(Julie Ann Grimm)
Laser Light Dance Party:
8 pm Saturday Dec. 16. $8-$10; kids under 12 free.
5-8 pm Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 15-19. Through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 24 and 25). $8-$10; kids under 12 free.
Santa Fe Botanical Garden,
715 Camino Lejo,
Hold Onto Your Butts
Oh, Greg Butera, how we love your style. You've fiddled with fiddles, added a pedal steel guitar so sweet we almost couldn't believe it, and welcomed fantastic local hired guns like Karina Wilson into the mix. Dude, you're nailing it. It's why we named your full-length Tell Me Now one of the albums of the year in our 2016 Music Issue, and why we're telling people they should fully be at your Tiny's show this week. You've kinda got a Hank Williams croon going on, but you're still doing your own thing, and given stints with the likes of Albuquerque's pop goddess Heather Trost, we're betting you've expanded your style as well. Fingers crossed, Greg. We're counting on you. (Alex De Vore)
Greg Butera and the Gunsels:
8 pm Thursday Dec. 14. Free.
Tiny's Restaurant and Lounge,
1005 S St. Francis Drive,
While we wouldn't usually Pick-ify a film we also reviewed in the same issue, we feel it's important to let people know about Jane, the new documentary from filmmaker Brett Morgen. See, this doc has it all—love, conflict, apes—and speaks volumes not only about the power of knowledge and science, but the triumph of the human spirit in the face of nearly insurmountable odds. Even better, a 5 pm event and screening on Friday Dec. 15 boasts a Skype chat with the director and an in-person appearance from the sound designer; the Saturday Dec. 16 1:30 pm screening comes with an appearance from the Goodall Institute's Shawn Sweeney; and at 12:30 pm on Sunday Dec. 17 is a reception and benefit for Defenders of Wildlife. Huge! Oh—and don't miss our review too. (ADV)
What a Guy
Guy Cross, former editor for THE Magazine, comes out swinging with a brand-new graphic novel (or was it photo-graphic?) called Holy Misery, published by the fine folks at Axle Contemporary mobile art gallery and released this weekend at Phil Space. Think of it like a scattered look into the many facets of Cross' life, from writer and editor to artist, photographer and all-around weirdo. We won't lie—some of the images found in this thing are straight-up disturbing, and you probably shouldn't buy it for your kids, but there's something about it that begs one's attention; maybe akin to a car wreck, if a car wreck exploded with subversive and controversial imagery that might be uncomfortable, but certainly pushes some seriously bizarre counter-culture buttons. (ADV)
Guy Cross: Holy Misery Release Party:
2 pm Saturday Dec. 16. Free.
1410 Second St.,