Off The Hill 07-11-13

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Auditions for The Adobe Theater’s production of Mark Twain’s comedy, Is He Dead? Directed by Brian Hansen. 9 a.m. to noon, 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 tickets are still available for orchestra sides and balcony. Center section is sold out. The 2013 summer season runs through Aug. 31 with all performances at 8 p.m. at The Lensic. 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.
VA Medical Center to Host Gourd Dance. Representatives of many American Indian Nations will gather from noon to 6 p.m., July 20, at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, for the eighth annual VA Veterans Gourd Dance (weather permitting) on the parade grounds near the facility’s San Mateo Blvd. entrance at Gibson Blvd. For more information, call Tilford Brown at 505-265-1711, extension 2203.
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. For more information, visit somosdetaos.org.

Free the Kings Tour: Kottonmouth Kings, X Clan and Imperial Sound Clash. 8 p.m., July 14 at the Sunshine Theater, 120 Central Ave. in Albuquerque.

Alan Jackson. 7 p.m., July 19. Isleta Amphitheatre, 5601 University Blvd., SE. Go to livenation.com for details.

New Mexico Jazz Fest: The Stanley Clark Band. 7:30 p.m., July 21. Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. 211 West San Francisco Street, call the box office for tickets: 988-1234.