The Anthropocene has been a trying time for the only known planet that can sustain life. Now facing a human-driven mass extinction, scholars and artists are getting together for a moderated panel discussion (with audience Q&A) to discuss ecopedagogy and art “as experimental forms for teaching, learning, and practicing resilience in the face of ecological crisis.” Join Bill Gilbert, Erika Osborne, Kaitlin Bryson, David Naranjo and Brionna Garcia for EARTH: A panel discussion about art & ecopedagogy at the UNM Art Museum second floor gallery in the Center for the Arts building on UNM Main Campus on Thursday, April 18 from 6pm to 8pm. This all-ages event is free and open to the public. For more information see artmuseum.unm.edu.
Being overdressed when the cops show up is rare in Albuquerque, but opening this Friday, April 19, you can find just that on stage in Albuquerque Little Theater’s production of the Neil Simon farce Rumors. Directed by Henry Avery, this play is filled with jokey stuff surrounding a well-to-do anniversary party in New York that’s marred by inadvertent gunplay. Rumors runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm April 19 through May 5, with Sunday matinees at 2pm. General admission tickets are $23. Albuquerque Little Theater (244 San Pasquale SW) has labeled the show PG-13, which is fine because kids probably aren’t going to get the jokes anyway. For more information and tickets, see albuquerquelittletheatre.org.
The Bard’s tragic, cautionary tale of poor promotional decisions takes on a new dimension in Othello: The Remix for one night only at Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts (4121 Cutler Ave NE) on Saturday, April 20 at 6:30pm. Brought to you by Scaffolding Theatre Company and the International District Economic Development Center, join Othello, Iago, Roderigo and all your favorites as they rap their way through this classic without caring a fig for those stuck on traditional approaches to Shakespeare. Tickets are $20 for this all-ages presentation. For more information see scaffoldingtheatrecompany.com.
If you don’t know the poetry of Rich Boucher, you are missing out. Remedy that on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 10:30am as Boucher reads at Sunday Chatter from his newly released book All of This Candy Belongs to Me. Chatter is held at Las Puertas (1512 First St NW). Tickets range from $5 to $15 for this all-ages event. For more information see chatterabq.org.
It seems inconceivable that someone could still see windmills as something they are clearly not, ascribe to them magical attributes and believe that it is their righteous, God-approved duty to rid them from the Earth, but more than 400 years later Don Quixote de la Mancha still holds up. Join Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque as they celebrate Miguel de Cervantes and his classic work during Semana Cervantina from April 23 through April 27. Festivities begin with a lecture titled "Spain and the Independence of the United States" by historian Tom Chavez on Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW). This event is free and open to the public. For more information see nhccnm.org.