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Performing Arts / Books June 27-July 3

June 27, 2007, 12:00 am
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BOOKS/LECTURES


GOLLY G WILLIKERS***image3***
Deborah Sundahl, Au Boudoir's sex educator and author of Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot, gives a lecture on the G-spot orgasm and other sometimes mysterious aspects of female sexuality. Registration is required for this event. The class is open to both sexes.
7-8:30 pm Thursday, June 28. $35.
Au Boudoir, 614 Agua Fria St., 983-7700

OLD DOGS
Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary hosts the first of a planned series of workshops on elder care/hospice for animals, called "End of Life Care for Dogs." Send Spot off to dog heaven with grace and dignity.
9 am-1 pm Saturday, June 30. $35.
Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749-A Hwy. 14, 471-5366

REAL FUN GUY
Terrance McKenna, may the gods bless his psychonaut soul, used to say, "We are an ape in a symbiotic relationship with a mushroom." Paul Stamets visits the ever-puzzling yet entertaining "Camp Lovewave" radio program to continue the fungal conversation. Stamets is the author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. He also is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
10 am Saturday, June 30. KSFR 90.7 FM

***image1***PRE-PARKING GARAGE
Archaeologist Steve Post talks about what used to lie beneath the new civic center site, as well as the Railyard. Post is project director for the Office of Archaeological Studies, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Southwest Seminars hosts this event.
6 pm Monday, July 2. $10.
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 466-2775


***image1***FREE BREAD
The Breadloaf School of English, in residence at St. John's College once again, hosts lectures and readings. This installment features poet and author Pat Mora, who wrote the book of poems, Adobe Ode, and the soon-to-be-released book, Dear Teacher: Seven Practices for Creative Educators.
7 pm Tuesday, July 3. Free.
St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000




DANCE

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***image1***MOVEMENT SCHOOLS
The Santa Fe Dance Festival wraps up with a showcase of the works developed in the festival's intensive workshops. Choreography is by guest instructors Jan Lehrer, Sam Watson, Catherine Cabeen, Jeffrey Hughes, Aaron Sevrini, Ronn Stewart, Echo Gustafson and Lori Brody.
7 pm Saturday, June 30. $5.
James A Little Theater, 1600 Cerrillos Road, 438-9180



EVENTS

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STAY LITERATE
The Santa Fe Public Library sponsors a series of events connected to its summer reading program for kids. This week it's Jamie O'Hara, "The Magic Guy," mesmerizing audiences with his sleight of hand. O'Hara also teaches a class on how to do magic.
  • 10:30 am Wednesday, June 27. Free.
    Main Branch, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783.
  • 2 pm Wednesday, June 27. Free.
    Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, 955-2828.
  • Magic class: 7 pm Wednesday, June 27. Free.
    La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4863.
  • 10:30 am Thursday, June 28. Free.
    La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4863

***image1***CONTRAILS OR CHEMICALS?
Just like the haze in the sky, Clifford Carnicom isn't going away. Carnicom, known as "The Chemtrail Guru," is joined by Terran Lovewave for a discussion of the spreading white sky goop that could be either long-lasting jet airplane emissions or a sinister aerosol spraying project undertaken for mysterious reasons by persons unknown. The discussion is followed by a screening of Carnicom's film, Aerosol Wars. A portion of the proceeds benefits the construction of Warehouse 21's new building.
6:30 pm Wednesday, June 27. $7-$8.
The Santa Fe Film Center, 1616 St. Michael's Drive, 988-7414

***image1***SEX, NO VIOLENCE
The Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment Center sponsors a community gathering-including an open mic, live music and a candlelight vigil-to protest sexual violence. Spurred by the recent string of sexual assaults, the event is a reminder to all of us that the streets are our own.
6:30 pm Friday, June 29. Free.
The Roundhouse, Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-1951



MUSIC

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BUCOLIC CONCERTS
St. John's College hosts six weeks of local and regional music performances Wednesday evenings on the grassy athletic fields adjacent to campus. This week features Cathy McGill and Avatar, breaking down a variety of styles including jazz, soul and R&B.
6-8 pm Wednesday, June 27. Free.
St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

***image2***OPERA, SANTA FE STYLE
The 2007 season of The Santa Fe Opera features the usual five productions, ranging from Rameau to the American premiere of Tan Dun's acclaimed Tea: A Mirror of Soul. The Mozart this year is Così Fan Tutte, the Italian in the house is Puccini, with his tale of star-crossed lovers, La Bohème (a better bet than Rent in a heartbeat), the Teutonic installment is Richard Strauss's Daphne and the silliness is Rameau's Platée, the tale of an ugly frog who intends to marry Jupiter. Opening night in the parking lot is a spectacle in and of itself, sort of an upscale Dead show, featuring real, live wealthy folks hobnobbing side-by-side with tailgating Bohemians. 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 pm, providing plenty of picnic and sunset time (see SFR Picks).
La Boheme: 9 pm Friday, June 29.
Cosi Fan Tutti: 9 pm Saturday, June 30. $53-$170.
The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Drive in Tesuque, 986-5900

INDIA'S SOUND
Body presents a concert of classical music from India, with Dr. Mysore Manjunath and Poovalur Srinivasan on violin and percussion.
8 pm Saturday, June 30. $15-$20.
Body, 333 Cordova Road, 986-0362



THEATER

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PLAYERS OF FORTUNE
Theater Grottesco offers its new production, the original collaborative piece Fortune: The Rise and Fall of a Small Fortune Cookie Factory. A family-owned fortune cookie factory on the brink of bankruptcy hires a destitute novelist to be its new fortune writer. His pithy creations lead to fame and…fortune. The venue, the long-abandoned Healy-Matthews building on Cerrillos Road provides a unique setting-the perfect complement to the ever-surprising Theater Grottesco approach. Post-show discussions with the cast are slated for Wednesday and Sunday; guest commentators will be on hand after Thursday performances (see SFR review, page 42).
8 pm Wednesday-Thursday, June 27-28.
5 pm Saturday-Sunday, June 30-July 1.
8 pm Tuesday, July, 3. $10-$25; pay what you wish Tuesdays.
Through July 29. Healy Matthews Building, 515 Cerrillos Road, 474-8400

***image2***KISS KISS
Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman made a huge splash, as a novel and a 1985 film starring William Hurt (who won the Best Actor Oscar) and Raul Julia. The Santa Fe Playhouse and The Human Rights Alliance co-produce this version, with Wayne Cote and Angelo Jaramillo in the lead roles, as part of Santa Fe Pride. A production was originally scheduled for a past season, but was shelved due to inability to cast the play. Kiss is set in fascist Argentina, where gay men are sent to prison and political protest is a death sentence. Kiss demands much from cast and audience alike, but pays off in deeply moving truths unfettered by mawk (see SFR Picks).
8 pm Thursday-Saturday, June 28-30.
2 pm Sunday, July 1. $12-$15, donation Sundays.
Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262

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, June 30-July 1. $5-$12.
The Engine House Theater, State Highway 14, Madrid, 438-3780

 

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