Speaking for the Silenced
Río de Lágrimas links imperialism, La Llorona and Juárez slayings
For 20 years, the stories of women and girls killed in Ciudad Juárez have been silenced in their own country and largely ignored by the world. A wave of roughly 60 femicides in 2012 is receiving even less media attention as the untold number of deaths continues to grow. In Río de Lágrimas (River of Tears), a multilingual music and storytelling performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the women of Albuquerque-based collective Las Meganenas nobly attempt to tell the victims’ stories.
Photo courtesy of The Latin Comedy Jam
Comic, Comic, Comic Chameleon
Stand-up impersonator is all-over-the-place funny
Jill-Michele Meleán got started on her career path by humping her grandmother. "She would yell at me," says Meleán. "So I'd just start dry-humping her leg and then she'd start laughing. So I just kind of made the connection that if I make people laugh, they'll leave me alone.” At the tender age of 2, she picked up a lifelong habit of dealing with things through comedy.
Thirty years later, she's an acclaimed stand-up comic and established Hollywood actress. Her credits include roles as a cast member on "MADtv” as well as a recurring character on "Reno 911!" She's also a headliner on The Latin Comedy Jam, a touring act that hits the Kiva Auditorium on Saturday, June 30.
Photo by Eric Tillinghast
Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry
A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
Courtesy of the artist
In support of the "Now With Moving Parts Tour," enjoy an evening of music, comedy and drag.
Courtesy of Desert Rose Playhouse
Beehive: The '60s Musical
The ultimate celebration of '60s female empowerment in the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power as told from the perspective of six young women.
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Jazz and Blues Under the Stars
Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
The well-known, ground-breaking comic performs live stand-up.
New Mexico Entertainment's Morning Toons
Wear pajamas, bring a blanket and take part in this Saturday morning event with the family and friends and enjoy cartoons on the big screen. Have some breakfast and enjoy the toons.