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Arts events

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Sunday Dec 16, 2018
  • Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

    Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque

    Mandalas are a centuries-old symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism that have come to be used in many other cultures’ practices throughout the years. The Albuquerque Open Space hosts an annual winter solstice seed mandala making event to usher in the winter and give thanks for the harvest (the seeds also serve as food for birds migrating south for the season). Participants help design and build the mandala, which last for about a week in the open. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10:30am to noon. Come with an open mind and dress for the winter weather. This event is free and open to all ages. (Robin Babb)

    Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
    Winter Solstice Seed Mandala
  • There Will Be Blood

    Puritanical tropes are shed and Hester Prynne is reborn in Aux Dog Theatre's production of In the Blood, an updated retelling of the Hawthorne's classic. This play—penned by Pulitizer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks—introduces us to Hester La Negrita, and the underbelly of American life. Acted and directed by a cadre of local talent, this imaginative piece of theater creates new in-roads with modern audiences. It opened Nov. 16, and runs weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through Dec. 16 with tickets at just $12. Find tickets online at (Maggie Grimason)

    Aux Dog Theatre
    In the Blood
  • Lost Boy, Super High and Belting Showtunes

    Image courtesy of Finding Neverland the Musical

    There are stories, and then there are stories of the stories behind those stories. Because, science. The popular Broadway stage musical, Finding Neverland, launching at Popejoy Hall on Dec. 13 at 7:30pm, recounts playwright J.M. Barrie’s invention of Peter Pan. Basically, he fell for a hot widow, then stole her four kids’ imaginary friend, Peter, and got famous. While exploiting child labor might seem unkind now, in jolly Dickensian London that shit was just called “work,” okay? Too young to remember Peter Pan? Dig: Skinny elfen dude, green tights refuses to grow up, flies around, befriends kids who forget about him as adults. Sadder than you realized, really. Thank God for peppy showtunes. All ages welcome, tickets range from $43 to $83. Check for more deets. Additional shows Dec. 14 to 16. (Alisa Valdes)

    Popejoy Hall
    Finding Neverland
Wednesday Dec 19, 2018
  • 70 Years of Soul

    Photo courtesy of the artist

    Sometimes this city lacks the authentic soul and gospel that is a dime a dozen in the Midwestern and Southern parts of the US. The National Hispanic Cultural Center continues to provide us with some of the most exquisitely diverse and magnetic art that passes through fair Burque. The Blind Boys of Alabama, and yes the original members were all blind, are hitting town and bringing their 70 years of gospel, soul and R&B history with them. Support the boys on tour in conjunction with their latest holiday release, Talkin' Christmas. On Wednesday, Dec. 19 all ages can take in the five-time Grammy winners that Rolling Stone Magazine calls “gospel titans.” Doors open at 7pm with the show beginning at 7:30pm. The evening can be enjoyed from $36 to $51 per seat. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday Dec 21, 2018
  • Zeroes, One and Disruption

    Image via Pixabay

    One of the best things about artists is their ability to adjust to whatever new media come along. Ergo, great stories get told on paper, or on screens, just as they did on cave walls. Nowhere is the exploration of artistry evolving faster than in the digital realm. This concept is being explored by 10 fine artists from around the United States, in the exhibition Digital Disobedience: The Algorithm as Saboteur, curated by UNM’s Amy Traylor, Experimental Art and Technology MFA student, and Cat Hulshoff, PhD Art History student. Running now through Dec. 30 at the CFA Downtown Studio, the show tackles what it means to disrupt the world of, and through, technology in contemporary society. This show is free and open to all ages. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 6pm. (Alisa Valdes)

    CFA Downtown
    Digital Disobedience: The Algorithm as Saboteur
  • Life Could Be a Dream

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Doo-Wop is a form of American music whose development closely followed that of rock and roll in the middle of the 20th century, but actually began on the streets of Nueva York in the '40s. Imbued with multi-part harmonies and an attention to lush melodicism that dives deep into the romantic reservoir of the nation, the doo-wop movement produced artists like The Chords, who wrote a nifty tune called “Sh-Boom.” This vocal excursion was followed by classics of the genre, like “Book of Love” by The Monotones in 1958. Though the genre faded—along with a lot of other subgenres—with the British Invasion, it's been resurrected many times in the intervening years. And while decidedly non-American acts like The King Khan and BBQ Show have actually evolved the sound toward higher levels, traditionalists like The Doo-Wop Project continue to produce pure iterations of the famous sound of legends like The Four Seasons and The Marcels. The Doo-Wop Project performs a program of their versions of contemporary pop favorites laced with seasonal favorites on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7pm at Popejoy Hall on the UNM campus. Tickets range in price from $25 to $64, so do go: it's like paradise up above. (August March)

    Popejoy Hall
    The Doo-Wop Project Christmas
Saturday Dec 22, 2018

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