A&E Briefs

Reception for ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ photo show

The Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., will host another reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 for “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” photo show for Cortez Heart and Soul. This is a chance to see photos of what your neighbors think about our community. For more information, call the Center at 565-1151.

Heart & Soul Cortez block party at M-CHS

Heart & Soul Cortez will host a neighborhood block party to try and get feedback on what residents value about Cortez and what the future of the community could be. The party will be at Montezuma-Cortez High School, 206 W. 7th St., on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. There will a free barbecue, ice cream, family fun and activities, including tours of the high school and technical biking workshops by Kokopelli Bike and Board. For more information, call 564-4079 or visit www.cortezheartandsoul.com.

Dinner, band will raise funds for Special Olympics

The Cortez Special Olympics and Blondie’s Pub and Grub, 45 E. Main St., are having a benefit spaghetti dinner Sunday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. Local band, Geophonix will be playing rockin’ to blues-y tunes. The pool hall will be open, and the spaghetti is only $8 a plate. All funds will go to the Cortez Special Olympics to raise money for the local bowling team to go to the Regional State Tournament. Come hear some great tunes and enjoy some great food, all for a great cause! For more information, contact Jamey Meier of Community Connections at 565-8608.

Martha Becker Memorial Quilt Show & reception

Enjoy the beauty of fiber arts at the Cortez Cultural Center’s Art Gallery, 25 N. Market St. The Center is honored to host the Martha Becker Memorial Quilt Show beginning Monday, Oct. 1 through Nov. 3. Martha was a valued volunteer at the Center, as well as an award-winning quilter. Also, please join the family of Martha Becker in celebrating her life and beautiful quilts at a reception on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the Center at 565-1151.

M-CHS gears up for production

Montezuma-Cortez High School drama department is gearing up for their fall production, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a dark comedy classic. The 2012-2013 theatre season will feature shows from the 1930’s and 1940s era, keeping with the department’s theme this year, “A New Deal.” The show will run on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the M-CHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Five and under are free. For reservations call 565-3722 ext. 2198 or send an email to reservations@mchsdrama.org. with your name, phone number, date of show and number of seats you’d like to reserve. Visit mchsdrama.org for information on upcoming shows.

Contemporary fine art photography show opening

There will be an opening of a contemporary fine art photographic show at Olio Wine Bar & Restaurant in Mancos, 114 W. Grand Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The show features work by Cortez photographers Mark Montgomery and Barbara Grist. View the show through Nov. 3. For more information, contact Barbara at 560-2767.

Democracy Now! host/author Amy Goodman book tour

KSJD Community Radio and Tami Graham Presents will host Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, who will be at the Mancos Opera House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 as she tours with her newly released book, co-authored by Denis Moynihan, titled “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope.” The Opera House is located at 136 W. Grand Ave. This event is free with a $10 suggested donation. Proceeds raised will benefit KSJD Dryland Community Radio. This timely new sequel gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power — and refusing to be silent. Throughout, Goodman and Moynihan show the work of ordinary people to change their media — and change the world. For more information, go to www.democracynow.org/books/the_silenced_majority, www.ksjd.org or call Tami Graham at 759-9716.