Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time of year for many of us, but not all of us. For some with strained family relationships or Native American heritage, this holiday doesn’t symbolize the togetherness and bounty that it does to others. Whatever your relationship to this American holiday, we hope you have good people to share a meal or two with this week. And if you’ve gotten this far without making any kind of plan for the day, we recommend checking out one of these events where you can take your people to eat tasty food together, no dishwashing involved.
Thanksgiving Feast at Pueblo Harvest
This Thanksgiving if you want to have the feast but don’t want to make the plans (or the food), Pueblo Harvest at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has got you covered. From 10am to 4pm on Thanksgiving, November 22, Pueblo Harvest serves a delicious buffet of Pueblo-sourced and Pueblo-inspired dishes from brunch to dessert. Reserve your spot ahead of time by calling 505-724-3510. Tickets are $45 per person.
Thanksgiving is an important time for many families to come together and express their gratitude for each other and the bounty of their year—but it is also a reminder of the genocide that English colonizers perpetrated against the Native American tribes that helped them survive those first lean years on the continent. Yeah, the history textbooks really painted the first Thanksgiving in a sunny light, but hopefully you don’t believe everything you read in elementary school. On Thursday, Nov. 22 The Red Nation and the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico hosts a potluck and teach-in for those who would like to enjoy community and educate themselves at the same time. Starting at 5pm, head to the Sundowner Community Center (6101 Central Ave. NE) with a dish to share and your own plate and utensils (to minimize waste). Breaking bread with your people is an important part of building community and avoiding burnout—so come hungry, compañerxas.
After Thanksgiving, building up the will to cook a meal again can be challenging. The Feel Good, one of the latest installments in the Vinaigrette family, invites you to put off cooking for a little while longer and bring the whole fam to their Red Sauce Sunday Supper on Nov. 25. The dinner starts at 5pm, and you’ll want to RSVP for this one—email firstname.lastname@example.org to make that happen. The entrée at this dinner will be zucchini, rosemary and garlic tomato sauce with homemade pasta—sounds pretty great, no? This is the first of an ongoing Red Sauce Supper series that The Feel Good will host, focused on getting folks together at the end of the weekend to relax and fight off “the saddies” as Erin Wade calls them. Seems like a pretty good idea to us.