The oral tradition of winter storytelling has been a part of Native American culture for centuries. Join Shkeme (pronounced "shimmy") Garcia from the Pueblos of Tamaya and Walatowa as he entertains viewers with his special gift. Garcia will share classic favorites including Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun, How Rabbit Got His Long Ears, Dog Tails and Star Woman. $7.50 gets you in the door for the 1 p.m. performance only, or $20 lets you enjoy the stories with a belly full of warm, all-you-can-eat Pueblo Harvest Cafe goodness starting at 11:30 a.m. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center • Sat Dec 29 • 1 pm • $7.50 • View on Alibi calendar
Futures for Children has been working to make sure children in Navajo, Hopi and New Mexico Pueblo tribal communities achieve academic success since 1968. On Thursday at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the Albuquerque-based organization is bringing awareness to its work by holding its first ever Native Jam Night. Hosted by Harlan McKosato of "Native America Calling," performances by Native Roots, The Plateros, Saving Damsels and Shelly Morningsong will broadcast live that night on KUNM 89.9 FM. The show will also air on radio stations throughout the U.S. and Canada via Native Voice One. Get in on the festivities by purchasing tickets at futuresforchildren.org/about/donate.
Also, JJ Otero, lead singer and rhythm guitar player for Saving Damsels, did this week’s Song Roulette. See what turned up here.