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Film/Television Editor, Copy Editor Devin D. O'Leary served as film/television editor at Weekly Alibi for 28 years. He wrote and produced four feature films here in New Mexico and has been the booker/host of Midnight Movie Madness screenings at Guild Cinema for 13 years.

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Saturday, May 15

Sharing Is Caring

Food is Free Albuquerque celebrates the Official Opening of FIFABQ’s Community Space at 11am on May 15. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to “social empowerment through the growing and sharing of fresh food.” Their new community space is located inside Cottonwood Mall (10000 Coors Bypass NW). Organizers are registering fruit trees and looking for new volunteers the help grow and distribute food throughout our community. If you’ve been curious about volunteering for the food equity organization, but you need more information, here’s your chance to get the know the team. Baby plants are also up for grabs at the free grand opening event, and the group promises that, “We love dirt. There will definitely be dirt.” A variety of items made by local vendors are also available for sale at the community space. All proceeds go toward supporting FIFABQ. For more info go to fifabq.org. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Saturday, May 15

Heritage House

Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro returns on May 15, from 1 to 3pm. Each year in May, Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House in Corrales joins the Corrales Historical Society to celebrate local heritage with a free event in heart of Corrales. This year’s event is a virtual collaboration that exhibits the living traditions of New Mexico. Join via the website (cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-museum/events/heritage-day) or Facebook (facebook.com/casasanysidro). A variety of online activities that highlight local art and history are available. Take a virtual tour through the entirety of Casa San Ysidro to learn about the Minge Collection and the property’s history. Explore the Museum’s collections in depth through the eyes of Casa San Ysidro’s docents. And learn about traditional art forms practiced by contemporary heritage artists from around the state. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Saturday, May 15

Kick It!

It’s soccer time! And with COVID waning, we actually have the opportunity to see a New Mexico United game live and in person. After a year spent on the road, the New Mexico United 2021 Home Opener hits RGCU Field at Isotopes Park (1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE) on May 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets for regular season matches ($16.50 to $55) are available on a limited basis, dependent upon county, state and federal COVID-safe protocols, and will be released a few matches at a time to allow United to adjust to the latest guidelines. Tickets are available in waves, with each wave capped to provide equitable access for everyone. In addition, tickets will be sold in pods of varying sizes to allow for proper social distancing. For the most up-to-date ticketing information, go to newmexicoutd.com. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Sunday, May 16

Low and Slow

On May 16 from 5 to 10pm, New Mexico Motorsports, Insideout and Collected & Connective Events invite riders and drivers to the Barrio to Barrio Community Cruise. Come cruise the Lead/Coal loop. Experience open gallery exhibits at Nopal Gallery in Nob Hill barrio and Secret Gallery in Barelas barrio. Check out Por Vida Tattoo. Then end the night with a reception at Insideout Bar (622 Central Ave. SW) for Barrio Soul Sunday! Expect food, music, drinks, an artisan market, gallery openings and plenty of good, old-fashioned New Mexico-style cruising. The Community Cruise is open to all rides, all styles, all makes, all years. This is a COVID-compliant event, so please help the businesses and attendees stay safe by wearing masks and maintaining appropriate social distancing. For more info go to facebook.com/events/178539980785482. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Tuesday, May 18

Picture This

History of Photography from Indigenous Perspectives is an online course offered by the Institute of American Indian Arts. As a survey of the history of photography, the course examines photography “as a technological, aesthetic, social and political process from its development in the 19th century to the current ubiquity of digital images.” Within this broad overview is a specific emphasis on photography as it relates to Native communities—including historical photographs by non-Native photographers, the recovery of the work of early Native photographers and recent work by contemporary Native photographers. The class is taught by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe from Siksika Nation in Alberta, Canada. She is assistant faculty of art history in the Museum Studies Department at IAIA. This online class meets Tuesday and Thursday from May 18 to June 3, from Noon to 1pm. The cost is $34. To register go to iaia.edu/outreach/continuing-education. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Wednesday, May 19

Navajo Lit

The University of Arizona Press recently published The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature. This wide-ranging anthology brings together writers who offer perspectives that span generations and perspectives on life and Diné history. Poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction and academic history are all represented in the book. Albuquerque’s Bookworks is celebrating with Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature—A Group Reading on May 19 starting at 6pm. Editors and contributors to the volume (including writer/multimedia artist Esther G. Belin, San Juan College Professor Emeritus Connie A. Jacobs and linguistic anthropologist Anthony K. Webster) are gathering for a virtual Zoom reading/Q&A. To purchase the book ($24.95) or to register for the free Zoom link, go to bkwrks.com/dine-reader. (Devin D. O’Leary)

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