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Friday, January 8
Walk It Off
ABQ ArtWalk returns to Downtown Albuquerque this Friday, Jan. 8 starting at 5pm. This first edition of the new year promises a series of curbside artisans, food trucks, parking lot pop-ups and art exhibitions. OT Circus (718 Central Ave. NW), for example, hosts an opening reception that night for its new exhibit “Walking Colors,” featuring the whimsical, bold, and colorful work of Stephanie Galloway. Artists are also setting up outside Boese Brothers Brewery (601 Gold SW), where you can drop in afterward to enjoy some locally brewed beers and ciders on Boese’s patio. Secret Gallery presents “The Neighborhood” street photo show and a pop-up exhibit in the parking lot of The Ruppe (807 Fourth St. SW), featuring local artisans, curbside music and food vendors. Masks are required and occupancy is limited inside all participating venues. Check out facebook.com/events/335283934110784 for an up-to-date list of participants and locations. (Devin D. O’Leary)
Friday, January 8
The Gallery ABQ presents its January 2021 Salon Show. This month’s featured exhibit will be The Nature Photography of Jeremy Stein (In Memoriam). An opening night reception kicks it off on Jan. 8 from 5 to 8pm. This is a fundraising event, and 75 percent of sales will go to the New Mexico BioPark Society. The Gallery ABQ is located at 8210 Menaul Blvd. NE. For more information, go to thegalleryabq.com. (Devin D. O’Leary)
Saturday, January 9
COVID and the Nation
The Amerind Museum in Arizona presents a timely webinar: The Navajo Nation and the COVID-19 Pandemic with Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD. On Jan. 9, starting at 11am, University of New Mexico Professor Jennifer Nez Denetdale examines the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon the Navajo Nation. As the first-ever Diné (Navajo) to earn a PhD in history, Denetdale is a strong advocate for Native peoples and strives to foster academic excellence in the next generation of students interested in Indigenous Studies. This online program is free, but space is limited. To register go to bit.ly/AmerindOnline010921. (Devin D. O’Leary)
Sunday, January 10
Nuptials on Wheels
The times, they are a-changin’. Even weddings (and wedding planning) are looking different these days. So the folks at New Mexico Wedding Expo are helping out with a Drive-Thru Wedding Expo on Jan. 10 from Noon to 4pm at Embassy Suites (1000 Woodward Place NE). With luck the full-sized annual NM Wedding Expo will return to Isleta Resort & Casino in June. But for now, you can start planning your wedding by driving by and picking up a goodie bag full of info from the best local wedding pros. For more details go to weddingguidenm.com. (Devin D. O’Leary)