April 1, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Network with people interested in doing business locally, clean energy alternatives and creating sustainable opportunities in our communities. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber. info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.greendrinks.org

 

April 4, 11 am–12:30 pm

Composting with Worms

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW

Food scraps, junk mail and paper products make up about 30% of garbage. Learn vermicomposting; how to use red worms to turn organic waste into high quality compost. Free. Registration: 505.897.8831 or register@nmcomposters.org

 

April 10

Merchants of Doubt

Century 14 Downtown

Entertaining exposé about professional deniers who manipulate public perception and help block progress on climate change. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ii9zGFDtc

 

April 10-11

Transition Training

First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE

Presentations, workshops and training on transition from oil dependency to local resilience. $180. Info & registration: info@transitionabq.org, www.transitionabq.org

 

 

April 11, 10 am-5 pm

Vegetarian Food Festival

ABQ Rail Yards, 777 1st St. SW

Naked Food Fair” with local restaurants, chefs, cooking demos, seminars, yoga classes, vendors. 10 am-12 pm: Tasting ($30/$10 ages 12 & under) General admission: $10. Free parking. 505.510.1312, Dean@BlueRiverProductions.com, www.nakedfoodfair.com

 

April 12, 1-3 pm; April 18, 1-2:30 pm

Rainwater Harvesting Basics

Free classes with Joanne McEntire of Querencia Green. Learn essential water harvesting strategies. Conserve water, support healthier plants and restore ecological processes in your landscape. 4/12: Open Space Visitor Center; 4/18: Juan Tabo Library. querenciagreen@gmail.com, Querenciagreen.org

 

April 13, 7-9 pm

Natural Agriculture Presentation

First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE

Learn the science and methods of this Japanese approach to farming and gardening in semi-arid areas from Alan Imai, director of Shumei International Natural Agriculture programs. Free. (See newsbite, page 28) Info: 505.281.4888, www.shumei-na.org

 

April 16, 11:30-1:30

The Tao of Quirky: Unleashing the Economic Power of Uniqueness

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Urban Land Institute NM luncheon presentation by Ed McMahon, Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C. He will present an argument for economic, psychological and social value of a community’s uniqueness. $55/$20. Registration: http://newmexico.uli.org

 

April 23, 7:30-9:30 am

Reinventing Our City 2.0: Growing ABQ’s Startup Economy

ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd St. NW

Join ABQ Business First and a group of high-profile startup entrepreneurs, funders and experts. 505.348.8326, tfenstermaker@bizjournals.com, www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/event/115931#register

 

April 25, 9:30–11:30 am

Home Composting Basics

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4900 Menaul NE

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil in order to grow vegetables, fruits and berries. Free. Registration: 505.359.2423 or register@nmcomposters.org

 

April 25, 8 pm

Masters of Contemporary Dance

Popejoy Hall

Martha Graham Dance Company. Tickets: $59-$20. 877.664.8661, Popejoypresents.com

 

May 11-13

Native American Economic Summit

9th annual event showcases successful Native American and non-native entrepreneurs. Topics: government contracting opportunities, housing, financing and N.A. women politicians and leaders. High school student competition. Presented by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce-NM and the State of NM Indian Affairs Dept. Open to non-chamber members. Info: 505.766.9545. Registration: www.nmnaec.com

 

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

 

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

 

Daily

Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Historical overview of the Pueblo world and contemporary artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 pueblos. Weekend Native dances. 866.855.7902

 

First Sundays

NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800