Tidbits: Santa Fe food, music, theater and more…

This past weekend, Santa Fe was hopping. A lot of people were here for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and some brought their vintage Porsche 356s to show off to fellow-owners and people on the street.

Cruisin' Canyon Road on a Friday night, photo Steve Collins

Cruisin’ Canyon Road on a Friday night, photo/Steve Collins

Speaking of streets, according to USA Today readers, historic Canyon Road, home to over half the over 200 art galleries in town as well as shops and restaurants, is the #2 iconic street in the USA.  We sure love it! Best place to be on a Friday evening in summer or when there’s a new show opening.

Dr. Field Goods Kitchen, photo Steve Collins

Dr. Field Goods Kitchen, photo Steve Collins

One afternoon in August, we decided it was time to try the brick and mortar location that former food truck, Dr. Field Goods Kitchen (2860 Cerillos Road) had morphed into. We encountered two-woman crew from the Italian travel TV show QB (short for “Quanto Bene” which I think translates to “How Good”). They were here as part of a shoot they were doing around Santa Fe and Taos. We missed filming in the dining room- our neighboring table is in the clip- but were able to see some shooting in the kitchen and talk to the show’s host, Natascha Lusenti, a bit. Here’s a clip the show. If you speak Italian, you’ll know what they’ve saying; otherwise, enjoy the excellent photography and beautiful Santa Fe.

Guess who was at Casa Chimayo Restaurant, courtesy Casa Chimayo Restaurant

Do you recognize this car outside Casa Chimayo Restaurant? photo/courtesy Casa Chimayo Restaurant

Santa Fe food news:
Diners Drive-ins and Dives was at Santa Fe’s Casa Chimayo in September filming an episode segment. The show will air on the Food Network on Monday, October 21st at 8pm MDT. The following Monday, the restaurant is throwing a viewing party at the restaurant (409 West Water Street) from 8 to 10pm and you’re invited. Space is limited so call (505) 428-0391 to RSVP. They’ll be offering free refreshments and a cash bar is available.

A new food truck is planning to open at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta at the spot where Le Pod used to serve up wonderful, authentic French crepes. We’ll keep you updated.

Conductor David Felberg, courtesy Santa Fe Symphony

Conductor David Felberg, photo/courtesy Santa Fe Symphony

Santa Fe music:
The Santa Fe Symphony,  in conjunction with the Santa Fe Institute,  presents Voyages of Discovery IV, a unique symphony of science on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30pm at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. David Felberg will conduct the orchestra.  According to the press release, the event featuring mathematician Dr. Cris Moore, the program will take the audience on “a mind-expanding journey, from the rhythms of molecules and planets to the harmonies of dolphins and the dissonances of the ‘devil’s interval,’ from the music of Bach to the themes from Harry Potter and Mission Impossible, from the earliest bone flutes 40,000 years ago to the soundtracks of modern cinema. Tickets $22 to $76 are available through The Lensic or at The Symphony Box Office (505 983-1414) or online at Tickets Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe Performance Exchange and SW Roots Music present country singers Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst on Sunday, October 20th at 7:30pm at Gig Performance Space (1808 Second Street). Advance tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.

“I Hate Hamlet” at the Santa Fe Playhouse, courtesy Santa Fe Playhouse

“I Hate Hamlet” at the Santa Fe Playhouse,photo/ courtesy Santa Fe Playhouse

Santa Fe Theater:
Paul Rudnick play I Hate Hamlet opened at the Santa Fe Playhouse on Friday, October 11th. The comedy, directed by Robert Nott, stars Jonathan Richards as the ghost of John Barrymore.  The other actors appearing are Matt Sanford, Ann Roylance, Erin O’Shaughnessy, Kev Smith, and Lynn Goodwin. There are performances Thursday through Sunday until Sunday, October 27th. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, students, and teachers.  Reservations may be made online or by calling the box office at (505) 988-4262.

Dan Friedman , Vanessa Valles y Rios and Jonathan Dixon in “Molly Sweeney”, courtesy Theaterwork

Dan Friedman , Vanessa Valles y Rios and Jonathan Dixon in “Molly Sweeney”, photo/courtesy Theaterwork

Theaterwork presents Brian Friel’s  drama Molly Sweeney at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club Club (1616 Old Pecos Trail) on  Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th at 7pm and on Sunday, October 27th at 2pm. The play, featuring Vanessa Valles y Rios, Jonathan Dixon; Mr. Rice amd Dan Friedman is directed by David Olson. It explores the life of a woman, blind since infancy, who undergoes surgery to have her sight restored. It explores her life before and after surgery and interweaves her story with that of her once-famous eye surgeon’s. For more information, check out Theaterwork’s website.

Santa Fe misc:
The Lensic Performing Arts Center presents Lions, Elephants & Giants: Trials, Tragedies, Triumphs, an evening with National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols, on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm. Nichols will talk about his work and also sign copies of his latest book, Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants. Tickets, $15 to $25 (and $75 if you want a signed copy of the book) are available at the Lensic box office or online at Tickets Santa Fe. Proceeds from this event will go to both the African Parks Foundation and education programs at the Lensic.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next Tuesday with more Santa Fe Tidbits. If you want to read more about Santa Fe, subscribe to our monthly newsletter (out today). We’re offering subscribers an early-bird discount on our 2014 calendar. Sign up today!


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