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FREE TO LEARN

St. John's College tutor Ingo Farin discusses Hegel's

The Phenomenology of Spirit

, or rather, he discusses how to read this tome without pulling every single last hair out of your head. ***image2***

8 pm Friday, Nov. 2. Free.

St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6100

***image5***THERE'S SOMEWHERE LIKE HOME

Erika Wurth reads from and signs her new book, which is a poetic exploration into urban Native youth who learn about their culture far from the remote reservations.

Indian Trains

is an exciting new work from a young author who is in touch with her generation and its struggles.

2 pm Sunday, Nov. 4.

Borders Books and Music, 3515 Zafarano Drive, 474-9450

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FOUND WRITING

Miriam Sagan offers a workshop on "Writing in Response to

Los Desaparacidos/The Dissapeared

." The workshop takes place on three concurrent Sundays.

3-5 pm Sunday, Nov. 4. Through Nov. 18. Free.

SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 988-1199

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FICTIONAL ARTISTS

Michele Zackheim's (

Einstein's Daughter

and

Violette's Embrace

) latest,

Broken Colors

, follows an artist, Sophie, through post-war Europe and beyond. Zackheim, a former Santa Fean, signs

Broken Colors

.

3:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 4. Free.

Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 986-0151

ON THE COB

Anthropologist Dick Ford discusses "The Origins of Maize in the Northern Rio Grande." Maize was an important part of the Pueblo agricultural society, but how and why remains a bit of a mystery.

6 pm Monday, Nov. 5. $10.

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

RHYME SAYERS

Grab those old notebooks and get inspired by other local poets. "Open Poetry" at PD Bean offers everyone a three-minute opportunity to wax poetic about the subject of his/her choice or, for the shy, a chance to hear what future poet laureates are up to.

6:30 pm Monday, Nov. 5. Free.

PD Bean, 2411 Cerrillos Road, 473-9092

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WOMEN'S VOICES

"The Jerusalem Women Speak Tour" brings Israelis and Palestinians together in the US to share their experiences. For us, it's an opportunity to learn firsthand about day-to-day life in the Middle East. For the women participating, it's a chance to explore what those experiences mean when removed from the wartorn area.

6 pm Tuesday, Nov. 6. Free.

Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 424-5050

>>> DRAMA!

The next time you have a shitty day at work, remember Valerie Plame Wilson, whose shitty day included the Bush administration blowing her cover and ending her career. Publication of

Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House

was held up a bit, but now Plame is free to sell and sign copies (see

).

6 pm Tuesday, Nov. 6. $15.

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


JUST HOW FREE IS TRADE?

The controversy that surrounds NAFTA makes finding a solution seem like just another problem at times. Social psychologist Cecilia Santiago Vera discusses "Free Trade and Community Resistance: Zapatista Solidarity, the Other Campaign and Alternative Economy."

1 pm Wednesday, Oct. 31. Free.

The Forum, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 973-650-6532

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NOT-SO-SCARY STORIES

Storyteller Mike McCartney tells the tale of "Indiana Bones and the Last Dragon Hunter." In addition to a rockin' story, McCartney unleashes his new dragon puppet, which helps him tell the story. A set of British Harry Potter stamps are given away.

3:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 31. Free.

Santa Fe Public Library, Southside Branch 5699 Jaguar Drive, 955-2828; 6:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 31. Free. La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4836; 2 pm Friday, Nov. 1. Free. Main Branch, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783

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LIKE TAKING CANDY FOR A BABY

Trick-or-treating is kinda scary these days, so why not bring the little wizards and witches to a safe place indoors-because nothing ruins a great costume more than snow boots and a parka.

4-6:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 31. Free.

Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., 428-1266

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HOLY WATER

Water has always been an issue in the Southwest. Who owns and controls it is, and has been, hotly debated. "Liquid Assets: Using Water in the Arid Southwest" is a day-long symposium that looks at the past and present of the great water debate.

9 am-5 pm Saturday, Nov. 3. $30.

Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 992-2715


SHIMMY THIS WAY

Covered in coins and fabric, belly dancers look as exotic as their dances, even when they're just sitting still. But hips move when Masnavi Dance Collective, Annya Istara, Shariffa and The Saltanah Dancer get together to swap styles and join in hip-shaking fun.

7-9 pm Friday, Nov. 2. Free.

El Museo Cultural, 1615-B Paseo de Peralta, 992-0591

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BRING OUT YER DEAD

The next generation of dancers, Los Niños de Santa Fe Ballet Forklorico, celebrate

El Dia de Los Muertos

with raffles, games, food, music and, of course, dance.

6-9 pm Friday, Nov. 2. $5-$10.

Santuario de Guadalupe, 100 S. Guadalupe St., 982-1829


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For 30 years the Sangre de Cristo Chorale has filled the air with traditional vocal pieces from great conductors. In its 30th season-opening concert,

Hearing Double

, the voices play with call and response, echo and harmony as the Chorale explores work that requires more than one choir.

2:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 4.

Santa Maria de la Paz Church, 11 College Ave., 455-3707

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MUSICAL FAIRY TALES

Ravel's

Mother Goose Suite

takes listeners on a ride through well-known childhood tales. In addition to the playful, Bartok's

Divertimento for Strings

and Beethoven's

Piano Concerto No. 4

make for an eclectic afternoon of classical music. Master pianist Joel Fan, best known from his work with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, plays

Piano Concerto No. 4

.

3 pm Sunday, Nov. 4. $15-$60.

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