Starting this week, both floors of 516 Arts (516 Central NW) are going to be crammed with installations created by a host of world-renowned video artists. Presented in collaboration with SITE Santa Fe, Ghosts in the Machine opens this Saturday, August 11, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will run through Oct. 20. For details, call 242-1445 or visit www.516arts.org.
The Box Performance Space (1025 Lomas NW) will transport “Puss in Boots” from fairy time to the ’80s for a family friendly retelling of the tale of everyone's favorite swashbuckling pussy. Fridays at 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Runs through August 26. Tickets are a mere $8. 404-1578, www.theboxabq.com.
Choreographers from throughout New Mexico will stage new work at Keshet Dance Company's Summer 2007 Choreographers' Showcase. Admission to the event at Keshet's Studio B (214 Coal SW) is only $5. The show runs Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 224-9808.
Blue Winds Dancing
A new exhibit of Native American art, organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art, opens this weekend at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW). Consisting of baskets, textiles, apparel and beadwork from the collection of Thomas and Mercedes Whitecloud, the exhibit provides a look at aspects of Native American art rarely seen firsthand here in the Southwest. The show opens this Sunday, Aug. 12, and runs through Oct. 21. Admission to the museum is $3 for New Mexico residents with ID, $2 for seniors and $1 for kids under 13. Entrance is free on the first Wednesday of the month and every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 243-7255 or go to www.cabq.gov/museum.
The Hiland Theatre is getting a much-needed spit-and-shine. As part of this ongoing renovation, a photo-mural is being designed to cover the entire front of the building. Organizers want to include as many photographs of local performers and performing arts groups as possible. Images will need to be sharp because most of them will be reproduced at life-size or larger. Want some free publicity? Send your shots of local musicians, actors, singers, dancers, etc. to Eric Sipfle at email@example.com or call 238-8325.