Off the Hill 12-19-13

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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 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.


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. 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. 


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


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. 


Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning, opening April 13, 2014 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. The exhibit presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through March 2016.


Taos Chamber Music Group: Tickets available for 21st Season. Performances are 5 p.m. at the Harwood Museum unless otherwise noted. 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. 21, 24, 27, 28 David Geist. Dec. 20 Faith Amour and John Rangel. 


Chuscales —  Forever In My Heart. Presented by the Santa Fe Performance Exchange. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia in Santa Fe. Tickets are $30 general admission. 

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. 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. 

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. 


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. 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. 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. 


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


“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. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Greer Garson Theater, 1600 Saint Michaels Dr., on the University of Art and Design Campus in Santa Fe. Online advance tickets $10 students, $15 Adults. $20 at the door. For more information visit musicaltheatreworks.net or callFor 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. This heart-warming story of George Bailey’s life comes to the stage for 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.