Off The Hill 05-02-13

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Art exhibits
Again: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. through June 16. Lannan Gallery. 309 Read Street. Gallery is open Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information call 954-5149.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition, “European Perspectives, The Radiant Line.” European artists Francois Morellet, Gregoire Cheneau, Diana Blok, Pieter Bijwaard, Oliver Mosset, Ruth Gschwendtner-Wölfe, Miguel Mont and Tony Soulie will show paintings, prints, photos and neon sculpture. The artists’ work focuses on light, line and color. The exhibit will be up through May 24 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

The NSMA Senior Visual Arts Exhibition. 5-7 p.m., runs through May 11. Red Dot Gallery is located at 826 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Red Dot is open Saturday and Wednesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.
Art openings
The Museum of Contemporary Native has three exhibitions — Stands With A Fist: Contemporary Native Women Artists; a solo show by interdisciplinary artist Kade L. Twist: For Instance, Look at the Ground Beneath Your Feet; and a solo show by photographer Rosalie Favell: Facing the Camera, The Santa Fe Suite. MoCNA will also showcase daily screenings of the experimental documentary Apache Chronicle. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. on May 24 at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, in Santa Fe. The exhibitions and documentary film will run through July 31. 

Paws for a Cause, a 10K run along the Santa Fe River Trail begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and the walk to the Plaza begins at 9:15 a.m. Participants of both the run and the walk return to the park for demonstrations, vendor browsing and fun activities, including canine contests for the Best Kisser, Best Tail Wagger and Best Dog Trick. Registration for the event is $25. The first 250 people to register will receive a free event bandana or water bottle. Registration at the park begins at 8 a.m. Register online at active.com, or download a registration form at sfhumanesociety.org. You may also register by calling 983-4309 ext. 203. Preregistration packets are available for pickup 3-6 p.m. on Friday, in front of the REI store in the Railyard District.
Jack Loeffler and Celestia Loeffler discuss and sign “Thinking Like a Watershed,” at Moby Dickens Bookshop. 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday in Taos.
Bill Cosby performs at the Route 66 Legends Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $35-$75, are available at holdmyticket.com.
Serenata of Santa Fe presents chamber music entitled “Gate Into Infinity.”
6 p.m. on Sunday, at St. John’s College, Jr. Commons Room. Featured performances by Robert Schumann, Somei Satoh and Heirtor Villa-Lobos; with Guillermo Figueroa, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Pamela Epple, oboe; Jeff Sussman, percussion and Debra Ayers, piano. Reception to follow. Tickets available online at serenataofsantafe.org and at the Lensic Box Office, 988-1234. Tickets also available at the door. $25 general public; $20 seniors; $10 youth; $5 students; $1 children under 6. For more information call 989-7988.

EdgeFest 2013. 2 p.m. Sunday. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Featuring The Killers, Cake, Bad Religion, Minus the Bear, Shiny Toy Guns, Youngblood Hawke, Middle Class Rut. Tickets are $25 to $80.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 1 p.m., July 6. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth on the main stage. Tickets are $33.50-$79.

Skid Row: The United World Rebellion tour. June 29, Acoma, N.M. at the Sky City Casino.

The Taos Community Chorus presents Sing Out! A Tribute to African American Spirituals. 7 p.m., Saturday at Embudo Presbyterian Church in Dixon; 5 p.m., Sunday, at St. James Episcopal Church in Taos; 7 p.m., May 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Taos.

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble “Fiesta de Musica,” 3 p.m., June 2 in Santa Fe at Carmelite Retreat Center Chapel. The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, 2012 winner of the prestigious Chorus, America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, celebrates its 32nd consecutive season with the Fiesta de Musica Spring Concerts. These feature music that the Ensemble will perform during its fall concert tour of Spain, including pieces by Spanish composers Pablo Casals and Tomas Luis de Victoria, a medieval chant from the Montserrat monastery in Catalonia, several Spanish favorites, music by American composers, and an array of international folk songs. For more information email Evelyn Fox, info@sfwe.org.

Albuquerque Blues and Brews, 2 p.m. Saturday, Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque. Tickets, $45, are available at livenation.com.

Grammy winner and worship leader Chris Tomlin brings his “Burning Lights Tour” to Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 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.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents the 2012-2013 Winter Dance. Work by Jiri Kylian, Alejandro Cerrudo and Trey McIntyre will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. These performances are 15-year veteran dancer Sam Chittenden’s final Santa Fe appearances. The performance will be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets, $20-$72, can be purchased by contacting Tickets Santa Fe at 988-1234, stopping by the box office or visiting aspensantafeballet.com.
“Amish Quilts” explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. Thirty-four quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1.

The first Taos Lilac Festival. The three-day event is May 17-19. The inaugural Grand Festival Weekend includes a pet parade and costume contest, live music and dancing, children’s carousel, food and crafts vendors and many family-friendly events. For more information on events and times, call John Hamilton at 575-751-7722, or visit taoslilacfestival.com.
Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2012, presented by Sam’s Club. 7 a.m., Aug. 24-25 at Cities of Gold Hotel and Casino; Pojoaque. To raise funds to support MS research and programs and services that directly impact individuals and families living with the disease. N.M. Registration for Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos is currently $25 until May 31, then will follow the following fee schedule: $35 June 1- July 14, $45 July 15 – August 25. Registered cyclists are required to commit to a minimum fundraising pledge of $250. Visit bikeMSnewmexico.org, to register to ride, form a team, volunteer or make a donation.
“Mixed Influences” Solo Exhibit of Marcia Truell Newren Kilnworked Glass Artist. First Friday Citywide Event. Artist reception 5-8:30 a.m., Friday, Artist talk, Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Open to the public. Until May 31.

Bison & Beeswax”, will open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 11, 2013, 1036 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. The opening will be in conjunction with the annual Canyon Road Arts Day Festival. The show remains on display until June 26 by appointment only. For more information, call 888-765-3332. Learn more about the artist and see examples of her work at MarilynAngelWynn.com.
Many Mothers Announces its 2013 Fundraising Event: Celebrate Wisdom of Many Mothers. 4-6:30 p.m., Friday. The event will include a silent auction and appetizer/wine reception, followed by a lively panel discussion with guests, Valerie Plame Wilson, as moderator, Guadalupe Goler, Christine McHorse, Peggy O’Mara and Anne Goodwin Sides. Many Mothers is a volunteer, community-based 501(c)(3) organization—is the 21st century. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information about the event, to purchase tickets, or to donate online, please visit manymothers.org or call 983-5984.

Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and More. 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Featuring reenactments of Civil War battles fought in New Mexico, visit authentic encampments and living history displays and presentations about the Civil War era. The First New Mexico Volunteer Infantry, along with living history re-enactors from around the state will do the reenactments. El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, just south of Santa Fe. Adults: $8, seniors and teens: $5, children under 13: free. For more information and the complete schedule, call 471-2261 or visit golondrinas.org.
Open house
Santa Fe Opera Open House. 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday May 11. Public is invited to explore the set of The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein, the first opera of the 2013 season. In addition, there will be costumes and props and production personnel to talk about the production. The open house is free and reservations are not necessary.
“Bison and Beeswax” by Marilyn Angel Wynn. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11. Wynn will demonstrate her technique of applying a mixture of beeswax and resin, known as encaustic over her photos. Work will be on display until June 26, by appointment only. 1036 Canyon Road. For more information call 888-765-3332 or to see samples of Wynn’s work got to MarilynAngelWynn.com.
The Las Cruces High School Class of 1983 will be holding its 30th reunion June 28, 29 and 30. For more information and to RSVP, visit: lchs1983reunion.com.
The Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Association is now actively encouraging artists in the fields of jewelry, pottery, baskets, carving, fiber arts, sculpture and painting to submit their work. Winners will be presented on August 7.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2013 entries will be accepted for the regular entry deadline until May 1. Entry Fees are $60 for feature films and $45 for shorts. Late deadline is July 1, and the final entry deadline is Aug. 1. The festival is schedule for Oct. 16-20.
El Castillo LifeCare Community will host a lecture by “successful aging” expert, Dr. Roger Landry, who will share his secrets for staying young and aging successfully. Dr. Landry is the author of an upcoming book “Live Long, Die Short: A Guide for Authentic Health and Successful Aging.” At 7 p.m., May 8, St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, on Palace Avenue, in Santa Fe. Free, however reservations for seating are required. Call 995-2110 to RSVP.
The Lensic presents, Humble Boy, Charlotte Jones’s play — a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 8 p.m. May 7-8 at the Lensic in Santa Fe.

“Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig. May 17 through June 9 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, 9813 Fourth Street, NW. Tickets are only $15, students and seniors $13. Reservations can be made at adobetheater.org or by phone (weekdays only) at 898-9222.

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.
Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all: 2-3:45 p.m. June 8 and then continue to 5 p.m., for those who want to stay, at the Wat Center, 145 Madison NE, corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington in Albuquerque. A $2 donation is requested. For reservations or information, contact Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 505-281-0684 or visit cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.