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Arts and Entertainment 10-25-17

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Art exhibits
House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf. A unique art experience featuring a wild new form of non-linear storytelling, which includes exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity. Located at 1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe. Call 395-6369 for information. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed every Tuesday. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House will present a retrospective exhibition of the artwork of painter Walt Gonske, to open at the beginning of the Taos Fall Arts Festival. The exhibition runs through Jan. 7, 2018. Winter hours (through April 30) are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Summer hours (starting May 1) are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Books
Readers’ Club at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Enjoy discussions of readings about modernist art and artists. Discussions led by Elaine Trzebiatowski at the Education Annex, 123 Grant Ave., Santa Fe. For information, call 946-1039, or visit okeeffemuseum.org.

Bring your children ages 1 through preschool for a bilingual or cultural story reading from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the National Hispanic Cultural Library, 1701 4th St. SW, in Albuquerque. Call 505-246-2261 for information. Free. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. No registration required.
Dance
Los Alamos Folk Dance Club from 7:15-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday (except 5th Tuesdays) at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St., Los Alamos, Cost is $3 a night. Family friendly and fun exercise. Teaching is 7:15-8 p.m. Dance requests are 8-9:30 p.m. Call Dennis at 661-4240 for information.
Lectures
Jake Green, a lifetime Civil War aficionado, will speak about how the first American Thanksgiving celebrations, held in Virginia in 1619 and at Plymouth in the Massachusetts colony in 1621, came to be officially established as a formal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. He will also discuss how Decoration Day, the old holiday now observed as Memorial Day, came about, what it meant, and how it was celebrated. The lecture will be 1-3 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. John’s Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Cost is $10. Call 982-9274, or visit renesan.org or more information.
Markets
Rain or shine Los Alamos Farmers Market is every Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Railyard Artesan Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Quality local art, photography, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, food, live music and more. Contact 983-4098, artsmarketsantafe.com.
Museums
“That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art.” Ongoing at the New Mexico Museum of Art. That Multitudes May Share looks at the story behind the creation of the Santa Fe style, the process that led to the building of the Museum of Art in 1917.
Music
Los Alamos Big Band is hosting a Fall Concert and Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument, 1940s, Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and more. The band will be playing favorites such as “In The Mood,” “String of Pearls,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “New York, New York,” and even “Clarinet Polka.” The band has been playing at dances throughout Northern New Mexico since 1984 under the direction of Jan McDonald. Admission is free; donations are welcome. For more information, contact Dean Decker at deandecker4@aol.com.

The Northern Foundation is holding its 22nd Annual Gala & Auction on Nov. 4 to celebrate over two decades of philanthropy in the Española Valley that has helped over 1,500 students achieve their dreams of pursuing a college degree. Themed “Dream, Journey, Thrive,” this year’s Gala & Auction will be held at the Ohkay Owingeh Convention Center, featuring a keynote address by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, in addition to performances by New Mexican musical legend Cipriano Vigil and Moving Arts Española. For sponsorships, tables and tickets, contact Terry Mulert on 505-747-2147 or tmulert@nnmc.edu.

Fort Stanton Historic Site tour from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Fort Stanton Historic Site. For the first time ever, Fort Stanton Historic Site will open the main hospital building constructed in 1936 to the public. Members of the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society will be onsite to discuss their previous investigations at Fort Stanton. $5 per person. Children under 10 are free. For more information, contact Mary Ann Hatchitt at 505-681-4014, mahatchitt@outlook.com.

Spooky Science Halloween Afternoon at the Museum! Laser Shows and Family Fun from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque. Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes! Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science. Laser shows are $6 adults; $5 members and seniors; $3 children.