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Off The Hill 09-11-14

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Art exhibits
Los Alamos artist Nels Krakowski will have an exhibition of artwork on display through September at the Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave. in the Tybie Davis Satin Art Gallery located on the second floor.

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.

Venice: A Reality of a Different Order. Works by Robbie Steinbach. Through Jan. 13, 2015 at Caffe Renato, the Taos Center for the Arts.
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.

The 17th Annual High Road Art Tour. 10 a.m. Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 27-28 on the high road to Taos Scenic Byway. More than 50 artists and crafts persons open their homes and studios in this charming, rural, centuries-old region. More information at HighRoadNewMexico.com.
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
Wednesday Sewing Group. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday, ongoing at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. All are welcome.

Spinning Adventures. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center.

Quilters in the Valley. 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center.

Natural Dye Extravaganza with Robin Reider. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Members $125, non-members $175. Material Fee $25 to instructor $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a place.

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.

Sewing Basics with Nadina Barnes. Wednesdays, through Oct. 1. 5-6:30 p.m., open lab 6:30-8 p.m. Classes held at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Members $130, non-members $170. Material fee $5 to the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a place.

Needle Felting with Ramsey Scott. Thursdays, through Oct. 2. 5-6:30 p.m., open lab 6:30-8 p.m. Classes held at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Members $200, non-members $270. Material fee $27 to instructor. $75 non-refundable deposit to hold a place.
Comedy
Lewis Black. 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Legends Theater, Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit holdmyticket.com.
Concerts
Alabama: All American Tour. 8 p.m. Friday at Sandia Resort and Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.

Jason Aldean: Burn It Down Tour. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuqueruque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.
Dance
EntreFlamenco Benitez Cabaret. 8 p.m. at the Lodge in Santa Fe. For specific dates and to get tickets visit ticketssantafe.org or call 988-1234.
Film
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
Get tickets now for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Winter Festival. Performances in December at the Lodge at Santa Fe. For tickets, visit desertchorale.org or call 988-2282.

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.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Oct. 15-19. Venues vary. For more information and film showings visit santafefilmfestival.com.

SOMOS Storytelling Festival. Oct. 24-25 at the Society of the Muse of the Southwest in Taos.
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.

¡Celebración! The Spanish Colonial Arts Society 10th Annual Gala. 6-10 p.m. at Saturday at La Fonda Hotel. Features dinner and a silent auction. $175 per person.
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.

KX2: Ruth Avra and Dana Kleinman. Gallery opening and artist reception. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa, 317 Kit Carson Road in Taos. Show runs Nov. 3.

“Homage” by artist Kathryne Cyman. Artist talk and reception, 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Open to the public. Show runs through Oct. 31.
Lecture
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.

Free First Friday evening talk, “Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age,” by Interim Director Jon Hunner. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Meem Community Room in the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe. For more information call 476-5200 or visit nmhistorymuseum.org.
Meetings
The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk “Planting Water For Life” by Amanda Bramble. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso in Santa Fe. Meetings and talks are free and open to all. For more information email tom@thomasantonio.org, or call 690-5105.
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, taosartmuseum.org. Visit taosartmuseum.org/events.html.

“Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World.” Through March 29, 2015. Watch a demonstration by art conservator Cynthia Lawrence. At the Herzstein Gallery, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe. Free with admission to museum. Free to New Mexico residents on Sundays, children 16 and under free daily. For more information visit nmhistorymuseum.org.

The Couse Foundation Open House. 146 Kit Carson Road, for the opening of the exhibit, “E.I. Couse, the Painter and His Craft,” which will feature E.I. Couse’s painting techniques. The exhibit will run through Oct. 11. For more information on the Open House, call 575-751-0369 or visit our website at couse-sharp.org.

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.

Kiowa artist Keri Ataumbi at Case Trading Post. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Ongoing. Free admission during museum hours. Donations appreciated.

FUZE.SW returns — Friday-Sunday. 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.
Music
Geist Cabaret. 6-9 p.m. at Pranzo Italian Grill in Santa Fe. $2 cover. For reservations call 984-2645. Today: Kari Simmons and Todd Lowry. Friday: David Geist. Saturday: 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 Black Mesa Brass Ensemble Music:Reiche, Bruckner, Gabrieli, Rossini, Nehls, Passereau, Bach and Mozart. 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.

Jewels of Latin and Spanish Guitar. 7 p.m. Friday at the San Miguel Mission, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information, visit capocchimusic.com.

Taos Chamber Music Group presents “Rhapsodic Reverie.” 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 at the door; $12 for children under 16. They go on sale (check or cash) at the Harwood two weeks prior, or charge anytime at taoschambermusicgroup.org

The Santa Fe Symphony presents “Showcase of the Stars.” 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ 31st season opener, led by Guest Conductor Kevin Rhodes and featuring two soloists. A leading violinist of his generation, Mark Kaplan will bring his artistry to Monti’s Czardas for Violin and Orchestra, performed on his c.1685 Stradivarius. Naumberg Competition-winning cellist Clancy Newman will apply his technique to Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody.

TGIF Joel Becktell, cello, music: J.S. Bach. 5:30-6 p.m. Sept. 19 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.
Outdoors
Weekly Disc Golf Doubles. 5 p.m. Thursdays through today at Sipapus 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.
Photography
The Cleveland Roller Mill Museum in Las Vegas presents the Meadow City Camera Club Photography Exhibit. Ongoing. Images in the exhibit are for sales by the Historic Mora Valley Foundation and purchases are tax deductible. For more information, call 575-387-2645, or visit clevelandrollermillmuseum.com. The museum is located two miles northwest of Mora, just off Hwy 518.
Theater
“Cascarones.” Through Sunday. 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.

“Grease.” Oct. 10-Nov. 2 at Albuquerque Little Theater. Tickets on sale at albuquerquelittletheatre.org.
Workshops
Contour Line Drawing and Other Sketching. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Education Annex in Santa Fe, through the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Led by Robert Carr, visual artist. $8.