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***image4***STOCKS AND BONDS
The New York Stock Exchange has proved itself to be unpredictable and very moody. Terrance Odean, professor of banking and finance at University of California at Berkeley, uncovers how that volatile temperament is mirrored in the behavior of the investors themselves.***image2***
7:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15. Free. James A Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road, 827-6760
As part of her "Reading Sampler" series, Dorothy Doyle presents Craig Smith reading from his book
Sing My Whole Life Long: Jenny Vincent's Life in Folk Music and Activism
. The book chronicles the life of social activist and musician Jenny Vincent, including her time spent here in New Mexico.
6:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 16. KSFR 90.7 FM
The Museum of New Mexico Press hosts book signings in conjunction with Indian Market. Authors include Tricia Loscher and Diana Pardue reading from their books
Old Traditions in New Pots: Silver Seed Pots
from the Norman Sandfield Collection and
Shared Images: The Innovative Jewelry of Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird
. Shelby Tisdale signs
Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection
while Richard Spivey signs
The Legacy of Maria Poveka Martinez
Loscher and Pardue: 3:30-5:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 16.
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo.
Pardue with Gail Bird and Yazzie Johnson: 4-6 pm Friday, Aug. 17.
Eldorado Hotel, 309 W San Francisco St.
Loscher and Pardue: 11 am-1 pm Saturday, Aug. 18.
Book tent at Indian Market on the Plaza.
Tisdale: 11 am-noon Sunday, Aug. 19.
Book tent at Indian market on the Plaza.
Spivey: 11 am-12 pm Sunday, Aug. 19.
Book tent at Indian Market on the Plaza, 476-1155.
POETRY WILL BRING US TOGETHER
Poets Bob Holman and Patricia Smith read from their work in the new poetry series "Vox Performa" at the CCA. Also, Holman and Smith present workshops on poetry in "A Different Kind of Workshop" and "Mining the Past" (see
Lecture: 7 pm Thursday, Aug. 16. $10-15.
A Different Kind of Workshop: 10-5 pm Friday, Aug. 17.
Mining the Past: 10-2 pm Saturday, Aug. 18. $30-35.
Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338
SING LIKE YOU SPEAK IT
Kenneth Lincoln reads from his book
Speak Like Singing
, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press. Lincoln's book examines Native American literature and storytelling traditions.
Noon Saturday, Aug. 18.
Collected Works Bookstore, 108-B W San Francisco St., 988-4226
BOOKS AT THE MARKET
Book signings at Indian Market continue when Rio Grande Books presents
Navajo and Pueblo Earrings
by Robert Bauver and
by Dave DeWitt.
Navajo and Pueblo Earrings:
1 pm Saturday, Aug. 18.
2 pm, Saturday, Aug. 18. Indian Market, 505-344-9382.
Learn how to grow orchids with horticulturist Michael Clark at Tropic of Capricorn, the home and garden store.
10 am Saturday, Aug. 18.
Tropic of Capricorn, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700
Southwest Seminars presents
, a series of lectures by Native Americans about Native American topics. This week, Suzan Shown Harjo presents "History and the Business of Stipulated Truth."
6 pm Monday, Aug. 20. $10.
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 466-2775
Flamenco legend and local and national treasure María Benitez returns with part two of a production she launched last year. "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" is a multimedia flamenco presentation that offers a live performance by Benitez and her acclaimed company, Teatro Flamenco, and a video retrospective of her career. Also offered is "Flamenco's Next Generation," Benitez' company of young dancers who perform with Teatro Flamenco.
Teatro Flamenco: 8:30 pm Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 15-19. $20-$50. Flamenco's Next Generation: 8:30 pm Monday, Aug. 20. $15-$30. The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 St. Francis Drive, 955-8562
TAPAS AND OPERA, OH MY!
Who knew tapas and opera went so well together?
, an offshoot of the Santa Fe Opera that trains opera-goers-to-be, hosts singer Susanna Phillips for Napa Valley wines and Spanish tapas from chef David Huertas of El Meson.
6-8 pm Thursday, Aug. 16. $23-33.
The McCune Terrace, Santa Fe Opera Ranch, Opera Drive in Tesuque,
GIRLS FOR PEACE
Creativity for Peace, a nonprofit organization, brings together Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls in order to teach leadership, tolerance and understanding. The group attends a 20-day camp here in Santa Fe as part of the program, and will be on hand to discuss issues they face along with a screening of the film Promises about Palestinian and Israeli children (see
7 pm Monday, Aug. 20.
CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338
The 2007 season of The Santa Fe Opera goes into overdrive this week, with six performances in seven nights, ranging from Rameau to Tan Dun's acclaimed
Tea: A Mirror of Soul
. The Mozart this year is
Così fan tutti
, the Italian in the house is Puccini, with his tale of star-crossed lovers,
(a better bet than
in a heart beat), the Teutonic installment is Richard Strauss'
and the silliness is supplied by Rameau's
, the tale of an ugly frog who intends to marry Jupiter. The cheap seats for the entire season are sold out, but standing room is still available; there's no bad sightline in the miraculous opera theater. The parking lot opens at 5:30 prior to performances to provide plenty of picnic and sunset time.
Tea: A Mirror of the Soul:
8:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15.
: 8:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 16.
8:30 pm Friday, Aug. 17.
8:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 18 and 8 pm Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Così fan tutte:
8 pm Monday, Aug. 20. $53-$170. The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Drive in Tesuque, 986-5900
ALL THE PRETTY MUSIC
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is as lively as ever with a plethora of***image3*** concerts this week to signal the end of its melody (and rain) drenched season. The Miró Quartet keep the Festival fresh and music-filled, while Bach and Vivaldi lovers eat their hearts out for an ode to the deceased composers. Antonin Dvorák gets some face time, as do Andreas Romberg, Villa-Lobos, Popper and Fauré. The Music Festival also hosts expert musicians for its master classes on a variety of instruments, including cello, violin and viola.
Miró Quaret: 10 am Wednesday, Aug. 15. Free.
St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave.
David, Beethoven and Schubert: 6 pm Wednesday, Aug. 15. $17-57.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
Beethoven and Dvorák: Noon Thursday, Aug. 16. Free.
Saint Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave.
Villa-Lobos, Popper, Andreas Romberg and Fauré: 6 pm Thursday, Aug. 16. $17-57. Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
Free Indian Market Concert, Beethoven and Dvorák: 7 pm Friday, Aug. 17. Free. Saint Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave.
Bach and Vivaldi: 5 pm Saturday, Aug. 18. $24-29.
Master Class with Pinchas Zukerman: 11 am-noon Sunday, Aug. 19. Free. Master class with Peter Wiley and Johannes Moser: noon- 1 pm
Sunday, Aug. 19. Free. Saint Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave. Beethoven, Suk and Dvorák: 6 pm Sunday, Aug. 19. $17-57.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco Street.
Master class with Michael Tree and Lily Francis: 2-3 pm Monday, Aug. 20. Free. St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave.
Beethoven, Crumb and Mendelssohn: 6 pm Monday, Aug. 20. $17-57.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 982-1890.
The Apprentice Scenes at the Santa Fe Opera showcase the young talent of singers and technicians who have been involved throughout the season with their very own shows. The Scenes are an array of snippets from Operas old and new (well, mostly old).
8:30 pm Sunday, Aug. 19. $5-15.
The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Drive in Tesuque, 986-5900
Operatic soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet will perform the one-woman opera
in this benefit concert for Santa Fe New Music.
4 pm Monday, Aug. 20. $100. Location TBA. 474-6601
MADRID MINES MELODRAMA
It's back. The Madrid Melodrama, this year a fun-filled sing-along with the wacky title,
Bloodlines, or Hanged in Their Own Family Tree
, continues a unique local tradition.
3 pm Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 18-19. Through Sept. 3. $5-$12.
Engine House Theater, State Highway 14, Madrid, 438-3780
Matrimony is that difficult, devilish and downright sadistic practice wherein two (or more) people try to live together for as long as possible (tax breaks included). In
Jack and Jill
, marriage gets examined through the eyes of one young couple, from wedding bells to the possibility of divorce papers.
8 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16, 17 and 18;
2 pm Sunday, Aug. 19. $10.
Santa Fe Performing Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 984-1370.
The Eldorado Children's Theatre presents
Broadway Through the Ages
with excerpts from
Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray
among others. The kids, ages 12-19, are part of the theatre's master class and, no doubt, will reveal their sprouting talent.
7:30 pm Friday, Aug. 17, Santa Fe High Theater.
Noon Saturday, Aug. 18, Agora Shopping Center,
Ave. Vista Grande, Eldorado, 505-466-3302, $5.
MUJERES DE LA LENGUA
Gracias a la Vida: Las Poetisas Amigas
traces the lives of five Latin American women poets in the early 20th century. Presented by Teatro Paraguas, this play follows the lives of Delmira Agustini, Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, Violeta Parra and Juana de Ibarbourou as they write radical and socially progressive poetry.
8 pm Saturday, Aug. 18. 2 pm and 6 pm Sunday, Aug. 19. Through Aug. 26. $10-12. El Museo Cultural, 1615 Paseo de Peralta, 473-0143.