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GET YOUR FIX 9 MAKE Santa Fe hosts Fixit Clinics that help keep appliances out of landfills—but might it eventually be illegal to do so?
Being local allows me to better care for my community and our clients needs.
CANNABIS CAPER 11 Would-be thieves have tried to break into a number of dispensaries lately, but haven’t been terribly successful COVER STORY 12 THE BOSSES Flashy national press called Santa Fe a top city for woman-owned businesses, but we look at the real story behind the nice numbers
25 BLAZE AND GLIMMER After starring in last year’s tragically underrated Blaze, a biopic of country songwriting legend Blaze Foley, musician Ben Dickey is riding high with new music of his own and a stop in Santa Fe.
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ANOTHER IDEA Dockless scooters will be a nuisance upon the city and will litter the surrounding environment. These scooters are hardly needed for this town and serve more as entertainment than an actual need besides certain circumstances. I’d look into bicycles with docking stations instead.
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CORRECTIONS The print advertisement in last week’s issue that contained the Best of Santa Fe ballot made an error in the business name of one of the nominees in the Best Barber category. It’s Dino’s Drive-In Barber Shop. Official online voting lasts through May 31 in over 150 categories at SFReporter.com/bosf. In “When you can’t lead a horse to water, take a camel” (News, May 8), the name of Sunny Khalsa’s camel Meshach was misspelled. Additionally, the schools Khalsa attended were misidentified; they were Carlos Gilbert Elementary and Alameda Junior High.
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Get your Fix easy to fix. At least this has been the case at the Fixit Clinics hosted by the county so far, where Denton estimates that community members successfully fix around 70% of items brought in. SFR showed up to the Saturday event with a broken lamp. We were paired with Fixit Coach Lieven Van Hulle, who owns a lamp repair shop down the street, and within 10 minutes of buffing connectors and clearing the light bulb socket, the lamp was back in action. Petra Babankova, whose son brought a ripped trampoline to the clinic, says the family has a culture of fixing things at home—a value she inherited from watching her father troubleshoot repairs on everything and anything. “It felt very natural for us to attempt to fix our things,” she says, “but it’s really wonderful to have these workshops because between all of the different people, here you have such a wealth of knowledge and all the right tools from MAKE.” Denton says other municipalities, including Phoenix and Albuquerque, have reached out to him with interest in starting their own clinics replicating the Santa Fe model. But he also says access to community tool libraries helps. “We are fortunate in terms of spreading Fixit
Fixit Clinic encourages people to do their own repairs as the right-torepair movement gains national momentum BY L E A H CA N TO R l e a h @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m
e live in a consumer culture that encourages us to take the disposability of our possessions for granted. When an appliance breaks or a garment rips, a replacement is just a few clicks away on Amazon. But our consumptive habits have resulted in more garbage than we can fit in our landfills, and an onslaught of plastic is washing up on beaches across the world at alarming rates. E-waste from discarded electronics and appliances is the world’s fastest-growing trash stream. This is what motivated Neal Denton, sustainability specialist for Santa Fe County, to organize Fixit Clinics several times a year. The first of these DIY repair troubleshooting and discovery workshops was held a little over a year ago, and the most recent one was held on Saturday May 4 at MAKE Santa Fe (makesantafe.org), a membership-based community workspace and tool-sharing collective off Siler Road. “One of the things we are working on is reducing the amount of material going into the landfill,” says Denton. Along with a home composting program, the Fixit Clinics began as an attempt to reduce the county’s waste stream. “We are trying to educate people on the value of waste as a resource,” Denton tells SFR. “We are trying to teach troubleshooting. Fixing is just the mechanism for critical thinking. … We don’t want people to come in every time with their broken items. We want people to pause next time and go, ‘Well, I think I can fix that myself.’ The mindset right now is, ‘It’s broken, throw it away,’ when it should be, ‘It’s broken, what’s wrong with it?’” With the right know-how, some basic tools and a healthy dose of curiosity, many of the products we throw away without hesitation are actually relatively
A teen brought a ripped trampoline to the clinic at MAKE Santa Fe.
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Attendees of Santa Fe County’s Fixit Clinic take apart a broken steam mop on May 4.
Clinics that there are maker spaces popping up everywhere,” he says. Santa Fe Fixit Clinics and MAKE Santa Fe fit into a rapidly growing cultural phenomenon of DIYers, fixers and makers. Last year, the city won a national bid to host the first Nation Of Makers conference. Maker spaces, tool collectives and independent repair shops are the birthplace of companies like iFixit (ifixit.com), a tech repair company that sells spare parts and distributes repair manuals for the most commonly owned phones and computers for free online, and publishes a guide of the 44 most popular laptops, tablets and smartphones ranked by modularity of design—meaning parts can be almost indefinitely exchanged and upgraded and can be repaired with common tools —and the ease of home repairs. The right-to-repair movement comes against a backdrop of tech companies’ push to enforce controversial interpretations of copyright law arguing individuals do not have the right to dismantle and fix their own electronics. John Deere, America’s largest manufacturer of farm equipment, has pushed farmers into the right-to-repair movement by arguing farmers have “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle,” but do not actually fully own their tractors—meaning they can be penalized for trying to do their own repairs. Many companies intentionally design products to have an artificially limited
useful life so they slow down or break within a designated period of time. This phenomenon, known as planned obsolescence, was the subject of 2017 class-action lawsuits against Apple for intentionally slowing down older iPhones when a new version comes on the market. Since the beginning of the 2019, 20 states have introduced right-to-repair legislation that has also made its way onto the agenda of three presidential candidates so far. The same weekend as the local clinic, Bernie Sanders announced support for national right-torepair laws to ensure farmers can repair their equipment. But it’s not a lefty cause. Though all three presidential candidates to endorse right-to-repair legislation are Democrats, a third of legislation introduced at the state level was sponsored by Republicans, and Libertarian media outlets have covered the issue closely. “Libertarians and conservatives should work together to enact right-torepair legislation. … I should have an inalienable right to do whatever I please with my own property without interference from any government mandate or law passed through some corporate protectionist lobbyist,” writes Alan Ganon on the blog Being Libertarian. The next Fixit Clinic hosted by the Santa Fe County Sustainability Office and MAKE Santa Fe is planned for Aug. 3 from 1-4 pm.
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MOs are similar in a string of cannabis dispensary burglaries and cops say they could be linked
Security footage of burglars breaking into Shift Dispensary 30 minutes after a similar incident across town. Different cameras account for the differences in color.
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he details are the same every time. A small group of masked men dressed in black approach a cannabis shop, break a door or a window with hammers, rush inside, smash up some display cases, then take off. Often they hit more than one business in a single night, and then disappear. At first, it seemed like a one-off event: Some kids whose blood started running hot decide to try for a big score, head to a dispensary, panic at the level of security, then move across town to try their luck at a different seller. But more break-ins earlier this month have begun to complicate the story, and the true motives of the would-be burglars grow increasingly opaque. A group tried the exact same methods again at Kure Cannabis on Guadalupe about half an hour before New MexiCann on San Mateo was hit. It’s the third time Kure has been broken into in the past few months, and it’s been black-clad intruders every time. No money or cannabis has ever been taken from any of the state-licensed dispensaries—only a bit of merchandise. Mostly, the cost to operators has been replacing doors, windows and display cases. Santa Fe police who are still treating the cases as burglaries concede to SFR that the incidents are being investigated as if the burglars are one crew. For the first time, law enforcement found physical evidence at the scene of
the New MexiCann break-in, and video captured by security cameras and shared with police indicate that the burglars at various locations could be the same individuals. The timeline goes like this: First, on March 20, the now-familiar hammer-wielding, masked assailants hit Fruit of the Earth on Early Street near the Railyard. Then, half an hour later, masked men broke into Shift, the dispensary on Bisbee Court south of town, caused some property damage and then left within seconds. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials took two weeks to agree to release footage from the Shift break-in on March 20, noting to SFR only after a formal records request that its files were “corrupt.” However, SFR was able to access the files within minutes. The recordings show two burglars with covered faces breaking down the glass door at the entrance of Shift and struggling to enter.
After getting into the main lobby, one of the burglars can be seen taking two swings at a reception window with the hammer, failing to break it, and then retreating. The Sheriff’s Department says it’s now sharing information from the Shift break-in, which happened outside city limits, with police, who are investigating the rest of the break-ins, all of which took place within Santa Fe proper. On March 27, at 1:30 am, men dressed in black and using hammers smashed their way into Kure. They took off after breaking some display cases and making off with a few pieces of merchandise for sale in the front office. Like the previous burglaries, they didn’t get away with any cash or cannabis. A Kure employee told SFR at the time that the intruders had caused more property damage by breaking cases than the value of the missing merchandise, and that the display cases were unlocked and
could be opened without being broken. On May 1, four black-clad men wielding hammers struck New MexiCann at 1:30 in the morning, and then, half an hour later, Kure was hit again by blackclad men with hammers. Nothing was taken from either spot. Police say they’re now investigating the latest two break-ins, at Kure and New MexiCann, as if they were carried out by the same people. “Upon reviewing the surveillance video, which is decent quality, there were four males. They appeared younger, just based on their stature and clothing; they were all masked, wearing gloves, covered pretty much from head to toe,” Santa Fe Police Sgt. Cipriano Varela Jr., who is heading up the investigation into the most recent pair of break-ins, tells SFR. “They implemented the same tools to break into both places, which were hammers. And they busted the windows out in the same fashion. They started at the outside of the windows and then pushed the middle of the windows out.” Video helped police determine that two of the burglars at New MexiCann appeared to be wearing the same clothing and the same shoes as some of those who broke into Kure about 30 minutes later, according to Varela. He adds that a blood sample and touch DNA were found at New MexiCann, the first significant pieces of evidence that could lead to a suspect. Police are still investigating whether the break-ins in March were carried out by the same group. “Absolutely, we have taken that into consideration,” Varela says of the possibility. Varela says the hope is that a crime analyst also working on the case can help get ahead of the break-ins. “We are aware, and we are definitely taking all the precautions we can to get a step ahead. They’re happening so frequently and they all seem to be the same people,” Varela says. “So yes, we’re on that.” A representative from Kure declined to be quoted for this story, but a Kure employee, Marcus Herrera, expressed frustration with police. “Twenty-eight minutes,” Herrera told SFR a few days after the break-in on March 20. “The owner was dead asleep, in bed, got the call and was here, and waited 28 minutes.” A police spokesman says another break-in was reported at a nearby restaurant, accounting for the slow response time. SFR has a pending request to obtain the dispatch logs for the dispensary break-ins, which would show the time between the burglar alarm being triggered and when law enforcement arrived. SFREPORTER.COM
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Santa Fe has proportionally more woman-owned businesses than elsewhere, but entrepreneurs still face challenges BY L E A H CA N TO R l e a h @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m
few years ago, national news outlets published a story that created quite a buzz among local business owners, politicians and media alike: Santa Fe was named by Forbes and other publications as the best city for woman-owned businesses in the country. The stories were based on a study by personal finance site NerdWallet, which ranked Santa Fe above many larger cities that are known to be business hubs; Boulder, Colorado, came in second, Washington, DC, came in seventh, and San Francisco was ranked ninth. NerdWallet looked at data from 289 metro areas with at least 10,000 businesses, and rankings were based on factors including the total number of independently owned businesses per capita, the percentage of companies owned by women, the average revenue of woman-owned businesses and how many of those businesses had employees beyond the founder. The study, made public in 2015, also considered quality of life, including factors such as the number of women with a bachelor’s degree, unemployment levels and cost of living. According to the study, Santa Fe has more independent businesses per capita than most cities on the list, and a third of those businesses are owned by women; the study also indicated there is a greater proportion of woman-owned businesses here than other cities it considered.
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The ranking illustrates Santa Fe as a small city where many women own small businesses, work for themselves, and can successfully support themselves doing their own thing. But four years after the study, how’s it looking? What makes Santa Fe special, and what are the greatest challenges for female business owners? “When you look at women-owned businesses in Santa Fe, or any businesses in Santa Fe for that matter, many are focused in the arts, services, retail and tourism,” says Marie Longserre, president and CEO of the Santa Fe Business Incubator, an organization that offers key support services such as coaching and outreach to local startups. Longserre explains that these kinds of local establishments are sometimes easier to start than businesses in tech or manufacturing, which require an initial investment of capital for creating prototypes and products. Building a business that is scalable—that could one day become a company with a national reach— is even harder, especially in a city where seed money is often hard to come by. “In general, though, I think Santa Fe is a very supportive community for women business owners, and you can’t discount the value of that support,” she says. According to the Census Survey of Business Owners, in 2012, 42% of all firms in Santa Fe County were owned by women—even more than NerdWallet found. Data from the 2017 survey will likely be released later next year. Yet, current data from the Santa Fe Small Business Development Center confirms that about 68% of woman-owned businesses in Santa Fe have fewer than five employees, which is right on target with the national average, according to 2012 economic census data (the most recent and in-depth body of data available). Also of note is that, according to the
NerdWallet study, the average annual revenue of woman-owned businesses ($107,209.58) was significantly lower than many other cities. Interestingly, most of the smaller cities on the list raked in higher average revenue for woman-owned businesses than large cities such as DC and San Francisco, but average revenue for Santa Fe was at least five times lower than other cities of a similar size such as Racine, Wisconsin. Many of the people who spoke to SFR say insufficient start-up funding is an obstacle, but this is not an issue unique to Santa Fe. Nationally, womanowned businesses, including franchise locations, now account for 39% of all firms in the US. Over the last two decades, women have started new businesses at more than twice the rate of all businesses on average, according to the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. But in 2017, female founders only received 2.2% of venture capital invested. Most startup funding goes to California and a few other states, leaving only a sliver of the pie for women everywhere else, including New Mexico. Further, women who are not white get even less money, statistically. When it comes to the success of small local businesses, says Santa Fe Small Business Development Center Director Brian DuBoff, the most important factor is having a solid business plan
and savings to work with. It’s possible that the scarcity of successful corporate enterprises in Santa Fe could even have a role to play in why we have a higher percentage of female business owners than most cities, he says. “Santa Fe is such an appealing city; people want to be here. They will figure out how to make it work, and if that means starting their own business, then that’s what they will do,” says DuBoff. If you can’t find a job that will pay you what you
Santa Fe is such an appealing city; people want to be here. They will figure out how to make it work, and if that means starting their own business, then that’s what they will do. -Brian DuBoff, director, Santa Fe Small Business Center
are worth, create your own. That’s not to say local entrepreneurs don’t have many organizations that offer support, loans and small amounts of capital for Santa Fe businesses. This includes WESST, a statewide small business development and training organization that works primarily with low-income women, the Santa Fe Small Business Development Loan Fund and the Small Business Administration. Another factor, DuBoff speculates, could be our older-than-average population. It’s much easier to start a business when you already have experience under your belt and money in the bank, and many people move to Santa Fe after pursuing successful careers elsewhere. But Santa Fe also has some key advantages for younger people just starting out. Kate Noble, founder of MIX Santa Fe networking organization, says marketing, proof of concept and finding talent are sometimes greater challenges than funding for the participants of Santa Fe’s popular startup accelerator program BizMIX, which hosts a yearly pitch contest, a business development program and small financial awards for people with creative business ideas. She
says having such a strong community of people who think outside the box is one of Santa Fe’s advantages for women. “This is a place where an independent spirit is valued, where we have a culture that embraces a freelance, seewhat-happens attitude, and we have hundreds of badass women who have discovered that they can make it work and who support each other and encourage each other,” says Noble. “That kind of support is such a key asset. … I think entrepreneurship is in this town’s DNA.” Again and again, members of the Santa Fe business community came back to one thing that makes Santa Fe a great place for women in business—each other. Access to networks of personal and professional support from other female founders is not an insignificant advantage. As Forbes reported last year, female founders who are members of business communities are “twice as likely to forecast growth, compared to those who are not.” The Santa Fe female entrepreneurs featured here have one thing in common: They measure their success by their ability to give back as much as by getting ahead.
Alterations and More Cactus Centro, 2864 Cerrillos Road, Ste. 115, 424-9216 Last year, Laura Hermosillo won the Woman-Owned Business of the Year award from the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. It was the 10th anniversary of her business, Alterations and More. “When she said my name, my God, I can’t believe it, it was a really big surprise,” she tells SFR in her shop that is packed with carefully hung garments. In the back room, three employees work on repairs next to a large industrial embroidery machine. “One day I was homeless; to be woman-owned business of the year not too many years later—it’s a little crazy!” Hermosillo started her business in 2008 while she was living at the St. Elizabeth’s shelter with her three kids. She had been working for a dry-cleaning service in town for several years, but still hardly spoke a word of English. Far from deterring her, she says the hard times gave her motivation to do whatever she had to do to make it. This attitude has pervaded every aspect of how she has grown her business. “I always try to find the positive things in the bad things,” she says, her English much improved. Hermosillo is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, where she owned a shop working as a seamstress. “When I first was coming here, I was working cleaning houses, and then at the dry cleaner—but that was not my job
Laura Hermosillo now employs four other women in the business she launched in 2008 while she was living in a homeless shelter.
that I wanted. I have different skills and I wanted to make a business where I can use them,” she says. Hermosillo started her business with three months of expenses in the bank, but that was it—she never took out any loans or participated in any development programs. She says all of her support has come from her family, her community and her clients. Her former boss, for instance, was her first client and is still among her most loyal customers. Over the last 11 years, her shop has grown slowly but steadily. The business started with one room, then two, now she has four rooms in the strip mall on Cerrillos where the shop is located. She now employs four other women. Being a single mom and overcoming the language barrier are the two greatest challenges she has faced in achieving her success, says Hermosillo. She says that she does not believe there are enough resources for the Spanish-speaking community, and that many of the existing resources don’t do enough outreach to women like her. After she won the award, for example, she participated in a Spanish-language information session put on by SCORE and the City of Santa Fe Department of Economic Development to advise others on how to start their own businesses. Many support organizations, loan funds and business advocates were there to give advice to attendees, but only one person showed up in the audience. Hermosillo attributes this to lack of outreach. For the next event, she took a personal approach to inform as many people as possible, and at least 12 people showed up for the most recent info session. But still, she thinks Santa Fe could do more, especially in helping Spanishspeakers overcome the language barrier. She says she tried to get involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, but it was unresponsive. That group’s president, though, tells SFR it conducts monthly bilingual meetups. Other organizations, such as the conventional Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe Professional Business Women and the Santa Fe Business Incubator say they do not put on events or workshops specifically geared towards the Spanish-speaking community, but do hire translators for regularly scheduled events. “To be a woman in a man’s world is difficult,” Hermosillo says, “and if you add to that immigrant, not full English speaker, has kids … For Hispanic people, it’s hard, because we don’t know first the language and we don’t know the rules.” Yet she always found individuals who wanted to help her succeed. Now, she wants to exCONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Carolyn Parrs and Alexandria Merlino Carolyn Parrs began with a successful marketing career in New York. But when she moved to Santa Fe over 20 years ago, she says she wanted to start her own business doing something that mattered more. So, she and her then-husband started Mind Over Markets, a marketing firm that helps sustainable brands increase their market share. “We decided to market products and services that we believe in and love, and that was when my values were connected to the work I did, and I really got motivated. I was good at this marketing stuff, and now I just wanted to do it for the things that I felt were good for the planet and the people living on it,” she says. Before Parrs came to Santa Fe, she launched a pet fashion company in New York that she sold just a few years later. This experience made it easier to begin Mind Over Markets. Parrs found her niche in sustainability at a time when the field was more of a fledgling. She started out doing branding for local cosmetics companies, but quickly took on clients all over the country because she was one of the few firms with expertise in the area. She now has an office in Seattle and speaks at conferences around the country. She says she is grateful to live in a place where so many women are empowered to run their own local establishments, but
Alexandria Merlio (above) joined forces with sustainable marketing guru Carolyn Parrs (below) to manufacture reef-safe sunscreen.
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the city could be doing a lot more to support women who want to start businesses with a wider scope and national audience. “Do I think Santa Fe can do a better job for women in business? Yes!” she says. “I do not think we have a lot of resources for women in business. If you are passionate and hungry, you can make it happen— because I made my business happen while raising two kids. So, I’m not saying it can’t be done in Santa Fe, but you have to really connect the dots, build your relationships.” On the other hand, says Parrs, the advantage of living in Santa Fe is that people are willing to give beginners a chance, and the individuals who have the resources and connections that a small business needs in order to succeed are all within reach. Her experience of bigger cities has been that small enterprises have a lot more competition, and support can be harder to find. Her advice for other women is based in her marketing experience. “You have to
tend the network of community support to others. “I want to give classes to ladies at the Esperanza Shelter. I want to contribute. First, how to learn to sew, and then to take the next step for themselves. I lived in Esperanza shelter for one month when I just started my business, so this is the reason that I want to help the ladies; to give back the help that I received in the moment.”
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know your skill, know your brand identity and put yourself together in a professional way. Your brand is your first impression out there.” Now, Parrs is in the process of launching her third business with partner Alexandra Merlino making reef-safe sunscreen in bottles made out of recycled ocean plastic, and the sunscreen itself is produced in Taos. The company, called You Are My Sunshine, is “totally New Mexico-centric,” she says. Merlino is also a serial entrepreneur with experience starting businesses in New York as well as Albuquerque. She tells SFR, “I focus on creating solution-based companies.” Her last business, Teres Kids, manufactured clothing for children with tactile sensitivities. “That’s just crazy!” she says dubiously when SFR asks whether she would consider Santa Fe the best place for women in business. “I do however know a lot of women who are service providers, massage therapists, artists, we have all these really small businesses and lots of crafters here, and that’s great, but it depends on how you define ‘small business.’ … I think there is a great community here of women supporting each other, but I think a lot of women go into business not because they want to but because they don’t have a choice in Santa Fe.” But she also says that for many people she knows who could likely find betterpaying jobs elsewhere, the community, the landscape and the culture make the struggle worthwhile. If there is one thing the city could do better, she says, it would be to provide a more robust mentorship network for women just starting out. Merlino approached Parrs a year ago with the idea for You Are My Sunshine because, she says, they had values and experiences that were complimentary. In the decade that they had known each other, Parrs had also started Women of Green, an online forum for women with interests in sustainability. In the process of starting Mind Over
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traditional techniques to create pieces with an aesthetic that felt contemporary and innovative. “Native American jewelry traditions weren’t being respected, but I realized I could do something to change that,” she says. Platero approached Navajo Nation council delegates and the CEO of Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise, a manufacturing initiative owned by the Navajo Nation, to ask for funding. She partnered with NACE to access manufacturing space and craftsmen in Window Rock and in Santa Fe. NACE plans to start classes and apprenticeship programs on traditional silversmithing for youth. “The delegates were very excited to support my vision of Native American jewelry, which could be really interesting to younger artisans who might be intrigued by having different opportunities, like traveling with an international brand and the possibility to incorporate modern design into the traditional techniques,” says Platero.
Markets, Parrs says, she met so many women with amazing and inspiring ideas, and she wanted to share her professional experience to help other women get their companies off the ground. She began coaching women in sustainable business practice, and in 2017 she held the first Women of Green conference in Santa Fe.
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“I used to feel like I existed in two separate worlds. One was the life I was born into—I was brought up very traditionally, speaking Diné with my grandparents and tending to the animals on their farm,” says Samantha Platero. “The other was the life that I chose in the world of international fashion that was very cosmopolitan. It used to feel impossible for me to exist in both worlds, both identities, at the same time. It was painful to feel I had to choose one or the other. And now, here I am—I’ve found a way to bring those two worlds together, and I’ve done it through jewelry, which is such an important part of my heritage.” Platero means silversmith in Spanish. She says the craft has been carried on by both sides of her family for generations, and her grandparents were well known for their craftsmanship by Native American jewelry collectors such as Lucille Ball. Platero was born in Gallup, New Mexico, and grew up on the Navajo Nation near Prewitt along the I-40 corridor. But she had dreams that extended far beyond the boundaries of the reservation. At 18, she moved to Europe to study art and photography in Rome, then to London to pursue a degree in international journalism and media studies. It was there that by fate or by chance, a part-time job with a jewelry designer sparked a career that eventually led back to New Mexico. In the eight years Platero spent working for fine jewelry designers in Paris, London and Los Angeles, she noticed Native motifs were being exploited by non-Native designers. “I knew there as a market for an international Native American fine jewelry brand because these items were very popular,” says Platero. Growing up, she watched her grandparents get taken advantage of by non-Native people who bought jewelry for a fraction of what it was worth and then made a huge profit reselling it at marked-up prices. Going back as an adult, she learned the craft was quickly being lost because few young people saw it as an opportunity, and older Diné silversmiths were struggling to compete with inauthentic, cheaply made pieces flooding the market. She decided to create a brand employing master craftsmen practicing
Native American jewelry traditions weren’t being respected, but I realized I could do something to change that.
Samantha Platero brought experience in the global jewelry market back home to Diné artisans.
In the two years since Platero moved to Santa Fe to start her company, Dineh Jewelry, in 2017, she has been remarkably successful. Her collections are represented by international showroom Touba London, sell in major stores including Barneys Japan, EDITION and Matchesfashion, and have shown at Fashion Week in Paris and London. This summer she will take part in international men’s trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. But with success comes growing pains. Platero is at the stage now where she could make it or break it. She is doing as much she can with the resources she has, but to keep up with the volume of orders from buyers and to compete with the multimillion-dollar brands in the industry, her business must expand. Investors and buyers are always surprised to see her, she says. They are expecting someone older, more established—and above all, it seems to her, they are expecting a man. “I’ve had investors tell me they would feel more comfortable if I had a business partner, by which they made it pretty obvious they meant a male business partner,” she says. “And I’ve had men say they are concerned I would spend too much money focused on my ‘lifestyle.’ Honestly, it’s probably because they don’t know how to deal with a smart, ambitious, beautiful young woman who wants to be their equal,” she laughs, then becomes serious as she discusses the very real gender biases in start-up funding. She says she’s grateful she got the chance to participate in a Native Entrepreneur in Residence program with New Mexico Community Capital last year that helped her develop a long-term business plan, “build my confidence in my business and learn the tools and the vernacular to be a successful entrepreneur. If I hadn’t done that program, this phase would have been so much harder.” Eventually, Platero envisions growing her brand to include other traditional Diné art forms such as weaving, and creating a market for contemporary items that simultaneously preserve tradition and build economic opportunity for Diné youth. “I am proud of where I come from, I know my roots, I am very centered in that. So yeah, you might look at me and say. ‘Oh, she looks so cosmopolitan.’ And at times I do get judged by other Native people, because my lifestyle and my aesthetic is so modern. But at the same time, I can go and butcher a sheep or be part of our ceremonies and speak Diné with the craftsmen I work with. This business allows me to embrace all aspects of myself. And as a young Native woman, this is crucial.”
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or a variety of reasons—let’s say 70% professional, 20% masochistic and 10% existential—I spend a great deal of time reading about technology. Last week, like many weeks, that meant reading about Facebook. On May 9, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes produced an op-ed for The New York Times calling for lawmakers to break up the technology behemoth. Specifically, he backed presidential candidate and US Rep. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) call for the Federal Trade Commission to reverse Facebook’s acquisitions in 2012 and 2014 of Instagram and WhatsApp, respectively. Hughes’ detailed narrative of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s undiluted power over the company and, thus, over its users’ experience, though not surprising, was chilling; while describing his former college pal as a “good, kind person,” he also noted that Zuckerberg has, essentially, “unilateral” power over speech: “There is no precedent for his ability to
monitor, organize and even censor the conversations of two billion people.” Two days later, Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president for global affairs and communications, responded, also in The New York Times, disputing Hughes’ argument as well as some of Hughes’ reasoning as it related to monopolies and anti-trust laws. But Clegg did concede that social media companies represent a significant problem for society and democracy (also: the sky is blue). “If people were writing the rules for the internet from scratch today,” Clegg writes, “they wouldn’t want so many important social, political and ethical questions left in the hands of private companies.” Nonetheless, he argues, breaking up Facebook won’t fix the problem. Rather, he says, governments need to create legislative solutions that will help Facebook and other social media companies protect consumers’ privacy. The Times published both pieces as part of its Privacy Project series, which launched in April and provides a good jumping-off spot for anyone who wants to have a nervous breakdown learn more about the current state of digital privacy. The opinion series, so Will regulators check Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s unchecked power? far, has been wide-rangANTHONY QUINTANO
ing. One article examines online ad targeting (you know, the wonderful phenomena of shopping online for a bathing suit and then seeing nothing but bathing suit ads). Another looks at facial recognition cameras in China, and how their use purportedly makes that country’s citizens feel more safe. An early April story examined insurance companies’ uses of monitoring technologies like Fitbit to surveil customers’ lifestyle habits—noting that those living healthy lives might receive lowered premiums. One column by Times writer Ross Douthat makes a convincing argument for our country’s collective willing—if haphazard—descent into a totalitarian panopticon, and a just-as-persuasive argument that the only start of a solution lies in internet-free zones. (The series, though informative, is somewhat light on advocacy—the Electronic Frontier Foundation, eff.org, provides resources if you’re looking to take action on internet privacy issues.) I have a recent fantasy I’ve shared
with anyone who will listen (a shrinking number of people, I’m afraid) of a social-media-free 2020 election. Yes, I’m waxing nostalgic: I want an election without tweets, viral videos, racist bots and the like. Just to see what happens. It’s a fantasy, of course, driven by digital privilege. Barring a complete collapse of the electrical grid or personal circumstances (neither of which I’m advocating), I’m unlikely to experience an internet-free election. And neither are you. As of now, very few people live offline. Specifically, only 10% of Americans don’t use the internet (in 2000, that figure was 48%). According to The Pew Research Center, which last month investigated the demographic identities of such people, internet non-users are mostly older (65+), poorer (18% of people who don’t use the internet earn less than $30,000 a year) and 29% have less than a high school education. Last week, the Pew Center examined the current state of the digital divide as part of its own series. Its most significant finding is that lower-income Americans rely on their smartphones for internet use. Two-thirds of higher-earning Americans have both multiple devices as well as broadband service at home. In lower-income families, users primarily use their phones for activities such as applying for jobs and homework (this is known as the homework gap). Democratic legislators are pursuing various remedies to the digital divide: The Digital Equity Act of 2019 was introduced in the Senate last month; in March, US Sen. Tom Udall and US Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland of New Mexico introduced a bill to help put wifi on school buses to alleviate the homework gap for New Mexican students. Is there a solution that bridges the space between children doing their homework on smart phones and adults doxxing one another on Twitter? Tag me if you find one.
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A THOUSAND WORDS Stalwart gallery KEEP Contemporary zeroes in on all things photographic with Nord, its newest opening and a decidedly darker show than we’ve seen from the space thus far. Five shooters from Russia, Norway and Iceland show haunting imagery, from skewed figurative work to chilling frozen landscapes. Evocative of folklore, the work of Jean-Baptiste Mouton, Amy Haslehurst, Benjamin Hardman, Daria Endresen and Natalia Drepina is ostensibly inviting, though jarring, dreamlike and loaded with drama. Happy little shots these aren’t, but worth the challenge? No question. A number of the artists are scheduled to appear. (ADV) Nord: 5 pm Friday May 17. Free. KEEP Contemporary, 142 Lincoln Ave., 557-9574.
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EVENT SAT/18 STAYING ALIVE Historic Preservation Month is a nationally recognized annual series of events that promote historical sites across the nation, and Santa Fe gets in on the fun with help from the Cornerstone Community Partnership. Founded in 1986, the nonprofit is committed to continuing the architectural heritage and tradition of New Mexico; thus, Adobe Brick-Making Day each Saturday in May. Participants can join Cornerstone representatives to learn the ins and outs of making adobe bricks which will then be used to preserve historic buildings. “Traditionally in New Mexico, May is a time to make adobe bricks in preparation for summer and fall,” says Jake Barrow, executive director of CCP. “We want people to know what it’s about, we want to keep the tradition alive.” (Per Olson) Adobe Brick-Making Community Day: 9:30 am-1:00 pm Saturday May 18. Free. San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-3974.
MUSIC TUE/21 TOP THAT Canadian indie-pop quartet TOPS carves quite the niche for themselves with highly danceable bass and beats layered under smooth yet funky guitar riffs and absolutely gorgeous vocals. They’re the intersection of so many styles, in fact, that they might win our Most Catchy Ever award, if such a thing existed. Go on—take a second and look up a couple videos. Did you do it? If so, you know what we mean. Sure, it’s kind of familiar, but the deeper you listen, the more you’ll find and the more you find, the harder it is to picture your life before you knew TOPS. Yeah, they’re on in our car a lot right now, and we think you might just start to feel the same. (ADV) TOPS with Video Age: 7 pm Tuesday May 21. $15-$18. Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369.
One Word New space Peralta is here for the people “Peralta!” Joel Leshefka says. “Unfortunately in 2019, all the single word/easy names and dot-coms are taken, so with emails, Instagram handles and websites, we had to get creative.” Peralta is, in simplest terms, a new arts space in Santa Fe. There are many of these, of course, but Leshefka, along with his wife Krysta Jabczenski, envision theirs working a little differently. “Our official mission statement is to host engaging events that provide a creative outlet for mid-career to underthe-radar artists. It’s our hope that the space will foster greater community and serve as a platform for interesting work of all mediums,” Jabczenski says. “This first show is heavy on textiles, which was intentional.” This means weavings by Emilie Richardson, Kevin Aspaas, Astral Weaves and more, but also photography from Amelia Bauer’s Extra Terrestrial series. Bauer, who Santa Feans may know as the mastermind behind the growing (and inherently impressive) Noise For
NOW! series of concerts at the Santa Fe Opera, showcases earthy landscapes against stark black backgrounds. Peralta will also house pop-up retail events and, for Leshefka and Jabczenski, the goal was to work with artists they admired. “Some are folks we’ve worked with in the past, or some are people we’ve met since moving here,” Leshefka explains. “And still more are people we’ve never met in person, and reached out specifically for this show.” So think of Peralta like an experiment, or a little bit like co-op space Dandelion Guild with more of a visual arts focus. Either way, underrepresented artists have a chance to show, the arts are even more democratized and collectors who aren’t millionaires have a fighting chance to increase their holdings. Win/win/win. (Alex De Vore) PERLATA GRAND OPENING 6 pm Saturday May 18. Free. Peralta, 320 Paseo de Peralta
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HABITAT RESTORATION FOR BEES: IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME! Christ Lutheran Church 1701 Arroyo Chamiso, 983-9461 Lecturer Kimiora Ward, the restoration program coordinator in the Institute for Applied Ecology Southwest Office, studies methods for improving the effectiveness of habitat restoration. 6:30 pm, free
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WED/15 ART OPENINGS CREATION & CATASTROPHE El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 An exhibition presented by Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine deepens our understanding of what was the source and remains at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. Through May 19. 1-5 pm, free
BOOKS/LECTURES DHARMA TALK BY SENSEI AL KASZNIAK Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 986-8518 "Reality is Boundless: Interdependence in Zen and Science" is presented by Kaszniak, co-author or editor of seven books. 5:30-6:30 pm, free GEORGIA FREEDMAN: COOKING SOUTH OF THE CLOUDS Garcia Street Books 376 Garcia St., 986-0151 The new book by food and travel writer Freedman offers a tour of Yunnan, China’s many foods, from the famed "Crossing the Bridge Noodles" to dishes like spiced chicken grilled in banana leaves, which will introduce cooks to a side of Chinese cooking still relatively unknown outside of the country itself. 6 pm, free
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GEEKS WHO DRINK Second Street Brewery (Railyard) 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 989-3278 Pub quiz. 8 pm, free HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Locals and tourists alike can learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum. 10:15 am, $15 INTRODUCTION TO ZEN Mountain Cloud Zen Center 7241 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-4396 Everyone is welcome, newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, to explore the basics and finer points of Zen meditation. 5 pm, free LET'S TAKE A LOOK Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1250 Curators gather in the lobby of the museum to await whatever treasures may walk through the door. Bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection or a piece you know nothing about. Noon-2 pm, free SANTA FE COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 410 Rodeo Road The monthly meeting features a presentation on the history of Route 66 by Baldwin Burr, president of the Valencia County Historical Society. For questions, contact JoAnn at email@example.com. 1:30 pm, free
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WAYWARD WEDNESDAYS Chili Line Brewing Company 204 N Guadalupe St., 982-8474 Local comedy and an open mic! Signup starts at 7:30 pm, jokes at 8:30 pm. 7:30 pm, free ¡VÁMONOS! SANTA FE: WELLNESS WALKS Larragoite Park 1464 Avenida Cristobal Colon Meet at the park and walk with Munay Halfon of Of Origin Yoga (who is bilingual) on the Acequia Trail. For more info: sfct.org/vamonos. 5:30-6:30 pm, free
FILM GLOW RIDE & "BIKE LOVE" Violet Crown Cinema 1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678 Light up your bike and yourself and take a casual ride. After the ride, return to the VC to see an inspirational movie about bike culture across the world. 7 pm, $15 STUDENT FILMMAKER SHOWCASE Violet Crown Cinema 1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678 The Institute of American Indian Arts' Cinematic Arts & Technology program presents the world premiere of a dynamic lineup of new and unique films produced during the 2018-2019 academic year. 6 pm, $5 WOMEN'S FILM SERIES: ASK DR. RUTH The Screen 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 428-0209 This doc chronicles the life of Ruth Westheimer, the Holocaust survivor who became America's favorite—if perhaps most unexpected—sex therapist. As she approaches her 90th birthday, Dr. Ruth discusses her career, her painful past and the future of feminism and sexual revolution. 7 pm, $8-$11
MUSIC BEN DICKEY Kitchen Sink Recording Studio 528 Jose St., 699-4323 Dickey's acting debut in Blaze has already led to more roles, making the film's original cast recording (see Music, page 25). 7:30 pm, $20 BRING YOUR OWN VINYL NIGHT Santa Fe Brewing Company Brakeroom 510 Galisteo St., 780-8648 Spin your favorite records. 7 pm, free CAROL PACEY & THE HONEY SHAKERS Honeymoon Brewery Solana Center, 907 W Alameda St., Ste. B, 303-3139 Americana thrash-pop. 7 pm, free GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free
JOAQUIN GALLEGOS El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Soulful flamenco guitar. 7 pm, free KARL BLAU AND RY WARNER La Reina El Rey Court, 1862 Cerrillos Road, 982-1931 Blau is taking a day off from opening for Jenny Lewis on her current tour to play a sweet little show here. Opening is Warner, Santa Fe's resident mutant country and honky-tonk rocker. Presented by Lost Padre Records. 8 pm, free LUCIUS Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig create music that eviscerates with harmonies so sharp you learn to love the heartache. 8 pm, $28-$30 MATTHEW ANDRAE Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Rhythmic covers on guitalele. 6 pm, free OPEN MIC NIGHT Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery 2791 Agua Fría St. Signups start at 6:30 pm. 7 pm, free SANTA FE CROONERS Social Kitchen & Bar 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952 Golden Age standards. 7 pm, free TINY'S ELECTRIC JAM Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Plug it in and rock out. 8:30 pm, free
WORKSHOP COLLAGE FLOWER-MAKING Museum of Interactive Art Shidoni, 1508 Bishops Lodge Road, 670-2118 Glue flower-shaped magazine pictures to the museum's installation or to a stick to take home. 9 am-5 pm, $5
THU/16 ART OPENINGS CREATION & CATASTROPHE El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 An exhibition presented by Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine deepens our understanding of the IsraeliPalestinian struggle. Through May 19. 1-5 pm, free IPSEITY: NMSA SENIOR EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION Thoma Foundation 927 Baca St., 995-0231 After the incredible Artspring performance at the Lensic, take advantage of your final opportunity to view and celebrate the culminating senior projects of the New Mexico School for the Arts' visual arts class of 2019. 7 pm, free
BOOKS/LECTURES CANDELORA VERSACE: TRAVELING LIGHT Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226 Spread between Santa Fe and Oaxaca, Versace's story follows the lives of friends and the folly of chasing dreams (see 3 Questions, page 29). 6 pm, free IAIA MFA GRADUATE RESIDENCY READING Lannan Foundation 313 Read St., 986-8160 The Institute of American Indian Arts' master's of fine arts in writing program is top-notch, so you'll want to be able to say you heard of these folks before they were big. Today, hear from Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee Creek), Natasha Terry (Diné), Ian Geronimo and Carey Powers. 7:30 pm, free SARA BIR: THE FRUIT FORAGER'S COMPANION Garcia Street Books 376 Garcia St., 986-0151 Bir encourages readers to reconnect with nature and believes once a foraging mindset takes control, a new culinary world hiding in plain sight will reveal itself. Discover a new culinary world hiding in plain sight in her entertaining book. 6 pm, free
DANCE COUNTRY-WESTERN AND TWO-STEP Dance Station Solana Center, 947-B W Alameda St. Show off your best moves at your favorite honky-tonk. 7:15 pm, $20
EVENTS ARTSPRING Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 New Mexico School for the Arts presents its yearly spring celebration and collaboration with students excelling in theater, dance, music (vocal and instrumental), visual arts, and creative writing. 6 pm, $15 GEEKS WHO DRINK Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Place, 424-3333 Pub quiz! 7 pm, free GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP The Montecito 500 Rodeo Road, 428-7777 The Jewish Care Program offers a grief and loss support group; RSVP with Ya’el Chaikind at 303-3552. 1 pm, free HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Locals and tourists alike can learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum. 10:15 am, $15
Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series
Gold: from the Big Bang to the Amazon forest
Los Alamos National Director Emeritus
Minerals are the planet’s DNA, containing the fragments of the Earth’s complex history from its formation nearly 4.6 billion years ago to the rise of life. Gold is one of the most fascinating of the 4,500 mineral species on Earth, and no mineral (or metal) evokes more emotion. But it also has an incredible scientific story: a gold nugget is made of material that was not born in our planet or even our solar system. Join Laboratory director emeritus Terry Wallace as he explores the beauty of the cosmic and tectonic journey that gold has taken, and the spell it has cast over humankind. Albuquerque
Mon, May 20 at 7pm Explora 1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Wed, May 22 at 7pm Santa Fe Community College (Jemez Rooms) 6401 Richards Ave.
Thurs, May 23 at 7pm Duane Smith Auditorium 1300 Diamond Dr.
Sponsored by the Fellows of Los Alamos National Laboratory For more information, call (505) 667-2871 or visit http://frontiers.lanl.gov
ADMISSION IS FREE
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THE CALENDAR IPSEITY: NMSA SENIOR EXHIBITION GALLERY TALKS & AWARDS Thoma Foundation 927 Baca St., 995-0231 Take a glimpse into each New Mexico School for the Arts' senior visual artist's inspiration and creative process. Each student will share a five-minute talk about their senior project. There’s also an opening reception this evening, and the show hangs through May 16. 1:30-3:30 pm, free
FILM SCULPTURE AND FILM: BLENDING IN MEDIUMS Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma Ave., 466-5528 Santa Fe Community College presents an inside view of its sculpture program in a presentation produced by SFCC’s film and sculpture programs. 7:30 pm, free
MUSIC ADWELA AND THE UPRISING Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 Soulful and funky reggae. 10 pm, free BEN GUIHAN Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Folk-rock on the deck. 5 pm, free BERT AND MILO El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Jazz. 7 pm, free BILL & JIM PALMER Honeymoon Brewery Solana Center, 907 W Alameda St., Ste. B, 303-3139 Rock 'n' roll, dirty country and acoustic ballads. 6 pm, free CLOZEE Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 In a feedback loop of adventure, music and love, CloZee soars under the broad structure of electronic and bass music, and informed by sound the world over. 8 pm, $22-$28 DJ RAGGEDY A'S CLASSIC MIXTAPE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Michèle Leidig spins R&B, rock 'n' roll and more. 8 pm, free DAVID GEIST Osteria D'Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 986-5858 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free DOUBLE O DJS KARAOKE Social Kitchen & Bar 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952 Choose your song wisely and croon away. 7 pm, free GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free
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JESUS BAS Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Spanish and flamenco guitar. 6 pm, free PAT MALONE TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., 989-1166 Solo jazz guitar. 6 pm, free RUBEDO, WEEED AND BLACKOUT PICTURES Rockin' Rollers 2915 Agua Fría St., 473-7755 Celebrate one year of local record store Lost Padre Records with Denver rockers Rubedo. They're joined by Portland's psychedelic explorers Weeed and local way-out punkers Blackout Pictures. 7 pm, free TROY BROWNE TRIO Beer Creek Brewing Company 3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271 Dextrous Americana. 6 pm, free WOOD BELLY GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St. Tunes rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation. 7:30 pm, $22
THEATER A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 Fifteen years since Nora left the confines of her marriage, playwright Lucas Hnath picks up her story where Henrik Ibsen’s classic left off (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $25 MARJORIE PRIME Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 Richly spare and wondrous, this powerful story about aging, memory and artificial intelligence explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits—if any—of what technology can replace. 7:30 pm, $15-$25
WORKSHOP COLLAGE FLOWER-MAKING Museum of Interactive Art Shidoni, 1508 Bishops Lodge Road, 670-2118 Glue flower-shaped magazine pictures to the museum's installation or to a stick to take home. 9 am-5 pm, $5
FRI/17 ART OPENINGS #NOFILTER: IAIA 2019 BFA EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral Place, 983-8900 It's your last chance to view the diversity of work being created by IAIA seniors. The selected works by these artists are grounded in ideas of personal, political, social, cultural or historical import. 4 pm, free
ARCHIVAL REVIVAL Fine Art Framers 1415 W Alameda, 982-4397 It's the company's sixth year hosting gallery events at its framing production space; go see where the magic happens, check out the newly expanded gallery space, and get to know your local framers. 5:30 pm, free CHRISTINA DALLAS: MAGIC SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY Bad Moon Apothecary 376 Garcia St., 670-6659 Check out Santa Fe's newest purveyor of wands, spells and tools for works of the spirit. Dallas is a visual artist and photographer whose work seeks to be a testament to the world of spirit. 5:30 pm, free CREATION & CATASTROPHE El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 An exhibition presented by Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine deepens our understanding of the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. Reception at 5 pm; through May 19. 1-7 pm, free DWAYNE WILCOX: VISUAL LANGUAGE CLOSING RECEPTION IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral Place, 983-8900 The exhibition examines Wilcox's (Oglala Sioux) own lived experience as an artist creating work that is linked to historic forms of narrative communication of his Lakota people and post-modernism. Artist talk at 4 pm, reception at 5 pm. 4 pm, free FIBER AS METAPHOR galleryFRITZ 540 S Guadalupe St., 820-1888 The New Mexico Fiber Crawl features this collaborative exhibit to showcase the conceptual side of fiber art. For more info on the crawl, visit nmfibercrawl.org. Through May 31. 5 pm, free NORD Keep Contemporary 142 Lincoln Ave., 557-9574 Five international photographers present work that combines elements of landscape and fantasy. Through June 9 (see SFR Picks, page 21). 5 pm, free RENATE POPAN AND DON WILSON Shidoni Gallery and Sculpture Garden 1508 Bishops Lodge Road, 988-8001, ext. 120 Popan's stylized, sensuous sculpture is a celebration of the female form, expressing individuality and a certain degree of vulnerability. Her works are featured with those of Wilson, who uses wood, steel, aluminum, stone and other materials to fabricate his sculptures and fountains. Through May 23. 9 am-5 pm, free CONTINUED ON PAGE 26
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BLAZE AND GLIMMER
Ben Dickey on the movies, music and his upcoming Santa Fe performance
BY ALEX DE VORE a l e x @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m
On how Blaze wound up infiltrating his own creative space, Dickey says, “The first thing it did was make me completely immerse myself in someone else’s music. I love to learn other people’s songs, but I’ve never abandoned all musical direction to sit with somebody else’s music, to wade in it. What I realized with Blaze was that there’s a lot hidden in his simplicity. These are three-chord songs, but there’s a lot of nuance you can do with them. The second thing it did was, being on a movie set, seeing how that universe translates to the music universe— to me, it overlapped perfectly, … that storytelling and emotional expression. It made me respect ‘team’ and the mission; having all your tools sharp.” On whether Blaze Foley stuck with him, Dickey says, “In a way. For about five months after the movie. I had some pretty profound and generous and talented actors reach out to help me prepare;
a folk artist, Ben Dickey,’ … I think of the Big Bill Broonzy quote: ‘All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse play a song.’ If me and my friends are talking about music, and they love music and are historians of music, I’ll say I’m a rock musician. I play country-blues, R&B, this … music I love, it’s American music. It has roots. All that stuff is what I understand rock to be—this souped-up, throttled-up blues and country swing. I try to tell people what I like right now, and what I like right now is big electric guitar, musicians who want to explore inside of architecturally finished songs but know songs can change, songs can be different things. I want musicians with purpose, who have something to say.” RE
en Dickey catapulted into the cultural lexicon as the star of last year’s Blaze, the Ethan Hawke-helmed biopic about tragically under-appreciated country musician Blaze Foley, a contemporary of Townes and Willie. Foley’s life proved a tragic tale; he was a self-destructive type who was shot and killed in Austin, Texas, in 1989—but who wound up achieving legend status with fans like John Prine and Merle Haggard immortalizing his songs “Clay Pigeons” and “If I Could Only Fly,” respectively. Dickey feels like a legend in the making as well. With a couple films under his belt and two solo albums, including this year’s A Glimmer on the Outskirts—which was produced by his Blaze co-star Charlie Sexton, who also plays on the record—and a nationwide solo tour currently underway, he shows no signs of slowing down. But Dickey doesn’t have the bearing of a movie star, and his Santa Fe performance finds him taking over The Kitchen Sink. I caught up with Dickey while he was in Prescott, Arizona, recording new tracks.
Vincent D’Onofrio, and Ethan [Hawke], other people from the New York world. These guys were all super-generous, but the one thing they didn’t really talk to me about was what happened after the movie was over. Blaze was a tragic figure, and the way we portrayed him in the movie was that he was in a tailspin. But the tailspin happened to fruit some pretty amazing pieces of music. Me and Ethan, we saw each other in the spring of ’17, and we had to lean into each other, because it’s hard to pull yourself out of it when you mesh in with somebody else. It can feel dangerous. The way [Blaze is] with me now, I feel like I know him in a huge way.” On whether he’ll keep acting, Dickey points out that “I was in that movie The Kid that we shot out there in Santa Fe with Ethan and Chris Pratt and Dane DeHaan. I’ll put it this way: I’m comfortable on a set. I really love it. I’ve done it twice, once where I was number one on the call sheet, once when I was number eight; but I really like the process if I care about the piece. I’m not auditioning for stuff willy-nilly. My agents know music is my hyper-focus for 2019, but I’m working on a Showtime show with Ethan this fall. The part is small-ish, medium, and I’m going to contribute how he wants me to.”
I try to tell people what I like right now, and what I like right now is big electric guitar.
On working with friends like Ethan Hawke, Dickey explains, “We’re great teammates. We had frank conversations with each other before Blaze, like, ‘We’re friends today, we’ll be friends when we’re done with this.’” On his roots in the world of punk rock and DIY, Dickey thinks that “the term ‘punk rock’ is funny. I think it got hijacked at some point. What I did grow up inside was a very do-it-yourself culture, certainly punk rock-fueled. Fugazi is and was one of my favorite musical, artistic expression pieces ever.” On how to quantify his music without using the term “Americana,” Dickey says, “I try not to be pretentious, because words do mean things, but when people say ‘Americana,’ or they’ll say, ‘Oh, you’re
On getting to know Blaze co-star and musician Charlie Sexton, Dickey recalls, “I was a fan since I was a kid. When he got into Bob Dylan’s band, I was like, ‘Dammit, Dylan gets all the cool dudes.’ And then they put out Love and Theft and that’s some of the best music and some of the best guitars all day. Charlie met Ethan when he was making Boyhood, and when Ethan and I were like, ‘Who is gonna play Townes in Blaze?’ I was like, ‘We’ve gotta ask Charlie Sexton, man.’ Inside that crazy dive, both of us got close really fast. Any chance I have to play with Charlie, I have a ball. He doesn’t want to half-ass anything. We’ve played full gigs, duo stuff, but both of us have lots going on.” On his upcoming Santa Fe show, Dickey is slated to play solo and says, “It’s just me and a little stereo amplifier thing. It’s going to be stuff I feel like playing. My new record will be the foremost focus, but I’ve brought back to life songs I’ve written in bands that I never got to release. I’ve got a lot of stuff.” BEN DICKEY 7:30 pm Wednesday May 15. $20. The Kitchen Sink Recording Studio, 528 Jose St., 699-4323
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THE CALENDAR BOOKS/LECTURES IAIA MFA GRADUATE RESIDENCY READING IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral Place, 983-8900 The Institute of American Indian Arts' masters of fine arts in writing program is topnotch, so don’t miss pieces from Rebecca Johnson, Tony Pandola, Amy White (Anishinaabeg) and Wakaya Wells (Choctaw). 6:30 pm, free MIRABAI STARR: WILD MERCY The Ark 133 Romero St., 988-3709 Join Taos author Mirabai Starr as she reads from her new book, great for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within. 6 pm, free
DANCE FLAMENCO DINNER SHOW El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 The National Institute of Flamenco. 6:30 pm, $30
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ARTSPRING Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 New Mexico School for the Arts presents its yearly spring celebration and collaboration with students excelling in theater, dance, music (vocal and instrumental), visual arts, and creative writing. Get tickets to the event only, or head to nmschoolforthearts.org/gala for $150 tickets to the gala at the Eldorado Hotel afterward. 6 pm, $15 FULL MOON WALK Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve 27283 W Frontage Road, La Cienega, 471-9103 All ages are welcome on this stroll that will journey through the evening. Learn about the history of the wetland and nocturnal animals, their adaptations, and hopefully spot several birds and mammals. 7:30-9 pm, free GARDEN SPROUTS PRE-K ACTIVITIES Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Weather permitting, head to the garden's outdoor classroom for a hands-on program for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. 10-11 am, $5 HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARDS CEREMONY Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1250 The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project's founder, Katherine Wells, is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Mexico Governor's Cultural Properties Review Committee. The MPPP offers tours of of the Wells Preserve; head to mesaprietapetroglyphs.org for more information. 2-5 pm, free
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HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum. 10:15 am, $15 NEW MEXICO FIBER CRAWL Various locations The third annual crawl opens the doors to over 35 studios, businesses, farms and museums for an immersive, in-depth look at some of New Mexico’s richest traditions. Learn more about weaving, felting, spinning, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, quilting and more. For all the info, head to NMFiberCrawl.org. 10 am-5 pm, free TIFFANY ADAMS: FROM THE ROOT IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts 108 Cathedral Place, 983-8900 The IAIA BFA graduate's (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe/ Konkow/Nisenan) performance piece responds to the violence perpetuated against Native women and the ongoing un-freedoms experienced through past and present policing of womxn's bodies. 5:30 pm, free ¡VÁMONOS! SANTA FE: WALK WITH OUR ELDERS Bicentennial Alto Park 1121 Alto St. Take an easy walk around the park, which also happens to be the location of the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center. For more info, check out sfct.org/vamonos. 10-11 am, free
MUSIC 4SWING Starlight Lounge at Montecito 500 Rodeo Road, 428-7777 Swinging jazz. 6 pm, $2 BIRD THOMPSON The New Baking Company 504 W Cordova Road, 557-6435 Adult contemporary singer-songwriter. 10 am, free CHANGO Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Lively rock 'n' roll covers. 10 pm, free CHAT NOIR CABARET Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant 31 Burro Alley, 992-0304 Piano and vocals from Charles Tichenor and friends—playful, interactive, family-friendly and eclectic. 6 pm, free DJ DYNAMITE SOL Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 House, funk, reggaeton and hip-hop. 10 pm, $5 DAVID NUNEZ & DIMI DISANTI Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Rock 'n' soul 'n' such. 5 pm, free
DIRTWIRE WITH TONE RANGER Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Future revival, swamptronica, spaghetti-step and electrotwang. With support from local Alex Simon (aka Tone Ranger). 8 pm, $15-$18 DON CURRY & PETE SPRINGER Social Kitchen & Bar 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952 Acoustic rock. 7 pm, free DOUG MONTGOMERY AND GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6 pm, free FIRESTONE WALKER TAP TAKEOVER WITH HOTT BOX Beer Creek Brewing Company 3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271 Americana 'n' folk 'n' country. Get special beers all day, too. 6 pm, free GERRY CARTHY Honeymoon Brewery Solana Center, 907 W Alameda St., Ste. B, 303-3139 Irish traditional music, folk and more. 6 pm, free HOGAN AND MOSS Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Traditional Appalachian tunes, Delta soul, swing and gospel blues. 8 pm, free JESUS BAS La Boca (Taberna Location) 125 Lincoln Ave., 988-7102 Spanish and flamenco guitar. 7 pm, free KEITH McINTOSH BENEFIT CONCERT Railyard Performance Center 1611 Paseo de Peralta, 982-8309 An all-star musician lineup has come together to help friend McIntosh raise funds for his out-of-state cancer treatments. Westin McDowell (Shiner's Club Jazz Band), Bard Edrington (The Palm & the Cypress), Tom Chism (The Surf Lords) and more play various shades of folk, rock, Americana and flamenco. 7:30 pm, $10-$20 MARK'S MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL SHOW Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Rock and indie tunes. 8:30 pm, free MICHAEL HENRY COLLINS Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 984-7997 Alt-folk. 7 pm, free RASMINKO Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 A Bohemian mix of covers 'n' styles on the deck. 5 pm, free RON CROWDER BAND El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Original rock 'n' roll. 9 pm, $5 CONTINUED ON PAGE 28
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S FR E P O RTE R .CO M /A RTS
Jonathan Boyd inside Vital Spaces’ newest location on Johnson Street.
Vitality Vital Spaces’ Jonathan Boyd wants to fill the emptiness
BY ALEX DE VORE a l e x @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m
onathan Boyd simply got sick of complaining. The St. John’s College grad has lived in Santa Fe for the past 15 years. He’s worked in adobe construction, started a real estate investment company and learned to handcraft wood furniture for which he founded the company Boyd & Allister, but he also says he’s pretty much kept to himself. As a
consumer of art, however, he’s long felt like something was missing from our arts community. “The [Santa Fe] arts scene never feels like it’s for the people or relevant within the contemporary arts discourse,” Boyd tells SFR. “What could I do to make a change? I see the major obstacle as affordable space to create and perform.” Boyd’s nonprofit, Vital Spaces, was born. In a nutshell, Vital Spaces, which Boyd modeled after New York City philanthropist Anita Durst’s Chashama project, seeks to temporarily fill unused buildings with affordable artist studios and performance space. Boyd even worked with Durst in plotting out the particulars. It’s been four years in the making, but Vital Spaces now has three such venues downtown; one on Otero Street that’s already bustling with artists, another on Manhattan Avenue and a third on Johnson Street for which applications are now
open, with a deadline of May 28. Boyd says he has more in the works, but he’s not yet ready to unveil what that will look like. For now, he’s focused on downtown Santa Fe and creating partnerships; Vital Spaces’ Otero location has already hosted a Creative Santa Fe gathering and will be the venue for the next MIX networking event on Thursday May 16. “You can’t get a space to work or show downtown,” Boyd continues, “or even an affordable space [in Midtown] now that the Siler area has blown up—that’s where [artists] used to go, and even that’s become expensive. Vacant spaces do exist, and I saw this as an opportunity.” Boyd is the first, however, to say he’s not an arts expert. He merely understands the real estate side of the equation. This is why he’s assembled an impressive volunteer curatorial committee featuring SITE Santa Fe’s Joanne Lefrak, Jamison Chas Banks and Amber-Dawn Bear Robe of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Bess Murphy from the Ralph T Coe Foundation for the Arts and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Ariel Plotek. These heavy hitters helped Boyd devise the application and review every artist who applies. The process includes short essays on proposed activity, community activity, materials and other criteria. If it sounds involved, it is; and though Boyd and company are looking to serve underrepresented artists and voices, they’re particularly looking for people with something to offer and something to say. Still, Boyd says, “I recognized that I should not be the person deciding who gets space. I recognized that I needed the guidance.” Once selected, the artists have 24-hour access to their space for three to four months. They can lead tours, host events—it can look however they wish, though Boyd hopes for a high level of openness and community access. He
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expects rent to run between $80 to $120 a month, which is, frankly, a steal. “Nobody is making any money,” he says. “In fact, [Vital Spaces is] spending money. But I think it’s a good idea, nobody else was going to do it, and I really think it could actually have an impact on Santa Fe.” For Banks, an adjunct studio arts professor at IAIA since 2012, inclusion began with applying for a space. He was approved, and says he mainly uses it so far for sculpture. What it represents, however, is something much larger. “What Vital Spaces is doing … it’s almost unheard of, so when I was brought on, I kept waiting for the other shoe to fall,” Banks says. “I figured this was one of those deals where the developer wants to put Santa Fe back on the map, where [artists] create a bunch of cool things, but after a while, we’re done—I’ve seen it happen numerous times. But that’s not the agenda.” Banks also says that he’s cautiously hoping for Vital Spaces to change the local arts script—one that has absolutely been evolving in recent years, but one that still fosters economic disparity and favors the wealthy. “It’s crushing for an artist to not have any means or connections,” he explains. “But Vital Spaces is a community; you can look at other people’s works, and it’s inspiring.” Boyd says the model could roll out in other places one day, but that Santa Fe will remain his priority for now. “We know all history of city vitality is … artists move into cheap space, they make it desirable and then they get priced out,” He cautions. “But we’re a small city, and it’s expensive. What do you do with that? This is my idea of what you do with that.” VITALMIX 6 pm Thursday May 16. Free. Vital Spaces, 220 Otero St., firstname.lastname@example.org
A Doll’s House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath directed by Robert Benedetti Presented by New Mexico Actors Lab At Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie
Shakespeare in the Garden presents
May 31–June 9 7 pm
Thursdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 2 pm
Romeo & Juliet
Produced by Santa Fe Classic Theater At the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill
MAY 15-21, 2019
THE CALENDAR RONALD ROYBAL Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 982-1200 Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. 7 pm, free SANTA FE MUSIC COLLECTIVE: SHEILA JORDAN SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199 Jazz singer Jordan was once a regular on the bandstand with Charlie Parker—and now she celebrates her 90th birthday. For reservations, call 946-7934. 7:30 pm, $25-$30 STANLIE KEE AND STEP IN Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Blues 'n' rock. 7 pm, free TGIF RECITAL: CHANCEL BELL CHOIR OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544 The handbell choir presents ding-dongy selections. 5:30 pm, free THE THREE FACES OF JAZZ El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Swinging jazz. 7:30 pm, free TONIC JAZZ SHOWCASE Tonic 103 E Water St., 982-1189 Modern jazz. 9:30 pm, free
OPERA OPERA SPOTLIGHT SERIES WITH OLIVER PREZANT: COSÌ FAN TUTTE Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226 Join conductor and educator Prezant for five fun, informative talks on the Santa Fe Opera's 2019 season. 6 pm, free
THEATER A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 Fifteen years since Nora left the confines of her marriage, playwright Lucas Hnath picks up her story where Henrik Ibsen’s classic left off (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $25 MARJORIE PRIME Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 A story about aging, memory and artificial intelligence explores the limits—if any—of what technology can replace. 7:30 pm, $15-$25 YOU & DISTANT WARS Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar (Kaverns) 137 W San Francisco St., 986-5037 Theater professional Nandita Dinesh has turned the Kaverns into an immersive space in which visitors can explore the conflict in Kashmir through story, video, interactive games, chai and connection. Through May 31. Noon-6 pm, $10
MAY 15-21, 2019
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COLLAGE FLOWER-MAKING Museum of Interactive Art Shidoni, 1508 Bishops Lodge Road, 670-2118 Glue flower-shaped magazine pictures to the museum's installation or to a stick to take home. 9 am-5 pm, $5
FLAMENCO DINNER SHOW El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Make a dinner reservation for a show by the National Institute of Flamenco. 6:30 pm, $30
ADOBE BRICKMAKING COMMUNITY DAY San Miguel Chapel 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-3974 Join other volunteers, meet new friends, have fun, learn traditional adobe brick-making and get your hands dirty (see SFR Picks, page 21). 9:30 am-1 pm, free BIKE AND OUTDOOR GEAR SWAP Pueblo Complex 1900 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, 500-5699 This is the perfect opportunity to sell biking and outdoor gear that would otherwise gather dust in your garage. The seller gets 85% of the profit, while the other 15% supports the Los Alamos Tuff Riders. 8 am-noon, free BIRD WALK WITH ROCKY TUCKER Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve 27283 W Frontage Road, La Cienega, 471-9103 Spend a morning in the unique wetland habitat and learn about the diversity of birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. 8 am, free DIVINATION AND HOLISTIC FAIR Prana Blessings 1925 Rosina St., Ste. C, 772-0171 Gather insights into past, present and future events through numerology, taro, aura readings and astrology, as well as reiki treatments, shamanic healing and more. Noon-4 pm, $25 EL MUSEO WINTER MARKET El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 Part fine arts market, part flea market, all full of treasures. 8 am-3 pm, free GLORIETA ROCK ART TOUR Santa Fe National Forest Pecos Ranger Station 32 S Main St., Pecos, 757-6121 Join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa. Register in advance. 9 am, free GRAND OPENING PARTY Peralta 320 Paseo de Peralta At a new retail pop-up, check out gifts and art from local makers and listen to tunes from Marjory Sweet. This iteration is open 11 am-6 pm today through May 20 (see SFR Picks, page 21). 6 pm, free
ART OPENINGS CREATION & CATASTROPHE El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 An exhibition presented by Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine deepens our understanding of the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. Through May 19. 10 am-5 pm, free DRAGONFLY ART STUDIO STUDENT EXHIBIT Kellam Orthodontics 539 Harke Road, Ste. D Check out student work from Dragonfly Art Studio's fall 2018 and winter 2019 after-school art classes. The students studied artists from various eras and in all kinds of media and created their own awesome work to share with the public. 4 pm, free
BOOKS/LECTURES GROWING TOGETHER IN THE GARDEN: FAMILY PROGRAM Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 A garden needs many helpers for it to grow big and strong, and some of its biggest helpers are little tiny bugs. Create bug houses, then bring them home and watch who moves in. This program is appropriate for ages 5-12, younger are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2 pm, $10-$15 JOHN PITTS: LOMBARDY, ITALY: FOOD & ROCK ART Travel Bug Coffee Shop 839 Paseo de Peralta, 992-0418 Pitts, who presents a slide show this evening, decided to participate in the 20th International Congress of the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations in Italy in 2018. 5 pm, free LINDA HARKEY: HICKORY DOC'S TALES op.cit Books DeVargas Center, 157 Paseo de Peralta, 428-0321 Award-winning children's writer Harkey reads from her Hickory Doc's Tales series. 2 pm, free MEET THE MAESTRO: JENNIFER HECKER Winterowd Fine Art 701 Canyon Road, 992-8878 Glass Alliance New Mexico presents a talk by glass artist Hecker. RSVP for a spot. 9:30-10:30 am, free
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HISTORIC JEMEZ SPRINGS BATH HOUSE GRAND REOPENING Jemez Springs Bath House 62 Jemez Springs Plaza, Jemez Springs, 575-829-3303 The Jemez Springs Bath House, circa 1880s, celebrates its reopening and remodeling with a ribbon-cutting, tours, a raffle and more. 10 am-2 pm, free HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Locals and tourists alike can learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum. 10:15 am, $15 INSPIRATION FROM AROUND THE GLOBE DeVargas Center 564 N Guadalupe St., 983-4671 The Santa Fe Iris Society presents its 38th annual iris show. Noon-4 pm, free INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS COMMENCEMENT Institute of American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po Road, 424-2351 If celebrating the graduates of the arts college wasn't enough, hear from Roxanne Swentzell, whose work in both sculpture and advocacy for pre-Columbian foods has made her a legend. 11 am, free JEMEZ HISTORIC SITE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING Jemez Historic Site 18160 Hwy. 4, Jemez Springs, 575-829-3530 Join the state historic site as it officially opens its brandnew museum with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 11 am, free NAVA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY Nava Elementary School 2655 Siringo Road, 467-1200 Enjoy food, student performances, a free-throw competition, Star Wars cosplay, a climbing wall; get a T-shirt and create an alumni tile. 11 am-4 pm, free NEW MEXICO FIBER CRAWL Various locations The third annual crawl opens the doors to over 35 studios, businesses, farms and museums. Learn more about weaving, felting, spinning, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, quilting and more. For all the info, head to NMFiberCrawl.org. 10 am-5 pm, free SANTA FE ARTISTS MARKET Santa Fe Railyard Market Street at Alcaldesa Street, 310-8766 Local goods from local goods. 8 am-2 pm, free SPICE 101: SPRING AND SUMMER SPICES Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Learn all about the different spices that pair perfectly with your favorite summer foods. 2-4 pm, $40-$45 CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Former freelance arts journalist Candelora Versace spent years, as she puts it, “bouncing around,” but moving to Santa Fe in the late 1980s calmed her nomadic streak. It’s also living here that helped her hone her craft and, as of a few weeks ago, self-publish Traveling Light, her first novel. Set between Santa Fe and Oaxaca, Mexico, Versace’s book examines a group of characters coming to terms with their lives, themselves and their own hopes and ambitions. Versace reads from the book at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse this week (6 pm Thursday May 16. Free. 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226), where it is also available for purchase. (Alex De Vore) Why go the self-publishing route? I got a few rejections from agents over the years as I continued to refine the book and improve it, and I sort of felt the clock ticking. The publishing business has changed a great deal. I think publishing houses are looking for blockbusters, the sure thing, Michelle Obama; something that will come out of the gate hard and fast. Literary fiction, regional fiction, small quiet stories that are thought-provoking—you have to work really hard to raise them to a level of sales. I could probably have spent a lot of time finding the right agent, but I was finally like ‘Just get it out into the world!’ I’m grateful the technology exists to do that. ... It provided me the opportunity of getting the work out there. It’ll do whatever it does, but at least it’s not still on my desktop. I have to know—is any of Traveling Light autobiographical? How much of yourself wound up in there? It is not my story. It is fiction, these are fictional characters and the events of the plot and the narrative arc are not real. But every writer puts parts of themselves into things they do, so certainly there are parts of myself in all of the different characters—good, bad or indifferent. I used to travel to Oaxaca a lot, the coast, the mountain villages, and the experience of being in this very foreign environment, for somebody from Detroit, these are obviously very unusual places to go visit. The experience of being in these places where it’s so different … for me, there’s a sense of displacement. That stayed with me long after the reasons I would be visiting these places. It was much more about that feeling of being displaced.
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MAY 15-21, 2019
THE CALENDAR SPRING PLANT SALE Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Arrive early for best selection (the event only lasts until they sell out), and bring your own wagons and boxes. 9 am, free WELLS PETROGLYPH PRESERVE PUBLIC TOURS Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Velarde, 852-1351 Pre-register for a two-hour tour of part of the preserve. mesaprietapetroglyphs.org has all your info. 9:30-11:30 am, $35
FILM WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL The Screen 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 428-0209 This fest is considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals as it informs; featuring 150 of the best environmental films. And it's a benefit for the Santa Fe Watershed Association, so everyone wins. 7 pm, $15
FOOD SANTA FE FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta,, 983-4098 Not only the place to see and be seen in Santa Fe, this is one of the oldest, largest and most successful growers’ markets in the country. 8 am-1 pm, free
MUSIC BACK TO THE 80'S PROM Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Go back to the 80's—and the 70's and 90's, for that matter. Decade-hop between three rooms to celebrate with drag queen Bella Gigante, who awards the best-dressed. 8 pm, $20-$22 BILL HEARNE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Country, Western and honkytonk. 1 pm, free CHAT NOIR CABARET Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant 31 Burro Alley, 992-0304 First-rate piano and vocals from Charles Tichenor and friends. 6 pm, free CRAWDADDY BLUES FESTIVAL Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Starting at noon, head down to Madrid for a full day of bluesy rockin' tunes, Cajun dishes, fresh-squeezed hurricanes (like, the drink) and more crawfish than you could ever care to count. It happens Saturday and Sunday both. Get more info at CrawDaddyBluesFest.com. Noon-11 pm, $25
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CRAWFISH BOIL WITH HALF BROKE HORSES AND BUSY Y LOS BIG DEALS Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Get your fill of crawfish and Cajun specials while enjoying some Americana, honky-tonk 'n' swing with the Horses starting at 2 pm, then pop 'n' jazz with Busy from 6 pm on. 2-9 pm, free DK AND THE AFFORDABLES Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Jump-and-swing bluesy rock. 8:30 pm, free DOUG MONTGOMERY AND GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards: Doug starts, Greg takes over at 8 pm. 6 pm, free ELECTRIC DESERT Second Street Brewery (Rufina Taproom) 2920 Rufina St., 954-1068 Students of the "Intro to Reason and Live" class at Santa Fe Community College perform original electronic music and multimedia pieces created using the music software programs Reason and Ableton Live. 8 pm, free ERIC McFADDEN The Bridge @ SF Brewing Co. 37 Fire Place, 557-6182 The singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso nrings his altrock, desert rock, dirty blues 'n' punk-funk to the Bridge. 6:30 pm, free ERYN BENT Beer Creek Brewing Company 3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271 Country and folky Americana. 5:30 pm, free FLUX QUARTET El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Funky jazz with Ross Hamlin on guitar, Jerry Weimer on clarinet, Scott Jarrett on bass and Andy Primm on drums. 7:30 pm, free FUN ADIXX Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 Popular dance, rock 'n' soul. 10 pm, free THE GRUVE Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Soul and R&B. 5 pm, free LITTLE LEROY AND HIS PACK OF LIES Social Kitchen & Bar 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952 Rock 'n' roll. 7 pm, free LONE PIÑON La Sala de Galisteo 5637 Hwy. 41, Galisteo, 466-3541 Multi-instrumentalists Noah Martinez and Jordan Wax use the fiddle, bajo quinto, accordion, quinta huapanguera, mandolin, guitars and bilingual vocals to paint a unique and enchanting picture of Nuevo México. 7 pm, free
LOS PRIMOS MELØDICOS La Posada de Santa Fe 330 E Palace Ave., 986-0000 Afro-Cuban, romantic and traditional Latin music. 6:30 pm, free MARK'S MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL SHOW Santa Fe Brewing Eldorado Taproom 7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 466-6938 Indie rock and indie tunes, indie vibes and indie indies. 7 pm, free NEXT 2 THE TRACKS El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Outlaw country. 9 pm, $5 PAT MALONE TRIO Tonic 103 E Water St., 982-1189 The melodic and mellow jazz guitarist is backed by Jon Gagan (bass) and Joel Fadness (drums). 9:30 pm, free RON ROUGEAU The Dragon Room 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712 Acoustic rock. 5:30 pm, free RONALD ROYBAL Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 982-1200 Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. 7 pm, free SANTA FE SYMPHONY: BERLIOZ CELEBRATION Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 In honor of the 150-year anniversary of master composer Hector Berlioz’s death, take in an epic program that features Rêverie et Caprice, followed by La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra), composed in 1829. The evening concludes with Berlioz’ most celebrated work, Symphonie fantastique. Written for large orchestra when he was just 26 years old and already famous, it won him a reputation as one of the most progressive composers of the era. 7 pm, $22-$80 SAVOR Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Cuban street music. 10 pm, free SUNBENDER Beer Creek Brewing Company 3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271 Lush soundscapes somewhere between rock and pop. 2 pm, free ZIA SINGERS: LEADING LADIES WHO STOPPED THE SHOW James A Little Theatre 1060 Cerrillos Road, 476-6429 To celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage, the chorus sings, dances, and does some acting too in tribute to some famous women of Broadway. Get a load of your favorite showtunes like “Over the Rainbow,” “Big Spender,” “Sweet Charity” and “Cell Block Tango." 3 pm, $10-$25 CONTINUED ON PAGE 32
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ACTING OUT Seeing Herself Out few weeks ago, a friend and I went to the Violet Crown to see Stage Russia’s simulcast of Uncle Vanya from a theater in Moscow. Still riding high off Oasis Theatre Company’s nice production in Santa Fe in the fall, I was excited. What we got, however, was a strange version that I can only describe as if David Lynch (of Fire Walk With Me and Blue Velvet fame) directed Chekhov, complete with interpretive dance, spooky lighting and odd character choices. My companion and I were perplexed, but transfixed; we didn’t necessarily like it, but we couldn’t turn away. It was technically profound, but totally absurd and not to my taste. At least we had booze. It made me wonder if the Santa Fe theater scene that I crow about so much really is up to snuff. Do you have to have your brow furrowed and never hope to understand a thing in order for it to be groundbreaking? Do you have to be unsure if you even like something in order to love it? Save for Theater Grottesco’s few-andfar-between activities, we don’t really have a company in town right now doing really weird shit. Nothing has freaked me out in a David Lynch kind of way. (What I’m saying, by the way, is that someone should start doing really weird shit.) All this was swirling in my brain when I went to the season opener for New Mexico Actors Lab, that Old Faithful of Santa Fe, ever dependable for presenting hearty modern works in an accessible manner. This remains true in NMAL’s opener for its 2019 season. Artistic Director Robert Benedetti chose the topical A Doll’s House, Part 2, contemporary playwright Lucas Hnath’s sequel to the 1879 play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. First produced in 2017, it received eight
Tony nominations that year, and won one. The original play concerned the marriage between Nora and Torvald, which fell apart due to dishonesty concerning money, jobs and love. Nora walked out on Torvald and their two children at the end, saying she needed to take care of herself before she had a duty to anyone else (a radical idea indeed for 1879). This one sees her walking back in after 15 years. But it’s not to reconcile—oh no. She wants only to settle some legal matters. She’s quite happy, she says, having become a well-paid writer (lol) and living a gleeful life as a modern single woman. The strongest first impression in this ROBERT BENEDETTI
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production comes from Kat Sawyer as Anne Marie, the maid and nanny who meets Leslie Dillen’s Nora when she first walks back in the door—and man, is she funny. One of the most natural personalities I’ve seen onstage recently, Sawyer appears effortless, with the driest of deliveries and whip-fast comebacks, all while maintaining a likeable and sometimes almost clueless affect. She was my highlight of the show. Torvald, played here by NMAL regular Nicholas Ballas, is almost everything I imagined he should be. Tall, dapper, handsome, and with a clear, rich voice, Ballas was cast well. But I found that his face was not expressive enough for the range of emotions the character needed. I haven’t noticed this of Ballas in other performances, but his mouth felt particularly stiff, his whole aura restrained. Not sure if that was a gesture toward a gentleman of the time, or whether something’s off, but I missed bigger faces and larger feels from Torvald. Torvald and Nora’s come-to-Jesus moment is effective and appropriately heavy. Nora leads, and I want to cheer her on as she crows about her newfound sexual freedom, how it’s okay for folks to have more than one spouse in life or none at all (and, more wild, that the institution of marriage should be done away with entirely), and other wild-then and somehow-still-wild-now feminist beliefs. It sounds great. I like her envisioned future.
But then Torvald gets to talk. Not overbearing, not angry, not snide, he tells Nora: “You run off and you pretend it’s the same thing as being strong!” Oof. That hit like a sucker-punch. From there on, the play acquired another dimension entirely, turning the characters prismatic. And then with the addition of Emmy (Alix Hudson), the daughter that Nora abandoned as a young child, another layer emerges. Do you have to indulge every last feeling that you think will be a good one? Is caring for children every mother’s sole purpose? What if the feminist left her family in order to fight for a better future for them that will be more impactful on them than her physical presence would have been? What are we obligated to do for family? Uncomfortable questions stared down unblinkingly, even if left unanswered. The other layers that pile up, eventually almost humorously, concern just how much each of these characters want and need from each other. And I’m not talking emotional support or loving kindness; I mean legal matters. Paperwork. Contracts. I can’t go into detail without spoilers, but it becomes laugh-out-loud despicable after a while. Eventually I decided that yeah, no, I don’t think I actually like any of these people. But I was glad to come to that conclusion; consistent performances that lead to evolution of our opinions are the best ones. Indeed, perhaps Nora’s nicest moment is one in which she is alone onstage. Dillen is onstage for the entire duration of the play (90 minutes with no intermission), and when she’s finally left alone waiting to meet Emmy, we see Nora waver for the first time. She takes a shaking breath. Her face crumples in her hands. It was the moment at which I most liked Nora. Not coincidentally, it was the only moment at which any of these characters were not asking for something from someone else, or meddling dishonestly in someone else’s affairs for some kind of personal gain. It was one brief respite; a rare moment of truth. And as golden sunset light streamed in the door at the end of the play, I felt a strange peace; not a happy one, per se, but a satisfied one, not clogged by bells or whistles or interpretive dance. As ever, from a show from NMAL.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
Leslie Dillen’s Nora squares off against Nicholas Ballas’ Torvald in A Doll’s House, Part 2.
7:30 pm Thursdays-Fridays May 16-25; 2 pm Sundays May 19 and 26. $25. Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601.
MAY 15-21, 2019
THE CALENDAR THEATER A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 Fifteen years since Nora left the confines of her marriage, playwright Lucas Hnath picks up her story where Henrik Ibsen’s classic left off (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $25 MARJORIE PRIME Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 A story about aging, memory and artificial intelligence explores the mysteries of humanity and the limits of what technology can replace. 7:30 pm, $15-$25 YOU & DISTANT WARS Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar (Kaverns) 137 W San Francisco St., 986-5037 In a radical and progressive educational experience, theater professional Nandita Dinesh has turned the Kaverns into an immersive space to explore the conflict in Kashmir. Through May 31. Noon-6 pm, $10
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COLLAGE FLOWER-MAKING Museum of Interactive Art Shidoni, 1508 Bishops Lodge Road, 670-2118 Glue flower-shaped magazine pictures to the museum's installation or to a stick to take home. 9 am-5 pm, $5 INTRO TO ELECTROBICS Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch 145 Washington Ave., 955-6780 The Living Theatre presents a workshop to discover and enhance your natural energy pathways through enjoyable movement and rhythm work. 2-4 pm, $10 PREPARING FILES FOR LASER CUTTING MAKE Santa Fe 2879 All Trades Road, 819-3502 Learn how to scan images, adjust file settings, and prepare your image for being cut or etched with a laser cutter, and learn some trade secrets while you're at it. 12:30-2:30 pm, $35
SUN/19 ART OPENINGS CAROL TIPPIT WOOLWORTH Hat Ranch Gallery 27 San Marcos Road W, 424-3391 During her 40-year career as a painter, Woolworth has garnered a global following of collectors; her oils and gouache merge toward the abstract figurative and are created with a palette that soothes the eye and spirit while contributing to an overall feeling of harmony. Through June 19. 2-5 pm, free
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CREATION & CATASTROPHE El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 An exhibition presented by Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine challenges and deepens our understanding of what was the source and remains at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle. Through May 19. 10 am-4 pm, free MUGS FOR CASA: HELP FILL A FOSTER CHILD’S CUP Opuntia Café 922 Shoofly St. Fill your cabinets and benefit New Mexico’s foster children at the same time; it’s an auction of more than 100 handcrafted mugs made by local artists and students. Funds benefit New Mexico’s Court Appointed Special Advocates. 2-5 pm, free
BOOKS/LECTURES JOURNEYSANTAFE: MARK ALLISON Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226 Allison, executive director of New Mexico Wild, reviews the status of the citizen effort to permanently protect the Gila River, New Mexico’s last free-flowing river, through federal legislation by designating it as Wild and Scenic. 11 am, free MATACHINES AND MORISMAS: CONQUEST AND RESISTANCE ON THE PLAZA Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226 Learn more about these cultural dances from historian Enrique Lamadrid, whose research on the IndoHispanic traditions of New Mexico charts the influence of Indigenous cultures on the Spanish language and imagination, and photographer Miguel Gandert, whose documentary work focuses on his own mestizo heritage and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. 3 pm, $5 SANTA FE FREE THINKERS FORUM Unitarian Universalist Congregation 107 W Barcelona Road, 982-9674 The humanist discussion group welcomes Mary Ellen Gonzales to discuss restorative justice, a different perspective on criminal justice. 8:30 am, free SUNDAY LECTURE SERIES Prana Blessings 1925 Rosina St., Ste. C, 772-0171 Support your spiritual, physical and intellectual growth with talks from Genai Wachs, keeper of one of the largest vibrational essence libraries in the world. What does that even mean? Go find out. 11 am, free
THE BEST-KEPT SECRET ON MUSEUM HILL: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE MUSEUM OF SPANISH COLONIAL ART Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch 145 Washington Ave., 955-6780 Learn about the almost-100year-old Society of Spanish Colonial Art and its museum. 2 pm, free
DANCE BEGINNING SALSA Dance Station Solana Center, 947-B W Alameda St. Drop in to try some salsa. 5 pm, $20 BEGINNING SWING Dance Station Solana Center, 947-B W Alameda St. Take advantage of those swing nights that pop up around town. 4 pm, $20 BELLY DANCE WITH AREENA Lightfoot Studio 332 Camino del Monte Sol, 369-2055 Learn the essentials of belly dance in a multi-level class. 1:30-3 pm, $15 KIDS' PARTNER DANCE Dance Station Solana Center, 947-B W Alameda St. Get your kids moving with friendly and professional lessons. 10:45-11:30 am, $12 PARTNER DANCE FUNDAMENTALS Dance Station Solana Center, 947-B W Alameda St. Here's a low-impact (and free!) way to move your body. 2:45-3:30 pm, free
EVENTS EL MUSEO WINTER MARKET El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, 992-0591 Part fine arts market, part flea market, all full of treasures. 9 am-4 pm, free GEEKS WHO DRINK Desert Dogs Brewery and Cidery 112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 307, 983-0134 Quiz results can win you drink tickets for next time. 7 pm, free HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Locals and tourists alike can learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum. 10:15 am, $15 MEDITATIONS IN MODERN BUDDHISM Zoetic 230 St. Francis Drive, 292-5293 Open to all levels. Presented by the Santa Fe branch of Kadampa Meditation Center of New Mexico. 10:30 am-noon, $10
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MARJORIE PRIME Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 Set in the not-too-distant future, Marjorie is starting to lose her memories to dementia, so her daughter and son in law employ the assistance of an AI program. 2 pm, $15-$25 STAGE RUSSIA: THE SEAGULL Violet Crown Cinema 1606 Alcaldesa St., 216-5678 Broadcast in HD from the Satirikon Theatre in Moscow, Anton Chekhov’s play dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters. 11 am, $15 YOU & DISTANT WARS Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar (Kaverns) 137 W San Francisco St., 986-5037 In a radical and progressive educational experience, theater professional Nandita Dinesh has turned the Kaverns into an immersive space in which visitors can explore the conflict in Kashmir. Through May 31. Noon-6 pm, $10
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A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 Fifteen years since Nora left the confines of her marriage, playwright Lucas Hnath picks up her story where Henrik Ibsen’s classic left off (see Acting Out, page 31). 2 pm, $25
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MONDAY NIGHT SWING Odd Fellows Hall 1125 Cerrillos Road, 470-7077 Arrive at 7 pm for a lesson if you desire, then get dancin' to DJ'ed music. 7 pm, $3-$8
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MON/20 MONDAY STORY TIME Bee Hive Kid's Books 328 Montezuma Ave, 780-8051 Story time for all ages at the fabulous little book store. 10:30 am, free SANTA FE POETRY TRAILS OPEN MIC Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy St. The local poetry society brings new poetic voices downtown. For more info, Debbi Brody, 603-5930. 5 pm, free THE CODED LANGUAGE OF COLOR: AN ESOTERIC JOURNEY Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch 145 Washington Ave., 955-6780 An introductory talk and fun, practical demonstrations of the electromagnetic basis of color and its profound effect on human life, fauna, flora and planetary energies. 6:30 pm, free
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MUSIC CRAWDADDY BLUES FESTIVAL Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Starting at noon, head down to Madrid for a full day of bluesy rockin' tunes, Cajun dishes, fresh-squeezed hurricanes (like, the drink) and more crawfish than you could ever care to count. Get info at CrawDaddyBluesFest.com. Noon-11 pm, $25 CRAWFISH BOIL WITH CLOACAS AND ED & MARIAH Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Get your fill of crawfish and Cajun specials while enjoying gothic Americana tunes from Cloacas, then acoustic singersongwriter tunes at 5 pm. 1-8 pm, free CRAWFISH BOYZ Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 New Orleans-flavored jazz. 11:30 am, free DOS GATOS Beer Creek Brewing Company 3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271 Blues. 5:30 pm, free DOUG MONTGOMERY Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free ENCHANTED HARP DUO Garcia Street Books 376 Garcia St., 986-0151 Ethereal tunes. 1-3 pm, free FOOL'S PLAY Santa Fe Woman's Club 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 983-9455 Swing, standards 'n' bossas. 2-3 pm, $10 GERRY CARTHY Upper Crust Pizza 329 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0000 Irish traditional music, folk and more. 6-9 pm, free
HOGAN AND MOSS Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Appalachian tunes, Delta soul, gypsy swing and gospel blues. 8 pm, free IAIA MUSICFEST Institute of American Indian Arts 83 Avan Nu Po Road, 424-2351 Music from artists both Native and non-Native alike, such as Def-I, Lakota John and Layla Locklear, the Bus Tapes, IndigeFemme, Sol Fire and more. 10 am-6 pm, free JOE WEST AND FRIENDS Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Get to the patio for an alt. country brunch. Noon, free LUCY BARNA Beer Creek Brewing Company 3810 Hwy. 14, 471-9271 Americana tunes. 2 pm, free NACHA MENDEZ La Boca (Taberna Location) 125 Lincoln Ave., 988-7102 Creative but rooted takes on Latin music from around the world. 7 pm, free PAT MALONE AND JON GAGAN El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 A jazz duet. 7 pm, free SANTA FE SYMPHONY: BERLIOZ CELEBRATION Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 In honor of the 150-year anniversary of master composer Hector Berlioz’s death, take in an epic program that features Rêverie et Caprice, followed by La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra) and Berlioz’ most celebrated work, Symphonie fantastique, which he wrote at age 25. Show-off. 4 pm, $22-$80 STEPHANIE HATFIELD STUDENT SHOWCASE Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery 2791 Agua Fría St. The local songstress shows what her teachings can do with performances by local musicians of all ages. 2 pm, free ZIA SINGERS: LEADING LADIES WHO STOPPED THE SHOW James A Little Theatre 1060 Cerrillos Road, 476-6429 The chorus sings, dances, and does some acting too in tribute to some famous women of Broadway. 3 pm, $10-$25
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NEW MEXICO FIBER CRAWL Various locations The third annual crawl opens the doors to over 35 studios, businesses, farms and museums for an immersive, in-depth look at some of New Mexico’s richest traditions. For all the info, head to NMFiberCrawl.org. 10 am-5 pm, free RAILYARD ARTISAN MARKET Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098 Get pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and body products right from the source. 10 am-4 pm, free SANTA FE CENTURY Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 Bike ride options include 100mile, 50-mile or a 25-mile ride, plus timed rides and off-road routes too. For info: santafecentury.com. 6 am-5:30 pm, free
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GEEKS WHO DRINK Draft Station Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., 983-6443 Pub quiz! 7 pm, free HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Locals and tourists alike can learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum. 10:15 am, $15 SANTA FE INDIVISIBLE MEETING Center for Progress and Justice 1420 Cerrillos Road, 467-8514 Join the politically progressive folks for group activism. 7 pm, free THE SANTA FE HARMONIZERS REHEARSAL Zia United Methodist Church 3368 Governor Miles Road, 699-6922 The barbershop chorus is looking for men and women who can carry a tune; join in on any of the four-part harmony parts (tenor, lead, baritone or bass). 6:30 pm, free
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COWGIRL KARAOKE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Santa Fe's most famous night of karaoke. 9 pm, free DOUG MONTGOMERY AND ELIZABETH YOUNG Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Montgomery provides the standards, originals and pop on piano, and Young joins in on violin. 6:30 pm, free JOHN RANGEL TRIO Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Three of Santa Fe's best musicians team up for piano-led jazz. 6 pm, free THE WILD REEDS Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Infectious sing-along anthems, tinges of R&B, lilting ‘60s pop-rock and hookheavy pop punk throwbacks. 7 pm, $15-$18
WORKSHOP WRITING THROUGH TRANSITION Montezuma Lodge 431 Paseo de Peralta, 670-3068 How often have you heard people say that writing has helped them come to terms with something difficult, heal from loss or grief, changed them, even saved their lives? Women 50 and up are invited to bring some writing paper and your favorite pen to this interactive session and explore with writer Joanne Fay Brown. 5:45 pm, $5
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TUE/21 BOOKS/LECTURES A JOURNEY DESTINED: THE 2,000-YEAR JOURNEY OF THE B'NEI MENASHE The Screen 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 428-0209 Join the Jewish Federation of New Mexico for a lecture on the Jews of India. 7-9 pm, $10 FRANK GRAZIANO: RESEARCHING AND WRITING HISTORIC CHURCHES OF NEW MEXICO TODAY El Zaguán 545 Canyon Road, 982-0016 Graziano discusses the creative process of crafting this research into prose narratives. There is no admission for the talk, but due to limited seating, RSVP is required at 983-2567. 3 pm, free JEAN CARLSON: TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF AGING, ADAPTATION AND THE ARROW OF TIME Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 Carlson illustrates the interplay between biological aging, adaptation, and the arrow of time through examples taken from her work in a five-year Santa Fe Institute research theme. Tickets are free, but you have to reserve a seat. 7 pm, free MEDICINE IN YOUR GARDEN Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Discuss the medicinal properties and traditional uses of some easy-to-grow herbs, as well as appropriate dosages and fun and easy ways to prepare these herbal medicines. 10 am-noon, $20-$25 RABBI NAHUM WARD-LEV: THE LIBERATING PATH OF THE HEBREW PROPHETS, THEN AND NOW Temple Beth Shalom 205 E Barcelona Road, 982-1376 In this time of social turbulence, Ward-Lev's book brings forth the light of Biblical wisdom to illumine a way forward for those of any faith— or no faith. 7 pm, free
DANCE ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGA El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Put on your best tango shoes and join in (or just watch). 7:30 pm, $5 BEGINNING BALLROOM Dance Station Solana Center, 947-B W Alameda St. Whether you want to be traditional and elegant or spice things up a bit, ballroom dance is a good foundation to learn. 6:30 pm, $20
EVENTS COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS GRADUATION CELEBRATION Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 Celebrate Communities In Schools' 2019 high school graduates in a ceremony with student speakers, remarks from CIS site coordinators and community leaders. The presentation is followed by a buffet dinner, music and activities. 5 pm, free CONTINUING EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 Learn about the wide variety of classes for life-long learners. 10 am-2 pm, free HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5100 Locals and tourists alike can learn new things about Santa Fe with guides from the New Mexico History Museum.. 10:15 am, $15 METTA REFUGE COUNCIL Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 986-8518 A support group for sharing life experiences around illness and loss in a variety of its forms. 10:30 am, free SANTA FE INDIVISIBLE MEETING Center for Progress and Justice 1420 Cerrillos Road, 467-8514 Join the politically progressive group to put into action the planning you did last night. 8:30 am, free
FOOD SANTA FE FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market Pavilion 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 9834098 Not only the place to see and be seen in Santa Fe, this is one of the oldest, largest and most successful growers’ markets in the country. 8 am-1 pm, free
MUSIC AL ROGERS Fenix at Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Standards 'n' jazz on piano. 6:30 pm, free BLUEGRASS JAM Social Kitchen & Bar 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952 It's a bluegrass jam. 6 pm, free CANYON ROAD BLUES JAM El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Sign up to sing or play, but know: This ain't amateur hour. 8 pm, $5 CHUSCALES La Boca (Original Location) 72 W Marcy St., 982-3433 Exotic flamenco guitar. 7 pm, free CONTINUED ON PAGE 36
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Pizzeria Espiritu It’s been about a million years since Espiritu left behind its Canyon Road location, but the little Italian eatery that lives in a strip mall on St. Michael’s Drive has steadily remained one of the better spots in town. Much of this can be traced to the house-made pizza dough that comes in both thin and deep dish varieties—try traditional pizza favorites like pepperoni or sausage ($11.80$22.95, depending on the circumference), or the good-to-the-last bite calzones. But for our money, the number one choice is the Greek pie ($12.45$20.45), which combines marinara, mozzarella and Kalamata olives, dusted with just the right amount of feta, for an explosive flavor and the best savory notes. Pair that with beer and wine and a dessert list including Italian faves like tiramisu or American hits such as house-made cookies ($1.50$5.75), and you’ve got a winning combination in an unassuming location. Eat, drink and be merry. (Alex De Vore)
The Ranch House There are few cuisines that have caused the rending of friendships, the division of families, the destruction of dreams and the agree-to-disagree passive-aggressive kiss-offs that barbecue has inspired. All over America and across the globe, the ways in which people cook meat vary almost as much as the flavors in the sauces slathered thereon. Santa Fe has its own beloved barbecue joints, but there are few that provoke as many “oh, that’s my favorite” claims than The Ranch House. Those left heartbroken when Josh’s Barbecue on Zafarano closed in the late aughts were delighted to see that chef Josh Baum commandeered a classier, cavernous space just a little further south to keep serving his red chile-glazed ribs ($17.95-$28.95), brined and smoked chicken with white barbecue sauce ($13.95), a steak and shrimp combo with brown butter glaze and frizzled onions ($18.95) and waffle fries with brisket and queso ($10.20). So often, large restaurants speak to poor quality, but don’t let the big dining rooms scare you off—even though they could easily host your whole rehearsal dinner. All the size does is speak to the devoted following of the massive meat church in which Baum serves as gracious pastor. (Charlotte Jusinski)
1722 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. A, 424-8000 Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday pizzeriaespiritu.net
Pho Ava Vietnamese cuisine, which hasn’t been Americanized in the same way that much of Chinese food has, is generally free of heavy oils or homogeneous tastes. While still solidly comforting, it’s often also perky and fresh, accented with buoyant lemongrass, cilantro and South Asian peppers. Gaining in popularity in recent years, pho (a soup of broth, noodles and thinly sliced meat) is one of the best things you can eat on a cold day, on a sick day, on a sad day, on a celebration day—or, hell, on a hot day or a sleepy day or an energetic day. The meat is raw when it’s dropped into the hot broth, and actually cooks while in the soup. It’s often spiced with seasonings you expect in sweet dishes—coriander, cinnamon and mint—giving it a light finish while remaining filling. Pho Ava’s dishes don’t disappoint with a steak pho ($10.50), salt and pepper stir-fry with nice and spicy fried shrimp ($14) and two massive spring rolls with a tasty peanut dipping sauce for $4.50—plus 79 other items that you order by the number. A creamy Thai tea and a floral lychee milkshake ($5 each) tack a sweet ending onto a satisfying comfort food journey. (CJ)
2571 Cristo’s Road, 424-8900 Lunch and dinner daily theranchhousesantafe.com
2430 Cerrillos Road, 557-6572 Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday
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GARY GORENCE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Classic rock. 8 pm, free PAT MALONE TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., 989-1166 Solo jazz guitar. 6 pm, free RICK MENA Tesuque Casino 7 Tesuque Road, 984-8414 Classical and flamenco guitar, country, bluegrass, Cajun, blues, pop, rock and jazz. 6 pm, free
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TOPS Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 The Montreal-based folks deliver a raw punk take on AM studio pop (see SFR Picks, page 21). 7 pm, $15-$18 VINTAGE VINYL NITE The Matador 116 W San Francisco St., 984-5050 DJ Prairiedog and DJ Mama Goose spin the best in garage, surf, country and rockabilly till the wee hours. 9 pm, free
WORKSHOP DRAWING FROM EXPERIENCE Academy for the Love of Learning 133 Seton Village Road, 995-1860 Explore your own stories of identity—whatever that means to you.6:30-9 pm, free WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423 Join Soriba Fofana to learn the magic of Guinean drumming on the djembe and dundun. 6 pm, $20
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Stuart Davis’ “New Mexican Peak” is immediately recognizable to us Santa Fe types. It’s on view in Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art at the New Mexico Museum of Art. CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338 In-between exhibitions; stay tuned for new installations. GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM 217 Johnson St., 946-1000 Abstract Nature; Becoming Georgia O’Keeffe; The Candid Camera; Georgia O’Keeffe at Lake George, 1918-1928; My New Yorks; Ritz Tower; A House of Her Own; O’Keeffe’s New Mexico; Preserving a Legacy: Frames of Mine; The Wideness and Wonder of the World. All permanent exhibitions. HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART 238 Ledoux St., Taos, 575-758-9826 Izumi Yokoyama and Tasha Ostrander: Birds of Appetite: Alchemy & Apparition. Through May 19. Afton Love: Ranging. Through June 23. IAIA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS 108 Cathedral Place, 983-8900 Dwayne Wilcox: Visual Language. #NOFILTER: IAIA 2019 BFA Exhibition. Closing receptions for both on Friday May 17. Action/ Abstraction Redefined. Through July 7. Robyn Tsinnajinnie and Austin Big Crow: The Holy Trinity. Through Oct. 31. Wayne
Nez Gaussoin: Adobobot. Through Nov. 30. Heidi K Brandow: Unit of Measure. Through Jan. 31. MUSEUM OF ENCAUSTIC ART 632 Agua Fría St., 989-3283 International wax artists. MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1250 Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans. Through July 7. Beyond Standing Rock: The Past, Present, and Future of the Water Protectors. Through Oct. 27. MUSEUM OF INT’L FOLK ART 706 Camino Lejo, 476-1200 Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru. Through July 17. A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection. Through Sept. 8. Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Through Oct. 27. Gallery of Conscience: Community Through Making from Peru to New Mexico. Through Jan. 5, 2020. MUSEUM OF SPANISH COLONIAL ART 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226 Paul Pletka: Converging Faiths in the New World. Through Oct. 20 NM HISTORY MUSEUM 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5019 Atomic Histories. Through May 26. On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum
of New Mexico. Through July 28. The First World War. Through Nov. 11. We the Rosies: Women at Work. Through Feb. 29. NM MUSEUM OF ART 107 W Palace Ave., 476-5072 Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art. Through Aug. 25. The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell. Through Sept. 15. PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS 105 W Palace Ave., 476-5100 Closed for renovations. POEH CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM 78 Cities of Gold Road, Pojoaque, 455-3334 In T’owa Vi Sae’we. EL RANCHO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS 334 Los Pinos Road,471-2261 Closed for winter until June 1. SANTA FE BOTANICAL GARDENS 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Between exhibits; sculptures re-installed May 25. SITE SANTA FE 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199 Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera. Through Sept. 1. WHEELWRIGHT MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN 704 Camino Lejo, 986-4636 LIT: The Work of Rose B Simpson. Bob Haozous: Old Man Looking Backward. Both through Oct. 6.
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My Little Dumpling Finding the yin to my yang at Dumpling Tea & Dim Sum
BY ZIBBY WILDER a u t h o r @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m
he email from my editor was cryptic: “New restaurant. Something about dumplings and tea?” I nearly stopped breathing. My relationship to dumplings is serious. They’re the yoga to my pants; the sloth to my cecropia. One of the few foods I will wait in line to eat. My last memorable encounter with the dumpling was at a shopping mall in Seattle, where I agreed to wait in line for two hours for a taste of Taiwanese dumpling chain Din Tai Fung’s famous hand-crafted packages of heaven. So, obviously, I Googled “dumpling tea santa fe” at a speed of approximately 9,347 WPM and, lo and behold—got a result. The website was sparse, but it said all I needed to know: “handmade dumplings” on the Plaza. I was off like a prom dress. Scurrying from a spring squall, I climbed the stairs into the Plaza Galeria and there on the San Francisco Street level, tucked in a back corner, sat Dumpling Tea & Dim Sum (66 E San Francisco St., 646-945-5000). The space is small, with a handful of tables, only one of which was occupied. I tried to quell my excitement. This could be really amazing. Or it could be really disappointing. The menu looked authentic with straightforward offerings, all handmade. With bigger eyes than stomachs, my
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I sat, fork at attention, ready to ease dumpling delivery from steaming basket to needy mouth. The fried pork potstickers ($7.99) came first. The delicate wrapper had been crisply fried and the interior was what I had anticipated: Not a ball of “meat stuff,” but tender chunks of chopped pork studded with scallion and ginger. The same went for the steamed veggie dumplings ($7.99). The neat little packages contained crunchy veggies in pieces large enough to identify: cabbage, onion, mushrooms, carrots, all marinating in a pungent internal steam of garlic and ginger. On and on it went. The steamed pork buns ($9.99), when cut into, poured forth a broth similar to a soup dumpling, rich with fat and umami. The veggie noodle soup ($7.99) featured wide, homemade rice noodles in a broth that was fragrant yet whisper-light in flavor. The vegetables—broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, celery— stood out with color and crunch. The gold coin cucumber salad ($5.50) was irresistible; slightly sweet, mostly salty and totally refreshing. I kept eating, ignoring the fact that my stomach had flipped its “closed” sign a good 15 minutes earlier. It’s obviously not just me enjoying all the wonderful problems associated with damn fine dumplings. Just two months after opening, Wang and behind-thecurtains partner Mark Pacheco are already expanding Dumpling Tea & Dim Sum, taking over vacant space next door. Hard at work unloading new restaurant equipment, Pacheco breathlessly enthused, “We’re so excited. It will increase our capacity by a lot and we’ll have room for larger parties, including six- and eight-tops.” Well, praise be to the Gods of the Foods for that, because I’m going to need way more room to spread out at Dumpling Tea & Dim Sum. I would be disappointed if I had to wait for a table but I would, indeed, wait … thinking sweet thoughts of devouring Fen Wang’s delectable dumplings.
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assistants-in-eating and I agreed to order pretty much everything on the menu. And that’s when the dumpling maestro made her first appearance. With experienced hands, she took her spot, a stage of wooden block before her, and began forming dumplings. Around this time, people slowly began filling up the tiny space. A Santa Fe police officer and a table of co-workers; a group of camera-strapped tourists. A takeout line began to form. Suddenly, I became frightened that it was going to be hard to get a table at Dumpling Tea & Dim Sum. “This is the real deal,” I thought. Owner Fen Wang is most definitely the real deal. A relatively new arrival to Santa Fe, Wang sold her dumpling shop in New York City to enjoy the good life of the Southwest. She’s a native of Dalian, China,andWang’sartofthedumplingisobviously one well-studied. In watching the maestra at work with the fresh wrappers, I noticed the fillings were also finely crafted. These balls of veggies or pork spooned into their wrappers weren’t the usual fine mince of unidentifiable ingredients; the veggies were chopped just right enough to retain their structure, the pork in chunks just big enough to lend chew and texture. Our drinks arrived—a mango smoothie, passionfruit smoothie and mango bubble tea (each $5.50). I don’t usually drink such fruity things, but with dumplings, the sweetness is a best friend to the ginger spice and savory salt of dumplings. The mango bubble tea tasted of fresh fruit with big marbles of dark tapioca lining the bottom of the cup. The smoothies weren’t so much traditional smoothies as they were juice and finely shaved ice. The texture was a hard-to-describe delight somewhere between Hawaiian shaved ice and fresh snow.
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The official ballot for the Best of Santa Fe 2019 NOMINATED! Local Living Botwin Eye Group / Oculus Optical Downtown Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse Doodlet’s Keshi the Zuni Connection La Fonda on the Plaza Ojo Optique
Best Business in the Railyard/ Guadalupe District
Boxcar Double Take Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Artists Market Second Street Brewery - The Railyard Violet Crown Cinema
Best Business in the Siler Road Corridor
Big Jo True Value Hardware Java Joe’s & Groovy Bean Coffee Roasters Kitchenality Meow Wolf Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom The Food Depot
Best Business on Cerrillos Road
Best Business on St. Michael’s Drive/ Triangle District Botwin Eye Group / Oculus Optical Midtown Del Norte Credit Union Loyal Hound State Employees Credit Union Tecolote Café The Candyman Strings & Things
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BEST MOVIE EVER
Lord of the things
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World War I was known at the time as the war to end all wars—and looking at Europe’s casualty rate, it’s hard to argue. For John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the war added yet another chapter to his already tumultuous life. Already orphaned, Tolkien was told by a Catholic ward he couldn’t wed his great love, a Protestant, and the list goes on. Such obstacles are at the forefront of the new biopic, Tolkien, and serve as the driving force for the Lord of the Rings author’s genius. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) leads as Professor Tolkien or, as he was more affectionately known, John Ronald. Hoult does brighten up in parts, though most of his performance feels wooden and vacant. Lily Collins (Okja) as Tolkien’s love Edith, however, is the complete opposite, and the film’s greatest sin is leaving her character with little to do. Elsewhere, the Tea Club and Barrovian Society, or TCBS, John Ronald’s quartet of boyhood scholars, gleefully contribute to some of the best scenes of the film with a Stand By Me vibe, while I, Claudius alum Derek Jacobi is is quite welcome as Tolkien’s mentor, Professor Joseph Wright. Although the historicity of the material is top-
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GREAT GROUP; LUSH COLOR PALETTE - FAILS TO BE COMPELLING; LACK OF INTIMACY WHERE IT COUNTS
notch, emotional connection winds up sacrificed at the feet of accuracy. It’s almost as if writers Derek Gleeson and Stephen Beresford had composed a checklist with snippets of dialogue locked in for the script with no intent to budge. Director Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) knows how to visually harness the beauty in the mundane, but ultimately leaves the viewer desiring more intimacy between characters. The achievement of Tolkien is, without a doubt, its good looks. Every sequence is photographed with brilliance; bright light accompanies Edith at a piano or dancing and blue-gray hues saturate soldiers, oranges and yellows assault on the horizon in battle. These palettes are inserted alongside hallucinatory effects such as fire-breathing dragons and black knights materializing during the Battle of the Somme. Unfortunately, these
are the only visual examples of Tolkien creating, and we all would have benefitted from deeper or better examples of his imagination at work. Any fan of Tolkien’s life and works will surely be entertained, but it’s hard to say if the average movie-goer would be equally charmed. As the father of modern fantasy literature and its wildly popular branching paths, the celebrated author, linguist and intellectual deserves more than a single film to discuss the complexities of his work. In the meantime, we have one more average biopic to add to the ever-growing subgenre. TOLKIEN Directed by Karukoski With Hoult, Collins and Jacobi Jean Cocteau Cinema, PG-13, 112 min.
+ BEAUTIFUL; THOSE STUNTS - NEEDLESS CONVERSATIONS; SOME SILLY PERFORMANCES
Hero and House of Flying Daggers filmmaker Yimou Zhang returns to the big screen with Shadow, a film that gets so much right even as it insists on lagging from time to time. This is, in a nutshell, the Zhang conundrum: Do beautifully
made kung fu movies that take full advantage of jaw-dropping cinematography and deathdefying stunts get a pass on everything else? In the “pro” column, Shadow paints a pretty picture of fairy-tale intrigue. A war has raged between territories since time immemorial, and the commander of one such territory’s army (Chao Deng) hatches a plan along with his clever wife (Li Sun) and a dedicated doppelgänger (also Deng). By out-thinking his opponents, allies and king (Ryan Zhen) at
every step, his master plan begins to unfold. Too bad everyone around there is a kung fu genius. Conflict, naturally, arises, and that simple plan of getting a dude who looks just like him to do all kinds of crazy things starts to seem convoluted. Of course, we’re not really here for a flawless plot or fantastic examples of thespian skill—we’re here for the kung fu. And it is epic (which we say honestly hating what the internet has done to that word). Here, fans of
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the genre will find every bit as much to like as in Zhang’s other works, but with better tech steering the car and allowing for more complex results. In these fight scenes—replete with bizarre weaponry and stunning, rainswept backgrounds—Shadow succeeds time and time again, but it’s often back to the politics of the court, some painfully misdirected stabs at comic levity and long expositional conversations that feel stilted at best. In Zhang’s overall body of work, Shadow holds its own, but it’s certainly not going to wind up a cultural phenomenon as his other works have. Ang Lee’s brilliant Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sort of stacked the kung fu deck forever, anyway, and though Shadow can be good fun, it can also take too long getting there. (Alex De Vore)
Center for Contemporary Arts, NR, 116 min.
The Shadow knows that Shadow is cool.
MAY 15-21, 2019
+ LEADING LADIES; VIBRANT - LAZY POST-PRODUCTION; TV MOVIE ATTITUDE
Television director Michael Engler helms The Chaperone, a coming-of-age story about two very different women traveling together to New York City from Kansas. Mostly set in 1922,
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Prohibition, suppressive gender dynamics and xenophobia all rear their ugly heads, revealing an older-looking but relevant America; If you thought our past were full of smiles and ragtime, this shows otherwise. Haley Lu Richardson (Split) plays a teenage version of screen star Louise Brooks, New York-bound for dancing reasons. Richardson’s youthful exuberance and natural talent makes her fascinating to watch and she steals entire scenes. Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) as Norma Carlisle, meanwhile, is Louise’s chaperone, and a counter to her personality. McGovern finds her character’s greatest power either via cooly expressing her values to the ignorant, or in discovering her New York past. The supporting cast are pleasant enough with eyes on Lord of the Rings star Miranda Otto as Louise’s dance instructor, and Singles lead Campbell Scott as Norma’s secretive husband in particular. Unfortunately, accomplished thespian Blythe Danner couldn’t be bothered to do anything other than arrive and collect her check. Julian Fellowes, also of Downton Abbey, pens a screenplay average in narrative structure, but clever in the quiet conversations, and the film’s biggest blunders are in allowing well-written dialogue to be ruined by a lack of direction. One wishes Engler were more active in helping his actors make choices in both body language and pitch.
Despite that, the production design is quite convincing. Nothing looks fake, but rather aged, as if preserved in time for this exact production. Camera work and lighting are fluid as well; bright, yet accommodating to the environment. Other elements are wonkier, such as choppy
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editing that robs lead actors of emotional moments landing with gravitas or poor vocal dubbing that makes one wonder when the Shaolin monks might fly into the air, swords in hand. As one can guess, The Chaperone would have made a far better special on PBS than a theatrical release. Its relatively small viewership could have found a charming enough program for a Sunday evening view, favorite vice in hand. (MKG)
Jean Cocteau Cinema, NR, 93 min.
“No one can chaperone me, ya punk-ass scrub!” says Haley Lu Richardson in The Chaperone.
+ BREAKNECK FUN AND INCREDIBLE SPECIAL EFFECTS; SO SATISFYING
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It’s been a little over 10 years since the first Iron Man film taught us that comic book flicks could be well-made, quite fun and well worth it, and the saga it spawned—which of course rolls up about a zillion other titles from Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel to Dr. Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming—comes to a close in the latest and final (we think) Avengers movie, Endgame. We rejoin Iron Man, Thor, War Machine, Black Widow, Rocket Raccoon, Ant Man and a whole cadre of other heroes in the aftermath of super villain Thanos’ finger-snapping annihilation of 50% of the universe’s living creatures. This meant a whole mess of our favorites—like Spider-Man, dammit— had faded to death and to dust. Cue tears. But despite the despotic madman from across the stars’ best hopes for some sort of universal
balance restoration, pretty much no one in the galaxy is grateful. Hence, the surviving Earthlings and non-Earthlings alike keep the teamwork going and hatch a plan to try and bring everyone back. Cue more tears. It’s true what you’ve heard about Endgame‘s long runtime (just pee before), but the magic in directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s latest entry is in how it never ever stops rocking even for an instant. If anything, it feels a little shorter than it could have been. Perhaps it’s in how everything from every extended franchise has been leading to this showdown since day one, or maybe it’s in the clever ways the Russo brothers manage to present a greatest hits feel without exhausting the audience. Even the slower moments feel necessary, even the clearly emotionally manipulative swelling of the music as fight scenes go down or friends come together feel warranted. For this and so many other reasons, Endgame is wildly satisfying, even when it doesn’t pan out in the ways we might like. Cue even more tears—which is odd, really, because these are comic book characters with fantastic powers who are wrapped up in utterly absurd scenarios time and time again. But they’ve been with us most of our lives, in comic form and on television, in movie theaters and video games. Scoff if you will, non-fans, but for those who surrender to the siren call of Marvel Comics and Studios, it feels like we’re rooting for our friends through every painful twist and heart-soaring victory. Toss in that tech that makes old folks look CONTINUED ON PAGE 43
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It still stings that NBC canceled Freaks & Geeks, y’know? Anyway, Linda Cardellini and her family gets La Llorona’d in The Curse of La Llorona. young and young folks look old, some honest-toGod tearjerker moments and the return of Brie Larson’s ultra-fun Carol Danvers, and we’ve really got something going. Think of it like a love letter to the fans—a bombastic, over-the-top love letter rife with the smoothest CGI, a darker tone and a couple cameos from the Community cast (from whence the Russo brothers came) all working together in glorious synergy for what is easily one of the best action movies of our time. Go for the face-punching, stay for the hugs; engage in the culture every once in awhile. (ADV)
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For those who come from places familiar with the folklore, The Curse of La Llorona, the newest entry from the Annabelle microcosm of films—such as The Nun and The Conjuring—have probably felt irritated by the thought of a Hollywood take on the age-old tale. And these people are right, because it’s a pretty terrible movie if we’re being generous, and a lousy example of appropriation if we’re being honest. Freaks & Geeks alum Linda Cardellini is Anna, a social worker-slash-mom whose cop husband, a Hispanic man we’re told, died before the events of the film. Life is hard, raising kids alone is tough; Anna gets the briefest expositional moments before it’s off to take kids away from a poor Mexican mother because she locked them in a closet “to keep them safe.” Really, we know she’s hiding them from being Llorona’d. But when those kids wind up in the social care system and subsequently disappear, Anna’s own brood wind up stalked by the ghostly remains of a once-beautiful woman who, years ago, in a fit of jealous rage, drowned her children and now ghosts around drowning other kids so they can somehow take their place. She’s La Llorona, dammit. Anna sets about confronting the spirit with the help of a defrocked priest-slash-curandero (Raymond Cruz of Breaking Bad), but La Llorona is more powerful than they can imagine, so jump scares occur, close calls go down and the music swells suddenly while the ghost tries to drown everybody. It’s horror, y’know? You basically know the gist. In the beginning, glimpses of the ghost are pretty scary, but once we’ve seen her a few times and the law of diminishing returns
kicks in, it really becomes a game of running down the clock. And this would all be acceptable in that horror movies are often not so great, but La Llorona centers the story on white folks (not counting the kids, because don’t forget that the dead dad was Hispanic—but even they take a backseat to the mom’s actions despite being the targets of attempted ghost murder). There are certainly other Hispanic cast members, but they’re relegated to plot devices with shitty motives and deus ex machina which, frankly, is tiresome and problematic. Cardellini does have her moments, particularly in how she might be the first actor ever to deliver a believable onscreen scream, but after she leaves the kids alone one too many times, we start to wonder if she even really wants to help them and we start to wonder if we even care. Spoiler alert: we don’t. (ADV)
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to humorist Dave Barry, “The method of learning Japanese recommended by experts is to be born as a Japanese baby and raised by a Japanese family, in Japan.” As you enter an intensely educational phase of your astrological cycle, I suggest you adopt a similar strategy toward learning new skills and mastering unfamiliar knowledge and absorbing fresh information. Immerse yourself in environments that will efficiently and effectively fill you with the teachings you need. A more casual, slapdash approach just won’t enable you to take thorough advantage of your current opportunities to expand your repertoire.
think that’s an observation worth considering. But I’ve also seen numerous exceptions to her rule. I know people who have eagerly welcomed grace into their lives even though they know that its arrival will change them forever. And amazingly, many of those people have experienced the resulting change as tonic and interesting, not primarily painful. In fact, I’ve come to believe that the act of eagerly welcoming changeinducing grace makes it more likely that the changes will be tonic and interesting. Everything I’ve just said will especially apply to you in the coming weeks.
Having weaved and wobbled through countless adventures full of rich lessons, the missing part of you has finally wandered back. So give yourself a flurry of hugs and kisses. Start planning the jubilant hoopla. And exchange ardent vows, swearing that you’ll never be parted again.
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For that matter, it’s a mean outside morality? No. Only this: without fault. favorable phase to gorge yourself on any beauty any- Without false, without true. I want to meet her where that will make your soul freer and smarter and between the words, beneath language.” happier. You will thrive to the degree that you absorb CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn author a profusion of grace, elegance, and loveliness. Henry Miller wrote that his master plan was “to remain CANCER (June 21-July 22): In my astrological opinion, what I am and to become more and more only what I you now have a mandate to exercise your rights to free am—that is, to become more miraculous.” This is an excellent strategy for your use. The coming weeks will speech with acute vigor. It’s time to articulate all the be a favorable time to renounce any tendency you important insights you’ve been waiting for the right might have to compare yourself to anyone else. You’ll moment to call to everyone’s attention. It’s time to attract blessings as you wean yourself from imagining unearth the buried truths and veiled agendas and ripening mysteries. It’s time to be the catalyst that helps that you should live up to the expectations of others or your allies to realize what’s real and important, what’s follow a path that resembles theirs. So here’s my chalfake and irrelevant. I’m not saying you should be rude, lenge: I dare you to become more and more only what but I do encourage you to be as candid as is necessary you are—that is, to become more miraculous. to nudge people in the direction of authenticity. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): London’s British Museum holds a compendium of artifacts from the LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): During summers in the far northern land of Alaska, many days have twenty hours civilizations of many different eras and locations. of sunlight. Farmers take advantage of the extra photo- Author Jonathan Stroud writes that it’s “home to a million antiquities, several dozen of which were legitisynthesis by growing vegetables and fruits that are mately come by.” Why does he say that? Because so bigger and sweeter than crops grown further south. many of the museum’s antiquities were pilfered from During the Alaska State Fair every August, you can find prodigies like 130-pound cabbages and 65-pound other cultures. In accordance with current astrological omens, I invite you to fantasize about a scenario in cantaloupes. I suspect you’ll express a comparable fertility and productiveness during the coming weeks, which the British Museum’s administrators return these treasures to their original owners. When you’re Leo. You’re primed to grow and create with extra verve. So let me ask you a key question: to which part done with that imaginative exercise, move on to the of your life do you want to dedicate that bonus power? next one, which is to envision scenarios in which you recover the personal treasures and goodies and powVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s time for you to reach ers that you have been separated from over the years. higher and dig deeper. So don’t be a mere tinkerer PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I hate it when people nursing a lukewarm interest in mediocre stories and trivial games. Be a strategic adventurer in the service tell me that I should ‘get out of my comfort zone,’” writes Piscean blogger Rosespell. “I don’t even have of exalted stories and meaningful games. In fact, I a comfort zone. My discomfort zone is pretty much feel strongly that if you’re not prepared to go all the everywhere.” I have good news for Rosespell and all way, you shouldn’t go at all. Either give everything you’ve got or else keep it contained for now. Can you of you Pisceans who might be inclined to utter similar testimony. The coming weeks will feature condihandle one further piece of strenuous advice, my dear? I think you will thrive as long as you don’t settle tions that make it far more likely than usual that you will locate or create a real comfort zone you can rely for business as usual or pleasure as usual. To claim on. For best results, cultivate a vivid expectation the maximum vitality that’s available, you’ll need to that such a sweet development is indeed possible. make exceptions to at least some of your rules. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful,” wrote author Flannery O’Connor. I
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COURT COUNTY OF SANTA FE IN THE MATTER OF A FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT PETITION FOR CHANGE OF COURT NAME OF NATALIE MARINA IN THE MATTER OF A VITTO PETITION FOR CHANGE OF Case No.: D-101-CV-2019-01253 NAME OF PEGGY DIANNE NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME SCHINHOFEN TAKE NOTICE that in Case No.: D101CV201901133 accordance with the provisions NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME of Sec. 40-8-1 through Sec. TAKE NOTICE that in 40-8-3 NMSA 1978, et seq. the accordance with the provisions Petitioner Natalie Marina Vitto of Sec. 40-8-1 through Sec. will apply to the Honroable 40-8-3 NMSA 1978, et seq. Francis J. Matthew, District the Petitioner Peggy Dianne Judge of the First Judicial Schinhofen will apply to the District at the Santa Fe Judicial Honorable Francis J. Matthew, Complex, 225 Montezuma District Judge of the First Ave., in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Judicial District at the Santa at 1:!5 p.m. on the 3rd day of Fe Judicial Complex, 225 June, 2019 for an ORDER FOR Montezuma Ave., in Santa Fe, CHANGE OF NAME from New Mexico, at 1:15 p.m. on Natalie Marina Vitto to Natalie the 3rd day of June, 2019 for Marina Dante. an ORDER FOR CHANGE OF Stephen T. Pacheco, NAME from Peggy Dianne District Court Clerk Schinhofen to Peggy Schine. By: Leah Martinez, STEPHEN T. PACHECO, Deputy Court Clerk District Court Clerk Submitted by: By: Veronica Riverea, Natalie Marina Vitto Deputy Court Clerk Petitioner, Pro Se Submitted by: Peggy Dianne Schinhofen STATE OF NEW MEXICO Petitioner, Pro Se COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COURT COUNTY OF SANTA FE IN THE MATTER OF A FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT PETITION FOR CHANGE OF COURT NAME OF JOSIAH ROMERO, Case No.: D-101-PB-2019-00068 A MINOR CHILD. IN THE MATTER OF THE Case No.: D-101-CV-2019-01212 ESTATE OF DOUGLAS M. NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME JONES, DECEASED TAKE NOTICE that in AMENDED NOTICE TO accordance with the provisions CREDITORS of Sec. 40-8-1 through Sec. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 40-8-3 NMSA 1978, et. seq. that Bonnie McManus has the Petitioner Daniel Chavez been appointed Personal will apply to the Honorable Representative of this Estate. Bryan Biedscheid, District Judge All persons having claims of the First Judicial District at against this Estate are required the Santa Fe Judicial Complez, to present their claims within 225 Montezuma Ave., in Santa four (4) months after the Fe, New Mexico at 9:00 a.m. date of the first publication on the 4th day of June, 2019 of the Notice or the claims for an ORDER FOR CHANGE will be forever barred. Claims OF NAME of the child Josiah must be presented either to Romero to Josiah Ethan Chavez. the Personal Representative STEPHEN T. PACHECO, at 3514 Shawna Drive, District Court Clerk Medford, OR 97504 or to the By: Jennifer Romero, undersigned counsel for the Deputy Court Clerk Personal Representative or Submitted by: filed with the First Judicial Daniel Chavez District Court, 222 Montezuma Petitioner, Pro Se Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Jay Goodman and Associates Law Firm, PC CALL 988.5541 TO By: Peter L. Bruso, Esq. 2019 Galisteo, Suite C3 PLACE YOUR AD! Santa Fe, NM 87505
LEGAL NOTICES ALL OTHERS UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO In re: The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, a New Mexico Corporation Sole (Archdiocese of Santa Fe) Case No. 18-13027-t11 YOU MAY HAVE A SEXUAL ABUSE CLAIM OR UNSECURED CLAIM AGAINST THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE On December 3, 2018, The Roman Catholic Church of The Archdicese of Santa Fe, (“Debtor”) filed for protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code.THE LAST DAY TO FILE A SEXUAL ABUSE CLAIM OR UNSECURED CLAIM AGAINST THE DEBTOR IS JUNE 17, 2019 AT 5:00 P.M. (PREVAILING MOUNTAIN TIME).IF YOU WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED BY ANY PERSON CONNECTED WITH THE DEBTOR OR HAVE AN UNSECURED CLAIM AGAINST THE DEBTOR, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM BY JUNE 17, 2019 AT 5:00 P.M. (PREVAILING MOUNTAIN TIME).For more information on how to obtain and file a proof of claim for and associated documents please (a) visit the Debtor’s website at https://archdiosf.org/; (b) call the Debtor’s hotline at 1-505831-8144; or (c) call the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in this case at 1-888-570-6217.
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