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The Color Green First quarter cannabis sales for New Mexico dispensaries are more detailed, but still rely on self-reported numbers BY AARON CANTÚ a a r o n @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m


hirty-one organizations licensed to grow and sell cannabis in New Mexico pocketed a little over $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, and sold 1.6  million units of cannabis.* But SFR’s review of other metrics suggest that these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. For example, take the amount of bulk cannabis that dispensaries reportreport ed buying from each other. Some purpur chase wholesale from other pro-ducers in order to meet patient demand, which can exceed the 450-plant cap set by the DepartDepart ment of Health. SFR found 14 producers reporting wholesale numbers sold 386,918 grams (853 pounds) of cannabis to other producers. Nine producers purchased 442,595 grams  (976  pounds)  from others. That leaves 55,677 grams of cannabis, or 123 pounds, unaccounted for. Marissa Novel, a spokeswoman for Ultra Health, says  that while self-reporting by licensed nonprofit producers has improved in recent years, numbers aren’t always easy to verify, and can still contain accounting errors. (In addition to  being the largest seller of cannabis in the state, Ultra Health also closely tracks industry figures in New Mexico.) “In the past, a lot of reports would be missing from some producers,” Novel says. “There would be just little typos and inconsistencies … [but] the producers seem to be a little more accurate in their self reporting [now].” The benefit to producers reporting wholesales for the first time, Novel says, is that it reduces the chances of health department officials and  industry watchers double-counting revenue numbers for producers. In the past, when one producer would wholesale cannabis to a second producer, the second producer could

count sales of that cannabis as original revenue, allowing for likely inflation of revenue numbers. “I wouldn’t say it was deceptive on the providers’ part [to account for wholesale purchases when tabulating revenue] by any means; it was just a product of the quarterly reports not being as decisive as they are now,” Novel says. “I think as the industry evolves, quarterly reports will get more specific, and we can look forward to better data.” Information from the Health Department also shows that total sales of cannabis products to patients was a little over $24 million and brought in over $1.7 million in gross receipts taxes for state and local coffers in the first three months of the year. The state took in about $7

million in gross-receipts taxes in all of 2017, and with no special earmark for cannabis GRT revenue, that cash goes into the general fund. Nine producers with dispensaries in Santa Fe reported $8.8 million in total cannabis product sales. They posted nearly $750,000 in net income, but that includes well-established producers like Ultra Health, New Mexicann and Sacred Garden, as well as newer producers, such as Kure Cannabis and Best Daze, whose first dispensaries opened in Santa Fe within the last year. As of May 10, there were  52,260 medical cannabis card holders in the state, including 5,898 who live in Santa Fe County. *Under Department of Health rules, a unit consists of one gram of dried leaves and flowers of the female cannabis plant, or 0.2 grams of THC for cannabis-derived products such as tinctures and edibles.



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Apodaca is the son of former governor Jerry Apodaca. He’s had a successful career in the television industry and currently hunts for promising startups. He’s never held elected office, something he’s touting on the campaign trail.


Joe Cervantes

An attorney by trade, architect by training and farmer by family heritage, the Las Cruces legislator has served since 2001. Cervantes is part of the legal team that won the largest plaintiff’s award in state history: $165 million.


Accessing the state’s permanent funds. “Apo” wants to take more than $1 billion and use the money for various stimulus programs. While he wants that permanent fund money, he plans to use it to leverage more money from the private sector and, in the process, create what he hopes are 225,000 jobs.

It’s hard to pin down a top issue for Cervantes. It may be reform. An unflagging pragmatist, he’s long favored an independent constitutional convention to make state government more efficient. A number of his proposals would focus on improving how government works.


Apodaca beat cancer as a teenager and was one of the first to use medical marijuana as part of a brief legal research period in the 1970s. He’s in favor of recreational marijuana, saying it could bring in revenue for the state and drive growth in both agriculture and research.

He supported medical marijuana as a lawmaker and says he’d get rid of the cap on the number of plants providers can cultivate. He’d also work to decriminalize marijuana possession. He’s open to recreational marijuana, though wants to see revenue studies and an intoxication limit.

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He’s carrying the flag. The issue may be how he plans to do it. Getting more money of out of the funds takes a constitutional amendment, and spending that money someplace other than where it’s spent now takes an act of Congress. (For real.) Apodaca wants a 5 percent additional distribution.

He’s on the record supporting increased distributions to support early childhood education, to include pre-kindergarten programs. He’s not in favor of expanding what the fund can be used for.

A big part of his plan hinges on attracting outside investment and leveraging in-state advantages. Apodaca would try to spend up to 9 percent of the state’s severance tax fund (which isn’t limited in where it can be spent, like others are) to invest directly in New Mexico-based tech companies.

He would try to bump the minimum wage to $15 an hour in his first year. Again, Cervantes would look to reform government to better coordinate training programs with successful economic sectors. He’s big on expanding broadband and wireless networks.

His lack of experience. Apodaca’s seen businesses struggle, but turning around state government is another animal. He’ll need charm, guile and rock-solid strategy to make his fund-grab plan work.

Connecting with voters. Cervantes had to beat a legal challenge to his spot on the ballot and doesn’t have the statewide profile of Lujan Grisham or the advertising moxy and pedigree of Apodaca.

Alan Webber. Apodaca’s success in business is unquestioned. He’s taken a more progressive stance than the rest of the field and arrived with a well-packaged message. He plays as an outsider, but has a political history.

Hillary Clinton. General election Hillary. Cervantes’ qualifications are unimpeachable. He has a reputation of being both effective in the Legislature and willing to sit down with Republicans to hear their side of an issue. His challenge is convincing voters.

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She’s in favor of it, but shy of going all-in. Lujan Grisham helped pass the current medical marijuana law and wants to make sure a recreational cannabis program wouldn’t hurt the medicinal side of things. She also wants workplace protections and rules for intoxication limits.

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She wants to increase transmission capacity for renewable energy and bump the portfolio standard to demand 50 percent by 2030. Lujan Grisham hopes to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour, then $12 an hour in four years. She’d try to remove the $50 million annual cap on film production tax credits.

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Silver Linings

Over a year later, Santa Fe Indian Hospital acts on report’s recommendations for improved care

LEFT: Southern Slam dance group is part of Community Day at the Santa Fe Indian Center, which is coordinating outreach with the Indian Hospital. BELOW: Dr. Douglas Zang is a physican at the hospital.

BY AARON CANTÚ a a r o n @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m


mily Haozous knows the struggle to provide quality health care for all Native Americans is probably going to outlast her. “Like a lot of things in the grassroots, you want to establish a baseline [and] say, ‘This is what people want,’ and push from there,” says Haozous, an associate professor at the University of New Mexico’s College of Nursing. “We’ll continue pushing as long as it takes, and that could take years or decades.” It’s no secret that the United States government has mostly abrogated its historical mandate to provide care, despite being bound by treaties spanning several centuries. Across different health agencies, including Veterans Affairs, Medicaid and Medicare, federal dollars spent on Indian Health Service—the federal agency that oversees health facilities for Native Americans scattered across the country—are by far the lowest per patient, according to numbers from 2013 compiled by the National Congress of American Indians. In order to understand the health needs of Native Americans in Santa Fe, Haozous, a  member of the Oklahoma-based Fort Sill Apache Tribe, led a team of researchers two years ago in the creation of a groundbreaking health impact assessment supported by a number

of local organizations, including the Santa Fe Indian Center, the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership. The primary health issues respondents listed  as priorities were relatively simple to treat, though seemingly impossible  for the federal government to drum up the political will to fund.  Many of the assessment’s recommendations were pie-inthe-sky demands for major increases to the budget of IHS, which oversees the Santa Fe Indian Hospital at 1700 Cerrillos Road. By analyzing the survey responses of 165 local Native Americans who frequent the hospital, Haozous’ team found that diabetes, heart disease and obesity were respondents’ top three concerns. Lack of exercise and alcohol and drug use ranked highly as well, and respondents also named depression and stress as leading personal concerns. Almost 30 percent said healthy food was unaffordable for them. And more than half said they had neglected to seek out care within a month of answering the survey because their condition couldn’t be treated at the Indian Hospital. The most common reason they couldn’t afford treatment elsewhere was they needed specialty care that IHS referral services wouldn’t cover. Known as the Purchased/Referred

Care program, if a Native American patient cannot get a procedure they need from an IHS hospital, the IHS hospital can refer them to an outside facility, such as a private clinic, and cover the cost of the procedure (if there’s enough money left in the pot, and if the patient’s own insurance can’t cover it). But an IHS hospital will only try to cover the procedure if the patient is a registered member of a tribe whose geographic location is located within the same federally drawn boundaries of that particular IHS hospital. So, for example, members of certain Pueblos who need same-day surgery— something that hasn’t been offered at the Santa Fe Indian Hospital for years—could be referred by the hospital to Christus St. Vincent for the procedure, and then have IHS pick up the tab. But a  Diné patient, whose IHS “service area” is located within the Navajo Nation, would be ineligible


for purchased referred care unless they traveled back to their tribal lands. SFR explored this highly complicated structure last summer (cover, June 27: “Paper Genocide”). Despite several centuries of neglect and underfunding, a few  silver linings have emerged since the health impact assessment was published last year. One positive change is that the Trump administration’s budget for fiscal year 2019 actually proposed a $413 million increase for IHS, bringing the total to $5.5 billion. That’s still far below the annual addition of $2 billion that the National Congress of American Indians says is needed over the next decade to fully fund IHS, but an improvement from the $300 million cut originally proposed by Trump last year. Hospital staff have also been in talks with the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s MoGro project, a nonprofit grocery delivery service  that would deliver locally grown produce and staples like eggs and bread to the hospital once a week. MoGro director Rebecca Baran says the project could begin making deliveries as early as mid-June. The idea stems directly from a recommendation in the health impact assessment that local groups expand nutrition services for the Santa Fe Indian Hospital community. The hospital is also coordinating with the Santa Fe Indian Center to increase outreach to patients, according to Caren Gala, director of the center. Staff from the hospital and the center attended an open house at the Center for Progress and Justice on May 9. Trays of fruit and cookies greeted attendees. Dr. Douglas Zang, a family physician at the Santa Fe Indian Hospital, opened the event with a discussion of changes to the way the facility serves patients, including the rollout of the Patient Centered Medical Home model that emphasizes a person’s relationships to a primary physician in the overall care they receive. “It’s always been something the [Santa Fe Indian Hospital] has implicitly done,” Zang told the room. In the model, he says, patients will be cared for by a “whole team” who will “bring services all under one roof.” Gala says patients of the Indian Hospital should be on the lookout for future open house events. “At the end of this presentation, we did say this was a good start,” she says, “and we should have more in the future.”


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BY ELIZABETH MILLER e l i z a b e t h @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m


n May 1985, a man stopped to urinate off the side of Highway 285 near Lamy, hiked down a culvert to drop out of view, and spotted the remains of a young woman. He was just a tenth of a mile south of the New Mexico Girls Ranch and went there to tell someone to call police. The typed incident report, reviewed more than three decades later by SFR, lists a Jane Doe with an unknown date of birth. Later, someone hand-wrote in “Teal Pittington,” and added her birthday in 1965. By the time her body was found, Pittington had been missing for most of a year. Dental records identified her. It appeared she’d been sexually assaulted and strangled with her own bra. The Santa Fe Police Department had begun a missing persons case when she failed to return to her home on 12

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Declovina Street. The responsibility to figure out what happened to Pittington fell on the New Mexico State Police when her body turned up outside city limits. The case remains unsolved. But State Police are determined to change that. Last year, Chief Pete Kassetas assigned two officers and an analyst to work through 80 to 100 unsolved homicides, some of which go back decades, and they’ve placed Pittington’s among four at the top of their list to solve. That means the second largest law enforcement agency in the state has staffed a cold case unit for the first time in at least a decade. It has taken years to allocate the manpower to work these cases, but Kassetas wanted it done before his time as chief runs out with Gov. Susana Martinez’ term in office at the end of the year. “It’s an effort to address something that has kept me up at night,” says Kassetas, who discovered a closet with boxes full of unsolved cases when he became a lieutenant with the agency in 2001. Flipping through the files, he realized each one represented a murder victim with a case then five, six or 10 years old, abandoned as agents retired or left the department. File organization resembled that of a pack rat: None at all. “I asked my boss at the time, ‘What do we do with this? Do we have a cold case unit?’ and he said, ‘No, we don’t have time,’” Kassetas recalls. Kassetas began organizing the files anyway, and contacting retired agents, whose garages often produced stacks of additional written statements. In some cases, he discovered that evidence had been lost, misplaced or destroyed. Among the cases that surfaced was Tracy Barker’s, a 24-year-old who was raped and strangled in 1989. DNA evidence tied Chris McClendon to her case. He was already serving a life sentence for another case, and pleaded no contest to the charges in 2005. “We thought, ‘Hey, we’re onto something,’” Kassetas says. “Then, we were inundated with new cases and the cold cases get pushed to the back burner.” But the hoook was set, so when he became chief in 2013, Kassetas started fighting for a cold case unit. He had to sell his own department on taking officers off of current violent crimes cases. In early 2017, he dedicated two detectives to the unit fulltime.







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“We can’t ignore these cases, or they’re just going to sit in these closets, in those filing cabinets, forever,” he says. Cold cases require luck and ingenuity: a lead toward new witnesses, new information, or new proof of guilt in a case for which all those threads have been pulled to their ends. They are by definition difficult, shelved and shuffled aside because no clear route to an arrest or conviction ever emerged. “It’s just such a hard, hard road for everyone in the criminal justice system, but probably hardest for the family,” says Joan Shirley, a victim advocate with the Albuquerque-based Resource Center for Victims of Violent Death. “They’re just waiting in this endless track of unknown.” The obstacles to closing these cases can include evidence and documents that have gone missing, were deliberately destroyed when New Mexico still had a statute of limitations for some murder cases, or were lost in a fire at the Office of the Medical Investigator. While DNA testing allows for closure, sometimes even knowing where to dig to exhume a body for those samples has been lost over the years. So agents are banking on time to help in one other simple way: that after all these years, the weight of guilt will have worn through to finally let the truth out. Pittington’s case shows the frustrations, fits and starts that confront cold case detectives by the time a file ends up on their desks. Pittington was reported missing August 18, 1984, one of two young Santa Fe women whose disappearances that month remain unsolved. Her friend called the Santa Fe Police Department four days after last hearing from Pittington, who had complained about problems with her boyfriend and asked to stay at the friend’s

place. But Pittington never arrived. Acquaintances interviewed in the investigation would describe her as petite and cute, with blond hair and brown eyes and a sarcastic streak that didn’t always win her friends. She’d vanished just 80 hours short of graduating a 1,600-hour program at Vogue Beauty College. City police made the rounds through her life and came up with handfuls of ideas. A neighbor thought drugs were being dealt out of her house. A roommate who cops questioned around those allegations identified herself as Pittington to police days after she was last seen but before she was reported missing. The roommate promptly fled to California. Pittington appeared to be dating multiple men, and one of them claimed he was the last person to see her alive. Searches at morgues and mental inin stitutions came up empty. Photos of her mailed to other law enforcement agencies and publicized through CrimeStoppers returned nothing. In a move that seems a testament to their exasperation, detectives searched rundown adobe shacks and abandoned mobile homes in Moriarty, following up on a vision from a psychic Pittington’s mother consulted. After about a month, the paper trail disappears. No further search for her is noted until her body was found early the next summer and a New Mexico State Police agent picked up the search. The case file documents an agent’s trail through friends, friends of friends, bandmates of friends, and former bosses and coworkers. The interviews continued at least through December

Teal Pittington was reported missing several months before someone found her body near the area in Lamy pictured above. The murder of the Santa Fe teen in 1984 is one of four cold cases on which a new State Police unit plans to focus.

1985, seven months after her body was found, then dropped off again. In 1990, another agent reports that he was “given the case to look over and see what could be done with it.” He called Pittington’s mother, who told him she “felt that the state police had not done anything on her daughter’s case and were not attempting to do anything on the case.” Reopening the case meant crosschecking the work of earlier investigations and trying to reconnect with some of the same witness-

es. But even just with a gap of six years, Pittington’s boyfriend and three other “persons of interest” couldn’t be lolo cated. With no further leads, the case was again shelved. This is the mire into which New Mexico State PoPo lice agents are now digging, more than 30 years after her death. Kassetas selected two agents he thought had the “knack” to work cold cases: patience to pore over mounds of paperwork and evidence, methodically pick away at what was or wasn’t done, talk to people about events that happened years or decades ago, and approach agents who worked the case previously without inin sulting their earlier work. The pair also received training specific to working cold cases, a highly specialized area of law enforcement. State Police Sgt. Mark Soriano leads the new unit. He’s been with the agency since 2005, with seven years in the investigations division. He’s always liked working on violent crimes, he says, piecing together puzzles. The first year and a half on the job was spent reading case files and digitizing the records—as in, standing over the scanner for months. They worked through that closet full of boxes, copying every report and attachment. They met with previous investigators. They checked for evidence that, given advancements in testing and analysis, might produce new information. Then they prioritized four cases. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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The Santa Fe Police Department doesn’t have a cold case unit, so Detective Tony Trujillo fits work on them in between responding to daily calls on anything from reported suicides to Alzheimer’s patients


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who wander away from home. A three-ring binder gives him a quick synopsis of unsolved cases, but what’s available in terms of additional reports and evidence varies widely. For some cases, the barcoded boxes of evidence available in secure storage in the headquarters basement—“the dungeon”—contain stacks of documents, reports, transcripts, even newspaper clippings. For others, there’s far less. One case from 1974, a Jane Doe in her mid to late teens, came to him with just two pages. It’s enough to know that her unclothed body was found after she’d been raped and strangled along Highway 285 south of Arroyo Hondo. Decades later, Trujillo got a call from a woman in De-

State Police Sgt. Mark Soriano leads the new cold case unit.


Joan Vance was killed when the Tucumcari gift shop she worked in was robbed in January 2004; Eddie Verdugo and Joyleen Chavez were a brother and sister shot in a Los Lunas house in April 2004; Elizabeth Gonzales was shot and left for dead off Sandhill Road near Los Lunas in December 2004; and Pittington’s case from 1984. They’re resubmitting evidence, conducting interviews and running social media efforts to trigger tips from the public. Soriano selected the two in Los Lunas because after years of policing that area, he’s got contacts there. There’s no set system for when to cycle off one of those four to revisit the others. Kassetas says it’s possible cases will be assigned if they align with an agent’s current geographic range, but manpower continues to be a limitation. The hope is that between technology and the grind of time, they’ll make gains where previous agents were shut down. “Time is on our side, in a way,” Kassetas says. “People who have committed crimes of the magnitude of murder, after time it wears on them and they can’t keep their mouth shut. It’s amazing how that guilt works on folks.” Time isn’t running in the chief’s favor, however: He’ll likely leave the post with the governor’s term. So his succession planning has included looping potential future chiefs into these cases now, so when the choice is theirs to allocate that manpower or not, they’re invested. “If they’ve helped develop it,” he says, “they’re going to be the last ones to tear it down.” But while time may turn a guilty conscience, without a full confession, it takes evidence to secure a conviction—and a lot can happen over the years.

troit who said her sister had gone missing around the time the body was found. She’d used an online database of missing and unidentified persons reports to spot the SFPD case. All police have to determine a match is a single grainy photograph of her face, the view in profile and a gold earring visible. The woman from Detroit thinks that’s her sister. The body was buried in an indigent cemetery near Glorieta, but the records for exactly where were lost in a fire at the Office of the Medical Investigator in the 1980s. If they knew where she was, they could exhume her, test for the DNA no one would have thought to collect in 1974 and might be able to give her sister a solid answer. For now, it’s just a best guess. The cold case that pretty much lives on Trujillo’s desk is for Susan LaPorte. LaPorte, a 25-year-old visiting from Boston in December 1985, had gone to look for a sunny spot to read when she was attacked. From the way her hands were tied and the semen stain on her shirt, FBI analysts he consulted have suggested Trujillo look for a serial rapist rather than a serial killer. To the federal agents, the murder seemed incidental to the primary goal. DNA from LaPorte’s shirt was matched with the unknown man who raped and murdered Maria Padilla while she was out for a run in Albuquerque’s bosque in May 1985. It’s possible that when the Albuquerque Police Department works through a massive backlog of untested rape kits, detectives will locate additional victims and further clues. But it

takes time and money to process those kits. “We have the technology at our disposal to solve these cases,” Trujillo says. “The one thing we don’t have is manpower.” He’s also got a list of people who had served time for sexual assaults between 1980 and 1985, but were released before LaPorte’s murder. The question, now, is finding these 64 former inmates and their DNA. But Santa Fe had six homicides last year, he says, and any one of them could have provided enough work for a year. Unless it seems like a prosecutable case—and New Mexico still has a statute of limitations of six years on second-degree murder, so any conviction requires proving premeditation as well—it’s tough to take the time from current homicides and potentially solvable cases to work those long seen as impossible to solve. His hope now is that as agencies move from a competitive approach to a more collaborative one, the combined effort will be able to close some of these cases. He points to the 1989 Barker case, tied with DNA to Chris McClendon, as an example of this; it was a state police case, but he says he nudged them to test evidence that later yielded a match and a confession (although, no one at NMSP remembers taking any advice on how to solve this one, and Kassetas says it was just a hit in the DNA database that closed it). Pittington’s case is the oldest in the state files Soriano thinks is still solvable. He gave it a close look after her father called last year to check on its status. “We told him we were new to the unit, and we would look into this case, but we hadn’t forgotten his daughter,” Soriano says. “And once I familiarized myself with that case, I identified that there was some stuff that needed to be done on it.” But they’re faced with the absence of evidence: The bra used to strangle her has gone missing. It’s thought that her killer would have gripped it tightly enough to


have left a sample that could now be tested for DNA. “We’re trying to overcome that,” Soriano says. “We’re trying to locate it.” Kassetas had to sit down with another victim’s family and explain that destroyed or misplaced evidence meant they weren’t going to be able to hold someone accountable for his murder. While agents think they know who is responsible, they can’t prove it in court. “It becomes very frustrating when you read the case and you think that it’s solvable if you just had the evidence to support your theory,” Soriano says. “Short of having evidence, you would need a full confession.” He’s also come back to lingering questions about other women who were murdered in the 1980s in Santa Fe. “This is going to take a while, but we are going to have to go through every single one of those case files and we’re going to have to look for similarities in their death, in the way they were found,” Soriano says. He and Trujillo agree it’s likely that David Morton, who was tied to two other murders, had more victims than they’ve officially linked to him. In 2006, Morton confessed to killing Teri Mulvaney and Janet Benoit. The latter woman was a 22-year-old who was raped and stabbed in her hotel room on Cerrillos Road in November 1983 while passing through on her way to a job at a Lady Footlocker in Phoenix. While the official policy is not to discard any evidence in a homicide, Benoit’s case records fill two boxes, while what SFPD could find of Mulvaney’s case report amounts to one stapled inch of paper. Trujillo says there are also several three-ring binders still somewhere downstairs. The top three pages belong to a different case, then the document transitions to the narrative of Mulvaney’s boyfriend finding her at her home, raped and stran-Joan Shirley, gled on her bed, in June 1984. victim advocate with the Trujillo went to question Resource Center Morton after a retiring crime for Victims of Violent Death scene tech called to tell SFPD Morton had mentioned the crimes to another inmate who had then reported it to state Corrections Morton lived next door to Mulvaney— Department staff. Her call was the second and she’d told a friend he “gave her the time she’d tried to reach Santa Fe police, creeps,” according to police records. Afaccording to Trujillo, who says she told him ter the district attorney at the time didn’t she’d called with the same message years think there was enough evidence for the before, and never received a response. case, her family pressed for a grand jury “How many times has that happened investigation that led to an indictment and that we don’t even know about?” Trujillo trial. The jury hung, however, with one asks. person holding out for conviction.

It’s very hard once law enforcement lets them know they’ve run down all the leads. It’s not closed. It’s sitting on someone’s desk.

Evidence from cold cases is crammed in storage space at the State Police headquarters.

“Which turned out to be extremely useful,” points out former DA Henry Valdez, who worked in the office beginning in 1982, “because if they had acquitted him, we would have been barred from double-prosecuting him in 2006.” The case at the time was largely circumstantial. Later, Morton was convicted of raping and murdering another woman in Texas. “I think everybody wishes we’d have had a great case,” Valdez says. At the Resource Center for Victims of Violent Death support groups Shirley runs for people who have lost family members to homicides, they talk about frustrations with the procedural slow-downs and the

lack of information, and how they still dream of resolution, even knowing their family’s case has gone cold. “It’s very hard once law enforcement lets them know they’ve run down all the leads. It’s not closed. It’s sitting on someone’s desk,” she says. “You’re getting up every morning hoping the phone is going to ring today.” Shirley knows just how that feels. Seven years passed between when her 17-yearold son Kevin and two of his friends were shot in Albuquerque’s East Mountains and when an arrest was made. By then, she’d retold it to four or five sergeants as the investigation passed from one to another. And all of it was wrapped in what she likens to a temporary deafness that followed the news her son had been killed. Investigators have to work on solving cases that can be solved, she says, but it’s tough for families to see a death that’s a daily presence for them become a thing of the past to others. Moving on is balanced with maintaining some hope that someone will come through with information. “Every once in a while, somebody finally feels safe enough and they’ll come forward,” she says. “For the most part, that doesn’t happen.” Between witness testimony that fell apart—almost all the people present were teenagers at the time, and drugs were involved—and evidence that went missing in the 10 years between the murders and the trial, her son’s case ended in acquittal. No matter what new evidence comes forward, that suspect can never be tried again. She’s certain they had the right person, she says, it just didn’t come across that way in court, where what can be admitted as evidence is limited and where the system depends on people to tell the truth. Years later, there were too many statements that ended in, “I don’t really remember.” So among her lingering questions is the one for herself: Would she really want to know what happened in those last few minutes of her son’s life, or is it just too painful? She knows of families living with the unsolved death of a grandparent. That mystery weaves into an intergenerational legacy, absolute in its absence of any hope of an answer.

A list of additional cold cases on the New Mexico State Police list can be found at -homicide-unit. Published with funding from the Criminal Justice Project of the Asian American Journalists Association.


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anta Fe’s Bike to Work Week has had to broaden its reach—too many people wanted to get onboard with events beyond just riding to and from work. They wanted to bring their kids, ride on trails and tour breweries. So this year, the event opened up and rebranded as just Santa Fe Bike Week, with events through May 20. “There was sort of a reckoning,” says Erick Aune, senior planner with the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization. “There was a recognition that a lot of the events, whether it’s for kids in the Railyard or for bike clinics in the afternoon, were for everybody.” It makes for a week of options that goes beyond the bike commuting basics and fix-a-flat clinics—though there’s that, too—to include bike-in movies, taking on a 20-mile gravel ride, or signing up for the iconic Santa Fe Century. “The transition from Bike to Work Week to Bike Week was less of an evolution and more a moment of clarity for the working group behind this,” Bill Lane, marketing director for Bicycle Technologies International, writes in an emailed statement. BTI has been a key supporter of the event, and he says they recognized that the event had become inclusive, and its name should acknowledge that. “Our goal is a simple one: We want to entice even more people to come out to play on neighborhood streets and trails this year.” In recent years, Bike to Work Week has piggybacked with Outside  Bike and Brew, but the latter festival moved to Labor Day Weekend in September. The

with their own ideas and initiatives, like city staff arriving to talk about bikes on buses. Anyone who wanted to add a component to the agenda was welcome—as long as they also brought an implementation plan. “There is a variety of really active groups in the community that advocate and then participate in bicycling, whether it’s the group that’s organizing the Century or the Seniors on Bikes organizing regular rides, or Pedal Queens, or Tim Rogers and the community cruises,” he says. “You go down the list of all these disparate organizations, and they all have something in common; which is the spirit of A, bicycling, and B, advocating for bicycling infrastructure and a solid network of infrastructure in this community.” That support will be put to the test later this month when city councilors debate whether to move forward with the

Bike Week events will showcase the St. Francis Drive underpass in a ride from the Railyard Park to the Baca District.

Annual event drops the “to work” to welcome all cyclists Rail Trail Extension Project from Alta Vista Street to St. Francis Drive. The extension would complete the non-motorized, paved trail from the Railyard to Rabbit Road. The project’s inception dates to 2013 and has already required $210,000 to design, an estimated 39 percent of the total project cost, with just over $700,000 still to spend to finish it. Compare that to the $4.3 million spent on the underpass. City Council directed staff to reduce the construction scope in February to save costs. But New Mexico Department of Transportation staff emailed city staff to express concerns with the safety impacts of that approach and to say they won’t issue right of entry agreements for only partial construction. “We are not willing to allow the project to be built in pieces when that segmentation would channel more bicyclists into the South Capitol Station area, but not provide them a safe way past that area,” William Craven, rail bureau chief for the Department of Transportation, wrote in an email to city staff. Public Works Committee members split over whether to kill or keep the project at a May 7 meeting. The question goes to the full governing body May 30. “I think there’s an expectation from the community that these things are getting built,” Aune says. “So we’re trying to raise the awareness and let the community speak.” After all, if bike advocates can wrangle a week of events, how hard can it be to fill the City Council chambers on a Wednesday night? Just get there early: There’s only the one bike rack for parking out front. See a complete schedule of events:


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OPEN RELATIONSHIP Once upon a time, local musician and sound guy extraordinaire Jason Reed hosted a very special open mic night at places like the Santa Fe Brewing Company (years before The Bridge) and Corazón (RIP). What made Reed’s event particularly interesting is that participants not only got a chance to strut their stuff, but Reed also provided them with a recording of their set on CD after the show. “That’s why I do it,” Reed says, “because I think of how helpful it would have been to me to have recordings back when I was first going to open mic and learning how to perform.” And he’s back, now on the newly minted Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery stage, and with the same process. You show up and play, Reed plays, too, everyone leaves with a recording. Sound good? Good. (Alex De Vore)




Open Mic Night: 6:30 pm Wednesday May 16. Free. Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, 2791 Agua Fría St., 303-3808.


MUSIC THU/18 A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME Oh, we’ve mentioned Canadian one-man pop punk explosion Rosedale before, and we’re gonna mention him again. Part of it’s because we long for a time when bands like this roamed the Earth, part of it’s because we just like his particular blend of anthemic sad songs with a poppy veneer; part of it’s just because you’ve gotta respect a guy who doesn’t play country-fucking-lite and still gets booked at the Cowgirl once a year. Whatever it is, Mike Liorti is a hell of a songwriter and puts on a show more exciting than any one-man band has a right to (he’s got a light rig, y’all). Fans of Box Car Racer, blink-182 or even Jawbreaker, take notice—Rosedale is here to soothe your pain. (ADV) Rosedale: 8 pm Thursday May 18. Free. Cowgirl. 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565.


EVENT MON/21 LA GENTE Perhaps your interest in the Alas de Agua collective was piqued in SFR’s recent cover story. Perhaps you’re just a fan of poetry. Maybe you’re just looking to expand your cultural horizons a little, and we get that. Thus, check out the collective’s upcoming POTP event (that’s Poetry of the People) where Albuquerque resident and 2016 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champion Mercedes Holtry hosts and reads from her new book of poems, I Bloomed A Resistance From My Mouth, and where you can share your own works with a group of open, respectful artists seeking expression, change and woke-ness. (ADV) POTP Open Mic: 6 pm Monday May 21. Free. Zona del Sol, 6493 Jaguar Drive.


Gradual Truths The secret language of art

The best art generally comes with a shift in perception, like Turner Carroll Gallery’s upcoming Coded Languages, with artists Walter Robinson and Jesse Brunson. Language delves into the artists’ goals to visually express how they perceive the world, but also how they’d like their audience to think about it. Robinson grew up in a bilingual household. If that’s not tricky enough, his father was a cryptographer during the Cold War. As a result, Robinson’s multimedia sculptures of wood, plastic and steel carry veiled yet substantial political messages that are prone to a wide variety of interpretations. Often, they’re crude, abrasive, and force the viewer to consider the implications of what they’re looking at. “I’ve never encountered an artist whose work has so much meaning … on so many levels,” gallery owner Tonya Turner Carroll tells SFR. On the other side of the spectrum, Brunson takes a much more delicate approach to her work. Rather than wood, plastic or steel, Brunson opts for light colors and fine materials, like polyester, oil paint and wax; instead of capturing a moment in time or a specific message, Brunson’s pieces are a reflection of her

meditative practices used to portray emotions. Brunson captures the feelings of movement and energy with color and line weight. “Robinson’s [work] is completely about the external world,” Turner Carroll explains. “It is a way of trying to reconcile historic events with contemporary reality, whereas Brunson’s work, for me, is about the internal world on an individual basis.” So if they’re so fundamentally different, why are they featured in the same exhibit? “They’re both [working] completely symbolically, without any sort of actual narrative, yet at the same time, they’re communicating in completely opposite ways,” Turner Carroll adds. Through completely different means, Robinson and Brunson have tapped into the same form of expression that relies on the context and images used in a piece, rather than the piece itself—and that’s a special ability. (Pema Baldwin) CODED LANGUAGE OPENING RECEPTION 5 pm Friday May 18. Free. Through June 6. Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Road, 986-9800


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WED/16 BOOKS/LECTURES DHARMA TALK BY AL KASZNIAK Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 986-8518 This week's talk is "Conflict, Boundlessness, and Nonviolence." The evening begins with a 15-minute meditation, so arrive by 5:20 pm to be polite. 5:30 pm, free MIDDLE LENGTH LAM RIM Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center 1807 Second St., Ste. 35, 660-7056 In weekly classes taught by Geshe Thubten Sherab, learn about Lam Rim, a comprehensive and straightforward synthesis of the essential instructions that support the progressive stages of meditation and practice leading to the attainment of Buddhahood. 6:30 pm, free PRESCHOOL STORY TIME Santa Fe Public Library Southside 6599 Jaguar Drive, 955-2820 You know the drill. 10:45 am, free THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS: A SECRET INTELLIGENCE PERSPECTIVE Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 982-1200 The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a lecture by Bruce Held, former CIA covert intelligence officer and director of intelligence and counterintelligence for the Department of Energy. 5:30 pm, $12-$15 USING NATIVE AND ADAPTIVE PLANTS FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS Christ Lutheran Church 1701 Arroyo Chamiso, 467-9025 The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a lecture by Wes Brittenham that addresses the multiple uses and requirements of the plants we should be planting. 6:30 pm, free

Albuquerque artist Jennifer B Thoreson (who has also recently shown her spooky-ass photos at the Jean Cocteau Cinema) presents “Testament” as part of Keep Contemporary’s Heavy Hitters “season-opener” show, opening Friday. What the hell is this about? We’re kinda freaked out. We need an adult. Help? WOMEN IN CREATIVE LEADERSHIP: THE CHALLENGES AND REWARDS OF NAVIGATING YOUR OWN PATH Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338 A panel discussion covers the diversity of career paths in creative fields, how they personally have tackled and overcome specific obstacles, and panelists' advice for women who want a career in creative fields. Reserve a spot, because this sounds cool and seating is limited. 3 pm, $30

DANCE DANCE FOR ALL ABILITIES AND LEVELS Dance Station 947-B W Alameda St., 577-8187 An invitation to dance for flexibility, balance, grace, creativity, socializing and joy. Dance therapist instructor Claire Rodill is trained in numerous dance forms. 2 pm, $10

EVENTS ART BIKE GLOW RIDE Santa Fe Railyard Plaza Guadalupe St. and Paseo de Peralta Bikers of all ages, head to the Railyard water tower to decorate your bicycle, then take to the streets for an easy group ride to the Plaza and back. 7-8:30 pm, free MIKEY RAE’S TALENT SHOW Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Illustrator Rae launches the first episode of his new animated show, sings and plays the guitar; the Santa Fe Humane Society also brings adoptable animals. 4 pm, free SANTA FE BIKE WEEK: COFFEE AND A NEWSPAPER Santa Fe Reporter 132 E Marcy St., 988-5541 SFR, Eco and Mellow Velo host a morning of coffee and news for everyone pedaling to the office. Honey Harris live broadcasts The Big Show from the our porch, too. 8-10 am, free

GEEKS WHO DRINK Second Street Brewery (Railyard) 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 989-3278 Pub quiz time! 8 pm, free

MUSIC BENNY BASSET AND BRIAN ALLISON Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Join this duo from Chicago as they round out their respective solo tours in Santa Fe. Wednesday night is for rockin’. 8 pm, free DJ SAGGALIFFIK Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 House, acid lounge, half-time and dance tunes. 10 pm, free DIRTWIRE Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Dirtwire combines beats and styles from around the world to form their unique, psychedelic Americana sound. 7 pm, $15-$18

ELECTRIC JAM Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Plug it in and rock out. 8 pm, free ELIZA RICKMAN, PSIRENS AND ACCIDENTALLY INTIMATE Zephyr Community Art Studio 1520 Center Drive, Ste. 2 The haunting ‘n’ breathless Rickman is joined by the experimental loopiness of local act PSIRENS and festive folk from Accidentally Intimate. 7:30 pm, free GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free OPEN MIC NIGHT Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery 2791 Agua Fría St., 303-3808 Jason Reed rekindles his long-beloved open mic. Performers get a recording after (see SFR Picks, page 19). 6:30 pm, free

PAT MALONE El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Sweet melodic jazz guitar. 7 pm, free RAMON BERMUDEZ JR. TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., 989-1166 Latin and smooth jazz guitar. 6 pm, free SANTA FE CROONERS Palace Saloon 142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690 Golden Age standards. 6:30-9:30 pm, free SANTA FE MEGABAND REHEARSAL Odd Fellows Hall 1125 Cerrillos Road, 470-7077 Join an open community band and play acoustic string band music. 7 pm, free SIERRA La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Classic country and rock 'n' roll. 7:30 pm, free CONTINUED ON PAGE 24


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Anthonius Maximus Anthonius Monk needs to be on your radar immediately with the culture of hip-hop; it incorporates dancing, rapping, making music with nothing—there’s a beauty in all hymes and Wisdom,  from that.” 23-year-old hip-hop writer-perGallardo came up in Santa Fe, but former Anthonius Monk, came vacillated between here and Albuquerout on the first day of 2018, but it wasn’t que after his folks split up. He’s a lifeuntil his recent entrée into local arts long fan of hip-hop but, he says, it wasn’t and music outfit Outstanding Citizens until about eight years ago that he truly Collective that it came my way. Now lis- believed he could do it himself. “I think ten up, because here’s the honest truth— I was about 15 when I started freestyling, this is the best local album of the year. because that’s how I found out Eminem Full stop. taught himself to rap,” Gallardo recalls. The project of Santa Fe and Albu- “At first I didn’t even want to become a querque resident Anthony Gallardo, Wis- rapper, I just did it for fun, but I fell in dom  is a genre-defying powerhouse love with it.” record created at local studio Kabby His first solo release,  Microphone Sound that pays homage to Gallardo’s Creature, didn’t even drop until 2017 but, East Coast hip-hop heroes like Nas and like Wisdom, it’s a smooth affair of exploKRS-One while adding a dash of West sive beats and Motown-esque samples Coast flair (a la Pulitzer layered against Gallardo’s lyrical Prize winner Kendrick prowess. “They say my sound is New Anthonius Lamar) and his own SouthYork/They think that’s where I’m Monk’s newest can be found western style. from/I come from Santa Fe, New online at Gallardo paints a raw Mexico, son,” he says with a slight Bandcamp, and openly emotional Spotify, Apple autobiographical picture Music, Amazon and similar of a young man’s life and services. experiences as an artist and writer. Coupled with a  distinct and effortless flow laden with clever rhymes and a surprisingly verbose level of lyricism the likes of which we don’t often see from a musician so young, the way in which he completely puts himself out there is inspiring. “MCs try to be like the reporters of the street,”  he says. “I just like to tell stories, about stuff I’ve gone through or my family has gone through—I think it has to do a lot

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hint of anger—repping for his hometown, sure, but also pointing out he can run with the best of them. Similarly, on Wisdom, Gallardo references his own style, announcing, “You have to read before you can write/I’m a new breed of hip-hop satisfying your needs.” It shows growth from his previous works, but with enough of a cocky  swagger to get them heads banging. We believe him. This is natural talent. “He’s ferocious on the mic and has that drive that really makes him stand out in the crowd,” Outstanding Citizens Collective co-founder Zach Maloof tells SFR. “He is very lyrical and has that old-school flow, we appreciate that he carries on the old tradition of being an MC in a respectful way.” This includes work on mixtapes and upcoming projects, like an unnamed EP on which

he’s putting the finishing touches, with underground rappers like California’s Doc Trinity and local artist Prismatic Soul, the latter a female MC whose name you may not know, but should—her oldschool rapping skills are off the charts. “We’re pushing each other to keep at it,” Gallardo says of his collaborators. “A lot of rappers just want to rap about cars, clothes, money; and that’s cool, but I feel like it’s harder to write real stories.” Keep an eye on Anthonius Monk (a nod to jazz piano great Thelonious Monk, of course) as he appears this Thursday with his new crew at Second Street Brewery’s Rufina Taproom. If this is how he starts out, we can’t wait to see what he’ll be doing a couple years from now. OUTSTANDING CITIZENS COLLECTIVE WITH HEIGHT KEECH AND IALIVE 8:30 pm Thursday May 17. $8. Second Street Brewery (Rufina Taproom), 2920 Rufina St., 954-1068





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nce teeming with live music, workshops, pingpong games and painting sessions, the Studio Center of Santa Fe, formerly Warehouse 21, is practically silent today. This comes in a long series of troubles for the organization over the past months and years. Formerly an offshoot of the Center for Contemporary Arts, Warehouse 21 became its own entity in 1997 under the leadership of Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt. Between 2007 and 2008, the organization shifted its focus, as well as its location, constructing a new building in Santa Fe’s shiny new Railyard. Then, late last year, Warehouse 21 rebranded itself again as the Studio Center of Santa Fe. Gallegos y Reinhardt stepped down and left the keys to the board of directors, which consisted of Paul Rainbird, Kim Langbecker, Craig Anderson and Peter Sills. As of April 18, however, both Langbecker and Sills had resigned, raising questions as to the stability and sustainability of the Studio Center. Mere days earlier on April 14, board secretary Anderson sent out an email to a long list of recipients. “Hello friends,” it read, “The Santa Fe Studio Center, a gathering place for Santa Fe Youth in the Railyard, is on the verge of closing its doors if we do no not receive enough funding to make it through the next few months.” So what happened to this seemingly integral piece of the Railyard? Oliver Hillenkamp, a former patron, feels mixed about his experience at the facility. “[Gallegos y Reinhardt] was the reason that Warehouse 21 survived for as long as it did—she put so much of her time and effort into it,” he explains. “I think the main problem was lack of structure and lack of, I don’t know, mo-

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tivation from the people that worked there. There was a lot of potential, and for a while I got really excited about it because I was going to help them redesign their space, but I think there just wasn’t a certain willingness to carry projects through.” Beyond the managerial difficulties the facility has experienced, there’s another long-term problem plaguing the organization: Teens don’t really want to use it. Like Blaze Morgan, a sophomore at Santa Fe High who’s interested in painting and typography. “I just like to draw at home and in class,” he tells SFR. “I guess it’s because I’m at my house, and I’m there, so why not?” Morgan’s response, while brief, reveals a lot. The facility’s capabilities are unclear, school and home are more convenient and the internet is as capable a teacher as most. To address this, former board member Sills tells SFR the board had been trying “to focus curriculum on things that [are] life skills and job skills so that the teens would not just have an education from the schools, but they’ll know how to get a job.” While this could address the problem of crossover between the Studio Center and schools or the internet, the real problem is still funding—and it doesn’t appear Anderson’s email worked. According to Sills, a lack of funding also led to a number of safety issues in the building. “[It’s] unsafe unless money is spent, but the organization is flat broke,” Sills says. “We have no funds to do anything.” Anderson refused to comment, but tells SFR that Sills has no authority to speak about Studio Center. City spokesman Matt Ross tells SFR no such safety issues exist, further shrouding the issue in mystery. “It makes me sad that it could be shutting down, because I have some good memories there,”  Hillenkamp, now a student at Reed College in Oregon, tells SFR.  “But I also think it’s had a good run, and I think a lot of other people have good memories there, too.”

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SYDNEY WESTAN Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Folky rock. 5:30-7:30 pm, free VINCENT COPIA Osteria D'Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 986-5858 Original and traditional Americana. 6 pm, free

THU/17 BOOKS/LECTURES FOLK ART MATTERS: SUZANNE SUGG International Folk Art Market 620 Cerrillos Road, 474-6783 The director of the International Folk Art Market (and clothing and accessories designer) Sugg presents "Textile Techniques and Treasures at the International Folk Art Market Santa Fe." 6 pm, free MARY MORRIS: GATEWAY TO THE MOON Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226 Novelist Morris reads her most recent work, Gateway to the Moon; the story follows Miguel Torres, an amateur astronomer growing up in the mysterious town of Entrada de la Luna, New Mexico, for a story that paints a portrait of our region. 6:30 pm, free

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch 145 Washington Ave., 955-6780 Get yourself and your kid out of the house. 11 am, free

EVENTS ARTSPRING Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 The students of the New Mexico School for the Arts, the audition-based public arts high school, present their annual extravaganza of talent featuring song, dance, theater and incredible sets and costumes constructed by students schoolwide. 6 pm, $10-$15 GAËTANE CUMMINGS: HUMAN BEING IN A DISABLED VERSION Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 424-5050 Presented in conjunction with artists from Albuquerque's North Fourth Art Center, artist Cummings presents paintings and an installation that explore how people with disabilities can define their identity and blend into society. 7-9 pm, free GEEKS WHO DRINK Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Place, 424-3333 Stellar quiz results can win drink tickets for next time. 7 pm, free

HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARDS San Miguel Chapel 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-3974 The Historic Santa Fe Foundation, the Old Santa Fe Association and the City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division present awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation and design, and archaeology. 5:30 pm, free NEW MOON STARGAZING Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Enjoy naked-eye astronomy by observing the stars and planets visible just after sunset, and learn about the motions of celestial objects. 7:30-9 pm, free O2 OPEN MIC Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar 137 W San Francisco St., 986-5037 A $5 donation gets you into a beautiful space with good people with creative expressions and a mic, mic stand and an amp. 8 pm, $5 RESPIRATORY CARE DEPARTMENT MEET 'N' GREET Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 If you're down for good job prospects, attend a meetand-greet session with SFCC Respiratory Care Program Director Rebecca Jeffs in the Health and Sciences Center, room 442. 3-6 pm, free


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¡VÁMONOS! SANTA FE: WALK WITH A DOC Christus St. Vincent 455 St. Michael's Drive, 820-5202 The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative presents a walk on the hospital's campus trails with Dr. Lauren Sims, a DO with Christus St. Vincent. For more info, check out sfct. org/vamonos. 5:15 pm, free

FILM BIKE-IN MOVIE NIGHT Back Road Pizza 1807 Second St., 955-9055 An evening of the best bike film shorts with soda, beer and pizza available for purchase. That $5 suggested donation goes to the foundation of a new NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) team for middle and high school students in Santa Fe. 8-10 pm, $5 RBG Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338 Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most notorious little old lady on the Supreme Court, then hear from a panel of fierce women in the same line of work—legal badassery (see 3 Questions, page 28, and Movies, page 39). 7 pm, $12

FOOD SIT, STAY, SUPPORT 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 986-9190 The restaurant donates 25 percent of the proceeds from this evening's food and drink sales to Española Humane, and jazz guitarist Pat Malone provides the tunes. 5 pm, free

MUSIC DJ INKY The Matador 116 W San Francisco St., 984-5050 Punk, funk, soul, rock 'n' roll, old-school country and modern alternative. 9 pm, free DESERT LOOPS Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 Blues, rock, reggae, jazz 'n' funk. 10 pm, free THE GOATHEADS Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Rockin’ blues. 7 pm, free GOT SOUL El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Catch soulful jazz from the house band. 10 pm, free GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free


HEIGHT KEECH, IALIVE AND OUTSTANDING CITIZENS COLLECTIVE Second Street Brewery (Rufina Taproom) 2920 Rufina St., 954-1068 Height Keech is in all the way from Baltimore with his guitar-based garage rap; he's joined by ialive from Philly, and locals Anthonius Monk and OCS (see Music, page 22). 8:30 pm, $7 JIM ALMAND El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Rock, blues and folk on guitar, harmonica and vocals. 7 pm, free MARC SANDERS Osteria D'Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 986-5858 Piano standards. 6 pm, free PAT MALONE TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., 989-1166 Solo jazz guitar. 6 pm, free RON ROUGEAU The Dragon Room 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712 Acoustic songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and beyond. 5:30 pm, free ROSEDALE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Alt pop punk from Canada (see SFR Picks, page 19). 8 pm, free SIERRA La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Country and rock 'n' roll. 7:30 pm, free TOM WILLIAMS BAND Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Country swing. 7 pm, free TONY BROWN Palace Saloon 142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690 R&B, soul, reggae, rock, blues, jazz, funk and Afro-Cuban tunes. 10 pm, free

THEATER FLIGHT PLAN Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 Local playwright Marguerite Louise Scott premieres her loosely autobiographical piece about the intricacies of the mental health system (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $15-$25 THE GIN GAME Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 New Mexico Actors Lab opens its 2018 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning two-person play by Donald L Coburn. The play introduces us to Weller and Fonsia, two elderly folks in a nursing home who, over card games, spar through story and attempted humiliation. 7:30 pm, $5-$25

FRI/18 ART OPENINGS 10 YEARS TOGETHER Selby Fleetwood Gallery 600 Canyon Road, 992-8877 Celebrate the gallery's 10-year anniversary representing sculptor Kevin Box, whose indoor and outdoor sculptures depict origami-inspired works, with live entertainment by Wise Fool acrobats and the Shiners Club Jazz Band. 5 pm, free BEYOND CHROMA Ventana Fine Art 400 Canyon Road, 983-8815 Color is a vital ingredient the paintings by Frank Balaam and Angus. Both artists go beyond just luscious, inviting color with signature elements that make each painter’s work unique. Through June 6. 5 pm, free CODED LANGUAGE Turner Carroll Gallery 725 Canyon Road, 986-9800 Artists Walter Robinson and Jamie Brunson have created unique visual languages (see SFR Picks, page 19). Through June 6. 5 pm, free HEAVY HITTERS Keep Contemporary 112 W San Francisco St., Ste. 102, 307-9824 Looking for art that's provocative, modern and weird as hell? Look no further. 5 pm, free IF LIFE IS A CIRCUS THEN I MUST BE A CLOWN Cheri O'Brien Fine Art 618 Canyon Road, 425-308-2061 From the silly to the sublime, artist O'Brien brings circus and rodeo characters to life with wild interpretations of old-time Americana entertainment. Through June 4. 5 pm, free PORTRAITS OF CHIMAYOSOS El Zaguán 545 Canyon Road, 982-0016 When Don Usner began work on his master’s thesis on the Plaza del Cerro in Chimayó, he realized that studying the historic buildings was incomplete without oral histories and portraits of people of Chimayó. Through June 30. 5 pm, free RECALL - RECAPTURE REMEMBER Tansey Contemporary 652 Canyon Road, 995-8513 New works address the theme of memory. Through June 17 (see A&C, page 29). 5:30 pm, free WANDERING AND WONDERING ViVO Contemporary 725 Canyon Road, 982-1320 New works explore how our thoughts wander as we experience and create reality. Through July 10. 5 pm, free




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Savage Love Live at Denver’s Oriental Theater last week was epic. I fielded sex questions in front of a sold-out crowd, singer-songwriter Rachel Lark performed amazing news songs, comedian Elise Kerns absolutely killed it, and Tye—a token straight guy plucked at random from the audience—joined us onstage and gave some pretty great sex advice! We couldn’t get to all the audience questions during the show, so I’m going to race through as many unanswered questions as I can in this week’s column… You’ve famously said, “Oral comes standard.” How long before anal comes standard? How does a week from next Tuesday grab you? I enjoyed a great sex life with many kinky adventures until my husband died suddenly two years ago. I have insurance $$$ and a house to sell and a dream of using the proceeds to become a sex-positive therapist. Crazy idea? Or something the world needs more of? Judging by how many people tell me they’re having a hard time finding sex-positive, kink-positive, open-positive, and poly-positive therapists, I would definitely file “sex-positive therapist” under “world needs more of.” Chase that dream! How do you introduce your inexperienced-but-willing-to-try partner to BDSM? By starting a two-person book club. Order Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring, and Navigating the Kink, Leather, and BDSM Communities by Lee Harington and Mollena Williams, The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play, and the Erotic Edge edited by Tristan Taormino, and SM 101: A Realistic Introduction by Jay Wiseman. Read and discuss, and discuss some more—and when you’re ready to start playing, take it slow! What resources are available—which do you recommend—to share with my male partner so he can improve (learn) oral sex? (Girl oral sex!) Two more book recommendations: The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure by Violet Blue and She Comes First: The Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman by Ian Kerner. My boyfriend told me that women orgasm only 60 percent of the time compared to men. I said I want orgasm equity. How do I navigate his pansy-assed male ego to find a solution? The orgasm gap—91 percent of men reported climaxing in their last opposite-sex sexual encounter compared to 64 percent of women (National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior)—doesn’t exist for lesbians and bi women in same-sex relationships. So the problem isn’t women and their elusive orgasms, it’s men and their lazy-ass bullshit. A contributing factor is that women often have a hard time advocating for their own pleasure because they’ve been socialized to defer to men. There’s evidence of that in your question: You want to navigate this problem—the problem being a selfish boyfriend who doesn’t care enough about you to prioritize your pleasure and has taken cover behind the orgasm gap—but you want to spare his ego in the process. Fuck his precious ego. Tell him what you want and show him what it takes to get you off. If he refuses to do his part to close the orgasm gap in your apartment, show him the door. How do you prioritize sex with your partner when life gets so busy and masturbation is so much easier? My fiancé is down for quickies sometimes but not always. Forgive my tautology, but you prioritize sex by


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How do I come out to my family as a stripper? I’ve been dancing for more than two years and don’t plan to stop. Some of my family members are biased against sex workers, but I’m tired of keeping up the facade (I told them I’m a bartender). It’s a catch-22: People are afraid to come out to their closed-minded families as queer or poly or sex workers or atheists, but closed-minded families typically don’t open their minds until after their queer or poly or sex working or nonbelieving kids come out to them. To open their minds, you’ll have to risk blowing them first. Tell them your truth and stand your ground. I keep having sex dreams about Kanye West. What does that mean? You’re Mike Pence. Am I doing society a disservice by dating an international drug dealer? A sexually frustrated international drug dealer is arguably more dangerous than a sexually satisfied international drug dealer—so you may be doing society a service. Can I want to be monogamous without any reasoning? My boyfriend would probs be in an open relationship, but I’m not interested for no reason in particular. Speaking with a low-information voter is frustrating because they can’t tell you why they voted for someone; speaking with a low-information fucker—someone who can’t tell you why they’re doing/screwing what they’re doing/screwing—is just as frustrating. It’s even more frustrating when the low-information/low-self-awareness fucker happens to be the person you’re fucking. It’s fine to want what you want—because of course it is— but unless you’re interested only in solo sex, you need to be able to share your reasons. I dated a guy who said he was in an open relationship. We started working together on a podcast. I got irritated because after two months he never did any preliminary research. When I pointed that out, he deleted all our work and blocked me on FB. Now he’s asking for some stuff he left at my place. Do I give it back? Yep. As tempting as it might be to hold on to his stuff or trash it, that just keeps this drama alive. If you keep his stuff, he’ll keep after you for it. If you trash his stuff, you’ll have to worry about the situation escalating. If you want him out of your life and out of your head, put his crap in a bag, set it on your porch or leave it with a neutral third party, and tell him when he can swing by and get it. How clean should a bottom be? A little bit of shit is kinda expected, isn’t it? I mean, you are fucking an ass, right? My expectations for sterling silver, crystal stemware, and fuckable ass are the same: I want it sparkling. Zooming out: One doesn’t have anal sex with an ass full of shit for the same reason one doesn’t have oral sex with a mouth full of food—it’s going to make a mess. Making sure your mouth is empty is easy, of course, but it’s not that difficult to empty or clean out an ass. Also, a good, fiberrich diet empties and cleans out the ass naturally. Yes, you are fucking an ass, that’s true, and shit sometimes happens. The top shouldn’t poopshame the bottom when it does happen, and the bottom doesn’t need to have a meltdown. It just means you need to pivot to some other sexual activity—after a quick cleanup restores the sparkle. On the Lovecast: A study of lethal asphyxiation. Spoiler: Don’t do it. Listen at @fakedansavage on Twitter

BOOKS/LECTURES THE CORPORATE GUN LOBBY AND THE ARTICULATE INANIMATE GUN First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544 New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence presents lecturer Jim Atwood. 7-8 pm, free HEALING ECOLOGY: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON THE ECO-CRISIS Mountain Cloud Zen Center 7241 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-4396 David Loy speaks about how Buddhism may provide answers to environmental challenges. 6 pm, free SANTA FE OPERA SPOTLIGHT SERIES: COMEDY MEETS DRAMA Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226 Oliver Prezant, a lecturer and educator, discusses the overlapping of comedy and drama. 6 pm, free

DANCE 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, $25

EVENTS ARTSPRING Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234 The obscenely talented students of the New Mexico School for the Arts present their annual extravaganza of talent featuring song, dance, theater and incredible sets and costumes constructed by students schoolwide. This thing brought us to tears last year, all, and you bet we'll be in the audience tonight. 6 pm, $15 GAËTANE CUMMINGS: HUMAN BEING IN A DISABLED VERSION Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 424-5050 Presented with artists from Albuquerque’s North Fourth Art Center, artist Cummings presents paintings and an installation that explore how people with disabilities can define their identity and blend into society. 7-9 pm, free NEW MEXICO FIBER CRAWL Various locations The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center partners with various organizations from Taos to Albuquerque to explore the rich heritage of fiber arts in New Mexico. For all the info: (see A&C, page 29). 10 am-5 pm, free

SANTA FE RAILYARD LOOP Santa Fe Railyard Plaza Guadalupe Street and Paseo de Peralta Explore the new Acequia Trail Underpass by bicycle, skateboard and scooter in an afternoon complete with music, food trucks and art— not to mention the ceremonial beating of the dreaded Goathead Piñata. 3-7 pm, free ¡VÁMONOS! SANTA FE: ADA & SENIORS' WALK Bicentennial Alto Park 1121 Alto St. The Santa Fe Walking Collaborative, convened by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, hosts an accessible stroll with Hope Reed, a retired access specialist, starting at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center. Info: 10-11 am, free

MUSIC THE BLUES REVUE BAND Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Review some blues. 6 pm, free CHANCEL BELL CHOIR First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544 The handbell choir presents a program of music for your Friday enjoyment. 5:30 pm, free CHAT NOIR CABARET Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant 31 Burro Alley, 992-0304 Local musician Charles Tichenor and pals get together for an evening of music. Tonight only, the unofficial Santa Fe Chapter of the Alliance Française stops by to join in on the fun. 6 pm, free DJ RAASHAN AHMAD Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 Hip-hop-adjacent beats. 10 pm, free DAVID GEIST Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma Ave., 984-2645 Broadway faves on piano. 6 pm, $2 DUO RASMINKO Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Bohemian pop on the deck. 5 pm, free E CLAYTON WEST Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Solo soul from a sole soul. 5:30-8 pm, free ESCAPE ON A HORSE Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery 2791 Agua Fría St., 303-3808 Lively, bluegrass, blues and other rockin' jams. 7 pm, free GREEZY Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Soul and R&B. 8:30 pm, free

GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Pop, rock and contemporary favorites on piano. 7 pm, free JESUS BAS La Boca (Taberna Location) 125 Lincoln Ave., 988-7102 Spanish and flamenco guitar. 7 pm, free MIKE MONTIEL TRIO Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Classic rock. 8:30 pm, free NEXT 2 THE TRACKS Palace Saloon 142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690 Renegade outlaw country. 10 pm, $5 PHYLLIS LOVE Osteria D'Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 986-5858 Piano standards. 6 pm, free RONALD ROYBAL Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 982-1200 Native American flute and Spanish classical guitar. 7 pm, free SANGO Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Seattle-based producer Sango showcases his hiphop and soul fusion sound. 8 pm, $18-$20 SAVOR La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Cuban street music. 8 pm, free THE THREE FACES OF JAZZ El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 A swinging jazz trio features a special guest. 7:30 pm, free TONIC JAZZ SHOWCASE Tonic 103 E Water St., 982-1189 Get some late-night jazzy stylings with with host Loren Bienvenu (drums), featuring Ryan Finn (trombone) and Michael Burt Jr. (bass). 9:30 pm, free TRUE LIFE TRIO San Miguel Chapel 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-3974 The trio is joined by the Sevda Choir for vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond. 7:30 pm, $10-$20 URBAN PIONEERS Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Mix one part Texas fiddle, one part Tennessee banjo, a splash of guitar, and a doghouse bass make a swingin’ cocktail for your ears. 8 pm, free ZAY SANTOS BAND El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Rock 'n' roll. 9 pm, $5




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THEATER FLIGHT PLAN Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 Local playwright Marguerite Louise Scott premieres her loosely autobiographical piece about the intricacies of the mental health system (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $15-$25 THE GIN GAME Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 New Mexico Actors Lab opens its 2018 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning two-person play by Donald L Coburn. The play introduces us to Weller and Fonsia, two elderly folks in a nursing home who, over card games, spar through story and attempted humiliation. 7:30 pm, $5-$25 THE LITTLE MERMAID James A Little Theatre 1060 Cerrillos Road, 476-6429 More than 60 student actors from Pandemonium Productions present the musical version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Reserve tix at 982-3327. 7 pm, $6-$10

SAT/19 ART OPENINGS CARLOS GLASS, JON VIGIL AND ROD MARTIN Studio 104 1708 Lena St. A group show features varied art from the three local creators, including Glass’ "DriveBy Rip-Off Art Shows,” Vigil’s photo portraits of the residents of Northern New Mexico, and naturescapes by nature-o-phile Martin. Noon-5 pm, free CARMEN SELAM: COMMERCIAL APPEAL The ART.i.factory 930 Baca St., Ste. C, 982-5000 Selam (Yakama-Comanche), a multi-disciplinary artist working in printmaking, painting, and clay, explores the relationships between living on and off of the Reservation. 4 pm, free

BOOKS/LECTURES ARTIST TALK: DEBRA BAXTER form & concept 435 S Guadalupe St., 982-8111 Hear from Baxter, who aims to fearlessly create elegant and sometimes dangerous objects. 2 pm, free BICYCLING THE PROMISED LAND: ISRAEL AND JORDAN Travel Bug Coffee Shop 839 Paseo de Peralta, 992-0418 In November 2017, Judy Costlow embarked on a bicycling journey from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea to the Red Sea. Hear about it in a slide lecture. 5 pm, free


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After triumphantly nailing a series of fundraising concerts at the Santa Fe Opera last year (TV On the Radio?! Justin Vernon?!), the Santa Fe chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) continues its fight for women’s rights with a panel discussion following a screening of the new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary, RBG, at the Center for Contemporary Arts this Thursday (7 pm May 17. $12. 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338). SFR spoke with Santa Fe NOW president Janet Williams ahead of the screening and panel. (Alex De Vore) Why do you think Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become so very iconic at this point in her long career? Well, I think because she has been such a supporter of women’s rights and she’s one of the few [justices] on the court to do that—and the longest-standing at this point. Women look up to her for sticking it out for so long, and she’s still there and willing to fight for good causes, especially in this atmosphere of the Trump administration, which seems to be very anti-woman. I think she’s a hero.

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I’m not sure if everyone knows this, but NOW is for everyone, correct? Our concentration, of course, is women’s issues. For the panel, we have five women that are all lawyers; some are working, one is a retired DA, one’s a retired labor lawyer. They’re ... a group of women who’ve worked in the law sharing their experiences, which we thought went with RBG. But everyone is welcome. We’re working on getting more diversified. We don’t have very many men, we don’t really have any male members at the moment, but they are welcome. We’d love to get more young people.

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Anything in particular you’d like to add? Oh my goodness. Where do I start? I would say people need to be educated about what’s going on. The right to choose an abortion or your method of birth control is getting hacked away at with all these restrictive laws state by state. The clinics are disappearing. We’re one of the only states in our region now where people can go for advice, get a screening, find out if they can get an abortion if it’s the choice they want to make. People are being transported in from Texas; we gave money to a clinic in Texas so they could send women here. We have so many rural communities in this state, women who have no money, and we need funds for them to get transportation to clinics so they can get care. It’s really crucial that we can raise money for these groups. That’s what we’re concentrating on.



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THE CALENDAR BIOSPHERE 2: RECONNECTING WITH THE NATURAL WORLD Stewart Udall Center 725 Camino Lejo, 983-6155 Mark Nelson, who was a member of the first Biosphere 2 crew (1991-1993), discusses ecotechnics. 1 pm, $10-$15 LEARN TO PRAY AND HEAL: A SPIRITUAL ADVETURE Center for Contemporary Arts 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338 Join Nate Frederick of the Christian Science Board of Leadership for a lecture about the healing effect of faith, understanding and love. 11 am, free “OFFICER, I DON’T HEAR WELL:” LAW ENFORCEMENT & HEARING LOSS Natural Grocers 3328 Cerrillos Road, 474-0111 Corina Gutierrez, director of community advocacy for the New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, shares tips and techniques for hard-of-hearing people dealing with emergency situations. 10 am, free WILLIAM BENTON op.cit Books DeVargas Center, 157 Paseo de Peralta, 428-0321 Poet and art collector Benton delivers odes to some of his favorite artists and art pieces. 2 pm, free

DANCE 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, $25

EVENTS AN EVENING WITH LISA MARIE BODY of Santa Fe 333 W Cordova Road, 986-0362 Join fourth-generation psychic and medium Lisa Marie Toal as she reads the live audience, speaks to loved ones who are now in spirit, makes predictions and more.. 6 pm, $35 BIRD WALK Randall Davey Audubon Center 1800 Upper Canyon Road, 983-4609 Head to the hills for a guided birding hike with bird nerds. 8:30-10 am, free GAËTANE CUMMINGS: HUMAN BEING IN A DISABLED VERSION Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 424-5050 Presented in conjunction with artists from Albuquerque’s North Fourth Art Center, artist Cummings presents paintings and an installation that explore how people with disabilities can define their identity and blend into society. 7-9 pm, free


GREYHOUND MEET 'N' GREET Arable Agora Center, 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Eldorado, 303-3816 Join the Greyhound Adoption League of New Mexico and Texas and adoptable dogs. 11:30 am-1 pm, free HEALTH & WELLNESS OPEN HOUSE Santa Fe Community Yoga Center 826 Camino de Monte Rey, 820-9363 Join Santa Fe Community Yoga for a wellness-based, family-friendly event with vegan snacks, acupuncture demos, chair massage, kid activities and more, plus kirtan at 7:30 pm. 2 pm, free NEW MEXICO FIBER CRAWL Various locations The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center partners with various organizations to explore the rich heritage of fiber arts in New Mexico (see AC, page 29). 10 am-5 pm, free RAILYARD PARK CONSERVANCY VOLUNTEER FAIR Railyard Park Cerrillos Road and Guadalupe Street, 982-3373 The Railyard Park celebrates its 10-year anniversary and is looking to grow its volunteer ranks. 9:30-11 am, free SANTA FE ARTISTS MARKET Santa Fe Railyard Market Street at Alcaldesa Street, 310-8766 Find works from a juried group of local artists. 8 am-2 pm, free SANTA FE CENTURY PREREGISTRATION PARTY AND VINTAGE BIKE PAGEANT Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 The 33rd annual Santa Fe Century is tomorrow (Sunday). Register in advance at or head to this pre-race party. 5 pm, free SANTA FE JAPANESE FESTIVAL Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W Marcy St., 955-6590 Santa Fe JIN presents a family festival day featuring traditional music, dance, martial art demonstrations, tea service, origami, activities for kids, an art sale and food. Kids under 12 are free! 9:30 am-5 pm, $5 SANTA FE MTB POKER RIDE The Betterday Coffee Shop 905 W Alameda St., 780-8059 On a fun, un-timed, self-guided marked course, collect playing cards at designated aid stations as you go and assemble your poker hand; then, after the ride, celebrate at Betterday and collect your fifth playing card. Best hand wins! It’s part of Santa Fe Bike Week (biketoworksantafe. com). 9 am-noon, $20

SPRING PLANT SALE Santa Fe Botanical Garden 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Shop for plants from 9 am until everything's gone. Bring your garden cart to haul away your living treasures. 9 am, free STUDIO ART SALE The Art Hatchery 6694 Camino Rojo, 603-5277 Two local artists team up for a one-weekend studio sale. Find something good—maybe a gift for your mother, if you forgot one last weekend. 10 am-4 pm, free THE SUN AWAITS OUR SHADOWS: TIME CAPSULE BURIAL SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199 SITE’s Education Department worked with artist Dario Robleto and a group of New Mexico School for the Arts students on the construction of a time capsule; put it in the ground with ‘em today. Noon, free TOUR DE BREWER Santa Fe Brewing Company 35 Fire Place, 424-3333 A guided 14-mile group ride at a conversational pace, then tour the Santa Fe Brewing Co. and taste their signature and seasonal brews. 2-5 pm, $10

FOOD CRAWFISH BOIL Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 The brewery's 21st annual crawfish boil sees the chefs flying in live crawfish from New Orleans and sea bugs sold by the pound. All day, free (pay to eat, duh)

MUSIC THE ALPHA CATS Tonic 103 E Water St., 982-1189 Jazz, blues ‘n’ bossa. 9:30 pm, free BROTHER COYOTE The Dragon Room 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712 Folky rock. 6:30 pm, free BUSY Y LOS BIG DEALS Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Pop 'n' jazz. 2-5 pm, free CHAT NOIR CABARET Los Magueyes Mexican Restaurant 31 Burro Alley, 992-0304 A Parisian-style cabaret. 6 pm, free CRAWDADDY BLUES FESTIVAL Mine Shaft Tavern 2846 Hwy. 14, Madrid, 473-0743 Head down to Madrid for a full day of bluesy rockin' tunes, Cajun dishes and more crawfish than you could ever care to count. Noon until late, $25 CONTINUED ON PAGE 32


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Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, Tansey Contemporary weave together multiple narratives

A&C BY IRIS MCLISTER a u t h o r @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m


ansey Contemporary’s Recall – Recapture – Remember coincides with the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center’s second annual New Mexico Fiber Art Crawl, a weekend-long series of events (needle felting, wet felting or upwolfing, anyone?!) at sites across New Mexico. At Tansey, 22 textile and fiber artists run the gamut from figurative to abstract, with much of the work landing somewhere in between. Speaking to SFR from Denver, where she runs another art space by the same name, gallery owner Jen Tansey says, “Last year’s crawl went so well that we decided to plan a formal exhibition for this one. But we’re just hosting. [The Fiber Art Crawl] put out the call for artists, came up with the theme and everything else.” The theme, if it isn’t obvious from the show’s title, is essentially memory—pretty broad, sure, but it provides cohesion for a sprawling genre which defies easy categorization. As Tansey points out, “Painting and sculpture are kind of their own thing. I think fiber art tends to be more accessible to people.” Also, um, I’m just going to say it: Butterfingers art

Melody Money’s “Wind in the Meadow Grass” is hand-dyed, bold and kind of intense.

collectors, rejoice! Lots of fiber art— especially, of course, woven textiles— can be displayed without risk of cracking or breaking. Years ago, I interned at a blue chip art gallery whose owner would get agitated when artists submitted works that were predominantly green in color—the idea being that they don’t appeal to the average buyer. There may be some truth to that, but I’m convinced the boldly emerald “Wind in the Meadow Grass” is a piece anyone would love. It’s a masterpiece of handdyed, pleated green silk, arranged in layer upon verdant layer, meticulously designed to mimic blades of grass. “All of my work is essentially about celebrating everyday life,” its creator Melody Money tells SFR. “Everybody has seen grass blowing in the wind, so it fits into the theme of the show—as something we all hold in a collective memory.” Fiber artists don’t just work in cloth, of course. Jacqueline Mallegni has been making Japanese paper (or washi) for nearly  30 years. The delicate, pale-beige “Journey Home” is a three-dimensional little sailing vessel, whose three spheres—two in paper and one of bundled twine—are nestled snugly into the ship’s hull. “The open vessel form resonates with me for various reasons, mostly as it relates to the human journey through life,” Mallegni says. “We’re always moving, but we have these ideas of what home is. To me, I guess, home is the moment-by-moment exchange within our environments.” Textiles  have obviously been designed and crafted throughout history. In many, many cases, craftspeople and artisans applied aesthetically pleasing details to strictly utilitarian (i.e., no-need-to-gussy-up) items. It’s no surprise that New Mexico, home to some of the most ancient civilizations

The Gin Game, by D. L. Coburn NM Actors Lab at Teatro Paraguas:  Calle Marie

May – • Thur. Fri. Sat. at : p.m. Sundays at  p.m.

★ ArtSpring • NMSA year-end performance

Lensic Performing Arts Center:  W. San Francisco St.

For full details and to buy tickets, please see ★ youth performers

Friday May  •  p.m. Reception;  p.m. Performance : p.m. Gala Benefit at Eldorado Hotel

James Shapiro talks about King Lear NM History Museum Auditorium • ISC Thursday • May  •  to : p.m.

on the continent, has a rich history of fiber arts. Unfortunately, techniques are not always preserved—but that’s where the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center comes in. According to its website, the organization was founded in 1995 to serve the “many families in the area who had inherited looms but who had little knowledge of the techniques and heritage of Northern New Mexico textiles practiced by their grandparents.” The group wants to educate the community not only through events like the crawl, but also with workshops at its downtown Española headquarters. In the Walk In and Weave class, for example, visitors can drop in and create a loom-woven rag rug in just a few hours, no prior weaving experience necessary. Artist Perla Kopeloff left Argentina in the mid-1970s, settling permanently in the US in 1980. Thematically, the Tansey show struck an especially tender chord for her. “When I heard the show’s title, Recall – Recapture  – Remember, I was immediately interested because as an immigrant, I’m always doing those things,” she  explains thoughtfully. The top of her paper and encaustic piece “Family Letters” contains text in both English and Spanish, layered over each other in such a way that makes reading the message—in either language—impossible. “Writing has been a good practice for me,” says Kopeloff. “I’m very conscious of the past, but also the present. Coming here, becoming an artist and working with my hands—through that, I was able to transform myself.” RECALL – RECAPTURE - REMEMBER OPENING RECEPTION 5:30 pm Friday May 18. Free. Through June 17. Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon Road, 995-8513; for complete listings of the New Mexico Fiber Crawl, visit

Flight Plan, by Marguerite Louise Scott at Santa Fe Playhouse:  East De Vargas Street

May – • Thur. Fri. Sat. : p.m. • Sunday at  p.m.

★ The Little Mermaid • Pandemonium Productions at James A. Little Theater:  Cerrillos Road

May – • Friday at  p.m. Sat. & Sun. at  p.m.

Extremities, by William Mastrosimone Adobe Rose Theatre:  Parkway Drive May –June  • Sundays at  p.m. Thur. Fri. Sat. at : p.m. SFREPORTER.COM

MAY 16-22, 2018



Kids and Adults Explore the Underpass from Baca to Railyard Park and Back!

2018 Primary Election

Early Voting Starts Saturday, May 19, 2018 through Saturday, June 2, 2018. Hours of voting are from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday: and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Early Voting Sites are located at: NEW Abedon Lopez Community Center — 155A Camino De Quintana, Santa Cruz Pojoaque County Satellite Office — 5 W. Gutierrrez — Ste. 9, Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza Christian Life Church — 121 Siringo Road, Santa Fe Santa Fe County Fair Building — 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe Max Coll Corridor Community Center (new facility) — 16 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado NEW Edgewood Elementary School — 285 Dinkle Road, Edgewood You may also vote at the County Clerk’s Office at 102 Grant Avenue, Tuesday, May 8th through Saturday, June 2nd during regular days and hours of business (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) The Clerk’s office is closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. The County Clerk’s office will be open for voting on Saturday, June 2nd only, but NOT the other Saturdays of Early Voting.

For more information contact the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office at 505-986-6280 or visit

May 18, 3PM—7PM Kids and adults enjoy a safe, fun, and entertaining bike ride back and forth from Railyard Park to Baca District. Discover the Acequia, Rail Trails and the new underpass, enjoy food trucks, activities, art, music and beating the dreaded Goathead Piñata along the trails! For more information: Baca Railyard District—You may park, unload and start your ride here.

Alarid Street Closed for Safe Passage! New Underpass! Railyard Park – You may unload bikes and start your ride but no parking here.

We are inviting all schools, Santa Feans, agencies and organizations who may want to participate in this event. Put up a table, bring a group, or plan an activity! Skateboards, scooters, roller skates and tennis shoes welcome. Contact to set up a booth or arrange a fun activity. See you May 18th on the trails!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND • MAY 26–27, 2018 SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER FREE ADMISSION Join more than 200 invited Native American artists selling their work in an intimate setting. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Jewelry, pottery, sculpture, textiles, hanging art, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork and more.

2018 MIAC Living Treasure Maria Samora (Taos)

Traditional | Contemporary | Timeless Bracelet by Jolene Bird, Kewa (Santo Domingo). Photograph by Carol Franco

Join us for Native Treasures Street Eats, a special food truck event, on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 11am–3pm, outside the Santa Fe Convention Center. Presented by Native Treasures and the Santa Fe Reporter. 30

MAY 16-22, 2018




ACTING OUT Square Pegs BY C H A R LOT T E J U S I N S K I c o p y e d i t o r @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m


n a brand-new production, the Santa Fe Playhouse takes local playwright Marguerite Louise Scott’s competently written Flight Plan and presents us with a complicated and technically profound piece of theater. The players are Arianna (Samantha Orner),  a pyromaniac rescued just before jumping off a bridge; Celia (Danielle Louise Reddick), who cut off her friend’s head, covered it with peanut butter and threw it to a dog; James (Tyler Logan), a ketchup-obsessed Norman Bates-ish pop culture savant; and Bernard (Don Converse), a senile older man who can only plaintively call the name “Doris.” They’re all thrown into Sunnyland Sanctuary, a low-income mental health facility; the stage is stripped to its cinder block walls, painted stark white. Seems like a lot of info, but the characters get plenty of establishment (we don’t even arrive at Sunnyland until 30 minutes in), and the show—which runs long, at perhaps two and a half hours—is swift and engaging  in the hands of this smart ensemble cast. The script, a “trueish” account of Scott’s encounters with the mental health care system (or lack thereof ) in the United States, is ambitious.  Reviewing it is delicate because, as Scott told me after the show, it’s her insides pulled out; to critique a vulnerable, autobiographical work isn’t a job to be taken lightly. Thus, I’ll say with gravity that, while I believe the story and the characters are visceral recreations of Scott’s experiences, a presentation of  those experiences as a piece of art to be consumed by an audience needed a bit more nuance. The script, which she workshopped extensively during production with Playhouse Artistic Director Vaughn Irving as dramaturge, saw changes until the week before tech. Firstly, the technical presentation of the show shone. Characters move desks, beds, doors and walls (all painted white) around on wheels at scene breaks. Sound design by Jeff Nell, which was highly collaborative with director Christine McHugh, featured recorded voiceovers of characters’ words played simultaneously with spoken monologues and soliloquies, to unnerving effect. Police  involvement is  represented sparely by flashing lights

Arianna (Samantha Orner), Nurse Hammer (Linda Loving) and Dr. Fraued (Vaughn Irving) are each up to no good of varying breeds and degrees in Marguerite Louise Scott’s new play, Flight Plan, up through this weekend at the Santa Fe Playhouse.

in the corners of the ceiling. (Speaking of lighting, will someone please give designer Monique Lacoste a dang Tony or something? I could have watched this show with earplugs. And any designer unafraid to turn off every single light in the room— much rarer than you’d think—gets my full support.) This brings us, however, to my hesitations with the script. Even as it ran kind of long, there was some exposition lacking (Celia’s connection to electromagnetic fields; or what it is, exactly, that James is so obsessed with—ketchup? Star Trek? Carly Simon? His mother? There’s a lot there). There’s a line between giving the audience’s imagination free reign and simply not explaining things enough; that line was blurry. Additionally, the role of Nurse Hammer grated on me. While actress Linda Loving was positively hilarious as the totally over-the-top, cupcake-pilfering,

med-pushing, just-a-really-horrible-person matriarch of the low-income psych ward, I wish she’d been written more prismatically. Of course, everyone has their own experiences of the mental health system, whether through ourselves or our loved ones, so I carry baggage; but every time Hammer made yet another quip about blithely shoving pills down her patients’ throats, my heart panged. I thought of nurses’ tireless attempts at care of those close to me even when the patients seemed so far beyond help, or how utterly screwed some folks I know would be were it not for pharmaceuticals. Hammer, however, was just relentlessly callous. This is not to say that providers are always right, virtuous or angelic. Absolutely not. And I trust Scott’s depiction of the cartoonish Hammer, as well as that of Dr. Fraued (played by Vaughn Irving, and  please pronounce it “Frowd”), both highly problematic characters deep in

the pockets of drug companies to a comic degree. But where was the other side? Even one moment of poignancy or humanity from Hammer may have changed my misgivings. (Fraued did become more accessible as the show went on, so it seems the concept was in Scott’s mind.) That lack, unfortunately, cheapens a script that is otherwise nicely idiosyncratic for the patients. The four actors, too, are all  well-suited, and make it look easy to act a story alternately hilarious, disturbing, haunting and raw. Reddick’s Celia is a heartbreakingly kind person in a mostly senseless place. Orner, as Arianna, physically transforms in a way that it is an absolute delight to see; her face and body become liquid as we move from scene to scene, transforming with whatever drug cocktail or emotional state influences her character. While Logan’s James can sometimes be a little too affected to the point of slapstick, his consistent physical mannerisms make the character believable. Ultimately, the characters and their trajectories were square pegs that slipped perfectly into square holes. But don’t misunderstand me; this wasn’t a bad thing at all. It worked really well, actually. The action was airtight. I utterly and completely believed it. The thing about square pegs in square holes is that you don’t have to force them. We get that medication isn’t always the solution. We get that nurses can be callous. And one moment in particular, focusing on Bernard, shattered my heart at the very end of act one—the final moments before intermission were so intense that I actually had chills in my shins. But then, a heavy-handed sound cue, aiming to drive the delicate and perfectly perched point home, took an unnecessary sledgehammer to that great little square peg. It was perfect, guys. Why didn’t you trust us to sit with it and deeply understand it? This cast can be trusted to communicate what we need—and, in a production as technically sound as this, we don’t need any extra help. FLIGHT PLAN 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday May 17-19; 2 pm Sunday May 20. $15-$25. Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262. SFREPORTER.COM

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When I was first approached about being a Big Brother, I thought I wasn’t qualified. I don’t know much about kids, and I don’t have any special training or skills to teach them. But when I met Fabian, I realized that going to the dog park and hanging out was enough to make a difference to him. Ali, Big Brother

” Hang out

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DJ ELVIS KARAOKE Palace Saloon 142 W Palace Ave., 428-0690 Get the mic. You know it. 10 pm, $5 DAVID GEIST Pranzo Italian Grill 540 Montezuma Ave., 984-2645 Broadway faves on piano. 6 pm, $2 DOUG MONTGOMERY AND GREG SCHLOTTHAUER Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Standards, classical, pop and Broadway tunes on piano: Doug starts, Greg takes over at 8 pm. 6 pm, free GARY GORENCE Derailed at the Sage Inn 725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952 Rock, country, blues, folk and bluegrass. 6 pm, free HALF BROKE HORSES Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Country and Americana. 1 pm, free HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 This group of DJs, musicians, performers and designers embarked on a mission in 2006 to transform the gay nightclub scene in San Francisco with high-energy music and curated parties. 9 pm, $16-$19 JJ AND THE HOOLIGANS Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Rock, blues and Americana. 8:30 pm, free JQ WHITCOMB QUARTET El Mesón 213 Washington Ave., 983-6756 Original and classic jazz. 7:30 pm, free JOHN KURZWEG BAND El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Rock 'n' roll. 9 pm, $5 KATY P & THE BUSINESS Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 Rock 'n' roll imported all the way from Taos. 10 pm, $5 LENI STERN AFRICAN TRIO GiG Performance Space 1808 Second St. Trace the paths of music back to Africa with guitarist Stern, Alioune Faye on percussion and Mamadou Ba on bass. 7:30 pm, $20 LONE PIÑON La Boca (Taberna Location) 125 Lincoln Ave., 988-7102 Ranchera, cumbia and all kinds of Norteño swing. 7 pm, free MICHAEL UMPHREY Osteria D'Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 986-5858 Piano standards. 6 pm, free PAT MALONE Inn and Spa at Loretto 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 984-7997 Solo jazz guitar. 7 pm, free


RED NINJA Second Street Brewery (Railyard) 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 989-3278 Synthy dub and reggae. 7 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 CONCERT BAND: RIDE FOR THE BAND Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 Classical selections, showtunes and marches. 4:30 pm, free SAVOR La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Cuban street music. 8 pm, free SHOWCASE KARAOKE Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Today, sing some REM. 8:30 pm, free STELLA TROIS Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Weirdo improvisational jazz. 6 pm, free STEVE DUKE Museum Hill Café 710 Camino Lejo, 984-8900 Rooted in jazz and classical traditions, saxophonist Duke is a leader in contemporary music. For reservations, call 946-7934. 7 pm, $20-$25 TRUE LIFE TRIO San Miguel Chapel 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-3974 The trio is joined by singers from Evet for vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe. 7:30 pm, $10-$20

THEATER FLIGHT PLAN Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 A loosely autobiographical piece about the intricacies of the mental health system (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $15-$25 THE GIN GAME Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 Weller and Fonsia, over card games, spar through story and attempted humiliation. 7:30 pm, $5-$25 THE LITTLE MERMAID James A Little Theatre 1060 Cerrillos Road, 476-6429 Catch more than 60 student actors from Pandemonium Productions. Reserve tix at 982-3327. 2 pm, $6-$10

WORKSHOP COFFEE: YOUR DAILY GRIND Iconik Coffee Roasters 1600 Lena St., 428-0996 Examine the importance of grind quality in making an excellent cup of coffee. 2 pm, $10

FINANCIAL FITNESS FOR LIFE Homewise 1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D, 983-9473 Learn tips and tools to create financial goals, make a budget and other adulty things. 9 am-4 pm, free

SUN/20 ART OPENINGS TARA GIBBENS Hat Ranch Gallery 27 San Marcos Road W, 913-9331 Santa Fe native Gibbens focuses on the delight of childhood. Her photographs are a fierce insistence that we live in a magical and beautiful world. 2-5 pm, free

BOOKS/LECTURES ENLIGHTENED COURAGE Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center 1807 Second St., Ste. 35, 660-7056 Wisdom on how to be committed to the peaceful path of awakening. 10 am-noon, free JOURNEYSANTAFE: PAUL GIBSON & MARK RUDD Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226 Gibson (of Retake Our Democracy) and activist Rudd discuss the Poor People’s Campaign. 11 am, free SANTA FE FREE THINKERS’ FORUM Unitarian Universalist Congregation 107 W Barcelona Road, 982-9674 Today's focus: "Where do morals come from? How do we know right from wrong? What is the difference between innate and learned values?" 8:30 am, free VIOLENCE AND LOVE IN LATIN AMERICA: STORIES AND POEMS Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 Abelardo Cabal, a storyteller and poet from Colombia, presents 20 pieces that range in style from the political and social justice to rustic folktales to magical realism. 5:30 pm, free

EVENTS GAËTANE CUMMINGS: HUMAN BEING IN A DISABLED VERSION Santa Fe Art Institute 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 424-5050 Presented in conjunction with Albuquerque’s North Fourth Art Center, artist Cummings presents paintings and an installation that explore how people with disabilities can define their identity. 7-9 pm, free

THE GATE OF SWEET NECTAR LITURGY Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 986-8518 Join a chant offering the bodhi mind of love, wisdom and transformation. 5:30 pm, free MEDITATION & MODERN BUDDHISM: A BETTER, HAPPIER YOU Zoetic 230 St. Francis Drive, 292-5293 Take a deeper look into your attitudes and use meditation to cultivate a lighter, more positive daily experience. 10:30 am-noon, $10 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 NEW MEXICO FIBER CRAWL Various locations The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center partners with various organizations from Taos to Albuquerque to explore the rich heritage of fiber arts in New Mexico. Get all the info at 10 am-5 pm, free SANTA FE CENTURY Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1000 The 33rd annual event features 100-, 50- and 25-mile rides and races; also head to post-ride party at the beer garden for music, barbecue from Cowgirl, craft beers and an awards ceremony. Head to for info or to sign up. 7 am, $25-$75 SEAT OF LEARNING Axle Contemporary 670-5854 Bring an important object from your life, sit in the mobile gallery and recount the story of your object. For today's event, head to the shade structure at the Santa Fe Farmers Market; to make sure you get a time slot, sign up at 1-5 pm, free STUDIO ART SALE The Art Hatchery 6694 Camino Rojo, 603-5277 Two local artists team up for a one-weekend studio sale. 10 am-4 pm, free

FOOD CRAWFISH BOIL Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 The brewery's 21st annual crawfish boil sees the chefs flying in live crawfish from New Orleans and serving sea bugs up by the pound with all the fixings. 11 am-10 pm, free (pay to eat)


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 and more crawfish than you could ever care to count. Today's musicians include CW Ayon, Iyah, Stewart Welles, Felix y Los Gatos, Pete Amahl, Sarah Rebello Amaral, Key Frances, Whiskey Diablo, Hillary Smith and Chill House, and the Julian Dossett Trio. Noon-7 pm, $25 DOUG MONTGOMERY Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Piano standards. 6:30 pm, free GAMELAN ENCANTADA Ghost 2899 Trades West Road This percussion ensemble has roots in the gong/ metallophone orchestras of Southeast Asia. With culinary support from the Depressed Cake Shop, a grassroots organization aiming to make a difference to mental health resources; all proceeds go to the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (Albuquerque Chapter). 2-8 pm, $5-$10 MARIO REYNOLDS La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Latin American tunes on guitar, charango and flute. 6 pm, free MICHAEL UMPHREY Osteria D'Assisi 58 S Federal Place, 986-5858 Piano standards. 6 pm, free NACHA MENDEZ La Boca (Taberna Location) 125 Lincoln Ave., 988-7102 Creative but rooted takes on Latin music. 7 pm, free OPEN MIC Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Bring your listenin' ears and your playin' fingers. 3-7 pm, free PAT MALONE AND JON GAGAN El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 A jazz duet with guitarist Malone and bassist Gagan on what's become known as Civilized Sunday. 7 pm, free POLLO FRITO Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 New Orleans-style funk. 5 pm, free THE SANTA FE REVUE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Psychedelic country and Americana ... and maybe a hair of the dog. Noon, free

SHINERS CLUB JAZZ BAND Second Street Brewery (Original) 1814 Second St., 982-3030 Ragtime 'n' vaudeville jazz. 1-4 pm, free SONG OF THE BEES Santa Fe Woman's Club 1616 Old Pecos Trail, 983-9455 Celebrate the existence of the honeybee with The Bee Corps and the Vincent Copa Band's Americana tunes. This event also features a special presentation by entomologist and master beekeeper Les Crowder. 2 pm, free TYLER PRESTON Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Bringing the folk music down from Alaska, aw yeah. 8 pm, free

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THEATER FLIGHT PLAN Santa Fe Playhouse 142 E De Vargas St., 988-4262 Local playwright Marguerite Louise Scott premieres her loosely autobiographical piece about the intricacies of the mental health system (see Acting Out, page 31). 7:30 pm, $15-$25 THE GIN GAME Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie, 424-1601 New Mexico Actors Lab opens its 2018 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning two-person play by Donald L Coburn. The play introduces us to Weller and Fonsia, two elderly folks in a nursing home who, over card games, spar through story and attempted humiliation. 7:30 pm, $5-$25 THE LITTLE MERMAID James A Little Theatre 1060 Cerrillos Road, 476-6429 More than 60 student actors from Pandemonium Productions present the musical version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Reserve tix at 982-3327. 2 pm, $6-$10

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MON/21 BOOKS/LECTURES ARTISTIC INTERSECTION OF TEWA CULTURE, HISTORY, AND LANDSCAPE Hotel Santa Fe 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 982-1200 Jason Garcia-Okuu Pin (Santa Clara Pueblo/Tewa), renowned artist and artist of the graphic novel Tewa Tales of Suspense, speaks. 6 pm, $15 FRANK GRAZIANO: NATIVE CATHOLICISM AT THE PUEBLOS & MESCALERO APACHE NATION El Zaguán 545 Canyon Road, 982-0016 An illustrated talk about Catholicism as it interacts variously with Native religious traditions and how the historic churches are integrated today. RSVP is requested, so be nice (983-2567 or info@ 3 pm, $5

EVENTS GEEKS WHO DRINK Draft Station Santa Fe Arcade, 60 E San Francisco St., 983-6443 Stellar quiz results can win you drink tickets for next time. Isabel is your host. 7 pm, free POTP OPEN MIC WITH MERCEDES HOLTRY Zona Del Sol 6601 Jaguar Drive, 474-6859 Xicana feminist Holtry hosts the Poetry of the People open mic (see SFR Picks, page 19). 6 pm, free SANTA FE INDIVISIBLE MEETING Center for Progress and Justice 1420 Cerrillos Road, 467-8514 Join the political group to discuss your concerns and write postcards to deliver to our reps in Congress. 7 pm, free THE SANTA FE HARMONIZERS REHEARSAL Zia United Methodist Church 3368 Governor Miles Road, 699-6922 The local choral group invites anyone who can carry a tune to its weekly rehearsals. 6:30-8 pm, free





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COWGIRL KARAOKE Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Break out the '90s R&B. 9 pm, free DOUG MONTGOMERY AND ELIZABETH YOUNG Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Standards on piano and violin. 6:30 pm, free HALF BROKE HORSES La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Americana, honky-tonk 'n' swing. 7:30 pm, free


KIMBRA AND SON LUX Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 New Zealand's Kimbra and New York's Son Lux join forces in New Mexico. Come out and watch Kimbra's poppy R&B-jazz style interact with Son Lux's experimental soul pop. 7 pm, $20-$22 MELLOW MONDAYS Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 DJ Sato spins some jams to calm you down. 10 pm, free SANTA FE GREAT BIG JAZZ BAND Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 A 16-piece big band ensemble led by Kurt Carr and with vocals from Joan Kessler. 7 pm, free

WORKSHOP YOUR TRUE VOICE: HOW TO EXPRESS WHO YOU ARE Montezuma Lodge 431 Paseo de Peralta, 670-3068 Women 50 and forward are invited for a workshop full of the tools and techniques to keep you centered, calm and courageous in communication situations of all kinds. Info’s at 5:45 pm, $5

TUE/22 BOOKS/LECTURES BILINGUAL BOOKS AND BABIES Santa Fe Public Library LaFarge Branch 1730 Llano St., 955-4860 In a program for babies 6 months to 2 years old (and their caregivers), join in for books, songs and finger games in English and Spanish. 1 pm, free MICHAEL BENANAV: HIMALAYA BOUND Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Center 416 N Paseo de Onate, Española, 852-0030 Author and photographer Benanav discusses his journey with a tribe of forest-dwelling nomadic water buffalo herders of the Van Gujjar tribe in India; he explores the relationship between humankind and wild lands. 6:30 pm, free PRESCHOOL STORY TIME Santa Fe Public Library LaFarge Branch 1730 Llano St., 955-4860 New book time!!!!! 10:30 am, 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

EVENTS GEEKS WHO DRINK Boxcar 530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222 This quiz can win you drink tickets for next time. As ever, it's hosted by the kindly Kevin A. 8 pm, free METTA REFUGE COUNCIL Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 986-8518 A confidential Buddhist support group for people who are struggling with illness and loss in a variety of its forms. 10:30 am, free NEW MEXICO CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC RIDING ORIENTATION New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding 123 S Polo Drive, 757-2498 LIke horses, humans, helping out, or all three? No horse knowledge is necessary and training is provided. Visit for more info. 3:30-5:30 pm, 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 ¡VÁMONOS! SANTA FE: WALK WITH A NOTABLE LOCAL Plaza Contenta 6009 Jaguar Drive, 550-3728 Head to the Plaza Contenta (across from Cesar Chavez Elementary School) to go for a stroll with Mayor Alan Webber. For more info, check out 5:30-6:30 pm, free

MUSIC BILL PALMER Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery 2791 Agua Fría St., 303-3808 Rock 'n' roll, dirty country and beautiful acoustic ballads galore. 5-7 pm, free CANYON ROAD BLUES JAM El Farol 808 Canyon Road, 983-9912 Santa Fe's historic night of music and camaraderie. 8 pm, $5 CHUSCALES La Boca (Original Location) 72 W Marcy St., 982-3433 Exotic flamenco guitar. 7 pm, free DOUG MONTGOMERY AND DAVID WOOD Vanessie 427 W Water St., 982-9966 Standards, classical and Broadway tunes on piano: Doug starts, David takes over at 8 pm. 6 pm, free HALF BROKE HORSES La Fiesta Lounge 100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511 Americana, honky-tonk 'n' swing. 7:30 pm, free


HORSE FEATHERS Meow Wolf 1352 Rufina Circle, 395-6369 Portland-based musicians bring the lush, intricate, undeniably beautiful indie tunes on tightly composed organ, piano and tambourine—all with requisite finger snaps. (Did you see that satirical article “Lumineers Frontman Shatters Foot During Stomp Solo”? Finger snaps probably come with the same potential indie dangers.) With support from experiential alt-folkers Whippoorwill. 7 pm, $15-$18


JAMES 3 DUO Cowgirl 319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565 Rockabilly, country and blues. 8 pm, free OPEN MIC Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge 1005 S St. Francis Drive, 983-9817 Hosted by John Rives and Randy Mulkey. 7 pm, free PAT MALONE TerraCotta Wine Bistro 304 Johnson St., 989-1166 Solo jazz guitar. 6 pm, free

VINTAGE VINYL NIGHT The Matador 116 W San Francisco St., 984-5050 DJ Prairiedog and DJ Mamagoose spin the best in garage, surf, country and rockabilly. 8:30 pm, free THE WAYMORES The Dragon Room 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, 983-7712 A folky happy hour. (This place does have a hell of a happy hour, too—get that trio if you’re peckish.) 5 pm, free

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM 217 Johnson St., 946-1000 The Black Place: Georgia O’Keeffe and Michael Namingha. Through Oct. 28. Journey to Center: New Mexico Watercolors by Sam Scott. Through Nov. 1. HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART 238 Ledoux St., Taos, 575-758-9826 Nikesha Breeze: Within This Skin. Through May 27. IAIA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS 108 Cathedral Place, 983-8900 The Abundant North: Alaska Native Films of Influence. Through June 3. Action/ Abstraction Redefined. Through July 27. Art & Activism: Selections from The Harjo Family Collection. Through July 31. Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations. Through July 29. Rolande Souliere: Form and Content. Through Jan. 27, 2019. MUSEUM OF ENCAUSTIC ART 632 Agua Fría St., 989-3283 From Ancient Beeswax to the Modern Crayon. MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1250 Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West. Through Sept. 3. Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans. Through Dec. 31. Maria Samora: Master of Elegance. Through Feb. 2019. MUSEUM OF INT’L FOLK ART 706 Camino Lejo, 476-1200 Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace. Through July 16. Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art. Through July 29. No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp



Marie Sena’s “Nuestra Senora de la Cueva Santa,” was just one of many way-too-cool pieces at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts’ GenNext: Future So Bright.

Art. Through Sept. 16. Beadwork Adorns the World. Through Feb. 3, 2019. Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru. Through March 10, 2019. MUSEUM OF SPANISH COLONIAL ART 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226 GenNext: Future So Bright. Through Nov. 25. NM HISTORY MUSEUM 113 Lincoln Ave., 476-5019 The Land That Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico. Through Feb. 24, 2019. NM MUSEUM OF ART 107 W Palace Ave., 476-5072 Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives. Through Oct. 8. Horizons: People & Place in New Mexican Art. Through Nov. 25.

PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS 105 W Palace Ave., 476-5100 Tesoros de Devoción. POEH CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM 78 Cities of Gold Road, Pojoaque, 455-3334 In T’owa Vi Sae’we. SANTA FE BOTANICAL GARDENS 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103 Dan Namingha: Conception, Abstraction, Reduction. Through May 18. SITE SANTA FE 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199 Future Shock. Through June 10. WHEELWRIGHT MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN 704 Camino Lejo, 986-4636 Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry.


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CHEF & SHAKER CHALLENGE 7:00 – 10:00 pm


SUNDAY, JUNE 3 9 am – 12 pm

(live bartender competition) 12 – 3 pm

21+ only. ID required.

An artistically-minded food truck located in the parking lot of an art supply store? Sign us up! See, Palate hangs around Artisan more often than not. Though they may be new-ish to the local mobile restaurant scene, they more than make up for it with a certain family charm, local ingredients sourced from the Farmers Market and Old Windmill Dairy among others and some unexpected menu awesomeness among the killer tacos. Did somebody say breakfast po’boy ($7) overflowing with eggs, cheese and bacon? We did. We’re also all about those red chilebraised beef tacos ($9.50) for which they spend eight hours preparing the meat. (Alex De Vore) 2601 Cerrillos Road, 386-6343

tickets and more info:

Pandemonium Productions

Saturdays & Sundays 2:00 pm May 12, 13, 19, 20

Fridays 7:00 pm May 11 and 18 Performances at The James A. Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos Road

While Santa Fe can boast our chile situation with reckless abandon, there are certain regional bites that are nearly impossible to come by. Thank goodness, then, for Bambini’s. Serving up cheesesteaks and hoagies (like they make in Philly), this seasonal food truck has grown into a local favorite. Get the original Bambini ($9.29) for some classic flavor or hit a little closer to home with the Bampeño, a jalapeño-filled sammy. They also serve up falafel ($9.99), eggplant or chicken parm ($9.29) and beloved sweet potato waffle fries, among tons of other options. (ADV)

505-982-3327 for tickets and information or visit This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, by the National Endowment for the Arts and New Mexico Childrens Foundation


MAY 16-22, 2018

Bambini’s Steaks & Hoagies


905 S St. Francis Drive (in the SkiTech parking lot) , 699-2243


in 1981 to New Mexico. The Lescombes produced their first vintage at St. Clair Winery in 1984; Danielle died in 2008 and Hervé retired to Deming. In addition to the usual suspects of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, Lescombes also makes wines from outlier Old-World European varieties. There are whites made from sémillon and chenin blanc, and reds of mourvèdre, syrah and petit verdot. The winery believes these grapes are well-suited to growing in the New Mexican climate and pair better with New Mexican foods than some of the more famous international grapes. This allows for a by-the-glass price range between $9 and $17, and I admire the effort, since the disconnect between growing what’s profitable and what’s right for the region is a problem endemic to all wine regions, not just New Mexico. These make up the entirety of the wine list behind the bar, which features 15 offerings, including three sparkling and three dessert. Beers on tap include a rotating selection of local brews from Bose Brothers, Boxing Bear and Tractor, with other brands to come.

The French Connection Former Skylight space transformed into elegant downtown wine bar BY MARY FRANCIS CHEESEMAN a u t h o r @ s f r e p o r t e r. c o m



ewly open this week in the expansive building off West San Francisco Street (which housed Skylight for three years until its closure last year), Hervé Wine Bar is radically changing up the concept for the space. Before Skylight, there was Milagro 139; both were nightclubs oriented towards a late-night crowd that lit up the large interior with dance music. But Southwest Wines, the largest producer of wine in New Mexico, has a different mission in mind—now wine barrels and flower beds line the outside corridor, and the entryway boasts a retail space outfitted to look like the interior of a wine cellar. The side bar and former stage area have been transformed into an airy atrium replete with hanging baskets of greenery, wrought-iron tables and weathered leather chairs sitting atop the exposed brick floor. It is at once both shop and wine bar, singular in its mission to exclusively feature the wines of DH Lescombes, the upper-tier label of St. Clair Winery. “We’ve never been in Santa Fe before,” says Ryan Gage, wine program coordinator. “We felt this would be a great opportunity to showcase our higher-end wine and also feature entirely New Mexican products.” The name Hervé itself is nod to the DH Lescombes brand, a combination of Hervé and Danielle Lescombes, a French-Algerian couple who emigrated from Burgundy



Hervé looks to be comfy and full of light. BELOW: A few winey offerings.

Assistant manager Chris Milligan, formerly of the Hotel St. Francis’ Secreto Lounge, crafted the program, diverging from his former focus on craft cocktails—but not his commitment to building restaurants with an emphasis on local products. “It was time to go in a different direction,” Milligan explains, “but I still am pushing local and organic when I can; all I want is to showcase what New Mexico has to offer.” Hervé also has small plates running from $5 to $25, like hummus, charcuterie and bruschetta, among others, but the focus is on beer and wine. This makes it a bit of an anomaly in Santa Fe, since New Mexico doesn’t offer a license for wine bars besides either a full liquor or restaurant, which places pressure on food sales. Hervé, however, has a winemaker’s li-


cense; “like a brewer’s, but for wine,” Milligan says. “It’s what allows us to do what we do. The only way to have a wine bar in New Mexico is to actually be a winery.” It’s an interesting caveat, and hopefully it contributes to Santa Fe’s role in the growing wine culture of the state. The menu is a pivot point between the restaurant and retail space, showcasing the chocolate, ice cream, cheese and charcuterie available in both. There is an emphasis on products that are certified New Mexico True which, according to the New Mexican Board of Tourism, requires that it “must be 100 percent made, grown and/ or born and raised in New Mexico.” This complements the  wines themselves, sourced from the Grands Domaines Vineyard in southwest New Mexico, between Lordsburg and Deming. In addition, jellies from Santa Fe Seasons, spreads from Old Pecos Foods, pecans from Heart of the Desert and Frolicking Deer Farms lavender honey find a home at Hervé. The menu and cold-case features cheese from the Old Windmill Dairy and Coonridge Organic Goat Cheese, meats from M’tucci’s Market in Albuquerque and gelato from Van Rixel Bros. Chocolate and coffee are sourced from Cacao Santa Fe. It’s a dizzying array of carefully curated items, since general manager Marilyn Littson scoured the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market for products she felt deserved the platform that a shop in downtown Santa Fe has to offer. “I sourced people that are ‘New Mexico True’ and believe in it,” Littson says. “They are artisans; I want the best of the best that people might not know about.” I appreciate her efforts, the showcasing of small, local craftspeople provides an elegant counterbalance to the Lescombes’ winemaking empire that is a uniquely New Mexican success. HERVÉ WINE BAR 139 W San Francisco St., 795-7075 11 am-9 pm Sunday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday


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MOVIES RBG Review American Badass

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Now in her mid-80s, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is enjoying a bit of late-in-life rockstar status. Much of this has to do with her shuffling more toward liberalism after George W Bush appointed two conservative justices during his presidential tenure (Ginsburg was decidedly more moderate in her rulings beforehand) and the subsequent numerous dissenting opinions she’s filed, such as against a 2014 ruling that found crafts mega-corp Hobby Lobby wouldn’t need to take women’s reproductive health into account within its employee health coverage. Regardless, she’s come to be known as a bit of a badass and an icon not just for feminism, but fighting for what’s morally right. American history fans are no doubt aware  of Ginsburg’s track record dating back to the 1970s when, as a lawyer, she first argued before the Supreme Court and worked to turn the tide for women in this country. About time, then, that she’d become the focus of a documentary—and a damn fine one at that. In  RBG, from documentarians Julie Cohen and Betsy West, we finally get the full picture. It’s a tale of breaking boundaries and emotional resonance wherein Ginsburg is proven to be not only a staunch ally to women, but to men, people of color and indeed the American underdog. Through interviews with friends, family, former clients



and current colleagues, a sense of deep admiration from all sides of the aisle emerges proving that even those who might disagree with Ginsburg can’t help but be drawn to her grace and enamored with her style and accomplishments. We also see a broad overview of a number of cases she presided over and how she handled them. She is funny and composed, an avid arts and opera fan who seemingly never tires and takes seriously her charge to work for the American people. For Ginsburg, we learn (or re-learn) that the job is never about partisanship or special interests; it’s about helping to shape the country in a way that is mutually beneficial for all. She’s not naive, however, and plans to continue the fight, she says, “so long as she can go at it full-steam.” There are no signs of stopping, and it’s endlessly inspiring and amusing to observe her boom within pop culture.

Be warned, however, that some of the content may drive one mad—from the shamelessly one-sided ideology of old white men and pervasive lack of equality in America, to the level to which Ginsburg has constantly had to rise in order to prove herself. Tirelessly. Again and again. Still, we’re glad to know she’s still out there crusading, and we can only hope RBG  is shown to  everyone—particularly young people—for a long time to come. The Santa Fe chapter of the National Organization for Women hosts a screening, followed by a panel discussion of women in law, at 6 opm this Thursday ($12. Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338). RBG Directed by Cohen and West Center for Contemporary Arts, Violet Crown, PG, 98 min.













After a Best Foriegn Language Film Oscar win for A Fantastic Woman, director Sebastián Lelio is all the rage. Thus, Santa Fe finally gets a look at his other 2017 film, Disobedience, the tale of a young Jewish woman named Ronit (Rachel Weisz) who returns to her strict Jewish community in London after the death of her father and years away. No one is thrilled to see Ronit, but when she reunites with her childhood friend Esti (Rachel McAdams), sparks fly and we get a clearer idea of why she left her life behind so easily. Similarly to last year’s excellent Menashe, it’s fascinating to glimpse the inner workings of insular Jewish communities, and Leilo handles the traditions, customs and strictures with care. Still, we definitely feel like outsiders looking in right alongside Ronit, and it’s uncomfortable at best. Rightly so. Family members and friends consistently judge and admonish Ronit for her choices, but as the chemistry ramps up between her and Esti, a knee-jerk true-love defense starts to kick

Rachel McAdams (right) is so much better than you’d think in Disobedience.





in. Further complicating things is Esti’s husband Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), the next in line for the top rabbi position who senses something is amiss with his wife. Weisz feels lackadaisical as Ronit, constantly swallowing her pride and feelings but never truly embracing them before shirking them off as fundamental differences between her and her people. We get a sense that she’s upset, but it feels more like she’s reciting words than embodying her character’s unenviable position. McAdams, on the other hand, is a revelation, all at once cold out of self-preservation, melancholy out of loss and torn between her responsibilities to herself and to her husband and faith. Most scenes without her lag, and we truly do empathize with her position, especially after one of the most intense sex scenes in modern film. Still, we can’t help but resent Ronit for showing up, kicking the hornet’s nest and then fleeing. This could be because we come to feel protective of Esti, or it could be in how we project the aftermath of our own poor decisions onto the characters. Either way, it’s all well and good to say things like “love conquers all;” it’s another thing entirely to live by that. (Alex De Vore) Violet Crown, R, 114 min. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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the schtick from Kevin Heffernan saves the show; the script from writer-director-actor Jay Chandrasekhar not giving any of the other characters much to remember. Chandrasekhar’s amazing mustache as patrolman Thorny just isn’t enough this time to make him the fan favorite. And his main storyline is full of annoying sexist tropes. We loved the idea that Linda Carter would make an appearance, but her actual performance is wonderless. Thank goodness, then, that Rob Lowe’s bigger role as the mayor of a Canadian town is sharp and funny. This movie is mostly worth seeing for the nostalgia. And we’re sure we know some people who will quote it over shots for the next 17 years, too. (Julie Ann Grimm) Regal, Violet Crown, R, 103 min.


You might consider some of the following to contain spoilers, but they’re MILD, all things considered. It’s all been leading to this—y’know, not counting some of those X-Men movies. Or Spiderman. Or the Spiderman reboot. Anyway, all the Marvel Studios movies we’ve been watching since Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. gave us a decent Iron Man flick in 2008 have been leading to this, and while it might not disappoint from an action standpoint or a tyingplotlines-together standpoint, Avengers: Infinity War is basically a bazillion scenes of explosions layered between melodrama, a whole lot of “remember when?” moments, and the kind of CGI that makes your moviegoing companion say, “Damn, that’s really good CGI.” When last we left the Avengers, the team was split and ultra-villain Thanos was hanging around the galaxy trying to get his absurdly gigantic hands on the six infinity stones forged in the crucible of the Big Bang—stones that would give him dominion over time, power, soul, earth, wind and fire (jay kay about the last three—he just really likes that band). See, the plan is to snuff out half the universe’s population so nobody suffers as much anymore—which Thanos sees as mercy—but, since they’re apparently good and all, the Avengers (and their offshoot pals like Spider Man, Dr. Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy and pretty much anyone else who can hold a gun or use mind powers or blast lasers from their fingers) set out to stop him. Caught up? Cool. Obviously, this film was bonkers-expensive to make and, as such, comes with some of the best special effects of all time. Thanos alone looks far better than trailers have led us to believe, and it’s hats-off to Josh Brolin for bringing the heat with both voice and mo-cap work. The odd thing is his utter calmness in the face of his own genocide plan, but this makes him far scarier than he had any right to be; the wrinkled chin thing doesn’t do him any favors, though. The rest of the cast boils down mostly to the quips for which they’re known. Iron Man (Downey Jr.) is, of course, his arrogant self, while Spider-Man (Tom Holland) cracks cutesy and wise in the vicinity of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who does his whole stoicmaster-of-the-universe thing; Star Lord (Chris Pratt) gets goofy while Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is still a little more silly after his last outing in Thor 3: The Search for More Money. The problem, however, is that for every scene that kicks off amping up the audience with a


6 Oh, you haven’t seen Avengers: Revenge of Pickle Man yet? Some goons are coming to relieve you of your nerd card. And we’re pretty sure you’re not allowed to use the internet anymore. superhero we feel we know, there’s such a brief window in which to provide exposition before it’s on to the next. It’s exciting at first, but grows a little tiresome without enough screen time for … well, for much of anything. Fight scenes are cool, alright, they’re just stuffed in alongside so many other things that the pace feels frantic and the overall oomph of the ending feels pointless. I mean, if we really wanna talk spoilers, here’s the elephant in the room: They’ll probably win. Still, it’s Thanos’ show, and Brolin doesn’t disappoint. It’s another story altogether for flat jokes from Groot, Paul Bettany’s over-the-top drama as Vision and Peter Dinklage’s mindbogglingly awful British accent and ham-fisted performance as a space dwarf (their words, not ours) who makes crazy weapons for gods with a forge powered by a dying star. Scarlett Johansson may as well not even be in this thing, as she pretty much just punches a space monster or two. Elizabeth Olsen is fine as Scarlet Witch. She’s fine. We’ll definitely hand out points for directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s ability to smartly capture the differing tones of the multiple Marvel films in a cohesive way, we just hope the sequel (did you doubt there’d be one?) slows its roll a little or at least gives us a chance to catch our breath with a bit more character development. (ADV) Violet Crown, Regal, PG-13, 149 min.





We really weren’t expecting much. But for the same reason that tens of thousands of diehard fans flocked to the eighth Star Wars movie or the decades-later sequel to Blade Runner, we were kind of excited about Super Troopers 2. Yes, we laughed when the opening scene showed a bus getting tailed by a car with bubblegum lights—even before a single glimpse of the old gang of goofy highway patrol officers—and yes, the laughs kept coming. But the groans came too. Along with sneak peeks at the phone to see how much longer it would last. The drug-smuggling plot of the long-awaited sequel closely mirrored the first Troopers flick from Broken Lizard in 2001, only this time it stars unidentified pills rather than bricks of weed. And instead of infighting between city and county cops, this one was about a turf war between Canadian Mounties and US patrolmen. It’s also more than remarkable that the same core cast of characters came through for continuity— though an insane multimillion-dollar crowdfunding campaign is mostly responsible for that. Yet, it’s disappointing the jokes are pretty much the same, too. Right down to the liter’a cola. Everybody still hates Farva, and this time



Amy Schumer continues with her oh-so-coolgirl shtick in I Feel Pretty, a nominally funny twist on the Big/Freaky Friday-esque formula wherein a young woman named Renee (Schumer) injures her head, which somehow causes her to see herself as super good-looking while the rest of the world still perceives her as the perfectly normal, actually-probably-a-little-bit-moreattractive-than-most-people person she is. Seems Renee’s wildest dreams have been to attain unapproachable beauty. Dating’s been rough, but her “normie” friends (a dimensionless Busy Philipps of Freaks and Geeks and the ultracharming and tragically underused Aidy Bryant) have stood by her despite how she’s not a supermodel. What good people they must be! Anyway, once Renee thinks she’s beautiful, her confidence skyrockets, landing her a cushy job at the makeup company where she works and a dorky-hot boyfriend named Ethan (Rory Scovel) with absolutely no character development whatsoever outside of a singular line about how he wants to be a cameraman. But even Rory spends his first few scenes being weirded out that Renee would be confident (y’know, because she’s apparently hideous) before her winning personality tricks him into falling in love. The gorgeous family that helms the makeup empire also gives her a chance, though in a kind of mean-spirited way and more because they’re launching a line aimed at women who shop at Target (y’know, who are apparently hideous and poor). Of course, though, she sustains another blow to the head, sees herself regularly again and we’re given a final act wherein she realizes the real problem was probably hers. Sacre bleu! CONTINUED ON PAGE 43


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But of course she was gonna learn to love herself. Obviously. What more adequately sums up film’s problems is that almost anyone who interacts with Renee is, like, flabbergasted that she’d find herself attractive and isn’t afraid to show it. And then they don’t learn anything or change their ways. In fact, it seems they’re really only psyched on her because she knows just how to market to everyday makeup consumers. Ugh. From there on out, it’s a beyond-predictable happy ending with a 40-second speech from Renee about how people really should be nicer to each other. OK, so there’s obviously truth to that, and Michelle Williams is actually pretty funny as the CEO of the makeup empire. It’s just that everyone else is so horrible, the jokes are so stale and the themes at play are so under-analyzed that one can’t help but wonder what the point was. Stop judging people? Cool. Thanks, I guess. (ADV) Violet Crown, Regal, PG-13, 110 min.

would be defiant and moody and self-absorbed, it feels false that she would prioritize these feelings over, say, continuing to breathe. Regardless, both Krasinski and Blunt nail the family dynamic, demonstrating just how far a parent would go to protect their brood. The creature, meanwhile, is the true star of A Quiet Place—a spookily designed monstrosity that harks back to creature-feature horror while asserting its own identity, even if it does owe a debt of gratitude to movie monsters from classics like Alien and Predator. Krasinski and company must be commended for keeping the monster under wraps in the trailers, and trust us—it’s definitely scary. Still, the ultimate resolution isn’t quite as satisfying as it could be, and the no-sound shtick comes perilously close to outstaying its welcome, even if it is relatively inventive. As far as simple, atmospheric horror goes, though, you could do a hell of a lot worse than A Quiet Place. Just be prepared for them jump-scares. (ADV) Regal, Violet Crown, PG-13, 90 min.




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John Krasinski dons his writer, director and actor caps for A Quiet Place, a sort of hybrid horror/sci-fi flick set in post-apocalyptia that finds a man and his family forced into constant silence to stay alive. Mysterious creatures have appeared in Farmland, USA, and seeing as they’re blind, they navigate and hunt by sound—kind of like bats, only not adorable. Krasinski’s clan thus adopts a million neat survival tricks to stay ahead of the game. It’s a simple but smart idea, from the clever pathways laid with sand to the series of color-changing lightbulbs strung up around the farm to soundlessly warn of imminent danger. Krasinski plumbs surprisingly moving emotional depths as a father facing loss who must also prepare his kids for the new world order. Ditto for Emily Blunt, also his real-world wife, who conveys terror sans dialogue in very meaningful and downright stressful ways. The children (Noah Jupe, Suburbicon, and Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck) are another story altogether, both in terms of the hammy expressions they lean into and the annoying plot lines with which they’re saddled. Jupe is fine as the token “I’m a-scared!” kid, but Simmonds is particularly bothersome as a melodramatic pre-teen who is deaf (handy, though, since the entire family knows sign language because of it) and definitely blames herself for the film’s harrowing opening sequence. While believable that a young girl

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, your duty right now is to be a brave observer and fair-minded intermediary and honest storyteller. Your people need you to help them do the right thing. They require your influence in order to make good decisions. So if you encounter lazy communication, dispel it with your clear and concise speech. If you find that foggy thinking has started to infect important discussions, inject your clear and concise insights.

backstage pass, she was able to converse with him after the show. “You’re a genius,” she told him, having been impressed with his artistry. “Perhaps, Your Majesty,” Paderewski said. “But before that I was a drudge.” He meant that he had labored long and hard before reaching the mastery the Queen attributed to him. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you Libras are currently in an extended “drudge” phase of your own. That’s a good thing! Take maximum advantage of this opportunity to slowly and surely improve your skills.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A chemist named Marcellus Gilmore Edson got a patent on peanut butter in 1894. A businessperson named George Bayle started selling peanut butter as a snack in 1894. In 1901, a genius named Julia David Chandler published the first recipe for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In 1922, another pioneer came up with a new process for producing peanut butter that made it taste better and last longer. In 1928, two trailblazers invented loaves of sliced bread, setting the stage for the ascension of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to its full glory. According to my analysis, Taurus, you’re partway through your own process of generating a very practical marvel. I suspect you’re now at a phase equivalent to Julia David Chandler’s original recipe. Onward! Keep going! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): One of the most popular brands of candy in North America is Milk Duds. They’re irregularly shaped globs of chocolate caramel. When they were first invented in 1926, the manufacturer’s plan was to make them perfect little spheres. But with the rather primitive technology available at that time, this proved impossible. The finished products were blobs, not globes. They tasted good, though. Workers jokingly suggested that the new confection’s name include “dud,” a word meaning “failure” or “flop.” Having sold well now for more than 90 years, Milk Duds have proved that success doesn’t necessarily require perfection. Who knows? Maybe their dud-ness has been an essential part of their charm. I suspect there’s a metaphorical version of Milk Duds in your future, Gemini.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The ancient Greek poet Simonides was among the first of his profession to charge a fee for his services. He made money by composing verses on demand. On one occasion, he was asked to write a stirring tribute to the victor of a mule race. He declined, declaring that his sensibilities were too fine to create art for such a vulgar activity. In response, his potential patron dramatically boosted the proposed price. Soon thereafter, Simonides produced a rousing ode that included the phrase “wind-swift steeds.” I offer the poet as a role model for you in the coming weeks, Scorpio. Be more flexible than usual about what you’ll do to get the reward you’d like. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Here’s the operative metaphor for you these days: You’re like a painter who has had a vision of an interesting work of art you could create—but who lacks some of the paint colors you would require to actualize this art. You may also need new types of brushes you haven’t used before. So here’s how I suggest you proceed: Be aggressive in tracking down the missing ingredients or tools that will enable you to accomplish your as-yet imaginary masterpiece.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Useful revelations and provocative epiphanies are headed your way. But they probably won’t arrive sheathed in sweetness and light, accompanied by tinkling swells of celestial music. It’s more likely they’ll come barging in with a clatter, bringing bristly marvels and rough hope. In a related matter: At least one breakthrough is in your imminent future. But this blessing is more likely to resemble a CANCER (June 21-July 22): In my vision of your life in the coming weeks, you’re hunting for the intimate power wrestle in the mud than a dance on a mountaintop. that you lost a while back. After many twists and trials, None of this should be a problem, however! I suggest you find it almost by accident in a seemingly unimport- you enjoy the rugged but interesting fun. ant location, a place you have paid little attention to for AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One of the saddest aspects a long time. When you recognize it, and realize you can of our lives as humans is the disparity between love and reclaim it, your demeanor transforms. Your eyes brightromance. Real love is hard work. It’s unselfish, unwavering, en, your skin glows, your body language galvanizes. A and rooted in generous empathy. Romance, on the other vivid hope arises in your imagination: how to make that hand, tends to be capricious and inconstant, often depenonce-lost, now-rediscovered power come alive again dent on the fluctuations of mood and chemistry. Is there and be of use to you in the present time. anything you could do about this crazy-making problem, Aquarius? Like could you maybe arrange for your romantic LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The etymological dictionary experiences to be more thoroughly suffused with the prisays that the English slang word “cool” meant “calmly audacious” as far back as 1825. The term “groovy” was mal power of unconditional love? I think this is a realistic request, especially in the coming weeks. You will have first used by jazz musicians in the 1930s to signify “performing well without grandstanding.” “Hip,” which exceptional potential to bring more compassion and spiritual affection into your practice of intimacy. was originally “hep,” was also popularized by the jazz community. It meant, “informed, aware, up-to-date.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In accordance with astroI’m bringing these words to your attention because I logical omens, I invite you to dream up new rituals. The regard them as your words of power in the coming traditional observances and ceremonies bequeathed to weeks. You can be and should be as hip, cool, and you by your family and culture may satisfy your need groovy as you have been in a long time. for comfort and nostalgia, but not your need for renewal and reinvention. Imagine celebrating homemade rites VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I hope you will seek out of passage designed not for who you once were but for influences that give you grinning power over your worthe new person you’ve become. You may be delighted ries. I hope you’ll be daring enough to risk a breakto discover how much power they provide you to shape through in service to your most demanding dream. I your life’s long-term cycles. Ready to conjure up a new hope you will make an effort to understand yourself as your best teacher might understand you. I hope you will ritual right now? Take a piece of paper and write down two fears that inhibit your drive to create a totally find out how to summon more faith in yourself—a faith interesting kind of success for yourself. Then burn that not rooted in lazy wishes but in a rigorous self-assesspaper and those fears in the kitchen sink while chantment. Now here’s my prediction: You will fulfill at least ing “I am a swashbuckling incinerator of fears!” one of my hopes, and probably more.



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FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF SANTA FE STATE OF NEW MEXICO No. D-101-PB-2018-00070 STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE MATTER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA FE ESTATE OF BELEN MONTOYA, FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Deceased. NOTICE TO COURT IN THE MATTER OF CREDITORS NOTICE IS A PETITION FOR CHANGE HEREBY GIVEN that the underOF NAME OF Joseph Dennis signed has been appointed Daniel Forest Personal Representative of Case No.: D-101-CV-2018-01319 this estate. All persons having claims against this estate are NOTICE OF CHANGE OF required to present their claims NAME TAKE NOTICE that in within four months after the accordance with the providate of the first publication of sions of Sec. 40-8-1 through this Notice, or the claims will Sec. 40-8-3 NMSA 1978, et be forever barred. Claims must seq. the Petitioner Joseph Dennis Daniel Forest will apply be presented either by delivery or mail to the undersigned in to the Honorable FRANCIS J. care of Tracy E. Conner, P.C., MATHEW, District Judge of the First Judicial District at the Post Office Box 23434, Santa Santa Fe Judicial Complex, 225 Fe, New Mexico 87502, or by filing with the Probate Court Montezuma Ave., in Santa Fe, for the county of Santa Fe, New Mexico, at 1:15 p.m. on personal representative at the the 13th day of June, 2018 for address listed below, or filed an ORDER FOR CHANGE OF with the Probate Court of Santa NAME from Joseph Dennis Daniel Forest to Daniel Joseph Fe, 102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501, with a copy to the Dennis Forest. STEPHEN T. undersigned. PACHECO, Dated: April 26, 2018. District Court Clerk Mary Ellen Bazan By: Jennifer Romero Personal Representative Deputy Court Clerk c/o Tracy E. Conner Submitted by: Joseph Dennis Post Office Box 23434 Daniel Forest Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502 Petitioner, Pro Se Phone: (505) 982-8201

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF SANTA FE STATE OF NEW MEXICO Case No.: D-101-CV-2018-01366 IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF SUZANNE OLIVE MCGREEVY AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that SUZANNE OLIVE McGREEVY will apply to the Court for an Order changing her name to SUSAN C. McGREEVY, on the 12th day of June, 2018, at 8:45 o’clock am., before the Honorable David K. Thomson, at the Steve Herrera Judicial Complex, 225 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico. Respectfully submitted, SAWTELL, WIRTH & BIEDSCHEID, P.C. Attorneys for Petitioner 708 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 By W. Anthony Sawtell STEPHEN T. PACHECO, Clerk of the District Court By: Francine Lobato Deputy


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