If you are sick of taking pictures with a lens on a camera (or your phone) and are ready to look into another way to create photographs, then check out Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner (co-founders of Pinhole Resource) at their pinhole photography demo this Thursday, May 16 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Rd. NW). This demonstration is part of Albuquerque Museum’s Third Thursday events that include food, drinks, music and yoga in the sculpture garden. For more information about this free, all-ages event, see cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum.
Creep, careen or catapult yourself about the state of New Mexico this weekend for three days of fibrous fun at the 2019 New Mexico Fiber Crawl from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Feel the tradition and the latest in contemporary design from loominous textiles to handwoven homespun as you tour the finest fiber farms, studios and galleries New Mexico has to offer. For more information and a map to all the locations for this all-ages, statewide event see nmfibercrawl.org.
Three actors and three chairs fill the stage for Irish playwright Abbie Spallen’s gas station drama Pumpgirl at Mother Road Theatre Company (6320 Domingo Rd. NE Ste. B) on Friday, May 17. Don’t miss this final production of Mother Road’s 11th season, where the main character is billed as one “who walks like John Wayne and looks like his horse.” The black humor and blue language are sure to leave you with gasoline-soaked dreams of Irish borderland storytelling. Doors open at 6:30pm for an opening night gala filled with food and drink. Curtain is at 7:30pm. Tickets for mature audiences are $30 (students $25). For tickets and more information, see motherroad.org.
Cindy Dominguez, Daniel Peebles, Mary Zaremba and Miguel Gandert bring their craft of photography to April Price Projects Gallery (201 Third Street. NW Ste. G) with an opening reception of Constructed Reality this Saturday, May 18 from 5pm to 8pm. For more information on this free all-ages event, see designstudionm.com.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) brings South American folk and fare to the Fifth Annual South American Folk Fair this Sunday, May 19 from 2pm to 7pm. South American foods will be available, sure, but the big draw are the dancers representing Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Tickets for this all-ages event are $16 on the day of the show, with children 12 and under getting in for free. For tickets and more information, see nhccnm.org.