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Out and About 09-29-11

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Art openings

Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts, 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, presents an exhibition of prints celebrating the 20th Century’s master artists, including George Condo, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein and Edward Ruscha, among others. The show opens from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday for T. Barny and Gregory Frank Harris.

Studio 122 artist P.E. Baldwin, Carole Whitmore, Paula Shaw and Pat Berge will be featured in a group show titled, “October” at the Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank, 241 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, for the month of October. There will be a reception from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 7. Refreshments will be served.
Auditions

Auditions for The Adobe Theater’s revival of the musical tribute to Tennessee Williams “Cat on a Streetcar Named Iguana,” by Phil Bock will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Adobe Theater, 9813 N. 4th St., Albuquerque. Available roles: Four men, three women, 20-40 years old, and one man, 70+. All must sing and move well. The auditions consist of cold readings and brief vocal selections (familiar tunes, or bring your own music). For more information, contact Director Barbara Bock at 505-890-0438 or pbock@unm.edu.

Benefit events

Native American artists Dan Arlo and Michael Namingha will collaborate on the creation of  three-of-a-kind works of art that will be donated to the Little Gala for a Big Cause, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, the 2011 recipient of the Small Agency of the Year Award and the Gold Standard of Excellence Award from Big Brothers Big Sister of America. The gala will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort and Spa at Buffalo Thunder. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call 983-8360 or visit www.bbbsnorthern
nm.org/events/gala2011.

Northern New Mexico President Nancy (Rusty) Barcelo will honor 2011 scholarship recipients and donors at the 16th Annual Scholarship Awards and Donor Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center. All are invited. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at http://foundation.nnmc.edu or by calling 505-747-2147.
Book signings

Gary J. Cross will sign his novel, “Buried with Honor,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Java Joe’s, 604 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

Award-winning Farmington author Connie Gotsch will sign her youth novels, “Belle’s Star” and “Belle’s Trial” at PetCo, 6300 San Mateo Blvd., Albuquerque from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 7; and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8 at PetCo, 2006 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.
Comedy

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

Concerts

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

Sandia Casino Legends Theater presents Melissa Etheridge at 8 p.m. Friday. 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.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Wayne Static, Kyng, Eye Empire and One Eyed Doll at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets, $20, are available at sunshinetheater.com.

ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets, $29.50-$49.50 are available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Hatebreed, Former Thieves, Dead Hours and Epiphany at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets, $15, are available at sunshinetheater.com.
Exhibits
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico presents “Land and Light,” a 2011 members’ juried exhibition at the Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, Taos. The show runs through Oct. 9.

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.

“Illuminating the World: The Saint John’s Bible” will share its space and spirit with “Contemplative Landscape” at the New Mexico Museum Palace of the Governors, beginning Oct. 23. The exhibit offers a photographic exploration of how people have responded to and interacted with New Mexico’s landscape through art, architecture and sacred rituals.
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 wwww.taosmountainmusicfestival.com or call 866-515-6166.

Join El Rancho de las Golondrinas for a Harvest Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bring in the harvest with villagers as they crush grapes for wine by foot, string chile ristras and much  more. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and teens 13-17 years old. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. For more information, visit  www.golondrinas.org.
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society presents a traditional pig roast with side dishes at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. The cooking show by Steven Otero and crew will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $30 for Society member adults; $45 for non-member adults; $12 for children five-12 years old; and children five years old and younger are admitted free. To reserve tickets, call 982-2226 before Oct. 17.
Open house

The Couse foundation is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. 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 vintage garden of Virginia Couse. For more information, call 575-751-0369.
Performances

Nicolle Foland, soprano and Jake Heggie, piano, will perform in “Songs by Jake Heggie and Others” at 8 p.m. Friday at St. John’s College, Santa Fe. Tickets are $15 at the door and are free for the St. John’s College community.

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season with a concert of works by Brahms, Borodin and Mark Dal Porto at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Admission to the concert is free, donations are welcome.
Studio tours

Celebrate the 25th Annual El Rito Studio Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sixteen stops, including two on the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail and one on the New Mexico Potter’s Trail will display the work of more than 50 artisans in the setting in which it was created. For more information, visit www.elritostudiotour.org.

More than 20 artists open their homes during the 24th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16. Most of the tour can be done on foot. For more information, visit http://galisteostudiotour.org, or call 505-466-2121.
Talks

There will be a talk by Joyce Begay-Foss on the book, “Spider Woman’s Gift,” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Santa Fe.

Doug Magnus will give a lecture on “Turquoise: New Mexico Style” at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. Tickets are $5 for Society members and $10 for non-members. RSVP to 982-2226.