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Performing Arts / Books: August 15-21

August 15, 2007, 12:00 am
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BOOKS/LECTURES

***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

SING ON
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

***image4***BOOKS=HAPPINESS
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 following Tisdale.
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 SFR Picks).
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 Avenging Victorio by Dave DeWitt.
Navajo and Pueblo Earrings: 1 pm Saturday, Aug. 18.
Avenging Victorio: 2 pm, Saturday, Aug. 18.
Indian Market, 505-344-9382.


***image4***ORCHID 911
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

N-N-N-N-NATIVE!
Southwest Seminars presents Native Voices, 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




DANCE

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***image4***FLAMENCO NIGHTS
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




EVENTS

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TAPAS AND OPERA, OH MY!
Who knew tapas and opera went so well together? Intermezzo, 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,
986-5900

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 SFR Picks).
7 pm Monday, Aug. 20.
CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338




MUSIC

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***image4***OPERA MADNESS
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, La bohème (a better bet than Rent in a heart beat), the Teutonic installment is Richard Strauss' Daphne and the silliness is supplied by Rameau's Platée, 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.
Platée: 8:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 16.
Daphne: 8:30 pm Friday, Aug. 17.
La bohème: 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


***image4***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.

RISING STARS
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

***image4***MON AMIE
Operatic soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet will perform the one-woman opera Judith in this benefit concert for Santa Fe New Music.
4 pm Monday, Aug. 20. $100. Location TBA. 474-6601



THEATER

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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

MAWWAGE
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.

BROADWAY RHYTHM
The Eldorado Children's Theatre presents Broadway Through the Ages with excerpts from Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray and Evita 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.

***image4***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.

 

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