Off The Hill 02-20-14

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Art exhibits
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. March 28 through April 19. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. March 24.
“The Man from Earth.” 3-6 p.m. Saturday; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque. Cold readings from the script. Rehearsals begin March 31. Performances are May 16-June 8. For copies of the script, email dmb0857@aol.com.
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.

Lloyd Bolander Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Join Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort to celebrate the life of Sipapu’s founder, Lloyd Bolander. Bolander founded Sipapu in 1950 and passed away in January 2014. The day is Lloyd Bolander Memorial Day and proceeds from lift ticket sales will be contributed to the Lloyd Bolander Fund, which supports area youth ski programs. A reception will be from 1-3 p.m. in the lodge. Free and open to the public. For more information visit SipapuNM.com, or call 800-587-2240.
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.
Award winning author Judith Fein events. “Calling in the Ancestors,” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Shalom, 205 E. Barcelona Road in Santa Fe. Fein will be speaking and signing books at an interfaith, community-wide, interactive event where the public is invited to bring a dish passed down in their families. It will be a potluck of our ancestors with a surprise communal art project. Attendees are invited to bring a photo or object from a grandparent, great-grandparent, or any other ancestor. The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society will co-sponsor the event. $15.
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.
The Pixies. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost.
Los Vivancos: Flamenco fusion featuring ballet, martial arts, street dance, theatre and acrobatics. 7:30 p.m. today at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.
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.
The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are 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.
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.

Award winning author Judith Fein events. “Bone Voyage: Traveling Back to Our Ancestors,” from 7-9 p.m. March 1 at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. The opening of the month-long show. Fein will be talking about her artwork with animal bones and the power and impact of both human and animal ancestors. The exhibit and book signing is curated by the gallery owner of the Last Gallery on the Right (Canyon Road) and will include the work of 8-10 artists interpreting their own roots. Free to the public.

“Clay and Ink: Processing Process,” by Willi Singleton. 1-3 p.m. March 8 at the Weyrich Gallery in Santa Fe. Open to the public. Artist reception 5 to 8:30 p.m. March 7. Show runs until March 28.
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.

Art López. 2 p.m. April 14. “Painted Bultos and Painted Reliefs.” A Spanish Market traditional artist, López juried in painted bultos and painted reliefs, will discuss his art forms and display examples of his work which will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Dr. Thomas E. Chávez. 2 p.m. April 28. Chávez has authored numerous publications on the history of New Mexico, and is the former director of the Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Center. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.
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. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. 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.
Geist Cabaret at Pranzo Italian Grill. Performance times are 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 540 Montezuma Avenue in Santa Fe. Reservations call 984-2645. Cover Charge is $2. March 1: David Geist and Julie Trujillo. Feb. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28: David Geist.

TGIF Charles Blanchard, piano. Music: Haydn and Beethoven. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday 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. Sunday at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.

Peter Mulvey. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second Street in Santa Fe. Presented by the Santa Fe Performance Exchange and Southwest Roots Music. Tickets $20 advance/$23 at the door. Day of event box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. brownpapertickets.com. For more information call 577-8015 or visit sfpx.org.

Donovan Frankenreiter Concert. 2 p.m. Sunday. Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Donavon Frankenreiter will perform live in concert. Free at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Frankenreiter’s newest full-length album, “Start Livin’,” features folk-infused songs, rich vocals and masterful guitar work. Sponsored by Tea of a Kind. For more information visit SipapuNM.com, or call 800-587-2240.

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.
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. 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.
Benchwarmers 13: Short Play Festival. Until 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. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20 adults, $15 children age 17 and under. Call 988-4862, or visit santafeplayhouse.org.