Tidbits: Santa Fe, Mexico and more…

The wonderful, rich yellow color of turning aspens on the mountain east of Santa Fe is almost gone. Winter is on its way, though you wouldn’t know it from the weathe: it’s been sunny and warm. A delightful fall! Santa Fe is still packed with tourists, but soon it will quiet down. The low-season is a great time to visit as there are lodging deals to be found.

Tidbits is a bit late this week. We have a great excuse. We leave for San Miguel de Allende on Friday morning. We’ve been busy tying up some loose ends before we leave. But here it is.

M.A.M.A.'s, photo Steve Collins

M.A.M.A.’s, photo/Steve Collins

 Santa Fe dining

We discovered M.A.M.A.S. last week. This funky take-out joint sitting on Rufina Street is so far off the beaten path you have to know it’s there to find it. The brain-child of New Jersey native Mark Friedman opened a few weeks ago. Friedman isn’t a newcomer to the local food scene. He’s has been making prepared foods sold in local markets for years. The name is an acronym for Middle-Eastern, American, ‘Mexican(ish)’ Asian and Salvadoran. Items on the concise menu include fried hot dogs (a hold-over from long ago Jersey days), a classic Italian hero; chicken shawarma; Burmese Crunchy Ginger Salad, pupusas and a perfectly-fried falafel. M.A.M.A.S is open for lunch weekdays. Friedman may expand to breakfast in the near future.

'Los Muertos' Day of the Dead Art Show & Celebration, courtesy Los Muertos Fine Art Works

‘Los Muertos’ Day of the Dead Art Show & Celebration, photo/courtesy Los Muertos Fine Art Works

 Santa Fe Art

Los Muertos Fine Art Works is holding the ‘Los Muertos’ Day of the Dead Art Show & Celebration on Saturday, November 1st from 2 to 8pm at the La Fontana Flamenco Studio in Santa Fe Plaza Mercado. It will be an afternoon and evening filled with art, live performances, refreshments, raffle prizes and a lot of fun.

Marigold Arts opens Folk Art from Around the World, an exhibition and sale of international folk art and textiles at their Canyon Road gallery on Friday, November 7th from 5 to 7pm. The show features a selection of works from the Middle East and Northern Africa, as well as works by Native American and New Mexican artists. The show runs through Thursday, November 20th.

Santa Fe Museum news

Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past, an exhibit of handmade Christmas cards, opens at the New Mexico History Museum on Friday, November 7th from 5 to 7pm. There will be a reception, a gallery walk, and book signing of the companion book by co-curators Tom Leech and Jean Moss. The exhibition, which features around 100 cards by Gustave Baumann and some of the greatest Santa Fe artists of the 20th century, runs through until March 29th, 2015. Admission to the opening night is free; otherwise museum admission fees apply.

Santa Fe Theater

Performance Santa Fe presents Globe Theatre on Tour’s King Lear on Thursday, October 30th at 7:30pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Santa Fe is the Globe’s only stop in the Southwestern United States and done in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birthday. JThe cast includes Joseph Marcell playing King Lear King Lear, with Gwendolen Chatfield, Shanaya Rafaat, and Daniel Pirrie. Tickets, from $27 to $100, are available the Lensic box office or at Tickets Santa Fe. Student, teacher, and group discounts are also available.

Santa Fe Music

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra presents Transfigured Night at the St. Francis Auditorium in New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, November 8th at 4pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3pm. The orchestra will be accompanied by mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski and conducted by Thomas O’Connor in a feast of fin-de-siècle Viennese music. Tickets, from $20 to $65, are available online, at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office (505 988-4640), or at Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic Performing Arts Center (505 988-1234). Discounts for students, teachers, groups, and families are available only through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office.

Tickets to both King Lear and the Santa Fe Pro Musica are also available online at Tickets Santa Fe.

That’s it for this week. Tidbits will return the first Tuesday in November. ¡Hasta Luego! You can follow our Mexican adventure on Twitter and Facebook.

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2 Responses to “Tidbits: Santa Fe, Mexico and more…”

  1. Catherine
    October 19, 2014 at 3:27 am #

    MAMAS sounds great – I would love to try their fried hot dogs!

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