ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Northern New Mexico guitarist Daniel
Weston presents a concert titled
Romantic Interlude at Little Wing (at The Candyman, 851 St. Michael’s Drive). Weston performs Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega’s Capricho
Árabe as well as original works and other classic compositions. Weston also takes his performance to Chef Damon’s restaurant in Taos (1014 Paseo del Pueblo Sur) for a dinner show at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
(concert at 6 p.m.), and to the Millicent Rogers Museum (1504 Millicent Rogers Road, Taos) for a private viewing beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14
(concert at 6 p.m.). Tickets for all performances are $20 at the door, $15 in advance, and $10 for students. For the three-course dinner show at Chef Damon’s, add $35. For tickets and information, call 575-770-5094. “What do ya need when you eat a pig? Ya need a pig fork, pig fork, yea yea yea!” OK, it’s not Cole Porter, but it’s a gas if you’re in the mood for a good wintertime hoedown. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, the singers of these wise words, Española band The Imperial Rooster — aka Cootie LeRoux, Nat King Kong, Korhn Syrup, T. Skilly McGee, Pilgrum Hart, Lulu Lotus Cornblossom, and Dusty Vinyl — celebrate their one-year anniversary with a free show at Red’s Steakhouse (1668 N.M. 68, 753-4949, in Española). Joining the birthday boys are country/ blues band Forty Miles of Bad Road and singer-songwriter/political reporter/
Pasatiempo contributor Steve Terrell. Learning Horse is a Santa Fe nonprofit that teaches Native American youth how to ride and care for horses. On Saturday, Feb. 12, the group hosts the Cowboy Sweetheart Ball, a fundraiser at the Scottish
Rite Center (463 Paseo de Peralta) that features a cowboy-themed meal and a spate of top-notch Western swing. Performers include
Jimmy Young of Bob Wills’ famous Texas Playboys, Grammy Awardwinning pianist Floyd Domino, and The Modern Swing Pioneers with
Luke Reed, who, in addition to fronting the group, also directs the horse program. Tickets are $50. For information, call 982-0462.
Valentine’s Day means a particularly full week for guitarist and singer Pat Malone. He plays solo sets in the restaurant at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa (1297 Bishops Lodge Road) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and on Monday, Feb. 14, as well as a brunch gig from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Two sets in the Staab House
lounge at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa (330 E. Palace Ave.) are part of his ongoing series: a duet with vocalist Whitney Carroll at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 12, and a trio set with saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa and bassist Asher Barreras on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. “Depending on who’s there, I might stretch out into different genres,” Malone said, “but I do mostly jazz, and some boleros and Latin music.” Call La Posada, 986-0000, and Bishop’s Lodge, 983-6377, for details.