June 2017 Top Pick

friday 2 |
This two-person show, “Geography of Hope,” during First Friday Art Walk features the contemporary western paintings of Maura Allen and welcomes Native American figurative bronze sculptor, Denny Haskew to Sorrel Sky Gallery Santa Fe. These two artists display a deep respect for the history of the West, and the hope that it continues to symbolize, in both a physical and conceptual way. Opening reception is from 5–7:30 pm at Sorrel Sky Gallery’s downtown location at 125 W. Palace Ave. The show continues throughout the month of June.


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SummerPrep Camps Begins. SummerPrep, Sandia Prep’s acclaimed summer program, offers more than 90 tech, arts, academic, and sports camps for all students from any school entering Pre-K through 12th grade. There’s still time to register! SummerPrep 2017 takes place June 5–July 14. Catalog available at summerprep.org and in print. To request your SummerPrep 2017 catalog, Info: 338.3045 or email summerprep@sandiaprep.org.


wednesday 7 | 7:30–9:30 pmElvisCostello_750_8830bw_Photo_Credit_James_OMara_
Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Touring selections from 1982’s Imperial Bedroom album with other hits and headlines, waifs and strays. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Dr. NE, 925-5858, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $59-$84.







friday 9–saturday 10
4th Annual Blues, Brews & Bikes Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. The RiseN Music Ministry and The Freedom in Music Project—a 501(c)(3) organization—will be holding its annual fundraiser in Taos featuring Justin Johnson, and Indigenous. Friday events start at 8 p.m., and Saturday events begin at noon. Info: thefreedominmusicproject.com.


saturday 10 | 10 am–3 pm
Walkin N Circles Jamboree. Join us for a day of fun, food, entertainment, and horses! Proceeds benefit Walkin N Circles Equine Rescue. Info: Walkin N Circles Ranch 198 Weimer Road, Stanley, NM 87056. Info: 286-0779, wncr.org Tickets: Adults $2, Kids under 16 free.



saturday 17 | 7:30 pm
Movie Under the Wings at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Experience the iconic movie, “E.T.”, under the airplanes in the Museum’s outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park. Enjoy entertainment, local food trucks, and access to the Museum before the movie begins at dark. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Event is included with admission to the museum and no member discounts apply.


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The Longest Day. The Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter and teams from around the world come together to raise funds and awareness, honoring those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity. Do something you love, or honor a loved one by doing something they loved from sunrise-to-sunset. Info: alz.org or 266-4473.




Leekya, Zuni (1889-1966) Fetish necklace, 1930s-1950s. Coral, turquoise, abalone, white shell, spiny oyster, jet, cordage. Courtesy Albuquerque Museum. Gift. of Mrs. D.T. Bealsfriday 23–sunday 26 | Various Times
56th Annual New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair. Over 150 New Mexico, National, and International artisans will display and sell their arts and crafts inside the Manuel Lujan Building at Expo New Mexico. There will also be New Mexico foods and products, a Youth Art Fair, and a Keynote Exhibit by “Fathers Building Futures.” Info: 821-8537, NMACF.org, info@nmartsandcraftsfair.org. Tickets: adults $7, children 12 and under free.


saturday 24 | 1–4 pm
Public Opening—The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo. Featuring the preeminent makers of stone figural sculptures, fetishes, mosaic work and figural jewelry. Info: Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov/museum. Free with Museum admission.

wednesday 28 | 6–7 pm
Bébé La La. Combining French influences with folk-Americana inspired “art” songs, a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights stunning harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by viola, guitar, accordion, and harmonium. Info: Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: free.

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