Goats are the GOAT
These human and animal kids are the Greatest Of All Time
located just west of Española, hosts the springtime celebration of its new
generation of goats each year to invite the public not only to pet the cutest
creatures ever, but to learn about the school and its mission.
inexpensive, it is indeed a fundraiser, so be prepared to shell out for modestly priced ice cream, food, baby bottles for the kids and carriage rides. (And carpool! Parking is limited.)
11 am-3 pm Sunday March 31. Free; parking $3 per car.
Camino de Paz School and Farm,
03A Camino de Paz, Santa Cruz,
In a Flash
Kurt Vonnegut famously recounted a bombed-out WWII Dresden as looking like the surface of the moon in 1969's Slaughterhouse-Five. Indeed, the toll of the war's bombings is honestly unknowable, but for lecturer John Gardner, we might catch a glimpse into some of its terror. Gardner was a schoolboy growing up in Birmingham, England, between 1939 and 1945, and now, in his talk "A Boyhood in the Blitz," he leads participants on an illustrated guide of the carnage, destruction and, ultimately, the hope. Presented by the Renesan Institute, Gardner's lecture also covers his exodus to America, where he worked as a writer and director for Sandia Labs in Albuquerque. (ADV)
A Boyhood in the Blitz:
1 pm Thursday March 28. $15.
St. John's United Methodist Church,
1200 Old Pecos Trail,
New Gallery Alert
"I've worked for other people and I've done my own thing, but what I miss about being a private art dealer is just talking to people," Ylise Kessler says. The arts champ kicks off a new gallery space, aptly dubbed Ylise Kessler Gallery, on Montezuma Avenue this week. There, you'll find an inaugural show of all New Mexico artists, though in a diverse array of mediums—and, when we spoke with Kessler, she was in New York City scouting another batch of artists to potentially import to the new venue. "The Santa Fe gallery is going to be my hub," she tells SFR, "but … I'm also thinking of traveling, doing pop-up shows, having an online presence; salons, where instead of being talked at about art, we talk together." Color us intrigued. (ADV)
Ylise Kessler Gallery Inaugural Exhibit:
5 pm Friday March 29. Free.
Ylise Kessler Gallery,
333 Montezuma Ave.,
We really dig on musician Jacob Chacko's band Cult Tourist, so when he announced he'd be branching off into the solo realm (quietly, to us, at a different concert), we knew we needed to know more. But how can we learn when nothing exists yet? We can't, but it's worth checking out on reputation alone. Chacko's an introspective type, musically, but a sharer as well; a bit of a weirdo with high-feeling lyrics and an indie-rock bent that feels more like generosity than emotional vampirism. Of course, that's really just what we know of him from Cult Tourist. Either way, we're excited to check his new jams and feels, because it feels like months of waiting have all come to this. He probably didn't know we cared so much. Sorry if we freaked you out, Chacko. Cult Tourist cohort Will Schreitz performs as well. (ADV)
Chacko Luv and Will Schreitz:
8:30 pm Saturday March 30. Free.
Desert Dogs Brewery and Cidery,
112 W San Francisco St.,