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October 1 – 9

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Balloon Fiesta Park
The world’s largest hot-air balloon festival celebrates its 50th year, at Balloon Fiesta Park, as the Albuquerque skies are filled with an enchanting array of more than 500 balloons of all shapes, sizes and colors.
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Sunday, October 2

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pop-up Playground
Railyard Park Conservancy
Kids of all ages are invited to build their own playground out of recycled materials, such as pallets, fabric, branches, rope, logs and other items, in a free community celebration of hands-on, child-directed play.
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4 p.m.
Hélene Grimaud
Lensic Center for the Performing Arts
Performance Santa Fe presents the French pianist, drawing from her album Memory, which explores music’s ability to bring the past back to life.
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7:30 p.m.
Khruangbin
Santa Fe Opera
Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk, Khruangbin is steeped in the bass-heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool.
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Tuesday, October 4

7:30 p.m.
Suzanne Vega
St. Francis Auditorium @ NM Museum of Art
Emerging as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s – accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation – she began a decades-long career that has never wavered.
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8 p.m.
Broken Social Scene
Meow Wolf
Established in 2001 as a “perpetually mutating aggregate of competing creative energies,” the theatrical/musical collective hits the road in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their debut work You Forgot It In People.
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Wednesday, October 5

8:30 p.m.
Kevin Morby
Meow Wolf
Sharp, Los Angeles-based, indie-bred, singer/songwriter melding Dylan-esque lyrical mystique with rootsy production.
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Thursday, October 6

7:30 p.m.
Tower of Power
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The 16th annual New Mexico Jazz Festival continues with the scorching ecstasy of Motown’s greatest horn section, the signature of this legendary band, which has continued to punch out the soul, funk, and R&B hits for over 50 years.
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Friday, October 7

6 – 9 p.m.
Layering Colorful Flavor
Bishop’s Lodge
Expect an unforgettable dining experience, when artist Susan Eddings Pérez collaborates with Executive Chef Pablo Peñalosa to create an unparalleled culinary art event to delight the senses.
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7:30 p.m.
The Wailin’ Jennys
Lensic Performing Arts Center
One of today’s most beloved folk groups perform some of the most critically acclaimed and exciting music on the folk-roots and world music scenes.
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7:30 p.m.
Imarhan
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
The Taureg quintet explore the diversity, beauty, and struggles of life in their home city of Tamanrasset in Southern Algeria, through music from their third studio album, Aboogi, the first album the band recorded on their native soil.
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Saturday, October 8

9 a.m.
Walk With Us For Mental Health
Alto/Bicentennial Park
The Santa Fe affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), hosts this annual family-friendly event to raise awareness of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Sunday, October 9

4 p.m.
Firebird
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The Santa Fe Symphony presents music from César Franck, Ernst Von Dohnányi, and Igor Stravinsky, under the direction of guest conductor JoAnn Falletta.
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Thursday, October 13

7 p.m.
Sugar Skull! A Día de los Muertos Musical adventure
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Take a joyous, bilingual look at the vibrant heart of Mexican culture, through the eyes of Vita, who wonders why her family is throwing a party for deceased loved ones.
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7 p.m.
MUNA
The Bridge @ Santa Fe Brewing Company
The popular all-female band’s North American tour brings spangles, pom-poms and their dreamy neon pop POW to Santa Fe for one night, with supporting act Meet Me @ The Altar.
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Saturday, October 15

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2nd Annual Horse Shelter Octoberfest & Open House
The Horse Shelter
The fall celebration features tours of the Horse Shelter’s facility, where New Mexico’s abandoned, abused, and neglected horses are rehabilitated and cared for, along with riding demonstrations, photo ops, and other fun-filled and horse-fact filled presentations.
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12 – 4 p.m.
Conservation Homestead Grand Opening
Lamy, NM
Pay a visit to the 300-acre parcel in the Galisteo Basin, with four miles of new trails, and see for yourself how restoration is bringing the land back to life and expanding an important wildlife corridor. Sanchez Taco Truck will provide sustenance at no charge.
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7 p.m.
Illuminati Hotties
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
AMP Concerts presents the critically acclaimed indie darlings, who coined the term “tenderpunk,” rocking the stage with Washington-based Enumclaw, and folk songstress Olivia Barton.
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Sunday, October 16

7:30 p.m.
The Dead Tongues
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
North Carolina-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Gustafson presents a free concert that lies somewhere between jam band expansiveness and banjo-centric folk, in support of his fifth album, Dust.
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Tuesday, October 18

6 p.m.
Bringing Zorro to the Opera Stage
Santa Fe Woman’s Club
Composer and librettist, Maestro Hector Armienta will give a talk about his creative process to the Santa Fe Opera Guild about Zorro, his new opera that will be performed by Opera Southwest in October.
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7:30 p.m.
Shovels & Rope
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
AMP Concerts presents the South Carolina folk duo, performing country, folk, Americana and blues through a nervy indie rock prism, along with opener Tré Burt.
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October 19 – 23

10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Jean Cocteau Cinema
The former Santa Fe Independent Film Festival celebrates its 14th year under a new name, with five days and nights of premiere film screenings, filmmaker Q&As, award presentations, industry discussions, and nightly parties, at various venues throughout downtown Santa Fe
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Thursday, October 20

7:30 p.m.
Anat Cohen Quartetinho
Lensic Center for the Performing Arts
Performance Santa Fe presents the three-time Grammy nominated clarinetist, with Vitor Goncalves on piano, Tal Mashiach on bass, and James Shipp on percussion.
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Friday, October 21

4 – 6 p.m.
Legacy Resident Art Show
The Legacy at Santa Fe
The doors are opened to the public for a resident artist exhibition at Santa Fe’s newest luxury assisted living facility, featuring the work of Frank Ettenberg, Carol Ettenberg, and John Fincher.
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7:30 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Martha Redbone – Bone Hill: The Concert
A dramatic musical look at four generations of women in Redbone’s Appalachian Mountain Cherokee family, through dramatic stories and wide-ranging music.
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Saturday, October 22

11 a.m.
The Met Live: Medea
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe Opera presents a live HD screening of Luigi Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece, in which Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance against the hero who spurned her.
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Sunday, October 23

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SHAP Zombie Run
Santa Fe Railway Park
The Street Homeless Animal Project (SHAP) hosts their inaugural event, featuring a 3K Run/Walk, a 1-mile Zombie Dawg Monster Walk, and a Kids’ Zombie Fun Run, along with activities such as henna tattoo and face painting, a Monster Mash Dance-Off, a Horror Lounge, and much more.
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Tuesday, October 25

6 p.m.
Nacha Mendez Day of the Dead Concert
Museum of International Folk Art
The Nacha Mendez Trio perform music to honor the ancestors, featuring Native American, Mexican, Jewish, Arabic, Greek, Italian, and Celtic Music, with net proceeds benefitting the Nacha Mendez Music Scholarship for New Mexican Girls of Color.
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7:30 p.m.
Flor de Toloache
St. Francis Auditorium @ NM Museum of Art
The Latin Grammy-winning, all-female group mixes tradition and innovation, breaking boundaries with their edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Latin American music.
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Wednesday, October 26

8:30 p.m.
OFF!
Meow Wolf
The indie punk rock anarchists hit the road in support of their first new album in eight years, Free LSD, a soundtrack to the upcoming film of an experimental sci-fi movie/art project by the same name.
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October 28 – 29

4 p.m. – 10 p.m
Día de Muertos
Santa Fe Plaza
The holiday that honors loved ones who have passed, while creating new memories with friends and family, comes to Santa Fe in a free event featuring music, masks, sugar skulls, dancing, movies, food and more.
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October 28 – 30

7 p.m., 2 p.m.
This Little Light Of Mine
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The Santa Fe Opera presents the world premiere of a new one-act opera about the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, composed by Chandler Carter, with libretto by Diana Solomon-Glover.
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Saturday, October 29

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Annual Art Flea Market
Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Book Arts Group presents its free annual multi-vendor event, featuring antiques, art supplies, books, brushes, buttons, cameras, dolls, artwork, ornaments, cards, and much more.
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7:30 p.m.
The Halluci Nation
Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery
Bear Witness and Tim “2oolman” Hill of A Tribe Called Red reintroduce themselves as The Halluci Nation, to reflect the evolution of their music and mission beyond club music.
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October 29 – November 10

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Santa Fe Playhouse Presents An Iliad
Various Locations in Santa Fe
Santa Fe Playhouse, in collaboration with North Carolina’s Rhinoleap Productions, presents a retelling of Homer’s An Iliad at five local restaurants and bars, over three weeks in October and November 2022.
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Sunday, October 30

3 p.m.
Choral Masterworks
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
The Santa Fe Symphony presents a free community concert, featuring the talented musicians of the orchestra and chorus.
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5:30 – 7 p.m.
SFCC Santa Fe Literary Review
Virtual
Santa Fe Community College presents an online Zoom reception and reading from the freshly released Santa Fe Literary Review. Preregister here.
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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.

 

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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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. There are 30 free walks and hikes from May through October.
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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 Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m.
Located within the Sage Hotel, The Social Kitchen + Bar invites you to their weekly LGBT “Plus Plus” Night, every Thursday.
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Through October 9
La Emi Fall Flamenco Series
Lodge of Santa Fe
New Mexico’s own Flamenco artist returns to the Benitez Cabaret stage, following a successful summer series which introduced audiences to traditional Flamenco at a grander scale, incorporated with modern elements.
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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 regional favorites.
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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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Through October 6, 2022
Robert Laduke: Imagined Memories
Meyer Gallery
The artist presents childhood memories of cross-country family road trips, from 1940s-era transportation and roadside views, to residential dwellings and retro diners.
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October 6 – December 8, 2022


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Spell: The Magic of Words and Imagery
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
The exhibition features the artwork of more than two dozen women from Santa Fe who work in diverse media interpreting the multiple meanings of the theme, in the sense of words and the alphabet, as well as the magical aspect.
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October 21 – November 3
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Natalie Featherstone: High Quality Fakes
Meyer Gallery
Natalie Featherston presents a new body of work in her signature trompe l’oeil painting style, featuring whimsical subject matter that engages the viewer with both humor and intrigue.
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