Join poet Demetria Martinez for an evening of readings and community at WOC: Featuring Demetria Martinez on Thursday, June 27 from 6pm to 8pm at El Chante: Casa de Cultura (804 Park Ave. SW). Come on the early side to catch the self-identified women of color open mic at this free, all-ages event.
Watching Your Language
When the extent of the event description is, “Words! Music! Emotions! Wine!” you can expect anything ranging from a Christmas Eve at home with your loving extended family to a full-bore blowout rendition of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Find out just what exactly is going on at q-Staff Theatre (400 Broadway Blvd. SE) on Friday, June 28 at 7pm when Chelsea Bunn, Leila Chatti, Maria DeBlassie and Steven Romero bring you Bad Mouth: Summer Summer. Tickets start at $5. For more information about this event, see q-staff.com.
The folk and folklore of the 19th century Mexican border states from the Gulf of Mexico clear over to the Pacific find new life in Otila: Linda Frontera by the dance company Yeztli Danza y Arte opening Friday, June 28 at 7pm at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro Dr. NE). Tickets for this all-ages event are $20, with a $5 break for students and seniors. For more information and tickets, see eventbrite.com.
Of the big ones (more than 100 meters), there are over 150 million asteroids orbiting around our very own solar system. How likely is it that one will crash into the Earth and kill everyone on the planet? You can make that your very first question to a friendly docent when you walk in the door at Asteroid Day on Sunday, June 30 from 10am to 2pm at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain Rd. NW). Got even more concerns? Then seek out the curator of the exhibition, Dr. Tom Prettyman, on hand to answer questions at an “Asteroid Advice Booth.” This international event is all part of a campaign to “educate people worldwide about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations.” The odds are looking good, so don’t miss out on this all-ages event that is included with your museum admission. For more information (about the event, not how to survive an impact event), see nmnaturalhistory.org.