It’s a Gene Kelly/Frank Sinatra classic – and it’s on the big screen. The 1949 musical, “On the Town” will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the KiMo Theatre, 423 W. Central. The film follows three sailors – Gabey, Chip and Ozzie – as they let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York, and the Big Apple will never be the same. Gabey falls head over heels for Miss Turnstiles of the Month; innocent Chip gets hijacked (literally) by a lady cab driver; and Ozzie becomes the object of interest of a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he’s the perfect example of a “prehistoric man.” Starring Kelly, Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin and Vera-Ellan. Admission is $5-$7 at kimotickets.com.
Yee-haw! It’s SF rodeo time
It’s rodeo time. The 64th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe concludes with shows at 6:30 tonight and Saturday, June 22 at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe. The events will include Mutton Bustin’ for the early spectators. It also will include bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. The event is sanctioned by the PRCA. Tickets are $10-$37 at ticketssantafe.org or 505-988-1234.
Colorful macaws, parrots land at zoo
These birds aren’t from around here. The Rio Grande Zoo, 901 10th SW, will unveil its Geraldine Johnson “Birds of the Americas” exhibit at 9:15 a.m. today.
From 9:30-11:30 a.m., there will be discovery stations to learn more about North American and South American birds and bird adaptations. Featuring birds found across the two continents, “Birds of the Americas” is located in an area that has traditionally housed roadrunners, and guests can still spot these native favorites in the aviary. Brilliant blue hyacinth macaws, the world’s largest parrots, will join them. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and is included with regular admission. For more information, visit cabq.gov.
Festival celebrates with food, fun
Souvlaki, gyros and baklava. Yes, it must be time for the 16th Annual Santa Fe Greek Festival, which will be held from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Saturday, June 22 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. in Santa Fe. There will be food from a handful of restaurants, as well as entertainment from a Greek band, The Aegean Sounds. Organizers also have planned events with Greek folk dancers, and an agora (a Greek import store) will be selling gift items. Admission is $3 for adults and children 12 and under are free. All food and drink tickets can be purchased at the festival. For more information, visit santafegreekfestival.com or call 505-577-4742.
Conflicting passions arise
It’s a program bringing the community together – and it’s doing just that. The Community Cinema will present, “Love Free or Die” at the KiMo Theatre, 423 W. Central, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. The film is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner, Mark. The film is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity – and openly gay Bishop Eugene Robinson’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits. The film is not rated and some material may be inappropriate for young children. Admission is free and concessions will be available. For more information, visit communitycinema.org.