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The fourth biennial Taos Art Glass Invitational and Walking on Glass Tour will be Sept. 14-Oct. 7. They are both featured events in Taos’ “Grand Fall Arts,” a series of art-related events in September and October. For more information, visit tiganm.org or call Delinda VanneBrightyn at 575-613-6484.
St. Vincent Hospital Foundation presents Glamour and Gauze, featuring Paula Poundstone, at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa. The event will feature dinner and dancing to the band Soulstice. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, call 505-913-5209 or visit stvinfoundation.org.2.
Farmers Insurance presents Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town at 7 p.m. Friday at The Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$80, are available at livenation.com.
Reel Big Fish and The Maxies will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $17, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.
The Dunwells and James and the Devil will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the KTAOS Solar Center in Taos. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit ktaos.com.
Def Leppard and Poison will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $75-$90, are available at ticketmaster.com.
Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $31, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.
The New Mexico State Fair presents Poco and Firefall at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $19-$39, are available at ticketmaster.com.
Marty Stuart will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $19-$39, are available at ticketmaster.com.
Rodney Crowell and his band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Place, Santa Fe. Tickets are available at the Lensic Box Office by calling 988-1234 or online at ThirstyEarFestival.com.
North Fourth Art Center and NewArt New Mexico present “Journeys in Dance and Discourse.” At 7 p.m. Sept. 14-16, Vincent Mantsoe will present NTU, Gula and Skwatta at 8:30 p.m. at N4th Theater/North Fourth Art Center, 4904 4th NW, Albuquerque. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors, and are available online. For more information, visit vsartsnm.org or call 505-344-4542.
The Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two exhibitions exploring the Taos Modernist’s body of work. “Bea Mandelman: Collage” remains on view through Oct. 14. The museum is located at 238 Ledoux St., Taos. For more information, call 575-758-9826 or visit harwoodmuseum.org.
The United States Flag Act of 1818 set forth a rule that no new stars could be added to Old Glory until the Fourth of July immediately following a state’s admission to the union. Thanks to that once-a-year-and-only-once-a-year mandate, New Mexicans hoping to share their pride at becoming the 47th state were essentially forced into committing their first illegal acts as U.S. citizens. Through Nov. 25, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates that dip into the dark side with “47 Stars,” an exhibit of the officially unofficial 47-star flag. For more information, call 476-5200.
The Santa Fe Reporter Arts Festival, a 12-day celebration of Santa Fe’s new and emerging music, arts and nightlife kicks off with Passion Pit Sept. 12, followed by SFR’s first-ever beer fest, “Art of the Brew,” Sept. 13. On Sept. 16, the After Hours Alliance hosts its second annual AHA Fest, an all-day free arts and music event at the Santa Fe Railyard. The festival continues with Wilco Sept. 18 at the Santa Fe Opera and “Mix at Molly’s,” Sept. 20. For more information, visit santafearts.com.
The Santa Fe Renaissance Fair will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22-23 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. This year will feature jousting, along with fair favorite like Clan Tynker, medieval combat, vendors and a variety of games for kids. Don’t forget the mead and turkey legs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for teens 13-18 and seniors 62+ and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit sfrenfair.org.
Scent-trained dogs are taking center stage at a demonstration event at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Nature Conservancy is using rescued shelter dogs to track rare salamanders in the Jemez Mountains, while Assistance Dogs of the West help people with medical conditions live independently. The demo will be from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Railyard Park. See the dogs in action and hear from the families living with medical assistance dogs. To RSVP or for more information, contact Tracey Stone at email@example.com or call 602-738-1586.
Volcanoes, earthquakes, water, wind and ice created the raw materials that adorn jewelry. See and purchase a variety of authentic versions of stones, fossils and gems at the 7th Annual Palace Gem and Mineral Show, Sept. 28-30 in the Palace Courtyard, a the New Mexico Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe. The event is from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 28 and from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30. For more information, call 476-5200.
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. For more information, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the 2012-2013 concert season opener at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. The program for both concerts is, Rossini “L’italiana in Algeri Overture,” Haydn “Cello Concerto in D Major” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 56.” Tickets, $20-$65, are available at the Santa Fe Pro Music Box Office by calling 988-4640, ext. 1000 or at ticketssantafe.org. For more information, visit santafepromusica.com.
The Taos Chamber Music Group’s 20th anniversary season opens at 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 at the Harwood Museum. A mix of musical styles will be featured. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door; $12 for children younger than 16. For more information, visit taoschambermusicgroup.org.
The Santa Fe Concert Association presents, “The Story of the Violin,” with special guest violinist Richard Rood, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the United Church of Santa Fe. For more information and tickets, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.
The Los Alamos Choral Society is preparing for its January 2013 Winter Concert that will feature Handel’s “Messiah.” Sign-up and music check-out will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012 at the United Church. Regular rehearsals, which begin Sept. 25, are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church. All singers are welcome.
The Abiquiu Workshops has partnered with the Abiquiu Inn to create a new lecture series. The programs are in the Galeria Arriba, located upstairs at the Abiquiu Inn. At 7 p.m. today, Alexandra Eldridge will present, “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe — Stories from Abiquiu.” The lecture is free and open to the public, call 505-685-4378 to reserve a seat. Those wishing to have dinner before the talk should arrive by 5:30 p.m.
This month in Santa Fe, Shakespeare will be offered in a new format — a series of four 75-minute programs including scenes and music from the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays, each organized with a different theme. The series is offered at 4 p.m. each Sunday at The Forum, on the campus of The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. “A Fool to Make Me Merry,” will be offered Sunday. Comic highlights from plays such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “As You Like It,” “Henry IV,” “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” and “The Tempest.” Tickets are $20 for general admission or $60 for all four programs; $10 for student and are available at ticketssantafe.org.
The Peñasco Theatre presents “Baggage: One Woman/Four Stories,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “Baggage” tells the stories of Adina, the 18-year-old urban poet and street artist; Leah, the 26-year-old African-American, lesbian social; Maria-Helena, 32-year-old Mexican-American and mother of two; and Billie, 45-year-old Native American, all dealing with scars of verbal and physical abuse and their inner battles to live and cope. The cost is $20. The theatre is located along N.M. 75, the high road to Taos. For more information, visit penascotheatre.org.
“Batman Live, Crime-Fighting Arena Spectacular,” is coming to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho Oct. 17-21. Tickets, starting at $19.50 are on sale at comcastix.com or by calling 888-694-4849.
Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. They’ll explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the concerns of their lives, not theoretically, but from a simple meditative listening that includes others. They will meet Sept. 15, Oct. 13 and Nov. 17. Seven-day retreat is the first week of December. For more information or reservations, contact Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 281-0684 or cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.