By Meredith Hughes
It’s over, finally… 2020. And yet, not that much has changed, pandemically speaking. “On” largely means “online,” still. So, on we go, remotely.Email suggestions to Published the first issue of the month, What’s On? invites suggestions one week before the publication date.
• Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy presents an exhibition of seldom-seen “Divine Comedy” sketches on display online to mark 700 years since Dante Alighieri died. See
• Albuquerque Museum is offering virtual presentations for groups, into the “30 Americans” exhibition, with guidance provided by one of the museum’s docents. Live on Zoom throughout January. Presentations are free, but must be scheduled in advance.Docents will provide a general overview of the exhibition which includes a 50-minute presentation with time for questions. The exhibition presents compelling art from three generations of African-American artists collected by the Rubell Museum in Miami, Florida. While the Rubell collection does not encompass a comprehensive representation of African American art in the United States, it does provide a sampling of important paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations that reveal some of the complexities of African-American culture. Contact
• Poeh Cultural Center, part of Pojaque Pueblo, features an exhibition called Di Wae Powa. It showcases sacred, ancestral pueblo pottery that has been returned to the place of its origins, and is now housed in the acclaimed Poeh Museum. For over 100 years this Tewa Pueblo ancestral pottery was collected, shipped away and housed on the east coast, largely in private collections and the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
• The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is launching a virtual tour of its current exhibition, Diego Romero vs. the End of Art, a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work. For decades, California-born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history. Until the Museum is able to reopen, visit with Diego Romero’s stunning ceramics from the comfort and safety of your home. View the exhibition here:
• Bookworks, online event, January 12, 6:00 p.m. with Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. “Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to “turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference.” To participate, purchase a paperback copy of the book to receive your link to the event. All tickets include a paperback copy of The Moment of Lift and a signed bookplate, while supplies last. https://www.bkwrks. com/melinda-gates
• N.M. Philharmonic “Replay,” January 16, 6 p.m. A video of Beethoven’s 7th, performed in March 2018 at Popejoy Hall, with music director Roberto Minzcuk conducting. The Seventh Symphony was conceived in support of soldiers fighting against Napoleon’s occupation of Vienna in the early 1800s. Link to purchase individual performance ($12): https://nmphil. Link to purchase full series: https://nmphil.
• The National Philharmonic, based in DC, on January 17 presents “a celestially tilted program of “Music That Travels Through Space”. Works by Alistair Coleman, Lili Boulanger, Osvaldo Golijov, Manuel Ponce, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Carson Cooman and Claude Debussy, with images and videos from NASA. Found at

Did You Know?
The Adobe Theater on 4th Street is attempting to stay alive via virtual streaming performances. Coming up, January 14 – 16,  at 7:30 p.m., and January 17 at 2:00 p.m. is Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett. This short one-act play, written in 1958, is considered to be among Nobel Prize winner Beckett’s major contributions to dramatic literature, which include Waiting for Godot and Happy Days. It is one of Beckett’s most frequently performed dramas and has been referred to as “one of his most personal works.”

In a clever move by Adobe, two actors will trade off playing Krapp in this one-man show.

To watch the show as performed by James Cady January 14 and 16, go here:
To watch the show as performed by Philip J. Shortell, January 15 and 17, see

In Corrales
• Village Council meetings, January 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.
• Music in Corrales is offering on-line concerts. Running from January 23 through January 31 is a performance featuring Celtic fiddle and cellist duo, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, making their fifth appearance with MIC. Music lovers will pay $15 per ticket. Following the first viewing opportunity on January 23, Fraser and Haas will participate in a live question and answer session right after the concert, beginning at approximately 8:15 p.m. Tickets:
• Corrales Library Author series, January 26, at 7 p.m. with Corrales’ Patricia Walkow sharing her newest book: New Mexico Remembers 9/11. Please contact Sandra Baldonado for Zoom event details. Hibernate with a Book Adult Reading Program is ongoing through the end of the
• Corrales Growers’ Market, next Winter Market, February 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Village in the Village. Coffee hour, Fridays, 10 to 11a.m. via Zoom. Book Club, January 18 on Zoom: “Whiskey When We’re Dry,” by John Larison. The book is set in the American West of 1885 and chronicles the adventures of seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney, who, after being orphaned, rides west on her beloved mare posing as boy in search of her infamous outlaw brother, Noah. 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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