Arts
Benefit

Focus on life

Get set for old-fashioned fun and make Taos a healthier place to live while you’re at it. The first Help Outreach Taos (HOT) fundraiser called Carnival For Life is planned Saturday (Aug. 19) at Kit Carson Park from noon to 6 p.m.
Fine art

Local color

The Taos Watercolor Society opens its annual exhibition “The Best of the Southwest 2017,” with a public reception Friday (Aug. 18) from 3:30-7 p.m., at the Stables Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Fine art

Changes in the wind

Taos Fall Arts Festival has been an annual event conducted in late September since 1974. Its purpose has been to showcase the best local visual art from the heart of Taos.
Arts

TSV hosts art festival

Taos Ski Valley is not just for snowbirds anymore. The resort community is ramping up its second year of multi-season offerings, inviting both locals and visitors to savor its alpine charms year round.
Fine art

Charles Collins marks a milestone

Taos artist Charles Collins is taking note of a major milestone this week: His gallery is commemorating its 40th anniversary.
Fine art

Lenny Foster’s reverent redux

After more than 20 years of his iconic gentleness and wide-eyed wonder permeating the Taos ethers, it’s been hard to imagine a Taos without Lenny.
Fine art

Hand made

David Anthony Fine Art, “the innovative contemporary gallery,” at 132 Kit Carson Road, “is pleased to announce its upcoming artist reception featuring the highly covetable ceramic works of Deborah Rael-Buckley.”
Living

Gardens of delight

This Saturday (Aug. 5), locals and visitors alike will have the chance to take a rare peek inside some of Taos’ most beautiful dwellings when Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos presents its annual Garden and Home Tour.
Fine art

Painting is seeing, seeing is painting

“Paint” will be on view from Friday (Aug. 4) through Aug. 13 at the Stables Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. An opening reception is planned Friday from 4-7 pm.
Fine art

The painted story

Most people wouldn’t associate the sport of “hiking the great outdoors” with the art of painting en plein air, but there it is.
The arts

TSV hosts first Pecha Kucha Night

Volume 23 of Pecha Kucha Night is planned Friday (July 28), 7-10 p.m., at the Martini Tree Bar, 6 Ernie Blake Road, in Taos Ski Valley. The event promises a night of diverse presentations from Taos creatives.

Las Comadres Gallery

It's that time of year when the streets of Taos downtown are packed with visitors and even the locals hit the pavement. Everyone checking out what has transpired in Taos over the winter.One favorite is Las Comadres Gallery, a business cooperative …
Music
Music

Spicy foods, hot music

Are you interested in an up-close-and-personal concert experience up in Red River? A four-day event, the 21st annual Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights happening up in Red River features live music all weekend with Larry Joe Taylor and other performers.
Music

Two nights of Leftover Salmon

This Friday and Saturday (Aug. 18-19), Like a Boss presents the “Fish Out of Water Festival” at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, a benefit concert weekend supporting the health and sustainability of the New Mexico watershed.
Classical Music

High-country crescendo

For the 34th year, Music from Angel Fire (MFAF) will spend the waning days of the summer season entertaining audiences across Angel Fire, Taos, Eagle Nest, Ratón and Las Vegas over the course of three weeks.
Music

Major-league fingerpicker

Guitarist Richard Smith plays everything from classic fingerpicking tunes to Frédéric Chopin and Johann Sebastian Bach, from Scott Joplin to The Beatles, from jazz standards to pop and blues.
Music

Happy tunes, happy people

A solid party group and a perennial Taos favorite, Katy P and the Business is a band that’s all about having a good time.
Film
Movies

Movie review: 'The Dark Tower'

There’s Stephen King, and then there’s Stephen King. But, if you were hoping for an adaptation of one of Steverino’s most epic works, this isn’t it.
Movies

Movie review: 'Atomic Blonde'

With “Atomic Blonde,” there are the expected comparisons to Bond and praise for feminizing a movie genre that has been largely dominated by six-pack-totin’ guys.
Film

Movie review: ‘Dunkirk’

Conventional war movies most often have an unerring story to tell, one that is usually restricted by the often-well-chronicled account left by military historians and those who survived the ordeal.
Film

Movie review: 'Apes' hard questions

Some might say this is much ado about nothing because films like this are, after all, science fiction, a genre proudly rooted in twisting themes and meanings into revisionist corkscrews.
Film

Movie review: ’Spider-Man: Homecoming’

In the narrow universe that represents the target audience for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” one has to hope it hits all the right notes.
Books
Books

The spirit of activism

In response to the discourse found on our local streets and on the national stage, SOMOS has invited three authors to reflect on their activism.
Literary arts

From pen to performance

John Biscello and friends will present a multimedia, multigender enchantment inspired by his latest novel, “Nocturne Variations,” on Saturday (Aug. 12) at The Body Shop on Kit Carson Road in Taos.
Literary arts

Newly released books

The SOMOS Summer Writers Series continues with two authors who have just released new books: Lorraine Lener Ciancio and James McGrath Morris.
Performance

Declarations of independence

The task of taking on an endemic nationwide homeless problem aligns with the mission of “Misfits, Malcontents, and Mystics,” a collaborative reading event and fundraiser for HEART of Taos on Thursday (Aug. 3), 7-9 p.m., at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.
Books

The fire of writing

SOMOS presents Demetria Martínez and Santee Frazier in the next installment of the Summer Writers Series on Wednesday (Aug. 2). The reading takes place at 7 p.m. at the SOMOS Salon, 108 Civic Plaza Drive.
Literary arts

Space to think

Many people who live south of Questa have not heard of Sunshine Valley. And that’s OK with the residents of this high mesa neighborhood. But Anna Novakov and Ron Hutt are cracking open their doors – and inviting writers, artists and academics to apply for a residency stay.
Culture
Culture

Who is that?

Taos Historic Museums (THM) and Taos County Historical Society (TCHS) are planning an exhibit of historic photographs and they want members of the public to help identify the people pictured in them.
Culture

Embrace the rainbow

Two thousand miles away and five decades ago, a police raid of New York City’s gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, spurred nights of galvanizing riots that would dramatically and permanently alter the landscape for LGBT citizens across the country.
Lecture

Fighting fire with fire

Americans used to be reasonably sure the Environmental Protection Agency was in the business of protecting the American people.
Culture

'Taos Plaza: History, Myth and Memory'

A topic that is near and dear to newcomer and old-timer alike, the historic Taos Plaza, will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Sylvia Rodríguez Saturday (Aug. 5), 2 p.m., at the boardroom at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
Culture

Youth on parade

The annual Fiestas de Taos Children's Parade, which took place Saturday morning (July 22) included everything from pets, balloons, a mariachi band, Los Comanches, cheerleaders and goats.
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