2011 Events

Missed us? Programs were diverse in content, theme, cost and location; with events for children, young people and adults, there was truly something for everyone.  You can download the schedule of events or click below for weekly listings.

Week 1: March 1 – 6 | Week 2: March 7 – 13 | Week 3: March 14 – 20

Week 4: March 21 – 27 | Week 5: March 28 – 31 | Month-long Programs


Week 1: March 1 – 6

I. LOVE: STORIES AND SONGS ABOUT THE SIMPLE SIDE OF LOVE FOR THE UNDER 8 SET AND THEIR COMPANIONS – march 1

What: Interactive stories and songs celebrate the loves and wonder of childhood.  Satisfying adults and little ones, Albuquerque favorite’s, Laurie Magovern & Susie Tallman entertain with intelligence and joy.  With movement, mime and music, humor and heart, enjoy storytelling and song with a modern twist.
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 10:00 – 11:00a  (additional sessions March 16 & 20 – please see respective dates for time/location details)
Where: Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Flourish Learning, Susie Tallman and Rock Me Baby Records
Contact: Laurie Magovern, Flourish Learning, laurie@flourishlearning.com, (505) 750-8760

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FREE FILMS ON FRIDAYS – march 4

What: Join the UNM Women’s Resource Center for a free film screening in honor of Women’s History Month. The March 4 film is Tomboys. Visit unm.edu/~women for complete film descriptions.
When: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 12:00p (this is part of a series that will recur every Friday for the month of March; please see those listings for details)
Where: UNM Women’s Resource Center, 1160 Mesa Vista Hall, UNM Campus, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center
Contact: UNM Women’s Resource Center, women@unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

WOMEN & CREATIVITY 2011 OPENING RECEPTION – march 4

What: Join the Women & Creativity 2011 coordinators, presenting partners and sponsors for the opening of our month-long program.
When: Friday, March 4, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00p
Where: Creative Albuquerque, 115 4th Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Creative Albuquerque
Contact: info@womenandcreativity.org

INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING WITH THE SWEATERGIRLS – march 5

What: Learn the basics of knitting in this 3-week class with a beginning project taught by Ramona Cheslet and Chris Appleton. Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing, binding-off, reading a pattern, correcting common mistakes, and checking your gauge. We will teach you both English and Continental methods of knitting. For ages 12 and up. Materials: The first day of class a size 7 (24 inch) circular needle will be required and a short supply list will be given out.  SweaterGirls will offer a 10% discount on yarn and needles to students.
When:
Saturday, March 5, 12 and 26, 2011 from 10:00a – 12:00p (please note: this is a three-session course)
Where:
National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost:
$35 per person for three sessions, plus materials
Presented by: The SweaterGirls
Contact:
The SweaterGirls, sweatergirlsknit.com, (505) 280-7557

BEGINNING COLCHA EMBROIDERY W/ ANNETTE GUTIERREZ TURK – march 5

What: Learn this beautiful, traditional New Mexican form of needlework.  If you are experienced with embroidery, you will love it.  If you are new to needlework, this is a great, satisfying stitch to learn first!
When: Saturday, March 5 and 12 from 10:00a – 12:00p (please note: this is a two-session class)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $27 per person for two sessions (includes materials)
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Albuquerque Museum
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

FOLK ART DOLLS BY FRAN BLACK + FELICIA MONTOYA: ON-DEMAND SCREEN PRINTS – march 5

Special Store Feature: Folk Art Dolls by Fran Black – Meet the Artist
What: Fran Black’s unique, locally-crafted folk art dolls will be showcased at La Parada during the month of March. These wonderful dolls are impressionistic representations of various cultures from around the world. Crafted with ceramic, wood, and fabric, each doll is dressed and adorned with jewelry and textiles, as well as found objects. In addition, Felicia Montoya is one of three artists who have designed Women & Creativity 2011 exclusive screen prints. Local screen print artists will be on site at La Parada to “screen-print on demand” selected designs. Bring a t-shirt, cotton bag, apron, etc. to screen print one of three cool designs. Or, you may want to purchase a retro item of clothing from La Parada’s cool vintage collection to screen print your one-of-a-kind garment! RSVP: 505-897-8203
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 1:00 – 4:00p (this event is part of La Parada’s month-long series of events; please see that listing for further details)
Where: La Parada Mercantile, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free / $10 print screening fee
Presented by: La Parada Mercantile
Contact: www.shoplaparada.com, (505) 897-8203

TOUCHED WITH FIRE – march 5

What: The Encaustic Art Institute demonstrates encaustic painting, a 2000 year-old process developed by the Egyptians for painting mummy portraits. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing a worldwide revival, as contemporary artists rediscover its beauty and bring the benefits of modern technology to the process. Participants will observe several ways of working with encaustic and see the work of professional encaustic artists on exhibit in the Institute’s Pyramid Gallery. Those interested in trying it for themselves can enroll in an Institute workshop.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00p and 3:00 – 6:00p
Where: Encaustic Art Institute, 18 County Road 55 A (General Goodwin Road), Cerrillos
Cost: $10
Presented by: Encaustic Art Institute
Contact: Harriette Tsosie, hftsosie@earthlink.net, (575) 779-7941

ETHIOPIAN BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP – march 5

What: This is a wood covered book which dates back to 3rd century Africa. Another one of my favorites. It has multiple signatures, an exposed spine sewing that is done with 2 needles, and is non-adhesive. Sounds more difficult but it’s actually easier than a Coptic binding! Come on! Let’s pretend we’re monks and bind our little scratchy wool robes off!
When:
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $35
Presented by: Against the Grain
Contact: www.atgbooks.com, (505) 286-8592

EACH AND HER: A READING BY VALERIE MARTINEZ – march 5

What: Valerie Martínez’s Each and Her is a book-length, collage poem that addresses the murders of over 500 women in Juárez, Mexico since 1993. The poem engages with works of contemporary Mexican poets, photographers, and painters;  Latino/a writers; Martinez’s own memories of traveling to Juarez as a young girl as well as facts about the maquiladora industry and the cultivation of roses.  Each and Her has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN Open Book, the William Carlos William Award, the Ron Ridenhour Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Part of the “Latino/a Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word and Image” exhibition at 516 ARTS.
When:
Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:00p
Where:
516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Presented by: 516 Arts
Contact: Suzanne Sbarge, 516 Arts, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 242-1445

CARNAVAL CELEBRATION: CARNAVAL DANCE PARTY – march 5

What: Frank Leto and his band PANdemonium are joined by Pilar Leto and the Odara Dance Ensemble in a dazzling production, blending original music with vibrant dance and exquisite costumes and showcasing the secular and sacred Carnaval traditions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8:00p
Where: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $15, $20, $25, with $5 discount for NHCC members
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Frank Leto Musical Ventures
Contact: Reeve Love, reeve.love@state.nm.us, or Joseph Wasson, Jr., joseph.wassonjr@state.nm.us, (505) 246-2261

ANI MA’AMIN – MODERN DANCE BY KESHET – march 5 & 6

What: Ani Ma’amin (Hebrew for “I believe”), explores the impact of the Holocaust on American Jews. This 85-minute modern dance piece (no intermission) threads together movement, poetry and video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and children of survivors, with footage compiled from the USC’s Shoah Foundation.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8:00p and Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00p
Where: VSA North Fourth Art Center, 4904 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $18/students and seniors, $20/general admission. Ticket information available at at www.keshetdance.org
Presented by: Keshet Dance Company
Contact: Kelsey Ann Olson, kelseyann@keshetdance.org, (505) 224.9808

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE: CRAZY ABOUT CHROMATOGRAPHY – march 6

What: Inside an ordinary black marker is a rainbow of color waiting to escape!  Students investigate how paper chromatography is used to separate the components of mixtures, and test colored markers, food coloring, and candy to see what unexpected colors each contains. Facilitated by Explora’s Youth Interns. For children in grades 3-5.
When: Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00p
Where: Explora!, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free with admission
Presented by: Explora!
Contact
:  (505) 224-8300 / Para información o ayuda en español, llame al (505) 224-8323

WEAVING OURSELVES WHOLE: HEALING VOICES, GUIDING WISDOM AND YOUTHFUL FIERCENESS – AN OPEN SPACE EVENT – march 6

 

What: Weaving Ourselves Whole at Gutierrez Hubbell House: Healing Voices, Guiding Wisdom and Youthful Fierceness – an open space event. Women are from the earth, men are from the sky. Women have forgotten how to take care of her mother and home – the earth – she must relearn, then teach the man and only then can they visit his home the sky. Inspired by Okhi Semini.
When: Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00p
Where: Gutierrez Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW,  Albuquerque
Cost: Donation requested
Presented by: Weaving Ourselves Whole at Hubbell House
Contact: Beva Sanchez-Padilla, micasibo@gmail.com, (505) 244-0507 or (505) 873-3452

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Week 2: March 7 – 13

BEGINNING BOOKBINDING CLASS WITH AGAINST THE GRAIN – march 7

What: This course is your introduction to basic bookbinding using traditional methods. We will cover the history, tools and techniques of hand bookbinding. All materials such as paper, boards, adhesives and cloth will be discussed. Each project is designed, cut and assembled by you, starting with the simplest folded single sheet of paper and advancing on to complete a multiple signature hard bound book. In between you will complete at least two soft bound pamphlet stitched books, two types of hard bound accordion books, and a single section hard bound book. When you finish this class you will be able to make your own chapbooks, scrapbooks, journals, guest books, and you will have the basic knowledge to create other structures like those found in how-to books.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, March 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 and 23, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00p (this is a course of six classes)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $180 for six sessions
Presented by: Against the Grain
Contact: www.atgbooks.com, (505) 286-8592

THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF THE NIGHT MIND – march 8

What: Dreams are the connection to our deepest, authentic creative source. Yet, the dreams of the night are not easy to decipher. When we reenter the dream landscape through collage and creative writing techniques, we learn to navigate through the inner geography of time, memory and mystery.
When: Tuesday, March 8,  2011  1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Dreaming Arts Studio, Santa Fe
Cost: $55
Presented by: Dreaming Arts Studio
Contact: Victoria Rabinowe, DreamingArts@gmail.com, (505) 988 -1086

CREATIVE SPEAKER LUNCHEON FEATURING KATHLEEN MILNES, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMY INSTITUTE – march 9

What: Kathleen Milnes, President and CEO of the Entertainment Economy Institute (EEI), will present Opportunities in the Arts Are Larger Than They Appear: Creative Employment and Projections for the Future. Based in Pacific Palisades, CA, the EEI is a six-year old research and education consulting firm committed to the workforce development needs of the entertainment and related creative sector industries. Originally  prepared and released as part of the third annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy, Opportunities in the Arts includes revised and updated research conducted for the Los Angeles Community College District in 2006 on multimedia artists and animators.  EEI’s findings demonstrate the importance of creative workers and provide for wage, employment and trend forecasts.
When: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 11:15a – 1:00p
Where: Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $30 for Creative Albuquerque members / $40 for non-members
Presented by: Creative Albuquerque
Contact: info@creativeabq.org, (505) 268-1920

COUNTERCULTURE AGING: A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE – march 10

What: CounterCultural Aging: A Feminist Perspective will be presented by Margaret Cruikshank, PhD. Dr. Cruikshank’s work involves exploring the cultural construction of narratives of aging and old age and proposing alternative ways of understanding and living the aging process.  In this lecture, she will examine how feminist theory and practice can help us resist the narrative of decline and discover creative counter-cultural ways to age.
When: Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 12:00 – 1:30p
Where: UNM Student Union Building, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center, UNM Feminist Research Institute and UNM LGBTQ Resource Center
Contact: UNM Women’s Resource Center, women@unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

ART IN OUR LIVES – march 10

What: Native women artists working in various media share their artistry and come together for a discussion about the joys and challenges of being an artist. Featured artists include Sherry Farrell Racette (Timiskaming First Nation/Irish), Lara Evans (Cherokee), Heidi Brandow (Navajo/Native Hawaiian), and Gloria Emerson (Diné).
When: Thursday, March 10 at 6:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Salon Ortega, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: The School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience
Contact: Cynthia Chavez Lamar, chavez@sarsf.org,  (505) 954-7205

 

SPICE UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP! – march 10

What: Sexuality Educators Molly & Matie welcome you to a workshop on a new, exciting approach to intimacy.  We’ll cover: How to bring the sexy back, even if it’s been gone awhile; Enjoying more pleasure with your partner and yourself; New toys and activities you haven’t already tried; Communicating your desires; Orchestrating spontaneity.
When: Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:30p
Where: Self Serve, 3904 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque
Cost: $15
Presented by: Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center
Contact: Molly Adler, workshops@selfservetoys.com, (505) 265-5815

DIVA PICKS: MEET VEDELI DESIGNS – march 10 & 11

What: Diva D’Luxe brings favorite designers and creative women into the store in March! Come by the store, visit with creative women who make their living creating! Mary Ann Saville has spent the last 12 years designing unique jewelry.  Her company, Vedeli Designs, Inc., is known for its contemporary, yet elegant lines.  Her pieces use a variety of elements, ranging from sterling silver, gold, leather and hand-picked stones.  Her goal as a designer is to provide timeless, yet fun jewelry suitable for all occasions.
When: Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 4:30 – 8:30p and Friday, March 11, 2011 from 11:00a – 5:00p
Where: Diva D’Luxe, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Diva D’Luxe
Contact: Diva D’Luxe, www.divadluxe.com, (505) 888-2667

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FREE FILMS ON FRIDAYS – march 11

What: Join the UNM Women’s Resource Center for a free film screening in honor of Women’s History Month. The March 11 film is Antonia Pantoja – ¡Presente!. Visit unm.edu/~women for complete film descriptions.
When: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:00p (this is part of a series that will recur every Friday for the month of March; please see those listings for details)
Where: UNM Women’s Resource Center, 1160 Mesa Vista Hall, UNM Campus, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center
Contact: UNM Women’s Resource Center, women@unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

¡PENA FEMENINA! – march 11

What: Back by popular demand, the 4th annual ¡Peña Femenina! promises to be another remarkable evening with the fabulous talents of New Mexican women: Leila Flores & Carol Vigil (artists & hosts), Mala Maña (percussion mixed-global), Lenore Armijo (Singer), Jade Leyva (painter), Melissa Montoya (mezzo-soprano), Andrea Serrano (poet), Goldie García (comedienne), Hilary Real (singer).
When: Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Salón Ortega, Albuquerque
Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation; Tapas and open-bar available for purchase.
Presented by: Hispanic Women’s Council
Contact: Leila Flores-Dueñas, lflores@unm.edu, (505) 688-0839

REGENERATION: A WEAVING WORKSHOP WITH USED CLOTHING – march 12

What: Zona (a UNM master-artist) will teach techniques for creating sculptural or tapestry weavings out of old clothing.  Recycled fibers will be provided, but please bring in your own articles of clothing, blankets, or coats to personalize your fiber weaving.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9:00a – 4:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $50.00 per person
Presented by: Littleglobe
Contact: Zona, jenniferzona@hotmail.com, (505) 850-9791

THE CUTTING EDGE: PAPEL PICADO WORKSHOP IN CONJUNCTION WITH LATINO/A VISUAL IMAGERY – march 12

What: Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano will lead a workshop about. Papel Picado (literally perforated paper) is a 300-year old Mexican folk art. This style of paper cutting derives from the interaction of Pre-Columbian, European and Asian materials and traditions. Now it is most recognizable in the tissue-paper banners decorating Mexican fiestas and ceremonies while combining an eclectic history of (New) Mexican and Chinese origins.  Arellano is an Albuquerque-raised, New York-based artist who combines the tradition of Papel Picado with pop culture and political subject matter. She blends Chicano and Puerto Rican aesthetics and creates intergenerational collaborations to (re)tell her personal, family, and cultural history. She will lead a workshop discussing the history of this art form as well as providing step-by-step instruction on designing and cutting your own Mexican-style paper cuts.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00a – 12:00p
Where: 516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque
Cost: $20
Presented by: 516 Arts
Contact: Suzanne Sbarge, 516 Arts, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 242-1445

MAKING TIME, MAKING SPACE:  DESIGNING A WRITER’S LIFE WITH DEMETRIA MARTINEZ – march 12

What: The workshop title says it all!  Demetria Martinez, is an accomplished writer and novelist as well as a Creativity Coach. She is a recipient of the 2010 Friends of New Mexico books award for her contributions to literature of the state and the Southwest.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00a – 12:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $20
Presented by: Demetria Martinez and National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

DOUBLE DRAWER BOX WORKSHOP – march 12

What: Boxes, boxes, boxes. They are my weakness! In my quest to make more I’ve developed this new one. It has 2 drawers stacked one on top of the other and each drawer has a pull-tab for ease of opening. What a marvelous addition to the top of your dresser.
When:
Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00a – 4:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $65
Presented by: Against the Grain
Contact: www.atgbooks.com, (505) 286-8592

SUSAN BACA: MOSAIC WORKSHOP – march 12

What: Have you ever wondered what to do with those broken plates, tiles, ceramic pottery…or maybe just have an itch to create a cool mosaic masterpiece of your very own? Come to this fun and exciting mosaic-making 101 and walk away with your very own creation! Bring your own tile or ceramic pieces. RSVP: 505-897-8203
When: Saturday, March 12 from 1:00 – 4:00p (this event is part of La Parada’s month-long series of events; please see that listing for further details)
Where: La Parada Mercantile, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $10 supply fee
Presented by: La Parada Mercantile
Contact: www.shoplaparada.com, (505) 897-8203

TALLERES DE BAILE/CLASSES – march 12

What: The NHCC teams up with great dance teachers from throughout New Mexico so that you can dance the day away!
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 – times as follow:
11:00a             Nia with May Sagbakken
12:00p             Hip-hop Samba with Evelyn Williams
1:00p               Creative Dance with Debra Landau
2:00p               Salsa Aerobics with Irini Georgas
3:00p               Blues Fusion with Nicole Jacot
3:00p               Dance Church with Zenne
4:00p               Arabic-style Belly Dance with Tasha Banat
4:00p               Changing Woman with Elizabeth Battarbee
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $5 per class
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

BEAUTY OR BEAST? PAPER MACHE MASK MAKING – march 12

What: In the Beauty or Beast? Mask Making workshop we will explore the world of faces in the creation of a decorative mask with Micaela Seidel – a local artist, writer, and curator. The class will be held in two sessions. In the first session, students will create a sturdy, lightweight 3-D mask on a form with papier-mache and paper clay. In the second session, students will enhance their creations using layered tissue paper and other materials. The class is appropriate for teens and adults.
When: Saturday, March 12 and 19, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00p (please note: this is a two-session course)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $25.00 per person for two sessions, payable at first class. All materials will be provided. Session 2 will only be open to those who have a created a mask in Session 1.
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center – Education Department
Contact: Micaela Seidel, stmica@gmail.com, (505)  246-2261 ext:110

GALLERY TALK AND DISCUSSION: “LATINO/A VISUAL IMAGINARY: INTERSECTION OF WORD & IMAGE” – march 12

What: Join Curator Dr. Holly Barnet-Sanchez and artists Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano and Elena Baca for a talk in the gallery about the 516 ARTS exhibitionLatino/a Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Image,” focusing on the connectedness between contemporary Latino arts and literature. Barnet-Sanchez says “The relationships between the visual, literary and performing arts are especially close and intertwined within Latino communities across the country. Many visual artists are also writers, musicians, performance artists and actors. This project explores the role of narrative as visual, verbal and textual within the lived Latino/a experience.”
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00p
Where: 516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free and open to the public
Presented by: 516 Arts
Contact: Suzanne Sbarge, 516 Arts, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 242-1445

LATIN DIVA SERIES: KATIA MORAES – march 12

What: Singer and lyricist Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 1980’s.  Now living in Los Angeles, she performs with the bands Sambaguru and Pure Samba.  Her singing has been described as “a virtual definition of the passion that is an implicit part of Brazilian music.”
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:oop
Where: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $15, $20, $25, with $5 discount for NHCC members
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and AMP Concerts
Contact:
Reeve Love, reeve.love@state.nm.us, or Joseph Wasson, Jr., joseph.wassonjr@state.nm.us, (505) 246-2261

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Week 3: March 14 – 20

THE MUSE THAT COMES IN THE NIGHT – march 15

What: Our nightly dreams are the repository of our deepest memories and feelings. They touch us in our tenderest places with the depth of our longing, our joys and our sorrows. They enchant us with euphoria, they arouse our passions, they frighten us, they inspire us and they fill us with wonder.
When: Tuesday, March 15,  2011  from 1:00 – 6:00p
Where: Dreaming Arts Studio, Santa Fe
Cost: $55
Presented by: Dreaming Arts Studio
Contact:
Victoria Rabinowe, DreamingArts@gmail.com, (505) 988 -1086

I. LOVE: STORIES AND SONGS ABOUT THE SIMPLE SIDE OF LOVE FOR THE UNDER 8 SET AND THEIR COMPANIONS – march 16

What: Interactive stories and songs celebrate the loves and wonder of childhood.  Satisfying adults and little ones, Albuquerque favorite’s, Laurie Magovern & Susie Tallman entertain with intelligence and joy.  With movement, mime and music, humor and heart, enjoy storytelling and song with a modern twist.
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 9:30 – 10:30a  (additional sessions March 1 & 20 – please see respective dates for time/location details)
Where: Albuquerque Balloon Museum, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Flourish Learning, Susie Tallman and Rock Me Baby Records
Contact: Laurie Magovern, Flourish Learning, laurie@flourishlearning.com, (505) 750-8760

DIVA PICKS: MEET THE SWEATERGIRLS – march 17

What: Diva D’Luxe brings favorite designers and creative women into the store in March! Come by the store, visit with creative women who make their living creating! The SweaterGirls create exquisite, hand-made hats, sweaters, purses and more from original designs with gorgeous yarns.
When:
Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 11:00a – 3:00p
Where:
Diva D’Luxe, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Diva D’Luxe
Contact: Diva D’Luxe, www.divadluxe.com, (505) 888-2667

9 FOR 5: NINE NEW MEXICO POETS – march 17

What: New Mexico’s poetry scene is thriving and includes the widest range of styles and perspectives.  Join us a for taste of state poetries—nine poets reading for 5 minutes—celebrating women’s poetry in New Mexico. Featuring: Jennifer Acampora, Jasmine Cuffee,  Jamie Figueroa, Lisa Gill, Renee Gregorio, Joy Harjo, Joan Logghe, Sawnie Morris and Santana Shorty. After the reading, all New Mexico women poets are invited for food and “sistership” to celebrate women’s writing in NM.
When: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:30p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Littleglobe
Contact: Valerie Martínez, valerie@littleglobe.org, (505) 603-0866

MONTHLY COLCHA GATHERING – march 18

What: Join our monthly gatherings for colcheras of all skills levels.  If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy these monthly, informal, community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement!
When: Friday, March 18, 2011 from 9:30a – 12:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FREE FILMS ON FRIDAYS – march 18

What: Join the UNM Women’s Resource Center for a free film screening in honor of Women’s History Month. The March 18 film is Thunderbird Woman: Winona LaDuke. Visit unm.edu/~women for complete film descriptions.
When: Friday, March 18, 2011 at 12:00p (this is part of a series that will recur every Friday for the month of March; please see those listings for details)
Where: UNM Women’s Resource Center, 1160 Mesa Vista Hall, UNM Campus, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center
Contact: UNM Women’s Resource Center, women@unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

EXPLORA ADULT NIGHT: LOCAL SCIENCE – march 18

What: A special night for adults age 18 and over to experience Explora’s exhibit activities and to meet local women working in science. Meet the scientists who are neighbors in the community through Portal to the Public, a National Science Foundation-funded project.
When: Friday, March 18, 2011 from 6:30 – 10:00p
Where:
Explora!, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $7, $5 for seniors, free for members
Presented by: Explora!
Contact
:  (505) 224-8300 / Para información o ayuda en español, llame al (505) 224-8323

GLOBAL DANCEFEST – march 18 & 19

What: The Stephen Petronio Company brings a New York burst of power and panache to one of the most spectacular presentations of the 11th season of Global DanceFest, presenting contemporary dance from across the globe in a new partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
When: Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:00p
Where: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $15, $20, $25, with $5 discount for NHCC members
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and VSA North Fourth Art Center
Contact:
Reeve Love, reeve.love@state.nm.us, or Joseph Wasson, Jr., joseph.wassonjr@state.nm.us, (505) 246-2261

MASTER COLCHA SESSION WITH JULIA GOMEZ AND MARIA VERGARA WILSON – march 19

What: Listen to New Mexico master colcheras share their insights on materials, design, and traditions of colcha embroidery.
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10:00a – 12:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $5
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Albuquerque Museum
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

CALLIGRAPHER’S BOX WORKSHOP – march 19

What: Boxes, boxes, boxes. They are my weakness! In my quest to make more I’ve developed this new one. What a marvelous addition to the top of your dresser.
When:
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10:00a – 4:00p
Where:
National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $65
Presented by: Against the Grain
Contact: www.atgbooks.com, (505) 286-8592

CANDACE STARR: HULA HOOP WORKSHOP – march 19

 

What: Come one! Come all! Join us for a fun hula-hooping workshop! New Mexico’s only licensed hoopdance instructor, Candice Starr of Centerforce Hoops, will be leading an all-ages hula-hooping workshop and demonstration. Hula hoops will also be available for purchase. This will be a fun activity for the whole family! Come out and get those hips a-twirlin’! Free event. RSVP: 505-897-8203
When: Saturday, March 19 from 1:00 – 3:00p (this event is part of La Parada’s month-long series of events; please see that listing for further details)
Where: La Parada Mercantile, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: La Parada Mercantile
Contact: www.shoplaparada.com, (505) 897-8203

REEL WOMEN FILM SERIES – march 19

What: Join the UNM Women’s Resource Center and UNM LGBTQ Resource Center for five amazing documentary films highlighting women’s lives, struggles, and achievements:
11:00a – The Heretics (95 min)
1:00p – Very Young Girls (83 min)
2:45p – Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100  (60 min)
4:00p – Finding Dawn (73 min)
5:30 – Nobody Knows My Name (58 min)
For film descriptions, please visit www.unm.edu/~women. Donations will benefit the UNM Women’s Resource Center Sabrina Single Mothers Scholarship.
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 11:00a – 6:30p.
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Bank of America Theater, Albuquerque
Cost: Free. Donation accepted to support the Women’s Resource Center Sabrina Single Mother’s Scholarship Fund.
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center and UNM LGBTQ Resource Center Contact: UNM Women’s Resource Center, women@unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

ELIZABETH BLACKWELL: COURAGE TO BE FIRST – march 19

What: In 1849 surgery was done with anesthesia, the discovery of antibiotics was nearly a century away, and the medical profession was made up entirely of men. That is, until Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States.
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 and 3:00p (additional session March 26 – please see that listing for details)
Where: Explora Theatre, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $7, $5 for seniors, free for members
Presented by: Explora!
Contact
:  (505) 224-8300 / Para información o ayuda en español, llame al (505) 224-8323

HER HIP HOP 3 – march 19

What: Fire presents: Her Hip Hop 3, an All Womyn Dance Party. HHH3 showcases female Hip Hop artists and creates space for womyn to express themselves through music, dancing, MCs, beat box, live grafitti art and of course having fun! This event is 21+ and is LGBTQ/Straight/ally inclusive!
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, doors open at 9:00p, show starts at 10:00p
Where: The El Rey, Albuquerque
Cost: $10 advance / $10 before 10p; $15 at the door
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center and FIRE
Contact: Fire Info Line (505) 836-0066

SHARING ART TRADITIONS: A CUT PAPER WORKSHOP – march 19

What: Passing on a tradition shared by visiting artist Catalina Delgado Trunk, ArtStreet artist Maria Mendoza will lead a workshop on Papel Picado (cut paper). Workshop participants will create intricate images using a variety of techniques and papers. Sample designs will be provided, or feel free to bring your own!
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 1:00 – 5:00p
Where: ArtStreet, 1217 1st Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: ArtStreet, A Program of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
Contact: Erin Forrest, Therapeutic Art Professional, ErinForrest@abqhch.org, (505) 248- 0817 (studio phone) or Mindy Grossberg, Program Coordinator, MindyGrossberg@abqhch.org, (505) 767-1167 (office)

THE F WORD: WOMEN COMEDY WRITERS TALK ABOUT HOW TO WRITE FUNNY – march 19

What: A panel discussion with two of Hollywood’s top women comedy writers including Emmy award winner Tracy Newman (Ellen, According to Jim, Cheers) and Cindy Caponera (Second City, Saturday Night LiveShameless).
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2:00p
Where: Hotel Andaluz, Barcelona Ballroom, 125 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $10
Presented by: Art of the Song Enterprises, Inc, with additional support from  the Albuquerque Film Office
Contact:
Vivian Nesbitt,  vivnesbitt@gmail.com, (505) 344-2650

CIRCUS SKILLS FOR WOMEN – march 19

What: You know you want to learn!  Stilt-walking, juggling, clowning, balancing and maybe even some trapeze!  Try it out in a supportive environment!
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00p (also offered on march 22; please see that listing for details)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $5
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

FIVE POETS RESPOND TO “WOMEN & WOMEN,” PHOTOGRAPHS BY SPANISH WOMEN – march 19

What: Poets Lauren Camp, Valerie Martínez, Jasmine Cuffee, Jamie Figueroa and Shelle Sánchez present a collaborative performance inspired by “Women & Women,” a photographic exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes (NHCC) through March 31, 2011. Why “Women & Women?”- because the best contemporary Spanish photography is, in large measure, the work of women.
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 6:30p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Free and open to the public
Presented by: Instituto Cervantes and Littleglobe
Contact: Lauren Camp, lauren@laurencamp.com, (505) 724-4777

ART OF THE SONG LIVE WITH TRACY NEWMAN AND THE REINFORCEMENTS – march 19

What: An evening of conversation and original music with Emmy Award winner Tracy Newman. The program will be taped for future broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio program Art of the Song Creativity Radio, heard on 200 stations across the country.
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7:30p
Where: Hotel Andaluz, Barcelona Ballroom, 125 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $15
Presented by: Art of the Song Enterprises, Inc
Contact:
Vivian Nesbitt,  vivnesbitt@gmail.com, (505) 344-2650

MY LIFE, MY STORY, MY SONG: A DAY TO EXPLORE, CONNECT & CELEBRATE THE CREATIVITY IN YOUR LIFE – march 20

What: Spend a day with your Creative Spirit. Creativity runs like a river through our lives. Join Vivian Nesbitt, Ramona King and Linda Martin in a spa day for your creative voice including movement and meditation, dialogue and quiet, guided writing and sharing. Light refreshments provided. Bring your lunch.
When: Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 12:00 – 6:00p
Where: 215 Third Street (between Silver and Gold), Albuquerque
Cost: $35.00
Presented by: Art of the Song Creative Enterprises, Inc
Contact:
Vivian Nesbitt,  vivnesbitt@gmail.com, (505) 344-2650

I. LOVE: STORIES AND SONGS ABOUT THE SIMPLE SIDE OF LOVE FOR THE UNDER 8 SET AND THEIR COMPANIONS – march 20

What: Interactive stories and songs celebrate the loves and wonder of childhood.  Satisfying adults and little ones, Albuquerque favorite’s, Laurie Magovern & Susie Tallman entertain with intelligence and joy.  With movement, mime and music, humor and heart, enjoy storytelling and song with a modern twist.
When: Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00p  (additional sessions March 1 & 16 – please see respective dates for time/location details)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $2
Presented by: Flourish Learning, Susie Tallman and Rock Me Baby Records
Contact: Laurie Magovern, Flourish Learning, laurie@flourishlearning.com, (505) 750-8760

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE: FORCEFUL MAGNETS – march 20

What: Investigate which items are attracted to magnets and which are not, and explore attracting and repelling with a wide variety of materials.  Students make their own magnets, race magnetic cars, and more. Facilitated by Explora’s Youth Interns. For children in grades K-2.
When: Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00p
Where:
Explora!, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free with admission
Presented by: Explora!
Contact
:  (505) 224-8300 / Para información o ayuda en español, llame al (505) 224-8323

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Week 4: March 21 – 27

POETICS OF PARADOX – march 22

What: Those of us who have fallen under the spell of our dreams have become enchanted by the world of mystery and paradox. Balanced in perfect proportion, polished with a sure eye, the organization and genius of each dream is dagger sharp. Mysterious realms reveal themselves through guided dream writing techniques.
When: Tuesday, March 22,  2011  from 1:00 – 6:00p
Where: Dreaming Arts Studio, Santa Fe
Cost: $55
Presented by: Dreaming Arts Studio
Contact:
Victoria Rabinowe, DreamingArts@gmail.com, (505) 988 -1086

CIRCUS SKILLS FOR WOMEN – march 22

What: You know you want to learn!  Stilt-walking, juggling, clowning, balancing and maybe even some trapeze!  Try it out in a supportive environment!
When: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00p (also offered on march 19; please see that listing for details)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $5
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FREE FILMS ON FRIDAYS – march 25

What: Join the UNM Women’s Resource Center for a free film screening in honor of Women’s History Month. The March 25 film is Not Just Passing Through. Visit unm.edu/~women for complete film descriptions.
When: Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:00p (this is part of a series that will recur every Friday for the month of March; please see those listings for details)
Where: UNM Women’s Resource Center, 1160 Mesa Vista Hall, UNM Campus, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: UNM Women’s Resource Center
Contact: UNM Women’s Resource Center, women@unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

MERGING ART AND TECHNOLOGY: THE TWITTERSCAPE THEORY – RECEPTION AND GALLERY TALK – march 25

What: Caroline C. Blaker’s lifes’ work can be summed up in one phrase: “Art and Web.” As this artist and developer pursued both, the notion that one feeds the other grew in her studio work, eventually leading to Twitterscapes, an art form that is truly a melding of both disciplines. The exhibition, which runs from March 1 – 31, will feature printed work and a live web demonstration, as well as a brief talk on the current evolution of this art form.
When: Friday, March 25, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00p
Where: Petroglyph Creative, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Petroglyph Creative
Contact: Caroline C Blaker, info@petroglyphcreative.com

FASHION FOR FIELDTRIPS FASHION SHOW & AUCTION FUNDRAISER – march 25

What: Fashion for Field Trips is a FUN annual event to raise funds for bus transportation, artist fees and supplies so that our School Day programs can grow and New Mexico students can all have more access to the arts and connection with artists.  Local business leaders, artists and community leaders show-off some great gently-used fashions on this runway show – and you have the opportunity to buy those outfits off their backs!
When: Friday, March 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Donations requested
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Diva D’luxe
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

LAS MEGANENAS & FRIENDS PRESENT A BILINGUAL PRODUCTION OF EVE ENSLER’S “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” – march 25 & 26

What: Las Meganenas & Friends present a Bilingual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” to benefit Enlace Comunitario, as part of the Women in Creativity series in March 2011. This presentation is in honor of women and celebrates our lives, our struggles and our dreams as we push forward and fight for equality and respect in our daily lives.
When: Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 7:00p
Where: South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque
Cost: $15, with proceeds benefiting Enlace Comunitaro
Presented by: Las Meganenas and UNM Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Alicia Lueras Maldonado, alicialueras@gmail.com, (505) 710-1994

GLOBAL DANCEFEST – march 25 & 26

What: Inspired by Los Caprichos, a set of 18th century etchings by Francisco de Goya, the multinational Latina Dance Theater Project has created a new set of modern-day “caprichos” to explore superstitions and social abuses affecting our modern world, from the darkest to the most absurdly humorous. The event marks the 11th season of Global DanceFest, and the presentation of contemporary dance from across the globe in a new partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
When: Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:oop
Where: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $15, $20, $25, with $5 discount for NHCC members
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and VSA North Fourth Art Center
Contact:
Reeve Love, reeve.love@state.nm.us, or Joseph Wasson, Jr., joseph.wassonjr@state.nm.us, (505) 246-2261

FASHION FOR FIELDTRIPS FASHION MERCADO – march 26

What: Shop our one-day Mercado of gently-used, donated fashions and turn your fashion dollars into field trips and arts opportunities for New Mexico youth!
When: Saturday, March 26 from 9:00a – 12:00p and 1:00 – 2:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Donations requested
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Diva D’luxe
Contact: (505) 246-2261, ext. 167

CHILDREN OF WAR, VOICES FOR PEACE – CURATOR’S TALK & TOUR – march 26

What: This curator’s talk and tour highlights the little known story of Reiko Okada, a Japanese school girl, who built balloon bombs during WWII. 9000 ‘fugo’ bombs flew the jet stream to America. After learning Americans died, Reiko recounts her experience through stirring text and illustrations to make her ‘fervent wish for peace.’
When: Saturday, March 26, 2010 at 9:30a
Where: The Balloon Museum, Albuquerque
Cost: Museum Admission Fee ($4 adult, $3 NM Resident, $2 Seniors, $1 Children 4-12)
Presented by: Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Contact: Laurie Magovern, 505-768-6034, Lmagovern@cabq.gov

MAKING BOOKCLOTH AND SEWING ONTO TAPES WORKSHOP – march 26

What: Learn how to change almost any type of cloth into bookcloth. If you have cloth you would like to transform, bring it to class along with a hair dryer if you have one. We will provide other cloth selections, plexiglass work areas, glue and backing paper. Plexiglass work surfaces will also be available for purchase.  Also, make a multiple sectioned hard cover book is made distinct by sewing over straps or tapes that are exposed on the spine, then attached to the covers. This is yet another book that lies flat when opened.
When:
Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:00a – 4:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque
Cost: $65
Presented by: Against the Grain
Contact: www.atgbooks.com, (505) 286-8592

ARTS, MUSIC & FOOD: WOMEN & CREATIVITY GRAND FINALE + JADE LEYVA: ART OPENING – march 26

 

What: March 26th is a night to delight the senses with art opening by Jade Leyva, menu sampling, and live music at La Parada’s beautiful new restaurant space (to be open soon). RSVP: 505-897-8203.
Jade Leyva is a painter, potter, and writer who expresses herself through the lens of her vibrant Mexico City birthplace, European cultural influences, and a world of art and human inter-connectedness. Jade calls Placitas, New Mexico home where she continues her fantastic journey in art. Jade has participated in numerous collaborative and solo exhibitions in Arizona and New Mexico; she was commissioned to create featured artwork for several major events such as ¡Globalquerque! 2009, and the annual New Mexico Wine Festival 2010; and she has a permanent public art in piece in Bernalillo City Hall. Jade’s work will be showcased until June, 2011 and will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 5:00 – 8:00pm (this event is part of La Parada’s month-long series of events; please see that listing for further details)
Where:
La Parada Mercantile, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free (menu sampling free for first 150 people)
Presented by: La Parada Mercantile
Contact: www.shoplaparada.com, (505) 897-8203

IT’S TIME: LOREN KAHN PUPPET AND OBJECT THEATRE, A SHOW FOR THE VERY YOUNG – march 26

What: Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre presents It’s Time, a new object theatre production for the very young performed by Isabelle Kessler. Debuting in early 2010, It’s Time has been developed for ages 1-3 or 3-5. Using object theatre as a bridge between theatre, visual art and puppetry, Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theater brings to life a hilarious and magical world, delighting tiny children and provoking reflection in teenagers and grownups.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:00a and 1:00p
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Salon Ortega, Albuquerque
Cost: Donations requested
Presented by: Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre and National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: www.lorenkahnpuppet.com, (505) 246-2261 ext. 167

ELIZABETH BLACKWELL: COURAGE TO BE FIRST – march 26

What: In 1849 surgery was done with anesthesia, the discovery of antibiotics was nearly a century away, and the medical profession was made up entirely of men. That is, until Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States.
When: Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 and 3:00p (additional session March 19 – please see that listing for details)
Where: Explora Theatre, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
Cost: $7, $5 for seniors, free for members
Presented by: Explora!
Contact
:  (505) 224-8300 / Para información o ayuda en español, llame al (505) 224-8323

516 WORDS READING: LATINA POETS – march 26

What: 516 ARTS presents an evening of poetry and music in the gallery, featuring New Mexico Latina poets Cathy Arellano, Andrea Serrano, Jessica Helen Lopez, Georgia Santa Maria and Maria Leyba. This event is part of the Women & Creativity series organized by the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and is in conjunction with the exhibition “Latino/a Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Image” (on view at 516 ARTS during the month of March 2011).
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:00p
Where: 516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free and open to the public
Presented by: 516 Arts
Contact: Suzanne Sbarge, 516 Arts, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 242-1445

WOMEN AND SOCIAL ARTS PRACTICE PANEL DISCUSSION + A BONEMAKING EVENT – march 27

What: One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice focused on raising awareness about ongoing genocides, and raising funds for the survivors. Join us for a lively discussion of the evolving role of the arts as a tool, method, means of engagement in social movements. Stay for a bonemaking event where participants can create their own artwork bone which will become part of the 1,000,000 bones installation on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2013.
When: Sunday, March 27, 2011 – Panel Discussion from 1:00 – 2:00p; Bonemaking event from 2:00 – 4:00p
Where: One Million Bones Offices, 102 Gold SW, Albuquerque
Cost: The panel discussion is free; One Million Bones requests a $5 sponsorship per artwork bone created for the workshop
Presented by: One Million Bones
Contact: Kimberly Lewis, kim@onemillionbones.org, (505) 750-2435

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Week 5: March 28 –  31

A DREAMER’S DECK OF DIVINATION CARDS – march 29

What: Dreams come to tell us how to find our way, what to watch out for, when there is danger up ahead, and how to navigate safely on the road of life.  By learning to read the signs, creative DreamWork can unlock your inner mysteries and change the direction of your life.
When: Tuesday, March 29,  2011  from 1:00 – 6:00p
Where: Dreaming Arts Studio, Santa Fe
Cost: $55
Presented by: Dreaming Arts Studio
Contact:
Victoria Rabinowe, DreamingArts@gmail.com, (505) 988 -1086

DIVA PICKS: MEET SARAH ANDERSON – march 31

What: Diva D’Luxe brings favorite designers and creative women into the store in March! Come by the store, visit with creative women who make their living creating!
When:
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 3:00p – 8:00p
Where:
Diva D’Luxe, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Diva D’Luxe
Contact: Diva D’Luxe, www.divadluxe.com, (505) 888-2667

WOMEN AUTHORS EVENT – march 31

What: La Tiendita will feature fourteen New Mexico woman authors and one illustrator. The authors will provide short readings, talk about their experiences in becoming published and answer questions. Learn more at www.nhccnm.org
When:
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00p
Where:
La Tiendita (Museum Gift Store) and Noskin Corridor (Corridor in front of Museum & Museum Store), National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, 1701 Fourth St SW, Albuquerque
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Contact: Mary Noskin, MNoskin@nhccm.org, 505-766-6604

ANON(YMOUS) – NO MORE: THE FACES AND JOURNEYS OF WOMEN REFUGEES REBUILDING LIVES IN NEW MEXICO – march 31 & into april

What: An adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey written by Naomi Iizuka and performed by Working Classroom, Anon(ymous) chronicles the journey of Anon, a modern-day refugee of war.  Influenced by contemporary events such as the 2004 tsunami and immigration-related violence, it is both stunningly lyric and brutally gritty. This preview performance will be followed by conversation with the cast, director and refugees rebuilding their lives in Albuquerque. Full performances from April 1-3.
When: Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7:00p; Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:00p; Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2:00p
Where: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Cost: Free, donations accepted (April performances will assess admission fee)
Presented by: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Working Classroom and Catholic  Social Services Refugee Resettlement Program
Contact: Reeve Love, reeve.love@state.nm.us, or Joseph Wasson, Jr., joseph.wassonjr@state.nm.us, (505) 246-2261

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Month-long Programs

ADULT DANCE CLASSES – march 1 – 31

What: Keshet offers beginning through advanced classes for adults including: Modern, designed to develop the mind, body and spirit to be an expressive communicator through movement, Ballet, which explores ballet technique, building and expanding  upon a foundation for continued dance training, and Hip Hop, for a fun, funky, rhythmic good time.
When:
Regularly throughout the month…
Mondays        Advanced Modern       7:00 – 8:30p
Mondays        Hip Hop 7:00 – 8:30p
Tuesdays       Beginning Ballet          6:30 – 8:00p
Wednesdays Intermediate Ballet      7:00 – 8:30p
Thursdays     Beginning Modern      7:00 – 8:30p
Saturdays     Intermediate Modern  11:00a – 12:30p
Where:
All classes held at Keshet Dance Company, 214 Coal Ave SW, Albuquerque
Cost:
Regular price $14/class, 50% off a class or 5-class package for mentioning Women & Creativity Month or presenting W&C brochure
Presented by:
Keshet Dance Company
Contact:
Kelsey Ann Olson, kelseyann@keshetdance.org, (505) 224.9808

ARTSY SHOPPING AT LA PARADA – March 1 – 31, Special Events on Saturdays

What: Come have some fun each Saturday in March at La Parada during a month-long celebration of Women & Creativity! The mom & daughter team, Pam Montoya & Cherie Austin, have brought their creative talents together to make La Parada a unique and eclectic shopping destination! Where else can you find vintage lingerie, retro fashions, 50’s kitschy kitchen, distinctive jewelry, world crafts & décor, local arts & crafts, and unique gifts all under one roof? Bring your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, moms, and aunts and enjoy some creative shopping. Draw for a special discount. Refreshments will be served, and each Saturday will feature a different workshop.
When: Store Open 10:00a – 5:00p (please note that La Parada is offering special events every Saturday throughout the month of March; see those listings for details)
Where: La Parada Mercantile, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: La Parada Mercantile
Contact: www.shoplaparada.com, (505) 897-8203

LATINO/A VISUAL IMAGINARY: INTERSECTION OF WORD & IMAGE – march 1 – 31

What: “Latino/a Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Image” explores the role of narrative as visual, verbal and textual within the lived Latino/a experience. The exhibition features the work of exceptional women artists including Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, Viva Paredes, Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano, Elena Baca and Yreina Cervantez.
When: March 1 – 31, 2011 (this program has special events on March 5, 12 & 26; please see those listings for details)
Where: 516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free and open to the public
Presented by: 516 Arts
Contact: Suzanne Sbarge, 516 Arts, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 242-1445

MERGING ART AND TECHNOLOGY: THE TWITTERSCAPE THEORY – march 1 – 31

What: Caroline C. Blaker’s lifes’ work can be summed up in one phrase: “Art and Web.” As this artist and developer pursued both, the notion that one feeds the other grew in her studio work, eventually leading to Twitterscapes, an art form that is truly a melding of both disciplines. The exhibition will feature printed work and a live web demonstration, as well as a brief talk on the current evolution of this art form.
When: March 1 – 31, 2011 (this program has a special event on March 25; please see that listing for details)
Where: Petroglyph Creative, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Petroglyph Creative
Contact: Caroline C Blaker, info@petroglyphcreative.com

PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION: WOMEN & WOMEN, MUJERES Y MUJERAS: THROUGH THE LENS OF WOMEN – march 1 – 31

What: Why “Women & Women?” Because the best contemporary Spanish photography is, in large measure, the work of women. This month-long photographic exhibition demonstrates the wide-ranging influence of Spain’s women photographers.
When: March 1 – 31, 2011 / Monday – Saturday, 9:00a – 5:00p (this program has special events on March 19 and 31; please see those listings for details)
Where: Instituto Cervantes at National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free
Presented by: Instituto Cervantes
Contact: Milly Castañeda, cenabq@cervantes.es

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