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Out and about 09-01-11

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Art openings

An opening reception for Joan Bohn and Leslie Tejada’s mixed media show will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200B Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

An opening reception for Julian Stanczak’s “Elusive Transparencies;” Otis Jones and Richard  Roth will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at David Richard Contemporary, 130 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.
Book signings

Linda Mae Valencia, a Rio Rancho resident, will sign her book, “God, the Angels and Me,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe; and from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Albertsons, 3001 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe.

Local author Jerry R. Davis, will sign copies of his book, “Michigan Barns, Et Cetera: Rural Buildings of the Great Lake State” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 10 at Under Charlie’s Covers in Bernalillo, 240 Camino Del Pueblo, suite E.
Classes

Develop a new attitude about back-to-front warping with instructor Lauren Storm, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Fee is $112/$140, materials extra. For more information Call Linda or Rachel at 747-3577 or email Education@evfac.org to register.

Midori Ori: “Shibori on the Loom Part I” with Dottie Weir will be from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 10-12 at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Fee is $190/$235, with a $10 materials fee. For more information Call Linda or Rachel at 747-3577 or email Education@evfac.org to register.
Comedy

Kathy Griffin will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Kiva Auditorium. Tickets, $35, available at www.sunshinetheater.live.com.
Concerts

Hard Rock Casino presents Def Leppard with Heart at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $30-$150, available at livenation.com.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Judy Collins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $25-$75, available at livenation.com.

Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents Rascal Flatts with Sara Evans and Justin Moore at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets, $30-$80, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Del the Funky Homosapien at 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets, $10, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Easton Corbin will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $18-$37.50, available at livenation.com.

Craig Morgan will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $18-$37.50, available at livenation.com.

Rodney Atkins will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $18-$37.50, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Hank 3 at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Tickets, $20, available at www.sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Hanson at 8 p.m. Sept. 18. Tickets, $25, available at www.sunshinetheaterlive.com.

David Nail will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $16-$35.50, available at livenation.com.
Restless Heart will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $16-$35.50, available at livenation.com.

Joe Diffie will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $16-$35.50, available at livenation.com.

The Honda Civic Tour presents Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Hard Rock Casino Pavilion. Tickets available at livenation.com.
Exhibits

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 Spanish Colonial Arts Society will open its new exhibit, “New Mexico Collects: Private Treasures” to members at a private reception on Sept. 9 and to the public Sept. 10. The exhibit will feature several art pieces from 10 private collections within New Mexico. All but one of the items in the exhibit are historic pieces from Spanish colonies outside New Mexico, with one commissioned piece by a modern-day Spanish Market artist, Victor Goler. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 27, 2012. For more information, call 982-2226 or visit www.spanishcolonial.org. The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is located at 750 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
Fairs and festivals

El Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe will host Fiesta de los Niños from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission for adults is $8; seniors and teen 13-17 $5; and children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Tickets for the Third Annual Taos Mountain Music Festival are on sale. The summer event features headliners Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli and Leftover Salmon. Additional performances include Donna the Buffalo, Jackie Greene Duo, Afroman, Orgone, Dangermuffin, Langhorne Slim, Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce, Ryan McGarvey and Mariachi Luz de Luna. For more festival information or to purchase tickets, visit www.taosmountainmusicfestival.com or call 866-515-6166.

The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival returns to Telluride Town Park Sept. 16-18 to kick off another year of music, fun and microbrews. The festival is located within the resort town of Telluride, Colo., and is a three-day celebration. Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets and camping passes are on sale now. Single-day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are also on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tellurideblues.com or call 1-866-515-6166.

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe will host a Renaissance Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-18. Admission for adults is $8; seniors and teen 13-17 $5; and children 12 and younger are admitted free.
Open house

The Couse Foundation is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at 146 Kit Carson Road in Taos. Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists. For more information on the open house or to schedule an appointment, call 575-751-0369.
Performances

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Encore at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets, $20-$72, are available at www.ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.
Talks

Marc S. Witkin will give a dean’s lecture at 8 p.m. Friday on “The Cause of the Trojan War: The Humanity of the Stranger in Homer’s ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey.’ ” The lecture will be in the Great Hall, Peterson Student Center of St. John’s College, Santa Fe.

Peter Pesic, piano tutor, will give a lunchtime concert from 12:10-1 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College, Santa Fe.

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents “Witchcraft, the Inquisition and a Lonely Death on Camino Real” at 6 p.m. Sept. 7. The cost is $5, or free for members of the Palace Guard. For more information, call 476-5200.

Join poet John Brandi for an evening at the opening of a new exhibition, “From a Distant Road,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 in the John Gaw Meem Room of the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe. The event is free, but seating is limited.
Workshops

There is still time left to sign up for Linda Hogan’s workshop, “Dwellings: Landscapes of the Heart/Creative Writing from Nature,” scheduled for Oct. 17-21. Visit http://abiquiuworkshops.com/shcedule/dwellings-in-the-heart/ for more information.

Misecellaneous

Clash in the Cage, featuring Holly Holm vs. Jan Finney, will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Sandia Casino’s Legends Theater. Tickets, $25-$200, are available at startickets.com.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico is hosting the Native American Initiative Golf Tournament, with an 8 a.m. tee time on Sept. 16 at the Black Mesa Golf Club in Española. For more information, call Ron Ruybal at 983-8360, 412-1288 or rruybal@bbbsnorthernnm.org.