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Thursday, December 10

A Monumental Topic

Located on the ancestral lands of Pueblo, Navajo and Apache peoples, the School for Advanced Research and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, have joined forces to present a virtual program aimed at addressing the ongoing removal of historical markers and monuments, and what these removals—or attempts to remove—mean to our culture. Messages + Monuments: Perspectives on Collective Memories is a free, virtual program taking place Dec. 10 at 10:30am. Hosted online, the format encourages community participation and discussion through a facilitated Q&A with the panel. To register go to sarweb.org/event/messages-monuments-perspectives-on-collective-memories. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Friday, December 11

Walk It Off

Albuquerque Downtown Grower’s Market and ABQartwalk present the Luminaria Artisan Market on Dec. 11 from 5 to 8pm. Artists will set up outside Boese Brothers Brewing (601 Gold Ave. SW), vending a wide range of food, art and crafts. Be sure to stop into Boese Bros. afterward and warm up with a drink. bit.ly/3opIYei (Devin D. O’Leary)

Saturday, December 12

A Very Merry Un-Xmas

This year has been a weird one all right, so OT Circus and Lust For Dead Oddities are encouraging people to embrace the darkness with A Wonderfully Weird Un X-Mas Show. On Dec. 12 from 5 to 8pm, you can peruse some moody, dark, beautiful and strangely artful creations for yourself or for your loved ones. Local creators Curious Goatworks, Lust for Dead and godsprosyko are on hand, contributing to the non-Christmas vibe inside the OT Circus Gallery (709 Central Ave NW). This is a COVID-safe event and only five (masked) guests are allowed inside at any one time. bit.ly/3qvAtjJ (Devin D. O’Leary)

Saturday, December 12

The Nutcracker Rocks

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Albuquerque’s venerable Keshet Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with a weeklong string of virtual workshops, lectures and screenings centering on Shira Greenberg’s Nutcracker on the Rocks, a Keshet classic that ran every Christmas for 20 years. On Saturday, December 12 from 6:30 to 8:30pm dance fans are invited to Nutcracker on the Rocks: A Reflection. Join up on Zoom to watch the 2004 recording of this beloved show, along with fun stories from alumni cast and crew, never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage from the early years and more. A Q&A discussion with the cast and crew follows. You must secure a ticket to get the Zoom link. Tickets (bit.ly/3gfiPvJ) are on a suggested donation basis and have several levels (free, $5, $10, $50). To check out Keshet’s other Nutcracker virtual events, go to keshetarts.org/calendar-of-events. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Monday, December 14

Gun Play

Santa Fe’s Almost Adults Productions is co-producing, along with the Santa Fe Playhouse and Young Playwrights Project, a dramatic theatrical program whose mission is to raise awareness​ and end gun violence across the nation. The short dramas in #Enough—A Program of Short Plays to End Gun Violence were written by teen playwrights and will be performed simultaneously by theater companies across the nation. To watch this free event, go to the Santa Fe Playhouse YouTube channel (bit.ly/2JEzKft) on Dec. 14 from 5 to 6:30pm. (Devin D. O’Leary) [ ]