The range of this group show stretches from real to surreal, lowbrow to magical, miniature to dreamy as five artists—Dennis Larkins, Esteban Bojorquez, Tim Prythero, Holly Wood and Jennie Cooley—embark on a shared voyage into South Broadway Cultural Center’s gallery for Free Range Art: Creativity Without Limits. However, limits will be placed on visitors ranging into the library across the hall (hushed voices only, three-week material checkout, etc.). Free Range Art: Creativity Without Limits opens Thursday, April 11 from 5pm to 8pm at South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway Blvd SE). This event is free and open to the public. For more information see southbroadwaytickets.com.
From a practiced hand comes paintings that are accepting. John Mulvany: All Things are: Impermanent Imperfect Incomplete opens this Friday, April 12, from 5pm to 8pm at Exhibit/208 (208 Broadway Blvd SE). This event is also free and open to the public. For more information see exhibit208.com.
Dutch, Chicano and Navajo comedians share the stage with headlining Brit Eddie Stephens as Kaatje’s Comedy Café presents the UnAmerican Comedy Show this Friday. This will be your last chance to see the incomparable Kaatje Gotcha before she goes on a hiatus that she will no doubt explain and make jokes about at the show. Hosted by Julien Brooks, the UnAmerican Comedy Show gets started at 6pm on Friday, April 12 at The Boiler Monkey (600 Central SW). There is a $5 suggested donation for this event and it is open to all ages, though keep in mind that young ones will certainly hear some vulgar, thoroughly American language. For more information see bit.ly/TheUnAmericanComedyShow.
While you are sleeping, your brain is busy doing things that we are just beginning to understand. These three people—Russell Morton, PhD, Lisa Cutchen, MD and Shanna Diaz, DO—spend their days trying to figure out exactly what is happening while you sleep and will share what they know at this fascinating presentation The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain as part of the lecture series The Brain: It’s More Than You Think at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain Rd NW) DynaTheater on Friday, April 12 from 6:30pm to 8pm. Tickets for thoughtful sleepers of all ages are $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students. For more information see nmnaturalhistory.org.
Have you ever woken up in Petroglyph National Monument, looked around and thought to yourself, “There are a lot of things I don’t understand in this world and these symbols on the rocks have got to be counted among them?” Then join Diana Molina for her talk on Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands at the Placitas Community Library (453 State Highway 165, Placitas) this Saturday, April 13 from 2pm to 4pm. Molina goes beyond the symbols into the deeper meaning of common Southwest iconography including the Virgin of Guadalupe, Pancho Villa and in Mimbres rock art. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 867-3355.