V.26 No.35 | 8/31/2017
Film Review Patti Cake$ 8 Mile goes to Jersey in beat-dropping indie drama There’s just enough charisma and likability on display throughout Patti Cake$ to make you wish the man behind it were as interested in originality as he was in sentimental manipulation, crowd-pleasing formulas and rhyming insults. Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Friday, Nov 24: 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 18th Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Holiday Show Friday, Nov 24: 10am-5pm Manuel Lujan Building @ Expo NM
Shoppers find memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, unique jewelry, a cool photograph or a striking piece of fine art.
Learn BioPark Behind-the-Scenes: Aquarium Friday, Nov 24: 1-2pm ABQ BioPark Aquarium
Come face-to-fin with some of the BioPark’s most curious ocean animals on an aquarist-guided adventure. Registration required.
Art Smitten Forum Opening Reception Friday, Nov 24: 5-7pm form & concept
View wearable artwork from emerging and well-established makers who employ a staggering array of mediums and techniques. Runs through 1/6.
Words Indies First Saturday, Nov 25: 10:30am-5pm Page One Bookstore
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.
Stage Cirque Italia Saturday, Nov 25: 1:30pm Cottonwood Mall
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
Kids Peter and The Wolf Saturday, Nov 25: 7pm CFA Downtown
Musicians and alumni from the UNM's music department and local artists narrate the popular children’s tale. Sarita Sol González opens the show with original performance poetry.