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Performing Arts / Books: September 26-October 2

September 26, 2007, 12:00 am
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BOOKS/LECTURES

ODDITY OF THE ODYSSEY
Ewen Harrison offers a mid-afternoon look at "Domestication in Homer's Odyssey." And you thought it was just about a voyage and mystical creatures.
3 pm Wednesday, Sept. 26. Free. ***image2***
Ault-Evers Room, Meem Library, St. John's College,
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

REACH THE MORNING LIGHT
Kenji Kumara discusses and demonstrates the art of quantum lightweaving. Not sure what quantum lightweaving is? Well, it's a form of energy work that skips through time, healing physical and mental injuries without all those years of expensive doctor and therapy bills.
7-9:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 and 27.
Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way, 741-7410

***image3***LIFE IS A BROKEN-WINGED BIRD
Author, educator and activist Jonathan Kozol discusses the state of public education and the class disparities that keep the poor uneducated and the wealthy spoiled.
7 pm Wednesday, Sept. 26. $3-$6.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234

>>> TRAVELLING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
The world's most wondrous sites are often its most sacred. From the mosques of the Middle East to the mountaintops of Tibet to the Mayan and Inca ruins of the Americas, chances are Martin Gray has travelled to and photographed all of them. His lecture, "Places of Peace and Power," shares not only the visuals of the sacred, but the stories behind them (see SFR Picks).
7 pm Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28. $20.
Cloud Cliff Bakery, 1805 Second St., 983-6254

***image3***PEACE AFTER WAR
Rather than hiding out in South America the way war criminals did after WWII, the Truth and Reconciliation Process engages victims and perpetrators of war crimes to tell each other their own version of what happened. Former hearings officer of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Samuel Toe, discusses how the process brings healing and forgiveness to all sides.
7 pm Thursday, Sept. 27. Free.
The Forum, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 473-6282

PURUSA AND PRAKRTI
There are about as many Indian philosophical ideas as there are square miles in the enormous country. Though not as well known in the West as the Greeks, Indians have been philosophizing and re-philosophizing for thousands of years. John Taber of the University of New Mexico's philosophy department clears up the similarities in his lecture, "Some Main Characteristics of Indian Philosophy."
8 pm Friday, Sept. 28. Free.
Great Hall, St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

WAKANDAN VS. ANTARCTIC VIBRANIUM
If you know what vibranium is, get your ass over to the comic book store to see David Morrell read from his book Captain America: The Chosen. Morrell's Captain America is a bit different from the Nazi-fighting, über-patriotic superhero of yore. This time around Captain America is faced with the real problems of a post 9.11 world when he travels to Afghanistan.
Noon-3 pm Saturday, Sept. 29. Free.
True Believers Comics and Gallery, 801-B Cerrillos Road, 992-8783

***image3***HISTORIC COWBOYS FROM FAR AWAY
JA Joshi's Follow the Cowheard Boy isn't about the cowboys found in the Texas where she lives. Instead Joshi's novel is about the cowhearders of 16th century northern India.
1-5 pm Saturday, Sept. 29. Free.
Hastings Books, Music and Video, 542 N. Guadalupe St., 988-3973

I COULD GO FOR MILES AND MILES
Though Ireland and Zambia are a few thousand miles apart and don't share a common language, culture or, really, much else, the countries have worked together on the big issues, such as public sanitation and HIV/AIDS. Eric Peters discusses the two countries in his lecture, "Zambia to Ireland."
5-6 pm Saturday, Sept. 29. Free.
Travel Bug Coffee Shop, 839 Paseo de Peralta, 992-0418

>>> DON'T CALL HIM ISHMAEL
Illegal whaling has caused the population of whales to diminish and the oceanic ecosystem to change forever. In his book, The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the Earth To Save the Planet's Largest Mammals, Peter Heller joins a vegan pirate ship (something tells us they don't stock up at Whole Foods) of conservationists, called the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and documents the group's attempts to protect the whales (see SFR Picks).
5 pm Monday, Oct. 1. Free.
Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 986-0151

***image3***FIRST AMENDMENT? THAT'S RIGHT!
As Banned Books Week begins PEN New Mexico, First Presbyterian Church and Collected Works Bookstore speak up for those whose voices have been silenced. Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak is a collection by lawyer Marc Falkoff, who has represented 17 of the detainees. The book is a disturbing, yet beautiful, look inside some of the most guarded walls in the world.
7 pm Monday, Oct. 1. Free.
First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544



EVENTS

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WORKING FOR A LIVING
Not everyone stops working when they reach 65, and The New Mexico Workforce Connection wants to celebrate those older workers who keep on keepin' on. And how better to celebrate than with food, door prizes and a little computer training?
11 am-3 pm Thursday, Sept. 27.
Santa Fe One Stop, 2904 Rodeo Park Drive East, Suite 300, 473-5831

BEYOND PUPPY LOVE
Dogs, horses and birds have a friend in Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary. The critters are offered hospice and eldercare on their way to doggie heaven. Check out the facilities with Kindred Spirits' open house.
10 am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30.
Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749-A Hwy. 14, 471-5366



DANCE

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***image3***DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION
Formerly a Soviet state, Georgia has thrived culturally since the fall of the USSR. The Georgian State Dance Company brings folk dances, influenced by both Christianity and the pagan traditions, to the stage. The dances are bold, flirtatious and lively affairs.
7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 27. $30-$85.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234



MUSIC

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BUST A GUT
Nationally known gay comic Dana Goldberg and local jazz band Rebecca Adams and the Jazzbians team up to raise cash for the Emerald City Foundation, a nonprofit group that gives emergency financial assistance to older GLBT folks.
8:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 29. $25-$35.
Silver Starlight Lounge, 500 Rodeo Road, 795-7555

***image3***CLASS IS IN SESSION
Everyone knows the names Beethoven and Dvorak, but the circles in which John Zorn is known are a little different. Best known as an avant garde and jazz composer, Zorn's classical works, such as Necronomicon, are beautiful pieces that follow traditional styles with a touch of experimental flair. Austin's Miró Quartet plays Necronomicon as well as Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 and Dvorak's Quintet in A major, Op. 81, with St. John's own Peter Pesic on piano.
8 pm Saturday, Sept. 29. $20.
Great Hall, St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

ANCIENT MUSIC
Musica Antigua de Albuquerque plays music from 16th century composer Thomas Morley. Morley, the court composer for Queen Elizabeth I, produced canzonet, madrigal, ayres and balletts that continue to capture the imagination and praise the Queen.
4:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 30. $9-$16.
Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso, 505-842-9613



THEATER

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***image3***FOUR'S NO CROWD
Chris Calloway and Ron Bloomberg team up for a night of song and one-act theater. Calloway is beloved for her traditional jazz styles, which bring to mind singers like Florence Mills and Lena Horne, while Bloomberg's humor was showcased in television shows such as All In the Family and Three's Company.
8 pm Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29. 2 pm Sunday, Sept. 30.
Through Oct. 7. $20. Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262

 

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