Off The Hill 08-02-12

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Art openings

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. Friday 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.

“Context and Content,” a show by Betsy Williams will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at Weyrich Gallery, 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. The show will be on display through Aug. 31.

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.

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.

Art shows

The 40th Annual Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on the Santa Fe Plaza. Admission is free.


St. Vincent Hospital Foundation presents Glamour and Gauze, featuring Paula Poundstone, at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa. The event will feature dinner and dancing to the band Soulstice. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets are $250 per person. For more information, call 505-913-5209 or visit stvinfoundation.org.2.

Book signings

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian Case Trading Post presents a talk, book signing and sales show at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 in the museum library, by Ricardo Caté, creator of the cartoon, “Without Reservations.” The museum is at 704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe. For more information, visit wheelwright.org/casetradingpost.


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

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

The Pavilion presents Pitbull: Planet Pit World Tour 2012, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $20-$95, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Big K.R.I.T at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $18, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Pavilion presents The Tour 2012: Kiss and Motley Crue, at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets, $25-$185, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Fear Factory, Torture Victim and Portrait of a Mastermind at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets, $17, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Route 66 Casino Legends Theater presents Bruce in the USA, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band at 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Tickets, $10, available at startickets.com.

The Pavilion presents Iron Maiden Maiden England at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Tickets, $35-$120, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Hank 3 at 8 p.m. Aug. 14. Tickets, $20, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Route 66 Casino Legends Theater presents An Evening with Crosby, Stills and Nash at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Tickets, $49-$126, available at startickets.com.

The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy at 7 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets, $75-90, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio at 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Tickets, $45-$60, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Kottonmouth Kings, Big B and Prozac at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Tickets, $20, are 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.

Art openings

Saturday 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 Santa Fe Mountain Man Trade Fair, will be Aug. 9-12, at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors.The four-day event turns the Palace Courtyard into a mountain man-style rendezvous, where authentic re-enactors display and sell items necessary for survival, as well as the jewelry, pottery, moccasins and. Bring the children to watch a blacksmith ply his trade over an open fire and see snakes and raptors from the Wildlife Center in Española. Sit in on informal lectures and demonstrations. Enjoy a musical performance by J. Michael Combs. The event is free ($1 donations welcome) through the Blue Gate, south of the History Museum’s entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. at the Santa Fe Plaza.
The Friends of Heron and El Vado Lakes State Parks presents the 2012 Heron Lake Paddle Festival Aug. 10-12. Registration will begin at noon Aug. 10, with a suggested donation of $5. During the weekend, there will be canoe and kayak related clinics, demos, races, games, a used gear sale and much more. For more information about the festival and/or camping at Heron Lake State Park, contact Siscily Fraley, event coordinator, at artkayakcat@yahoo.com or call the State Park office at 575-588-7470.

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 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. Today, “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.  It will also feature an array of products and services, a number of other talks, entertainment, special drawings and give-a-ways, refreshments and more. For more information, visit navigatingyourfutureconferences.com or agenation.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.


“Feminism in the New Media Landscape,” will be from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Santa Fe Art Institute. Cost is $100. Scholarships available. For more information, visit sfai.org or call 424-5050.