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THE FUTURE OF EARTH***image2***
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 accessible scientific terms during days two and three of the three-part lecture.
7:30-9 pm Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 12 and 13. Free.
James A Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road, 946-2749
Sometimes great literature takes a back seat to quick, fun entertainment. Laurie Powers discusses the pulp novels of the past in her talk, "Pulp Writer: Entertaining the Masses During the Great Depression."
7-8:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 13. Free.
Santa Fe Public Library, Main Branch, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6789
***image1***NO NEED TO KNIT
Global warming might sound great-no more wool hats or snow shoveling-but there are serious consequences as well. Congressman Tom Udall (D-NM) discusses, at a special luncheon, solutions to reduce and hopefully eliminate carbon dioxide pollution. We can only hope it includes organic grub and filtered, non-bottled water.
11:30 am Friday, Sept. 14. $25-$37.
Santa Fe Hilton, 100 Sandoval St., 982-4931
***image1***YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND
The first of 10 lectures in the College of Santa Fe's Bridging the Cultural Divide series, "Circle of Stories: From the Four Directions," is an evening of storytelling. Host Melissa Nelson brings together native storytellers from the Lakota, Dakota, Narragansett, Dineh and Chemehuevi tribes to share stories of spirits, medicine and healing.
7 pm Friday, Sept. 14. Free.
Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 473-6282
Did you know that the government lied about 9.11? Or that the World Bank and the Federal Reserve aren't the nice, fuzzy institutions that we want them to be? The folks at "Camp Lovewave" discuss the truth behind these governmental entities as well as the role religion has on the government and the Internet movie Zeitgeist.
10 am Saturday, Sept. 15.
KSFR 90.7 and 101.1 FM
AN ARTIST AND BOOK LOVER***image3***
Eli Levin, the artist also known as Jo Basiste, lectures and signs copies of his book, Santa Fe Bohemia: The Art Colony, 1964-1980, at the school where he received a master's degree in liberal arts, St. John's College.
5 pm Saturday, Sept. 15. Free.
Peterson Student Center, St. John's College,
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000
***image1***BEYOND THE IRON CURTAIN
Lost your passport? Don't want to navigate some crowded foreign airport? The Travel Bug Coffee Shop's lectures offer a chance for world travel just a few steps from the Plaza. Victor Atyas discusses St. Petersburg and Moscow in this week's offering.
5-6 pm Saturday, Sept. 15. Free.
Travel Bug Coffee Shop, 839 Paseo de Peralta, 992-0418
SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER
And hello to fall! JoAnne Dodgson discusses seasonal transitions. For fall, the focus is on balance and letting go. So grab a scarf and let those worries fall like leaves from a tree.
2 pm Sunday, Sept. 16. Free.
Tropic of Capricorn, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700
***image1***OWL EQUALS M
The hieroglyphic alphabet has captured the imagination since before it could be deciphered. Lanny Bell, who has worked at a few of the most well-regarded universities out there, including the University of Chicago, Columbia, Cornell and Brown among others, discusses "The Magic Art and Writing of Ancient Egypt" at the first lecture of the Archaelogical Society of Santa Fe's 2007-2008 season.
7:30 pm Monday, Sept. 17. Free.
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 3347 Cerrillos Road, 984-2108
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IN THE YEAR 5768
When you need a little High Holy Day in your life, along comes Rosh Hashanah. The Temple Beth Shalom offers a whole smattering of ways to celebrate and get back to godliness.
Evening Service: 7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 12;
Morning Service: 10 am Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 13-15;
Tashlich: 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 13;
Evening Service: 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 14.
Most events are free but require tickets.
Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona Road, 982-1376
***image1***WHISKEY FOR PRESIDENT
The folks at Drinking Liberally take down the corrupt government one pilsner at a time. Drink up, it's good for democracy.
6:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 13. Free.
Il Vicino, 321 W. San Francisco St., 986-8700
HOORAY FOR HAPPINESS
Body doesn't just bend your body into a new shape, it now bends your mind to match. The Venerable Robina Courtin brings Buddhist teachings on how to turn that frown upside down. The lectures include "Happiness and Suffering are Created by Your Mind," "The Conspiracy of Anger and Desire," "Become an Alchemist: Developing a Different Attitude Towards Problems" and "Heart Advice on Practicing Turning Problems into Happiness."
Mind: 6:30-8:30 pm Friday, Sept. 14;
Conspiracy: 2:30-4:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 15;
Alchemist: 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 15;
Heart: 2:30-4:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 16. $20-$75.
Body, 333 Cordova Road, 986-0362
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TICKLE, TICKLE, LITTLE IVORIES
Stephanie Greene and Sergio Rodriguez tap out tunes by Haydn, Brahms, Grieg and others.
3 pm Sunday, Sept. 16. Free.
First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544
>>>> WORK ZONE, FINES DOUBLED
De Un Lado Al Otro, a New Mexico folk opera by Chellis Glendinning, Cipriano Vigil and Robert Castro, takes a musical look at the changes northern New Mexico is currently experiencing, from immigration to commercialism. The first reading of the new opera just so happens to coincide with Mexico's Independence Day (see SFR Picks).
7 pm Saturday, Sept. 15. $10.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234
WHAT A BIG BAND YOU HAVE!
Chris Calloway and the Bert Dalton Trio jazz up the pink building on Paseo with classic big band and American songbook tunes. Calloway, the daughter of Cab Calloway, scats and jives like no woman before her.
8 pm Friday, Sept. 14. $20.
Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta, 988-1234