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Off the Hill 02-06-14

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Announcements
Open mic night. 6 p.m. every Friday at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort’s Riverside Café. This free night is open to the public and will be through the end of March. A basic PA system and amplifier will be provided. Visit SipapuNM.com, or call 800-587-2240 for more information.
Ballet
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. A playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti. 8 p.m. March 14 at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.
Comedy
Jeff Dunham. 5 p.m. March 15 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Go to tickets.com for details and to purchase tickets.
Concerts
Albuquerque Baroque Players with guest artist Stephen Redfield, Baroque violin presents Music of the French Baroque. 7:30 p.m. Friday at San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. Tickets are $18, $15 seniors (62+), $7 full-time students. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to reserve tickets call 400-9385 or visit albuquerquebaroqueplayers.com.

Albuquerque Baroque Players with guest artist Stephen Redfield, Baroque violin presents Music of the French Baroque. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road, NE in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Baroque Players with guest artist Stephen Redfield, Baroque violin presents Music of the French Baroque. 3 p.m. Sunday at Historic San Isidro Church in Corrales.
Dance
Celtic Nights. Music and dance. “The Emigrants Bridge” tell tales of Ireland and the Irish people. 3 p.m. Sunday at Popejoy Hall. Tickets for Celtic Nights are currently on sale for $54, $49, $39, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations, or online at popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call 877- 664-8661 or 505-925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.

Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Taos Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $17 TCA members and $15 for 18 years old and under. Visit tcataos.org for more information.
Exhibits
Origami In the Garden with sculptor Kevin Box. April 25 to Oct. 25 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information, call 471-9103.
Film
Cinema at the Kimo Theater. Various movies from every era shown each day. Visit kimotickets.com for featured movies, prices and times. 423 Central Ave. NW in Albuquerque.
Fundraisers
The Los Alamos American Legion Riders is seeking sponsorships for wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves during a nationwide remembrance ceremony at cemeteries in New Mexico. For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Galleries
Act I Gallery celebrates 25 years with “Silvery Winter Light.” The theme for this milestone celebration which includes 34 gallery artists along with special guest painters Rebecca Mannschreck and Elsa Sroka and glass artist Lydia Piper. Show is through March 31 at Act I Gallery of Taos, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

Kevin O’Connell — Conventional Entropy. Opening and artist reception from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the photo-eye gallery, 376-A Garcia Street.
Lecture
Julia R. Gomez. 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. “Colcha Embroidery.” Gomez is a Spanish Market artist juried in colcha embroidery will discuss her art form and display examples of her work which will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Robin Farwell Gavin. 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. “Rethinking Colonial Art from Peru to New Mexico.” Spanish Colonial Arts Society Senior Curator Robin Gavin will discuss new directions in the research of colonial art throughout the Americas. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Cordelia Snow. 2 p.m. March 10. “Health Care and Medicine in Colonial New Mexico.” Snow is a historic sites archaeologist with the Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Dr. Margaret Espinosa McDonald. 2 p.m. March 24. “Traditional Hispanic Foods of Lent.” McDonald has a Ph.D. in American Studies and has written about traditional food and folklore of Central and Southern New Mexico. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.
Museums
New Mexico Museum of Art. Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain. Runs through March 9.

Filigree and Finery: The Art Adornment in New Mexico. Featuring seldom-seen silver filigree jewelry, silk mantones, lace mantillas, rare rebozos, tortoise shell hair combs and fans. On exhibit daily during regular business hours until Spring 2014.

“Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning,” opening April 13 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. The exhibit presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through March 2016.
Music
Geist Cabaret at Pranzo Italian Grill. Performance times are 6-9 p.m. at 540 Montezuma Avenue in Santa Fe. Reservations call 984-2645. Cover charge is $2. Friday and Saturday: David Geist. Feb. 14: Ron Newman. Feb. 15 and March 1: David Geist and Julie Trujillo. Feb. 21-22, 28: David Geist.

TGIF Dr. Bang Lang, piano. Music of Honnegger, Rachmaninoff and Messiaen. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Serenata of Santa Fe: “Twists and Turns.” 3 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe. Chamber music by Bernard Herrmann, Joan Tower and Johannes Brahms, performed by David Felberg and Elena Sopoci, Shanti Randall, Sally Guenther, Keith Lemmons, Pamela Epple and Debra Ayers. Tickets are available at serenadaofsantafe.org or the Lensic Box Office. Admission is $25. Senior tickets at the door $20. For more information call 989-7988.

TGIF Sarah Ihlefeld and Sarah Weiler, mezzo sopranos. Music: Handel, Brahms, Ricky Ian Gordon, Aaron Copland, David Baker, Stephen Sondheim and Morten Lauridsen. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information, call 982-8544, ext. 16.

TGIF Charles Blanchard, piano. Music: Haydn and Beethoven. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. Admission is a free-will offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Celebrate Mardi Gras. 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.

TGIF Krzysztof Zimowski, violin; Dana Winograd, cello and Linda King, piano Music: Manuel Ponce, Pablo Sarasate, Joaquin Turina. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering, open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.
Talks
Readings and Conversations: Wide range of literary artists read from and discuss their work. 7 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Feb. 12 George Saunders with Joel Lovell. Feb. 26 Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis. March 19 Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit. April 2 Dave Zirin with David Barsamian. April 16 Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Balli. May 7 Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders. May 21 Colm Toibin with Michael Silverblatt.

Free First Friday Gallery Talks at the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of the Governors. 5-8 p.m. Free. Friday: “Flavored with Chocolate: A Spanish Colonial Tradition,” by Curator Josef Díaz. March 7: “Feasting at the Colonial Palace: History with Dirt on It,” by History Museum Director Frances Levine. April 4: “Maria Ignacia Jaramillo: A Tale of Two Coats,” by Collections and Education Manager René Harris. For more information call 476-5200.
Theater
Benchwarmers 13: Short Play Festival. today through March 2 at the Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St. The playwrights appearing is Los Alamos’ own Robert E. Benjamin and his father/daughter clash “Too Soon.” Also appearing are Mary Bolick, Chadney Everett, Lisa Gray Fisher, Larry Glaister, Kelly Huertas, Alix Hudson and Alma Reposadas. Sneak preview, 7:30 p.m. today for $10. Opening night gala, meet the playwrights 6:30 p.m. Friday. Performances are 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20 adults, $15 children age 17 and under. Call 988-4862, or visit santafeplayhouse.org.

“Hello Dolly,” starring Sally Struthers. Feb. 13-16. Tickets $32.50. Tickets are available online at unmtickets.com and popejoypresents.com, the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore or The Pit and area Albertsons stores. To Charge-By-Phone, call 505-925-5858 or 877-664-8661. Groups of 10 or more should call 505-344-1779 or groups@popejoypresents.com. For showtimes, visit popejoypresents.com.