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Tidbits: Santa Fe art, music dining and more

It’s been unseasonably warm this week. Trees are starting to change color up on the mountain and fall officially arrives in 12 days. Tell that to Mother Nature.

Winner Chef John Chavez of Real Burger photo Steve Collins

Winner Chef John Chavez (left)  of Real Burger with Cynthia Delgado and Mayor Coss, photo/Steve Collins

Santa Fe Food:

It’s official. There’s a winner for the first annual Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown.; John Chavez of Real Burger.  That’s the opinion of a panel of food-savvy judges from around the country. The people have also spoken.  Cowgirl won the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Each person who bought a ticket to the event got to vote for their favorite. Winners got a certificate and bragging rights for a year. Who makes your favorite green chile cheeseburger in town? Leave a comment in our comment section below. We want to know!

Santa Fe Music:

The Santa Fe Concert Association presents the Finckel, Setzer, Han Trio at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Monday, September 16th at 7:30pm. The group features cellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Wu Han. They will perform Beethoven’s Trio in G Major and Shostakovich’s Trio in E minor, and ending with Dvořák’s Trio in E minor.  Tickets, $20, $35, $55, and $75, are available at the Santa Fe Concert Association office (505-984-8759), at the Lensic box office or online at Tickets Santa Fe. Discounted tickets for students, teachers, and groups are available directly through SFCA.

Flutist Linda Marianiello and organist Maxine Thévenot  will play the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Händel in a recital. The concert, part of the TGIF concert series, will take place at the First Presbyterian Church (208 Grant Avenue) on Friday, September 20th, at 5:30pm.  The event is free, donations are welcomed.

High Road Art Tour: Cantina Y La Iglesia a los Contrabandistas que Cruzan Trish Booth, photo Barry Norris Studio El Prado NM

High Road Art Tour Trish Booth’s “Cantina Y La Iglesia a los Contrabandistas que Cruzan” photo/ Barry Norris Studio, El Prado, NM, courtesy High Road Art Tour

Santa Fe art:
The 16th annual High Road Art Tour will be held on the last two weekends of September  (Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd , and Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. Tour times on both weekends are from 10am to 5pm. Over 60 studios from Chimayó to Vadito, (where 518 turns west toward Taos) open their doors to visitors. Besides art, there’s a bounty of traditional fall foods offered along the way. A wide range of traditional and contemporary art forms are included in the tour, from pottery and weaving, to retablos, paintings, sculpture, photography, and jewelry, among others. Complete information can be found on their website.

Display at Than Povi photo Steve Collins

Than Povi Gallery will hole the opening reception for the Pojoaque River Art Tour, photo/ Steve Collins

The 20th annual Pojoaque River Art Tour takes place on Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd from 10am to 5pm both days. There will also be an anniversary celebration at the Than Povi Gallery (exit 176 from WU 84/285), adjacent to Gabriel’s Reataurant, on Friday, September 20th from 5 to 8pm. The gallery owned by San Ildefonso Pueblo members, Elmer and Deborah Torres and originally on the Pueblo, opened last year.  The tour encompasses  a wide area with studio in the Pueblo of Pojoaque, Nambe, State Highway 503, along County Road 84 (parallels Hwy 502 to Los Alamos) and through the traditional communities of Pojoaque, Jacona, Jaconita and El Rancho. Last year we went on the tour and discovered County Road 84. That alone was worth the trip

Santa Fe Misc:

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe will present El Otro Chile an event combining film and art. The event, which coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Wednesday, September 18th through Monday, October 14th at El Museo Cultural with an opening reception on the 18th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Films, all shown at 7:30 are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30. Admission is $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. For additional information, Maria Martinez at 505-992-0591.

Virgil Trujillo handing the rope to his son Ventura Trujillo photo Gene Peach.

Virgil Trujillo handing the rope to his son, Ventura Trujillo, Age 14, photo Gene Peach. courtesy New Mexico History Museum

The NM History Museum will present a talk, From Vaqueros to Rancheros: Hispanic Heritage on the Range, on Sunday, September 22nd at 2p in the museum’s auditorium.  Abiquiu rancher Virgil Trujillo and his father, Floyd Trujillo, will talk about their traditions, and share stories and songs about their lives.  The event is free with museum admission. And remember, on Sundays, New Mexico residents are admitted free at all the state museums. Children 16 and under are always admitted free of charge.

Clan Tynker fire juggling at The Renaissance Faire at El Rancho de las Golondrinas photo Steve Collins

Fire juggling at The Renaissance Faire at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, photo/Steve Collins

The Santa Fe Renaissance Fair takes place on Saturday September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd from 10am to 6pm at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. John Berkenfield, Executive Director at the living history museum says that the event, now in its sixth year, is the largest annual event both at Las Golondrinas and in Santa Fe County. ClanTynker, a local family group will be on hand to amaze and amuse. They juggle, stilt-walk, swallow swords, eat fire and more. There will be dancers and musicians and more at the fair. While there, check out the vendors and food sellers. Games and activities specifically for kids are planned. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 up) and teens from 13 to 17. Children under 13 are admitted free.

Our own knowledgeable tour guide, Steve Collins, will be doing Saturday walking tours for Santa Fe Veteran Guides, the company who runs daily tours from La Fonda Hotel. The tours leave daily at 10am and are $14 per person (cash only). The tour covers the historic downtown area. You can also book Steve for a private tour.

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That’s it for this week. See you next Tuesday.

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