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Chefs will compete for honors for the best green chile cheeseburger tonight. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Chefs will compete for honors for the best green chile cheeseburger tonight. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Let’s start out this week with a couple of reminders of events we told you about last week, both of which promise gustatory delight.

FUZE.SW will present free cooking demonstrations, product tastings, food trucks and more from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday on Museum Hill, while the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown will give you a chance to sample and vote for your favorites 6-9 p.m. tonight at the Farmers Market Pavilion in the Railyard ($20, ticketssantafe.org).

DUELING RHYTHMS: You’ve got a couple of major acts to choose from Saturday. First is the Santa Fe favorite, Lyle Lovett, who always draws a crowd with his Texas country tunes. This rain-or-shine show is 7 p.m. at the Downs of Santa Fe, with green chile, Texas chili and BBQ on the side. Tickets are $12 for kids 6-12, $46 for adults and $76 for VIP seating up front.

Or, for a change of pace, you might want to check out Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, who bring a “clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of southwest Louisiana.”

Although it’s 7 p.m. at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., this sounds like the kind of music that will bring listeners to their feet, dancing in the aisles. These tickets are $15-$35.

Tickets for both shows can be bought at the Lensic Box Office, ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.

RESCUEFEST: Local musicians and brews will be featured at this event, which will raise money for advanced training of the volunteers with Atalaya Search & Rescue. It runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Second Street Brewery, 1814 Second St., and will include bands such as Stephanie Hatfield and Bill Palmer, and Todd and the Fox.

Also, Brewmaster Rod Tweet has created Atalaya Amber, a “hoppy, old German-style brown ale” for the event.

The event is free, but you can contribute to the cause through a raffle, silent auction and purchase of commemorative items.

Julie Powell.

Julie Powell.

JULIE, NOT JULIA: Julie Powell, whose attempts to make all 524 of Julia Child’s recipes in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” led to a blog, a book and a movie, will be in Santa Fe early next week.

She’ll give a special introduction to a screening of “Julie & Julia” 7 p.m. Monday at The Screen on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus, and then will give a reading and answer questions at 7 p.m. Tuesday at O’Shaughnessy Performance Space on campus. The film is $10 and the Tuesday reading is free.

Powell, whose second book, “Cleaving,” journeyed into the world of butchery, also will visit classes on the campus and talk to students about the literary world.

VIVA SCIENCE: Saturday is Expo Day at the Los Alamos ScienceFest, when you can see interactive exhibits from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

Also check out the Central Avenue fire hydrants, which are decorated to represent various characters; Lyrics and Libations from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond with live music, beer and wine; and more. See losalamossciencefest.com for a complete list.

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