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 V.20 No.17 | April 28 - May 4, 2011 

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Powwow Guide 2011

Parties, exhibits, markets and more around Albuquerque

Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers
Thursday, April 28


Nizhoni Days NDN Market
Presented by Beta Sigma Epsilon Native American Fraternity. Pottery, jewelry, clothing and more. Dancers at noon.
University of New Mexico SUB, Ballroom A
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free, all-ages

32nd Annual Pueblo Days & American Indian Week
Activities and dances representing Native nations and tribes from around the hemisphere. indianpueblo.org
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW, 843-7270)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6 adults, $5.50 seniors, $4 N.M. residents, $3 ages 5 to 17.

2011 Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations
Part of Gathering of Nations 2011.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Showroom (11000 Broadway SE, at Isleta Pueblo)
7 p.m., $12, all-ages

Grand Entry 2011 Kick Off Party
Music by DJ Wreck, DJ Abel Rock and DJ Kiss. Live art by Bunky Echo-Hawk.
One Up (301 Central NW)
9 p.m. to 2 a.m., call for cover info, 21+

Fourth Annual Rock The 9 Native Music Festival
Featuring Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers, From The Ashes and the Roger Cultee Band. Hosted by Jim Ruel of The Chiefs of Comedy.
Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW)
9 p.m., $10, 21+

Friday, April 29


28th Annual Gathering of Nations
The globe’s largest powwow is packed with Native foods, traditional dancing and music, and 800 artists and traders. Stage 49 features contemporary and traditional entertainers from across North America. See "Gathering of Nations Entertainment Schedule."

The Struggle on Big Mountain
The Struggle on Big Mountain
32nd Annual Pueblo Days & American Indian Week
See 4/28 listing.

The Struggle on Big Mountain / Black Mesa: Coal Can Never Be Clean
Talk presented by Louise Benally, indigenous environmental activist and longtime resident of Black Mesa. Sponsored by The Kiva Club and Black Mesa Indigenous Support. Information: ssalaza4@unm.edu
University of New Mexico SUB, Ballroom C
5 p.m., free, all-ages

Vision Quest
Vision Quest
Vision Quest

Art exhibit opening for Jaque Fragua and Ryan Singer.
Firegod Gallery (3413 Central NE)
6 p.m., free, all-ages

Gathering of Styles II
Art exhibit opening with several young Native American artists.
Native American Community Academy (1100 Cardenas SE)
6 p.m., free, all-ages

North American Indigenous Image Awards
Awards presentation for outstanding Native American arts and media. Categories include film, television, music, publication, photography and performance. indigenousimageawards.com
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Showroom (11000 Broadway SE, at Isleta Pueblo)
7 p.m., $20 to $75, 12+

Quese IMC
Quese IMC
Quese IMC
Handdrums for Whiskey Bottles Album Release Party
Featuring Quese IMC (Pawnee/Seminole), plus 2nd Born Son (Comanche), DEF-I (Navajo), BloodLine (Navajo), Watermelon 7 (Isleta Pueblo), Savage Family (Elwha), DJ Randy Boogie (Navajo), DJ Tykne (Isleta Pueblo / Hopi), DJ Whoa (Akimel Ootham).
Moonlight Lounge (120 Central SW)
9 p.m., $5, 21+

Strictly Roots
Primary Blends presents Mystic Vision, Casper, Ill Conscious, Walatowa Massive and Tabletop Sound. primaryblends.com
Launchpad (618 Central SW)
9 p.m., $10, 21+

Fourth Annual Rock The 9 Native Music Festival
Featuring The Plateros, Chucki Begay and the Mother Earth Blues Band, Scotti Cliff, and the Gabriel Ayala Trio. Hosted by Jim Ruel of The Chiefs of Comedy.
Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW)
9 p.m., $10, 21+

Saturday, April 30

Fifth Annual All Nations Skate Jam
Two days of skateboard competitions and live music for “all skaters, all races, all tribes.” allnationsskatejam.com
Los Altos Skatepark (10140 1/2 Lomas NE)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $5 contest entry fee per skater. General admission: $4 adults, $3 kids, $2 seniors, free for children under 6.

28th Annual Gathering of Nations
See "Gathering of Nations Entertainment Schedule."

32nd Annual Pueblo Days & American Indian Week
See 4/28 listing. Plus, Spring Indian Art Market: Buy direct from Native American artists.

Injunuity
Live music by People's Republic and Mondo Vibrations. Poetry by Rose Thunderchief and Damien Flores. Artworks by Josh Jones, Jelo, Vanessa Wilde, Corina Sugarman, Mo-Cha-Cha and El Vaquero Muerte. Accessories by Cheef Clothing and Littlesky Jewelry. Body-painting by Josh Jones and Jelo.
Hair Ink (2931 Monte Vista NE)
7 p.m., free, all-ages

Native Comedy All Stars
Pow Wow Comedy Jam featuring Marc Yaffee (Aztec/Navajo), Howie Miller (Cree) and Vaughn Eaglebear (Colville/Lakota). 49 Laughs Comedy featuring James Junes, Pax Harvey, Adrianne Chalepah, Tatanka Means and Ernie Tsosie.
UNM Conference Center (1634 University NE)
8 p.m., $10 at the door, all-ages

Fourth Annual Rock The 9 Native Music Festival
Featuring Sir Harrison & the Blues Kings, The Jir Project, The Old Main, and Saving Damsels. Hosted by Jim Ruel of The Chiefs of Comedy.
Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW)
8 p.m., $10, 21+

Sunday, May 1

56th Annual Nizhoni Days Pow-Wow
A celebration with traditional music and dance, craft vendors, food, and thousands of visitors. Sponsored by UNM’s Kiva Club. All dancers and drummers are welcome to attend.
University of New Mexico, Johnson Field
10 a.m. to 9 p.m., free, all-ages

Fifth Annual All Nations Skate Jam
See 4/30 listing. Plus, the 2011 NDN Bling World Championship hosted by Bunky Echo-Hawk. Prizes for first, second and third places in beaded and silverwork categories.
Noon to 3 p.m. bling sign up, contest judging at 3 p.m. $5 entry fee per bling. All ages.

32nd Annual Pueblo Days & American Indian Week
See 4/28 listing. Plus, Spring Indian Art Market: Buy direct from Native American artists.

Native Comedy All Stars
See 4/30 listing.
1 p.m., $10 at the door, all-ages

Stephen Marley
Hosted by James & Ernie, featuring Kevens, Native Roots and The Plateros.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Showroom (11000 Broadway SE, at Isleta Pueblo)
2 p.m., $15 to $35 thru holdmyticket.com, 12+

Final Call
Hand drum contest. Live fashion exhibit by Sho Sho Esquiro Clothing. Music by DJ Shock B, DJ Smog, DJ Whoa.
Cosmo Tapas (4200 Central SE)
8 p.m., $5 after 9 p.m., 21+

Sunday, May 8

Her Spirit Sings Mother's Day Native American Variety Show
Featuring the comedy of Elaine Miles, a performance by the Hopi Dancers, traditional music of Tamara Podemski and the songs of country artist Crystal Shawanda.
San Felipe Casino Hollywood (I-25 Exit 252)
3 p.m., $10, all-ages


 
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