1 Capture a new perspective.

The New Mexico Museum of Art unveils its newest exhibition, Ways of Seeing: Four Photographic Collections, on Saturday, featuring 40 photographs that span decades and an array of techniques. The exhibition, which runs through June 16, displays images from four private collections donated to the museum, each one highlighting the donor’s unique approach to selecting photos. “My interest was being fascinated by the human urge to collect,” says Katherine Ware, curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Each section of photographs includes text from the collector, or pair of collectors, about why they chose the images on view. Donald B. Moritz, for example, is a photographer himself, who started amassing art in the 1980s. He met fellow photographer David Michael Kennedy in a photography class and became a prolific collector of his work. Ways of Seeing features Kennedy’s study on clouds, taken near his El Rito home in northern New Mexico. Another set of images comes from the personal archive of painter Jamie Brunson and her late husband, Mark Levy, who fell in love with large-scale works that depict human interactions with the environment.

“It’s a real variety of subjects, styles, and photographic mediums, including palladium prints and larger contemporary color images,” Ware says. “We’re hoping there’s something for everyone in there.”

Albuquerque Comic Con brings three days of superheroes, cosplay, and real-life stars. Photograph courtesy of ABQ-Live the Magazine.

2 Be a hero.

Albuquerque Comic Con brings three days of superheroes, cosplay, and real-life stars to the Albuquerque Convention Center this weekend. The event includes meet-and-greets and photo-ops with actors from your favorite shows, like Holly Marie Combs from Charmed, Jared Padalecki from Supernatural, and Tom Welling from Smallville. Participate in the adult costume contest and catwalk show, and catch a live comedy show on Saturday night.

Catch the Taos Chamber Music Group’s Debra Ayers on piano at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. Photograph courtesy of Debra Ayers.

3 Tune into winter.

See live classical music at the Harwood Museum of Art, in Taos, when four talented performers take the stage for Winter Reverie, a set of romantic and wintry tunes by Johannes Brahms and others. Catch the Taos Chamber Music Group’s Debra Ayers on piano, Sally Guenther on cello, Laura Chang on viola, and Elizabeth Baker on violin on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and again on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Watch for birds at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden's Winter Bird Walk. Photograph by Christina Selby.

4 Watch for birds.

Focus your binoculars on local and migratory bird species at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s Winter Bird Walk on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. This is a perfect opportunity to get into bird watching in a setting where you have guidance. If you don’t have binoculars, the botanical garden will lend you a pair. Registration is required but tickets go fast; call the Visitor’s Center to get on a waitlist. If you miss out on the bird walk, enjoy a guided tour (free with admission) around the garden. Bundle up; the tour lasts 40 to 50 minutes.

Celebrate Peñasco Theatre's mini museum opening this Sunday at 2 p.m. Photograph courtesy of Peñasco Theatre.

5 Dance into history.

The Peñasco Theatre has served as a hub for creative performance since it was built in 1940. A legacy of hosting workshops and teaching youth classes in the summer, in addition to putting on plays and culturally significant works, has created rich archival materials. The theater is excited to share these during the grand opening of a mini museum in their lobby on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

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