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A few special events in November

Nov. 7 — BODYTRAFFIC, Lensic Performing Arts Center

Based in Los Angeles, BODYTRAFFIC is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company that envelopes audiences everywhere with its sheer joy of dance. The company's versatile and ever-growing repertory by today's most distinctive choreographic voices is inspiring, accessible, and challenging. 

Nov. 8 — Annual LUNAFEST, Santa Fe University of Art & Design

This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, humorous, and thought-provoking themes. Come show your support for Girls Inc. of Santa Fe while enjoying a fun-filled evening.

Nov. 11 — Senegal Gospel Choir

Voices, sometimes accompanied by drums, guitar and kora, rise in a local polyphony invented by Jouga, testifying to his mastery of the language but also to his profound knowledge of his country's rhythms and music traditions.

Nov. 15 — Holiday Pie Mania 2014, 1608 Pacheco St.

Watch how the professionals roll during demonstrations and free tasting at the annual Holiday Pie Mani. Local chefs will be auctioning off their gourmet creations throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from tickets, raffles and auctions will go to benefit the Food Depot of Santa Fe.

Nov. 15 — Ice Cream & Activism with Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's, Community Convention Center

Join us for an evening of ice cream — Ben is bringing enough for everyone — and enlightened business practices and activism that can and will change the course we're on, for good. 

Nov. 15 & 16 — Holiday card workshop, New Mexico History Museum

See the exhibit Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past and then come to the classroom for all-ages card-printing workshops. (Click here for more info.)

Nov. 23 — Handel's Messiah, Lensic Performing Arts Center

Nov. 27 — Ski Santa Fe: tentative opening, #100 Artist Rd

Nov. 28 — Christmas tree lighting on the plaza, Downtown historic plaza

Festivities include live entertainment, a speech from the Mayor, and a special visit from Santa Claus. The tree lighting will be around 6 p.m.

Nov. 28-30 — 11th Annual Circus Luminous, Lensic Performing Arts Center

Thanksgiving weekend tradition features local acrobats, clowns, and aerialists.

Nov. 29-30 — SWAIA Winter Indian Market, Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts

Winter Indian Market is all about community. The walls of the Santa Fe Convention Center will be adorned in world-class paintings and mixed media, tables will be laden with traditional and contemporary jewelry, pottery, weaving and sculpture, and award-winning local and national artists will be engaged with community members, young and old, collectors and neophytes alike.

Nov. 30 — Annual Winter Solstice Concerts, New Mexico Performing Arts Society

5:30 p.m., IHM Retreat Center Chapel, 50 Mt. Carmel Rd. Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat is featured, along with the four chorales that Back included in the original performance for Christmastime. The New Mexico Bach Chorale performs under the direction of Music Director Franz Vote with Nancy Brzezinski, piano and Linda Marianiello, flute. 

Saturday, Nov. 1

Vivos Entre Los Muertos

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia

Day of the Dead and 20th-anniversary celebration, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., call 505-992-0591 for details.

Sunday, Nov. 2

El Día de los Muertos Celebration of Life

Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie

Poetry, music, dance performances, drumming and dance procession, bonfire, community altar, and dinner, 4-9 p.m., $7 adults, free for kids under 12, 505-424-1601 or 505-603-7997.

Monday, Nov. 3



Tuareg-Berber musicians, 7:30 p.m., $30 and $47 in advance at holdmyticket.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan

James A. Little Theater, New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos Rd.

Performers include Suva Devi, Ustad Arba Music Group, and Katrina Ji, 7 p.m., $25; five tickets for $100, tickets available at Pomegranate Studios, 535 Cerrillos Rd, 505-986-6164, pomegranatestudio.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Valerie Plame & Sarah Lovett

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., 505-988-4226

The authors sign copies of Burned, the new book in their Vanessa Pierson thriller series, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6

Tony Hillerman Writers Conference Opening Night Celebration

The Screen, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr.

Watch clips of PBS movies adapted from Hillerman’s mysteries; discussion with producer Jamie Redford, director Chris Eyre, actor Wes Studi, and author Anne Hillerman follows the screening, 7 p.m., $25, wordharvest.com/registration.php.

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