ON­STAGE THIS WEEK

Pasatiempo - - Onstage This Week -

Take the vo­cal bril­liance of cel­e­brated op­er­atic tenors, place it within the con­text of Hawaii’s di­verse cul­ture and mu­si­cal his­tory, and throw in some North Amer­i­can folk for good mea­sure. Sway­ing be­tween sweet bal­ladry, jaunty slack-key-gui­tar jams, straight-up hula, and even a lit­tle surf rock, Nathan Aweau and Barry Flana­gan, who make up Hapa (which means “of mixed blood”), take Poly­ne­sian mu­sic into the 21st cen­tury with­out sac­ri­fic­ing its tra­di­tions. Hapa per­forms at 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, June 30, at the Santa Fe Brew­ing Com­pany, 37 Fire Place, 424-3333. Tick­ets are $18 in ad­vance from the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St., 988-1234) and at www.tick­etssantafe.com; and $20 at the door. Jazz singer Kar­rin Allyson croons for the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts dur­ing Magic, Mu­sic & Moon­light, a CCA fundraiser at 6 p.m. Satur­day, June 26. Allyson has re­leased 12 al­bums on the Con­cord Jazz la­bel since the early 1990s.

Bill McGlaugh­lin, com­poser and host of Ex­plor­ing Mu­sic on WFMT ra­dio in Chicago, of­fers open­ing com­ments. Also on the bill is a trib­ute to the late artist John Con­nell. Tick­ets to the event in the Muñoz Wax­man Gallery at CCA, 1050 Old Pe­cos Trail, are $120 in ad­vance and $145 at the door. Call 982-1338. Cal­i­for­nia-based singer-song­writer Steve Poltz was writ­ing great songs long be­fore the re­lease of his first solo al­bum, One Left Shoe, in 1998. Be­sides split­ting from his San Diego folk-rock band, The Rug­burns, in the late ’ 90s to de­velop a suc­cess­ful solo ca­reer, Poltz co-wrote Jewel’s folk-pop megahit “You Were Meant for Me.” Fans of fan­tas­tic vis­ual sto­ry­telling in song who also ap­pre­ci­ate a less-than-dolled-up live-per­for­mance ap­proach: your ship has come in. Poltz per­forms on Fri­day, June 25, at the Rai­l­yard Per­for­mance Cen­ter, 1611-B Paseo de Per­alta. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion to the all-ages show is $15 in ad­vance from Ni­cholas Pot­ter Book­seller (cash only, 211 E. Palace Ave., 983-5434), by call­ing 866-443-8849, or by vis­it­ing www.get­tix.net; it’s $20 at the door. Lucky is the child who first ap­proaches opera through the fairy-tale ad­ven­ture of The Magic Flute. On Tues­day, June 29, Mozart’s opera is of­fered as the sec­ond of four Youth Nights at Santa Fe Opera (seven miles north of Santa Fe on U.S. 84/285), fi­nal dress re­hearsals that fam­i­lies can at­tend for about the price of a first-run movie. The se­ries be­gins the pre­ced­ing night with Madame But­ter­fly on Mon­day, June 28, and con­tin­ues with The Tales of Hoff­mann (July 13) and Al­bert Her­ring (July 27). It will be a late bed­time, since these per­for­mances be­gin at 9 p.m. Tick­ets are $16 for adults and $8 for chil­dren (one adult must ac­com­pany two chil­dren; two adults need three chil­dren or more to be ad­mit­ted). Call 986-5900.

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