Here are the Place-To-Be events at the 2018 Santa Fe Indian Market

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Besides the actual Indian Market itself, there are tons of events going on simultaneously.

Santa Fe Indian Market is this weekend! Besides the actual Indian Market itself, there are tons of events going on simultaneously. Though the Native Cinema showcase has already begun, there are also events not yet happening, including a kick-off party before Indian Market for socializing, book readings, film screenings, and more.

Below is a list of events we gathered going on this week and they’re organized by the day.

So grab your turquoise and grandma scarf, and get out there!

(It’s exceptionally warm in Santa Fe, so remember to stay hydrated.)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

18th Annual Native Cinema Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th - Sunday, August 19th
FILM & TIME: 7 p.m. “Dawnland
COST: Free
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

18th Annual Native Cinema Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th - Sunday, August 19th
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

TIMES & FILMS:
1 p.m. “More Than a Word” (2017, 70 min.); museum director Kevin Gover will offer remarks.
3 p.m. “Tribal Justice” (2017, 90 min.)
7 p.m. “Waru” (2017, 86 min.); the film is shown in English and Māori with English subtitles.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

18th Annual Native Cinema Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th - Sunday, August 19th
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

TIMES & FILMS TODAY:
1 p.m. Family Dynamics Shorts Program (76 min.)
3 p.m. Reclamation Shorts Program (78 min.)
7 p.m. “Moroni for President” (78 min.)

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IAIA Museum Market Events
The Institute of American Indian Arts hosts a series of events from Thursday to Sunday (August 16th to 19th). Stop by to attend the opening reception, check out exhibitions, listen to a panel, hear a reading from N. Scott Momaday, and more!

WHAT: Opening Reception of the MoCNA Summer/Fall Exhibitions
TIME: 5 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Allan Houser Art Park (behind MoCNA) and Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

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Indian Market Kick-Off Party!
This all-ages event will include entertainment by LightningCloud with DJ Bowen. You will also get to see a sneak peek of the IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!

WHEN: Thursday, August 16th
TIME: 7 - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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IM: EDGE at Indian Market!
This show features the works of 33 artists, all focused on this year’s theme of “Activism & Identity.” These works were created to keep in mind the social issues of personal and artistic identity. They will also be for sale. Come and mingle with the artists and be inspired! If you can’t make the event on Thursday, don’t worry. You can see the work and artists on Saturday and Sunday, too.

TIME: 7 - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Patricia Michaels Fashion Show
The Project Runway contestant showcases her latest haute couture fashion line. Michaels’ fashion line, PM Waterlily, has been seen at New York Fashion Week, “Tie The Knot,” Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and more! You also have a chance to meet her in person and can chat her up about her latest projects after the show.

TIME: 1 - 3 p.m.
WHERE: True West, 130 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
COST: $25 (ticket price is good for refreshments and will be applied towards the purchase of one of Patricia Michaels’ haute couture items). Get your ticket(s) here.

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18th Annual Native Cinema Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th - Sunday, August 19th
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

TIMES & FILMS TODAY:
1 p.m. Future-Focused Shorts Program (56 min.)
3 p.m. “State of the Art” conversation
7 p.m. “Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier” (44 min.) with discussion after

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IAIA Museum Market Events: Film Panel - CineDoom
Today is day two of the IAIA Museum Market Events! You don’t want to miss tonight’s panel curated by local Navajo filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe. Tonight’s film panel will discuss the current state of Native film in the southwest. Panelists include: Sally Kewayosh (Walpole Island First Nation), Jason Asenap (Comanche), Nanobah Becker (Diné), Daniel Edward Hyde (Navajo/Belize), moderated by Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo).

WHAT: Panel - Cine Doom: Narratives of Native Film and Beyond
TIME: 5 - 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Allan Houser Art Park (behind IAIA Museum of Contemporary of Native Arts)
COST: Free

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Spindian Market 2018 - Candy Rain
The 90s party is coming to you with entertainment by DJ Breakaway, DJ Garronteed, DJ Jon RA, and DJ Naki. Check out last year’s party here!

TIME: 10:00 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.
WHERE: Shadeh Nightclub & Lounge at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino (30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506)
COST: Cover fee unknown; call Buffalo Thunder at (505) 455-5555.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

IAIA Student/Alumni Art Market
The Institute of American Indian Arts holds this fundraiser for the IAIA Museum Club during SWAIA. Support the talented students and artists of IAIA!

TIME: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Portal (108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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IAIA Museum Market Events: CineDoom - Narratives of Native Film & Beyond
Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo) curated this collection of films by Native filmmakers from IAIA. The film program runs a total of 55 minutes and 30 seconds, and will run all day Saturday and Sunday.

WHEN: Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19
TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Helen Hardin Media Gallery in MoCNA

FILMS:
“Raven” directed by Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Diné)
“My Soul Remainer” directed by Nanobah Becker (Navajo)
“Manna” directed by Daniel Edward Hyde (Navajo/Belizean)
“Captivity Narrative” directed by Jason Asenap (Comanche/Muscogee Creek)
“Report” by Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo) and Raven Chacon (Navajo/Chicano)
“Smoke Break” directed by Sally Kewayosh (Walpole Island First Nation)
“Hooghan” directed by Blackhorse Lowe.

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IAIA Museum Market Events: Santa Fe’s Public Radio KSFR 101.1 FM
This event is part of the IAIA Museum Market Events at SWAIA. KSFR will be live from the museum all day featuring giveaways! Native America Calling and Indigenous Foundation’s Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) will be live from the booth from 2 to 5 p.m.

TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts South Courtyard (108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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IAIA Museum Market Events: Gallery Sessions
Artists will talk about current exhibitions and participate in a panel on their art practices with introductions by Well-Off-Man. Artists include: Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O’odham), Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee), Darren Vigil Gray (Jicarilla Apache/Kiowa Apache) and Ian Kuali’i (Native Hawaiian/Mescalero Apache).

TIME: 9:00am - 10:00am & 10:30am - 11:30am
WHERE: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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18th Annual Native Cinema Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th - Sunday, August 19th
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

TIMES & FILMS TODAY:
1 p.m. “Future Voices of New Mexico” (90 min.)
3 p.m. “Kayak to Klemtu” (90 min.)
7 p.m. “Coco” (105 min.) - outdoor screening at the Santa Fe Railyard Park Screen

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IAIA Museum Market Events: Book Reading
Renowned author N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) and W. Richard West (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma), President and CEO of Autry Museum of the American West will do a book reading of “N. Scott Momaday and The Sense of the Sacred - A Native Poet and Artist, A universal voice.” The book discusses the work and life of Momaday as he is the first Native to win a Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Joëlle Rostkowski, and Jill Momaday (Kiowa) will also join the discussion. “Momaday's voice has contributed to a better understanding and greater visibility of Native American cultures, communities, and traditions beyond regional and national borders. In his capacity of Artist for Peace at UNESCO he became an emblematic figure of the cultural renaissance of Native Americans and of Indigenous rights on the international scene. This book puts in evidence Momaday's role as an emissary of Native values and his contribution to intercultural dialogue.”

TIME: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Allan Houser Art Park (behind IAIA Museum of Contemporary of Native Arts)
COST: Free & book is for sale after the reading

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IAIA Museum Market Events: Panel - Contemporary Indigenous Discourse Series: Resilience & Rights
Native Arts and Policy: Resilience and Rights will recognize the increasing importance and relevance of the cultural community and art within a national and international platform. How can tribal archives, libraries, museums, and artists help in implementing international human rights standards into American law and policy? This is generationally a challenge for indigenous institutions across the country and throughout the world. Panelists include: Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) Author and Attorney; Laura Harris (Comanche) Executive Director, Americans for Indian Opportunity; Robert (Tim) Coulter (Potawatomi) Founding Director, American Indian Law Resource Center; Wanda Nanibush (Anishinabe), Curator, Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Ontario; Moderated by W. Richard West (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma), President and CEO, Autry Museum of the American West. Navajo poet laureate Luci Tapahonso will read a poem to open the panel.

TIME: 3 - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Allan Houser Art Park (behind IAIA Museum of Contemporary of Native Arts)
COST: Free

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IM: EDGE at Indian Market!
This show features the works of 33 artists, all focused on this year’s theme of “Activism & Identity.” These works were created to keep in mind the social issues of personal and artistic identity. They will also be for sale. Come and mingle with the artists and be inspired! This event will be going on today and tomorrow.

TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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NDN MRKT Clearance Outlet
This is a clearance event you don’t want to miss by these contemporary artists! OXDX, Indigenous Goddess Gang, Steven Paul Judd, Lakota Scott, Quw’usun’ Made, Byneeko, and Bobby Wilson collaborated to bring you an “Off-Market” shopping experience with A/C, refreshments, snacks, and music by DJ JERMATIK. Did I tell you there is an open mic program, too?

TIME: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: 137 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (next to Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar)
COST: Bring what you can shop for!

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Off-Market Fashion Show & Shopping Experience
Beyond Buckskin and OXDX Clothing teamed up to bring you an awesome fashion and shopping extravaganza a couple blocks from Indian Market. You can buy some wearable art from OXDX, Trickster Co, Beyond Buckskin, Byneeko jewelry, and more! Just make sure you get there early for the fashion show as seating is limited.

TIME: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (market opens at 5:00 p.m. & venue doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Case Espana (321 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free (!) - or bring enough money to buy yourself some art!

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Indian Market Gala, Auction, and Fashion Show!
SWAIA and La Fonda hosts this fashion show full of textile-based artists and jewelry designers. Before the big show, the evening starts with a silent auction and cocktail reception at La Terraza. The evening ends with a gala and dinner with delicious Native dishes in the Lumpkins Ballroom.

TIME: 5 - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Indian Market (121 Sandoval Street Suite 302, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: See the website for ticket prices

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

IM: EDGE at Indian Market!
This show features the works of 33 artists, all focused on this year’s theme of “Activism & Identity.” These works were created to keep in mind the social issues of personal and artistic identity. They will also be for sale. Come and mingle with the artists and be inspired!

TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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NDN MRKT Clearance Outlet
This is something you don’t want to miss by these contemporary artists! OXDX, Indigenous Goddess Gang, Steven Paul Judd, Lakota Scott, Quw’usun’ Made, Byneeko, and Bobby Wilson collaborated to bring you an “Off-Market” shopping experience with A/C, refreshments, snacks, and music by DJ JERMATIK. Did I tell you there is an open mic program, too?

TIME: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
WHERE: 137 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (next to Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar)
COST: Bring what you can $hop for!

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IAIA Museum Market Events: “The Sea of Grass” Book Reading & Dialogue
Author and lawyer Walter Echo-Hawk will discuss his new historical fiction book “The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland” with Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Smithsonian Institution. “Echo-Hawk’s newest novel is inspired by real people and events that were shaped by the land, animals, and plants of the Central Plains and by the long sweep of Indigenous history in the grasslands.”

TIME: 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Allan Houser Art Park (behind IAIA Museum of Contemporary of Native Arts)
COST: Free

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18th Annual Native Cinema Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th - Sunday, August 19th
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

TIMES & FILMS TODAY:
1 p.m. Rise Above Shorts Program (87 min.)
3 p.m. “Out of State” (79 min.)

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SWAIA Fashion Show 2018
The SWAIA Fashion Show is now in its 5th year. Its popularity has grown so much that the show moved from an outside venue to inside. You better show up early for standing room or reserve your seats quick! Nakotah LaRance, 2018 World Champion Hoop Dancer will open the show as DJ Celeste Worl (Tlingit) opens the show. Amber-Dawn Bear Robe curated the show which includes the following designers: Cody Sanderson, Maya Stewart, Jamie Okuma & Ataumbi Metals, Sho Sho Esquiro, Decontie & Brown, Pam Baker, Yolanda Skelton, Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose, and Shayne Watson. Take at look at last year’s show here!

TIME: 2 - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center (201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: $25 (buy tickets here) or free standing room

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SWAIA Fashion Show After Party
Close out the SWAIA weekend with dancing to DJ Mateo Breakaway Perez and some mingling with artists, models, designers, and Indian Market attendees. Don’t forget to wear your finest ‘Indian Market fashion!’

TIME: 8 - 11:45 p.m.
WHERE: Casa Espana (321 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501)
COST: Free

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Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is a reporter/producer for Indian Country Today. She is a citizen of the Diné Nation. Follow her on Twitter @jourdanbb.

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