Eva Schloss, Holocaust survivor and stepsister to Anne Frank, will be at the Lensic, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Presented by Santa Fe Jewish Center-Chabad. For details about sponsorship and VIP reception, go to santafejcc.com.

Two cultures, one identity: Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen fully embraces her Taiwanese heritage and adopted American identity, and seamlessly blends those cultures in her life’s work, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. See A Quest for Freedom, Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio, at the Lensic 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Mampuku is a Japanese izakaya and ramen establishment in a tucked-away corner of the Cerrillos corridor that opened earlier this fall. 

The astral winds are about to change. Mercury, retrograde for the last few weeks, turns direct at the end of the week just in time for us to get our Thanksgiving and holiday plans in place.

The Northern New Mexico choral group Coro de Cámara presents Stormy Weather: The Life & Times of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday & Sarah Vaughan, an evening of jazz inspired by famous chanteuses, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Paradiso. 

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All the latest news from the Santa Fe arts scene

The zero-waste festival runs from Friday, Nov. 15, to Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and includes artisans selling clothing, bags, ornaments, sculptures, and other art made from recycled materials. The fashion show is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15.

In a culture that idolizes youth, where “anti-aging” products are sold in every grocery store and magazines are steeped in images of narrowly defined beauty, Anne Noggle’s portraits of middle-age and elderly women may elicit an uncomfortable, visceral response. Flight of Spirit: The Photographs of Anne Noggle, a book launch, will include a presentation and signing with author Martha Strawn and art critic Lucy Lippard at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Obscura Gallery. 

Rocker Melissa Etheridge plays the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9; doors open for 21+ show at 7 p.m.

Sagche’s is much more than a coffee shop. The wall-mounted menu offers a number of free-ranging breakfast and lunch choices. And if you crave enchiladas at 7 a.m. or have an urge for waffles at 2 p.m., you can have them — along with more than 40 other possibilities on the all-day, every-day menu.

It could be hard to stay on target this week. It will help to check our priorities, make sure our short-term goals are clear, and focus on the top of our to-do lists.

What is there left to say about a new John Grisham novel? Maybe only that Grisham has done it again. The main character here is a so-called “innocence lawyer,” a workaholic attorney-turned-Episcopal-priest named Cullen Post.

Taos and Beyond: The Art and Odyssey of Hans Paap features his sensitive portraits of Native peoples and landscapes of the Southwest. It opens with a 1 p.m. reception on Saturday, Nov. 9 and continues through Dec. 6 at Nedra Matteucci Galleries. 

Director Jacqui Fifer and producer Tom Cronin will be on hand for an audience Q&A after the 5:15 p.m. screening of The Portal on Sunday, Nov. 10 at The Screen. 

San Fermin has grown into a nine-piece indie-pop outfit with layers of percussion, brass, violin, and lead vocalists Allen Tate and Karlie Bruce. They’ll play Meow Wolf on Sunday, Nov. 10; doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. 

As he grows older, Pedro Almodóvar seems to be growing more reflective. Pain and Glory is not strictly autobiographical, but it is strewn with deeply personal bread crumbs to lead us through significant passages of the great director’s life.

Mary K Pop, the third episode of The Love that Would Not Die, premieres at the Jean Cocteau Cinema (418 Montezuma Ave.), at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. If you’re not caught up on the story, not to worry: the first two episodes are also part of the night’s events. Subsequent screenings of Mary K Pop continue through Dec. 8.

Professor Gregg Turner has gotten the green light to teach an actual college class for New Mexico Highlands University called A History of Punk Rock, in the spring semester.

Hear Beethoven’s early, lighthearted Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Op. 25), Mozart’s late, autumnal Clarinet Quintet, and Sibelius’ autobiographical septet En Saga, as well as Zhou Tian’s 2015 Viaje (Journey) for flute and string quartet when Santa Fe Symphony plays at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 at St. Francis Auditorium. 

Strange Bedfellows is a monthlong series of performances that take place on a king-size bed inside the Ellsworth Gallery, which is outfitted to look like a bedroom. Transgender artist and improvisational comedian Quinn Fontaine performs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. 

Ghosts and ghouls from the past don’t go away just because Halloween has come and gone. Thoughtful Mercury retrogrades in haunting Scorpio until Nov. 20 and stirs up memories, maudlin thoughts, and old grudges while also churning up sludge in the news. 

The Benchwarmers playwrighting contest is held annually by Santa Fe Playhouse. The plays are between five and 10 minutes long and revolve in some way around a bench, which is usually the only set piece.

One of Santa Fe’s favorite burger joints is back. Plus, other news from the local restaurant scene.

Jojo is an only child whose father, he thinks, is off fighting the war for Germany. He lives with his mother, Rosie, in a modest, two-story home in a middle-class section of Berlin. 

Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun had its world premiere at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera. At a running time of about 80 minutes, Sweet Potato felt about 15 or 20 minutes too long.

Judy Collins plays at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Jim Costanzo read from Wall Street in Black & White: Fotos and Text of an Occupier (Autonomedia), at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at op.cit. books. An exhibition of the same name opens with a 4 p.m. reception on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Freeform Art Space. Costanzo gives a second reading at 5:30 p.m. during the reception. 

The Dixon Studio Tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3. A downloadable studio map is available at dixonarts.org. 

The photos in the book Of Infinite Space: the Photography of David Loughridge (Meow Wolf Press, $50) memorialize the untimely passing of one of Meow Wolf’s early members while showcasing a selection of his photography from a vast archive.

A man wearing a ski mask robs a bank, dispassionately kills two clerks, and is quickly captured. He claims he was acting alone, but witnesses report that he seemed to be in some kind of trance, and a suspicion emerges that he was acting under hypnotic suggestion. 

America is a death-phobic culture, Fein says, and people don’t want to talk about this sort of thing. But after five decades of active communication with the other side, she’s tired of hiding what she knows to be true. So she’s written a book. 

Did you ever notice that a traditional three-line haiku, when centered on the page, is vaguely disc-shaped, like a flying saucer? You can bet that multimedia artist Allan Graham noticed. Graham, who died on Feb. 28 at age 76, worked with words and letters in many of his projects and had a keen eye for seeing words as shapes. A memorial exhibition of Graham’s work opens at 5. Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 26.