Local iQ Issue 203

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INside F E AT UR E Francine Maher Hopper fran@local-iQ.com

Five women are painting the scene for women in the professional world


Kevin Hopper 505.247.1343 x22 kevin@local-iQ.com



Mike English 505.247.1343 x23 mike@local-iQ.com SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

FO O D Couple delivers a combined love of Naples and authentic Neapolitan pizza to Nob Hill with Amore Pizzeria




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Ben Q. Adams 505.247.1343 x25 ben@local-iQ.com Chloë Winegar-Garrett chloe@local-iQ.com CALENDARS

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Wes Naman wes@local-iQ.com PHOTO ASSISTANT

Joy Godfrey joy@local-iQ.com



Mumbai-born Manjari Sharma experiments with photography as a spiritual medium


C ULT UR E Lisa Van Dyke inducts five fiery women into the Fabü Women of Creative Influence Hall of Fame


CA LE N DA R S Arts Events.................................................................................. 21 Community Events..................................................................24 Live Music.................................................................................... 17

COLUM N S 1+1=3................................................................................................ 9 The Curious Townie................................................................... 5 Fabü................................................................................................ 6 First Taste...................................................................................... 8 The Nine Muses........................................................................ 20 Playing with Fire....................................................................... 10 Soundboard .............................................................................. 16 Stir it Up......................................................................................... 7

F E AT UR E S Places To Be..................................................................................4 Marquee.......................................................................................... 3 Smart Music................................................................................. 19 Smart Arts....................................................................................22 Film Reel....................................................................................... 18 Crossword/Horoscope............................................................23



Justin De La Rosa justin@local-iQ.com


A number one song right out of the gate doesn’t alter the ambitions of The Neighbourhood


Chela Gurnee 505.264.6350 chela@local-iQ.com

Joshua Schaber, Natalie Gaik

CONTRIBUTORS EDITORIAL Hakim Bellamy Justin De La Rosa Dave DeWitt Eric Francis Natalie Gaik Randy Kolesky Kristin Kurens Caleb Madison Jim & Linda Maher Jordan Mahoney Sam Melada Bill Nevins Patton Oswalt Shavone Otero Ben Tausig Lisa Vandyke Brown Steven J. Westman Chloë Winegar-Garrett DISTRIBUTION Ben Q. Adams Kurt Laffan David Leeder Kristina De Santiago Ryan Whiteside Distributech

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Runners’ rave Blacklight Run 5K is less about the race and more about glow-in-the-dark fun BY NATALIE GAIK


o you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to color runs? Think again. Of all the different kinds of color runs to come to Albuquerque in the past few years, the Blacklight Run promises to be one of a kind. There are two things that make this run unique among most others. One, it is held after dark, creating a new, exciting atmosphere that you don’t get in most other color runs. And two, it uses blacklights to illuminate the special color powder you’ll have all over you, making it glow in the dark. Don’t think you have to be a good runner to be able to participate in this 5K (3.2 miles). Since this run isn’t focused on speed, the emphasis is on getting yourself covered in as much UV neon glow-powder as possible — there are plenty of more serious 5Ks out there to test your speed and performance. Blacklight Run is all about a glow-crazy night with friends and family. You can run or walk however you like. When registering, participants can sign up as a solo runner or as a team (two-person minimum). Teams get to come up with their own team name and are able to run/ walk with each other during the 5K. There is no age limit and children under 6 are allowed to participate for free. Dogs are not allowed at the race. Registered participants have to wear a white shirt to the event for ample color possibilities. If you don’t have any white clothes that you can stand to see colored, you can simply wear the Blacklight Run T-shirt given out at registration. Also given out when you register is a Blacklight Run Glow Pack, a race bib with number, sponsor giveaways, donation to charity and admission to the after party. Along the running path there are Blacklight Zones, which are associated with different colors: green, pink, and orange. At every zone, participants are showered with UV neon glow powder. Blacklights are at every zone, showing off the colors in all their glowing glory. All products used are 100% natural and non-toxic. After the fun run/walk, participants are invited to attend an after party hosted by Albuquerque’s own Julio G with music from DJ Automatic. Glow throws every 15 minutes will welcome the new wave of runners finishing. Spectators are more than welcome to attend the after party along with the run participants. Like the entire night, the party occurs under radiating blacklights, creating a mesmerizing glow of colors all around you. While the Blacklight Run is going to be a night of fun and color, its main purpose is to benefit a good cause. All Blacklight Run events give a portion of proceeds to a local charity. The Albuquerque Blacklight

Run benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New Mexico, a very important organization in the hearts of many New Mexicans. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New Mexico provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families with children with medical needs. While most MARQUEE color runs can be a lot of fun, Blacklight the Blacklight Run is taking Run things to a 7:30p, Sat., Mar. 15 BALLOON FIESTA PARK whole new 5500 BALLOON FIESTA level. It feels PARKWAY, 505.768.6050 more like a $30/$60 (after party than Mar. 12) an actual 5K, blacklightrun.com which allows the event to appeal to a young crowd while maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere. The charitable donations alone should be enough to make your glowing head spin. Don’t miss out as race meets rave in this colorful 5K experience.

Color runs seems to be popping up frequently these days, but the Blacklight Run 5K distinguishes itself by running at night and using special glow powder that lights up participants in sparkling fashion. The Albuquerque event, held at Balloon Fiesta Park, includes an after party and DJs — all under backlights, of course.






Tickets: kimotickets.com


FILM Rising From Ashes 7p, Tue., Mar. 11

The Screen 1600 St. Michaels, Santa Fe, 505.473.6494

$15 thescreensf.com


ising From Ashes is more than just a movie; it is a testament to the goodness and compassion of individuals who came together to do something incredible for others. It’s the harrowing story of the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda. It all started when cycling legend Jacques “Jock” Boyer moved to Rwanda in 2006 to help survivors of the 1994 genocide pursue their dream of having a national cycling team. Released in 2012, the completely donorfunded independent film is narrated by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and has won awards at over a dozen film festivals. This is a joyous, inspiring, eye-opening film for cycling enthusiasts and movie lovers alike. For those who can’t make the trip to Santa Fe, Rising From Ashes is screening the next night, Mar. 12, in Los Alamos. —NG

he Banff Mountain Film Festival has become one of Albuquerque’s favorite moviegoing events of the year and a key fundraiser for environmental organizations. Drawn from an annual festival in Banff, Alberta, Canada, this touring road show visits 400 communities and 35 countries across the globe this year, offering screenings of inspiring action, environmental and adventure short films. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, the festival captures the spirit of adventure sports and celebrates the beauty of nature. The Albuquerque event is a benefit for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance and The Mountain Fund. The festival will also offer two days of screenings in Santa Fe, Mar. 10-11 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from those screenings go to the Santa Fe Conservation Trust and the Lensic. —ME










FUNDRAISER Semicolon Tattoo Project 11a-7p, Sat., Mar. 15 Various tattoo shops

$30 per tattoo facebook.com/semicolontattoo


he semicolon is a beautiful mark, representing a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to. The Semicolon Tattoo Project is an ongoing awareness campaign that seeks to engage communities in suicide prevention and mental health awareness by tattooing the punctuation mark on as many people as possible. Signal One Three Media and the Agora Crisis Center are partnering with local tattoo shops to present Albuquerque’s second annual Semicolon Tattoo Project event. The event will take place at tattoo shops all over Albuquerque (the Facebook event page has the list of shops) and official after parties will take place at the Launchpad and ArtBar by Catalyst Club. Participants can also enter a raffle to win an hour off their next custom piece. Whether it’s your first tattoo or your 50th, get out there and show your support for this cause; I will. —NG

egendary songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard invited Taos singer-songwriter Max Gomez to share his Red River stage last month, and introduced Gomez to this Local iQ reporter. Gomez accepted the honor with grace and delighted Hubbard’s packed house with mature and assured songwriting, wise lyrics and skillful guitar chops. At age 25, Gomez has the seasoned authority of a performer from an older generation — a John Prine, Jackson Browne, even a Ray Wylie Hubbard. Gomez grew up on a ranch but clearly dug deep into the Delta blues and storytelling song traditions of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson. His first CD, Rule The World, touches on heartbreak, regret, young love, desperation and, ultimately, redemption. USA Today wrote that it displays “a directness and depth that deserve attention from fans of Americana music and beyond.” —BN




$13, $22 two-day




Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, 505.268.0044

KiMo Theatre 421 Central NW, 505.341.2016



Max Gomez 7:30p, Sat., Mar. 15

Banff Mountain Film Festival 7-9:30p, Wed.-Thu., Mar. 12-13

EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro NE, 505.292.7457

lbuquerque’s first major art event of the year is just around the corner. Lose yourself this March at the 26th annual version of this well-loved craft exhibit and sale. The show, which attracts 20,000 visitors from across the country every year, features 200 artists from 25 states who all work in different media. Available for you to feast your eyes (and wallet) on will be amazing two-dimensional art, sculptures, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood pieces and metal and glass art. The Kid’s Creation Station makes the festival fun for all ages with free craft activities for children. Arts and crafts may be the main focus of the show, but it doesn’t end there. Music, entertainment and food booths are also included in this top-rated, popular event. —NG



Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 10a-5p, Fri.-Sun., Mar. 7-9










The where to go and what to do from March 6-19

CELEBRATION 63rd Annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner 4:30-7:30p, Mon., Mar. 17 ABQ Convention Center Ballroom 401 2nd NW, 505.220.1679

$15, $5 kids lbgs.org albuquerquecc.com


his longstanding Albuquerque event is one of the surest signs that it’s St. Patrick’s Day and one of the best ways to help the homeless and those in need in the Duke City. There will be Irish food and entertainment and, of course, that ever-so-Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. The irony of corned beef and its connection to Irish cuisine is that during Ireland’s long history as a British colony, most Irish beef, “corned” (preserved with salt) or otherwise, was shipped to England. The Irish themselves were left to dine on potatoes. The potato crop collapsed in the 19th century, 1 million people died and 2 million fled the country. But let’s put aside the Brits’ culpability in the Irish genocide, for it’s St. Patty’s Day! All is forgiven. This is the major fundraiser of the year for the Good Shepherd Center, Albuquerque’s original and longest-running homeless refuge. —ME


The Dolls will be decked out in full drag regalia and geared up for top comic mode for the annual fundraiser Drag Queen Bingo at Scalo Northern Italian Grill. The event serves as an important fundraiser for New Mexico AIDS Services, an organization that works to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

Bingo with a twist (or a braid, or a bouffant)


hat to do? What to do on a Sunday? Does Drag Queen Bingo sound fun? Well it is! Once again, it’s that time when New Mexico AIDS Services finds a niche at Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Nob Hill. What can you expect? One of the more hilarious and interactive fundraisers to happen in the Q. Hosted by longtime Fab Squad, Albuquerque’s own drag theater troupe The Dolls, the publicity for this Mar. 23 event says NO costumes required, but a sense of humor sure is. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include a brunch from Scalo and a bingo card entry. Or you may reserve a table for four for $125. If you are feeling really swanky, you can buy tickets to the VIP room for $60 per person or a table for $300. Now, for those of you who need to know: New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) is a non-profit community-based organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS through innovative and comprehensive services, support and prevention education. The agency operates under the guidance and leadership of a board of directors and is staffed by 29 employees and over 150 volunteers who fulfill the mission of the agency. And NMAS relies heavily on our community’s generosity when it comes to its funding. Although NMAS does receive some money from the state, there are many programs that exist solely on of the kindness of supporters. Where does the money go? In 1997 new trends in HIV treatment shifted client needs away from acute care services towards practical/ psychological/social services. These services include case management, home care services, housing, nutritional assistance and vocational rehabilitation. New approaches to prevention and education are necessary in order to meet the ever-changing needs of the client and the community. After years on the front lines in the battle against AIDS, NMAS has grown to meet the needs of people impacted by HIV/AIDS in our communities. Personally, I spent several years helping with distinct fundraising for this agency, so this tugs at my heart a bit stronger. Yet what they do more than touches the hearts of so many. This is serious stuff. So when it can be lightened up

with a little bingo, and a little drag and maybe some festive Bloody Mary drinks, that makes for a good day. And good giving back. If you are interested in sponsoring a table, please call 505.938.7120.


Noon-3p, Sun., Mar. 23 Scalo, 3500 Central SE

Promoting goodness Sometimes it’s not feasible to dig into your wallet to help out, which makes volunteering a nice option. As someone who enjoys the great outdoors of New Mexico, I’d never considered where the staffers come from — like that smiling gal sitting at the reception table in one of the State Park visitor centers. I was recently directed to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s website and learned all about volunteer training programs. There are many of the trainings going on in several cities around our state. With warmer weather approaching, if this sounds right up your alley, go check it out. Maybe I’ll be seeing you at a trailhead soon (emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/volunteering.html).

On the horizon This new “every-other-issue” focus on nonprofits has opened a dialogue with those of you who read this column, and I’m appreciating the feedback and direction and enthusiasm. On Mar. 16 I will be going to check out Gallery with a Cause, which is part of the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation and designed to showcase fine art from our community. The current show is called Oases and I expect to tell you more about it next time. Or maybe I’ll see you there!

Gallery with a Cause 4901 Lang NE, 505.828.3789 nmcancercenterfoundation.org/art.php




Funny to fierce, five legendary creative women


his issue of Local iQ is close to my heart. As you might expect, I’m a big fan of creative women. When it was time to start writing this piece, I excitedly typed “creative woman” in my search bar. I highly suggest you try it. What you find might surprise you. The top-ranked result is The Wizard of Bras! There is a bra superstore in Monrovia, Calif., called Creative Woman — The Wizard of Bras. Oh, what a website! They have an online Bra Fitting School, replete with goofy, roughly-drawn cartoon lessons, including “Find Your Cup Size,” “Wire vs. No Wire” and the ever-popular “What to do About Back Fat.” As much as I want to keep mocking them, the selection is fantastic, so I’m giving Creative Woman — The Wizard of Bras — two thumbs up. P.S. I’m in no way affiliated with these bra wizards. Why are we talking about bras? This is supposed to be about creative women. Oh, right … the web search. Evil Internet distractions. Let’s


Her impact on dance is often compared to that of Picasso’s on painting. In her quest to express emotional and spiritual matters then-ignored by other dancers, Graham — with spastic movements, trembles and falls — completely transformed the art form and revolutionized movement theories in all the performing arts. Her pupils included such greats as Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham and Twyla Tharp. She was the first dancer to ever perform at the White House and receive the highest U.S. civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her plethora of honors also include the Key to the City of Paris and Japan’s Imperial Order of the Precious Crown.

move on, dahling. All hail Fabü’s Women of Creative Influence Hall of Fame! Fasten your hairpins and drink in this list, in random order, of some of the creative arts’ finest females.


This legendary literary figure is best known for her acerbic wit, wisecracks and keen observations of 20th century urban quirks. She wrote for Vogue and Vanity Fair in the early 1900s and was a founder of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, an illustrious group of New York City writers, critics, actors and humorists. A vocal advocate of civil liberties and civil rights, Parker’s estate was left in full to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the NAACP. WORDS OF WISDOM:

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”


She survived Studio 54, walked the runway for Yves St. Laurent, performed onstage with


“The only sin is mediocrity.”


Inducted: Phyllis Diller. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Grace Jones and Dorothy Parker, the legendary comedienne is a shoe (or ankle boot)-in for Fabü’s Women of Creative Influence Hall of Fame.

Pavarotti and had an original character created specifically for her in a James Bond film. In a word: ferocious. WORDS OF WISDOM:

“My husband used to shout at my mother, ‘What is wrong with your daughter? I’m married to a man!’”

This is what happens when you combine wigs galore, wrist-length gloves, cloth-covered ankle boots, a bejeweled cigarette holder and limitless self-depreciating humor. Before fame arrived, Diller was a housewife, mother and advertising copywriter. She first appeared as a stand-up at San Francisco’s The Purple Onion on March 7, 1955, and remained there for 87 straight weeks. Movies, TV and Broadway soon followed. Although the long cigarette holders were a staple of her comedy routine, Diller was a lifelong nonsmoker. She was also an accomplished pianist and painter. On the morning of Aug. 20, 2012, Diller died from natural causes in her California home at the age of 95, with — according to her family — a smile on her face. WORDS OF WISDOM:

“You can say the nastiest things about yourself without offending anyone.”


Since the 1970s, Mann has photographed in the American South. Her series production includes portraiture, landscape, architecture and still life. Evocative and sometimes controversial, Mann’s work is unquestionably influential. She is perhaps best known for her 1992 series Immediate Family featuring her three children, all under age 10 at the time. The series, shot in the Virginia woodlands, features typical moments in the children’s daily lives (eating, sleeping, playing), yet it also addresses broader topics such as death, autonomy and cultural sexuality notions. Her most recent series, Proud Flesh, is a six-year series of candid portraits of her husband, Larry. WORDS OF WISDOM:

“If it doesn’t have ambiguity, don’t bother to take it.” I feel so inspired now! No better time to don my creative cap and produce some masterpieces. Currently, in my double toddler mania household, this means crayon sketches, belting out a “Wheels on the Bus” aria and perfecting my hokey pokey. High art, indeed. Lisa VanDyke Brown is owner of Come Correct, a writing and editing firm for sales and marketing businesses (alwayscomecorrect.com). Do you sell/make a product or offer a service that you think is fabulous? Don’t be shy. Email all the necessary details to fabu@local-iQ.com.




Celebrate St. Pat and the end of the Cold War


e all like hot dogs. Even vegetarians. Even vegans. Even dogs. Pigs like them too, even if they are made out of brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. Even a cow can be espied enjoying a 100 percent all-beef hot dog on those special occasions like a Father’s Day baseball game at the Lab watching the Isotopes. And why? Because it’s perfection in its simplicity: bun, dog, mustard, diced onions. And there the debate commences. What kind of hot dog? Kosher. Beef. Turkey. Pork. Combo. What about those new-fangled fancy hot dogs that have cheese, spices and jalapeños built into the meat? What about meatless hotdogs? We can argue about the bun. Classic white bread. Whole grain wheat. Tortilla. No bun. What about those fancy buns made with germinated grains or made fresh today at your local bakery with all the proceeds going to help little Suzy make the bobsled team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea? Let’s not even get into the mustard and onions. I could go on all day on mustard, but since I get paid by the word for this column, my editors would surely edit my thorough dissertation into the perfect hot dog mustard and accompanying onions.

True & Original Irish Coffee

I know. I know. We haven’t even thought about chile or chili or bacon or cheese or sauerkraut or whatever personal hot dog topping you prefer. And unless you are three years old — KETCHUP IS NOT AN OPTION. How do we like our hot dogs? It’s partially genetic. Partially environment. What it comes down to is that every hot dog is like a blank canvas upon which we are allowed our plebian brushstrokes and juiced up Jackson Pollack-like indulgences. A True Irish Coffee is much like our American Hot Dog: Perfect just the way it is. But then again this IS America and we didn’t dump tea in the ocean and play Nuclear Holocaust Chicken with the Soviet Union just so we can all have the exact same freakin’ Irish Coffee. Below is a classic recipe. But don’t be afraid to make substitutions and experiment with additional ingredients … myself, I skip the cream and sugar and simply combine coffee and Romana Sambuca.

Ingredients: 2 oz. Irish Whiskey 1 tsp. Turbinado sugar 5 oz. hot Coffee 1 pint fresh Cream Method: Begin by pre-heating your favorite glass mug, heat resistant stemware or — preferably — a bona fide Irish Coffee glass by filling it with hot water. While your glassware is warming up, pour the pint of fresh cream into your favorite stainless steel bowl and whip with your favorite whisk until the cream is nice and thick. Dump water. Fill with your favorite Irish whiskey and add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add five hot ounces of your favorite coffee. Now take a tablespoon, flip it over and hold it just above the coffee. Slowly pour or ladle the cream over the back of the spoon to create a nice layered “True & Original Irish Coffee.” When he’s not trying training for the Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship in Coney Island, New York, Randy Kolesky tends bar at EDo’s Artichoke Café.





The best culinary curators in the SW



New Mexico now has an officially sanctioned Neopolitan Pizzeria thanks to Albuquerque couple Gabriel and Kimberly Amador, who met and fell in love in Naples, Italy. They also fell in love with pizza there, where pies like the margherita (pictured) are created in a strict manner according to the rules of the Association Verace Pizza Napoletana.

Pizza is love Couple delivers a combined love of Naples and authentic Neapolitan pizza to Nob Hill with Amore Pizzeria pizza, oven temperature and ingredients. Amore’s owners, husband and wife Gabriel ’ve never been much for rules. However, and Kimberly Amador, told me that this is food is a different story. Food paired with the style of pizza they chose to serve when rules is intriguing. A few I always follow: opening Amore last summer, not only because No ketchup on hot dogs (or hamburgers or eggs or pasta for that matter); no tartar the two met and fell in love with each other sauce on fish ’n’ chips (malt vinegar, yo) and in Naples (hence, “amore”), they also fell in steak with red wine. I am slowly learning love with the pizza. However, some locals have that Japanese food comes with strict rules been slow to convert. Reason being: Not only about which dishes go with certain sauces. does Amore not deliver, they don’t suggest Apparently not every piece of you pick up either. Neapolitan sushi is dipped in soy sauce. pizza is single serving, so REVIEW there’s not likely to be leftovers. Another rule I don’t always follow: Additionally, once it is served, no ranch dressing on your pizza. Amore it loses its heat pretty quickly. However, I’m smart enough not to You can reheat it, but it’s not ask for ranch at Amore Neapolitan Neapolitan suggested, and definitely not in Pizzeria, located in the former Pizzeria the microwave. Bailey’s on the Beach space. 2929 MONTE VISTA NE, 505.554.1967 When it is hot, after it has You see, Neapolitan pizza HOURS: been cooked for between 60 (considered the original pizza) is 11a-8:30p, Tue.to 90 seconds at 905° F, it vastly different from your standard Sat.; 11a-6p, Sun. is absolutely splendid. The New York or Chicago slice. It amoreabq.com Margherita is where everyone comes with a few rules for diners, should start their Neapolitan such as it is actually OK to eat it journey, as it is considered the with a knife and fork, it doesn’t original recipe (and only one of three styles necessarily have to be sliced prior to being accepted by AVPN). This is simple, simple, served and, due to its smaller size, one pizza simple: sauce, house-made mozzarella, per person. These rules are loosely adhered to, pecorino cheese, basil and a drizzle of olive and if broken, it’s no big deal. On the contrary, the pizza makers of vera pizza oil, all of which fluidly meld into a sumptuous romance of flavors, gracefully balanced on a (true pizza) have much stricter rules to follow, crisp, charred crust. Char is good in this case. which were established by an actual pizza association — the Association Verace Pizza The other two classic pies to try here are La Napoletana (AVPN). These mandates pertain Fresca and Marinara, both equally as simple to type of flour used, diameter and height of ingredients-wise, but much different in taste. BY KEVIN HOPPER




OK. Enough about the rules. The rest of the pizza menu at Amore breaks tradition slightly. Some for the sheer purpose of variety — using ingredients such as arugula, prosciutto, sausage, gorgonzola and artichokes — and others for the purpose of courting the locals. One of Amore’s standout pizzas is called Il Duke, and contains green chile; really good green chile paired with really good sausage. Another local favorite has to be the Zia, which pairs green chile and corn with a white cream sauce, pecorino and mozzarella. This one’s a killer, and quite possibly your new favorite pie. Pizzas range in price from $7.15 to $10.75. The rest of the Amore menu keeps things simple with four salads, four appetizers and two desserts (tiramisu and dessert calzones in case you were wondering). The drink menu includes Italian wine, local beers, limonata and ice-brewed coffee. Before Amore, New Mexico didn’t have a true Neapolitan pizzeria. This is great for the purposes of differentiation, but it came at the cost of having to be taught how to make this highly restricted style of pie — the Amadors were trained, certified and mentored by Roberto Caporuscio, the AVPN president. This is exactly what diners need to remember; this type of specialty pizza can’t be found for hundreds of miles in any direction. So what if you can’t order in? Who cares if they don’t carry ranch dressing? Forget everything you know about pizza and embrace the culture of Naples the same way the Amadors did: with love.

reen chile is the be-all-end-all of NM’s claim to food fame. Just look at the uproar that occurred when Colorado tried to call our beloved state vegetable (see also: fruit, berry) theirs. The affinity and adoration for green chile is part of what defines New Mexican food, but there are a few people who give a different meaning to the cuisine of NM: our James Beard Award semifinalists. If you aren’t familiar with the James Beard Awards, think of them as a who’s who in the restaurant scene. The prestigious annual awards recognize excellence in cuisine, culinary writing and culinary education. Izanami at Ten Thousand Waves is a Japanese-inspired restaurant at the spa resort featuring creatively prepared and locally-sourced dishes, along with Japanese craft beers and sakes. Chef Kim Müller is at the helm for this “Best New Restaurant” semifinalist — perhaps the most prestigious and difficult category. James Campbell Caruso is up for “Best Chef” in the southwest for his Santa Fe restaurant, La Boca. Chef James is a seven-time James Beard nominee for his outstanding Spanish tapas — one of my personal favorites — you can now try his fare in Albuquerque, with his new MÁS Tapas y Vino eatery at Hotel Andaluz. Martín Rios of Restaurant Martín in Santa Fe is also up for a “Best Chef” award for his progressive American cuisine that also earned him a 2010 nod for best restaurant. Silver City’s Rob Connoley of Curious Kumquat is a semifinalist for his work with local foods and an Apache inspiration. You can catch a sample at the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest on Mar. 22 and 23. Jennifer James, of Jennifer James 101 in Albuquerque, is a semifinalist for the fifth consecutive year, once again winning over the palates of the finest culinary professionals. I recently mentioned chef Jonathan Perno from La Merienda at Los Poblanos Inn, and we meet him again to acknowledge his accolade as a James Beard semifinalist in the southwest. Congratulations, chef. Taking it up to Taos, Frederick Muller of El Meze has also achieved semifinalist honors, as well as spirits pro Ron Cooper of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, an artisan, historian and mezcal expert. For more info, visit jamesbeard.org, and wish our state’s semifinalists the best. Winners will be announced in New York City on May 2 and 5. Justin De La Rosa writes about the local food and restaurant scene. He can be reached at justin@local-iQ.com.


The Duke City enjoys an influx of Italian wines


few years ago I encouraged fans of Italian wine to step outside the aisles of Pinot Grigio and Chianti to try something new. Unfortunately, at the time, their options in Albuquerque were limited, and I could only mention a few alternatives. Now in the spring of 2014 we have some fresh wines on the scene, and it’s time to revisit the winescape of Italy. Whether you like red or white (or both) you have some new friends to meet during New Mexico’s uniquely beautiful transition from high desert winter into spring.

bottle to a party last December and my friend Julian and I enjoyed it with a nerdy passion somewhere between a couple of college freshmen playing World of Warcraft and two little old ladies at a meeting of the American Rose Society. Everything about it is exotic Land of ‘Oen-chantment’ and beautiful. Everything about it is violet … Italy has more continuous land the color, the aroma and the rich occupied by vineyards than but dry fruit (think blackberries ITALIAN WINE any other country. From the and Concord grape jam like TASTING border of Switzerland to the grandma used to make), but 2-4p, Sat., Mar. 8 Mediterranean Sea across from with sturdy acidity that makes JUBILATION WINE Tunisia, Italy makes a variety of it a perfect pairing with pork or & SPIRITS wines in every style but flabby 3512 Lomas NE, salami and membrillo. It comes 505.255.4404 Californian. In fact, the whole from Morro di Alba in Central FREE of Southern Italy was once Italy, in the thickest part of the jubilationwines.com named “Oenotria” for its tribal “calf” above the boot-shaped inhabitants who were known as south. Red wine drinkers must the “cultivators of wine.” There try this. It comes from the is no doubt in my mind that if someone winemaker Gianluca Garofoli, owner of Casa who thinks they don’t like wine could taste Vinicola Garofoli, which lies between Morro the myriad grapes grown in this magical di Alba and Belvedere. landscape, they would find at least a few that Wait, there’s more they would like. With over 350 grapes and so My joy this month is the pleasure I get from many styles of winemaking, the odds are in telling you that you have not one, but two my favor. opportunities to try these and other new The new wines coming to New Mexico Italian arrivals locally. Our tried-and-true are bound to catch your interest without local wineshop, Jubilation Wine & Spirits, completely emptying your pocketbook. will hold a free tasting on Saturday, Mar. Italian wines can blow your mind for 8 from 2-4p featuring Michele Pasqua of between $12 and $20 a bottle. Marco Felluga/Russiz Superiore, Giovanni Spring forward Neri of Casanova di Neri and Gianluca Garofoli of Casa Vinicola Garofoli (the maker On March 9, we set our clocks ahead. And of the Lacrima di Morro di Alba). while it may be getting warmer each day, there is still a chill in the air at dusk. If you Later that same evening, Italian winemakers are looking for a nice glass of white to enjoy Armando Castagnedi, owner of Tenuta with a light meal or a sunset when you get Sant’Antonio (the makers of Scaia Bianco) out of work while the sun is up, try the Scaia and Antonio Virando, the winery associate Bianco from Tenuta Sant’Antonio. This is a at Tascante, will host an epic exploration of blend of 50 percent lovely, silky Garganega (a “Oenotrian” wines at Artichoke Café. Call medium-bodied grape with green fruit and 505.243.0200 for more information. a distinct nuttiness), 30 percent Trebbiano Sam Melada encourages Local iQ readers to keep (a little white grape with bright, crisp, clean trying new and different wine varietals, all the acidity) and 20 percent Chardonnay (nope, while refusing to be bullied by wine snobs. Email questions, comments and/or experiences to sam@ not that oaky stuff from Napa, but bright, local-iq.com. fresh apple and pear flavors like the Chard from Champagne). Made in the north of Italy (east of Verona), it’s a treat on its own, but with a light supper of grilled chicken and pasta, or roasted veggies, it is even better.

If you are getting tired of drinking the same old Pinot Grigio or Chianti, you’re in luck, as numerous Italian wine varietals are showing up on local shelves, including labels by vintner Marco Felluga. If you want to dive right in, Felluga representative Michele Pasqua will be holding a tasting on Sat., Mar. 8 at Jubilation Wine & Spirits from 2-4.

Tears of joy I have been waiting for years for certain grape varieties to make it to New Mexico. I have given up on some, but one of my favorite grapes since 2009 is called Lacrima di Morro di Alba. At last, it is here on our shelves! I could write volumes rhapsodizing about this little tear-shaped gem. I brought a




Barbecue expert dishes on Jamaican jerk chicken


ne of the great guest chefs at the recent National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show was Rick Browne. His life in the barbecue arena parallels mine in chile peppers with one exception — he’s the one with a national TV show! Barbecue America is broadcast in most markets in the U.S. but mysteriously not by KNME, New Mexico PBS. So if you haven’t seen the program, you’ll have to take my word that it’s great. And now Browne is about to do something I did for 20 years — become the editor of a national food magazine. This one’s called, unsurprisingly, Barbecue America. And yes, I will have a regular column in that magazine too. Browne’s latest book is A Century of Restaurants, which profiles 100 restaurants in the U.S. that are all more than a century old. There is one New Mexico restaurant in the book, La Plazuela, at La Fonda in Santa Fe. Rick wrote about the chef there, Lane Warner: “His award-winning versions of traditional dishes are some of the

are as many Jamaican recipes for jerk as there are Jamaicans; I settled on this as the best of the best. Serve with big, iced bottles of Jamaican Red Stripe beer.

most innovative west of the Mississippi.” The book features Chef Lane’s Rellenos de La Fonda. Speaking of recipes, here is the one Browne prepared during his demonstration at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show:

Taxi Stand Jerk Chicken with Pineapple-Mango Salsa This recipe for jerk sauce is courtesy of Ray’s Hideaway Restaurant and Taxi Stand in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It’s fiery, but not incendiary, full of flavor and well worth the effort to make it. There

Ingredients: 1/3 cup coarsely chopped Shallots 4 Green onions, green and white parts, chopped 1/2 cup Olive oil 1/2 cup Water Juice of 2 Limes 1/4 cup Soy sauce 1/2 to 1 Scotch bonnet chile, stemmed, seeded and chopped (substitute: habanero) 3 large cloves Garlic, coarsely chopped 1 cup Ketchup 2 Tbsp. Allspice 1 tsp. Nutmeg 1 tsp. Cinnamon 2 Tbsp. ground Ginger 1 tsp. dried Thyme 4 (4- to 6-oz.) skinless, bone-in Chicken breasts 1 cup chopped fresh Pineapple 1 cup chopped fresh Mango 2 Tbsp. chopped Onion 1 tsp. chopped Jalapeño 1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Lime juice Salt Freshly ground black Pepper Method: In a food processor or blender, combine the shallots, green onions, oil, water, lime juice, soy sauce, Scotch bonnet, ketchup, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and thyme and process until a smooth paste forms. Set aside. Wash the chicken breasts and pat dry. Using rubber gloves, cover each breast with the jerk paste. Place in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for four to eight hours. Prepare a charcoal or gas barbecue for indirect grilling, placing a drip pan under the cool side of the



Chef Rick Browne, renowned for his barbecue knowledge, served as one of the guest chefs during the recent National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. Browne is the host of Barbecue America on PBS and the editor of a magazine of the same name.

grill rack. Preheat to 350° F. Make sure the grill rack is clean and oil it thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray. Remove the chicken from the bag and transfer to the prepared grill rack over direct heat. Cook for five minutes per side, then move the chicken to the cool side of the grill and cook for 10 to 15 minutes longer per side, until the internal temperature reaches 160° F. Remove the chicken from the grill and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the salsa by combining the pineapple, mango, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor and pulsing three or four times until all the ingredients are chopped but still chunky. Remove to a bowl, season with salt and pepper and set aside. Serve each breast topped with a generous portion of salsa. Serves four. Chile pepper expert Dave DeWitt is the author of 50 books, many on chile peppers and spicy foods. He is also the founder of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue show, which just completed its 26th year.


EDITOR’S NOTE: In celebration of Women’s History Month,

Local iQ is spotlighting five of the City’s most prominent women driving the creative industry. This coincides with a series of events — presentations, performances, art exhibitions, workshops, and classes — scheduled throughout the entire month of March. For more information and schedule of events, visit womenandcreativity.org.

Art forward Harwood’s Julia Mandeville has her hand in Albuquerque’s art scene on multiple levels



ulia Mandeville radiates happiness. One of the main factors in her happiness is the non-profit work she does for the Albuquerque art community. Her love for her job comes from a place of passion for learning, art and the city of Albuquerque, which has been her home for the past five years. “It’s the people. The big sky doesn’t hurt either,” she said when asked why she loves New Mexico. Local art is very important to Mandeville. Her office at Harwood Art Center is filled with paintings, drawings and more from New Mexico artists. “I love local art and I think what they’re doing is so original and supremely executed,” she said. Before discovering the amazing artists in Albuquerque, most of Mandeville’s art collection came from her own family. Her mom, aunt and grandmother are all artists, another aunt owns a gallery and a third is a curator. “My first job was being a teaching assistant to my mom over the summer when I was 10,” she said, talking about how she grew up in a gallery. She began her career in Albuquerque as an arts and culture writer for the Alibi before finding a place with Creative Albuquerque, a non-profit dedicated to promoting Albuquerque’s vibrant creative community. “I learned so much and met so many people. I learned to love Albuquerque pretty immediately but it was totally reinforced by my work there. The people around me were so inspiring,” she said. After two-and-a-half years at Creative Albuquerque, Mandeville was offered a position at Harwood Art Center, the creative center for community and the arts and outreach program of Escuela del Sol

Montessori. “The biggest challenge I’ve overcome was that moment of transition from Creative Albuquerque to Harwood. Not knowing where I was going to end up was scary for a while,” she said. But Mandeville proved that sometimes when you take a risk it pays off in big ways. “I was very deliberate about making a shift in mindset and being open about what was out there. I just was blown away by how supportive people are,” she said. She has been at Harwood Art Center ever since, and doesn’t see herself leaving anytime soon. “We’re bringing together organizations to do things that neither one of us could do alone. It’s a really amazing community here and I’m lucky to be a part of it. We have a really exciting future ahead. We really want to see our educational programming expand into middle school. We’d like to renovate this historical building to make this a green urban oasis in the heart of the city,” she said. While Mandeville may have her hands full at Harwood, she also has the responsibility of being a co-founder of ArtBar by Catalyst Club. ArtBar is a non-profit bar solely dedicated to funding arts organizations. Mandeville and her three co-founders came together through the Tricklock Theatre Company, started thinking outside the box, and ArtBar was born. Regardless of what happens in the future, Mandeville is confident she will remain in Albuquerque working at Harwood while thinking up more creative ideas to raise money for local art through Catalyst Club. “I really feel a profound sense of family in Albuquerque and it’s very much because of my Catalyst Club collaborators. We want to pursue other projects but we don’t know what it will be yet,” she said. Mandeville’s advice to other women

pursuing their passion is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions or collaborate with others, especially in a place like Albuquerque. “There’s no reason to do it alone. There’s just such a wealth of generosity of spirit here. People are so open and eager to collaborate and so supportive of different projects. People here seem so genuine in their efforts to improve the community. My most important partnerships have come out of that openness,” she said. Julia Mandeville’s recipe for success is passion plus community. If we all take a page out of her book and vigorously pursue our passions, Albuquerque would be a happier and even more creative place to be.

Julia Mandeville Director of Programs and Community Relations HARWOOD ART CENTER




Right place, right time


Director Cathy Wright guides the Albuquerque Museum toward its half-century mark



ince 1967, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History has helped this city get up close and personal to the beautiful and cultural things in the Southwest, making our Old Town Neighborhood a more desirable spot to visit. As this museum has grown, so has the need for good people behind the scenes. Eight years ago, along came Cathy Wright, packing up 30 years of history as Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s director of the Taylor Museum and chief curator of the Hispano, Latin American and Native American collections. What could be a more perfect fit? And how does a woman from Ohio head to Colorado and then make her home in New Mexico?

It begins with a first love of Native American art at The Dayton Art Institute in Ohio. Next, finding a position in the Rockies with the Taylor Museum. And while there, getting an M.A. in anthropology and museum studies at the University of Denver. Considering what this job entails, it takes someone who can wear many hats, which includes overseeing of all art museum functions (including artistic or curatorial direction), collections, exhibitions, educational and public programs, human resources, finances, fundraising,

marketing and facilities. Wright said this is all made easier by the museum’s “great staff with good ideas.” I recently spent an afternoon with Wright and was afforded the opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse (equipped with a hard-hat) of the inner-workings of the museum, including the construction of the upcoming history exhibit. Wright said she is fully aware of the people who have helped the museum over the years, and how a lot of donors are wary of where their money is going. How does a museum supported by the city stay relevant? Maybe it’s the revamping of the gallery store, the recent rebranding of the museum or bringing in Slate Street Café to run the food services at the museum. When I asked Wright how she actually ended up at the museum, she smiled at me and said, “Just the right place at the right time, and the perfect chance.” I can’t wait for the chance to see what Wright will be wearing at the upcoming Shaken, Not Stirred cocktail party benefiting Lead with the Arts and other educational programs on April 11.

Persistence meets passion Marjorie Devon, longtime Tamarind Institute director, is grateful to work in a creative atmosphere



amarind Institute is one of Albuquerque’s treasures, a powerful force in the fine art world both locally and internationally. Marjorie Devon is a strong reason for Tamarind’s success. Devon took the position of director in 1985 and has helped the program grow and flourish, authoring Tamarind Techniques for Fine Art Lithography and Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty: Creating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography. Founded originally in Los Angeles in 1960, the studio moved to Albuquerque in 1970 and has had a considerable impact on the world of printmaking, specifically lithography. At a time when the medium was nearly extinct, Tamarind revived the passion for high-quality and unique artwork created through a highly collaborative process between artist and master printer. In an interview with Local iQ, Devon described her journey to becoming director of Tamarind: “I was always exposed to the arts because my family was interested in them. I went to college, majored in French, and then decided I wanted to be a part of the creative world. I studied design at Berkeley, then moved to New Mexico in 1978.” “I kind of lucked into a job at Tamarind when I met former director Clinton Adams, who encouraged me to apply for the position of publications manager,” she recalled. “He recognized then that we needed to generate more revenue through publishing lithographs and hired me to persuade famous artists to work at Tamarind, which I loved doing. He was a demanding boss, from whom I learned a lot. “ The rest of her story fell into place as she moved into a position as director, taking the program into the


Marjorie Devon Director TAMARIND INSTITUTE

community and across international borders, while nourishing the Tamarind’s educational programs at home. It is a truly collaborative environment, with each artist sharing in the process of creation and critique, developing new ideas and communicating about artistic ideas to share with the world. Devon’s favorite part of the job? “Working in a creative atmosphere where I get to see the development of an idea from its inception to the final product,” she said. “The other piece of it I love is that I’ve been able to travel a lot — to jury exhibitions, lecture and organize special projects in various places around the world. I’ve written many grants for interesting projects that bring people from different cultures together, often using art as a means to explore social issues.” Tamarind Institute is affiliated with the College of Fine Arts of the University of New Mexico, but it is not a degree-granting department. The program still offers apprenticeships and intense training programs for those who are serious about honing their printing skills. Devon explains that one of the more challenging parts of the job is dealing with bureaucracy. “We are the square peg that doesn’t fit into the round holes of general procedures and policies,” Devon said. “Other challenges have included raising $5 million for our


new facility and writing a complete guide to lithographic technique, which is used by printers around the world. I like to think of them as learning opportunities, which have allowed me to continue to grow and learn for the 35 years I’ve been at Tamarind.” For anyone interested in pursuing a career in the creative world, Devon has this advice for Local iQ readers: “Persistence and passion are the key words. Life seems to take us where we go with paths unknown, but recognize opportunities and pursue them. Grow with the job you have and you will be able to start shaping the world around you.”


The gathering place New National Hispanic Cultural Center director looks to foster a culture of collaboration



ollowing a national search, Rebecca Avitia became executive director of National Hispanic Cultural Center on Feb. 1, the first woman to hold that position since the NHCC began 14 years ago. Veronica N. Gonzales, State Department of Cultural Affairs secretary, said that, “Ms. Avitia is a young and exciting leader with a formidable record of accomplishment. Her impressive skills will complement the Center’s exceptional staff and move the NHCC forward in its further development as the nation’s preeminent facility celebrating Hispanic culture, arts and humanities.” Avitia left the Montgomery & Andrews Law Firm to accept the position. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law and was previously an assistant district attorney for the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Valencia County. Before returning to New Mexico, Avitia worked in New York as a litigation associate for the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP law firm. While a law student, she was an extern for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rebecca Avitia spoke with Local iQ in her NHCC office on Feb. 26. LOCAL iQ: How are you enjoying your position here four weeks in? REBECCA AVILIA: I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It’s incredibly fast-paced here so far. iQ: In what sense? RA: I think there’s been a lot of business waiting in the wings for an executive director without “interim” in her title, so there are a lot of folks who are ready to go. I am an eager and fast-paced person normally, so I’m trying to move things along as quickly as possible. iQ: How did you become interested in this position after a successful career in law and business? RA: Good question. The challenge (laughs). My college degree is in sociology and over the years I have taken leadership roles in Hispanic cultural groups, so when this position was posted, I realized that I would get to do, as my job, what I had been enjoying doing at the end of my work days as a lawyer. So that was really exciting. It was like taking my passion and making it my real paying job — an opportunity too good to pass up. iQ: When you say your passion, do you mean an appreciation of the arts? Are you an artist? RA: I’m not. I did dance ballet and flamenco, but my passion is more place-making for the Hispanic community. I have a real interest in nurturing all the richness in the Hispanic community. Of course, the arts is a huge part

of that, but my grandmother was actually an historian who focused on Puerto Rican history. I grew up in Albuquerque, but I spent my summers staying with her in Puerto Rico, and I would follow her into basements and examine old papers and records. All of that funneled back into my career, so it’s funny to sort of see my life going back to those days of being a 10-year-old running though the countryside of Puerto Rico with my grandmother. iQ: The name of this place is National. Is your vision that this is all Hispanic culture from many lands? RA: I’m very attentive to the tension between local Barelas, South Valley, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and international culture. We run the whole spectrum. I think one of my goals is not to try and avoid the tension. I really want to engage with that tension. Let’s do something for the Barelas community and for the international Hispanic community. Let’s not shy away from the tension, because I think there’s a natural tendency to say, “This is difficult so let’s not do it.” But my feeling is (that), at no point should we just be national. We should be local and national. It’s exciting. iQ: Yes, the New Mexico communities are so distinguished from others in the country. Would you say it is art and music that bind them together? RA: Yes, a fine example is the Asuro collective, (of) which we now have an exhibit. It’s about how that collective engaged with the community here and in Mexico. Art is a natural way to talk about what ties the community and culture together, but there are other ways. An example would be sports, such as soccer and its place in the Hispanic community. iQ: So you hope to include sports in the focus here, not just fine arts. RA: Sure, and films such as the one about Lallo Guerrero — it’s music but it’s also the story of a people. iQ: Do you have a strong relationship with ¡Globalquerque!? RA: Yes, yes, that’s a great example of where we (should) look at the music and culture of the world, and also place a focus on Barelas. Let’s keep those balls juggling in the air, because that is what is exciting about this place, (and) where its real promise lies. iQ: As a woman, do you have a special perspective in being appointed to this position? RA: I would like to think so. The center has always had really strong women in the programs here, though none in this position until now. It is really neat that, at this moment, the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a Latina, as is my boss Veronica Gonzales and her boss, the Governor. So, (there is) a special moment in time with this alignment. I think that women are traditionally required to


balance home and life as a mother and sister, and all those things, with work. So, I feel it lends a perspective that applies to, not just women, but to all people in our community. You can’t just come to a concert or film — you have to arrange for the care of your kids, juggle all those things, as life is getting more and more complicated for people. I have a four year old myself and I know about that balancing (act). iQ: What will you do to facilitate more community participation in NHCC events? RA: A couple of things we are going to focus on include trying to make our art museum a welcoming place for families — make it a place to bring your four-year-old. For our performance space, we are going to be looking at being able to offer educational programming during shows, so that a parent can enjoy it, and we can be engaging children too. I think it’s an old idea, but a good one that we can put into play here. And we have wonderful summer institutes on poetry and circus and such for youth, and we

are working to expand those to adults too. One of my hopes for this place is (creating) programming with the community, instead of for the community. Say ‘come to us if you have something you want to do, this is your center.’ iQ: What other challenges do you see? RA: Funding is our biggest challenge, but that doesn’t worry me; it will come. Our challenge is to create something worth funding. I think we have more than enough people willing to support the center. We just need to light the spark, to engage them. We are going to be doing our first ever strategic planning by June. That’s our first step in reaching out to the community. I’ve also started a monthly arts breakfast, bringing the arts community together the third Thursday of every month with “heavyweights” from the arts community. We have already come up with collaboration plans, such as a mural tour through Albuquerque. That’s an example of what this place can become — a gathering place for the community.




Design your own career 516 Arts’ Suzanne Sbarge wears multiple hats, from gallery director to community organizer



ounded in 2006 by Suzanne Sbarge, 516 ARTS has made a huge impact on Albuquerque’s art scene. Bringing in major international projects, such as ISEA 2012: Machine Wilderness, this innovative venue functions more as an interactive learning space than a traditional gallery. Sbarge works on a multitude of tasks as director, from curating to marketing, fundraising to graphic design and everything in-between. Functioning as an independent, non-profit arts and education organization, 516 ARTS operates a museum-style gallery along with a variety of public programs, drawing international audiences while offering educational tours and community activities. Sbarge is an artist in her own right, with an undergraduate degree in art history and studio art from New York’s Barnard College and a master’s degree in art education from UNM. Additionally, Sbarge boasts an extensive portfolio of collage and multimedia pieces, represented by many galleries throughout the country.


In a conversation with Local iQ, Sbarge explained how she originally became involved with the art world. “I was always into art ever since I was little. I moved to New Mexico 24 years ago to study art therapy, but my career took a different turn when I got a job as program director at the Harwood Art Center,” Sbarge said. “I was fortunate to be given free rein to develop the public programs there, and in the process, I learned how to do community organizing, write grants and wear a lot of hats at once.” Sbarge has been developing these skills ever since, which have led to her successful management of downtown’s 516. The organization is debt-free and meets all of its program goals, in spite of functioning on a shoestring with no stable funding sources from year to year. On the positive side, Sbarge said, “A real high point for me is being at the opening receptions, among so many people, so much energy and so many happy faces. It’s really gratifying to see a diverse audience come together, with young and old, and people from all walks of life — not just an insular


art world crowd but a real mix of people from the community.” Running a non-profit gallery has other aspects that are less people-based and more administrative. “Fundraising is definitely the hardest part,” she acknowledged. “There is just not enough funding available, which seems to be the nature of the beast for small non-profit organizations. We have to raise at least $350,000 a year to stay open and keep offering free programs to the community, which is quite challenging. It takes a lot of planning ahead, since grants often need to be submitted two to three years in advance of events; we have to constantly imagine the future even though we don’t know what our financial situation will be. That said, we always manage to do what we set out to do.” When asked for her advice on how to pursue a career in arts administration, Sbarge replied: “I think that in the current era, people can be inventive in developing their own customized careers, unlike my parents’ generation when people were encouraged to commit to a company, institution or government for life to get the pension. Now, if you have an entrepreneurial sensibility, you can design your own career. It’s good to build long-term, trusting relationships with colleagues and keep cultivating new friends in the field.” If you do develop those connections in

Suzanne Sbarge Executive Director 516 ARTS

your field, you might be surprised by what happens, Sbarge said. “I didn’t have a specific plan for my career in arts administration, but rather, it grew organically out of my being both an artist and an active member of the community,” she noted. “I believe that if you apply your own unique creativity to things you care about in a community, you can develop a job for yourself that you’re passionate about.”


Great Outdoors Nursery Joliesse Chocolates GRACE LAPSYS OWNER


grew up in the Philippines, and was fascinated by European cuisine. Years later, in travel around Europe, I fell in love with each corner artisan chocolatier. Moving to Albuquerque, I was frustrated that I could not find that same experience — a place where one could linger over an artisan hot chocolate or dessert, so I decided to create it myself. We provide the ultimate chocolate sensory experience. At our intimate shop, you can sit at our marble bar while sipping a latte or hot chocolate and watch us handcraft the chocolate treats. Our classes for kids and adults allow you to experience chocolate making hands on. We bring a little bit of Europe to the North Valley. I started at the Ecole Chocolat in Vancouver and then apprenticed with a master chocolatier. Apprenticeship is the French tradition, creating lineages of chocolate-making back to the original masters in France. I continued at L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in Tain L’Hermitage in the Rhone Valley. Since then, I have traveled throughout the world visiting with other chocolatiers — it is a never ending learning process. The biggest challenge was getting initial capital. We received a loan from a community lender (Loanfund) and put in our savings. Being cash constrained helped; it made us more creative and flexible to opportunities. We are in the midst of an expansion of Joliesse at our location at 6855 4th St NW. We will be providing new products, classes, and even some live music shortly.

Joliesse Chocolates 6855 4th St. NW 505.369.1561 lajoliesse.com



Please describe your business.

We print huge, gorgeous, fine art reproductions and canvas wraps. We also make indoor and outdoor signage and offer an amazing selection of materials. We even do set printing for badass TV shows and movies like Breaking Bad.

Great Outdoors Nursery is a unique native and adaptable plant nursery. Our visitors enjoy perusing the gardens which inspire ideas for their landscapes. Great Outdoors specializes in low water plants with an emphasis on beauty and originality. The botanical style setting displays a great selection of cacti, agaves, and yuccas along with a diverse selection of landscape accents.

What is it like working with the New Mexico film industry?

What do you like most about running your own business?

What exactly do the ladies of A Good Sign do?

It’s been so much fun! We love the last-minute challenges thrown our way and enjoy seeing it all come together on the big screen. We’re proud to have been fortunate enough to work closely with Breaking Bad’s brilliant head set decorator Michael Flowers, both for the show and on other film projects he has been a part of.

How experienced are you? We have more than 19 years of experience in large format commercial and fine art printing (giclée), as well as in sign-making. We love what we do and wouldn’t trade a day of it!

What sets you apart from your competitors?

The possibilities and opportunities are endless as a business owner with the ultimate decision in my hands. The joy that comes with ownership is rewarding especially when customers are satisfied with the outcome of their visit. I am very thankful for the beautiful space that I work in everyday and the gratification that comes with sharing the magical environment of the Great Outdoors Nursery with others. The beauty far outweighs the efforts invested in the nursery.

What are your most valuable resources for owning or running your business?

Probably our freakishly fair prices and our commitment to quality work. Printmakers are supposed to be perfectionists! We take care of the details so our customers can focus on other things. We take great pride in the customer service we offer and feel so fortunate to be doing what we love.

The support of the community is essential to the success of the nursery. Sharing ideas and information with others is priceless. Great Outdoors Nursery makes every effort to provide our customers with reliable information. In order to comply with this, the technical world is a foundation for knowledge that is at our fingertips.

Anything else we should know?

How do you do all that?

Yes! If it can be imagined, we can do it! FoamCor mounted photos/posters to set on easels, window graphics, business cards, t-shirts, even band stickers! And we always smile at a challenge.

A Good Sign 524 Haines St NW (by appointment)


tami@agoodsignabq.com a-good-sign-abq.com

In a nutshell, I take it in stride one day at a time, sometimes one step at a time. And I try not to take life too seriously. But no matter what the day’s calling is, each time I leave the nursery, I am happy and look forward to what awaits tomorrow.

Great Outdoors Nursery 10408 2nd NW 505.890.5311





igh Desert Yoga opened its doors in Albuquerque in the early ‘90s with the goal of graciously welcoming everyone to the study and practice of yoga. We seek to make the healing benefits of yoga available to all ages and abilities from youngsters to elders, from novice to advanced practitioners, including people with therapeutic needs. We offer beginning and advanced classes along with an array of specialty classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats. The founder of High Desert Yoga, Zoreh, continues to inspire and guide the community at HDY where she also instructs regular classes, co-facilitates the 500-hour teacher training program, gives private therapeutic yoga sessions and leads retreats around the world. In 2010, The Healing Arts Center, a wellness clinic offering the community a wide variety of holistic healing services and therapies, was opened on the HDY campus. The center includes: physical therapy, yoga therapy, oriental medicine and Ayurveda, an all-natural skin care esthetician, cleansing food and wellness programs, sound and polarity therapy and bodywork. We offer beginning and advanced classes along with an array of specialty classes, workshops, trainings, retreats all over the world and one of the most comprehensive yoga teacher training in the USA. Upcoming: Body after Baby, March 22 Mediation and Sound, March 28-30 200 Hr Training: beings May 23 Street Yoga Training, June 27-9 Gila Wilderness Retreat, October and much much more...

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Nothing unusual here


You won’t find a color photo or video of The Neighbourhood. The Los Angeles-based band of 20-somethings quickly hit the charts with their first record, 2013’s I Love You., and the number-one single “Sweater Weather.” The black-and-white meme seems to be part of a carefully crafted approach to publicity and image that distinguishes the group in a crowded pop field.

Up from the top A number one song right out of the gate doesn’t alter the ambitions of The Neighbourhood BY JUSTIN DE LA ROSA


efining the music of The Neighbourhood is not simply a black and white issue, though that color scheme is a good way to describe the imagery the band’s sound creates. As you delve into the soundscape of The Neighbourhood’s 2013 debut, I Love You., it is easy to see where the grayness comes from. The combination of moody, dark pop mixed with downtempo hip hop and R&B elements forges a charmingly dreary sound that matches the black and white images seen in every professional photo and video of the band. You can try to put labels on The Neighbourhood, which includes singer Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and an unannounced drummer for the group’s upcoming tour, PREVIEW which starts in Phoenix on Mar. 7 — original drummer The Neighbourhood Bryan Sammis left the band WITH KITTEN, BORN CASUAL in January — and you can 8p, Mon., Mar. 10 SUNSHINE THEATER compare the group to other 120 CENTRAL SW, 505.764.0249 bands out there, but that’s not $23 how they see it. Tickets: holdmyticket.com “We never referenced other sunshinetheaterlive.com things,” said Rutherford in an thenbhd.com interview with Radio.com. “We never said, ‘You know that one song that does this, let’s do something like…’ We never once did that. We pretty much stopped listening to music and did what we wanted to do.” Apparently the L.A. group’s averseness to other people’s music (and color, for that matter) has been wildly successful. Their first single, “Sweater Weather,” spent 11 weeks at number one on the Billboard charts. Though they did top the charts and get their shining moment at the top, the success did not simply come from hopes and dreams. “We kind of had everything thought out before the first song even


came out,” said Rutherford. “We had a name, we had songs and we had an idea for a vision.” Even with such a quick rise through the ranks of musical stardom, this young group of 20-somethings remains modest about how far they’ve come. Many might hear a song like “Sweater Weather” and say it simply can’t get better, but Rutherford seems to think the only place to go from the top is up. “I think ‘Sweater Weather’ might have been the best song we’d ever written, but I didn’t think it was the best song we would ever write,” Rutherford said. While listening to The Neighbourhood isn’t necessarily the most cutting-edge aural experience, it is an engaging one. It’s a special strain of atmospheric pop that draws on a vibe of glamorous gloom. Reverberating drums and droning bass are met with guitars that mimic synthesizers. Rutherford’s vocals round everything out with laid-back, singalong choruses and melodic rapping verses. Similarly, Rutherford does not provide you with the most thoughtprovoking lyrics in modern music, but I’ll be damned if you can’t stop yourself from singing along to his catchy melodies. Some of it might come off a bit immature, like the pre-chorus from the recent single, “Afraid,” which throws a mini-tantrum saying, “You’re too mean, I don’t like you/ f%*# you anyway/ You make me wanna scream at the top of my lungs.” However, Rutherford’s delivery of every line holds with it the sincerity and vocal integrity to make it work. So what is with the whole black and white thing these guys are doing, anyway? Every photo and video of them is in black and white — even the playful interviews. The album cover and artwork for I Love You. follows suit, the theme of which certainly dovetails with the vibe of the music and lends a more mysterious element to the band. That said, you can look at all the YouTube videos you want, but you won’t get the full experience of The Neighbourhood until you see them live and in color. What you can expect from The Neighbourhood’s live show is to be surrounded in the swirling sounds and ambient vibes it has quickly become famous for. Just move with the music and let the sound seduce you.


ant to be in the Witness Protection Program? Well there are a few ways to get there. The best way, without being a “rat,” is to join the nefarious and legendary exploits of Los Unusual Suspects. The motley band of fugitive lore consists of Dangerous Dave Dixon (aka “El Doctor”), Mike “Slick” Skelly, Chris “El Cabron” Chavez and Jon Deaux (born Richard Malcolm). If I were to take a stab at comparing Los Unusual Suspects to the A-Team (a childhood passion of mine), I’d call “El Doc,” Hannibal; “Slick” would be Face; “El Cabron” would be B.A. Baracus; and Malcolm would be Howling Mad Murdock, for sure. Howling is always a fitting first-of-three names for any bluesman, and that’s exactly what Malcolm is, a bluesman. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Malcolm as a fellow bon vivant around town, have waxed philosophically over scotch (of which he is a bona fide expert), and watched him hold fort at shows in Dylanesque fashion. After years of opening up for acts like Crosby, Stills and Nash and hitchhiking back and forth between here and East L.A., Malcolm always has a good story to tell every time I see him. On the occasion he doesn’t, he’ll make up an even better one. However, truth is stranger than fiction, and though the rumors surrounding Los Unusual Suspects rival those of one William H. Bonney, you know the truth when you hear it. Even when it sounds crazy, hence Howling Mad Malcolm’s second-of-three names. Here’s how Malcolm describes the story behind “Midnight Mississippi,” a Los Unusual Suspects standard: “The song came about on a road trip from New Orleans when I tried to make it all the way across Mississippi to Memphis in one day, but I kept getting sidetracked by the Delta itself. I was lured down side roads, and I’d get out and traipse across steamy cotton fields, and stalk egrets on the edges of great swamps. “But the real story was the mist of history that hangs over the Delta. It comes out of the ground and it’s made of the moisture of human breath that cries and sings. It’s made of the moisture of blood and war, and sex that mixes up genes in ways that can’t really be untangled, and the sweaty mess of love, loyalty, resentment and unbearable bitterness that has to be spat out on the ground, but it can’t really sink in to the damp earth, so it rises ... It’s moonshine and tears, and it hovers in murmurs that are always there, always calling to those they’ve lost. Voices that need desperately to be heard.” You can hear Malcolm’s howling, mad poetry, along with his Unusual band of misfits at Scalo, Placitas Café and the ArtBar in March. Find out when and where at losunusualsuspects.com. Or,as Malcom puts it, “You can ask for Eldon at the old downtown jail, and he can get a message to us, though he often ‘forgets’ unless you slip him a fin.”



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THU 6 Blackbird Buvette Island of Black & White REGGAE BLUES 6p KGB Club DJ GOTH INDUSTRIAL 10p, FREE

Black Diamond Lounge/Vernon’s Jim Almand BLUES 6-9p, FREE Brickyard Pizza Open Mic Night hosted by Chris Dracup 8:30p, FREE Broken Bottle Brewery BBB Karaoke Night 8-11p, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery Jeez La Weez 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Mose McCormack COUNTRY 8p, FREE The Dirty Bourbon No Dry County 6p-2a, $5 Effex w/ Chris de Jesus DJ 9p, $7 Imbibe Throwback Thursdays w/ DJ Flo Fader 9p, FREE

Launchpad Sorry Guero! /The Ground Beneath/ Unleash the Baboon 9:30p, $5 Low Spirits Damn Union String Band/ The Howlin’ Wolves 9p, TBD Molly’s David Aubol 5:30p-close, FREE Monte Vista Firestation Alex Maryol ACOUSTIC 8:30p, FREE Outpost Matt Wilson Quartet JAZZ 7:30p, $15$20

Scalo II Bar Wildewood INDIE AMERICANA 8p, FREE Sister Bar Blackalicious & Murs 9p-1a, $20 Sol Santa Fe Brush Strokes/ AJ Woods 7p, $5 Tractor Brewery Wells Park Zack Freeman BEATBOXER 8p, FREE Yanni’s & Lemoni Lounge Bonita and the Bluefins 7-9p, FREE

FRI 7 Ben Michael’s Gabe Otero & Co. JAZZ 7-10p, FREE Blackbird Buvette Next Three Miles ACOUSTIC 7p Youngsville/Watch for Rocks/St., Petersburg AMERICANA 10p, FREE

Black Diamond Lounge, Vernon’s Shane Wallin SINGER 7:30-10:30p, FREE Casa Esencia DJ Night 9p-1:30a, Men $20 (Women FREE 9-11p, $10 after) Corrales Bistro Brewery Spanky Lee 6p, FREE

Cowgirl Santa Fe Happy Hour w/ Melody Guy ACOUSTIC 5:30-7:30p Cody Jaspar TEXAS ROCK 8:30p, FREE

The Dirty Bourbon No Dry County 6p-1a, $5 Effex Scooter & LaVelle DJ 9p-2a, $8 Hotel Andaluz Jazz Brasiliero BRAZIL JAZZ 6:30-9:30p, FREE

Imbibe The Woohabs 6p DJ Malik 10p, FREE Launchpad The Body/Bath House/(H)Ohm 9p, $7 Low Spirits The Withdrawls 9p, $8 Mine Shaft Tavern Gypsy Dancers w/ Live Music GITANA

8p, FREE

Molly’s Odd Dog 5:30p-Close, FREE Monte Vista Firestation Chris Dracup 8p, FREE Outpost Performance Space Roust the House Teen Performance Night 7:30p, $3 Scalo II Bar Brett Sparks & Joe Silva FOLK AMERICANA 8p, FREE

Sipapu Ski Resort Open Mic Night 6p-close South Broadway Cultural Center NM Gay Men’s Chorus High School Reunion CABARET CONCERT 7:30p $15-$20 Sunshine Theater Children of Bodom/ TYR/ Death Angel METAL 8p, $20

SAT 8 ArtBar Polyan & the Johnson Sisters/ Anacron 7p, TBD

Blackbird Buvette The Local Spin 7p ABQ2ATX: The Longshots/Elevator Boys/Wide Eyes 10p, FREE

Black Diamond Lounge, Vernon’s The 3 Squares INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ 7:30-

10:30p, FREE

Cooperage Café Mocha SALSA 9:30p, $7 Corrales Bistro Brewery Boulevard Lane 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Pollo Frito FUNKY SOUL 2-5p Detroit Lightning GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE 8:30p,


Damn Bar Jessica Childress ROCK ‘N’ SOUL 8p, TBD Dirty Bourbon No Dry County 6p-1a, $5 Effex Henry Fong DJ 1p-close, $8 Imbibe Ryan Shea 10p, FREE Immanuel Presbyterian Church A Sense of Place SPRING CONCERT 5p,


KTAOS Solar Center Max Gomez ALTERNATIVE BAND 8p, $12 Launchpad Blitzen Trapper/Brush Strokes 9p, $7 Los Cuates Los Radiators ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK 6-9p, FREE

Low Spirits Fayuca/La Junta/ Merican Slang 9p, $7 Marble Brewery Happy Gland Band/ Le Chat Lunatique FOLK WESTERN SWING 2:30p, FREE

Mine Shaft Tavern Todd & the Fox 8p, FREE Molly’s Dangerous Curvz 1:30-5p Still Rockin’ 5:30p-close, FREE

Monte Vista Firestation The Rudy Boy Experiment REGGAE HIP HOP 8p, FREE

National Hispanic Cultural Center Pimentel Concert Series: Manuel Barrueco GUITAR 7:30p, $25-$45 Popejoy Lynn Harrell plays Tchaikovsky CLASSICAL

6p, $20-$68

Scalo II Bar The Fabulous Martini Tones EXOTICA

8:30p, FREE

Sister Bar Ballets/Train Conductor 12” INCH RELEASE 9p-1a $5

Solid Grounds Coffeehouse Bebé La La 7p, FREE South Broadway Cultural Center NM Gay Men’s Chorus “High School Reunion” CABARET CONCERT 7:30p, $15-$20

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro The Lost Mesa Swamp Kings 9:30p,



Imbibe DJ Automatic & Drummer Camilio Quiñones 9p, FREE Launchpad Suburban Legends/The Blue Hornets/ Pawnshop 8:30p, $10 Low Spirits Sad Baby Wolf/ The Parson Red Heads/ Mimicking Birds 9p, TBD Malarkey’s OPEN MIC 7p-1a, FREE

Marcello’s Open Piano Night 6p, FREE Molly’s The Western Hers 5:30p-Close, FREE Sister Bar Sweatshop Union Free Show HIP HOP 8p-2a, FREE


WED 12

Blackbird Buvette World Famous Brunch! w/ Jenny Wren & Friends/The Weeksend w/ Wae Fonky DJ 7p, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery Roger Jameson 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe The Gospel Brunch Reunion GOSPEL noon-3p Adam Arcurgi & Talking to Turtles ALT COUNTRY 8p, FREE The Kosmos Chatter Sunday A World Premiere+Opera MAUDLIN/ DEBUSSY 10:30a $5-$15

Launchpad We Butter the Bread with Butter/Lions Lions/Honour Crest 7:30p, $12 Mine Shaft Tavern The Barbwires SOUL BLUES 3-7p, FREE O’Niell’s NE Heights Los Radiators ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK 4-7p, FREE

O’Niell’s Nob Hill The Railyard Reunion Bluegrass Band BLUEGRASS 4-7p, FREE

Outpost Performance Space Nicole Atkins/Arc Iris 6:30p, $20 Sister Bar As In We/ Bear Cubbin’/Sputniq 9p-1a, $5

Sol Santa Fe Gusher/ Shoulder Voices/ Starship Romance 7p, $5 ADVANCE South Broadway Cultural Center NM Gay Men’s Chorus “High School Reunion” CABARET CONCERT 3p, $15-$20 St. John’s United Methodist Church A Sense of Place SPRING CONCERT 3p, $5-$15

MON 10 Blackbird Buvette Kammo’s Karaoke 9p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Karaoke hosted by Michelle Leidig 9p, FREE

Launchpad AER/ RDGLDGRN/New Beat 8p, $15-


Low Spirits B. Dolan/ Wheelchair Sports/ Camp/ Rubedo 9p, $8 Marcello’s Open Piano Night 6p, FREE Sister Bar Dum Dum Girls 9p-1:30a, $10 Sunshine Theater The Neighbourhood/ Kitten/ Born Casual 7p, $23

TUE 11 Blackbird Buvette Try Vs. Try - host Sarah Kennedy OPEN


Cowgirl Santa Fe Ms. Shevaughn & Yuma Wray AMERI-

Brickyard Pizza Acoustic Open Mic Night w/ host Chris Dracup 8:30-11:30p, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery Erik Knudson 6p, FREE

Ben Michael’s Asher Barrera & Co. JAZZ 7-10p, FREE Blackbird Buvette Joe Teichman & Haley Cole ACOUSTIC 7p Leftover Soul w/ DJ Leftovers RARE GROOVE SOUL 9p, FREE

Broken Bottle Brewery Open Mic Night 7:30-10p, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery Jazz West Trio JAZZ 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Stanlie Kee & Step In BLUES JAZZ 8p, FREE

Effex Adieux Cafe w/ Josh Burg 8p-2a, $8 Launchpad New Music Showcase: Annihilate/The Polio Revival/The Shithawks 9:30p, $4 Leo’s Open Mic 8p-midnight, FREE Monte Vista Firestation Memphis P-Tails BLUES 8p, FREE Sister Bar Mary Ocher/ Bigawatt/ Lady Uranium 10p-1:30a, $5

Sol Santa Fe Greensky BLUEGRASS 7:30-11p, TBD

THU 13 Blackbird Buvette The Plurals ACOUSTIC DUO 7p Screambirds ALT ROCK 10p, FREE Brickyard Pizza Open Mic Night host Chris Dracup 8:30p, FREE

Broken Bottle Brewery BBB Karaoke Night 8-11p, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery The Accidentals 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Autumn Electric FOLK RAWK 8p, FREE The Dirty Bourbon Desert Dixie 6-2a,$5 Effex Chris de Jesus DJ 9p, $8 Imbibe Throwback Thursdays DJ Flo Fader 9p, FREE Launchpad Russian Circles/Helms Alee/Ken Mode 7:30p, $14 Low Spirits Anarkomedy Music 9p, $6 Marble Brewery Ben Balmer/Josh Flowers BLUES FOLK 6p, FREE

Molly’s Jimmy Jones 5:30p-Close, FREE Monte Vista Firestation Chris Dracup ACOUSTIC 8:30p, FREE Outpost Performance Space Yacouba Sissoko & SIYA AFRICAN MALI 7:30p, $15-$20

Scalo II Bar Keith Sanchez SONGWRITER 8:30p, FREE Sister Bar Wake Self/ One Be Lo 9p-2a, $10 St. Clair Winery & Bistro Jazz Brasiliero BRAZIL JAZZ 6-9p, FREE





Cowgirl Santa Fe Karaoke w/Michelle Leidig 9p,



THU 14

Cowgirl Santa Fe Hours-Michelle McAfee & David Jacobs-Strain COUNTRY BLUES 5-7:30p Chango COVER BAND 8:30p,

Corrales Bistro Brewery Claystone 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe The Santa Fé Chiles Dixie Jazz Band DIXIELAND 2-5p Boris & the Salt Licks AMERICANA 8:30p, FREE The Dirty Bourbon Desert Dixie 6-2a, $5 Effex Elevate w/ DJ Devin/ Chris de Jesus/ Greg Garcia 9p, FREE Harwood Museum of Art Taos Chamber Music Group: French Danish CLASSICAL 5p, $12-$20 Imbibe Ryan Shea w/ bagpipers 10p, FREE Launchpad Get Action/The Lymbs/ Indemnified 9p, $10 Low Spirits Shamrockabilly Showdown! ROCKA-

The Dirty Bourbon Desert Dixie 6p-2a, $5 Effex Infected Mushroom DJ 9p-2a,

Mine Shaft Tavern Hobart W. Fink INDIE BLUES 3-7p, FREE Molly’s Paul Pino & the Tone Daddies 1:30-

ArtBar Youngsville Musical Rendezvous/ Cattalo 9:30p,TBD Ben Michael’s Gabe Otero & Co. JAZZ 7-10p, FREE Blackbird Buvette Happy Hour w/ Carlos the Tall 6p Planet Rock DJ Funky Dance Party 10p, FREE

Corrales Bistro Brewery The Java Divas Band 6p, FREE County Line BBQ Los Radiators ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK 6-9p, FREE



Imbibe The Woohabs 6p DJ Malik 10p, FREE Launchpad Rebilt/ APD/ Annihilate 8p, $5 Low Spirits The Temporary Tattoos/Let it Grow ELECTRIC FOLK 9-1:30a, $5

Marble Brewery Blue Hornets SKA 8p, FREE Mine Shaft Tavern DJ Sass-a-Frass 5p Tim Arnold BLUES 8p, FREE

Molly’s Rudy Boy Experiment 5:30-Close,


Monte Vista Firestation Nu Method 9p, FREE N4th Theater The Appleseed Collective 12:30p, TBD Sipapu Ski Resort Open Mic Night 6p-Close, FREE

SAT 15 Blackbird Buvette “It Wasn’t Me” host Jim Phillips 6p Close Contact DJ Kevan TOTALLY ’80s 10p, FREE

Cooperage Nosotros SALSA 9:30p,$7

BILLY 8p,$7

5p, FREE

Iron Chiwawa 5:30p-Close, FREE Monte Vista Firestation The Jake Jones Band 9p, FREE Outpost Performance Space Max Gomez AMERICANA 7:30p,


Imbibe Ryan Shea w/bagpipers 9p, FREE Launchpad Spirit Caravan/ Pilgrim 9:30p, $10 Low Spirits Larry & His Flask/ Whiskey Shivers 9p, $10

Marble Brewery Mar Alta CELTIC CONTEMPORARY 5p,


Marcello’s Open Piano Night 6p, FREE Mine Shaft Tavern BroomDust Caravan 6p, FREE Shade Tree Customs & Café Los Radiators ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK 7-10p, FREE

On Tue., Mar. 18, folk pop songstress Rachael Sage, who has been hailed as much for her music as she has her witty between song banter, will perform at The Cooperage (7220 Lomas NE, 505.255.1657, cooperageabq. com). Show at 7:30p. Advance tickets are $17, available at holdmyticket.com.


Sister Bar Mondo Vibrations ALBUM RELEASE 8:30p-2a, $10

SUN 16 Blackbird Buvette World Famous Brunch! w/ Kimo & friends Noon Me, Myself, & I: A Night of Solo Music 8p, FREE Central United Methodist Church Fauré: Requiem CLASSICAL 3p, $19-$54 Corrales Bistro Brewery Strawman Sloop 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Drastic Andrew & the Cinnamon Girls NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE Noon-3p Pray for Brain PROG FUNK 8p, FREE Harwood Museum of Art Taos Chamber Music Group: French Danish CLASSICAL 5p, $12-$20 Imbibe BBQ on the patio w/ DJ Quira w/ special guest 2p, FREE

The Kosmos Chatter Sunday Ravel & Dahl 10:30a, $5-$15

Launchpad Truckfighters/Crobot/Black Maria 8p, $8

Mine Shaft Tavern Gene Corbin AMERICANA 3-7p, FREE O’Niell’s Nob Hill Rye Creek IRISH FOLK 4-7p, FREE Sister Bar Ben Balmer/ Chris Dracup/ James Whinton 7-11p, TBD

MON 17 Blackbird Buvette The Sun Flights FOLK DUO 7p Kammo’s Karaoke 9p, FREE Corrales Bistro Brewery Glen Murata Trio 6p, FREE

Sister Bar Burger Records SXSW Showcase: Vision/Gap Dream/Cosmonauts 6p-2a, $10

Sunshine Theater Oceano/Kublai Khan/ My Children My Bride 7p, $12

TUE 18 Blackbird Buvette Groove the Dig w/ Old School John DJ PUNK GARAGE GLAM 8p, FREE

Brickyard Pizza Acoustic Open Mic Night w/ host Chris Dracup 8:30-11:30p, FREE Cherry Hills Library Rachael Sage Noon, FREE Cooperage Rachael Sage 7:30p, $17 ADV. Corrales Bistro Brewery David McCullough 6p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe Gerry Carthy IRISH 8p, FREE Imbibe DJ Automatic & Drummer Camilio Quiñones 9p, FREE Low Spirits Rusty Maples/The Blank Tapes/ Hurdle 9p, $8 Malarkey’s Open Mic 7p-1a, FREE Marcello’s Open Piano Night 6p, FREE Molly’s Broken Rules 5:30p-Close, FREE Sunshine Theater Hopsin/ DJ Hoppa 7p, $20 Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro You Knew Me When INDIE FOLK 8P,


WED 19


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Century 14
100 Central SW, 505.243.9555 cinemark.com


hérèse Raquin is like a tea kettle nearing its boiling point. Assumed by the dolllike Elizabeth Olsen, she’s a girl pent-up with repressed urges — characteristic of her era — when sex was swept under the Victorian rug. Her arranged husband/cousin Camille (Tom Felton) offers her no release. He’s a wilted flower of a man, sickly and pale, who would rather snuggle up to his mother (Jessica Lange) than his wife. But after the family moves from country home to Parisian streets, Thérèse begins an affair with Camille’s friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac). Their liaison starts out steamy, unbridled even, but when their love leads to murder, the passion fades and guilt and hatred grow in its place. Like the novel it was adapted from, In Secret offers the standard fare of gothic gloom, tragedy and sudden frights. It’s the moody lovechild of Dorian Gray and Wuthering Heights, contrived at times, but aided by a stellar cast.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago DIRECTED BY LYDIA B. SMITH

3:15, 7:30p, Mar. 14-17

Broken Bottle Brewery Open Mic Night 7:30-10p, FREE Cowgirl Santa Fe You Knew Me When INDIE FOLK 8p,



Corrales Bistro Brewery Jim Jones 6p, FREE Effex Adieux Café w/ Josh Burg DJ 9p, $8

Launchpad Ty Segal/ Meatbodies/ Elevator Boys 9:30p, $12 Leo’s Open Mic 8p-midnight, FREE Molly’s Bella Luna 5:30p-Close, FREE Monte Vista Firestation Memphis P-Tails BLUES 8p, FREE Taylor Ranch Library Rachael Sage 11a, FREE


Elizabeth Olsen portrays a sexually repressed Thérèse Raquin in director Charlie Statton’s In Secret.

Ben Michael’s Asher Barrera & Co. JAZZ 7-10p, FREE Blackbird Buvette Corey R-J & Kara Lia ACOUSTIC DUO 7p Jã3nina & Sara SINGER SONG




The Gas Works Caravels/Special Explosion 8p,

Guild Cinema 3405 Central NE, 505.255.1848 caminodocumentary.org guildcinema.com

ince the Middle Ages, pious pilgrims have walked along the “Camino de Santiago,” a 500-mile cross-country stroll through Spain’s vast fields and cobblestone villages. Today, the trail is still fresh for reasons religious and otherwise, and director Lydia B. Smith (who’s taken the journey herself) follows a devout mother, a restless widower and ennui-stricken souls as they embark on the Camino. A jaunt through the park, however, this journey is not. Blisters, tendinitis and Mother Nature’s mood swings hinder these trekkers. A few even consider giving up as pain rattles their bodies with every step. But they persist, only to stop for rest and the occasional glass of vino. Over

time, the pilgrims drop items that will lighten their load and end up shedding the baggage encumbering their souls. An inspiring documentary that functions as a moving postcard for those seeking inner peace, or anyone wanting to go full-Kerouac and hit the trail.


4, 10:30p, Mar. 12-13

Guild Cinema 3405 Central NE, 505.255.1848 demonsrook.com guildcinema.com


n this low budget, phantasmal horror flick, the devil goes down to Georgia. The Demon’s Rook is a dreamlike backwoods romp full of provincial rednecks, bearded hipsters and (oh yeah) several demons. The film begins with young Roscoe, who is led into a hellish, cave-like dimension where he’s trained in the magical arts by an elder demon until adulthood. Roscoe eventually finds his way back to Earth, emerging as a bearded, gaunt Christ figure. In the process, he unleashes three malicious demons. These creatures are well-versed in necromancy, soul theft and blood lust, and it’s up to Roscoe to banish them from whence they came. Sizemore, who made (and stars in) the film with his buddies on weekends, takes the meager budget farther than it can go. The blood, hair and fog of the practical effects are impressive, and the well-crafted costumes are nightmare fuel. Demon’s Rook, with its peculiar mythos and love of the occult, seems destined for cult status.

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he label “girl band” has not always been used in a flattering manner, but L.A. act Dum Dum Girls is working to change that. This all-girl punk-pop indie favorite has been kicking around since 2008, and putting out albums on the SubPop label since 2009. Dee Dee Penny, the frontwoman and creative force behind DDG, brandishes a strong voice, punching lyrics and rocker looks (think Chrissy Hynde, Debbie Harry and Ronnie Spector rolled into one). Her battle for due props in a largely maledominated industry has given the band Dum Dum Girls an aloof, tough front that deliciously lays over the distinct femininity of the band. WITH BLOUSE Early works are punk-influenced pop songs 9p, Mon., Mar. 10 with an underlying hazy surfer beach vibe Sister Bar reminiscent of Penny’s SoCal roots. 407 Central NW, DDG have been missing from the scene 505.242.4900 for a while. In the past few years Penny $10 was put on vocal rest and relocated from wearedumdumgirls.com L.A. to New York City. Too True, the latest release, rose out of isolation, introspection sisterthebar.com and literary inspiration from the likes of Baudelaire and Rilke. Richard Gotteherer (of “I Want Candy” and “My Boyfriend’s Back” fame) and Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes round out the production team. The result brings the previous DDG’s lo-fi ’60s signature sound into the polished ’80s pop realm. Songs are cleaner and tighter with touches of surf riffs and homage to Penny’s icons Patti Smith, The Stone Roses, Siouxsie and The Banshees and Lou Reed. —Kristin Kurens

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t’s rare when a singer comes along who can capture a purely emotional sound and manage to keep it fresh, tight and danceable. The sound of strength and the deepest soul: that’s the sound of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Jones, 57, is a true veteran of struggle and a soldier of strength. She has fought for recognition in the record industry and has recently fought (and thankfully won) a battle against pancreatic cancer. Jones and her able band are a throwback to genuine soul. The ever-adept Dap-Kings (also known for backing for Amy Winehouse on Back to Black) provide rhythmic grooves and hopping horns as a base for Jones to do her thing, and she does it well. Lyrically and vocally strong, Jones feeds off the power of her band and is playful and sassy with her back-ups, the Dapettes. Though the tracks from the latest album, Give the People What They Want, were recorded before Jones fell ill, they serve her well now. The powerful anthems “Retreat” and “People Don’t Get What They Deserve” carry a different weight in the light of Jones’ recovery. —Kristin Kurens

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings WITH VALERIE JUNE

7:30p, Tue., Mar. 18

Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W. San Francisco, Santa Fe, 505.988.7050 Tickets: ticketssantafe.org

$34-$54 sharonjonesandthedapkings.com


ndy “Wake Self” Martinez had me at “I feel like people would rather hit ‘like’ on a picture or watch a movie than go out into nature and experience it for themselves. We really need to take better care of our planet, that can’t be said enough.” If you are now wondering how a “Green Partier” like Wake gets in a music story, you’ve got him mixed up. He’s one of Burque’s most well known rappers and decorated freestyle combatant. And yup, he raps about recycling and cycling. Part vegetarian, part Boston basketball junkie, all hipWake Self CD Release hop veterano, Wake Self is not your WITH ONE BE LO, DJ YOUNG typical backpacker. Known for his NATIVE, MERICAN SLANG recognizably deep voice, fearless eyewear and ludicrous speed delivery, 9p, Thu., Mar. 13 Wake always stands out, even as he Sister Bar stands on stages with some of the 407 Central NW, most famous names in hip-hop. 505.242.5900 Just last year alone, touring his solo $10 debut album The Healing Process, he sisterthebar.com performed with Luckyiam of Living Legends, Talib Kweli (of Blackstar), Sean Price (of Boot Camp Clik), Camp Lo and Binary Star. Unlike music journos (cuz it’s our job) he is never one to name drop. Even though Wake’s debut saw love from media outlets as diverse as Chuck D’s (Public Enemy) radio program to URB and Bike Magazine, he’s confident that his followup record, Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, will set him even farther apart from his contemporaries. Be the first to rock out with Wake, live at Sister Bar. That’s the best place to get a physical copy (free CD with admission). For digital copies start looking at iTunes during the ides of March. —Hakim Bellamy




Booms and baps, kiddo


Lord Brahma (left) and goddess Lakshmi are two of the Hindu deities represented in the exhibit Darshan, showing at the Richard Levy Gallery in the month of March. The images were created by photographer Manjari Sharma using live models and props.

Eastern ‘glimpse’ Mumbai-born Manjari Sharma experiments with photography as a spiritual medium “It ain’t a picture show. It ain’t something you can look at apart from anything else, including yourself. I believe God is everything ... Everything that is or ever was or ever will be. And when you can feel that, and be happy to feel that, you’ve found it.” —ALICE WALKER, THE COLOR PURPLE

as well as photographer,” Sharma said in a recent interview with Local iQ. he colorful images are of Hindu As a gallery exhibit, these elaborate images deities. The photos were taken in — Shiva, Lakshmi, Kali, Vishnu, Hanuman India, by Mumbai-born, Brooklynbased photographer Manjari Sharma. — are printed six-feet tall and presented in an installation that resembles the experience of a Just about everything in the new exhibit Hindu temple, complete with incense, lamps Darshan at the Richard Levy Gallery suggests and invocation. Sharma said she the exotic, the different, the wanted to create the atmosphere foreign, especially in the context EXHIBIT she recalls from her childhood, of an art gallery in downtown temple-hopping through India on Albuquerque in the desert Darshan road trips with her parents. And Southwest. But the photographer 5-8p, Fri., Mar. 7 she wanted to share darshan. herself sees it otherwise. RICHARD LEVY GALLERY “Darshan” is a sanskrit word that Darshan is a collection of nine 514 CENTRAL SE, 505.766.9888 means “glimpse” or “view.” In the photographs of Hindu gods FREE context of Hindu worship it refers and goddesses composed and levygallery.com to the immediate connection executed by Sharma and a team manjarisharma.com between deity and viewer that of as many as 30 assistants happens when someone sees a and craftsmen over a period of sculpture or other representation several months in Mumbai and of a Hindu god or goddess. its suburbs. Anyone who works in the U.S. film industry would have felt right at home “If you feel a connection between you and this on this Kickstarter-funded project. There were figure, you are having a darshan,” Sharma models, props, prosthetics, make-up, costumes said. “Life is made up of a bunch of darshans.” and jewelry made to exacting specifications, The image, in other words, and the sensory all composed on set to create a carefully experience that coincides with viewing choreographed and lit image. the image, is the medium for a feeling of connection — a connection to something “It was the first time I took the role of director BY MIKE ENGLISH




grand, vast, audacious, multi-armed or blueskinned, something that was there all along, something bigger than ourselves. Call it god, or goddess, or whatever. It’s the feeling of connection. Darshan. “I wanted to invite the viewer to see if photography could function as a spiritual medium,” Sharma said. “I have a tremendous respect for photography. It is a practice, like devotion or spiritual practice.” If this is sounding too religious for you, don’t worry. The images of Darshan are striking enough to make an atheist’s jaw drop, too. They can be appreciated on the level of sheer spectacle and drama. After Sharma opened the show at a gallery in New York City last fall, media outlets like The New York Times, NPR and The Huffington Post all chimed in about Sharma’s engaging work. This is the photographer’s second exhibit in Albuquerque. Her show The Shower Series was also exhibited at Richard Levy Gallery, and included thoughtfully composed, naturally lit images of people taking showers. Some viewers might see that as Sharma working in a more western idiom, in contrast to the obvious Hindu roots of Darshan. But you could make the point that a fellow human relaxed under the warm water of a shower can itself be a moment of darshan. And that can happen in India, or in an art gallery in Albuquerque. It can happen anywhere.

riday night, ear to turf, listening for that underground boom bap so fresh and nostalgic. This is Street Beat — NM’s source for live turntablism, mixing, scratching. Radio waves. Live. Tune in. We’re in the studio with DJ Jimi B and THE KYD of Government Cheese hosting the night with Mike 360 and Greybeard on the decks and an impromptu interview with Qbert. Back to basics for music with substance. “Street Beat is like a relic of a bygone era,” noted co-host Jimi B (Jimi Baca). “It’s a throwback to those original Friday night hip-hop shows that play just the rap. It’s a 40-year-old culture. We’re trying to educate people on that culture by showing the spectrum and longevity of hip-hop and bring it full circle to expose it for what it really is. That’s the point of interviewing the DJs and artists.” Since ’93, Street Beat has been casting the broadest beats like audible treats, from throwbacks to new experimental sounds of the future. “I remember when I was younger, Street Beat was uncensored and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” revealed KYD (Alejandro Chavez). “I met people who would record every episode on tape. I’m not sure how many high school kids listen to or know about Street Beat. Our mission is to hit the younger cats, and if you think you’re that good, contact us.” Street Beat currently features resident DJs, including DJ NTOX, DJ Shakedown, DJ Clout, DJ Audiyo and DJ Moon and is hosted weekly by Chuck Olympic (first and third Fridays) and J-Dubbz (second and fourth Fridays) with sub hosting from the Government Cheese crew. Shakedown, who’s spun on the show since ’97, commented, “What I like about spinning on Street Beat, especially now, is that it’s worldwide through live streaming, with listeners as far as Taiwan.” Mike 360, Def Poetry Jam alumni, added, “It’s one of the last voices for the local practitioners. It’s something that people made so we can come up here and have a voice. Not everything is Clear Channel media or big corporation. Street Beat has carried me over to cool things I’ve done in the world, and that came out of listening to music I normally wouldn’t have listened to on this show.” That’s what’s up. Community powered public radio. Duke City stand up! Keep representing that realness. Friday nights (11p-2a) on New Mexico’s KUNM 89.9 FM. “100 percent sucka-free hip-hop. Booms and baps, kiddo. Pay attention.”

Street Beat Streaming live online: kunm.org/listen (Archive: kunm.org/two-week-archive) Twitter and Instagram: kunmstreetbeat facebook.com/kunmstreetbeat Shavone A. Otero is enjoying her African dance and curanderismo classes at UNM this semester.



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Events are always subject to change, check with individual venues before heading out ** CALENDAR LISTINGS ARE A FREE SERVICE AND MAY BE CUT DUE TO SPACE. PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO FREE EVENTS.


Heart of the City 6-8p, FREE

516 ARTS, 516 CENTRAL SW, 505.242.1445 516arts.org


Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai’I Pictures 6:30p, FREE


okeeffemuseum.org EXHIBIT: THROUGH APR. 25

Infinite Histories 5-7p, FREE


tamarind.unm.edu EXHIBIT: THROUGH MAY 17

Melanie Yazzie: Geographies of Memory 6-8p, FREE


unmartmuseum.org EXHIBITS: THROUGH JUL. 31


Water by the Spoonful Witness the 2012 Pulitzer Prizewinning play by Quiara Alegria Hudes, directed by Fran Martone. 7:30p, $12-$15



FRI 7 Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Browse the work of local talented artists and purchase some pieces to take home. 10a-5p, $7-$8 EXPO NEW MEXICO 300 SAN PEDRO NE, 505.292.7457

riograndefestivals.com PERFORMANCE: THROUGH MAR. 16 (FRI.-SUN.)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses An exploration of seduction and revenge, revolving around two characters using sex as their weapon. 7p, $5-$15


ticketssantafe.org INSTALLATION: THROUGH MAR. 30

3rd Annual Apron Project: Women Speak Out Working with Womyn’s Work and Women & Creativity Month, experience aprons flying in the wind in a unique and surprising variety of materials. CORNER OF 9TH & GOLD, 505.247.2537 womynswork.org


Wine & Design Join artist Rhett Lynch to learn how to create your own original art piece. Materials supplied, appropriate for beginners - pros. 7-9p, $50 NATIVO LODGE HOTEL 6000 PAN AMERICAN NE, 505.798.4300



FURRIES: The Movie All costumes, props and sets are handmade and use optical illusion/forced perspective. Bring your friends and family to get your photograph taken in this unique style. 7:30-11:30p, FREE



A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream The classical work of Shakespeare. 8p, $10-$20

THE CELL THEATRE 700 1ST NW, 505.797.7081



Material Worth Witness the works of Kate Carr, Jane Lackey and Natalie Smith in conjunction with Women & Creativity Month. 5-8p, FREE INPOST ARTSPACE 210 YALE SE, 505.268.0044

outpostspace.org WORKSHOP

The Awakening Mandala Create a mandala as an expression of yourself. Coming from Hindu origins, it is a circle or wheel that you will create with mixed-media and collage to gain self-awareness. 2:30-5:30p, $40


offcenterarts.org CLOSING

Jennifer Zona Don’t miss the last chance to see unique textile work “Warmth.” 5-8p, FREE



Giant Puppet Parade Leadership Learn how to celebrate with giant puppets, from concept to creation, and how to have a successful giant puppet parade. 12:30-3p, $5 offcenterarts.org

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet Explore the environmental movement, spanning back fifty years through grassroots and global activism. 7p, $6-$8





10a-5p, $5-$10

Emergency Exhibition/100 Northern N.M. Gallery Artists/ Fiber Arts





Pottery Join Michael Kanteena, an awardwinning Laguna potter, and learn how to create impressive pieces and firing them for best results. All materials included. 10a, $50 (covers both days)






Cathy Weis Experience the unique style of dancer, choreographer and videographer Cathy Weis, mixing live performance, video and humor. 8p, $8-$10


vsartsnm.org PERFORMANCE

Begorrah! Experience the energetic footwork following the heels of the popular, Celtic-styled performances from previous years, with Broadway show tunes. 7:30p, $10-$15


Music Together Get to know more about music by singing, dancing and playing instruments and having fun. 9a, FREE HARWOOD ART CENTER 1114 7TH NW, 505.242.6367


THU 13 Alan Hudson The Theatre Lovers Community is please to have Alan Hudson talk about the plays involved with the Southwest Irish Theatre Festival.


Juno and the Paycock Inspired by the countless wordsmiths of Irish theatre, old and new, the New Mexico theatre community is joining together in a collaboration for the SW Irish Theatre Festival. 7:30p, $12-$18 VORTEX THEATRE 2004 CENTRAL SE, 505.247.8600



Framing Concepts Gallery

Blackbird Gallery


323 ROMERO NW, STE.16, 505.243.9525


5809 JUAN TABO NE, 505.294.3246

Open House 5-7:30p

The Gallery ABQ


Open House 5-8p

8210 MENAUL NE, 505.292.9333

Einstein: A Stage Portrait Tom Schuch stars in this oneman show celebrating Einstein’s birthday. 8p, $14-$18

Purple Sage Galeria

Artists’ Reception 5-8p



Jesús Muñoz Flamenco An energized evening of flamenco dialogue featuring renowned artists from all over the world. 8p, $15-$55




Going Green Marietta Patricia Leis will display her work that celebrates color and has a green theme in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 5-8p, FREE

201 SAN FELIPE NW, 505.450.4059


Artists’ reception 5-8p

Yucca Art Gallery
 206-1/2 SAN FELIPE NW, 505. 247.8931

 Open House 5-8p

 516 CENTRAL SW, 505.242.1445


Open House 5-8p

Harwood Art Center 1114 7TH NW, 505.242.6367


Rawhide Rattles Learn how to create beautiful rawhide rattles using traditional materials and practices passed down from a Taos Pueblo craftsperson. 4-7p, $30

Palette Contemporary Art & Craft 7400 MONTGOMERY NE, SUITE 22, 505.855.7777

palettecontemporary.com Artists’ reception 5-8p

SE-OC Right Brain Gallery 3100 MENAUL NE, 505.816.0214

Open H ouse 5-8p

2935 D LOUISIANA NE, 505.883.7410


VSA – N4th Gallery


ARTSCRAWL Event 5-9p

Sumner & Dene

Four Poets Respond LIttleglobe will perform poetry in response to the apron project and the idea of Womyn’s Work. 3p, FREE

WED 19

1101 CARDENAS NE, SUITE 202C, 505.246.2414




Johns’ Western Gallery


517 CENTRAL NW, 505.842.1400


Reception 5-8p

Weyrich Gallery

808 PARK SW, 505.247.1172


Making Art Inspired by Place Experience your own response to an unfamiliar subject matter or place that inspires you. 6-8p, $5-$8





12611 MONTGOMERY NE, SUITE A-4, 505.265.4066

OFFCenter Community Arts Project
 Opening 5-8p

TUE 18

High Desert Art & Frame

Opening Reception 6-8p


CORNER OF 9TH & GOLD, 505.247.2537 womynswork.org


Artists’ reception 5-9p 4904 4TH NW, 505. 344.4542


Artists’ reception 5-8:30p

El Chante, Casa de Cultura 804 PARK SW, 505.400.3635

EXHIBIT/208 208 BROADWAY, 505.450.6884

ARTSCRAWL Event 5-7p

Freestyle Gallery



1114 CENTRAL SW, 505.712.8495

Matrix Fine Art

Mariposa Gallery

3812 CENTRAL SE, SUITE 100 A, 505.268.8952

3500 CENTRAL SE, 505.268.6828



Richard Levy Gallery

Reception 5-8p

514 CENTRAL SW, 505.766.9888

New Grounds Print Workshop levygallery.com & Gallery
 Show Up Show Down 3812 CENTRAL SE, SUITE 100 B, 505.268.8952

 Reception 5-8p

NE HEIGHTS The Artistic Image
 1101 CARDENAS NE, SUITE 206, 505.554.2706


ARTSCRAWL Event 5-9p

105 GOLD SE, 575.737.8261

showupshowdown.org Weems Gallery 7200 MONTGOMERY NE, 505.293.6133 (NE HEIGHTS) 303 ROMERO NW, 505.764.0302 (OLD TOWN)

weemsgallery.com Zendo Art & Espresso 413 2ND SW, 505.417.1378



7-9p, $7

NUEVA VISTA 11100 LAGRIMA DE ORO NE, 505.293.4001



World Studio Courtni Hale is opening a new gallery and spiritual center, combining art with personal healing. 4-9p, FREE







smart ARTS

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 8p, Thu.-Sat.; 2p, Sun., Mar. 6-16


hakespeare’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream uses three parallel storylines to focus on the themes of love and its many complications. The majority of the play takes place in an enchanted forest. It Duke City Repertory portrays the adventures of four young people Theatre stuck in a love-square, the woodland fairies 700 1st NW, that toy with them and a group of players 505.797.7081 who are attempting to stage a performance of their own. As a theater company, Duke $20 City Repertory Theatre’s goal is to serve the dukecityrep.com audience and to create a mutual experience between audience and actors by providing top-notch productions that inspire. They have a reputation for putting on fun, intelligent performances and this one, adapted by John Hardy, will be no different. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play unlike any other. It features a fairy king and queen, elves, a changeling, star-crossed lovers, potions and enchantments, a half-man half-donkey, and, of course, falling in love. And as the nature sprite Puck warns during the play, falling in love can make fools of us all. —Natalie Gaik


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irected by Brian Hansen, this production of Irish socialist author Sean O’Casey’s classic 1924 play Juno and the Paycock is The Vortex’s entry into the Second Albuquerque Irish Theatre Festival. It is a fine choice, filled with humor, pathos and drama, according to director Hansen, who told Local iQ, “It is the one play I recommend to those who want an introduction to Irish theater — the play by which all other Irish plays are measured.” The production introduces Juno and the Paycock audiences to the Boyle family — 7:30p, Fri.-Sat.; 2p, Sun., Juno (played by Colleen McClure), Mar. 14-Apr. 6 her booze-loving husband Captain The Vortex Theatre Jack (Phil Shortell) and their children 2004-1/2 Central SE, Mary and Johnny, along with Jack’s 505.247.8600 drinking buddy Joxer (Shangreaux LaGrave), who are all crammed into $18, $12 stu. a tight little Dublin apartment during vortexabq.com the 1922 Irish Civil War. A surprising bequest seems to change their luck for the better. But, their good luck is not without complications and reversals. Therein lies the story, and the joy of this raucous and charming play, filled with social commentary and lyrical language. Other productions of the Albuquerque Irish Theatre Festival will include Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel at the Adobe, Apr. 4-27, and Gibraltar by Patrick Fitzgerald at the Aux Dog, Apr. 18-May 4. —Bill Nevins



ince 2006, North Fourth Art Center has been one of the best places in town to see cutting edge dance performances in Albuquerque. This N4th Theater time they are bringing back dancer, 4904 4th NW, 505.344.4542 choreographer and videographer $10, $8 stu./sen. Cathy Weis for an exciting multi-media performance. Weis is a Guggenheim vsartsnm.org Fellow and Bessie Award-winner based in New York. She is fusing together her New York-based ensemble performers with members of North Fourth’s mixedability Buen Viaje Dance Company. There will also be two beautiful solo performances: one created for a character in Weis’ repertory and another from an earlier piece called The Bottom Fell Out of the Tub. Weis is recognized as an early innovator in incorporating technology to create dance. Through these performances, Weis shows her deep understanding of how electronics can be used in conjunction with simple body movements. Together, this creates a meaningful message about the human relationship to technology for the audience to decipher, and puts that relationship center stage in a creative performance sure to produce something like nothing you have seen before. —Natalie Gaik

Cathy Weis: An Evening Back at N4th 8p, Fri.-Sat., Mar. 7-8

PLANET WAVES ARIES (MAR. 20-APR.19) You are a complete person without “a relationship,” though you will rarely find someone who steps up to this challenge. That means there are few examples in the world around you how to live this way. You might become the first person you know who actually does, though it might take you a while to get there. A while, but not so long. This is a deeper shift in identity than most people realize, and it may involve what for most would feel like completely rearranging their psyche and their orientation on life. That in turn involves facing every insecurity that our society teaches us to use relationships to cover over. What I suggest is that you make decisions that are based on what you want before you’re forced to make changes. The sooner you act on what you want, and on what you know to be true, the more you will be choosing based on your own authentic freedom, your responsibility to yourself, and your own initiative, and less based on the seeming demands of a situation. The distinction is all the difference in the world. TAURUS (APR. 19-MAY 20) You have been through many changes and investigated many layers of yourself. This spirit of seeking self-knowledge is spreading and may seem to take over a relationship partner’s orientation on life. You are not a passive observer here. You have provided a potent example of what is possible, and the benefits of growth, and you continue to serve as a catalyst. One weird thing about the times we’re in is a pervasive fear that if someone makes one change, they will have to rearrange their whole life. If they admit one point of denial, they will have to embrace the whole truth. The solution is to not cling to the past, or to established patterns. Neither is it viable for chaos to be the cost of progress. There is a narrow line between these things, and you’re walking it right now. One challenge is not allowing anyone else’s self-doubts to shake you up; your current situation is designed to show you just how confident you’ve become. That is good news for everyone.

by Eric Francis • planetwaves.net SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 22) It changes both people involved; there is You may be finding it difficult to reconcile two something new, some previously unknown element, created when people get together and projects or sets of plans or goals, which feel like two left shoes on one day and two right do something real. That quality is gleaming shoes the next. Keep working both sides of out of your charts right now. Contrary to the the equation separately, doing your best to not popular belief that relationships are about mind that one does not seem to fit the other. staying the same, it seems more accurate to say that they are about changing and growing Devote yourself to whatever you’re doing at together, especially for you. That evokes many the time. Remember that the “big picture” is mysteries, especially about outcomes -- which still there whether you see it or not, and that there are more moving parts to this equation are entirely uncertain under this way of life. than just two. You will start to tune in to the Actual human relating and bonding work under entirely different laws than those of the common ground, and the shared purpose, of the different things you’re experimenting world, which is concerned with predictable with. When discussing your plans, stick to and guaranteed outcomes. Adapting to such people who have been helpful in the past, or a flexible way of existence and an orientation with whom you share an unusual bond now. that is about now and not the future present The meeting place where ideas intersect with challenges to many people -- though at the the people who can carry them out will begin moment your charts suggest you are wide open to any or all of this, no matter how new, to open up, especially as you let down your guard. Ideas and people are the two most unfamiliar or well-established it is for you. Leo is a fixed sign; this is a gloriously mutable important resources you can have; they lead to all else, and your life is rich with both. moment. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP. 22) The New Moon in your opposite sign Pisces shows the clouds parting, the dimensions opening and you having the ability to peer into the mysterious heart of your relationships. You may be amazed to find out how much your relationships have everything to do with you; you are the one thing all your personal associations have in common. Two factors emerge with this New Moon: Mercury is pointing to the need for ongoing commitment to healing. Mercury in Aquarius is a reminder how influential groups are -- you can surrender your power to them, or you can take leadership in them. Stationing direct, Mercury reveals the role of self-esteem in how you relate to others. When you feel good about yourself, you will set an energy pattern for others to express their love and for you to receive it. When you doubt yourself, you will doubt that anyone cares, which is a good way to shut out love. If there is a core lesson in the coming months, it’s about not projecting your need for selfesteem into your need to be “loved back” by another person. Start with loving yourself and you will notice all the love that is already, as in currently, coming your way.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 20) Though Mercury direct and Mars retrograde are dominating astrological news, something that influences you more personally is happening — on March 6, Jupiter will station direct in your opposite sign Cancer. This may hold the answer to the “so much potential, so little movement” riddle. Yet when things get moving they are really going to rock. Jupiter will make an opposition to Pluto in your sign. With that, Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries form a grand cross — an aspect that has you at the center. This is a moment of astrology that calls for a bold and courageous approach. Therefore, take what you would normally consider your idea of brave and magnify it by about 10-fold — then you’re in range. As part of this experience you may have to admit to yourself just how cautious you tend to be, and how that impacts your life. But forces larger than you are pushing you out of your safe zone and out of the labyrinth of your own mind, into the open where you can actually get something productive done. That as we all know is your bottom line.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) GEMINI (MAY 20-JUN. 21) If you feel that experiencing true self-esteem There are times you have no proof and you is like skating onto the middle of a lake know something is true. There are times when LIBRA (SEP. 22-OCT. 23) on a warm winter day, not knowing how you have a mountain of data that may as well Mars stations retrograde in your birth sign. It thick the ice is, you’re correct. That is how will be retrograde exclusively in Libra through be a heap of compost. How do you tell the it’s manifesting now. You don’t need to be May 19. The last time this happened was difference? You could call that intuition, but confident, only willing to dare. You don’t need you could also call it having sensitivity to when 1982; the time before that was 1935. So Mars external reassurance, only a modicum of not retrograde in Libra is rare, though this one something is authentically meaningful. One stands tall because it’s happening at the peak caring what others might think. And bear in way to tell you’re on solid ground is when mind that every past opinion or judgment of the Uranus-Pluto square. It will push every you have a hunch about something and also about yourself is now calling on you to split the several independent sources of verification. For inner boundary, packed with an explosive difference with some radically different factor charge of every imaginable passion, drawing this to work, you must account for observer or source of information. If you are wondering energy from some unusual underground bias, so make sure you design that into your review process. Then you get to use what you source. This is Libra more in its role of welding when you might encounter more like-minded people, or perhaps more accurately, those know and make a decision and learn from the torch, and it grants you a gift that must be on a similar growth mission, you need look experience. I suggest you put your energy into handled carefully and with precision. As the no further than the people who immediately making sure your data is good, and seeking retrograde develops, you will discover how surround you, with whom you share ideas out sources who are far removed from the influential you are, and how carefully you situation in question. Yet the most significant must use that gift. While you need not learn regularly. Though the feeling of isolation may thing your charts are telling you is to aim for that the hard way, that is, by damaging people be real at times, it is an illusion. And if you a specific goal that serves both immediate are wondering when the creative explosion is and things you care about, you need to be and long-range needs; among other factors, going to begin, count to three. vigilant. Pay attention as you do your part to these will be in harmony when you’re on the be constructive, helpful and integral to the PISCES (FEB. 19-MAR. 20) right path. situations in which you participate. Remember, The New Moon is a custom-tailored event, this is not about power. CANCER (JUN. 21-JUL. 22) designed to ease your way through life, open Take care of your situations with housemates, SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 22) up your potential and remind you exactly who live-in partners, landlords, tenants and anyone In modern astrology your sign is ruled by you are. You could not want a better — or with whom the theme of “shared home” more interesting — solar return chart. It’s so Pluto, but in traditional astrology it’s ruled comes up. Be attentive to business and also beautiful it’s worth describing the astrology in by Mars. Now your two guiding planets to the personal aspects of the relationships. some detail. Within your sign, the New Moon are headed for an unusual meeting, which The same astrology suggests you are learning takes place in late April. Yet this is the kind lands right between the two main players something you’ve set out to master for a long of thing to consider long in advance. What there, Neptune and Chiron. It’s leaning a time — self-confidence. There’s an element of this event gives you is a kind of growth lever. little in the direction of Chiron, a planet that emotional independence necessary, something Consider the very most important changes is granting you the abilities and perceptual that may go deeper for you than you recognize. you would make in your life -- the ones you skills of someone from the 23rd century, What would it take for you to feel safe living which is how you might feel sometimes. But wish you could make, but don’t have the here on the planet? What kind of dwelling, Neptune is right there, bestowing a blend of time, strength or resources for. Now is the what kind of relationships, how much money, time to consider doing precisely those things, clairvoyance and creative inspiration that could or perhaps more to the point, what emotional whether you know how you’re going to get it light up the countryside all around you. The space? What you are likely to discover during Moon-Sun conjunction does one other thing -done or not. The idea is to set your intention, the Mars retrograde that lasts through midit’s trine your ruling planet Jupiter exact to onebut in the immediate moment, to draw in a May is that the notions of safety and danger sixth of a degree. This shows how far you’ve vision for how you want your life to be. Then, are nearly all in your mind. They are connected elaborate specific changes you want to make come in your ability to receive nourishment to how you perceive them. So if you feel a from the world around you. Just a few days from there, and you have set the wheels in threat, look within first, and ask if there is after the New Moon, Jupiter stations to direct motion. It’s likely that events will conspire in another way of seeing both yourself and the some unexpected way to bring some of those motion in Cancer, releasing even more of your world. If you feel grounded and safe, know potential. So I suggest you plant yourself firmly changes to fruition, and others that obviate your thoughts are aligned with the truth. in the present, look around at the astonishing seeming necessities that turn out to be less than necessary. Powerful forces are at work; it’s opportunities that surround you and remind LEO (JUL. 22-AUG. 23) yourself every day that the doors are all open. Authentic relationship is a form of alchemy. essential that you remain alert.


By Patton Oswalt and Caleb Madison, edited by Ben Tausig, Difficulty Level 3.5/5 ACROSS 1 Drug that stops acid

44 Drink-in-abox that comes in Smashin’ Wild Berry flavor

3 Never, in Nuremburg

33 Underworld honorific

4 Oprah-approved Morrison

37 SOS responder

12 Locale for the loaded

46 Much-loathed tabloid nickname for Britney’s ex

5 Trendy Aztec supplement

15 Foolhardiness

47 Chest wood

41 Director Daniels of “The Butler”

16 Vacation isle that sounds like an old‑timey car horn

50 Bit of sarcasm from Cher in “Clueless”

7 Pissed with

17 Where Michele Bachmann got her J.D. and learned about the founding fathers signing the Emancipation Proclamation 18 Double platinum album with “Firework” and “California Gurls”

52 Simon and Scarf‑funkel song about a Thanksgiving table jones? (credit to Alan Sytsma) 56 Joe who managed Jeter for much of his career 58 Paramore’s genre

20 Screwing surface?

59 Proffer a falsehood

21 Simon and Scarf‑funkel song about Louisiana cuisine? (credit to Chris Weitz)

60 Peruvian song about fettucine covered by Simon and Scarf‑funkel? (credit to Patton Oswalt)

23 Put in the soup, say 26 Kanye West has a prominent one 27 Havens 28 With 39-Across, Simon and Scarf‑funkel ode in praise of dining with a Rubenesque cougar? (credit to Ricky Gervais)

66 Paradise in “On the Road” 67 Stop-motion Adult Swim comedy created by Seth Green 71 Somme summer 72 :59 73 Combative 74 Spot markers, at times

6 Swanling 7 Comprising 8 Incoming flights: Abbr. 9 Karaoke tune for two 10 Last four lines of a villanelle, rhymewise 11 Home of the Storm and the Lightning 12 First US governor of Indian ancestry 13 Nipple rings in medical textbooks? 14 Kipling who Gunga Din was better than, by his own admission 19 Company whose product was first dubbed “Froffles” 22 Mama bear, in Madrid

40 Sistah 4 life

42 Tribute in verse 43 Antiquated preposition 44 Sleeping with the enemy? 45 Sequester 48 File format alternative to .mov 49 Reuben bread 51 Puffy top, informally 53 Particle category that includes electrons 54 Apple on one’s desk, perhaps? 55 One marked absent 57 Register at Oxford, say 61 Lady from Spain 62 Word on Shepard Fairey art

23 “I found it!”

63 Alternative to naan

24 Mo. with a long break, often

64 An old one might be bald

25 Potentially smelly percussive gatherings

65 Outbreak of 1-Downs

75 Deposit, as the ball on an easy basket

29 Screw up

68 Alternative to a 30‑rack of beer

30 Prov. of Prince Albert

69 Before, to a poet

36 Pants, briefly

76 Pseudonym for street photographer Arthur Fellig

31 Gambling parlor letters

38 Roadside bomb, e.g.

DOWN 1 Teenage bane

70 Bill who’s a contemporary of Neil DeGrasse Tyson

34 Open slightly 35 Maker of the ZDX, ILX, RLX, RDX, and MDX

39 See 28-Across

2 Finish of a lemon or lime?

32 “Gimme All Your Lovin’ ___ Will Kill You” (Macy Gray song)




C OM M U N I T Y E VE N T S TUE 6 Mem Fox Stop by to listen to stories, make crafts and have snacks. 10:30a, FREE BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139

bkwrks.com BOOK SIGNING

Heal Yourself with Emotional Freedom Technique Learn from author John Freedom on how to relieve aches and pains, fears and phobias as well as lose weight and build confidence. 7p, FREE BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139


FRI 7 Angela Merkel: Redefining Leadership in German Politics Dr. Mary Hampton explores the huge financial crisis in Europe and is part of the lecture series “Global Leadership: Women on the World Stage.” 3p, $15-$20 (students receive free admission with student ID) UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION AUDITORIUM 1634 UNIVERSITY NE, 505.856.7277



Rio Rancho Astronomical Society Look at the sky, weather permitting, with fellow stargazers. 7p, FREE

Walking Going Author Esther Melvin will talk about the experiences she has had traveling the world and finding herself. 3p, FREE BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139




Beyond Meditation: Community HU Actively explore your inner worlds, experience more divine love, a feeling of peace and increased awareness with those of like mind.

6-6:30p, FREE

ECKANKAR CENTER 2501 SAN PEDRO NE, SUITE 113, 505.265.7388

Rose Pruning ABQ Rose Society Master Rosarians will show how to prune for healthier plants, more blooms and answer general rose care questions. 10a-3p, FREE


The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will discuss their work on how letting go of everything and living more simply is highly beneficial. 7p, FREE bkwrks.com


TUE 11




Chez Antoinette Local author Caterine Fridey celebrates her mother’s authentic French recipes and cooking. 1-3p, FREE MENAUL BOOK EXCHANGE 94009 MENAUL NE, 505.883.0094

Spring Beer Festival Sample beers from across the SW while sampling food from Taos’ best restaurants. 4:30-7p, $25 (no

children or infants)

TAOS SKI VALLEY 116 SUTTON, TAOS, 575.776.2291

skitaos.org Gathering of Healers Learn more about healing while networking with others. 7a-9p, $10-$50 EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & SPA 1000 WOODWARD NE, 505.245.7100

gatheringofhealers.com BOOK SIGNING

I Lived on Butterfly Hill / Walking Going Hear from author Marjorie Agosin as part of Women & Creativity Month. 1p, FREE NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER, 1701 4TH SW, 505.344.8139


A Well Tempered Heart Jan-Philipp Sendker will present her book on a successful lawyer who starts hearing voices. 7p, FREE BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139

bkwrks.com Poetry Featured poet for the evening will be Jon Kelly Yenser. Bring your own words and listen to other word artists. 7p, FREE PAGE 1 BOOKSTORE 5850 EUBANK NE, SUITE B-41, 505.294.2026 page1book.com

Sweater Girls Knitting Meet up by the fire and join other knitters while creating new projects and sharing ideas. 6:30p, $12 LOS POBLANOS HISTORIC INN & ORGANIC FARM 4803 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.280.7557

lospoblanos.com Pearl Fishers, a History of Opera Julius Kaplan, education chair for Opera SW, will give a general overview of opera. 6:30p, FREE ESTHER BONE MEMORIAL LIBRARY 950 PINETREE SE, RIO RANCHO, 505.891.5012, EXT. 3


WED 12 Tantric Pleasure Learn the secret techniques of sexual energy manipulation and have more powerful experiences, even without physical touch! 7:30p,


SELF SERVE SEXUALITY RESOURCE CENTER, 3904B CENTRAL SE, 505.265.5815 selfservetoys.com


Progress and the Indigenous Experience This interdisciplinary conference

1 year old, male, Labrador Retriever Mix with a very sunny personality! Housetrained, good around strangers and kids.





NM Mapmakers and Troublemakers in the 1800s Phil Goldstone discusses the role of mapmakers in chronicling exploration and battles in the mid1800s in NM. 1-3p, $10 ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1200 OLD PECOS TRAIL, SANTA FE, 505.982.9274 renesan.org

FRI 14 Balloon Rally and Films See spectacular balloon shapes and enjoy films about Belen in its 30th anniversary celebration. 7a, FREE CITY OF BELEN 100 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BELEN, 505.966.2745 belen-nm.gov


45th Annual Treasures of the Earth Check out the best gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, books, etc. with a chance to win door prizes, sponsored by ABQ Gem & Mineral Club. 10a-6p, $3 CREATIVE ARTS BUILDING, EXPO NM GATE 3, SAN PEDRO & COPPER, 505.265.4178 agmc.info


Worldwide Quilting Day Learn two hip modern-quilt techniques including Simple “slice and insert” and Denim Jeans “upcycle.” 10, 11:30a, FREE

HIP STITCH 7001 SAN ANTONIO NE, 505.821.27739




BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139

BOOKWORKS 4022 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.344.8139


6-6:30p, FREE

ECKANKAR CENTER, 2501 SAN PEDRO NE, SUITE 113, 505.265.7388


The Wives of Los Alamos TaraShea Nesbit dives into the world of wives surrounding scientists creating nuclear weapons. 3p, FREE


Beyond Meditation: Community HU Actively explore your inner worlds, experience more divine love, a feeling of peace and increased awareness with those of like mind.



Frozen in Time … A Chocolate Ice Age Journey through a land of icecovered landscapes, magical glaciers and roaming giants. This black-tie event benefits the NM Museum of Natural History Foundation and showcases local chocolate artists and chefs. 6p,


NATIVO LODGE, 6000 PAN AMERICAN NE, 505.798.4300 iaia.edu




explores the concept of progress in relation to all fields of life, in conjunction with the Institute of American Indian Arts. 10:30a-7p,

hipstitchabq.com ABQ Home Expo See a largest and comprehensive event for those interested in anything related to homes. 10a-6p, $6-$8


Salt of the Earth Join The Real Miners of United Steel Workers District 12 to learn more about women’s impact on the history of mining and civil rights. 9:45a-7p, TBD



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10 year old, male, Domestic Short Hair Brown Tabby cat. He is very close with his sister, Meredith, and would love a new home together. for more info: ahanm.org

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