Jan. 7, 9 am–4 pm

Progressive Action Summit

Central NM Community College WorkforceTraining Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

A full day of discussions on issues, organizing skills, workshops and conversations with candidates and elected officials. $15–$25. carlos@progressnownm.org, www.actprogressnownm.org

 

Jan. 12, 7:30–9:30 am

Grow NM 2020

ABQ Convention Center
401 2nd St. NW

Economic Outlook. Find out what you need to know to grow your business and navigate the NM economy. Presented by ABQ Business First. $45. 505.348-8326, tficklin@bizjournals.com, www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/event/160072/2017/grow-nm-economic-outlook

 

Jan. 19–22

Los Bufones

Natl. Hispanic Cultural Center, ABQ Jnl. Theatre, 1710 4th St. SW

World premiere brings Velázquez’s paintings to musical life. Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: $12, $17, $22 with $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. 505.724.4771, www.nhccnm.org

 

Jan. 24, 6–8 pm

Bionutrient Food Systems

La Plazita Institute and Organic Gardens, 831 Isleta Blvd. SW

Free introductory lecture about increasing quality in the food supply. Principles of Biological Systems and the Implications by Dan Kittredge, farmer and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association. (www.bionutrient.org).

 

Jan. 28, 1:30–3:30 pm

People’s State of the Union 2017

NHCC, Domenici Education Bldg.

1701 4th St. SW

Story circles. Free. All ages, including families, are welcome. Presented by Artful Life and the Tiaso Artist Co-op, along with the U.S. Dept. of Arts and Culture (a people-powered movement). www.artful-life.org, facebook.com/artful.life.org, usdac.us/psotu

 

Feb. 2

AIA–ABQ Open House

American Institute of Architects–ABQ.

See design boards of the 2016 Architecture Awards. 505.242.9800

 

Feb. 17–18

NM Organic Farming Conference

Marriott ABQ Pyramid North

5151 San Francisco Rd. NE

Farmers, ranchers, researchers and exhibitors from around the SW share their experience and expertise. 2/17, 7 am–8 pm; 2/18, 7 am–5 pm. Presented by NM Dept. of Agriculture, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, Green Tractor Farms & Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute, NM Farm & Livestock Bureau Federation. $110/$70. Discounts available for organized student groups. Registration: www.nmofc.eventbrite.com. Info: 505.490.2822, sagefaulkner@yahoo.com

 

Saturdays, 1 pm

Weekly Docent-led Tours

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW

Tours of different exhibits and themes in the Art Museum. $2-$3, free with museum admission. 505.246.2261, nhccnm.org

 

Daily, 10 am–6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood
(just 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, www.indianpueblo.org

 

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

 

Mondays through mid-Jan., 5:30–8 pm

Grow the Growers

Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul NW

Farm training program and business incubator for beginning and experienced farmers. Presented by Bernalillo County and NMSU’s Extension Service. $10/class or $50 for six or more classes. 505.243.1386, garlisch@nmsu.edu, http://aces.nmsu.edu/county/bernalillo/farmranch/farm-business-training-.html

 

ABQ 2030 District

A voluntary collaboration of commercial property tenants, building managers, property owners and developers; real estate, energy, and building sector professionals, lenders, utility companies; and public stakeholders such as government agencies, nonprofits, community groups and grassroots organizers. Property partners share anonymous utility data and best practices. Professional partners provide expertise and services. Public partners support the initiative as it overlaps with their own missions. Info: albuquerque@2030districts.org