Rezilience, sometimes also known as REZARTX, is back for the third year running, bringing a celebration of Indigenous arts to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 8. From 4 to 11pm, visitors can experience diverse, high caliber performances from local artists, as well as those with roots farther afield. Attendees can expect to sit in on performances from the likes of Hawaii's Jordan T, Southern Ute Reservation-born and currently Albuquerque-based poet and educator Tanaya Winder and Anishinaabe and Oneida hip-hop artist Tall Paul, to name just a few. Tickets are available both online and day-of and start at about $25. More information is available online at rezartx.com.
Hop aboard the #704 northbound train on Saturday, June 9 and you won't just be catching a ride to Santa Fe or various stops on the way, you'll be taking in some classic theater as well. Since 2010 a small troupe of local actors have been offering culture on the commute with Shakespeare on the Rail. This year performances kick off on Saturday on the #704 northbound and #705 southbound, and players will be bringing scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Comedy of Errorsand Romeo and Julietto passengers. Busy this weekend? Performances also happen on Saturday, June 16 and Saturday, June 23. All you need is pocket money for the train fare.
Happy Birthday, Red Planet!
Red Planet Books & Comics (1002 Park Ave. SW)—our local treasure bringing readers the best art, words and comics penned and inked by Native American and Indigenous artists—is celebrating the first anniversary of its Downtown storefront this Saturday, June 9. In addition to all the great titles lining the well-stocked shelves, there will be games ready to be played and a book signing by VR Janis. Janis is the author of more than 10 books that weave Lakota and Ojibwe language into stories featuring vivid imagery, engaging fantasy and vital culture. The party starts early at 10am and goes late—until 6pm. Drop in anytime to pick up a new book and wish Red Planet well and many happy returns.