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Michael Richie and the Sierra Club have fought to preserve a little-known stretch of malpais west of Cuba, N.M., for years. Majestic cliffs, ancient junipers and hunks of petrified wood inhabit the landscape there. The preservation of this unusual region is part of a proposal before the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM hosts a public hearing on the Rio Puerco Resource Management Draft Plan in Albuquerque on Wednesday, Sept. 12. You can get ahold of a copy at bit.ly/BLMplan or at the Main Library (501 Copper NW). (Marisa Demarco)Marriott PyramidPublic Meeting to Protect the Badlands
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As the New Mexico State Fair gets going this week, don't be too distracted by the livestock, neon lights, fried sundries and Mötley Crüe mirrors. Each day of the late summer/early autumn carnival (ending on Sept. 23) offers an afternoon to early evening local music schedule that's ripe for the harvest. For instance, catch rock band Double Plow there on Friday night. For the full music pavilion schedule, visit exponm.com. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)Expo New MexicoDouble Plow • rock
Many historians pinpoint the birthplace of the Chicano movement as mid-‘60s New Mexico. On Friday, Sept. 14, Downtown gallery El Chante: Casa de Cultura hosts a celebration of two emissaries from that turbulent time. Padre Luis Jaramillo served the Catholic Church for 50 years and was active in the Black Berets’ civil rights work. He’ll display a series of his digital art, alongside a collection of woodcarvings and photo collages by historian and educator Tomás Atencio. Atencio is perhaps best known as a co-founder of La Academia de la Nueva Raza, a gathering space that was a kind of Chicano think tank where radical new philosophies were discussed and community history recorded. That same spirit is likely to infuse the show at El Chante. Show up between 6 and 8 p.m. and show some respect for our elders. Opening night festivities also feature live music by Teresa Cordóva and poetry by Joseluis Ortiz. For more details, call 400-9201. (Margaret Wright)El Chante: Casa de CulturaPrimos Art Show: 'Un Viejo Nuevo' and 'El Resolanero' reception
You've probably had corn chips without salsa before, right? And they're boring. So why not take an afternoon and celebrate the condiment that makes them worthwhile at the 8th Annual Old Town Salsa Fiesta? There will be a homemade salsa competition—with recipes mixed up on the spot by amateur chefs—music by salsa bands, performances by salsa dancers and (presumably salsa-related) kids' activities and crafts. The fiesta is free to the public, or, for $5, you can participate in the tasting and judging. (Ty Bannerman)Old Town Plaza8th Annual Old Town Salsa Fiesta
The Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico is continuing a proud 20-year tradition of organizing a fall ride along the Rio Grande. Whether you choose a 25-mile, 50-mile, 65-mile or 100-mile journey, registration is $60. You'll get maps, rest stops, a T-shirt and membership into the BCNM for a year. Funds go toward continuing the coalition's mission to advocate for cyclists. Register online or do it in person, and pick up your packet between 6 and 9 a.m. There's no mass start, but 100-mile voyagers should hit the road by 8 a.m.; everyone else, by 9 a.m. The post-ride party starts at noon. (Marisa Demarco)Los Ranchos Village Hall (Los Ranchos)Bicycle tour of the Rio Grande Valley
- Wanted: Your Best Photographs
Shutterbugs gather up your best pieces and pick some to submit for hanging in the new Bernalillo County headquarters when the gov-peeps move to Alvarado Square, happening now until Monday, August 31. The selected photographs will be printed in a large scale and format. They will be used to create a welcoming environment for county customers, county employees and the general public. Some will be used on the windows of the new Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office suite. The photographs should represent the history and character of Bernalillo County and its people, places, landscapes and unique events in our county. There are some big bucks involved as chosen photographers will receive $1,500, with a limit of one photograph per artist. The chosen photos will become part of the public art program’s permanent collection. There is no fee or age limit required to submit. For more information, visit bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)
- City on the Edge
City on the Edge is a breezy, smart podcast looking at the stories from Albuquerque history that have often been overlooked. Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic like the 1955 crash of TWA flight 260, Sandia Man or the 1918 quarantine. Worthwhile listening that will spur your curiosity about things you didn’t even know about in the city where you live. It’s free and available wherever you get your podcasts. (Clarke Condé)
In the words of Dean Martin, “Baby, it's cold outside.” So lend a helping hand to the homeless folks in Burque by contributing to Astro-Zombies' 8th Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive. Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, drop off new, adult-sized cold weather sleeping bags at the comic store to help local homeless people weather the winter cold. The bags will be distributed throughout the community on Christmas Eve. And for each bag you donate, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win awesome prizes from the likes of Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio and more. After all, when told, “Baby, you'd freeze out there,” even Dean's lady asked him to lend her a coat. (Renée Chavez)Astro-ZombiesEighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
- 2020 Bosque Chile Festival
Looking for a little chile? The 2020 Bosque Chile Festival, a celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, is happening Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, with times waiting to be officially announced. But due to COVID-19 and the State of New Mexico public health order, the festival will be presented virtually! There will still be entertainment, art activities, a virtual artisan market, chile-chef demonstrations, educational workshops and more. This free, all-ages event is meant to give those stuck at home a chance to see what the state has to offer. If you are a high-quality chile-inspired and authentic New Mexican business with an e-commerce website and want to be a vendor, there is still time. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, August 5. For more information email email@example.com.