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Arts and Entertainment: Top Picks for the Week

“Santa Fe Dead: Mutation”

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Halloween adventure described as “one part haunted house, one part immersive theatre, and one part live-action video game” is returning to Santa Fe for its second year. “Santa Fe Dead: Mutation” is taking over a section of the Santa Fe Place Mall with teams of up to six people armed with nerf guns who are given a mission to take down the undead. Each adventure lasts up to 45 minutes. “Santa Fe Dead,” organized by the Santa Fe Playhouse, kicks off Thursday, Oct. 18. It runs Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 28, as well as on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31 (Halloween!) from 6:40-10 p.m. The game is recommended for participants ages 12 and over. Anyone 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Admission from Oct. 18-20 is $20, or $15 for kids ages 16 and under. Admission goes up $25 and $20 for kids for Oct. 30 and 31. Purchase tickets at

Make a mask at Santa Fe Botanical Garden. (Courtesy of Lindsay Taylor)

MASK-MAKING: Fighting zombies not your style? Instead, get into the Halloween spirit with arts and crafts. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is hosting a mask-making workshop with help from local paper goods store The Gilded Page. Participants will learn decoration techniques including decoupage, or decorating crafts using pieces of cut-out paper. Saturday’s seminar will be at the Udall Building on Museum Hill, 725 Camino Lejo, from 1-4 p.m. It cost $35 for non-members and $30 for Botanical Garden members. Register at

Graham Nash. (Courtesy of Amy Grantham)

MUSIC LEGEND: Folk rock star Graham Nash is visiting Santa Fe this week. The Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is best known as a member of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He was also a member of British rock group The Hollies. Nash has released several solo albums, most recently 2016’s “This Path Tonight.” “Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories” is Wednesday at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco, at 7:30 p.m. General tickets range from $59-$79, with special VIP packages – up to and including a chance to meet Nash during intermission – ranging up to $395. As of earlier this week, there were still few dozen seats available. Purchase at