Spin For a Cause

Electrovibe Events returns with its annual benefit for St. Elizabeth Shelter

Electrovibe Events' Isaiah Rodriguez has been putting on a variety of shows for the last 18 years, but the most socially conscious one in his repertoire is the annual benefit for the St. Elizabeth Shelters and Supportive Housing, which serves Santa Feans experiencing homelessness.

"I chose St. Elizabeth because I have a soft spot for the homeless," Rodriguez says, "especially this time of year, when we need to do our part by extending an extra hand for the holidays."

Rodriguez teams with promotions outfit Gardenia Jungle and the REMIX Audio Bar coffeeshop for this year's event, dubbed Microwave-Transmission Masquerade, and the livestream (twitch.com/rmxab) will feature performances from the likes of Boy Harsher, a dark and gritty dance act that incorporates ethereal vocals, plus DJs Varsity Acid, Muffintop, Infektor, Pet and Raw Tiff.

"We'll have a good flow of house, techno, vaporwave…all the dance tunes for a full night of cutting up a living room rug," Rodriguez explains.

So where does the benefit part come in if the show's free to stream?

"We ask that you bring gently worn clothing items like sweaters, sleeping bags, etc.—or an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl, to REMIX at 101 W Marcy St.," Rodriguez tells SFR. "Or you can tune in and text GIVE to 505-300-2878 to give money directly to St. Elizabeth."

Expect a digital raffle, interactive posting and more from the show, plus that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from doing even the smallest things for someone else during one of the harder times of the year. Oh, and don't forget the DJs. (Alex De Vore)

Microwave-Transmission Masquerade:
5 pm Saturday, Dec. 19. Free.

Hearts for Arts

Public Domain

If you've yet to tune into our mostly weekly Bring a Friend conversation series, we're pretty sure it's been awesome. Thus far we've spoken to -community members about police transparency, arts nonprofits, schooling during a pandemic and how isolation and parenthood during COVID-19 make for a tough mix. This week, find our final installment of the year wherein multimedia artist Tigre Bailando discusses how we've all been leaning into the arts during the last horrible year. It ought to prove enlightening, or at least help folks appreciate where their arts are coming from—plus if you donate to SFR the same night as the stream, you could win $50 in Second Street Brewery bux. (ADV)

Bring a Friend: Leaning Into the Arts During Times of Crisis:
5:30 pm Thursday, Dec. 17. Free.

The Final Frontier

Courtesy Google Earth

Pretty much every kid out there is amazed by space (also most adults), and tons of children in Santa Fe have spent at least some time at the Children's Museum. If only there was a way to combine the two. Wait! We thought of a way—the way we're about to mention! The museum's own planetary scientist gives a virtual tour of the winter solstice sky, and the kids, we assume, will take notice. Also, the first 50 families to sign up get Dion's gift cards and every family gets a reading list from the public library. Space, pizza and books? Kids have it so good these days! (Riley Gardner)

Virtual Family Night by the Children's Museum
6 pm Monday, December 21. Free.

Once Upon a Jam

Courtesy Rob Martinez

In this Apple Music/Spotify/Bandcamp world, it's easy to forget access to never-ending music is a relatively recent development. Mere decades ago, New Mexico was the land where Hispanic music ruled and was one of a scant few listening options. State Historian Rob Martinez would like us all to know more, thus, he lectures on our state's musical history through The Historic Santa Fe Foundation. The organization has offered more than a few sold-out lectures with Martinez before—the lecture on regional witchcraft last summer was killer—and this one shuold easily remind everyone how hard New Mexico music rules. (RG)

Rob Martinez Music of New Mexico Talk:
5 pm Tuesday, December 22. Free for members, $10 for non-members.