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Celtic Angels of Ireland will perform at Farmington Civic Center on Feb. 28, 2023. (Courtesy Farmington Civic Center)
Featured events in the Tri-City area of Farmington, Bloomfield and Aztec
Celtic Angels of Ireland

Celtic Angels of Ireland will bring the songs and dance of the highlands to Farmington from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St.

This lively performance pairs the melodic voices of the Trinity Ensemble and Celtic Angels choirs with the Celtic Knights Dancers. Experience sounds and rhythms from across the Emerald Isle as the award-winning troupe performs 30 traditional and contemporary numbers.

The show is written, directed and choreographed by Louise Barry, with musical arrangements by Peter Sheridan and Irish step dance director, Sarah Costello.

This is a family-friendly event. Tickets are $14 to $18 and may be purchased at the box office or online at fmtn.org/shows.

San Juan Symphony
Arnaud Sussmann, violist performing with San Juan Symphony February 2023. (Courtesy San Juan Symphony)

San Juan Symphony will present “Visionary Beethoven” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Henderson Performance Hall at San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd.

The performance features the debut appearance of violinist Arnaud Sussmann, who will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s second violin concerto. Sussmann was the winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The program will feature the Seventh Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, considered one of his best and most uplifting works.

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at sanjuansymphony.org/event/visionary-beethoven-2.

Microfarming Fundamentals Course

Gardeners interested in water use and water systems are invited to expand their knowledge at the next micro-farming fundamentals course taught by The Potting Shed JNJ at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 E. Sycamore St.

The fourth class in the six-part course will be offered in partnership with San Juan Soil and Water Conservation. The class will cover water conservation, water retention, types of irrigation and usage, drip irrigation and soil and water sampling, with an activity involving water and soil sampling kits.

The class fee is $50, and preregistration is encouraged. The fee includes class resources and materials needed to complete the activity.

To register, visit bit.ly/MicroFarmingClasses. For details, call (505) 402-1340 or email the pottingshedjnj@yahoo.com.

Hokey Pokey Art School classes

Artists interested in learning new techniques and skills can register for Hokey Pokey Art School journal making and painting classes being held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Artifacts Gallery, 302 E. Main St.

In the simple painted journal class, taught by Bev Taylor, students will paint a fun, personalized journal with blank pages. The journal can be used or sketching, journaling or note taking. All materials for the journal project will be provided.

Learn additional oil painting techniques and brushwork with Marilyn Taylor in the continuing oil painting class. This class expands on lessons from the previously offered beginning painting class. All painting materials will be provided.

Each class is $40. Artists ages 12 and older are invited to register. Preregistration is required. Register in-person at Artifacts Gallery or call (505) 327-2907.

‘Whispers from the Land’ Exhibit

The works of fiber artists Molly Elkind and Patricia Joy will be displayed through Friday, Feb. 24, at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery, 4601 College Blvd.

The exhibit, titled “Whispers From The Land,” features textile designs inspired by southwestern landscapes.

Elkind’s recent work explores the expressive potential of unusual materials and methods in traditional weft-faced, handwoven tapestries.

Joy has worked in the field of quilting for over 40 years. Her pieces have a confrontational presence depicting abstract views of the world.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fiberart by Molly Elkind titled “Faraway Nearby.” Part of the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery February 2023 exhibit. (Courtesy San Juan College)

For a full listing of events, check out the Farmington Community Calendar.