Off The Hill 08-16-12

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Art openings

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will host an opening reception for “Message from La Habana: Six Contemporary Cuban Artists,” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 31 at 435 S. Guadalupe St. For more information, visit zanebennettgallery.com.

Art exhbits

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces three exhibitions during Indian Market week by three Native American artists: new contemporary fine art jewelry by Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird; clay sculpture and photos by Virgil Ortiz, “Venutian Soldiers” and paintings by David Johns, “Abstracted Landscapes.” The exhibits will be up for Ortiz and Johns today; and for Johnson and Bird on Friday. Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St. For more information, visit zanebennettgallery.com.


Auditions for The Adobe Theatre’s production of “The Jewel in the Manuscript,” a drama by Rosemary Zibart, will be from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at The Adobe Theatre. Callbacks will be from 7-10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Director Brian Hansen at 505-637-4032 or email hansenbk@earthlink.net.


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

Amy Shea, author of “Defending Happiness and Other Acts of Bravery,” comes to Albuqurque at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Bookworks and at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Page One Bookstore.

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 Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Tedeschi Trucks Band at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Tickets, $15-$100, available at ticketmaster.com.

The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents BB King, The Robert Cray Band and Kenny Wayne Shepherd at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets, $55-$75, are available at ticketmaster.com.

Farmers Insurance presents Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at The Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$80, are available at livenation.com.

Reel Big Fish and The Maxies will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $17, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Def Leppard and Poison will peform at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $75-$90, are available at ticketmaster.com.

Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $31, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The New Mexico State Fair presents Poco and Firefall at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $19-$39, are available at ticketmaster.com.

Marty Stuart will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $19-$39, are available at ticketmaster.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 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.

Desert Chorale Santa Fe presents “Rachmaninoff’s Vespers” at 8 p.m. today at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, 213 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe; and at 6 p.m. Friday at Cristo Rey Church, 1120 Canyon Road. Tickets, $20-$60, are available at ticketssantafe.org.

Music from Angel Fire presents La Musique de la France, beginning with “French Borders for the Spanish Mozart,” at 7 p.m. Friday and “A Remarkable Woman: Amy Beach,” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20-$35 and are available at musicfromangelfire.com or by calling 888-377-3300.

The Peñasco Theatre presents, “ … or be dragged” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15. “ … or be dragged” is one man’s exploration into the intricacies of choice making. The theatre is located on S.R. 75, on the high road to Taos. For more information, call 575-587-2726 or send email to info@penascotheatre.org.

Music from Angel Fire celebrates its 29th season Friday through 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.

ABurlyQ! Burlesque and Sideshow Spectacular will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets, $15-$125, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.


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.

The Abiquiu Workshops has partnered with the Abiquiu Inn to create a new lecture series. The programs are in the Galeria Arriba, located upstairs at the Abiquiu Inn. At 7 p.m Sept. 6, Alexandra Eldridge will present, “Painting with reference to William Blake.” The  lecture is free and open to the public, call 505-685-4378 to reserve a seat. Those wishing to have dinner before the talk should arrive by 5:30 p.m.


“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.


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, not theoretically, but from a simple meditative listening that includes others.
    At 3:45 p.m. Saturday, continuing 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. $2 donation. They will also meet Sept. 15, Oct. 13 and Nov. 17. Seven-day retreat is the first week of December.      
    For more information or reservations, contact Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 281-0684 or cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.