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In her lecture "Women of the Camino Real," Henrietta Christmas explores this often obscure history. The talk includes the history of Rosa Bustamante.

6:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 5. Free.

Palace of the Governors, 105 W. Palace Ave., 476-5100


Author Sally Moore reads from her book,

The Backroads and Byways of New Mexico

, about the hidden nooks and crannies of our state.

7 pm Wednesday, Sept. 5. Free.

Borders Books and Music, 500 Montezuma Ave., 954-4707

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As part of its series Vox Performa, the CCA presents poets Wanda Coleman and Ken Cormier, who read from their works. Coleman is known as Los Angeles' unofficial poet laureate and Cormier's

Balance Act: Poems & Stories

has been favored with good reviews. The poets also offer workshops in conjunction with Vox Performa. Coleman teaches "The Power of the Word," while Cormier presents "Writing from the Pulse: Using Rhythm To Make Language."

Reading: 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 6. $10-15.

CCA Moving Image Lab, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338;

"The Power of the Word": 10 am-1 pm Saturday, Sept. 8.

"Writing from the Pulse": 1-5 pm Friday, Sept. 7. $30-35.

CCA Digital Classroom, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338


EJ Holt reads from

This Little Corner of Nowhere

, a story that follows a newspaper reporter and police officer on the trail of thievery, deceit and murder.

5-7 pm Monday, Sept. 10. Free.

Hastings Book, Music and Video, 542 N. Guadalupe St., 988-3973


Cultural liaison and graphic designer at the Poeh Museum and Pojoaque Pueblo Cultural Center Daniel Moya discusses "Pojoaque Tribal Economic Development: Past to Present to Future." Moya's work has helped keep Pojoaque vibrant and he'll help others do the same for their communities.

6 pm Monday, Sept. 10. $10.

Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 466-2775


Artist Siah Armajani, journalists Dahr Jamail and Jeremy Scahill and KSFR morning host Mary Charlotte Domandi discuss the transitions in the Middle East and at home. The war rages on in "Fallujah: Revealing War" (see


6 pm Monday, Sept. 10. $5.

Greer Garson Theater, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 988-1234



The CG Jung Institute cancelled its September lecture in 2001 and instead threw together a last minute panel of experts to discuss 9.11. This year the Institute revisits the past with "Where Have We Come To and Where Can We Go?" a short dialogue with Pui Harvey and Jerome Bernstein that is followed by an open dialogue.

7-9:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11. Free.

The Forum at College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 982-2137



Two members of the College of Santa Fe's creative writing team show their students they have passed the test. Matt Donovan reads from his collection on poetry,


, and Robin Romm shares work from her short story collection,

The Mother Garden


6:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11. Free.

O'Shaughnessy Performance Space, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 473-6200


Those super-smart guys at the Santa Fe Institute are at it again. This time the environment is under the microscope and David Schrag, Harvard's director of the Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography, and Doug Erwin, curator of Permian Gastropods at the National Museum of Natural History, discuss climate change in big, fancy scientific terms during day one of the three-part lecture.

7:30-9 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11. Through Sept. 13. Free.

James A Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road, 946-2749


The Santa Fe Macintosh User Group lets Mac lovers rejoice in a technophile's haven. Windows users are welcome, but beware, soon the dark side will overtake you and you'll be lined up outside your nearest Apple store with a bunch of other dweebs drooling over the latest sensation.

6 pm Thursday, Sept. 6. Free.

Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Meeting Rooms,

6401 Richards Ave., 670-2134


Kids have their own reason to attend the farmers market this week when Annie Rose the flower fairy offers games, storytelling and flower planting just for kids.

11 am-noon Saturday, Sept. 8. Free.

Santa Fe Farmers Market, DeVargas Center,

153 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098


In "Can You Slam Dance with Compassion?" Buddhist teacher Noah Levine uses his spiritual practice to teach young people the benefits of awareness and finding a release for anger.

4 pm Saturday, Sept. 8. Under 21 free, adults, $10.

Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, 989-4423



It's time to drink to freedom again. After putting off its monthly meeting for the Zozobra festivities, Drinking Liberally is back to fight for liberty, justice and American beer for all.

6:30-9:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11. Free.

Il Vicino, 321 W. San Francisco St.,


For the past two years, St. John's College musician-in-residence and tutor, Peter Pesic, has been tickling his way through the complete solo piano works of Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg. With this, the final installment, let's hope Pesic keeps the classical alive and that his next move isn't the complete works of Elton John or Tori Amos.

Noon Thursday, Sept. 6. Free.

St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000


Serenata of Santa Fe kicks off its season with a concert of 20th century composers such as John Corigliano, Francis Poulenc, Joan Tower and Ron Strauss. The instruments include violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe and more.

Dress rehearsal: 7 pm Friday, Sept. 7. $10.

O'Shaughnessy Performance Space, 1600 St. Michael's Drive;

Performance: 3 pm Sunday, Sept. 9. $1-$20.

Santuario de Guadalupe, 100 Guadalupe St., 989-7988



Native New Mexican and mariachi master Antonio Reyna promotes his second CD,

En El Camino Andamos

, with two shows of traditional rancheras, sones, huapangos and boleros, just in time for Fiestas.

7 pm Friday, Sept. 7. $15.

Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234;

4 pm Saturday, Sept. 8. Free. Plaza



Rachel Barton Pine, Alexander Kobrin and Gordon Hawkins are stars amongst the classical set. Pine, a violin virtuoso, performs Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. 1" and Sarastate's "Ziegeunerweisen," while Kobrin plays Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 2" on, what else, piano. Finally baritone Gordon Hawkins delivers Leoncavallo's

Pagliacci Prologue

and Strauss'

Die Fledermaus


8 pm Saturday, Sept. 8. $28-$75.

Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234



Several Santa Fe women turn tragedy into art by exploring domestic and sexual violence in a poignant performance that includes poetry, puppetry and purpose.

8 pm Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. $10-$20.

Wise Fool Studios, 2778 Agua Fria Road, Unit D, 982-2588


Perhaps out of modesty, or maybe to keep the feds off their backs, an anonymous crew of writers put together the Santa Fe Playhouse's 2007 Fiesta Melodrama,

A Foul Flimflam Filches Fiestas to Turn Town into Tourist Trap or Revenge of the Masked Mariachi.

Either way, this melodrama might shy away from the limelight but it sure doesn't shy away from poking fun at everyone, from a loosely disguised Bill Richardson to the tourists who flock to our little burg.

8 pm Thursday-Saturday, Sept 6-8. $17-$20. 2 pm Sunday, Sept. 9.

Pay what you wish. Through Sept. 9.

Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262