Tamarind Institute Artist-in-Residence Noel Anderson talks about his work that “primarily focuses on the mediation of socially constructed images on identity formation as it relates to black masculinity and celebrity” on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5:30pm at Tamarind Institute (2500 Central Ave. SE). For more information on this free, all-ages event, see tamarind.unm.edu.
Ever wonder why you like drugs so much? Then come on down to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain Rd. NW) on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5:30pm for an exclusive book signing and lecture event with renowned addiction expert and neuroscientist Judith Grisel, PhD. Dr. Grisel will talk about her book Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction while you tour the exhibit Drugs: Cost & Consequences, enjoy light refreshments and consider what else you could have spent your $40 ticket price on. For more information and tickets for this event, see naturalhistoryfoundation.org.
Nancy Sellin directs the 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey, opening Friday, Aug. 23 at Adobe Theater (9813 Fourth Street NW). Harvey is the tale of an affable man named Elwood and his tall, anthropomorphized, rabbit-like creature Harvey that nobody seems to be able to see but him. Hilarity ensues when Elwood, Harvey and Elwood’s sister Veta all head down to the local sanitarium to try to get things sorted out. Tickets for this family friendly classic are available for $15 at adobetheater.org. Curtain for opening night is at 7:30pm.
Judy Chicago will be joined by arts journalist Jori Finkel, author of It Speaks to Me, for the first in a series of First Flower Friday events at her Through the Flower Art Space (107 Becker Ave., Belen) on Friday, Aug. 23 at 6pm. The topic? Woman pioneers of abstract painting (think Hilma af Klint, Georgia O’Keeffe and Agnes Pelton). For more information and $5 tickets to this all-ages event, see throughtheflower.org.