Off The Hill 11-29-12

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Art openings

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the annual group exhibit, “A Square Foot of Humor.” The exhibit will be up Friday-Jan. 8. The show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. For more information, visit zanebennettgallery.com.


There will be a Christmas Bazaar at the Pueblo de San Ildefonso Gymnasium, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8. Arts and crafts, baked goods, raffles, a food booth and more will be featured.

Christmas events

Taos will sparkle as galleries, studios, merchants and museums collaborate for Lighting Ledoux, at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. This free event is a time for friends and family of all ages to explore historic Ledoux Street in the heart of downtown Taos.


Experience a night of music with award-winning a cappella group, New Directions Veterans Choir. The group includes veterans who have overcome challenges with homelessness, incarceration and addiction. They come to Popejoy Hall at 8 p.m. Dec. 7.  Tickets are $20-$39 and can be purchased at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 9 and 14 at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe; and at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe. Tickets for the Loretto Chapel performance are $16-$35; and tickets for the IHMC performance are $10 and $25. They are available at sfwe.org or by calling 954-4922.

The Romero Guitar Quartet with Massimo Paris and Concerto Málaga will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. Tickets, $20-$50, are available at ticketssantafe.org.

Taos Chamber Music Group presents “A Mozart Holiday” at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at the Arthur Bell Auditorium, Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. The Taos Chamber Music Group presents an all-Mozart program of his Divertimento in Eb Major for string trio, Flute Quartet in D Major and Duo in Bb Major for violin and viola. Tickets, $20 in advance; $22 at the door; $12 for children younger than 16. For more information, visittaoschambermusicgroup.org.

“Sesame Street Live” comes to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho at 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 8; 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets, $15, $18 and $26, on sale now by calling 505-891-7319  or 888-694-4849.

Supermercado El Mezquite presents Joan Sebastian live in concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Santa Ana Star Center. Tickets, $23.75-$93.75 are on sale at comcasttix.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine opens Dec. 9 at the Museum of International Folk Art, with “World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más.” The exhibit runs through Jan. 14. “New World Cuisine” explores how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new and how many dishes and desserts came to be associated with New Mexico. For more information, visit internationalfolkart.org or call 476-1200.

Popejoy Hall presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” April 6-7. Tickets are on sale now at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

Popejoy Hall presents “Rock of Ages,” Jan. 3-6. Tickets are on sale now at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.