Opening Friday, Jan. 10 at 6pm is the exhibit Reclaimed Creations by Sayaka Ganz at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain Rd. NW). Japanese artist Sayaka Ganz makes animal sculptures out of reclaimed household items like plastic spoons in a fashion she calls “3-dimensional impressionism.” Ganz will be on hand for this event, leading a tour through the exhibit. For more information and $5 tickets to this all-ages event, see nmnaturalhistory.org.
Topics Shakespeare missed include a mother’s perceptions of her child transitioning genders, Olympic weightlifting and gesture-based dance. The Bard has no authority there, but New Mexican playwright and performer Mona Malec, does and she is bringing her autobiographical one-woman show about these topics Motherhood, Barbells & T-Shots to Aux Dog Theater Nob Hill (3011 Monte Vista Blvd. SE) for three performances starting Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available for $18 with a variety of discounts. For more information and tickets, see auxdogtheatre.org.
If you like creepy art, especially the New Mexican variety, you are going to want to get into the Made in New Mexico IV:Annual Group Show at Stranger Factory (3411 Central Ave. NE) for the opening reception Friday, Jan. 10 from 6pm to 8pm. Stranger Factory has a stable of New Mexican artists producing some of the oddest and most compelling work around and this annual group show is sure to showcase some of the finest. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see strangerfactory.com.
The Peking Acrobats come to Popejoy Hall (UNM Main Campus) for one performance only on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3pm. Astonishing amounts of tumbling, summersaulting and balancing will be the order of the day. Tickets range from $25 to $59. For more information and tickets for this all-ages performance, see popejoypresents.com.
Counted among the numerous things that Nazis ruined for everyone was the Bauhaus. The German art school established after WWI in Weimar by Walter Gropius was seminal in the development of how art and design rendered the modern world. The story of the Bauhaus is one of incredible creativity, disciplined application of design theory and ultimately, a heartbreaking tale of what could have been. UNM’s Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Susanne Riedel presents the story of the Bauhaus in Bauhaus: Art and Design for the Future on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3pm at George Pearl Hall Auditorium (UNM Main Campus). General audience tickets are $20, $15 for Albuquerque International Association members and free for students. For tickets and more information about this all-ages event, see abqinternational.org.