Off The Hill 07-05-12

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Art openings

There will be an artist reception from 4:30-7 p.m. July 13, featuring “Domestic Variations,” a photo exhibit by Julie Blackmon. The opening will be at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

“Boom Blooms, Bugs and Blossoms,” an exhibit featuring work by Cheri Reckers and Michael Ceschiat, will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Weyrich Gallery, 2935-D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. The show will be on display through July 27.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts presents “Contemporary Art from Latin America,” featuring paintings, prints and sculpture by Pablo Atchugarry, José Bedia, Roberto Matta, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Carlos Rojas, Antonio Segui, Refuio Tamayo, Frederico Herrera and Engels. The show opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. July 27. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 24. The gallery is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

Art shows

The Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating the centennial of the birth of artist Bea Mandelman with two exhibitions exploring the Taos Modernist’s body of work. “Bea Mandelman: Collage” opens Saturday in the Mandelman-Ribak Gallery and remains on view through Oct. 14. Concurrently, the museum presents, “Bea Mandelman: The Social Realist Prints,” in the George E. Foster Gallery of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and older) and students. Free to children ages 12 and younger. Members of the Harwood Museum of Art Alliance and University of New Mexico students and staff and Taos County residents are admitted free on Sundays. The museum is located at 238 Ledoux St., Taos. For more information, call 575-758-9826 or visit harwoodmuseum.org.


The Beach Boys will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $40-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $30-$95, are available at livenation.com.

The KTAOS Solar Center will host Joe King Carrasco, the “king” of Tex/Mex on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and all ages are welcome. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. On July 14, Keller Williams will perform. Tickets for that show are $20 in advance, or $24 the day of the show. For more information, visit KTAOS.com. Tickets are available at the KTAOS Solar Center.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents a Mariachi Spectacular at 7 p.m. July 14. Tickets, $45-$55, available at ticketmaster.com.

Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News will perform at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $40-$55, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents Sublime with Rome, at 6:30 .m. July 20. Tickets, $50-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Last Summer on Earth Tour, featuring the Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Cracker, at 7 p.m. July 24. Tickets, $30-$50, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Pavilion presents Kelly Clarkson and The Fray, at 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets, $20-$95, available at livenation.com.

The Pavilion presents Neil Young and Crazy Horse at 8 p.m. Aug. 3. Tickets, $25-$155, available at livenation.com.


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, 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.


El Rancho de las Golondrinas presents the Santa Fe Wine Festival from noon-6 p.m. July 7-8. Taste and buy New Mexico wines. There will also be music, food and shopping. Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for youth 13-20 years old. For more information, visit santafewinefestival.com.

The WWE Raw Smackdown Supershow makes its Santa Ana Star Center debut at 3 p.m. July 8. Tickets, $18.75-$98.75 are available at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

The 9th Annual Pork and Brew BBQ State Championship returns to Rio Rancho July 6-8. Tickets are $25-$75 and are available at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849. For $25 you receive 25 Pork and Brew Chips and two admissions, for $50 you receive 50 Pork and Brew Chips and four admissions and for $75 you receive 75 Pork and Brew Chips and six admissions.

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. For more information, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.


Rainn Wilson, star of NBC’s “The Office,” will be the guest speaker at “Education Under Fire” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. Admission is free.

Photo-eye Gallery presents part two of the summer lecture series, “Understanding Copyright and Fair Use” by Kameron Kramer, from 6:30-8 p.m. July 11 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. For more information, contact Anne Kelly at 988-5159, ext. 121.


“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.


“Writing Your Life Through the Lens of Food,” a writing workshop to learn the rules of writing recipes, will be at 9 a.m. July 14 at The Performance Space at La Tienda, 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado. For more information, call 505-983-5615.