May 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – May 2015



MAY 6, 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. Featuring the Think Local Guide release and Dennis Houston on How to Expand Your Business. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber.,


May 7-9

NM History Conference

Embassy Suites Hotel, I-25 and Lomas

More than 70 speakers on a wide variety of topics. 5/7, 6:30-9 pm: Opening session and reception at the ABQ Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mtn. Rd. NW; 5/9, 6-8:30 pm: awards banquet at Embassy Suites. Wide range of registration rates. Teachers K-12 free. Students free. Presented by the Historical Society of NM and the ABQ Historical Society. Info:, program:


May 8-10, 16-17, 8 am-5 pm

Women Only PV Design and Installation Class

ABQ Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard SE

Hands-on learning with photovoltaics taught by Marlene Brown and Taiyoko Sadewic. First weekend: $600; both weekends: $1,000.,



May 9, 10:30 am-4 pm

Festival of Asian Cultures

NM Veterans Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE

Participating groups include: Cambodian, Chinese, East Indian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Middle Eastern, Nepali, Tahitian, Thai, and Vietnamese. Free. Sponsored in part by NM Arts and the City of ABQ Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. 505.293.2322,,



May 11

Santolina Development Hearing

County Commission hearing on the proposed 22-square-mile West Side development plan.



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:



May 16, June 30, July 25, Aug 22

Landscape Irrigation and Drip Irrigation

Central NM Community College Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock NE, Room 101

Free Water Smart classes sponsored by the ABQ Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. 9-10 am: irrigation landscape classes; 10:30-11:45: drip-irrigation classes. Advance registration not required. 505.888.1772



May 30

Composting Workshops

Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden. 9 am-12 pm: Home composting basics; 1:30-3 pm: Composting with worms. Free. Registration: 505.929.0414,



Through May 31

El Agua es Vida: Acequias in Northern New Mexico

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM

Groundbreaking, multidisciplinary exhibit. Free. 505.277.4405,


Daily, 10 am-6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (30 miles east of ABQ)

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



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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