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January 2012

It's a Good Time to...
You might not think of hiking at night in winter, but how about a rare look at the stars away from city lights? Park rangers and an amateur astronomer group offer two evenings of stargazing for the public.

If getting outside is your thing, Winter Fiesta includes ski programs and discounts during its ten days of special events, which range from dining and museum discounts to dance parties. Book your pass now!

ArtFeast, another favorite festival, puts on a weekend’s worth of activities combining food, art, fashion, and home design. At the popular Souper Bowl benefit, you can eat well by doing well as thousands of people vote on the best soup from dozens of local restaurants, including our own La Plazuela (which won Best Seafood Soup last year for our Smoky Crab Bisque).

For art and history buffs, the New Mexico History Museum is showing Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible and Contemplative Landscape, which considers New Mexico’s history as a place for reflection. A large meditation space in the exhibit area encourages quiet contemplation.

Can’t-miss art shows this month include local phenom James Drake at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and Margarete Bagshaw at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. And if you’re a fan of Spanish Colonial art, the Peyton Wright Gallery has on display its Historic Art of the Americas — one of the most significant collections in this genre.

If hands-on is your approach to arts and culture, Santa Fe Clay is offering weekend and Friday afternoon workshops on various aspects of ceramic technique. Prairie Dog Glass can give you a quick introduction to glass-blowing, resulting in your own original art. At The Feasting Place at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Norma Naranjo will teach you to cook and bake traditional feast foods, which you can take home to eat.

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