May 2022 Events - SantaFe.com

Events Calendar

Through May 15

7:30 p.m.
Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance
Santa Fe Playhouse
Tensions mount, and tempers flare, between family and friends over one long night of drinking, in Albee’s 1967 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
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Tuesday, May 10

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Carmen’s Path From Novella to Opera
Virtual
James Keller considers how composer Georges Bizet and librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy drew from Prosper Mérimée’s novella to create the opera Carmen.
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Wednesday, May 11

6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
The Adrian Wall Trio
Santa Fe Playhouse
SWAIA presents this newly formed Indigenous trio combining traditional Native music with contemporary western influences, including jazz, Americana, pop, and rock.
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Thursday, May 12

4 – 6 p.m.
SFCC Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
The exhibition will include sculpture, printmaking, book arts, ceramics, jewelry, media arts, drawing, painting, film, fine woodworking and photography.
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5:30 – 7 p.m.
IAIA Land-Grant and JGI Rroots & Shoots Official Partnership Launch Livestream
Institute of American Indian Arts
The official launch of a new collaboration between the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Land-Grant and the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) USA Roots & Shoots programs.
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Saturday, May 14

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2022 IAIA Commencement Ceremonies Livestream
Institute of American Indian Arts
Watch a livestream of the Commencement Ceremony and Graduation Powwow online at the website, or the official Facebook page.
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1:30 – 4 p.m.
The Gruet Wine Line
Sky Railway
Ride the rails with northern New Mexico’s premiere entertainment railway, as they sample New Mexico’s finest wines from the Gruet winery.
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6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim
Dave’s Jazz Bistro
The New Mexico native and winner of the 2021 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition performs songs from her debut album.
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6 – 9 p.m.
Speakeasy Express
Sky Railway
Put on your glad rags and take the adventure of a lifetime, onboard The Elliot Ness Express & Speakeasy, the swingingest joint on two rails.
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7:30 p.m.
Big Richard
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
AMP Concerts presents the all-female Bluegrass supergroup, known for their harmony, humor and the shared desire to rage fiddle tunes and smash the patriarchy.
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Sunday, May 15

4 p.m.
Santa Fe Symphony Season Finale
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Winner of the Robert Frederick Smith Prize, Rubén Rengel joins the full Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s brilliant Violin Concerto in E Minor, and more.
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Monday, May 16

7:30 p.m.
Bruce Cockburn
St. Francis Auditorium
One of Canada’s finest artists shares from his illustrious career memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders.
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Tuesday, May 17

6 p.m.
The Met Live: Turandot
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
The Santa Fe Opera presents an encore HD screening of Puccini’s stirring opera about a bold prince determined to win the love of an icy princess.
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7:30 p.m.
Mudhoney & Meat Puppets
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
AMP Concerts brings two of the 80s grunge mainstays to the stage, with memorable lyrics and a compelling originality missing from much of today’s sound.
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Friday, May 20

6 p.m.
Nosotros with Raul Pacheco
Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents the nine-piece Latino powerhouse, with an opening performance by Brazilian grooves band Concepto Tambor.
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7:30 p.m.
Vijay Iyer Sextet
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Iyer’s sextet of virtuoso improvisers leverage a wealth of jazz history with music ranging from the thrillingly explosive to the cathartically elegiac.
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7:30 p.m.
Makana
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
AMP Concerts presents the internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.
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Saturday, May 21

12 – 6:45 p.m.
Theatre Walk Santa Fe 2022
Theatre Santa Fe
Eighteen local theatre companies perform works in four indoor venues, all within walking distance, and scheduled so that all shows can be seen.
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1:30 – 4 p.m.
New Mexico Ale Train
Sky Railway
Hop on board and sample some of New Mexico’s very own locally brewed beers, while taking in the gorgeous views of the New Mexico landscape.
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2 – 4 p.m.
EmiArteFlamenco Academy Recital
The Lodge at Santa Fe
EmiArteFlamenco Academy students are put through their paces, with special guests La Emi, Vicente Griego and Gabriel Osuna.
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7 p.m.
RnB Rewind Festival
Rio Rancho Events Center
The inaugural throwback to 90s R&B brings together the biggest names, including Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, 112, Next, Jon B, Soul For Real, Ruff Endz and Rome, to create a nostalgic celebration of its history.
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Sunday, May 22

1 – 7 p.m.
2022 Unite! Spring Expo
City of Española Plaza
Join the United Way of Northern New Mexico for a free community event, with food trucks, exhibitors, and live concerts by Sim Balkey and Los Blue Ventures.
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7:30 p.m.
Black Uhuru: 50th Anniversary Tour
The Bridge @ Santa Fe Brewing
AMP Concerts presents the Grammy-winning Reggae legends who have remained the most popular and influential band from Jamaica for more than 50 years.
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7:30 p.m.
The Small Glories
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
One of the top new folk groups from Canada, combining pop melodies and instrumentation to create songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals.
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May 20 – 23

5 p.m.
Santa Fe Literary Festival
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
The inaugural festival hosts an entire long weekend of programming, including lectures, lunches with celebrated chefs and cookbook authors, walking tours and more.
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May 22 & 23

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Tuesday, May 24

3 – 6 p.m.
Sensory Sensitive Day
Meow Wolf
For the first Sensory Sensitive Day, sound and lighting inside the House of Eternal Return will be adapted to create a low-sensory experience and capacity will be limited.
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3 p.m.
Tristan und Isolde: Love, Longing and The Tristan Chord
Zoom
International speaker Desirée Mays enthuses about the monumental music that infuses Wagner’s opera to create a tale of doomed love and indescribable longing.
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7 p.m.
Santa Fe Symphony: In Honor of Memorial Day
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
In honor of America’s fallen warriors, the Symphony Chorus and Ensemble perform inspirational works by patriotic composers old and new.
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Friday, May 27

6 p.m.
James Carothers
Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents the New Mexico native turned Nashville honky-tonk crooner with an ear for spot-on country icon impressions.
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7:30 p.m.
Counterpoint
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Performance Santa Fe presents dancer Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist Conrad Tao in a new program of music and tap, both composed and improvised.
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Saturday, May 28

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Start of Summer Celebration
New Mexico Wildlife Center
Celebrate the beginning of Summer with animal encounters, native plants, education programs and kid-friendly activities. No reservations necessary.
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11:30 – 4 p.m.
The Wild West Express
Sky Railway
Travel back in time to the historic town of Lamy, keeping your eyes open and your six-shooter handy as Billy the Kid saves you and your fellow travelers from the notorious Lamy Gang.
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5 – 8 p.m.
Native Treasures Night Market
Santa Fe Convention Center
The kick-off of the Native Treasures Art Market and Auction, gives collectors the opportunity to get in early and purchase museum quality artwork.
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May 28 – 29

6 – 4 p.m.
Wise Fool Circus Cabaret
Wise Fool
A Wise Fool tradition designed to entertain and wow audiences, featuring in-studio performances in stilt walking, aerial acrobatics and more, focusing on the idea of roots.
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6 – 8 p.m.
Wise Fool Circus Community Street Fair
Wise Fool
A fun community event with activity booths, a raffle and circus performances in the street, including ambient performances and aerial acrobatics on an aerial rig.
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Sunday, May 29

7 p.m.
Thievery Corporation: The Outernational Tour V.2
Twenty-five years into their genre-defying electronic music career, Thievery Corporation continues to thrill audiences with a killer band of players and an array of diverse global vocalists.
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May 29 – 30

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Native Treasures Art Market and Auction
Santa Fe Convention Center
Over 200 Indigenous artists are invited to showcase their museum-quality artwork, with all proceeds going to support the artists and their artistic endeavors.
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Monday, May 30

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Doug Montgomery
Rio Chama Steakhouse
Pianist Doug Montgomery tickles the ivories in the President’s Room, off the patio, with dinner service available and no cover.
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Please be aware that proof of vaccination or negative test may be required for entrance to many of these events. Check with the venue if you are uncertain.

 

Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Tours
May 17 – November 15, 2022
A tour guide takes attendees on a morning stroll through the famed Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, offered on the First and Third Tuesday of each month.
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Vamanos Santa Fe Walks
The Santa Fe Conservation Trust offers free walks through some of Northern New Mexico’s most scenic preserves, led by experts who can answer all your burning questions.
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Santa Fe Century
May 20 – 22
Scenic road cycling that highlights the landscape of Northern New Mexico, from the Ortiz Mountains to the Galisteo basin, starting and finishing in downtown Santa Fe.
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Last Friday Art Walk
Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
Last Friday of Every Month, 5 – 7 p.m.
For an exciting world-class contemporary art experience, visit Santa Fe’s hip Railyard Arts District for the Last Friday Art Walk.

Meow Wolf
10 a.m – 8 p.m., Sunday – Thursday; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday
An arts production company that creates immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms.
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Santa Fe Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Voted one of the Top Ten Farmers’ Markets by Sunset Magazine, this is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country.
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Sky Railway
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Climb aboard and expect the unexpected as you travel the historic rail between Santa Fe and Lamy.
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Crash Karaoke
Social Kitchen + Bar
Every Sunday, 6 – 9 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar puts you in the spotlight at Crash Kareoke, every Monday.
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90s Night
Social Kitchen + Bar
Every Monday, 4 – 10 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar invites you to remember your youth on 90s Night, every Monday.
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LGBT “Plus Plus” Night
Social Kitchen + Bar
Every Tuesday, 4 – 10 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar invites you to their weekly LGBT “Plus Plus” Night, every Tuesday.
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Geeks Who Drink
Social Kitchen + Bar
Every Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar invites you to test your trivia knowledge against the Geeks Who Drink, every Thursday.
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The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico’s oldest and most award-winning microbrewery, with concerts happening weekly. https://santafebrewing.com/taproom/the-bridge/

La Fiesta Lounge
Enjoy casual New Mexican cuisine, enticing cocktails and eclectic live music by talented locals every night of the week.
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Meow Wolf
Named one of the best small music venues in the country by Yelp, catch eclectic performers from around the world, every week.
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Social Kitchen + Bar
Located inside the Sage Hotel in the heart of Santa Fe, this fun little bar dishes up south by southwest comfort cuisine, alongside themed nights, and music by  Second Chances on Wednesday nights and The Widow Oxley on Friday nights.
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Tesuque Casino
Northern New Mexico’s newest casino offers up a limited menu and live music seven days a week, from popular bands and musicians.
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Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
Grab a bite and an award-winning brew, or a signature drink, and listen to the best music Santa Fe has to offer, from local legends to national touring acts.
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May 12 – August 4, 2022
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SFCC Student Art Exhibition
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
The exhibition includes sculpture, printmaking, book arts, ceramics, jewelry, media arts, drawing, painting, film, fine woodworking and photography.
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May 13 – May 26, 2022
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kim English: Influential Journeys
Meyer Gallery
Kim English is a representational painter whose style emphasizes harmony between light and shadow, while his subject matter reveals relatable human narratives.
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