Off the Hill Oct. 17-23

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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.

Leon Gaspard: Impressions from Russia and the Faraway. Opening reception 2-4 p.m., Nov. 16 at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 1075 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Arts shows

The 12th Annual Eldorado Arts and Crafts Fall Show. Eldorado artists bring their art to Santa Fe. Forty-one artists will show a variety of high-quality work that includes painting, jewelry, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, fiber art, wearable art, folk art, recycled art and mixed media. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail at Cordova Road. For more information visit eldoart.org.


Open auditions for “Annie.” Casting still needed for Daddy Warbucks. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MusicalTheatreWorks, formally C-A-M-P in 4001 Office Court Road, bldg. 200 in Santa Fe. For audition dates and more information call 946-0488.

The Adobe Theater’s production of Hugh Whitemore’s drama, “Pack of Lies,” directed by Joann Danella. Production dates are Jan. 10-Feb. 2, 2014. Auditions will be from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Adobe Theater. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Available roles are five women and three men. For more information contact Joann Danella at aldenella@q.com or 505-898-6866.

Call for Artists

Call for artists: Formerly known as the Holiday Fiber Market, EVFAC and ATTL are collaborating again in sponsoring a large show for members, the Fall Fiber Fiesta. Members of both groups to participate and show off their best fiber goods this fall. If you are not an EVFAC member, it is never too late to join. Contact info@evfac.org, or call 505-747-3577 for more membership information. Set up: 8 a.m. to noon, noon- 6 p.m., Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 2. Take down 5-7 p.m. at St. John's Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe.

Annual Taos Artists Self Portrait Show. The TCA's Taos Artists Self Portraits exhibition, an opportunity to express oneself, is open to anyone residing in or represented by a gallery in Taos County. The call is for all types of media, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 11. For submissions click tcataos.org/entries/add_entry or go to tcataos.org under the Art Resource tab on the home page and click on "Call for Entries." For further information contact Deborah McLean, Deborah@tcataos.org or Holly White, Holly@tcataos.org, 575-758-2052.


Anjelah Johnson. 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Legends Theater in Route 66 Casino Hotel, 14500 Central Ave. SW in Albuquerque. $25-45. For more information visit holdmyticket.com.


They Might Be Giants. 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Sunshine Theater, 120 Central Ave. in Albuquerque. $22. For more information call 505-764-0249.

Foreigner. 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Legends Theater in Route 66 Casino Hotel, 14500 Central Ave. SW in Albuquerque. $35-65. For more information visit holdmyticket.com.


The Winter Market will showcase the work of 100 New Mexico Hispanic artists both adult and youth. Many of the unique, handmade art pieces will have a Holiday theme and are perfect for the collector, for the home, or to be given as gifts. Traditional Winter Spanish Market is from 2-9 p.m., Nov. 29 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 30 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Admission: $6 per person or $10 for couple. Children 12 years and under are free. Tickets are available at the door. Parking is free. Posole Bar / Taco Bar and beverages will be available for purchase.

Fall Fiber Fiesta. Noon, Nov. 1-2 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. The annual show is organized by Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and Art Through The Loom and will show work by many local recognized fiber artists. For more information email Andrea Garcia at info@evfac.org.

The 25th Anniversary of the Winter Spanish Market will be at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town from 2-9 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 29 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30. Join us at this new location for great art, music, demonstrations and lectures. Look for details after Summer Market at spanishcolonial.org, or 982-2226.


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.


Yares Art Projects presents: Opening preview and reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., through Oct. 28. Penelope Krebs: Four Square, Four-color stripe paintings and Susanna Carlisle and Bruce Hamilton: Energy Fields, video and sculpture installation. 

David Anthony Fine Art in Taos presents “New Paintings by Jennifer Lynch.” 5-7 p.m. Open until Nov. 10.

Johnsons Galleries. Two photographers: James Farley and Jeremy Landau. Printmaker: Gwen Peterson and Fiber artist: Marcia Petty. Fiber Arts Galleries: Wearables and Wallables, two galleries, 50 fiber artists, group show featuring Renee Brainard Ghentz dyed and quilted textiles, Mel Johnson: acrylic paintings in his studio/gallery and Art of the Region and Historic Madrid Area: entry, gallery artists, all media. Exhibits run through Nov. 30. Gallery open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Johnsons Galleries, 2843 Highway 14 N/on the Turquoise Trail in Madrid. For more information call 471-1054, or email djofm@yahoo.com.


Sesame Street Live — Can’t Stop Singing. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 6-8 at the Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center in Rio Rancho. For more information info@santaanastarcenter.com.


Museum of Spanish Colonial Art presents Raymond Hernández-Durán, Ph.D., “Rifles, Gold and Earth Mothers: The Distinctive Arts of Colonial Peru.” 2-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art’s main gallery, Museum Hill, 750 Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Reservations required, call 982-2226. Seating is limited. Free to members, non-members $10.


Free courses for families dealing with Alzheimer’s are being offered in Española by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter. The “Savvy Caregiver Program,” will meet once a week for six consecutive weeks starting Sept. 10. Courses are 10 a.m. to noon at Addus Healthcare, 1302-D Calle de la Merced, in the board room. To register or for further information call 1-800-272-3900, visit alz.org/newmexico, or email amontoya@alz.org.

The NM/West Texas aglow “Gathering of Warriors” Annual Conference hosted by Glorybound Ministries. Oct. 25-27 at Glorybound Ministries Center, 11913 Menaul NE, just east of Juan Tabo in Albuquerque. Everyone welcome to attend. $25 registration fee. For more information and schedule times call Lenda at 505-633-0136 or Charlotte at 505-463-8605, or email nnmaglow@gmail.com.


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.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) presents Brown bag with MoCNA curator of collections, Taiana Lomahaftewa-Singer. Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in the MoCNA second floor conference room. For more information call 983-1666.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) presents a film screening of “Little Big Man,” 1970. Native American director Chris Eyre discusses implications in Native film making. 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. For more information call 983-1666.


October entertainment at Vanessie. Performers are Doug Montgomery, David Geist, JeM, John Randal and Kathy Morrow. Visit vanessiesantafe.com for complete schedule. 427 W. Water St., 982-9966.

Taos Chamber Music Group: Tickets available for 21st Season. Performances are 5 p.m. at the Harwood Museum unless otherwise noted. Twilight: Nov. 9-10; 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.

Steve Vai. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. $29-51. For tickets call 988-1234 or online TicketsSantaFe.org.

Jazz Brasileiro plays the Santa Ana Cafe at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25. The hotel is located at 1300 Tuyuna Trail on the Santa Ana Pueblo. For reservations:  505-867-1234 or visit tamaya.hyatt.com.

Hey, Mozart child composer project free concert, presented jointly with the National Hispanic Cultural Center 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.

Albuquerque Baroque Players with guest artist Anne-Marie Dicce. Second concert of the 2013-2014 season. The program will include vocal and instrumental music by Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Michel-Richard de Lalande and Johann Sebastian Bach. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road NE, 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Historic Old San Isidro Church in Corrales. Tickets: $18, $15 seniors 62+, $7 full-time students, 20 percent discount for groups of 10 or more. For more information and to reserve tickets call 505-400-9385 or visit albuquerquebaroqueplayers.com.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

Jive Talkin’ presents the Bee Gees. 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

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.


Zircus Erotique Burlesque Company presents "Boom Box Burlesque," featuring burlesque performances to live music by the band Chango. Doors open at 8 p.m. show starts at 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 North St. Francis Dr. $15 General Seating and $20 V.I.P. Advance Tickets are available at zeburlesque.com. This is a 21 and over event. Visit Zircus Erotique on Facebook.


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. Oct. 30 Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt. Nov. 20 Luis Alberto Urrea with Michael Silverblatt. 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. Nov 1: “Ernie Pyle’s Final Words,” by Tom Leech, curator of the Palace Press. 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.

“Covering Conflict: Issues Surrounding the Protection of Journalists.” An evening with Alfredo Corchado, Mexican Bureau Chief. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hotel Andaluz, Barcelona Room, 125 2nd St. NW in Albuquerque. $50 per person.


The Dixon Community Players in association with Embudo Valley Organics and Rock Pool Gardens and through special arrangement with Music Theatre International presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the The Toolshed, No. 68 Hwy 75 in Dixon.

“Salt and Pepper,” by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees. Nov. 1-10 at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. Tickets: $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. For more information and reservations 424-1601 or visit teatroparaguas.org.

“Stomp.” 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 2, 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

“The Graduate.” 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

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

“Annie.” Performances set for Dec. 20-22, 27-29 at the Greer Garson Theater in Santa Fe. Casting is not complete. Showtimes are to be announced at a later date. For more information call 946-0488.

Upcoming events

A Mariachi Christmas. 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. For tickets visit unmtickets.com.

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


The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help with two upcoming shows. Call Andrea at 474-3577 if you are interested in fiber art demonstration, booth set-up, booth manning and/or take-down. Volunteers who are interested may demonstrate craft during time manning the booth. Participants may also bring some finished goods to sell on a consignment basis. The show dates are:

Fall Fiber Fiesta — Setup: 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1; Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; take down: 6-7 p.m., Nov. 2.


Fall Watercolor Workshop. Oct. 9-12, taught by professional watercolor artist Lynn McLain, the Fall Watercolor workshop teaches watercolor skills to beginner to advanced students. The studio for the classes is located in the lodge at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort — located 20 miles southeast of Taos — and students will explore some of the best restaurants and art galleries in the Taos area. Cost for the four-day workshop is $300, which includes tuition and instruction. Students are responsible for their own lodging, food and supplies (a supply list is provided upon registration). For more information, contact Lynn McLain at lynn@lynnmclain.com or 575-587-1625.