Out and about 04-21-11

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Art openings
An opening for, “Common Ground, New Art of New Mexico,” will be from 5-7 p.m. April 28 at the Convento Gallery on the Plaza de Española. The show will feature work by Joan Biordi, Denise “Dee” Boman, Kathryn Blackmun, Jan Brookshier, Helen Harding, Midge Tosten-Kilgour, Phil Kilgour, Asja N. Kornfield, Deborah Moll, Jim Romberg, Eliza M. Schmid, Corrina Stoeffl, Clare Cresap Villa, Mary Carol Williams.

Fine tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor brings a solo exhibition of new work to Taos’ Weaving Southwest May 3-31. An opening reception and meet the artist opportunity for the show will be from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at Weaving Southwest, 106A Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

Art shows
The Contemporary Clay Fair will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.

Tewa Women United, a talk by Kathy Sanchez, will be at 7 p.m. April 28 at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza, adjacent to Holy Cross Church in Española. Sanchez is a former director and current team manager for Tewa Women United. She will describe the activities of the women’s organization and present perspective on some current issues. For more information call 505-692-8323.

Noted author and environmentalist William deBuys explores his childhood influences by Ernest Thompson Seton, whose works included the children’s classic, “Wild Animals I Have Known,” at 6 p.m. April 29 at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors. For more information, call 476-5200.

Noted graphic artist David Lance Goines will give a talk on, “A Life in Posters,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information call 476-5200.

The Public Lands Information Center “Third Thursday” lecture will be, “Trail Riding In The Santa Fe Area,” by Joyce Davis and David deBusschere of N.M. Backcountry Horsemen Association. The talk will be at 7 p.m. today at 301 Dinosaur Trail at Rancho Viejo Blvd. and N.M. 14 (BLM State Office Building). The event is free, with refreshments to follow. Call 954-2002 for more information or directions.

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

The Serenata of Santa Fe presents a chamber music concert titled, “Wonder and Light,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Tickets are available at the door only, for $25, or $20 for seniors 65 and older; $10 for students; $5 for youth, ages 6-18, $1 for children younger than six. For more information call 989-7988.

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents Lenny and Friends at 6 p.m. April 30 and 3 p.m. May 1 at St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe. For tickets or more information, contact the Pro Musica Box Office at 988-4640, ext. 1000.

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players bring The Mikado to Popejoy Hall at 3 p.m. May 1. Tickets, $43, $35 and $28, are available through the UNM Ticket Offices, at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com, or by calling 877-664-8661.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings their critically acclaimed concert performance to the Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. May 4. This event marks TSO’s debut performance at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Tickets, priced at $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50, can be purchased online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-888-694-4849, or in person at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office or the Santa Ana Star Casino Rewards desk.  

Mariachi Tapatio and Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte will lead Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Popejoy Hall with Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Mexicana at 7:30 p.m. May 5.  Tickets, $35, $29 and $22 can be purchased at popejoypresents.com, unm
tickets.com, or by calling 877-664-8661.

Nuevo Romantic guitarist Robert Sequoia, with cellist Nelson Denman, will perform at
7 p.m. May 15 at the Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Tickets are $20-$40. Limited seating, reservations recommended. Call 505-990-5978.

St. John’s College presents, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at
8 p.m. April 29; 3 and 8 p.m. April 30; and 3 p.m. May 1. Admission is $10 at the door and free for members of the St. John’s College community.

The Sunshine Theater presents Drowning Pool, Trust Company, Anew Revolution and Static Cycle at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $17 are available at sunshinetheater

The Sunshine Theater presents Social Distortion at 7 p.m. April 26. Tickets, $35 are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Ricky Martin — M.A.S. Musica Alma Sexo World Tour 2011,
8 p.m. April 29, Sandia Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $55-$75 at ticketmaster.com.

The B-52s will perform at
8 p.m. April 29 at the Route 66 Casino. Tickets, $35 are available at startickets.com.

Tony Bennett will perform at 8 p.m. April 30 at the Route 66 Casino. Tickets, $49-$126, are available at startickets.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents The Dirty Heads, New Politics, Pacific Dub and Katastro at 7 p.m. May 3. Tickets, $15 are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Chris Young will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Sandia Casino Amphitheater, May 6.

The Sunshine Theater presents Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Neuaxis and Bonded by Blood at 6 p.m. May 6. Tickets, $20-$55, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Black Label Society, All That Remains, Hail the Villain and Anchored at 6:30 p.m. May 8. Tickets, $32.50, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Stevie Nicks will perform at 8 p.m. May 11 at the Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater. Tickets, $15-$45 are available at ticketmaster.com.

System of a Down will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents the Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$65 may be purchased at livenation.com.

Alan Jackson will perform at the Santa Ana Star Center June 24 for the Big I 107.9 birthday party. Tickets, $35.50, $55.50 and $68.50 are available at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 1-888-694-4849.

Paula Poundstone will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the KiMo Theater. Tickets, $39.50 are available at livenation.com.

George Lopez will perform at the Kiva Auditorium at 8 p.m. May 20. Tickets, $52.70 or $69.20, are available at livenation.com.

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, will host a Shakespeare birthday celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be selected readings from Shakespeare’s most-loved works, including “The Tempest,” “Twelfth Night,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Sonnets and more. For more information call 505-490-6271 or send email to SantaFeShakespeare@gmail.com.