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Arts events

Thursday April 13, 2017
  • Why is Pie?

    Dan Parsons

    Carl Sagan famously said, “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Ponder that for a minute. Keep pondering—there's a lot to unpack in that one sentence. Now toss in demigods, alter-egos and the meaning of life. Okay, now write a whole play about the questions and ideas that arise from that exciting mixture of things. Oh, wait! Someone already did that so you don't have to. Wade through your physical perception of the universe toward the Adobe Rose Theatre in Santa Fe Thursdays-Sundays to see Theater Grottesco's performance of PIE. Regular tickets range from $12-$25, but Thursday performances are pay-what-you-wish and April 14 is a special $100 per person gala. Regular showings are at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. (Renée Chavez)

    Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
Friday April 14, 2017
  • Dealing through Art

    Courtesy of the gallery

    The phrase “The Best Kind,” invokes an idea of happiness, relief and satisfaction, but this honors thesis show documents something that once found out is anything but those comforting terms. Kelly Watson is showing her work that chronicles her journey living with cancer at Exhibit/208 this Friday, April 14, in addition to another exhibition Good to Go, showcasing the works of Heidi Pollard. Watson will be presenting her testimony of this incredible undertaking through prints, photography and multimedia works from 5-8pm, otherwise stop by Thursday-Saturday from 10am-4pm until April 29, to see this beautifully eye-opening show. (Rini Grammer)

    The Best Kind Opening
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
  • Don't Cry For Her, Albuquerque

    via Pixabay

    Eva Perón was a badass and First Lady of Argentina from 1946-1952 who championed labor rights, women's suffrage and the working class. And then Madonna played her in the movie version. Eva, affectionately known as Evita, is still adored by the people of Argentina. Growing up in the poor working class provided Perón with first-hand experience of the hardships the lower class faced. She was able to take her personal history and use it to help campaign for them later in her career. See the rest of her story at Musical Theatre Southwest's production of Evita running April 7-30, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20-$22. (Taylor Grabowsky)

    Musical Theatre Southwest
Saturday April 15, 2017
  • Outta this World

    Courtesy of Rusty Ayrton Chapman

    The brain child of local surrealist and abstract artist Ayrton Chapman—Story Time With Grumbles and Friends Production presents the interactive and immersive art installation Coddiwomple at Graft from 6-10pm set in an alternate universe. This Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 15 and Friday, April 21, head over to this free, all-ages event (although, we recommend bringing soda tabs because that's the currency over in Coddiwomple land), to hang out with cave dwellers, watch the squabblers organize their business, grab a suit and pump up some oil paintings themselves or just play for awhile in some handmade costumes. (Megan Reneau)

  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
  • Pie
  • Life's a Cosmic Joke

    via Pixabay

    And if you live for the laughs, you'll want to make absolutely sure you cop a ticket for the 11th Annual Southwest FunnyFest. This year's lineup includes four funny women whose names you might recognize from Conan or The Tonight Show, like Dana Goldberg and Erin Foley. Not only will you get to hear fresh material from the nation's finest, but a portion of the proceeds from this event held at the KiMo Theatre go toward New Mexico AIDS Services. Even the price tag of $22-$32 is laughably little for seeing such top talent this Saturday, April 15, at 7:30pm. (Maggie Grimason)

    KiMo Theatre
    Eleventh Annual Southwest FunnyFest
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
Sunday April 16, 2017
  • Wanted: Your Best Photographs

    Shutterbugs gather up your best pieces and pick some to submit for hanging in the new Bernalillo County headquarters when the gov-peeps move to Alvarado Square, happening now until Monday, August 31. The selected photographs will be printed in a large scale and format. They will be used to create a welcoming environment for county customers, county employees and the general public. Some will be used on the windows of the new Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office suite. The photographs should represent the history and character of Bernalillo County and its people, places, landscapes and unique events in our county. There are some big bucks involved as chosen photographers will receive $1,500, with a limit of one photograph per artist. The chosen photos will become part of the public art program’s permanent collection. There is no fee or age limit required to submit. For more information, visit Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)

    Wanted: Your Best Photographs

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