Santa Fe Arts & Smarts

February in Santa Fe
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If you are planning your next big move to Santa Fe, consider partnering your home search with some activities that only February in Santa Fe can offer. Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there's something magical in the air. From attending a musical, enjoying a concert or perusing the best from our Santa Fe artists, there just isn't enough time in the day. Santa Fe in February is exploding with arts and cultural options.

The team here at Fitzgerald Real Estate Associates would like to share with you our Santa Fe in February bucket list.



Readings and Conversations: Teju Cole with Amitav Kumar
February 3, 2016
Lensic Performing Art Center 

Teju Cole, writer, art historian, photographer and photography critic of The New York Times Magazine, is the author of the novella Every Day is For the Theif named a book of the year by The New York Times. Of his novel Open City, Time Magazine said, “A powerful and unnerving inquiry into the human soul. Cole has earned flattering comparisons to literary heavyweights like J.M. Coetzee, W.G. Sebald and Henry James, but Open City merits higher praise: it’s a profoundly original work, intellectually stimulating and possessing of a style both engaging and seductive.”


Exhibit: "First Folio!
the book that gave us shakespeare"

February 5th - 28th, 2016
New Mexico Museum of Art

William Shakespeare visits Santa Fe in this first ever exhibit of “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” at the New Mexico Museum of Art on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library. The national tour is in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.


February 11, 2016 - 7pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center

The all-male, London-based BalletBoyz are among the most cheekily original and innovative companies in modern dance. Under the direction of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, their 2016 tour features two new commissions from leading British choreographers: The Murmuring choreographed by rising talent Alexander Whitley (affiliate choreographer of The Royal Ballet 2012-2014 and a New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells Theatre), and Mesmerics, choreographed by the acclaimed Christopher Wheeldon (artistic associate at The Royal Ballet). 



The Second City Touring Company

February 12, 2016 - 7:30PM
Lenses Performing Arts Center

Chicago's legendary Improv Comedy troupe returns to Santa Fe with their ode to Valentines Day: "Hooking Up with The Second City." The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959. No one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. With its roots in the improvisational games of Viola Spolin, The Second City developed an entirely unique way of creating and performing comedy. Founded by Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, along with Howard Alk and Bernie Sahlins, The Second City was experimental and unconventional in its approach to both theatre and comedy. At a time when mother-in-law jokes were more the fashion, The Second City railed against the conformist culture with scenes that spoke to a younger generation. Past Second City Comedian include Alan Alda, Dan Akroyd, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler – to name a few.



Mozart, Weber & Dvorak
February 14, 2016 - 4pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Join us on Valentine's Day for a symphonic meditation on the depth and power of human emotion. Guest Conductor Guillermo Figueroa starts us off with Weber's masterfully constructed Overture to Der Freischutz, one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, suffused with mystery and feeling. Guest soloist Michael Ludwig joins the orchestra for Mozart's Concerto for Violin in A Major, known for its expressive range, brilliant orchestration, and moments of lyrical poetry. Intimate and original, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 is regarded by many as the greatest of his nine symphonies, evoking a wide range of emotion and variety of mood. FREE preview talk at 3pm.

February 21st - 28th, 2016
Various Venues
Feast on delicious, three-course meals at a fraction of the cost.
 This week-long event gives residents and visitors the opportunity to dine at some at Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants. It’s a chance to visit your favorite establishments and try a few new ones. Participating restaurants will offer a specially priced, three course dinner and many will also offer two or three course lunches at value prices. Experience a diverse world of culinary flavors and restaurant styles, at prices to please every budget. Mark your calendars for February 21st through the 28th and make your reservations today.

February 26th - 28th, 2016
Various Venues
Take a tour of Santa Fe's culture and history through its architecture and art. Want to get behind those beautiful Santa Fe adobe walls? ArtFeast has teamed up with local realtors to showcase the best art and homes of Santa Fe.  The Art of Home Tour brings locals and visitors alike to check out some of Santa Fe’s most beautiful homes that are currently on the market. The Art of Home Tour features twelve remarkable residences. The interiors of each home are decorated with paintings, sculptures, and ceramics that have been carefully selected and curated by some of Santa Fe’s premier galleries, creating an even more stimulating experience. The tours take place on February 27th and 28th and is free to the public.

El Niño has been more than generous in bringing snow to Northern New Mexico. What better way to celebrate this bounty but to go sledding or tubing. Take advantage of several locations in town. Hyde Park Road has a few locations, including Aspen Vista. Gentler slopes may be found at Black Canyon (a few hundred yards below Hyde Park hill ). Farther up N.M. 475 is the Big Tesuque picnic area. Other hotspots that provide fun and frolic are Patrick Smith Park (1001 Canyon Road), Frank Ortiz Dog Park (1160 Camino de las Crucitas), and E.J. Martinez Elementary School (401 San Mateo Road).


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