Looking for something to see and do this week? Tempo magazine has it all. This is but a sample of what's going on in local venues ...
Looking for something to see and do this week? Tempo magazine has it all. This is but a sample of what's going on in local venues. For more, check out the magazine inside The Taos News, on sale bright and early Thursday morning.
Día de Cuauhtémoc to be celebrated on Taos Plaza
Danza Azteca de Anáhuac will host the 26th annual interstate Aztec gathering celebrating Nuestro Señor Huey Tlacatecuhtli Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec general, defender of the Americas and chief. Dancers from Colorado, Arizona, California, Texas, New Mexico, Utah and México will celebrate with dances Saturday (Feb. 23), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Taos Plaza. The ceremony creates unity and an awareness of the ancient traditions of our people. Admission is free, donations appreciated.
Dave Hahn regales with tales of mountaineering
The Taos Ski Valley Speaker Series will feature mountaineering legend Dave Hahn with The Himalayan Stove Project Friday (Feb. 22), 4-6:30 p.m., at the Taos Tent, 116 Sutton Place in Taos Ski Valley. Hahn plans to share stories and insights from his rich and diverse history working in extreme environments. Proceeds from the $10 admission will benefit Taos-based nonprofit Himalayan Stove Project, which provides free, clean-burning, fuel-efficient Envirofit cook stoves to Himalayan families. These stoves are not only good for the health of humans, but they are also good for the health of our planet.
TISA sponsors community night at Gutters
Friends of Taos Integrated School of the Arts is sponsoring a community night at Gutters Bowling Alley Friday (Feb. 22), 6-9 p.m. Enjoy bowling in a fun atmosphere with black lights, disco balls and Carnival of Sound with DJ Will. Lanes are $27 per hour. Gather your friends and family to share a lane. Shoe rentals are $4. You can reserve a lane or just show up. Gutters has a full-service restaurant with a variety of food. "Let Gutters know at the door and in the restaurant that you are there for the TISA benefit so we can get the credit," an announcement reads. Gutters and LMNOC Broadcasting are each donating 20 percent of the proceeds to TISA.
How to recognize 'fake news'
Join Dave Mansfield, "the rock star librarian," for a discussion about information literacy, facts, truth decay and how to do effective research in the 21st century at a presentation titled, "Fake News and You. Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Information Age." The event is free and takes place Saturday (Feb. 23), 3-5 p.m., at the Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos. Sponsored by University of New Mexico-Taos Library and Taos Public Library.
Casting call for funny people
Shibby Productions CEO Steve Archuleta announces an open casting call for the New Mexico New Media series "Ventures Wit Hoyos," a coming-of-age teen comedy. "We all know there's a comedian within all of us," he writes in a press release. "And if you've been told you should be in films, I'd like to meet you. Come out to our casting call and find out if you can 'venture wit the hoyos,' and become one of us." Archuleta, will be casting for both female and male roles. "We are looking for people who look like they're 18-24 years old. If you're 35 and look like like you're 20, we'd love to meet you," he says.
Show up Sunday (Feb. 24) at the West Entrance of the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North Hotel, 5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, in the NM Río Grande Conference Room. Open casting begins at 12:30 p.m. "Ventures Wit Hoyos" centers around and follows the happy and funny yet sometimes sad life of teens transitioning into adulthood. To be filmed in Albuquerque and Taos. For more information, call Shibby Productions at (505) 264-0000.
Online meditation and mindfulness challenge
Sage Institute of Taos is offering a 28-day Online Meditation Challenge beginning Friday (Feb. 22), providing daily email reminders and guided audio instruction for both new meditators who want to establish a daily practice for stress-reduction and wellness, and experienced practitioners who want to reignite or deepen their existing practice.
Support will be offered via an online discussion forum by Sage Institute instructors. The guided audio meditations are led by highly experienced mindfulness teachers, including well-known New Mexico authors and Sage Institute founders Sean Murphy and Mirabai Starr. Sage has created four weeks of guided audio meditations to support participants in mindfulness, posture, breathing and awareness.
Donations for the 28-day online course are designed to make it affordable to all. The Challenge includes resources to further explore meditation and mindfulness independently. "Few people, no matter how motivated, can establish and maintain a meditation and mindfulness practice entirely on their own," Sage Institute Executive Director Sean Murphy said in a statement. "Our online Meditation Challenge provides 28 days of support and an online community to help participants establish an effective habit of daily practice."
Those interested can learn more and sign up at meditation.thinkific.com.
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