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Out and about 09-08-11

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Art openings

Three exhibitions will open at the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, 238 Ledoux St., Taos. “Oli Sihvonen: The Final Years” will open Sept. 17; “Black Mountain College and “New Mexico” and “Onward” will open Sept. 24. For more information, visit www.harwoodmuseum.org, or call 575-758-9826.

Book signings

Linda Mae Valencia, a Rio Rancho resident, will sign her book, “God, the Angels and Me,” 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. Saturday at Under Charlie’s Covers in Bernalillo, 240 Camino Del Pueblo, suite E.

Classes

Midori Ori: “Shibori on the Loom Part I” with Dottie Weir will be from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday 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.

A Double Wine Basket class with Irene Smith will be offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Fee, $56/$70, with a $20 materials fee. For more information Call Linda or Rachel at 747-3577 or email Education@evfac.org to register.

A Natural Dyeing Workshop with Robin Reider will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24-25 at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Fee, $100/$125, with a $25 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 Pavilion presents Rascal Flatts with Sara Evans and Justin Moore at 7 p.m. Sunday. 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.sunshinetheater.live.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Hanson at 8 p.m. Sept. 18. Tickets, $25, available atwww.sunshinetheater.live.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.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents Journey with special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger at 7:01 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets available at livenation.com.

Sandia Casino Legends Theater presents Melissa Etheridge at 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets, $33-$70, are available at startickets.com.

Incubus will perform at the Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets, $49.50, are available at www.ComcastTIX.com, or by calling 888-694-4849.

Grammy Award winning Casting Crowns’ “Come To the Well” tour comes to Santa Ana Star Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 7. The tour will also feature the modern rock bands Sanctus Real and The Afters, as well as newcomer Lindsay McCaul. Tickets, $15-$79.50, are available online at comcasttix.com, at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office, or by calling 1-888-694-4849.

Exhibits

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” on display through Sunday; “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 Friday and to the public Saturday. 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

Tickets for the Third Annual Taos Mountain Music Festival are on sale. The summer event features headliners Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli and Leftover Salmon. 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.

Performances

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents Tango! At 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 988-4640, ext. 1000 or 988-1234.

Concordia Santa Fe presents “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. Admission is free, donation are accepted at the door. For more information, visit www.concordiasantafe.org, or call 505-795-9979.

The Santa Fe Concert Association presents “Chamber Music and Notes on Mahler” at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the United Church of Santa Fe. Tickets, $15 are available by calling 984-8759 or 988-1234.

Talks

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum presents Santa Fe Science Café for Young Thinkers at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant Ave., Santa Fe. The talk is free for students age 13-18 and their teachers and parents. To make reservations, call 505-946-1039 or visit www.okeeffemuseum.org.

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.

The Archaeological Society of Santa Fe presents Ken Zoll at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. For more information, contact Sid Barteau at 984-2108 or Diane Lenssen at 455-2444.

The Albuquerque Theatre Guild continues its 2011 Tennessee Williams Festival, celebrating the 100th birthday of the playwright with a panel discussion, “Tennessee Williams Today: The Changing Legacy of a Great American Playwright,” at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theatre. For more information, visit www.abqtheatre.org.