Giving voice to the stories of women’s resilience in the form of pottery are Helen Atkins, Jordyn Bernicke and Monique Rivera, who collectively comprise Plates Against Patriarchy. Join them on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Harwood Art Center’s (1114 7th St NW) annual Bridge: Art & Social Justice Exhibition where you will find an exhibit of handmade porcelain plates, food trucks and the urge to “smash the patriarchy one plate at a time.” For more information on this free, all-ages event, see harwoodartcenter.org.
How many times have you thought, “what would a genocide look like with a vibrant color field of primary colors and death represented as sacred and on a pedestal?” Jesse Raine Littlebird spent some time thinking about that and is presenting his findings in the form of the paintings that make up the solo exhibit PRIMITIVE EARTHQUAKE opening at AC2 Gallery (301 Mountain Rd. NE) with a reception on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5:30pm to 9pm. He is joined by Matthew Bollinger, whose concurrent solo exhibit, CHROMATICISM, features his mixed media drawings and paintings that involve the operas of Wagner. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see ac2gallery.org.
El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past opens this Friday, Sept. 6 with an opening reception from 6pm to 8pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum (1701 Fourth Street SW). Billed as a Peruvian art exhibit to challenge stereotypes about Peruvian art exhibits, this multi-artist, multi-media is show is ready to challenge all comers’ thoughts on Perú. For more information on this free, all-ages event see nhccnm.org.
Are people bugging you so much that you feel like you are going to puke? When a vulture gets harassed, they just vomit on whatever animal is harassing them. That usually gets them to stop! You can learn more about this great self-defense technique and other helpful tips from these magnificent birds you can apply in your own life at International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10am to 2pm at ABQ BioPark (903 Tenth Street SW). Be sure not to miss the “Sniffing Station” where you can go nose to nose with vultures trying to smell dead animals from miles away. The first one to stick their bald head into a rotting carcass is clearly the winner. All of this fun is included in your park admission. For more information on this all-ages event, see abqbiopark.com.
Take a deep breath of the next generation as 17-year-old slam poet Emily Jaramillo-Leyba takes the mic for the last Respira show of the year at Red Planet Books & Comics (1002 Park Ave. SW) on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4pm. Captain of the Indigenous poetry group Rez Spit, Jaramillo-Leyba brings her solo work to Red Planet for this free, all-ages Burque Revolt event. For more information see burquerevoltpoetryslam.wordpress.com.