Off The Hill 08-23-12

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Art openings

Mill Fine Art announces the upcoming exhibition of new work in three media by Gail Factor and new work by Chilean artist Veronica Leiton. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 530 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

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.


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.


The Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio at 8 p.m. Saturday. 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 perform 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.

Rodney Crowell and his band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Place, Santa Fe. Tickets are available at the Lensic Box Office by calling 988-1234 or online at ThirstyEarFestival.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.


El Rancho de las Golondrinas presents the Fiesta de los Niños Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe. For more information, visit losgolondrinas.org.


The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project will have a fundraiser from 4-8 pm. Sept. 2 at the Wells Petroglyph Preserve near Velarde. Music by Native American actor and musician Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers, will be featured, along with French street food by LePod of Santa Fe, desserts by restaurateur and chef Katharine Kagel, owner of Pasqual’s in Santa Fe. Black Mesa Winery, Santa Fe Brewing Company and Taos Ale House will provide drinks. Petroglyph tours will be available. Cost is $100, all inclusive. Tickets may be purchased at ticketssantafe.org. For more information, call 505-852-2055 or send email to katherine@kwells.net.


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.


Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art presents “Barracho Baroque and Friends,” a small baroque ensemble, as well as instrumentalists, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located at 2843 Hwy. 14, N. Madrid. For more information, call 471-1054.

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.

Music from Angel Fire celebrates its 29th season 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.

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the 2012-2013 concert season opener at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. The program for both concerts is, Rossini “L’italiana in Algeri Overture,” Haydn “Cello Concerto in D Major” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 56.” Tickets, $20-$65, are available at the Santa Fe Pro Music Box Office by calling 988-4640, ext. 1000 or at ticketssantafe.org. For more information, visit santafepromusica.com.


The Santa Fe Concert Association presents, “The Story of the Violin,” with special guest violinist Richard Rood, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the United Church of Santa Fe. For more information and tickets, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.


AgeNation and Empower New Mexico present “Navigating Your Future,” a three-day celebration and lifestyle expo at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe, Friday through Sunday. The Navigating Your Future Lifestyle Expo will be open to the public from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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 New Mexico Museum Palace of the Governors presents, “I Was Godfather to Them: Diego de Vargas and the Reconquest of New Mexico,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 5. The talk is part of the Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture at the museum. The Palace Guard is sponsoring the event. Admission is free for members and $5 for others at the door. Seating is limited.

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, “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe — Stories from Abiquiu. 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. They will 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/.