Thanksgiving Week events in Taos

There's a lot going on as Taoseños prepare to feast


Here's a sampling of what's happening in Taos for Thanksgiving Week. For more see this week's edition of Tempo magazine inside The Taos News.

Annual Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair

Join dozens of the area’s finest craftspeople and artists in their support of the Community Against Violence at the annual Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair taking place Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday (Nov. 24-25) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday (Nov. 26) 11 a.m.- 4p.m., at Sagebrush Inn & Suites, 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos.

Paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, organic skin care items, fiber, tinwork and more handcrafted holiday gifts are offered for sale at this annual event. Admission is free to all. For information, call (575) 770-1375.

Lost Boys on stage via video

The National Theatre in HD’s latest offering is a treat for the whole family. It’s “Peter Pan” and it will be seen via high definition video broadcast on the big screen Saturday (Nov. 25), 11 a.m., at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Run time is three hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale brings audiences up close and personal. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: “Jane Eyre”) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

Tickets are $18, $15 for Taos Center for the Arts members, and $10 for youth 17 and under. Ticket purchase in advance can be made by calling (575) 758-2052. Tickets will also be available at the TCA box office, which opens at 10:15 a.m. the day of the performance.

Reviva at the brewery

“One More Saturday Night” featuring Reviva, desert reggae rock dance music, is happening Saturday (Nov. 25), 8 p.m., at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west. Cover charge is $7.

According to the band’s press materials, “Reviva is more than just a band, it is a way of life. Literally, the word ‘Reviva’ in Spanish translates to ‘relive,’ or ‘revive.’ Our mission is to revive justice, peace and original music in our local and global community. When you leave a Reviva concert, we want you to feel refreshed, renewed, and reenergized. That’s because we’ve spent five years together perfecting our lyrics and sound in an effort to be the original voice for the voiceless. We sing about real stories that happen to real people, from American adolescent self-esteem issues, the Lost Boys of Sudan, PTSD rates in our troops, to innocent Afghanis who have lost their families and livelihood over a misguided war for oil. We tell the truth about life, love and even death itself, and do it through incredible live performances from some of Albuquerque’s top professional musicians. Now, with eight members, Ragon (drums), Buddha (bass), Rick (keys, vox and melodica), Cody (mystic percussion), Jerel (guitar and vox), Brian (keys), Chris (vox) and Diles (efx and sound), we are currently reviving ourselves and our music.

“It is also time for Reviva to make the jump outside of New Mexico. While we are proud to be from the Land of Enchantment, we are ready to share our music with other states in the Southwest. We have already played with some of the biggest national bands such as The Wailers, Ozomatli, Tribal Seeds, Incubus and the Dirty Heads, and at some of the biggest locations in New Mexico, like Sunshine Theater, Hard Rock Pavilion, Route 66 Casino, Taos Ski Valley and Santa Fe Brewery. We plan to hit the road this winter, with new songs, a new sound and more energy.”

Also, today (Nov. 22) at 7 p.m., check out Wonderment Co. and their ‘Thanksgiving Jam’ featuring some of Albuquerque’s best bands: Red Light Cameras, ‘Merican Slang and Mondo Vibrations.

For more, call (575) 758-1900 or visit

Horsey holidays

A Holiday Horse Party at Equine Spirit Sanctuary is Saturday (Nov. 25), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event with (weather permitting) pony rides, a grooming corral for the kids, an open holiday decorated barn and refreshments. Equine Spirit Sanctuary is located at 13 Los Caballos Road, Ranchos de Taos. For more information, see or call Ruth Bourgeouis,  (575) 78-1212.

Warm Day Coming at the Fechin

The work of Jonathan Warm Day Coming of Taos Pueblo is the next Meet the Artist focus at Nicolai Fechin’s Studio, Saturday (Nov. 28), from noon to 4 p.m. He will discuss his work, writings and creative processes. Press materials state his first artistic inspiration came from his artist mother, Eva Mirabal, who served in the Women’s Army Corps in WW ll. Warm Day Coming has shown in several museums across the country and written and illustrated several books. He will be showing a selection of new paintings on display and will discuss, his writing projects in the works, such as “Bringing Rain - A Taos Pueblo Story” and his follow-up book to “Painted Stories.” Fechin Studio is located in Taos Art Museum at 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more information call (575) 758-2690 ext. 206, or visit

Holiday open studio

The studio at NM Visions by Kathryn A. Hayden will be open to public on Thanksgiving Friday  (Nov. 24) for wintertime, Yuletide and more cards, prints and framed works. Hayden specializes in photo artistry, forging “connections between the land, its inhabitants” and those who travel through or live in Northern New Mexico. The studio is  at 119B Kit Carson Road,  behind Bryan’s Gallery and Wilder Nightingale. For more information, email or call (575) 779-3828.