October 2023 Events - SantaFe.com

October 2023 Events

Monday, October 2

6 – 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Opera Guild Presents Vivace
Zoom
Join the Guild as they explore the book Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!! The World’s Worst Opera Singer, by Darryl W. Bullock, which delves into her background, her devoted circle of friends who shielded her from criticism, and her unintentional rise to fame. Free, but registration required.
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8 p.m.
Youth Lagoon
Meow Wolf
Singer/songwriter Trevor Powers returns to his original alias with a new punk favored western album, Heaven Is A Junkyard, a mutant Americana album in a world of love, drugs, storytelling, and miracles.
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Tuesday, October 3

7:30 p.m.
Arturo Sandoval
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Cuban American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has won 10 Grammy awards for his vivacious and dynamic compositions, led bands on tours around the globe, won an Emmy for his film scoring, and wrote a book about his experience as a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie.
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Friday, October 6

7:30 p.m.
Ryan Hamilton
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to becoming a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, Hamilton has won over millions with riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.
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Tuesday, October 7

10 p.m.
Neil Frances
Meow Wolf
The Los Angeles-based duo, consisting of Sydney-born Jordan Feller, and Southern California native Marc Gilfry hit the road in support of their 2022 debut LP There Is No Neil Frances.
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October 7 – 8

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
51st Annual Santa Fe Harvest Festival
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Learn how a traditional red chile ristra is made,  pick your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, stomp grapes by foot, make corn husk crafts, shop handmade goods from talented local craftsmen, and much more at this annual celebration of harvest.
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October 7 – 14

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta at sunset in New Mexico
Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, USA.

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Balloon Fiesta Park
Whether you’re a balloon enthusiast, or just like to watch as hundreds of balloons fill the skies, you’ll be enthralled by the sight of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, sharing in the spectacular beauty.
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Monday, October 9

7 – 11 p.m.
The Zombies
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The iconic British psychedelic pop legends, and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, are back in support of their latest release, Different Game, the follow-up to the 2015 Billboard-charting album Still Got That Hunger.
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Tuesday, October 10

5 – 8 p.m.
The Piñon Awards
La Fonda on the Plaza
Now in its 37th year, the Santa Fe Community Foundation continues its mission to celebrate the unsung heroes of the non-profit world, by once again selecting and awarding those organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the community at large.
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Thursday, October 12

7:30 p.m.
The R. Carlos Nakai Trio, featuring William Eaton and Will Clipman
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The world’s premier Native American flutist, harp-guitarist, and worldbeat percussionist come together for a remarkable night of music spanning from soothing dreamscapes to mesmerizing trance dance grooves.
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Friday, October 13

3 – 5 p.m.
Jen Sincero Book Release
Bishop’s Lodge
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the bestselling book You Are A Badass, with Jen Sincero, a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author, and motivational speaker, who will also be releasing her Ultimate Collector’s Edition hardcover of the book, and doing a book signing.
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October 13 – 14

7:30 p.m.
Ring of Fire Weekend
Bishop’s Lodge
Enjoy a full weekend of family-friendly fun to celebrate the Ring of Fire Eclipse, with stargazing on the Lamy Chapel lawn, and a full night of educational programming, art activities and celestial-inspired refreshments.
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Saturday, October 14

TBD
Great Western Annular Eclipse
Public Lands
The Public Lands Interpretive Association invites you to experience the “Ring of Fire” eclipse – the only chance to see a solar eclipse in the US for several years – from your public lands, for an opportunity to see it from areas of great historic importance and natural beauty.
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Tuesday, October 17

8 p.m.
Roosevelt
Meow Wolf
The German producer, instrumentalist, vocalist and DJ continues to get bodies moving on the dance floor with funky bass, shoegaze-leaning guitars, vibrant synths and a stadium-sized chorus.
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Wednesday, October 18

12 – 2 p.m.
School Exhibition Opening Reception
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
The opening reception for Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design’s juried exhibition of regional high school and middle school student artwork. Door prizes and refreshments.
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October 18 – 22

10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Santa Fe International Film Festival
Throughout Santa Fe
The former Santa Fe Independent Film Festival celebrates its 15th year under a new name, offering 300 hours of film programming in shorts and features from every corner of the globe, including locally produced movies.
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Thursday, October 19

5 – 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Literary Review Reading
SFCC Visual Art Gallery
The public is invited to a free reading from the latest issue of Santa Fe Literary Review, created by SFCC faculty, students, and alumnae, and including contributions from Santa Fe and around the world, along with an interview with Diné artist Amber McCrary.
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6 p.m.
A New Kind of Tongue
Zoom
Santa Fe Community College Library presents Genevieve Betts reading from her poetry collection A New Kind of Tongue. Pre-registration is required to attend this free online event.
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8 p.m.
The Bright Light Social Hour
Meow Wolf
The Austin-based indie psychedelic band kicks off its spring tour by melding Texas trippiness with irresistible disco-punk groove in support of its latest release, Emergency Leisure.
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Friday, October 20

7:30 p.m.
Anoushka Shankar
Lensic Performing Arts Center
The daughter and student of the legendary Ravi Shankar, sitar virtuoso Anoushka is deeply rooted in Indian classical music and has blazed a singular path that encompasses inventive arrangements, sensitive virtuosity, and a neoclassical approach.
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Saturday, October 21

8 – 10:30 a.m.
1st Annual Lace Up and Race 5K Walk/Run
Via Linda Park
The non-profit breast cancer organization Pink “Me” celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its first ever 5K walk/run, both in person and virtually.
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12 – 5 p.m.
Reds & Greens True Blues Fest
Ft. Marcy Ball Park
Get ready to stomp your feet and dance to the music with festival MC Putnay Thomas who will introduce the bands, featuring the Ghost Town Blues Band, Felix y los Gatos, Memphissippi Sounds, The Rudy Boy Experiment, and Oscar Butler.
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5 – 9 p.m.
6th Annual Santa Fe Spirits of New Mexico
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from New Mexico’s illustrious and often little-known past, telling their stories by lantern and campfire light in a family-friendly, but spooky Halloween atmosphere.
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5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Rocktober
La Fonda on the Plaza
New Mexico’s only free medical clinic, Villa Therese Catholic Clinic (VTCC), holds its annual fundraiser gala, featuring a sit-down meal, silent and live auctions and dancing with live music by the band Animal Parade featuring Julie Stewart.
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Wednesday, October 25

5:15 p.m.
Art Songs/Heart Songs with Oliver Prezant
Osteria D’Assisi
Join conductor and arts educator Oliver Prezant for a pre-concert dinner and preview of Camilla Tilling and Emanuel Ax’s program. Learn about the extraordinary life of Jenny Lind, “The Swedish Nightingale” over a delicious meal with fellow art lovers.
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7 p.m.
Blonde Redhead
Meow Wolf
The American alternative rock band, composed of Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace, hit the road in support of their tenth full-length release, Sit Down for Dinner Pt. 11.
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7:30 p.m.
Camilla Tilling and Emanuel Ax
Christo Rey Church
Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling revisits her career with collaborative pianist Emanuel Ax, embarking on a touching journey through the lesser known and documented final 30 years of Jenny Lind, the reigning soprano of her day.
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October 27 – 28

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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Sunday, October 29

8 p.m.
Devon Gilfillian
Meow Wolf
With an incisive eye and unassuming swagger, Gilfillian re-imagines modern soul music with his latest release, Love You Anyway, an intoxicating genre-blasting game changer spanning soul, hip-hop, R&B, and rock.
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Tuesday, October 31

3 – 7 p.m.
Weird Science Halloween Bash
Santa Fe Children’s Museum
Children, families, and community members are invited to gather for a spooky good time, with costumes, trick-or-treating, painting pumpkins, exploring the weird world of science and more, with proceeds going to sustain, provide, and support programs at the Museum.
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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.

Tuesday Market
Santa Fe Railyard
Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Shop at your leisure and avoid busy crowds at the scaled-down, but no less generous, Santa Fe Farmer’s Tuesday Market in the Railyard, including Artisan Market vendors, as well as the Market Café and Gift Shop.
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La Emi Fall Flamenco Series
Lodge of Santa Fe
September 22 – October 8
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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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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Lore of the Land History Train
Sky Railway
Sunday, October 1, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 1:30 p.m.
The legends and lore of New Mexico are revealed by knowledgeable storytellers who will entertain you with the history of this beautiful land. Ticket includes seat, a complimentary drink, and live entertainment.
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Santa Fe Scenic Featuring Native American Dance
Sky Railway
Sunday, October 1, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 1:30 p.m.
A new addition to the Scenic Santa Fe adventure, featuring Native American hoop ort buffalo dancers, performing for your pleasure amidst the formidable beauty of the great Southwest. Ticket includes seat, a complimentary drink, and live entertainment.
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Fright Train
Sky Railway
Friday, October 20, 7:10 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, October 27, 7:10 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, October 30, 7:10 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 7:10 p.m.
Dress up in your best Halloween costume and take part in this fun-filled, edge-of-your-seats spook express, revealing the true horrors of the Santa Fe desert after dark, along with a costume contest, Halloween themed cocktails, and a live DJ. Ticket includes seat, a Champagne toast and snacks.
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Margarita Rail
Sky Railway
Saturday, October 7, 4:15 p.m.
In a nod to the famous Santa Fe Margarita Trail, you’ll get amazing views and live music on a tour de tequila, as you travel the historic rail between Santa Fe and Lamy. Ticket includes seat, a complimentary drink, and live entertainment.
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The Stargazer
Sky Railway
Saturday, October 7, 8:30 p.m.
See the New Mexico night sky through the eyes of professional guides who will entertain you with tales of the stars, constellations and planets that have been passed down for generations, as you travel the historic rail between Santa Fe and Lamy. Ticket includes seat, a complimentary glass of champagne and live music.
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New Mexico Ale Trail
Sky Railway
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 p.m.
Sit back and enjoy unique locally crafted suds and the gorgeous views of the New Mexico landscape, as you travel the historic rail between Santa Fe and Lamy. Ticket includes seat, samples, a complimentary beer and live entertainment.
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Serenata Flamenca
Sky Railway
Saturday, October 7, 4:15 p.m.
Enjoy Flamenco music and dance, along with the beautiful scenery of the Galisteo Basin, as you travel the historic rail between Santa Fe and Lamy. Ticket includes seat, a complimentary glass of champagne and live entertainment.
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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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La Emi Summer Flamenco Series
Heritage Hotels & Resorts presents La Emi’s Summer Flamenco Series at The Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe. Shows run July 5th through October 8th with a Matinee performance on Sundays.
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The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico’s oldest and most award-winning microbrewery, with concerts happening weekly.
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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 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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Through October 5, 2023
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Robert LaDuke
Meyer Gallery
Robert presents a new series of paintings that are a continuation of his nostalgic illustrative style, with imaginative landscapes and open-ended narratives.
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Through October 11, 2023
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entwined: Memory, Experience, Serendipity
SFCC Visual Art Gallery
Fiber artist Ilse Bolle’s work is showcased, featuring constructions that are a fascinating combination of mixed media and sculpture, transforming paper, twigs, waxed linen thread, and found pieces to create remarkably earthy, stable beauty.
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Through October 15, 2023
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Following the Manito Trail
SFCC Front Lobby
Santa Fe Community College hosts the traveling cultural heritage exhibition Following the Manito Trail, from the Millicent Rogers Museum, highlighting the significance of storytelling, agricultural, poetic, religious, and culinary practices to Manito families.
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October 6 – 19, 2023
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jacob A. Pfeiffer
Meyer Gallery
Jacob’s solo exhibition will feature a new collection of the artist’s hyper realistic paintings, inspired by visual puns or humorous wordplay.
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October 18 – December 1, 2023
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Juried School Exhibition
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
The Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design presents its annual juried exhibition of regional high school and middle school student artwork.
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October 20 – November 2, 2023
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Natalie Featherston
Meyer Gallery
Featherston’s works will be exclusively in the centuries old realm of trompe l’oeil, creating dazzling paintings that combine the virtuosity of a Dutch master with a thoroughly modern mind and a bit of humor to boot.
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