Alibi V.21 No.17 • April 26-May 2, 2012
Feature MC Lakota Jonez Raps on Hip-Hop’s Glass Ceiling While she grew up listening to all kinds of music, Lakota Jonez says hip-hop always gripped her more than any other genre. “Probably because I have so much to say. With all other types of music, the songs have, like, eight bars,” she says. “With hip-hop, there are 16 bars, so I can say a lot in one song.” Jonez is of Mohawk, Lakota and Cherokee descent, and she’s from a politically active family. She says her ancestry and upbringing infuse her work—but perhaps not overtly. Art Making Africa Saturday, April 21: 9am-5pm Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Browse the work over 100 artists and designers working in cities throughout Africa. Runs through 5/6.
Kids 2nd Annual Truck-A-Palooza Saturday, April 21: 9-10am Balloon Fiesta Park
Children may touch their favorite trucks, get behind the wheel and meet the people who help build, protect and serve our community. Crafts, games and food trucks are also available.
Image via Pixabay Comm Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 21: 10am-2pm ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Discover different ocean habitats and how to protect them. Learn about why it is important to buy sustainable seafood. Also make a recycled craft to take home.
Learn Osuna University: Rose Gardening Saturday, April 21: 11am-noon Osuna Nursery
The Albuquerque Rose Society leads a presentation the do's and don'ts of rose growth and maintenance as well as raffle prizes.
Art Albuquerque Wonder Cabinet Saturday, April 21: 5:30pm National Hispanic Cultural Center
Presentations, panels and demonstrations on the interactions of art and science, guest curated by Lawrence Weschler.
Wellness Contra Dance Saturday, April 21: 7-10pm New Mexico Dance Academy
Join the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society for a partner contra dance.
Image via Pixabay Comm Mini-Maker Faire Sunday, April 22: 10am-6pm Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Maker Faires showcase lots of cool folks and their projects as they discuss their processes and teaching skills with the public.