Ran­dom Acts

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A KFSR ben­e­fit with the R. Car­los Nakai Quar­tet; M5 Mex­i­can Brass in Los Alamos; Jay Som at Meow Wolf; and the South­west Pick­ers Blue­grass and Old Time Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

Gar­den de­lights: KSFR ben­e­fit

Although the Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands gar­den am­phithe­ater at Santa Fe Botan­i­cal Gar­den (715 Camino Lejo) is so new the stage’s wooden boards still smell freshly cut, it is al­ready a quin­tes­sen­tial City Dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence to watch a play or con­cert there as dusk set­tles on the hori­zon and na­tive plants and flow­ers waft on the breeze. The R. Car­los Nakai Quar­tet plays a con­cert of global eth­nic fu­sion jazz there at 6 p.m. on Satur­day, Sept. 9, blend­ing Na­tive Amer­i­can flute with sax­o­phone, key­board, bass, and per­cus­sion. The event is a ben­e­fit for Santa Fe’s public ra­dio sta­tion KSFR 101.1-FM.KSFR. Ad­mis­sion is $60 with VIP tick­ets avail­able for $100; visit www.ksfr.org. — Jen­nifer Levin

Bed­room pop: Jay Som

Melina Duterte is a twenty-two-year-old streetwise ro­man­tic who breathily sings about love and loss un­der the name Jay Som. She’s a quiet vir­tu­oso who lays down tracks on home­re­cord­ing equip­ment in her bed­room. Jay Som cur­rently tours on be­half of her al­bum Every­body Works (Polyvinyl Records), which ex­tends the bed­room-pop genre into a realm of in­ti­mate poetry that is soft at the edges but has a hard-bit­ten soul. Jay Som plays at Meow Wolf (1352 Ru­fina Cir­cle, 505-395-6369), on Satur­day, Sept. 9, with open­ers Stef Chura and Soc­cer Mommy. The 15-and-over show starts at 9 p.m., doors open at 8. Tick­ets are $12 in ad­vance and $14 at the door; visit www.me­ow­wolf.com. — J.L.

Shin­ing sounds: M5 Mex­i­can Brass

Los Alamos Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion be­gins its sea­son by team­ing up with the Los Alamos County Sum­mer Con­cert Se­ries to co-present M5 Mex­i­can Brass. Founded in 2005, this brass quin­tet of­fers wide-rang­ing pro­grams that ex­tend from Bach and other clas­si­cal com­posers to pop mu­sic and show tunes. This free, out­door con­cert be­gins at 7 p.m. on Fri­day, Sept. 8, at Ash­ley Pond (2300 Trin­ity Drive) in Los Alamos, where you may bring your own chair or else spread out on the lawn. (If bad weather forces the con­cert in­doors, head to the Cross­roads Bi­ble Church, 97 E. Road). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­sult www .los­alam­oscon­cert.org. — James M. Keller

Keep on ram­blin’: South­west Pick­ers Blue­grass and Old Time Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

Grammy Award-nom­i­nated blue­grass band Blue High­way head­lines the 43rd an­nual South­west Pick­ers Blue­grass and Old Time Mu­sic Fes­ti­val held from Thurs­day, Sept. 14, to Sun­day, Sept. 17, in the town of Red River, north of Taos. Bands in­clude Soda Rock Ram­blers, FY5, East Moun­tain Ser­e­naders, and the Badly Bent. Many con­certs are on the main stage at the Red River Ski Area, while smaller shows, dances, and the fes­ti­val’s pop­u­lar fid­dle, banjo, and other con­tests for mu­si­cians are held at the Com­mu­nity House on Main Street. Jam ses­sions and open mics round out this North­ern New Mex­ico tra­di­tion. A fes­ti­val pass is $50; day and evening passes are also avail­able from $15-$30. Visit www.south­west­pick­ers-fes­ti­val.org. — J.L.

25 Pasatiempo is an arts, en­ter­tain­ment, and cul­ture magazine pub­lished ev­ery Fri­day by The New Mex­i­can, 202 E. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, New Mex­ico, 87501. Email: pasa@sfnewmex­i­can.com • Edi­to­rial: 505-986-3019

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