The CFA Downtown Studio (113 Fourth Street NW) is playing host to a new art installation that takes the shape of a multimedia work coupled with a film essay, the totality of which is titledthese are the days, my friends, these are the days. The work is born out of two places—Albuquerque and Berlin. These are the days ... was created by multidisciplinary artist and current Burque resident Lara Goldmann in collaboration with the line/assembled collective (Lara and Jordana Goldmann), based in Berlin. These are the days, my friends, these are the days explores topics of knowledge in relationship to greater structures. As the artists so succinctly summed it up: “If we begin with the sugar crisis and end with a bottle of champagne—what exactly happened in between?” The show is on display at the CFA until Feb. 7, and on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 5:30pm the artists are on-hand for a talk, film screening and formal reception.
The Miracle of Ballydonalby James Caputo is many things—it offers theater-goers humor, romance, a few tongue-in-cheek laughs, and yes, a miracle, too. Set in a far flung Irish town, largely in a pub on a foggy Christmas Eve, the play tells the story of three sort-of wise men as they bid farewell to a beloved friend, Eileen. What starts out as straightforward and innocent has plenty of hijinks in store. Fusion Theater Company (700 First Street NW) kicks off 2018 with a staged reading for four nights only. On Jan. 25 to Jan. 28 audiences can settle in for the delirious comedy and charm, so grab a seat while you still can. Tickets and further details can be found online at fusionnm.org.
One night only at Nativo
Artist Joseph Arnoux is a unique talent. The Spokane-born, Michigan-raised, current New Mexican brings concepts to light through landscapes instilled with symbolism, contract and animals—all imbued with activism. On Friday, Jan. 26, Nativo Lodge (6000 Pan American Fwy NE), where Arnoux has painted a whole room in his unique style, hosts a one-night-only exhibition of Arnoux's black and white illustrations, ColorBlind. Arnoux—who is both Piikani (Blackfeet Nation) and Sp'q'n'i (Spokane Tribe)—diverges from his typical, colorful style and delves into his experience of protan colorblindness—making it difficult for him to see red, green, blue and purple tones. The reception is open to the public and runs from 5 to 9pm, there is a cash bar, and AnTro Shemayme and DJ Clouded Daily provide tunes.