auld lang syne
Everyone knows that the servers at La Casa Sena Cantina (125 E. Palace Ave.) can belt out a show tune. On New Year’s Eve Eve — that’s Thursday, Dec. 30 — the front-of-house staff croons its way through a tribute to Glee, the Fox network’s high-school-chorus potboiler, in a performance called A Gleeful New Year’s. Shows begin at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. and accompany servings of a $50 per person menu. The show repeats on New Year’s Eve; for details, call 988-9232.
Robert Sequoia describes himself a “nuevo Romantic guitarist” whose “musical roots go back to his family lineage of Romanian Gypsy musicians,” but classical and Spanish traditions have also left a mark on his style. His concerts sometimes touch on aspects of healing, compassion, and environmental awareness. Several instrumentalist-colleagues join him for a wide-ranging program Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Loretto Chapel (207 Old Santa Fe Trail). Tickets, $20 to $30, are available at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.; for reservations, call 505-990-5978. If you missed Wise Fool New Mexico’s typing canaries and high-flying antics during the nonprofit performing-arts outfit’s appearances in this year’s Circus Luminous, it’s not too late to redeem yourself. At 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, Wise Fool presents its Holiday Family Cabaret fundraiser at its Santa Fe studio (2778 Agua Fría St., Unit D, 992-2588). Brace yourselves for trapeze artists, aerial performers, giant puppets, acrobats, live musicians, a belly-dancing clown — and maybe even a partridge in a pear tree. Tickets, $10 to $15 for adults (sliding scale) and $5 for kids 12 and under, are available online at www.wisefoolnewmexico.org and at the door starting at 2 p.m. the day of the performances. An early Christmas Eve with the Santa Fe Concert Association Orchestra is a tradition for the town’s music lovers. This year’s installment takes place at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. It features an overture by Rossini, a Mozart symphony, and a Beethoven concerto: his Triple Concerto, a spacious, Apollonian work that is performed here with violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Wendy Warner, and pianist Joseph Illick (who doubles as the orchestra’s conductor). Tickets ($20 to $84) are available through the Lensic box office, by calling 988-1234, or by visiting www.ticketssantafe.com.