Arts and Entertainment: Top Picks for the Week - Albuquerque Journal

Arts and Entertainment: Top Picks for the Week

Tiffany Tamarabuchi (Courtesy of Santa Fe Japan Intercultural Network)

World-renowned taiko drummer Tiffany Tamaribuchi and her all-female ensemble are the headliners for this year’s Japan Cultural Festival in Santa Fe.

The festival, now in its 14th year and organized by Santa Fe’s Japan Intercultural Network, features a day of performers, craft vendors, food and activities that speak to the country’s historic and modern traditions and cultures.

Tamaribuchi, currently based in Sacramento, where she founded and teaches taiko ensembles whose members include both children and adults, will take the stage Saturday around 1 p.m. with her group Jodaiko, which she founded in the 1980s. Other performers will include Japanese archers, fencers and hip-hop dancers, along with karate demonstrations. The Japanese Culture Festival will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. Tickets are $5 for adults; free for children 12 and under at eventbrite.com.

VISUAL LANGUAGES: Though they’ve been partners for years, Santa Fe-based artists Walter Robinson and Jamie Brunson have created vastly different “visual languages” through their art. Those languages, one more politically charged and the other described as colorful and meditative, will be on display in a new exhibition at the Turner Carroll Gallery starting tonight.

“Tumbril” by Walter Robinson. (Courtesy of Turner Carroll)

The two have both worked in the Bay Area and have shown their art around the world. Robinson, a sculptor whose father was a Cold War-era cryptographer, is also known to hide messages in his work. His “Tumbril” is an empty wooden cart with product logos on what looks like the roof of a covered wagon, meant to represent product placement, consumerism and how citizens can blindly endorse a company’s beliefs or ideologies. Brunson has historically focused on the sensory experiences that occur in meditation practice. “Coded Languages” will be up until June 6 at Turner Carroll Gallery, 725 Canyon Rd. The opening reception is tonight from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is in conjunction with the showing of Robinson’s “21st Century Cyphers” at Albuquerque’s 516 ARTS.

MAGICAL REALISM: A solo storytelling performance from an award-winning Colombian poet at Teatro Paraguas this weekend will range in style from “political and social justice to rustic folktales to magical realism.” “Violence and Love in Latin America: Stories and Poems” will include about 20 works from Abelardo Cabal Escobar, born in Colombia and now based in Santa Fe. The show will also include works from famed writers like Greek poet Constantine Cavafy and the Cuban poet José Marti. Cabal Escobar’s show will be in Spanish with English translations projected. “Violence and Love in Latin America: Stories and Poems” is Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Reservations: 505-424-1601.

Home » Journal North » Journal North Entertainment » Arts and Entertainment: Top Picks for the Week


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

1
Cody Canada and The Departed coming to Red River ...
Entertainment
Cody Canada and The Departed are ... Cody Canada and The Departed are taking part in the 8750' BBQ and Music Festival in Red River.
2
In an effort to raise awareness of Native language ...
Entertainment
'A Fistful of Dollars' will be ... 'A Fistful of Dollars' will be a special premiere screening at 7 p.m. Aug. 16, at the KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW.
3
With a wildly-diverse menu, Luminaria is a shining star
Dining Reviews
Luminaria Restaurant features classic Italian staples ... Luminaria Restaurant features classic Italian staples made special with a New Mexico twist.
4
Happy Accidents named Best New U.S. Cocktail Bar
Blogs
The 2022 Spirited Awards are presented ... The 2022 Spirited Awards are presented by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation.
5
Florist coming to Meow Wolf for first NM performance
Entertainment
It takes time to create a ... It takes time to create a body of work in music.For the members of Florist, they weren ...
6
Artist finds inspiration in fantasy, mythology and steampunk
Entertainment
George Hayes III is currently showing ... George Hayes III is currently showing at The Gallery ABQ and East Mountain Public Library
7
Phantoms to make tour stop at Salt Yard West
Entertainment
Phantoms will make a stop in ... Phantoms will make a stop in Albuquerque at Salt Yard West on Friday, Aug. 12.
8
‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ delivers razor-sharp satire
Entertainment
"Bodies Bodies Bodies " might just ... "Bodies Bodies Bodies " might just be the first great Gen Z thriller. In director Halina Reijn's fil ...
9
Pint's baseball return brings former top pick to 'Topes
Featured Sports
From 2016 first round draft pick ... From 2016 first round draft pick to 2021 MLB retiree, Riley Pint is back in the game with the Isotopes and loving baseball again.