Green Fire Times

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – January 2018


Jan. 6

Nature in Winter

Río Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW

8:30 am: Guided bird walk, 10 am: “Hawk Talk” slideshow/talk, 1 pm: Bat slideshow/talk, 2 pm: Guided bird and plant nature walk.


Jan. 7, 10 am–5 pm

Free Entry – NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Rd. NW

On the first Sunday of every month, admission is free to NM residents with I.D. 505.841.2800


Jan. 7, 1 pm

Drilling Mora County

The Guild Cinema, 3405 Central NE

New documentary film about the first county in the U.S. to ban fracking. $15.


Jan. 9, 2–4 and 6–8 pm

Pueblo Book Club

IPCC, 2401 12th St. NW

Discussion about An Indigenous Peoples History of the U.S. by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Free. 505.843.7270,


Jan. 13–April 15, ABQ Museum

The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibility

Jan. 27-April 14, 516 Arts

Contemporary artists and designers’ and Chicano artists from the 1970s and ‘80s address border issues. 1/27, 6-8 pm: reception. Accompanied by a series of public programs with partners around ABQ, including forums, screenings, performances and talks.,


Jan. 18–19

Urban Tree Care Conference

Crowne Plaza ABQ, 1901 University Blvd. NE

Professional aboriculture speakers and exhibitors. $75–$190. Presented by Think Trees NM. 505.243.1386,,


Jan. 20, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Progressive Summit

ABQ Convention Center

Statewide gathering of activists, organizations and elected leaders. Workshops. Presented by ProgressNowNM, Center for Civic Policy, America Votes, With Working Families NM, El Centro de Igualidad, Equality NM and more.


Jan. 20. 10 am–2 pm

In Reverence of Sacred Mothership

Las Puertas, 1512 1st St. NW

Multimedia collaborative. Art demo, film screening, spoken word, kids’ zone, panelists, theater and dance. $10 donation/kids under 10 free. Tickets: Presented by Two Worlds.


Feb. 16–17, 2018

NM Organic Farming Conference

Marriott Pyramid, https://tinyurl.com2018NMOFC


Feb. 21, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Healthy Beverage Summit

Hotel ABQ Old Town

Summit brings together community members, organizations and agencies committed to reducing the consumption of sugary-sweetened beverages amongst Native American children. Hosted by the Notah Begay III Foundation, whose mission is to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. $30.


Feb. 22–23

Land and Water Summit

ABQ Airport Sheraton, 2910 Yale Blvd. SE

Presented by the Xeriscape Council of NM. 505.468.1021,


Feb. 24, 8 am–4 pm

NM Wellness Symposium

DoubleTree by Hilton, 201 Marquette Ave.

A gathering of experienced integrative medicine and alternative care practitioners in fields such as Oriental medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, massage, Kinesiology, nutrition and physical therapy. Cross-disciplinary panels will share diagnostic and treatment protocols. $20–$35. 505.433.7138,


Through July 2018

Long Ago…

IPCC, 2401 12th St. NW

We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story. Historical overview and contemporary artworks. Weekly weekend Native dances. Open daily.


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


Saturdays, 1 pm

Weekly Docent-led Tours

National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW

Tours of different exhibits and themes in the Art Museum. $2-$3, free with museum admission. 505.246.2261,


2nd Saturdays, 10 am–12 pm

Winter Farmers’ Market

6718 Río Grande Blvd. NW, Los Ranchos, NM

Through April.,


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: