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Out and about 03-17-11

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Art receptions

Author and artist Aline Fourier will sign her book, “Everything I Eat Nourishes Me, a Cookbook for Body and Soul,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art, 2843 N.M. 14 N., Madrid. For more information call 471-1054.

Talks

The Santa Fe Archaeological Society’s monthly meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 3347 Cerrillos Road.  Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows Dr. Giday WoldeGabriel will speak at the meeting. For more information call Sid Barteau at 984-218 or Diane Lenssen at 455-2444.

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art celebrates “Women’s History Month” with a panel discussion on the colonial scholar, E Boyd, at 5:30 p.m. March 22 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. Four noted New Mexicans will form the panel. Dr. Marta Weigle is Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology at UNM where she has taught for over 30 years.

Spencer Herrera will speak on “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us: The New Mexico Folk Play ‘Los Tejanos’ and the History of Texan invasions,” at 7 p.m. March 23 at the New Mexico History Museum.  Herrera is a Spanish professor at New Mexico State University. “Los Tejanos” is a mid-19th-century folk play recounting Texas’ failed 1841 invasion into New Mexico. For more information, call 476-5200.

Join El Rancho de las Golondrinas for a free lecture March 31. The talk is presented at 7 p.m. at the Santuario de Guadalupe in downtown Santa Fe. Call 471-2261 for more information.

Kay Ryan and Atsuro Riley will give a talk at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe. Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s 16th United States Poet Laureate in 2008. Riley’s work has been honored with the Pushcart Prize, the Wood Prize from Poetry magazine and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students with an ID. They may be purchased at www.lensic.com or by calling 988-1234.

Performances

Ilan Azriel brings his unique visual creation, The Aluminum Show, to Popejoy Hall for three performances at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. The Aluminum Show will amuse audience members of all ages as materials are manipulated to bring inanimate objects to life. Tickets for The Aluminum Show are currently on sale for $35, $29 and $22. 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.

David Geist performs with Todd Lowry from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe. $2 cover charge.

Opera Southwest in Albuquerque closes its 38th Season with four performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved tragic opera La Traviata, opening Saturday at the KiMo Theatre. Tickets, $10-$75 are available at Opera Southwest 505-243-0591, KiMo Theatre Box Office, 505-768-3544, Ticketmaster, 505-883-7800 or www.ticketmaster.com.Discounts are available for seniors, students and groups.

Led by Eastman Wind Ensemble’s director, Concordia Santa Fe will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information visit www.concordiasantafe.org, or call 505-795-9979.

Another Evening of Poetry And Jazz with Arlen Asher, Richard Atkinson, Paul Brown, Lauren Camp and Chris Ishee at 7 p.m. March 22 at Counter Culture Café, 930 Baca Street, Santa Fe. Donations accepted.

The Martha Graham Dance Company brings Lamentation Variations to Popejoy Hall at 8 p.m. March 25. Tickets, $47-$59, are on sale at the UNM Ticket offices, online at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661 or 505-925-5858.

Spring Inspiration, featuring Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” and Chrubini’s “Requiem Mass,” will be at 4 p.m. March 27 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $20 and are available through the Santa Fe Symphony Box Office at 983-1414 or online at lensic.com.

Elmo and friends return to Santa Ana Star Center April 12 and 13 in Sesame Street Live. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” for all three performances. Tickets, priced at $54.50, $34.50, $29.50, $21.50, and $18.50 are on sale. A limited number of Sunny Seats and Gold Circle tickets are available. Sunny Seats feature front row seats and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 888-694-4849, in person at the Santa Ana Star Center box office, and at the Santa Ana Star Casino Rewards desk.  

Theater

Santa Fe Playhouse presents “Two Wives of India,” at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday through April 3. Passionate chaos rule in this funny, poignant and provocative story of a wife and ex-wife, forced to travel together to India to celebrate the daughter’s engagement to a Sikh. Tickets $10-$25, are available by calling 988-4262.

Concerts

Route 66 Casino Hotel presents Pink Floyd Experience at 8 p.m. March 25. Tickets, $25-$45 are available at startickets.com.

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino presents the Charlie Daniels Band at 8 p.m. March 26. Tickets are available at www.buffalothunderresort or at the Buffalo Thunder Casino box office.