Thursday, June 10

Inditas Indeed

Davíd Garcia and Brenda Romero are teaching a free masterclass on Inditas and Other Native N.M. Narrative Ballad Genres through Albuquerque Folk Festival. Inditas are women’s songs shared by everyone. They include narrative ballads, memorials, devotional hymns, and even social dances. They are intercultural and Indo-Hispano by nature and include musical elements of both cultures. It is said that Inditas are Nuevo México’s greatest gift to the traditional music of the Hispanic world. Garcia and Romero will discuss the intercultural context and history of this unique musical genre June 10 at 7pm. The full, in-person Albuquerque Folk Festival takes place October 9. But organizers are tiding over fans with a mini “hybrid” festival in early June. June 8 through 13 features online classes via Zoom by a variety of musical experts. The musical portion of the mini fest is available to audiences both in-person and via live broadcast over the internet June 12 through 13. It includes small in-person performances, jams and sing-alongs. To register for the free masterclasses, go to To sign up to see the musical performances, go to (Devin D. O’Leary)

Friday, June 11

Rock, Rock and More Rock

Hold on to your ears. On June 11 the “heavy desert rock” of Red Mesa joins forces with the “Celtic-inspired stoner rock” of The Horned God and the “heavy/stoney/high desert rock” of Blue Heron. (I sense a trend here.) Doors open at 8pm at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SE). The show runs 9pm to midnight. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at (Devin D. O’Leary)

Friday, June 11

To Infinity, and Beyond!

As part of its new Space Recon exhibit, Electric Playhouse (5201 Ouray Rd. NW) is offering Space Cruise Immersive Dinners every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in June. Check it out on June 11 at 6 or 8pm. Journey through our solar system and beyond in Electric Playhouse’s “newly built luxury space-cruise ship.” There are several stops along the way, courtesy of EP’s immersive interactive projection-mapping. The one-and-a-half-hour cruise experience is paired with a four-course meal featuring “out-of-this-world food.” Price is $85 per person or $110 per person with beverage pairings. To book tickets go to (Devin D. O’Leary)

Friday, June 11

Flamenco en Cabaret

Every Friday and Saturday in June, Flamenco Works Inc. presents Jesús Muñoz Flamenco: En Cabaret. Head to Casa Barelas Community Center (1024 Fourth St. SW) this Friday, June 11 from 8 to 9:30pm for a sample. Featured artists throughout the month include: singer Jose Cortes, legendary guitarist Jose Valle “Chuscales” and protege Mathias Rodriguez, renowned dancer and choreographer Jesús Muñoz and dancer Amalyah Leader. Jesus Munoz Flamenco will be performing live, outdoors. Seating is limited, so make sure to reserve in advance. Ticket prices range from free (kids under 13) to $10 (Barelas residents) to $20 (general admission) to $50 (VIP table seating). For tickets go to (Devin D. O’Leary)

Monday, June 14

Ideas For Walls

Harwood Art Center (1114 Seventh Street NW) is pleased to present its newest exhibit, SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico. SURFACE is an annual juried exhibition and professional development program presented by Harwood Art Center to support the creative and professional growth of emerging New Mexico artists and to expand their visibility and viability in our community. As of this year the program has served 106 talented, committed artists. This year’s SURFACE exhibition in Harwood’s Hall Gallery features Thomas Bowers, Jordan Caldwell, Bridey Caramagno, Lauren Dana Smith, Harley Kirschner, Adrian Martin, Madison McClintock, Kate Overton Miller, H. E. Ramage and Daisy Trudell-Mills. The exhibit is available online and by appointment at Harwood Art Center ( The free exhibit opens June 14 and runs through July 29. (Devin D. O’Leary)