Off the Hill 03-20-14

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Art exhibits

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. March 28 through April 19.  The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. March 24.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.


Auditions for Adobe Theater’s production of Painting Churches by Tina Howe. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Callbacks 6-8 p.m. April 5. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-July 13.


Open mic night. 6 p.m. every Friday at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort’s Riverside Café. This free night is open to the public and will be through the end of March. A basic PA system and amplifier will be provided. Visit SipapuNM.com, or call 800-587-2240 for more information.

10th Annual Pond Skimming Contest. 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Skiers and boarders will try to stay dry as they race down the mountain and try to “skim” across Sipapu’s skimming pond. Prizes awarded to the best finishers: laughter — and perhaps a few wet clothes —guaranteed! This is a free event at Sipapu, located 20 miles southeast of Taos. For more information, visit SipapuNM.com or call 800-587-2240.


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents “The Heart(s)pace” by choreographer, Nicolo Fonte. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.


“The Black Place: Two Seasons,” by Walter W. Nelson. Book of photographs explores New Mexico landscape painted by Georgia O’Keeffe. 6 p.m. April 9 at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe.

Book Signing: “It’s in the Details: Kenneth Williams and Orlando Dugi.” Meet artists Orlando Dugi (Navajo) and Ken Williams (Arapaho/Seneca) and check out the release of the new book, showcasing beadwork from their recent exhibition at the Wheelwright. Books will be available for signing from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Wheelwright Museum Library.


Journey and Steve Miller Band. 6:45 p.m. May 20 at Isleta Ampitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost.

One Republic and The Script. 7 p.m. May 31 at Isleta Ampitheater, 5601 University Blvd. in Albuquerque. Visit tickets.com for ticket information and cost.

Vans Warped Tour. 11 a.m. June 17 at Isleta Ampitheater in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost.

Motley Crue with Alice Cooper. July 17 at Isleta Ampitheater in Albuquerque. Visit livenation.com for ticket information and cost.

Monumentour Tour: Fall Out Boy and Paramore. 7 p.m. Aug. 7


Flamenco Fiesta featuring La Familia Fajardo and Chuscales and special guest Juan Sidi. 6 p.m. March 27-28 at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. $20.


Origami In the Garden with sculptor Kevin Box. April 25 to Oct. 25 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information, call 471-9103.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Dual Realities: Works by Ian Ratwosky.” The exhibition run through May 24. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. April 25.

“Micaceous Pottery – An NNMC Educational Exhibit.” Through April 6. 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 13, opening reception. Noon to 1 p.m. March 27, Gallery Talk with Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh. CFA Gallery, Northern New Mexico College in  Española. Free and open to the public. For more information call NNMC Fine Arts Department 505-747-2295.


Cinema at the Kimo Theater. Various movies from every era shown each day. Visit kimotickets.com for featured movies, prices and times. 423 Central Ave. NW in Albuquerque.


The 8th Annual Chile Bowl Cook-Off. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the Santa Claran Casino Special Events Center. Family friendly event benefits San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen. Tickets: $10 adults, $3 children 10 and under. For more information and to register email smdpsoupkitchen@yahoo.com, or call 470-2208.


The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are seeking sponsorships for wreaths that will be placed on veterans’ graves during a nationwide remembrance ceremony at cemeteries in New Mexico. For more information, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.


Act I Gallery celebrates 25 years with “Silvery Winter Light.” The theme for this milestone celebration which includes 34 gallery artists along with special guest painters Rebecca Mannschreck and Elsa Sroka and glass artist Lydia Piper. Show is through March 31 at Act I Gallery of Taos, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte.

“Clay and Ink: Processing Process,” by Willi Singleton at the Weyrich Gallery in Santa Fe. Open to the public. Show runs until March 28.

Johnsons’ Galleries in Madrid is hosting an exhibit to preserve La Bajada Mesa to protect it from becoming a gravel mine. Exhibitions through March will include “First Saturday” reception 3-5 p.m. to meet with the artists. Emergency exhibition to protest gravel mining damage. Two galleries with a group show of 100 Northern New Mexico artists. Wearables and Wallables with 50 fibert artists, featuring Beth Wheeler. People, acrylic paintings and wood sculpture by Mel Johnson and Cosmo Monkhouse.

Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery features new work by Peter Burega. Ongoing. 200-B Canyon Road in Santa Fe. For more information call 984-2111

“Table of Contents,” by Betsy Williams. First Friday preview and artist reception, 5-8:30 p.m. April 4. Artist reception and talk “Nature and Ceramics,” 5 to 8:30 p.m. May 2. Weyrich Gallery, 2935D Louisana Blvd., NE in Albuquerque. Open to the public. Show closes May 30.

“Wax-Ability: Pushing the Boundaries of Encaustic Art" is a month-long show, featuring artists Sherry Ikeda, Jayne Levant, Angel Wynn, Douglas Mehrens and John Schaeffer,” 5:30 p.m. April 4 with artist reception at Eggman and Walrus Gallery, 130 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe. Each Saturday one of the artists will present demonstration or talk on the encaustic process from 1-3 p.m. All five artists are local Santa Fe artists and members of the International Encaustic Art Institute and the Encaustic Art Institute of New Mexico. Show runs through April 27. For more information email eggmanwlrs@gmail.com.


Dr. Margaret Espinosa McDonald. 2 p.m. March 24. "Traditional Hispanic Foods of Lent." McDonald has a Ph.D. in American Studies and has written about traditional food and folklore of Central and Southern New Mexico. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Art López. 2 p.m. April 14. "Painted Bultos and Painted Reliefs." A Spanish Market traditional artist, López juried in painted bultos and painted reliefs, will discuss his art forms and display examples of his work which will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.

Dr. Thomas E. Chávez. 2 p.m. April 28. Chávez has authored numerous publications on the history of New Mexico, and is the former director of the Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Hispanic Cultural Center. Seating is limited. RSVP required by calling 982-2226. Free to members, non-members $10.


Estrella Del Norte Vineyard hosts a planting party. April 12 at the vineyard’s Nambé Valley Vineyard, which will include a barn party with music, food and wine for the volunteers. RSVP required. Sign up details are available on the website, estrelladelnortevineyard.com.


Artist at Work Series with Randy Brokeshoulder and Katsina Carver (Hopi/Navajo/Shawnee) will be giving a demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Case Trading Post. 

Concordia Santa Fe presents “States of Being.” 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the door. 

Filigree and Finery: The Art Adornment in New Mexico. Featuring seldom-seen silver filigree jewelry, silk mantones, lace mantillas, rare rebozos, tortoise shell hair combs and fans. On exhibit daily during regular business hours until Spring 2014.

“Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning,” opening April 13 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. The exhibit presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through March 2016.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: April 12 – Sept. 21 — Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin; taosartmuseum.org. The exhibit highlights the contrast between the worldwide experience of the artist and the personal character of his art — whether the loving, gestural portrayals of his sitters, still lifes, and landscapes, or the exquisite home he handcrafted for his small family in Taos.  Visit taosartmuseum.org/events.html.

Tin Workshop by Jason Younis y Delgado. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe. $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Seating limited so call for reservations, 982-2226, ext. 106.

Harwood Museum of Art: Through May 4 — Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010; harwoodmuseum.org. The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to host this landmark exhibition marking the first retrospective to highlight Ken Price (1935-2012) and his long-term commitment to drawing. This exhibition includes a selection of 38 works on paper tracking Price’s dedication to drawing over a period of 50 years, and demonstrating Price's ongoing exploration of the medium.Visit harwoodmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/121.

Millicent Rogers Museum: May 16-18 — Jicarilla Apache Artists Show and Sale; millicentrogers.org. Historically, the Jicarilla Apache brought their wares to Taos Pueblo to trade or sell. Visit the museum during these three days and buy directly from the artists. Come share and celebrate the arts and cultures of the proud Jicarilla Apache people. millicentrogers.org/index.php/calendar-news/event-calendar/11-jicarilla-apache-artist-show-sale/event_details.

“Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration,” at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Show runs in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Folk Art Market in July.

Save the date!  FUZE.SW returns — Sept. 12, 13, and 14. This year the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture joins with the Museum of International Folk Art adding the Native American voice to discuss, taste and share the outstanding food, folklore and culture that make New Mexico cuisine. More award-winning chefs More award-winning restaurants More outstanding speakers and artists and more. Stay tuned.


Geist Cabaret at Pranzo Italian Grill. Performance times are 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 540 Montezuma Avenue in Santa Fe. Reservations call 984-2645. Cover charge is $2. Friday, Saturday and March 28: David Geist. March 29: David Geist and Julie Trujillo.

TGIF  Bach’s Birthday Bash with Linda Raney, organ. Music: Organ Music of Bach. 5:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill a offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Round Mountain with Robbie and Char Rothschild. A Spring Equinox Family Concert. Duel Brewery draft beer available. 3 p.m. Saturday at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque Baroque Players, with special guest artist Elizabeth Blumenstock on Baroque violin, presents The Journey of the Italian Sonata, part 2. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road, NE. 3 p.m. Sunday at Historic Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales. Tickets: $18, $15 seniors (62 and over), $7 full-time students, 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 400-9385 or visit albuquerquebaroqueplayers.com.

The Santa Fe Symphony presents "Bruch and Rachmaninov" at The Lensic, Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $76. Half-priced tickets available for children ages 6 to 14 with adult purchase (no children under six admitted). Call 983-1414 or 1-800-480-1319 for tickets, or dial the Lensic Box Office at 988-1234.

TGIF Eternal Summer String Orchestra of Santa Fe, directed by William Houston, III. Music:  J. S. Bach. 5:30 to 6 p.m. March 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Santa Fe Concert Association presents “An Evening with Joyce DiDonato. 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Tickets: $25, $45, $70, $95. Student, teacher, and group discounts available. Call SFCA office at 984.8759 or order through Tickets Santa Fe 988.1234.

Soweto Gospel Choir. 8 p.m. April 4 at Popejoy Hall. Tickets currently on sale for $49, $44, $34, and $20. Tickets can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Offices and select area Albertsons locations. Online purchases can be made through popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com. To charge by phone, call 877-664-8661 or 925-5858. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 505-344-1779.

Dan Bern and Awna Teixeira. 7 p.m. April 5. Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. $25 general admission at SouthwstRootsMusic.org, or call 800-838-3006.

The Santa Fe House Collective and Sexy Elements of Bass presents Sandra Collins, featuring Teddy No Name and Justino Smallz Tag Team Set, DJ Xavier, DJ Vitaly and Melanie Moore. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 12 at Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Place in Santa Fe. Presale tickets $15 at holdmyticket.com, $20 at the door. A 21 and over show.

Canticum Novum Chorus and Orchestra spring concerts. 7 p.m. May 3, 4 p.m. May 4 at St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. in Santa Fe. Music from Bach, Yon, Sauguet and Hal Campbell. Pre-concert lecture Oliver Prezant one hour before curtain. For more information sfcanticumnovum.com.


Opera Southwest opens its first-ever production of Georges Bizet’s opera, “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers), a story of love and loyalty placed in a fishing village of colonial Ceylon. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday on March 23, 26, 28 and 30 at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center. Tickets range from $12 to $82 and are available at operasouthwest.org, 505-243-0591or the NHCC box office 505-724-4771; group and student discounts are available.  The opera will be sung in French with English subtitles.


Readings and Conversations: Wide range of literary artists read from and discuss their work. 7 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. April 2 Dave Zirin with David Barsamian. April 16 Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Balli. May 7 Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders. May 21 Colm Toibin with Michael Silverblatt.

Free First Friday Gallery Talks at the New Mexico History Museum at the Palace of the Governors. 5-8 p.m. Free.  April 4: “Maria Ignacia Jaramillo: A Tale of Two Coats,” by Collections and Education Manager René Harris. For more information call 476-5200.


“The Addams Family” — the musical. Friday through Sunday at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.

When The Stars Trembled in Río Puerco, a play by Shebana Coehlo. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. April 4, 5, 6 and April 11, 12, 13 at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie. $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors and students. Sundays  pay-what-you wish. For reservations: 424-1601; recuerdosvivosnm@gmail.com.

Yesterday Once More: A Musical Tribute to The Carpenters:” Enhanced with behind the scenes stories and anecdotes of ’70s pop culture. 8 p.m. April 5 at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.

War Horse:” A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship. Winner of five 2011 Tony Awards®. April 29-May 4 at Popejoy Hall. Visit popejoypresents.com for more information and ticket prices.


Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. From 2 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and May 17 at the Wat Center, 145 Madison NE (corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington) in Albuquerque. For reservations call Jay Cutts, New Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 281-0684 or visit cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.