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Thursday, November 19
The Write Track
Professional writer, filmmaker and educator Scotty Milder (Dead Billy, “The Neighborhood,” “Vanya”) hosts Writing the TV Pilot, a six-week virtual writing class through Albuquerque’s Sol Acting Academy. This course aims to teach the fundamentals of writing the one-hour drama for television, both in the serial and episodic formats. Story structure, character, screenplay format and style, how to write engaging dialogue and how to create a sense of subtext through action will all be discussed. Students can also learn about the business side of TV writing: how to craft a successful “pitch” and develop a “bible” for your show. The class meets via Zoom on Thursdays, 6 to 8pm, Nov. 19 through Jan. 14. Cost is $315. You can register by going to solacting.com. (Devin D. O’Leary)
Friday, November 20
If you enjoy the finer ends in life, then The Back Tat Project is the art exhibit for you. Join art- and back-lovers at OT Circus this Friday, Nov. 20, for a look at local photographer Pat Berrett’s series featuring the tatted backs of women. Since he began the project in the ’90s, Pat has photographed more than 60 women and their unique tattoos. Due to the state’s new COVID orders, the exhibit’s free closing night reception has been moved to Facebook Live (facebook.com/events/358367432268836/). The event will start around 6pm. Log on and check it out. (Joshua Lee)
Down With DRZLTN
Local MC/producer/artist-educator Scotty Milder and Sister Bar host the Def-i Album Release Party this Friday, Nov. 20. The rapidly rising rapper has teamed up with Northwest superproducer Smoke M2D6 of Oldominion to create his newest EP, titled DRZLTN. The album features guest appearances from Myka 9, Illmac, One Be Lo, Sleep of Oldominion, Smoke M2D6, Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose, A. Billi Free, Baby Shel, Liv The Artist, Tanaya Winder, Stuart James, YVHIKV, Landon Wordswell and more. Starting at 8pm head to Facebook Live (facebook.com/events/288068499083643) to catch a free live-streamed performance from Def-i and D’DAT at Sister Bar. To preorder your copy of the album, go to def-i.bandcamp.com/album/drzltn-2. (Devin D. O’Leary)
Wednesday, November 25
You can help nonprofit music event producer AMP Concerts bring live music back to New Mexico in 2021 with the AMP Concerts Pandemic Recap and Fundraiser. Starting at 6pm on Nov. 25, the event live-streams on AMP’s Facebook page and on its YouTube Channel. It features tuneful highlights from the group’s 2020 efforts to bring live music to Albuquerque audiences in the time of COVID (drive-In concerts, live streams and the Postcards from Santa Fe series). Donations of all levels are being accepted, and like the best PBS fund drives, you get swag in exchange for your cash. (For $25 you can score an AMP face mask. For $1,600 you get a pass for two to all AMP Concerts events in 2021.) For more details go to ampconcerts.org/event/367280/amp-concerts-pandemic-recap-and-fundraiser. (Devin D. O’Leary)