Arts Calendar

By Noah Masterson


Theater, Dance & Performance Openings

KIMO THEATER--Mayhem & Malarkey, whimsical performance for the whole family. 5/20 at 10 am; 5/21 at 10 am and 1 pm; 5/22 at 10 am, 1 pm and 7 pm. Call for ticket information. Also, Vaudeville Extravaganza, featuring the best of New Mexico's magicians, jugglers and more. This is a benefit performance for 13-year-old Omar Al-Aghbary. 5/23 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets $10 adults, $8 children, $50 VIP seats. Call Rob's Magic & Juggling for more information. 266-9068. Also, Medeski, Martin and Wood perform 5/26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $14. And the African Village Scherezade performs ballet 5/24 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Call for ticket information. 764-1700.

RIO GRANDE ZOO--Symphony Under the Stars presents An Evening of Romance featuring music from Titanic. 5/27 at 8 pm. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Call for tickets. 851-5050.

SISTER CITIES PARK--The Albuquerque Concert Band performs selections from musicals past and present, classical tunes and patriotic music. 5/27 from 7 to 8 pm. Free. 768-3483.

SOUTH BROADWAY CULTURAL CENTER--The Albuquerque Children's Theater Ballet Co. performs three ballets in their spring concert: A Prince With a Mind of His Own, Sairy Doll and Paquita. 5/22 and 5/23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $5 adults, $3 students and seniors. 888-3644.

SPIRIT PLAYERS PERFORMANCES--Spirit Players presents Beauty and the Beast at area elementary schools. Open to the public. 5/20 and 5/23 from 7 to 8 pm at Double Eagle Elementary. 5/21 from 7 to 8 pm at Matheson Park Elementary. 5/22 from 7 to 8 pm at Bandelier Elementary. Call to reserve space. 286-3690.

UNM POPEJOY HALL--New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Classics Concert: Spectacular Choral. 5/22 at 8 pm, 5/23 at 6 pm. Tickets from $15 to $34. 851-5050.

VORTEX THEATER--Mental Movie Festival, featuring staged readings of new screenplays. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 6 pm, thru 5/31. 247-8600.


Out of Town

SANTA FE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Santa Fe--Folk-rocker Jenny Bird performs a benefit concert to raise funds to rebuild the retreat facilities of the Lama Foundation, which were seriously damaged in the Hondo fire. 5/23 at 8 pm. Tickets $10. (505) 758-8622.


Continuing Performances

ADOBE THEATER--The Sisters Rosensweig, a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein about three very different sisters who are reunited. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Thru 5/31. Tickets $8 general admission, $6 students, seniors and groups of ten or more. 898-9222.

HYATT REGENCY--Hollywood Murder, murder mystery, Vegas-style. Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Tickets $40, dinner included. 884-0999.

MYSTERY CAFE--Murder in the Court, an interactive murder mystery. At the Sheraton Uptown. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm. 237-1385.

OLD TOWN PLAZA--The New Mexico Gunfighter's Association performs every Sunday, weather permitting. Call for times. 831-3311.

RIO RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL THEATER--The Westside Community Theater presents The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Thru 5/24. Admission $8 adults, $6 students and seniors. 891-8251.

RIVERSIDE REPERTORY THEATER--The Lady Aoi and The Only Jealousy of Emer, two supernatural ghost tales based on the Japanese classic The Tale of Genji. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, thru 6/6. Closing performance 6/7 at 6 pm. Tickets $8 general admission, $6 students and seniors. Also, The Reptilian Lounge, free-wheeling performance art by musicians, dancers, jugglers, actors, sword-swallowers and more. Every Saturday at 10:30 pm, thru 6/6. Tickets $3.69 general admission. 254-8393.


Performance Announcements

AUDITIONS--La Casa Teatro hold auditions for Rudolfo Anaya's Angie. 5/23 from 1 to 4 pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center. 275-0716.


Art Gallery Openings

HUNGER ARTIST GALLERY--A group showing of student art work in a variety of media. Opens 5/21 with a reception 5/22 from 7 to 9 pm.. Runs thru 6/21. 843-7250.

UNM JONSON GALLERY--Professor Jonson: The Teaching Years (1934-1954), works by Raymond Jonson and his students. Opens 5/26 with a reception 5/29 from 5 to 7 pm. Runs thru 8/14. 277-4967.


Out of Town

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE, Santa Fe--Photographic History of the Laboratory of Anthropology, five panels of historic images, letters and notes documenting the lab's role in New Mexico's history. Opens 5/23. Permanent. (505) 827-6344.

SWEENEY CONVENTION CENTER, Santa Fe--Excellence in Art Show & Sale, the best in ethnographic antiques and Native American art. 5/23 from 10 am to 6 pm; 5/24 from 10 am to 5 pm. $5 admission, free after 3 pm on 5/24. (888) 991-5596.


Continuing Exhibits

516 UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS DOWNTOWN--Of Earth and Water Made: A World of Ceramics, ceramics drawn from the collections of the University Art Museum and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Permanent. Also, Eliot Porter: Selections from the Permanent Collection, a photography exhibit. Permanent. 242-8244.

ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM--Focus on Youth, a juried photography exhibit by students of APS. Runs thru 5/31. Also, Common Ground: Art in New Mexico, works from the permanent collection by the Taos Society of Artists. Runs thru 9/6. Also, Virtual Pilgrimage: Patrick Nagatani's Japanese American Concentration Camp Portfolio, 50 photographs of all 10 Japanese concentration camp sites in the United States during World War II. Runs thru 6/21. Reviewed v7 i19. And two small still life paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe will be on display thru 8/31. 243-7255.

ALBUQUERQUE PRESS CLUB--Solo exhibit of acrylic paintings and drawings by Neal Townsend. Runs thru 6/30. 243-8476.

ARC GALLERY--A series of documentaries by local filmmakers. Small donation requested. 842-8016.

ASHCRAFT ART GALLERY--Watercolors by Susan LeBow and Lois Rae Peterson. Runs thru 5/31. 892-1272.

BIEN MUR INDIAN MARKET CENTER--Featured artist Johnny Yazzie displays his new works. Runs thru 5/31. 821-5400.

COLEMAN GALLERY--New works by Rudi Verhoeven and Jean Koeller. Runs thru 6/6. 842-6712.

DARTMOUTH STREET GALERY--Realism, a group showing. Runs thru 6/27. 266-7751.

DBL 00 SPACE--Posters, works by Rubenstein, Porges, Jimenez, Trova and Hahn. Runs thru 7/30. 898-5600.

FISHER GALLERY--New works by Richard Garriott-Stejskal and Katrina Lasko. Runs thru 5/30. 248-0612.

GOLD COAST COFFEE HOUSE--New works by Scott Jenkins. Runs thru 6/17. 244-1925.

HARWOOD ART CENTER--Documents, mixed-media works by Marcy Baker. Runs thru 5/29. Also, Diverse Perceptions and Viewpoints of the Human Figure in Repose and Action, a group show by artists working in the New Mexico Art League's studio workshop. Runs thru 5/29. 242-6367.

HOURGLASS PRISON ART MUSEUM--Handkerchief and envelope art by artists from New Mexico and Texas prisons. Runs thru 4/2/99. By appointment only. 877-7318.

INPOST ARTSPACE--Important Issues, a new group of natural paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh. Runs thru 5/31. 268-0044.

JAVA JOE'S--Exhibit of figurative, landscape and cityscape paintings by Leo Neufeld. Runs thru 5/31. 764-9999.

LOS GRIEGOS BRANCH LIBRARY--Collections, an exhibit of small works by Rainbow Artists, a women's art collective. Runs thru 5/28. 761-4020.

MAXWELL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY--A Photographer's View of the Voodoo Rituals of Haiti, by Siegfried Halus. Runs thru 6/30. 277-5963.

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE--Spiders, an exhibit all about, well, spiders. Runs thru 6/28. 841-2802.

NORTH FOURTH CAFE--Abstract Colors, Surreal Black and White, photo show by Adrian Griego. Runs thru 5/31. 342-2545.

O'HARE'S PUB--Lueurs, works in the colored ink of China on rice paper by Lydie Toran Socquet. Runs thru 6/12. 896-0123.

O'NIELL'S PUB--An exhibit of art by students of the Wednesday night class at Art Masters Academy. Runs thru 6/7. 255-4789.

RAGIN' SHRIMP--Photos by students at Sandia Prep High School. Runs thru 6/21. 254-1544.

RAW SPACE GALLERY--Light. Line. Color. Space., a contemporary art exhibit by Albuquerque United Artists. Runs thru 5/30. 256-1299.

RICHARD LEVY GALLERY--An exhibit of works by artists who were featured at ART Chicago 1998. Runs thru 7/3. 766-9888.

SOUTH BROADWAY CULTURAL CENTER--Different Strokes, works by five artists of the West Mesa Art Guild of Albuquerque. Runs thru 5/28. 848-1323.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY--Windows on a Community: The Italians of Albuquerque, a photography exhibit sponsored by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. Runs thru 6/13. 246-2261.

STATE FAIRGROUNDS--Focus on Youth Photography Exhibit, an exhibit of 100 photos by area high school students to be juried by professional photographers. Runs thru 10/31. Also, the Spring '98 Members Show runs thru 6/11 in the Hispanic Arts Building. 262-2448.

UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM--Fotoescultura: A Mexican Photographic Tradition, examples of this little known form of photography in the context of older visual traditions. Runs thru 6/14. Also, The World of Dickens, an exhibit of Victorian photography. Runs thru 6/14. Also, The Non-Dissenters, a retrospective of 19th century art. Runs thru 6/21. And from the permanent collection, Old Master painting and sculpture. Runs thru 6/21. 277-4001.

UNM BOOKSTORE--Works by Bonnie Taylor-Talbot. Runs thru 5/31. 277-5452.

UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTER--A new exhibit of handmade books is on display in the lobby thru 6/26. 277-6217.

YUCCA ART GALLERY--Wild Places/Wildlife, watercolors by Millie Tjeltweed, impressionist works by Joy Eaton and beveled glass candleholders and kaleidoscopes by Andy Oravecz. Runs thru 5/31. 293-3107.


Last Chance

ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM--Tibet: Tradition and Change, a major exhibit of Tibetan art. Runs thru 5/24. 243-7255.

HARWOOD ART CENTER--Reversal of Fortune: The Gambler's Way, sculpture and prints by Regina Araujo Corritore. Runs thru 5/23. 242-6367.

NEW GROUNDS PRINT WORKSHOP--Transferred Images, a group exhibit of Xerox transfers and monotypes. Runs thru 5/26. By appointment only. 877-5382.

SITE 21/21--Memories with Light, a video installation by Charla Barker. Also, Deluge, paintings by Tanja Kunz. Both shows run thru 5/24. 877-0970.

UNM CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST RESEARCH--Chaco Canyon: 100 Years of Archaeology, artifacts, research papers, maps and photos from the canyon. Runs thru 5/22. 766-3780.

SANTA FE CONTEMPORARY ART, Santa Fe--Twenty new works by veteran painter Jorge Fick. Runs thru 5/26. (505) 988-5678.


Out of Town

JOHNSONS OF MADRID, Madrid--Paintings and Monoprints, a solo exhibit by Ted Rose. Runs thru 5/31. (505) 471-1054.

CAPITAL BUILDING, Santa Fe--Arte de Hoy Para el Futuro, sponsored by the Santa Fe Council for the Arts Inc. Runs thru 8/22. (505) 424-1878.

CONLON SIEGAL GALLERY, Santa Fe--Exhibit by constructionist painter Signe Stuart, featuring sewn canvases, wood structures, raked sand and acrylic glazes. Runs thru 5/31. (505) 820-7744.

DREAMTIME GALLERY, Santa Fe--Biggibilla, One Man Show, a collection of paintings by aboriginal Australian artist Biggibilla. Runs thru 6/4. (505) 986-0344.

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE MUSEUM, Santa Fe--An exhibit of more than 80 paintings, drawings and sculpture. Permanent. (505) 982-6366.

IMPROPER PERSPECTIVE, Santa Fe--Works by artist Denise Barrette. Permanent. (505) 438-9779.

JEAN COCTEAU THEATER LOBBY, Santa Fe--Los Ojos Que Están Bailando en Dos Mundos, the creative art of Stephan A. Meléndez. Runs thru 5/31. (505) 255-4036.

MIRIAM'S WELL, Santa Fe--Reawakenings, a group showing of sculpture, paintings, monotypes and weavings. Runs thru spring. (505) 982-6312.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Santa Fe--Five new exhibits by Agnes Martin (runs thru 8/24), David Scheinbaum (thru 8/3), Janet Russek (thru 8/3) and Joel Peter-Witkin (thru 1/3/99). Also, The Sniper's Nest: Art That Has Lived with Lucy Lippard, the Galisteo critic's own collection of unusual art from the '60s to the '80s. Runs thru 9/28. Reviewed v7 i16. (505) 827-4468.

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS & CULTURE, Santa Fe--Here, Now and Always, the story of the Native American presence in the Southwest. Permanent. Also, People of the Mimbres, pottery of the Mimbres cultures. Runs thru 6/30. Also, The Stories Woven In, Navajo weavings. Runs thru summer. And The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery, a survey of Southwestern Indian styles. Permanent. (505) 827-6344.

MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART, Santa Fe--Las Obras de un Santero (The Works of a Santero): Ramón José López, an exhibit by the National Endowment for the Arts 1997 Heritage Fellow. Runs thru 12/31. Also, Familia y Fe, works defining the central position of family and faith in Northern New Mexico's Hispanic culture. Permanent. And Multiple Visions: A Common Bond, folk art from more than 100 nations. Permanent. (505) 827-6350.

PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS, Santa Fe--Art of Ancient America 1500 BC to 1400 AD, a major exhibit of pre-European contact pieces. Permanent. Also, Pre-Columbian Antiquities, part of a major gift from an anonymous donor. Permanent. Also, Another Mexico: Spanish Life on the Upper Rio Grande, documenting the adaptability and endurance of Hispanic culture in New Mexico. Permanent. Also, Period Rooms, a composite of items from Santa Fe circa 1820 to 1880. And Segesser Hide Paintings, early history painted on bison hides. Permanent. (505) 827-6483.

PHOTO-EYE GALLERY, Santa Fe--An exhibit of handcoated platinum-palladium photographs by James Pitts. Runs thru 6/19. (505) 988-5152.

SCHEINBAUM & RUSSEK, Santa Fe--Masterworks/Vintage Prints, by Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Runs thru 6/27. By appointment only. (505) 988-5116.

FULLER LODGE, Los Alamos--Flights of Fancy, a multimedia group exhibit addressing the theme of flight. Also, Transitions, a solo exhibit by Henry C. Finney. Both shows run thru 6/20. (505) 662-9331.


Arts & Crafts Fairs & Festivals

ART IN THE PARK, Jemez Springs--The Jemez Valley Arts and Crafts Association presents a fair featuring 50 talented artists offering a variety of arts and crafts. 5/23 and 5/24 from 10 am to 6 pm; 5/25 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Village of Jemez Springs. (505) 834-9195.


Book Signings & Discussions

BARNES & NOBLE--Waiting for Cormac, a discussion of the works of Cormac McCarthy, in anticipation of his third novel, Cities of the Plain. 5/22 from 7 to 8 pm. Also, Dorothy Cave reads from and signs Four Trails to Valor. 5/23 from 3 to 5 pm. And Harriet Gay discusses and signs Ode's Den. 5/27 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. 792-4234.

BOUND TO BE READ--Bill Hubbard discusses and signs Substantial Evidence: A Whistle-Blower's Tale of Corruption, Death and Justice. 5/20 at 7 pm. Also, the Mystery Book Club discusses Anne Perry's Weighted in the Balance. 5/20 at 7 pm. 828-3500.

PAGE ONE--Books Not Bars, a singles event for book-lovers. 5/20 at 7 pm. Also, Robert Sachs discusses and signs Perfect Endings: A Conscious Approach to Death and Dying. 5/21 from 7 to 8:30 pm. 294-2026.

SISTERS & BROTHERS--Michael Ford reads from and signs Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me & Other Trials From My Queer Life, 5/21 at 6:30 p.m. (See "Alibi Gallery" on page 25.) 266-7317.


Poetry Readings, Music & Open Mics

BEST PRICE BOOKS & COFFEE--Poetry on the Patio, open mic with host Kenn Rodriguez. Every Sunday. Signup begins at 7 pm, readings begin at 7:30 pm. 260-1935.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC--Live music with John Miera and Kent Erikson. 5/22 from 7 to 9 pm. Acoustic Music in the Cafe, every Sunday at 2 pm. 884-7711.

BOUND TO BE READ--The Frontiersmen play their brand of classic country. 5/22 from 8 to 10 pm. Also, Red House performs live. 5/23 from 8 to 10 pm. 828-3500.

THE CUP--Roshambo's Poetry Extravaganza, open-mic poetry every Wednesday at 8 pm. 266-6836.

DINGO BAR--Poetry & Beer Grand Slam, to pick the 1998 Poetry Slam Team traveling to the national championships in Austin this August 25. 5/25 at 8 pm. Tickets $2. (See "Alibi Gallery" on page 25.) 243-0663.

FRED'S BREAD & BAGEL--Open mic music and poetry. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm. Free. 266-7323.

FULL CIRCLE BOOKS--Herland, open-mic poetry for women. 5/21 at 6:30 pm. Free. 266-0022.

GLENN ROSE THEATER--Open mic music, comedy and spoken word. Every Sunday at 7 pm. Tickets $3. 296-6698.

VALLEY CAFE, Corrales--Writers Alive! presents a tag-team partners poetry night. 5/20 at 7 pm. $2 admission. 898-3881.


For Kids & Parents

BARNES & NOBLE--Children's Workshop, every Tuesday and Friday at 10 and 11:30 am. 792-4234.

BOOKSTAR--Children's Workshop, every Wednesday at 9:30 and 11:30 am. 883-2644.

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC--Tiny Tots Storytime, every Thursday at 11 am. 884-7711.

BOUND TO BE READ--The Story Queen tells stories every Saturday at 11 am. 828-3500.

HARWOOD ART CENTER--African Dance Classes for Children, Saturdays from 10 to 11 am thru 7/18. $6 per class. Call for more information. 281-9692.

HASTINGS--Storytime, every Tuesday at 9:30 am for ages four and under, 11 am for ages five and older. At the Supercenter on Wyoming. 299-7750.

PAGE ONE--Meet Rotten Ralph and his creator Jack Gantos. 5/23 from 1 to 3 pm. 294-2026.

--compiled by Noah Masterson


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