V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011
Julia Minimata Jazzed A “Nutcracker” Sweetened With Swing Tchaikovsky faces off with Ellington “The Nutcracker” suite is full of memorable melodies, which is at least partly the reason it has become all but inescapable during the holiday season. This year, though, the music is getting a special twist or two, courtesy of The Nutcracker (Swing!) concert presented by Concordia Santa Fe. 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.
Sports • Outdoor Abrazos Environmental Justice Community Day Saturday, April 21: 11am-2pm Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
A day honoring the rights to a healthy environment in which we live, work, play, and go to school. Enjoy food, music, children's activities, an art contest, educational booths, tours and performances.
Kids LEAP into Science: Feel the Breeze Saturday, April 21: 2-3pm Tony Hillerman Library
Preschoolers explore air in its most tangible form by feeling it, making it, and seeing its effects on other objects.
Art Making Africa Sunday, April 22: 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.
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.
Image via Pixabay Learn Spring Type-Out Sunday, April 22: 1-4pm Pennysmiths Paper
Experience an outdoor public typewriter gathering using a wide variety of typewriters. Write poetry, start that novel and discover digital detox.