Santa Fe Tidbits: Spring has almost sprung

It seems like we go into Daylight Savings Time earlier and earlier each year. The old “spring ahead” isn’t true anymore. We changed the clocks with snow flurrying down. But, I do love the extra light at the end of the day.

If you live in Santa Fe or have visited here, you probably know the pink Moorish building at the intersection of Paseo de Peralta and Bishop’s Lodge Road. The Scottish Rite Temple has stood watch over that corner for over 100 years. The fate of this kitschy building is up in the air. The local Masonic Lodge, which owns it, can’t afford the high cost of maintenance so it may be going up for sale.  Attention hoteliers: save this old landmark. It would make a great boutique hotel!

Santa Fe landmarks

Scottish Rite Temple, photo/Steve Collins

Santa Fe just got a bit more accessible. Great Lakes Airlines will be adding flights between Santa Fe Municipal Airport and Phoenix, AZ. They already provide service to and from Santa Fe to both Denver, Colorado and Clovis, New Mexico.

Santa Fe dining:
Happy 18th anniversary to 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar. Here’s to another 18!

Santa Fe art

Beals & Abbate Fine Art creatively promoting art in Santa Fe, photo/Steve Collins

Santa Fe art:
Bobby Beals, of Beals & Abbate Fine Art is the P. T. Barnum of Santa Fe art. He is constantly coming up with creative ways to promote art in Santa Fe. Last summer he was one of the forces behind The Hour Has Arrived, a street art mural project held in conjunction with the 2012 Indian Market as well as other innovative ways of showcasing art around the city. He’s also branching out into other cities such as Scottsdale where he’s involved with the Artists in Residence program at the Camelback Resort. He and a few other local galleries are partnering with Santa Fe’s Eldorado Hotel  and Spa to bring art to the hotel’s public areas. On Thursday, March 21st B & A artist Sara Shawger, will be on hand for an opening reception at the hotel between 4:30 and 6:30pm.

Santa Fe music:
We’re trying a new format this week for the music section. We plan to switch to this format for most events in the near future. It’s easier to read and easier for us to put together. Hope you like it!

Unless otherwise noted, tickets to all concerts are available at The Lensic Performing Center box office or online at Tickets Santa Fe.

Who:  Santa Fe Pro Musica
 Baroque Holy Week featuring Deborah Domanski, mezzo-soprano; Brian Shaw, trumpet with the Santa Fe Pro Music Baroque Ensemble
When: Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm, Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 30 at 6pm
Where:  Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

Santa Fer music

Tuku and the Black Spirits, photo/courtesy The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Who: The Lensic Performing Arts Center
World Music: Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
When: Thursday, March 28th at 7pm
Where: The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $20-$40

Who: GIG Performance Space
 Folk/pop musician, Donald Rubinstein, known for his improvisatory excursions into the avant jazz and classical idioms
When: Saturday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Where: GIG Performance Space, 1808 Second Street
Tickets: $20 at the door

Who: The Santa Fe Symphony
What: Faure’s Requiem with soloists Kathlene Ritch, Soprano and Tim Willson, Baritone
Thursday, April 4th at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
Where: Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Tickets: Pay what you can at the door

Who: The Lensic Performing Arts Center
What: Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid—A Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie
When: Thursday, April 4th at 7:30pm
Where:  The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $20-$45

Pianist Richard Goode

Who:  Santa Fe Concert Association
Pianist, Richard Goode
When:  Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30pm
Where: The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street
Tickets: $20-$75 (half price tickets for students are available directly from SFCA)

Tony Furtado

Who: Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Versatile musician and singer/songwriter, Tony Furtado, known for his multi-instrumental virtuosity
When:  Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm
Where:  The Music Room at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail
Tickets:  $15 advance online or $20 at the door.  On the day of event, box office and doors open at 7:00pm.

That’s it for this week’s Tidbits. If you have any Santa Fe news to share, let us know.


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