Nikhil Pal Singh, associate professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University and author of the new book Race and America’s Long War, appears with journalist and author Jeremy Scahill as part of the Lannan Foundation Readings & Conversations series on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Restaurant Review

Wine and dine: Hervé

Hervé is a spacious wine bar and tasting room in the space formerly occupied by the nightclub Skylight, where you can perch on a barstool and consume a glass or sample a flight of wines produced by St. Clair Winery.

James M. Keller reviews A Far Cry (Sept. 11) and the Santa Fe Symphony (Sept. 16) at the Lensic Performing Arts Center

With Halloween drawing near, it would be tempting to view a film about Lizzie Borden as a horror movie with a crazy-eyed, axe-swinging lady coming for you in your nightmares. What writer Bryce Kass and director Craig William Macneill have created does indeed follow many tropes of the thriller genre, but we see the world through the eyes of Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny).

There’s an ominous Orwellian term for the dogs who wash out of the Guide Dogs for the Blind seeing-eye program: “Career changed.” And the odds are tough. Less than 40 percent of the 800 puppies born into the program each year make the final cut. Directors Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman (Batkid Begins) trace the process from whelping to pairing with selected blind recipients.

Food From the Radical Center is one of two new books by Gary Paul Nabhan to be published this month. The stories the book tells are based largely on initiatives Nabhan has worked on and written about in the past, such as the re-establishment of heritage turkeys and chickens, the protection and regeneration of agave plants, and the reopening of rangeland to bison herds.

In Samhara, the world-famous Nrityagram Dance Ensemble collaborates with Chitrasena Dance Company in a fusion of classical Odissi-style dance from India and Kandyan, traditional high-country dance from Sri Lanka.

We’re at a yearly pivot point. On Friday, Sept. 21, Mercury enters Libra, symbolized by a set of scales. On Saturday, the sun enters Libra and marks the fall equinox, when light and dark, yin and yang, come to a balance. We can use this equilibrium to bring our own lives into balance.

Turner Carroll and sculptor Karen Yank, in conjunction with her forthcoming book Travels with Agnes, about her relationship with painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004), present Student and Mentor, an exhibit that reflects the aesthetic relationship between Yank’s works and those of Martin, who taught the sculptor during the last 17 years of her life.

Erin Currier pays homage to well-known classical and modernist compositions but through contemporary subject matter.

The figurative works of John Tarahteeff create psychological tension in narrative paintings that tell an open-ended story.

John Briscoe’s Crush: The Triumph of California Wine (University of Nevada Press) offers a comprehensive history of how the California wine industry came into being, found its way through a couple of centuries, and proliferated into the enormous field it is today, embracing tastes and wallets that run from “Two-Buck Chuck” (a steal at $1.99 when it was introduced in 2002, if you could keep it down) to, say, an imperial (equivalent to eight bottles) of Screaming Eagle that was auctioned for a half-million dollars in 2000.

Evelyne BorenA Retrospective opens Friday, Sept. 21, with a reception and book signing at 5 p.m.

Hear ye, hear ye! The second annual Theatre Walk Santa Fe commences promptly at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, with about two dozen performances at 10 different locations every 30 minutes. 

The opening setup for Paul Weitz’s adaptation of the Ann Patchett bestseller takes place at a lavish dinner party thrown for the president of an unnamed South American country (think Peru). The after-dinner entertainment is Roxane Coss (Julianne Moore), an internationally celebrated operatic soprano (think Renée Fleming, who supplies the voice).

Two intriguing but competing events take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23: “A Mobster in the Family: Jewish Outlaws, Gangsters & Bandits”at Congregation Beit Tikva, and “Writing — It’s Mysterious: Mystery Writers Answer Your Questions” at the Santa Fe Public Library.

Arcadia, the exhibition opening Friday, Sept. 14, at the Meyer Gallery, features new oil paintings by Santa Fe-based artist Fatima Ronquillo. They have been likened to jewels, which is an apt descriptor, as they are meticulously painted in a style that is reminiscent of the European Old Masters, with nearly iridescent subjects often posing before Arcadian landscapes. 

Dom Flemons, known as the American Songster, plays old-time music from many traditions on a variety of instruments including banjo, bones, jug, and harmonica. He performs songs from his fourth album, Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), at Gig Performance Space on Sunday, Sept. 16. 

On Friday, Sept. 14, the Office of the Governor pays tribute to guitar virtuoso Bruce Dunlap, bronze sculptor Curtis Fort, ceramist Jody Naranjo, and painter Jerry West, who receive awards in the Individual Artists category. Those who are given the distinction of Major Contributors to the Arts this year include writer and activist Lucy Lippard, the Meow Wolf art collective, and Santa Fe Opera donors Dan and Ashlyn Perry. Internationally recognized glass artist Dale Chihuly receives an award in the category of Leadership in the Arts.

Whether you’re floating on the río, visiting Ghost Ranch, or relaxing and recreating on an area lake, Bode’s General Store is your proverbial one-stop shop for pretty much anything you want or need, including some good hot food. For roughly two decades, a small café tucked in a corner of the store has been filling the bellies of rafters, hikers, anglers, sightseers, and everyone in between.

At once intimate in its setting and broad in its scope, Romanian director Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts is a life-affirming story with an unlikely protagonist. 

“My name is Roger Miller, probably one of the greatest songwriters to ever live … I have written a few songs, probably eight or 900 in my professional career, and we’d like to do about 700 or 750 here tonight.” That’s a little Miller stage banter that kicks off the new various artists tribute album, King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller. It’s

This is Glenn Close’s picture. It’s a career performance, and one that’s already generating Oscar buzz for this six-time nominee who’s never landed the prize.

The 20,000-square-foot exhibit, House of Eternal Return, has been a big hit for Meow Wolf since it opened in 2016. For its major contributions to the local art scene, the artist collective receives a 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. 

Whether you get your science fiction fix from literature or film, you can’t argue that the genre has been popular in those two mediums. But what about music? The centr…

Bruce Dunlap, a guitarist with 56 years' experience who has presented more than 1,200 concerts in Santa Fe since 2000, is a recipient of the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Dale Chihuly came to Santa Fe to start a glass program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in the mid-1970s. This year, he is a recipient of the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Dan Perry, vice president of the Museum of New Mexico’s board of trustees, and his wife Ashlyn, a member of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, receive the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts for their philanthropic contributions to the Santa Fe arts community.

Two concerts benefitting the Santa Fe National Organization for Women (NOW) Action Network happen this week: Grizzly Bear at Santa Fe Brewing Company on Friday, Sept. 14, and St. Vincent and Andrew Bird at the Santa Fe Opera on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Sirena Huang performs Barber’s Violin Concerto and Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins for the Santa Fe Symphony at the Lensic on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Curtis Fort, of Tatum, New Mexico, became interested in sculpture after asking a friend in college how they were made. Fort is among the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts on Friday, Sept. 14. 

Deep old feelings and primal emotions stir as the weekend begins, whether in response to real events or just the echoes of a memory. With Venus, Jupiter, and the moon all in introspective Scorpio, we may be tempted to stuff those feelings back down again.

An exhibit of approximately 25 paintings and drawings by David Syre opens on Friday, Sept. 14, with a 5:30 p.m. reception. 

Michael Furman’s show Porsche Portraits emphasizes the dedication to fine craftsmanship, manufacturing, and precision on the part of Porsche designers. 

Kemp discusses his path to handwriting excellence in “Handwriting Lives! One Man’s Journey to an Advanced Certificate of Penmanship,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave.). He has been studying and practicing calligraphic arts for more than 30 years, focusing mainly on Engrosser’s Script — more commonly known as Copperplate — and Spencerian Handwriting.