Out and about 08-04-11

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Art openings

An opening reception for Michael Schultheis’s “Spherical Triangles of Menelaus,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at David Richard Contemporary, 130 Lincoln Ave., Suite D, Santa Fe.

An opening reception for Peggy McGivern’s 2nd Annual Exhibition, “Legends and Myths,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Act I Gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. For more information, visit www.ActOneGallery.com or call 575-758-7831.

An opening reception for Eric Boyer and Charlotte Fousts’s “Color and Contours,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. The exhibit, steel wire mesh sculpture and mixed media on canvas and paper, runs through Aug. 25.

Open house

The Couse Foundation is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at 146 Kit Carson Road. Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, and enjoy a stroll through the garden of Virginia Couse. The open house is a free event. For more information on the open house, contact Holly Azzari at hollylapin@aol.com or 575-776-2885.

“The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” explores how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum of International Folk Art through May 6, 2012.

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” on display through Sept. 11; “New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable,” through Oct. 9; “Ranch Women of New Mexico,” through Oct. 30; and “Heart of the Home,” through Nov. 27. The museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.

The 39th Annual Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on the Santa Fe Plaza. Admission is free.


Members of the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center will demonstrate pueblo, Navajo and Spanish weaving techniques from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the Palace Courtyard at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors. For more information, call 505-476-5200.


The pioneering explorations, artistic endeavors and cultural adventures of Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco come to life when Spanish colonial art historian Felipe R. Mirabal speaks on the 18th-century scientist, explorer, cartographer and santero at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in the History Museum Auditorium at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. For more information, call 505-476-5200.


The Native Plant Society of New Mexico’s 2011 Annual Meeting will run through Sunday in Santa Fe. A group of speakers, workshops, field trips, a silent auction, book sale, lunches and a banquet will be offered. The meeting will be at the Center for Lifelong Education on the campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe. The meeting is open to all. For more information or to register, visit npsnm.unm.edu or call Tom Antonio at 505-690-5105.


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Alonzo King Lines Ballet, at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available by calling 988-1234.

David Geist will perform at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, with Todd Lowry from 6-9 p.m. Saturday; and with Kari Simmons and Todd Lowry, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday. $2 cover charge.

The Santa Fe Concert Association will open its 2011-2012 75th Platinum Anniversary Season with three vocal recitals starring artists of the Santa Fe Opera and pianists — A Festival of Song at the Scottish Rite Center. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and pianist Joseph Illick will perform songs by Fauré, Rachmaninoff and de Falla; with arias by Handel, Mozart and Rossini at 4 p.m. Sunday. Bass-baritone Eric Owens and pianist Joseph Illick will perform songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Duparc, Debussy and Ravel at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the concert are $30 and are available by calling the Association at 984-8759, or Tickets Santa Fe at 988-1234. They may also be purchased online at ticketssantafe.org.

The Center for Contemporary Arts presents “A Family Evening with the Opera,” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 9. The operatic performance will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the deck of Meow Wolf’s “The Due Return,” in CCA’s Muñoz Waxman Gallery, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. The event is free.

Music from Angel Fire presents a benefit performance hosted by Robertson and Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque. Danzas Españolas, an evening with Ida Kavafian and Friends and auction or painted violins, will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at Robert and Sons Violin Shop. Seating is limited for this benefit event — Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit Music from Angel Fire. For more information and tickets, call 575-377-3233 or visit www.MusicFromAngelFire.org.

Leslie Lewis Celebrates the Great Ladies of Jazz: Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 at La Casa Sena, 125 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. $25 cover charge. For reservations, call 988-922.

The Historic El Rey Theater presents Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets, $30 in advance, are available by calling 505-242-2353. Tickets are also available at the door for $35.

Dancing Earth, an indigenous contemporary dance ensemble presents “Of Bodies and Elements,” at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the James A. Little Theater, on the campus of James A. Little School for the Deaf, 1606 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. Tickets are available at ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.

Music from Angel Fire kicks off its 28th season at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Angel Fire Community Center in Angel Fire. The season runs through Sept. 4. Tickets are $20-$35. For more information, call 575-377-3233, 888-377-3330, or visit musicfromangelfire.org.


The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents The Kid Rock Born Free Tour, with Sheryl Crow, at 8 p.m. Aug. Saturday. Tickets, $40-$100, available at ticketmaster.com.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents The Tedeshi Trucks Band at 8 p.m. Aug. 12. Tickets, $25-$100, available at livenation.com.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents Sugarland with Sara Bareilles at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Tickets, $25-$70, available at livenation.com.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio at 8 p.m. Aug. 28. Tickets, $45-$60, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Amon Amarth at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Tickets, $20, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Skullcandy presents Identity at 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Hard Rock Casino Pavilion. Tickets, $62.85, available at livenation.com.

Hard Rock Casino presents Lil Wayne with guests Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets, $29.75-$89.75, available at livenation.com.