ON­STAGE THIS WEEK

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With the ex­cep­tion of a pow­dered wig, noth­ing screams early 18th cen­tury like a harp­si­chord. This week­end, Santa Fe Pro Mu­sica presents two per­for­mances of J.S. Bach’s six sonatas for vi­o­lin and harp­si­chord— three at a time— with harp­si­chordist Kath­leen McIn­tosh and vi­o­lin­ist Stephen Redfield. To bet­ter evoke the era’s sound, Redfield plays a Baroque vi­o­lin, a gut-string in­stru­ment lack­ing a chin rest that of­fers a pure, earthy sound. Sonatas 1, 2, and 6 are per­formed at 8 p.m. on Fri­day, March 12, and the re­main­ing sonatas, along with other works by Bach, are per­formed at 6 p.m. Sun­day, March 14; both shows are at Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail. Tick­ets, $15 to $60, are avail­able at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 211 W. San Fran­cisco St., 988-1234, or by call­ing SFPM at 988-4640. The rich pageantry of Bal­let Folk­lórico

de Méx­ico has spun across stages since 1952 in col­or­ful cel­e­bra­tion of the coun­try’s dance and cul­ture. Founder Amalia Hernán­dez started the group in Mex­ico City with a mod­est eight mem­bers, and as the com­pany has grown, so has its suc­cess. Af­ter more than five decades of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional tour­ing, Bal­let Folk­lórico, pre­sented by the Santa Fe Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day, March 18, at the Len­sic Per­form­ing

Arts Cen­ter (211W. San Fran­cisco St.). Tick­ets are $24 to $72. Call 988-1234.

The Gin Game de­buted at an ob­scure the­ater in Los An­ge­les in 1976. It didn’t take long for the “life is a card game” play by D.L. Coburn to make a fa­vor­able im­pres­sion. By luck or by fate, ac­tor Hume Cronyn pitched the two-han­der to di­rec­tor Mike Ni­chols, who brought the pro­duc­tion to Broad­way, where it re­ceived mas­sive ac­claim. It went on to re­ceive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978. The Mu­seum

of In­dian Arts & Cul­ture (710 Camino Lejo, off Mu­seum Hill) presents the play at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day, March 12 and 13, and at 2 p.m. Sun­day, March 14, with John O’Mal­ley and Gay

Nathan; Robert Red­ding­ton di­rects. Tick­ets are $20 and are avail­able in ad­vance or at the door. Call 982-5057. Since AC/DC’s cur­rent tour doesn’t come any­where near New Mex­ico, catch­ing BugGiRL in Santa Fe is the next best thing. It’s no sur­prise the Aus­tralian brother-sis­ter duo’s most re­cent EP, Blood, Sweat & Beers, sounds like lost cuts from AC/DC’s 1978 al­bum, Pow­er­age, since both were recorded by Aussie mega-pro­ducer Mark Opitz (INXS, Divinyls). On­stage, sib­lings Am­ber and Clinno are far from be­ing pam­pered rock stars, play­ing party rock us­ing only a gui­tar and set of drums. On Wed­nes­day, March 17, the pair per­forms at 9 p.m. at Evan­gelo’s

Un­der­ground, 200 W. San Fran­cisco St.; 982-9014. There’s a $5 cover.

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