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Event Picks: April 8-14


Friday, April 9

From the Floorboards

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory is set to perform its first show of 2021. The performance streams live from Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque (located inside Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town) on April 9 and 10, starting at 8pm. Similar to a jazz club, a tablao is an intimate performance venue made especially for flamenco, consisting of a small stage surrounded by cafe seating where audience members can eat, drink and watch the dance performances. Sadly, the COVID pandemic has shuttered many of Spain's traditional tablao venues. But this show is a perfect opportunity to experience that dynamic and spontaneous interplay between musicians and dancers in the privacy of your own home. Viewing passes are available now at and provide online access to the livestream through April 17. Passes are $20 or $50, with part of the money going to support Yjastros Artist Fund. (Devin D. O'Leary)

Saturday, April 10

Art in April

OT Circus is having its very first Art Market of the year on April 10 from 9am to 1pm. Eight local and socially distanced artists and makers will be set up in the gallery's driveway at 709 Central Ave NW. Inside the gallery, you can view the ChilleHott & Dangr show, if you missed it at the opening on First Friday ABQArtwalk. Once you've checked out all the art at OT Circus, head on over across the street to the gallery's "sister space" where you will find another eight artists set up outside in the parking lot! Masks are required, of course. For more details, go to (Devin D. O'Leary)

Saturday, April 10

Dancing in the Dark

Alchemy and Headphone Dance Party present Dark in the Park on April 10 from 7 to 9pm. DJ K'Oss and special guest DJ Ren Adams (who will also be doing some cool visual projections) are there that night playing a mix of electro, industrial, EDM, EBM, new wave and post punk tunes. This masked and socially distanced dance party takes place in Altura Park (4100 Hannett Ave. NE), near Indian School and Washington. The three-channel radio frequency headphones that are provided have a very large range, so you can distance anywhere in the park and still stay connected to the music. This is a free event, but organizers will be taking donations for the DJs and also fundraising for the Albuquerque Indian Center. (Devin D. O'Leary)

Saturday, April 10

A Generation of Dance

Join staff and alumni for conversations and footage from the last 25 years of Keshet Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Program (KP3). For a quarter century Keshet's instructors have provided a diverse curriculum of contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz and hip hop, training young students to pursue careers as professional dancers, dance in higher education or to find success in other fields. The 25th Anniversary: KP3 Retrospective takes place April 10 from 2 to 3:30pm. Tickets are free, or $5 to $10 if you want to help support the longtime local arts organization. To register in advance for this online Zoom event, go to (Devin D. O'Leary)

Saturday, April 10

Let the Music Play

The New Mexico Philharmonic hopes to return soon to presenting regular concerts at Popejoy Hall, National Hispanic Cultural Center, local Albuquerque churches and the Albuquerque BioPark. In the meantime you can help keep the musical institution alive with the Ninth Annual New Mexico Philharmonic Gala on April 10. Businesses and individuals have an opportunity to support Albuquerque’s most prominent performing arts organization and the education programs that they facilitate with this year's virtual event. The theme of the 2021 gala is A Decade Together: Help Us Shine! Starting at 6pm the symphony hosts a full online program featuring musical offerings, a live auction and a “Raise the Paddle" event. Any contribution for the “Raise the Paddle” is tax deductible. There is no fee for viewing this free event, but you must register in advance at (Devin D. O'Leary)


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