V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
News Germinate local genius with ABQ Sprout Have you heard about this grassroots effort to improve the city ? The model works like this: • Folks pay to get into a dinner cooked by a local chef. • During the dinner, people make pitches on how to make Albuquerque a better place. • The diners vote, and the money they paid to attend the event becomes an instant micro-grant for the winner. In Albuquerque it’s called ABQ Sprout , though it’s based on a model that goes by various names in other cities. The first-ever dinner is Saturday, Jan. 28, at the South Valley Multipurpose Center (2008 Larrazolo SW). Admission is $15 to $30 on a sliding scale.
News Bite A Spit Shine on the City Two projects promise to better Burque: ABQ Sprout, a micro-grant dinner that funds good ideas and CNM’s free green-collar jobs training. Wellness Yoga with a View Sunday, Oct 22: 9am Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
A guided yoga class in a unique setting overlooking 18 acres of agricultural fields. All abilities and levels welcome.
Art Traces of Ink Sunday, Oct 22: 11am-5pm Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique
Contemporary Zen-inspired brushed ink calligraphy on handmade paper from Meredith McPherson. Runs through 11/30.
Words Book Fest Sunday, Oct 22: 3pm Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
Lauren Belfer discusses her book
And There After The Fire. Learn Unstoppable Sunday, Oct 22: 4pm UNM Student Union Building
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk discusses the importance of protecting animals.
Words Ferocious Feminists Fight for Immigrant Rights Sunday, Oct 22: 6-8pm Teatro Paraguas Studio
Featuring poets and activists Isabel Ribe and Tara Evonne Trudell and an open mic for performers on the topics of immigration, borders, exile, and expatriation. All proceeds go to the Santa Fe Dreamers Project.
Stage An American in Paris Sunday, Oct 22: 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.
Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Monday, Oct 23: 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.