Ran­dom Acts

Ok­to­ber­fi­esta kicks off at The Bridge at Santa Fe Brew­ing Co.; Win­ning the Fu­ture plays at the Adobe Rose Theatre; and The Rou­tine rocks the Santa Fe Brew­ing Tasting Room

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Not-so-strange bed­fel­lows: The Rou­tine

When Bryan Bar­barin went from act­ing in small the­aters around San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia, to fronting The Rou­tine, a five-mem­ber rock-soul-jam band he formed in 2013 with long­time friend and gui­tarist Rus­sell Ramo, he found he could ex­press his creative side bet­ter as a lead singer than on stage pre­tend­ing to be some­one else. Soon, The Rou­tine was play­ing their hard-driv­ing yet in­vari­ably up­beat mu­sic at The Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and The Roxy in Los An­ge­les. As a col­lec­tive, The Rou­tine is a melt­ing pot of cul­tures and in­flu­ences — black, white, Euro­pean, Mid­dle Eastern, and Latino — and they em­pha­size unity through di­ver­sity in their lyrics and over­all ap­proach to mak­ing mu­sic. The Rou­tine plays at Santa Fe Brew­ing Tasting Room (35 Fire Place, 505-424-3333) from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tues­day, Oct. 18; no cover. — Jen­nifer Levin

Suds and sounds: Ok­to­ber­fi­esta

Santa Fe Brew­ing Com­pany (35 Fire Place, 505-424-3333) holds its fifth an­nual Ok­to­ber­fi­esta at its out­door con­cert venue, the Bridge, on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. Fea­tur­ing bands, beer, and bratwurst, the first day kicks off at noon with Mari­achi Difer­en­cia, fol­lowed by lo­cal jam band Pig­ment at 1 p.m. and Siren Ship­wreck at 3 p.m. There is a yo­del­ing con­test at 6:45 p.m. fol­low­ing a per­for­mance of gonzo roots mu­sic by Imperial Rooster at 5 p.m. Saturday ends with soulful reg­gae rock by Mondo Vi­bra­tions at 7 p.m. On Sunday, St. Range starts the show at noon; at 2 p.m. it is time for The Hill Stom­pers, a huge, funky march­ing band that per­forms pop­u­lar fa­vorites while wear­ing fes­tive cos­tumes. Ok­to­ber­fi­esta’s fi­nal band is The Bat­tle­field — a trio of folky Amer­i­cana singer/songwriters from Los An­ge­les — at 4 p.m. Sunday. Ad­mis­sion to Ok­to­ber­fi­esta is $10-$20; tick­ets are avail­able at the door or at www.santafebrew­ing .com. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds ben­e­fits the Adap­tive Sports Pro­gram of New Mex­ico, the Santa Fe An­i­mal Shel­ter and Hu­mane So­ci­ety, and Esper­anza Shel­ter for Bat­tered Fam­i­lies. For a com­plete sched­ule, visit www. santafebrew­ing.com. — J.L.

My coun­try ‘tis of three: Win­ning the Fu­ture

As we inch closer and closer to elec­tion day, emo­tions are run­ning high. If you’d rather cheer your­self up with some chuck­les than numb out with another night of tele­vised cam­paign com­mer­cials, Santa Fe’s Up & Down Theatre Com­pany is tak­ing on the United States of Amer­ica in Win­ning the Fu­ture, a satir­i­cal mu­si­cal cabaret star­ring Kate Chavez and Lind­sey Hope Pearl­man, with jazz pi­anist Robin Holloway, open­ing at the Adobe Rose Theatre (1213-B Park­way Drive, 505-629-8688) at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs­day, Oct. 20. Chavez and Pearl­man’s song “Make Amer­ica Great Again” — about racism, sex­ism, ig­no­rance of the dan­gers of to­bacco, and other so­ci­etal ills en­demic to the by­gone era for which some Amer­i­cans claim to long — went vi­ral on YouTube. Per­for­mances of Win­ning the Fu­ture con­tinue at 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days through Satur­days, and at 3 p.m. on Sun­days through Nov. 6. Tick­ets, $20 ($10 for stu­dents with ID), are avail­able at www. upand­downthe­atre.com. — J.L.

Kate Chavez and Lind­sey Hope Pearl­man

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