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Performing Arts/ Books: January 23-29

January 23, 2008, 12:00 am
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BOOKS/LECTURES

***image3***TWO PETERSONS FOR ONE***image1***
Representing all those brawny, brainy babes from Mount Holyoke College, Mark Peterson, professor of physics and mathematics, and Indira Viswanathan Peterson, the David B Truman Professor of Asian Studies, visit St. John�s College to provide insight to the learned students in their ivory adobe tower. On Wednesday Mark Peterson talks about �Dante the Geometer� and Viswanathan Peterson follows up on Friday with �The Goddess Envisioned: Kalidasa�s Language of Metaphor in the Kumarasambhava (The Birth of the Prince).�
Dante the Geometer: 5 pm Wednesday, Jan. 23. Free.
Junior Common Room; The Goddess Envisioned: 8 pm Friday, Jan. 25. Free. Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
St. John�s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6104

***image3***KILL THEM WITH DIAZINON
Too bad DDT is no longer in use. If it was, we could effectively combat the bark beetle, or worm (whatever your preference) and wipe it out along with everything else. This week�s Gardening Gurus workshop at Santa Fe Greenhouses features Colorado State University professor and extension specialist of entomology Whitney Cranshaw giving the lowdown on �Lifestyles of the Swift and Vicious,� a nasty expos� on those little creatures that chew away the stems and foliage of every evergreen this side of Montana.
2 pm Saturday, Jan. 26. $10.
Santa Fe Greenhouses, 2904 Rufina St., 473-2700

TURQUOISE FARMING
Bob Powers, retired archaeologist from Bandelier National Monument, serves it straight with �Farming with Rock.� Some things grow in soil, others in water, but we here grow in granite.
6 pm Monday, Jan. 28. $5-$10.
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 466-2775

>>> CAN�T WE JUST ALL GET ALONG?
There is no such thing as racism in Santa Fe. There is no such thing as class division in Santa Fe. Everything is harmonious and perfect here. So why do native-born College of Santa Fe professor Valerie Martinez and world-renowned mediator Selena Sermeno attempt to talk in a forum with public participation about �The Tri-Cultural Myth: Talking About Race and Class in Santa Fe�? It�s perfect here: Native Americans sell jewelry and paint, Hispanics live in trailers and wash dishes and Anglos dominate. Perfect (see SFR Picks).
7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29. Free.
The Forum, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael�s Drive, 473-6282



EVENTS

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***image3***SOMETHING FOR THE RIGHT WING
Now that we settled the racial issue, let�s cavort and croon those sad liberal tunes of old at the next �Drinking Liberally� campaign dialogue. Get drunk, talk liberal about democracy, wax sentimental with your gorged bleeding heart and liver about the next Afro-American or woman president before they�re assassinated and dream about the world that doesn�t exist. Peace to the war machine that controls everything!
6:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 24. Free.
Il Vicino, 321 W. San Francisco St., 471-9366

***image3***I�M FROM SOUTH SIDE, HOLMES
Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library presents the first of its annual book sales at the Southside Library. Hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, children�s books and other goodies are going cheap. Nothing like the voracious annual book sale at St. John�s College, this event is for the locals west of St. Francis Drive. Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library members get first dibs at 10 am, the rest of the public at 1 pm.
1 pm Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27. Free.
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive, 438-9273

PROPHETS GONE WILD
Tropic of Capricorn hosts Howard Beckman, director of the Vedic Cultural Fellowship Center in Pecos, as he prophesies about �Vedic Astrology: Predictions for 2008.� Santa Fe gets stranger by the hour.
2 pm Sunday, Jan. 27. Free.
Tropic of Capricorn, 86 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 983-2700



MUSIC

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***image3***MOZART�S BIRTHDAY
Santa Fe Pro Musica honors the old drunkard with three mesmerizing concerts. Guest soloists Jon Nakamatsu, pianist, and Cyndia Sieden, soprano, join the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra on Friday for a Beethoven sampler and return two days later for Wolfgang�s B-day. On Saturday pianist Julius Drake and tenor Ian Bostridge perform Schubert.
Beethoven: 7:30 pm Friday, Jan. 25.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
Schubert Lieder: 6 pm Saturday, Jan. 26.
St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave.
Mozart�s Birthday: 3 pm Sunday, Jan. 27.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
Tickets for each show $15-$60, 988-4640 or 988-1234

REQUIEM IN A DREAM
Nothing gets the lasciviousness revving like a choir singing a requiem. �A Concert of the Chancel Choir, Singing Requiem by Gabriel Faure� knocks �em dead with just the right amount of vitality.
3 pm Sunday, Jan. 27. Free.
First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave., 982-8544

***image3***ENYA EAT YOUR HEART OUT
There�s nothing more soothing than kicking back, popping a cork on some vintage wine and turning up the volume on a gang of unaccompanied female voices that harmonize with pulsating vocal techniques harvested from Eastern European mysticism. Whether performing in Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, Georgian, Ladino, Latvian, Macedonian, Yiddish or ancient Greek, KITKA is an all-woman vocal ensemble powerhouse of reconcilable differences blowing up the spot like acontemporary rhapsodists on a steady diet of divinity.
7 pm Sunday, Jan. 27. $15-$20.
Greer Garson Theater, College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael�s Drive, 473-6196

***image3***NOT TOM WAITS BUT CLOSE ENOUGH
Since being first discovered by Leonard Bernstein at the age of 16, Andre Watts has grown into one of the world�s best pianists of all time. Now 60, Watts has had the kind of career most experts vaingloriously salivate about. He has performed all over the world, his recitals and concerts always sell out, he has recorded for major record labels, played with the best orchestras, and has been honored time and time again. A legend in our midst, Watts tackles a brutal alternating run of Schubert and Beethoven. This is the concert of the year.
7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29. $30-$80.
Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234

***image3***THE REVOLUTION IS HERE TO STAY
The Revolution International Theater Festival shows in �Burque and Santa keep shaking up the bourgeois establishment with raw, choreographed, haunting, bizarre routines of blasphemy, integrity, wit and originality. This week John Fugelsang, who has appeared on shows such as Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and the bold, crazy, hilarious Nile Seguin, creator of Fear of a Brown Planet, attack the USA as part of the festival�s �3rd Annual Free Speech Comedy Art Series�. In addition, Teatr Figur of Krakow, Poland, presents The Smell of Elephants After the Rain, a beautiful distorted form of futile linguistic communication based on Italo Calvino�s Invisible Cities.
The Smell of Elephants�: 4 pm Sunday, Jan. 27;
Free Speech Comedy: 6 pm Sunday, Jan. 27 and 8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 29. $12-$18. Armory of the Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-7992

 

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