An outpouring of support and heartfelt sentiments popped up in early October across social media platforms as soon as news hit that

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Max Friedenberg

had passed. Some knew him as the dedicated artistic coordinator at Warehouse 21, others as the co-founder of emerging arts center High Mayhem. Most knew him as a true friend, a defiant ally and a kind soul.

"Max was an incredible artist of many sorts," W21's Ana Maria Gallegos y Reinhardt tells SFR. "He was very creative in music, writing, painting and recording; he was a real asset."

On Friday, the arts scene that he came to love bands together for a special memorial show at W21. Expect performances by D Numbers and Flamingo Pink! among many others.

"He's gonna be missed by many in this community, intensely," Gallegos y Reinhardt continues, recalling a particular nickname Friedenberg earned during his tenure at the teen arts hub. "We used to call him 'Mad Max' because he was always so hyper-energy—he would get things done."

Along with the stellar musical lineup, a silent auction including items and services ranging from guitar lessons to a chef's dinner by SFR contributor Rob DeWalt, will be at hand. All proceeds from the night are set to benefit Friedenberg's 6-year-old daughter, Maya. Come on, Santa Fe. Let's get it done.


A Memorial for Max Friedenberg

6:30 pm Friday, Dec. 19
Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo De Peralta,
989-4423