The Once and Future Child: A Photographic History of Childhood in New Mexico, presented by Searchlight New Mexico, has an opening reception at El Zaguán at the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The exhibit runs through Nov. 1 

A Contemporary Look at Childhood in New Mexico, presented by the New Mexico chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Edition ONE Gallery, has a reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 19; the exhibit runs through Oct. 31.

It’s time for the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcasts. This year’s series, sponsored locally by the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Opera, consists of 10 live broadcasts that begin at 11 a.m. Each opera also gets an evening encore screening, which is not always on the same day as the live broadcast.

Sassella opened in July in a lovely territorial brick house adjacent to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Previously home to the O’Keeffe Café, Georgia, and Maize, the newest restaurant in residence is named for a small village in northern Italy. Sassella promises a classic high-end Italian dining experience under the culinary direction of chef Cristian Pontiggia, an alumnus of the Four Seasons hotel in London and Osteria d’Assisi in downtown Santa Fe and El Nido in Tesuque.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival offers panel discussions with industry professionals and other educational offerings. All are held at Form & Concept Gallery, and admission is free. 

Blue World might first seem like a light-touch aberration from the work John Coltrane was doing in the consequential year of 1964. But these performances are, in fact, deeply entrenched in Coltrane’s moment.

Fiesta Fela 2019 features music, drumming, and dancing by groups from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and West Africa, as well as food vendors and an arts-and-crafts tent for kids. Fiesta Fela is 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Railyard Park.

The natural world unites the poetry of three Santa Fe scribes, all of whom have recently published new books. Renny Golden, Barbara Rockman, and John Macker read from their work at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Teatro Paraguas. 

“Brooklyn has become both a product and a brand,” Thomas J. Campanella writes. “That brand has now spread around the world.”

A full moon in Aries can bring a hot and cold weekend: We can light sparks with one another, fire up the revolution, or just get a little hot under the collar. 

Early this year, Alien Space Kitchen self-released The Golden Age of Climate Change: The ASK EP Project, Volume 1, a 7-song burst of joy concerning the pending last gasp of human history. I enjoyed that EP but took the group’s plan to release a new CD every three months with a grain — no, actually a pillar — of salt.

In his latest book, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Potential (Harmony Books), Chopra wants to demonstrate that we are not merely the roles we play. We are (or can be) part of a cosmic consciousness that transcends physical reality.

Moros y Cristianos, a pageant with roots in Spain, is one of many folk traditions of New Mexico included in Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, which opens at the museum on Sunday, Oct. 6, and remains on view through March 7, 2021.

Whether you’re planning to stand on the field during the Glowdeo or watch the Mass Ascension from the rooftop or balcony of your hotel, the pageantry of the International Balloon Fiesta is singular and captivating. The Duke City offers a wide variety of options for delicious off-the-field nosh, from classic New Mexican to Vietnamese. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite spots.

Serenata of Santa Fe billed its Sept. 28 concert, Latin Sunset, as a “special” event, without explaining why. It turned out that it wasn’t just the unusual appearance …

“You think when you’ve played with someone for over 25 years that you would get used to it,” bassist Christian McBride says about the veteran jazz pianist Chick Corea. “But playing with Chick I never cease to be amazed, and I’m still starstruck.” McBride and drummer Brian Blade join Corea for a performance at the Lensic.

The Canadian icon has always been a politically engaged musician, focusing on First Nations and Native American issues, ecology, and anti-violence. She plays a fundraiser concert for Indigenous Solutions, Tewa Women United, and the Friendship.

Art News

Art News

The latest news from the Santa Fe arts scene. Writer Suzan Shown Harjo honored for lifetime achievement at Washington, D.C., symposium; Santa Fe Opera Orchestra appoints new musicians; Fulcrum Fund awards $60,000 to local artists; local journalist wins Rabkin Foundation award; and Santa Fe Independent Film Festival adds new board members.

    Accountability is the name of the game this week. Both Saturn and Pluto recently turned direct after long retrogrades, which brought new theories, plots, and machinations out into the open. The planets ask us to take stock of our responsibilities and hold people accountable for theirs.

    The farmland of South Africa’s Free State region is a remote, stark, and (you might be tempted to say) a godforsaken place. But you would be at odds with the devout, churchgoing Afrikaners who inhabit and work these lands.

    More than most, this review must come with a warning label: This movie is not for everybody. If you shell out your hard-earned money and then sit for almost an hour and twenty minutes and discover that not much happens, don’t come whining to me.

    Following two deeply damaged siblings, each lacking a place in the world, Justin Chon’s Ms. Purple seems named not for a character but for a state of mind that’s been a long time brewing.

    New Mexicans are fated to hear Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 this fall. It was on the Santa Fe Symphony’s season-opening concert and it returns on the New Mexico Philharmonic’s Tchaikovsky Times Two.

    Drummer and composer Allison Miller played with singers Natalie Merchant and Brandi Carlile, alt-folkie Ani DiFranco, and funkmeister Dr. Lonnie Smith before getting together with violinist and composer Jenny Scheinman a few years ago. They lead their Parlour Game quartet at Gig Performance Space.

    Is anything more New Mexico than Al Hurricane Jr. singing his classic “La Fiesta de Santa Fe”? The godson of New Mexico music gets feet moving and fingers snapping at a benefit concert for San Isidro Catholic Church.

    Under the careful guidance of entomologist, artist, and Hollywood bug wrangler Steven Kutcher, six-legged insects, eight-legged arachnids, and other creatures craft abstract compositions. Kutcher makes appearances at Calliope in Madrid, New Mexico, to demonstrate the process.

    For Son Volt’s newest release, Union, lead singer Jay Farrar has penned an album of protest songs. As it did in the 1990s, Son Volt still embraces an alt-country sound — which straddles interesting political and philosophical lines in 2019.

    Gruet Winery this September marked the 30th anniversary of the release of its sparkling wines. The Albuquerque-based winery released its first two sparkling wines in 1989. To mark the anniversary, Gruet released two limited-edition sparkling wines. More food news here.

    From the hysterical levels of overpraise, concern-trolling, and general hype that have greeted Joker, casual observers might assume that it’s either genius, right-wing propaganda, or some diabolically potent combination thereof. The truth is, it’s just a movie — a fine movie, not a great movie, a movie that will please the specific subculture of fans it aims to service.

    At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, Elizabeth Kolbert joins New Mexico environmental journalist Laura Paskus for a discussion about The Sixth Extinction at KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque. After the talk, ticket holders are invited to visit the gallery for a reception where Kolbert will be signing copies of her book.