Ran­dom Acts

Cheech and Chong light up the night at New Mex­ico High­lands Univer­sity; Santa Fe Sym­phony per­forms Ber­lioz; and Schola Can­to­rum of Santa Fe gives a can­dlelit con­cert

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The leg­endary pothead com­edy duo of Cheech and Chong has been busy in the decades since they blazed onto the scene in 1978’s Up in

Smoke. Cheech Marin, who serves on the boards of the Smith­so­nian Latino Cen­ter and the His­panic Schol­ar­ship Fund, has been amass­ing a vast art col­lec­tion and re­cently an­nounced plans for a new Latino art cen­ter in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. Mean­while, Tommy Chong has made in­roads as an ac­tivist for the de­crim­i­nal­iza­tion of mar­i­juana. In 2004, Chong spent nine months in a Cal­i­for­nia prison for ship­ping bongs through the in­ter­net, and he bat­tled prostate cancer in 2012 with a cannabis oil pro­to­col.

Now cancer-free and launch­ing sev­eral of his own sig­na­ture medic­i­nal-mar­i­juana prod­ucts, Chong joins forces once more with Marin to per­form an 18-and-over com­edy show at 8 p.m. Fri­day, Oct. 13, at New Mex­ico High­lands Univer­sity’s Wil­son Com­plex (1241 9th St., Las Ve­gas, 505-454-3238). Tick­ets are $35 and avail­able at www .out­houset­ick­ets.com. — Molly Boyle

Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin

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