March 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – March 2015


March 1-31

Women & Creativity

Multiple Locations

Collaborations, performances, workshops and events across disciplines that showcase innovation and leadership of visionary community women.,


March 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: Restaurateur Roy Solomon will discuss the Green Jeans Farmery project on Carlisle and Cutler. Presented by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber.,



March 5-6, 9 am-7 pm

Joe Sando Symposium on Pueblo Indian Studies

Nativo Lodge, 6000 Pan American Freeway N.E.

Presentations by scholars on Pueblo history and life. Presented by the Institute of American Indian Arts. $50/$15 students.


March 6-8

Startup Weekend Women ABQ

FatPipe ABQ, 200 Broadway NE

Speakers, coaches, mentors and community entrepreneurial leaders $99.


March 7, 9 am-3 pm

Ecological Restoration Project

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers can join the ABQ Wildlife Federation working in the South Valley. Clean up debris, dismantle old structures and remove invasive vegetation.,


March 7, 10:30 am

NM’s Pueblo Baseball League

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Lecture/booksigning by co-authors Herbert Howell and James D. Baker. 866.855.7902,


March 7, 10-11 am

Home Composting Basics

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil. Free. Registration: 505.897.8831,


March 10, 7-9 pm

The Art of Food

Natl. Hispanic Cultural Center

Marie Yniguez of Bocadillos will prepare a multi-course pop-up dinner. The evening entertainment will feature the 2015 EKCO poets: Valerie Martínez, Michelle Otero, and Shelle Sanchez, who will share excerpts from their poetic performance as part of Women & Creativity.


March 14, 1 pm

Pueblo Women Leadership

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Discussion with  Pueblo women former governors Verna Teller of Isleta and Lela Kaskalla of Nambé. Moderated by U.S. Congresswoman Michell Lujan Grisham. Free.


March 17, 7-9 pm

The Art of Food

Westbund West

Lois Ellen Frank of Red Mesa Cuisine and David Sellers of the Street Food Institute will serve a prix fixe menu amongst Westbund West’s collaborative, engaging industrial design, graphic design, furniture design, architecture and landscape architecture.



March 19, 5:30 pm

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Screening of award-winning film followed by Q&A with Harris and the film’s producer. Free.



March 19, 6-8 pm

Santolina Community Forum

South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW

The Contra Santolina Working Group says the development would negatively impact the river, bosque, farmers, acequieros, ranchers and communities.,



March 26 19, 1:30 pm

Bernalillo County Commission

ABQ City Hall, City Council Chambers

Santolina Master Plan hearing


March 28, 8 am-4 pm

Guadalupe Ruin Excursion

Meet at Maxwell Museum

Archeological/cultural tour of Guadalupe Ruin and Village in the Río Puerco valley. $70. 505.277.4405,,


April 11, 10 am-5 pm

Vegetarian Food Festival

ABQ Rail Yards, 777 1st St. SW

10 am-12 pm: Tasting ($30/$10 ages 12 & under) General admission: $10.

Local restaurants, chefs, cooking demos, seminars, yoga classes, vendors. 505.510.1312,,


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.


Through May 31

El Agua es Vida: Acequias in Northern New Mexico

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM

Groundbreaking, multidisciplinary exhibit. Free. 505.277.4405,



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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