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Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts announces a video installation and exhibition of prints by Santa Fe artist Mitchell Marti. Also showing are works that reflect Baltimore artist Soledad Salameé’s passion for the Earth’s natural resources. The shows open Friday and continues through May 18. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Pavilion. Tickets, $27-$97, are available at ticketmaster.com.
EdgeFest 2012 featuring Incubus and Cage the Elephant and more at 2 p.m. Saturday the Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$75, are available at livenation.com.
Weird Al Yankovic performs at the Kiva Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets, $25-$49 are available at livenation.com.
Coyote 102.5 presents REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent at 6:40 p.m. May 3 at the Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$110, are available at livenation.com.
Drake: The Club Paradise Tour, featuring Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana, will be at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Pavilion. Tickets, $35-$110, are available at livenation.com.
Jane’s Addiction will perform at 8:30 p.m. May 30 at the Kiva Auditorium. Tickets, $48, are available at ticketmaster.com.
The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents, “Contemplative Landscape,” through Dec. 31, 2012; “The Letter, the Word and the Book,” through Sunday. The museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.
The United States Flag Act of 1818 set forth a rule that no new stars could be added to Old Glory until the Fourth of July immediately following a state’s admission to the union. Thanks to that once-a-year-and-only-once-a-year mandate, New Mexicans hoping to share their pride at becoming the 47th state were essentially forced into committing their first illegal acts as U.S. citizens. Through Nov. 25, 2012, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates that dip into the dark side with “47 Stars,” an exhibit of the officially unofficial 47-star flag. For more information, call 476-5200.
The Third Annual Turquoise Trail Fun Run will be May 12 at Turquiose Trail Charter School, 13-A San Marcos Loop, Santa Fe. The one-mile run/walk starts at 9 a.m. and the 5k starts at 10 a.m. All proceeds directly benefit students through the physical education program at Turquoise Trail. For more information call or email Melanie Martino at 467-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center and the Santa Fe Opera will present excerpts from the one-act children’s opera, “Shoes for Santo Niño,” at 6:30 p.m. today at the Misión on the Plaza de Española. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Convento Gallery on the Plaza, and are $2 for children and youth ages 6-18; and $10 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $5 for children and $15 for adults.
Dan Dahlstrom, professor of philosophy at Boston University will lecture about “Rethinking Difference at 8 p.m. Friday at the Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College, Santa Fe. The event is free and is part of the Spring 2012 Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series.
DJ Pauly D, MTV’s reality star from “Jersey Shore,” brings his musical talents to the New Mexico Santa Ana Star Center at 8 p.m. May 11. Tickets, $38.75-$53.75, are available at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office or at comcasttix.com.
“Batman Live, Crime-Fighting Arena Spectacular,” is coming to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho Oct. 17-21. Tickets, starting at $19.50 are on sale at comcastix.com or by calling 888-694-4849.
Judy Tenuta brings her comedy show to the Maria Benitez Cabaret at the Lodge, 750 N. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, at 8:30 p.m. May 19. Tickets, $35, are available at ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.
Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. They’ll explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the concerns of their lives. They will also meet on Saturday. Seven-day retreat is the first week of Dec. For reservations or more information, contact Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 505-281-0684 or visit cuttsreviews.com/meditation.
“Honor the Stone — Honor Your Vision,” an escape to enchanted New Mexico will be June 18-22 at the Abiquiu Inn. Join a group of participants in a hands-on workshop retreat. The workshops offer a five-day retreat for artists and writers, led by nationally acclaimed artist-instructors. Instruction is designed for amateurs to emerging and professional artists.
For more information, visit abiquiuworkshop.com or send email to email@example.com.