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David Johnson puts a poetic spin on his travels around the country and abroad in the new book

Rebirth of Wonder

, published by UNM Press.

7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 29. Free.

Borders Books and Music, 500 Montezuma Ave., 954-4707


The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society has gathered up books of all sorts-art, Southwest, nonfiction, etc.-as well as art and furniture to sell off to you, the literate public.

10 am-4 pm Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2.

Wild Oats Community Market, 1090 S. St. Francis Drive, 983-5333


Terran Lovewave's idea of summer camp has less to do with roasting marshmallows and getting back to nature as it does with sticking it to the Man and taking down George W Bush. Lovewave talks with former CIA agents Bill and Kathy Christison (sorry kids, no Valerie Plame just yet) about


, an Internet movie that asks some tough questions about religion. The Christisons also discuss the Middle East situation.

10 am Saturday, Sept. 1.

KSFR 90.7 and 101.1 FM.


University of New Mexico professor Patricia Crown explores what it was like to grow up in Chaco Canyon. We imagine it was a touch dangerous as our mom wouldn't let us climb the rocks when we visited as kids. The lecture comes courtesy of Southwest Seminars, Santa Fe's anthropological nonprofit educational society.

6 pm Monday, Sept. 3. $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.

Teatro Flamenco: 8:30 pm Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

Through Sept. 2. $20-$50.

The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 St. Francis Drive, 955-8562




It's the end of the line for both the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's season and one of its founding members, Brooke Klinger. ASFB will be back next year, but Klinger is hanging up her toe shoes for good and pirouetting into the sunset. The final performances are

Left Unsaid, Petite Mort, Light Rain



, four short but sweet works that make you want to put on a tutu and get dancing.

8 pm Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. $18-$52.

Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234


The kids at the National Dance Institute get all cabaret on your ass again with a fun musical revue fundraiser.

5 pm Sunday, Sept. 2. $10.

NDI-NM Dance Barns, 1140 Alto St., 983-7661


If there's one thing a new homeowner doesn't want to deal with it's a dumpy lawn and diseased trees. Designer Michael Clark offers tips that'll make your house look great and get it off the market a hell of a lot faster. If you're not looking to sell, but ready to be rid of the zen garden look, Clark can help you too.

11 am Wednesday, Aug. 29. Free.

Tropic of Capricorn, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700


Kids get the chance to get hands on with history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. The living history museum offers a Fiesta de los Niños, where kids can build an adobe house from scratch and check out real live burros.

10 am-4 pm Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2.

Free with museum admission.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 335 Los Pinos Road, 471-2261



Native New Mexican and mariachi master Antionio Reyna promotes his second CD,

En El Camino Andamos

, with a show of traditional rancheras, sones, huapangos and boleros, just in time for Fiestas.

7:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 2. $25-$50.

Santa Fe Opera, Opera Drive in Tesuque, 986-5900.

IN THE YEAR 2012...

Storytelling and performance mix for

Metamorphosis Genesis II

, a discovery about the prophesy of 2012. Will the world end in five years or will it go through an evolutionary transition that will simply end life as we know it? You could wait a few years to find out, or you could follow in the path of Rion Hunter, who has spent 35 years learning and preparing for imminent future.

6:30 pm Wednesday, Aug. 29. $15.

El Museo Cultural, 1615-B Paseo de Peralta, 992-0591


Perhaps out of modesty, or maybe to keep the feds off their backs, an anonymous crew of writers put together the Santa Fe Playhouse's 2007 Fiesta Melodrama,

A Foul Flimflam Filches Fiestas to Turn Town into Tourist Trap or Revenge of the Masked Mariachi

. Either way, this melodrama might shy away from the limelight but it sure doesn't shy away from poking fun at everyone, from a loosely disguised Bill Richardson to the tourists who flock to our little burg.

8 pm Thursday, Aug. 30. $25.

8 pm Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. $17-$20.

2 pm Sunday, Sept. 2. Pay what you wish. Through Sept. 9.

Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262


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 and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. Through Sept. 2. $5-$12.

Engine House Theater, State Highway 14, Madrid, 438-3780


John Leo comes all the way from Juneau, Alaska to share his vaudevillian mystery. In

…Number's Up!

Leo, a lonely sidekick, wanders the land in search of El Macho Del Norte, because a sidekick isn't much without a side to stand by. The play, which uses physical theater and clown play, is heartbreaking and humorous (see


8 pm Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. $5-$15.

Wise Fool Studios, 2778 Agua Fria Road, Unit D, 992-2588