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February 26, 2009
Ethnic Calendar
from the Heritage Council of the Arts Alliance

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he Arts Alliance also publishes a general events calendar, Something To Do. To view it go to the Arts Alliance website.

Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition  New Listing
Call for Full Length Stage Play
Repertorio Español is looking for unproduced full length stage plays that are relevant and unique to the Hispanic experience in the United States.
Awards: Winning play will be produced by Repertorio Español. Top five playwrights will receive cash awards. Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio.
Deadline: Postmarked June 1, 2009
More Info, Guidelines and Application: Email Allison Astor-Vargas at [email protected]

Cultural Center of the Southwest  New Listing
Call for Arts Organizations
The Cultural Center for the Southwest on the mezzanine level of Andaluz (formerly La Posada de Albuquerque hotel), located in downtown Albuquerque, is a non-profit, one-of-a-kind venue. This outlet will provide hotel guests and residents with a hub of information and displays about the rich array of culture in our community. Included will be a one-stop, interactive sampler and purchase point for local activities.
More Info and to Discuss Inclusion and Participation: Call Jackie Cooke at 881-0100, ext. 118 or email [email protected]

Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts 
Call for Nominations
Eligibility: Individual living artists working in any discipline who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the arts and individual non-artists who have made significant or distinguished contributions to the arts in New Mexico, and businesses, non-profits or foundations with sustained involvement in and support of the arts.
Nominators: Can be individual New Mexico residents or representatives of businesses or organizations in New Mexico.
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by March 6 or hand delivered by 5 p.m. March 6 to the New Mexico Arts offices.
More Info and Nomination Form: Go to or call 505-827-6490 or 800-879-4278.


Global DanceFest 2009 
This year's theme is Latitudes North/Scandinavia. Artists represent the global shifts common to every region, from a Norwegian-Iranian to Israelis at home in Denmark and Indigenous Greenlanders. Multi-week event also featured an art exhibit and films.
When: February 26-March 28
Where: N4th Theater & Gallery, 4904 4th St. NW
More Info and Tickets: Call 344-4542 or go to

McTeggert School Annual Feis  New Listing
A day of step dancing provides fun for all ages.
When: Saturday, February 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Radisson Hotel, 2500 Carlisle NE
Admission: Free and open to the public.
More Info: Call 888-3311


UNM Art Museum  New Listing
African Art Lecture Series
When: Thursday, March 5, 5:30 p.m. Additional lectures March 26 and May 7.
Where: Center for the Arts, UNM Campus
Topic: Whirling Return of the Ancestors and Gods: Yoruba Performance Arts.
Presenter: Henry J. Drewal, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison
More Info: Call 277-6773 or go to

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Centennial Lecture Series  New Listing
Visiting speakers share their expertise, stories and experiences every Friday during March.
When: 7 p.m.
March 6, The Architectural History of the Salinas Missions
March 13, Oral Histories of the Hispanic Reoccupation of Quarai and Abo
March 20, The History of Maria de Agreda
March 27, Historical Investigations from the Abo Canyon Second Track Project
Where: The Shaffer Hotel, 103 Main, Mountainair, NM
More Info and RSVP: Call 505-847-2585, Ext. 20. RSVP requested but not required.

National Hispanic Cultural Center   New Listing
1701 4th St. SW
More Info and Tickets for Listings Below: Go to or call 246-2261. Box office at 724-4771.

Family Entertainment
Peek-a-Boo Bilingual Puppet Show
An object play for infants, toddlers and adults about a disobedient cuckoo clock, presented by Loren Kahn.
When and Where: Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium
Admission: Free

Real Women Have Curves
A Teatro Nuevo Mexico production.
When and Where: Thursday-Sunday, March 5-8, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Journal Theatre
Tickets: $15-$25

Marga Gomez: Long Island Iced Latina
When and Where: Friday, March 13, 8 p.m., Journal Theatre
Tickets: $10-$20

Eva Ayllon: Queen of Afro-Peruvian Soul
Performance of the Latin Diva series.
When and Where: Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., Journal Theatre
Tickets: $15-$25

Margarita Escarpa   
Performance of the Performing Arts of Spain series.
When and Where: Friday, March 20, 8 p.m., Bank of America Theatre
Tickets: $10

Peña Feminina
Music, dance and poetry with a variety of artists.
When and Where: Saturday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., Salon Ortega
Admission: Free

Kitty & Lina
A play featuring monologues by two women at different stages in their lives.
When and Where: March 21-22 and 27-29, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Wells Fargo Auditorium
Tickets: $10

Classes and Workshops
Tardes de Baile
Free dance classes in a different style each month featuring talented local instructors. Open to all ages and levels.
When and Where: Saturday, March 7, 2-5- p.m., Rehearsal Hall
What: 2 p.m., Authentic Movement; 3 p.m. Tribal Style Belly Dance; 4 p.m. Hip Hop
Cost: Free

Weaving Ourselves Whole - A Gathering for Girls and Women of Color
Share knowledge and experience, learn new skills and
participate in creative activities.
When and Where: Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Salon Ortega and Wells Fargo Auditorium
Cost: Free

Cuentos: Telling Our Stories
Facilitated by Las Meganenas. Participants will leave with the seeds of a poem, play documentary or other form of expression.
When and Where: Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Salon Ortega

Latino Arts & Culture: Mapping a Social Movement
Presenter: Dr. Maribel Alvarez
When and Where: Friday, March 13, 4 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium
Tickets: $12 through Ticketmaster. Students free with pre-registration by emailing [email protected].

The Crypto-Jews of New Mexico
Presenter: Part of the La Resolana series presented by experts in their fields.
When and Where: Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium
Admission: Free. Call 246-2261, Ext. 148 for more info and to register.

"Sweet Nata," with Gloria Zamora
Lecture and book signing.
When and Where: Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium
Admission: Free. Call 246-2261, Ext. 148 for more info and to register.

Maternal Dreamer: The Family Tradition  New Listing
A one-woman show, folk tales and original stories by Ramona King.
When: March 6-8 and 13-15, Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Space, 500 2nd St. SW
More Info and Reservations: Call Ramona at 242-0834

Gamelan Encantada  New Listing
Performance at Harwood's Open Studio Night by this percussion ensemble with roots in the metallophone/gong orchestras of Southeast Asia. Group also plays in Santa Fe on Sunday, August 8, 1-4 p.m. at the International Folk Art Museum.
When: Friday, March 6, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th NW
Admission: Free
More Info: Call the Harwood at 242-6367 or go to or

Irish Heritage Center of New Mexico  New Listing
Annual Fund Raising Event
Featuring internationally renowned Irish dancer, Michael Patrick Gallagher (Riverdance and Dancing with the Stars) with Tir Conaill Academy advanced Irish dance students and The O'Connell Street Duet. Food and dancing.
When: Saturday, March 7, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Chamisa Hills Country Club, Rio Rancho
Cost: $30 per person
More Info and Tickets: Call Kate Nash at 615-7732 or email [email protected]

Discovering Your Irish and Scots-Irish Roots 
An all-day program sponsored by the Albuquerque Genealogical Society. Research experts of the Ulster Historical Foundation will instruct on what Irish resources are available and how to use them.
When: Wednesday, March 11, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Montgomery Church of God, 7201 Montgomery NE.

Cost: $30 AGS members/$35 non-members until March 7, $40/$45 after. Includes an Irish lunch accompanied by Irish music.
More Info and Registration Form: Call Joleen Streit at 908-5784 or go to

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations  New Listing
A plethora of activities surround St. Patrick' Day, including the 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 14, and a performance by the McTeggert School of Irish Dance on Friday, March 20.
Details on All Events: Go to and click on "Current Newsletter." This is a great website for news on all things Irish!

Irish Art Show 
New Listing
Features works of Irish POWs in English and Irish free state prisons. All proceeds benefit their families.
When: Friday, March 13, 4-9 p.m. (reception 6-9 p.m.) and Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard SE
More Info: Call 235-5906 or 363-7974

Popejoy Presents  
One of Ireland's leading ensembles performs on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals.
When: Sunday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Popejoy Hall, Center for the Arts, UNM Campus
Tickets: $28-$43
More Info and Tickets: Go to or call 277-9461 (info) or purchase tickets through the UNM ticket office at 925-5858 or www.unmtickets.

Club Culturale Italiano  New Listing
St. Joseph's Day Feast
Families, singles, all ages welcome. Membership not required. Bring a covered dish to share.
When: Sunday, March 15, 1 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo
More Info: Call 828-2903

Keshet Dance Company  New Listing
Ani Ma'amin (I Believe)
A powerful and thought-provoking modern dance piece that explores the impact of the holocaust on American Jews. 
When: Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 8 p.m.  Also in Santa Fe, March 7-8 at the Railyard Performance Space and Las Vegas, NM, April 17, at NM Highlands University. Info on these performances, call Michelle at Keshet, 798-9308.
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Journal Theatre
Tickets: $18-$22 with $6 discount for students/seniors and $5 discount for members.
More Info and Tickets: Go to or call 246-2261. Box office at 724-4771. Tickets also through Ticketmaster.

516 ARTS 
516 Central SW
Chicana Badgirls: Las Hociconas
The exhibition explores three generations of Chicana artists and includes installation, video, performance art, as well as traditional crafts and art forms (see Ongoing category, below, for more details on the exhibit).
When: Through March 21
Poetry Reading: Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.
ArtsCrawl: Friday, March 20, 5-8 p.m.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m.
More Info: Call 242-1445 or go to

Keiki Hula Classes  Just for Kids
For children ages 6-13. Children will have fun learning Hawaiian culture through hula, Hawaii's traditional, storytelling dance. No prior dance experience required.
When: March 24-April 28, Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Where: Haynes Park Community Center, 2006 Grande Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho.
Instructor: Native Hawaiian, Cindi Heffner
Tuition: $45
More Info and to Register: Registration required. Call Haynes Park Community Center, 891-7240

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters  Just for Kids
Recommended for Grades 1-7. Presented by the Dallas Children's Theater on Tour. When a great African king desires a wife, only the most beautiful maidens in the land are invited to meet him. With traditional chanting and African song, the play is a celebration of goodness, generosity and love.
When: Friday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Where: South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE
Tickets: Adults $5.50, children $3. Plus school performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adults $3 and children $2.
More Info and Tickets: Call 848-1320. Reservations for school performances are being taken now.

Beoga and Grada  New Listing
Beoga's music lies within the Irish Tradition. Grada's music encompasses a diverse range of styles with musicians from Ireland, New Zealand, England and Denmark.
When: Friday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Where: South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE
Tickets: Adults $5.50, children $3.
More Info and Tickets: Call 848-1320.

Dulce Flamenco Internacional  New Listing
Impulso 3
Three nights of flamenco, plus a flamenco dance workshop.
Workshop: March 23-25, advanced, intermediate and beginning levels. PNM Rehearsal Hall at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Includes one free ticket to the March 27 concert.
Concerts: Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m. Rodey Theatre, UNM Center for the Arts
Tickets: $18 general, $15 seniors/students. Call UNM tickets at 925-5858 or online at
More Info: Call 242- 6505 or go to

West African Song, Dance & Drum Extravaganza  New Listing
When: Saturday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Railyard Performance Center, 1611 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
Tickets: $15 in advance or at the door.
More Info: Call Lym at 505-417-4844 or email [email protected]

Ikebana - Exhibition of the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging   New Listing
Ongoing exhibition, plus private and group classes available through Ichiyo School of Ikebana.
Where: Hanayagi, the Japanese Garden Shop, 2935-C Lousiana Blvd. NE
More Info and to Schedule a Class: Call Mary Burnett de Gomez at 291-1177

Japanese Taiko Drumming Classes

By Bushido Kenkyukai, A Japanese Cultural Group
Beginning classes for kids, youth and adults. No experience necessary.
When: Monthly classes now through May
Cost: Monthly, $26 kids, $30 youth, $35 adults. Family discounts
Registration: Ongoing
More Info: Call 294-6993 or go to

Sky City Cultural Center
60 miles west of Albuquerque on I-40, then south 12 miles to Acoma Pueblo
The Matriarchs
Exhibit features four master potters and their families who inspired the traditional Acoma pottery revival.
When: Through March 1
Winter Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
More Info: Call 1-800-747-0181 or go to

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW
Nao de China: The Manila Trade 1565-1816
Saturday, April 4, 2 p.m., Salon Ortega 
When: Through May 30

Nuestros Maestros  
Honoring the Legacy of Margaret Herrera (Chavez) 
Paintings, watercolors and prints
Lecture: Friday, March 6, 6 p.m., Art Museum
When: Through June 21

Aqui Estamos! 
Works from the Permanent Collection, including paintings, sculpture, fiber art, furniture, drawings, installation art, metal work, photographs and mixed media works by Hispanic and Latino artists.
When: Through June 21

Meso-Americhanics (Maneuvering Mestizaje)    
Exhibit features blown glass and mixed media work by the de la Torre brothers.
When: Extended through August 16, 2009

Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors, 16 and under free. Free every Sunday.
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Info about all NHCC Events: Go to or call 246-2261

Albuquerque Museum 
2000 Mountain Rd. NW
Imagenes de la Frontera - Border Images
Photographs from a collection depicting people and events on the order between the United States and Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.
When: Through August 17. (Many other exhibits also on display.)

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $4 adult ($3 NM residents), $2 seniors, $1 ages 4-12, 3 and under free. Free admission for everyone every Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and all day the first Wednesday of every month.
More Info: Call 243-7255 or go to

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center  
2401 12th St. NW
Dances and Demos
A suggested outing for the entire family and out-of-town guests. Enjoy dances from New Mexico pueblos and oven bread demonstrations. Take in the exhibits and enjoy a meal in the on-site restaurant.
When: Dances and demos daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
More Info:
Call 843-7270 or go to

New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum 
415 Central NW
The Seed Exhibit
When: Through 2009
More Info: Call 247-0606 or email [email protected]

Celtic Jammers 
Group of Irish musicians jam every Thursday.  Music for listening and dancing.
When: Thursdays, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Page One Book Store, Juan Tabo & Montgomery NE
More Info: Email Chuck at [email protected]

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