February 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – February 2015


Feb. 4, 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. Presenter: Theresa Cardenas, founder of Nobel Renewables Group, LLC will speak on Innovative Solutions for a Safe, Sustainable Future. www.greendrinks.org


Feb. 5-6

Urban Tree Conference

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque, 1901 University Blvd. NE

Updating the basics of tree care. Presentations by professionals. $170/$70 students. www.thinktreesnm.org/conference.html


Feb. 7, 8 am-5 pm

Advanced Photovoltaic Design

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

Participants will learn to apply National Electrical Code standards and industry best practices to design the best systems for your company. $169. 505.224.5200, workforce@cnm.edu, www.cnm.edu


Feb. 7, 9 am-12 pm

Trees & Tree Pruning Workshop

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE

Presented by Dr. John Ball. Open to master gardeners, tree stewards, docents and community volunteers. Free. gdavis1@nmsu.edu, Registration: http://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/pruning


Feb. 8, 11 am

St. Augustín Ranch Water Rights Permit Update

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe

NMELC attorney Bruce Frederick. Moderator: water rights attorney Peter White. Journeysantafe.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. www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1491&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes


Feb. 12, 7-9:30 am

Education for a Changing Workforce

Marriott Pyramid

Panel discussion with an array of education leaders. $35. 505.348.8326, tfenster@bizjournals.com, www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/event/115861#eventDetails


Feb. 13, 12-1 pm

Global Divestment Day Demonstration

UNM Student Union Building (outside), Central at Cornell

Sustainable UNM=Fossil Free UNM endowment investments. 350.org NM. Info: www.facebook.com/events/428782533946434/?ref=22 


Feb. 14, 7-10 pm; Feb. 15, 4-6 pm

Arts, Crafts & Global Fusion Fashion Show

VSA North Fourth Art Center, 4904 Fourth St. NW

Presented by NM Women’s Global Pathways and created by refugee, immigrant and indigenous artisans of NM. $10. 505.345.2872


Feb. 15, 7:30 pm

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Kimo Theater, 423 Central NW

$15-$45 adv. 505.866.1251, holdmyticket.com


Feb. 18, 5:30 pm

Pueblo Women: Inspiring Change & Preserving Tradition

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Panel discussion of prominent Pueblo women artists Marla Allison, Deborah A. Jojola and Glendora Fragua. They will talk about the role of Pueblo women and provide an inside look at a new exhibition. www.indianpueblo.org


Feb. 19-20

Land & Water Summit

Sheraton ABQ Airport, 2910 Yale Blvd. SE

Watershed CPR: Restoring Natural, Built and Human Environments. Presented by the Xeriscape Council of NM. Sponsored by Bernalillo County and many others. $175/$325. 2/18: Pre-conference workshop on Flood Control for Watershed Health. 505.843.7000, www.xeriscapenm.com


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. Keynote by Mark Smallwood, executive director, Rodale Institute. $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


March 14-18

American Indian Higher Education Consortium Conference

Southwestern faculty, college and university presidents from AIHEC member colleges and universities. Student competitions, meetings, presentations and events. 505.259.8010


March 26 19, 1:30 pm

Santolina Master Plan Hearing

Bernalillo County Govt. Center, Vincent Griego Chambers

Appeal before the County Board of Commissioners. The Santolina Working Group says the development would negatively impact the river, bosque, farmers, acequieros, ranchers and communities. https://contrasantolina.wordpress.com, www.gofundme.com/denysantolina


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


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



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




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