Out and About 10-06-11

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Art openings

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.


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. Saturday 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

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. Friday; and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at PetCo, 2006 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.

Linda Mae Valencia will sign copies of her memoir, “God, the Angels and Me,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Bad Ass Coffee, 965 F Hwy. 550, Bernalillo. Two percent of the proceeds will benefit the Santuario de Chimayó Catholic Church.


Jeff Dunham takes his characters on the road with  his “Controlled Chaos” show, coming to the Santa Ana Star Center March 14, 2012. Tickets, $47.25, are on sale now and may be purchased 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. Friday. 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. Friday. Tickets available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Wayne Static, Kyng, Eye Empire and One Eyed Doll at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 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.

The Sunshine Theater presents Panic at the Disco, Patrick Stump and Foxy Shazam at 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Tickets, $25 are available at sunshinetheater.com.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents Chris Brown at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets are available at livenation.com.


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 Sunday.

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 Sunday; “Ranch Women of New Mexico,” through Oct. 30; and “Heart of the Home,” through Nov. 27; “Illuminating the Word: Saint John’s Bible,” Oct. 23-April 7, 2012; “Contemplative Landscape,” Oct. 23, 2011-Dec. 31, 2012; “The Letter, the Word and the Book,” Nov. 4, 2011-April 15, 2012. 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

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society presents a traditional pig roast with side dishes, Oct. 22 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.


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. Sunday in the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Admission to the concert is free, donations are welcome.

Stars Never Fade Productions presents “Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.” Kim Borchardt Taylor portrays Joplin at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at La Casa Sena Cantina, 125 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. $25 cover charge. For reservations, call 988-9232.

Christmas music artist Mannheim Steamroller will perform for one night only, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Santa Ana Star Center. Tickets, $40-$60, are on sale now and available at www.ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.
Studio tours

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.


Katherine Wells will give a lecture with an image presentation at 7 p.m. today as part of the Abiquiu Lecture Series 2011. The event will be at the Abiquiu Inn. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 505-685-4378.

Gail Rieke will give a presentation on the history and aesthetics of the kimono, including patterning, color and daily and ritual use at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The event is free.


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/schedule/dwellings-in-the-heart for more information.