2015 Community Calendar

2015 Calendar of Events

Women & Creativity programming is diverse in content, theme, cost and location; with events for children, young people and adults, there is truly something for everyone. Our calendar includes all of our extraordinary statewide partners’ happenings, as well as all of the Ten for the Tenth program components. You can browse everything below, click for weekly listings or download and print abbreviated calendar (coming soon).

Ongoing Events   |   March 1 – 7

March 8 – 14   |   March 15 – 21   |   March 22 – 31

Printable PDF: Abbreviated Calendar (coming soon)

Ongoing Events

PLAY ALONG

Tête-à-Tête Artist Trading Cards – sign up by march 15

WHAT: We don’t mind saying… this is a fabulous project.  Here’s how it works:  You submit your request to play by March 15. We mail you 10 blank trading cards and instructions.  You beautify those cards with paintings, prints, whatever you see fit – and mail them before April 15.  We shuffle all the submission we receive and mail you a deck of 10 original trading cards, beautified by creative from all over the place.  We all oooh and ahhh over our lovely, small works of art!
WHEN:  Sign up by March 15, submit trading cards by April 15, 2015
WHERE: Sign up now and make your art wherever you are!
PRESENTED BY:  Harwood Art Center and Littleglobe
CONTACT: Shelle Sanchez at svansanchez(at)gmail.com

STAY(CATION)!

Women & Creativity Stay(cation)s at Heritage Hotels – throughout march

WHAT: Celebrate women’s creativity the whole month of March with this special offer from Heritage Hotels’ Hotel Albuquerque and Nativo Lodge. You’ll receive 25% off the best available rate for our luxurious guestrooms, complimentary WiFi, parking and 15% off local restaurants, shops and attractions through our Local Treasures program!
WHEN:  March 2015
WHERE: Hotel Albuquerque and Nativo Lodge
PRESENTED BY: Heritage Hotels
CONTACT: Book now at Hotel Albuquerque and Nativo Lodge

EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS

Gone Fishing: Paintings by Heidi Pollard – on view through march 28

WHAT: Gone Fishing features new gouache paintings on paper and shaped museum board. The images in this exhibition explore visual improvisation, contemplation, and the joy of throwing a line in the water to see what’s there.
WHEN: Monday, February 2 – Saturday, March 28, 2015, Monday – Friday, 2 – 5:30 pm, or by appointment
WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Inpost Artspace at Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT:  505.268.0044

3 Dimensions – on view through may 2

WHAT: Works by Gail Gering, Diane McGregor, and Heidi Pollard at the OASIS Art Gallery
Gail Gering works with salvage metals in a grid format, creating patinas to change the surface of the metal. Minimalist grid paintings by Diane McGregor contain meditative fields of layered oil paint. “My work contrasts formal elements of stillness and rhythm, order and randomness, and the geometric with the organic,” says McGregor. Heidi Pollard uses drawing and painting to negotiate just about everything: “a powerful ghost-thing, a metaphor, will sometimes arise when sounds, smells, colors and definitions are rubbed together in surprising ways.”
WHEN: Tuesday, January 13 – Saturday, May 2
WHERE: OASIS Albuquerque, 3301 Menaul NE, Suite 18, Albuquerque, NM 87107
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: OASIS Albuquerque
CONTACT:  www.oasisabq.org, 505.884.4529, Melody Mock, melodymockoasis(at)gmail.com

Women who love to move – dance & fitness classes – beginning march 2

WHAT:  Community dance classes for women during March 2015: Ballet, Mature Modern, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop are $14 for drop-ins during March 2015. Fitness classes include Gyrokinesis Class, Fit Dance, Cardio & Core, Stretch and Strength and Zumba are $5 during March 2015.
WHEN: Mondays – Saturdays, check Keshet website for full schedule
WHERE: Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
COST: $14 for drop-in dance classes, $5 for fitness classes
PRESENTED BY: Keshet Center for the Arts
CONTACT: www.keshetdance.org, 505.224.9808

Ballet-Afrique Contemporary Dance Fusion Classes – beginning march 3

WHAT: Beginner-friendly community dance classes, for all levels, that blend the natural aerobic movement of fundamental West African dance with the most accessible and expressive elements of ballet, modern and jazz. Developed and taught by Romy Keegan, Ballet-Afrique is intended to intelligently build strength and stamina, while inspiring dancers to move and express with grace and joy through exuberantly graceful choreographies! Each class is accompanied with live fusion percussion by Jefferson Voorhees.
WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in March, 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: Maple Street Dance Space, Central, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: Drop-in rate is $15/class
PRESENTED BY: Romy Keegan and Maple Street Dance Space
CONTACT:  romydancing(a)aol.com

Indian Classical Dance – march 4, 11, 18, and 25

WHAT: Indian classical dance “Bharatanatyam” is an ancient form of temple dance: Unique, Eternal, and Universal. It is one the most subtle and graceful styles of dance art in the world.  Born within the precincts of the temple, Indian classical dance uses the rich repertoire of Hindu mythology as a fine medium of expression.  This highly developed stylized and sophisticated art form gives aesthetic delight to art lovers around the world.
WHEN:  Wednesdays in March, 7:30pm
WHERE: Maple Street Dance Space, Central, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST:  $10/class
PRESENTED BY: Trupthi Panickor and Maple Street Dance Space
CONTACT:  truptisp(at)gmail.com

A Wing and a Prayer: New Work by Suzanne Sbarge – march 6 – 31

WHAT:  In this new series of collage paintings by Suzanne Sbarge, there is the ever-present tension between the seeming opposites of familiarity and otherworldliness, interior and exterior space, domesticity and freedom, sky and earth, real and imagined. These pieces invoke a wing and a prayer – the perpetual gamble and delicate balance of being alive. She says, “I find these collaged hybrid characters navigating surreal dreamscapes to be strangely comforting. They surprise and trouble me, open doors, provide breathing space and leave me wondering.”
WHEN: Friday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 31, regular business hours
WHERE: Mariposa Gallery, Central, Ave, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Mariposa Gallery
CONTACT:  505.268.6828

Encompass: 7th & Mountain Exhibitions – march 6 – april 17

WHAT: In 2016, Harwood Art Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a year of programming dedicated to exploring the organization’s important role in this community. As a precursor, Harwood’s 7th & Mountain exhibitions will feature luminary local artists of all ages who have had a significant impact on and been significantly impacted by Harwood, while contributing to the larger creative dialogue in New Mexico. The exhibitions premiere as part of Harwood’s annual Encompass event, an evening of open studios with 45 resident artists, community art making projects and more.
WHEN: March 6 – April 17, Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm, Friday, 9 am – 4 pm and by appointment / Opening Reception March 6, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Harwood Art Center
CONTACT: www.harwoodartcenter.org, 505.242.6367

A Wall of Dolls – march 6 – 31

WHAT: A Wall of Dolls exhibit features earth spirit figures and fetishes by the Rainbow Artists Collective – dedicated to art and community. The dolls are each available for purchase ($15) as a fundraiser for the Rainbow Artists Collective
WHEN: Friday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 31
WHERE: OFFCenter Arts, 808 Park, Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Exhibit is free to view, dolls are $15 to purchase
PRESENTED BY: Rainbow Artists Collective and OFFCenter ARTS
CONTACT:  Jackie Hertel, jhquickbeam(at)msn.com

Central Features: Nina Elder and Staci Page, Exhibition – march 13 – april 7

WHAT: Central Features presents two solo exhibitions of new work by New Mexico artists Nina Elder and Staci Page. Both artists focus on the beautiful yet horrifying evidence of how humans determine the function of objects and places, and the resulting impact on the environment.
WHEN: Friday, March 13 – April 7, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
WHERE:  Central Features, 109 5th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Central Features
CONTACT: www.centralfeatures.com, 505.243.3389

Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art – march 7 – 29
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WHAT: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center present, “Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art,” an exhibit of artwork featuring New Mexico women who are practicing artists, women detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center, and girls detained at the Juvenile Detention Center. Each artist’s work tells her individual story; their experiences are diverse, yet the visual stories and expressions of creativity connect these women in differing situations. Throughout the month, experience the same workshops which were offered to the women and girls who are detained. Artist Holly Roberts will teach a painting and collage workshop. In another workshop, experience qigong movement and write an “I am” poem and learn how to make a calligram.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7 – Sunday, March 29
WHERE: African American Performing Art Center, 310 San Pedro, Dr, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center
CONTACT:  Nan Masland, 505.314.0467

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March 1 – 7

Bookworks and UNM Creative Writing Program Present Musician, Kim Gordon, with her new Memoir Girl in a Band – march 1

WHAT:  Kim Gordon visits Albuquerque on tour for her new Harper Collins Memoir Girl in a Band. Gordon, a founding member of Sonic Youth, tells her story–a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, Gordon tells of her family, growing up in California, her life in visual art, her move to New York, the men in her life, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter, her music, and her band.
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 7 pm
WHERE: Student Union Building, University of New Mexico Campus, Albuquerque, NM 87131
COST: $27.99, includes a signed hardcover book. Each ticket has a $5 guest option.
PRESENTED BY:  Bookworks & UNM Creative Writing Programs
CONTACT:  Amanda Sutton, 505.344.8139, or buy tickets online

TRANSPORT: LAUNCH – march 1
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WHAT:  Launch your personal journey and the month of Women & Creativity with a lively afternoon of inspiration shared and inspiration discovered. Meet, play, create and roam through installations, interactive stations and timed presentations with talented Albuquerque movers in visual arts, dance, film, science, ballooning and photography. Curated by Albuquerque artists and scientists, TRANSPORT is an open invitation to join a 30-day collective experience to explore “what moves you?” Participants pledge to try something new and discover personal aspirations. TRANSPORT also offers a closing event & inspirational Horizons gatherings in unique locations during March. Presenters and partners include Allison Smith Design Studio, City of Albuquerque, Conchita’s Creations Food Truck, Girls’ Day Up Balloon Pilots, Maple Street Dance, National Dance Institute, National Weather Service, Pyragraph, Shastyn’s Photography, and University of New Mexico.
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 3 – 6pm
WHERE: Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
COST: LAUNCH is free. There is a $30 registration fee for the month-long TRANSPORT program.
PRESENTED BY: Balloon Museum
CONTACT:  505.880.0500

The Art of Food: POP-UP Dinner – march 3
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WHAT: During the month of March, edible Santa Fe invites you to dine and create with great women artists, writers, architects, designers, photographers, poets, and others during six unique pop-up events. Women chefs will prepare inspired multi-course meals at galleries and maker spaces. Featuring Chef Kimberly Cavlo in conjunction with From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now: A group exhibition at 516 ARTS showcasing contemporary work by established and emerging Albuquerque area designers and architects. The exhibition features both built and speculative projects.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: 516 Arts, 516 Central, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $75 per person
PRESENTED BY: edible Santa Fe and 516 Arts
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: ediblepopup.com or 505.212.0791

Creative Salon – march 4
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WHAT: A salon-style casual gathering for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects. The evening is lightly facilitated to encourage broad participation and diverse connections. This evening will feature a few minutes of poetry and the (optional) opportunity to participate in a collaborative art-making project.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: Westbund West, 217 Kinley, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free, cash bar
PRESENTED BY: Westbund West, Littleglobe and EKCO Poets
CONTACT: svansanchez(at)gmail.com to RSVP

Happy Arte Hour – march 5

WHAT: On the first Thursday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites adults for creative fun in a relaxed, social setting which includes chips, salsa and cash bar to fuel your creative juices. Each session features a different art-making technique and materials. This is a free, community event, but we invite donations in any amount to help support the project and pay artists!
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free, $5 donations encouraged
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT: elsa.menendez(at)state.nm.us, www.nhccnm.org

The Moment – march 5
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WHAT: Women are invited to create spontaneous short videos on-site expressing pivotal/defining moments. A team of artists will assist and guide participants with materials and prompts related to current topics e.g. immigration. Collected ‘Moments’ will be shared on a dedicated web channel, becoming a video time-capsule of what women in Albuquerque voice in ‘The Moment’ of March 2015.
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Momentistas: Mindy Grossberg, Elsa Menendez, Monica Sanchez, Janet Harman, Liza Wolff-Francis, and Mari Valenzuela
CONTACT:  elsa.menendez(at)state.nm.us, www.nhccnm.org

Sheila Jordan-Cameron Brown Duo / Patti Littlefield-John Rangel Duo (Open) – march 5

WHAT: NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is known for her superb scat singing, her ability to reach the emotional depths of a ballad and an uncompromising, entirely non-derivative style. She counts the great Charlie Parker, whom she played with in New York in the early 1950’s, among her greatest influences. The recipient of the 2008 Mary Lou Williams Award for a Lifetime of Service to Jazz, Jordan is the pioneer of the bass-voice duo in jazz, and her longtime duo with bassist Cameron Brown has performed worldwide and released two live albums. Albuquerque’s own soulful jazz and blues singer Patti Littlefield and award-winning Santa Fe based pianist John Rangel open the evening.
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30pm
WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: $25/$20 Outpost Members & Students
PRESENTED BY: Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT:  505.268.0044, www.outpostspace.org, buy tickets online

A Wall of Dolls, Opening Reception – march 6

WHAT: A Wall of Dolls exhibit features earth spirit figures and fetishes by the Rainbow Artists Collective – dedicated to art and community. The dolls are each available for purchase ($15) as a fundraiser for the Rainbow Artists Collective.
WHEN: Friday, March 6, 5 – 7pm
WHERE: OFFCenter Arts, 808 Park, Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Exhibit is free to view, dolls are $15 to purchase
PRESENTED BY: Rainbow Artists Collective and OFFCenter ARTS
CONTACT:  Jackie Hertel, jhquickbeam(at)msn.com

A Wing and a Prayer: New Work by Suzanne Sbarge, Opening Reception – march 6

WHAT:  In this new series of collage paintings by Suzanne Sbarge, there is the ever-present tension between the seeming opposites of familiarity and otherworldliness, interior and exterior space, domesticity and freedom, sky and earth, real and imagined. These pieces invoke a wing and a prayer – the perpetual gamble and delicate balance of being alive. She says, “I find these collaged hybrid characters navigating surreal dreamscapes to be strangely comforting. They surprise and trouble me, open doors, provide breathing space and leave me wondering.”
WHEN: Friday, March 6, 5 – 8pm
WHERE: Mariposa Gallery, Central, Ave, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Mariposa Gallery
CONTACT:  505.268.6828, www.mariposa-gallery.com

WOMEN & CREATIVITY and Encompass: A Multigenerational Art Event Opening Receptions – march 6

WHAT: Harwood’s annual Encompass: A Multigenerational Art Event features luminary artists of all ages, four exhibition openings, collaborative art making projects, open studios with 45+ resident artists, the music of Cactus Tractor, poetry from Albuquerque’s Women of the World Slam Festival, food trucks and more.
WHEN: Friday, March 6, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Harwood Art Center
CONTACT: 505.242.6367, www.harwoodartcenter.org

Jesus Muñoz Flamenco – march 6 and 7

WHAT: Jesús Muñoz Flamenco, with principal dancers Jesús Muñoz and Valeria Montes, represents a new generation of flamenco artists dedicated to preserving a unique philosophy of structural improvisation. Muñoz is both contemporary and innovative in his choreographic approach, exploring the range of flamenco’s human instrument. The internationally based company is also host and home to some of the finest musicians in the world, with recognitions ranging from platinum-selling albums to the Grammy’s. Their shared mission is to transmit, rejuvenate, and reanimate flamenco’s good energy—some coming through the interpretation of archaic forms and some created in the present moment.
WHEN: Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 8pm
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $15, $25, $35, $45, $55 w/ $2 discount for students and seniors
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Casa Flamenca
CONTACT: www.nhccnm.org, 505.724.4771

It’s Riveting with Susan Skinner – begins march 7 (3 sessions)

WHAT: Learn about riveting, wire twisting, joining with jump rings, and wire spinning techniques. This will be a hands-on class utilizing commercial metals, wires, and re-purposed materials. Open to jewelers and makers of all experience levels.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 10am – 1pm, continues Saturday, March 14 and March 21 (3 session class)
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th, St, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $150 / Harwood Members $135 tuition, plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor
PRESENTED BY: Harwood Art Center
CONTACT: 505.242.6367, www.harwoodartcenter.org, or register online

Ideation Cards/Bookmaking Ideas – march 7

WHAT: The Ideation Cards designed by Julie Chen are a creative tool to unlock the creativity around the concepts of bookbinding. This free session is an opportunity to drop by Vicki’s Studio and be coached on ideas or brainstorm with creatives like you. No materials needed, open to all ages, you only need a willingness to relax, talk/listen, and be inspired about books.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 11am – 3pm
WHERE: Vicki Bolen Studio, Mountain Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Vicki Bolen Studio
CONTACT: 505.710.7524 or register online

The Story of Food Workshop – march 7
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WHAT: Have you ever dreamed of writing your family cookbook? Starting a recipe blog? Simply posting a few recipes on TasteSpotting? Join Deborah Madison and edible Santa Fe to learn to tell the Story of Food. Madison will conduct a three-hour seminar on food writing and memoir. Following the writing workshop, eSF will conduct a plating and food photography demonstration geared towards the home chef and blogger.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 12 – 5 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Writing seminar $50; Writing seminar and photo demonstration $65
PRESENTED BY: edible Santa Fe
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: ediblesantafe.com or 505.212.0791

Ethiopian Binding – march 7

WHAT: Come and make a connection to the ancient world! Make a book with wooden covers that dates back to 3rd century Africa. This binding has multiple sections with an exposed spine sewing that is done with 2 needles, and uses no glue. Sounds difficult but it’s actually much easier than a Coptic stitch binding! Join the class and we’ll pretend we are monks working away in an ancient monastery. Scratchy robes and funky sandals optional! All materials and tools will be provided.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2 – 5pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $45
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain Bookbindery
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: www.atgbooksnm.com or 505.281.5737

Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art, Opening Reception   – march 7
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WHAT: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center present, “Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art” an exhibit of artwork featuring New Mexico women who are practicing artists, women detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center and girls detained at the Juvenile Detention Center. Each artist’s work tells her individual story; their experiences are diverse, yet the visual stories and expressions of creativity connect these women in differing situations. Throughout the month, experience the same workshops which were offered to the women and girls who are detained. Artist Holly Roberts will teach a painting and collage workshop. In another workshop, experience qigong movement and write an “I am” poem and learn how to make a calligram.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro, Dr, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center
CONTACT:  Nan Masland, 505.314.0467

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March 8 – 14

The Art of Eating: POP-UP Dinner – march 10
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WHAT: During the month of March, edible Santa Fe invites you to dine and create with great women artists, writers, architects, designers, photographers, poets, and others during six unique pop-up events. Women chefs will prepare inspired multi-course meals at galleries and maker spaces. Featuring Chef Marie Yniguez of Bocadillos. Between courses, the 2015 EKCO poets: Valerie Martinez, Michelle Otero, and Shelle Sanchez will share excerpts from their upcoming poetic performance, Containers, which will be presented on March 26, 2015.
WHERENational Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $75 per person
PRESENTED BYedible Santa Fe and National Hispanic Cultural Center
RESERVATIONSediblepopup.com or 505.212.0791

Lisa See Reads from China Dolls – march 10

WHAT: It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Lisa See is the bestselling author of Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and many other books. She lives in Los Angeles.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 7pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Bookworks
CONTACT: www.bkwrks.com or 505.344.8139

Creative Salon: Find Your Creative Momentum. Inspire. Connect. Launch – march 11
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WHAT: A salon-style casual gathering for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects. Find your creative momentum. Inspire. Connect, Launch. This Women & Creativity Salon is hosted by design, technology, digital media and arts entrepreneurial support fields – Women in Technology, Women in Design, Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center, NMTC Women in Technology and Pyragragh. The evening is lightly facilitated to encourage broad participation and diverse connections
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
COST: Free, Cash bar and food available
PRESENTED BY: Keshet Center for the Arts, Women in Design, Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center, NMTC Women in Technology and Pyragragh
CONTACT: www.keshetdance.org, marla(at)keshetdance.org to RSVP, 505.224.9808

Transport: Horizon Gathering – march 12
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WHAT:  Atmosphere I: Weather and cloud appreciation as everyday inspiration by meteorologist Deirdre Kann.
WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 5 – 6pm
WHERE: National Weather Service
COST: Included in TRANSPORT Registration ($30 for month-long program)
PRESENTED BY:  Albuquerque Balloon Museum and National Weather Service
CONTACT:  RSVP to lmagovern(at)cabq.gov

Mnemosyne’s Lounge – march 12 and 13
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WHAT: Mnemosyne’s Lounge features a diverse group of New Mexico women sharing their voices and stories, curated and directed by Juli Hendren, Hannah Kauffmann, and Elsa Menendez. Participants will develop and rehearse their stories and perform them in a cabaret-style evening.
WHEN: Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, 8 pm
WHERE: Tricklock Performance Lab, 110 Gold Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
COST: $10
PRESENTED BY: Tricklock Theatre Company
CONTACT:  juli(a)tricklock.com or 505.414.3738

Transport: Horizon Gathering – march 13
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WHAT:  Food truck lunch and speakers discussing Creative Souls, with a focus on internal creativity, intention setting and meditation. Speakers include Rev. Kylie Renner, CIO Elaine Cheng and singer Amani Malakai.
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 5 – 6pm
WHERE: Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
COST: Included in TRANSPORT Registration ($30 for month-long program or pay what you can)
PRESENTED BY: Albuquerque Balloon Museum
CONTACT:  RSVP to lmagovern(at)cabq.gov

Chispa: Latin Diva Series, featuring Sofia Rei – march 13

WHAT: Originally from Buenos Aires, Sofía Rei is one of the most charismatic, inventive vocalists on the New York music scene today. Her music, performed in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, is grounded in traditional South American rhythms like chacarera, zamba and vidala from Argentina, Colombian cumbia and bullerengue, and other genres that merge with jazz harmonies, electronic sounds, and rich improvisations. Her performance at the NHCC in March 2015 is the 19th in the Center’s signature Latin Diva Series, an integral part of its Chispa musical season. The series features Latina/Hispanic artists worldwide who are initiating or continuing successful international careers.
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 7:30pm
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $12, $17, $22
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Avokado Artists
CONTACT: www.nhccnm.org, 505.724.4771

Central Features: Nina Elder and Staci Page, Exhibition Opening – march 13

WHAT: Central Features presents two solo exhibitions of new work by New Mexico artists Nina Elder and Staci Page. Both artists focus on the beautiful yet horrifying evidence of how humans determine the function of objects and places, and the resulting impact on the environment.
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 6 – 8pm
WHERE:  Central Features, 109 5th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Central Features
CONTACT: www.centralfeatures.com, 505.243.3389

Bits & Pieces: A Collage Workshop about Eclectic Albuquerque – march 14
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WHAT: 516 ARTS and Westbund West present a collage workshop focusing on juxtapositions of Albuquerque’s eclectic identity. Participants will work with the 10″ x 10″, 2-D format to create a finished piece for the culminating pop-up exhibit at Westbund West for On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design. This workshop is led by women artists, Katya Crawford, Mira Woodson and Suzanne Sbarge.
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 9am -12pm
WHERE: 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $25/$20 Friends of 516 ARTS
PRESENTED BY: 516 ARTS and Westbund West
CONTACT: 505.242.1445 or claude(at)516arts.org

Japanese Shiho Chitsu Box – march 14

WHAT: This is a traditional Japanese box originally used to house books and pamphlets. Now, many people use them now for photos and prints. It is absolutely beautiful in its form and function. It starts as a compact box with a bone clasp closure that then unfolds out, layer by layer, until it lies completely flat. Perfect for viewing all of its contents. No previous experience required. All materials and tools will be provided. Bring lunch!
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 10am – 3pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $65
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
Bookbindery
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: www.atgbooksnm.com or 505.281.5737

Traditional Colonial Colcha Embroidery, Historic Bird Motif, with Annette Gutierrez Turk – march 14

WHAT: Colcha embroidery is an historic embroidery technique employed by the colonial Hispanic Settlers upon arrival in Nuevo Mexico. It was used to embellish altar cloths, bedding, clothing and probably began as a mending technique. The class project is a motif found on an historic bedcovering present in Museum archives.
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 1- 4pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $50, includes kit and booklet
PRESENTED BY: Annette Gutierrez Turk and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: colchera(at)comcast.net or 505.238.7654

Zentangle 101 – march 14 or 15

WHAT: Zentangle 101. Take pen to paper and learn how to tangle. Zentangle® is a fun, relaxing and easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. No experience necessary. This two-hour, introductory workshop will be led by Sandra Westcott, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Still Winter Studio.
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 1 – 3pm, offered again on Sunday, March 15, 1 – 3pm
WHERE: Vicki Bolen Studio, Mountain Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $45, materials included
PRESENTED BY: Vicki Bolen Studio
CONTACT: 505.710.7524 or register online

A Beast an angel and a madwoman – march 14 and 15
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WHAT: This collaboration is comprised of four new original works performed by a Keshet Dance Company trio. Choreographed by dynamic women – Maggie Bergeron, Minneapolis; Shira Greenberg, Albuquerque; Donna Jewell, Albuquerque; Erika Randall, Denver – “A Beast An Angel and A Madwoman” premieres before a two-week European tour.
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 8 pm and Sunday, March 15, 2 pm
WHERE: Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
COST: $15 General; $10 Student/ Senior
PRESENTED BY: Keshet Center for the Arts
CONTACT: www.keshetdance.org, 505.224.9808

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March 15 – 21

A Beast an angel and a madwoman – march 15
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WHAT: This collaboration is comprised of four new original works performed by a Keshet Dance Company trio. Choreographed by dynamic women – Maggie Bergeron, Minneapolis; Shira Greenberg, Albuquerque; Donna Jewell, Albuquerque; Erika Randall, Denver – “A Beast An Angel and A Madwoman” premieres before a two-week European tour.
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2 pm
WHERE: Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
COST: $15 General; $10 Student/ Senior
PRESENTED BY: Keshet Center for the Arts
CONTACT: www.keshetdance.org, 505.224.9808

How to Sing in the Shower – march 16

WHAT: If you can talk, you can sing! This workshop is a great opportunity to sing your favorite songs while learning projection and key skills that will help you sing your best. Together we will examine the myth of tone deafness, explore the role of energy, movement and breath in freeing our voices, explore the positive role of singing in our lives, and learn exercises to develop vocal control, breath support, range and projection. Led by folk singer/songwriter Cathleen Wilder.
WHEN: Monday, March 16, 10:30am – 12pm
WHERE: OASIS Albuquerque, 3301 Menaul NE, Suite 18, Albuquerque, NM 87107
COST: $8 (Class #73)
PRESENTED BY: OASIS Albuquerque
CONTACT:  www.oasisabq.org, 505.884.4529, Melody Mock, melodymockoasis(at)gmail.com

Transport: Horizon Gathering – march 17
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WHAT:  Art of Atmosphere II: A Sound Walk to move you with Dr. Andrea Polli, Ph.D of UNM Art & Art History Department
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 1 – 2pm
(lunch), 2 – 3pm (walk)
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Included in TRANSPORT Registration ($30 for month-long program)
PRESENTED BY: Balloon Museum UNM Art & Art History Department
CONTACT:  RSVP to lmagovern(at)cabq.gov

The Art of Eating: POP-UP Dinner – march 17
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WHAT: During the month of March, edible Santa Fe invites you to dine and create with great women artists, writers, architects, designers, photographers, poets, and others during six unique pop-up events. Women chefs will prepare inspired multi-course meals at galleries and maker spaces. Chefs to be announced. Enjoy a pop-up dinner amongst Westbund West’s design collaborative, engaging the realms of industrial design, graphic design, furniture design, architecture and landscape architecture. Westbund houses a small shop, a gallery, a fabrications lab and workshop – and special events!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: Westbund West, 217 Kinley, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
COST: $75 per person
PRESENTED BY: edible Santa Fe and Westbund West
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: ediblepopup.com or 505.212.0791

Why I Write – march 18 – 21
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WHAT: A portable writing wall and collaborative public art piece conceived by Albuquerque’s Women of the World Poetry Slam Festival & Competition (WOW), “Why I Write” is a remix of Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project. The wall asks “Why do you write?” and invites passersby to fill in the blanks: “I write because _______.” Each of the walls will be placed individually at WOW festival venues and displayed in full at the KiMo Theatre competition finals (Saturday, March 21, 8pm).
WHEN: Wednesday – Saturday, March 18 – 21
WHERE: Downtown at WOW Festival venues
COST: Free to participate, venues have entrance fees for WOW events
PRESENTED BY: Women of the World Poetry Slam 2015
CONTACT:  abqwow2015(at)gmail.com

Creative Salon – march 18
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WHAT: A salon-style casual gathering for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects. The evening is lightly facilitated to encourage broad participation and diverse connections.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: Slate Street Café, 515 Slate, Ave., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free, cash bar
PRESENTED BY: Slate Street Café with Harwood Art Center and edible Santa Fe
CONTACT: svansanchez(at)gmail.com to RSVP

Women in Design: New Mexico – march 19

WHAT: Women in Design: New Mexico and 516 ARTS present a special event to learn, share and network with some of Albuquerque’s accomplished emerging and established women designers and architects. Visit 516 ARTS for a tour of the exhibition “From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now” with the curators Katya Crawford, Viviette Hunt, Kristen Shaw and Mira Woodson, and a series of short talks by women featured in the exhibition including Jennifer Vasher, Danielle Rae Miller, Emi Ozawa, Amanda Robinson and Sara Stewart. The one-hour program of talks starts at 5:30pm, with refreshments throughout and music before and after.
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 5 – 7pm
WHERE: 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $10 at the door
PRESENTED BY: 516 ARTS and Women in Design New Mexico
CONTACT: 505.242.1445 or www.516arts.org or www.wid-nm.org

Bobby Shew presents Carla van Blake: A Tribute to the Great Ladies of Jazz – march 19

WHAT: Renowned trumpeter Bobby Shew returns to Outpost with vocalist, Carla van Blake and the Bobby Shew Quintet. Singing professionally since 1993, van Blake counts singers like Carmen Mcrae, Billy Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan among her influences and describes herself as “a flexible singer who can render a smooth jazz ballad as easily as a funky dance tune or a heart felt gospel song.” Grammy nominated trumpeter Bobby Shew has recorded with the elite of the jazz world for over three decades. The Quintet also features Jim Ahrend, piano; Colin Deuble, bass; Cal Haines, drums; & sax TBA.
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30pm
WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: $25/$20 Outpost Members & Students
PRESENTED BY: Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT:  505.268.0044 or buy tickets online at www.outpostspace.org

Women of the World (WOW) Poetry Slam Qualifying Bouts – march 19 and 20

WHAT: WOW presents qualifying bouts at venues throughout downtown Albuquerque: two back-to-back bouts both Thursday and Friday night.

THURSDAY:
Bout 1 7pm-9pm Stereo Bar, 622 Central Ave SW
Bout 2 7pm-9pm Tricklock Performance Space, 110 Gold Ave SW
Bout 3 7pm-9pm Downtown Flying Star 723 Silver Ave SW
Bout 4 9pm-11pm Stereo Bar, 622 Central Ave SW
Bout 5 9pm-11pm Tricklock Performance Space, 110 Gold Ave SW
Bout 6 9pm-11pm Downtown Flying Star, 723 Silver Ave SW

FRIDAY:
Bout 7 7pm-9pm Stereo Bar, 622 Central Ave, SW
Bout 8 7pm-9pm Tricklock Performance Space, 110 Gold, Ave, SW
Bout 9 7pm-9pm Downtown Flying Star 723 Silver, Ave, SW
Bout 10 9pm-11pm Stereo Bar, 622 Central Ave, SW
Bout 11 9pm-11pm Tricklock Performance Space, 110 Gold, Ave, SW
Bout 12 9pm-11pm Downtown Flying Star 723 Silver, Ave, SW

WHEN: Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 7 – 9pm and 9 – 11pm
WHERE: Venues vary throughout Downtown Albuquerque
COST: $5, open to the public
PRESENTED BY: Women of the World Poetry Slam 2015
CONTACT: wowps2015.com or abqwow2015(at)gmail.com, purchase tickets online at Hold My Ticket

The Chupacabra Cantina – march 19 – 22, 26 – 29

WHAT: Enter “The Chupacabra Cantina,” in Northern New Mexico where nuns, a bartender, and an unexpected guest plant seeds of social justice amid the daily chatter of community gossip and Fox News reports blaring in the background. Stories from Tierra Amarilla, Palestine and around the globe are woven into the fabric of the characters’ lives, moving them to question what kind of seeds they are planting, and if they are feeding the “chupacabra.” Accompanied by live music and song. Presented by Las Meganenas as part of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Siembra: Latino Theatre Festival.
WHEN: Thursday, March 19 – Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm
nightly, Sunday, March 22, 2pm (continues March 26 – 29)
WHERE: Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $18, $3 discount for students and seniors
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Las Meganenas
RESERVATIONS: www.nhccnm.org, 505.724.4771

Friday Performance: Bettman & Halpin – march 20

WHAT: Nationally touring duo Bettman & Halpin make a stop in Albuquerque to perform original, toe tapping, and heartfelt Americana and folk music. Fiddle player and vocalist Stephanie Bettman elicits comparisons to such legendary singers as Emmylou Harris and Joan Baez. Her partner, Luke Halpin, is a renowned multi-­instrumentalist drawing inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice. Bettman & Halpin are known for their irresistible lyrical and musical compositions, harmonies and roof-­raising instrumentals.
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 2 – 3:30pm
WHERE: OASIS Albuquerque, 3301 Menaul NE, Suite 18, Albuquerque, NM 87107
COST: $12 (Class #84)
PRESENTED BY: OASIS Albuquerque
CONTACT:  www.oasisabq.org, 505.884.4529, Melody Mock, melodymockoasis(at)gmail.com

Young Women Roust the House Teen Performance Night – march 20

WHAT: Outpost’s popular “Roust the House Teen Performance Nights” feature local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano to hip hop, spoken word, and more. In celebration of Women In Creativity month, Outpost presents this special show featuring talented young women performers. Stay tuned to www.outpostspace.org for details.
WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 2015, 7:30pm
WHERE: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: $3 at the door
PRESENTED BY: Outpost Performance Space
CONTACT:  505.268.0044, www.outpostspace.org

Unconfined: Painting and Collage Workshop with Holly Roberts – march 21
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WHAT: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center present, “Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art” an exhibit of artwork featuring New Mexico women who are practicing artists, women detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center and girls detained at the Juvenile Detention Center. Throughout the month, experience the same workshops which were offered to the women and girls who are detained. Artist Holly Roberts will teach a painting and collage workshop.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 – 11:30am
WHERE: African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro, Dr, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center
CONTACT:  Nan Masland, 505.314.0467

Opening: Doors for Women in the Arts, A Street Exhibtion – march 21

WHAT: A street exhibit and open studio event featuring works by local women artists. The works will be mounted on doors along the historic arts and crafts corridor of Mountain, between 8th and 9th streets.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: Studio Courtyard of Juliana Kirwin, 1201 8th St, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Juliana Kirwin and Ilene Weiss
CONTACT: www.juliannakirwin.com

PMC (Precious Metal Clay) Earrings with Sara Jayne Cole – march 21

WHAT: Here’s the (PMC) class you’ve been looking for. Design and create a pair of two part, interactive earrings using fine silver PMC. Then, learn how to make your own custom sterling ear wires. It looks and feels like clay, but is actually pure silver in an organic binder. After firing, PMC is .999 silver. Students will learn basic techniques for forming, texturing, firing and hand finishing PMC. No previous jewelry-making experience is required. The fee includes use of basic tools and materials for the class project. (6oz. PMC 3 & 12in. 20 GA. Sterling Silver wire)
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 11am – 3pm
WHERE: Vicki Bolen Studio, 1222 Mountain Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $40
PRESENTED BY: Vicki Bolen Studio and Sara Jayne Cole (PMC Certified in 2000)
CONTACT: 505.710.7524 or register online

Photo Album with Concertina Spine – march 21

WHAT: This is a fun book because of its sculptural quality and is based on the accordion fold structure. The concertina is the spine and each section of pages is then sewn into each fold. This binding has the ability to lie flat when opened, but can also stand and be viewed in the round or spread out horizontally. It’s a fairly quick and easy binding which, because of the thickness of the spine, is also useful for scrapbooks and art journals that may have dimensional elements added onto the page. No previous experience required. All materials and tools provided!
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 12pm – 4pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $55
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
Bookbindery
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: www.atgbooksnm.com or 505.281.5737

In the Forest of Her Mind – march 21
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WHAT: In the Forest of Her Mind is a whimsical interactive performance art piece incorporating original music, art installation, poetry, movement and dance envisioned and created by extraordinary teachers, dancers and artists of Maple Street Dance Space. This unusual collage of visual and performing arts explores themes of aging, rights of passage, and how we support each other and the world around us.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 4pm and 6pm
WHERE: Maple Street Dance Space, 3215 Central, Ave, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: $15
CONTACT:  www.maplestreetdancespace.org, romydancing(at)aol.com

The Moment – march 21
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WHAT: Women are invited to create spontaneous short videos on-site expressing pivotal/defining moments. A team of artists will assist and guide participants with materials and prompts related to current topics e.g. immigration. Collected ‘Moments’ will be shared on a dedicated web channel, becoming a video time-capsule of what women in Albuquerque voice in ‘The Moment’ of March 2015.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Artstreet, 1217 4st, St, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Artstreet/Healthcare for the Homeless and the Momentistas: Mindy Grossberg, Elsa Menendez, Monica Sanchez, Janet Harman, Liza Wolff-Francis, and Mari Valenzuela
CONTACT: mgrossberg(a)yahoo.com or 505.248.0817

Women of the World (WOW) Poetry Slam FINALS – march 21

WHAT: WOW brings 72 of the nation’s best female and female-identified poets from around the country to Albuquerque for three days and four nights of qualifying slams & bouts, dozens of free, public writing workshops, and a gala finals at the historic KiMo Theater. The qualifying poets from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary bouts at Flying Star, Stereo Bar, and Tricklock will compete for the Women of the World Poetry Slam title at the KiMo Theater Saturday Night.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 8pm
WHERE: KiMo Theatre, 421 Central, Ave, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $20/$15 student with ID
PRESENTED BY: Women of the World Poetry Slam 2015 and ABC Library
CONTACT: wowps2015.com or abqwow2015(at)gmail.com, purchase tickets online

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March 24 – 30

A Prayer for the Disappeared – march 22

WHAT: Please join us to create a prayerful community offering in memory of the young women of Ciudad Juárez and Albuqeurque’s West Mesa whose lives have been lost to violence. Wear black and bring a large bowl to pour water, one to another, as we create a mandala—a portal between the dark and the light. Please invite your friends—men, women and children. To view a video from the event in March 2012
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 2pm
WHERE: Plaza Mayor at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Deborah Gavel, Littleglobe, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
CONTACT:  www.deborahgavel.com or djgavel(at)gmail.com

Unconfined: Creativity and Movement Workshop – march 22
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WHAT: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center present, “Unconfined: Empowering Women through Art” an exhibit of artwork featuring New Mexico women who are practicing artists, women detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center, and girls detained at the Juvenile Detention Center. Creativity and Movement Workshop includes “I am” Poem, Calligram, and Qigong Workshop led by Diane Chase, Ellen Colburn and Nan Masland
WHEN: Sunday, March 22, 1 – 4pm
WHERE: African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro, Dr, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Southwest Women’s Law Center
CONTACT:  Nan Masland, 505.314.0467

The Art of Eating: POP-UP Dinner – march 24
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WHAT: During the month of March, edible Santa Fe invites you to dine and create with great women artists, writers, architects, designers, photographers, poets, and others during six unique pop-up events. Women chefs will prepare inspired multi-course meals at galleries and maker spaces. Featuring Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Kai Harper: Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is a cultural organization that seeks to address a critical question: how can SFAI cultivate creative practices (from fine art to design to urban planning and beyond), engage with diverse communities, and address the most pressing social issues of our time? In 2014, SFAI implemented yearlong thematic programming that addresses pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities. During our dinner we will explore SFAI’s inaugural residency theme: Food Justice.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505
COST: $75 per person
PRESENTED BY: edible Santa Fe and Santa Fe Art Institute
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: ediblepopup.com or 505.212.0791

Creative Salon – march 25
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WHAT: A salon-style casual gathering for women from all fields to build community and find points of intersection for their creativity, work, and projects. The evening is lightly facilitated to encourage broad participation and diverse connections.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 5:30 – 7pm
WHERE: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th St, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Cash bar
PRESENTED BY: Harwood Art Center with Shastyn Photography & Design and Tractor Brewing
CONTACT: svansanchez(at)gmail.com to RSVP

Kirstin Valdez Quade Presents Night at the Fiestas – march 25

WHAT: Kirstin Valdez Quade’s unforgettable stories, set in Santa Fe plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in a bloody penitential Passion. A young man discovers that his estranged father and a boa constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother s empty house. A lonely retiree new to Santa Fe becomes obsessed with her housekeeper. One girl attempts to uncover the mystery of her cousin’s violent past.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 7pm
WHERE: Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, Blvd, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Bookworks
CONTACT: www.bkwrks.com or 505.344.8139

EKCO Poets: Containers – march 26
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WHAT: EKCO Poets Valerie Martinez, Michelle Otero, and Shelle Sanchez engage with community to create and share collaborative poetry. The March 2015 project began with twenty-two containers – empty, full, glass, ceramic, fiber, wood – that hold special meaning and personal stories, which the EKCO Poets translate into an engaging and non-traditional night of poetry, story, and performance. An accompanying collaborative work of art – made of words and poems by community members throughout March is
also included in the Bits & Pieces Pop-Up Exhibition at Westbund West March 27 – 29.
WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Westbund West, 217 Kinley, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
COST: Free, donations encouraged
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe and EKCO Poets
CONTACT:  valerie(at)littleglobe.org, 505.603.0866

The Chupacabra Cantina – march 26 – 29

WHAT: Enter “The Chupacabra Cantina,” in Northern New Mexico where nuns, a bartender, and an unexpected guest plant seeds of social justice amid the daily chatter of community gossip and Fox News reports blaring in the background. Stories from Tierra Amarilla, Palestine and around the globe are woven into the fabric of the characters’ lives, moving them to question what kind of seeds they are planting, and if they are feeding the “chupacabra.” Accompanied by live music and song. Presented by Las Meganenas as part of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Siembra: Latino Theatre Festival.
WHEN: Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
nightly, Sunday, March 29, 2pm
WHERE: Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $18, $3 discount for students and seniors
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center and Las Meganenas
RESERVATIONS: www.nhccnm.org, 505.724.4771

Bits & Pieces Pop-Up Exhibit – march 27 – 29

WHAT: Bits and Pieces Pop-Up Exhibit is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design. The exhibit features 10” x 10” collages highlighting real and surreal juxtapositions of Albuquerque’s eclectic identity. Bits and Pieces is organized by Katya Crawford, Mira Woodson, and Suzanne Sbarge.
WHEN: Friday, March 27, 6 – 8pm
(Opening Reception), Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 12 – 5pm
WHERE: Westbund West, 217 Kinley, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: Westbund West in partnership with 516 ARTS
CONTACT: westbundwest(a)gmail.com

 8th Annual Peña Femenina – march 27

WHAT: This year your hosts, Las Flores del Valle (Carol Vigil & Leila Flores-Dueñas ) present another great group of New Mexican women artists for Peña Femenina. A peña can be described as an informal gathering of artists who entertain one another with passion and fun. Come hear Albuquerque’s local Klezmer flavor, poetry performance, flamenco, among others. Please join us!
WHEN: Friday, March 27, 6:30 pm
WHERE: Las Amapolas Event Space, 6909 Menual, Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
COST: $10 suggested donation at the door
PRESENTED BY: Hispanic Women’s Council, Las Amapolas Event Space, Carol Vigil and Leila Flores-Duenas
CONTACT: 505.881.2240 or lfloresduenas(at)yahoo.com

Well Woman WINE + WISDOM – march 28
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WHAT: Well Woman WINE + WISDOM offers inspiration, food, wine, and, YES, wisdom! Cherie Montoya of Farm & Table and Giovanna Rossi of Well Woman Project invite you to hear Jessica Eaves Mathews, Antonia Montoya, Aimee Conlee, and Shawn Turung speak on tapping into the core of wellness through the lenses of courage, gratitude, sound, and creativity. The afternoon includes wine from women vintners, curated by Amy Haas, and tapas featuring local female food artisans created by Tracy Johnson.
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 1 – 4pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th, St, NW, NM 87114
COST: $35
PRESENTED BY: Farm & Table and Well Woman Project
CONTACT: contact(at)farmandtablenm.com or 505.503.7124

Women of the Lion – march 28

WHAT: Especially powerful Goddesses of the ancient world were associated with the lion. In this fun and empowering workshop, we will explore the images and meaning of three: Durga of India, Sekhmet of Egypt, and Inanna of Sumer. This is experiential also, as you will encounter these goddess in guided visualization and embody certain of their qualities in dramatic movement. These Goddesses have much to teach us! Caite Caperton, teacher of drama and creative dance, has studied and taught about these goddesses for many years. She has her own psychic connection with the Goddess Sekhmet.
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2 – 5pm
WHERE: Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard Drive Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: $20
PRESENTED BY: Caite Caperton
CONTACT: caitemaya(at)yahoo.com or 505.967.2865

TRANSPORT: LANDING – march 28
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WHAT:  TRANSPORT closing party, open to all. Celebrate. Share. Move it forward. You are invited to share your journey. How were you transported? What moves you? Share your lessons to pay it forward. Celebrate with art, science, health, beauty, music, and drinks. Curated by Albuquerque artists and scientists, TRANSPORT is a 30-day collective experience to explore “what moves you?” Participants pledge to try something new and discover personal aspirations.
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 6 – 9pm
WHERE: Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113
COST: LANDING is free. There is a $30 registration fee for the month-long TRANSPORT program.
PRESENTED BY: Balloon Museum
CONTACT:  505.880.0500

Judy Chicago: Feminist Icon & Iconoclast – march 30

WHAT: One of the leading feminist artists of the 20th century, Judy Chicago is controversial, brilliant, outspoken, and challenging. This talk takes Chicago from the adoption of her birth city’s name through her explosive breakthrough project, The Dinner Party, to her multiple explorations of the human condition during the 30 years she has lived in New Mexico. A lecture by Lois Rudnick, author, art historian, and professor emerita of American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston.
WHEN: Monday, March 30, 10:30am – 12pm
WHERE: OASIS Albuquerque, 3301 Menaul NE, Suite 18, Albuquerque, NM 87107
COST: $8 (Class #7)
PRESENTED BY: OASIS Albuquerque
CONTACT:  www.oasisabq.org, 505.884.4529

The Art of Eating: POP-UP Dinner – march 31
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WHAT: During the month of March, edible Santa Fe invites you to dine and create with great women artists, writers, architects, designers, photographers, poets, and others during six unique pop-up events. Women chefs will prepare inspired multi-course meals at galleries and maker spaces. Farm & Table partners with edible Santa Fe to participate in The Art of Food, a pop-up dinner series during the month of March. Join us for a very special dinner featuring Chef Cristina Martinez from Artichoke Café. Chef Martinez will work alongside wine curator, Amy Haas and pastry chef, Tracy Johnson, to create a menu that highlights women farmers and food artisans.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th, St, NW, NM 87114
COST: $75 per person
PRESENTED BY: edible Santa Fe and Farm & Table
CONTACT and RESERVATIONS: ediblepopup.com or 505.503.7124

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