Off the Hill 02-21-13

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Art openings

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.


Twenty-two dancers in costumes combine contemporary and ancient Irish dance forms to produce “Rhythm of Dance,” at 8 p.m. March 2 at Popejoy Hall. Tickets, $20-$49, are available at popejoypresents.com or by calling 877-664-8661.


“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 March 3, 34 quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1.


Join the Jemez Springs community for the annual Fire and Ice Festival at the Village Park in Jemez Springs, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy a professional chainsaw carving exhibit, a chile cook-off and crosscut log sawing competitions. There will also be chicken poop bingo and many other activities. For more information, visit JemezSprings.org.

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.

The iNK oN paper and Luke Carr “official demo” CD release show will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at High Mayhem Emerging Arts Studio, 2811 Siler Lane, Santa Fe. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Spend an evening with Zen master and calligrapher Shodo Harada Roshi, from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Francis Auditorium, inside the New Mexico Museum or Art. Tickets are $5 at the door.


“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. March 1 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. March 3. 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.

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.

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.

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.

The ninth annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival will be May 25-26 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. More than 200 museum-quality artists from 40 tribes and pueblos will showcase and sell their pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and other art. In addition to the sale that weekend, a benefit cocktail party will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. All of the artists are invited and it provides an atmosphere for collectors and artists to meet, mingle and connect. Tickets for the Friday party are $100. For more information, visit nativetreasures.org.