Mini-bits: Santa Fe in March

It’s still spring-like in Santa Fe. It’s perfect for heading outdoors to hike, bike or just sit sipping your favorite drink.

Santa Fe food and brew

Santa Fe Reataurant Week began Sunday and runs through Sunday, March 2nd. It’s a great time to get out and dine!

Brewing, photo/courtesy Santa Fe Brewing Company

Brewing at the Santa Fe Brewing Company, photo/courtesy Santa Fe Brewing Company

Anthony Smith, the London-born Executive Chef  the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, will begin the process of brewing his own specialty ale as a guest brewer at Santa Fe Brewing Company on Saturday, March 1st. He’ll start brewing early that morning. The public is invited to come at noon to watch the process. This unofficial launch will be celebrated with a cookout featuring Smith’s Green Chile Cheese Kobe Sliders, bratwurst and other BBQ favorites. Smith will also be serving the first keg of his Chefster’s Ale, an English-style bitter ale. He started brewing this shortly after arriving in the US over 20 years ago when he couldn’t find one to his liking. The ale will be “officially” introduced at the Small Brew Batch Dinner that will be held at the hotel’s Agave Lounge on April 24th. Call the hotel for more information on the dinner.

Santa Fe art and museums

“Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art”  at Site Santa Fe photo/courtesy SITE Santa Fe

“Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art” at Site Santa Fe photo/courtesy SITE Santa Fe

SITE Santa Fe is continues their Tuesday evening series Digest This, presented in conjunction with their current exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.  March 11th brings Coffee & Etiquette. Tai Ayers of Ohori’s Coffee Roasters and Bizia Greene from Etiquette School of Santa Fe are the presenters.  All the talks, held at SITE, are $10 each. Tickets are available online or call by calling SITE at (505) 989-1199.

Two decorated pots and a bowl, photo/Blair Clark, courtesy New Mexico History Museum

Two decorated pots and a bowl, photo/Blair Clark, courtesy New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum’s popular exhibit, Cowboys Real and Imagined, has two weekends of great events before closing on Sunday, March 16th. On Sunday, March 9th, Cowboy Hoedown will take place from 1 to 4pm. From 2 to 4pm there will be dancing in the lobby to the live sounds of Holy Water and Whiskey, an Albuquerque Cowboy and bluegrass group. There will be craft activities for the young ‘uns and more. On the exhibition’s last day they present Billy the Kid in the Movies, a talk with film clips presented by historian and author Baldwin G. Burr, at 2pm. Both events are free with to the museum admission. As always, museum admission on Sundays are free for NM residents.

Santa Fe Music

The Santa Fe Concert Association presents another evening in its series, Notes on Music, on Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30pm at Temple Beth Shalom. SFCA Executive and Artistic Director Joseph Illick will speak about and offer music from composer Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets, $20 for general admission, with, are available at both the SFCA and Lensic box offices and online at Tickets Santa Fe,  Discounted tickets for students, teachers, and groups are available directly from SFCA at (505) 984.8759.

That’s it for now, see you next week. ¡Hasta Luego!



2 Responses to “Mini-bits: Santa Fe in March”

  1. Agness
    February 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    Museums are definitely my thing! Santa Fe has a lot to offer when it comes to exploring galleries, churches, museums and local galleries and I like it a lot :)!

    • Billie Frank
      February 27, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      I think Santa Fe must have more museums and galleries per capita than any other place in the world.

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