When a selection of more than 200 of the Hispanic Society’s works was on tour at the Prado Museum in Madrid in the spring of 2017, nearly 500,000 visitors turned out to admire the collection. Following a three-month stay at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the third stop of that royally recognized, New York Times-dubbed “blockbuster” show is Albuquerque. Visions of the Hispanic World: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library opens at the Albuquerque Museum on Saturday, Nov. 10.

On a misty day deep in the gold-vein of fall, the bosque of flaming yellow cottonwoods at Los Luceros seems to conjure the ghosts of those who have passed through these 148 acres on the Río Grande. The historic estate of Los Luceros might just house the spirit of New Mexico itself, enduring as a centuries-old symbol of regional heritage.

The opening images of the new feature documentary, Voices of the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of Bosavi situate us in a rainforest, with a Haido palm poking out from a rich canopy of tropical trees, and the gurgling of a waterfall or the patter of rain mingled with the calls of numerous frogs, birds, and insects. 

“It’s like our faces were a trigger. I felt like he was attacking me because I was wearing a hijab; Destinee was wearing something on her head, too. He was yelling stuff about Muslims and Christians as well. Plus, we’re both black. He was racist and didn’t like that either,” hate-crime victim Walia Mohamed says in American Hate: Survivors Speak Out (The New Press).

An important thing to understand when you visit Pancho’s Gourmet To Go is that Pancho isn’t kidding about the “to go” part. The core of the operation is a small kitchen tucked inside a neat, well-kept Shell station in the tiny town of Pecos. 

Pianist Conrad Tao plays at the Great Hall of Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca), at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.

Nathan Laube plays a free concert at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at First Presbyterian Church (208 Grant Ave.), celebrating the 10th birthday of its C.B. Fisk organ.

Mysteries about parents abound in two books by popular authors coming to the Jean Cocteau Cinema for Q&As with its proprietor — and legendary fantasy author — George R.R. Martin. I

Check out the film clip of Anita O’Day singing “Sweet Georgia Brown” at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, and you’ll see the epitome of stylish singing. For Veronica Swift, O’Day is the one. “She’s such a big part of my sound and my phrasing,” said the singer, who plays the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 9. 

When you’re on New Mexico State Road 4 heading toward Bandelier, take a left just past the White Rock Visitor Center and you’ll see a place with a plain exterior called the Pig + Fig Café. This is the second location of a restaurant opened in 2016 by Laura Crucet, a native Texan who’s a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. Crucet is an excellent cook and baker, and this time of year she makes a small tart that blends piñon nuts and caramel into something special.

Last weekend’s program at the Lensic Performing Arts Center was entrusted to Ruth Reinhardt, who has most recently served as assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 

Look for a burst of honesty as the weekend begins and the moon conjuncts talkative Mercury in outspoken Sagittarius. 

The fascination of Can You Ever Forgive Me? (the title is from a forged Dorothy Parker letter) is the sense of impending dread it weaves, built upon the basic human fear of being found out. 

The poet and essayist Donald Hall, who died in June at age eighty-nine, began writing about old age long before he grew old. At least for now, Hall’s prose lives on. And as long as it does, so will his poetry. A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety, like its predecessor, frames the past from the near-death experience of the present.

Kathleen Doyle Cook’s seductive, non-figurative abstractions are created through layered applications of paint resulting in rich surfaces. Aaron Karp’s compositions are the result of taping off sections to create hard-edged, complex, and vibratory patterns of geometric forms in a multitude of colors. 

The gestural abstractions of Korean-born artist Hyunmee Lee balance dark and light tones, calligraphic marks, and a sense of calm. 

The paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe and the photographs of Jo Whaley draw on different themes and subject matter. But when the works are seen together in Echoes, opening Friday, Nov. 2, at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, parallels abound.

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Beyond the bong: CBD stores

Most nights, I cannot get my brain to shut off and go to sleep. I wake up numerous times, usually in mid-thought. This has been going on for about 40 years — but for the last few weeks, I’ve been achieving the sort of deep rest I’ve only heard about from other people. As far as I can tell, it’s all thanks to CBD.

Kathleen Shafer’s Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town is an exploration of the town’s own sense of place. The author quotes the slogan of the Marfa Visitor Center: “Marfa: Tough to get here. Tougher to explain. But once you get here, you get it.” Shafer adds dryly, “Well, let’s hope so.”

The Oasis Theatre Company envisions a specific role in the city’s ambitious theater scene. “We feel like there’s a niche for classical theatre,” Bynum said, “and that’s really what we like to do.” Jenner added, “Whether they be ‘old classics’ or ‘current classics’ ” — which is why Molière and Mamet are co-habitating a single Oasis season.

Creative cooks have always looked for ways to improve on — and zhuzh up — standard dishes, and the grilled cheese sammich is no exception. Here are some delicious options and varied combinations around town.

Director Luca Guadagnino uses only rudiments of the original 1977 story to tell an entirely new tale of horror that plays out in six parts plus an epilogue. 

If you had a dream in which you rediscovered your childhood dolls as jewel-encrusted buried treasure, you might possess something resembling the shimmering yet solid works of Betsy Youngquist, a mixed-media sculptor from Rockford, Illinois. Her large-eyed human and animal figures, which combine vintage dolls with mosaic beadwork, are on display in Season of the Surreal, opening at Patina Gallery on Friday, Nov. 2.

In 1997, Owen Ashworth began recording as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, making bedroom pop as bare, honest, and borderline-emo as his adopted monicker. In 2010, he exchanged the name for Advance Base.

This is it: election week. The stars suggest that one chapter ends and a new one begins. The world has grown grimmer over the last few years as we work toward a pivotal nexus in 2020, when the two planets we associate with power and control, Saturn and Pluto, conjunct in Capricorn.

In Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, author Stephen Fried uses Benjamin Rush’s letters, professional papers, and long out-of-print scholarly works to present a new look at a complicated life. Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

 

First Presbyterian Church (208 Grant St.) celebrates the 10th birthday of its C.B. Fisk tracker-action organ with recitals by distinguished practitioners, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. 

Los Alamos Concert Association hosts the Canadian Brass in a program including Renaissance selections, Bach, Mozart, Bernstein’s West Side Story, jazz, and Dixieland. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Smith Auditorium of Los Alamos High School.

When Franz Joseph Haydn began focusing on the genre of the piano trio, such pieces were technically and intellectually undemanding bagatelles crafted for at-home entertainment among the middle and upper classes.

Actress Evan Rachel Wood brings deep intelligence to performances that evoke empathy and horror; backed by guitarist Zane Carney. Evan + Zane play Psychedelia, a show and set list developed especially for Santa Fe audiences, at Meow Wolf (1352 Rufina Circle), 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. 

Ruth Reinhardt directs the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra in an all-Mendelssohn concert. 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street. 

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a six-feet-tall chanteuse named Storm Large encompasses — metaphorically, at least — the whole wide world. Where even to begin? Yes, Storm Large is her given name, although technically Storm is her middle name. (Her first name is the much more ordinary “Susan.”) She lives in Portland, Oregon, and performs internationally across a broad array of musical styles, from punk rock to classical. Large appears with her own band, Le Bonheur, on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Led by musician and composer Ross Hamlin, the group creates new contemporary scores for old movies. Veil at SITE includes 10 silent shorts, and the Friday-night show is followed by a costume party.