Creative Santa Fe and the Coalition of Sustainable Communities NM present “Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature” on Wednesday, May 22. Described as “A Disruptive Futures Dialogue,” this multifaceted evening includes short films, readings by local authors and “opportunities to engage in learning about and taking action on sustainability issues.” Organizers hope to explore how our local New Mexico resources, when combined with the arts, can address the effects of climate change and create a pathway for sustainability for years to come. The first portion of the evening features four science fiction short films by directors Suzi Yoonessi, Nanobah Becker, Hugo Perez and Ramin Bahrani. The films take a speculative look at what the future landscape of New Mexico (water, waste, agriculture) might look like. Following the films, local authors Sarena Ulibarri and Lauren Teffeau read excerpts from their “climate fiction” and “solarpunk” stories. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8pm at Santa Fe’s Scottish Rite Masonic Center (463 Paseo de Peralta). “Cli-Fi: Altered Futures Through Film and Literature” is free and open to the public, but you need to register beforehand to guarantee a seat. You can do that by going to creativesantafe.org/events/sustainable-technologies.