Out and about 08-11-11

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Art openings

An opening reception for Eric Boyer and Charlotte Fousts’s “Color and Contours,” will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. The exhibit, steel wire mesh sculpture and mixed media on canvas and paper, runs through Aug. 25.

An opening reception for the Santa Fe show, “Objects of Art,” will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia (in the Santa Fe Rail Yard). The cost is $50 at the door. For more information, call 660-4701 or visit SantaFeShow.com.


“The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” explores how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters. The exhibit will be on display at the Museum of International Folk Art through May 6, 2012.

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents “Home Lands: How Women Made the West,” on display through Sept. 11; “New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable,” through Oct. 9; “Ranch Women of New Mexico,” through Oct. 30; and “Heart of the Home,” through Nov. 27. The museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.

Book signings
Joyce Begay-Foss, contributor to the new book, “Spier Woman’s Gift,” will sign copies of the book from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe.


The pioneering explorations, artistic endeavors and cultural adventures of Don Bernardo Miera y Pacheco come to life when Spanish colonial art historian Felipe R. Mirabal speaks on the 18th-century scientist, explorer, cartographer and santero at 2 p.m. Sunday in the History Museum Auditorium at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. For more information, call 505-476-5200.

At noon Aug. 16, the Santa Fe Christian Women’s Club will host their monthly luncheon meeting at the Holiday Inn, 4048 Cerrillos Road. Guest speaker is Lisa Blake from Amarillo. Her topic will be on “Trust.” She will be signing her talk in ASL. Everyone is invited. Lunch cost is $15. For reservations and information, call 473-7938 or 466-2605.

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents “Witchcraft, the Inquisition and a Lonely Death on Camino Real” at 6 p.m. Sept. 7.The cost is $5, or free for members of the Palace Guard. For more information, call 476-5200.


David Geist will perform at Pranzo Italian Grill, 540 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe, with Todd Lowry from 6-9 p.m. Saturday; and with Kari Simmons and Todd Lowry, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday. $2 cover charge.

Music from Angel Fire presents a benefit performance hosted by Robertson and Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque. Danzas Españolas, an evening with Ida Kavafian and Friends and auction or painted violins, will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Robert and Sons Violin Shop. Seating is limited for this benefit event — Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit Music from Angel Fire. For more information and tickets, call 575-377-3233 or visit www.MusicFromAngelFire.org.

Leslie Lewis Celebrates the Great Ladies of Jazz: Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 at La Casa Sena, 125 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. $25 cover charge. For reservations, call 988-922.

The Historic El Rey Theater presents Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets, $30 in advance, are available by calling 505-242-2353. Tickets are also available at the door for $35.

Dancing Earth, an indigenous contemporary dance ensemble presents “Of Bodies and Elements,” at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the James A. Little Theater, on the campus of James A. Little School for the Deaf, 1606 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe. Tickets are available at ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.

Music from Angel Fire kicks off its 28th season at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Angel Fire Community Center in Angel Fire. The season runs through Sept. 4. Tickets are $20-$35. For more information, call 575-377-3233, 888-377-3330, or visit musicfromangelfire.org.

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents Tango! At 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 988-4640, ext. 1000 or 988-1234.


Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents The Tedeshi Trucks Band at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $25-$100, available at livenation.com.

The Hard Rock Casino Pavilion presents Sugarland with Sara Bareilles at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Tickets, $25-$70, available at livenation.com.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater presents Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio at 8 p.m. Aug. 28. Tickets, $45-$60, available at livenation.com.

The Sunshine Theater presents Amon Amarth at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Tickets, $20, available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

Skullcandy presents Identity at 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Hard Rock Casino Pavilion. Tickets, $62.85, available at livenation.com.

Hard Rock Casino presents Lil Wayne with guests Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets, $29.75-$89.75, available at livenation.com.

Hard Rock Casino presents Def Leppard with Heart at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Tickets, $30-$150, available at livenation.com.

Grammy Award winning Casting Crowns’ “Come To the Well” tour comes to Santa Ana Star Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 7. The tour will also feature the modern rock bands Sanctus Real and The Afters, as well as newcomer Lindsay McCaul. Tickets, $15-$79.50, are available online at comcasttix.com, at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office, or by calling 1-888-694-4849.

Fairs and festivals

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents the Santa Fe Mountain Man Trade Fair Thursday-Sunday in the Palace Courtyard. Craftspeople and re-enactors in period clothing will help attendees figure out how to make their own knives, tan an elk hide, handle a raptor and other tricks of early 1800s hunters and trappers. Admission is $6 for adults and $9 for others; children younger than 16 are admitted free. For more information, call 505-476-5200 or visit www.nmhistorymuseum.org.

Tickets for the Third Annual Taos Mountain Music Festival are on sale. The summer event features headliners Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli and Leftover Salmon. Additional performances include Donna the Buffalo, Jackie Greene Duo, Afroman, Orgone, Dangermuffin, Langhorne Slim, Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce, Ryan McGarvey and Mariachi Luz de Luna. For more festival information or to purchase tickets, visit www.taosmountainmusicfestival.com or call 866-515-6166.

The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival returns to Telluride Town Park Sept. 16-18 to kick off another year of music, fun and microbrews. The festival is located within the resort town of Telluride, Colo., and is a three-day celebration. Three-day passes, Juke Joint tickets and camping passes are on sale now. Single-day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are also on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tellurideblues.com or call 1-866-515-6166.