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Off The Hill 09-04-14

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Art exhibits
Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Show runs through Sept. 19 at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “A$$holes on Cell Phones,” an exhibition of work by Marc Dennis. Runs through Sept. 20.

Transitions: Works by Suzanne Wiggin. Through Sept. 22 at Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium.
Art tours
Pojoaque River Art Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Artists reception and silent auction at Than Povi Fine Art Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19. For more information visit pojoaqueriverarttour.com.
Arts shows
The 14th annual juried recycled art show with sideshow of Parking Meter Art. 4-8 p.m. through Saturday at the Stables Gallery at the Taos Center for the Arts. The show features the work of 60 artists, working in various media, recycling materials to create their work.
Auditions
Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 20 and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque. Casting two men and two women, must be 18 or older. Rehearsals start Sept. 28. Performance dates are in December. For more information call 505-209-1653.
Classes
Beginning and Intermediate Weaving with Inger Seitz. Tuesdays, through Sept. 30. First day of class will be from 4-8:30 p.m., then 5-6:30 p.m., open lab 6:30-8 p.m. Classes held at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Members $150, non-members $185. Material fee $15 to EVFAC. $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a place.
Comedy
Aziz Ansari. 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For tickets visit TicketsSantaFe.org.

Lewis Black. 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.
Concerts
Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio. 8 p.m. Saturday at Sandia Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. $50-75. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.

Travis Tritt. 8 p.m. Saturday at Isleta Resort & Casino. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at holdmyticket.com.

Alabama: All American Tour. 8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.
Film
“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” A film by Ken Burns. Free special preview screening. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required, call 988-1234 or visit TicketsSantaFe.org. Presented by New Mexico PBS.

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.
Festivals 
Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival: “The Sturgeon Queens with with live klezmer music, complimentary coffee and rugelach and optional smoked fish brunch following the screening for additional cost. 11 a.m. Sunday at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. $12 in advance, $15 at door. santafejff.org.

The 7th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20-21 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Featuring Medieval combat, Clan Tynker, Queen Isabella, belly dancers, food vendors, kids’ games, beer and mead, costume contests and more than stages with continuous entertainment. $10 adults, $8 seniors and teens, children under 12 admitted free.
Fundraisers
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.
Galleries
Julie Blackmon — Homegrown. Opening & Artist Reception, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26 at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe Street in Santa Fe. Exhibition runs through Nov. 15.

Eric Boyer and Charlotte Foust: Visual Poetry at the Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe. Show runs through Sunday.
Lecture
The Couse Foundation and the Harwood Museum in Collaboration will sponsor a lecture by May Brawley Hill, art historian specializing in American art, with an interest in gardening. She is the author of numerous books on artists’ gardens and will lecture on “The Artists and the Garden.” 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harwood Museum auditorium. $10 per person. Contact the Harwood Ticket Office or visit the website harwoodmuseum.org/visit/admissions. The Harwood Museum is located at 238 Ledoux Street in Taos.  For more information, call 575-758-9826. As a part of 2014 Virginia and Ernest Leavitt Summer Lecture Series.

The American Heart Association latest research talk from Sherry Kelsey of Carnegie Mellon University and professor emerita of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. John’s Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. $10. For more information call 982-9274 or visit renesan.org.

Lecturer Elizabeth O’Brien, Ph.D., retired professor of American literature, who taught at Drew University for 20 years, speaks about the works of Maya Angelou. 1-3 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. John’s Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. $10. For more information call 982-9274 or visit renesan.org.
Meetings
The Archaeological Society of Santa Fe announces Tim Maxwell, director emeritus, Museum of New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, as the new president. Maxwell will be the first speaker. 7:15 p.m. meeting, 7:30 p.m. lecture Sept. 9 at the Pecos Trail Café meeting room, 2239 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. Free, donations appreciated.
Museums
“Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning” at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Show runs through March 2016.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: Through Sept. 21 — Intimate and International: The Art of Nicolai Fechin. Visit taosartmuseum.org/events.html.

The New Mexico History Museum resumes a schedule of offering Free Friday Nights, 5-8 p.m., every week through October. A Free First Friday Curator Talk. Photo archivist Daniel Kosharek, co-curator of the new exhibit, “Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography,” leads a casual walk through the gallery, 6 p.m.

The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos will exhibit 121 works donated by Gus Foster, an avid art collector and Museum supporter, through Sunday.

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.

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 garden. Also visit the studios of Randy LaGro, Ed Sandoval, Ann Huston, Gail Goodwin and Gene and Sara Jean Gray. May Brawley Hill, an art historian will lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harwood Museum and will be available to sign her book “Furnishing the Garden.” For more information on the Open House, call 575-751-0369, or visit the website at couse-sharp.org.
Music
Geist Cabaret. 6-9 p.m. at Pranzo Italian Grill in Santa Fe. $2 cover. For reservations call 984-2645. Today: David Geist. Friday: David Geist. Saturday: Ron Newman. Sept. 11: Kari Simmons and Todd Lowry. Sept. 12: David Geist. Sept. 13: David Geist and Julie Trujillo. Sept. 18: David Geist. Sept. 19: John Rangel and Barbara Bentree. Sept. 20: David Geist. Sept. 25: Robin Holloway. Sept. 26: David Geist. Sept. 27: David Geist and Julie Trujillo.

TGIF Angela Bivins, voice and piano, music from STEMWINDER. 5:30-6 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.

Guitar Games with Bruce Dunlap. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Gig Performance Space in Santa Fe. Two-day workshop $110.

TGIF Black Mesa Brass Ensemble Music:Reiche, Bruckner, Gabrieli, Rossini, Nehls, Passereau, Bach and Mozart. 5:30-6 p.m. Sept. 12 at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave. Admission is a freewill offering and open to all. For more information call 982-8544, ext. 16.
Open house
The Couse Foundation will host an Open House. 3-5 p.m. Saturday at 146 Kit Carson Road, including the exhibit, “E.I. Couse, the Painter and His Craft,” which features Couse’s painting techniques. It will include examples of the photographs, drawings and sketches Couse used in his process. The exhibit will run until Oct. 11.  
Outdoors
Weekly Disc Golf Doubles. 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 11 at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Cost is $5 per person. There is no registration required — show up about 10 minutes before tee time.

Bavarian Weekend BMW Motorcycle Rally. Sept. 20-21 at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Hosted by the Land of Enchantment BMW Riders, this rally is considered one of the finest BMW motorcycle rallies in the West. The rally fee will entitle participants to the Friday night chili snack, a Saturday evening meal, door prizes, For more information, call 575-587-2240.
Theater
“Cascarones.” Today through Sept. 14. 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. $15. Visit tinyurl.com for tickets and more information.

“Wicked.” Sept. 17 to Oct. 5 at Popejoy Hall. Tickets on sale now at popejoypresents.com.