February 2017 Top Picks

friday 3 | 8–11:30 am
50 Communication Hacks.
Make your professional communication easier, faster, and better. Join the WriterGal Network, a consortium of local writers, editors, marketers, graphic designers, and Web developers, for this fast-paced forum featuring tips, tricks and unique approaches for successful branding, promotion, marketing, social media, and more. Please register online. Info: Gravitate, 1121 Fourth St. NW, writergals.com. Cost: $59.

friday 3 | 7–9 pmAlbuquerque Academy Shark Tank
An Evening with “Shark Tank” Star Daymond John. Albuquerque Academy brings celebrity “Shark Tank” entrepreneur Daymond John to Albuquerque. He is the founder of the FUBU clothing line and star of ABC’s hit reality TV series “Shark Tank.” The event will consist of a private, VIP reception, dinner, and a keynote address by Daymond John. Info: Hotel Albuquerque, contact Shannon Barnhill, 858-8834, aa.edu.







saturday 6 | 6–8 pmKR_ENFO2014_8
“At Home in the World”—Art Exhibit. “At Home in the World,” an exhibition and series of public programs about belonging and place, examining how we relate to each other, ourselves, and our countries as globalization force us to rethink issues of nationalities, citizenship, and immigration. Info: 516 Central Ave. SW, 242-1445, 516arts.org, info@516arts.org. Free.




saturday 11 | 10 am–2 pm
Zoo Valentine’s Discovery Day.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the ABQ BioPark Zoo by learning more about Species Survival Plans and reproductive behaviors of animals at discovery stations across the zoo’s habitats. Info: abqbiopark.com.

saturday 11 | 5–7 pm
Fire, Stones, & the Brilliance of Love: Female Jewelers Panel Discussion.
Explore the world of Native jewelry from the perspective of several skilled women who are making their mark as metalsmiths. From innovations like ceramic coating and bronze to pearls and diamonds, these remarkable artists are pushing boundaries in an environment that is often strictly traditional. Come hear their thoughts on changing the Native jewelry industry from the inside. Info: Shumakolowa Native Arts, indianpueblo.org. Free.

sunday 12 | 7:30–9:30 pmQuebe Sisters
The Quebe Sisters—Music Performance. When these triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part, close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. The Americana/Western Swing trio is back after sold-out shows last August. Info: The Cooperage, 7220 Lomas Blvd. NE, 886-1251, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: advance, $22; day of show, $27.










friday 17–sunday 19 | various timesKlezmerQuerque
KlezmerQuerque 15th Annual Festival Opening Event. The event will feature special guest artists Christina Crowder (New York), accordion; Jack Falk (Oregon), voice and clarinet; and Bruce Bierman (California), dance. The schedule includes a children’s dance program, a vegetarian potluck dinner, The Rebbe’s Orkestra, The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band and Rikud Dancers, and more. Info: Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, 343-8227, nahalatshalom.org, cohenedmunds@netzero.net. Free. Suggested donations of $18 welcome.







“The Hammer” Concert. The New Mexico Philharmonic will present “The Hammer” concert with Mahler’s “Symphony No. 6 in A Minor” (his “tragic” symphony), which is full of melody, conflict, and contrast, with the unmistakable hammer blows of fate in its unforgettable finale. Also to be performed will be Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony,”his “Symphony No. 8 in B Minor.” Maestro Grant Cooper will conduct. Info: New Mexico Philharmonic, nmphil.org.

sunday 19 | 2–3:30 pmVoces 8 1
VOCES8—Music Performance. Music at St. John’s proudly presents the world-renowned British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, in its fourth Albuquerque appearance. The ensemble will perform a cappella repertory from Renaissance polyphony to vocal jazz to contemporary commissions and arrangements. Info: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St. NE, 883-9717, musicatstjohns.org. No admission fee; a freewill offering will be received.

saturday 25 | 10 am–2 pm
Winter Wool Festival.
Celebrate the connection between people, plants, and animals. Visit demonstrators as they spin, hook, and weave. Discover how artisans turn fleece into thread and thread into colorful tapestries, rugs, and clothes. Learn all about fiber animals and plants that are iconic to the Southwest, as well as those that come from all over the world. Tutorials will be scheduled throughout the day. Info: abqbiopark.com. Free with admission.


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