Month: December 2018

Feliz Ano Nuevo

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Happy New Year!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Journeysantafe: Paul Gibson of Retake Our Democracy, takes a look at the upcoming legislative session. Retake Our Democracy is a volunteer-based organization committed to making personal and collective activism easier. Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St.  Sun, Dec 30 at 11am
  • Kwanzaa Family Gathering – Celebrate the week-long Afro-centric celebration. Each day honors one of seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Join the community for food, music, drumming, dancing and stories, plus activities for children and and a candle-lighting ceremony. Sponsored by the Santa Fe NAACP.
    Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 W Rodeo Road, Sun, Dec 30 time 2- 4pm
  • GLOW: Cosmic Nights – Light up your holiday season with thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large-scale light installations all aglow throughout the garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa. Opens at 5 pm last entry 7:30 pm. Kids 12 and under get in free! Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4 thru 31st.
  • Public Swearing In of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales – The doors open at 9 am, followed by a meet-and-greet until 2 p.  Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at noon, 201 W Marcy St.
  • Career Talks for Teens – Monthly gatherings bring in professionals to share about their careers to expose high school students to interesting, in-demand careers and give them the opportunity to network with professionals. The professionals give a brief talk about what they do and how they got started, then allow time for questions, discussion, and/or a hands-on demonstration of their work. Santa Fe Public Library LaFarge Branch, 1730 Llano St. Wed, Jan 2, time 4:30 – 5:30pm
  • From the Santa Fe Animal Shelter – If you have lost your pet, please do this immediately:
    • File a lost report with the Shelter. You may do this by calling 505.983.4309 x1606 or visiting the Shelter in person.
    • Post a photo and description of your pet on the Santa Fe Lost Pet website or on their Facebook page.
    • Canvas your neighborhood. Visit your neighbors and put up posters. Use this link to create a poster.
    • Put a “Lost Pet” ad in the Santa Fe ScoopCraigslist, and the Reporter. (Online sites are usually free.)
    • Call the Shelter often to see if your animal is there.  Realize, though, that we make no guarantee that we can identify your pet from the description given.  It is best to visit in person.
    • View lost/found pets on our website by following these links. The website is updated several times each day.  Again, do not rely on these postings alone.  Please continue to call and visit the shelter regularly.

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New Year’s Eve on the Plaza – Hot chocolate and biscochitos, piñon bonfires, fireworks and favorite musical groups on the bandstand make for a festive end to 2018. Al Hurricane, Jr. headlines with his classic New Mexico sound. Mayor Alan Webber and other city officials welcome in the new year, and a Zia symbol goes up the flagpole at midnight. Dress the kids warmly and bring the whole family downtown. Mon, Dec 31
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Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Happy Holidays!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Winter Solstice Labyrinth – Join friends and neighbors for a sunrise gathering to mark the age old tradition of welcoming the winter solstice at the Eldorado labyrinth located close to the cactus garden at the community center. Eldorado Community Center, 1 Hacienda Loop,Fri, Dec 21 from 6:30am to 7:30am
  • Santa Fe Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil – In conjunction with the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, join the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness for a memorial ceremony to honor and celebrate the lives of homeless friends and neighbors who passed away in 2018. It’s in the courtyard, so dress warmly. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 417 Agua Fría St., Fri, Dec 21 at 3pm
  • Museum Hill Holiday Stroll – Free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art. The Tewa Women’s Choir performs at 5 pm at the MIAC Theater; Renate Yazzie (Diné) performs a mix of classical and holiday music on piano at 5:30 pm in the MIAC lobby; at MOIFA, make your own farolito and check out a mercado with holiday gifts; also featuring an outdoor tree lighting, ornament workshop for adults and families, plus holiday refreshments and traditional Western holiday music sung in Diné piped outdoors.
    Museum Hill, 710 Camino Lejo, Fri, Dec 21 from 4pm – 7pm
  • A Baroque Christmas from Santa Fe Pro Musica– Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Tickets $20 – $90, Fri. Dec. 21 – Mon. Dec. 24
  • GLOW: Cosmic Nights – Light up your holiday season with thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large-scale light installations all aglow throughout the garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa. Opens at 5 pm last entry 7:30 pm. Kids 12 and under get in free! Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Dec. 14 thru 31, 2018 (closed Dec 24 & 25).

Cool Events

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Farolito Walk on Canyon Road, Mon, Dec 24 starts 5pm


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Christmas Countdown

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Happy Holidays!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Holiday Market: Recycled and Reimagined – The International Folk Art Market and four artists in the IFAM family have partnered with clothier Eileen Fisher’s  recycling program to revitalize and create new garments. The artists have transformed recycled garments into original clothing, and each one is a one-of-a-kind treasure. International Folk Art Alliance, 620 Cerrillos Road, Fri & Sat, Dec 14 & 15

  • Canyon Road Holiday Block Party – Galleries up and down our artsiest street open with refreshments, farolitos, bonfires, music and plenty of Santa Fe magic. Fri, Dec 14 from 4-7 pm

  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: The Nutcracker – Lensic Performing Arts Center, Sat & Sun Dec 15 & 16 – click here for tickets
  • Mandala Construction Closing Ceremony – The monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery construct a sand mandala by pouring colored sand into place over a period of nine days. They are creating a Green Tara, who is called upon for protection, health, happiness, wisdom, abundance and success, and is the female manifestation of enlightenment. After finishing the mandala between 10 am and noon, attend a closing ceremony and destruction of the mandala at 1 pm.
    Institute of American Indian Arts83 Avan Nu Po Road,  $10, Sun, Dec 16
  • Schola Christmas Concert – Schola Cantorum of Santa Fe performs an a cappella Christmas concert, including “Auld Lang Syne,” “Ave Maria,” “O Holy Night” and all your favorite holiday songs. Santuario de Guadalupe, 100 N Guadalupe St, Sun, Dec 16 at 3pm

  • Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble: Songs of Hope and Light – Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mt. Carmel Road, $10 – $25, Sun, Dec 16 at 3pm
  • GLOW: Cosmic Nights – Light up your holiday season with thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large-scale light installations all aglow throughout the garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa. Opens at 5 pm last entry 7:30 pm. Kids 12 and under get in free! Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Dec. 14 thru 31, 2018 (closed Dec 24 & 25).

Cool Events

Janet-ONeal-ArtMeet Santa Fe artist Janet O’Neal the featured artist in residence this weekend. She’ll being doing demonstrations & showing her work at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Fri – Sun 12/14 – 12/16. Call 505-946-5700 for more info


Kahn_ClaireRenaissance artist, Claire Kahn, returns to Patina Gallery for her eighth solo exhibition, Winter in Jacona She weaves a mosaic of color amongst the intertwined Japanese, cylindrical glass beads that comprise her collection of necklaces and bracelets. 131 W. Palace Ave. Opening Fri. Dec. 14. Show runs thru Jan. 14


More Holiday Cheer

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Merry, Merry!

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Happy Holidays!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Adelante Winter Fundraiser – The Santa Fe Public Schools’ Adelante Program for disadvantaged and homeless youth hosts great Latin music from Nosotros, an arts and crafts fair, silent auction, raffle, ugly sweater contest, and a special flight of winter-warmer brews. All proceeds will be used to support students and families experiencing homelessness. Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery, $10 – $20, Fri, Dec 7 from 6 – 9pm
  • Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble: Songs of Hope and Light –  brings together music inspired by overriding Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” In addition, they perform beloved Christmas carols from all over the world, as well as non-religious about hope persisting in winter, to provide a total expression of Dec. Loretto Chapel, $10 – $35, Fri, Dec 7 at 6:30pm – tix here
  • Mandala Construction Opening Ceremony – The monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery construct a sand mandala by pouring colored sand into place over a period of nine days. They are creating a Green Tara, who is called upon for protection, health, happiness, wisdom, abundance and success, and is the female manifestation of enlightenment.  Their work concludes with a closing ceremony and destruction of the mandala on Dec. 16. Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Sat, Dec 8 at 10am
  • Los Alamos WinterFest – Head northward for a family-oriented holiday event featuring a bunch of fun stuff: North Pole Workshop, Breakfast with Santa; the Fuller Lodge Open House, the Earth Treasure Show, Main Street Holiday Lights Parade and the tree lighting at Ashley Pond. Sat. & Sun. Dec, 8 & 9 Get the full schedule at LosAlamosMainStreet.com/Events/WinterFest.
  • New Mexico Children’s Foundation Holiday Tea – Two seatings (11 am and 2 pm) provide ample opportunity to enjoy a relaxing tea before the holiday rush. Tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, sweets and tea or coffee are all on offer. Hats and gloves are optional (if you want to be extra posh), and men are encouraged to attend. Proceeds benefit the New Mexico Children’s FoundationHotel St. Francis, $60 Sat, Dec 8
  • Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Holiday Party -KSAS is dedicated to providing end-of-life care and hospice for older, unwanted dogs, horses, and poultry in a peaceful and serene sanctuary setting. Tour the sanctuary and visit with our senior animals; take part in a meditation and traditional candle lighting. Enjoy vegan refreshments and hot cider. Bring a friend; the sanctuary’s senior dogs will greet you with happy smiles and wagging tails. 3749-A Hwy. 14, Sat, Dec 8 from 3:30 – 6:30pm
  • The next CASA First Judicial Volunteer Advocate Training is in January – Get in touch if you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help break the cycle of abuse and neglect in our communities.

Cool Event

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Light Among the Ruins – More than 1,500 farolitos light up the Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission ruins in Jemez in what may be the most beautiful event in New Mexico all season. Bundle up, arrive early (it gets crowded), stroll the grounds, enjoy Native dances and music around bonfires, get some hot chocolate and shop an artisans market. The Jemez Valley High School band performs intermittently as well. Judging by how popular this has been in years past, the site is now staggering admission times, so get your entry-specific ticket ASAP. Jemez Historic Site, $5 – $10, Sat, Dec 8 from 5 – 9pm – tix here


Holiday Fashion Show

Make your reservations early email or call 505-982-0883

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More Holiday Cheer

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