Santa Fe Tidbits: dining, music and more

Balloon Fiesta is over and the season is slowing down in Santa Fe. It’s the perfect time for a visit. Days cooling off and it gets chilly the minute the sun goes down. You can see patches of yellow on the mountains as the aspens turn color and there’s a dusting on top of Santa Fe Baldy. Here are a few Santa Fe Tidbits.

Santa Fe dining photo photo  courtesy The Beestro

The Beestro has a brick and mortar location now at 101 W. Marcy Street, photo/courtesy The Beestro

The Beestro, brain-child of Chef Greg Menke, has been delivering delicious lunches within the Paseo de Peralta loop since the fall of 2011. Now you can lunch to go at their new digs are at 101 West Marcy (they also still deliver). Call ahead and they’ll have it ready for you. While food isn’t prepared onsite (it’s done in the same commercial kitchen they’ve been using) they can turn your sandwich into a panini o the spot. Check them out. Chef Greg makes great food! For more info call 505-629-8786.

October is synonymous with beer. Here are two events for cerevisaphiles (that’s beer lovers to the rest of us):

On Wednesday, October 24th  Chef Juan Bochenski of the Anasazi Restaurant at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi teams up with Colorado’s Left Hand Brewery for their Oktoberfest Beer Dinner. It takes place during dinner service hours 5:30 to 10:00pm. The price is $50 per person for dinner and pairings. For more information or reservations call 505-988-3030.

On Thursday, October 25th, Blue Corn Brewery is holding its monthly Beer Social. Not surprisingly, the theme for the $15 per person event is Oktoberfest. John, the brew-master, is introducing two new brews for the occasion: Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ale. Chef David Sundberg is rising to the occasion with a menu offering German-inspired foods. Reservations to the Social, which takes from 6:30 to 7:30pm, can be made at 505- 438-1800

Santa Fe music photo courtesy Santa Fe Performance Exchange

Caravan of Thieves to perform at Santa Fe Sol, photo/courtesy Santa Fe Performance Exchange

Music and dance:
Santa Fe Performance Exchange presents the mix of gypsy and pop sounds that is Caravan of Thieves on Friday, October 26th at 7:30pm at Santa Fe Sol Stage and Grill at 37 Fire Place, south of town on NM 14. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.  Doors open at 6:00pm. For more info call 505-577-8015.

Santa Fe Concert Association is busy this month. On Thursday, October 25th at 7:30pm, they present the venerable Ballet Folklórico de México. The group, founded in 1952, by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, presents Mexico of yesterday and today through traditional songs and dance.

Santa Fe dance

Ballet Folklórico de México photo/courtesy Santa Fe Concert Association

The following week, they bring another respected group, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, to town. Their group’s touring arm, a string octet, will perform on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30pm. ASMF, Founded by Sir Neville Mariner in 1959, (the chamber ensemble came in 1967) says, “We are known for our polished and refined sound, with performances rooted in outstanding musicianship.” Their focus is on music from the Classical period.

Both concerts are at the Lensic Performing Art Center. Tickets are available at the Lensic box office in person or via phone or online at Tickets Santa Fe 

Arcos Dance is about to begin its 2012-2013 season. There big news is they have split into two companies, a professional touring company and a second company. Santa Feans will be the first to get a look at the professional company’s inaugural performances. They are Friday, October 26th and Saturday the 27th at 7:30pm and Sunday the 28th at 2pm. All performances are at the New Mexico Dance Institute Dance Barns. For more information or tickets, call 505- 473-7434.

Santa Fe Playhouse photo Lynn Roylance, courtesy Santa Fe Playhous

“Moon over Buffalo” at The Santa Fe Playhouse photo/Lynn Roylance, courtesy Santa Fe Playhouse

Theater and film:
The Santa Fe Playhouse, the oldest continuously running community theater west of the Mississippi, opened its 91st season last week with Moon Over Buffalo, a comedy by playwright Ken Ludwig. The play, produced on Broadway in 1995 is set in Buffalo, NY in 1953. It marked Carol Burnett’s return to the NYC stage after a 30 year hiatus. The play runs through October 28th with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket information can be found on their website.

THEATERWORK opens its 17th Season in Santa Fe on Friday, October 19th with a production of Lee Blessing’s 1985 one-act play, Eleemosynary. The play, named for a Latin word meaning “alms dispense,” follows the relationship of three generations of women. It runs through Sunday, October 28th.  Full performance information is on their website.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival starts tomorrow (Wednesday, October 17th) and runs through Sunday, October 21st. The event will showcase 80 films, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops and more. The opening film is Bless Me Ultima, based on New Mexican Rudolfo Anaya’s novel. The closing film is the made in New Mexico, Tiger Eyes, adapted from a teen novel by author, Judy Blume. The popular writer will be here for the showing. Both films make their New Mexico debut at the festival. Schedules and ticket information are on the event’s website.

Santa Fe art

“Autumn on the Chama” is one of the offerings at this year’s Eldorado artists’ fall show, photo.Jack Arnold

The enterprising artists from Eldorado are bringing their Annual Eldorado Arts and Crafts Fall Show to Santa Fe for the second year in a row. The event, their 11th, is Friday, October 26th from 3 to 7pm and Saturday, October 27th from 9am to 5pm at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail. The work on sale, from more than sixty artists, includes painting, jewelry, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, fiber art, wearable art, folk art, and more. A full listing of participating artists can be found on their website.

That’s it for another edition of Tidbits. As always, if you have any Santa Fe happenings to share, let us know.


One Response to “Santa Fe Tidbits: dining, music and more”

  1. City of Santa Fe
    October 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

    The fall season is full of fun-filled events and great places to eat in Santa Fe. There’s no better time to plan a trip than now!

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