January 7, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and green opportunities in our communities. Presenter: Solar company owner Patrick J. Griebel. centralNM@nmgreenchamber.com, www.greendrinks.org

Jan. 10, 6 pm

The 1491s

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

A comedy sketch troupe self-described as a “gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism, splashed with a dose of indigenous satire.” Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets: $25/$20/$10. Benefits educational programs of the Native American Community Academy and the IPCC. 505.259.0059, www.indianpueblo.org

Jan. 14-17

QuiltWeek

ABQ Convention Center

American Quilter’s Society debut of this event in ABQ. Over 15,000 renowned artists, instructors and quilters are expected. Over 500 quilts will be on display and $50,000 in prizes will be awarded. Workshops, merchant mall of local and national vendors. Wed.-Fri: 10 am-6 pm; Sat.: 10 am-5 pm. $14/$11. Tickets and info: 270.898.7903, www.quiltweek.com/albuquerque

 

Jan. 15, 7:30-11:30 am

10th Annual Economic Outlook Conference

Crowne Plaza ABQ, 1901 University Blvd. NE

A morning devoted to providing business owners and executives with the latest information concerning the U.S. and N.M. economies. Presented by Albuquerque Business First. Tickets/registration: www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/event/115851

Jan. 17-18

ABQ Home Remodeling Show

Expo NM – NM Fairgrounds

Green & Living well featured area. www.Abqremodelingshow.com

 

Jan. 20, 9:30-11:30 am

Home Composting Basics

Highland Senior Activity Center, 131 Monroe NE

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil to be able to grow vegetables, fruit and berries. Registration: 505.256.2000 or register@nmcomposters.org

 

Jan. 31, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Eating for Your Health

Highland Senior Activity Center, 131 Monroe NE

Community-based workshop led by Susan Clair, covering elements of a healthy lifestyle, plant-based and animal proteins, organic vs. conventional, antioxidants and systemic alkalinity, herbs & spices, refined carbs and sweeteners, healthy fats. Free or by donation. 505.281.9888, clair@nmia.com

 

Through Feb. 9

Art in Public Places Submissions

Central NM Community College

Artist or artist team sought to create site-specific commission project on the CNM campus, to be completed by Jan. 2016. $120,000 available for the project. https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1491&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

 

Feb. 20-21

NM Organic Farming Conference

Marriott ABQ Pyramid North

The SW’s premier conference for organic agriculture. Producers and researchers will share their experience and expertise. Mark Smallwood, executive director of the Rodale Institute, is the keynote speaker. $100 includes Saturday’s luncheon. Organized by Farm to Table, the NM Dept. of Agriculture’s Organic Program and NMSU Cooperative Extension Service. 505.473.1004, ext. 10, le@farmtotable.org, www.farmtotablenm.org/programs/new-mexico-organic-farming-conference

Daily

Degrees of Change: NM’s Climate Forecast

NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW

With a focus on NM and the SW, this exhibit reveals current and predicted impacts on humans, landscapes and ecosystems and takes you back in time to discover past climates. Tickets: $7, $6, $4. Info: 505.841.2800, www.nmnaturalhistory.org

 

Daily, 10 am-6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free. www.wildlifewest.org

Through May 31

El Agua es Vida: Acequias in Northern New Mexico

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM

Groundbreaking, multidisciplinary exhibit. Free. 505.277.4405, maxwellmuseum.unm.edu