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Maria Manuela
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Maria Manuela

Maria Manuela is a writer, curator and model based in Santa Fe, where she was born and raised. Currently, she is writing a short story collection of magical realism folk stories based in the Southwest.

Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Find your funny. The Albuquerque Museum bares its funny bone with a new exhibit, Wit, Humor, and Satire , opening on Saturday. Gathering works from the museum’s collection, the show examines the ways…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Join the jubilation. Juneteenth Celebration, Santa Fe Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Black people in Texas were officially informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, becoming the…

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Five Things To Do This Weekend

1 Decide for yourself. Malinche, as she is known to history, was a central figure during the Spanish conquest of Mexico from 1519 to 1521. An Indigenous woman, Malinche spoke Nahuatl and Maya, skills…

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Summer Concert Season Heats Up

Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series, Santa Fe Summer concerts on the Santa Fe Plaza are a whole vibe—folks dancing, chilling in camp chairs, and picnicking on the lawn. Starting June 9, the Santa Fe Plaza…

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Happy Trails

KRYSTYNA GONZALEZ SEES HIKING as a form of therapy. A social worker, photographer, and Women Who Explore ambassador, she started hiking regularly in college, an activity that easily grew out of her…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Catch a rising artist. Artist and author Zahra Marwan was seven when she immigrated with her family from Kuwait to New Mexico. Her first solo exhibit in Santa Fe opens at Hecho Gallery on Friday…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Get festive. Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer fun all over the state, including more than 25,000 bikers who will roll into northern New Mexico for the 40th annual Red River Motorcycle…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Stop and smell the flowers. The lilacs in Taos are in full bloom—and oh, is the fragrance heavenly. Legend has it that many of the plants are descendants of ones imported from France in 1852 by…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 Seize your inheritance. Casa San Ysidro, in Corrales, celebrates Heritage Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with traditional music, art, dance, and food. A collaboration with the Corrales…

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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1 See Taos bloom. The Paseo Project celebrates the season’s awakening during the Taos Spring Out on Friday and Saturday from sunset to 10 p.m. with flower-themed artwork projected onto buildings and…

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