Entertainment briefs

Farmington Daily Times

'Toying with Science' combines variety of elements for learning, fun

"Toying with Science," is a high-energy show that combines elements of circus skills, pantomime, music and audience involvement to explore scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. It will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday when Garry Krinsky takes the stage in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

A Massachusetts native and natural-born showman, Krinsky created the show in 1985 and has performed it thousands of times since. He uses juggling, balancing and singing to bring his science toys to life and engage audience members in an educational but fun experience.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students, and $12 for seniors and children age 12 and younger at sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette. Call 505-566-3430.

San Juan Symphony presents concert of works by Gustav Mahler

Baritone Michael Hix joins the San Juan Symphony this weekend for a concert that will focus on the works of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler.

The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington.

Hix will join the symphony for Gustav's Wayfarer Songs before the orchestra performs his iconic First Symphony, better known as "The Titan," from the composer's early period.

Symphony director Thomas Heuser will deliver a pre-concert talk in the center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 505-566-3430 for ticket information.

Trash cleanup event planned at Glade Run Recreation Area this weekend

Volunteers are being sought for an annual trash cleanup event at the Glade Run Recreation Area north of Farmington this weekend.

The Chokecherry Springtime Trash Cleanup takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Chokecherry Canyon in Glade Run. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Each truck or trailer load of trash collected will entitle a volunteer to a raffle ticket, and a drawing with prizes will be held at 4 p.m.

Call 505-686-3831 for details.

Shiprock performance combines dance with educational curriculum

Dozens of school children and their teachers will join forces with the National Dance Institute New Mexico Friday in Shiprock to perform "Think! A Math-Magical Journey," a show that combines dance with an educational curriculum.

The event is part of NDI New Mexico's statewide outreach program. Staff members have been in Shiprock since March 25 working with approximately 140 students from Atsa Biyaazh Community School, along with several teachers and 20 younger children.

The show will be performed at noon and 6 p.m. at the Atsa Biyaazh Community School Gymnasium, 1416 Pinon St. in Shiprock. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.