SANTA FE, N.M. — This is a week rife with some surprising and soul-stirring music, beginning with hipster Portland’s take on cello tunes.
Picture it: A stage filled with cellos and their players sending out hip hop or pop on strings. That’s the Portland Cello Project (as in Oregon), which will headline the Skylight, 139 W. San Francisco St., at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $22 in advance, $27 on the day of the show, available through holdmyticket.com or 505-886-1251.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Skylight also will be hosting The Dandy Warhols, another Portland-based group that has been churning out rock more or less in the Lou Reed school since 1994, with album names such as “Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia” and “Odditorium or Warlords of Mars.”
Tickets are $27 in advance or $32 on the day of the show, and are also available through holdmyticket.com.
Also on Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., Bruce Cockburn, known as a humanitarian as much as a singer/songwriter, will bring his songs reflecting travels to the world’s trouble spots and the human soul to the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St.
Tickets are $30-$45, available from ccasantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.
BORDER DREAMS: The Center for Contemporary Arts Cinematheque and Muñoz Waxman Gallery, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, are hosting an all-day fundraiser Saturday for Somos Un Pueblo Unido.
“American Dreams/Border Realities” will present screenings of three Latin American films with the filmmakers present, including Gregory Nava’s “El Norte,” Bernardo Ruiz’s “Kingdom of Shadows,” and more.
Panels and receptions are part of the event, which costs $75 for the all-day pass or $20 per film. For a schedule, see ccasantafe.org.
WAR AND MORE: Two different aspects of war will be presented in events this coming week. At the Santa Fe Art Institute on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, resident Judy Shintani will present stories and ritual about the forced migration and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
The free program, 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the Institute’s gallery, also will offer an opportunity for members of the public to bring their own stories and items for an altar being built.
A remembrance will follow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Internment Camp historical marker.
Also on Sunday, at 2 p.m., “Death in the Civil War” will be screened at the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.
The documentary, part of the PBS American Masters series, shows how the nation grappled with the cultural impacts of the horrendous number of casualties in that conflict.
Visitors can view the film free with museum admission, which is free to New Mexico residents on Sundays.