Out and about 5-5-11

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Art openings

Fine tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor brings a solo exhibition of new work to Taos’ Weaving Southwest May 3-31. An opening reception and meet the artist opportunity for the show will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Weaving Southwest, 106A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos.


Jennifer J.L. Jones will exhibit, “Serenata,” new paintings at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe. An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. May 27. The exhibit continues through June 12.


Art shows

Since the 1860s, African American communities have been a significant presence in New Mexico, a history detailed in “New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable,” will be on display May 15-Oct. 9 at the New Mexico History Museum. There will be an opening from 2-4 p.m., May 15, with speakers, dancers and poet Doris Fields in the History Museum Auditorium. Free with admission.


The Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association celebrates its 20th Anniversary Studio Tour May 14-15 in Eldorado, located southeast of Santa Fe. 100 artists will display their work in 73 studios. For more information visit eldoradoarts.org.


Book signings

From 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Author Jerry Martinez, a 12th generation New Mexican will be at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza in Española, to sign copies of his book, “Timely Conquest.” In this novel set in the mid-1800s in Coyote, N.M., Martinez tells the story of his great-grandfathers, Luciano Herrera and Jesus Maria Martin, as they adapt to life in New Mexico under U.S. control.



“What is Cinco de Mayo?” Hilario Romero is a professor of history, Spanish and education at Northern New Mexico College. A former archivist and state historian at the New Mexico Archives, he will talk about the history of Cinco de Mayo and how it is celebrated in El Norte at 6 p.m. today at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza in Española,


The Genizaro Experience: A Living Legacy During the 257th Abiquiu Pueblo Anniversary, will be May 10 in Abiquiu. Taos and Abiquiu Genizaro Dancers will begin with “cautivo” dances followed with an educational panel discussion about the history and preservation of the Genizaro legacy and culture. The event if free and open to the public.


Historian Doug Peterson and reading by novelist Pamela Christie, author of the historical mysteries “The King’s Lizard and Dead Lizard’s Dance,” will be at 7 p.m. May 19 at 301Dinosaur Trail at Rancho Viejo Blvd. and N.M. 14 (BLM State Office Building), Santa Fe. The event is free with a book signing and refreshments to follow.  Call 954-2002 for details or directions.



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


“Mythical Wonders,” presented by Ballet Repertory Theater, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque. Tickets, $15-$25 may be purchased at the KiMo Theater Box Office or by calling 505-768-3544 or visiting ticket
master.com. Student and senior discounts available.


The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its 2011 spring concert, “Music of the Bs,” as the final concert in its 33rd season. The concert will be at 7 p.m. May 14 and 2:30 p.m. May 15 at Santa Maria de la Paz Church in Santa Fe. Tickets, $20 are available at the door or in advance by calling 988-1234 or online at ticketssantafe.org. Students 18 years and younger will be admitted for free.


Nuevo Romantic guitarist Robert Sequoia, with cellist Nelson Denman, will perform at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Tickets are $20-$40. Limited seating, reservations recommended. Call 505-990-5978.


Lifesongs is an education and outreach program for senior citizens devoted to creating new musical works with residents of nursing homes in collaboration with professional musicians and artists as well as youth and community choirs. This year patients of Santa Fe Care Center, Ambercare Hospice in Santa Fe and Albuquerque and Coming Home Connection will participate. Performances of the works created during the program are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. 


Four former apprentice singers join Maestro Guillermo Figueroa and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for a concert at the Rio Grande Zoo as part of the popular Symphony Under the Stars series.  Soprano Danielle Pastin, mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski, tenor Daniel Shirley, and baritone Darik Knutsen will offer a program of favorite opera selections at 8 p.m. May 14. Tickets are $15 for lawn seating (bring your own blanket or folding lawn chair, children 5 and under are free in lawn seating); $30 general admission chair seating; $50 each for reserved seating at a four-person table. Purchase tickets online at NMSO.org, at the Symphony’s Box Office, 4406 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, or by phone: 505 881 8999 or 800 251 NMSO. 


A Beethoven marathon will be at 6 p.m. May 21 and 4 p.m. May 22 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Visit lensic.org or call 988-1234 for more information and to purchase tickets.


The Sunshine Theater presents Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Neuaxis and Bonded by Blood at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $20-$55, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.


The Sunshine Theater presents Black Label Society, All That Remains, Hail the Villain and Anchored at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $32.50, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.


The Sunshine Theater presents Papa Roach, Finger Eleven and Pop Evil at 7 p.m. May 9. Tickets, $33 are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.


System of a Down will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents the Pavilion. Tickets, $25-$65 may be purchased at livenation.com.


Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino presents Styx on May 20. Tickets are available at tickets.com. 


A Neil Diamond Tribute will be at 8 p.m. May 21 at Route 66 Casino. Tickets, $10, are available at startickets.com.


Earth Wind and Fire will perform at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater at 7 p.m. May 24. Tickets, $52.75-$85.85, are available at ticketmaster.com.


The Sunshine Theater presents Danzig, Devildriver and 2Cents at 7 p.m. May 27. Tickets, $27 are available at sunshine


Alan Jackson will perform at the Santa Ana Star Center June 24 for the Big I 107.9 birthday party. Tickets, $35.50, $55.50 and $68.50 are available at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 1-888-694-4849.



Paula Poundstone will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the KiMo Theater. Tickets, $39.50 are available at livenation.com.


George Lopez will perform at the Kiva Auditorium at 8 p.m. May 20. Tickets, $52.70 or $69.20, are available at livenation.com.


Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino presents Jay Leno June 4. Tickets are available at tickets.com or at the Buffalo Thunder Casino Box Office. Visit buffalothunderresort.com for more information.  


The first ETEBA New Mexico Golf Tournament will be Friday at Towa Golf Course in Santa Fe. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with tee off at noon. An awards presentation and dinner will directly follow the tourney. The cost is $125 per person. For more information or to register, visit eteba.org or call 877-693-8322.


Join living Labyrinths for Peace on a World Labyrinth Day tour at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, departing from Kit Carson Park in Taos. The $60 cost includes lunch; $55 for seniors. Pre-registration is required for  tour van and lunch inclusion.  For more information call Jack Acker at 575-613-0249 or send email to jrackertaos@yahoo.com 


Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and more, featuring Civil War battle reenactments, will be May 14 and 15 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and older; $5 for teens aged 13-18; and free for children 13 and younger.  Free candlelight tours will be offered May 14. 20 minute tours begin at 8 p.m. Call 471-2261 to reserve a nighttime tour. 


Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino presents King of the Cage May 14. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.com or 800-905-3315.


Enormous Rummage Sale!   Boutique items, household items, sporting goods, electronics, lots of books, clothes  and everything else will be sold at a rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21 at 1101 Camino de la Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe. The rummage sale supports tuition assistance at Prep and Breakthrough Santa Fe. 


The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta will be from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 26 and 26 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28 at the Manuel Lujan Complex at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. Admission price is $5 per day. For more information, visit www.fiberartsfiesta.org.


 Girls Incorporated of Santa Fe is currently accepting applications from fine artists and craftspeople to participate in the upcoming 39th annual Arts and Crafts Show, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6, and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7 on the historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza. The application for the show and all pertinent information can be found at girlsincorsantafe.org.