A month of fun

From fam­i­lies to opera fans, we’ve got great events for you.


Young Na­tive Artists Show & Sale

Satur­day–Sun­day, July 4–5, 9 am–4 pm

Come to the Palace Court­yard and be­gin col­lect­ing art, jew­elry, pot­tery and more from chil­dren and grand­chil­dren of the Palace Por­tal Ar­ti­sans. A free fam­ily event.

Child­hood, 1860s-style

Sun­day, July 19 10 am–noon and 1:30–3:30 pm

Bring the kids and learn about a child’s life in the Civil War era. Try on pe­riod clothes and take a sou­venir snap in our photo booth. Make a horse­hair mem­ory bracelet. Free ad­mis­sion for NM res­i­dents and chil­dren 16 and un­der. Do­na­tions welcome. Re­serve a spot: 505-476-5087.

Brain­power & Brownbags Lec­ture

Mon­day, July 20, noon

Los An­ge­les–based writer and editor Paul Sey­dor speaks on “Writ­ing about Billy the Kid, Pat Gar­rett, and Peck­in­pah.” Free; en­ter through the mu­seum’s Washington Ave. doors.

Earthen Ar­chi­tec­ture—Past, Present and Fu­ture

Satur­day, July 25, 1–3 pm

Panel dis­cus­sion on how com­mu­ni­ties pre­serve adobe struc­tures, with Jake Bar­row of Cor­ner­stones Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ships; To­m­a­sita Du­ran of the Ohkay Owingeh Hous­ing Au­thor­ity; and Vil­lanueva artist Ni­ca­sio Romero. Part of Santa Fe’s Sum­mer of Color. Free.

Cold Moun­tain per­for­mance

Sun­day, July 26, 4 pm

The Chat­ter cham­ber mu­sic group per­forms works by Jen­nifer Hig­don, com­poser of the Santa Fe Opera’s world-pre­miere score. Tick­ets, $15 in ad­vance (call 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654), $20 at the door.

Santa Fe Opera Civil War Sym­po­sium

Fri­day–Sun­day, July 31–Au­gust 2

En­joy pre­sen­ta­tions by au­thors and scholars, in­clud­ing Harold Holzer, Hamp­ton Sides, Kirk El­lis and Paul Hut­ton, plus mu­sic by Mark Gard­ner and Rex Ride­out. Tick­ets $85 (at www.santafe­opera.org).

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