By Meredith Hughes
So your baseboards are finger-licking spotless, do we care? And certain tomato plants are hunkered down under parasols, refusing to set fruit, am I right?
But hey, we are all Zoom experts now, and while many of the area’s usual bounty of events are postponed or cancelled, as well they should be, there indeed are many cultural offerings online, many books to be read on or off Kindle, and those tomatoes to cosset.

Email further suggestions to Published the first issue of the month, What’s On? (Maybe Not) invites ideas one week before the publication date.

• The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, is offering a three part virtual speakers series with the theme “Innovation in Archaeology.” First up, July 15, 6 p.m. is Louie Garcia, Tiwa/Piro Pueblo, speaking on “Of Warp and Weft: Fiber Arts in the Pueblo Southwest Past, Present, and Future.” Garcia is a part of the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project, a team of archaeologists and Pueblo weavers documenting prehistoric perishable collections in various museums and institutions across the United States. https://us02web. July 22, 6 p.m., Patrick Cruz, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, presents “A Look at Classic Period Tewa Communities in the Velarde area.” Cruz focuses on “the Post Great Pueblo Migration (GPM) out of the Four Corners, the post GPM period in the Northern Rio Grande, along with investigating identity, Tewa language, village formation, indigenous archaeology, and phenomenology. Finally, on July 29, at 6 p.m., Lewis Borck discusses “Breaking Down Cardboard Boxes: How Archaeology Can Erase Histories and How It Can Reveal Them.”

Borck is “particularly interested in how social movements and contentious politics shaped religion and politics through time as well as how modern politics and world views recreate the histories and ideas of the “West”

• The Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, is featuring a virtual tour of its exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, which ran from May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019. “Girard was one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century. Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on Girard’s work, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany.” Explore the exhibit at

• The BioPark Botanic Garden, July 16, 6 to 7 p.m., live streams a jazz concert featuring vocalist Tracey Whitney, with her Art of Jazz bandmates Sid Fendley on the keyboards, Rodney Bowe on bass and Wayne Johnson on drums. The concert will be streamed live on One ABQ Media Gov TV 16, YouTube,, and on Facebook,

The Botanic Garden itself now is open to the public, with many limitations, starting with the requirement to buy tickets online. The Shark Cafe is open for take-out and limited dine in, and the Garden Shop is open. One guest experience will be offered: a Garden Walk. Garden Walk is a one-mile path through many of the most beautiful areas of the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles, as public water fountains will be turned off. 2601 Central.
• New Mexico Humanities Council, July 22. “Run: The Super Athletes of the Sierra Madre.” Join Diana Molina for a conversation on Raramuri, Uto-Aztecan for Tarahumara, who are among the world's best runners from lives spent traversing the canyon walls and plateaus of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northern Mexico. “In a personal narrative complimented by anthropological, ethnographic and scientific research, Diana Molina will feature the exceptional Raramuri culture, discuss the impact of modern society on their lifestyle and highlight the amazing expanse of the canyon environment with stunning photographs taken while living among the tribe for extended periods of time.”

Registration is free, but is required. Register at https://us02web. Then watch via the council’s You Tube channel: /channel/ UCljsVo5syhwxIV5AJ4mdbIQ

• The BioPark Zoo, July 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. another livestream concert. Performing is Revíva, a reggae/rock band based out of Albuquerque. Again, enjoy this via the links above.
• Open Space Visitor Center is once again open. Call 897-8831 to confirm hours. The Center’s Gallery is seeking artists to display their works in 2021. Proposals must be submitted by August 1, with results announced in September. Works must be aligned with Open Space’s mission: “to inspire an exchange of ideas, solutions and interpretations as they relate to Open Space lands so as to deepen and enhance visitor understanding, appreciation and stewardship for Albuquerque's unique natural and human community.” For full details as to how to submit, visit, and scroll down.
• Albuquerque Museum, online viewing of “Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb,” an exhibition noting the 75th anniversary of that world-changing day, July 16, 1945. The museum itself remains closed.
• New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, features several online exhibitions, while the museum remains closed.

Did You Know?
The Santa Fe Indian Market is not cancelled after all, but aims to go virtual, from August 1-31.

Featuring, for free, Fashion: Content every day from August 1-15, with the finale show, featuring Orlando Dugi, on August 16; Coffee with Kim artist interviews; Cinema; Panel discussions; Artist studio tours and demonstrations; Native American Clothing Contest: New submissions all month, with winners decided on August 30; Tours, dances and other content from Santa Fe area galleries, museums and organizations; Virtual “Booth Hopping” From August 15 until the end of the month. Virtually visit with various artists in their studios.

Memberships, starting at $25, will allow you to attend virtual screenings of art, auctions and such. To learn more, visit:

In Corrales
• Music in Corrales tentatively has lined up its next season, and you can look through it here: But: “Due to the current prohibition against large gatherings, the prospects for concerts in our 2020-21 season are uncertain.
Accordingly, we will not offer season tickets this year.  Instead, we will offer tickets for individual concerts in advance on a concert-by-concert basis only when we are confident that a concert can be successfully produced and safely held.  We will post information here on the status of each concert as we gain more clarity about their likelihood, and will let you know how you can purchase tickets for the concerts that can be produced.  Thank you for your understanding and support.”
• Casa San Ysidro remains closed.
• Village Council meetings. Scheduled for July 21, via teleconference. Consult the Village website for up to date info on these remote gatherings.
• Corrales Library: Open for “curbside” book pickup, with new hours. (Or outside the front door.) Reserve items online as you usually do. Confirm they are in, then pick them up between 12 and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 897-0733. You can also get WiFi from outside the library. Visit the library’s YouTube page, and take that survey. Sandra Baldonado, the librarian in charge of adult services, reference, and coordinator of volunteers, has pivoted to Zoom for the Saturday Stitch Club which meets the second Saturday of the month, this month July 11, at 10:30 a.m. Spanish Conversation classes meet each Thursday via Zoom at 6 p.m. July 16, 23 and 30. And the library book club will discuss “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. again, thanks to Zoom. Contact for links to these online events. The library’s summer book sale has been canceled, but the one in the fall is still on the books…
• Corrales Historical Society is extending the entry deadline for the October 32nd Old Church Fine Arts Show, scheduled for October 3-11. The show will be totally online, and organizers now are accepting entries through July 15. They added two weeks for you procrastinators. So, go to to submit. CHS has no public events in June, July and August.
• Corrales Growers’ Market -Regular season is on, now via walk-thru. No zigzagging! Sundays, July 12, 26, August 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, July 22, may be the start of the weekly mid-week market, now also from 9 a.m. to noon. Check to confirm. Vendors for the Sunday market are listed each week. And be mindful that the market will limit the number of customers at any given time; groups of people expecting to shop together will not be allowed in. Masks are required. Temporarily but until further notice, dogs will not be permitted in the market.
Customers must be six feet apart while standing in line to purchase items.
Vendors will still be responsible for handling all products that you purchase
All foot traffic in the market will move in a single direction (clockwise); no zig-zagging across the market, which creates additional cross-traffic/congestion.
• Corrales Arts Center location is closed. Coming up remotely via Zoom, is a six week history/lit course, “The Horse in Myth, Legend, and Spiritual Thought.” Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. beginning July 11. Instructor is writer Anna Sochocky, Register online here: You may reach CAC at
• Village in the Village is hosting a Zoom session for members with historian Mary Davis, July 23, at 1 p.m. Davis will talk about her latest book, Hometown Corrales: A Family Album. ViV is offering other events, including coffee meet-ups (?), via Zoom as well. Questions? Please contact the Membership Team at membersandvolunteers or call 274-6206.

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