Though we've had a mild, even meteorologically boring, winter, that doesn't dampen the excitement at spring's arrival. Humans have always celebrated the thaw and bud of spring, mostly by dancing around in circles of some sort. Tune in to your tribal essence and celebrate spring with song and dance and venturing to San Francisco and the insertion of flowers in your hair.
On Friday, March 27, the South Broadway Cultural Center plays host to two musical groups, Beoga and Gráda, who will perform songs from Ireland and the Irish diaspora. They'll be joined by the Tri Conaill Academy of Irish Dance New Mexico. The jigging begins at 8 p.m. Seating is reserved, so call 848-1320 for tickets, which run $5.50 for adults and $3 for children.
In Santa Fe on Saturday, March 28, West African Dance Company Ballet Kouyate and Fouladou Handicap Inc. present West African Song, Dance and Drum Extravaganza at the Railyard Performance Center (1611 Paseo De Peralta) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and part of the proceeds will go to Fouladou Handicap Inc., which provides medical supplies to Senegal.
Spring also pops up at Studio OneTwelve in Downtown's 105 Studios (105 Fourth Street SW). The show, Seen/Not Seen: Metaphors of Beauty looks at representations of beauty in nature through an abstract lens. The show runs through April 30 and features Rachel Popowcer, Molly Geissman, Maryann Golden, Layton Hower and Santiago Perez. The studios are open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
And finally, the play Kitty and Lina by Manuel Igrejas focuses on two women, one in the spring of her life and one in, let's say, late autumn. Produced as part of the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Women and Creativity 2009 festival, the play looks at how two women in different times in their lives navigate the professional and personal maelstroms that arise. This is the final weekend, with shows Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Auditorium on the campus of NHCC. Tickets are $10 general and $8 for students, seniors and NHCC members, and they can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
It’s the last week to enter the Alibi’s sixth annual photo contest. Remember that there are no categories this year, so just submit the best of what you’ve got. E-mail your submission(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. The photo issue hits stands April 9.
This week on alibi.com: Gallery Box looks at the Weyrich Gallery, while I on Books asks you to consider the unfortunately named Iona Moon.