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Events Along The Turquoise Trail

The following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.

If you would like to have your Turquoise Trail event included in the list below, please contact Patricia Brown by phone (505) 438-3008 or .

    Saturdays at the Johnsons

    Saturdays
    Check all events for Saturday performances: music, poetry, dance, talks, etc. in the galleries performance space, 1-3 pm. Our First Saturday Gallery Receptions for new exhibitions are 3-5pm.
    Johnsons of Madrid Gallery
    2843 Hwy 14 N
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 471-1054

    November Music & Events at The Mine Shaft Tavern

    November 1-30, 2014
    SAT 1 JIM & TIM BLUES on the deck 2pm
    SAT Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with FELECIA FORD in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    SAT 1 Anthony Leon & The Chain-Dracula's Ball after the Dawn- followed with late night dancing $10 Cash Costume Contest

    SUN 2 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with FELECIA FORD in the Engine House Theatre 3pm
    SUN 2 TREY CORKEN acoustic covers on the patio 3-7pm

    TUE 4 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 7 BARNYARD STOMPERS Rockabilly on the patio 5pm
    FRI 7 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with KARINA WILSON in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    FRI 7 Underground Cadence $5 rockin' with cover songs from classic rock, r&b, blues inside the Tavern 8pm

    SAT 8 SHAGBARK HICKORY classics on the patio 3-7pm
    SAT 8 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with LORI OTTINO in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    SAT 8 CONNIE LONG & FAST PATSY lil bit of patsy meets janis in the tavern 7pm

    SUN 9 Joe West’s THEATER IF DEATH “The Absinthe Plays” with KARINA WILSON in the Engine House Theatre 8pm
    SUN 9 Anthony Leon and Benito rockin Americana on the patio 3-7pm

    TUE 11 TIMBO JAM Session 6pm

    FRI 14 Duo Rasminko gypsy jazz on the patio 5pm
    FRI 14 The Jackie Myers Band heavy jazz, blues and funk 7pm

    SAT 15 THE DANDELION LIBERATION FRONT bluegrass on the patio 3pm
    SAT 15 THE PORTER DRAW bluegrass 7pm

    SUN 16 CONNIE LONG & WILLOW DOUG Folk Alt Country on the patio 3pm

    TUE 18 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 21 PAW & ERIK Bluegrass on the patio 5pm
    FRI 21 KARAOKE KAMIKAZE too much fun! 8pm

    SAT 22 JIM & TIM BLUES on the patio 3pm
    SAT 22 IMPERIAL ROOSTER Gonzo Roots 8pm

    SUN 23 BOTTOM DOLLAR STRING BAND contemporary bluegrass on the patio 4pm
    SUN 23 Diane Patterson folk 8pm

    TUE 25 TIMBO JAM Session 7pm

    FRI 28 The TRAVIS DAY BAND Americana on the patio 5pm
    FRI 28 Open Mic with Glen Neff 7pm

    SAT 29 Diane Patterson folk on the patio 3pm
    SAT 29 TRUCK STOP HONEYMOON Bluegrass/PunkRock Soul 8pm

    SUN 30 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues on the patio 3-7pm

    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Hwy 14
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 473-0743

    http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    Encaustic Art Institute Memebers Exhibit

    Nov 1-December 31, 2014
    The Encaustic Art Institute represents more than 130 encaustic/wax artists from across the nation and Canada. Many members have combined encaustic/wax with other mediums such as photography, collage, sculpture and more. With approximately 60 paintins/sculptures showing in the exhibit, we believe this is the largest collection of encaustic anywhere in the country.
    Members artwork in the Exhibition is for sale.

    Showings are by appointment only- through December 31st. We are flexible and available morning or afternoon. Please give us at least 24 hours notice by phone 505-424-6487 or EMAIL us for an appointment.

    We are proud to introduce theEncaustic Art Institute, a permanent gallery for all encaustic artists. Established as a non-profit 501c3, we rely solely on membership fees, donations and grants. The Institute's Gallery is housed on 12 acres just South of Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information visit our website: EAINM.com.

    Encaustic Art Institute
    18 General Goodwin Rd
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 424-6487


    The Old Schoolhouse Gallery

    November 14-Deember 6, 2014
    Please join us for our November opening reception, Friday the 14th, from 5 to 8pm. Great artwork, great conversation and a great way to kick off the holiday season by supporting your local artists! Selections by Judith Richie & Denise Weaver Ross. Show runs through Saturday, December 6, 2014. Closing reception from 4 to 7pm. Bonus event that same evening: Jennifer Noyer will be signing copies of her brand new historical novel, "Plat-eye". Regular gallery hours: Friday through Sunday from 12 to 6pm or by appointment.

    12504 Highway 14 N
    PO Box 1110
    Sandia Park, NM 87047
    theoldschoolhousegallery.com
    (505) 306-9414

    Stuffing Strut

    Friday - November 28, 2014
    Join our annual post-holiday ramble along the trails. Strut your stuff and leave those turkeys behind!

    Program starts promptly at 10:00 am.

    Meet at the park entrance 1/2 mile north of Cerrillos village on CR 59. $5 per vehicle, exact change cash or check.
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org

    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries

    December 6-31, 2014
    MADRID'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE STARTS AT 4PM, Dec.6.

    Gallery exhibitions: Dec. 6-31, reception: Dec.6. 3-5.
    " 6 Exhibitions"
    #1----Featuring new and developing artists participating in Johnsons' Galleries: Monica Ten Bruggencate, Trevor Burroughs, Jane Chandler, Les Hancock, Leslie Long, Buffalo Nickels, Roberta Perry, Jeff Potter, Gale Sutton, Peggy Trigg,
    #2---- 4 artists, 4 walls: ALL PAINTERS: Susan Norvel, Howard Stansell, Peggy Trigg, Ralph Williams
    #3---100 northern N. M. Gallery artists, group show: including HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS/REGIONAL IMAGES AS WELL AS ABSTRACTS, ETC.
    #4---50 Fiber Artists' group Gallery RENEE GENTZ is the FEATURED ARTIST
    #5---Entry gallery: Historic and Regional images: 2 walls: Karl Kernberger's 1963 photos of ghost town Madrid, and images of the 1830's church in Golden, by many of our artists, and other walls for regional and historic artworks.
    ALSO PLEASE NOTE:
    #6--- Visit the newest Johnsons' of Madrid galleries: CHRISTMAS CITY. It's always Christmas in Madrid! It's a gallery of books games and other playthings, featuring some of Kirsten Johnson's historical collection of carefully cataloged dolls, many available to purchase. Maybe you will see Santa there?

    Madrid was called Christmas City during the 20's and 30's, until l941. People came from everywhere to see the lights and the painted/lighted wooden panoramas of the Christmas season AND visit Toyland in the ball park. In the mid thirties Walt Disney was visiting artists at the Indian school in Santa Fe. He visited Madrid, saw all of our lights & decorations and it's said that the Toyland in the ball park may have inspired him for the creation of the activity parks he created around the world* (*Colliers magazine from the earliest color days),

    Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine & Fiber Art
    2843 Highway 14 N.
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 471-1054

    Christmas in Madrid

    Every weekend between December 6-21, 2014
    Christmas in Madrid - shops open daily. Holiday Celebration continues all weekends before Christmas. Madrid homes & shops sparkle with thousands of twinkling lights during this annual Holiday event. Christmas parade on December 6th at 4:00 pm. Restaurants, refreshments, Santa Claus & live entertainment including mule or stagecoach rides. Over 40 shops open daily and remain open late Saturday evenings till Christmas.
    http://www.VisitMadridnm.com

    The Hot Chocolate Trail

    Saturday, Dec 13 & Sunday, Dec 14, 2015
    Travel The Turquoise Trail for the 3rd annual Hot Chocolate Trail poker run.

    Tijeras through Cedar Crest - Saturday, December 13th
    Madrid through Cerrillos - Sunday, December 14th

    Collect cards from participating businesses and turn in high hands for prizes. Travel the Chocolate Trail from Tijeras, through Cedar Crest on Saturday, December 13th and Madrid to Cerrillos on December 14th – both sides of Route 14. Stop by as many participating businesses as you like and have some Hot Chocolate, or Hot cider and some cookies. Get the map. Some businesses are giving away freebies – no limit to the number of stores you can visit! Get a playing card & a map from at least 5 participating businesses between 11:00-3:00 pm. Cards must be stamped by one of the businesses to be valid. One poker hand per family. Participants must be 18 years old or older.

    Saturday, December 13 - Tijeras/Cedar Crest - find participating businesses like Just to Cute, Triangle Grocery, Trailrider Pizza, Tijeras Subway, Greenside Café, Davis True Value Hardware, Coffee at Dawn or Legacy Mortgage to name a few and get the map for Saturday. Pick up your playing card stamped by the business.

    Sunday, December 14 - Madrid/Cerrillos - find participating businesses like Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop, The Mine Shaft Tavern, Jezebel's, Lori Musil's Art & Antiques, Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center, Casa Grande Trading Post and get the map for Sunday. Pick up your playing card, stamped by the business.

    For more info: Rachel (505) 328-4792

    Hot Chocolate Trail/Open House

    Sunday - December 14, 2014
    Stop by the Visitor Center and get a playing card to help complete your winning hand! We'll have holiday treats including cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Learn about the park and our ongoing schedule of educational programs and events.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center
    37 Main Street
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    CrawDaddy Blues Fest

    Saturday & Sunday, May 16-17, 2015
    Dates: May 16 & 17
    Time: Noon-Dusk
    Place: Madrid, New Mexico
    Event: CrawDaddy Blues Fest

    Great Live Blues Music & Cajun Food at this Annual 2 day outdoor event. The freshest crawfish are driven up from SE Texas and cooked in front of guests. Hosted by the Mine Shaft Tavern.

    Located at the Madrid Museum Park adjacent to the Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Hwy 14
    Madrid, New Mexico 87010
    (505) 473-0743
    http://www.CrawDaddyBluesFest.com

    Memorial Day Annual Softball Challenge

    Monday, May 25, 2015
    Madrid's Annual Memorial Day Softball Challenge at noon at Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark

    http://www.visitmadridnm.com
    Madrid, NM 87010

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden - on the Santa Fe Studio Tour

    June 26,27&28, 2015
    About the Santa Fe Studio Tour: Meet well known and emerging Santa Fe painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, potters and jewelers- in person, in their studios. In collaboration with Creative Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Studio Tour offers unique opportunity for the public to see the artists' latest work and their working environment. Local artists engaged in creating fine art open their studios annually on the last weekend in June. This tour allows visitors to map out their own route and see as many studios as they wish. Most studios have an artist demonstrating their techniques and all studios have art for sale. All information is on the website: http://www.santafestudiotour.com

    Fri. June 26, 5:30-7:30pm
    Sat. June 27, 10am-6pm
    Sun. June 28, Noon-5pm

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden & Studio - #37 on the tour
    (On Highway 14, north of Cerrillos village & south of CR 42 - between mile markers 34 and 35)
    3453 State Highway 14
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 471-4688

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio: http://www.sculpturegarden.com
    See Kevin's work: http://www.outsidetheboxstudio.com/
    Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BoxStudio


    Madrid July 4th Parade

    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    July 4th in Madrid begins with the annual Baseball Game at 10 am in the Oscar Huber Memorial Ball Park. The town parade starts at noon at the south end of town and ends at the ball park.

    Cerrillos History Hike

    Saturday, August 15, 2015
    Come enjoy a fun Saturday morning walk with local historians who will talk about the towns early history. Members of the Cerrillos Historical Society share mining history & happenings from the prehistoric era to the 20th century. Bring your hat, water, walking shoes and camera! 10am-noon. For more information (505) 438-3008 & visit http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.com

    Saturday Aug 15 at noon
    Meet at First & Main St.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Cerrillos Town Wide Yard Sale event

    Saturday, August 22, 2014
    The town of Cerrillos hosts an annual town wide yard sale event. There are booths and tables of treasures scattered through the town streets. Special sales benefiting the Cerrillos Hills State Park Amigos and Las Candelas community organization.
    From 9-4 on Saturday. For more info (505) 438-3008.

    Town of Cerrillos, NM 87010

    Fiesta de Cerrillos

    Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Activities for all ages. Food & Beverages, Patriotic Moments, Live Music, Children's Activities, Arts & Crafts Booths, Classic and Vintage Car Show, Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cerrillos Hills State Park displays. Saturday from 9am-4:00pm.

    Sponsored by Cerrillos Community Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Las Candelas de los Cerrillos.

    Interested art & craft venders, Susan (505) 660-2348.
    http://www.cerrillosnewmexico.org

    Turquoise Trail Studio Tour

    First two weekends in October 2015
    Take the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway through mountain communities for the annual Turquoise Trail Studio Tour along scenic Hwy 14.

    Madrid Chile Festival

    Oct 2-11, 2015
    Great live music, roasting of chiles with New Mexican food specials and theatrical events at the Mine Shaft Tavern and Engine House Theatre. Check website for event times. Oct. Weekdays during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. 10-6pm

    Hosted by the Mine Shaft Tavern
    (505) 473-0743
    http://www.TheMinesShaftTavern.com

    Madrid Christmas Open House

    Every weekend between December 5-24, 2014
    Festivities each weekend 'til Christmas
    Christmas Parade followed by Town of Lights – 4PM on December 5th
    Madrid Christmas Open House - 11am-7pm every weekend through December 20th

    Madrid, New Mexico 87010
    http://www.Visitmadridnm.com

    Museum exhibition of “Madrid’s Famous Town of Lights” Weekends in the Engine House Theatre

    Businesses Open Late on Sat. & All Day Sundays Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus /Town of Lights / Santa Contest

    Horse & Carriage Rides Live music and yuletide spirit

    Madrid is “New Mexico’s Christmas Town” Beginning in the early 1920's, Madrid miners lit up the town with 150,000 Christmas lights powered by 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. The event was published nationwide in newspapers. It was so famous and impressive that Walt Disney visited and he was inspired create Disneyland!

    Visit the Madrid Old Town Museum exhibition to learn more about Madrid’s Famous Christmastime past!

    Madrid Merchants offer unique gifts for shoppers, often handmade by local artisans and one-of-a kind treasures. Bring the family and visit with Santa as you stroll down our historic village.

    Breakfast with Santa

    December 5, 2015
    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 5, 8:30 - 11:30 am, Los Vecinos Community Center, Tijeras. Santa is expected to arrive about 9:00 am. Full hot breakfast $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Booths will be set up for face painting, pottery painting and other games.

    Los Vecinos Community Center
    478 New Mexico 333
    Tijeras, NM 87059
    (505) 314-0240

    The Hot Chocolate Trail

    Saturday, Dec 12 & Sunday, Dec 13, 2015
    Travel the Chocolate Trail from Tijeras, through Cedar Crest Saturday, December 12th and Madrid to Cerrillos December 13th – both sides of Route 14. Stop by as many participating businesses as you like and have some Hot Chocolate, or Hot cider and some cookies. Get the map. Some businesses are giving away freebies – no limit to the number of stores you can visit! Get a playing card & a map from at least 5 participating businesses between 11:00-3:00 pm. Cards must be stamped by one of the businesses to be valid. One poker hand per family. Participants must be 18 years old or older.

    Saturday, December 12 - Tijeras/Cedar Crest - find participating businesses like Just to Cute, Triangle Grocery, Trailrider Pizza, Tijeras Subway, Greenside Café, Davis True Value Hardware, Coffee at Dawn or Legacy Mortgage to name a few and get the map for Saturday. Pick up your playing card stamped by the business.

    Sunday, December 13 - Madrid/Cerrillos - find participating businesses like Shugarman's Little Chocolate Shop, The Mine Shaft Tavern, Jezebel's, Lori Musil's Art & Antiques, Cerrillos Hills State Park visitor center, Casa Grande Trading Post and get the map for Sunday. Pick up your playing card, stamped by the business.

    For more info: Rachel (505) 328-4792

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National Scenic Byway

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