V.22 No.5 |
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music Burqueño cigar box guitar gospel Hector Peña and his little miracles
Nuevo Mexicano transplant Hector Peña turns everyday detritus—think cigar boxes, bullets, bolts, license plates, rare coins and so on—into folk art instruments that charm and shred. Geoffrey Plant spent some time with Peña and shares a glimpse into the Burqueño maker's method and motivation in
Resonating at a Higher Frequency. Check out Peña's demo tracks, "Gettysburg" and "Homeless Brother" below. Bright Rain Gallery • Cigar box guitar talk/ demo/ performance with Hector Peña • Sun Feb 3 • 1-3 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • brightraingallery.com Kids Crazy Critters Thursday, June 29: 8:30am-3:30pm New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Explore how animals are adapted to their environments and why they can oftentimes look so absurd.
Kids Matchstick Forest Thursday, June 29: 9:30-11am 516 ARTS
Ecologist Krista Bonfantine demonstrates strategies for managing local forests to prevent fires. Participants design and test their own matchstick forests and tour the
Fires of Change exhibition. Registration recommended. Kids Creative Movement Thursday, June 29: 11am-noon East Mountain Library
Young children develop early literacy skills though music, dancing, singing, stories and exploring of simple musical concepts.
Song & Dance Square Dance Thursday, June 29: 7pm Tractor Brewing Wells Park
Marj Mullany calls while the Virginia Creepers provide the old-time tunes.
Film Vicky Cristina Barcelona Thursday, June 29: 7-8:30pm National Hispanic Cultural Center
While spending a summer in Spain, two young Americans meet a charming Casanova and his volatile ex-wife. They all become romantically entangled and sparks begin to fly in hilarious fashion.
Learn Space Science: International Asterioid Day Friday, June 30: 5:30-10pm NM Museum of Natural History & Science
Learn about asterioids, NASA's mission to the asteroid belt and what is known about asteroid impacts on Earth. Registration recommended.
Stage Greater Tuna Friday, June 30: 7:30-8pm Vortex Theatre
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies in a town where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
• Latin IndepenDANCE 6.29.2017