Everyone hunkering down for a Dec. 21 apocalypse can find one reason to rethink ridding themselves of all their earthly belongings and hiding out in a bomb shelter. Santa Fe author Robert Mayer, whose new novel Confessions of a Rain God takes place in the Mayan civilization, will hold a book signing at Alla on Dec. 22 because he is so confident we’ll all still be around.
“If the cultists are correct,” Mayer quipped to La Mitotera in an email, “there will be plenty of free parking.”
Contemporary Spanish Market artist Conny Sena, who created a tribute to Johnny Depp honoring him for his work in The Lone Ranger, tells La Mitotera that she would still love to gift the actor with her work.
This is a long shot, but here goes: Mr. Depp, you are known to wander around Santa Fe even after filming ended.
On the slight chance you Google yourself or pick up the local paper while in town and read this, would you please make one New Mexican’s dream come true and meet her so she can present you with a piece of art you inspired? Your people surely can set something up.
Sometimes-Santa Fean Randy Travis, known as much for his legal troubles as for his music lately, was set to share the spotlight on an episode of CMT Crossroads on Friday with The Avett Brothers. CMT airs an encore of the program today at 8 a.m.
The Travel Channel featured Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa this week, and you can watch the “Christmas at Bishop’s Lodge” clip at www.travelchannel.com/video/christmas-at-bishops-lodge.
The program suggests taking advantage of horseback riding trails while at the resort, saying, “No holiday trip to Santa Fe is complete without a ranchero ride through the snow.”
After that, enjoy a soak in the hot tub or a spa treatment followed by retiring to your room, complete with a fireplace and Christmas tree.
Perhaps you’re still feeling pudgy after gorging on turkey and green chile stuffing or any other holiday treat, or you’d like a pre-emptive strike before more festive dining.
You can dance off some of the calories at Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, where you can drop in for a $15 salsa class on Tuesdays.
Visit www.mambofe.com to learn more.
Do you love rock and roll? If you’re willing to drive a little, dig up your leather jacket and head to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque on Thursday to watch Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Tickets for lower-level standing room are $30 and available at holdmyticket.com.
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