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January 2019

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All1 - 31Ski Santa Fe.    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
Fri11Santa Fe Winter Brew 2018.  The New Mexico Brewer's Guild is back with their 8th annual Winter Brew Fest.  Some of our favorite breweries from across the state will be pouring their best brews.  Farmers Market, Railyard. 
Sun20Santa Fe Symphony - Mozart & Mendelssohn.  Arvo Pärt connects the dots between Classical and Romantic in this exceptional program featuring five Symphony Principals! We open with what many consider one of the finest in the string quintet repertoire, Mozart’s remarkable 515—among the very greatest of his chamber music masterpieces. Then, transporting us to another realm is Pärt’s enigmatic Summa for String Quartet, originally written for a cappella voices. And recognized as the nineteenth-century’s “Second Mozart,” rounding out the afternoon is Mendelssohn’s magically passionate String Quintet No 2.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tue22Lensic Presents Golden Dragon Acrobats.  Direct from the People’s Republic of China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats return to The Lensic with a family-friendly show of spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics! The Golden Dragons represent the best of a time-honored artform that began more than 25 centuries ago.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Wed23Performance Santa Fe Presents Nicola Benedetti with Alexei Grynyuk.  Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, equally at home playing concertos or intimate recitals, is known for risk-taking, thrilling performances, and her disarmingly direct, conversational manner of speaking to audiences. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, pianist Alexei Grynyuk began performing with Ukrainian orchestras and winning international competitions in his early teens.  Performing Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano; Marsalis: New Work for Solo Violin; and Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano.  St. Francis Auditorium
Sat & Sun26 & 27Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents The Jacobsen Brothers.    Experience imaginative possibilities, exotic flavors and rhythmic adventures as the Jacobsen Brothers perform  JESSIE MONTGOMERY Records from a Vanishing City; MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”; and BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Thu31Lensic Presents:  Gina Chavez.   Latin-folk singer-songwriter Gina Chavez—a nine-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year—takes audiences on a passionate journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 

February 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
All1 - 28Ski Santa Fe.    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
Sat2SOUPER BOWL XXV.   This Santa Fe favorite and fundraiser returns for its 25th year. Sample unlimited mouth-watering soups from your favorite local chefs as they compete for best soup in four categories—Cream, Savory, Seafood, & Vegetarian—plus the coveted “Best Soup.”  Santa Fe Convention Center.
Tue5Performance Santa Fe Presents Body Traffic. The young, internationally acclaimed company from Los Angeles is transforming bare stages into vivid, self-contained worlds through high-energy, fiercely physical, communicative, sculpted, and wildly creative modern dance. The press has praised the company’s athleticism, versatility, and technical ability, along with its “unique energy and spirit” and humor. Performances have been called “a kinetic wonder” and “scorching,” while individual pieces have earned such praise as “moved like a mesmerizing human jigsaw puzzle.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Wed - Sun13 - 17Santa Fe Film Festival.  This four-day film buff's dream screens films from around the globe and hosts panels, workshops and other festivities. Various venues.
Sun17Santa Fe Symphony  - Adolphe, Williams & Mahler.  The Symphony’s Concertmaster, David Felberg, takes center stage to perform the extremely passionate and lyrical retelling of Adolphe’s Concerto for Violin “I Will Not Remain Silent,” a violin concerto based on the life of Joachim Prinz. To follow, the beloved theme from Adam’s Schindler’s List and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, featuring the luminous soprano voice of Mary Wilson.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Wed20Lensic Presents:  The Choir of Men.   A runaway hit at numerous international music festivals, The Choir of Man, a multitalented cast of nine ordinary blokes, hits the road for its first U.S. tour!  It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s interactive Broadway. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines bar-stool harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Fri-Sun22 - 3Santa Fe Restaurant Week: Celebrating their 10th year, take an edible tour of Santa Fe during Restaurant Week. These 10 days only, our award-winning restaurants offer multi course gourmet meals for as little as $20 per person. As a Lodging Partner of Santa Fe Restaurant Week, we will have a Restaurant Week Special.  Many venues. 
Sat23Aspen Santa Fe Ballet  Just in time for the height of winter, this varied program features the jazz-inspired Tuplet, Swedish phenom Alexander Ekman’s multi-media exploration of rhythm; Cherice Barton’s Eudaemonia, a touching choreographic search for happiness; and acclaimed dance maker Jorma Elo’s electric 1st Flash.   Lensic Performing Arts Center
Thu28Lensic Presents:  The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.   The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra swings into Santa Fe! The iconic orchestra of the swing era, this 18-piece band continues to celebrate the legacy of its namesake, performing his classic charts to hit songs including In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Moonlight Serenade, and contemporary pieces also. Lensic Performing Arts Center 
TBATBASki Santa Fe presents BREWSKI 2018!  Seven local breweries pouring delicious local craft beer at Ski Santa Fe's mountain pub: Totemoffs .  Music provided by Soul Foundation.  You do not have to buy a lift ticket, you can walk up to Totemoff’s from the parking lot.   

 

March 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Fri-Sun1 - 3Santa Fe Restaurant Week: Celebrating their 10th year, take an edible tour of Santa Fe during Restaurant Week. These 10 days only, our award-winning restaurants offer multi course gourmet meals for as little as $20 per person. As a Lodging Partner of Santa Fe Restaurant Week, we will have a Restaurant Week Special.  Many venues. 
All1 - 31Ski Santa Fe    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
Fri1Performance Santa Fe Presents Delfeayo Marsalis with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra.  The trombone-playing member of the current generation of Marsalis jazz musicians, assembled a best-of-the-best jazz orchestra 10 years ago. Their sound is decidedly modern, but firmly rooted stylistically in the rich jazz history of New Orleans.. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat & Sun2 & 3ARTsmart's  Art of Home Tour.  Do you love art? Do you love to tour homes? ARTsmart’s Art of Home Tour is what you’ve been looking forǃ Tour up to 15 remarkable residences, artfully appointed. Each home is filled with art from Santa Fe galleries, covering the gamut of artful living in The City Different. The homes are for sale and so is the artǃ.  Various Locations.
Sun3Lensic Presents:  Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Primetime Players.   Nominated for his third Grammy Award in 2018, Justin Roberts is one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. The hardest working man in children’s show business, Roberts delights with catchy pop tunes that have earned him comparisons to musicians like Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, and Nick Lowe. A free afternoon of music and fun for the whole family!  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Thu7Performance Santa Fe Presents DANÚ.  It’s often been said everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but perhaps the reality is that everyone’s Irish when listening to Irish music. The musicians of Danú, whether they’re singing in Irish or English, blend beautifully crafted vocals with the unmistakably Irish sounds of flute, tin whistle, fiddle, uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes), button accordion, and bodhrán (hand-held, Irish drum).. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 
Sat & Sun9 & 10Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents Music Without Borders.  Mirrors and memories of the world.  Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor featuring Christine Lamprea, cello perform  Villa-Lobos Sinfonietta No.1, "In Memory of Mozart", Arturo Marquez Espejos en la Arena for Cello and Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral".  Lensic Performing Arts Center.   
Fri15Lensic Presents - Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless.   An evening of comedy from two of improv’s greatest—and stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway? The world’s funniest improv show, featuring the brilliant comic stylings of Brad Sherwood and his addle-brained sidekick, Colin Mochrie.    Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Sun17Santa Fe Symphony Presents Mozart, Adams, and Dvořák.  Join Maestro Guillermo Figueroa as he takes us through Adams’s “Foxtrot for Orchestra,” Mozart’s masterful Piano Concerto No. 20, featuring pianist Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and Dvořák’s magnificent Symphony No. 7.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun24Lensic Presents - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.   George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a global sensation and nothing short of a national treasure in the U.K. With a career that spans over 30 years, their rise has been from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to Carnegie Hall.    Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Fri29Performance Santa Fe Presents HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS: ASERE!.  This energetic celebration of Cuban culture promises an evening of irrepressible, enveloping sound and movement. Quiet contemplation is neither required nor recommended.. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 
Sun31Performance Santa Fe Presents:  Emanuel Ax.  Emanuel Ax makes standard piano repertoire sound fresh and new, so also does he play musical premieres as though he’s known them for a lifetime. The winner of seven Grammy Awards, Ax is in demand as a soloist with the world’s major orchestras, and as a recitalist in far more intimate settings.  Lensic Performing Arts Center. 

 

April 2019

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Tue2Lensic Presents:  Malpaso Dance Company.   Direct from Havana, Malpaso Dance Company brings the passion and heat of Cuba to The Lensic stage! Malpaso has taken the world by storm since its first international tour, which included headline-making shows in New York and Toronto in 2014.   Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Sun7New Mexico Performing Arts Society Presents:  Bach Society Concert.   The 2019 New Mexico Bach Society Concerts feature Steinway Artist Jacquelyn Helin, violinist David Felberg and flutist Linda Marianiello in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Selections from the St. Matthew and St. John Passions and a motet highlight the vocal artistry of New Mexico’s own Bach Chorale.    Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Tue9Lensic Presents:  Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion.   The Lensic and Outpost Performance Space present Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain -- one of the architects of modern world music.  For this incredible concert, he gathers an ensemble of friends who happen to be some of the most gifted artists on the planet that will push boundaries while exploring new and old musical traditions.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Sun14Santa Fe Symphony presents Brahms's Requiem.  Under the baton of renowned Guest Conductor Dante Anzolini, The Symphony Orchestra will perform works by two of our greatest composers! Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201, and  Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, “A German Requiem.”  Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Thur - Sat18 - 20Baroque Holy Week at the Loretto Chapel:  A Santa Fe Holy Week tradition.Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble including Inn owner David Solem on organ, Stephen Redfield, violin and leader, Clara Rottsolk, soprano and Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano performs Pergolesi Flute Concerto in G Major, P. 33 and Pergolesi Stabat Mater, P. 77.   Loretto Chapel.
Fri - Sun19 - 21Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrimage: One of the most important pilgrimage sites in North America. Every year during Holy Week, as many as 30,000 pilgrims embark on a journey walking to the Santuario de Chimayo.
Sat - Mon20 - 22CineFesta Italia:  Italian Film Festival. Celebrate Italian film, food and funǃ The Festival schedule features a curated selection of the latest and greatest Italian films.  Jean Cocteau Cinema.
Sat & Sun27 & 28Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents East meets West.   Resilience in the face of adversity.   Gemma New, conductor featuring Francisco Fullana, violin perform Arvo Part, Trisagion; Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63; and Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.   
Sat & Sun27 & 28Contemporary Clay Fair.  More than 30 artists sell their fine pottery and unique clay art. You'll see an impressive array of both functional and whimsical pottery as well as other clay pieces at this free event.  Santa Fe Women's Club.   

May 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Thu2Lensic Presents - Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni: No Tenors Allowed.  Two great voices. One incredible evening. No tenors are needed when baritone Thomas Hampson and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni take the stage!  The singers will perform highlights of the operatic repertoire, greatest hits from Broadway musicals, and timeless classical and popular songs.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Fri10Performance Santa Fe Presents - Emerson String Quartet  The group is known for a broad palette of tonal colors, and for the musical sensitivity and technical ability to seamlessly match those sounds, from instrument to instrument, in breathtakingly fine chamber playing..   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat11Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival   Immerse yourself in Santa Fe's Japanese community at its annual festival. Enjoy a fun-filled day featuring stage performances and activities reminiscent of the festivals of Japan. Visit many specialty vendors and enjoy traditional festival street food.  Community Convention Center.
Sat & Sun11 & 12Canyon Road Spring Art Festival  Experience the world of art on Canyon Road during a day filled with music, food and fine art. The day begins with the Artist Quick Draw and continues with silent auctions, artistic demonstrations and entertainment. Dozens of artists working in every imaginable media will provide an unprecedented view of their creative processes.  Canyon Road.
Sat & Sun18 & 19Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival.  In honor of the 150 year anniversary of Hector Berlioz, our Season Finale takes on his work in a grand epic of his most celebrated compositions!   Rêverie et Caprice, op.8 for Violin & Orchestra with Guillermo Figueroa, Violin; La mort de Cléopâtre featuring Rebecca Robinson, Mezzo Soprano and Symphonie fantastique op. 14.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun19Santa Fe Century Ride: A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, villages and mountain passes and 100 miles after you start, wheel back into Old Santa Fe.  Join us for our 34th annual ride!  
Fri - Sun24 -26Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival: More than 200 Native American artists sell their museum-quality work in this weekend festival celebrating 14 years this year. Santa Fe Convention Center.
Fri31Performance Santa Fe Presents - Los Angeles Master Chorale:  Lagrime di San Pietro   Through the visionary mind of director Peter Sellars, 21 singers transform Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso’s final work into a powerful theatrical performance. The versatile chorus is known for deft handling of contemporary works and for the sonic purity and musical finesse to perform early music, including the 20 sacred madrigals and concluding motet of Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter).   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  

June 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat & Sun2 & 3Spring & Fiber Fest:  Learn about the people, goods and livestock that came and went on the arteries of the Southwest. Also, experience traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving. Plus a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking and crafts for children. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Sat & Sun9 & 10Challenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show  Annual arts and craft show to benefit Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center.  Santa Fe Plaza 
Wed13, 20 ,27Music on the Hill:  St. John's College presents its annual free concert series on the college's athletic field.  Continues Wednesday evenings through July.  St. John's College.  
Sat-Sun16 - 17Santa Fe Studio Tour:  The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2018 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that winds throughout Santa Fe featuring 37 open studios and the work of 76 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
Sat & Sun16 & 17Herb & Lavender Fair:  Herb garden tours, lavender and herb product vendors, lectures on cultivating lavender and hands-on activities. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Wed-Sat20 - 2369th Annual Rodeo de Santa Fe:  Buckin’ broncos, horse barrel races, a carnival and an array of food all contribute to this annual rodeo, which practically requires cowboy boots and a Stetson hat. This is a great family event, with a Mutton Busting Contest for the kiddies.  Rodeo Grounds. 
Sat - Sun23 - 24Santa Fe Studio Tour:  The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2018 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that winds throughout Santa Fe featuring 37 studios and the work of 76 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
Daily21 - 30Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2018 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 21 and closes on August 11.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows. 
Sun24Santa Fe Greek Festival:  Our annual Greek Festival presents music, dancing and a silent auction, along with Greek food, pastries and beer & wine.  Railyard:  Tomasita's Parking Lot.   
Fri29Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2018 62nd Festival Season includes Candide, Madame Butterfly, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Doctor Atomic.  Runs June 29 - August 25th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Sat30Santa Fe Pride:  Come and celebrate with Santa Fe’s LGBT community in its annual celebration of LGBT pride. The Advocate magazine named Santa Fe the second gayest city in the country, and the annual Pride celebration reveals the strong ties of this community.  Santa Fe Plaza.
Sat - Sun30 & 1Santa Fe Wine Festival: Sample delicious New Mexico wines, buy directly from the vintners and enjoy food, music and arts & crafts.  El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.

July 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sun1Santa Fe Wine Festival: Sample delicious New Mexico wines, buy directly from the vintners and enjoy food, music and arts & crafts.  El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Daily1 - 31Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2018 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 21 and closes on August 11.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows. 
Daily1 - 31Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2018 62nd Festival Season includes Candide, Madame Butterfly, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Doctor Atomic.  Runs June 29 - August 25th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Wed4Fourth of July on the Plaza: The day’s festivities include a cool car show, art and craft vendors and plenty of live entertainment. The event brings out the locals, who get to visit with family and friends and celebrate the holiday, which culminates with an evening fireworks show at the Santa Fe High School.
Daily11 - 30New Mexico Jazz Festival:  Both local talent and jazz legends, from saxophonists to vocalists, hit the stage in celebration of the genre. Various venues.
Wed11 ,18, 25Music on the Hill:  St. John's College presents its annual free concert series on the college's athletic field.  Continues Wednesday evenings through July.  St. John's College.  
Fri - Sun13 - 15Santa Fe International Folk Art Market: The largest of its kind in the world, this annual market showcases the work of more than 100 artisans from 40 countries.  Museum Hill
Sat14Aspen Santa Fe Ballet:  Start your summer of dance off on the right foot with an unforgettable evening of contemporary ballet featuring a world premiere by rising star choreographer Bryan Arias in his ASFB debut. Be there when three clever choreographic voices come together in one magical evening!  Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat & Sun14 & 15Lavender Festival: A weekend of celebrating agriculture in the region.  Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Abiquiu.  
Daily15 - 31Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations. 
Sat & Sun21 & 22The 11th Annual ¡Viva México! Fiesta  Celebrate the music, culture, food and art of Mexico. Re-discover our neighbor to the south as you listen to mariachis, shop in the Mercado and eat delicious food prepared by local Mexican chefs. Shared histories and cross-cultural influences are undeniable at Viva Mexico.. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Tues24Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Pilobolus:  Continually testing the limits of human physicality, Pilobolus brings an evening of diverse and surprising repertoire to Santa Fe. Part Darwinian investigation, part love story, Symbiosis sweeps viewers away in an emotional duet.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Fri27Best of Santa Fe Block Party: The Santa Fe Reporter presents the best of Santa Fe  with winning food, drink, and other local vendors.  The Railyard.
Sat & Sun28 & 29Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts: Contemporary arts & crafts made by Hispanic artists living in New Mexico.
Sat & Sun28 & 29Traditional Spanish Market: A popular event for residents and visitors alike, The 67th Annual Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from hundreds of local Hispanic artists, as well as on-going live music and dance, art demonstrations, and regional foods throughout each day.

August 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Daily1 - 11Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2018 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 21 and closes on August 11.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows. 
Daily1 - 25Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2018 62nd Festival Season includes Candide, Madame Butterfly, The Italian Girl in Algiers, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Doctor Atomic.  Runs June 29 - August 25th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Daily1-20Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations.
Sat & Sun4 & 5La Panza Llena: New Mexico Food Fest.  Explore the food history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Step back in time, as you taste your way through the history of the Land of Enchantment. Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food historians, attend workshops, sample delicious locally made creations and find something special from our vendors and artisans. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
Sat & Sun4 & 5Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts: Juried show arts and crafts at Santa Fe Plaza.
SunTBABon Odori Japanese Folk Fest: Japanese folk dancing and music festivle.  The Railyard Park.
Sun12 & 19Opera Apprentice Showcase:  Santa Fe Opera Apprentice singers present fully staged opera scenes at the Santa Fe Opera.  Showcasing opera stars of tomorrow.  Not to be missed!.
Fri & Sat17 & 18Indigenous Fine Art Market: A celebration of Native Arts & Cultures That Inspire it.  Art, Music, Food & Fun.  The Railyard.
Sat-Sun18 & 19Santa Fe Indian Market: This spectacular festival is celebrating its 97th year. Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures.
Sat-SunTBAThe Zuni Show: See the very best work by more than 80 Zuni artists.  Presented by the Keshi Foundation.  Scottish Rite Temple.
Fri31Burning Of Zozobra: The 94th annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry's sad thoughts, is a highlight of Fiesta time.  Fort Marcy Park

September 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat1Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents An Evening with Joyce Yang:  Enjoy a special encore of this milestone evening of live piano and dance that wowed sold-out audiences in its winter premiere! At the center of this program is the world-renowned pianist Joyce Yang, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat & Sun1 & 2Outside Magazine Bike & Brew: Outside Magazine and Cycle Santa Fe present the 4th annual Bike & Brew Festival, a three day celebration of craft beer culture and exceptional road and mountain biking in beautiful Santa Fe.  You might say Santa Fe is a brew town with a biking problem!
Sat-Mon1 - 3Santa Fe Fiestas Fine Art & Crafts Market: A juried show of arts-crafts.  Santa Fe Plaza.
Sat1Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe: Swirling dresses, stamping feet and ringing trumpets welcome participants to a passionate musical experience of traditional, contemporary and classical tastes. The piñon studded hills at The Santa Fe Opera set the stage for an extraordinary sunset and the vivid color, joyous sound and sheer cheer of internationally known award-winning artists and rising stars in the genre of mariachi.  Santa Fe Opera.
Sun2Fiesta de los Niños: La Vida Vieja. a day of interactive family activities that celebrate water! Roam around the ponds, creeks and acequias that give life to our historic site as you have fun with, and learn about, this precious resource. Also encounter animals that populate the southwest and who, like us, depend upon water. Wander the grounds and meet costumed volunteers who will tell you about “La Vida Vieja. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
Fri-Sun7 -9Fiestas De Santa Fe: Over 300 years old, Santa Fe's biggest celebration is a ten-day series of bailles, processions, parades, and musical performances, various venues. 
Sat8Desfile de Los Niños (Pet Parade):  The Pet Parade has been an annual tradition since the early 1920’s. This event is free to children and citizens. About 2,000 children in costumes participate in the parade, with thousands of supporters and tourists looking on Santa Fe Plaza  
Sat-Sun15 & 1611th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair: Clan tynker and medieval combat, jugglers, live entertainment and dancers...also vendos, kids' games and delicious food, drinks, beer & mead. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas. 
Sat & Sun15 & 16Pecos Studio Tour:  Drive just 20 minutes from Santa Fe to the peaceful, picturesque village of Pecos, where you can visit with about 20 artists in their open studios. You'll see paintings, ceramics, tinwork, jewelry, wearable art and more.
Sat-Sun22 & 23High Road Studio Tour: Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos.
Wed - Sat26 - 29Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta: The Wine Event with all the Great Santa Fe Restaurants beckons you to spend a glorious Fall afternoon at The Santa Fe Opera, featuring tastes from 80 of Santa Fe's finest restaurants and sips from 100 world-class wineries. The most fun you can have with a wine glass. 
Thu27Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble:  In a magnificent blending of cultures, India’s acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble presents its stunning collaboration with Chitrasena Dance Company from Sri Lanka: Samhära.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat-Sun29 & 30High Road Studio Tour: Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos.

October 2018

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat - Sun6 - 14Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:  Each fall, pilots, crews and spectators from all over the world come to the Albuquerque balloon festival, known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world's largest hot air ballooning event.
Sat & Sun6 & 7Harvest Festival:  Each year, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the living history museum devoted to Spanish Colonial life, hosts the Harvest Festival, which provides visitors with the opportunity to help bring in the harvest as they crush grapes with their feet to produce wine, string chile ristras and grind sorghum with the assistance of burros. Feast on bizcochitos baked in an horno and tortillas cooked on a comal. Purchase arts and crafts from area vendors and enjoy live music.
Sat - Mon6 - 8Abiquiu Studio Tour: More than 70 artists welcome visitors to their studios in this annual tour. You'll see paintings, weavings, furniture, traditional Spanish Colonial art and much more as you explore the gorgeous place where Georgia O'Keeffe once lived and worked. 
Sat & Sun13 & 14Galisteo Studio Tour:  Visit this once a year event where over 30 local artists open their private studios to the public. A free event, much of it walkable through our historic adobe village. All disciplines and media. Galisteo.
Wed - Sun17 - 2110th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.
Thur - Sun18 - 21 Review Santa Fe International Photography Festival:  Review Santa Fe offers photographers, photo enthusiasts, collectors, and the public a spectacular showcase of outstanding photographic talent from around the globe and an array of exhibitions and talks. A Friday evening portfolio viewing of the work of 100 photographers offers a rare opportunity to browse portfolios and speak with the artists. More than 40 leading reviewers will attend, including photo professionals from The New Yorker, MSNBC, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography.  Various Venues.  
Sat27Spirits of New Mexico’s Past:  A Halloween Event. Meet the ghosts of history who lived and died in the land of enchantment!  Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from New Mexico’s illustrious and often little known past. Listen to their amazing stories and experience intriguing bygone events. Lit by lantern light and campfires, our wondrous historic site takes on a family-friendly but spooky Halloween atmosphere. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.   

November 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat & Sun3 & 4A Scottish Adventure:  Santa Fe ProMusica presents A Scottish Adventure featuring Ruth Reinhardt, Conductor and Ariel Horowitz, Violin performing Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”; Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64; and Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, “Scottish” Lensic Performing Arts Center
Fri - Sun8Performance Santa Fe Presents - Veronica Swift:  Still in her early 20s, Swift is not only equally comfortable singing bebop, swing, tunes from the Great American Songbook, and beyond, she inhabits these various styles like a veteran performer of each era. Swift, who first performed at the Telluride Jazz Festival at age 10, and headlined there two years ago, moves effortlessly from soulful ballads to her skimming scat. She is generation-next in jazz.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Thu22Ski Santa Fe Opens    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
Fri & Sat17 & 18Santa Fe Symphony Handel's Messiah. Don’t miss this acclaimed annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, featuring the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Included in the lineup this year, are guest soloists Hailey Clark, soprano; Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano; John Tiranno, tenor; and Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone. First performed in 1742, this musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works and a musicale rite of the holiday season. Lensic Performing Arts Center
Fri - Sun23 - 2514th Annual Circus Luminous:  Santa Fe's favorite Thanksgiving Weekend tradition returns!  The Lensic Performing Arts Center and Wise Fool New Mexico presents the 14th annual Circus Luminous.  With aerialists, acrobats, original music, and other performers from throughout Northern New Mexico, the twelfth annual Circus Luminous will dazzle kids and adults alike.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Fri 23Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza:  Enjoy hot chocolate and caroling as the historic downtown plaza is lit up in Christmas splendor with lights and holiday decor.
Fri30Performance Santa Fe Presents - Mark Norris Dance Group:  The group fuses polished, precise and expressive choreography with musical masterpieces.   DANCING HONEYMOON Music - Transcribed and arranged by Ethan Iverson, from historical recordings of Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan; WORDS, Music Felix Mendelssohn; THREE PRELUDES, Music - George Gershwin and GRAND DUO, Music - Lou Harrison  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Fri30Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival.  From trash to treasures, this show is all about upcycling to make one-of-a-kind items. In addition to the reclaimed / recycled art market, this event includes a Trash Fashion & Costume Contest.  Runs Fri - Sun Nov 30 - Dec 2 at the Convention Center.

December 2018

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
All1 - 31Ski Santa Fe  A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
Sat & Sun1 & 2Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival.  From trash to treasures, this show is all about upcycling to make one-of-a-kind items. In addition to the reclaimed / recycled art market, this event includes a Trash Fashion & Costume Contest.  Convention Center.
Sat & Sun1 & 2Young Native Artists Winter Show:  Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.
Wed5New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus:  Peace on Earth Holiday Concert.  Don't miss this cheerful sound of the holidays.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri7Christmas at the Palace:  Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community and visitors together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event.
Fri & Sat7, 8 14Santa Fe Women's Ensemble Presents:  Songs of Hope and Light.  Celebrating their 38th season, the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble presents pieces from many centuries and styles focusing on bringing forth what is positive, uplifting, and light-filled in today's world.  Loretto Chapel
Sat8Performance Santa Fe Presents - Mark Morris Dance Group:  Formed in 1980, the internationally-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity” (Bloomberg News).  Performance includes:  Dancing Honeymoon; Words - Music Felix Mendelssohn; Three Preludes - George Gershwin; and Grand Duo - Lou Harrison.    Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sun9Santa Fe Symphony - Christmas Treasures.  Don’t miss this annual Christmas Pops concert at The Lensic, led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, and featuring a special side-by-side performance with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony!  Featuring Christmas standards as selections from the Nutcracker Suite, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, and Fantasia on Greensleeves and more!  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sun9Las Posadas:  The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.  Santa Fe Plaza. Free.
Fri - Sun14 -16SWAIA Winter Indian Market:  Over 200 artists will show at the La Fonda. Music, performing arts, and Native Dance groups will be featured, as well as a Festival of Trees that will be available for purchase through silent auction through the weekend.  La Fonda Hotel
All14 - 31GLOW:  Artful illumination of nature at Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.  One of the most unique lighting shows in Santa Fe! GLOW features thousands of lights all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden, including their newest garden section, Ojos y Manos.
Fri & Sat15 & 16Aspen Santa Fe Ballet:  The Nutcracker  Embrace the holiday spirit and revel in the magic of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker! This iconic production—both uplifting and filled with humor—has become a seasonal Santa Fe tradition. With its whimsical twist on the classic story and a cast of over 60 performers, don’t miss this perfect opportunity to create lifelong memories for you and your loved ones..  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tue18Santa Fe Symphony - Free Concert.  Enjoy the angelic voices of The Symphony Chorus, led by Choral Director Carmen Florez-Mansi. Sing along with us to some of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time—accompanied by the glorious sounds of The Symphony Brass & Organ. The Symphony’s gift to the Santa Fe community during the holiday season! No tickets are required, all ages are welcome, and the doors open at 6:15 pm.  Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Wed-Mon19 - 24Santa Fe ProMusica Presents:  A Baroque Christmas.  A favorite Santa Fe holiday tradition in the festively decorated Loretto Chapel. Guest soloists are Clara Rottsolk, soprano and Deborah Domanski, mezzo-soprano (alternating performances. Come and celebrate the joys of the season!  Loretto Chapel
Thur20Performance Santa Fe Presents - All is Calm:  The Christmas Truce of 1914.  For many years, stories of the World War I, Christmas Truce of 1914 were mostly decried as myths, and then largely forgotten to the horrors of the next world war. But pockets of impromptu truces actually did occur between opposing forces on that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All Is Calm uses English dialogue and carol singing in the various languages heard up and down the lines that Christmas, before returning its troops to the realities of war.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mon24Santa Fe Symphony Christmas Eve Concert.    What better way to spend Christmas Eve than with The Santa Fe Symphony, your symphony, and the dynamic Anderson & Roe Piano Duo! Don’t miss this world-class performance featuring the four talented hands of Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson.  With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Mon24Christmas Eve Farolito Walk: One of Santa Fe's most beloved holiday traditions, the Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts & souls of visitors to Canyon Road each holiday season. 
SAT29The Brandenburg Concertos:  Santa Fe Pro Musica performs Bach's famous Brandenburg Concertos featuring Inn Owner, David Solem on Harpsichord.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Mon31Joe Illick and the New Year's Eve Orchestra with Olga Kern:  There’s no better way to bid farewell to 2018 and get ready for the new year than to join us at The Lensic! Longtime Santa Fean Joe Illick, music director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leads an all-star orchestra in an evening of Tchaikovsky.  Lensic Performing Arts Center