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Off the Hill 12-05-13

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Art exhibits
Ron Barsano: The Naked Truth. A Retrospective Exhibition. On display until Jan. 5 at the Taos Art Museum. For more information about museum hours and events, contact to Ellen Rink at 575-758-2690.

Photo Objects and Small Prints — A Group Exhibition. Exhibition runs Friday through January. Opening and artist reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at the photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia Street in Santa Fe. For more information call Anne Kelly at 988-5159, ext. 121 or anne@photoeye.com.
Auditions
Auditions for the Adobe Theater’s production of the musical comedy, “My Favorite Year” will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 5-9 p.m. at The Adobe Theater (9813 N 4th Street NW). Available roles are for five women (age 18-75), eight men (age 20-75). All roles are singing/speaking roles and all singers must be able to sing harmony. Auditions will consist of singing, movement and cold readings from the script. Prepare a short song (preferably not from this show) and bring the music in the correct key for the accompanist — no acapella. Production dates Feb. 21 - March 16, 2014. For more information call 505-822-0849 to reserve an audition time slot.
Ballet
The Moscow Festival Ballet presents “Swan Lake” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Popejoy Hall. Tickets currently on sale for $59, $54, $44 and $20, and can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations, or online at popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call 877-664-8661 or 505-925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.
Comedy
The Second City. 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lensic Performing Art Center. $27-44. For tickets TicketsSantaFe.org, 988-1234, or at the Lensic Box Office, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

Paula Poundstone’s Ha Ha Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Show. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. $27.50-35. For tickets TicketsSantaFe.org, 988-1234, or at the Lensic Box Office, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

Rodney Carrington. 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. $30-60. Go to tickets.com for details.
Concerts
The Commodores. 7 p.m. Saturday at Isleta Resort and Casino in the the Showroom. $25-40. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.
Festivals
Galisteo Village Artisans Holiday Faire. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Galisteo Community Center, 35 Avenida Vieja. Details and directions can be found on Facebook. Supported by La Sala de Galisteo and NM Arts.
Fundraisers
The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are seeking sponsorships for wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves during a nationwide remembrance ceremony at cemeteries in New Mexico. For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Galleries
Johnsons of Madrid Galleries. Exhibitions: Saturday-Jan. 7. 150 artists: five shows featuring fiber artists. Madrid Christmas Parade 4 p.m. Saturday. Art reception 3-5 p.m.

Jemez Fine Art Gallery Lumens Holiday Show. Artists’ Reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The Jemez Fine Art Gallery Lumens show features gift-priced works by gallery artists in time for holiday shopping. Celebrate with the artists around the bonfire with music, hot cider, s’mores and more. Show continues through January. The gallery is at 17346 Highway 4 in Jemez Springs, a short walk south of the Village Plaza. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. For more information call the gallery at 575-829-3340 or go to jemezfineart.com.

Peggy Mcgivern “Honoring the Process.” Through Jan. 31 at Act I Gallery in Taos. An exhibition of 28 new paintings is a culmination of decades of being an artist who constantly pushes the envelope. From 2-4 p.m. Dec. 14, will read excerpts from her memoir “When I Was Six I Was A Horse” at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. View McGivern’s artworks at ActOneGallery.com, 575-758-7831.
Kids
Sesame Street Live — Can’t Stop Singing. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center in Rio Rancho. For more information info@santaanastarcenter.com.
Museums
New Mexico Museum of Art. Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain. Dec. 14 through March 9, 2014.

Museum of International Folk Art hosts New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más, on view through Jan. 5, 2014. FUZE.SW 2013 is Santa Fe’s first-ever food conference of its kind takes place at the Museum of International Folk Art the weekend of Nov. 8-10. James Beard Award-winning authors and chefs from across the United States will gather with leading historians, archaeologists, cultural commentators and folklorists to discuss and demonstrate how traditions and techniques from diverse heritages have intersected to create a culinary tradition uniquely New Mexican. Tickets for the festival are $250 and $200 for Museum of New Mexico Foundation members. For tickets call 476-1146. For more information is at fuzesw.museumofnewmexico.org.

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Destroying the Stereotype. 1-4 p.m. Friday at MoCNA South Gallery.

Local Artist in Residence Artist Talk, Open Studio and Members Sale Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at MoCNA.
Music
Taos Chamber Music Group: Tickets available for 21st Season. Performances are 5 p.m. at the Harwood Museum unless otherwise noted. Four Birthdays and an Anniversary: Dec. 14-15; Animal Variations: Jan. 11-12; Heaven Sent: Feb. 15-16; French Danish: March 15-16; Spring Serenade: May 31-June 1 at the Home of Sally Guenther and Janis Mintiks. For tickets or more information visit taoschambermusicgroup.org.

Geist Cabaret 6-9 p.m. at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave. in Santa Fe. For reservations call 984-2645. Cover charge is $2. Friday Ron Newman. Saturday, Dec. 13, 14, 21, 24, 27, 28 David Geist. Dec. 20 Faith Amour and John Rangel.

UNM Home of the Holidays Concert. Music for the Season: A holiday fundraiser. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kimo Theater, 423 Central Ave., NW in Albuquerque. $5-14.

Santa Fe Concert Association presents The King’s Singers. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Place in Santa Fe. Tickets: $15, $30, $45, $60. Student, teacher, and group discounts available. Call SFCA office at 984-8759 or order through Tickets Santa Fe 988-1234.

Vaughan Williams and Corelli. Bill Houston directs the Eternal Summer String Orchestra of Santa Fe in a program of holiday favorites including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Santa Fe Opera Arias, Carols and Songs with Sara Heaton, soprano; Joshua Dennis, tenor; Joseph Dennis, tenor; the Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera and St. John’s Cathedral Choir and Choristers with Kirt Pavitt, piano. 5:30 to 6 p.m Dec. 13 at First Presbyterian Church Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Chancel Bells and High Desert Harp Ensemble Music: Music for the Christmas Season. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at First Presbyterian Church Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Reserve tickets now for the Desert Chorale Carols and Lullabies. Performances are 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 19, 20, 21, 23 at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe; 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at Immanuel Presbyterian in Albuquerque. For tickets and more information call 988-2282 or visit desertchorale.org.

Roger Landes and Douglas Goodhart. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second Street. $15.

The Big Holiday Sing from Desert Chorale. 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Cristo Rey Church in Santa Fe. For tickets call 505-988-2282 or visit desertchorale.org.

The Taos Chamber Music Group’s 21st season continues with Four Birthdays and an Anniversary, 5 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the Harwood Museum of Art. The program celebrates four Sagittarius birthdays with Beethoven’s (b. Dec. 16) Archduke Trio, Berlioz’s (b. Dec. 11) Trio from L’enfance du Christ, Joseph Jongen’s (b. Dec. 14) Flute Sonata (written in 1923, the year the Harwood was founded), and Nancy Laupheimer, TCMG flutist and Director (b. Dec. 14) who performs with pianist Gleb Ivanov, violinist LP How and cellist Sally Guenther. Tickets — $20 in advance; $22 at the door; $12 for children under 16 on sale at the Harwood or taoschambermusicgroup.org.

A Baroque Christmas. The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble, featuring Deborah Domanski, mezzo-soprano and Dianna Grabowski, mezzo-soprano. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20-24 at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. Tickets $20, $35, $45, $65 (add $5 per ticket for Christmas Eve) — available through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 988-4640, Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic 988-1234, or santafepromusica.com. For complete soprano schedule, visit santafepromusica.com.

Bessie, soprano; James, violin; Teresa Claire, harp and James Rasmussen, organ Music: for Christmas by Pachelbel, Karg-Elert, Handel, DeBlasio and an assortment of carols. 5:30 to 6 p.m Dec. 27 at First Presbyterian Church Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.
Photography
Group Exhibition: Photo Objects and Small Prints. From a wide range of artists working with photography in a variety of ways. Exhibition runs through January 2014. Opening and Artist Reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia Street in Santa Fe.
Talks
Readings and Conversations: Wide range of literary artists read from and discuss their work. 7 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Dec. 12 The Darkroom Collective. Coming in 2014: Jan. 15 Bryan Stevenson with Liliana Segura. Feb. 12 George Saunders with Joel Lovell. Feb. 26 Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis. March 19 Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit. April 2 Dave Zirin with David Barsamian. April 16 Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Balli. May 7 Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders. May 21 Colm Toibin with Michael Silverblatt.

Free First Friday Gallery Talks at the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of the Governors. 5-8 p.m. Free. Dec. 6: “Toys Were Us: Historic Playthings,” by Educator Melanie LaBorwit. Jan. 3: “Postcards from the Past: Fred Harvey’s Southwest,” by Curator Meredith Davidson. Feb. 7: “Flavored with Chocolate: A Spanish Colonial Tradition,” by Curator Josef Díaz. March 7: “Feasting at the Colonial Palace: History with Dirt on It,” by History Museum Director Frances Levine. April 4: “Maria Ignacia Jaramillo: A Tale of Two Coats,” by Collections and Education Manager René Harris. For more information call 476-5200.
Theater
Einstein: A Stage Portrait, by Willard Simms. One weekend only — Friday through Sunday. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. Tickets are $16 general, $12 seniors and students. Cash, credit card, or check at the door. For reservations call 424-1601.

“American Idiot.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

A Mariachi Christmas. 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. Tickets for Mariachi Christmas are currently on sale for $44, $39, $29, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchases can be made through popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call 877-664-8661 or 505-925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.

The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Dec. 14-24 at the Kimo Theater, 423 Central Ave., NW in Albuquerque. $7-27. Includes student matinees. For more information call 505-768-3544.

An Irish Homecoming. 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

The Nutcracker performed by Aspen Ballet Santa Fe. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets visit santafeballet.com, TicketsSantaFe.org, 988-1234, or at the Lensic Box Office, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

“Annie.” Performances set for Dec. 20-22, 27-29 at the Greer Garson Theater in Santa Fe. Showtimes are to be announced at a later date. For more information call 946-0488.

“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is coming to The Toolshed in Dixon. Based on the classic holiday film, this live theater performance is in the style of Old Radio Days with live sound effects and a full cast. Only one performance 4 p.m. Dec. 21 — an event for the entire family. Tickets $12. The Toolshed, No. 68 Hwy. 75. For reservations call 575-751-7015 or purchase tickets online at: brownpapertickets.com/event/513441.