Santa Fe school for improv acting celebrates 10 years
The first rule of improv is to never say “no,” because it shuts down a scene’s creative possibilities. So let’s practice: Are you going to SFI’s benefit this weekend? (Cole Rehbein)
After SFUAD closed and rolled out of Midtown, one organization managed to stay and hold down the fort for the arts: The Santa Fe Art Institute, now in its 35th year, continues to offer artist residencies and support arts leadership in the community from the mostly-vacant 64-acre campus. This Thursday morning, the Design Corps of Santa Fe hosts a coffee sesh with SFAI Executive Director Jamie Blosser, who will discuss the organization's involvement in the future development of the Midtown district. The ball is rolling—slowly—but only the involvement of community members and contemporary local artists (aka, YOU) can turn it into something that works for everyone. (CR)
8:30–10 am Thursday, Nov. 21. Free.
The Library on the Midtown Campus,
1600 St. Michael’s Drive.
If you're a railroad transportation enthusiast, then this club is your ticket. Every Saturday, the Santa Fe Children's Museum hosts the Train Club where kids and adults can be the conductors of the museum's O Scale model trains. The club allows children to put their imaginations to work painting and conducting their own trains and worlds, and with help from the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club, which promotes events on the regular, they'll probably learn a thing or two. It should also prove artistic, so if you're ready to go full speed ahead, just show up. The Children's Museum also has snakes—just sayin'. All ages are welcome.
10 am–noon Saturday Nov. 23. Free with admission, $5–$7.50.
Santa Fe Children's Museum,
1050 Old Pecos Trail,
Approximately one million years ago, while working in a restaurant, I approached local musician Matthew Andrae, a customer at the time, to say "Hey, aren't you that music guy?" A gigantic grin appeared across his face as he said "Ohmygod, yes! It's so nice to meet you!" And I never forgot it. Niceness aside, Andrae is a guitalele—half guitar, half ukulele—master, a honey-voiced vocalist and an impressive songwriter and covers curator all rolled into one. Things get a little bit folky, a little bit indie-pop, a little bit island jammy and a whole lot pretty when Andrae does his thing and, as I say, his whole super-nice thing doesn't hurt one bit. (Alex De Vore)
6 pm Sunday Nov. 24. Free.
La Fiesta Lounge,
100 E San Francisco St.,