SUNDAY ONSTAGE “WE ARE HISPANIC, AMERICAN WOMEN … OK?”
Over the course of the play, four generations of women quarrel and explore (in English and Spanglish) what it means to be part of their family, what it means to be a Latina in this day and age, and … whether tequila is tasty or is just a good way to get drunk. 2 p.m., Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Ste. B. $12-$20. 424-1601 or brownpapertickets.com.
GETTING OUT VALENTINE EXTRAVAGANZA FAMILY FUN DAY
Join us for a day of Valentine-themed art-making with hands-on experience creating cards, special heart ornaments and oneof-a-kind Valentine’s Day collages inspired by night time. Free and fun for all ages. 1-4 p.m., New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. Free. 476-5072.
LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
The Lunar New Year 2019 celebrates the Year of the Earth Pig (also referred to as the Boar in Japanese and Tibetan traditions). In Korean traditions, it is the year of the Goat and Sheep. Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family, and enjoy activities, food, dance and more. 1-4 p.m., Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill. Free. 476-1200.
AMIGOS ANNUAL MEETING
As the park’s friends group, the Amigos seek to improve the visitor experience of Cerrillos Hills State Park. Attend this important meeting and get involved. Share your input and help guide the course for future events, improvements and goals. 2 p.m., Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor’s Center, 37 Main St., Cerrillos. 4710196 or cerrilloshills.org.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a tasting that features the beloved combination of chocolate and wine. 3-5 p.m., Hervé Wine Bar, 139 W. San Francisco St. $80/$70 for non-members. 471-9103 or santafebotanicalgarden.org.
FAMILY SNOWSHOE OUTING
Explore our forests on snowshoes. Join educator Elizabeth Watts for a family-friendly snowshoe outing to Canada Bonita. 12:15 p.m., Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos to carpool to location, or 1 p.m., Pajarito Ski Area parking lot, 397 Camp May Road. $5-$10/$4-$6 for members. 662-0460 or losalamosnature.org.
BOOKS/LECTURES A CONVERSATION WITH GAIL EVANS
Legal director of New Energy Economy, Evans has spent her career fighting for workers’ and children’s rights, most recently leading the Yazzie education lawsuit against the state government. She will be in conversation with Mariel Nanesi about her work and the challenges ahead. 11 a.m., Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. Free. 988-4226 or journeysantafe.com.
MONDAY ONSTAGE KONGOS
The brothers Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny — have music in their blood. Completely self-contained, they write, produce, engineer and mix their music, as well as direct all their own music videos. The band Fitness opens the show. 8 p.m., Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle. $22 in advance/$25 day of the show, as well as several VIP packages from $83-$219. 1-877-466-3404 or holdmyticket.com.
NEW MEXICO FILM FOUNDATION STAGE READINGS
Join us for a stage reading of several scripts, including Bruce King’s “Leave ‘em Laughing” and Dusty McGowan’s vampire pilot, “I Can’t Make You Mine.” 7 p.m., Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave. $10. 466-5528 or jeancocteaucinema.com.
GETTING OUT NATURE PLAYTIME
Join local families for fun, handson activities, hikes, games and stories in nature. 10-11 a.m., Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos. Free. 662-0460 or losalamosnature.org.
BOOKS/LECTURES CHACO CARS: THE ART OF PATRICK NAGATANI
Dr. Joe Traugott presents a lecture discussing the work of Patrick Nagatani. 6 p.m., Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta. $15. 466-2775 or southwestseminars.org.
TUESDAY ONSTAGE NEKO CASE
Neko Richelle Case is an American singersongwriter best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers. Opening the show will be Jennifer Castle. 7-11 p.m., Meow Wolf Santa Fe, 1352 Rufina Circle. $39$43. Ages 21 and older. 395-6369 or meowwolf. com.
GETTING OUT JOE WEST’S “THEATER OF DEATH VI: INVASION”
Joe West hosts an evening with his theater company, celebrating and viewing the video of their most recent production. 7 p.m., Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave. $10. 466-5528 or jeancocteaucinema.com.
Come to the nature center to enjoy songs, games and crafts with the Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. 6-7 p.m., Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos. Free. 662-0460 or losalamosnature.org.
BOOKS/LECTURES BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Join a conversation with Dr. Jamal Martin on Contemporary Issues Facing People of Color. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jemez Rooms, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Free. 428-1665 or sfcc. edu.
SANTA FE INSTITUTE PRESENTS DANIELLE BASSETT: “NETWORKS THINKING THEMSELVES”
In this SFI Community Lecture, neuroscientist Danielle S. Bassett discusses emerging work assessing network constraints on the learn-ability of relational knowledge and physical constraints on the development of interconnected patterns in neural systems. 7:30 p.m., Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. Free. 988-1234 or ticketssantafe. org.
Our fourth and final Garden Conversation for the season will cover landscape design basics and will be moderated by Michael Clark. Noon, Large Conference Room, Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Museun Hill. Free. 471-9103 or santafebotanicalgarden.org.
BOTANICAL BOOK CLUB
Join other botanical book enthusiasts over tea, cookies and great conversation about our book of the month. The book of the
month for February is “The Milagro Beanfield War” by John Nichols. 1 p.m., Small Conference Room, Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Museun Hill. Free. 471-9103 or santafebotanicalgarden.org.
THEATRE LOVERS CLUB: DISCUSSION
“We Are Hispanic, American Poets and Playwrights … OK?” Teatro Paraguas’ playwright, director and actor Alix Hudson, along with a panel of other creative women, Paola Vengoechea Martini, Jojo Sena de Tarnoff and Jeni Tincher, will discuss the challenges of attracting a diverse audience to Teatro Paraguas. 6-7 p.m., Teatro Paraguas 3205 Calle Marie. Free. RSVP: theatresantafe.org/tlc.
WEDNESDAY GETTING OUT PUEBLO POTTERY DEMONSTRATION
Ray Garcia (or Rayduck) first learned about pottery from his grandmother, who he helped collect clay at the southern end of San Felipe Pueblo. Since then, he has gathered, processed and created pottery using San Felipe clay. He will show how he works, talk about what inspires him and his many mentors through the years. 1-4 p.m., Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill. By admission. 476-1269.
IAIA ARIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPEN STUDIOS
Visit with IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-iR) artists Cara Romero, Diego Romero, Monique Sonoquie, Brent Michael Davids and Ric Gendron. Tour their studios, and learn about their work and inspirations. 3-5 p.m., Academic Building, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus, 83 Avan Nu Po Road. Free. 424-2389.
BOOKS/LECTURES COLLECTIVE IMPACT OF THE TAOS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
In this lecture, Davison Packard Koenig, executive director of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site in Taos, discusses the importance and impact of the Taos Society of Artists on the community and in the Southwest as a whole. 1-4 p.m., New Mexico Museum of Art, 113 Lincoln Ave. Free. 476-5200.
THURSDAY ONSTAGE RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine one of the Top 20 guitarists of all time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums and many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks. His most recent CD, “Still,” produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, reached #6 on the U.K. charts. 7:30 p.m., Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. $34-$125. 9881234 or ticketssantafe.org.
“THE INSPECTOR GENERAL”
This comedy of errors by the Russian and Ukrainian dramatist and novelist Nikolai Gogol satirizes human greed, stupidity and the extensive political corruption of Imperial Russia. 7-9 p.m., Large Rehearsal Hall, New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 East Alameda St. $5-$10 at the door or nmschoolforthearts.org.
“THE BIG HEARTLESS”
Mac, a reclusive wildlife biologist, has retreated to the backwoods of Montana to work with the controversial Wolf Reintroduction Project. Though savoring his hermetic lifestyle, he tolerates interruptions from his neighbors and their teenage granddaughter. When his nephew and a friend arrive, the characters’ isolated worlds collide. 7:30 p.m., Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta. $15-$25. 986-0847 or brownpapertickets.com.
“WE ARE HISPANIC, AMERICAN WOMEN … OK?”
See Feb. 10 entry for details. 7:30 p.m., Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Ste. B. $12$20. 424-1601 or brownpapertickets.com.
“THE WINTER’S TALE
In this classic tale of love gone wrong, Shakespeare looks at jealousy’s destructive nature and the power of love and redemption to overcome it. 7:30 p.m., Annex A, 3205 Calle Marie Ste. A. $25. theoasistheatre.com.
GETTING OUT POP-UP LOVE SHOP
In time for Valentine’s Day, SITE Santa Fe presents the a pop-up shop featuring Cynthia Jones Jewelry, Renegade Floral by Melissa Paquin and Art of Chocolate Cacao Santa Fe. Surprise your sweetheart or indulge yourself with the perfect gift. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., CURATED, SITE Santa Fe lobby, 1606 Paseo de Peralta. Free. 989-1199 or sitesantafe.org.
COMMUNITY DAY AT THE GARDEN!
Spend your Valentine’s Day strolling through the garden. While most of the garden is still slumbering, some plants are starting to come to life in anticipation of spring. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill. Free to N.M. residents and students with ID. No pets, except service animals. No smoking. 471-9103 or santafebotanicalgarden.org.
LOVE IS A 4 LETTER WORD
An evening of poetry reflecting on the complexity of love. The evening will begin with our featured poet Helene Pfeffer. Following Helene, audience members are invited to participate in an open mic. 6-7:30 p.m., Tank Garage, Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. Free. To sign for the open mic, email [email protected]antafe.org.
BOOKS/LECTURES CLINICAL DEPRESSION: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
A. John Rush, M.D., whose 45-year academic career has focused on the psychology and biology of mood disorders, discusses the practical questions on how to recognize, understand, treat and prevent the various types of clinical depression. 1-3 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail. $15. 982-9274 or renesan.org.
NINFA AND LA FOCE: A GARDEN DUET Join
Susan Williams and Bonnie Joseph as we “armchair” travel to Italy and explore two beloved gardens. Although very different in style and design, both were the visions of Anglo-American women who married into Italian nobility. Today, both gardens offer modernday pilgrims delightful places of repose. 3-4:30 p.m., Upstairs Conference Room, Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill. $10/$5 for members. 471-9103 or santafebotanicalgarden.org.
In this talk, Tonia Sing Chi will reframe the notion of participation through four examples in collaborative earthen housing projects with Native American communities. 3 p.m., Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill. $10. 983-2567 or [email protected] historicsantafe.org.
FRIDAY ONSTAGE TGIF CONCERT
David Phillips performs the music of J. S. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. 5:30-6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Freewill offering. 982-8544.
AZA — MUSIC FROM MOROCCO!
Traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZA’s stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies and soaring, soulful vocals. 7:30 p.m., GiG Performance Space, 1808 H Second St. $22 at the door. gigsantafe.com.
“THE INSPECTOR GENERAL” See Feb. 14 entry for details.
7-9 p.m., Large Rehearsal Hall at the New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 East Alameda St. $5-$10 at the door or nmschoolforthearts.org.
“THE BIG HEARTLESS”
See Feb. 14 entry for details. 7:30 p.m., Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo De Peralta. $15-$25. 986-0847 or brownpapertickets.com.
“WE ARE HISPANIC, AMERICAN WOMEN … OK?” See Feb. 10 entry for details.
7:30 p.m., Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Ste. B. $12-$20. 4241601 or brownpapertickets. com.
“THE WINTER’S TALE”
See Feb. 14 entry for details. 7:30 p.m., Annex A, 3205 Calle Marie Ste. A. $25. theoasistheatre.com.
GETTING OUT BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: “A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE”
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi, and moves in with her sister and her husband in New Orleans. 7 p.m., Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. Free. 988-1234 or ticketssantafe.org.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Drop off the kiddos for an evening of fun activities at the museum. For ages 6-12. 5:30-9 p.m., Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. $25. Registration: 989-8359 or santafechildrensmuseum.org.
The emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 9 a.m.noon, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos. Free. 662-0460 or losalamosnature.org.
STUMP THE ASTRONOMERS!
Join a panel of astronomers in the planetarium for a fun evening. Bring your toughest astronomy-related questions and see if you can stump them. 7 p.m., Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos. Free. 662-0460 or losalamosnature.org.
BOOKS/LECTURES CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLECTIONS
Applying museum practices to your personal art collections and family heirlooms can be a great tool for protecting and preserving these special objects. Join the museum’s staff for a discussion about the different ways in which to document and care for your collection. 1:30-2:30 p.m., New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. By admission. Limit: 15 people. Registration: email Re[email protected]
“ON THE PHILICOTETES OF SOPHOCLES: THE STORY OF A SICKNESS”
In the Sophoclean tragedy named after him, Philoctetes resists an offer of healing and honor, and clings to sickness, loneliness and disgrace. In his lecture, Richard McCombs, tutor at St. John’s College, explores this diseased desire for evil and its poetic cure. 7:30 p.m., Peterson Student Center, Great Hall, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca. Free. 984-6000.
SATURDAY ONSTAGE “ED ASNER: ON STAGE AND OFF”
This full-length documentary probes Asner’s ethnic Kansas City roots, his early struggles, his inspirations and influences, his remarkable acting career, his brave political activism at personal cost, and his unflagging energy to this day as a superb performer on screen and stage. A Q&A with Ed Asner follows the screening. 1 p.m., Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave. $10. 466-5528 or jeancocteaucinema.com.
BAYS & COYNE — IRISH FIDDLE & BOUZOUKI & SONGS
Randal Bays and John Coyne bring power and passion to the traditional music of Ireland, playing the old music with an intensity not usually heard outside of a late night pub in Ireland. 7:30 p.m., GiG Performance Space, 1808 H Second St. $22 at the door. gigsantafe.com.
Richard Thompson, the guitarist and prolific songwriter who got started in the 1960s with Fairport Convention, performs at the Lensic on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Susan Williams and Bonnie Joseph present a lecture about two Italian gardens, Ninfa (seen here) and La Foce, in a lecture for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Thursday, Feb. 14.