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02-28-13 Off the Hill

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By The Staff

 

Art openings

 

Peter Christian Johnson and Todd Volz will share Santa Fe Clay’s gallery through April 20. Their show will open with a reception at 5 p.m. March 8 at Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe. 

 

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition and paintings by Michael Freitas Wood, titled, “Presentiment.” The exhibit will be up March 29-April 29 at 435 S. Guadalupe St. There will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. March 29.

Comedy

 

Cedric the Entertainer will perform at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque. Tickets are available at livenation.com.

Concerts

 

The Moody Blues comes to Route 66 Casino’s Legends Theater at 8 p.m. March 8. Tickets, $39-$95, are available at holdmyticket.com.

 

Deorro and D!rty Aud!o will perform at 8 p.m. March 9 at the Sunshine Theatre. Tickets, $16, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

Chelsea Grin, Attila, Betraying the Martyrs, Within the Ruins, Buried in Verona and Lies Like Glass, will perform at 8 p.m. March 12 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $15, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

Yonder Mountain String Band and The Deadly Gentlemen will perform at 8 p.m. March 13 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $20, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

Piece the Veil, Memphis May Fire, Letlive and Issues, will perform at 7 p.m. March 15 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $17.50, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

All That Remains, Hellyeah and Nonpoint will perform at 8 p.m. March 18 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $22, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

Tech N9ne with Brotha Lynch Hung, Kutt Calhoun, Rittz and Ces Cru, will perform at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $32.50, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

AEG Live presents Matchbox Twenty at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Route 66 Casino’s Legends Theater. Tickets, $39.50-$99.50, are available at holdmyticket.com.

 

Sleeping With Sirens, Conditions, Dangerkids and Lions Lions, will bring their Take It Or Leave It Tour to the Sunshine Theater at 8 p.m. March 28. Tickets, $15, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

 

Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong, Anesthesia and Left to Rot, will bring the Maximum Cavalara Tour 2013 to the Sunshine Theater at 7:30 p.m. March 29. Tickets, $17, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Dance

 

Twenty-two dancers in costumes combine contemporary and ancient Irish dance forms to produce “Rhythm of Dance,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Popejoy Hall. Tickets, $20-$49, are available at popejoypresents.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

 

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will be at Popejoy Hall at 8 p.m. March 22. The ensemble hails from India and the members learn Sanskrit, yoga, meditation and the martial arts. Tickets, $20-$39, are available at popejoypresents.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

 

Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” is coming to Popejoy Hall March 21. For ticket information, visit unmtickets.com, popejoyhallpresents.com or call 877-664-8661.

Exhibits

 

“Amish Quilts” explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. Opening at the Museum of International Folk Art Sunday, 34 quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1.

 

Festivals

 

The Las Cruces Arts Fair will be March 15-17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The event begins at 5 p.m. March 15 and will include a cash bar. More than 100 artists from around the country bring their artistic wares to Las Cruces for this juried art fair. Artist demonstrations and lectures continue throughout the fair, as well as children’s art, computer-generated art, jewelry making and paper box decoration. For more information, visit las-cruces-arts.org or call 575-523-6403.

 

Miscellaneous

 

The National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show, now in its 25th year, will be Friday through Sunday at the Sandia Resort and Casino. Gourmet foods, sauces, spices, sweet-heat treats and rubs will be available for sampling and sale. The show will feature several cooking demonstrations by nationally-recognized chefs, as well as a “mystery box” grilling competition, The Great Grill-Off. The show runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 18 and younger. Parking is free. For more information, visit fieryfoodsshow.com.

 

Performances

 

“A Late Quartet,” based on Beethoven’s “String Quartet Opus 131,” uses the new recording of the work by the Brentano Quartet, as the basis of the soundtrack for the movie. The Brentano Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe. The program features Haydn’s “String Quartet in E flat-Major,” also known at “The Joke,” Bartok’s “String Quartet No. 4” and following intermission, Brahms’ “String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2.” For ticket information, call 988-4640 or 988-1234.

 

“The Taming of the Shrew” comes to Popejoy Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $20-$39, are available at popejoypresents.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

 

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.

 

The Santa Fe Concert Association presents, “Fiddler on the Roof,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway, musical, at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.

 

Don Edwards, a performer of old-time ballads and cowboy songs, will give a concert at 2 p.m. March 10 at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, an advance event for the exhibition, “Cowboys Real and Imagined,” opening April 14. Tickets for Edwards’ performance are $25 at the History Museum Shop; call 982-9543 or visit newmexicocreates.org.

 

The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scottish Regiment will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For ticket information, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.

 

Momix Botanica brings the four seasons to life at Popejoy Hall at 8 p.m. March 29 and 30. Momix transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its use of magical lighting and imagery. Tickets, $20-$44 are available at the UNM Ticket Offices, at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com, or by calling 877-664-8661.

 

Upcoming

 

Popejoy Hall presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” April 6-7. Tickets are on sale now at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

 

The 7th Annual Chili Bowl Cook-off will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 at the Santa Claran Special Events Center in Española. Contestants will vie for the chance to compete for prizes and trophies to be awarded to the winners. There will be a costume contest for children 10 and younger. Come as chile, onion, garlic, tomato, or anything to do with salsa. There will be five money prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen mission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. For more information and registration, send an email to sanmartinsk@yahoo.com or call 505-470-2208.

 

Grammy winner and worship leader Chris Tomlin brings his “Burning Lights Tour” to Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. May 3. Tomlin will be joined by Kari Jobe, whose latest album, “Where I Find You,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Christian Album Charts. Tickets, $20-$36.50 are available at comcasttix.com or 888-694-4849.

 

The Taos Lilac Festival will be May 17-19 at various locations around Taos. Festivalgoers can meet and mingle with more than 40 artisans and crafts people as they display work ranging from ceramics, fiber, wood, leather and meal work to jewelry and art pieces around Taos Plaza. Specialty food vendors and Lilac Festival merchandise will be available.

 

Tickets are currently on sale for “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, to be performed May 22-June 2 at Popejoy Hal. Prices begin at $27.50 and tickets are available at UNM Ticket Offices or by calling 877-664-8661 or visiting popejoypresents.com.