December 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – December 2015


Dec. 2, 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.,

Dec. 2-5


Returning the Gift 2015

Hotel Blue, IPCC and Various Locations

Native American & Indigenous Storytellers and Literary Festival. Workshops, discussions, resource sharing, book signings, films, poetry slam. Keynote speakers: LaDonna Harris, Diane Glancy. $40-$150. 505.843.7270,


Dec. 3, 6 pm

Holiday Stroll for Climate Hope

Gather at Triangle Park, corner Monte Vista and Central

Stroll up Central to Carlisle and back carrying lanterns and singing Clean Climate Carols to spread the message of climate hope and clean, renewable energy. Sierra Club Río Grande Chapter. 505.715.8388,


Dec. 4, 7 pm

A. Paul Ortega Farewell Concert

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

The groundbreaking Apache singer/songwriter’s first major concert in 15 years. $25/$15.


Dec. 5, 3-5:30 pm

Climate Change Challenges

UNM School of Law, 1117 Stanford, NE, Rm. 3244

Forum will present alternative approaches for discussion. Results to be included in a national report. 505.690.2247, Co-sponsored by Oxfam NM and the Institute of Public Law


Dec. 9, 4-8 pm

Agnes Chávez: Projecting Climate Change

Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW

Hands-on youth workshop offering students an opportunity to use projection and their imaginations to visualize and communicate climate change solutions. 505.224.8341,


Dec. 10, 6 pm

WildEarth Guardians and the Río Grande

Grove Café & Market, 600 Central SE

Jan Pelz, WEG’s Wild Rivers program director, will discuss work to protect and restore dynamic flows in the Río Grande. Gourmet vegan dinner and silent auction. $35. 505.795.3006


Dec. 12, 6-10 pm

Peace Center Holiday Gala

First Unitarian Church, corner of Carlisle & Comanche

Reggae music by Native Roots and songs from the Raging Grannies. Posole, dancing, silent auction, information tables. 505.268.9557


Dec. 13, 4-7 pm

Bosque Bash

Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith SE

Enjoy music, refreshments with the Bosque Action Team, which has been at work for three years protecting the bosque as a natural space within the city. Suggested donation: $10.


Dec. 13, 8 pm

Voices of New Mexico

Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver, SW

Music written by women for women’s voices. 11-voice ensemble will collaborate with poet Valerie Martínez. $20, students with I.D. free. 505.821.1956,


Jan. 15, 2016, 5 pm

Public Comment Deadline

The NMED is seeking public comment on the 2016 strategic plan for cleaning up the Kirkland Air Force Base fuel spill. Hard copy and electronic comments will be accepted. Send to: Dennis McQuillan, chief scientist, NMED, P.O. Box 5469, Santa Fe, NM 87502 or


Jan. 26, 6-7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Chapter Meeting

REI, 1550 Mercantile NE

Meeting and presentation open to the general public.


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.



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; The Original Instructions: Pueblo Sovereignty and Governance. 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


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:


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