Out and about 03-24-11

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Art receptions

“Jemez Beauty,” an art show by Los Alamos native Jeff Potter, will be on display at the Jemez Fine Art Gallery in Jemez Springs April 1 through April 7. The gallery is located at 17346 State Highway 4. The artist will be at the gallery for a reception from noon-4 p.m. April 2.  Call 575-829-3340 or visit jeffpotterart.com for more information.

“Interference,” a show featuring Rita Bard, Jamie Hamilton and Lucrecia Troncoso, will open with a reception from 6-7 p.m. April 1 at LAUNCHPROJECTS, 355 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. For more information call 670-9857.

The statewide-juried “MasterWorks of New Mexico Fine Art Show 2011” will open from 5-8 p.m. April 1 at Expo New Mexico’s Hispanic Arts Building, Albuquerque.  It will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, April 2-29; closed Easter. A grand open house and paint-in will be from noon-4 p.m. April 17. For more information visit masterworksnm.org or call 505-260-9977.  Admission is free.

There will be an opening reception for Weavers and Fiber Artists of Northern New Mexico from 4-7 p.m. April 2 at La Tienda at El Dorado, 7 Caliente Road, Santa Fe.

The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, opens a major exhibition, “Folk Art of the Andes,” April 17. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of art primarily dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit runs through February 2012.


Spend a day learning more about birds through hands-on activities, games and bird watching sponsored by the New Mexico History and the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary. “Birds of a Feather Explore Together,” part of the exhibition “Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton,” will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free, but registration is required. Call Dana Vackar Strang at 505-983-4609 or send an email to dstrang@audubon.org. Visit http://nm.audubon.edu for more information.

Join El Rancho de las Golondrinas for a free lecture March 31. The talk is presented at 7 p.m. at the Santuario de Guadalupe in downtown Santa Fe. Call 471-2261 for more information.

Tutor Adam Schulman will set out to show what he believes to be true: That “Pride and Predjudice” is a philosophical novel that offers a far reaching critique of the opinions about love, friendship, morality and human happiness. He will lecture at 8 p.m. April 1 at St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 984-6117 or visit st.johnscollege.edu.

Thursday, April 7: Mark Dworkin will speak on “Walter Noble Burns and the Myth of Billy the Kid,” at noon April 7 in the Gaw Meem Community Room of the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe. Dworkin is a freelance writer, editor, history educator and book critic who lives in Toronto. For more information call 505-476-5200.

Kay Ryan and Atsuro Riley will give a talk at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe. Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s 16th United States Poet Laureate in 2008. Riley’s work has been honored with the Pushcart Prize, the Wood Prize from Poetry magazine and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students with an ID. They may be purchased at lensic.com or by calling 988-1234.


David Geist performs with Todd Lowry from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe. $2 cover charge.

The Martha Graham Dance Company brings Lamentation Variations to Popejoy Hall at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $47-$59, are on sale at the UNM Ticket offices, online at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661 or 505-925-5858.

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents “Bach and More,” at 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the St. Francis Auditorium, NM Museum of Fine Arts, 107 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe. Tickets are  $15-$65 at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 988-4640, ext.1000 or 800 960-6680 or at Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic, 988-1234.

Spring Inspiration, featuring Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” and Chrubini’s “Requiem Mass,” will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $20 and are available through the Santa Fe Symphony Box Office at 983-1414 or online at lensic.com.

Spring Musicale, a benefit for Music From Angel Fire, will be at 2 p.m. April 3 at Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe. Tickets are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic Box Office, 988-1234 or ticketssantafe.org for $35. Proceeds help benefit the Music From Angel Fire’s 28th season. For more information call 888-377-3300 or visit www.MusicFromAngelFire.org.

Elmo and friends return to Santa Ana Star Center April 12 and 13 in Sesame Street Live. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” for all three performances. Tickets, priced at $54.50, $34.50, $29.50, $21.50, and $18.50 are on sale. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 888-694-4849, in person at the Santa Ana Star Center box office.  

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings its critically acclaimed concert performance to the Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. May 4. Tickets, priced at $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50, can be purchased online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-888-694-4849, or in person at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office or the Santa Ana Star Casino Rewards desk.  


Santa Fe Playhouse presents “Two Wives of India,” at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday through April 3. Passionate chaos rule in this funny, poignant and provocative story of a wife and ex-wife, forced to travel together to India to celebrate the daughter’s engagement to a Sikh. Tickets $10-$25, are available by calling 988-4262.


Route 66 Casino Hotel presents the Pink Floyd Experience at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $25-$45 are available at startickets.com.

Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino presents the Charlie Daniels Band at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at buffalothunderresort.com or at the Buffalo Thunder Casino box office.

The Sunshine Theater presents the Wailers, Duane Stephenson and Reviva at 7 p.m. April 8. Tickets, $22 are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Jason Aldean with Eric Church and Jane Dear Girls, 7:30 p.m. April 9, Hardrock Casino Albuquerque presents the Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$70 at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Talib Kweli, Fashawn, Pac Div, Young Dro and Killer Mike at 7 p.m. April 11. Tickets, $22.50 are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.