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SANTA FE, N.M. — An evening at the theater may feel like more like a night out at the local watering hole with Teatro Paraguas’ latest show. “Daphne’s Dive,” a 2016 play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and “In the Heights” book writer Quiara Alegría Hudes follows six regulars at a Philadelphia bar over 20 years as they appear more as a family than drinking buddies. The play centers around the upbringing of the dive’s owner’s adopted daughter, who is raised in the bar and forms close bonds with the patrons. The show runs until April 22. Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. show will be preceded by food and drinks from Duel Brewing. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Except for this Saturday, when admission is $25, tickets are $20, with discounts for guests with limited incomes. Purchase tickets for the show at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, at DaphnesDive.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 505-424-1601.

Luna (Courtesy of Luz Gallardo)

LIVE NOSTALGIA: Talk about a throwback. ’90s alt-rock band Luna will be at Santa Fe Brewing Co. on Monday. The four-person band dubbed by Rolling Stone the “best band you’ve never heard of” back in its heyday, Luna was formed in 1991, but its members parted ways in 2005 after eight albums together. It wasn’t until a few years ago that they began performing together again and, in 2017, Luna released an album of cover songs, including the group’s dream pop renditions of The Cure’s “Fire in Cairo” and David Bowie’s “Letter to Hermoine.” The 8 p.m. show at the Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company, 37 Fire Place, costs $27 in advance or $30 on the day of the show. Purchase at holdmyticket.com.

THE ROAD TO THE LEFT: Famed CNN contributor Bill Press is known for his progressive ideals. But according to his new memoir, his political beliefs could easily have been the polar opposite of what he talks about today. The 77-year-old radio host, columnist, former host of CNN shows “Spin Room” and “Crossfire,” and author of books that criticize the Republican Party, grew up in a segregated city and was brought up on Catholic teachings about issues like abortion and homosexuality. He also later went on to study in seminary school for a decade. His book, which he will be discussing at Santa Fe’s Collected Works bookstore tonight at 6:30 p.m., looks into his life and his journey to the left where he has made his decadeslong career. “From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire” is available for $27.99 via the Collected Works’ website. The event at the bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., is free and open to the public.

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