As the kids head back to school, take this weekend to learn about different cultures, kicking off with the Native American Cinema and the Indian Market in Santa Fe and culminating with a movie that celebrates Asian culture—the highly anticipated Crazy Rich Asians. Get ready for a weekend of art, performances, and unforgettable cultural experiences.

Friday, August 17

We are the Seeds
Santa Fe, Santa Fe Railyard Park, August 16-17

Explore history, art, and culture through the eyes of Native Americans at We are the Seeds, a culturally immersive event featuring programs and workshops in fine art, music, dance, fashion, literary, and culinary arts. Free. (917) 386-5036;

Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe, Santa Fe Plaza, August 16-17

Is there any place better to be than amongst the largest Native arts market and exhibition in the state? We at the magazine are gearing up for this weekend’s Santa Fe Indian Market. It’s a great way to spend a day shopping the best that local makers and artisans have to offer. Here's what Comanche painter Nocona Burgess loves about participating at the event. Free. (505) 983-5220; 

Native American Cinema Showcase
Albuquerque, New Mexico History Museum, August 17-19

Come check out the last few days of the Native American Cinema Showcase, a wonderful display of more than 50 feature-length and short films representing nine countries and 33 Native Nations. The theme of this year’s selections revolve around criminal justice, tribal law and government, the environment, and LGBTQ rights in the Native American community. Free. (505) 982-6366;

Jazz and Cocktails
Albuquerque, Tractor Brewing Well Park Taproom, August 17, Noon- 10 pm

Get ready for a rip-roaring good time as Tractor Brewing sets aside the taps for a jigger and shaker. This Saturday, they will be serving up delicious cocktails accompanied by live jazz music from Eddie Brewer and The Manic Episodes. Free. (505) 243-6752;

Traditional Native Dances 
Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, August 17, 2 pm, and August 18-19, 11 am and 2 pm

This weekend the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center presents a Laguna dance troupe, the Laguna Corn Dancers. The IPCC showcases traditional dancers from across the 19 pueblos throughout the summer, so stay tuned for events. Free. (505) 843- 7270;

Saturday, August 18

Old Crow Medicine Show
Taos, Taos Mesa Brewing - Mothership, August 18, 6 pm

Old Crow Medicine Show, with their folk-rock, bluegrass sounds, will rock the house at Kit Carson Park this Saturday. $46 Gen. (Advance) / $52 Gen. (Day Of)/ $9 Kids. (575) 758-1900;

The Miracle of Mirabal: Music from Angel Fire
Taos, August 18, 7- 9 pm

An event that started off as a way to share chamber music throughout Northern New Mexico has become the heart of a creative, close-knit community. While the main event, Music from Angel Fire, starts Friday, check out the performance featuring Robert Mirabal, a Native American flutist, and enjoy the melding of sounds from two beautiful cultures. $35 Gen. / Free (Students). (575) 377-3233;

Sunday, August 19

Crazy Rich Asians
Santa Fe, Violet Crown, August 19, 11:10 am

Though rom-coms might not normally be our jam, we are super stoked for this movie!.The story follows Rachel and her longtime boyfriend Nick as she tags along with him to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. During the trip, Rachel meets his parents and learns that her boyfriend is a member of one of the richest families in Asia. Watch as Rachel and Nick try to conquer all, from disparaging mothers to jealous socialites, with love. $8. (505) 216-5678;

Mario Reynolds
Santa Fe, La Fiesta Lounge in La Fonda Hotel, August 19, 6 pm

Mario Reynolds is back at the La Fiesta Lounge, bringing the musical stylings of the Andean guitar, charango, and pan flute. Reynolds, who started performing in Santa Fe as a street artist, mixes traditional folk music and contemporary Latin sounds for a truly unique experience. Free. (505) 982-5511;