May 3, 2017 7:00 PM
Arundhati Roy is the author of "The God of Small Things", for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize. Her other books include "Field Notes on Democracy": "Listening to Grasshoppers"; "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"; "Things That Can and Cannot Be Said (with John Cusack)"; and the forthcoming new edition of "The End of Imagination". Anthony Arnove is an author, editor, and documentary film producer (most recently of Dirty Wars). He is on the editorial boards of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review.
May 7, 2017 7:00 PM
Lifesongs Concerts are the culmination of months of creative collaboration between elders artists, community members, youth and people in hospice. The performances celebrate the voices of our elders, the insights gained at end-of-life, and the extraordinary alchemy of intergenerational creative exchange.
Tickets: $10 Reserved Seating/FREE for children under 12
May 9, 2017 7:30 PM
Actors will perform scenes from Caught in the Pulpit: Exploring the Journey from Religion to Reason, a play by Marin Gazzaniga based on the book by Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola. The performance will be followed by a discussion between Dennett, a philosopher and cognitive scientist, and Michael Gazzaniga, a psychologist and researcher in cognitive neuroscience.
SFI’s 2016 Community Lecture Series is generously supported by Thornburg Investment Management, with additional support provided by The Lensic Performing Arts Center.
May 10, 2017 7:00 PM
Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, centers on Jamaica in the 1970s and the attempted assassination of reggae legend Bob Marley. His essay on coming out, "From Jamaica to Minnesota to Myself," appeared in the New York Times Magazine in March 2015. Russell Banks' books include Continental Drift, Cloudsplitter, and The Darling and the story collection The Angel on the Roof. His The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction were adapted into celebrated feature films.
May 11, 2017 7:30 PM
A witty comedy that weaves all of The Bard's famous characters, greatest lines, and magnificent speeches into a Shakespearean smorgasbord from the three-man comedy troupe known for short, sharp takes on long, serious subjects.
May 12, 2017 7:00 PM
Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.
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Tickets: $22 Reserves Seating
May 13, 2017 10:30 AM
The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece features Renée Fleming as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character.
Presented by The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera.
May 14, 2017 5:00 PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, known as the Godfather of Counterculture, shares his perspective of the rise of the countercultural West Coast scene and his role as a literary godfather to those who sought alternatives to the mainstream.
Immediately following the presentation, there will be a book-signing in the Lensic lobby hosted by the Collected Works Bookstore. Gary Snyder will sign selected books, and Jack Loeffler, Meredith Davidson and several contributors will sign their new book, "Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest" published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.
Tickets: $25 Reserved Seating