2012 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.  You can browse everything or click below for weekly listings.

Week 1: March 1 – 4  |  Week 2: March 5 – 11  |  Week 3: March 12 – 18

Week 4: March 19 – 25  |  Week 5: March 26 – 31

Month-long Programs & Weekly Series

Week 1: March 1 – 4

WOMEN’S WISDOM, CREATIVITY AND HEALING – march 1 – 4 (multiple programs)

WHAT: NoLimitz Learning’s ongoing series for Women & Creativity. Women’s Wisdom, Creativity and Healing for Artists, Busy Moms, Writers, Entertainers, Buisness Women  from 18-80. Be creative, be inspired, be transformed, learn, make a difference. Dance, get CEU’s, new girlfriends and have fun!!!
THIS WEEK:
Girls Night Out, Workshops, Panel. Focus: The Divine Feminine, Spirituality, Sexuality, Multicultral Restoration & Relaxation Spa, Wellness for Woman Warriors & Victims of Trauma and more.
FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS: www.NoLimitzLearning.org

CULTIVATING DIVINE FEMININE POWER – march 1

WHAT: Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities, pressures, and commitments? 
Have you lost sight of your greater passions? Are you running out of time, money, love, or energy? Then it’s time to engage the energies of your body and revitalize yourself. Working with Dr. Joalie Davie you will be guided through:
 Letting go of baggage that drags you down; Stopping the busy-ness of the mind; Practicing exercises that improve health, strength, and vitality; Accessing your inner wisdom.
WHEN: March 1 at 12 to 4:30 (also occurring March 8 & 30)
WHERE: The Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St, NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM
COST: $75 general admission. $100 with CEU’s
PRESENTED BY: Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT: Joalie Davie, MD, (505-925-4551)

WOMEN & CREATIVITY OPENING RECEPTION – march 1

WHAT: A grand hoorah opening celebration! Join Women & Creativity’s amazing Presenting Partners, Sponsors and Coordinators for a special reception, in honor of the beautiful and enriching month of programs ahead.
WHEN: Thursday, March 1 from 5:00 – 7:00p
WHERE: Creative Albuquerque, 115 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free and open to the public
PRESENTED BY: Creative Albuquerque, National Hispanic Cultural Center & Bernalillo County
CONTACT: Julia Mandeville, (505) 268-1920

HAPPY ARTE HOUR WITH ELENA BACA – march 1

WHAT: Join us for an evening of art-making for adults and creative fun in a relaxed, social setting which includes chips, salsa and cash bar to fuel your creative juices. Albuquerque artist, educator and master of art-fun, Elena Baca (www.elenabaca.com) will lead several techniques using re-purposed materials to unleash your creative spirit.
Reservations are encouraged!
WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW
COST: Free, donations encouraged
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Erica Garcia, 505-246-2261, 150

CELLULAR HEALTH: HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY BRAIN – march 1

WHAT: Healthy cells are the foundation for a healthy body.  Learn how things we eat, drink and supplement, can strengthen and transform cells, providing them with the nutrients needed to create and maintain a strong, healthy, vibrant body and mind.
WHEN: March 1, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: The Source for Creating Sacredness, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: $5.00
PRESENTED BY: Infinity Wellness Group
CONTACT: Emily Eads

RADIUM GIRLS – march 2

WHAT: The Explora Theater presents Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving ensemble piece that tells the story of five young women who challenged the U.S. Radium Corporation in court in the 1920s. Some 70 women were hired to perform various tasks including the handling of radium, while the corporation’s owners and the scientists familiar with the effects of radium carefully avoided any exposure to it. Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she watches her friends getsicker and fights for her day in court. Her historic battle paved the way for increased workers’ rights.
WHEN:
March 2 at 7:00 (also occurring March 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 & 11)
WHERE:
Explora Theater 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
COST: $5.50 members/$7.00 Non-members
PRESENTED BY: Explora, www.explora.us
CONTACT: Kristin Leigh, (505-224-8380)

CIRCUS ARTS FOR WOMEN – march 3

WHAT: You know you want to learn!  Stilt-walking, juggling, and (of course) clowning around! The NHCC offers a Circus Arts Institute each summer for kids, but we know that regardless of age – everyone wants to challenge themselves, push their limits and try something new. Try out these skills in a supportive environment with an amazing instructor - Elsa Menendez.
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 9am – 10:30am (also occurring March 10)
WHERE:
National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th, St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST:
$10 per session (pre-registration is required)
PRESENTED BY:
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT:
Elsa Menendez, Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, (505) 246-2261, ext 189

WOMEN’S PARTNER YOGA WORKSHOP – march 3

WHAT: Partner Yoga offers the unique opportunity to experience the “Union” of Yoga in a new way.  With the support of a partner, we can discover our balance, strength and ability to surrender to the ease of each pose.  Along the way, we strengthen our trust and communication to help each other deepen our practice.  Bring your sister, your mother, daughter or friend, and explore what is possible when we support each other in an environment of cooperation and fun! Ages 13 and up. Beginners and experienced yogis are all welcome. Please provide your own mats.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 3, 10:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE:
National Hispanic Cultural Center
COST: $25 per person
PRESENTED BY:
Grateful Life Yoga, www.GratefulLifeYoga.com
CONTACT: Jennifer Dominique, www.GratefulLifeYoga.com, (505 )270-2543

VAMOS AL MUSEO – march 3

WHAT: Join us for this great family program designed for kids and parents to enjoy together.  We will begin with a tour of the Art Museum focusing on paper arts.  After a short tour, participants head to the art classrooms for an art-making session led by professional artist, Catalina Delgado Trunk (www.calaca-arts.com).
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 10 am – 12 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW
COST: Free, limited to 30, please pre-register
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Elsa Menendez, Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, to sign-up!

TRADITIONS OF NEW MEXICAN COOKING – march 3

WHAT: The cultural blending of New Mexican traditional dishes will be explained in a Cooking Demonstration citing the Spanish contributions. Sopaipillas, Carne Adobado, Posole, Flan and Empanadas will be demonstrated.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 3 at 11 AM
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center Kitchen in Educational Center. 1701 4th SW, Albuquerque
COST: $90.00
PRESENTED BY: Jane Butel’s Cooking School, www.janebutelcooking.com
CONTACT: Jane Butel,  (505-243-02622)

THE PORTAL TO NON-ADHESIVE BINDINGS – march 3

WHAT: Afraid of glue? Does PVA make you shudder? Then this is the class for you! We will make 3 bindings that have not one drop of PVA to complete. Starting with a double pamphlet stitch, we’ll move on to a multiple sectioned button-hole stitch. This exposed spine sewing forms a linear pattern at the head and tail. The resulting visual effect is almost like a window looking into the center of the spine. We will finish off with a variation of a long stitch book which includes two chain stitches across the spine, a very pretty binding. All three have soft covers and lay flat when opened.
WHEN: Saturday March 3, 1 – 6 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
COST: $60, limited to 15 students
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
CONTACT: Mita Saldaña, 505-281-5737

LATIN DIVA SERIES: ILIANA ROSE – march 3

WHAT: Pianist, percussionist, clarinetist, and vocalist Iliana Rose combines impeccable timing with a pure, sensual voice and the ability to phrase found only in natural-born jazz singers.  Performing with her band, she also sits in with some of the finest session players in Los Angeles and Miami and plays a wide range of American jazz standards, pop, and ballads, as well as Latin musical styles from salsa to bachata.  Raised in Miami by Cuban parents and grandparents, Rose is steeped in Cuban rhythms and culture.  She sings in six languages, and her spontaneous humor captivates an audience in both English and Spanish.  The fifteenth concert in the NHCC’s popular Latin Diva Series.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 3, 2012 8 PM
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: Tickets $15, $20, $25 w/ $5 student/senior/NHCC member discount
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: NHCC Box Office; www.nhccnm.org; (505) 724-4771

JUNG, THE RED BOOK AND THE INNER JOURNEY – march 4

WHAT: In 1913, C.G. Jung embarked upon an extraordinary imaginative journey he called his confrontation with the unconscious. An enigmatic stream of visions flooded upon him….he labored to accurately document these events in his private journals. This event combines intellectual discourse with artistic vision for artists, writers, dreamers, psychotherapists, healers. This workshop features a multi disciplinary morning seminar and studio creativity in the afternoon session. CEU’s available. Begin your own Red Book! Bring a journal & your favorite art supplies or use the studio art materials.
WHEN: Sunday, March 4 / Seminar, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm / Journal Art & Creative Writing, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
WHERE:
Dreaming Arts Studio, 1432 don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM
COST:
$60.00 all day, $30.00 for seminar only, CEU’s $30.00
PRESENTED BY
: Victoria Rabinowe, http://victoriadreams.com
CONTACT:
Victoria Rabinowe and Dr. Florian Birkmayer, (505-988-1086)

SOLAR TRANSITIONS: INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING USING THE SUN – march 4

WHAT: Artist/printmaker: Adabel Allen, BFA in Printmaking with Honors, member of New Grounds Print Workshop and OFFCenter’s Program Development & Marketing Manager. Adabel will guide participants on how to create a 5” x 7″ solar gravure plate and then print it on an intaglio press. Participants will need to bring either a digital photo on a CD or jump drive, or create a drawing on translucent vellum on the day of the workshop (might want to bring a sketch to work from.) Can bring a sack lunch to eat while printmaking plates are curing (~20 minutes.) All materials provided. 2 sheets of paper per person will be provided for prints.
WHEN: Sunday, March 4th, 11 am – 3 pm
WHERE:
OFFCenter Community Arts Project, 808 Park Ave., SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
COST: $40 per person, limited to 10 people. Call (505) 247-1172 or email to register. All materials included.
PRESENTED BY: OFFCenter Community Arts Project, www.offcenterarts.org
CONTACT: Adabel Allen or Ron Breen, (505) 247-1172

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Week 2: March 5 – 11

WOMEN’S WISDOM, CREATIVITY AND HEALING – march 5 – 11 (multiple programs)

WHAT: NoLimitz Learning’s ongoing series for Women & Creativity. Women’s Wisdom, Creativity and Healing for Artists, Busy Moms, Writers, Entertainers, Buisness Women  from 18-80. Be creative, be inspired, be transformed, learn, make a difference. Dance, get CEU’s, new girlfriends and have fun!!!
THIS WEEK:
Girls Night Out, Workshops, Panel. Focus: The Businesses of Art,  Creative Eating, Writing, Performing, with award winning artists in fine arts & entertainment (Film, TV , Theatre), The Artist’s Brain and more
FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS: www.NoLimitzLearning.org

HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY KIDS! – march 6

WHAT: Learn simple ways to make your home a healthier place to be today and everyday.  Support and enhance the health of your growing children with simple, quick and easy meal ideas.  Open doors to fresh new insights around optimizing the health of your home and family.
WHEN: March 6, 2012, 10 am -12 pm
WHERE: Vida de Paz, 2418 Miles Rd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: $5.00 please RSVP, space is limited to 20 participants
PRESENTED BY:
Infinity Wellness Group
CONTACT: Kara Blattman

THE HEALING POWER OF FORGIVENESS – march 6

WHAT: Forgiving and accepting forgiveness are instrumental to moving on and finding peace.
 Through journaling, guided meditations and a energy psychology techniques, Dr. Joalie Davie will guide you to a place of grace and peace.   In this workshop you find ease and safety in letting go of the pain, guilt, hurt and resentment so you can keep moving forward.
WHEN:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1PM to 2:30 PM (also occurring March 18, 20 & 23)
WHERE:
The Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St,  NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$36 general admisision, $55 CEU’s. Preregistration required
PRESENTED BY:
Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT
: Joalie Davie, MD,(505-819-9717), The Center For Life, (505-925-4551)

THE UN-EXERCISE BODY RELEASE AND STRETCHING – march 6

WHAT: 
Discover how to listen to and relax parts of your body that often go unheard with the expert guidance of Dr. Joalie Davie. 
You will learn how to relax your neck, shoulders, hips, and facial muscles. You may even release a wrinkle or two! Bring a mat, comfortable clothes, pen and paper, exercise ball (grapefruit size), and an open mind.
WHEN:
March 6, 2012 from 3:15 to 4:45PM (also occuring March 20 & 23)
WHERE:
The Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St,  NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM
COST: $36 general admission, $50 CEU’s
CONTACT: Joalie Davie, MD,(505-925-4551)

WHAT A RELIEF! PRINTMAKING WITH CAROL SANCHEZ – march 6 (start date of four-part workshop)

WHAT: Relief printmaking is one of the oldest and most basic print processes. Images are printed from a raised surface in which non-image areas have been cut away. This four-week class covers some techniques in relief printmaking including: Wood-cut, Linocut, Reductive Color Printing. There is a strong emphasis on experimentation and exploration of ideas. All levels welcome. Be prepared with ideas and ready to dig in on the first session. All materials provided.
WHEN: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 5:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th, St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Southwest corner of 4th, St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd.)
COST: Sliding scale $60 to $120, plus $50 materials fee. Limited to 15 students, pre-registration is required.
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org, Carol Sanchez
CONTACT: Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, (505) 246-2261, ext. 189

CORE TRANSFORMATION WITH MARISOL BRITO – march 6 (start date of three-part workshop)

WHAT: Connect, create and celebrate . . . your inner power.  Join Marisol for a 3 week yoga workshop exploring the power of arm balances and the grace of backbends.  Ignite your inner fire to burn away stress and transform your life. Discover how yoga brings us from automatic to authentic, and in doing so facilitates the realization of our full potential! Session 1: Discovering Inner Power, Twists and Forward Bends (Connect) Session 2: Harnessing Inner Power, Arm Balances and Inversions (Create) Session 3: Celebrate Good Times, Backbends and Inversions (Celebrate)
WHEN: Tuesdays (March 6, 20 and 27) 5:45 – 7:45 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Southwest corner of 4th St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd.)
COST:
$36 for series (before February 6), $50 for series (after February 6), individual sessions range from $15 to $20
PRESENTED BY:
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org, Marisol Brito
CONTACT: Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, (505) 246-2261, ext. 189, www.nhccnm.org

LA PALABRA – THE WORD IS A WOMAN WITH JESSICA HELEN LOPEZ – march 6 (start date of four-part workshop)

WHAT: La Palabra will explore the idea of creation myths and the female creative principal facilitated by Jessica Helen Lopez. This is a four-part intensive workshop designed to assist the writer in creating a literal and metaphorical “body” of work. Each workshop will address a particular region of the female body.  The workshop focuses on the topography of the body in the context of its beauty and flaws, functionality and health, sex-positivity and sexual/gender identity.  We will identify and include other cultural and geographical relationships that contribute to the daily transformations that work to create who we are as women and as writers.  Essential to the workshop will be an on-going writing prompt utilizing a collection of black and white photographs that portray the unique and varied landscape of the female body. The workshop will culminate in a linked poem of four sections.
WHEN: Tuesdays (March 6, 13, 20 and 27) 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW
COST: $50 – $100 for series, sliding scale, limited to 10
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez,505-246-2261, ext. 189

START YOUR MEMOIR IN POETRY OR PROSE WITH VALERIE MARTINEZ – march 7 (start date of five-part workshop)

WHAT:  Using the theme of “Windows, Doorways and Passages,” award-winning teacher and poet Valerie Martínez will encourage writers to begin “telling their lives” in poetry and/or prose through creative exercises and peer-sharing. This workshop will run for five weeks in March and one week in April, once a week for two hours on Wednesday evenings.  In honor of Women & Creativity Month, this workshop is being offered at a reduced rate. Valerie Martínez is the author/editor of eight books of poetry and nonfiction; her work has received numerous awards and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the William Carlos William Prize Learn more at www.valeriemartinez.net
WHEN:
Every Wednesday (March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4) 6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $75 for five weeks. FIVE SPOTS LEFT! Please contact Valerie to reserve your place!
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe, www.littleglobe.org
CONTACT: Valerie Martinez, (505) 980-6218

CULTIVATING DIVINE FEMININE POWER – march 8

WHAT: Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities, pressures, and commitments? 
Have you lost sight of your greater passions? Are you running out of time, money, love, or energy? Then it’s time to engage the energies of your body and revitalize yourself. Working with Dr. Joalie Davie you will be guided through:
 Letting go of baggage that drags you down; Stopping the busy-ness of the mind; Practicing exercises that improve health, strength, and vitality; Accessing your inner wisdom.
WHEN: March 8 at 8 am to 2pm (also occurring March 1 & 30)
Where: 2209 Miguel Chavez Plaza, Santa Fe, NM
COST: $75 general admission. $100 with CEU’s
PRESENTED BY: Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT: Joalie Davie, MD,(505-925-4551)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – march 8

WHAT: Celebrate International Women’s Day and the 40th Anniversary of the UNM Women’s Resource Center and Women Studies Program
WHEN:
March 8, 2012, 12:00 – 10:00pm
WHERE:
Student Union Building UNM Main Campus
COST:
call for ticket information (505) 277-3716
PRESENTED BY:
UNM Women’s Resource Center, women.unm.edu
CONTACT:
Summer Little, women.unm.edu, (505) 277-3716

CONCERTINA BOOK WORKSHOP WITH MICAELA SEIDEL – march 8

WHAT: Using the theme of “portals” as a starting point we will create a basic accordion book to which pages may be added. We will focus on learning how to construct a front cover and back cover with a pocket. We will experiment with page variations including the creation of windows and pop ups.
WHEN: Thursday, March 8 5:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Southwest corner of 4th St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd.)
COST: $10, pre-registration is required
CONTACT: The National Hispanic Cultural Center

FOUR POETS RESPOND – march 8

WHAT: Four Poets Respond is poetry-as-performance that responds works by contemporary artists.  Each year, four poets come together to write about art, collaborate, and compose an original performance piece that reflects on issues of interest and urgency to women.  This year Lauren Camp, Jasmine Cuffee, Valerie Martínez and Shelle Sánchez perform in response to personal objects as well as artwork by Camp, Becky Holtzman, Stephanie Lerma, Maria Moya, Carol Sanchez and Jennifer Zona. This unusual poetic performance—spoken word, improvisation, movement, theater—is directed by Tricklock Theatre’s Elsa Menendez.
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 7 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Center 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free and Open to the Public
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe, www.littleglobe.org
CONTACT: Elsa Menendez

JANE MONHEIT – march 8

WHAT: Outpost presents two nights with gifted jazz vocalist, Jane Monheit and her quartet.  Thursday will be a regular Outpost concert, while Friday will be an Outpost Benefit featuring a small table jazz club setting with a pre concert reception and refreshments provided by some of the areas finest restaurants. All proceeds for the benefit go to support Outpost. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist’s Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums debuted at number one and yielded two Grammy nominations. Her most recent, Home, is a collection of standards and features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O’Connor, and Larry Goldings.
WHEN:
Thursday, March 8, 7:30PM (also occurring March 9)
WHERE:
Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$30/$25 Outpost Members & Students. Tickets available in advance by phone or in person at Outpost, 268-0044.
PRESENTED BY:
Outpost Performance Space, www.outpostspace.org
CONTACT
: Outpost, (505) 268-0044

DREAMING ARTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR – march 9

WHAT: Visit the Dreaming Arts Studio in Santa Fe with artist / author Victoria Rabinowe. Her boldly designed atelier holds an extraordinary archive of a thousand dreams which have been translated into paintings, drawings, prints, digital animations, dream journals and artists’ books. Come for inspiration, leave with guidance for your creative life.
WHEN:
Friday, March 9 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm (also occurring March 10)
WHERE: Dreaming Arts Studio, 1432 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
Victoria Rabinowe, http://victoriadreams.com/
CONTACT:
Victoria Rabinowe, (505-988-1086)

YOUR INNER MONOLOGUE – march 9

WHAT: A free workshop designed to empower survivors of domestic abuse. Through powerful and positive objectives, we work to ignite a progressive and comforting experience for this workshop and for it’s participants. The workshop is facilitated by Iliana Perez, who has worked as a Montessori educator, actress, and theatrical installation designer. As a survivor of domestic violence, Iliana Perez’ workshop focuses on empowering the self through awareness and creativity, passionately informed from her own journey. She currently studies at New Mexico State University, also residing in New Mexico with her daughter and farm animals.
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 5 – 8 pm (also occurring March 10 & 11)
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW
COST: Free, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez, 505-246-2261, ext. 189

JANE MONHEIT BENEFIT – march 9

WHAT: Outpost presents two nights with gifted jazz vocalist, Jane Monheit and her quartet.  Thursday will be a regular Outpost concert, while Friday will be an Outpost Benefit featuring a small table jazz club setting with a pre concert reception and refreshments provided by some of the areas finest restaurants. All proceeds for the benefit go to support Outpost. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist’s Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums debuted at number one and yielded two Grammy nominations. Her most recent, Home, is a collection of standards and features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O’Connor, and Larry Goldings.
WHEN:
Friday, March 9, 6:30pm, Reception; 7:30pm (also occurring March 8 )
WHERE:
Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
Benefit: $75 (limited seating) (no member discounts or passes). $50 of admission price is a tax deductible donation to Outpost. Tickets available in advance by phone or in person at Outpost, 268-0044.
PRESENTED BY:
Outpost Performance Space, www.outpostspace.org
CONTACT
: Outpost, (505) 268-004

DANCING EARTH: “NIGHT OF STARS*MOON*WATER*” – march 9

WHAT: Award-winning inter-tribal Indigenous dance ensemble Dancing Earth, led by renowned choreographer Rulan Tangen, presents its first festival of international Indigenous contemporary performing arts in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  This unique event, moving from powwow to percussion in a vital and riveting expression of diversity, features 12 of Native America’s finest performing artists and is designed to preview and support the creation of Dancing Earth’s new work, an eco-production dedicated to awareness of Native perspectives on water.  In honor of this upcoming theme, the festival performances culminate in a multidisciplinary improvisation about water.
WHEN: Friday, March 9 at 8 PM (also occurring March 10)
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: Tickets $15, $20, $25
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: NHCC Box Office; www.nhccnm.org, (505) 724-4771

COPTIC STITCH BINDING WITH A WINDOW – march 10

WHAT: This ancient binding dates back to the 4th century. Coptic books open to lay flat and have multiple sections. The chain-like pattern sewn across the exposed spine also attaches the hard covers to the book block. This is a perfect binding for a journal. We will cut a window into the front cover where you can insert a 2-D piece of artwork to decorate your handmade book.
WHEN: Saturday March 10, 8am – 12 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
COST: $40, limited to 15 students
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
CONTACT: Mita Saldaña, Against The Grain, 505-281-5737

CIRCUS ARTS FOR WOMEN – march 10

WHAT: You know you want to learn!  Stilt-walking, juggling, and (of course) clowning around! The NHCC offers a Circus Arts Institute each summer for kids, but we know that reagrdless of age – everyone wants to challenge themselves, push their limits and try something new. Try out these skills in a supportive environment with an amazing instructor - Elsa Menendez.
WHEN: March 10, 9 am – 10:30 am (also occurring March 3)
WHERE:
National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th, St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST:
$10 per session (pre-registration is required)
PRESENTED BY:
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT:
Elsa Menendez, Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, (505) 246-2261, ext 189

RECYCLE, REPURPOSE, REGENERATE: A PERSONAL TEXTILE ART WORKSHOP – march 10 (start date of two-part workshop)

WHAT: Spend four hours ripping, cutting and disassembling then tying, knotting and weaving.  It’s all about transformation—creating amazing and personal textile art from discarded clothing, blankets, fabrics, clothing and yarn. This workshop is engaging, completely hands-on, surprisingly satisfying (once you overcome the fear of cutting a sweater into strips!), and often meditative. Your finished tapestry will be a unique, outward expression of your inner creative voice!   Zona, an accomplished textile artist who has developed her own unique visual voice, will guide through the process and also teach specific techniques. Initially, participants might be challenged with idea of ripping and cutting in order to create, but the process is fun and inspiring. Recycled fibers will be provided, but please bring in your own yarns, articles of clothing, blankets, scarves, laces, or coats to personalize your fiber weaving, along with a good pair of scissors!
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 10 am – 2 pm and Sunday, March 11, 12 – 4 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $50 per person
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe, www.littleglobe.org
CONTACT: Jennifer Zona, (505) 850-9791

DREAMING ARTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR – march 10

WHAT: Visit the Dreaming Arts Studio in Santa Fe with artist / author Victoria Rabinowe. Her boldly designed atelier holds an extraordinary archive of a thousand dreams which have been translated into paintings, drawings, prints, digital animations, dream journals and artists’ books. Come for inspiration, leave with guidance for your creative life.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 10 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (also occurring March 9)
WHERE: Dreaming Arts Studio, 1432 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
Victoria Rabinowe, http://victoriadreams.com/
CONTACT:
Victoria Rabinowe, (505-988-1086)

MAKE YOUR OWN MOZZARELLA AND RICOTTA – march 10

WHAT:  Led by Alexis Corbin. Your next batch of lasagna can include your own homemade mozzarella and ricotta. Attend this class and you’ll come away with everything you need to know to make these two quick and simple cheeses. This workshop is taught by experienced cheesemaker Alexis Corbin, an Albuquerque goat farmer, musician, and homeschooling mom. She teaches cheese-making and dairy culturing classes for Old School offering affordable classes in sustainable, traditional and frugal living skills. Register and pay at www.abqoldschool.com. Workshop limited to the first 15 registrants.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table | La Parada, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: $10, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.laparada.farmandtablenm.com
CONTACT: www.abqoldschool.com

CAN YOU TELL A BOOK BY ITS COVER? WITH MICAELA SEIDEL – march 10

WHAT: Books provide entries into other worlds. Many medieval books suggested this with their lavishly decorated covers. We will create a basic accordion book but will focus on the design and creation of an elaborate cover using metallic paint, spangles, sparkles, and other materials.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (Southwest corner of 4th St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd)
COST: $10, adult with child (age 7-14), pre-registration is required
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org, Micaela Seidel
CONTACT: Elsa Menendez, Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, (505) 246-2261, ext. 189

YOUR INNER MONOLOGUE – march 10

WHAT: A free workshop designed to empower survivors of domestic abuse. Through powerful and positive objectives, we work to ignite a progressive and comforting experience for this workshop and for it’s participants. The workshop is facilitated by Iliana Perez, who has worked as a Montessori educator, actress, and theatrical installation designer. As a survivor of domestic violence, Iliana Perez’ workshop focuses on empowering the self through awareness and creativity, passionately informed from her own journey. She currently studies at New Mexico State University, also residing in New Mexico with her daughter and farm animals.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 1 – 4 pm (also occurring March 9 & 11)
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW
COST: Free, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez, 505-246-2261, ext. 189

THE JOY OF MEMOIR – march 10 (start date of two-part workshop)

WHAT: Marilyn Stablein, the award-winning author of eleven books including two memoirs, will conduct two afternoon workshops that will include a discussion of different memoir styles and authors.   There will be short in-class writing exercises and class participation. She will discuss the importance of recording family history and the role of creativity. Both beginning and experienced writers are welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 24, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW
COST: $40 for two sessions, minimum of 5, maximum of 10 participants
PRESENTED BY: Marilyn Stablein
CONTACT: Marilyn Stablein

4 GENERATIONS OF NEW MEXICO POETRY 1912-2012 – march 10

WHAT: A very special event celebrating poetry and the New Mexico Centennial featuring four generations of New Mexico poets.  Young and older New Mexicans (ages 12-50)  read their own poetry as well as writing by prominent New Mexico women writers of the last one-hundred years. Featured readers/poets:  Mary Oishi, Michelle Otero, Tanesia Hale-Jones, Tylaya Gachupin, Maya Honegger Rogers, Serafina Martínez Ridgley, Kira Pelowitz, Evelyn Olmos, Sofia Martínez and Xantha “Violet” Zuni — each reading for five minutes.  After the reading, join us for food and conversation celebrating a legacy of New Mexico poetry from generation to generation.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Domenici Education Center National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free and Open to the Public
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe, www.littleglobe.org
CONTACT: Valerie Martinez

5th ANNUAL PEÑA FEMENINA – march 10

WHAT: This year, your hosts (Leila Flores-Dueñas & Carol Vigil) have put together 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. This year’s line-up includes the newly formed New Mex Tex Trio (Carol, Leila & Dick), Debra Landau of AirDance New Mexico (aerial arts), Andrea Serrano (poet), The Palamakia Dance Troupe (Grecian folkdance), Rebbe’s Orkestra (Klezmer –Ladino & Sephardic music), How We Met (women’s barbershop quartet), Lenore Armijo (singer), and  LaNysha Adams (performance/slam poet).
WHEN:
Saturday, March 10, 7:00 – 8:45pm
WHERE:
AirDance ArtSpace 3030 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
COST:
Suggested Donation $5.00-$10.00
PRESENTED BY:
Hispanic Women’s Council, www.nmhwc.com, Leila Flores-Dueñas, Carol Vigil, Debra Landau, Katy Bowen, Missy Juarez, Joanna Furgal, Christine, Probasco, Debo Orlofsky, Beth Cohen, Barbara Friedman, Rabbi Lynn, Gottlieb, Dani Lenski, Kari Blaylock, Genevieve Vaive, Camille Kelly, LaNysha Adams, Lenore Armijo, Andrea Serrano
CONTACT:
Leila Flores-Dueñas, www.nmhwc.com, (505)688-083

DANCING EARTH: “NIGHT OF STARS*MOON*WATER*” – march 10

WHAT: Award-winning inter-tribal Indigenous dance ensemble Dancing Earth, led by renowned choreographer Rulan Tangen, presents its first festival of international Indigenous contemporary performing arts in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  This unique event, moving from powwow to percussion in a vital and riveting expression of diversity, features 12 of Native America’s finest performing artists and is designed to preview and support the creation of Dancing Earth’s new work, an eco-production dedicated to awareness of Native perspectives on water.  In honor of this upcoming theme, the festival performances culminate in a multidisciplinary improvisation about water.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10 at 8 PM (also occurring March 9)
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: Tickets $15, $20, $25
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: NHCC Box Office; www.nhccnm.org, (505) 724-4771

YOUR INNER MONOLOGUE – march 11

WHAT: A free workshop designed to empower survivors of domestic abuse. Through powerful and positive objectives, we work to ignite a progressive and comforting experience for this workshop and for it’s participants. The workshop is facilitated by Iliana Perez, who has worked as a Montessori educator, actress, and theatrical installation designer. As a survivor of domestic violence, Iliana Perez’ workshop focuses on empowering the self through awareness and creativity, passionately informed from her own journey. She currently studies at New Mexico State University, also residing in New Mexico with her daughter and farm animals.
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 1 – 4 pm (also occurring March 9 & 10)
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW
COST: Free, pre-registration required
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez,505-246-2261, ext. 189

PRAYER FOR THE WOMEN OF JUAREZ AND WEST MESA: AN OFFERING MANDALA – march 11

WHAT: Please join us to create a prayerful community offering in memory of the young women of Cuidad Juárez and West Mesa, Albuquerque.  Wear black and bring a beautiful bowl to pour water as we create a mandala—a portal between the dark and the light. Please invite your friends—men, women and children.
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 12:00 pm
WHERE:
National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: Free and Open to the Public
PRESENTED BY: Littleglobe, www.littleglobe.org
CONTACT: Deborah Gavel

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Week 3: March 12 – 18

WOMEN’S WISDOM, CREATIVITY AND HEALING – march 12 – 18 (multiple programs)

WHAT: NoLimitz Learning’s ongoing series for Women & Creativity. Women’s Wisdom, Creativity and Healing for Artists, Busy Moms, Writers, Entertainers, Buisness Women  from 18-80. Be creative, be inspired, be transformed, learn, make a difference. Dance, get CEU’s, new girlfriends and have fun!!!
THIS WEEK:
Girls Night Out, Workshops, Panel. Focus: Mind, Body, Spiritual Integration, Shamans, Light Healers, Channeling, Feng Shui The Easy Way
FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS: www.NoLimitzLearning.org

COLCHA GATHERING – march 13

WHAT: An informal gathering for colcheras of all skill levels. If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy this community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 6 – 8 pm (also occurring March 16)
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez,505-246-2261, ext. 189

CANTANDO RANCHERAS WITH LENORE ARMIJO – march 13 (start date of three-part workshop)

WHAT: Singing in the shower, singing in the car, singing in the rain – we all do it!  Take some time to learn the background, melodies and words to classic, powerful and heart-filled rancheras and corridos from a wonderful New Mexican singer/musician who can fill any room with her powerful alto voice.
WHEN: Tuesdays (March 13, 20 and 27) 6:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
COST: $20 for the series
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Shelle Sanchez, NHCC Director of Education, 505-246-2261, ext. 167

FOUND TREASURE BOX: REPURPOSING METAL INTO UNIQUE MINI-ENVIRONMENTS – march 14

WHAT: Artist: Marcia Sednek, OFFCenter Studio Manager. Represented by Mariposa and Occasions. Marcia will guide participants on how to work with found metal objects, vintage tins, and jewelry to create your own one of a kind “environment.”  Students will be instructed in the use of a variety of hand tools and metal working techniques including cutting, wiring, bending and attaching. This workshop is part of the “Re:EnVision!” series of free and inexpensive workshops conducted at OFFCenter by Marcia and OFFCenter’s Emerging Artists who utilize discarded objects in new and unique ways for recycled, repurposed, upcycled and found object art.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE:
OFFCenter Community Arts Project, 808 Park Ave., SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
COST:
$10 per person, limited to 10 people. Call 247-1172 or email to register. All materials and tools will be provided.
PRESENTED BY: Marcia Sednek, www.offcenterarts.org
CONTACT: Marcia Sednek or Ron Breen, www.offcenterarts.org, (505) 247-1172

AGING WITH GRACE: SKINCARE AND VITALITY – march 15

WHAT: Do you want to feel and look younger?  Would you like to have more energy to do what you love in life?  Learn how to nourish your skin and turn back the clock of cellular aging during this interactive presentation.
WHEN: March 15, 2012, 6:30 – 8 pm
WHERE:
Vida de Paz, 2418 Miles Road SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: $5.00 please RSVP, space is limited to 20 participants
PRESENTED BY:
Infinity Wellness Group
CONTACT: Emily Eads, (505) 514-5857

YJASTROS: THE AMERICAN FLAMENCO REPERTORY COMPANY – march 15

WHAT: As the only professional dance ensemble of its kind, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, now in its 25th season, inverts notions of traditional flamenco format and presentation through an abundant collection of works and vanguard theatrical productions. Under the artistic direction of Joaquin Encinias, the company members have established themselves among the world’s greatest artists, and are acclaimed nationally and internationally for their ongoing ability to define and redefine the art form.  Yjastros keeps the essence of flamenco alive through a continual and versatile presence in the realm of performing arts.
WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7 PM (also occurring March 16 & 17)
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: Tickets $20, $30, $40 w/ $5 student/senior/NHCC member discount
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

COLCHA GATHERING – march 16

WHAT: An informal gathering for colcheras of all skill levels. If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy this community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement.
WHEN: Friday, March 16, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (also occurring March 13)
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez, 505-246-2261, ext. 189

EXPLORA ADULT NIGHT – ELECTRICITY: GET CHARGE – march 16

WHAT:A special night for adults ages 18 and over to experience Explora’s exhibit activities and to get charged up by participating in a variety of electrical experiments.
WHEN:
Friday, March 16 – 6:30-10:00
WHERE: 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM  87104
COST: $7.00, $5.00 for seniors, free for members
PRESENTED BY: Explora, www.explora.us
CONTACT: Ellen Welker, (224-8361)

YJASTROS: THE AMERICAN FLAMENCO REPERTORY COMPANY – march 16

WHAT: As the only professional dance ensemble of its kind, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, now in its 25th season, inverts notions of traditional flamenco format and presentation through an abundant collection of works and vanguard theatrical productions. Under the artistic direction of Joaquin Encinias, the company members have established themselves among the world’s greatest artists, and are acclaimed nationally and internationally for their ongoing ability to define and redefine the art form.  Yjastros keeps the essence of flamenco alive through a continual and versatile presence in the realm of performing arts.
WHEN: Friday March 16, 8 PM
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: Tickets $20, $30, $40 w/ $5 student/senior/NHCC member discount
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

PARTITIONED BOX – march 17

WHAT: I fell in love with this box the first time I saw it. It’s lovely, and kind of on the shallow side, with 3 inner partitions and a removable lid with sides. Partitioned boxes are great for organizing collections and can be utilized as shadow boxes. This box would be large enough to for most of your bookbinding tools, yet compact enough to carry with you. In fact it’s what I use for my tools. I can’t think of a portal reference for this one!
WHEN: Saturday March 17, 8 am – 12 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
COST: $50, limited to 15 students
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
CONTACT: Mita Saldaña, Against The Grain, 505-281-5737

PRINTMAKING & GREETING CARDS – march 17

WHAT:  Led by Elena Baca. Bring your girlfriends and have fun making art! Albuquerque artist, Elena Baca will walk you through this fun printmaking workshop using a variety of methods. Each participant will leave with their one-of-a-kind creations! Please RSVP at shoplaparada@gmail.com or 505-897-8203
WHEN:
 Saturday, March 17, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table | La Parada, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: $20
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.laparada.farmandtablenm.com
CONTACT: La Parada, www.laparada.farmandtablenm.com

MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE: IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT – march 17

WHAT: Marie Curie discovered radioactivity won two Nobel Prizes, and was the first female professor at the Sorbonne in Paris.  Learn more about the life of this working mother, in her own words.
WHEN: March 17 at 1:00 and 3:00 (also occurring March 24)
WHERE:1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM  87104
COST: Free with Admission, Adults 12-64, $8.00, Seniors 65+ $5.00, Children 1-11 $4.00, Under 1 free
PRESENTED BY: Explora, www.explora.us
CONTACT:
Kristin Leigh,(505-224-8380)

BLARNEY: A LIAR’S DIARY – march 17

WHAT: Is it the responsibility of the Diarist to always tell the truth? Why let prying eyes into the sordid details of your private realms when you can intrigue them with a far more entertaining version of you. Stretch the boundaries of reality, exaggerate beyond your wildest dreams as you explore collage and creative writing that illustrates your tall tales in a journal full of lies, invention, and hog wash.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 17 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm
WHERE:
Dreaming Arts Studio, 1432 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe
COST: $30
PRESENTED BY: Victoria Rabinowe, http://victoriadreams.com
CONTACT: Victoria Rabinowe, (505-988-1086)

HATS, HEADDRESSES, AND HELMETS WORKSHOP WITH MICAELA SEIDEL – march 17 (start date of two-part workshop)

WHAT: In this two-part workshop we will experiment using familiar materials in unusual ways to create structural forms as headwear. Activities include stiffening felt and kirigami (paper folding). Day one – creation of headwear. Day two – embellishment.
WHEN: Saturday, March 17 and 24 1 – 3 pm (4 hours total)
WHERE: Domenici Education Center National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St., SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Southwest corner of 4th St. and Cesar Chavez Blvd.)
COST: $25, pre-registration is required
CONTACT: The National Hispanic Cultural Center

PORTALS: A SHADOWBOX WORKSHOP – march 17

WHAT: In this workshop, ArtStreet artists will teach techniques to create personal shadowboxes out of found materials. Supplies will be provided, please bring anything special you would like to add!
WHEN:
Saturday, March 17, 1 – 5pm
WHERE: ArtStreet 1217 1st Street NW (at Mountain), Albuquerque, NM 87125
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
ArtStreet and The Thistle, http://abqhch.org/ahch-programs/artstreet
CONTACT:
Mindy Grossberg, (505) 248-0817

ARTIST TALK: NEW MEXICO WOMEN ARTISTS – march 17

WHAT: 516 ARTS presents an artists’ talk with women artists featured in “New Mexico Showcase”, a juried exhibition celebrating our fifth anniversary. Come meet some of the artists and discuss issues and opportunities facing contemporary women artists in New Mexico.
WHEN: Saturday, March 17 at 2 pm
WHERE: 516 Arts, 516 Central SW, Albuquerque, NM
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: 516 Arts, www.516arts.org
CONTACT: Suzanne Sbarge, 505-242-1445

YJASTROS: THE AMERICAN FLAMENCO REPERTORY COMPANY – march 17

WHAT: As the only professional dance ensemble of its kind, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, now in its 25th season, inverts notions of traditional flamenco format and presentation through an abundant collection of works and vanguard theatrical productions. Under the artistic direction of Joaquin Encinias, the company members have established themselves among the world’s greatest artists, and are acclaimed nationally and internationally for their ongoing ability to define and redefine the art form.  Yjastros keeps the essence of flamenco alive through a continual and versatile presence in the realm of performing arts.
WHEN: Saturday March 17, 8 PM (also occurring March 15 & 16)
WHERE: Albuquerque Journal Theatre, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: Tickets $20, $30, $40 w/ $5 student/senior/NHCC member discount
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

WEAVING OURSELVES WHOLE – CIEN  AÑOS DESPUES – A CENTENNIAL EVENT – march 18

WHAT: Elaine Patricia Lujan will present her research entitled The Pajarito Land Grant:  A Contextual Analysis of Its Confirmation by the U.S. Government.  Elaine, NM Assistant Attorney General native and resident of the Village of Pajarito looks at the social and political circumstances surrounding the land grant.
WHEN:
Sunday, March 18, 3pm
WHERE: Gutierrez Hubbell House History Museum and Bernalillo County Open Space.  6029 Isleta SW Albuquerque, NM 87105
COST:
FREE – Donations accepted
PRESENTED BY:
Gutierrez Hubbell House and Bernalillo County Open Space, www.hubbellhousealliance.org and Bernalillo County Open Space, www.bernco.gov/openspace
CONTACT:
Beva Sanchez-Padilla, www.hubbellhousealliance.org

THE HEALING POWER OF FORGIVENESS – march 18

WHAT: Forgiving and accepting forgiveness are instrumental to moving on and finding peace.
Through journaling, guided meditations and a energy psychology techniques, Dr. Joalie Davie will guide you to a place of grace and peace.   In this workshop you find ease and safety in letting go of the pain, guilt, hurt and resentment so you can keep moving forward.
WHEN:
Sunday, March 18, 10 am to 12 noon (also occurring March 6, 20 & 23)
WHERE:
2209 Miguel Chavez Plaza, Santa Fe, NM
COST:
$36 general admisision, $55 CEU’s. Preregistration required
PRESENTED BY:
Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT
: Joalie Davie, MD, (505-819-9717), The Center For Life, (505-925-4551)

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Week 4: March 19 – 25

WOMEN’S WISDOM, CREATIVITY AND HEALING – march 19 – 25 (multiple programs)

WHAT: NoLimitz Learning’s ongoing series for Women & Creativity. Women’s Wisdom, Creativity and Healing for Artists, Busy Moms, Writers, Entertainers, Buisness Women  from 18-80. Be creative, be inspired, be transformed, learn, make a difference. Dance, get CEU’s, new girlfriends and have fun!!!
THIS WEEK:
Girls Night Out, Workshops, Panel. Focus: Healing, Energy Psychology, Creativity, Curandera’s, Channelers, Self Healing, Creativity & The Brain, Smart Love, Internet Profiling, Multicultural Restoration & Renewal Spa for Your Mind, Body, Spirit,  Sacred Temazcal and more
FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS: www.NoLimitzLearning.org

LIGHTS, CAMERA, INTERVIEW! THE INS AND OUTS OF ON-CAMERA INTERVIEWING – march 19 – DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

What: Join instructors Paul Evans and Augusta Meyers to learn the ins and outs of preparing yourself to put your best face forward in this hands on, in-studio workshop at GOV-TV.  We’ll cover everything from what to wear, body language, how to plan your message and present it clearly and concisely.
When: Monday, March 19, 1-3pm
Where: Gov TV, 1 Civic Plaza
Cost: Free. RSVP required.
Presented by: Bernalillo County
Contact: Amanda Colburn, Bernalillo County

HONOR YOUR STRENGTH: WITH GUIDED SAND TRAY BUILD – march 20

WHAT: Sand tray is a modality of expression, recognition and acknowledgement. Come ground yourself through the experience of a guided sand tray.  You will have the opportunity to build your own sand tray, focusing on your “Strengths of Body, Mind and Spirit.” Honor yourself and the creative energy within, as you emphasize your “Strengths” in various dimensions of your life and livelihood.
WHEN:
March 20th, 2012, 10 am -12 pm
WHERE: Vida de Paz, 2418 Miles Rd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST:
$10.00 Limited to 8 people, please RSVP
PRESENTED BY:
Infinity Wellness Group
CONTACT: Rosario Romero, (505) 246-9972 Ext. 1

THE HEALING POWER OF FORGIVENESS – march 20

WHAT: Forgiving and accepting forgiveness are instrumental to moving on and finding peace.
Through journaling, guided meditations and a energy psychology techniques, Dr. Joalie Davie will guide you to a place of grace and peace.   In this workshop you find ease and safety in letting go of the pain, guilt, hurt and resentment so you can keep moving forward.
WHEN:
Tuesday, March 20 from 1 to 2:30 PM (also occurring March 6, 18 & 23)
WHERE:
The Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St,  NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$36 general admisision, $55 CEU’s. Preregistration required
PRESENTED BY:
Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT
: Joalie Davie, MD, (505-819-9717), The Center For Life, (505-925-4551)

THE UN-EXERCISE BODY RELEASE AND STRETCHING – march 20

WHAT: 
Discover how to listen to and relax parts of your body that often go unheard with the expert guidance of Dr. Joalie Davie. 
You will learn how to relax your neck, shoulders, hips, and facial muscles. You may even release a wrinkle or two! Bring a mat, comfortable clothes, pen and paper, exercise ball (grapefruit size), and an open mind.
WHEN: March 20, 2012 from 3:15 to 4:45 PM (also occurring March 6 & 23)
WHERE: The Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson St,  NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM
COST: $36 general admission, $50 CEU’s
CONTACT: Joalie Davie, MD, (505-925-4551)

INTRODUCTION TO COLCHA EMBROIDERY WITH ANNETTE GUTIERREZ TURK – march 20 (start date of two-part workshop)

WHAT: Learn the basics of this traditional New Mexican style of embroidery from Spanish Market artist, Annette Gutierrez Turk (nmcolcha.com). She will walk you through background on this needlework tradition and lead you through an introductory project of your own! This is a two-session class.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 27, 6 – 8 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW
COST: $40 (includes two-class project and all supplies)
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: Dr. Shelle Sanchez,505-246-2261, ext 189

LUSH XERISCAPING IN NEW MEXICO – march 21

WHAT:  Learn which low-water-use plants will provide the most flowers, color, and texture throughout the seasons.  Erin’s Gardens Landscape design will have a slide show presentation and distribute a list of her favorite evergreen and flowering plants and plant catalogs.  Bring your landscaping questions and photos of problem areas in your garden.
WHEN
: Wednesday, March 21, 11am to 12 noon (also occurring March 24)
WHERE:
Erin’s Gardens Landscape Design, 417 Sierra Dr. SE, Albuquerque NM 87108  (South of Coal)
COST
: $10. Limited to 10 people.
PRESENTED BY: 
Erin’s Gardens, www.erinsgardens.com
CONTACT
: Erin Gibson, 505-554-1814, 505-554-6800

REWRITER’S WORKSHOP IN HONOR OF THE WORLD POETRY DAY – march 21

WHAT: Catapult your first draft of fiction and poetry through a creative portal to the second draft with imaginative tips, techniques and tricks that will cross pollinate your brain cells!!! Explore the landscape, characters and themes of your writing with multi-dimensional, dynamic in-depth explorations that will crystallize the energy of your work.  Bring your journal and a short piece of fiction, poetry or screenplay.
WHEN:
Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00-3:30
WHERE:
Dreaming Arts Studio, 1432 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe
COST: $30.00
PRESENTED BY:
Victoria Rabinowe, http://victoriadreams.com
CONTACT: Victoria Rabinowe, (505-988-1086)

THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN PLACEMAKING – march 21

What: Join instructor Bernadette Miera, Bernalillo County Cultural Services Manager for an evening of Women in Placemaking. Placemaking is a comprehensive approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces, which results in a common vision. Women in particular are good judges on comfort and image because they tend to be more discriminating about the public spaces they use. The Importance of Women in Placemaking will examine the changing role of women in the development of communities and how they impact the quality of public spaces.
When: Wednesday, March 21, 6-7pm
Where: South Valley Economic Development Center, 318 Isleta Boulevard Southwest Albuquerque, NM 87105
Cost: Free. RSVP required.
Presented by: Bernalillo County
Contact: Amanda Colburn, Bernalillo County

EMPOWER YOURSELF: NAVIGATING THE FINANCIAL WORLD – march 22

What: Instructed by Mayling Armijo, this workshop will discuss the 5 Cs of credit and how each C relates to the entrepreneur.  Participants will also learn what financial institutions are looking for when examining credit worthiness and how a entrepreneur can strengthen each C.   The goal of the workshop is for participants to leave with a working knowledge of credit worthiness and the ability to put the 5 Cs of Credit to work for them.
When: Thursday, March 22, 3-4pm
Where: Creative Albuquerque, 115 4th Street NW
Cost: Free. RSVP required.
Presented by: Bernalillo County
Contact: Amanda Colburn, Bernalillo County

ELIANE ELIAS – march 22

WHAT: Pianist, singer and songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive, immediately recognizable musical style blending her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical, and compositional skills. Born in Sao Paulo, Elias relocated to New York in the early 1980’s where she played in the acclaimed group, Steps Ahead, and released her first album with Randy Brecker. Her solo career spans over twenty-one albums to date, including her 2009 Bossa Nova Stories, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bossa Nova. Elias’ recordings have garnered high praise from critics, topping the Billboard and Jazz Radio charts worldwide. She has several Grammy nominations to her name. Her 2011 release, Light My Fire, blends Brazilian music with jazz standards and famous pop and rock songs and as of November 2011 was  the #1 Jazz Album on the Jazz Charts in France and her song “What About The Heart” from that album is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Song.
WHEN:
Thursday, March 22, 7:30PM (also occurring March 23)
WHERE:
Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$30/$25 Outpost Members & Students. Tickets available in advance by phone or in person at Outpost, 268-0044.
PRESENTED BY:
Outpost Performance Space, www.outpostspace.org
CONTACT
: Outpost, (505) 268-0044

THE HEALING POWER OF FORGIVENESS – march 23

WHAT: Forgiving and accepting forgiveness are instrumental to moving on and finding peace.
Through journaling, guided meditations and a energy psychology techniques, Dr. Joalie Davie will guide you to a place of grace and peace.   In this workshop you find ease and safety in letting go of the pain, guilt, hurt and resentment so you can keep moving forward.
WHEN:
Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (also occurring March 6, 18 & 20)
WHERE:
Evolutions, 6132 Fourth Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87101
COST:
$36 general admisision, $55 CEU’s. Preregistration required
PRESENTED BY:
Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT
: Joalie Davie, MD,(505-819-9717), The Center For Life, (505-925-4551)

THE UN-EXERCISE BODY RELEASE AND STRETCHING – march 23

WHAT: 
Discover how to listen to and relax parts of your body that often go unheard with the expert guidance of Dr. Joalie Davie. 
You will learn how to relax your neck, shoulders, hips, and facial muscles. You may even release a wrinkle or two! Bring a mat, comfortable clothes, pen and paper, exercise ball (grapefruit size), and an open mind.
WHEN: March 23, 2012  2:30 to 4 PM  (also occurring March 6 & 20)
WHERE: Evolutions, 6132 Fourth Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87101
COST: $36 general admission, $50 CEU’s
CONTACT: Joalie Davie, MD,(505-925-4551)

ELIANE ELIAS – march 23

WHAT: Pianist, singer and songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive, immediately recognizable musical style blending her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical, and compositional skills. Born in Sao Paulo, Elias relocated to New York in the early 1980’s where she played in the acclaimed group, Steps Ahead, and released her first album with Randy Brecker. Her solo career spans over twenty-one albums to date, including her 2009 Bossa Nova Stories, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bossa Nova. Elias’ recordings have garnered high praise from critics, topping the Billboard and Jazz Radio charts worldwide. She has several Grammy nominations to her name. Her 2011 release, Light My Fire, blends Brazilian music with jazz standards and famous pop and rock songs and as of November 2011 was  the #1 Jazz Album on the Jazz Charts in France and her song “What About The Heart” from that album is nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Song.
WHEN:
Friday, March 23, 7:30PM (also occurring March 22)
WHERE:
Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$30/$25 Outpost Members & Students. Tickets available in advance by phone or in person at Outpost, 268-0044.
PRESENTED BY:
Outpost Performance Space, www.outpostspace.org
CONTACT
: Outpost,(505) 268-0044

THE WHITE WORLD – march 23

WHAT: A stage adaptation of the original screenplay by Autistic filmmaker, Marit Rawley. Directed by Michelle Otero. The White World tells the story of Clara, a young dancer, played by Marit, who is caught in limbo, “the white world,” between the living and the dead.  With Death as her guide, she looks over scenes from her short life and must decide whether to return to her family and friends or to move on to what comes next.
WHEN:
Friday, March 23 8 PM (also occurring March 24 & 25)
WHERE: Wells Fargo Auditorium, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: $14.00 General Admission $10.00 Seniors, Students and Military. Box Office: 724-4771
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: NHCC Box Office; www.nhccnm.org, (505) 724-4771

“NATURE OF HAPPINESS” PROJECT – BLOCK PRINTING ON FABRIC – march 24

WHAT: Age 5 and up are invited to participate Adabel Allen from OFFCenter Community Arts Project will provide instruction for basic block printing using styrofoam plates to print on fabric. This is part of OFFCenter’s Nature of Happiness series of workshops inviting people to create images from elements of nature that create happiness for them. FREE but call (505) 247-1172 to register. Class is limited to 15 participants.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24th, 10 am – Noon
WHERE:
National Hispanic Cultural Center Classroom, 1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST:
Free. All materials and tools will be provided. Call 247-1172 or email to register.
PRESENTED BY:
OFFCenter Community Arts Project, www.offcenterarts.org
CONTACT:
Adabel Allen, www.offcenterarts.org, (505-247-1172)

TRADITIONS OF NEW MEXICO COOKING – march 24

WHAT: Full Participation class featuring Spanish contributions to Traditional New Mexican cooking.  Dishes will be Chile Rellenos with Red Chile Sauce, Carne Adobado, Sopaipillas, Flan and Bizcochitos.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 11 AM
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST: $25.00
PRESENTED BY: Jane Butel’s Cooking School, www.janebutelcooking.com
CONTACT: Jane Butel, (505) 243-0262

LUSH XERISCAPING IN NEW MEXICO – march 24

WHAT:  Learn which low-water-use plants will provide the most flowers, color, and texture throughout the seasons.  Erin’s Gardens Landscape design will have a slide show presentation and distribute a list of her favorite evergreen and flowering plants and plant catalogs.  Bring your landscaping questions and photos of problem areas in your garden.
WHEN
: Saturday, March 24, 11 am to 12 noon (also occurring March 21)
WHERE:
Erin’s Gardens Landscape Design, 417 Sierra Dr. SE, Albuquerque NM 87108  (South of Coal)
COST
: $10. Limited to 10 people.
PRESENTED BY: 
Erin’s Gardens, www.erinsgardens.com
CONTACT
: Erin Gibson, 505-554-1814, 505-554-6800

PUBLICALLY GRATEFUL: HOW A SIMPLE TWO-MINUTE ROUTINE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND YOU ONE MOMENT AT A TIME – march 24

WHAT:  Led by Antonia Montoya, MS, CHES. ”In May 2011 my life was thrown into a boiling vat of uncertainty when I was dumped by my life partner. Sad, broke and afraid I called in backup to distract me with conversation, food and Cinco de Mayo happy hour festivities. When I arrived home, overwhelmingly alone, the pungent smell of Russian Olive blooms brought me out of my head and into the moment. I went inside and posted this on Facebook: Today I’m grateful for the support of my loving friends and family … The warmth of the sun on my skin … The intoxicating smell of Russian olive blooms. A daily practice was born that evening; one that would go on to improve my life and the lives of many who are touched by the wake of positivity.” Please RSVP by emailwww.changeisyours.com
WHEN:
 Saturday, March 24, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table | La Parada, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: Free
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.laparada.farmandtablenm.com 
CONTACT: Antonia

THE THISTLE’S DOORWAY STORIES – march 24

WHAT: The talented artists of The Thistle will present a workshop in bookmaking and visual storytelling. Materials are provided; please bring any special items you would like to use or share.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 24, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
WHERE
: Op.Cit Books, 930c Baca Street, Santa Fe, NM
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
The Thistle, ArtStreet and Op.Cit Books, www.opcit.com
CONTACT:
Erin Forrest

MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE: IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT – march 24

WHAT: Marie Curie discovered radioactivity won two Nobel Prizes, and was the first female professor at the Sorbonne in Paris.  Learn more about the life of this working mother, in her own words.
WHEN: March 24 at 1:00 and 3:00 (also occurring March 17)
WHERE:1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM  87104
COST: Free with Admission, Adults 12-64, $8.00, Seniors 65+ $5.00, Children 1-11 $4.00, Under 1 free
PRESENTED BY: Explora, www.explora.us
CONTACT:
Kristin Leigh, (505-224-8380)

THE WHITE WORLD – march 24

WHAT: A stage adaptation of the original screenplay by Autistic filmmaker, Marit Rawley. Directed by Michelle Otero. The White World tells the story of Clara, a young dancer, played by Marit, who is caught in limbo, “the white world,” between the living and the dead.  With Death as her guide, she looks over scenes from her short life and must decide whether to return to her family and friends or to move on to what comes next.
WHEN:
Saturday March 24 at 8 PM (also occurring March 23 & 25)
WHERE: Wells Fargo Auditorium, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: $14.00 General Admission $10.00 Seniors, Students and Military. Box Office: 724-4771
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: NHCC Box Office; www.nhccnm.org, (505) 724-4771

THE WHITE WORLD – march 25

WHAT: A stage adaptation of the original screenplay by Autistic filmmaker, Marit Rawley. Directed by Michelle Otero. The White World tells the story of Clara, a young dancer, played by Marit, who is caught in limbo, “the white world,” between the living and the dead.  With Death as her guide, she looks over scenes from her short life and must decide whether to return to her family and friends or to move on to what comes next.
WHEN:
Sunday March 25 at 2 pm (also occurring March 23 & 24)
WHERE: Wells Fargo Auditorium, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW (Corner of Fourth Street & Avenida César Chávez)
COST: $14.00 General Admission $10.00 Seniors, Students and Military. Box Office: 724-4771
PRESENTED BY: Performing Arts Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: NHCC Box Office; www.nhccnm.org, (505) 724-4771

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Week 5: March 26 – 31

WOMEN’S WISDOM, CREATIVITY AND HEALING – march 26 – 31 (multiple programs)

WHAT: NoLimitz Learning’s ongoing series for Women & Creativity. Women’s Wisdom, Creativity and Healing for Artists, Busy Moms, Writers, Entertainers, Buisness Women  from 18-80. Be creative, be inspired, be transformed, learn, make a difference. Dance, get CEU’s, new girlfriends and have fun!!!
THIS WEEK:
Girls Night Out, Workshops, Panel. Focus: The Art of Business, Matering Cash Flow, No to Fear, Yes to Success, Internet Dating, Internet Profiling, Sacred Temazcal, Wellness for Women Warriors and Victims of Trauma and more
FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS: www.NoLimitzLearning.org

CUSTOM DESIGN YOUR CREATIVE LIFE TO FIT YOUR INDIVIDUAL STYLE – march 27

WHAT:  The need to create defines being an artist. However how we create, earn money to pay our bills and what fuels every one of us is not a “one-size fits” all proposition. The purpose of this workshop is help each participant take stock of what is working and what is not. Are there skills that you have that you are not using and you would like to?  Are there skills that you are using but they give you no satisfaction? Does your job leave you too exhausted to find time for the artistic process?  Do you hate the 8-5 existence even if you are comfortable financially or does the random nature of freelancing leave you yearning for and stability? We will use a combination of collage making, inventory taking, discussion and other tools/exercises to address these questions. Most importantly we will have fun in the process. Presenter: Claire Lissance, Visual Artist/Educator/ Career Counselor  M.A. M.Ed
WHEN
:  Tuesday March 27,  5:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE
:  Domenici Education Center/NHCC
COST
:  $30.00.  Participants should sign up with Claire (below), take an inventory online, and  email her the results—all by the 25th of March.
CONTACT
: Claire Lissance, 505-450-1357

THE WHITE PRIVILEGE CONFERENCE – march 28 (start date of three-day conference)

WHAT: This conference is unique in its ability to bring together students, youth, teachers, university faculty, activists, artists, musicians, and many more to examine issues of race, addressed from a comprehensive, intersectional perspective.
WHEN:
March 28-31, 2012
WHERE:
Albuquerque Convention Center
COST:
Contact whiteprivilegeconference.com for registration information
PRESENTED BY:
UNM Women’s Resource Center, women.unm.edu, The White Privilege Conference, NM, Equity and Social Justice Alliance, UNM Office of Equity & Inclusion, and UNM Office of the Provost
CONTACT:
The White Privilege Conference, 719-255-4766, whiteprivilegeconference.com

STRENGTHENING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM – march 29

WHAT: Spring into this new season with vibrance and energy!  Celebrate the innate intelligence of your healing systems with body, mind and spirit in harmony and balance.  Learn how you can strengthen and optimize your bodies immune response in simple easy ways.
WHEN: March 29th, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: Vida de Paz, 2418 Miles Road SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: $5.00 please RSVP, space is limited to 20 participants
PRESENTED BY: Infinity Wellness Group
CONTACT: Emily Eads, (505) 514-5857

TRIO M FEATURING MYRA MELFORD, MARK DRESSER & MATT WILSON – march 29

WHAT: A Creative Soundspace 2012 event. Trio M features protean pianist Myra Melford, galvanizing bassist Mark Dresser and supremely musical drummer Matt Wilson, and brings together three visionary jazz artists with extensive track records in adventurous ensembles. Their much anticipated sophomore release (“The Guest House”, November 2011, Enja/ Yellowbird) expands on their much lauded 2007 debut on Cryptogramophone, “Big Picture.” The Detroit Free Press wrote, “This charismatic free jazz cooperative offers intuitive, open-ended improvisations full of personality, surprise and wit.” 
WHEN:
Thursday, March 29, 7:30PM
WHERE:
Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$30/$25 Outpost Members & Students. Tickets available in advance by phone or in person at Outpost, 268-0044.
PRESENTED BY:
Outpost Performance Space, www.outpostspace.org
CONTACT
: Outpost,(505) 268-0044

CULTIVATING DIVINE FEMININE POWER – march 30

WHAT: Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities, pressures, and commitments? 
Have you lost sight of your greater passions? Are you running out of time, money, love, or energy? Then it’s time to engage the energies of your body and revitalize yourself. Working with Dr. Joalie Davie you will be guided through:
 Letting go of baggage that drags you down; Stopping the busy-ness of the mind; Practicing exercises that improve health, strength, and vitality; Accessing your inner wisdom.
WHEN: Friday March 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm (also occurring March 1  & 8 )
WHERE: Evolutions, 6132 Fourth Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87101
COST: $75 general admission. $100 with CEU’s
PRESENTED BY: Joalie Davie, MD, www.healthfromwithin.org
CONTACT: Joalie Davie, MD, (505-925-4551)

OUT OF CONTEXT WITH SPECIAL GUEST, MYRA MELFORD / CK BARLOW OPENS – march 30

WHAT: A Creative Soundspace 2012 event. Out of Context began in 1997 as a one time only project to explore a way of creating music called Conduction, a vocabulary of signs and gestures transmitted by a conductor to an orchestra providing instantaneous possibilities for altering or initiating harmony, melody, rhythm, articulation, phrasing or form. Now 14 years later with continual development, the ensemble has performed a real-time score to the classic 1932 silent film Peter Pan (4 screenings/4 versions), performed at the Georgia O’Keeffe museum in Santa Fe; “playing” the photographs of Edward Weston; performed a concert “playing” the book – 1”=25 Miles, by Sumner Carnahan; recorded a score for the film The Burden Carriers, by Pierre Barrera; and created a sound score for Theater Grottesco’s Wenomadmen. OOC has released 4 critically acclaimed CD’s and contributed several new signs and gestures to the Conduction Lexicon. The ensemble is J.A. Deane, conductor; Alicia Ultan, viola; Katy Harlow, cello; Carlos Santistevan, bass; CK (Carla) Barlow, sampler/live sampling; Jefferson Voorhees, percussion; John Flax and Lee Reed, voice; Jon Baldwin, cornet; Bonnie Schmader, flutes; Joseph Sabella, vibes, wavedrum; Milton Villarrubia III, sampler, percussion; Ross Hamlin, guitar, electronics; Paul Bossert, trombone; Myra Melford, pianist.
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 7:30PM
WHERE:
Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM
COST:
$15/$10 Outpost Members & Students. Tickets available in advance by phone or in person at Outpost, 268-0044.
PRESENTED BY:
Outpost Performance Space, www.outpostspace.org
CONTACT
: Outpost, (505) 268-0044

FULL PARTICIPATION COOKING CLASS – march 30 (start date of three-part workshop)

WHAT: Full Participation class on Traditional dishes of New Mexico. Emphasizing the Spanish influence. Menus on website at www.janebutelcooking.com.  Classes won “Best in USA” award.
WHEN: Weekend of March 30 at 5 – 9 PM, March 31 8:30 AM -2:30 PM and April 1, 8:30 AM -2:30 PM.
WHERE: In Jane Butel’s Professional Kitchen at 138 Armijo Ct., Corrales, NM 87048
COST: $525.00 (half of regular price)
PRESENTED BY: Jane Butel’s Cooking School
CONTACT:
Jane Butel, Tex-Mex Inc., (505-243-02622)

JAPANESE 4-HOLE BINDINGS – march 31

WHAT: In this class the traditional 4-hole stab binding and it’s variations; the tortoise-shell, the hemp-leaf, and the kangxi, will be practiced. These books are soft bound, use no glue, and single, non-folded sheets of paper can be utilized for the text block. These elegant bindings are wonderful for small editions and chapbooks, and teachers find them especially useful in classroom projects.
WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 9 am – 12pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
COST: $35, limited to 15 (sign for afternoon box class on 3/31 for a $10 discount)
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
CONTACT: Mita Saldaña, Against The Grain, 505-281-5737

FROM SCRAPS TO SHRINES – march 31

WHAT: Led by Micaela Seidel.  In this workshop we will create a beautiful shrine assemblage. We will decorate small boxes with found objects, acrylic and metallic paints, lace, beads and a variety of other materials. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of personal photos, broken jewelry, shells, or any small “prizes” otherwise known as junk! RSVP by email.
WHEN:
 Saturday, March 31, 1 – 3 pm
WHERE: Farm & Table | La Parada, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: $25
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.laparada.farmandtablenm.com
CONTACT: Please email.

JAPANESE SHIHO CHITSU BOX – march 31

WHAT: It’s a traditional Japanese box originally used to house books and pamphlets. Many people use them now for photos and prints. It is absolutely beautiful in its form and function as it unfolds out completely flat and closes with a bone clasp.
WHEN: Saturday March 31, 1 pm – 5 pm
WHERE: Domenici Education Center, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
COST: $55 (sign-up for morning binding class on 3/31 for a $10 discount)
PRESENTED BY: Against the Grain
CONTACT: Mita Saldaña, Against The Grain, 505-281-5737

WILLOW WISHES FOR THE SANTA FE RIVER: MAKE A WISH COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – march 31

WHAT: During this hands-on workshop learn about water, the Santa Fe River and restoration through art, writing and science that culminate in making willow wish poles–native willow adorned with wishes that we will plant along the river. This workshop is an introduction to  the “Rivers Run Through Us” project: in the late spring of 2012, a small group of women will walk the length (46 miles) of the Santa Fe River. This four-day journey will serve as a deep exploration of our river and the Santa Fe Watershed. It is designed to engage, create awareness, educate, and illuminate our relationship with the earth.  Community members who live along the river will be invited to meet the women along the way–honoring, protecting and celebrating the river.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 1 – 3:30 pm
WHERE:
Community Room at the Railyard Park (metal building near the parking lot behind SITE), Santa Fe
COST:
Open to the public—children, adults, elders, families welcome.  Admission by donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). Workshop Limit:  25
CONTACT:
Bobbe Besold, 505-988-9244

WOMEN & CREATIVITY GRANDE FINALE – march 31

WHAT: Join us as we close another fabulous year of Women & Creativity with a jubilant celebration! Farm & Table will feature a special menu along with chocolate tasting, herb-infused wines, and craft beers. Join us at dusk for a drum circle on the field followed by live music and art showcase on the patio.
WHEN: Saturday, March 31 at 7pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: Event is free to attend | Menu prices for food & drink
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table along with the presenters of Women & Creativity, www.farmandtablenm.com
CONTACT: Cherie Austin, La Parada | Farm & Table, farmandtablenm.com

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Month-long Programs & Weekly Series

ADULT BEGINNING DANCE CLASSES – march 1 – 31

WHAT:  Keshet offers the beginning classes for adults including: Modern, designed to develop the mind, body and spirit to be an expressive communicator through movement; Ballet, which explores ballet movement and technique, building and expanding upon a foundation for continued dance training; and Hip Hop, for a fun, funky and rhythmic good time.
WHEN:

Hip Hop – Mondays, 7:00–8:30pm
Fit Dance – Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Modern Beginning – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Jazz – Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Ballet Beginning – Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Ballet Fundamentals – Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm
WHERE:
All classes held at Keshet Dance Company, 214 Coal Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM  87102
COST:
$7/class, (50% off $14/class fee) for mentioning Women & Creativity Month or Presenting W&C Brochure
PRESENTED BY:
Keshet Dance Company, www.keshetdance.org
CONTACT:
Kelsey Ann O’Keefe, (505) 224-9808

FARM & TABLE: TEMPORARY ART INSTALLATION BY BECKY HOLTZMAN – march 1 – 31

WHAT: Artist Becky Holtzman creates temporary art installations that explore ideas of community, shared vision, and sacred ecology. Choosing primarily biodegradable materials for her installations, Holtzman pulls inspiration from the garden and her work as a community organizer and beekeeper.
WHEN: March 1-31. Viewable during restaurant hours: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9am-1pm, Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday 5-9pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: FREE
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.farmandtablenm.com
CONTACT: Cherie Austin, La Parada | Farm & Table, farmandtablenm.com

WOMEN’S WISDOM, CREATIVITY AND HEALING – march 1 – 31

WHAT: NoLimitz Learning’s ongoing series for Women & Creativity. Women’s Wisdom, Creativity and Healing for Artists, Busy Moms, Writers, Entertainers, Buisness Women  from 18-80. Be creative, be inspired, be transformed, learn, make a difference. Dance, get CEU’s, new girlfriends and have fun!!!
FOR FULL SCHEDULE & DETAILS: www.NoLimitzLearning.org

PORTALS – TRANSFORMATIONS & TRANSITIONS – march 2 – 28

WHAT: Non-Juried Community Art Exhibit for Women Artists Celebrating Women & Creativity Month: Women Artists (girls too!) throughout the state are invited to submit up to 2 pieces of artwork in any medium that fits the theme of Women & Creativity Month: Portals – Transformations & Transitions. Deliver artwork to: 808 Park Ave. (1 block south of Central between 8th & 9th Streets)
WHEN: Call for Submissions: February 22 – 29 (Gallery Hours: Tues, Wed., Th: 1 – 7 pm, Fr: 1 – 5 pm, Sa: 10 am – 2 pm). Exhibit Opens Friday, March 2, 2012, 5 – 8 pm. Runs through Wednesday, March 28.
WHERE:
OFFCenter Arts Community Art Project 808 Park Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
COST: FREE
PRESENTED BY: OFFCenter Community Arts Project, www.offcenterarts.org
CONTACT: Marci Sednek or Ron Breen, www.offcenterarts.org, (505) 247-1172

PORTALS – march 3 – 31

WHAT: Rainbow Artists’ art exhibition featuring new work by the women of this award-winning, multi cultural, multi-generational artist collective. Exhibit continues through March 31 and may be viewed during library hours of M. and Thur-Sat 10am-6pm, Tue and Wed 10am-7pm.
WHEN:
Artists reception March 3, 2012, 1-3pm, Exhibition dates March 3-31, 2012
WHERE:
Albuquerque Main Library, 501 Copper N.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
Rainbow Artists, www.rainbowartists.com
CONTACT:
Breeze Wise

E·CO: TWENTY LATIN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHERS – february 1  – march 31

WHAT: E • CO Photography Exhibition, made by twenty Latin American and Europeans photographic collectives, whose works have been commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, under the Spanish Presidency of the European Union and within the celebrations of bicentenary of many Latin countries’ independence. Each collective has received the proposal to raise a visual essay that reflected its concerns around one of the most important topics of our day: the environment. Faced with such a wide initial approach, the first challenge was conceptualize the proposal, and try to define an issue that every day becomes more important in our society. The complexity of this subject has been expressed since the initial call, since each country has different definitions of what “Environment” means.
WHEN:
From February 1st through 31st of March, 2012
WHERE:
Pete V. Domenici Education Center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
Instituto Cervantes, www.albuquerque.cervantes.es
CONTACT:
Milly Castañeda, (505) 724-4777

RADIUM GIRLS – throughout early march

WHAT: The Explora Theater presents Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving ensemble piece that tells the story of five young women who challenged the U.S. Radium Corporation in court in the 1920s. Some 70 women were hired to perform various tasks including the handling of radium, while the corporation’s owners and the scientists familiar with the effects of radium carefully avoided any exposure to it. Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she watches her friends getsicker and fights for her day in court. Her historic battle paved the way for increased workers’ rights.
WHEN:
March 2 at 7 pm; March 3 at 3 pm and 7 pm; March 4 at 3pm; March 7 at 7pm; March 9 at 7pm; March 10 at 7pm; March 11 at 3pm
WHERE:
Explora Theater 1701 Mountain Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
COST: $5.50 members/$7.00 Non-members
PRESENTED BY: Explora, www.explora.us
CONTACT: Kristin Leigh, (505-224-8380)

BAILE SPRING 2012 – tuesdays through march

WHAT: March 6 African Dance with Romy Keegan
March 13 Salsa Shines with Carlota Silva
March 20 Swing Dance with Rachel Green
March 27 Isadora Duncan Dance by Jo Wiseman
WHEN: Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6:00 – 7:30p
WHERE: PNM Rehearsal Hall, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St, SW, Albuquerque, NM, www.nhccnm.org, 505-246-2261
COST: $2 – 10 per class (sliding scale, pay what you can)
PRESENTED BY: National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
CONTACT: For more information, Shelle Sanchez

BEGINNING AFRICAN DANCE & GENTLE AFRICAN DANCE – wednesdays, fridays & saturdays through march

WHAT: Come experience the excitement, joy and healing of African Dance in a warm and welcoming community setting complete with live drumming by Facinet Bangoura, from Guinea, W. Africa, & Male Fainke, from Mali, W. Africa, and their students!
WHEN: Wednesdays &  Fridays, 5:30-7pm, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 and Saturdays, 3:30-4:30pm, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
WHERE:
Maple Street Dance Space, 3215 Central Ave. NE, Abq. NM 87106 (Inside the Peacecraft bldg @ Wellesley & Central, in Nob Hill)
COST:
$12 per class
PRESENTED BY:
Maple Street Dance Space, www.maplestreetdancespace.com,
CONTACT: Romy Keegan, (505) 366-4982

ESPACIO FEMENINO – thursdays through march

WHAT: Film Series: Películas
Thursday, March 1, Danza en libertad. Las últimas devadasis
Thursday, March 8, Ellas cuentan (followed by a round table with director Olga Latorre)
Thursday, March 15, Tapologo
Thursday, March 22, Princesa de África
WHEN:
Every Thursday from March 1st through 22nd, at 7pm
WHERE:
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, ABQ, NM 87102
COST:
FREE
PRESENTED BY:
Instituto Cervantes, www.albuquerque.cervantes.es
CONTACT:
Milly Castañeda, (505) 724-4777

FARM & TABLE: CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH AND CREATIVE SHOPPING – saturdays through march

WHAT: Join us for a special Women & Creativity Champagne Brunch featuring a special menu with the season’s newest arrival of spring produce. You’ll also enjoy live music, artist showcase and a temporary art installation by Becky Holtzman. After brunch, take a stroll to La Parada for some wonderful “creative shopping.” La Parada will feature wonderful work from local female artists including: Elena Baca, Janine Mahon, Kathleen Harvold, Sarah Saenz-Mackenzie, and more. La Parada also offers an eclectic array of home & garden décor, folk art, vintage & retro items, and jewelry. Bring your best girlfriends to find a unique treasure!
WHEN: Every Saturday in March 10:00am – 1:00pm
WHERE: Farm & Table, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: Menu price $-$$
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.farmandtablenm.com
CONTACT: Cherie Austin, La Parada | Farm & Table

LA PARADA: CREATIVE SHOPPING – saturdays through march

WHAT: Bring the gals shopping! La Parada will feature wonderful work from featured women artists, store discounts, and refreshments. La Parada offers an eclectic array of beautiful items from around the world and from local artisans. We carry home & garden décor, folk art, jewelry, vintage & retro items, and more. Bring your best girlfriends to find a unique treasure!
WHEN: Each Saturday in March from 10am – 5pm
WHERE: La Parada, 8917 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
COST: FREE
PRESENTED BY: La Parada | Farm & Table, www.shoplaparada.com
CONTACT: Cherie Austin, La Parada | Farm & Table

ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE – sundays through march

WHAT: All workshops are facilitated by Explora’s Youth Interns “Be a Mad Hatter” (March 4); “Crazy Light” (March 11); “On a Roll” (March 18);  “Be a Rock Star” (March 25).
WHEN:
Sundays March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 2:00 – 3:00p
WHERE:
Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
COST:
Free with Admission- Adults 12-64
CONTACT: Explora

UNIVERSAL DANCECHURCH – sundays through march

WHAT: Dance your prayers, moving mediation… Put your soul in motion and give yourself permission to dance without holding back. There are no steps to follow, just the endless path of self-discovery. Express your authentic self and encourage your soul to play. No experience needed. Just your willingness. ****** We are a non-political, non-religious and non-competitive community-based association of diverse people where all are welcome regardless of gender, age, physical abilities, social or economic backgrounds.
WHEN: Every Sunday 12:15 – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Maple Street Dance Space Inside Peacecraft @ Nob Hill, 3215 Central Ave. NE @ Wellesley, Albuquerque, NM 87106
COST: Suggested donation $8.00
PRESENTED BY: Zenne Seradwyn/Maple St. Dance Space, http://puremotherlove.com/universaldancechurch.html
CONTACT: Zenne Seradwyn, http://puremotherlove.com/universaldancechurch.html

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