January 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – January 2016


Jan. 4, 16, 20

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Events

2401 12th St. NW

1/4, 11 am – 12 pm: Traditional Farming, Wellness & Recipe Exchange. Aaron Kie (Laguna/Isleta) will speak about the connection between traditional farming and wellness; 1/16, 1-2 pm: Bean Pot Cooking Demo with Therese Tohtsoni (Picuris). Cooking in a micaceous clay pot; 1/20, 5:30 – 7 pm: Wellness, Healing & Traditional Foods. Joseph Brophy Toledo (Jemez) will share his perspective as a medicine man. All events are free. 1.866.855.7902, www.indianpueblo.org


Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 9-10 am

One Million Cups

Fat Pipe ABQ, 200 Broadway Blvd. NE

Network with local entrepreneurs and hear their stories. 505.227.8802, fatpipeabq.com


Jan. 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. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber. info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.greendrinks.org


Jan. 7, 7 pm

Environmental Resiliency & Nonlinear Creative Research

516 Arts, 516 W. Central

A lecture by Nina Elder and Lucy Lippard to wrap up 516 Arts’ season-long series on climate change. Free.


Jan. 7

New Mexico Water Dialogue

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Annual statewide meeting to address issues related to improving planning and implementation of a statewide regional water plan. Managing water resources to address climate change and other issues will be discussed as well. Agenda and registration: www.nmwaterdialogue.org


Jan. 12-31

16th Annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival

Drama, comedy and other performances highlighting the Southwest’s heritage as a crossroad for global exchange and artistic innovation. Produced by Tricklock ensemble theatre company. 505.414.3738, info@tricklock.com


Jan. 13, 9:30 am-12 pm

Resilience in NM Agriculture

Route 66 Casino & Hotel

Farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors, market organizers, policymakers and advocates are invited to participate in a discussion about creating a strategic plan for NM’s food and agricultural system. Presented by NMSU County Extension Service and NM First. A free lunch will be served. Reservations required. Additional meetings will be held around the state through March. nmfirst.org/events/resilience-in-new-mexico-agriculture


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 dennis.mcquillan@state.nm.us


Jan. 16, 1:30-2:30 pm

Composting with Worms

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Learn to use red worms to turn organic waste into high quality compost. Free. Registration: 505.897.8831, register@nmcomposters.org


Jan. 22-24

2016 Teen Startup ABQ Weekend

Epicenter ABQ, Broadway and Central

Students ages 13-18 come up with an idea, create a business plan, pitch a proposal to a panel of judges. 20 coaches on site offer real-world advice and direction on building a business concept and taking it to market. Registration: $25 before Jan. 8, $25 after. Scholarships are available. Tinyurl.com/SWTEENABQ


Jan. 26, 6-7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Ass’n. Chapter Meeting

REI, 1550 Mercantile NE

Meeting and presentation open to the general public. Learn how to transition to s more sustainable lifestyle. Meets bi-monthly. J.desjardins@hotmail.com


Jan. 28 – March 3, 3-4:15 pm

Veteran Farmer Project Classes

Bernalillo County Extension Office classroom, 1510 Menaul NW

1/28: Backyard Food Production; 2/4: Soil Preparation; 2/11: Planting for Pollinators and other Beneficials; 2/18: Holistic Orchard Strategies; 2/25: Seeds: Growing, Saving and Why Organic. Sponsored by La Montañita Co-op. Reservations/RSVP: 505.217.2027 or robins@lamontanita.coop


Jan. 31 Application Deadline

Call for Writing & Art about ABQ’s Int’l. District

Residents of ABQ’s Int’l. District (who live between San Mateo & Wyoming and Lomas and Gibson Blvds.) are invited to submit writing and art for cash prizes. The contest, directed by Artful Life, is part of the “Avenue ID” project that will create and install art banners along Central Ave. between San Mateo and Wyoming Blvds. info@artful-life.org, www.artful-life.org


Feb. 19-20

NM Organic Farming Conference

Marriott ABQ Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd.

An annual opportunity for farmers, ranchers and researchers from around the Southwest to share their experiences and expertise. 2/19: 7 am – 8 pm (6-8 pm: Agrarian Career Connection); 2/20: 7 am – 5 pm. Organized by Farm to Table, NM Dept. of Agriculture, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. CEUs available. Online registration (www.farmtotablenm.com) closes 2/16. $100/$65. Questions: 505.841.9427 or jquinn@nmda.nmsu.edu


Feb. 25-26

Land & Water Summit

Sheraton Airport Hotel

Creating a new paradigm for living in arid lands. Guest speakers and workshops. Sponsored by the Xeriscape Council of NM. Info/Registration: xquestions@xeriscapenm.com, www.xeriscape.nm.org


Daily, 10 am-6 pm

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. www.wildlifewest.org



National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 Fourth St., SW

El Retrato Nuevomexicano/New Mexican Portraiture Now, group show of paintings, drawings and photographs. Staging the Self/Ponerse en Imagen, portraiture by NM artists. Through March 27. Closed Mondays. Nationalhispaniccenter.org



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; 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


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


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