If you grew up in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, you likely would have encountered the manga character Kitarō at some point. Manga helped rejuvenate interest in a centuries-old assortment of various Japanese ghosts and demons, or yōkai.
A Musical Piñata for Christmas, now in its seventh year, is a bilingual, pointedly heartwarming theatrical event that’s both a celebration and a reflection of life in the City of Holy Faith. This year’s installment opens 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and continues 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, through Dec. 15.
Recent Lensic Performing Arts Center screenings of Hansard (National Theatre Live in HD) and Akhnaten (The Met Live in HD) were potent reminders of how much these broadcasts (and their high artistic standards) have added to the local cultural scene and that a significant emotional impact can be generated by the simplest of theatrical means as well as the most complex. They’re also an excellent value, with ticket prices capped at $28.
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In Vanessa Vassar's debut children’s book, Evan and the Skygoats (Leaf Storm Press, 48 pages, $18.95), the Albuquerque author writes of the loss of a daughter and — for her 3-year-old son, Evan — the loss of a big sister, which Evan struggles to understand.
Las Posadas is recreated in Santa Fe, presented by the New Mexico History Museum, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. A candlelit procession will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Santa Fe Plaza and end in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors.
Lights of Los Luceros runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 253 County Road 41. Admission is $6 for ages 16 and older, $3 for ages 3 to 15, and free for children under 3.
Local celebrities read Christmas stories at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Tencha Ávila set her play, No Number Home, in the small, southern Colorado migrant community where she grew up. Based on events that transpired when Ávila was a toddler, the play takes place in the days before Christmas 1944.
With glittering costumes, spellbinding feats of strength and endurance, and live music performed onstage, Wise Fool productions often elicit awe and wonder from audien…
Wise Fool returns to the Lensic Performing Arts Center with its Thanksgiving show. This year’s extravaganza, Circus Luminous: Chaos! plays 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30; and there is a sensory-friendly show 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
An impressive new crop of books by New Mexico poets includes three debut collections, a seasoned sophomore effort, and the latest from a former Santa Fe Poet Laureate.
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What follows is our suggestions for 10 quirky gift ideas — from off-the-beaten-path CDs to books even an aficionado could love — for the classical music nut on your to-do list.
Queen & Slim is full of violence and danger, but it isn’t a hectic, plot-driven caper. Its mood is dreamy, sometimes almost languorous, at least as invested in the aesthetics of life on the run as it is in the politics of black lives.
You don’t have to go to New York, London, or Austria to see A-list talent. Just head about 25 miles northwest to Los Alamos and the programs of the Los Alamos Concert Association.
The Goo Goo Dolls play at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at Isleta Resort and Casino–The Showroom; doors to the 21+ show open at 6 p.m.
The New Mexico Bach Society Chorale and Players perform at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30.
Whyt Rbbt, a new collaboration between electropop music artist Indigo (vocals) and acid crunk artist An-Ten-Nae (beats), land at Meow Wolf on Friday, Nov. 29, 9 p.m., with guest act ATYYA opening.
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Lensic Performing Arts Center will offer its first sensory-friendly performance. “We want to make shows universal so everyone can enjoy them,” says Joel Aalberts, the Lensic’s executive director.
Can this divorce be saved? For all its satirical jabs at bourgeois mores and self-involved artists (a MacArthur “genius” grant pops up for a cameo), Marriage Story is suffused with humanism and forgiveness.
In Scott Johnson: Fissure, a beguiling, immersive exhibition of more than 30 works by Colorado artist Scott Johnson, the viewers’ perspectives are challenged; at Center for Contemporary Arts through Feb. 2.
Outrage mixes with despair in Dark Waters, an unsettling, slow-drip thriller about big business and the people who become its collateral damage.
Tony Vaccaro: La Dolce Vita continues at Monroe Gallery through Jan. 26. The gallery screens the HBO documentary Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC Tony Vaccaro at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30; free, but RSVP required.
Suzanne Sbarge combines oil and acrylic painting with found imagery and invests all of her work with a surreal quality. There's a reception for Suzanne Sbarge: Dovetail 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Turner Carroll Gallery; the show runs through Dec. 14.
Jim Henson's legacy and passion for puppetry are carried out by his children and the scores of artists who have been inspired by him. The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited opens Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Albuquerque Museum and runs through April 19, 2020.
Whether the choice is Santa Fe tradition or something new, there should be plenty of musical cheer for everyone as we head toward the new decade.
Perini Ranch Steakhouse: Stories and Recipes for Real Texas Food, by Lisa and Tom Perini and Alters Jamison, was released this month (Comanche Moon Publishing, 192 pages, $35).
A Latin Explosion: Nosotros 25th anniversary celebration, featuring Manzanares and DJ Pancho Quiñones, is at Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
Maybe you’ll find yourself in Denver or Los Angeles in the next few weeks. When you’re done feasting and it’s time to walk off all that pumpkin pie, consider these enticing exhibitions, and feast your eyes on art.
The clocks have caught up with me, folks, it’s really time to go. This is my last Terrell’s Tune-up. After more than 32 years at The New Mexican, I’m officially retiring as of Nov. 22.
Glowing paper lanterns light up the sky (weather permitting) during the annual Lantern Launch, a family-friendly event at Towa Golf Club hosted by the Pueblo of Pojoaque, 3 p.m-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Phelim McDermott’s spectacular new production of Akhnaten by Philip Glass can be seen in Santa Fe via the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcast series 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 6 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Lensic.
Guillermo Figueroa leads the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and four vocal soloists in a performance of Handel's Messiah at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
The sun enters celebratory Sagittarius this morning. From now until the winter solstice, we are inundated with holiday feasts and way-too-honest conversations around the dinner table.
What is almost certainly the most famous single piece of Renaissance choral music is also one of the least-often performed. It’s Thomas Tallis’ religious motet, “Spem in alium.”
With its obsession with process and how-it-all-went-down chronology, The Irishman is tiresome, at times even dull in its pointless arguments and profane ego trips. But that leaves viewers confronting how movies — especially Martin Scorsese’s — have shaped our most disquieting desires.
Theater Grottesco presents Different at the Swan Theater; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 1 (no show on Thanksgiving).
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