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COV ER STORY Is 2012 a doomsday year? Or, as astrology suggests, a rich moment to wake up and consciously advance our lives?




Kevin Hopper EDITOR


Colt Brown




Menu, decor of legendary local throwback restaurant/ lounge evoke bygone dining era


Chela Gurnee 505.264.6350, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Lindsay Gillenwater 505.550.3362 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Derek Hanley 505.709.0364 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Elisabeth Zahl 505.480.4445, AD PRODUCTION MANAGER

Jessica Hicks AD DESIGNER

Rachel Baker



Amanda Stang

Veteran L.A. band sets its own rules, touring at whim with no new record and selling tickets like mad






Justin De La Rosa, Chloe Winegar-Garrett PHOTO INTERNS

Adria Malcom, Stacey Clark SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Sarah Mowrey


AR TS Lauren Weedman brings her one-woman stage performance to Albuquerque for a fourshow run




The Mill and the Cross brings Bruegel’s 16th century painting to life with veteran cast, clever filmmaking


CALENDARS Arts Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Live Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 COLUMNS Fabü. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Key Ingredient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Stir It Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Renewable Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Curtain Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 FEATURES Places To Be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Marquee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Crossword/Horoscope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Red Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 CORRECTIONS In the Dec. 21 issue of Local iQ, two Revolutions International Theater Festival play listings were incorrectly printed. Neither Flamingo/Winnebago nor Mump and Smoot’s Something are part of this year’s program. For a complete, up to date schedule, visit In the Nov. 24 issue of Local iQ, a story about the Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show mistakenly switched two photo credits. A photo of a stairwell was shot by Sandra Corless, while the action photo of a galloping horse was taken by Ward Russell.





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Miguel Apodaca Jessey Cherne Kristina De Santiago Sean Duran Jesse Gurnee Jessica Hicks David Leeder Ronnie Reynolds Distributech Stephanie James Andy Otterstrom

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Willy Porter

Traveling World War I Exhibition 9a-5p, Fri., Jan. 13

Cab Calloway Orchestra 3p, Sun., Jan. 15


$15, $20 day of show Tickets:

$19-$39 Tickets: or 505.925.5858





PERFORMANCE The Amazing Acro-Cats 5, 8p, Fri., Jan. 13; 2, 5, 8p, Sat., Jan. 14; Noon, 3, 6p, Sun., Jan. 15 The Cell Theatre 700 1st SW, 505.766.9412

$18/$12 (chi.)


ave you ever seen a cat riding a skateboard? What about a cat walking a tightrope? Performing rock music? Well, this is your chance to see some remarkably talented and exciting cats perform feats that most humans have a hard time with. These cats will roll barrels, turn on lights and much more. Be sure to see “The Rock-Cats” perform jazz and Latin grooves on guitar, drums and keyboards. Trained by Samantha Martin from Chicago, the show is ideal for adults and children alike. Plus, a feline adoption event will take place showcasing some special cats that need good homes and loving families. These new friends can purr-haps become your own little entertainers! —CW


ab Calloway’s performances at Harlem’s Cotton Club were renowned for bringing down the house. Calloway (1907-1994), jazz singer and bandleader, was perhaps most known for his 1931 hit “Minnie the Moocher,” with its earworm chorus of “hi de ho.” Attendees of the Popejoy show can expect to hear that and other Calloway standards, under the baton of Cab’s grandson, Calloway Brooks. Using original orchestrations, coupled with musicians who have played with the band for decades, the Cab Calloway Orchestra belts out tunes with spicy brass harmonies just as it did when members included such greats as Dizzy Gillespie. Joining the orchestra is Alice Tan Ridley, best known for appearances on America’s Got Talent. —ME







The Cooperage 7220 Lomas NE, 505.232.9868

LECTURE Geologic Quirks of the Sandia Mountains 2p, Sun., Jan. 15 The DeLavy House (Coronado State Monument) 151 Edmund Road, Sandoval County, 505.792.4851



uring the cold months of winter in Albuquerque, the temperatures do not seem as frigid when the vivid pink colors of the Sandias light up during sunset. These beautiful shades of pink are the result of certain crystals embedded within the mountain called potassiumfeldspar. To help explain this unique phenomena along with other topics of interest, the Friends of Coronado State Monument in Sandoval County welcome Dirk Van Hart, a local geologist, who will discuss the geological history of the Sandia Mountains with an emphasis on some of the unusual rock material, the dramatic forces of nature that created this mountain and other intriguing bits of information. This lecture will be beneficial to novices and experts alike. —CW



n acoustic picker in a league with John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Al Di Meola, Willy Porter made his mark two decades ago with the release of his first record The Trees Have Soul, and has been building a musical career on his remarkable guitar-playing skills ever since. Ranging from jazz to folksy blues to catchy pop, a Porter concert is notable for the affable raconteur skills the Wisconsin native is known to indulge between songs. He might perform Peter Gabriel’s “Digging in the Dirt” and then tell a story about duetting with his young daughter on cello, who berates him for playing too many notes. Or he might just rip through a song like “Moonbeam,” where Porter’s guitar abilities are simply undeniable and jaw-dropping. —ME



Albuquerque International Balloon Museum 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 505.880.0500

orld War I consisted of power struggles between leading European nations, millions of innocent young men drafted into fighting, terrible new weapons and the devastation of society in all aspects. The horrors were astounding and perhaps overshadowed by the equally disturbing World War II, but there is now a chance to better understand this period of history with the Traveling World War I Exhibition. This exhibit is setting up in 75 cities to raise money for WWI education as well as the individual museums it stops at. For only one day, this 18-wheel “big rig” show will be set up with free admission to the public, with actual items of this war from 100 years ago. Taking the time to remember those brave soldiers is an honorable endeavor. —CW

7:30p, Tue., Jan. 17

Popejoy Hall On the UNM campus, 505.277.3824








where to go and what to do: January 12 to 25

CELEBRATION Annual Robbie Burns Dinner 5p, Sat., Jan. 21 Marriott East 2101 Louisiana NE, 505.299.0242

$50 Tickets: instructions at nmscots. org/burns_night_2012.html


oted the Greatest Scot in a national referendum in Scotland in 2009, poet and wordsmith Robbie Burns (17591796) is the author of “Auld Lang Syne,” and “Scots Wha Hae,” that nation’s unofficial national anthem. The Annual Robbie Burns Dinner celebrates the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, and locally provides an opportunity for New Mexican Scots and wannabe Scots to sing, dance, pipe, fiddle, march, eat and drink. But that’s not all: This year’s event features a dinner theater, with Burns himself (played by Roger Burns) entertaining with quips, repartee and wit. He’ll be joined by actors Ian McWilliams, Kenneth Armstrong, Ronald Glancy and Suzanne Lumb, playing roles ranging from Tam O’Shanter to the devil. The ticket price includes dinner. —ME


Comics carnival Film, TV stars and comic book artists descend on Albuquerque for celebration of comics, science fiction, fantasy, anime and gaming BY JESSEY CHERNE


ulletproof bracelets, lasso of truth, golden tiara and sandals of Hermes — the quintessential elements of power for the iconic warrior princess of the Amazon DC Comic super heroine Wonder Woman has been inspiring women and comic book readers for decades, and she provides them for Albuquerque Comic Con 2012. It’s the convention for comic book, sci-fi and fantasy fanatics. There will be multiple vendors, media and panel discussions, gaming, celebrity photo and autograph opportunities. Anime will be screened all three days of the convention and there will be a Comic Book Character Creator contest. There will be an Artist Alley, where fans will get the chance to CONVENTION spend some quality time with artists and creators. Albuquerque For anyone interested in Comic Con learning how to sell items on eBay, there will be an 10a-6p, Fri.-Sun., Jan. eBay sellers panel ready to 13-15 answer any questions. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 11000 Broadway SE, “I am most excited about 877.747.5382 the show’s impact on film $5-$100 (varies per and comic fans,” said event)/FREE (Military, Jim Burleson, convention Police & Fire in uniform) promoter and owner of Albuquerque’s Tall Tales Comics (1410 D Wyoming NE, 505.296.6178), in a recent Local iQ interview. “These are events that might give fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the celebrities they look up to,” he said. The guest of honor is renowned comic artist William Stout. Comic headliners include Gene Ha, Frank Cho and Phil Jiminez. Media and film guests include Kristen Bauer (True Blood), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: Next Generation), Sam Trammell (True Blood), Jessica Tuck, Carey Tagawa, Dean Stockwell, Rachel Leigh Cook, Jake Busey and Lou Ferrigno. Television stars from TNT’s Falling Skies include Peter Shinkoda and Colin Cunningham; stars from AMC’s The Walking Dead include Anthony Guajardo, Neil Brown Jr.,

Albuquerque Comic Con will feature an extensive roster of guest actors and artists, including Brent Spiner, who played Data in Star Trek: Next Generation (above), or comic book artist Richard Ortiz Sweeney (right).

Noel Gugliami and Madison Lintz. Comic guests include Joseph Michael Linser, Eric Basaldua, Brian Pulido, Raven Gregory, Nei Ruffino, David Harrigan, Billy Tucci and more. Each day of the convention will be themed. Friday will be Anime Day and there will be a costume contest put on by Lobo Anime. Fans are asked to dress in Cosplay style and come in character. A scavenger hunt will take place throughout the day with a final prize presented by Lobo Anime. In addition there will be an Anime Dance Contest after the showroom closes for the day from 6-8p, with a private party to follow. Saturday’s theme will be Superhero/Super Villain. There will be gaming tournaments, including Warhammer, 40K, Magic to the Gathering, L5R and Hero Clix.

The last day of the convention, Sunday, will be Sci-Fi day and there will be a costume contest. If a Jedi Training Class is what you seek, Jedi master and stunt coordinator of Star Wars Episodes 1-3, Nick Gillard, will be present to teach attendees Jedi tricks of the trade. Spots are limited for this event and guests are asked to bring their own training sword and/or light saber. Convention promoter Burleson said he’s like most attendees — just a huge fan of comic culture. “Comic Con has been a passion of mine for years,” he said. “I’ve been an event promoter for 12 years in the cage fighting world and when I was no longer ashamed of being a closet nerd, I turned my focus to comics.”




Dive into the new year with new ‘do, de-stressed you


appy New Year, gorgeous! Let’s jump right in, shall we? In the spirit of ringing in the new, I decided to try a couple of bold, new things. Let the adventures begin!

Take the short cut I’d grown weary of hair extensions, but didn’t know what to do. Unless I got the best short hairdo ever, I knew I’d be a regretful, freaked-out mess. Enter Kelli Williams, owner of Studio Sky (505.507.9244), a lovely, private hair retreat in the North Valley. “I’m not the hairdresser for everyone,” she warned. “I believe in low-maintenance hair that will look great with the least amount of work.” Easy hair? What the heck is that? I’ve never — not even when I was a kid — had lowmaintenance hair. It was always irons and rollers galore for your girl. I was determined to look like Farrah Fawcett, Dale Bozzio or insert glam icon name here. “Trying to look like anyone other than who you are is a useless endeavor,” Williams advised. “Make the best of what you have.” But what if my best was far from good? Last I checked, my natural hair was a nightmare. I faintly muttered tonsorial devotionals whilst trying not to writhe in Williams’ chair. Lo and behold, she delivered like nobody’s business. Not only do I have the cutest ‘do my lil’ head has ever known, but — prepare to die — it’s also wash and go. No joke: I exit the shower, work some product in and that’s it. Nirvana, at

last! I honestly thought I would never see this day. Truth be told, I secretly always wanted to try this look, but lacked the guts. So glad I finally stepped up. “Don’t be afraid to change!” said Williams. “Sometimes, it’s just what you need to perk up your self-esteem.” Boy, was she right. I’ve received so many compliments about this natural look that I wish I’d done it years ago. Viva Kelli Williams! I’m now among her ardent devotees. She excels at seeing the best in someone and making it even better. Never in my life have I had such a great cut and color, period. She’s accepting new clients. You’re welcome.

Clear some roadblocks I’ve gotta admit, when I received an offer for an Evox treatment from Janice Bequette, owner of Albuquerque Massage ~ Mind, Body, Soul, Bliss (1111 Carlisle SE, 505.306.6952,, I was skeptical. “Evox is a combination light and sound therapy that seeks to reset neural pathways in the brain to increase relaxation, release anxieties


New Year, new fab adventures. Fabü columnist Lisa VanDyke rocks a new short hairdo while experiencing Evox, a stress-relieving treatment.

and worries, eliminate destructive behavioral patterns, and lead to new insights and a healthier mental paradigm,” Bequette explained in an email. Um … OK … sure. I continued reading. “The treatment works by recording short voiceprints, analyzing the sound patterns, and converting the patterns into frequencies that are

then played back to the client in order to reset negative neural pathways.” I decided to stop trying to understand it and simply accept the offer. Why not? Bring on the new. I showed up with an open mind and my sassy new ‘do. Let’s do this. First off, Bequette was surprisingly non-freakydeaky. She’s cool. We could be friends. She invited me into her cozy treatment room and we began our work. I reclined on a comfy table and donned funky glasses with an attached headphone/ microphone combo. My inner drag queen wanted to leap off the table and burst into my best Fergie impression, because the space-age headgear made me appear a bit Black Eyed Peaish, yet I refrained. My gear was hooked up to a nearby laptop, and I doubt Bequette would have appreciated any cord yanking. Next, I babbled a few words about my stressors and life concerns into the microphone. A few seconds later, Bequette instructed me to close my eyes. The headphones played soothing music combined with dolphin-like sounds (my voice pattern frequencies), all paired with light patterning in the glasses. This continued for a few minutes, and then we repeated the pattern several times. This, my friends, is Evox (50 min, $55). Honestly, I was prepared to say it was quaint, but not much else. Truth is, though, I felt profoundly moved. It was a deep feeling of calm tranquility that I’d not felt in a very long time. I felt centered, safe and totally secure. The feeling lasted into the evening and throughout the next day or two. Evox rules; you — or someone you know who would appreciate it — should definitely try it. Great way to start the year, yes? Do something fabulous for yourself today and as often as humanly possible throughout 2012. I’ll continue searching for fab new ways in which to pamper ourselves. It’s a tough job, but I’ve got your back, dahling. Do you sell, make or know of a product or service that you think is fabulous? Don’t be shy. Local iQ readers eat this stuff up with their purse strings. E-mail all the necessary details to fabu@local-iQ. com. Ms. Fabu herself may just grant you her official seal of approval.




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WHETHER YOU ARE AN AGGRESSIVE ARIES, fiery Leo or free-thinking Aquarius, your calendar year is said to be predestined and defined by the stars. The 2012 Astrological Calendar by Llewellyn includes horoscopes for each sign by Lesley Francis, a guide to the planets, signs, houses, aspects and transits and an introduction to the study of astrology. In addition, the calendar includes travel forecasts, the best days for planting and fishing, the Moon’s signs, phases and void-of-course dates. The original artwork in the calendar is provided by artist John J. Blumen.

11018 Montgomery NE, 505.294.2026





Diners are unlikely to leave Paul’s Monterey Inn with their appetites unfulfilled. Just a few of the menu items at the long-operating, much-loved restaurant and lounge are pictured here: Bay Shrimp Cocktail (left), Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus (center) and Turf and Surf.

That ’70s show Menu, decor of legendary local throwback restaurant/lounge evoke bygone dining era BY LINDSEY LITTLE


hen you create a good recipe, you should never let it go. And that is exactly the frame of mind that the owners of Paul’s Monterey Inn have kept for over 40 years. The atmosphere is quirky and old-fashioned, and the fact that the menu hasn’t changed in decades is a great indication that the food will stick around for years to come. Paul’s Monterey Inn was opened in 1971 by Paul Larson and was later passed down to his son and the current owner, Eric Larson. REVIEW This restaurant represents the ‘70s era perfectly, with wood-paneled Paul’s walls, private leather booths and dim lighting which all set the ideal Monterey tone for a vintage and romantic Inn evening. 1000 Juan Tabo NE, 505.294.1461

My fiancé and I had reservations on a Friday night, but still had a line of 11a-2:30p, 5-10p, people ahead of us, so we had a few Mon.-Sun. minutes to spare. We took a detour into the lounge which immediately elicited memories of a cozy cabin in the winter months. The fireplace brought a warm and snug feel to the lounge on a freezing night, as people cuddled up in the booths and drank stiff drinks from martini glasses, enjoying Paul’s full drink menu. It was clear we were in the company of a primarily older and wiser demographic, and it was apparent that many individuals had been enjoying eats and drinks at the Inn since their days of youth. Once we were seated, we were presented with a large menu


and enthusiastically viewed the selection of meats, seafood and salads. The options were every carnivore’s dream: a 25-ounce Porterhouse Steak, Filet Mignon and Beef Kabobs were a few of the top choices, among many. Other alternatives offered healthier favorites, such as Cobb Salad, Lobster Tail, King Salmon and a Broiled Halibut Steak. The salmon and halibut come with an ever-changing sauce which may be a tomato pesto or a buttery blackberry brandy. As we waited for our entrees, we enjoyed an on-the-house loaf of dense and deliciously moist, homemade beer-bread served on its very own cutting board, alongside our two glasses of lush and velvety Pinot Noir. Each meal comes with a dinner salad, consisting of field greens, iceberg lettuce, sliced cucumbers, plum tomatoes and croutons. The chilled balsamic vinaigrette was tasty and far superior to the watery ranch dressing. As tempting as the non-artery-clogging options were, Paul’s has always been known for its prime rib and steaks — the restaurant serves more than 400 orders of prime rib every week — and we couldn’t pass up the restaurant favorites. We decided on the 18-ounce Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus, and also chose the Sirloin and Crab Leg combination. Our waitress approached the table with two plates, heavy with large slabs of meat which each emanated an irresistible aroma. Every true meat lover knows to order prime rib either rare or medium rare, and we chose the latter per the waitress’ recommendation. Salty au jus was poured over the meat, which was cooked to perfection, adding just the right amount of juiciness to the dish. A bright green onion accompanied the meal and added a burst of flavor to every bite, as did horseradish that was not too spicy and perfect for the faint of heart and a baked potato with sour cream and butter. The potato was served at the perfect temperature, with every bite melting in the mouth for a rich and buttery treat. As small as it may have been, my favorite part of the sirloin and crab dish was the solitary onion ring placed strategically on top of the meat. After hearing many great things about Paul’s famed onion rings, I expected a lot, and those expectations were surpassed. The tasty, non-greasy batter created an unrivaled crispness to complement the delectable sweetness of the onion. As I delved into the vibrant red and white crab legs, Paul’s again did not disappoint. In a desert state like New Mexico it can be difficult to find great seafood. Thankfully, the flavor was impeccable, and once the chunks of crab meat were dipped in the melted butter, the thought of having leftovers was unfeasible. The fact that these legs were already pre-cracked made them that much better — who doesn’t love pleasure without the pain? I was not overly impressed with the sirloin, which was ordered medium rare. It was fairly tough, overcooked and the flavor was lacking. The mashed potatoes, on the other hand, were pleasantly creamy with an ideal amount of garlic — so appetizing that I was practically licking the bowl. This throwback restaurant is full of regulars with whom the bartenders and servers are on a first-name basis. Whether you are a first-timer or a faithful customer of years or decades, this family-owned restaurant will welcome you with open arms and cheerfully say goodbye as you leave stuffed with delicious food.



A gnarled veggie every home cook should love


o vegetable more aptly conjures memories of an Italian grandmother’s arthritic hands toiling in a cramped kitchen full of family than celeriac. It looks like a vegetable that demands hard work. It is the hidden gem of this winter season’s vegetable offerings and is the exact opposite of cellophane-bagged, pre-peeled baby carrots. Folks, the work is worth it. Also known by the name “celery root,” celeriac is the ugliest-looking vegetable. It looks arthritic itself. From a utilitarian perspective, it could be considered super-wasteful, with lots of extra, unusable growth. However, in the kitchen, celeriac is an ultra-versatile and über-forgiving ingredient. A type of celery that is grown as a root vegetable, the large, knobby, brownish mass is where all the good stuff is. Unlike the other bland root veggies that are starchy enemies right about now (when we have all made resolutions to not eat lots of starches), celeriac only contains about five percent starch. It can be eaten raw or cooked and lasts, with proper refrigerated storage, for months. With a familiar celery flavor from tip to bottom, all parts of this vegetable are excellent pantry go-tos. Celeriac is sold with a stalky mass still attached. These stalks are what we kitchen folk call byproduct — free product we use to do amazing tricks. Fancy mixologists love them. Unlike regular celery, celeriac stalks are hollow and make perfect celery-flavored straws for bloody marys—just snip and wash. Not a bloody mary drinker? Cut off and wash the stalk and freeze it. Next time you are making a soup recipe calling for celery, it is ready to be used. The bulbous end? That’s a whole other beast. And I mean beast. In fact, most people pass up this vegetable based on its effort factor. It is tough, gnarled and usually encrusted with gritty dirt. The best way to tackle it is with a kitchen

scrubbie — get in there and give it a good all-over scrub to reveal an off-white orb. Then, peel it with a standard kitchen peeler or sharp paring knife. What you have in your hand can be wrapped tightly in plastic, refrigerated, and summoned in a pinch for your next savory meal preparation. It will stay fresh in your vegetable drawer for weeks. If you are looking for a mashed potato substitute, you found it. Cube up the peeled root, put in a pot, cover with cold water and cook until fork tender. Then mash it, like you would potatoes, with a little butter or olive oil and kosher salt and pepper. In a casserole, celery root can take the place of potatoes or be a flavorful addition to potatoes — members of the celery family present intrinsic saline flavors, meaning less salt will be needed in the final dish. It also makes beautifully velvet soups and stews and, because there is lower starch content, pureeing celery root is more forgiving. You have less chance of overworking the gluten and ending up with a gummy mass than you would with a potato. The root can also be cut into small chunks, tossed with a little neutral oil, and roasted until golden brown and crispy. Or, grate the root on a box grater and pan fry to make hash browns. In France, celeriac is the star of celerie remoulade, a cold salad preparation that involves grating the root, blanching it in acidulated water and tossing the strands with a light

dressing of aïoli and mustard. It is a beautiful accompaniment to a filet of fish. The easiest, and perhaps most refreshing way of presenting celery root is raw in a salad. It is filling, though light, and can adapt to whatever other ingredients you may happen to have. To prepare, peel the root bulb. Using a mandoline, finely julienne the bulb into long, thin shards. Toss with fresh lemon juice, to prevent discoloration, and then toss with the rest of the salad. Our favorite combination right now involves the luxurious addition of truffles.

Truffled Celeriac Salad

2 stalks Fresh tarragon leaves 4 oz. Greens—arugula, julienned radicchio White truffle oil Sliced black truffles Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper

Method: Toss the celery root with half the lemon juice. Set aside. Mix together the pear, parsley, tarragon, greens. Dress lightly with truffle oil and lemon juice. Add the celery root and truffle slices. Toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ingredients: 2 bulbs Celery root, julienned 1 Lemon, juiced 2 crisp D’anjou pears, sliced or julienned 1 bunch Parsley leaves, whole

Nelle Bauer is co-chef/co-owner of Jennifer James 101. She finds the most rewarding flavors in the vegetables that require the most work. If you would like to suggest ingredients for future columns, send your ideas to with the subject “Key Ingredient.”





omegranates have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. They are proven beneficial in combating all sorts of maladies, from cataracts to dysentery. Tequila, meanwhile, has also been long-used for its medicinal qualities. Yes, I’m half joking, but I’m also half-serious. While tequila may not shorten the length of a common cold or relieve the sting of a sunburn, a small amount of créme de cacti can certainly improve one’s attitude and mood, while decreasing short-term stress. The key, as always, is to drink responsibly and in moderation during the often stressfilled holiday season. Now I’m not a doctor, but it seems simple enough: drink margaritas, reduce stress, live longer. Salud.

Pomegranate Margarita Ingredients: 2 oz. Silver Tequila (preferably 100 percent de agave) 1 Lime PHOTO BY WES NAMAN

.75 oz. Agave nectar syrup* 12-15 Pomegranate seeds

Method: In a pint glass, muddle pomegranate seeds and agave syrup. Add ice, tequila and juice from one medium-sized lime. Shake vigorously and double strain over ice in a salt-rimmed old

fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds. *Agave nectar syrup: Simply combine equal parts agave nectar and warm water and stir. Store in a refrigerator.

Ben tends bar at Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Nob Hill and teaches beer brewing classes at Victor’s Grape Arbor. He is also a member of the ska/reggae band CrazyFool.




Get yourself into hot water, and more


ou are ready to take the plunge and create your own electricity. You’ve got $10,000 and have already picked out solar panels in your favorite shade of electric blue. What do you mean, insulate? The solar-electric installer who comes to give you a quote will check which direction your roof faces, note shadows caused by trees and then try to talk you into a new refrigerator and caulk — none of which puts money in the pocket of the solar installer. The installer is right, and is looking after your best interests. It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to create less global warming or get the highest return on your energy investment. The best use of your dollar is to first target your house’s worst energy losses. If you recall the oil crisis of the 1970s or local water shortages, you may wince in anticipation of deprivation (reading in the dark, not flushing for number one, etc.). But let’s face the facts — technology has come a long way. You are going to love how much more comfortable your energy-efficient home is. If you love technology, you can hire a company to give your house a HERS rating (a “home energy rating” that involves a software analysis of your home’s design and construction, and may include thermal photos, a pressurized blower test and a detailed printout). Or if you are a DIY-type, you can buy a Kill-a-watt meter ($30, or borrow one at your Albuquerque library), an infrared thermometer ($20) and get a checklist off the Internet. (Here’s a hint: pump the solar electric installer for information — he or she can make you an accurate list blindfolded

with both hands tied behind his/her back). Basic changes, like replacing the 1970 harvest gold refrigerator, have a return of 70 percent. Switching to “curly bulbs” has a return of 150 percent. By comparison, your high-yield savings account is probably paying you a mere 0.5 percent. Are you groaning because you suspect your house leaks like a sieve and is insulated with crumpled newspapers? Don’t. Retrofitters love these houses — they are easy to fix and have the best return on investment. Done. You’ve now cut your energy use by 30 percent or more, and you have your eye on those glittering blue photovoltaic panels. Wait. There is hot water. Approximately a third of your energy use in your house is for generating hot water, a third for heating and a third for electrical appliances. If you don’t use gas or propane, you already know that electricity is an expensive way to heat anything. Installing solar electric, then using that electricity to heat air or water, is very inefficient. The ability of the sun to make things hot is much more effective than the sunlight-to-electricity conversion. This older and well-tested solar technology is called “solar thermal.” It’s rarely done by the

same installer who does solar electric. Solar thermal calls for a plumber, while solar electric calls for an electrician. Installing a solar thermal system that meets your household needs will cost one-third to half as much as solar electric. If hot water is good, what about hot air? Talk to your solar thermal installer. In some cases, solar thermal heat is much more costly than solar thermal hot water, only because it requires more extensive remodeling of your house. Now you are ready for solar electricity, or photovoltaics, on your house. In the trade, this recipe is called the “loading order.” One way to think about it is that things in the first item of the loading order — energy efficiency — will pay back in a year or two. Solar hot water and solar thermal space heating will pay back in three to five years, while solar electric pays back in six- to seven years. That is where the 1-2-3 order comes from. You can test this: Open a new checking account for your electric and gas bill. Deposit your average monthly bill (you can call PNM and ask what your “budget billing” amount is). Pay PNM and your gas company out of the account. In a year the account should have accumulated all the leftover money you gained from energy efficiency. In a few years there will be enough money to pay for the solar thermal upgrades. In five years you can use the money you saved on utilities to splurge for the solar electric. Kristy Dyer is an analyst for renewable energy in New Mexico. She moved to New Mexico to study the radio universe at the Very Large Array and stayed to enjoy the 310 days of sunshine.




while some point to 2012 as a doomsday year, astrology suggests a rich moment to wake up, pay attention and consciously advance our lives By Eric Francis


t was someone named José Argüelles who first described 2012 as the time we would take what he called the “leap beyond technology.” In his 1987 book The Mayan Factor, he told us that the 13th baktun (144,000 days) of the Mayan long-count calendar would be ending on Dec. 21 of 2012. Thus he started an obsession with that date. Over the past 25 years, predictions of both doomsday and spontaneous enlightenment have flooded New Age literature and bled into mainstream thought. Though in all of that time, I’ve hardly ever heard a 2012 narrative I could relate to. Almost everyone knows that 2012 is an important year in the Mayan calendar, but hardly anyone can tell you what it “means” without drifting into speculation. In recent years, Mayan scholars and Mayan leaders have objected to the obsession with gloom and cataclysm. “For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle,” says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday event or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is “a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in.”

The Western Astrology of the 2012 Era That said, 2012 is going to be one of the most significant years that many of us have lived through. On Dec. 21, 2012, we will note that 2012 was a radical turning point. Western astrology illustrates sweeping changes in culture and geopolitics, and corresponding profound changes in the lives of individuals. Most of the planets involved in the alignments were not known to the ancient Mayans — among them Chiron, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, all of which were discovered by modern science. These are the gods of change, and for the next few years they are working in concert with one another, propelling us to wake up, pay attention and consciously advance our lives. While some will experience this as little other than a wild ride, we are being summoned to participate in existence as a personal event — and as a collective event.


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statement calls attention to what it would mean not to participate: to merely observe, to decline participation on the basis of fear, or to attempt to stay stuck in old ways of thinking. If you’re experiencing fear and chaos rather than a bold quest, then it’s time to update your files. Collectively, we have arrived at a point of extreme contraction of awareness, denial, paranoia and surrender of our power. We are being smothered in our own technology. If we don’t do something about this, global conditions will get worse. It would be fair to say that we’ve arrived at a moment of potentially reclaiming what we’ve given up, and perhaps of claiming something new, but it won’t come in the form of an iPhone app. The astrology I describe here is a calling to personal responsibility and a summons to use what we have learned in all these

years of study, workshops, yoga classes, many efforts at healing, self-improvement and personal growth that have become so popular since the 1960s. Now is when we put the pieces together. We are at a point of no return, whether we’re talking about the environment, civil liberties or going beyond paralyzing fear and judgment. In short, it’s time to decide what matters most, and take action. Not in the future — right now. Here are the top five events that illustrate the changes. Each of them may influence you personally. To learn more about how that works, visit planetwaves. net/2012. The following will give you an overview.

Uranus square Pluto For the defining aspect of our era in history, look to Uranus square Pluto when you’re trying to figure out how it’s possible that Arab Spring, the labor movements of Wisconsin and Ohio and the Occupy movement all happened within a few months. There are many factors that make 2011 distinct in modern history, and 2011 was just the beginning. When Uranus and Pluto get together, we enter an epoch of revolution. The way that revolutionary movements start is that individuals stir to awareness, feel a need to participate and then join forces. Uranus square Pluto combines the revolutionary nature of Uranus with the evolutionary power of Pluto, and focuses them into a powerful force for renewal and change. The last time we experienced anything like this was in the mid-’60s, when Uranus and Pluto were in a conjunction. Now that cycle is about to reach the exact first-quarter point, where we can put the many lessons of the ‘60s to work for us. By lessons, I mean the many beautiful opportunities that era teased us with, and the many disasters we witnessed.

Venus Transit of the Sun One of the rarest predictable events in astronomy, this is a precise conjunction of Venus and the Sun — so close that if you’re in the right place, with the right equipment, you will be able to watch Venus trace a line across the Sun. In astronomy, this is the most Mayan thing about 2012, because the Mayan astronomers and loremasters loved the cycles of Venus. Venus’ transit of the Sun is about expression of the solar feminine — that is, the side of


the feminine that is not reflected light but rather direct light. The Sun becomes Venus for a little while in 2012. Taking place in Gemini, this suggests we can begin to experience ourselves as more balanced in our masculine and feminine attributes. Most of the conflict that humanity experiences (and by that I mean war, torture and greed) has its deepest roots in sex, gender and homophobia. It is the combination of repression, inner division and fear of self that I believe leads to our tolerance of the violence we witness and experience. For those who are interested, we are approaching a rare, concentrated opportunity for emotional integration and gender balance.

Planets in the Water Signs In 2010, Chiron began its ingress into Pisces (coinciding with the BP oil spill), arriving to stay in 2011 (this lasts until 2019). Last year, Neptune visited Pisces briefly, and takes up residence in February. It will remain in Pisces for about 14 years. In October, Saturn arrives in Scorpio. These water placements describe at least two things: our global water crisis, and our emotional maturity crisis. It’s no coincidence that in many places the drinking water is contaminated with Prozac. That’s because many communities drink “purified” sewage effluent — something that will become increasingly necessary as time goes on. Emotionally as a society we’re not doing much better, as we drown our sorrows at Wal-Mart and drink the somewhat less purified effluent of our parents and other ancestors. These important planets in the water signs — especially Neptune, the god of oceans — point to a get-real moment of emotional healing, indicating that our emotions are the heart of the matter where growth is concerned. They remind us that water is the heart of the matter where sustaining our bodies is concerned. The quality of the groundwater, rivers and oceans connects to our emotional state. Enough oil spills and nuclear meltdowns. It’s time to grow up.

Mercury Retrograde on Election Day If you thought the 2010 election was crazy, and if you’ve been following the race for the Republican primary this year, just wait for

the actual 2012 election. We live in an era when voter rights are being systematically narrowed down (for students, minorities, the elderly and poor). The 2010 Citizens’ United case has opened the floodgates to politics being a wholly owned subsidiary of corporate America. During the past six months we have been treated to a slate of candidates who cannot identify China as a nuclear power, want to shut down federal agencies they cannot name, who think gay people can be “cured,” who want the smaller, less invasive government to regulate every uterus, who want to eliminate entire circuits of the federal courts and drag judges before Congress and who have racked up more sexual harassment and cheating than — OK, I will shut up! Mercury stations retrograde on Election Day 2012. The only other Election Day in American history when a Mercury retrograde was exactly involved was 2000. We are looking at the potential for some huge scam or something like an Electoral College tie. We need to create something functional in its place.

Stardate The End of the 13th Baktun The Mayan cycle that got the whole conversation going is the X-factor in the equation. Obviously it is significant that a 144,000-day cycle is turning over, particularly involving some of the people who occupied the Americas long before the Europeans arrived. Yet, there has been more speculation to the meaning of this event than there has been grounded creative discussion. We are approaching the point where the culture that grew out of the European colonies is not only no longer sustainable, but where many days it seems like the whole thing is about to collapse. This may be more of a synchronicity than a prediction on the part of the ancient Mayans, but their calendar is all about synchronicity. Certainly something is changing in the nature of time and how we experience it. Technology does seem to be at the heart of the situation.

2012 in the 505 three local psychics make their predictions for the year 2012 compiled by Cristina Olds

Christina Florence

Cynthia Hess

Alan Kinner

Christina Florence is an internationally-known life and prosperity coach and psychic. Born and raised in Albuquerque, she moved to New York City in 1980 to continue her education. There she discovered her abilities as a teacher and business woman. She has been a local Tarot card reader and psychic for the last 15 years and currently reads at the Crystal Dove Book store and at the Blue Eagle Book Shoppe.

Psychic Cynthia Hess, founder of Intuitive Visions, Inc., has dedicated her life to spirituality, intuitive development and expanding human potential. Over the past 35 years, she has given thousands of readings and lectures and is consulted by doctors, businesspeople and educators, and has aided in locating missing persons. Hess has been a popular radio show host in New Mexico and has written astrology columns and articles for The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque the Magazine and the Casino Entertainer.

Alan Kinner uses his intuitive senses to guide, uplift and empower through his use of astrology and Tarot. He developed his clairaudient gift at a very young age to help others find gentle solutions and understanding of perceived obstacles. He co-owned Inspirations, a healing center in Taos, and has studied the art of metaphysics for more than 25 years. He does readings for people throughout the world and has been a featured psychic for Sedona Magazine.




2012 is going to knock everyone’s socks off! Financial systems already hit hard will be hit harder and more banks may fail. Governments will see their people more and more disenchanted and will have to pay close attention to the population at large as more uprisings will occur due to the number of people who are sick and tired of the old guard and the old way of doing things. People want change and they are going to get it. Astrologically, things are really supposed to get shaken up as planetary shifts that have not occurred in 26,000 years come into play. More specifically, I believe we will see President Obama get reelected and move toward war in Iran. We will stay in Afghanistan. The dollar will lose value and a system of barter and new local currencies will be implemented. This may sound bad, but these are much-needed changes. I feel also that things could change in a heartbeat due to the large number of anomalous weather changes such as high winds, volcanic eruptions and rising water. All these things are occurring as the human race is waking up to take its place on the planet and we are poised for an amazing and powerful shift in consciousness. The alarm clock is ringing and it is time to wake up! The year 2012 is not about the end of the world, it is the beginning of a brand new day.

Enter the dragon! The year 2012 is the year of the water dragon in Chinese astrology, which kicks off the new year on Jan. 23. This cycle heralds success, prosperity and health. It’s time to get ahead financially and recoup from losses faced over the past two years. Pursue business ventures, a career change and real estate investments. Don’t be afraid to shop for large purchases you’ve been putting off. On the downside, do research before you make your moves — or face the consequences. The United States will begin to stabilize and examine how it can once again gain financial independence, create jobs and review health care. The U.S. is on the brink of another major change of administration that will be unexpected but productive. Albuquerque begins to expand in 2012 due to the best planet of the zodiac, Jupiter, entering New Mexico’s solar chart. Look for a lot of cosmetic improvements including freshly paved roads, landscaped trails and new construction. Mayor Jim Berry stays around to build our future. Our new Republican administration is praised for cleaning house regarding corruption, but criticized for its handling of the film industry and releasing funds for current sports and tourism projects. There may also be a safety concern for governor Susana Martinez that will cause the administration to increase her current security. A strong opponent emerges to challenge Martinez in the next election. The eclectic restaurants and specialty shops remain stable after so many closures the past few years, as the casinos continue to dominate dining and entertainment. The competition heats up and the stakes get higher to lure customers from one casino to another with elaborate prizes. Anti-aging, beauty and health spas are the rage this year. Turquoise jewelry, New Mexico style and our chile create our own signature brand. National businesses get ready to make Albuquerque their home as old favorites disappear. We give Santa Fe some competition as celebrities settle in Sandia hide-a-ways.

The year 2012 promises to be a tremendous year of transformation. Numerologically, 2012 sums to the number five, the number of restructuring. In western astrology, five is the house of recreation. It is ruled by the sun, which means that all “re-creation” of ourselves as a society will be put into the sunlight so we can clearly see the good or not-so-good. The year 2012 will be characterized by Uranus, the planet of sudden change, at zero degrees in the sign of Aries, representing new beginnings and quick breakthroughs. Also characterizing 2012 will be Saturn, the planet of structure, old foundations or limitations, at the final phase or 29 degrees in the sign of Libra, representing balance and integrity. With the final phase of Saturn, there may be a shake-up in politics or financial affairs, and anything that has been done with injustice or a lack of integrity. There will be a great urge to transform the stuck patterns within each of us, as well as globally, to achieve deepened integrity and balance. People will become more focused and come together to take back power and to re-create balance where it was lacking previously. I see a beautiful opportunity for each of us to cease doubt and judgment of self. Follow your own calling to embrace what you create. Establish a new, strong foundation and share your gifts with others.

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JANUARY 2012: the first month of the rest of your year Planet Waves by Eric Francis —

Aries MAR. 20-APR. 19 Race car driver Al Unser Jr., April 19

This year is about precision. You’ve been feeling this calling for a while, since your ruling planet Mars entered Virgo this past autumn. Your quest may extend to your mental and physical health, work, and other factors in your environment. You may apply this as a drive for impeccability, integrity or perfection. The problem is that humans are not creatures of precision; we are works in progress. Mars stationing retrograde in Virgo is cautioning you against taking overbearing positions with yourself: pushing yourself too hard, or trying to solve all your problems at once. You would best be served by an approach that works in layers. It’s like housecleaning — you sweep before you mop; getting the dishes out of the way is always a good start. I suggest you take that approach to personal improvement. Beware of over-emphasis on the past. You may encounter old issues that are calling for focus. While you’re doing that I suggest you adapt a “clean as you go” approach with present-moment subject matter. Keep your current relationships, enterprises and work patterns clear. Proceed carefully and meticulously, so that you avoid creating new problems. Recognize that shifting your mental outlook will shift the way the world appears. If the world looks broken, consider whether that’s how you feel. And remember that your ultimate goal is wholeness not perfection.

Leo Gemini MAY 20-JUN. 21 Actor Neil Patrick Harris, Jun. 15 NFL Pro Bowler Brian Urlacher, May 25

Your relationship life has been nothing less than surreal the past few months, and you may feel like you’re experiencing a kind of replay of everything that you’ve been through. The question now and for the foreseeable future involves commitment. Relationships of any kind call for being held in a container made of agreements. For you, both the content and structure of those agreements is what is up for review. One relationship is calling for a complete revision of the “sacred contracts” that are involved. Once you start, this will branch out into your relationships. As you embark on that, you may notice that your current agreements contain odd clauses that take you off the main point of what your relationships are about. These are silent expectations and requirements that you can trace back to your parents and grandparents. It’s similar to how the deed on a house or piece of property can contain requirements on subsequent owners. Note that the first of those supposed requirements where a relationship is concerned involves the concept of ownership itself, which is infused through nearly all of our ideas about romantic partnership or marriage. This is the place to start asking questions.

JUL. 22-AUG. 23 Actress Anna Gunn, Aug. 11

Focus on what is necessary. Aim your concept of beauty or creativity on efficiency — that is where you will tap your creative power. Do your best to expend your energy consciously. There is a feeling described in your charts, which is doing precisely what is necessary to get the result that you want. You will find that this takes less effort than you think; the operative concept is leverage — not you being leveraged, but you having the leverage. I have noticed that the value of ideas to get things done is underrated. Consider something carefully until you have a good concept of what you want; it’s possible that the idea you need will come to you. It will help you if you delineate what you want to get done or what problem you want to solve. This way you will have a sense of whether an idea that just arrives, or an idea that you gradually brew up, is the one that might do the job. If you don’t define the puzzle first, you’ll be much less likely to notice whether you’ve fit the pieces together correctly. Be sensitive to whether you’ve already worked something out. If you need something, check if you have it. If something is puzzling you, think back and remember if you’ve already solved it.



SEP. 22-OCT. 23 Boxer Holly Holmes, Oct. 17 Animator/voice actor Mike Judge, Oct. 17

If you want to understand yourself, study the nature of fear. There are different kinds, ranging from a lurking anxiety to paranoia. Lately you may be experiencing the fear of specifics: of what might happen if you don’t take care of details, or correct flaws that you might perceive in yourself. There is a kind of microscope pointing into your deep hidden nature, and you need to use it carefully. Beware of obsession, or of any violent thoughts you might direct toward yourself. Notice these mental patterns and see if you can trace them back to their early origins. Despite your laid-back exterior, you possess a deep perfectionism, though it’s not always healthy. Be cautious of what you think others think of you. This is almost always incorrect. If it’s not already clear, you must send yourself more positive messages. It will come down to a question of which viewpoint is true. Which makes you feel healthier, leads to your being happier and more productive? This is a time when you will make improvements to your mental patterns and emotional habits; it’s just a question of how you go about it.

Sagittarius NOV. 22-DEC. 22 Lobos basketball coach Steve Alford, Nov. 23 Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, Nov. 29

Use imperfection as your teacher. Since perfection doesn’t exist except as a concept, you need to put to good use the things you perceive as “wrong” with yourself. What you perceive as being a problem and what you perceive as being your best assets may be close together, so close that they are inseparable. You may notice what is “imperfect” about your body just as you notice your own beauty. You might observe that you’re in good health but before you have time to appreciate that, you may be annoyed by persistent problems you have — and the negative can have a way of dominating the discussion. It’s like the small issue gets your attention and obscures your perception of everything else. This is not the way to make progress, especially if you want to develop your talents, be of service and feel better about yourself — all things that are possible. You’re being challenged to work with a functional standard and monitor your judgments. You need to develop a sense of perspective. Perfection may not be a value, but improvement is a useful one.

JAN. 20-FEB. 19 Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, Feb. 4

For the next few months, you’re going to be working out the details of a partnership that may have you going over old ground. This is not about backpedaling; it is about resolving unfinished business. The good news is that once this phase ends, you’ll be able to proceed forward with courage and confidence. The lessons you’ll learn include the nature of commitments and what it means to get into them (and out of them), and how much care you must take to ensure that the fine points are really what they should be; and a big wake-up to the power you have when you step forward with your independence rather than thinking you need others to be involved in every decision. What seems like a review will really be a planning phase for a period of your life that I would describe as a period of achievement. There is a warm-up to this phase, and you’re in it now. The more you have a grasp on the history of recent years (and some long-gone ones) the more successful you will be. Your success comes down to one question: knowing what you want. That, in turn, breaks down into several subtopics, including knowing exactly what would get in the way of that awareness. In the process, you will map out your psyche and the maze of your life, and this map will be a useful tool as you progress forward.

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APR. 19-MAY 20 Ex-N.M. Senator Pete Domenici, May 7

AUG. 23-SEP. 22 Designer/director Tom Ford, Aug. 27

There is something about sex that you seem to be trying to work through. You cannot simultaneously exist in a world dominated by vanity, glamour and the appearance of purity, at the same time you reach for authenticity, healing and being clear about your desires. You must choose to exist in one world or the other. The first set of properties describes a way of life based on cloaking yourself in various illusions, the second is about going deeper than appearances and reaching the substance of who you are and what you have to share. When we talk about sexual healing, we might well ask what exactly we would strive to resolve, correct or improve. You would benefit from being real about what you want, and noticing any fear or guilt that comes up. Make an inventory of the situations where love and guilt are transacted as if equivalents. Check in where you are attempting to experience intimacy without vulnerability, or vulnerability without trust. These things — intimacy, vulnerability and trust — combine to form this thing we label “love.” The risky territory you’re exploring involves working out that formula, but beware that to get there, you may have to move lesser values out of the way. Be vigilant.


Cancer JUN. 21-JUL. 22 Gov. Susana Martinez, Jul. 14 Actress Minka Kelly, Jun. 24

Accept the fact that a relationship is changing, which does not necessarily mean changing for the worse. You get influence over what form and direction the change takes, though you’re also being confronted by essential elements that are out of your control. You have to sort out the difference. Meanwhile, review the history of the relationship. There was a turning point between 2008 and 2009. If the relationship dates prior to that era, study the developments at that time; otherwise, consider this date range as a turning point in your relationship history. The changes involve the form of your relationships, and their content. The old forms can no longer hold what you want to express, feel or need. They are not flexible enough. Yet you may not be aware of what new structure to use. Allow form to follow function. What is the purpose and content of the relationship? Based on that, how to have the relationship will be more obvious. We tend to put the form of the relationship over the content. We try to fit people (even ourselves) into preconceived ideas and this is what is changing.

Mars stations retrograde in your birth sign. Mars will spend a total of eight months in Virgo, about 10 weeks of which it will seem to be traveling backward. Mars is the most assertive planet, so this back-tracking is often considered challenging — but it serves a crucial purpose. The planets seem determined to teach you how to use this mysterious, elusive thing known as your will. Everything you experience must be filtered through one question — what do you want? You will develop the skill of discernment: sorting out everything in your life on the basis of whether it helps or hurts you. You can learn new ways to correct what is not working, and what you don’t like about yourself. Mars is a hot, sharp object, and it has no morals. Be the intelligence behind the changes, and cultivating that awareness is the point. Proceed with precision, getting clear on the mental level, then checking with the deeper emotional level, and finally making your actual adjustments meticulously and carefully. Take the duration of the retrograde (Jan. 23 to Apr. 13) to identify and correct the patterns you don’t like, and to cultivate the ones that you want and need. There’s no such thing as too careful — unless you spend your days in hesitation.

OCT. 23-NOV. 22 ABQ. Mayor Richard J. Berry, Nov. 6 Rudolfo Anaya, author, Oct. 30 Actress Demi Moore, Nov. 11

To what extent do you rely on outside structure to hold up your life? We all do, to some extent. I am always glad to have a house to live in and boots to walk in. But it’s also essential to have a strong internal structure, so that you are the person actually guiding your life. If you are going to put personal growth on top of your list this year, strengthening your internal structure is number one. Nearly every important transit happening to you is a commentary on some form of self-mastery or being conscious of the boundaries of your life. These serve a purpose: to help you contain, cultivate and direct your creative energy. You may feel like you have so many changes to make that you are overwhelmed. You have a feeling for how much territory you are going to cover before these processes are over, but your inner workings also have significant momentum. You’ve achieved more than you think, though at this point there really is no looking back except to check in with where you started. Trust that you have a solid beginning. One of the next places you’re going to be directing your energy is your reputation. The question is, are you known for who you really are, or is there something else going on?


Capricorn DEC. 22-JAN. 20 Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, Jan. 1 Former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, Dec. 30 CEO Jeff Bezos, Jan. 12

Faith is a difficult-to-grasp concept, and it’s what you need to be the most vigilant about now. Your solar charts suggest you are having a crisis of faith in yourself; you may notice this quality more by its absence than its presence. Faith comes from inside you. If there is an external source, then by my definition, it’s not faith. Seek that internal source of connection. At the same time, you seem to be in a colossal struggle to work out what you believe: about life, yourself and about what is possible. You may be feeling the effects of disappointments relating to prior plans, or a sense of failing to meet your own potential — these may be influencing what you believe is possible. If what was possible in the past is any indication of what is possible in the future, then humanity would have made no progress on anything. What is possible today is, what was not possible previously. Consider what seems impossible today as an indication of your potential. If you can gently notice where you lack faith, you’re halfway to being filled with it.

Pisces FEB. 19-MAR. 20 Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez, Mar. 2 Actor Freddy Prinze Jr., Mar. 8 Former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, Mar. 7 Apple Founder Steve Jobs, Feb. 24

Whatever that thing you’re most dedicated to, that is who and what you are. It’s not that you have to identify with it, but that you are free to do so. There seems to be a healing process at the heart of the matter. You’re feeling a calling to authenticity, which includes giving yourself the space to be yourself. If I had to assign one theme to the next four seasons, that’s the one: Hold that space open where you are free to be you. Holding open space to exist may have the feeling of taking back territory. By doing something positive and assertive you may get the sensation that you’re doing something negative or wrong. You’ve been through this territory once or twice but it’s easy to forget. This is one reason why I suggest you think in terms of defining your space (rather than defending it). There is room for you to be different, and there is room for you to fulfill your purpose. In the coming four seasons, however, you’re likely to graduate to something even more powerful: living on a mission.



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remember the party painfully. It was full of a bunch of L.A. types — the worst of which happened to be the editor that I worked for at the time. Her existence killed just about every part of my spirit worth saving. When she would get sloppy drunk on Smirnoff’s and desperation, she would lean in and tell me about boyfriends she used to have, everyone from Don Dokken to Kip Winger. I suspected most of it was bull, but … it really didn’t matter. She was going to slur it at me anyway. All I could picture when I would stare at her was her smeared red lipstick and the dark roots of her hair tangling before my drunken eyes in some type of aesthetic deathmatch of whorror. “Kuurrrby, baby — no really. I used to go out witha the manag-g-ger of Tool. Sometimes … late at night ... he would whisssper — things.” “Things, huh?” “Y-y-yeah, he used to tella me whad their songs were abbow. They were abbow ... wella, Tool you jussa wuddn’t be-LIEVE it. Like…aliens and body parts and ... stuff. I wish-a now…I 7:30p, Wed., Jan. 18 didn’t know.” Tingley Coliseum It was at that moment that I was actually 300 San Pedro NE, 505.265.1791 saved by the drummer of Faster Pussycat $55-$79 who grabbed her by the collar, mentioned Tickets: ticketmaster. something about a show in Cedar Rapids and com lord knows what happened next. I was left in the corner by myself drinking King Kobra and wondering what — well, to be honest, I didn’t think two things about Tool the rest of the night. The truth is, I wouldn’t be thinking about them now if it wasn’t for the fact they are making an increasingly rare live appearance, and at Tingley Coliseum no less. This news is doubtlessly going to make thousands of rabid Tool fans happier than my sister in a room full of crack, but for many in the general population, Tool is simply a more pissed-off version of Rush. I mean, no one definitively knows what the hell the songs are about, but it’s undeniable that the musicianship is otherworldly. When it comes to technical proficiency, no one can touch this band from Los Angeles. From Tool’s debut, Opiate, all the way through the 2006 offering, 10,000 Days, the group has consistently blended visual arts with musical experimentation that has defied categorization and, in fact, has created a whole new genre. It isn’t metal. It’s Tool. And what that means is definitely in the eye of the beholder. You either get it or you don’t. Judging from the way the group conducts its business, many do. Think about it: Tool hasn’t released an album in six years, yet they have a rabid enough following that they can announce 15 domestic tour dates at the drop of a hat and watch as thousands purchase tickets. There aren’t many acts that can pull that off.

Tool hasn’t released a new record since 2006, but the band recently announced a 15-date tour, including an Albuquerque stop, and adoring fans are snapping up tickets. The alt-metal band includes (from left) Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones.

Doubtless the audience at any Tool show is full of repeat customers. Once one has witnessed the virtuoso synchronicity involved in the auditory and visual aspects of the show, it’s hard to be impressed by anything else. Basically, Tool makes everything else look like Poison. The band’s singer Maynard Keenan once described his group this way: “Tool is exactly what it sounds like ... we are your tool; use us as a catalyst in your process of finding out whatever it is you need to find out, or whatever it is you’re trying to achieve.” Yeah, let me get this straight — I’m gonna use my “tool” to find out what I need to find out? Well, if that’s the case, I’ve been a Tool fan for years. Maybe we all are. Maybe that business about aliens and the body parts my editor was talking about wasn’t B.S. at all. Maybe this group has totally found a way to permeate our collective subconscious on a higher plane. Maybe we are all just out there, searching, with our Tools.


Little Lo, Dogfood, Wasteland Inkorporated 8p-2a, FREE

Le Chat Lunatique holds ‘Demonic Lovely’ music video debut

Casa (Small Dance Floor)


DJ Chil 9p, $20 for men Cheenah Lounge- Santa Ana Star Casino

Fat City OLD SCHOOL/FUNK 9p-1a, FREE Cities of Gold - Golden Cantina Lounge

Coyote Blue COUNTRY/VARIETY 9p, FREE Cities of Gold - Sports Bar

DJ Marc Anthony TOP 40 6-9p, FREE Club Warehouse

Simon Balkey & the Honky Tonk Crew COUNTRY/VARIETY 8p, FREE Cooperage

Soul Kitchen JAZZ/BLUES 9p, $5 Cowgirl BBQ


Le Chat Lunatique

ward-winning local gypsy jazz purveyors Le Chat Lunatique will bring its signature jazz rhythms and fiery lyrics to Low Spirits on January 20 to celebrate the release of a new music video for the song, “Demonic Lovely.” The video, a first for the quartet, was crafted by international filmmaker Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle ( and features the band, which includes Muni Kulasinghe, Fernando Garavito, John Sandlin and Jared Putnam, trekking through the New Mexico desert, instruments in hand. Tickets for the video screening cost an apt $6.66. Along with live performances by Le Chat Lunatique, DJ Limn and Felix y los Gatos, the evening will have a 1940s theme complete with cocktails, dancing and a contest for best costume. It promises to be an evening of delightfully demonic fun, high-paced dancing and throwback cool entertainment.



9p, Fri., Jan. 20 Low Spirits, 2823 2nd NW $6.66





Los Radiators FOLK 6:30-9:30p, FREE Imbibe

DJ Rotation 10p, FREE Jazzbah

The Michael Anthony Trio 9p-1a, $10 after 10p

Mine Shaft Tavern

Scalo II bar

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

The Ruebarbs SOULFUL BLUES 3-7p, FREE

Square One Quartet JAZZ/BLUES 8p, FREE

Entourage Jazz JAZZ 6-9:30p, FREE

O’Niell’s (Heights)

South Valley Library

Vanessie Santa Fe

Los Radiators FOLK/BLUES 4-7p, FREE


O’Niell’s (Nob Hill)

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

The Ambassadors of Pleasure featuring Busy McCarroll 8p, FREE

Higher Ground BLUEGRASS 4-7p, FREE

Trio Soul 6-9p, FREE

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse

Sol Santa Fe


Le Chat Lunatique 8:30p, FREE

Nappy Roots and Zoology 7:30p, $16

Amy Faithe Band 9:30p, FREE


St. Clair Winery & Bistro


Sunday Chatter (previously Church of Beethoven)

Blue Tower Lounge

Elias-Axel Pettersson PIANO 10:30a, $5-$15

Gregg Daigle Band 9:30p, FREE

SUN 22

Soul Divine FUNK/ROCK/R&B 9p, FREE

Center for Spiritual Living

MON 16

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Norma Tell Returns LATIN 4p, $20

Walker & the Texas Dangers, The Roustabouts and more. 8p-2a, FREE

Cities of Gold- Golden Cantina Lounge

Cowgirl BBQ


Congregation B’nai Israel

Cowgirl Karaoke, Michele Leidig 9p, FREE

DJ Dynamixx TOP 40 9p, $20/men

Consuelo Luz VOCALS 6:30p, $36-$57.72


Cheenah Lounge - Santa Ana Star Casino

Cowgirl BBQ

Knuckles Deep, Blue Felix, Twist of Fate, and Die As You Fall 9p, FREE

Redneck the Band COUNTRY 9p-1a, FREE

Marcello’s Chophouse

Slo Burnin TOP 40/COUNTRY 9p, FREE

Gary Reynolds Southwest Wind Band COUNTRY/FOLK/SWING 12-3p, FREE Ray Tarintino ACOUSTIC/ROCK 8p, FREE

Open Piano Night 6:30-9:30p, FREE

Cities of Gold - Sports Bar

Il Vicino

Sol Santa Fe

DJ Marc Anthony TOP 40 6-9p, FREE

The Tumbleweeds BLUEGRASS 3-6p, FREE

Elizabeth Cook 7p, $12

Club Warehouse


TUE 17


Jazz Brunch with Rick Fairbanks Duo 11a, FREE


Las Placitas Presbyterian Church

Blue-Zilla JAZZ/BLUES 9p, $5

Willy Sucre & Friends STRING 3p, $20

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Cowgirl BBQ


Combo Special with Joani JAZZ 6:309:30p, FREE

Gypsy Lumberjacks and Emperor X AMERICANA/GYPSY JAZZ/BLUEGRASS 8p-2a, FREE

Boris & The Saltlicks SW AMERICANA 8p, $5 Cube Restaurant

The Melismatics, Red Light Cameras, and The Deadtown Lovers 8p, $5


Chris Wager CLASSIC ROCK 6:30p, FREE


Willy Porter FOLK/POP 7:30p, $15-$20


The Electric Edric Project ROCK 4-8p, FREE

Cowgirl BBQ

DJ Rotation 10p, FREE

O’Niell’s (Nob Hill)



Holy Water and Whiskey FOLK 4-7p, FREE


Lee Taylor Quartet 9p-1a, $10 after 10p

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

College Night with DJ Automatic & Drummer Camilo Quinones 9p, FREE


The Peacemakers 6-9p, FREE

The Peacemakers AMERICANA 7-10p, FREE

MON 23


Leeches of Lore, Fando, Fart House, and Phantom Lake 9p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse

Karl Richardson Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE Mine Shaft Tavern

Open Mic Night by Shelly 7-11p, FREE Molly’s

Skip Batchelor 1:30-5p, FREE Rudy Boy Experiment 5:30-9:30p, FREE Monte Vista Fire Station

Felonious FUNK/AMERICANA 9p, FREE Qbar

DJ Aquattro TOP 40 9p, $10 for men Scalo II Bar

Stu MacAskie Trio JAZZ 8:30p, FREE



Blue Tower Lounge

Junto Unidos OLDIES/COUNTRY9p, FREE Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Elected Officials, Reference Man, Mexican Violence, and APD 8p-2a, FREE Cheenah Lounge- Santa Ana Star Casino

Fat City OLD SCHOOL/FUNK 9p-1a, FREE Cities of Gold - Golden Cantina Lounge

DJ Marc Anthony TOP 40 9p, FREE Club Warehouse


En-Joy CUBAN/SALSA 9:30p, $7 Corrales Brewery Bistro

Spankey Lee ROCK/BLUES 6-9p, FREE Cowgirl BBQ

Kitty Jo Creek BLUEGRASS 2-6p, FREE The John Kurzweg Band ROCK 8p, $5


Entice 9p-1a, FREE Launchpad

The Reverend Horton Heat, The Supersuckers, and Texylvania 9p, $20

DJ Rotation 9p, FREE Jazzbah

Chrys Paige Group 9p-1a, $10 after 10p Launchpad

Reviva, Shamani, Lichil and more 9p, $7 Low Spirits

The Blue Hornets and The Surf Lords 9p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse

Tony Rodriguez Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE Mine Shaft Tavern

Desert SW Blues Band 7-11p, $5 Molly’s

Bailout 1:30-5p, FREE Rock Bottom 5:30-9:30p, FREE Monte Vista Fire Station

The Rudy Boy Experiment BLUES/ROCK 9p, FREE Qbar

DJ Chil TOP 40 9p, $10/men Scalo II Bar

Inside Out JAZZ 8:30p, FREE Sol Santa Fe

Gregory Alan Isakov 8p, $12 St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Soul Sanctuary SOUL 6:30-9:30p, FREE Zinc

The Hi-Lo Tones 9:30p, FREE

SUN 15 Cities of Gold -Golden Cantina Lounge


Cowgirl Brunch with Family Coal AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS 12-3p, FREE Qorichaska WORLD/FOLK/JAZZ 8p, FREE Il Vicino

Chris Dracup ACOUSTIC BLUES 3-6p, FREE Jazzbah

Jazz Brunch with Entourage Jazz 11a, FREE Launchpad

Abq Battle of the Bands: Blind Hatred, Weather Red, Written In Stone, Vertigo Venus and more. 4p, $8-$10 Leo’s

The Electric Edric Project ROCK 4-8p, FREE

Cities of Gold - Golden Cantina Lounge

Low Spirits

Le Chat Lunatique video release party: Felix y Los Gatos, DJ Cloud, and DJ Limn 8p, $6.66 Marcello’s Chophouse

Karl Richardson Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE



Southwest Wind 5:30-9:30p, FREE Qbar

Gene Corbin 1:30-5p, FREE Memphis P-Tails 5:30-9:30p, FREE

Frank Chewiwie LATIN/JAZZ 9p, FREE

Monte Vista Fire Station

Scalo II Bar

Calle 66 SALSA 9p, FREE


Ned’s On the Rio Grande


The Electric Edric Project ROCK 9p-1a, FREE

Tijerina Acoustic Duo 8p, FREE


WED 18

Scalo II Bar




The Bobcats Trio 6-9p, FREE

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

DJ Aquattro TOP 40 9p, FREE Michael Glynn Trio JAZZ 8:30p, FREE St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Vinyl and Verses featuring UHF B-Boy Crew UNDERGROUND HIP HOP 8p-2a, FREE

Paid My Dues Blues, Chava BLUES 6-9:30p, FREE

Cities of Gold- Golden Cantina Lounge


Karaoke Starr Entertainment 9p, FREE



Cowgirl BBQ

Cowgirl Karaoke by Michele Leidig 9p, FREE Launchpad

The Toasters, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, Crazyfool, and The Reagan Motels 7:30p, $10 Loma Colorado Main Library

The Daddy O’s 50S/60S 6:30p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse

Open Piano Night 6:30-9:30p, FREE

TUE 24 Burt’s Tiki Lounge

The Blackhands 8p-2a, FREE Cowgirl BBQ

Brent Berry, Josh Martin AFRO COASTAL 8p, FREE El Rey

MarchFourth Marching Band with Diego’s Umbrella 7:30p, $15-$20 Imbibe

Cowgirl BBQ



Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Crooks Coat, The Saltine Ramblers, Minor Note Orchestra 8p-2a, FREE

Back To School Beach Party! Bikinis, sand, & hot tubs! DJ Flo Fader 9p, FREE Launchpad

Blues Night with Tony Rio and the Atomic Spies 8-11p, FREE

Blue Tower Lounge

Parachute, Asper Kourt, The Noms 7p, $10

Soul Divine FUNK/ROCK/R&B 9p, FREE



Cheenha Lounge-Santa Ana Star Casino

Larry Conga Show 5:30-9:30p, FREE

Vagrant Variety: Diverje, Tripping Dogs, Sarah Kennedy, James Morrow, T-Gram, Pavel Ivanocich Kosachev, Rye Seronie and more 9p, $5

Tequila Rain NEW MEXICAN 9p-1a, FREE


Club Warehouse

Frank Chewiwie LATIN JAZZ 9p, FREE

DJ 12 Tribe HIP HOP/R&B 8p, FREE

Scalo II Bar

Marcello’s Chophouse



Tony Rodriguez 6:30-9:30p, FREE

Nosotros SALSA 9:30p, $7



Cowgirl BBQ

Rudy Boy Duo 8p, FREE

Bell Luna 5:30-9:30p, FREE Sol Santa Fe

The Bill Hearne Trio COUNTRY 2-5p, FREE Broomdust Caravan 8p, $5

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real 8p, $12

El Rey

WED 25

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Guitar Shorty 7p, $15-$18

Joani & Darin 6-9p, FREE


THU 19

DJ Rotation 10p, FREE

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Keller Hall - UNM Campus

The Universal featuring CLKCLKBNG & Guests DANCE/INDIE 8p-2a, FREE Cities of Gold -Golden Cantina Lounge

DJ Marc Anthony TOP 40 9p, FREE Cowgirl BBQ

Gypsy Lumberjacks AMERICANA 8p, FREE Imbibe

College Night with DJ Flo Fader 9p, FREE Jazzbah

Sez Who 9p-1a, FREE


Soul Kitchen SOUL 9p-1a, $10 after 10p The NMWC presents Hidden Gems: Songs You’re Sorry You Never Heard 7p, $8-$15 Launchpad

Hillbilly vs. Punks!, Cowboys and Indians, and Who Killed Carla 9p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse

Tony Rodriguez Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s

Stingrays 1:30-5p, FREE Group Therapy 5:30-9:30p, FREE


Monte Vista Fire Station

Def Rare, Rockmore Foundation, Sisterz of the Underground, and more 9p, $5

Ned’s On the Rio Grande

Ali Rae Band SOUL 9p, FREE

Marcello’s Chophouse

The Electric Edric Project ROCK 9p-1a, FREE

Karl Richardson 6:30-9:30p, FREE



DJ Dynamixx TOP 40 9p, $10 for men

Badfish 5:30-9:30p, FREE

Scalo II Bar

O’Niell’s Pub (Juan Tabo)

The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band BLUEGRASS 7-10p, FREE


Keith Sanchez & the Moon Thieves ROCK/ SOUL 8:30p, FREE

Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Vinyl and Verses featuring UHF B-Boy Crew UNDERGROUND HIP HOP 8p-2a, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery

Spankey Lee ROCK/BLUES 6-9p, FREE Cowgirl BBQ

Kory Quinn AMERICANA/FOLK8p, FREE Jazzbah

Blues Night w/ Felix y Los Gatos Trio BLUES 8p, FREE Jewish Community Center

The Rebbe’s Orkestra 11a-12p, FREE Launchpad

Torture Victim and Doomed to Exist 9p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse

Larry Friedman 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s

Skip Batchelor 5:30-9:30p, FREE Sol Santa Fe

Dengue Fever and Secret Chiefs 7:30p, $12 St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Sally Townes Duo 6-9p, FREE


smart MUSIC

The Melismatics 8p, Sun., Jan. 22 Launchpad 618 Central SW, 505.764.8887


t’s hard say what makes edgy, pop punk The Melismatics so powerful. Maybe it’s the infectious vocal melodies, or the subtle, simple synthesizers. It could be the driving, danceable force behind every song on 2008’s The Acid Test. The truth $5 is, it’s not an individual factor that makes Tickets: holdmyticket. the Minneapolis quartet stand out — it’s com the sum of all of its parts that gives The Melismatics their unique, tight-knit style. That style comes from the core of The Melismatics, the married duo of guitarist and vocalist Ryan Smith and multi-instrumentalist Pony. The band has been working hard for the past decade, which has paid off in a variety of ways, such as having The Melismatics’ music featured on MTV television shows like The Hills and Laguna Beach as well as NBC’s Windfall. The band played some of the country’s biggest music festivals, like Lollapalooza and SXSW. Now, the group is touring in support of its second studio album, 2012’s MANIA!, with a stop in Albuquerque to share its gritty power pop. —Justin De La Rosa


tiff beats, screaming The Reverend Horton Heat guitars and blasting lyrics with Supersuckers about wild times and crazy 8p, Tue., Jan. 17 memories seem to awaken a Launchpad certain mentality of, “Who cares, 618 Central SW, 505.764.8887 let’s party!” If that’s you, this is $20 your show. The Reverend Horton Tickets: Heat and Supersuckers are two examples of bands that have been together for decades, yet still play music to rev up the soul and get the blood pumping with eclectic mixtures of country, punk, rock and swing. Supersuckers lean more on the country side of the aisle, with brash lyrics and the selfproclaimed title of “greatest band in the world.” The Reverend Horton Heat originated in Texas, singing about life’s troubles in humorous yet human ways, with a style considered to be “country-fed punkabilly” or “psychobilly.” If you’re looking for a good time with rowdy music, hurry and get your tickets to a show that’s sure to be a sellout. —Chloë Winegar-Garrett


archFourth Marching MarchFourth Marching Band Band (M4) is a 7:30p, Tue., Jan. 24 percussion enthusiast’s The El Rey Theatre dream come to life, complete 620 Central SW, 505.232.9868 with stage theatrics that would $15, $20 day of show impress the Bros. Ringling. Tickets: Drawing on big-band, influenced brass arrangements, this 23-piece (give or take) musical throng adds a modern tone to their sound through the infusion of psychedelic, Claypoolesque bass and guitar lines. It’s hard to listen to M4 without succumbing to the human instinct for moving in time to the sound of drums which resonate the primordial rhythm. Note: M4 is NOT a high-school marching band, and in most cases it would probably be remiss to refer to the live show as an appropriate destination for “family night” with the kids or the in-laws — unless your home life is something akin to a Lewis Carrollian nightmare. If that happens to be the case, then by all means, pick-up the spouse’s parents from bingo, eat some moldy bread and go marvel the night away watching fire-eaters and stiltwalkers while twirling in circles with your mother-in-law — though it may be safer to just go with your best sweetheart. If you’re a fan of drumming, definitely do not sit this one out. —Charlie Crago





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Playwright and performer Lauren Weedman, noted for her comedic sense, has been a featured performer on such shows as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Hung. When the audience is laughing, “I know I’m connecting,” Weedman said.



King Kong vs. Godzilla An invitational theme show inspired by the epic battles of lifelong adversaries. 11a-6p, Mon.-Sat.; 12-5p, Sun., FREE

Comedy central


Lauren Weedman brings her one-woman stage performance to Albuquerque for a four-show run BY MIKE ENGLISH

“People tend to think it might be standup,” she said. “Standup is super hard. It’s not that.”


Of course, it should be noted that the modest Weedman is a master of self-deprecation. When a he’s been called everything from a writer marveled that she handles her own publicity for performance locales like New Mexico despite heterosexual female David Sedaris to her impressive TV and film resume, she replied, “What, there’s another option? I barely have health the 21st century incarnation of the late insurance. No vision at all. There’s no marketing staff here.” Gilda Radner, and compared to Bob Newhart and Lily Tomlin, but Lauren Weedman So yes, there will be laughs. Weedman said comedy is always a first impulse for her as a performer is building her own impressive career, thank because “I know I’m connecting” when the audience is laughing. But she doesn’t have an elaborate you — a blend of writing and acting in theater, philosophy about incorporating humor into her one-woman stage shows, which occasionally take a television and film, all laced with a sharp comic serious turn. sense. “I could say, ‘Humor allows the audience to come with you on a more complicated A former correspondent on The journey,’” Weedman said, “but I really don’t think about it like that. I just do what I No ... You Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a do.” regular on the HBO show Hung Shut Up No ... You Shut Up was first staged in Boise, Idaho, in 2008, but Weedman noted that and a film actress in such films the show — based on her memoir A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body and directed 8p, Fri., 2p and 8p, as the upcoming Judd Apatow in Albuquerque by her husband, Jeff Weatherford — has changed constantly and Sat., 6p, Sun., Jan. comedy The Five-Year Engagement, bears little resemblance to what it was three years ago. “It’s definitely evolved with 20-22 Weedman will be hitting the stage me,” said Weedman, who estimated just two scenes remain from its original version. The Cell Theatre in Albuquerque to stage her one700 1st NW, Besides a recent three-week run in Washington, D.C., of her stage show Bust, woman show, No ... You Shut Up. 505.766.9412 Weedman will star in the Apatow-produced The Five-Year Engagement, which hits “It’s about a relationship with a $25, $20 stu./sen. screens in April. Weedman said she’s excited by the movie for two reasons: one, she widower who has a teenage kid, was able to play against what she called her usual type, “a lesbian cracked-out chef and how you enter an intense with bad hair,” and two, she’s pretty certain she won’t end up on the cutting room environment like that,” Weedman floor. told Local iQ in a recent interview. “I play Jason Segal’s boss, and I fire him, so I’m in the story,” she said — though she “It’s about the search for family. refused to get too high on the idea that the role will be some kind of breakthrough to bigger things. It’s not joke joke joke joke.” That’s by design. While The New York Times has called Weedman “just plain funny, physically and verbally,” and their are plenty of YouTube videos to prove it, Weedman herself said people who come expecting constant comedy from her self-penned stage shows are barking up the wrong tree.


“I’ll just be happy for it to continue,” she said of her unique career, with its constantly churning blend of stage, TV and film performance and writing. “Though a bigger burst of money would be nice.” One last note: While her career has taken her from Seattle to New York and now Los Angeles, Weedman said she has been in the Duke City two times previously, to perform in Tricklock’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival, and she still feels a sense of “kinship” with the Tricklock crew. “Albuquerque audiences are great,” Weedman said.


Tape A play by Stephen Belber. 8p, Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun., $10-$12 DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE 6921 MONTGOMERY NE, 505.881.0503 THROUGH JAN. 26: EXHIBITION

Encaustic and Silk Albuquerque artists Evey Jones and Harriette Tsosi explore the media of encaustic (pigmented wax) and silk in two exhibitions. 10a-4p, Mon.-Fri., FREE THE HARWOOD ART CENTER 1114 7TH NW, 505.242.6367


The House of Fitzcaraldo Written by Buran Theatre Company of Kansas City. Pulling and culling from a myriad of source texts, videos, and dreams, Buran uses its distinctive style to situate itself between high and low culture. 8p, Thu.; 10p, Fri., Prices TBA THE RESOURCE CENTER 2ND AND GOLD, 505.414.3738 THROUGH JAN. 31: EXHIBITION

The Social Baby Art historians will cheer as Hoyt pays homage to Ed Muybridge and others in a solo show of digital photographs. 11a-5p, Mon.-Sat.; FREE MARIPOSA GALLERY 3500 CENTRAL SE, 505.268.6828 THROUGH JAN. 13: EXHIBITION

Land Arts of the American West Exhibition 2011 This group exhibition of both collaborative projects and individual works from Melodie D’Amour, Nina Dubois, Chris Galanis, Jane Gordon, Jennifer Etelka Gorst, Ryan Henel, Elena Lopez, Celeste Neuhaus, Jami Porter-Lara and Eugene Upston. 12-5p, FREE SCA CONTEMPORARY & ARTLAB STUDIOS 524 HAINES NW, 505.228.3749




Quilts of the Southwest The newest hand-stitched and designed quilts by Mary Ezell. Many designs include appliqué work, as on the Kokopelli and Tepee quilt. 11a-5p, FREE

John Loengard: Age of Silver Loengard has photographed some of the most important photographers of the last halfcentury. 5-7P, FREE


MONROE GALLERY, 112 DON GASPAR, 505.992.0800


New Grounds Annual Holiday Sale There is something for everybody and every pocket book in this holiday sale with hundreds of works of art by new Grounds Members for sale. 5-8p, Sat.; 10a6p, Wed.-Sun.; 10a-4p, Tue., FREE NEW GROUNDS PRINT WORKSHOP & GALLERY 3812 CENTRAL SE, 505.268.8952




Hang Overs A collaborative event showcasing new and emerging talent from the UNM Painting II class. Works range from formalist to vivid abstracts. This is your chance for collecting an artist’s work before the value soars. 5-8p, FREE

Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up This delightful family-friendly play is a modern retelling of the J.M. Barrie classic. Unlike the familiar musical and Disney versions, director Lauren Albonico’s production sets all the action in the nursery of the Darling household.

Tape In this drama in one act, beneath its suspenseful, high-stakes surface, questions of motive, memory, truth and perception arise. 8p, Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun.,


7:30p, Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun.; 7:30p, Thu., $10-$15




Family Can Be Murder When Alex and Toby Hubbard show up to spend the holidays with their father, they find that his new young wife may be maneuvering to make herself the sole heir to their father’s fortune. 7:30p, $55


Michael Berman, David Taylor, and Connie Samaras Each of the three photographers in this exhibition presents us with a desert landscape that is simultaneously of the present, reflecting the past and hinting at the future. 10a-5p, $6-$15 THE NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART, 107 W. PALACE, 505.476.5072

(includes dinner and the show) FOUL PLAY CAFE, SHERATON UPTOWN, 2600 LOUISIANA NE, 505.377.9593 THROUGH MAY 1, 2014: EXHIBITION

Woven Identities On exhibit are baskets woven by artists representing 60 cultural groups, today referred to as tribes, bands, or pueblos. 10a-5p, Tue.Sun., $6 THE MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE MUSEUM HILL, CAMINO LEJO OFF OLD SANTA FE TRAIL, 505.476.1269 THROUGH JAN. 20: RECEPTION

Affordable Art Group Show The Inaugural Affordable Art Group Show and a newly designed print room featuring 250 works on paper. 5-7p, FREE ZANE BENNETT CONTEMPORARY ART 435 SOUTH GUADALUPE, SANTA FE, 505.982.8111 EXT. 1008 THROUGH APR. 7: WORKSHOP/ CLASS

Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible - Calligraphy Demonstrations As part of the new exhibition Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape, calligraphers from Albuquerque and Santa Fe will demonstrate a wide variety of book crafts. Each weekend until Apr. 7. 10a-12p & 1-3p, Sat., $6-$9 NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM 725 CAMINO LEJO, 505.476.1141 THROUGH FEB. 5: PERFORMANCE


Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun., $13-$15

Sacred Mountain: Modernist Portraits of Taos Mountain A collection of works by Modernist artists inspired by Taos Mountain.

THE ADOBE THEATRE 9813 4TH NW, 505.898.9222

Nurturing Inner Peace Art exhibition by Catherine Scali and Ruth Cohen. 2-5p, FREE

SANTA FE PLAZA 107 WEST PALACE, 505.476.5072

EXHIBIT/208 208 BROADWAY SE, 505.450.6884



Tue.-Sun.; 5-8p, Fri., $6/Free on Fri.


A Moon for the Misbegotten Eugene O’Neill’s last full-length play, considered one of the classics of American theater. The story is set on a rundown Connecticut farmhouse in the early 1920’s. It centers around two members of the Hogan family, Phil Hogan and his daughter Josie, and their alcoholic landlord, Jimy Tyrone. 8p,

James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls Nineteen sculptures and works on paper by the Santa Fe-based artist spanning nearly 25 years. 10a-5p,

Just Fine Art Exhibit/208 closes out its 2011 exhibition schedule with a group show of gallery artists. 10a-4p,



Daily Burdens Stacy Hawkins is a scientist and an artist and his work reflects both the discipline of the laboratory and the freedom of experimentation.

MATRIX FINE ART 3812 CENTRAL SE, 505.268.8952

8p, Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun.; 8p, Thu., $10-$16 AUX DOG THEATRE NOB HILL 3011 MONTE VISTA NE, 505.254.7716


The Show A whip-smart form improv group composed of eight incredibly talented performers from Albuquerque and Santa Fe. 9p, $8 THE BOX PERFORMANCE SPACE, 100 GOLD SW SUITE 112B, 505.404.1578 THROUGH JAN. 15: PERFORMANCE

Sehnsucht By Perpetuo Mobile Teatro of Italy/ Switzerland. Sehnsucht is a funny and touching physical theatre performance with masks and live music. 8p, Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun., Prices TBA THEATRE X, UNM’S FINE ART BUILDING, 505.925.5858


10a-8p, Mon.-Thu.; 10a-5p, Fri. & Sat., FREE LOMA COLORADO MAIN LIBRARY AUDITORIUM, 755 LOMA COLORADO NE, 505.891.5013 EXT 3033



In the Moment - Memorial Exhibition for Gerald FitzGerald The Abq art scene experienced a great loss with the passing of Gerald Fitz-Gerald. His bold and colorful monotypes are true reflections of the artist’s spirit.

New Year, New Work Work by Angus Macpherson, Frank McCulloch, Jeannie Sellmer, Janet Linden and Mike Norviel, plus the new addition to the gallery, mixed media artist, Raina Gentry. 10a-6p, Mon.-Fri.; 10a-5p, Sat.; 11a-3p, Sun., FREE

5-8p, Sat.; 10a-6p, Wed.-Sun.; 10a4p, Tue., FREE

SUMNER & DENE 517 CENTRAL NW, 505.842.1400


A Shot Away This New Mexico premiere shows six different characters representing their real-life soldier counterparts, whom the playwright interviewed during the four years of dramaturgical research prior to the New York production in 2011.


Reception will be held Jan. 13. 9a5p, FREE

Yes, We Can New Mexico Art Exhibit An exhibit comprised of works by five Yes, We Can New Mexico artists, Betsy Joy Aronowitz, Jorge Fernandez, Margaret Lisa Page, Olen Taylor and Benton Yazzie.

Wed.-Sun.; 10a-4p, Tue., FREE




Perspectives - Then and Now Photography Exhibition featuring Placitas Perspective Group Members. With works by David Cramer, Joan Fenicle, Marie Maher, Fernando Delgado, Tom Baker, Barry McCormick and Joe Cabaza.


1X15 Fifteen artists photographed the same model. 5-8p, Sat.; 9a-6p,




Lines and Cultures: A Cartographic Excursion into New Mexico Statehood New Mexico celebrates the 100th anniversary of its statehood with an extraordinary exhibition of historic maps. Including examples from as early as the 16th century, these maps are representative of the periods of the Spanish Entrada, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the New Mexico Constitutional Convention, and the modern era. 9a-5p, Mon.-Fri.,



2-5:30p, Mon.-Fri., FREE

THE VORTEX THEATRE 2004 1/2 CENTRAL SE, 505.247.8600





Tricklock success built on commitment, teamwork


lbuquerque has an amazingly active theater community. I hear from very reliable sources there is more theater per capita in Albuquerque than in any other city its size in the U.S. Duke City theater-goers partake of work from many types of theaters — resident companies, community theater, musical theater, theater for youth, academic theater and sole proprietor theaters. Tricklock Company, which is staging the current Revolutions International Theatre Festival through Jan. 29, is a resident company. In theater, a resident company is a group of theater practitioners who are committed to their particular theater’s mission and work to fulfill that mission. Classically, Shakespeare, Molière, Brecht and Chekhov all wrote for resident acting companies. More recently, David Mamet and Sam Shepard have developed works through resident acting companies. Having spent much of my career as a resident company member, I was excited to meet with Tricklock members Juli Hendren, Hannah Kaufman, David Rogulich and Dodie Montgomery for a recent hour-long chat. Hendren, Tricklock’s co-artistic director, shared some company background: Tricklock was incorporated in 1993 by founding artistic director Tricklock Joe Peracchio. Peracchio was Company strongly influenced OFFICE & by his work with REHEARSAL Leonardo Shapiro, SPACE whose work was in 1705 Mesa Vista NE, turn influenced by 505.254.8393 The Living Theatre, the country’s oldest experimental theater still in existence, and, according to the group’s website, is “dedicated to transforming the organization of power within society from a competitive, hierarchical structure to cooperative and communal expression.” Hendren said she struggled with her decision to commit to Tricklock, but finally did so after realizing that the company offers an incredibly rare opportunity to have creative control and be constantly involved in the creation of work. Through her personal and company artistic expression, Hendren has developed seven solo shows. Although she considered pursuing a professional career while in college and really wanted to work in New York City, in order to be involved with the Wooster Group, she says she has everything she needs at Tricklock. Technical director Rogulich’s involvement began when he took part in the Manoa project,

Tricklock’s high school education project. When the Revolutions Theatre Festival came around he was encouraged to volunteer and become more a part of the group. Rogulich really liked the experience of working with the Tricklock company and he was especially fond of the Tricklock T-shirt, so he decided to volunteer. Now, as a company member, in addition to all his work in Albuquerque, he can look back on work designing technical elements for the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 and 2010, as well as for projects in Canada, Poland and Serbia. Kaufman, producing director, entered UNM to study lighting design. When required to take acting class as part of the major, Kaufman discovered that she was “good at it and she liked it.” When encouraged to volunteer for the Revolutions Festival, she became totally enamored of the holistic theatrical experience and today says she is an actress because she enjoys words and loves the classics. Managing director and company member Montgomery loves everything about Tricklock. She loves the opportunity to explore her abilities as an actress and director. She loves the friendships she has developed with fellow company members and she loves the communal commitment to theater. She is always looking to develop her acting craft and to inspire and be inspired by her fellows to do the same. When asked what the challenges of being a resident company are, Montgomery offered, “The hardest thing is finding the time to all get together in the same room to celebrate.” Hendren, Rogulich, Montgomery and Kaufman all agree that the trust developed over a period of time through working continuously with one another allows for deeper connections between the artists. The holistic approach where all are involved with the administrative as well as artistic health of Tricklock allows for creation of a theater community that they cherish. Tricklock offers Albuquerque a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Joanne Camp is an award-winning professional actress who relocated to Albuquerque from New York City. She is a co-founder and teacher at Actors’ Workspace, where classes are enrolling now for 2012 (, 505.255.4326).

Revolutions International Theatre Festival underway Revolutions International Theatre Festival is currently being held at multiple venues across the city and will run through Jan. 29. For more information, including synopses and a complete schedule, visit or call 505.414.3738 Tickets for all Revolutions performances can be purchased at Perpetuo Mobile Teatro, from Italy and Switzerland in “Sehnsucht”




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oft, sepia and stunning are just a few choice words that come to mind when soaking in the graceful photography of Taos artist Lenny Foster. Casa Rondeña’s gallery, 1629 Club, welcomes a sampling of Foster’s four series of photos: “The Fleur du Soleil (Sunflower) Series,” “The Dreamtime of Horses Series,” “Healing Hands Series” and his most recent, the “Calling All Angels Series.” In his artist statement Foster says, “The process of creating images for me is joy-filled and soul-fulfilling,” and that passion is reflected in his work. Foster came to New Mexico from Washington, D.C., nearly 18 years ago, and Taoseños may be familiar with his Living Light Gallery near the Plaza. Inspired and inspirational, Foster’s imagery opens a window into the artist’s connection to nature, to the desert landscape and the New Mexican culture. After suffering health setbacks, Foster says he appreciates the tranquil experience of photographing even more now. “My belief is that as I mature as a spiritual being and as an artist, the work will also develop and … become a creative vehicle for transcending challenging times.” —Cristina Olds

A State of Grace: Photographs by Lenny Foster Exhibit runs Jan. 18-Mar. 25 RECEPTION

5-8p, Wed., Feb. 8 1629 Club, Casa Rondeña Winery Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 733 Chavez NW, 505.550.7220


ove is a difficult emotion, but it A Moon for the gets much more challenging when Misbegotten alcoholism, depression and poverty 8p, Fri.-Sat.; 2p, Sun., are involved. Considered one of the Jan. 13-Feb. 5 classics of American theater, A Moon for the The Adobe Theater Misbegotten, created by playwright Eugene 9813 4th NW, O’Neill, focuses on the tormented lives of 505.898.9222 three farmers in Connecticut during the $15 early 1920s. Phil Hogan and his daughter Josie live in a farmhouse run by their landlord, Jim Tyrone, an alcoholic. Phil wants Jim to sell the farm to him instead of their wealthy neighbor and tries to convince his daughter to form a relationship with the man. He believes this connection would solve her loneliness and the family’s money problems, but it may be impossible for these two souls to ever reach a point of finding happiness and belonging. Directed by Jim Cady, this is part of a series through the Adobe and Vortex theaters celebrating the work of Eugene O’Neill. —Chloë Winegar-Garrett

hile focusing on the female figure in Skirts art is not unusual, focusing on the EXHIBIT OPENING skirts a woman wears is. Set in many 11a, Fri., Jan. 13 landscapes ranging from painted backgrounds Richard Levy to real places, the journey skirts take in this Gallery photo exhibit are both poignant and superficial, 514 Central SW, expressive and isolated, paralleling the lives of 505.766.9888 the women wearing these garments without a FREE face ever showing. The dual-artist show consists of the work of Sabine Dehnel and Heidi Lender, working within the world of printmaking, photographs, painting and textiles. This collection of feminine work deviates from simply looking at fashion to examining the world surrounding the outfits. In one set of pieces, for example, the background consists of an ocean, stagnant yet colorful, juxtaposed by the foreground image of a woman with heavily painted skin wearing a skirt with various patterns. Another follows a mysterious woman to mysterious places, living a life of playful glamour. The Dehnel and Lender pieces in this exhibit emphasize the concept of contemporary portraiture, and together these intriguing artworks spur the imagination and challenge traditional notions of beauty and superficiality. —Chloë Winegar-Garrett





A refreshing Weekend look at the DIRECTED BY ANDREW beginning WAUGH of a loving Fri.-Sun., Jan. 13-15 relationship 6:30, 8:45p between two gay Guild Cinema 3405 Central NE, 505.255.1848 men, Weekend skips the usual drama, chaos and bar scene (mostly) as it follows the development of a bond between Russell and Glen. Sex is involved, of course, but it is not the main focus, as the men work to get to know each other, and try to understand the prejudices that gay men encounter, as Glen encourages Russell to come out to his family. Strong and believable.

In this too short but most interesting look at ancient Opens Jan. 13 culture and modern Call for show times day love, Silent Souls is a Russian road The Screen trip movie, wherein Santa Fe College of Arts and Design Campus Miron and his best 1600 St. Michael’s, friend Aist, members Santa Fe, 505.473.6494 of the Merja tribe which became part of Russia hundreds of years ago, are accompanying the remains of Miron’s wife, Tanya, to a traditional burial area many miles away from their home. It’s a long trip, and while on the road it becomes apparent that Tanya may have had more than one admirer. Ardent and modest.

Silent Souls Director Lech Majewski employed a variety of techniques in the making of The Mill and the Cross, which brings to life Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel’s 16th century painting “The Procession to Calvary.” Veteran actor Rutger Hauer (below right) portrays the artist in the film.

A step into a masterpiece A single 16th century painting by Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel comes to life in the cleverly directed film, The Mill and the Cross BY JEFF BERG


he Mill and the Cross, starring a recently revived Rutger Hauer, brings a single painting to life. The work in question is entitled The Procession to Calvary, and was done by Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel in 1564. Bruegel, who died before the age of 50, is often noted for his works that include scenes of peasant life, landscapes and, slightly ironically, paintings such as Calvary, which seems to be a very devout work. Yet he also is noted for his impressions of the “other” direction, including hellish scenes in paintings such as Massacre of the Innocents. It is said that one of his major influences was Jherominus Bosch, another Dutch painter The Mill and of note and the creator of the famous and somewhat surreal painting Garden of the Cross Earthly Delights. DIRECTED BY LECH The film itself, sometimes a bit hard to MAJEWSKI interpret for those of us who aren’t up on 3:30, 5:45, 8p, Thu.the work of such fine masters, essentially Sun., Jan. 19-22 covers Hauer, as Bruegel, explaining the Guild Cinema work in detail to a patron of the arts played 3405 Central NE, by Michael York. 505.255.1848 It’s a step inside a great work of the art. The painting is dissected into small liveaction scenes, many mostly silent, and follows some of the peasants’ actions as they follow Jesus’ trip to what will be his final resting place. The parallels between these more modest peasant journeys with the plight of Jesus himself is illuminated. We are also witness to a number of individual dramas among the daily lives in and around Bruegel’s 16th-century Belgian city of Antwerp, some of which might not be easy to watch for the weak of heart. It was a time of violence and piety, and as explained by the film and by Bruegel’s painting, life was not an easy occupation. As in that painting, observing it all in the movie is the miller, whose



King of Devil’s Island

windmill and granary stand on a hilltop, a stand-in for God “grinding out the bread of life and destiny,” as Bruegel says to the arts patron. Adapted from a book of the same name by the art critic Michael Francis Gibson, who wrote the screenplay with director Lech Majewski of Poland, the film does not offer much plot, and it isn’t about the characters, per se. Instead the art itself is the star, and Majewski uses excellent computer graphics, green screen, live action and even a copy of the painting to make his story. Hauer, whose career really took off in the 1980s when he played a number of tough-guy characters, does a fine job here as the painter, and clearly shows his range, since his other latest film was the violent tongue-in-cheek work Hobo with a Shotgun. It’s always welcome to see screen veteran York in a role, and Charlotte Rampling also makes an appearance as the Virgin Mary. The Mill and the Cross is a very unique picture, one not to be missed by art or history buffs. It covers a lot of ground in its 90 minutes, and as I read somewhere, it is actually an art history lesson disguised as a movie.


Dark and sometimes disturbing, even DIRECTED BY MARIUS when predictable, HOLST King of Devil’s Opens Jan. 20 Island conveys an Call for show times outstanding true The Screen story that took Santa Fe College of Arts place at Bastoy, and Design Campus a reform school 1600 St. Michael’s, for boys located Santa Fe, 505.473.6494 in a Norwegian fjord. The school operated for theatrical half a century, using the usual techniques to try and get its residents to conform to society’s levels. Although relentlessly bleak, the film is riveting in its presentation due to fine directing, acting and a chilling story that is well directed. Ironically, the prison is now a minimum security adult facility, where inmates serve their time in a environmentally sensitive “green” fashion, quite successfully. Harsh but captivating.


Perspectives Exhibition “Then and Now” Features photo-based art by the Perspectives Group, including work by founding members as well as new members. 4-7p, FREE PLACITAS COMMUNITY LIBRARY 453 HIGHWAY 165, 505.867.3355

SUN 15


The Soul of Mexico I: The Dawn of Mesoamerica



Gruet Pino Noir Vertical Library Tasting Join for a memorable evening featuring Gruet’s library Pinot Noir. Please call the Tasting Room to reserve a spot. 5:306:30p, $15 GRUET WINERY, 8400 PAN AMERICAN NE, 505.821.0055

Introduction to Monotype One Day Workshop Students will be introduced to registration, printing in layers and using a press. 10a-5p, $95


The Unauthorized Afterlife of Eugene O’Neill A fictional exploration of how America’s greatest playwright, Eugene O’Neill, comes to terms with the treatment of his family in his literary works as he journeys through the afterlife. 7p, $15 THE ADOBE THEATRE 9813 4TH NW, 505.898.9222


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katherine Ross. 6p, FREE ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 950 PINETREE SE, 505.891.5012


Jack Of Dover Jeff, editor at a large publishing house, is meeting with his uncle Jack in the city for coffee. Jack has made a lifelong career of collecting people’s stories and converting them to verse. Jeff wants to publish his Uncle’s magnum opus, but Jack has other ideas. 8p, $10 THE FILLING STATION 1024 4TH SW, 505.243.0596


Roadway Closed to Pedestrians Using elements of clown, acrobatics, object manipulation, theatre, music, mime, and dance, this performance is a creation working with the musicality of movement, the embodiment of sound, and the chill of tragedy. 8p, Thu. & Fri.; 4p, Sat., Prices TBA




NEW GROUNDS 3812 CENTRAL SE, 505.268.8952



NK603 & Requiem for a Lost Land “NK603” was conceived as a reflection of American genetically modified corn and its devastating consequences on native corn varieties. 10p, Fri.; 8p, Sat.; 3p, Sun., $17-$20 NHCC, 1701 4TH SW, 505.724.4771 THROUGH FEB. 5: PERFORMANCE

Witness For The Prosecution A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man becomes the chief suspect. 8p, Fri. & Sat.; 2p, Sun., $10-$22 ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE 224 SAN PASQUALE SW, 505.242.4750 THROUGH MAR. 17: EXHIBITION

Winter Offerings William R. Talbot will host a superb offering of 20th century regionalist and modernist art. 9:30a-5:30p, Mon.-Sat., FREE WILLIAM R. TABLOT FINE ART 129 W. SAN FRANCISCO (2ND FLOOR), 505.982.1559 THROUGH JAN. 22: WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE

Solo Performance Intensive A 3-day weekend intensive in Albuquerque for writing and performing a 10 minute original solo work.4-7p Fri.; 10a-4p, Sat.; 8a-4p, Sun., $295 THE FILLING STATION 1024 4TH SW, 917.449.9519

Annual Robbie Burns Dinner A celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s national poet. Besides recitals of his most famous poems, traditional Scottish entertainment is included such as dancing, singing and, of course, bagpipe music. 5p, $45-$50 MARRIOT EAST 2010 LOUISIANA, 505.299.0242 THROUGH JAN. 22: PERFORMANCE

Insomnia By Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre. Take a dark and stormy night. Add a teaspoon of bad conscience, an ounce of guilt, a pinch of regret, a dollop of confused thoughts sprinkled with anxiety (don’t forget a cup and a half of humor), then shake well: welcome to the realm of Insomnia. 2p, $17-$20 NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER 1701 4TH SW, 505.724.4771 THROUGH JAN. 22: PERFORMANCE

I Was the Voice of Democracy Written and performed by Brian Herrera. Through autobiographical storytelling, this one-man show offers a mix of analysis and anecdote (both hilarious and heartbreaking) as Herrera puzzles through the memories, mementos and artifacts comprising the archive of his own teenage experience. 6p, $17-$20 THROUGH JAN. 22: EXHIBITION/RECEPTION

Richard Glazer Danay: Shake, Rattle & Roll Reflects upon traditional material culture and sources new materials to make rattles and its relevancy to culture and ceremony in the 21st century. 5-7p, FREE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS 83 AVAN NU PO, 505.983.1666 THROUGH JAN. 22: EXHIBITION/RECEPTION

VISION Projections A program of four short films by emerging directors Carey Tully, Dylan McLaughlin, Ryan Begay and Marcella Ernest, all of who have attended the IAIA. Artists bring to the screen their interpretation of the concept “vision.” 5-7p, FREE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS 83 AVAN NU PO, 505.983.1666 EXHIBITION

Black & White Show Weems Gallery & Framing is celebrating 30 years of business with this exhibition. 9a-5p, FREE


SUN 22

Under The Influence: Iroquois Artists at IAIA A visual testament to the stimulating atmosphere of interchange and experimentation generated by the Institute on one of the most visible and cohesive indigenous groups in the northeast. Selected works will map 50 years of artistic cultivation related to the IAIA. 5-7p, FREE


Exploring Architecture Explora Adult Night Enjoy all of Explora’s exhibit activities and delve into the world of architecture. Get help from local architects as you design and construct miniature buildings. For adults 18 and




EXPLORA 1701 MOUNTAIN NW, 505.224.8323

Wendy Red Star: Rez Car A unique interpretation on what many see as unattractive debris. Red Star has come to recognize the abandoned vehicles as objects of beauty that represent a resilient and proud community that overcomes obstacles to keep its culture alive. 5-7p, FREE



over. 6:30-10p, $5-$8


Peter B. Jones: Prophecy A timely exhibition pertaining to 2012 Indigenous prophecies and incorporating themes of ecology, creation, demise and the future according to Iroquois traditional teachings and other cultural beliefs. 5-7p, FREE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS 83 AVAN NU PO, 505.983.1666


Introduction to Line Etching One Day Workshop This basic, introductory workshop provides students with all the information needed to create a rich line etching using non-toxic methods. From preparing plates, to coating them with hard ground, etching and printing. Explore drawing on copper plates coated with Z-Acryl hard ground, and etched in Ferric Chloride. 10a-5p, $95 + tax NEW GROUNDS 3812 CENTRAL SE, 505.268.8952


Sophia’s Drawings Galilee Multicultural Theatre of Israel. The play is based on a series of drawings made by 16-year-old Sofia, who made these drawings in Holland while she was hiding from the Nazis during the war. 8p, Prices TBA









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HANDYMAN Electrical, heating, cooling. YOU NAME IT.

CALL 505.417.6369



$35 per hour Call Ruben at 896.0073


The Early Geographies of Mars Professor Maria lane will be speaking about the exploration of Mars by astronomers, geographers and other scientists. 6:30p, FREE

Clarifying Meditative Work A Fresh Look A workshop for people from any meditation or no tradition at all.


WAT CENTER 145 MADISON NE, 505.281.0648


Bosque Redondo Memorial Journey Stories This Smithsonian exhibition shows how the US was forever changed by the expansion of mobility and transportation. 9a-5p, FREE FORT SUMNER, NM, 575.355.2573




Aviation History in ABQ This talk is part of the Rio Rancho Public Library’s celebration of the NM State Centennial. The presentation will review key points in this long odyssey that included the first coast-to-coast air transport route in 1928. 11a, FREE ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 950 PINETREE SE, 505.891.5012


Sex Toy Story Night: A Night of Over-Sharing, Laughter and Camaraderie Share stories of self love, embarrassments and triumphs. Prizes for Best & Worst sex toy stories! 7:30p, $5 SELF SERVE SEXUALITY RESOURCE CENTER, 3904B CENTRAL SE, 505.265.5815


Sid the Science Kid - Exploring Science in Early Childhood “Sid the Science Kid” is a new educational tv series designed to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. Participants will learn how each show features a practical science curriculum, with music and humor. Call to register.


10a-12p, FREE

Knit Clique For grades 5 and up. Learn stitches and a few simple techniques. See how cool knitting really is. Beginners must bring US size 7 needles, the longer length, and a skein of 4-ply 3oz. acrylic yarn.






Hypnosis Certification Training Introductory evening to Soul Resources’ Professional Hypnotherapist’s Certification Weekend. 6-10p, Call for Prices. THE SOURCE, 1111 CARLISLE SE, 505.271.4612

Honoring Our History A traveling WW I exhibition will be in ABQ for one day only. 9a-5p, FREE ANDERSON-ABRUZZO ABQ INTERNATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM 9201 BALLOON MUSEUM NE, 913.831.9404

Winter Bird and Bat Festival Events include slide shows and talks. 10a-4p, $3 RIO GRANDE NATURE CENTER 290 CANDELARIA NW, 505.344.7240



Historic Forts Day Discover forts along the ancient Camino Real. Event will include living history re-enactments of soldier camp activities including bullet-making, black powder demonstration, treadle sewing, open fire cooking and more. 11a4p, FREE EL CAMINO REAL INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE CENTER 300 E COUNTY, 575.854.3600 WORKSHOP/CLASS

Let’s Get Cooking with Hot Tamales Hot Tamales presents Steve Gallegos and Heather Van Sant discussing and demonstrating the preparation of their sizzling hot chicken fajitas. Meet the staff, taste samples, ask questions. Free, but tickets required. 6:30-7:30p, FREE LOMA COLORADO MAIN LIBRARY 755 LOMA COLORADO NE, 505.891.5013




Open House Birthday Celebration! Celebrate five years of Self Serve, Giveaways, specials, games 5-9p, FREE SELF SERVE SEXUALITY RESOURCE CENTER, 3904B CENTRAL SE, 505.265.5815

Pet Loss Group A group supporting those who have lost or anticipate the loss of an animal companion. 10-11a, $20 ANIMAL HUMANE NM 615 VIRGINIA SE, 505.265.3087


Drawing from Experience: A Free Evening of Exploration Through interactive dialogue, explore how learning can lead not merely to the accumulation of knowledge, but to personal transformation and the expression of our innate gifts and longings. RSVP 6:30-9p, FREE ACADEMY FOR THE LOVE OF LEARNING, 133 SETON VILLAGE, 505.995.1860


The State of Education in NM Federal and state budgets continue to be cut, and resources for public education have dwindled. Kathleen Anderson will share interesting insights on the role and importance of our public schools. 3p, FREE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST WESTSIDE CONGREGATION, 1650 ABRAZO




Community Chant/Meditation Sing HU to help bring solace, find inner harmony, and experience a direct connection with the universal life force and one’s true self. For people of all faiths/beliefs. Fourth Sunday of every month. 10:30-11a, FREE ECKANKAR CENTER 2501 SAN PEDRO NE SUITE 113, 505.265.7288



Story Time with Story Lady and Song Lady A 30-minute program of stories, songs, poetry, puppets, jokes, and finger plays. ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 950 PINETREE SE, 505.891.5012 EXT 4


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