Off The Hill 04-25-13

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Art exhibits
Again: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Through June 16. Lannan Gallery. 309 Read Street. Gallery is open Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information call 954-5149.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition, “European Perspectives, The Radiant Line.” European artists Francois Morellet, Gregoire Cheneau, Diana Blok, Pieter Bijwaard, Oliver Mosset, Ruth Gschwendtner-Wölfe, Miguel Mont and Tony Soulie will show paintings, prints, photos and neon sculpture. The artists’ work focuses on light, line and color. The exhibit will be up from April 26-May 24 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

The NSMA Senior Visual Arts Exhibition. 5-7 p.m., April 26, and runs through May 11. Red Dot Gallery is located at 826 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Red Dot is open Saturday and Wednesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.

The Northern New Mexico College Fine Arts Department will host the end of semester Student Art Show and Recital on May 1-3 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts. From 4-5:30 p.m. May 1: Theater scenes followed by film screenings, 6-8 p.m. From 5-6 p.m., May 2: The Gospel Choir will perform in the amphitheater followed by the music recital in the theater from 6-8 p.m. The recital will feature the NNMC Jazz Band, the Blue Grass Band, the Eagle Choir and various vocal and instrumental solos. Refreshments will be served from 5-6 p.m. in the amphitheater. The art show will be open Noon to 9 p.m. on May 1; 9 a.m to 9 p.m. on May 2; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3. For more information call the NNMC Art Dept. at 747-2292 or 747-2296.

Les Namingha, “Tile Paintings: Modern Classique.” 10:15 a.m. April 27, followed by an informal lecture at 1:30 p.m., in the Case Trading Post, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
Art openings
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition and paintings by Michael Freitas Wood, titled, “Presentiment.” The exhibit will be up Friday, April 29 at 435 S. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe.
Jack Loeffler and Celestia Loeffler discuss and sign Thinking Like a Watershed at Moby Dickens Bookshop. 2-3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 in Taos.
Bill Cosby performs at the Route 66 Legends Theater at
8 p.m. May 3. Tickets, $35-$75, are available at holdmyticket.com.
Canticum Novum Chorus and Orchestra. 7 p.m., April 27; 3 p.m., April 28 at Cristo Rey Church, 1120 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Tickets $20-$30 per person; youth, students and active military $15. Tickets are available at the Lensic Theater, or by phone, 988-1234; online ticketssantafe.org. or at the door (cash or check only) one hour before each performance. For more information, visit sfcanticumnovum.com.

The Albuquerque Baroque Players will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 27 at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road, NE in Albuquerque; and at 3 p.m. April 28 at the Historic San Isidro Church in Corrales.

The NMSA Choir announces their Spring Choir Concert, 7 p.m., 1213 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe. Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and full-time students. For more information, visit NMSchoolForTheArts.org.

Serenata of Santa Fe presents chamber music entitled “Gate Into Infinity.” 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at St. John’s College, Jr. Commons Room. Featured performances by Robert Schumann, Somei Satoh and Heirtor Villa-Lobos; with Guillermo Figueroa, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Pamela Epple, oboe; Jeff Sussman, percussion and Debra Ayers, piano. Reception to follow. Tickets available online at serenataofsantafe.org and at the Lensic Box Office, 988-1234. Tickets also available at the door. $25 general public; $20 seniors; $10 youth; $5 students; $1 children under 6. For more information call 989-7988.

EdgeFest 2013. 2 p.m. May 5. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Featuring The Killers, Cake, Bad Religion, Minus the Bear, Shiny Toy Guns, Youngblood Hawke, Middle Class Rut. Tickets are $25 to $80.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 1 p.m., July 6. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth on the main stage. Tickets are $33.50-$79.

Taos Chamber Music Group’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, featuring “From the Land with Robert Mirabel.” 5-7:30 p.m., April 28. Tickets are now available at the Harwood Museum in Taos. Tickets $20 in advance; ($16 for Alliance members at the museum only); $12 for children under 16; $22 at the door (cash or check only).

Skid Row: The United World Rebellion tour. June 29, Acoma, N.M. at the Sky City Casino.

The Taos Community Chorus presents Sing Out! A Tribute to African American Spirituals. 7 p.m., Saturday May 4; 7 p.m. at Embudo Presbyterian Church in Dixon; 5 p.m., Sunday May 5, at St. James Episcopal Church in Taos; 7 p.m., Saturday May 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Taos; and 5 p.m., Sunday at San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos.

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble “Fiesta de Musica,” 3 p.m., June 2 in Santa Fe at Carmelite Retreat Center Chapel. The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, 2012 winner of the prestigious Chorus, America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, celebrates its 32nd consecutive season with the Fiesta de Musica Spring Concerts. For more information email Evelyn Fox, info@sfwe.org.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents the 2012-2013 Winter Dance. Work by Jiri Kylian, Alejandro Cerrudo and Trey McIntyre will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. These performances are 15-year veteran dancer Sam Chittenden’s final Santa Fe appearances. The performance will be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets, $20-$72, can be purchased by contacting Tickets Santa Fe at 988-1234, stopping by the box office or visiting aspensantafeballet.com.

The next two weekends will feature “Holly’s Follies: A Tribute to Gershwin” at the Toolshed in Dixon. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in April and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For reservations or more information call 505-579-9012.
“Amish Quilts” explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. Thirty-four quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1.
Solar Fiesta sponsored by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 27 and 28 at Santa Fe Community College. Free admissions for exhibits and workshops featuring solar, renewable and sustainable practices, products and professionals. NMSEA & SFCC Solar Club will also host a “Sunset Social 5 to 7 p.m. on April 27.

The first annual Taos Lilac Festival. The three-day event is May 17-19. The inaugural Grand Festival Weekend includes a pet parade and costume contest, live music and dancing, children’s carousel, food and crafts vendors and many family-friendly events. For more information on events and times, call John Hamilton at 575-751-7722, or visit taoslilacfestival.com.
Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2012, presented by Sam’s Club. 7 a.m., Aug. 24-25 at Cities of Gold Hotel and Casino; Pojoaque. To raise funds to support MS research and programs and services that directly impact individuals and families living with the disease. N.M. Registration for Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos is currently $25 until May 31, then will follow the following fee schedule: $35 June 1- July 14, $45 July 15 to Aug. 25. Registered cyclists are required to commit to a minimum fundraising pledge of $250. Visit bikeMSnewmexico.org to register to ride, form a team, volunteer or make a donation.
“Mixed Influences” Solo Exhibit of Marcia Truell Newren Kilnworked Glass Artist. First Friday Citywide Event. Artist reception 5-8:30 a.m., Friday, May 3, Artist talk, Saturday, May 4, 1-2 p.m. Open to the public. Until May 31.
Many Mothers Announces its 2013 Fundraising Event: Celebrate Wisdom of Many Mothers. 4-6:30 p.m., Friday, May 3. The event will include a silent auction and appetizer/wine reception, followed by a lively panel discussion with guests, Valerie Plame Wilson, as moderator, Guadalupe Goler, Christine McHorse, Peggy O’Mara and Anne Goodwin Sides. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information about the event, to purchase tickets, or to donate online, visit manymothers.org or call 983-5984.

Pride and Equality presents a night for GLBT singles. Live performances and the hottest music to dance the night away. “Singles Auction” to benefit N’MPower Albuquerque, a nontraditional HIV education and prevention program. The night will be hosted by comedian, writer and Celebrity Ambassador of Great Face and Body, Lucas Corvatta. Light Appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. 7 p.m., April 27. Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street NW, The Casablanca Room.

Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and More. 2 p.m., May 4 and 5. Featuring reenactments of Civil War battles fought in New Mexico, visit authentic encampments and living history displays and presentations about the Civil War era. El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, just south of Santa Fe. Adults: $8, seniors and teens: $5, children under 13: free. For more information and the complete schedule, call 471-2261 or visit golondrinas.org.

Open house



The Signum Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe. For tickets, visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.

Hear young pianist Conrad Tao’s first orchestral recording, live with Santa Fe Pro Musica, celebrating Mozart, April 28 and 29 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit santafepromusica.com.

“Bison and Beeswax” by Marilyn Angel Wynn. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11. Wynn will demonstrate her technique of applying a mixture of beeswax and resin, known as encaustic over her photos. Work will be on display until June 26, by appointment only. 1036 Canyon Road. For more information call 888-765-3332 or to see samples of Wynn’s work got to MarilynAngelWynn.com.


The Las Cruces High School Class of 1983 will be holding its 30th Reunion June 28, 29 and 30. For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://www.lchs1983reunion.com/.

Moon River & Me. Ken Brown sings the Andy Williams Songbook, with the Bert Dalton Trio. 6 p.m., April 28 and 29 at La Casa Sena Cantina, 125 E. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe. Tickets are $25. For reservations please call 988-9232.

Studio tours

The Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Association is now actively encouraging artists in the fields of jewelry, pottery, baskets, carving, fiber arts, sculpture and painting to submit their work. Winners will be presented on August 7.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2013 entries will be accepted for the regular entry deadline until May 1. Entry Fees are $60 for feature films and $45 for shorts. Late deadline is July 1, and the final entry deadline is August 1. The festival is schedule for October 16-20.


“The Scent of Uncertainty” draws together four writers with takes on signs, symbols and premonitions. This afternoon event — part poetry, part performance, part creative notification — shares the words and experiences of Tom Ireland, Lauren Camp, Hakim Bellamy and Veronica Golos. The event will be from 3-4 p.m. April 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Santa Fe, 107 W. Barcelona Road. Admission is free, donations are requested. For more information, call 982-9674.

The Santa Fe Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Society of America presents “Knights Templar and Archaeology.” April 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Rd. in Santa Fe. The lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Fuller will discuss castles in Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Israel. Find out the perspective of a field archaeologist on the Knights Templar and his take on a recent best selling mystery. For more information call Ava Fullerton 982-2846 or Diane Lenssen at 455-2444.

Friends of Coronado State Monument is hosting the lecture series: The History and Preservation of the Ma-Pe-Wi Kiva Frescoes at Kuaua,1934 to Present. 2 p.m., April 21,
Coronado State Monument, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo, NM. 1.5 miles west of the I-25 exit 242, off Hwy 550. Cost: $5 for Adults; Students and members of the Friends of Coronado. Free event and refreshments will be served.

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by – Scott Woodall, Rangeland Ecologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, entitled, “Ecological Site Descriptions of the Guadalupe Mountains and Ridge Land Resource Unit.” 6:30 p.m., April 17 at Morgan Hall in the State Land Office, 310 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. Free parking is available in the Land Office Parking lot. For information call Tom Antonio 690-5105 or tom@thomasantonio.org. Meetings and talks are free and open to all.

The Northern New Mexico College’s Theatre Department Presents: Rudolfo Anaya’s “The Season of La Llorona.” 7 p.m., April 19 & 20, and April 26 & 27, 2013. Nick Salazar Center for the Fine Arts Theater. 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española Campus. For more information, contact: Ron Mier, 505-747-5481, rmier@nnmc.edu. Not appropriate for children under 7. Tickets are $5 and NNMC students are admitted free.

The Lensic presents, Humble Boy, Charlotte Jones’s play — a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 8 p.m. May 7-8 at the Lensic in Santa Fe.

The 7th Annual Chili Bowl Cook-off will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13 at the Santa Claran Special Events Center in Española. Contestants will vie for the chance to compete for prizes and trophies to be awarded to the winners. There will be a costume contest for children 10 and younger. Come as chile, onion, garlic, tomato, or anything to do with salsa. There will be five money prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen mission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. For more information and registration, send an email to sanmartinsk@yahoo.com or call 505-470-2208.

Grammy winner and worship leader Chris Tomlin brings his “Burning Lights Tour” to Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. May 3. Tomlin will be joined by Kari Jobe, whose latest album, “Where I Find You,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Christian Album Charts. Tickets, $20-$36.50 are available at comcasttix.com or 888-694-4849.

Albuquerque Blues and Brews, 2 p.m. May 4, Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque. Tickets, $45, are available at livenation.com.

Tickets are currently on sale for “Jersey Boys,” the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, to be performed May 22-June 2 at Popejoy Hal. Prices begin at $27.50 and tickets are available at UNM Ticket Offices or by calling 877-664-8661 or visiting popejoypresents.com.

The ninth annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival will be May 25-26 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. More than 200 museum-quality artists from 40 tribes and pueblos will showcase and sell their pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and other art. In addition to the sale that weekend, a benefit cocktail party will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. All of the artists are invited and it provides an atmosphere for collectors and artists to meet, mingle and connect. Tickets for the Friday party are $100. For more information, visit nativetreasures.org.


Clarifying Meditative Work — A Fresh Look. A workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition at all. They’ll explore directly what meditative work is and how it sheds light on the concerns of our lives, not theoretically, but from a simple meditative listening that includes others, 2-3:45 p.m. April 27 and June 8 and then continue to 5 p.m., for those who want to stay, at the Wat Center, 145 Madison NE, corner of Madison and Copper, east of Washington in Albuquerque. A $2 donation is requested. For reservations or information, contact Jay Cutts, New
Mexico Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat, at 505-281-0684 or visit cuttsreviews.com/meditation/.