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Off The Hill 4-30-15

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Art exhibits
V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Show runs until today at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces its third Art Matters presentation for 2015. “Illuminated: The Use of Light in Contemporary Art.” A New Mexico based artist, Chris Clavio will be speaking in conjunction with the exhibition of “Up in Neon,” which features neon works from French artists Francois Morellet and Frédéric Bouffandeau. Opening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

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.

Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 8 at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs until June 1.

Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

“Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.

Expressions in Weaving: A Group Exhibition. Featuring Tapestries by Linda Running Bentley, Connie Enzmann-Forneris Barbara Marigold and Robin Reider. Show runs until May 7 at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe.

Marta Light-Acrylic/Mixed Media Painting, “Rhythm and Gestures” at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. First Friday citywide event. Artist reception 5-8:30 p.m. Friday. Northeast Heights Artscrawl. 2-5 p.m. May 16. Show closes May 29.
Art tours
The 12th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm & Studio Tour. May 30-31. Fiber artists and fiber animal breeders will open their studios and farms to the public for an opportunity to visit the prized animals and learn how artists create these fine fibers into handmade fabrics for clothing and home use. hollywickfarms.com/Home.html
Arts shows
Contemporary Clay Fair – Spring 2015. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-26 at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail. Free. contemporaryclayfair.com or facebook.com/contemporaryclayfair.

Challenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show. June 13-14. This annual arts and crafts show in the Historic Downtown Plaza will benefit Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center for the physical and mentally challenged. For more information, visit challengenewmexico.com.

Origami in the Garden. Through Oct. 24 at the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, 3453 N.M.14 in Cerrillos, N.M. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tours by appointment. $10 per person, free for children under 12. For more information, call 471-4688.
Books
“A Vision of Voices: John Crosby and The Santa Fe Opera” is now available for pre-order at the UNM Press website, unmpress.com, and at Amazon.com. It will also be available in local New Mexico bookstores. A Kindle edition is also available. Book will be available nationwide Friday. Public signings will be: 3 p.m. May 10 and 6 p.m. July 2 at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street in Santa Fe. 7 p.m. June 25 at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. 7 p.m. May 20 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW in Albuquerque.
Call for Artists
Call for Artists: Sacred Water. New Mexico artists invited to submit work for juried show at Jemez Fine Art Gallery in Jemez Springs. Submit digital entries to info@jemezfineart.com. People’s Choice cash award or one-week show in guest gallery. The gallery takes no commission on sales. Deadline for submission is today. The show runs from May 23-June 10, with the artists’ reception May 24. For more information and entry forms, go to jemezfineart.com.
Classes
Española Valley Fiber Arts Center is having many classes during May. For more details and to sign up, visit evfac.org.
Comedy
An Evening with Bill Maher: Live Stand Up Tour. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kiva Auditorium. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.

Gabriel Iglesias. 7 p.m. May 8 at Sandia Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque.

Master of Satire: David Sedaris. 8 p.m. May 9 at Popejoy Hall.
Concerts
Bryan Adams. 8 p.m. May 18 at Sandia Casino Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit livenation.com.

Train, The Fray and Matt Nathanson. 7 p.m. May 27 at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque. For tickets visit livenation.com.
Film
“Growing Cities.” 2 p.m. May 16 and May 20 at 1606 Alcaldesa St. in the Santa Fe Railyard. May 20 showing is followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Cost for May 16: $7 general admission, $5 children (12 & under), $6 seniors, students, SFFMI Members, free for free for SFFM vendors. Cost for May 20: $10 general admission, $6 children (12 & under) $8 seniors, students, SFFMI Members and free for SFFM vendors. Tickets are available at violetcrowncinemas.com.
Festivals
The 2015 Festival of Asian Cultures. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9 at New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE in Albuquerque. Free. Participating cultural groups include Cambodian, Chinese, East Indian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Middle Eastern, Nepali, Tahitian, Thai, Vietnamese and more.

Bike & Brew Festival. May 13-17. A busy five-day festival celebrating Santa Fe’s booming craft beer culture and exceptional road and mountain biking, sponsored by “Outside Magazine.” The festival includes the 30th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Century, a 100-mile ride that is the longest running cycling event in New Mexico history. Each year, participants begin the journey on a variety of bicycles. For more information, visit santafecentury.com or outsidesantafe.com.

Taos Lilac Festival. May 15-17. The Grand Festival Weekend will include a pet parade and costume contest, live entertainment, children’s carousel, vintage car & truck shows, food and crafts vendor and many family friendly activities. Lilacs flourish abundantly in Taos and peak the last two weeks of May.
Galleries
Passport to the Arts. May 8-10. An annual weekend of exhibition openings, artist’s receptions and street events, such as the Artist’s Quick Draw, music and other entertainment throughout the heart of Santa Fe’s art district, Canyon Road. For more information, visitcanyonroad.com.
Miscellaneous
Petroglyph Pláticas with speaker Candie Borduin. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 28 at Historic Los Luceros in Alcalde. Suggested donation $5. For more information, contact Janet MacKenzie, 505-852-1351 or mesaprieta@cybermesa.com.
Museums
Educate, Preserve and Celebrate. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, 750 Camino Lejo at Museum Hill in Santa Fe. The Spanish Colonial Arts Society sponsors a free educational outreach program, “Art Connections” in public and private schools in Northern New Mexico. For information contact 982-2226, ext. 109, or admissions@spanishcolonial.org.

An Evening with Georgia. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St. in Santa Fe. Cost is $55-65 for Georgia O’Keeffe Members; includes a glass of wine in the galleries, time at the museum and a three-course meal at Georgia. Call the museum by May 8 to make advance reservations.
Music
Geist Cabaret. 6-9 p.m. at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave. in Santa Fe. $2 cover charge unless noted.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale: Creating Community Through Song. 3 p.m. May 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students with ID and 18 and under is free with an accompanying adult, available at the door or at sdcchorale.org.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil. 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. $20.

Bruce Dunlap and Brahim Fribgane. 7:30 p.m. May 9 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. in Santa Fe. $20.

Ellis Paul. 7:30 p.m. May 14 at at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. in Santa Fe. $23 in advanced, $26 at the door.

Souren Baronian and Taksim. 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Gig Performance Space, 1808 Second St. $20.
Outdoors
Santa Fe Century Ride: 30th Anniversary Ride. May 17. A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, villages and mountain passes and 100 miles after you start, wheel back into old Santa Fe. santafecentury.com.
Photography
“Farm to Frame” — a photo exhibit. Through May 12 at Santa Fe Farmers Market. During the Summer of 2014, three vendors at the Southside Market participated in an informal photography course facilitated by a Community Health Worker from La Familia Medical Center. Vendors learned about basic photographic techniques, then made photographs and wrote captions in response to prompts about the connection between local food and health.
Theater
Teatro Paraguas Children’s Theatre presents “Coyote the Trickster.” Saturday and Sunday at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe. For tickets, call 471-3140 for reservations, or email tpchildrensprogram@gmail.com. $10 general admission 18 and over; $5 students 17 and under.
Workshops
The Color Vowel Chart, a visual-kinesthetic tool for teaching the sounds of English will be introduced at a local seminar on May 8 led by author Taylor de Caballero. Literacy tutors, reading specialists, ESL/bilingual teachers, speech therapists and educational leaders are encouraged to register for this one-day event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sage Inn in Santa Fe. To register for the seminar, visit elts.solutions/workshops/. Cost for participation is $75 and includes materials. Advance registration is required. Learn more about upcoming events and initiatives at elts.solutions.