The New Mexican reporter Robert Nott has a second life. He is a dogged cinephile with a passion for film noir and old Westerns. Having previously written books on pistol-packing stars Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea, Nott now returns with a new book exploring the feature films and television shows directed by Oscar “Budd” Boetticher. The Violet Crown screens The Tall T on Monday night, Nov. 19, to celebrate the release of Nott’s book. Nott will be on hand to introduce the film, as well as to autograph copies of the book afterward.

The celebrated Wild West figure Henry McCarty — also known as William H. Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid — progressed from cattle rustler to gunslinger while evading justice in New Mexico back when it was still a territory. In the graphic novel The True Death of Billy the Kid, artist Rick Geary focuses on the Kid’s last days.  

Recently arrived executive chef Allison Jenkins' palate seems to tilt toward the Mediterranean Basin, with ingredients like ras el hanout, harissa, Calabrian chile, vadouvan curry, saffron, pomegranate, pistachios, and yogurt appearing in various sections of the brief but well-rounded menu.

Two devout Christian parents send their son off to sexual-orientation conversion therapy in this drama starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

A socially awkward customs agent meets a stranger who stands to unlock important mysteries about her life in this genre-bending tour de force by director Ali Abbasi.

James M. Keller reviews three recent recitals: Kimberly Marshall, Nathan Laube, and Conrad Tao.

East Los Angeles son jarocho band Cambalache, with special guest Wagogo, plays 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St.). 

The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus comes to Wise Fool New Mexico (1131-B Siler Road) on Friday, Nov. 16. A workshop on the ancient street theater of cantastoria from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Organist Ron McKean, director of music at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Mission San José in Fremont, California, performs sections from Bach’s Clavier-Übung III: the …

The performance piece Yokomeshi: a meal eaten sideways is staged in The Studio at CCA Cinematheque, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. 

Today, the term "nocturne" is applied generally to any nighttime scene and is as common a subject for art as it is for music. The New Mexico Museum of Art has a surprising number of nocturnes of its own, including some by the more prominent 20th-century artists in its collection: Gustave Baumann, Gerald Cassidy, and Georgia O’Keeffe. 

The Distance Home is a fiercely intimate portrait of a mid-20th-century South Dakota family caught in the crossfire of a rapidly changing American culture. With her incisive eye for the undercurrents of the seemingly ordinary, Paula Saunders has created an unforgettable cast of characters.

In Rebuilding an Enlightened World: Folklorizing America, Bill Ivey writes that “we are immersed in transformation that extends beyond politics and official power, and, like the Renaissance, the Dark Ages, and the Industrial Revolution, our age will one day have its own name. But that will take time. Now we must simply do our best to understand where we are.” 

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.