Friday, November 27

Art Stop

Just in time for the holiday season, Gallery Hózhó in Hotel Chaco (2000 Bellamah Ave. NW) is hosting “Good Things in Small Packages” (Virtual Opening), a holiday exhibition open to all artists associated with Heritage Hotels & Resorts throughout New Mexico. Participating artists include Vanessa Bowen, Celestino Crowhill, Del Curfman, Ishkoten Dougi, Garrett Etsitty, Chaz John, Julia Lambright, Terran Last Gun, Ira Lujan, Rhett Lynch, Daniel McCoy Jr., Nathan N. Nez Jr., Jazmin Novak, Alex Peña, Jeanette Aguilar Rocha, Deborah Sipple, David Gary Suazo, Antoinette Thompso, Michael Toya, Peterson Yazzie and Sun Youn. To keep safe during the current lockdown, all items are available for sale on the gallery’s website (galleryhozho.com) starting Friday, Nov. 27. (Devin D. O’Leary).

Saturday, November 28

A Little Sparkling Cheer

There hasn’t been much to celebrate this year (OK, maybe the election), and it’s going to be a rough holiday season here in N.M. with the shutdown. The folks at Drive Thru Winter Wonderland are building a larger-than-life holiday extravaganza and trying to get us out of our funk by spreading a little cheer. Luminarias and an electric forest will light up the night Nov. 28, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021. So load up the fam and drive over to Santa Ana Star Casino. Tickets are $30 per car. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of N.M. (Tierna Unruh-Enos) 

Sunday, November 29

Book Smart

Local indie bookstore Bookworks hosts a very special online lit event with N. Scott Momaday, Earth Keeper. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday talks about his newest work, a beautifully written and poignant tribute to our little piece of planet, titled Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land. This is a ticketed webinar hosted on Zoom. In order to secure a digital spot alongside the acclaimed local author, you must purchase a copy of the book ($17.99) from Bookworks (bkwrks.com/momaday). A confirmation email will be sent to you upon purchase, and a link will be sent the day of the event at noon. The online event starts at 5pm on Nov. 29. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Dance Discussion 

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center presents Counter Narrative—Captured Culture: A Conversation with Performers on Dec. 2 from 6 to 7pm. This Zoom-based webinar consists of a virtual conversation with panelists Fernando Cellicion (Zuni), leader of the Cellicion Dance Group and traditional arts performer, and Ria Thundercloud (Sandia/HoChunk), a contemporary dance performer and educator. Among other things, the speakers are scheduled to discuss the impact of film, photography and media on their art forms and traditions from the Pueblos. To RSVP for this discussion, fill out the registration form at bit.ly/32ZMMKR. While this is a free event, there is a $5 suggested donation. You can donate at renewalstartshere.org. (Devin D. O’Leary)