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July 18, 2007, 12:00 am
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Dorothy Doyle reads from Craig Childs' House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest, on her "Reading Sampler" program.
6:30 pm Thursday, July 19. KSFR 90.7 FM***image2***

Pray to the mighty soul of Dumble-dore that the midnight release of the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, puts an end to the endless marketing frenzy. The grand finale of all this ridiculous schwag fetishism might just be the Grand Hallows Ball, hosted by approximately 600 Borders stores around the country. Santa Fe, despite being the City Different, is no exception.
9:30 pm Friday, July 20. Free.
Borders Books and Music, 500 Montezuma Ave., 954-4707

Southwest seminars offers a look into "Diocesan Clergy in Spanish Colonial New Mexico."
6 pm Monday, July 23. $10.
Hotel Santa Fe, 1500 Paseo de Peralta, 466-2775


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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 offering a live performance by Benitez and her acclaimed company, Teatro Flamenco, and a retrospective of her career in video. Also offered is "Flamenco's Next Generation," Benitez' company of young dancers who perform with Teatro Flamenco.
Teatro Flamenco: 8:30 pm Wednesday-Sunday, July 18-22. $20-$50. Through Sept. 2. Flamenco's Next Generation: 8:30 pm Monday, July 23. $15-$30. Through Aug. 27.
The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 St. Francis Drive, 955-8562

Azlan White hosts a freeform dance party every Friday called Dance Tribe. Find your tribe and gyrate accordingly.
8-10 pm Friday, July 20. $8-$12. Body, 333 Cordova Road, 986-0362


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***image4***STAY LITERATE
The Santa Fe Public Library sponsors a series of events connected to its summer reading program for kids. Storyteller Dave Barsky, known as Uncle Dave, tells special stories as a prelude to the release of the final Harry Potter book.
10:30 am Friday, July 20. Free.
Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, 955-2828.
2 pm Friday, July 20.
Main Branch, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783.
10:30 am Saturday, July 21. Free.
La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4863

***image4***NO I IN TEAM
Team in Training raises funds for blood cancer research by training participants to run or walk a full or half marathon, bike a 100-mile century ride or complete in a triathlon. Weekly training sessions and clinics on nutrition, equipment and injury prevention are offered. Winter events this year take place in Phoenix and Honolulu.
6 pm Tuesday, July 24. Free.
Wild Oats Natural Market, 1090 St. Francis Drive, 505-872-0141


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St. John's College and KSFR 90.7 FM (also on 101.1 FM) present a series of sunset concerts in the grassy and cool setting of the athletic fields in the foothills of the mountains. Affordable yet classy fare is available from Walter Burke Catering. This week, it's Hillary Smith and Straight Up, offering a mix of jazz, soul and R&B.
6-8 pm Wednesday, July 18. Free.
St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

Music from northern European climes fills Loretto Chapel courtesy of Santa Fe Pro Musica. The evening of "Rhine Music," features Telemann, Leclair, Marais and Bach. The music is performed by The Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble.
8 pm Wednesday, July 18. $15-$60.
Loretto Chapel, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-1234

The 2007 season of The Santa Fe Opera features productions ranging from Rameau to the American premiere of Tan Dun's acclaimed Tea: A Mirror of Soul, which opens this week. The Mozart this year is Così fan tutti, the Italian in the house is Puccini, with his tale of star-crossed lovers, La bohème, the Teutonic installment is Strauss's Daphne and the silliness is supplied by Rameau's Platée, the tale of an ugly frog who intends to marry Jupiter. The cheap seats are sold out, but standing room is still available and 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.
Daphne: 9 pm Wednesday, July 18.
La bohème: 9 pm Friday, July 20.
Tea: A Mirror of Soul: 9 pm Saturday, July 21. $53-$170.
The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Drive in Tesuque, 986-5900

***image4***BACH ON THE BLOCK
The world-renowned Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival celebrates year 35 with the usual widely varying programs performed by top flight musicians. This week features a program of Stravinsky, Poulenc and Handel, an evening of mostly Bach and a fascinating history of Western music approach featuring Bach, Schubert and Messiaen's haunting and lyrical Quartet for the End of Time. There's also an unusual noon concert featuring Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit and a Mozart divertimento.
Stravinsky: 6 pm Thursday, July 19.
Bach Plus: 5 pm Saturday, July 21.
Bach/Schubert/Messiaen: 6 pm Sunday-Monday, July 22-23. $24-$57. Ravel/Mozart: Noon Tuesday, July 24. $10-$15.
St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave.,

>>>> JAZZ MADNESS***image3***
Bam! Right in the middle of Santa Fe's seemingly unrelenting orgy of Western "classical" music, comes two weeks of America's original art form: the second annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. The program for week one ranges from guitar legend John Pizzarelli to African kora genius Toumani Diabate, from clarinet wizard and local resident Eddie Daniels to gospel group The Mighty Clouds of Joy. In addition to the events at the Lensic there are many events in Albuquerque. For complete information on the entire festival, visit (see SFR Picks).
John Pizzarelli: 7:30 pm Thursday, July 19.
Toumani Diabate: 7:30 pm Friday, July 20.
Eddie Daniels Quinet: 7:30 pm Saturday, July 21.
The Mighty Clouds of Joy: 7:30 pm Sunday, July 22. $20-$55.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234

***image4***GIVING VOICE
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale continues its 25th anniversary season with three varied programs this week. The first, titled "Brothers, Sing On!" features the male members of the chorale and offers a program of folk music from around the world as well as a new work by Judith Cloud, Words from an Artist's Palette. A special noon concert this week features selections from the same program. Equal opportunity for women is on offer with "There is Sweet Music," featuring compositions by Hildegaard of Bingen, Stravinsky and Holst, as well as Celtic mouth music (basically, a vocal imitation of traditional Celtic instruments such as pipes and fiddles).
Brothers, Sing On!: 8 pm Thursday, July 19. $20-$50.
Loretto Chapel, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail.
There is Sweet Music: 8 pm Sunday, July 22 and 8 pm Tuesday, July 24. $20-$50.
Loretto Chapel, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-2282

Kalidas and friends offer a night of devotional sacred Indian chant.
7:30 pm Friday, July 20. Donation.
YogaSource, 901 W. San Mateo St., 982-0990


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Theater Grottesco offers it's 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 production is a must see and offers a performance of seamless variety and inspired craft. Post-show discussions with the cast are slated for Wednesday and Sunday performances; guest commentators will be on hand after Thursday performances.
8 pm Wednesday-Thursday, July 18-19. 5 pm Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22. 8 pm Tuesday, July 24. $10-$25; pay what you wish Tuesdays.
Through July 29.
Healy Matthews Building, 515 Cerrillos Road, 474-8400

Santa Fe Performing Arts has been rehearsing two groups of performers all summer, the Teen Ensemble and the City Different Players. The Teen Ensemble presents the classic musical Cabaret and the City Different Players present Charlotte's Web.
Charlotte's Web: 7 pm Thursday, July 19 and 2 pm Saturday-Sunday,
July 21-22.
Cabaret: 7 pm Friday-Sunday, July 20-22. $7. Both shows through July 29. The Armory for the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 984-1370

Pandemonium Productions, a youth theater group, presents that wacky piece of Americana, Grease. If you've only ever seen the movie with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, check out how they do the car race on a live stage.
7 pm Friday-Saturday, July 20-21 and 2 pm Sunday, July 22. $6-$10. Through July 29.
James A Little Theater, 1600 Cerrillos Road,

***image4***NO ORDINARY JOE
For the 25th consecutive year, Joe Hayes tells stories. Hayes has a distinctive bilingual approach, in Spanish and English, and specializes in southwestern tales from Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures. The outdoor setting (weather permitting) in the cool evening makes for the perfect backdrop to Hayes' mesmerizing tales.
7 pm Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22. Free.
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636


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