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Out and about 04-28-11

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Art openings
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 the Weaving Southwest, 106A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.

Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.

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

Book signings

Mukta Kaur Khalsa will discuss “Meditations for Addictive Behavior: A System of Yogic Science with Nutritional Formulas — The Super Health Way from Recover and Self Discovery,” and have a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza, adjacent to Holy Cross Church in Española. For more information call 505-692-8323.

Catherine Allen, Santa Fe residents and co-author of “Reboot Your Life: Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break,” will sign her book at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe. The event will be at 6 p.m. May 3.

Talks
Tewa Women United, a talk by Kathy Sanchez, will be at 7 p.m. today 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 Friday at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors. For more information, call 476-5200.

“Woodmyth and Fable — A Look Back at Seton.” “Wild at Heart” guest curator David L. Witt, builds the exhibit’s final lecture on Seton’s 1905 collection of short stories at 2 p.m. May 1 Friday at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors. For more information, call 476-5200.

Performances
David Geist will perform at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte. $75 cover charge.

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents Lenny and Friends at 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday 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. Sunday. 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, unmtickets.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.

Lifesongs is an education and outreach program for senior citizens devoted to creating new musical works with residents of nursing homes in collaboration with professional musicians and artists as well as youth and community choirs. This year patients of Santa Fe Care Center, Ambercare Hospice in Santa Fe and Albuquerque and Coming Home Connection will participate. Performances of the works created during the program are scheduled for 4 p.m. May 8 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Theater
St. John’s College presents, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 at the door and free for member of the St. John’s College community.

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

Tony Bennett will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday 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.