Arts events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
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Arts events

Wednesday Oct 24, 2018
  • Cha-Ching

    Courtesy of the artist

    There is a good possibility that the ancient Chinese divination method I Ching is something most might be unfamiliar with. The age-old text, also referred to as Book of Changes, has served as a source of inspiration for more than 2,000 years, influencing everything from religion to art. However, the art showing focuses on the latter and the impact that the revered writings have had on local artist Denise Weaver Ross, who has opened a solo show titled 64 Hexagrams at Tortuga Gallery. The show opened Oct. 5 and continues on consecutive Saturdays before it closes on Oct. 27. The scheduled exhibit features more than 100 new paintings inspired by the art of the I Ching and the aforementioned hexagrams to create a combination of trigrams related to heaven, earth, thunder, water, mountain, wind and fire. The artistry stems from Weaver Ross' personal interest in the subject and is sure to provide the audience a one-of-a-kind glimpse of her stunning rendition. (Shane Farias)

    Tortuga Gallery
    64 Hexagrams
  • Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

    Courtesy of Wicked

    Long before this question was asked in the Land of Oz an unexpected friendship was developing between two girls from opposite sides of the tracks. Once again in the land of Burque the Broadway sensation Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz graces the stage of Popejoy Hall. Let this wildly electrifying tale carry you away to a land where the impossible becomes a reality, and your reality is magically transformed. This bewitching performance can only be experienced Wednesday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets start at a modest $42 so even the most thrifty of witches can enjoy this breathtaking performance that captivates audiences year after year. (Ramona Beezus)

    Popejoy Hall
Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Friday Oct 26, 2018
  • Tortuga Gallery
    64 Hexagrams
  • The Macabre Matinee or a Late Night Fright

    Image via Pixabay

    Joe West and his company, Theater of Death, present this year's most unique and shocking stage performance, Invasion! Inspired by the Theater du Grand Guignol in late 19th century Paris, the theme for 2018 follows in its grand traditions of exposing the dark side of human behavior. The Grand Guignol entertained and horrified Parisians and international theatergoers from 1897 to 1962 in an abandoned Catholic convent, where they advertised having a “doctor on duty” to treat patrons that fainted or had heart problems during the shows. The Engine House Theater in Madrid cites an optimal setting for such a gruesome spectacle. This, the sixth year, provides a number of dates and times to cure your curiosities. For $20, buy a ticket and choose from 8pm performances on Oct. 26, 27, 31 and Nov. 1, 2 and 3. Maybe a macabre matinee is more your speed at 3pm on Oct. 27, 28, Nov. 3 and 4. This wonder of a production is best suited for an 18 and over audience. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Popejoy Hall
  • Expecto Performance

    Image via Pixabay

    Our global obsession with the Wizarding World hasn’t diminished at all, and proof positive of that comes in the shape of The Growing Stage’s upcoming Avadakedabaret: An Unforgivable Evening of Song and Spoof. The riddikulus night of musical theater from Albuquerque’s finest returns us to the world of Hogwarts and our favorite characters for two weekends of siriusly entertaining cabaret (on Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Nov. 2 and 3, all performances at 8pm). Buy a $15 ticket, sneak in your butterbeers, leave the first years at home (this is a PG-13 show) and head to The Growing Stage for a night of magic you’re bound to remember. Always. (Maggie Grimason)

    Growing Stage
    An Evening of Song and Spoof
Saturday Oct 27, 2018
Sunday Oct 28, 2018
  • The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Popejoy Hall
  • Wicked
  • Vissi d'arte!

    Image courtesy of public domain

    Opera Southwest presents a new production of Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of political intrigue, Tosca beginning on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2pm and continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7:30pm, Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm, with a closing matinee on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2pm at The National Hispanic Cultural Center. The opera premiered in 1900 and marks a compositional transition toward modernism; dialogue and recitative has been replaced in favor through-composition, or a continuous musical stream. In fact Puccini's score is riddled with references to and influences from one of the movement's progenitors, Wagner. The use of leitmotifs directly tied to the the appearance of certain characters on stage is another interesting aspect of this musical tendency toward modernism. Though action of the opera amounts to a typical historical political melodrama complete with torture and murder, the rich orchestration and beautiful arias—some of the composer's most popular—make this work, the thrilling story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi, a wonder to see and hear even after 120 years. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts this Italian opera (subtitles provided) in three acts with one intermission; tickets range in price from $15 to $89. (August March)

    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
Monday Oct 29, 2018
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
  • 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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