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The Española Public Library is holding a gift-making workshop for children ages 3-17 from 9 a.m.-noon Thurssday. Gift include a holiday card, chocolate spoon, trinket box, photo ornament and a miniature cookie tin with homemade cookies. Elves wishing to participate in the cookie-baking workshop should bring an empty Altoid or similar tin. All other supplies will be provided. The workshop is free but registration is required due to limited supplies. Please call the Española Public Library for more information 747-6087 or visit www.youseemore.com/espanola.
The Young Natives Arts and Crafts Sale will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Palace of the Govenors in Santa Fe. Children of artisans who display through work under the Palace Portal offer their own handcrafted goods for sale in the John Gaw Meem Room. For more information visit www.nmhistoryuseum.org.
Roxanne Swentzell presents a winter show entitled, “Things That Dangle,” from 5-8 p.m.
Friday at the Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery, 78 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe. The show will feature 16 masks by Swentzell, with earrings by Denise Wallace, Tony Abeyta, Bob Haozous, Diego Romero, Mateo Romero, Cody Sanderson, Marcus Amerman, Pat Pruitt, Fritz Casuse, Rose Simpson, Keti Ataumbi and other. For more information call 455-3037.
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents the hand-carved marionettes of Gustave Baumann, a Santa Fe arts legend. During the free Annual Holiday Open House, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, the historic marionettes perform two short plays for children of all ages. The New Mexico Museum of Art is located at 107 West Palace Avenue, on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. For more information call 476-5068.
Opera night at Vanessie, 434 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. $10 cover charge.
Maritime Archaeologist Eric Ray speaks on “Navio Quebrado: The Wreck of La Belle” and the Failed French Colony in the Southwest” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the History Museum Auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum. The lecture is free with admission; Sundays free to New Mexico residents.
The Santa Fe Playhouse presents 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks by Richard Alfieri, directed by Larry Lee at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 16-Jan. 2. When Southern Baptist Lily Harrison hires gay ex-chorus boy Michael Minetti to give her private dance lessons in her Florida gulf-front condo, the comic sparks being to fly. Intolerance blossoms into an intimate friendship as people from very different worlds share secrets, fears and joys while dancing. Tickets, $10-$25 by calling 988-4262. Visit www.santafeplayhouse.org for more information.
Enjoy the holidays by celebrating with Mariachi Christmas for one performance only at 7:30 p.m. today. Mariachi Christmas is part of the Popejoy Presents Series, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. Tickets for Mariachi Christmas are currently on sale, for $22, $29 and $35 and can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchases can be made through popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone call 877-664-8661 or 505-925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.
Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents a free concert and sing-a-long, “Feast of Carols and Choruses,” a gift to the community, at 7 p.m. today at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assissi, 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe. The event will feature the Santa Fe Symphony Brass, the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus and the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble. No tickets required, all seats general admission, doors open at 6:15 p.m. For information call 983-1414 or 800-480-1319.
Join the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of Christmas favorites at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lensic Theater, Santa Fe. Tickets, $20-$70 by calling 983-1414 or 988-1234.
Santa Fe Pro Musica performs a Baroque Christmas at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 21-24 and 26 at the Loretto Chapel, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail. Tickets $15-$65, 988-4640, ext. 1000 or 988-1234.
The Santa Fe Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe. Admission is free, donations are welcome. For more information call 471-4865 or visit www.santafeconcertband.org.
“A Christmas Carol” comes to Popejoy Hall at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23. The Nebraska Theare Caravan will perform Charles Dickens’ novella. Tickets start at $22 and are available for purchase at the UNM ticket office, or online at popejoypresents.com, or at 877-664-8661.
Fear Factory, Pinhed, Suspended, Dread and Futilitarian, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Sunshine Theater. Tickets $18, www.sunshinetheaterlive.com.