Trio for New Tango—Someone once told me that the tango is such an intimate dance that you can actually impregnate your partner on the dance floor without even taking off your clothes. Sounds like an urban legend to me. Whatever the case, I doubt you'll have to worry about unwanted pregancy this Sunday, Feb. 26, during a performance of Pablo Ziegler's Trio for New Tango. In their continuing quest to bring cutting-edge contemporary music to Albuquerque, the folks at Chamber Music Albuquerque have brought famed Argentinian musician Ziegler and his innovative group to Albuquerque Academy's Simms Center for the Performing Arts for a performance merging jazz with classic tango. Tickets range from $17 to $35. Show starts at 3 p.m. The trio will also present a free family concert on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). 268-1990.
Poet's Night Out—AirDance ArtSpace (3030 Isleta SW) presents a traditional (that is, non-slammin') all-ages poetry reading on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. The featured poet will be Adam Rubinstein, editor-in-chief of Destructible Heart Press. Musicians and poets are welcome to take part in the open mic. $5 at the door. There will be refreshments. 877-5001.
Ahhh, Silky—Artist Claudia Fluegge is teaching a silk painting workshop this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Offcenter Community Arts Project (808 Park SW). Fluegge will show students the basics of silk painting, from salting to outlining to applying dye with a brush. The workshop costs $20. Scholarships are available. Class is limited to an even dozen, so call to reserve space now. 247-1172.