Weekend Highlights: Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Date July 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Author Allison Peacock

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Art Markets & Galleries Culture Entertainment & Nightlife Family Festivals Outdoors & Recreation Performing Arts


 Full dome being installed by Vortex at Museum Hill in Santa Fe.  Photo by Will Wilson, July 16, 2014.

The summer solstice is past us and the days are steadily getting shorter. But don't fret, the spirit of summer fun is still alive and well in the City Different. If you are looking for ways to seize the day-off this weekend, Santa Fe’s assortment of cuisine, culture and concerts will not disappoint. From Shakespeare and art by Ai Weiwei to a world dance festival and a musical Cowgirl brunch there is plenty to do before heading back to the Monday grind. As always, if you don’t see your event listed here, please submit it.

Friday, July 18:

Experience an immersive dome-based video project by iconic artists Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally at Pull of the Moon on Museum Hill. New Mexico Arts intends to tour the fulldome event around the state, so catch it while it's still in Santa Fe, this Friday and Saturday.

For the next three weekends, the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society presents its summer production of ‘As You Like It' at Monte Del Sol Charter School. Love-sick heroes, sassy cousins and some good old-fashioned cross-dressing will remind you how silly and pleasurable love can be.

The Optical Illusionist Bizzaro combines magic and neo-vaudeville comedy antics Saturday and Sunday at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. Bizzaro’s performances usually sell out fast and he has performed everywhere from America’s Got Talent to the Travel Channel’s Extreme Conventions.

Take a Walk Through Habana, Cuba tonight at El Museo Cultural. Experience the city of Habana through videos, photos, sculptures, food and more – all created by a local Cuban couple.

Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe offers a different kind of theatrical experience at the Lensic, tonight. Discover the thrilling and passionate world of flamenco at its finest.

Saturday, July 19:

Enjoy música, arte and más at ¡Viva México! The celebration of Mexico’s culture, cuisine and crafts takes place both Saturday and Sunday at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

The CCA continues its "Auteurs" series with a screening of Robert Bresson’s intense portrait of a French priest experiencing a crisis of faith in "Diary of a Country Priest."

You voted for the best – now is your chance to celebrate with the Santa Fe Reporter and all the "Best of Santa Fe" winners with a special block party throughout the Santa Fe Railyard. Heath Concerts will present a free concert by the Top 3 local bands Bill Hearne, Broomdust Caravan and The Strange.

IAIA kicks off its Annual Writers Festival, a week of free campus readings by some of the country’s most renowned Native and non-Native writers, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and film writers.

Get in the old-fashioned melodramatic spirit of cheering, booing and throwing marshmallows at this weekend’s performance of ‘Stop That Train Before Penny, or Buster Feels the Spirit’ at Teatro Paraguas Studio.

Sunday, July 20:

Satisfy your Sunday brunch craving at Cowgirl BBQ while enjoying a live performance by The Santa Fe Revue - one of the most highly acclaimed Americana bands in in New Mexico.

Debra Anderson’s Big Oil documentary "Split Estate" is slated for this week’s CCA Sustainable Sunday Film Series. Catch a Q&A with the director after the screening.

Witness a variety of free international dance performances at the 19th Annual ‘Mono Mundo’ World Dance Festival on the Plaza this afternoon. Performances include everything from Irish and bellydance to Latin and ballroom.

If you’re in the mood to GoWild! head down to the Chris Isaak benefit concert at the ABQ BioPark Zoo for a rockin’ outdoor concert to support the BioPark Society.


This is just a small selection of what's taking place around town this weekend. For the full rundown, visit our calendar