Off the Hill 07-04-13

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Art exhibits

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Cleromancy with assemblages by actor and artist, Robert Dean Stockwell. Through July 19.


Auditions for The Adobe Theater’s production of Mark Twain’s comedy, Is He Dead? Directed by Brian Hansen. 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., July 20 and 9-11:30 a.m., July 21. Available roles are six men and five women of various ages. Performance dates are Sept. 13 to Oct. 6. Callbacks are arranged by the director. For more information, visit adobetheater.org for further details about the roles, or email hansenbk@earthlink.net. The Adobe Theater is at 9813 4th street in Albuquerque. 


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. 


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.


“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: $35 through July 14, $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.  

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.


The Tuesday Morning Bowling League is accepting new league members for the 2013-14 season. Bowling starts on Aug. 20 at the Santa Claran Casino in Española with a 9 a.m. business meeting and bowling will start right after. Interested individuals or a three-women team can call Sue at 672-9845 for more information. 


Free Fly Fishing Clinics. 10 a.m. to noon. Saturdays through Sept. 7. Taught by professional fly fishing instructor and guide Dan Holden. These free hands-on lessons cover fly fishing fundamentals including how to cast and how to use the equipment. Students will learn the skills they need to be able to go fly fishing. Meet at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort’s fishing pond. A New Mexico fishing license is required to participate and can be purchased in Sipapu’s gift shop. For more information, call 575-587-2240, or visit SipapuNM.com. 


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, noted scholars, artists and curators have provided their perspective into the issues and trends shaping the conversation in Native American art. 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. 


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. 750 N. St. Francis Dr.


Taos School of Music Young Artist Concert. 8 p.m., July 6. Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley. Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor, Beethoven String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132. Free. For dinner reservations at Hotel St. Bernard, call: 575-776-2251.
Taos School of Music Young Artist Concert. 7:30 p.m., July 7. Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1, Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60, Beethoven String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. Tickets: $8. 575-776-2388; tsosfm@newmex.com.


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. Programs include The Road Home: Songs of America, Northern Lights, Touched With Fire, Romance to Requiem (featuring special guest, Susan Graham) and The Triumphs of Oriana: The Birth of the English Madrigal. The incomparable 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.


Broadway Reigns with David Geist. Performance times are 6-9 p.m., Saturdays and 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays at the Geist Cabaret at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Avenue, in Santa Fe. For reservations call 984-2645. Cover Charge is $2.  

Open house

The Couse Foundation will host an open house from 5-7 p.m., July 6 at 146 Kit Carson Road for the opening of the exhibit. “Uncle Henry, Up Close and Personal,” will feature Joseph Henry Sharp’s original first studio in Taos and will exhibit Sharp’s paintings from the Couse family and The Couse Foundation collections. Tour the historic studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp, two of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, and stroll through Virginia Couse’s vintage garden. This is a free-admission event.  For more information contact Leavitt at 575-751-0369. Through Oct. 5.


Chimayósos: Portrait of a Community. An exhibit of photographs by Don Usner. Chimayó Museum. Through July 31. 


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: lchs1983reunion.com.


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 Aug. 7. 


Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2013 entries will be accepted for the late entry deadline until July 1. Entry Fees are $60 for feature films and $45 for shorts. Final entry deadline is Aug. 1. The festival is schedule for Oct. 16-20. 


The 2013 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is now accepting submissions. This annual film festival, is celebrating its 11th year, and has expanded to a 10-day event presented in Albuquerque. The film festival will be held from Oct. 11-20, 2013. Regular deadline is July 26, late deadline is Aug. 9. Competition (Audience awards) for best feature, documentary and best short are awarded at closing night ceremony. Fill out the official entry form completely and sign it. A separate
entry form is required for each title. Entry form and submission guidelines can be downloaded at swglff.com.


Free event. 2 p.m., July 14, in connection with OSU’s Doel Reed Center for the Arts, The Taos Art Museum present Sonya Terpening in her talk entitled “Stories without Words,” followed by a painting demonstration. Terpening is the Doel Reed Center’s first Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist, and an award-winning painter whose work is represented in museums across the country. Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more information, call 575-758-2960 or emailmuseum@taosartmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. taosartmuseum.org.


 “Lost in Yonkers,” by Neil Simon. June 28-July 21. 8 p.m., 2 p.m. at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, 9813 Fourth Street, NW. Sunday matinee. $15, $13 for students and seniors. Reservations can be made at adobetheater.org or by phone (weekdays only) at 505-898-9222.


BODY by Santa Fe presents a writing workshop taught by Tom Bird. 6-8 p.m.,  Aug. 2. To register, call 986-0362.