ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
Baby, it’s cold outside, and you have a serious case of the holiday blues. Make the best of both situations by heading to Santa Fe Community College’s annual Performing Arts Winter
Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in the Railyard (555 Camino de la Familia). Student performances, including belly-dancing, theater, hip-hop music, ballet, modern dance, and flamenco, are sure to turn that frosty frown upside down. The showcase is free and open to the public — and it’s indoors! Call 428-1731 for more information. The viola da gamba, a bowed string instrument that somewhat resembles a cello, remained popular from the Renaissance until the mid-18th century. One of the last of its superstars was Carl
Friedrich Abel (1723-1787), possibly a student of Johann Sebastian Bach and certainly a business colleague of Bach’s son Johann Christian. Mary Springfels plays a sonata by Abel in a wide-ranging
Serenata of Santa Fe at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28,
at the Scottish Rite
Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta. Tickets, $25, with discounts for seniors and students, are available at the door; for information, call 989-7988.
Poet and translator Coleman Barks,
cellist David Darling, percussionist Glen Velez, and dancer Zuleikha (below) are featured performers in
The Rumi Concert, an annual event honoring the memory of the 13thcentury Persian mystic and poet. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Lensic
Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. Tickets, $30 to $75, are available by calling 988-1234 or visiting www.ticketssantafe.org. Bean Town indie rockers Aloud double your pleasure with two harmony-rich singer-songwriters — Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa — stripped-down guitar/drum/bass arrangements, and the occasional kiss of a mandolin, euphonium, organ, piano, trumpet, or glockenspiel. Touring in support of Exile, a structurally clever and emotionally dense album (the band’s third full-length one) released in October and funded by the band’s fans via www.kickstarter.com, Aloud hits the “stage” at
Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S. Guadalupe St., 982-2565, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Request the band’s holiday tune, “Happy Effin Xmas” — and then cover the kids’ ears. Tickets are $5 at the door.