516 ARTS (516 Central Ave. SW) continues their focus on New Mexico’s own in conjunction with the exhibit In Our Own Backyard by hosting Collectors Collect New Mexico II on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. Featured speakers RJ Bailie, Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico (CAS); Diana Gaston, director of Tamarind Institute; Marisa Sage, director/curator at the University Art Museum, NMSU; and artists Nicola López and Emmi Whitehorse will discuss current directions in New Mexican art from the perspective of, you guessed it, collectors. For more information about this free, all-ages event, see 516arts.org.
You are guaranteed far better singing and dancing in Albuquerque Little Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain than you found in the finale of “Game of Thrones.” Opening this Friday, May 24 at 7:30pm at Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale Ave. SW), this stage adaption of the Freed film is the perfect change of pace after stormy clouds have chased everyone from the place. Tickets range from $17 to $25 for this all-ages event. For more information and tickets, see albuquerquelittletheatre.org.
The 24 hours of Saturday, May 25 offer a real-time look at some of the freshest, contemporary Instagram photography across the globe via the 24 Hour Photo Project. As of print, 3,438 photographers from 725 cities in 93 countries will be documenting their cities with a photograph every hour. Sure, Albuquerque has photographers participating (you can be one as well, if you sign up at 24hourproject.org), but the truly great thing is being able to see what others are doing at the same time in other parts of the world. That means you can grab yourself a tamale (and a map) here in Albuquerque and check out what a photographer in the northern Ghanaian city of Tamale is shooting that same day. For more information on this free, all-ages event see #24HourProject on Instagram.
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The Open Space Visitor Center, powerhouse of the Albuquerque art scene that it has become, has done it again, pairing haiku poets with visual artists for The Art of Haiku at the Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors Blvd. NW). Join poets and artists for an artists’ reception this Saturday, May 25 from 2pm to 4pm. Before, during or after, feel free to wander about the open space and compose your own haiku. For more information about this free, all-ages event, see cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space.