And what better way to head off into 2017 than with some laughs and some wonder? Magician Ben Seidman promises to offer both.
“Ben’s signature style is a creative mixture of psychological magic, stand-up comedy, pick pocketing, and sleight-of-hand,” according to his website, which shows photos of a lot of people guffawing.
The magician, who regularly entertains audiences in Las Vegas (the glitzy one, not the New Mexico one), is coming to the Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave., with three shows: 7 p.m. today, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10-$20 and available at the door or through jeancocteaucinema.com.
RURAL MEMORIES: Folklorist and author Nasario García will being the latest iteration of his stories of growing up along the Río Puerco to Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., at 6 p.m. Thursday. The free event will include trailers and clips from a new documentary that director Shebana Coelho is developing based on García’s memoirs, and García himself will be there to tell stories and answer questions.