Bookworks, in conjunction with UNM’s Creative Writing Program, will present actress, author and internet phenomenon Felicia Day. The cult star will appear on the UNM campus on Friday, April 29, in support of her book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir. Day will participate in a conversation with Craig Chrissinger of the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society and sign copies of the book, which came out in paperback on April 19. Day was crowned Queen of the Geeks when she created and starred in the hit web series “The Guild,” which ran for six seasons. She went on to appear in numerous mainstream shows and films, including Syfy’s “Eureka” and The CW’s “Supernatural.” She also costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Ticket price for Day’s UNM appearance is $16 and includes a paperback copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet. (Hardcover and CD audio versions are available for $25.99 and $29.99, respectively.) Go to bookworks’ site to pre-purchase your book and guarantee seating at this event. The event starts at 7pm at UNM’s Woodward Hall.
The REZILIENCE Indigenous Arts Experience comes to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Saturday, April 30, from 9am to midnight. Amid this immersive, multimedia experience will be several films. The films are showing under the banner of “REZILIENCE VISION—Future of Indigenous Filmmakers.” The event is hosted by Kiowa/Choctaw nation filmmaker Steve Paul Judd, who will screen his short film “Ronnie BoDean”—starring Wes Studi as the world’s most hungover babysitter. Local Diné talent Felicia Nez will share her short, mixed-media production “Escape to the Moon.” Gregg Deal from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe will be there to premiere a documentary about his controversial performance art piece “Last American Indian on Earth.” Films will be screened in two blocks, starting at 1pm and 3pm. A Q&A will all three filmmakers will follow the second screening. The films will be screened inside the Bank of America Theater, located at 1701 Fourth Street SW. Admission for the day-long event is $5. For more info go to rezartx.com
IATSE 480 and the New Mexico Federation of Labor will present the Second Annual New Mexico Labor Film Festival on Saturday, April 30, in Albuquerque at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) and on Sunday, May 1, in Santa Fe at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 West San Francisco). This event is part of the Global Labor Film Festival and will present several films from around the world focusing on themes important to International Workers’ Day, which is celebrated in more than 80 countries on May 1. The Albuquerque leg will feature a trio of films (Dream On, Schoolidarity and Pride) starting at 2pm. The Santa Fe version will feature Dream On, Waiting for Lefty and a live premiere of the re-scored 1954, shot-in-New Mexico drama Salt of the Earth. National Radio personality Jim Hightower will be there at the Lensic for a special reception and talk. Santa Fe events begin at 1pm. Tickets range from $5 to $100. For more info follow NM Labor Film Festival on Facebook.