February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and raising the consciousness is Burque Revolt as they dedicate their Saturday, Feb. 22 event ABQ Unidos Poetry Slam to spreading awareness of teen dating violence, while creating a safe space for teens to use their words to express themselves. Warehouse 508 (508 First Street NW) is the place be for this free, all-ages event, and 4pm to 7pm is the time to be there. To find out more about this event and why should absolutely not wear scented products or spew your hate speech there, see burquerevoltpoetryslam.wordpress.com.
Keshet's 2020 Choreographers' Showcase premieres the work of local, regional and national choreographers on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2pm at the Keshet Center for the Arts (4121 Cutler Ave. NE). Tickets range from $10 to $15 for this all-ages dance event and are available at keshetarts.org.
Carolyn Meyer is an old white lady. Where she grew up (America), lots of people are racist and so was she. “I grew up in an America post World War II, where racism was as natural as breathing air,” Meyer says. “Everything in my community—my parents, their friends, even my piano teacher—taught me that whites are inherently better than blacks. And those lessons shaped who I was...until they didn’t.” That is the starting point of her new one-women show The Old White Lady Tells It, opening Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4pm at The Cell Theatre (700 First Street NW). A bold premise from a brazen octogenarian, this show promises to be an intimate look at bigotry in our culture and how one old white lady moved past it. Tickets are $20. For more information and tickets, see forumabq.com.