Thursday Nov 14, 2019

  • Learn to Work the Sax

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Come hear the Miguel Zenón Quartet live in concert on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30pm at Outpost Performance Space in beautiful Albuquerque, N.M. Zenón is a master of the bright and curly brass wind instrument invented by Adolphe Sax around 1840. Zenón's work has been nominated for a Grammy, he held a prestigious artistic MacArthur fellowship and is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. Appearing with bandmates Luis Perdomo on piano, Matt Penman playing bass and drummer Henry Cole, Zenón's quartet plays a lively form of jazz inflected with Latinx folk music and rhythmics. Tickets for this all-ages recital range in price from $25 to $30. (August March)

    Outpost Performance Space
    Miguel Zenón Quartet
Friday Nov 15, 2019
  • P.T.SS.D.

    Image by George Williams

    East Mountain playwright Richard Atkins brings the compelling tale of paranoia, revenge and the lingering, personal impact of WWII, DeliKateSSen, to VSA North Fourth Art Center for an eight-show run opening Friday, Nov. 15 at 8pm. DeliKateSSen is the story of two brothers who survived the Holocaust and are struggling to deal with their own deep-seated traumas when a German deli that may or may not be run by a Nazi prepares to open across the street from their own Jewish deli in 1970s Manhattan. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For more information and tickets to this 15-and-over production, see delikatessen.bpt.me. (Clarke Condé)

    VSA North 4th Art Center
    DeliKateSSen
  • Fitter, Happier

    Image by Jason Quigley

    August March often tells acquaintances that Radiohead's 1997 album OK Computer is the tenth-best rocanrol record ever made, and he doesn't want to bother listing the nine that came before. Find some semblance of the truth in that statement and attend a concert by the Portland Cello Project as they perform Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood's pre-millenial masterpiece—accompanied on brass, percussion and guest vocals by Patti King of The Shins, oh my—at the South Broadway Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7:30pm. Admission to this enriching and engaging evening of startling music by the Fab Five from Oxford ranges from $30 to $35 and all ages are admitted. (August March)

    South Broadway Cultural Center
    Portland Cello Project
Saturday Nov 16, 2019
  • Lakshmi Puja

    Diwali is one of the most popular religious festivals in Hinduism. The festival of lights, as it is also known, occurs during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (basically mid-October to November on the Gregorian calendar) and is generally focused on offering puja to Lakshmi—goddess of wealth and prosperity and wife of Vishnu—but may also include the worship of Durga or Kali, depending on region and denomination. For this year's celebration, the India Association of New Mexico presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights, an evening of dance, music and performing arts amid lamp and candle lighting as adherents perform Lakshmi puja. This sacred event takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Journal Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets for this all-ages celebration are available for $10 via the India Association of New Mexico or by calling 306-9624. (August March)

    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Diawli: Festival of Lights
  • Swoop It Up

    Image by Clarke Condé

    Welcome the sandhill cranes back to their winter resting place here along the Rio Grande with Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration of these elegant travelers at the Open Space Visitor Center on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9am to 5pm. A full day of crane-related activities, including a walk with poet Scott Wiggerman, a performance by the Ballet-Afrique Crane Dance Trio, Craneology 101 with Valle del Oro, and not to be missed, the exceptional paintings of cranes by P.K. Williams in the gallery. For more information about this free, all-ages event, see cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/events (Clarke Condé)

    Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
    Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration
  • The Lizard Lounge

    Image via Pixabay

    Cold blood meets hot food at the ABQ BioPark Zoo this Saturday, Nov. 16. Join the zoo's reptile keepers for Destination Dinner: Reptile Dinner and enjoy an evening of fine dining. Watch the West African slender-snouted crocodiles eat their supper while you chow on hors d'oeuvres and a family style meal. Attendees spend time with the scaly inhabitants of the Biopark Reptile House and even get a chance to participate in an auction to buy paintings created by the zoo's alligators. Lizard-lovers over 21 are invited to join the fun at 6pm. Tickets are $75. (Leigh Johnson)

    ABQ BioPark Zoo
    Destination Dinner: Reptile Dinner
Monday Nov 18, 2019
  • New Tricks for Old Dogs

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    You already bought your first set of turntables while wearing shades and a fake mustache. You scored a stack of records from an unsavory character in a grimy alley. Now you need to figure out how to use them without becoming an object of ridicule for your friends and family. Fear not! Best of Burque winner DJ Flo Fader gives a master class in turntable magic starting this Monday, Nov. 18, at Warehouse 508. Running from 6 to 8pm each Monday through Dec. 16, the Adult DJ Class is a five-week program for budding artists older than 21 that shows you the ropes without ever mentioning your age. Course enrollment runs $350. (Joshua Lee)

    Warehouse 508
    Adult DJ Class with DJ Flo Fader