It's that time of year again—the annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is here, and happening on Saturday, March 24, from 11am to 4pm. The Edit-a-thon was started five years ago by the organization Art+Feminism with the explicit mission of “cis and transgender women, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia.” Wikipedia—the free, open-source, online encyclopedia, is the most popular general reference site on the internet. And most of its editors are men. What that means is that topics, issues and artists that men value receive a tremendous amount of coverage, while those outside of that myopic view, don't. That gap is a huge problem, and the Edit-a-thon exists to train new editors to equalize what the website shares with the world. It's all happening at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW), just show up with your laptop—training and snacks are provided.
OT Circus—the occupational therapy spot in Downtown Albuquerque that is decidedly committed to local arts, too—hosts its first art pop-up and market of the year this Saturday March 24, at their spot on Central (that is, 709 Central Ave. NW). The pop-up, which just so happens to coincide with the first Growers' Market of the year—features local artists, crafters and other creatives of all kind showing off their handmade wares, all of which are available for purchase. Not to mention, visitors can spot a new mural on the OT Circus building by Lynnette Haozous and Joseph Arnoux titled, “Original Inhabitants,” featuring indigenous plants and animals of New Mexico that are now endangered. From 10am to 2pm, OT Circus welcomes visitors to their space, and has plenty of sidewalk chalk on-hand, if browsing the stalls of the pop-up ends up inspiring you.
Storytellers of New Mexico, a nonprofit aimed at helping storytellers of all stripes craft their words perfectly, hosts a workshop on storycrafting this Saturday, March 24. From 6 to 8pm, an informal discussion of craft takes place, offering opportunities to share a new story idea, or practice telling one to a receptive group. Anticipate friendly feedback and constructive advice. To RSVP and find out more information, like the locale—which is TBD at this moment—send a quick email to email@example.com. This workshop is free, and open to storytellers of all levels.
The Smallest Fries
On Sunday, March 25, The Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) hosts local artist Sam Andrews for a Shrinky Dink workshop. Andrews—whose shrinky dink art I sport on the daily on my favorite jean jacket—is a web developer, graphic designer and writer with a super clever style. She'll share her wisdom during the two-hour workshop, which starts at 6pm. The class is open to all skill levels, and costs a very small $5 to $10 (sliding scale). Space is limited, so slide on over to The Tannex's Facebook page to get registered. Questions? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.