What to do and see in Santa Fe

Visitors to Santa Fe will find activities galore whatever season they visit. Performing arts, native American events, and an occasional rodeo fill the year's calendar. Here's a sampling of what's happening in coming months:

March 10-June 18

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts present "Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts & Crafts." The show consists of 110 pieces in various mediums and examines the far-reaching effects Dow had as an artist and as an outstanding art educator. (505) 995-0785.

March 17-19

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's Spring Music 2000, "Musical Families" with a world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas' "Invocation for Two Violins, Viola, and Cello." Plus performances of Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. St. Francis Auditorium. (505) 982-1890.

April 13-18

Bach Festival, Santa Fe Pro Musica. (505) 988-4640

May 2

Taste of Santa Fe. Taste the best from Santa Fe chefs. Sweeney Visitor Center. (505) 983-4823.

June 21-24

Rodeo de Santa Fe. At the Rodeo Grounds. (505) 471-4300 or 800-737-6336.

July 8-Aug. 27

Shakespeare in Santa Fe. St. John's College, (505) 982-2910.

July 15-16

29th annual Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Artist & Craftsman Show. San Juan Pueblo. Features more than 1,500 American Indian artists and craftspeople. The show also serves as a showcase of traditional Indian dances. (505) 983-5615.

July 29-30

Traditional Spanish Market, the largest exhibition and sale of Spanish colonial artwork in the country. The Santa Fe Plaza.

(505) 983-4038.

July 29-30

Contemporary Spanish Market. The Santa Fe Plaza. (505) 983-2640.

Aug. 14-16

22nd Invitational Antique Indian Art Show. Sweeney Visitor Center. ( 505) 992-8929.

Aug. 19-20

Indian Market, the world's largest showing and sale of Native American arts in the US. The Santa Fe Plaza. (505) 983-5220.

Aug. 24-Sept 10

Annual Fiesta Melodrama. Santa Fe Playhouse.

(505) 988-4262.

Sept. 2-10

Santa Fe Fiesta, the oldest continuously celebrated community event in the U.S. The event commemorates the return of the Spanish in 1692. (505) 988-7575

Sept. 9-16

Really Chile Festival honoring the New Mexico chili pepper. Eves Ranch. Food, family fun, and chili. (505) 983-0083.

Oct. 14-15

Children's Pow-Wow. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. (505) 982-4636.

*For more information, contact the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-984-9984. or visit the Web site (www.santafe.org).

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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