long exhibit featuring works by artist and tango dancer Willow Bader. Free, through April 29, 505-780-8390,

Oh! A Seussian Tribute Pop Gallery, 125 Lincoln, Ste 111

Group exhibition in celebration of Ted Geisel’s (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss’s) 111th birthday. Free, through April 30, 505-820-0788,

Through May 31: 20 Years/20 Shows: Spring at SITE Santa Fe

by a select group of artists whose work was presented at the seminal exhibition 4, which ushered in the Op art movement in February 1965 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Free, through April 12, 505-983-9555,

Ryan Singer and Liz Wallace Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Paintings by Ryan Singer and jewelry by Liz Wallace. Free, through April 14, 505-466-5528,

Art in 3-D First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Group exhibition. Free, through April 17, 505-982-8544,

Contrast and Connection Manitou Galleries Downtown 123 W Palace

Works by Alvin Gill-Tapia and Gail Gash Taylor. Free, through April 17, 505-986-0440,

Keeping Things Whole: Sculpture Zane Bennett Contemporary Art 435 S Guadalupe

Work by Dunham Aurelius, Guy Dill, and Rachel Stevens. Free, through April 17, 505-982-8111,

Norman Mauskopf, Tony O’Brien, and David Scheinbaum Verve Gallery of Photography 219 E Marcy

Group show featuring works by three acclaimed photographers. Free, through April 18, 505-982-5009,

Carry Me Lannan Foundation Gallery 309 Read

Photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper. Free, through April 19, 505-954-5149,

Je Suis Artoonist Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Issa Nyaphaga presents political cartoons with an emphasis on free speech and artistic expression. Free, through April 19, 505-982-1338,

The Mystery of Vivian Maier Monroe Gallery of Photography 112 Don Gaspar

Black-and-white photographs by Vivian Maier, whose work wasn’t discovered until after her death. Free, through April 19, 505-992-0800,

Skin Deep II Argos Studio/Gallery, 1211 Luisa

Works on paper by members of the Tuesday night drawing group. Free, through April 20, 505-988-1814,

Giving Voice to Image 3 Vivo Contemporary, 725 Canyon

Gallery artists collaborate with local poets. Free, through April 21, 505-982-1320,

Ground Work Molecule, 1226 Flagman

Works by Matthew Chase-Daniel, Cheri Ibes, and Mai Wakisaka. Free, through April 25, 505-989-9806,

Inventory of Light Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta

Works created by artists known for the integration of science in their art practices. Free, through April 25, 505-954-5800,

Santa Fe Works Retrospective Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 702 ½ Canyon

Work by painter, collage artist, and printmaker Bebe Krimmer (1930–2014). Free, through April 25, 505-998-0711,

Gratitude Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, 554 S Guadalupe A solo exhibition of new work by Elliot Norquist. Free, through April 27, 505-989-8688,

Porcelain Snowdrops Heidi Loewen Porcelain Gallery 315 Johnson

New vessels by Heidi Loewen. Free, through May 1, 505-988-2225,

Reflected Beauty LewAllen Galleries, 1613 Paseo de Peralta

Works by American realist painter Jeanette Pasin Sloan. Free, through May 3, 505-988-3250,

Fools for Art art.i.fact, 930 Baca, Ste C

A juried group show of fun, funny, and whimsical artwork. Free, through May 9, 505-982-5000.

Fusion LewAllen Galleries, 1613 Paseo de Peralta

Group exhibition with works by Connie Connally and Sammy Peters. Free, through May 10, 505-988-3250,

Spring Show Chalk Farm Gallery, 729 Canyon

New work by Lavanya, Micah Offstedall, Yasuaki, and Kelley Wickie. Free, through May 15, 505-983-7125,

Two Women & One Show: Plein Air Contemporary Colorists Eye on the Mountain Gallery 614 Agua Fria

New canvases by Rachel Houseman and Paula Swain. Free, through May 22, 928-308-0319,

Playing House Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Work by collaborative husband-and-wife artist team Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen. Free, through May 24, 505-982-1338,

20 Years/20 Shows: Spring SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta

A three-part exhibition series in celebration of SITE Santa Fe’s 20th anniversary. $5–$10, through May 31, 505-989-1199,

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Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

A site-specific exhibition and a series of experimental events by Basement Films. Free, through May 31, 505-982-1338,

Flamboyant Reflections Roland van Loon Studio and Gallery 612 Agua Fria

Paintings by Van Loon in his new gallery space. Free, through June 7, 505-995-8565.

Scuba James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Dry-erase monotype drawings made by the duo of Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson. Free, through June 20, 505-989-1601,

Out of the Ordinary Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts, 213 Cathedral

Works demonstrating the evolution of the groundbreaking career of Native American artist Pablita Velarde. $10 ($5 seniors, students, military personnel, and New Mexico residents), through April 15, 505-988-8900,

Focus on Photography New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

A year-long cycle of photography exhibitions. $6–$9, through April 19, 505-476-5072,

Will Wilson Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo Works by the Navajo (Diné) photographer. Free, through April 19, 505-982-4636,

Morphing Nature—Sculpture from Plant Materials Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill 715 Camino Lejo

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design create site-specific sculptures. Free, through April 26, 505-471-9103,

Modernism Made in New Mexico Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson

An exhibit that traces the journey of self-described modernists who found inspiration in New Mexico’s landscape, adobe architecture, and vibrant cultures. $10–$12 (kids free), through April 30, 505-946-1000,

Secrets of the Symbols: The Hidden Language in Spanish Colonial Art Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

Signs and symbols that were part of everyday language in the colonial period but whose meaning is often lost in contemporary times. $5, through May, 505-982-2226,

Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln 14

Examples of how children play in observance of the museum’s fifth anniversary. $6–$9, through May 31, 505-476-5200,

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Celebrating the 100th birth year of Chiricahua Apache sculptor and painter Allan Houser. $6–$9, through June 1, 505-467-1200,

Account Past Due, Ledger Art and Beyond Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Paintings and drawings by Chris Pappan. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Dark Light Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Ceramics by Navajo (Diné) artist Christine Nofchissey McHorse. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Mechanistic Renderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Recent paintings, drawings, and a selection of new works by Star Wallowing Bull. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

War Department: Selections from MoCNA’s Permanent Collection Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral War-related works. $10, through July 31, 505-983-1666,

Colors of the Southwest New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace

Features artwork that showcases the special qualities of color and light found in the Southwest that have attracted artists for generations. $6–$9, 10 am–5 pm, through September 1, 505-476-5072,

Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

More than 100 objects related to Southwestern Native dance and music. $6–$9, through September 8, 505-467-1200,

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

Figures of women sculpted by seven female Native American artists. $6–$9, through October 19, 505-467-1200,

Pottery of the U.S. South Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Traditional stoneware from North Carolina and northern Georgia. $6–9, through January 3, 2016, 505-476-1250,

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

Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box pierced by a hole can reveal alternate versions of reality. $6–$9, through January 10, 2016, 505-476-5200,

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

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

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo Textiles, carvings, paintings, and works on paper. $6–$9, through January 17, 2016, 505-476-1200,

Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

A 1960s ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old art work. $6–$9, through March 3, 2016, 505-476-5200,

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo

An extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry. $6–$9, through May 2016, 505-467-1200,

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was a leading architect and textile designer. His collection comprises more than 100,000 objects from more than 100 countries and six continents. $6–$9, ongoing, 505-476-1200,

City Tours

Walking tours of Santa Fe with various companies, including Historic Walks of Santa Fe (, Get Acquainted Walking Tour (505-983-7774), A Well-Born Guide (, and New Mexico Museum of Art (

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Nuestra Música

NUESTRA MÚSICA, the only annual concert featuring the Hispano folk music of New Mexico, is celebrating its quinceañera at The Lensic on April 10. Though this important birthday marks a coming of age for the 15-year-old event, the music itself has been alive and well in New Mexico for hundreds of years. “The notion has always been to present the older traditional music of an indigenous culture, and after 20 generations, Hispano culture in New Mexico has certainly become indigenous,” says aural historian Jack Loeffler, who will be honored at this year’s concert for his dedication to preserving the state’s musical heritage. Loeffler—who’s produced numerous documentary films and 149 La Música de los Viejitos programs for public radio in addition to authoring several books—has been recording Hispanic folk music for 40 years. “I think the old music is still alive and less endangered than it was 25 years ago,” he notes, crediting Cipriano Vigil (1994 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts), Frank McCulloch (2001 recipient

an evening of songs celebrating New Mexico’s musical heritage by Ash le y M. Big ge rs

of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts), Roberto Mondragon (2012 recipient of the New Mexico Hispano Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award), and ethnomusicologist Brenda Romero with helping to preserve the music. All these New Mexico musical legends will play at this year’s concert, as will younger culture bearers such as David F. Garcia, a star student of Vigil’s and an emerging ethnomusicologist. “Many of the songs relate stories from earlier times and reflect the reality of cultural sustainability in an arid environment,” Loeffler says. “Our main purpose is to portray a beautiful tradition that links culture to this New Mexico homeland in a way that conveys the persistence and richness of continuity in this time of accelerated change.”

Until 2004, guitarist Cipriano Vigil (above) was a professor at Northern New Mexico College, where he also earned a doctorate in ethnomusicology.

Nuestra Música, April 10, 7 pm, $10 ( free for seniors; ticket still required), The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, April 9, 2015 NOW 15

by Em ily Va n Cle ve

foothills fun

outdoor adventure along the Dale Ball Trail System


If you’re visiting Santa Fe from lower elevations, be sure to rest often and stay hydrated—at more than 7,000 feet above sea level, the Dale Ball Trails offer challenging conditions for even seasoned athletes.


EXTENDING FROM ATALAYA Mountain to within a few miles of the Santa Fe National Forest’s Winsor Trail, the Dale Ball Trail System is a go-to place for many hikers, bikers, and runners seeking a memorable (and close-tohome) outdoor experience. The trails are particularly popular in the spring, as the open expanse of land is bathed in warm, snow-melting sunlight. The 23-mile network of winding trails looping around homes in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains was the brainchild of retired New Mexico businessman and Santa Fe Conservation Trust cofounder Dale Ball. Now 90 and living in Albuquerque, Ball had a vision of establishing a network of trails close to the heart of Santa Fe that was low enough in elevation to be used all year long. With easements secured through Santa Fe city and county land, money from a generous anonymous donor and the McCune Charitable Foundation, and hard work from hundreds of volunteers, the non-motorized-vehicle-only trail system became part of the local landscape in 2005. The system’s three interconnected parts—northern, central, and southern—link to other trails in the area, including the Dorothy Stewart (Santa Fe City) and Atalaya Mountain (Santa Fe National Forest) trails to the south. In 2012, about three miles of freshly cut trails were added to connect the northern tip of the Dale Ball system to the Winsor Trail in the national forest via La Piedra Trail. Much of the switchbacking Dale Ball system offers sweeping city views as well as panoramas of the Jemez, Sandia, and, at the highest points, Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are 44 trail junctions, many with full signage, to help guide travelers along their way. The heavily used northern section, accessed from the Sierra del Norte trailhead on the west side of Hyde Park Road, comprises a series of short, fairly level circuits that wind through piñon and juniper trees. The central section, which is accessed just two miles from the Plaza off Upper Canyon Road at the Cerro Gordo trailhead, has longer stretches of trail between junctions and some challenging terrain that passes through arroyos and climbs up moderate

peaks. Ponderosa pines are found along the southern trails, which are accessed from the Dorothy Stewart trailhead near St. John’s College. This section includes steep climbs and is considered the most difficult part of the trail system. “Hard-core runners and hikers who want a more challenging climbing experience [prefer] the south trails, but you don’t find many mountain bikers there because it’s just too steep,” says Tim Rogers, trails program manager for the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, which works in conjunction with city and county personnel to maintain the trails. Mountain bikes and dogs on leash are welcome throughout the system, except on the Nature Conservancy Preserve Trail, which is near the Santa Fe River and designated for hikers only. “I walk on the Dale Ball Trails for the exercise,” says Santa Fean Margaret Alexander, who, as a member of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe, has helped to maintain the Dale Ball system. “The terrain is always beautiful, much more lovely than the inside of a gym or any indoor space, and that aesthetic experience is important to me.”

by Cri stina Olds

Jared & The Mill the indie-folk-rockers bring their love of performing to their latest album and the Santa Fe stage


Jared & The Mill’s current tour includes a recent performance at SxSW in Austin, Texas.

THE SIX FRIENDS who make up Jared & The Mill are enduring the trials of being in the middle of a two-month, 30-city tour: When they were contacted for this article, their van was broken down in Atlanta, but they promised they’d make it to Santa Fe Sol for their April 15 show. The exhilarating and exhausting experience of playing back-to-back tours during the past three years is also the theme of the band’s second album, The Life We Chose, which releases April 14. “It takes a lot out of us every time we go on the road and face new challenges,” says lead singer Jared Kolesar. “We lose relationships and friends, we miss weddings and new family members being born. [The album is] about learning to live with the life we chose as musicians.” That said, the group isn’t complaining. They’re thoroughly enjoying earning their chops in the music business, especially because they’re doing it alongside their best buddies. The bearded twenty-somethings

grew up together in Phoenix, and they’ve only become closer during their time on the road. This unique bond feeds the band’s collaborative music-making process, says Kolesar, who writes the majority of the group’s songs. “I lay down the raw materials, the melody and words, and tell [the other band members] the feel I want the song to have,” Kolesar says. “Then I run [the song] through the mill. It’s a great system and so much fun creating together.” Banjo/mandolin player Michael Carter and lead guitarist Larry Gast III also contribute lyrics; accordion/keys player Gabe HallRodrigues, bassist Chuck Morris III, and drummer Josh Morin provide further input. Since they started jamming together in 2011, Jared & The Mill have played everywhere from sidewalks and bars to sold-out arenas, where they’ve shared the stage with The Killers, Cake, and Barry Gibb. “Being on the road gives me the opportunity to miss home, and that’s important,” Kolesar adds. “It allows you to really search yourself and become who you’re going to be.” Jared & The Mill, April 15, 7:30 pm, $12, Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Pl,, April 9, 2015 NOW 17

Barrio Brinery As Santa Fe’s artisan food scene heats up—with a gourmet cheese shop, oil and vinegar boutiques, and specialty spice stores fueling the burgeoning market—it’s not surprising that a pickle emporium recently got in on the action. Barrio Brinery is the dream child of former Santa Fe Opera bartender Patrick Block, who now uses his mixology skills on simpler concoctions and to a more acerbic and briny effect. In a small and tidy pantry just west of St. Francis Drive, Block salts and seasons a variety of cucumbers and other vegetables with tart and tasty results. His quartet of house-made pickles (hot and spicy, half-sour, dill, and garlic), along with his fiery escabeche and kicky sauerkraut, will tickle the palate of anyone who appreciates all things fermented. Watch for his pungent products to appear on the plates and menus of local restaurants this spring, but in the meantime stop by the brinery and taste them for yourself. One man’s sour is another man’s sweet!—John Vollertsen Barrio Brinery, 1413-B W Alameda,


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Since 1995, Andiamo! has satisfied Santa Fe residents’ hunger for Mediterranean Italian food with classic dishes such as the seafood linguine seen here. “We start by cooking the mussels and clams in a bit of oil and garlic,” says Blanca Lopez, who works in the kitchen with chef Esteban Parra. “Then we add the sauce and the tilapia and shrimp and cover the pot for just a few minutes.” The seafood and the wide linguine noodles absorb some of the traditional sauce, which includes tomato paste, cream, white wine, and chile flakes; a saffron aioli is sparingly mixed with the entrée just before plating. Part of the permanent dinner menu, the decadent dish is topped with a sprinkle of bread crumbs and scallions.—Cristina Olds Andiamo!, 322 Garfield,

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Seen Around photographs by Stephen Lang


Every week, Santa Fean NOW hits the street to take in the latest concerts, art shows, film premieres, and more. Here’s just a sampling of what we got to see.

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Opening Night


As one of the largest art markets in the country, Santa Fe is always hosting openings at galleries and museums around town. Santa Fean NOW was recently out and about at a number of opening-night receptions, and here’s just a sampling of the fun people we hung out with.


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Bebe Krimmer, Solo Flight 1, acrylic and collage, 12 x 12"

Painter, collage artist, and printmaker Bebe Krimmer (1930–2014) lived in Santa Fe beginning in 1994 and was represented by Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art for 14 years until her death last July. In honor of Krimmer’s contributions to the Santa Fe art scene, the gallery is presenting a retrospective of her works created in the City Different.—Emily Van Cleve Bebe Krimmer: Santa Fe Works Retrospective, through April 25, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, 702 ½ Canyon,

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Lorraine Gala Lewis

STUDIO Clay artist Lorraine Gala Lewis works out of her home studio in Albuquerque. Her pieces can be seen in downtown Santa Fe at True West.

Lewis’s pottery instructors included Otellie Loloma (Hopi), Manuelita Lovato (Santo Domingo), and Ralph Pardington. She was mentored by the renowned late Hopi potter Nathan Begaye.

replicating ancient works

A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts and the College of Santa Fe, Lorraine Gala Lewis (Laguna/Taos/Hopi) has been working with clay for 35 years. It wasn’t until 2008, however, that she met Western artist Bill Freeman, who inspired her to research and replicate pre-Columbian art forms from around the world. “The stories of our early paintings, petroglyphs, and rock carvings caused me to want to preserve the pottery culture that existed hundreds of years ago,” Lewis says. “With these authentic replications, I try to capture the aesthetic beauty and individuality of each piece and remain as close as possible to the original works.” —Whitney Spivey, 505-982-0055 Lewis builds clay that she hand paints using an acrylic blend, to which she adds natural pigments and stains. Pieces are kiln fired.


The daughter of Emmy award-winning artist Cathy Smith, Smith is a quarter Lakota and grew up surrounded by Native American culture.


Mark White

the metal sculptor, painter, and gallery owner dedicates himself to the creative process The “big lazy Susan” seen here, which White developed from a pallet rotator, helps the artist determine different welding points on the stainless steel radials and supports for his sculptures.



White examines a work in progress in the area of his warehouse studio where patinas are applied and sculptures are balanced. Copper blades for the sculptures dry on a rack beside him.


White rarely paints with brushes, preferring instead to use palette knives and masonry tools that create texture in his abstract works. In 2014, Upon Reflection, a book showcasing and discussing White’s oil-oncustom-built-wood-panel paintings, was published.

Both necessity and invention have led to the evolution of artist Mark White’s sprawling 4,000-square-foot studio, where each room is dedicated to a different stage of making his well-known kinetic sculptures. The drive to continue exploring his creative process— as well as the success he’s had with his art—has propelled not only the growth of White’s studio but also his progression from a part-time to a full-time artist and the opening of his eponymous Canyon Road gallery, Mark White Fine Art, in 2009. —Ashley M. Biggers

The courtyard of Mark White Fine Art on Canyon Road is an ideal location to demonstrate White’s kinetic wind sculptures interacting with natural breezes. April 9, 2015 NOW 25



Holly Wood

“I like the expressiveness of the line I get with brushwork,” says Wood, who compares her style to Japanese ink paintings.

inside the studio of one of the local “queens of cool” Santa Fe–based artist Holly Wood, who describes her creations as “painterly cartoonsurrealism with a little political commentary thrown in,” is building a new body of work to answer the current demand for her paintings. Some of her pieces were recently featured in an exhibition at the Harwood Museum in Taos called ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool, an overview of the post-pop or lowbrow movement.­ —Cristina Olds

Wood often creates a black-and-white base drawing that she later projects onto a canvas and paints with colorful acrylic gouache, as seen in Resort (here and above). “Resort is my prophetic view of Miami,” Wood says with a laugh.



The “mythical antique Mediterranean scene” depicted in Flirtation (here) is part of Wood’s series on goddesses and landscapes.

Formerly the Gaugy Gallery, today this exquisite 19th-century property is perfect for displaying an art collector’s prized possessions. Located centrally on Canyon Road, the house is also ideal for anyone who enjoys the area’s art galleries and restaurants. Cozy and warm, the 3,073-square-foot double adobe has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, brick and flagstone flooring, vigas, and five fireplaces. Legend has it that Archbishop Lamy signed a treaty reconciling a conflict between two families in one of the rooms. The property has three courtyards, including a large brick patio with a fountain in front. List price: $1.85 million Contact: Santa Fe Real Estate Consultants, 505-819-3334,

Taberna March 31, 5:30 pm Above: Paella Night special: personal-size serving of classic seafood paella (shrimp, mussels, tilapia, chicken, chorizo, saffron rice, red peppers, and peas). Comes with salad and chocolate pot de crème (above).



Send Santa Fean NOW pictures of your meal (with the info we’ve included here) and we might run them in the magazine! Email

#RevUpSantaFe Summer in Santa Fe means the Plaza area is often loud and crowded. But now, thanks to an initiative by local Sotheby’s realtors K. C. Martin and Jill Benjamin Blankenship, you can experience a quieter side of the city. Martin and Blankenship are leading #RevUpSantaFe, a weekly walk that starts at 9 am at the bandstand and meanders approximately two miles around downtown. “The goal is to take community members and visitors through different walking journeys in which they get to know or become reacquainted with downtown Santa Fe, their neighbors, and old friends while also making new friends and getting some exercise,” Martin says. “It’s fun, free, and a great way to get your Sunday morning off to a positive start while still having time for the rest of your other Sunday activities.” All ages and fitness levels are welcome. —Whitney Spivey K. C. MARTIN

artful adobe

Eating Around


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#RevUpSantaFe, Sundays, 9 am, free, Santa Fe Bandstand on the Plaza,

from the archives Cerrillos Road, 1964 In the 1930s, the automobile replaced the railroad as the most popular way to reach Santa Fe, and growth along Cerrillos Road exploded. Service stations and motels shot up, and in the 1960s the road was widened to four lanes. You can take Cerrillos Road south into its namesake town, a former mining village named by the Spanish, who found treasure in its “little hills.”—Whitney Spivey To see more images from the Palace of the Governors photo archives, visit April 9, 2015 NOW 27

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Game of Thrones Santa Fe premiere


On Saturday, March 28, Santa Fean George R. R. Martin, author of the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series, welcomed guests—who sipped throughout the night on specialty beers and White Walker cocktails—to the City Different for the premiere of season five of the HBO show Game of Thrones, which is based on Martin’s novels. The glamour-filled evening kicked off with a La Boca–catered reception at Wheelhouse Art, followed by a screening of the first episode of season five at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, which Martin owns. An after party across the street from the Cocteau drew Hollywood stars currently in town filming the movie The Ridiculous Six, including Luke Wilson, Jorge Garcia, and Taylor Lautner.—Amy Hegarty


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Jono Manson at El Mesón

For nearly 40 years, singer/songwriter Jono Manson has been performing on stages large and small. His songs have been heard on movie and television soundtracks, including the CW Network’s Hart of Dixie in 2014. One local fan who attended Manson’s January show at El Mesón described him and his bandmates as “lifelong musicians who jam well and perform well together. The show was the epitome of what local, live music is about: good, solid performances with everyone on stage listening to each other and doing their part, with some storytelling in between the songs.” Manson, the recipient of the 2014 Norman Petty Producer of the Year Award from the New Mexico Music Awards, is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new album he plans to produce in his own Santa Fe recording studio.—Cristina Olds April 9, 2015 NOW 29

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Autumn Drive, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72"

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