By Steven Robert Allen
Artscrawl—You really won't have to get down on your hands and knees to fully appreciate the Downtown Artscrawl occurring this Friday, March 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Actually, you'll probably enjoy the occasion a lot more if you remain bipedal throughout the evening. In addition to a slew of regular receptions, the Harwood Art Center will present an Open Studio Night, during which artists working at the center will allow the public to observe them in their creative habitats. The nearby MoRo Gallery will display an exhibit of Angus MacPherson's tree paintings. The relatively new Sumner & Dene Gallery offers a one-person show of landscapes by Greg Navratil. Artspace 116 also hosts a one-person show, a 20-year retrospective of colored pencil and ink drawings along with wood, plastic and found object assemblages and sculptures by Ken Saville. These are just a few of the groovy art events that will be happening that evening. For a full roster, log onto www.artscrawlabq.org.
Duende—This month the Duende Poetry series focuses on E.A. Mares' translations of poetry by Angel Gonzalez. Poets Gary Brower and Enrique Lamadrid will also be on hand to share their favorite Gonzalez poems. This tribute to one of the most important Hispanic poets of the century occurs Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. As always, the vineyard's wines will be available for tasting, and the poets will offer various poetry books for sale. For details, call 897-0285.
Betrayal—The Santa Fe Playhouse has been around for 84 years, evolving a proud tradition by putting on some of the finest small-scale theater in the state. Case in point: The venerable theater will open a new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal this week. The play was inspired by Pinter's own highly publicized extramarital affair. It delves deeply into the painful, convoluted romantic ties between a married couple and their close friend. The show runs through April 2. For dates, times and ticket prices, call (505) 988-4262 or go to www.santafeplayhouse.org.