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After it secured studio space at Larragoite Elementary School in late July, Flamenco’s Next Generation, María Benítez’s youth dance troupe at the Institute for Spanish Arts, could breathe a sigh of relief and relax a little while presenting its annual summertime performance series at The Lodge at Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis Drive). The troupe’s last Sunday matinee of the season is 2 p.m.
on Aug. 15. Tickets ($15, $5 for kids 15 and under) are available at Kicks Dancewear, 801 Cerrillos Road (cash or checks only); by calling 490-0433; online at www.mariabenitez.com; or at the door.
The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, aka The Rev, is a Santa Fe favorite, not only for his beer-soaked, punk-kissed rockabilly stylings and his energetic live show but also for his touring loyalty to New Mexico. His trio’s newest platter, Laughin’ and Cryin’, is a fiery mix of countrified heehaws and sonic ear blasters; the band plans to serve all that up to fans along with classic Rev ravers this weekend. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, the Rev and special guests Split Lip Rayfield — an instrumental cowpunk ensemble from Wichita, Kansas — hit the Santa Fe Brewing Company patio stage (37 Fire Place, 424-3333). Tickets are $21 in advance from the brewery and Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org ), $25 at the door. After the 23-year-old Beijing-born pianist Yuja Wang replaced Radu Lupu in a concerto performance five years ago, she became the go-to substitute for orchestras whose soloists canceled, deputizing for the likes of Martha Argerich, Yefim Bronfman, and Murray Perahia. Now she has plenty of engagements on her own and a wide-ranging repertoire that tends toward the highly virtuosic. Her noon recital for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at St. Francis Auditorium (New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.) comprises works by Prokofiev, Schumann, and Scriabin. Tickets, which cost $15 and $20, are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org) or by calling 982-1890. Blending soul, jazz, Afrobeat, and a heaping helping of funk, Staten Island ensemble The Budos Band knows its way around an explosive brass section and brings a full, deep-ended pool of percussion to match it. Touring in support of its new album, the Latin-tinged The Budos
Band III, this 11-piece group is at its best when it’s playing live in front of an undulating sea of sweaty music lovers. Consider it landlocked sax on the beach. Catch The Budos Band in Santa Fe at 9 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 19, at Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559). Tickets are $10 in advance from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (www.ticketssantafe.org, 988-1234) and $12 at the door.