Or­gan­ist Ron McKean; Cam­bal­ache; The Grasshop­per Re­bel­lion Cir­cus; and Yokomeshi: a meal eaten side­ways Ran­dom Acts

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Pip­ing up: Or­gan­ist Ron McKean

Or­gan­ist Ron McKean, di­rec­tor of mu­sic at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Mis­sion San José in Fre­mont, Cal­i­for­nia, per­forms sec­tions from Bach’s ClavierÜbung III: the six pairs of cho­rale pre­ludes based on Ger­man hymns re­lat­ing to the cat­e­chism, in­clud­ing the rhyth­mi­cally and con­tra­pun­tally com­plex “Vater unser in Him­mel­re­ich” (BWV 682) and the mas­sive, six-voiced “Aus tiefer Noth” (BWV 686) — plus the beloved “St. Anne” Pre­lude and Fugue (BWV 552). Serenata of Santa Fe presents this con­cert on the C.B. Fisk or­gan at First Pres­by­te­rian Church (208 Grant Ave.) at 3 p.m. on Sun­day, Nov. 18. Tick­ets ($20-$40) are avail­able through ser­e­nataof­santafe.org, 505-989-7988. — James M. Keller

Masters of pup­pets: The Grasshop­per Re­bel­lion Cir­cus

Large-scale pup­pets with a po­lit­i­cal bent have been the or­der of the day for Bread & Pup­pet since the 1960s, when its founders, Peter and Elka Schu­mann, first be­gan their life’s work in New York and Ver­mont. Now cel­e­brat­ing its 50th year, Bread & Pup­pet presents its trav­el­ing show — which dou­bles as riot train­ing — The Grasshop­per Re­bel­lion Cir­cus, at 7 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 16, at Wise Fool New Mex­ico (1131-B Siler Road). A work­shop on the an­cient street theater form of can­tas­to­ria is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Satur­day, Nov. 17. Ad­mis­sion to both events is a sug­gested do­na­tion of $10-$25, with no one turned away for lack of funds. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to wise­fool­newmex­ico .org. — Jen­nifer Levin

Born in East LA: Cam­bal­ache

Straight out of East Los An­ge­les comes Cam­bal­ache, a pop­u­lar son jaro­cho band play­ing tra­di­tional Mex­i­can mu­sic from Veracruz. The band has been to­gether since 2007; their 2017 al­bum, Con­stelación de Sonidos, takes on the cul­ture of gen­tri­fi­ca­tion that has af­fected the neigh­bor­hoods of East LA, as well as the polic­ing tac­tics used against lo­cal im­mi­grants and peo­ple of color. Cam­bal­ache, with spe­cial guest Wa­gogo, plays at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 16, at the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Con­ven­tion Cen­ter (201 W. Marcy St.). Doors to the all-ages show open at 7 p.m. Tick­ets are $17 in ad­vance and $22 on the day of the show, hold­myt­icket.com. — J.L.

A mouth full of for­eign words: Yokomeshi

In the per­for­mance piece Yokomeshi: a meal eaten side­ways, a god­like per­former con­trols the fig­ures on a table­top world, as­sisted by live-feed video. Dorothy Me­lander-Day­ton’s au­di­ence ex­pe­ri­ences snip­pets of mean­ing that re­late to some of the his­tor­i­cal is­sues be­tween Ja­pan and the United States, but per­haps more con­se­quen­tial is what the theater-maker and de­signer de­scribes as “a jour­ney of dis­cov­ery from the per­spec­tive of the for­eigner.” The Ja­panese word “yokomeshi” de­scribes the unique chal­lenge of speak­ing a for­eign lan­guage. This event is staged in The Stu­dio at CCA Cine­math­eque, 1050 Old Pe­cos Trail, at 6:30 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 16. Ad­mis­sion is $10. See ccas­antafe .org or call 505-982-1338 for more in­for­ma­tion. — Paul Wei­de­man

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