Arts events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Arts events

Friday Jan 10, 2020
  • Into the Vortex

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    Burque's estimable Vortex Theatre was, for many years, located in the heart of UNM's student ghetto and featured some awesome work, particularly classics directed by or acted in by legendary local thespians like John Hardman. Now more than 20 years after such halcyon days, they've moved up to the heights to the old Langell's Art Supply building on Carlisle. And guess what? They still feature awesome, challenging, compelling work. Beginning Friday, Jan. 10 and running through Sunday, Feb. 2—with Friday and Saturday showtimes at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm—the curtain rises on Susan and God by Rachel Crothers. It's a dramatic comedy about life and religion in America, directed by Lauren Dusek Albonico and featuring noted local actors Bridget S. Dunn, Nick Johnson and Tait Peterson. This sometimes-overlooked 1930s Modernist masterpiece is the opening offering of a season titled “Drama Queens—400 Years of Women Playwrights.” Tickets for performances range in price for $17 to $24. (August March)

    Vortex Theatre
    Susan and God
Saturday Jan 11, 2020
  • Shake It Up

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    The Haitian earthquake in 2010 took an already poverty-stricken country back to nearly primitive. Watching the heartbreak play out day after day on live television was nearly unbearable, especially for our struggling fellow humans enduring the destruction of not only the buildings and the structures, but their way of life. The African American Performing Arts Center welcomes and celebrates the Haitian culture and all things artistically Haitian with Haiti: After the Earthquake, on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 5:30 to 9:30pm. The Hands of the Caribbean have curated live performances, music and food with proceeds benefiting medical services and trade school programs to help those still in need in Haiti. Tickets run $50 and this event caters to a 21-plus crowd. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Haiti: After the Earthquake
  • Sounds You Make With Your Mouth

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    Leave your bleep censors at home—it's time to get disruptive. The Bad Mouth Series of Words and Music: Winter 2020 show is ramping up the limits of performance with another romp through the fields of literary and musical freedom. Join award-winning writers Tiffany Midge, Michael Farrell Smith and Bryce Emley and local composer Lady Uranium for an evening of literature and sounds this Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7pm. All lovers of daring and experimental art over the age of 13 are invited. Donations of $5 to $10 are appreciated. (Joshua Lee)

    q-Staff Theatre
    Bad Mouth Series of Words and Music: Winter 2020
Tuesday Jan 14, 2020
  • Muppets vs. Puppets

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    Albuquerque Museum has been showing us Jim Henson's unlimited imagination for the last several weeks, but now the elders of Albuquerque can get a feel for the legend's skill and creativity firsthand. On Sundays and Tuesdays beginning Jan. 14 and running through Feb. 18 from 3 to 5pm, learn to make your own unique puppet. For a workshop fee of $80, Devin Ludlow of Human Beast Box teaches the 55-and-over crowd the art of designing, creating and operating fully functioning, personalized characters. Test out a few different techniques, with a focus on buraku, hand and rod and shadow and see what resonates as you inch towards a fully realized creation. Registration is required for this series. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Creative Age: Puppet Making
  • 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 Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)

    Wanted: Your Best Photographs

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