Hundreds of fiber pieces, each containing hundreds of pieces of fiber themselves, will be on display along with vendors, classes and demonstrations at the 2019 Fiber Arts Fiesta - "Celebrate Fiber" this Thursday, May 30 and Friday, June 1 at Expo New Mexico – Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex (300 San Pedro Dr. NE) from 10am to 5pm. Once again, the New Mexico Quilters Association has put together a show of fiber arts that is sure to thrill people who like that sort of thing. Tickets are $8. For more information on this all-ages event, see fiberartsfiesta.org.
Jesús Muñoz debuts his newly choreographed work Jesús Muñoz Teatro Flamenco on Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm at Flamenco Works (1010 Coal Ave. SW). Working with 20 collaborators, Muñoz assures the audience exquisite of dancing and music that “promises to provide a subliminal trance-like experience.” General admission tickets are $35, with VIP table seating for $55. For more information and tickets for this all-ages event, see flamencoworks.org.
“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature,” said the great 19th century father of modern sculpture Auguste Rodin, yet here we are after the rains with a river full of garbage. So grab a trash bag (provided), put on your gloves (provided) and get down to National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) parking lot on the West side of the building to join up with Serve ABQ to clean up the Rio Grande on Saturday, June 1 at 11am. This is a free, all-ages event.
If you don’t know the story of Estevanico, the African slave brought to Florida by the Spanish as part of the Narváez expedition in 1527, who attempted to sail across the Gulf of Mexico in a makeshift raft, but instead was shipwrecked on Galveston Island and then walked across the Southwest, ending up at the Zuni Pueblo where he was subsequently killed, then you are not ready for the alternative theory that Zuni people helped fake his death to help him gain his freedom from his Spanish slaveholder. If you do know that story and would like to hear more, then check out the Placitas History Project’s presentation by historian/author Dennis Herrick of Esteban: Eight Years Across the American Southwest at Placitas Community Library (453 Hwy, 165, Placitas) on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see placitaslibrary.com.