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Santa Fe In­sti­tute’s Oc­to­ber In­terPlan­e­tary se­ries

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Although Earth­lings can’t visit Mars quite yet, the Santa Fe In­sti­tute’s Oc­to­ber In­terPlan­e­tary se­ries may con­vince many to up­date their pass­ports to in­fin­ity and beyond. Events are di­rected at those who would en­gage to­day’s problems by imag­in­ing to­mor­row’s chal­lenges, ac­cord­ing to SFI.

The se­ries, which runs from Fri­day, Oct. 13, to Tues­day, Oct. 17, is of­fered in an­tic­i­pa­tion of a June 2018 In­terPlan­e­tary Fes­ti­val in the Rai­l­yard that will show­case in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy and, it is hoped, at­tract space en­thu­si­asts from around the world. Par­tic­i­pants at that time will ex­pe­ri­ence con­certs, dis­cus­sions around In­terPlan­e­tary top­ics, art in­stal­la­tions, gam­ing, sci-fi film show­cases, cos­play, food, drink, and more.

But for now, SFI col­lab­o­rates with com­mu­nity part­ners to stage events that in­clude a film fes­ti­val, an in­vi­ta­tion to the re­fur­bished SITE Santa Fe’s ex­hibit, and pre­sen­ta­tions at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Those who ob­tain an In­terPlan­e­tary Pass will get dis­counted ac­cess to SITE Santa Fe, the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Jean Cocteau, and The Screen; free pop­corn at Vi­o­let Crown; dis­counted beers at Sec­ond Street Brew­ery (Rai­l­yard); and en­trance into a Stel­lar Raf­fle. In­terPlan­e­tary Passes are free, col­lectible, and may be re­served by call­ing 505-988-1234 or vis­it­ing www.tick­etssantafe.org.

As a sam­ple of hap­pen­ings, on Fri­day at 7:30 p.m., in­stru­men­tal­ist and for­mer cre­ative di­rec­tor of Ra­dio City Mu­sic Hall Pro­duc­tions Jef­frey Ern­stoff leads a free talk and demon­stra­tion at the Len­sic (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.): “In­terplan­e­tary Film Scores: Art, Craft, and Sci­ence.” On Sun­day, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., SFI pro­fes­sor Ge­of­frey West de­liv­ers a talk at SITE (1606 Paseo de Per­alta) about his re­cently pub­lished book, and re­lates it to themes of the ex­hi­bi­tion. For this event, tick­ets are $10, avail­able through SITE Santa Fe; ad­mis­sion for those hold­ing an In­terPlan­e­tary Pass is $5. On the same day at 5 p.m., there’s a free In­terPlan­e­tary Ziggy Star­dust Cos­tume Party at Form & Con­cept (435 S. Guadalupe St.) promis­ing cos­mic cock­tails, space snacks, a stel­lar raf­fle, and screen­ings of The Man Who Fell to Earth; reser­va­tions are re­quired, visit www.for­mand­con­cept.cen­ter. For a com­plete list­ing of the Oc­to­ber events, visit www.santafe.edu/Oc­to­berIn­ter­plan­e­tary.

— Pa­tri­cia Leni­han

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