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3 p.m. Slump Luke, I am Your Father What happens when you inhale sulfur hexafluoride? Sulfur hexafluoride is basically the opposite of helium. It has a density of 6.12 g/L at sea level conditions, which is considerably higher than that of air. This means that when you inhale it, your voice gets creepily lower. However, inhalation of this gas is not recommended because it is difficult to get back out of your lungs once ingested. This, of course, hasn’t stopped people from doing it. Here are a couple of my favorite SF6 moments from the interwebs. Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Thursday, Oct 19: 9am-4pm New Mexico Humanities Council
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and fine-art photographer Miguel Gandert shows his work highlighting his mestizaje heritage, and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. Runs through 12/29.
Art Textile Journeys Thursday, Oct 19: 9am-5pm Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
International artists Cornelia Gardella and Emelie Wilander, share their reflections on the life and traditions of people living in the Southwestern desert via textiles and photography. Runs through 10/22.
Art Button Palooza Thursday, Oct 19: Noon-7pm Nob Hill Fabrics
Nancy Arnold shows beautiful buttons and Japanese kimono fabrics.
Art Light and Shadow Thursday, Oct 19: 5pm Sorrel Sky Gallery
Paintings from David Knowlton and Martha Kellar.
Learn New Mexico: A Birder's Paradise? Thursday, Oct 19: 7-8:30pm Adelante Development Center
Dwayne Longenbaugh discusses the geology, paleogeology and biology to explore why there is such a large variety of birds in N.M.
Stage An American in Paris Thursday, Oct 19: 7:30pm Popejoy Hall
A Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and indomitable European city, all yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Song & Dance Shift Dance Festival Thursday, Oct 19: 8-10pm VSA North 4th Art Center
A diverse line-up of local, national and international contemporary performance artists. Go online for the full schedule.