Off the Hill 12-12-13

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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.


Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces exhibition: Under 35: Part II. The exhibition will run from Jan. 24 to Feb. 15. Opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. Jan. 24. 


The Adobe Theater’s production of Brian Friel’s drama “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Production dates: April 4 - 27, 2014. Auditions will be from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12 at The Adobe Theater. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Available roles: five women, age 26-40, two men age late 20s to mid-30s and one man in early 50s. Audition sides are available at The Adobe Theater website, adobetheater.org/auditions. For further information contact director Leslee Richards at 463-0440 or lesleerich@gmail.com.



The Santa Fe Women’s Connection will hold their outreach dinner event 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton, 4048 Cerrillos Road. We are joining the After 5 group for a Christmas celebration. Mark Yaxley, a talented classical, flamenco, jazz guitarist will share his music with us. Speaker Jennifer Smith will share: “It is who you know” and not willpower or self-help to clean up your life.  Husbands and guests are invited. The cost is $16, which includes dinner. Call 466-2949 or 473-7938 for reservations.


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 925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.


Paula Poundstone’s Ha Ha Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Show. 7:30 p.m. Friday 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. 


Jeff Dunham. 5 p.m. March 15 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Go to tickets.com for details and to purchase tickets.  


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.


Johnsons of Madrid Galleries. Exhibitions through Jan. 7. 150 artists: five shows featuring fiber artists. Madrid Christmas Parade 4 p.m. 


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. Saturday, 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. 


New Mexico Museum of Art. Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain. Saturday 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. 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.


Local Artist in Residence Artist Talk, Open Studio and Members Sale Event. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at MoCNA. 


Filigree and Finery: The Art Adornment in New Mexico. Featuring seldom-seen silver filigree jewelry, silk mantones, lace mantillas, rare rebozos, tortoise shell hair combs and fans. On exhibit daily during regular business hours until Spring 2014. 


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: Saturday and Sunday 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. Dec. 13, 14, 21, 24, 27, 28 David Geist. Dec. 20 Faith Amour and John Rangel. 


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 Friday 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. today at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second Street. $15. 


The Big Holiday Sing from Desert Chorale. 4 p.m. Sunday at Cristo Rey Church in Santa Fe. For tickets call 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. 


Canicum Novum Chorus and Orchestra winter concerts. 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe. Genreal admission $25-35. Under 18, students and active military $15. Tickets may be purchased at the Lensic, by phone 988-1234, online at ticketssantafe.org and at the door one hour before each show.