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Off The Hill 03-27-14

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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. Friday through April 19.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.
Art tours
Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.
Auditions
Audition Notice for Adobe Theater’s production of “Painting Churches,” by Tina Howe. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Callbacks 6-8 p.m. April 5. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-July 13.
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
Santa Fe Concert Association presents BalletNext – two performances. 7:30 p.m. April 25-26 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Tickets are $20, $35, $55, $75. Student, teacher and group discounts available. Call SFCA office at 984-8759 or order through Tickets Santa Fe 988-1234.
Books
“The Black Place: Two Seasons,” by Walter W. Nelson. Book of photographs explores New Mexico landscape painted by Georgia O’Keeffe. 6 p.m. April 9 at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe.
Concerts
Journey and Steve Miller Band. 6:45 p.m. May 20 at Isleta Ampitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost.
Dance
Flamenco Fiesta featuring La Familia Fajardo and Chuscales and special guest Juan Siddi. 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. $20.
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.
Food
The 8th Annual Chile Bowl Cook-Off. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the Santa Claran Casino Special Events Center. Family friendly event benefits San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen. Tickets: $10 adults, $3 children 10 and under. For more information and to register email smdpsoupkitchen@yahoo.com, or call 470-2208.
Fundraisers
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.
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.

“Clay and Ink: Processing Process,” by Willi Singleton at the Weyrich Gallery in Santa Fe. Open to the public. Show runs until Friday.

Johnsons’ Galleries in Madrid is hosting an exhibit to preserve La Bajada Mesa to protect it from becoming a gravel mine. Exhibitions through March will include “First Saturday” reception 3-5 p.m. to meet with the artists. Emergency exhibition to protest gravel mining damage. Two galleries with a group show of 100 Northern New Mexico artists. Wearables and Wallables with 50 fibert artists, featuring Beth Wheeler. People, acrylic paintings and wood sculpture by Mel Johnson and Cosmo Monkhouse.

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery features new work by Peter Burega. Ongoing. 200-B Canyon Road in Santa Fe. For more information call 984-2111
hunterkirklandcontemporary.com.

“Table of Contents,” by Betsy Williams. First Friday preview and artist reception, 5-8:30 p.m. April 4. Artist reception and talk “Nature and Ceramics,” 5 to 8:30 p.m. May 2. Weyrich Gallery, 2935D Louisana Blvd., NE in Albuquerque. Open to the public. Show closes May 30.
Lecture
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.
Miscellaneous
Estrella Del Norte Vineyard hosts a planting party. April 12 at the vineyard’s Nambé Valley Vineyard, which will include a barn party with music, food and wine for the volunteers. RSVP required. Sign up details are available on the website, estrelladelnortevineyard.com.
Museums
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.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: April 12 – Sept. 21 — Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin; taosartmuseum.org. The exhibit highlights the contrast between the worldwide experience of the artist and the personal character of his art — whether the loving, gestural portrayals of his sitters, still lifes, and landscapes, or the exquisite home he handcrafted for his small family in Taos. Visit taosartmuseum.org/events.html.

Tin Workshop by Jason Younis y Delgado. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe. $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Seating limited so call for reservations, 982-2226, ext. 106.

“Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration,” at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Show runs in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Folk Art Market in July.
Music
TGIF Eternal Summer String Orchestra of Santa Fe, directed by William Houston, III. Music: J. S. Bach. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee — “The Wandering Ballad.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at GiG, 1808 Second Street in Santa Fe. $20.

Santa Fe Concert Association presents “An Evening with Joyce DiDonato. 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Tickets: $25, $45, $70, $95. Student, teacher, and group discounts available. Call SFCA office at 984.8759 or order through Tickets Santa Fe 988.1234.

Soweto Gospel Choir. 8 p.m. April 4 at Popejoy Hall. Tickets currently on sale for $49, $44, $34, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchases can be made through popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call 877-664-8661 or 925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.

Dan Bern and Awna Teixeira. 7 p.m. April 5. Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. $25 general admission at SouthwstRootsMusic.org, or call 800-838-3006.

Serenata of Santa Fe presents Spring for Mozart. 7 p.m. April 11 at the Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Pianist Yi-heng Yang with L.P. How and David Felberg, violins; Shanti Randall, viola and Sally Guenther, cello. Tickets available at serenataofsantafe.org, the Lensic box office 988-1234 and ticketssantafe.com. Admission is $25, student and senior discounts available at the door.

The Santa Fe House Collective and Sexy Elements of Bass presents Sandra Collins, featuring Teddy No Name and Justino Smallz Tag Team Set, DJ Xavier, DJ Vitaly and Melanie Moore. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 12 at Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Place in Santa Fe. Presale tickets $15 at holdmyticket.com, $20 at the door. A 21 and over show.
Opera
Opera Southwest opens its first-ever production of Georges Bizet’s opera, “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers), a story of love and loyalty placed in a fishing village of colonial Ceylon. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday on March 26, 28 and 30 at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center. Tickets range from $12 to $82 and are available at operasouthwest.org, 505-243-0591or the NHCC box office 505-724-4771; group and student discounts are available. The opera will be sung in French with English supertitles.