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With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday, local restaurants and clubs are putting on the ritz. Unfortunately, some of these events have already sold out, including “A Celebration of Love” with the Barbara Bentree and John Rangel Jazz Trio at Dave’s Jazz Bistro, the pop-up club housed in the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
Speaking of procrastination, don’t wait until the last minute to get your Valentine’s Day shopping done. In the meantime, there are some free activities that the whole family can enjoy.
On Sunday, Feb. 9, the New Mexico Museum of Art will host a free open house where visitors can create unique Valentine’s Day cards and collages. The Renaissance-themed event will feature music by Eric Careno, refreshments and a treasure hunt. Anyone who comes in a Renaissance costume will receive a prize.
The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at 107 W. Palace Ave. For more information, call 505-476-5072 or go to nmartmuseum.org.
CHARLENE TEETERS’ ‘WAY OF SORROWS’: On Feb. 13, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for the installation addressing forced migrations and the U.S.-Mexico border crises. The exhibition opened on Feb. 7 and will be on display until May 17 at 108 Cathedral Place in the museum’s North Gallery.
Teeters (Spokane) is an artist and educator who has been active in efforts to eliminate Native American mascots in the U.S. Her activism was profiled in Jay Rosenstein’s award-winning documentary “In Whose Honor?”