Off The Hill 06-27-13

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Art exhibits
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Cleromancy with assemblages by actor and artist, Robert Dean Stockwell. Opening reception 5-7 p.m., Friday, which will coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Arts Walk. Through July 19.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet announces its 2013 Summer Season, July 12 to Aug. 31 with performances at The Lensic. All performances are 8 p.m. Tickets available now online to aspensantafeballet.com, by contacting The Lensic at 988-1234, or by stopping by the box offices at the Lensic Performing Arts Center or the Santa Fe Convention Center.
SOMOS Summer Writer Series. Writers include Wally Lamb, Mirabai Starr, John Nichols, Demetria Martinez and more. During the six-week series, spanning from July 17 to Aug. 21, different authors will read from selected works each Wednesday, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $12 depending on the event, and are always free for students. Readings are held at the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum in Taos. For more information, visit somosdetaos.org.
TGIF Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church presents Faith Amour, soprano and Lydia Madrick, piano, music of Debussy, Faure, Amour, Barber, Puccini, Bizet and an African-American Spiritual. 5:30 to 6 p.m., Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544, ext. 16.

Skid Row: The United World Rebellion tour. 7 p.m., Sunday, at the Sky City Casino in Acoma.

Josh Turner on tour. 8 p.m., Saturday. Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque. For more information visit livenation.com.

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. For more information visit livenation.com.
CENTER and the CCA in Santa Fe, host The Curve, an exhibition celebrating the two 2013 Project Grant winners. The Curve will be on view through June 30 at the CCA Muñoz Waxman Front Gallery.

“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 at the Museum of International Folk Art.
The 20th Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Noon to 6 p.m. on July 6 and 7. For adults 21 and over. Featuring 19 New Mexico wineries and local music. $13. For more information, visit santafewinefestival.com or call 471-2261. El Rancho de las Golondrinas is just south Santa Fe, exit 276, off I-25.

Fiesta de Taos. July 19-21. Celebrate local culture with a tradition that spans centuries. For more information, visit fiestasdetaos.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 $45 July 15- 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.

Super car and bike show.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday at the Santa Fe Downs. Hosted by Pojoaque Pueblo and Buffalo Thunder Resort. Live music, safety exhibits, children’s activities, raffle prizes and a CMA bike rodeo. $10 person. For more information, call 424-7395.

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.

Trés Chic Hair and Fashion Show Fundraiser. Benefiting HIV/AIDS organizations. 6:30 p.m., Friday Aug. 3, Kiva Auditorium, 401 Second Street in Albuquerque. Space is limited. RSVP at 450-4706. For more information visit myprideonline.com/TresChic
Peggy McGivern’s annual exhibition, “Beloved Taos,” at Act 1 Gallery in Taos, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Show runs through July 31. To preview art, visit ActOneGallery.com. For more information, call 575-758-7831.

Summer Slide Lecture Series. Santa Fe Clay, 545 Camino de la Familia in Santa Fe. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. through Aug. 14. Free and open to the public.

Artist reception for Mitch Dobrowner’s “Storms,” 5-7 p.m., July 19 at Photo-eye gallery in Santa Fe, 376-A Garcia St. Artist talk, 3 p.m. July 20. Exhibition runs through Sept. 21.

Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art. First Saturday Receptions. 3-5 p.m., July 6. Six gallery exhibitions run through July 31. For specific information, call 471-1054. 2843 Highway 14, on the Turquoise Trail.
Wheelwright Museum is accepting donations of contemporary and historic Native American art in the categories of jewelry, pottery, textiles, baskets and folk art. Cash and in-kind donations are also welcome. Contributions are fully tax deductible. Silent and live auction, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 15; 1-4 p.m. Aug. 16. For more information, call 982-4636, ext. 103, asstdir@wheelwright.org.

Bid on it at the Wheelwright Museum’s 38th annual auction. 4-6 p.m., Aug. 15. Silent auction and live auction preview.

Taos Art Museum Annual Gala: A Russian Night in Taos: Aug. 24. Time to be announced.

Breakfast with the Curators: The four programs are on Aug. 9, 13, 16, and 23, all beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Museum Hill Café with a full breakfast. Tickets for each breakfast are $35 per person and include museum admission. MNMF members pay $30 per person or may attend all four breakfasts for $100. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are available at the MIAC shop. Stop by or call 982-5057.
In Concert: Genevieve Leitner, master classical guitarist. 7 p.m., Friday, Garrett’s Desert Inn music room. 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, in Santa Fe. Advance tickets: $10/$15 door brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006 anytime day or night. For directions call 982-1851.

The Lodge of Santa Fe presents the Santa Fe House Collective featuring DJ House music, all EDM and remixes. 9 p.m. Saturdays. No cover. The Lodge of Santa Fe is located 750 N. St. Francis Dr.

Music from Angel Fire has announced events for the 30th season, “30 Years, 30 Treasures.” Season kicks off Aug. 10. For more information and details on special season events, visit musicfromangelfire.org or call 888-377-3300.

Santa Fe Bandstand: Now in its 11th season. Through Aug. 23. Eighty-nine acts on the Santa Fe Plaza.

The Desert Chorale’s summer festival season begins on July 11. Sylvia McNair headlines our gala benefit on Aug. 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website at desertchorale.org. or call the box office at 988-2282.