Ran­dom Acts

Pasatiempo - - NEWS - 12 Switches 12 Switches Lowrid­ers,

Santa Fe Sym­phony Cho­rus sings two French Mass set­tings; the­atri­cal pro­duc­tion 12 Switches cel­e­brates the lowrider; Música An­tigua de Al­bu­querque pays trib­ute to the early years of mu­sic print­ing; and Béla Fleck and Abi­gail Wash­burn strum on the ol’ ban­jos

Act­ing stu­dents at North­ern New Mex­ico Col­lege have cre­ated a per­for­mance piece, 12 Switches, in­spired by Es­pañola’s lowrider cul­ture and the Hop­pers, and Hot Rods: Car Cul­ture of North­ern New Mex­ico ex­hi­bi­tion that opened in April 2016 at the New Mex­ico His­tory Mu­seum. Co-di­rected by Me­gan Burns and Jonah Winn-Lenet­sky of Santa Fe Per­form­ing Arts,

is a se­ries of vi­gnettes writ­ten by the stu­dents based on their ex­pe­ri­ences grow­ing up in Es­pañola, their fam­ily lowrider tra­di­tions, and the ever-pop­u­lar pas­time of cruis­ing to show off fancy cus­tom-built cars. Per­for­mances of are Satur­day, March 11, 5 p.m. at the Nick Salazar Cen­ter for the Arts The­ater at North­ern New Mex­ico Col­lege in Es­pañola (921 N. Paseo de Oñate) and Sun­day, March 12, 2 p.m. at the New Mex­ico His­tory Mu­seum in Santa Fe (113 Lin­coln Ave.). Both per­for­mances are free to the public with open seat­ing; no ad­vance ticket reser­va­tions. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 505-982-7992. — Jen­nifer Levin

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