Off the Hill 6-20-13

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Art exhibits
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Cleromancy with assemblages by actor and artist, Robert Dean Stockwell. Opening reception 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 28, which will coincide with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Arts Walk. Through July 19.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet announces its 2013 Summer Season, July 12 to Aug. 31 with performances at The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center. 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.
Mary Ann Shore’s group: “New Mexico 43/A Summer Serenade. 1 p.m., Saturday. For more information contact Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 2843 Highway 14 N. Madrid on the Turquoise Trail. 471-1054.

TGIF Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church presents New Mexico Ensemble 430, music of Franz Joseph Haydn and Franz Krommer. 5:30 to 6 p.m., Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544, ext. 16.

TGIF Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church presents Faith Amour, soprano and Lydia Madrick, piano, music of Debussy, Faure, Amour, Barber, Puccini, Bizet and an African-American Spiritual. 5:30 to 6 p.m., June 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544, ext. 16.
Skid Row: The United World Rebellion tour. June 29, Acoma, at the Sky City Casino.

Josh Turner on tour.
8 p.m., Saturday June 29. Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque. For more information visit livenation.com.

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.

CENTER and the CCA in Santa Fe, host The Curve, an exhibition celebrating the two 2013 Project Grant winners. The Curve will be on view through June 30 at the CCA Muñoz Waxman Front Gallery.

“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.
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas host Herb and Lavender Fair: Saturday and Sunday. Celebrate love of herbs in a festive atmosphere with marimba music, herb and lavender product and arts and crafts vendors, and tours of the Las Golondrinas herb gardens. Check the website for specific information and complete schedule.

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: Pedal los Pueblos is currently $25 until May 31, then will follow the following fee schedule: $35 June 1- 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.

Super car and bike show. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 29 at the Santa Fe Downs. Hosted by Pojoaque Pueblo and Buffalo Thunder Resort. Live music, safety exhibits, children’s activities, raffle prizes and a CMA bike rodeo. $10 person. For more information, call 424-7395.

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
“Mixed Influences” Solo Exhibit of Marcia Truell Newren Kilnworked Glass Artist. First Friday Citywide Event. Until May 31.

Bison and Beeswax, 1036 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. On display until June 26 by appointment only. For more information, call 888-765-3332. Learn more about the artist and see examples of her work at MarilynAngelWynn.com.

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 Rio Grande Earth Exchange. 8:30 a.m., Saturday at Rio Grande River at Buckman Road. Meet at Frank Ortiz Dog Park and car pool to site. Bring water, spirit offering, musical instruments, drums, songs, flowers and food to share. RSVP to munro@radicaljoyforhardtimes.org or call 970-946-2814.
Window on Lima: The Beltrán Kropp Collection from Peru. 8-9:30 a.m., Saturday at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. RSVP by June 17. For more information call 982-2226, ext. 109.

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.

Taos Art Museum celebrates Father’s Day with free admission to fathers. Kids are invited for the free treasure hunt on the museum grounds. All day. Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more information, call 575-758-2960 or email museum@taosartmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. taosartmuseum.org.

Taos Art Museum Annual Gala: A Russian Night in Taos: Aug. 24. Time to be announced.

RSVP for Breakfast and private tour for concierges and media. 8 a.m., Saturday at Museum of Spanish Colonial Art 750 Camino Lejo. Call 982-2226, ext. 109 to reserve your space.

Bid on it at the Wheelwright Museum’s 38th annual auction. 4-6 p.m., Aug. 15. Silent auction and live auction preview.
In Concert: Genevieve Leitner, master classical guitarist. 7 p.m., June 28, Garrett’s Desert Inn music room. 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, in Santa Fe. Advance tickets: $10/$15 door brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006 anytime day or night. For directions call 982-1851.

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. This Saturday is Pool side with Justino Smallz, DJ Xavier and others, 2-8 p.m., all ages. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., 21 and over. $5. The Lodge of Santa Fe is located 750 N. St. Francis Dr.

Taos School of Music Young Artist concert. 8 p.m., Saturday, Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley. Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101 Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10. Free. For dinner reservations call 575-776-2251. Individual tickets can be purchased online at taosschoolofmusic.com; in advance at Mudd-n-Flood at 103-B Bent Street in Taos or the evening of the performance at the auditorium box office. Adults $20; children 16 years and under $10. 575-776-2388.

Taos School of Music Young Artist concert. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Taos Community Auditorium. Mozart String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 Smetana String Quartet in E minor, “From My Life” Faure Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15. $8. Individual tickets can be purchased online at taosschoolofmusic.com; in advance at Mudd-n-Flood at 103-B Bent Street in Taos or the evening of the performance at the auditorium box office. Adults $20; children 16 years and under $10. 575-776-2388.

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. Begins Friday through Aug. 23. Eighty nine acts throughout the summer on the Santa Fe Plaza.

The Desert Chorale’s summer festival season begins on July 11. The incomparable Sylvia McNair headlines our gala benefit on Aug. 29. For more information and to purchase tickets, please 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.
Taos Opera Institute Singers in Concert. TOI is a program for serious singers, at Taos Ski Valley. 1 p.m., Sunday. Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more information, call 575-758-2960 or email museum@taosartmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. taosartmuseum.org.
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.