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The City of Santa Fe Event Calendar

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Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax, and made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

sculpture objects functional art and design November 6–8 Opening Night, November 5 Navy Pier

Preston Singletary, Blue Rain Gallery

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THE CALENDAR MAY still indicate that it’s summer, but we can all smell that suggestion of fall in the air. It’s possibly just the aroma of roasting green chiles; but nevertheless, it is certainly starting to feel as if autumn is arriving. Most of us agree that fall is the most pleasant time of the year in Santa Fe. The days are still warm, but the nights are cooler. In the fall, many of the less crowded cultural events begin; galleries report that more serious art buyers show up; restaurant and hotel reservations are manageable; and we can actually take in a piece of art without having to look over someone’s shoulder. Many think of the spring season as the time of rebirth. Instead, I think of the fall as a starting point on our cultural journeys. Students return to school; and school is not only for children. For example, I’ve noticed that many adults are beginning to take classes to launch their art careers. The dimming fall evenings bring with them a time to explore such new projects and interests, without the temptations and distractions of long summer days outdoors. If you have a passion, now is the time to follow it. If you don’t, let the passions of others lead you to it. Our city has so much music, art, dance, and other cultural activity to inspire us. Fall is the perfect time to be here in Santa Fe.

New Mexico FamilyPass

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Last week’s Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world, brought thousands of visitors to our town, many for the first time. The Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most photographed events in a very colorful weekend.


The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico State Library, in partnership with more than 90 public libraries throughout New Mexico, recently launched the New Mexico FamilyPass, which can be checked out just like a library book. Residents of New Mexico can use it to gain entrance to 15 museums and historic sites. In Santa Fe, that includes the New Mexico History Museum; New Mexico Museum of Art; Museum of International Folk Art; and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Roadtrippers and travelers will also find the FamilyPass handy at 11 other locations around the state, including the Natural History Museum in Albuquerque; the Space History Museum in Alamogordo; and the Camino Real Historic Site near Socorro. “The FamilyPass offers an exciting opportunity for New Mexicans to travel and explore the cultural resources of our museums and historic sites,” says Ryanne Cooper of the State Library. “What’s great about this pass is that it allows entrance for up to six people. Since families come in all shapes and sizes, the pass can even be used by groups at senior centers or community centers.” In town, library card holders in good standing can check out the FamilyPass at the Santa Fe Public Library’s three branches, as well as at the New Mexico State Library on Camino Carlos Rey, and the Vista Grande Community Library in Eldorado. New Mexico FamilyPass, visit a library or

2015 Fiesta Melodrama: Intrigue at the Palace

The annual burning of Zozobra sets the stage for the fall season in Santa Fe.

Intrigue at the Palace: 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, September 6 & 13, 2 pm; September 3, 5, & 10-12, 7:30 pm; September 10, 10 pm; $10– $20, Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E DeVargas, 505-988-4262,


Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown The annual Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, a sure herald of autumn in Santa Fe, brings some of the city’s drool-worthy burgers and its most accomplished chefs together in one sizzling event to compete for the title of the City Different’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Champ. Finalists working their grills include Juan Bochenski, Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge; Anthony Smith, Agave Lounge at Eldorado Hotel & Spa Santa Fe; Enrique Guerrero, Bang Bite Filling Station; Cindy Barreras, Caffe Greco; Marc Quiñones, Living Room at Inn and Spa Loretto; Thomas Hartwell, Red Safe at Buffalo Thunder; Milton Villarrubia, Second Street Brewery; and Andrew Cooper, Terra Restaurant at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado. The event is for ages 21 and older. Admission includes tastes of all the competing burgers, plus wine and beer samplings.—Carolyn Patten


Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, September 10, judging 4 pm, $35; general admission 5:30–8:30 pm, $25, Santa Fe Railyard Farmers Market Pavilion,

Green chile cheeseburger created by Cindy Barreras of Caffe Greco



Directed by Andrew Primm and written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe scribes working hard to skewer the past year’s scandals and mishaps, this year’s Fiesta Melodrama makes a brave foray into the murder mystery genre, setting the stage for a new twist on a tradition that has unofficially opened the annual Fiesta for more years than the actors have been alive. The melodrama features local talent including Cliff Russell, Felix Cordova, Monique Candelaria, Stephen Jules Rubin, Rose Provan, Sarah Milner, Amy Bingen, B.J. Stokey, Yann Lussiez, Mario Ulibarri, and James Griego. As always, the audience is encouraged to boo the villains and cheer the heroes, and the late show on September 10 will serve up beer and live music— along with half-price tickets. The melodrama will be dark on September 4, the night of Zozobra’s burning.—Carolyn Patten


The annual burning of Zozobra (“Old Man Gloom”) is a unique cultural event staged each year by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe as a fiery and exciting kickoff to the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe. Local artist William Howard Shuster, Jr. conceived and created Zozobra in 1924, as the highlight of a private party at his Santa Fe home. As part of the Kiwanis Club’s “Decades” project that will culminate in the celebration of the 100th year of Zozobra in 2024, this year’s Zozobra will replicate one of the figures from the 1930s. Old Man Gloom is stuffed with bushels of shredded paper, which traditionally includes old police reports, paid-off mortgage papers, divorce papers, and papers on which Santa Feans have written about their tales of woe from the past year. Everything will be burned along with Zozobra, and the expectation is that the monster’s moans and groans will speed the end of all the sad tales, clearing the way for a bright new year. The festival is one of the most anticipated events of the season, with visitors coming from all over the world to experience the celebration. Schoolchildren on field trips arrive in the morning to watch the assembly of Zozobra and the crowd begins gathering around noon. Food and drink are available from numerous vendors. An elaborate performance that brings together dancers costumed as characters from Santa Fe’s colorful past begins the ceremony at twilight.—Carolyn Patten Burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, September 4, gates open 3 pm, pre-show 7 pm, Zozobra burns 9:30 pm, $10, children under 10 free, Fort Marcy Park,

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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 your 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 summer, ask about all the Summer of Color events, new exhibits, and our many famous festivals. Have a wonderful time in the City Different. Javier M. Gonzales City of Santa Fe, Mayor



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If you’re running out to the grocery store to purchase last-minute grilling supplies for Labor Day weekend, you might also want to pick up The Barbecue Lover’s Big Book of BBQ Sauces: 225 Extraordinary Sauces, Rubs, Marinades, Mops, Bastes, Pastes, and Salsas, for Smoke-Cooking or Grilling, by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison. “The sauces book took about a year to put together, but we have delved into this topic and developed our ideas and opinions over more than 20 years,” Cheryl explains. “This book is organized by the kind of meat, seafood, or produce you are cooking rather than by categories like sauces or rubs and also tells you if we think it’s a better accompaniment to grilled or smoked food.” Gabriella Marks photographed dishes in the book. Cheryl, who lives in Santa Fe (Bill passed away in March), says that although New Mexico doesn’t have a distinctive type of barbecue—like, say, the Carolinas—it does have regional specialties. “Cabrito (young goat) cooked over an outdoor fire or coals would be one delicious distinction,” says the author and James Beard Awardwinner. “Our use of our spectacular local chiles in rubs, sauces, and other flavorings for grilled and smoked food would be another.” And when it comes to deciding which of the more than 225 recipes she likes best, “we love all ‘our children,’” Cheryl laughs. “I think the greatest strength of the book is in showing the breadth of possibilities with the topic.”—Whitney Spivey Barbecue Lover’s Big Book of BBQ Sauces (Harvard Common Press, April 2015)

Paco Halen, Maximilian “Dirty” Sanchez, Vega De La Rockha, El Cucuy, Nacho Picante, and Warren Moscow

Metalachi “We try to avoid thinking as much as possible; it only gets in the way of reckless abandon.” That’s manager Eric Travis’s response when I ask for his thoughts on Metalachi’s upcoming performance at the Santa Fe Railyard. But that doesn’t mean the five members of the heavy metal mariachi band aren’t innovative—maybe even brilliant—when it comes to impressing an audience. “We are always switching things up, adding new elements to the production, new songs, new bits,” Travis explains. “We are always challenging ourselves to push things further— like a mariachi cover version of the German metal band Rammstein, in German. That is happening.” It’s not all cover songs with guitars, trumpets, and violins, though. At its core, Metalachi is a musical-comedy stage show that weaves together humor and musical dexterity with the power of heavy metal. “We are one of the hardest working bands on the planet; we are constantly out spreading the Metalachi gospel,” says Travis, noting the band has played at Florida’s "Welcome to Rockville" festival and on America’s Got Talent. “Our show is literally one of the best times you will ever have at a concert,” he promises. “You will never hear Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ again without hearing trumpets in your head. You are welcome.”—Whitney Spivey Metalachi, September 7, 5 pm, free, Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta,

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet final season performance This summer, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet thrilled Santa Fe audiences with two major performances, and is now taking to the stage at the Lensic for the season finale. The program features the world premiere of Silent Ghost, a commissioned work from Alejandro Cerrudo of Spain, currently resident choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The evening also includes 1st Flash, a much-acclaimed work created in 2003 by the Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer, Jorma Elo; and Beautiful Mistake, which Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto premiered at Aspen in 2013. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, September 4, 8 pm, $25–$72, Lensic Performing Arts Center,

Dancers in Alejandro Cerrudo’s Silent Ghost


Barbecue Lover’s Big Book of BBQ Sauces



Yucatan rojito sauce

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Pop-up Dinner Santa Fe Culinary Academy 112 W San Francisco

The SFCA chefs team up with local farmers and food purveyors to bring you a feast celebrating the beautiful New Mexico bounty. $45, 6:15–8:30 pm, 505-983-7445,

Tamales Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

September 3: Navigating the Unknown at Jean Cocteau Cinema Gallery Catherine Mollad, Victory, oil with mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40"

Adrienne Celt speaks about and signs copies of her novel The Daughters. Free, 6 pm, 505-988-4226,

Edward VIII: The Abdication of the King in 1936 St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trl

Stephen Bellon kicks off RENESAN Institute’s 11-week fall lecture series with a discussion of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne. $10, 1–3 pm, 505-982-9274,

Learn to make three different types of traditional tamales: red chile and pork, Southern Mexican chicken in banana leaf, and blue corn calabacita. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

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

Four Seasons Lacuna Galleries, 124 W Palace

Sesshin: Mountains and Monastery Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

Work by Lyndall Bass. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 505-467-8424,

Navigating The Unknown Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma

Contemporary figurative paintings by Catherine Molland. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-466-5528,

Adrienne Celt—The Daughters: A Novel Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo 6

A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 6–7:15 pm, 505-209-1302,

Led by Joshin Brian Byrnes, Upaya’s Vice Abbot, this multi-day intensive meditation retreat offers sitting practice in Upaya’s zendo and walking meditation in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. $320–$352, through September 7, 505-986-8518 ext. 12,

CS Rockshow La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Classic rock. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Jazz’Tamos El Mesón, 213 Washington

A pairing of jazz and flamenco music. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-983-6756,

Latin Night Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

With VDJ Dany. $5, 9 pm–12 am, 505-982-0775,

Limelight Karaoke The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

Hosted by Michéle Leidig. Free, 10 pm–12 am, 505-428-0690,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

(See page 3). The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $10, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

(See page 16.) The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

First Friday Art Walk Multiple Venues, Downtown Santa Fe

A group of galleries and museums open their doors during this Downtown Museum District First Friday Art Walk. Free, 5–7:30 pm, 505-982-1648,

Hillside Summer Artists Market Hillside Market 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy

Sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, metal smiths, and other artisans demonstrate their techniques and offer works for sale to benefit the local arts community. Free, 10 am–4 pm, 505-982-9944,

Contemporary Southwest Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

A contemporary Southwestern demonstration class, with menu items such as smoked pork tenderloin and chipotle sweet potato croquette. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Green Chile Fest Las Cosas Cooking School, 181 Paseo de Peralta

Celebrate green chile season with a menu full of delicacies utilizing the ingredient. $85, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Restaurant Walk Santa Fe School of Cooking , 125 N Guadalupe

A walking restaurant tour includes visits to Agoyo Lounge, Eloisa, La Boca/Taberna, and Il Piatto. $115, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

Convergence: Structures in Nature Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon

(See page 25.) A group exhibition of urban landscapes. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-955-1500,

Conway & Crimmins: New Works POP Gallery, 125 Lincoln, Ste 111

Work by Nigel Conway and Mat Crimmins. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-820-0788,

Ed Aldrich Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon

Work by Ed Aldrich. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-5920,

Eight Million Stories in the Naked City GF Contemporary, 707 Canyon

(See page 22.)Landscapes and cityscapes by Katie Metz. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-3707,

Exultation Waxlander Gallery, 622 Canyon

Oil paintings by Matthew Higgenbotham. Free, reception 5–8 pm, 505-984-2202,

Jim Rennert Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

Works by Jim Rennert. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-983-1657,

Lost in Paradise William and Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon

(See page 21.) Work by Kate Rivers. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-9404,

New Work Marigold Arts, 424 Canyon

Works by Robert Highsmith, Jim McLain, and Carolyn Lankford. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-982-4142,

Photographs: Almost Reality New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon

Photography by Steven A. Jackson. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-795-7570,

Western Stories Now & Then Sorrel Sky Gallery 125 W Palace STEVEN A. JACKSON

New work by Duke Beardsley and Greg Kelsey. Free, reception 5–7:30 pm, 866-878-3555,

Wild by Nature Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon September 4: Photographs: Almost Reality at New Concept Gallery Steven A. Jackson, Church Doorway in the Shadows, archival digital print

Oil paintings by Edward Aldrich. Free, reception 5–7 pm, 505-988-3444,

Wine, Chile & Clifford Bailey! POP Gallery, 125 Lincoln, Ste 111


September 4 friday

September 4: Béla Fleck and Chick Corea at Santa Fe Opera

Works by Clifford Nolan Bailey. Free, through October (reception September 25), 505-820-0788,

Eli Gottlieb—Best Boy: A Novel Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo Eli Gottlieb speaks about and signs copies of his novel Best Boy. Free, 4 pm, 505-988-4226,

Pleasure Pilots La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco R&B music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

See profile on page 28. Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. Free, 7–9 pm, 505-982-1200,

The Alchemy Party Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

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

The Three Faces of Jazz El Mesón, 213 Washington

Swinging jazz piano trio. Free, 7:30–10:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

See page 5. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet unleashes an September 3, 2015 NOW 7

innovative program by international choreographic heavyweights featuring the world premiere of a commissioned work from Alejandro Cerrudo of Spain. $25–$72, 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

Béla Fleck & Chick Corea Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders, meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo, combining Corea and Fleck’s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment. $33–$97, 7:30 pm, 505-886-1251,

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

See page 16. The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

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Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank on the Plaza Parking Lot 107 W San Francisco Members of the Santa Fe Society of Artists exhibit and sell their work. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

Paint Moment Art Sanctuary 621 Old Santa Fe Trl, Ste 16

A guided painting class. $45, 6–8 pm, 575-404-1801,

Railyard Arts District Tour Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Discover the area’s contemporary art. Free, 1–3 pm,

Santa Fe Artists Market Railyard Plaza, at the Park Ramada 1611 Paseo de Peralta

destination. $85, 10 am–1 pm, 505-988-3394,

La Casa Sena, 125 E Palace

Salsa Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Noche de Flamenco El Mesón, 213 Washington

A hands-on class focuses on four different salsas: pico de gallo; chayote orange salsa; pineapple, red chile, and ginger salsa; and apple, raisin, and pine nut salsa. $78, 2 pm, 505-983-4511,

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

Traditional New Mexican Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

Learn about the warm, spicy tastes and enticing aromas that evoke Santa Fe’s rich cultural traditions during this demonstration class. $80, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

JoyceGroup Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington

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

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

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

Flamenco El Farol, 808 Canyon

Flamenco dinner show. $25, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-9912,

Jesus Bas Anasazi Restaurant, 113 Washington

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

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

Brewery Tour Santa Fe Brewing Company, 35 Fire Pl

Original folk/blues/Southwestern Americana music. Free, 5–8 pm, 505-428-0690,

See where local brews such as Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Pale Ale are made. Free, 12 pm, 505-424-3333,

New Mexico Party Food Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Create a menu that celebrates the chiles and other ingredients that make the Southwest a culinary 8

Latin world music during lunch. Free, 12–2 pm, 505-988-9232, Featuring Flamenco Conpaz. $10, 7–9:30 pm, 505-983-6756,

Pleasure Pilots La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco R&B music. Free, 8–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Color Vibe 5K Santa Fe County Fairgrounds 3229 Rodeo

A color-filled 5K run, as well as an after-party and accompanying events. $26–$75, 9 am,

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, an ensemble of fourteen dancers and musicians delivering a theatrical experience. Underwritten by La Boca and Taberna. $25–$72, 8 pm, 505-988-1234,

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $15–$20, 7:30 pm and 10 pm, 505-988-4262,

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Lightning Hall The Palace Restaurant and Saloon 142 W Palace

(See page 16.) The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 7:30 pm, 505-424-1601,

Mariachi Extravaganza Fort Marcy Park, 490 Bishop’s Lodge

September 6

Santa Fe Fiesta Council’s annual event, now in its 303rd year, features mariachi performances and food and drinks for purchase. $15–$25 (free for kids under 3), 4 pm (gates), 6 pm (music), 505-988-1234,

Nacha Mendez on the Patio


Outdoor Fine Art Show First National Bank on the Plaza Parking Lot

107 W San Francisco

Members of the Santa Fe Society of Artists exhibit and sell their work. Free, 9 am–5:30 pm,

C o n v e r g e n c e : S t r u c t u r e s i n N at u r e a m on t h of l a nd s c a pe pa in t ing s

Opening Reception: September 4, 5-7pm Show: September 4-24

Nacha Mendez and Friends El Farol, 808 Canyon

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

Ramon Bermudez La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Classical guitar music. Free, 6–8 pm, 505-995-2363,

Ronald Roybal Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

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

The Liquid Muse Cocktail Club Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Sip Parisian-themed cocktails with author, educator, and mixologist Natalie Bovis. $5–$15, 7 pm, 505-982-0775,

Tone and The Major Dudes Evangelo’s, 200 W San Francisco

Tone and The Major Dudes (formerly Tone and Company) perform every Sunday. $5, 8:30–11:30 pm, 505-982-9014.

Timothy Horn “Precipice” 18x24” Oil on Canvas

G R E E N B E R G fine art

205 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.955.1500

Tucker Binkley Osteria d’Assisi Restaurant & Bar 58 S. Federal Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek Various Locations

Rising Stars in the Southwest A 501 (C) 3 Organization

Join Us for Our Fourth Annual Fundraiser

A nonprofit bicycle/camping trip with gear carried by truck, now in its 21st year. $48 per day, through September 26, 505-982-1282,

Reaching for the Stars Celebrating “Hispanic Youth Leadership Day” as proclaimed by Governor Susana Martinez

Intrigue at the Palace of the Governors Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas

September 25th 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The 2015 Fiesta Melodrama, directed by Andrew Primm, is a murder mystery written by an anonymous committee of Santa Fe residents. $15–$20, 2 pm, 505-988-4262,

Silent Auction ~ Flamenco ~ Tapas

Our Lady of Mariposas Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie

Winning The Future Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas

Up & Down Theatre presents a playful, eclectic evening of original sketches and songs about

Diana Bryer, Reaching for the Stars

(See page 16.) The premiere production of Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson’s play, Our Lady of Mariposas, follows a family in southeastern New Mexico during the massive die-off of monarch butterflies in the winter of 2002. $12–$17, 2 pm, 505-424-1601,

at The Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Tickets available at Alphagraphics Santa Fe or online at Call 505-216-6049 for more information

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September 7

Explore ways to plan and prepare a variety of healthy and tasty meals in single or double portions. $80, 6–9 pm, 505-988-3394,

Argentine Tango Milonga El Mesón, 213 Washington


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

Tacos Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza 100 E San Francisco

Personalize your own filling, salsa, and garnish during this hands-on taco cooking course with ingredients such as poblano chile, hot and smoky shrimp, and blue corn tortillas. $98, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Poetry Open–Mic Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

An open mic hosted by Santa Fe Poetry Trails. Free (donations accepted), 6 pm (sign-up), 6:30 pm (reading), 505-424-1601,

Adult Classes Entreflamenco: Santa Fe School of Flamenco 1730 Camino Carlos Rey A general technique adult flamenco class. $30, 6–7:15 pm, 505-209-1302,

Bill Hearne La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco Country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

9th Annual Hearts for Honduras Run Santa Maria De La Paz Catholic Community 11 College Dr

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

Bluegrass Jam Zia Diner 326 S Guadalupe

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


America—where we are, and where we’re headed. $15, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

Canyon Road Blues Jam El Farol, 808 Canyon

Blues, rock, and R&B. Free, 8:30 pm–12 am, 505-983-9912, September 3: Mariachi Extravaganza at Fort Marcy Park

Track Night Santa Fe High School 2100 Yucca

An organized track workout for runners of all speeds. Free, 5:50 pm (slow runners), 6 pm (fast runners),

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A contemporary Southwestern demonstration class, with menu items such as grilled salmon fillet with poblano–lime jam and fresh corn and green onion tamales. $82, 10 am, 505-983-4511,

Paint Moment

Museduino Workshop Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s

Metalachi Santa Fe Railyard Plaza 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Using the Museduino, an open-source system developed in Albuquerque, this hands-on workshop addresses the deployment of a microcontroller–based system with sensors and actuators that emphasize scalability and extensibility. $75 (discounts for students), 10 am–4 pm, 505-424-5050,

(See page 5.) A performance by a mariachi heavy metal band features a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician brothers. Free, 6 pm, 505-232-9868,

September 8

Place of Refuge Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl


CCA and SFAI host a joint discussion about the global issue of immigration/emigration. Free, 6–9 pm, 505-982-1338,

Santa Fe Farmers Market Southside Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos


Fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. Free, 3–6:30 pm, 505-983-4098,


A guided painting class. $75, 2:30–4:30 pm, 575-404-1801,

Contemporary Southwest Santa Fe School of Cooking 125 N Guadalupe

A 10K run, 5K run/walk, and kids fun run. $2–$15, 8 am,

Small Batches: Cooking for One or Two Las Cosas Cooking School 181 Paseo de Peralta

Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trl

September 5: Lightning Hall at The Palace Restaurant & Saloon

Dharma Talk Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo

This week’s Dharma Talk is presented by Joshin Brian Byrnes, Upaya’s Vice Abbot and Zen Priest. Free (donations accepted), 5:30–6:30 pm, 505-986-8518,

Yoga on the Red Bridge Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo A series of yoga sessions on the Red Bridge. $10–$15, 7:30 am, 505-471-9103,

America—where we are, and where we’re headed. $15, 7:30 pm, 505-988-4262,

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


Chuscales El Mesón, 213 Washington

Observations & Revelations Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

(See page 15.) Swinging country music. Free, 7:30–11 pm, 505-995-2363,

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

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

Trompe l’oeil artist Jacob A. Pfeiffer. Free, through September 4, 505-983-1657,

Wednesday Night Karaoke Junction, 530 S Guadalupe

Quanah ParkerComanche Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art, 702 Canyon

Piano music. Free, 7–11 pm, 505-986-5858,

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


by Nature

One Man Show

September 4–18

Artist's Reception:

Friday, September 4 5–7 pm

Wingtips & Windsors Skylight, 139 W San Francisco

Work by painter Nocona Burgess. Free, through September 4, 505-986-1156

A French Salon Concert Private Residence

30 Under 30 Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Community Gallery, 201 W Marcy All Action Figure The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community POP Gallery, 125 Lincoln

A weekly event focuses on the music, style, and dance of the 1920s, featuring a dance lesson and live music. $5, 7 pm, 505-982-0775,

Taos Chamber Music Group’s annual contributors’ “thank you concert” features work by French composers, followed by a reception. $100 minimum donation, 7 pm, 575-770-1167,


421 Canyon Road

Gallery announces an exhibit featuring 30 artists under the age of 30 from throughout the state of New Mexico. Free, through September 5, 505-955-6705,

Cause and Effect Verve Gallery of Photography 219 Marcy

Mariachi Matinee The Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco

Fine-art images by environmental photographers. Free, through September 5, 505-982-5009,

Santa Fe Fiesta Council presents its annual mariachi collaboration featuring local musical talent and entertainment. $7, 10 am and 2 pm, 505-988-1234,

Contemporary Native American Group Show Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 558 Canyon

Winning The Future Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas


Up & Down Theatre presents a playful, eclectic evening of original sketches and songs about

September 7: Metalachi at Santa Fe Railyard Plaza

Wolf Portrait, oil, 12 x 16"

Santa Fe, NM


New 3-D mixed media work by filmmaker and artist Steven Paul Judd. Free, through September 6, 505-820-0788,

Black and White and Read All Over Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery 100 W San Francisco

Hand-painted black and white pottery of the Native American Pueblos. Free, through September 7, 505-986-1234,

Color Triangles Canyon Road Contemporary Art 403 Canyon

Work by eight Native artists from three generations. Free, through September 5, 505-992-0711,

Work by Kathy Beekman, Mark Horst, and Joy Richardson. A Summer of Color event. Free, through September 7, 505-983-0433,

Free of Color Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon

Colorful Characters Selby Fleetwood Gallery, 600 Canyon

A group exhibition of works by mid–to–late career artists exploring the color white through the intersection of fine craft and contemporary art form. A Summer of Color event. Free, through September 5, 505-995-8513,

Work by painter Rodney Hatfield. A Summer of Color event. Free, through September 7, 505-992-6855,

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan and Cheryl Ann Thomas Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia

Celebrating 25 years of work by Charles Azbell. Free, through September 7, 505-988-1875,

Ceramic forms. Free, through September 5, 505-984-1122,

Charles Azbell Charles Azbell Gallery, 203A Canyon

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The Owings Gallery, 120 E Marcy

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Contemporary Spirituality Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria

Works by seven Native artists and an up-and-coming fashion designer in a month-long series of events at Encaustic Art Institute’s new Santa Fe gallery. Free, through September 7, 505-989-3283,

Memories of Golden Summer Russian Art Gallery 216 Galisteo

A group exhibition by emerging and established contemporary Russian Artists. A Summer of Color event. Free, through September 7, 505-989-9223,

An exhibition of new work by landscape painter Ed Mell. Free, through September 12, 505-982-6244,

Far Reaches Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E Palace

New works by Elise Ansel, Claire McArdle, and Kathryn Stedham. Free, through September 12, 505-989-7900,

Matteucci Contemporaries Nedra Metteucci Galleries 1075 Paseo de Peralta

A collection of pieces from all gallery artists. Free, through September 12, 505-982-4631,

The Curve and A Room Listening to Itself Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Two concurrent shows: The Curve, featuring 11 award-winning photographers, and A Room Listening to Itself, a sound installation by Adam Basanta. $5, through September 13, 505-982-1338,

Finding Color in the Land Silver Sun, 656 Canyon

Work by landscape artist Lee Macleod. Free, through September 15, 800-568-2036,

A Force of Color and Spirit Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon

Work by John Nieto. Free, through September 16, 800-746-8815,

Solitary Places LewAllen Galleries 1613 Paseo de Peralta

The Sacred Earth Art Gone Wild Galleries, 203-B Canyon

Work by Woody Gwyn. Free, through September 7, 505-988-3250,

New work from abstract expressionist Lisa Wilson. Free, through September 17, 505-820-1004,

A Spiritual Awakening Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon

Copy, Paste, Save David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Cody Hooper’s abstract acrylic paintings. Free, through September 8, 505-795-7476,

Art of Enchantment Manitou Galleries, 123 W Palace

Work by Kim Douglas Wiggins. Free, through September 10, 505-986-0440,

Edge of Discovery Manitou Galleries, 225 Canyon

Work by Josh Tobey. Free, through September 10, 505-986-9833,

A Continuing Journey The Owings Gallery on Palace 100 E Palace

New work by contemporary painter Tony Abeyta. Free, through September 12, 505-982-6244,

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Work by Phillis Ideal. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

Electr-O-Pura David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Work by Matthew Kluber. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

Figurativo Evoke Contemporary, 550 S Guadalupe

Photorealist paintings by Bernardo Torrens. Free, through September 19, 505-995-9902,

On The Road Again David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Work by Michael Scott. Free, through September 19, 505-983-9555,

The Southern Route: Site and Studio Paintings David Richard Gallery, 544 S Guadalupe

Work by Gregory Botts. Free, through September 19,


Slices of Wonder Axle Contemporary, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Artists Jason Garcia, Vicente Telles, Luke Dorman, and Jeff Drew display works that incorporate packaging design, advertising, and contemporary culture, using their images as a commentary and critique of our society and times. Free, through September 20, 505-670-5854,

Unrelated Moments Santa Fe Collective, 1114 Hickox

Work by Edie Tsong. Free, through September 20,

Native Visions Gallery 901, 708 Canyon

Work by Marwin Begaye and Harriette Tsosie. Free, through September 22, 505-780-8390,

Put a Feather On It! Red Dot Gallery, 826 Canyon

Will Wilson, artist, photographer, and head of photography for Santa Fe Community College, has curated an exhibit of contemporary Native artists. Free, through September 24, 505-820-7338,

Sketches of Charcoal and Fire Catenary Art Gallery 616 1/2 Canyon

Photographs by Rumi Vesselinova examine the Southwest landscape under the conditions of drought and related natural disasters. Free, through September 24, 505-982-2700,

(Un)Real David Richard Gallery 544 S Guadalupe

An exhibition debuting the gallery’s figuration program and introducing five new artists: Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Mull, and Claire Sherman. Free, through September 26, 505-983-1284,

Rumi on Canvas The Longworth Gallery, 530 Canyon

Work by Rahileh Rokhsari. Free, through September 30, 505-989-4210,

The Marvin and Betty Rubin Collection of 20th-Century Native Arts Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon

A display and sale of Native American paintings of artists who have chosen to abandon the Santa Fe Indian School two-dimensional art style and to adopt an avant-garde style of painting in a more modern verve. Artists included are Shonto Begay, Tony Abeyta, Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, Kevin Red Star, Dan Namingha, Kee Bahee, and Joe Maktima. Free, through September 30, 505-955-0550, adobegallery. com.

Aftershock James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo de Peralta

Sculptures by Tom Joyce. Free, through October 3, 505-989-1601,

Gold Rush Peters Projects 1011 Paseo de Peralta

An exhibition of nine new sculptures by Jason Middlebrook. Free, through October 3, 505-954-5800,

Prints Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta Leonardo Drew’s newest body of work. Free, through October 3, 505-954-5800,

Trophies and Prey: A Contemporary Bestiary Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta A group show of ceramics and other media. Free, through October 3, 505-954-5800,

The Implication of Form Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trl

Hayley Rheagan presents a series of architectural photographs that manipulate and question the dimensionality of form. $5, through October 4, 505-982-1338,

Urban Americana

TAI Modern 1601B Paseo de Peralta

Collaged acrylic paintings and a new series of watercolors by Erik Benson. Free, through October 4, 505-984-1387,

A Closer Look Teresa Neptune Studio/Gallery 728 Canyon

Work by photographer Teresa Neptune and printmaker Linda Hunsaker. Free, through October 12, 505-982-0017,

Dyeing the Grid William Siegal Gallery, 540 S Guadalupe

An exhibition of works by Lynne Gelfman, plus a selection of Pre-Columbian textiles. Free, through October 13, 505-820-3300,

Burning Sky Mesas Catenary Art Gallery,616 ½ Canyon

Southwestern landscapes by Scott Swezy. Free, through October 14, 505-982-2700,

Artechnology Eye on the Mountain Gallery 614 Agua Fria

Aaron Webster Leonard Jones shows metal art designs in jewelry, sculptures, and more. Free, through October 16, 928-308-0319,

WALD/FLUSS Photo-Eye Gallery 541 S Guadalupe

Large-format color landscape photographs by German photographer Michael Lange in his first solo exhibition in the United States. Free, through October 17, 505-988-5152,

Interaction Vivo Contemporary, 725 Canyon

An exhibit of the mutual interplay among 14 artists and their media. Free, through October 31, 505-982-1320,

Fatima Ronquillo Meyer East Gallery, 225 Canyon

Paintings by Fatima Ronquillo. Free, ongoing, 505-983-1657,

New Mexico Landscapes and Native Peoples The Santa Fe Gallery, 223 E Palace Photographs and new archival pigment prints by Robert Dawson. Free, ongoing, 505-983-6429,

Opening the Doors Watson McRae Gallery, 729 Canyon

An exhibit of contemporary works by gallery artists. Free, ongoing, 239-472-3386,





Permanent Collection The Encaustic Art Institute 632 Agua Fria

The EAI exhibits its permanent collection at the gallery’s new Railyard Arts District location. Free, ongoing, 505-989-3283,

Prescott Studio, Gallery, and Sculpture Garden 1127 Siler Park

Kinetic, steel animal sculptures powder-coated in color or a natural rust patina. Mondays and Saturdays by appointment. 505-424-8449,

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,

Line, Color, Composition Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

An exploration of Georgia O’Keeffe’s creative process. Through September 13. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

Monarch: Orange Takes Flight Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo

Orange predominates in the container gardens on view, with other plants of complementary colors mixed in. A Summer of Color event. $5–$7 (free for kids 12 and younger), through September 13, 505-471-9103,

The Red That Colored the World Museum of International Folk Art 706 Camino Lejo

An exhibition focused on the color red and the history of cochineal, an insect-based dye that produces the hue. A Summer of Color event. $6–9, through September 13, 505-476-1250,

New Photography Acquisitions Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson

Images of Georgia O’Keeffe, many of them by Alfred Stieglitz. $10–$12 (kids free), through September 26, 505-946-1000,

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

Installations by Janine Antoni with choreographer Stephen Petronio; Amy Cutler with musician Emily Wells; Ann Hamilton; Harmony Hammond with artist Francis Cape; Dario Robleto with historian Patrick Feaster; and Lance Ledbetter of Dust to Digital Records. $5–$10, through October 4, 505-989-1199,

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Native Women Sculpting Women Museum of Indian Arts and Culture 710 Camino Lejo

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

Tradición, Devoción y Vida Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

An exhibition highlighting some of the greatest modernist and 20th century photographers to have worked in New Mexico and Mexico. $8 (kids free), through October 31, 505-982-2226,

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

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

Visions and Visionaries Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

MoCNA’s new permanent gallery, Kieve Family Gallery, curated by Chief Curator Candice Hopkins, tells stories of the development of Native art in the American southwest in the 1960s and its evolution into a national movement today. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain’s work explores intersections of photography, film, and sound. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

Wanderings Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral A new body of photo-based work by Meryl McMaster. $10, through December 31, 505-983-1666,

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,

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,

Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln

Artifacts, photographs, lithographs, and diaries that ponder the role of memory. $6–$9, through February 26, 2016, 505-476-5200,

Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt in New Spain Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo

An exhibition exploring the history, use, and popularity of the color blue in the area that was New Spain through textiles, ceramics, painting, and sculpture. A Summer of Color event. $8, through February 29, 2016, 505-982-2226,

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,

The Power of Place Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo Works by invited New Mexico sculptors. $5–$7 (free for 12 and younger), through May 1, 2016, 505-471-9103,

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, 505-476-1200,

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,

City Tours

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

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Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band


an eclectic mix of always danceable tunes by Emi ly

IT’S GOT TO BE DANCEABLE, says Cathy Faber about the music her band plays at local gigs. “We keep the music upbeat and mix it up, so there may be a shuffle and then the next tune is a waltz or a two-step,” she adds. Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band formed in 2010, although the current members—Faber, Dave Devlin, Laura Leech and Troy Rachau—have been together for barely a year. Leech plays upright bass and sings harmony. Rachau is the drummer. Devlin, who plays lap steel, pedal steel, dobro, mandolin, and telecaster, is what Faber calls “the lead everything.” Faber says, “What Dave enjoys playing, we usually do. On the other hand, we are democratic. I mean, if someone hates a particular song, we don’t do it. We all want to have a good time.” Devlin’s interest in rockabilly music means more rockabilly songs are part of the playlist, which also includes Western swing, retro country, and blues/folk/rock. At the band’s upcoming gigs, which take place on September 9 and 10 at La Fonda’s Fiesta Lounge, expect to hear a variety of songs by recording artists such Patsy Cline, Wanda

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Jackson, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Ashley Monroe. “I choose music that’s not top 40 country,” says Faber. Cathy Farber “The only top 40 tunes we Dave Devlin, Laura Leech, might do were top 40 in Cathy Faber, and Troy Rachau the 1960s.” Faber, the band’s rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist, was born in Seattle and has a background in bluegrass music. She founded and fronted several bands in the Northwest before moving to Santa Fe in 2001. In 2005 local musician Bill Hearne asked her to play upright bass and sing in the Bill Hearne Trio. “A lot of Bill’s music was new to me at the time,” she says. “I learned a lot of retro country music from him. It was the music he grew up with. I still perform “Wishful Thinking,” which is one of the tunes I sang with Bill.” Faber’s work in New Mexico was honored in 2013 when her band’s album Lights of Santa Fe won Best Country CD at the New Mexico Music Awards.

Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band, September 9 and 10, no cover, 7:30—11 pm, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco,

summer is ending, but the fun is just beginning

LABOR DAY IS, FOR MANY of us, the end of summer and the last holiday before Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to catch up on things we’ve been putting off around the house, an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, and a reason to take advantage of all the cool things Santa Fe has to offer that maybe you wouldn’t have time for otherwise. Here are some ideas to get you going. Start off on the right foot, literally, at the Hearts for Honduras 5/10K run. The ninth annual event not only benefits your health but also the Santa Maria de la Paz Honduran Mission Group, which supports the less fortunate in Guaimaca, Honduras. If you survive the 3.1 or 6.2 mile run, refuel downtown at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. During a three-hour, hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn to make taco fillings that include poblano chile and spinach, hot and smoky shrimp, chicken guacamole, and salsa fresca. Pile them high inside blue corn or flour tortillas, and enjoy a perfect Santa Fe–style lunch. After eating, wander a half–mile east to the Plaza, where you’ll find the Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market. Buy something sweet from one of the many food vendors, or treat yourself to an ice cream cone at the Häagen Dazs shop on San Francisco Street. Find a bench and people watch while you eat your dessert. Then, walk around the square and shop till you drop; dozens of juried artists and craftspeople will be

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present selling their goods. By the afternoon, there might be a slight chill in the air, which can only mean one thing: ski season is right around the corner. So head up Hyde Park Road to purchase a season pass (a steal at only $489) or discount card during the Ski Santa Fe Fall Gold Sale. While you’re on the mountain, ride the Super Chief Quad chair to the top of the ridge—you won’t regret the view from 11,250 feet—and hike back down. Or just play a few games of cornhole and drink beer in the base area, which sounds just as much fun and way less strenuous (this is a holiday weekend, after all). Finish the day back at 7,000 feet at the Railyard, where rockers Metalachi will wow the crowd with their crazy heavy–metal– mariachi music (see page 5). If you don’t feel like standing, snag a seat on the patio at Second Street Brewery at the Railyard or the Violet Crown and take in the music from afar. Order a local craft brew and raise a glass to the end of summer. Hearts for Honduras, September 7, 8 am, $15–$40, Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community, 11 College, Tacos, September 7, 10 am, $98, Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe, Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market, September 5–7, free, Santa Fe Plaza, Ski Santa Fe Fall Gold Sale, September 5–7, 9 am–4:30 pm, Gold Pass $489, Ski Santa Fe, end of State Hwy 475, Metalachi, September 7, 5 pm, free, Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta,

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Tomás Rivera, Maya Sanchez, and Jason Jaramillo star in Alix Hudson’s play Our Lady of Mariposas at Teatro Paraguas

Teatro Paraguas: Our Lady of Mariposas

memories of butterflies and a search for family

by Emily Va n Cle ve

THE DEATHS OF MORE THAN 200 million monarch butterflies after a severe winter storm in Mexico in 2002 had a profound impact on Santa Fe playwright Alix Hudson, who wove the butterflies into her play Our Lady of Mariposas. Set in southeastern New Mexico, this drama is about the disappearance of a young girl’s mother and the anticipation of the monarch butterflies’ migration through New Mexico. “In 7-year-old Esperanza’s mind, these two events are related,” explains Argos MacCallum, who directs the play opening at Teatro Paraguas on September 3. “Esperanza feels she has to find both her mother and the butterflies, and walks out of school one day to find them.” Hudson, a bilingual and special education preschool teacher in Santa Fe who wrote the play’s first draft in 2011, focuses on the interactions among Mexican immigrant Manuel (played by Jason Jaramillo), his daughter Esperanza (played by Maya Sanchez), his next door neighbor Kate (played by Liza Frolkis) and two of his work buddies, Dave (played by Tomás Rivera) and Eulogio (played by Daric Gutierrez). A single dad since his wife disappeared, Manuel relies on help from Kate as he figures out how to raise 16

Esperanza by himself. Dave and Eulogio provide a bit of comic relief in an otherwise serious drama. “It’s the authentic dialogue between Manuel and his work buddies that drew me to the play,” MacCullum says. “I grew up in New Mexico. I know the way people really talk with each other. I think Alix captured the local idioms and the bilingual expressions very well.” MacCullum wanted to direct the play last year but couldn’t find the right person to play Manuel. He was looking for a 30-year-old Hispanic actor and finally asked Jaramillo, whom he’s known for many years, to take on the role. “He’s doing an amazing job,” MacCallum adds. Our Lady of Mariposas is presented as a memory play, with Esperanza as a grown woman (played by Rosario Roybal) recalling her life as a girl. Scenes take place in the apartments belonging to Manuel and Kate. Our Lady of Mariposas, September 3-12, 7:30 pm; September 13, 2 pm, $12–$17,Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie,

Five and Dime General Store Longtime Santa Feans still call the Five and Dime General Store “Woolworth’s,” even though the F.W. Woolworth Company chain closed all of its U.S. stores in 1997. A constant presence on the southeast corner of the Plaza since 1935, Five and Dime still provides locals and tourists with all their convenience store needs, from batteries to snacks to office supplies. The Santa Fe store’s greatest claims to fame is the famous Frito Pie seen here: a bag of Fritos corn chips doused in a mixture of ground beef, red chile, and pinto beans topped with cheddar cheese. Store manager Lorraine Chavez has cooked this concoction from scratch for 17 years, and says that when Anthony Bourdain insulted the famously popular lunch-in-a-bag in 2013, the publicity only brought in more customers. Opinions and lore about the origin of the Frito Pie vary, but many in Santa Fe believe Teresa Hernández, who worked at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in the 1960s, was the first to make the “walking taco.”—Cristina Olds 58 E San Francisco

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Five and Dime General Store Manager Lorraine Chavez

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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.

photographs by Lisa Law


by Pamela Macias

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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.

photographs by Stephen Lang


Kate Rivers, Run Happy, mixed media on paper, 61 x 67"


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Pattern, texture, and the messages communicated through texts and images are what interest collage artist Kate Rivers, who puts together fragments of maps and cancelled stamps with scraps of paper and parts from old books. Rivers says her work is “an investigation of memory, nostalgia, time, and space.” Some of her pieces look like birds’ nests, while other pieces are purely abstract.—Emily Van Cleve Kate Rivers: Lost in Paradise, September 4–October 2 reception September 4, 5–7 pm The William&Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon,

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City Darshan 9, acrylic on panel, 42 x 38"

City 8, acrylic on panel, 26 x 20"

K ati e Metz ’s citys cape s v ib rate w it h t he e n e rg y of a r ch itect ur e, move me n t a nd ligh t by Emily Va n Cle ve

KATIE METZ’S SUBJECT matter is all around her—tall, imposing skyscrapers, bustling cars struggling to get through rush hour traffic, and bright street lights illuminating a path for pedestrians. Metz lives in the heart of Seattle and uses its energy to fuel her cityscape paintings. “Sometimes people see Seattle in my work, but these scenes could be taking place in any city across the country,” she says. “The point of my paintings is to capture the feeling, the mood of a city.” Several of Metz’s new acrylic cityscapes on panel are featured during her solo show, Eight Million Stories in the Naked City, opening at GF Contemporary on September 4. The process used to create these works is one that Metz came up with a few years after moving to Seattle in 2005. “First, I put down layers of gesso and paint,” Metz explains. “Then I take out my bowl of razor blades and scratch lines into the paint. I use a razor blade like a drawing tool.” Metz’s paintings have imaginary structures and cars that suggest human activity but are generally 22


GF Contemporary

Uptown 3, acrylic on panel, 35 x 36"

devoid of people. “I view the lights, buildings, and cars as the people,” she adds. Cityscapes are a far cry from the artwork Metz used to do when she lived outside Boulder, Colorado. For years she painted still lifes, landscapes, and figures while enjoying a quiet country lifestyle. A decade ago, after deciding that she needed a major change in her life, she pulled up her rural roots and headed for the city. For a couple of years Metz wasn’t sure what she wanted to paint. When friends responded positively to photographs she took of cracks in Seattle streets, she realized she had found a new direction. “Sometimes I miss the painting I used to do,” she says, “but I’m really having fun with my cityscapes and feel I have a lot more to explore with them.” Katie Metz, Eight Million Stories in the Naked City, through September 20, reception September 4, 5–7 pm, GF Contemporary, 707 Canyon,

Erin Currier

using global trash to make a joyful statement


STUDIO Often using trash to create her portraits, collages, and murals, Santa Fe artist Erin Currier has traveled to almost 40 countries, immersing herself in daily life from Nepal to Nicaragua, studying the languages and traveling around by foot or bus. She sketches extensively, documenting the people and situations she observes, all the while collecting the discarded items that she later incorporates into "the sheery joy of art-making." "The more I travel,” she says, "the greater my sense of urgency as an artist to address social inequality and economic disparity through my work. Above all, I am a humanist artist, politically active and unapologetically narrative in my repertoire of practices, and for whom art and the social world are inseparable."—Carolyn Patten

Reception at Blue Rain Gallery September 3, 5–7 pm

"My work draws its aesthetic and philosophical influence from the ‘Global South’."


She sketches extensively, documenting the people and situations she observes.

Currier’s work is exhibited and collected internationally.

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STUDIO Artist Ivan Dimitrov and his family left Bulgaria in 1998, where he says he wasn’t allowed to study at the fine art academy because of his political views. Since coming to Santa Fe “to find peace,” he’s carved and painted countless sculptures, doors, mantels, corbels, and pieces of furniture for clients including La Fonda on the Plaza, First Presbyterian Church, and the City of Santa Fe. Next up: a commission to carve “a magnificent screen for a tiny orthodox church on Cordova Street.” For the past five years, Dimitrov has taught fine woodworking classes at Santa Fe Community College. “My class always fills up,” he says, noting that learning is important at every age and that mistakes motivate invention and growth. “The deeper you go in the ocean, you see how little you are and how many things you still have to learn.”—Cristina Olds Santa Fe Woodcarving,

woodcarver extraordinaire

Dimitrov paints with acrylics and carves the frames for his artwork.

He favors basswood, or linden, for its softness and durability. Dimitrov has more than 47 years of woodcarving experiene.


“I came [to Santa Fe] with 180 chisels, and now I have more than 500,” Dimitrov says. “I just bought another 15 yesterday.”

Ivan Dimitrov


Greenberg Fine Art Wor ks celebrati ng t h e conve r ge nce of nat u re a nd city life

by Emily Va n Cle ve

VISUAL CONVERSATIONS between manmade and natural environments are the subjects of the 20 paintings featured in Greenberg Fine Art’s show Convergence: Structures in Nature. Opening September 4 and including work by Timothy Horn, Karol Mack, Laurin McCracken, Alice Williams, and Richard Weinstein, the show has a wide range of oils and watercolors ranging from landscapes with a hint of human occupation to cityscapes adorned with trees, flowers, and plants. “We left it wide open for the artists to paint their interests,” says gallery director Bella Gaspich. “For some, the landscape is huge and man’s presence is small. For others, people and their creations are the most important parts of the paintings.” Horn, a graduate of Cooper Union School of Art who started his career in graphic design, lives in northern California and paints throughout the Bay Area. He often works en plein air, capturing quiet rural scenes where nature is dominant. Also working en plein air is Mack, who grew up in ranching and farming country in Colorado and lives in northern New Mexico. She paints tall trees, winding streams, calm lakes, and classical architecture, striving to capture the light, mood, and feeling of an area. A watercolorist who has extensive training in architecture and is a signature member of more than a dozen watercolor societies, McCracken focuses on things manmade and their relationship with their environment. People enjoying cafés and the hustle and bustle of city life interest Weinstein, who has traveled extensively in France and Italy. Gaspich is excited that Williams, who has lived all over the United States and throughout Europe, has been able to ship several paintings from Provence, France for inclusion in the show. “We’ll have a number of café scenes on display,” says Gaspich. “There’s been keen interest in these works at the gallery in recent months.” Group show, Convergence: Structures in Nature, through September 17, reception September 4, 5–7 pm, Greenberg Fine Art, 205 Canyon,



Richard Weinstein Little Cupcake oil on canvas, 20 x 24"

Alice Williams Conques, France oil on canvas, 30 x 40"

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art style


Season of Color: Group Show Barbara Meikle Fine Art, 236 Delgado, Through September 21 There are plenty of colorful works on display at Barbara Meikle Fine Art’s group show. Meikle’s vibrant paintings often feature horses, donkeys, and owls, although the artist also paints the magnificent landscape outside her front door in Tesuque. Acrylic paintings by Carla Spence and Robert Burt, glass by David Shanfeld, and ceramics by Randy O’Brien complement Meikle’s work. — Emily Van Cleve

Aaron Webster Leonard Jones, Pyramid, mild steel and circuits, 24 x 24 x 20"

Webster Artechnology: Aaron Webster Leonard Jones Eye on the Mountain Art Gallery, 614 Agua Fria,, Through October 16 In the true spirit of a Renaissance man, Aaron Webster Leonard Jones does it all: jewelry, sculpture, blacksmithing, poetry, music, computer design, and more. For his show at Eye on the Mountain Gallery, Jones focuses on sculpture and jewelry inspired by metaphysical experiences and the natural world. Jones has designed and created permanent sculptures and art installations at Goddard College in Vermont.

Barbara Meikle, Touching the Sky, oil on canvas, 48 x 24"

Leonardo Drew: Prints Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta, Through October 3 Leonardo Drew, who attended the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, showcases his latest body of work, made with cotton paper pulp and pigment, at Peters Projects. “The idea of using paper was one thing, but the actual end result seemed to be much, much more than that,” Drew says.— EVC Leonardo Drew, 38 P, pigmented and transferred handmade paper, 86 x 90"


The Marvin and Betty Rubin Collection of 20th-Century Native Arts, Adobe Gallery, 221 Canyon Through September 30 Some Native painters have forged their own artistic paths, preferring to adopt a more avant-garde style of creating work than a traditional one. Adobe Gallery celebrates these mavericks with a show of exciting new work by artists including Shonto Begay, Tony Abeyta, Jaune Quick-toSee Smith, Kevin Red Star, Dan Namingha, Kee Bahee, and Joe Maktima.­ — EVC

Shonto Begay, Gratitude in the Cornfield #3, acrylic, 24 x 18"

[on the market]

Manon Pierme’s Manolla by Senbi Manon Pierme is on a mission to provide delicious, quality foods to Santa Fe and beyond. For the past year, Pierme has been producing handmade, artisanal Manolla by Senbi granola from her facility at the Lena Street Lofts. Sold in 10-ounce packages, the granola comes in slightly sweet lemon lavender, chai, and rose chili flavors; and savory herbs, curry, and chickpea flavors. The dairy-, gluten-, and GMO-free granolas are available at La Montanita Coop and at Body of Santa Fe, and talks are underway with Whole Foods Market for even greater distribution. Offering a tasty contrast from the highly processed, sugar-filled, and bad oil-laden granola on the market, Manolla is made with less than three grams of sugar per serving (from coconut nectar) and 12 grams of carbohydrates. “Manolla is a great way to get some needed fiber, protein, fats, and smart carbs, made mindfully,” adds Pierme. The 23-year-old, who was raised in Santa Fe and Colorado, likes that her business sets an example for entrepreneuring Santa Feans, and says the small city allowed her to learn quickly and thrive. “I tell people I find it’s harder to wake up every morning and deny the passion that calls in your heart than it is to take a risk and see if you can succeed,” she says. Pierme left “regular college” after six months to attend the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and later completed yoga teacher training with Body of Santa Fe. She’s also trained as an Ayurvedic Self Care Educator and offers nutrition coaching from her facility.—Cristina Olds

[on the market]

36 Double Arrow South Close to the Plaza and located on a hilltop off Old Santa Fe Trail is this Southwestern home on more than five acres, featuring colorful tile work by Roland Van Loon. Artist John Massey created the home’s sculpted curved stairway with an iron railing that leads to porcelain slate and puzzle tile floors. There are two master suites—one on the lower level of the home, and the other upstairs—each with its own balcony. A third bedroom can be used as an office. Watch the dogs play in the property’s two fenced runs from the spacious portales that surround the home. A three-car garage has a center bay designed to accommodate a recreational vehicle. The private well has rights to more than three acre-feet of water.


Manolla by Senbi, 1600 Lena, Ste A5,



List Price: $ 998,000, Contact: Peggy Fino, 505-470-9220, Keller Williams,

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Ronald Roybal


Te wa Pueblo a nd Spa ni sh ro ots me rge in s olo flute a nd g uit a r

There are only a handful of places in the world where you can hear free, live, Native American music every weekend, and one is our very own Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa. Every Friday and Saturday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm, with a special Sunday evening show this Labor Day weekend, Ronald Roybal entertains loyal locals and guests from around the world. A solo act, Roybal alternates between Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar, each of which he plays to recorded accompaniment. It gets more solo than that, however. Roybal records his own accompaniment at his own recording studio, and then mixes, masters, and markets his music. Solo has been Roybal’s style from the beginning. “I have never played with anyone,” asserts Roybal. With 18 Yarrow is an abundant wild years and running at Hotel Santa Fe; more than one million YouTube plant in New Mexico and views; multiple honors from the Native American Music Awards and New has been used medicinally Mexico Music Industry Awards; and not least of all, earnings sufficient to for centuries. pay the mortgage, it’s fair to say working alone is working well for him. In his youth, Roybal made a quick study of great flutists such as R. Carlos Nakai and Joseph Firecrow; as well as Spanish classical guitarists John Williams, Andrés Segovia, and particularly Julian Bream. He soon went on to develop his own style—a unique amalgamation Photographer Mark Steven Shepherd proves Santa Fe style is a real thing with organically emanating from Tewa Pueblo heritage on his his candid shots of locals around town. father’s side, and Spanish Colonial roots on his mother’s side. Roybal remarks, “I am a Mestizo whose destiny is tied to the 400–year–old drama played out on the stage that is the land of my people.” Even so, Roybal did not consciously set out to create a style that harmonized his indigenous and colonial ancestry. “It just happened over time. Like I’m mixed, I compose duets of flute and guitar.” Asked to describe his styling, he demurs: “You just have to hear it.”—Donna Schillinger

Yarrow for healing and dreaming Common in southern Colorado and New Mexico, yarrow is a delicate plant with feathery leaves and clusters of tiny flowers, which can be white, yellow, light pink, or dark pink. Yarrow has been used for centuries to assist in the healing of wounds. It is also known as militaris, from its longstanding use as a battlefield treatment to slow bleeding. The tall stalks have long been implemented in various forms of divination among cultures in the East and West.—Carolyn Patten


Santa Fashion

Ronald Roybal plays each weekend at Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa.


Karen Reeder, local artist and dress designer, in a drop-dead corset dress and cowboy boots at Geronimo Restaurant on Canyon Road.



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Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters

Skylight Santa Fe hosted Americana/country/rockers Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters on August 13 during their current tour promoting their double disc, Somewhere Down the Road. They wowed their fans and won over some new ones, including Santa Fean Natalie Bovis, who knew of Thornton only for his role in Bad Santa. “Not only was the whole band good, but Billy Bob Thornton made every song a personal journey by sharing the story of how and why it was written,” she says, comparing his energy to that of Johnny Cash’s. “Very down to earth, he pulls you right in,” she adds. The group, comprising Teddy Andreadis, J. D. Andrew, and Brad Davis, said they were honored to play at the iconic Grand Ole Opry just after their Santa Fe performance.—Cristina Olds September 3, 2015 NOW 29

Matthew Higginbotham Exultation


September 1 through September 14 ARTIST Friday, September 4 5 pm - 8 pm

Waxlander Gallery

celebrating thirty-one years of excellence

622 Canyon Road • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505.984.2202 • 800.342.2202

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