In conjunction with the exhibit Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, 516 ARTS hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryElizabeth Kolbert for a public conversation with New Mexico journalist Laura Paskus about the mass extinction currently chipping away at the seemingly solid foundation of our existence on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30pm at KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave. NW). Directly following the talk will be a reception and book signing across the street at 516 ARTS (516 Central Ave. SW). Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for members of 516 ARTS and $6 for students. For more information on this all-ages event, see 516arts.org.
Five-dollar green chile cheeseburgers and a $50 first prize awaits the poet who can show it at the Burque Revolt Poetry Money Slam on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Canvas Artistry (3120 Central Ave. SE). The 2020 Burque Revolt Slam Team is picking its members as poets compete with compassion for their spot, without the use of homophobic, racist, classist or sexist rhetoric, or scented body products. For more information on this free, all-ages, stink-free event, see burquerevoltpoetryslam.wordpress.com.
Zinester Bijou Karman brings her bright ideas and bright colors to Tamarind Institute (2500 Central Ave. SE) for a talk on her work on Friday, Oct. 4 at 5:30pm. As part of ABQ Zine Fest, count on Karman to get the zine scene revved up for the Saturday’s largest-ever Albuquerque zine fest at National Hispanic Cultural Center. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see abqzf.com.
Celebrating and questioning the changing ways in which gay men hook up in our digital age is the subject of photographers Apolo Gomex and Max Woltman’s new exhibit R U LOOKING? opening Friday, Oct. 4 at Sanitary Tortilla Factory (401 Second Street SW) with a reception from 6pm to 8pm. For more information of this free, all-ages event, see sanitarytortillafactory.org.
Time to Face It
Arguably, no other image has been more widespread and controversial within the Christian faith than that of Mary, the mother of Jesus. For centuries, Mary has been the subject of rifts between groups taking sides on Mariology and Mariolatry, in the process producing an exceptional wealth of religious art. Curator of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe Alicia Romero brings her breadth of knowledge about New World religious iconography to the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Rd. NW) for a talk titled The Many Faces of Mary on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1pm. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see cabq.gov/museum.