“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one,” writes Henry James in his famous novella The Turn of the Screw. To put viewers under this sort of spell is the aim of Aux Dog Theatre's (3011 Monte Vista NE) adaptation of the classic ghost story for the stage. Directed by Richard E. Peck, this production continues its run this week, and will close curtains on the show Nov. 12. In the meantime, you can catch chills Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets run from $12-20.
Who wouldn't want to rub elbows with the owners of the voices they listen to monthly? If you're a fan of Albuquerque's ownLady Sciencemagazine and podcast, now is your chance. On Thursday, Oct. 26, Sister Bar (407 Central NW) plays host to the editors of Lady Scienceand their fall fundraiser. Celebrate the launch of the revamped podcast and the publication's third birthday with a round of drinks, music by DJ Caterwaul, merch and a “gender pay gap raffle.” Head downtown to raise a toast to the role of women in science and culture. The science celebration kicks off at 6 and runs to 10pm.
If you've been to the bosque lately you know that they've returned. The lanky figures of the Sandhill Crane soar overhead or stand knobby-knee-deep in shallow river water. Their ancient calls are the soundtrack to fall in New Mexico. Artist Caryl McHarney celebrates these singular creatures in her art, an exhibition for which is running until Dec. 31 at the gallery inside the Open Space Visitors Center (6500 Coors NW). An opening reception is happening on Saturday, Oct. 28, between 2 and 4pm, and viewing these watercolors, etchings and serigraphs is free Tuesday through Sunday between 9am and 5pm for the duration of the show.
Buran Theatre returns to Albuquerque with Immediate Theater, billed as a “horizontal performative forum for response, scrutiny, community and respite.” Spearheaded by Mammoth playwright Adam Burnett, Buran Theatre never fails to surprise and provoke. In this latest piece, attendees are cast in a role, there is no script and there are no rehearsals—everyone runs through the play once in totality, creating something singular that will never happen again. Are you ready to contribute your verse to the ever-evolving play? Show up to The Tannex (1417 Fourth Street NW) on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 5pm to play the part that only you can.