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Join Los Alamos County Library’s Carol Meine for the opening of an exhibit in her long-running series of works on paper, “Drawing: X Marks the Spot,” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The exhibit will be up until Sept. 8. For more information, visit carolmeine.com or cmeine.blogspot.com. The museum is at 425 N. Water St., Las Cruces.
The Santa Fe show “Objects of Art” will open with a preview and party from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe (in the Santa Fe Railyard), 555 Camino de la Familia. Tickets are $50 at the door. For more information call 505-660-4701 or visit TheSantaFeShow.com.
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.
Nedra Matteucci Galleries presents, “John Moyers and Terri Kelly Moyers: All Over the Map.” The show will open with a public reception from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11. at 1075 Paseo de Peralta. It will run through Sept. 1.
The 40th Annual Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5 on the Santa Fe Plaza. Admission is free.
The Route 66 Legends Theater presents Rob Schneider with Steven Michael Quezada at 8 p.m. Tickets, $25-$40, available at startickets.com.
The Pavilion presents Sublime with Rome, at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $50-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.
The Sunshine Theater presents The Acacia Strain, Oceano, The Chario, In Fear and Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Volume and Hands Like Houses at 5:15 pm. Saturday. Tickets, $17, available at sunshinetheaterlive.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 Sunshine Theater presents Kaskade at 8 p.m. July 25. Tickets, $40-$45, available at livenation.com.
The Route 66 Casino Legends Theater presents Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour at 7 p.m. July 29. Tickets, $28-$50, available at startickets.com.
The Sunshine Theater presents Demon Hunter, Bleeding Through, The Cancer Bats, The Plot in You and Willows, at 7:30 p.m. July 30. Tickets, $17, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.
The Sunshine Theater presents I See Stars, Attila, For the Fallen Dreams, Stray From the Path, Make Me Famous, Obey the Brave and Ice Nine Kills at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Tickets, $17, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.
The Sunshine Theater presents Relient K, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett and House of Heroes, at 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets, $16, available at sunshinetheaterlive.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 Pavilion presents Pitbull: Planet Pit World Tour 2012, at 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets, $20-$95, available at livenation.com.
The Sunshine Theater presents Big K.R.I.T at 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets, $18, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.
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” remains on view through Oct. 14. The museum is located at 238 Ledoux St., Taos. For more information, call 575-758-9826 or visit harwoodmuseum.org.
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.
The KTAOS Solar Bar along with Santa Fe Brewing and The Taos Ale House present the second annual KTAOS Solar Beerfest from 3-7 p.m. July 28. More than 20 breweries will be represented alongside local vendors providing wares of every variety. The Brew will entertain festival goers that afternoon — a Boston-based band that has been gaining national momentum with their latest release and third album to date. For more information visit KTAOS.com.
Aug. 4 is the third annual Music on the Rocks, a free music festival at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Located 20 miles southeast of Taos, this daylong event blends music by local and regional musicians, food and beverages with artist booths and an outdoor venue at the foot of Sipapu mountain. For more information, visit SiapuNMcom.
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.
Music historians Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout return to the New Mexico History Museum with an evening of songs celebrating the Centennial at 6 p.m. Friday. “Music of the New Mexico Frontier:” From the Santa Fe Trail to Statehood” is a free, family-friendly event in the history museum auditorium. For more information, call 476-5200.
The Santa Fe Concert Association presents “Festival of Song: Santa Fe Opera Stars in Concert,” at 4 p.m. July 22, July29 and Aug. 5 at the Scottish Rite Center. On July 26, soloists of the New York City Ballet will perform in “Festival of Dance” at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets or information, visit ticketssantafe.org. or all 988-1234.
Music from Angel Fire celebrates its 29th season Aug. 17-Sept. 2, during which chamber music is performed in 14 concerts, featuring more than 35 international artists. The 2012 composer-in-residence is Steven Stucky. Concerts are in Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. Tickets range from $20-$35. For more information, call 888-377-3300 or visit musicfromangelfire.org.
The Abiquiu Workshops has partnered with the Abiquiu Inn to create a new lecture series. The programs will be in the Galleria Arriba, located upstairs at the Abiquiu Inn. The purpose of the program is to provide a setting for an exchange of creative ideas and knowledge as well as fascination and entertainment. The lectures will be at 7 p.m. every first Thursday. On Aug. 2, “The Body Reconfigured in Time,” nude night photography using light to reveal and praise the vast promise of forms hidden within the shapeless dark, will be presented by Seigfried Haus. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 505-685-4378.
Award-winning author Courtney E. Martin and design activist John Cary will have a lecture/reception at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Santa Fe Art Institute’s Tipton Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, visit sfai.org or call 424-5050.
AgeNation and Empower New Mexico present “Navigating Your Future,” a three-day celebration and lifestyle expo at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe, Aug. 24-26. The Navigating Your Future Lifestyle Expo will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25-26 for a suggested charitable donation of only $2 to Empower New Mexico. For more information, visit navigatingyourfutureconferences.com or agenation.com.
The Peñasco Theatre presents “Pecha Kucha Night Volume 7” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Pecha Kucha is the Japanese term for chitchat, based on a presentation format of 20 images projected in 20-second intervals. Tickets for the event are $7. At 7:30 p.m. July 28 and 2:30 p.m. July 29, the theatre will present “Herself Rising,” seven women acrobats examining their personalities, habits and how women in their families helped shape who they are today. “Herself Rising” is an exploration of identity, archetypes and family bonds. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 575-587-2726. The theatre is located on S.R. 75, the high road to Taos.