Arts
Arts and crafts

A place for creativity to grow

This Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 16-17), Oo-oonah Art and Culture Center will have an Arts and Crafts Fair to raise money for the center. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days at the Taos Day School Cafeteria.
Fine art

Taos Art Museum director steps down

V. Susan Fisher has stepped down from her position as Executive Director and Curator of the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, according to a Sunday (Dec. 10) press release.
Festival

Annual Bonfires on Bent Street

The merchants of Bent Street and the John Dunn Shops will host bonfires, farolitos (sand-filled paper bags holding a candle), music and refreshments at the annual Bonfires on Bent Street holiday-themed event Saturday (Dec. 9), from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Stray Hearts’ annual Calabash Bash fundraiser

The Calabash Bash fundraiser. The event is Friday (Dec. 8) from 5-8 p.m. at El Monte Sagrado Resort, 317 Kit Carson Road. Admission at the door is $25 and includes hors d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar.
Fine art

The truth is up there

To look at the night sky is to look into the eye of creation — a vast mystery that astonishes and humbles. A new series by Taos photographer Barry Norris explores the starry skyscapes of the night.
Fine art

Illuminated fractures

The world is cast from an intricate matrix, the study of which photographer Meredith Garcia has spent her life capturing through different lenses.
Fine art

Bringin’ it all home again

“Taos was an incredible place to grow up as a creative,” said artist Jodie Herrera. “I never felt ostracized for being different, but instead felt accepted and comfortable in expressing myself ...
Entertainment

Entertainment this week in Taos

Check out these suggestions for your late fall enjoyment in Taos.
Fine art

‘New Masters of Taos’ series debuts

The route to the studio and sprawling adobe home of artist Chris Bundy and her photographer husband Steve include a circuitous dirt road with exactly four-speed bumps passing by a sign that reads "The road less traveled."
Dance

‘Desert, Dust, and Dancers’

Taos Mesa Brewing is the latest venue to showcase Ballet Taos, which exploded onto the Taos art scene barely one year ago.
Holidays

A sparkle and ‘Aglow’

Flustered crowds, long lines and barbaric conditions at big box stores are maybe what one typically thinks when the words “Black Friday” come to mind. Fortunately, there is a sparkle of goodwill and hope at Twirl, a play and discovery place in Taos for children.
Holidays

TAOSFOLK is back

The highly anticipated TAOSFOLK pop-up store returns for its annual holiday run. TAOSFOLK opens Friday (Nov. 24) (the day after Thanksgiving) and closes Sunday, Dec. 24.
Music
Music

Fresh from the big stage

Fresh from New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Robert Mirabal, his family and friends return to the Taos Community Auditorium for an evening of song, dance and storytelling.
Music

Powerhouse performer

From the trails of El Camino de Santiago in Spain to the studios of Denver, Southwest music artist Tiffany Christopher will be performing and streaming her show live, Friday (Dec. 15) at 6:30 p.m. in the Adobe Bar at The Taos Inn.
Music

Peace and love and DJs

The BassMint in collaboration with Taos Academy’s STEM A+ Institute will present “Peace & Love: STEM DJ Performance,” an evening of student DJ presentations, music, dance, food and fun.
Music

Music review: Aliens and pizzas

This week, we take a break from earth music and take to the stars with rock ’n’ roll as ‘What’s Spinning’ explores two short albums made with the upmost care and musical talent put in behind them.
Music

Manzanares to debut ‘Land Baby’

With a voice of focused intensity and pure tone, a rootsy folk-rock vibe and a Latin-Southwest sensibility, bilingual singer-songwriter Lara Manzanares’ debut original album, “Land Baby,” weaves a tapestry of geographical, emotional and cultural landscapes ...
Film
Film

'Collaborative Chaos' at the TCA

“Collaborative Chaos: Climate Change as Seen Through the Eyes of Taoseños” is a first.
Movies

Movie review: 'Godless'

A long time ago the Western movie star John Wayne explained to me that Western movies weren’t really expressions of what happened in America’s frontier. Instead, they were more akin to …
Movies

Movie review: ‘Coco’

The artists who put together the imagery for Disney-Pixar’s amazing new film, “Coco,” deserve top billing above any of the stars who provided their voice talents. I mean it.
Movie reviews

Movie review: 'Justice League'

Another super hero movie, hot on the heels of another, creates a bizarre kind of competition for the hearts and minds of fanboys.
Movies

Movie review: 'Thor: Ragnarok'

When the only escape path for Thor is traveling through something called “The Devil’s Anus,” you know the new movie featuring the Norse god with a non-Nordic accent isn’t exactly a super-serious effort.
Books
Literary Arts

Tracey Rollin debuts ‘Santa Muerte’

Tracey Rollin is a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Rollin says she is also a Chaos magician and practicing witch who has written a book called “Santa Muerte: …
Books

Oldie but goodie

Treacherous acts, ruthless characters, and a mystery peeled away in layers like an onion. What better way to warm up on a cold winter’s evening than with such a read?
Literary arts

Reading rainbow

SOMOS is celebrating “November Prose Month.” The month’s events so far have included workshops from writers Johanna DeBiase and Sean Murphy, and readings from David Pérez, Andres Vargas. Anita Rodríguez, Steve Fox, Lauren Bjorkman, Estelle Laure and Eileen Wiard.
Literary arts

Creative writing out loud

November is Prose Month. To celebrate, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is presenting its first celebration of the occasion with nine evenings of prose readings by 20 different writers and three consecutive Saturday workshops on the craft of prose writing and performance.
Literary arts

The science of poetry

Jane Lin and Mary Cisper are both New Mexico poets who share an interest in the sciences. Lin is a software engineer who develops web applications for an environmental consulting company. Cisper is a former analytical chemist who conducted research in ion trap mass spectrometry.

The 1,000-year-old man: The remarkable story of author Max Evans

The Big Chief Bar looked like a cyclone had hit it, and Max Evans was responsible. That’s why he was in jail in Raton. So was his friend, an ex-jockey, and the jockey’s monkey, …
Culture
Theater

'Miracle on 34th Street' performance

Taos Onstage’s annual dinner theater is on its way to becoming a holiday tradition of its own. This year, the community theater troupe has chosen to adapt “Miracle on 34th Street” for its staged radio-play offering.
Tradition

A common desire

Taoseños from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds will gather to light Chanukah candles and reflect on the meaning of peace together again this year.
Tradition

Festive celebration

This year’s Holiday Fiesta will feature face-painting, holiday crafts, appearances by the Taos Fiesta Court, and student music and dance performances ...
Tradition

Tradition of light

Holiday traditions are forged by a coming together of like-minded folk. The annual Lighting of Ledoux is a special gathering of the whole community to celebrate the season.
Culture

To heal a conflicted world

For more than a quarter of a century, the sacred Tibetan arts of chanting, sand mandala painting, dance and ceremony have been shared across the world as part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tours by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery.
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