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Arts and Entertainment Calendar 10-10-18

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Art exhibits
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History has opened a permanent exhibit by American sculptor Jim Sanborn called “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944: An Installation by American Sculptor Jim Sanborn,” which recreates the Manhattan Project experiments that determined when plutonium goes “critical in an atomic bomb.” The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, in Albuquerque. Call 505-245-2137 for information, or visit nuclearmuseum.org.

New Mexico History Museum and Santa Fe Opera to recognize “Atomic Histories” in 2018 and 2019. The History Museum’s exhibition will run through May 2019. The History Museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe. Call 476-5200 for more information. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, May through October and closed Mondays November through April.

Friday Art Walking Tours from 10-11 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. Meet at the gift shop steps Fridays June through August. Call the front desk to confirm: 505-476-5063. Cost: $10 per adult. Call 505-476-5072 for more information.

Karen Wray Galley will feature “What is Rayonism and Orphism?” by artist Sheridan Brown until Saturday. Albuquerque artist Brown discusses the art movements. The gallery is located at 1247 Central Ave., Ste. D-2, Los Alamos. The number is 660-6382, or visit thekarenwraygallery.com.

A new art series, “Route 66: The Mother Road,” by Angel Wynn, will open Friday with an artist reception from 5-7 p.m. at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe. By painting over photographs with elements of collage, Wynn created a new body of work that highlights vintage vehicles, rusty road signs, honky tonk music and the popular culture that animated Highway 66 through it’s half-century heyday. Wynn also utilized license plates, hubcaps and other reclaimed relics into the art that delivers a then-and-now awareness to the series. Call 819-1103 for information. The show runs through Oct. 30.
Dance
Los Alamos Scottish Country Dancers meet every Monday from 7:30-10 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. New dancers are welcome at any class. No partner or special dress is needed to participate. Cost is $3 per night or $35 for five months of dancing. Classes meet from September through June. For more information about the classes, call 930-9785 or 661-8317 or go to nmscottishdance.weebly.com.

Los Alamos Folk Dance Club from 7:15-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday (except fifth Tuesdays) at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St., Los Alamos, Cost is $3 a night. Family friendly and fun exercise. Teaching is 7:15-8 p.m. and dance requests are 8-9:30 p.m. Call Dennis at 661-4240 for information.
Gardening
Wednesday afternoon classes from 1-3 p.m. at the Family Strengths Network. Instructor Burgandy Brock will teach a different activity every Wednesday, including gardening, painting and more. Everyone is welcome. Free.
Lectures
Lecturer Rick Land will explain the fundamental concepts of the Chinese language, both spoken and written, while also dispelling some commonly held misconceptions, such as that one Chinese character equals one word, and Chinese characters are just pictograms, at a talk from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Cost is $15. For more information, call 982-9274, or visit renesan.org.

Robert L. Patten, emeritus professor of English at Rice University and scholar in residence at the Charles Dickens Museum during the Dickens 2012 celebration, will speak from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Cost is $15. For more information, call 982-9274, or visit renesan.org. Patten will talk about why Dickens has become a global phenomenon and gives an overview of the topics covered in the “Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens,” which he co-edited and is scheduled for publication in November 2018.

Martha and Ken Simonsen, professors emeriti from Chicago-area colleges, will discuss,”Apollo and Dionysus: The Bright Light of Reason, the Dark Brilliance of Mysticism.” The Simonsens will discuss the two gods as they appear in Greek myth, religion and art during a lecture from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Cost is $15. For more nformation, call 982-9274, or visit renesan.org.

Retired Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Richard Briles Moriarity will speak from 1-3 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. Cost is $15. Moriarity will speak about First Amendment issues and how cases develop in federal and state courts. For more information, call 982-9274, or visit renesan.org.
Markets
Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-noon Thursdays at the Mesa Library parking lot in Los Alamos. EBT and double-up food bucks are accepted. Call 929-6579 for information.
Special Events
The Village of Jemez will co-host a Star Party with Jemez Historic Site, for the first time, on Saturday from 7-10 p.m., courtesy of The Albuquerque Astronomy Society (TAAS). Plus, an Instructional Coordinator from Jemez Pueblo will share stories of ancient beliefs about astronomical objects and the Pueblo’s connection to the land. The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. and repeated again at 9 p.m. The event will be held at the Jemez Historic Site, located at 18160 NM-4 in Jemez Springs, just north of the Village Plaza. For more information contact Erica Asmus-Otero at 505-259-2202 or prdirector@jemezsprings.org.

Celebrate 100 years of scouting with the Los Alamos community Oct. 19-20 at Ashley Pond. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and includes camping, games and food trucks. For tickets and reservations, email lacoutingcentennial@gmail.com. Donations are accepted.

The 37th annual Dixon Studio tour will be Nov. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dixon and its surrounding villages of Embudo, Rinconada, Apodaca, and Canoncito are located 50 miles north of Santa Fe and 25 miles south of Taos. Download maps at dixonarts.org 50 artists, craftspeople, and local businesses will be displaying their wares at 44 stops along the map. In addition there will be three mercados where numerous local folk will be sharing the fruits of their creative labors.  Many of these stops will be offering a variety of food options.