By Meredith Hughes
“All pandemic-related occupancy restrictions on all forms of commercial activity have been lifted. All businesses across the state may once again operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity. In addition, all limitations on mass gatherings are gone; businesses, large events and organizations may operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity, whether indoor or outdoor.” And, fully vaxxed people can forego masks, while the unvaxxed can pretend they are. Ready to go wild? Yes, personal recreational cannabis use is legal but, guess what? It’s complicated: no recreational cannabis transactions are legal. Yet. Do visit the websites of your favorite museums/galleries/organizations to check opening and closing times under the new guidelines. Email event suggestions to corralescomment@gmail.com. Published the first issue of the month, What’s On? invites suggestions one week before the publication date.

• The Albuquerque Public Library is presenting a slew of online Facebook events in July, from No Bake Dog Treats July 12 at 4 p.m. to A Medieval Chainmaille project, July 16 at 6 p.m. Plus Polka Music with Mike Schneider, July 20, at 11 a.m. and STEM in Fairy Tales, July 23, at 6 p.m. Check things out at https://abqlibrary.org/events/digitalevents and/or https://www.facebook.com/ABCLibrary/events

• The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe is offering another in its Native Pottery Demonstration Series, this one featuring Gabriel O. Paloma of Zuni Pueblo, July 14 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Paloma is a traditional potter and educator from the Pueblo of Zuni, and a SWAIA Fellowship Award Artist (2004). “His goal is to revitalize Zuni polychrome styles from the 1800s and 1900s.” Register at https://tinyurl. com/3efaaa

• A Celebration of Lavender, July 10, 17, arts/crafts/ photography and more, Los Ranchos Art Market Cooperative, from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Ranchos Art Market. For info text 978.578.6297. 6718 Rio Grande Blvd.

• The National Hispanic Cultural Center, July 13, 8 p.m., presents Compañía Flamenca Irene Lozano “Lachiqui de Málaga” – Las Mujeres Que Habitan en Mi, described as “a stunning tribute to all of the women and the possibilities that have influenced Lozano’s life and art.” Tickets: https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/location/national-hispanic-cultural-center-albuquerque. The center also is offering guided tours of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil in the Torreón. Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. on the NHCC Campus. Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity, and the 4000 square foot painting is said to be one of the largest frescos in North America. Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase at https://my.nmculture.org /events/31,34,1116,1097?view=calendar Tickets also can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited. NHCC, 1701 4th Street SW, now open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• In Bloom is the first in person gallery exhibit since the pandemic era by the New Mexico Art League, on now through July 17. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. And it’s also viewable online at https://newmexicoartleague.org/page-1804228 3409 Juan Tabo.
• Albuquerque Little Theatre has resumed live performances, through August 29. It’s presenting three productions: Barrymore, The Belle of Amherst, and Barefoot in the Park. Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Barrymore, Dickinson and Neil Simon, how can they miss? 224 San Pasquale SW. Tickets: https://click4tix.com/alt/events.php

• NM Humanities Council launched a new series called Starting Conversations this spring. One presentation of particular interest is called Acequia Aqui-- Placemaking and Placekeeping, with a focus on the acequias of Taos. It is available on YouTube. https://nmhumanities.org/StartingConversations

• The Iconic Judy Chicago, at Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, opening reception Friday, July 16, 2021, from 6-7 p.m. Described as a “social justice” artist, Chicago, now 81, a resident of Belen, New Mexico, is getting a major retrospective at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, from August 28, 2021 –January 9, 2022. Turner Carroll has posted not only a 12 minute film on Chicago’s printmaking career, but is also offering up several of said prints for sale. https://www.turnercarrollgallery.com/judy-chicago-a-revolution-in-print. 725 Canyon Road. 986-9800

• Ready, Set, Grow. July 21, Medicinal Plants, 3 p.m. free session with Dr. Ivette Guzmán. Guzmán introduces us to common garden and house plants that have medicinal value. ( Cannabis, too?) Guzmán is the Assistant Professor of Horticulture at New Mexico State University.

Webinar registration here: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtfuGrrTsoGNev9tSKiZOs3tnUql86vgIH For more info on the Guzmán Farm-to-Cell research group, visit https: //aces.nmsu.edu/guzman/. Did You Know? You, too, can create an aquaponics setup at your place. Wasn’t this a project you meant to get to during COVID? Growing veg from water infused with fish, uh, poop, and eating the fish as well? It does require water, which is becoming scarce, but not that much of it. And many ’ponics people power their projects with solar. So now, as we apparently enter the post pandemic era, aquaponics expert Charlie Schultz of Santa Fe Community College is doing a free four-part series of which you can partake. He’s working with Rossana Sallenave, NMSU College of ACES, and though the course starts July 8, you can catch up. July 15, 22, 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You must register for this free course. For full details see https://bernalilloextension. nmsu.edu and click aquaponics. In Corrales

• Jazz in July, presented by Corrales Arts Center. Zoom jazz experiences in four sessions, featuring trumpeter Bobby Shew, record producer and collector, Joe Washek, and singer with a Phd in Jazz Studies, Diane Richardson. July 11, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; July 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; July 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; and July 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. $20. Contact Joann MacKenzie for information at  joann@moneymatters911.com or 771-2244

• Village Council meeting, July 20, 6:30 p.m., still posted as via Zoom.

• Corrales Bistro has packed its calendar with numerous musical offerings, so do not miss The Incredible Woodpeckers July 17, at 7 p.m. Performances at 7 p.m. nightly , 3 p.m. Sundays. The Bistro’s calendar for 2021 is viewable at https://cbbistro.com/monthly-music-calendar/

• Planning and Zoning meeting, July 21, 6:30 p.m., still posted as via Zoom.

• Corrales Library. Book Club, July 26, 2:30 p.m., “City of Thieves,” by David Benioff, set in Leningrad during WW2. Author series, July 27, 7 p.m., Carolyn Graham on her book “New Mexico Food Trails.” Please contact Sandra Baldonado for Zoom event details. sandra@corraleslibrary. org.

• 33rd Annual Old Church Fine Arts Show still seeks entries, from now to July 15. The show will run in person October 2-10, October 11-31 online. Info: http://www.CorralesHistory.org.

• Corrales Growers’ Market. Weekly Sunday sessions in July, 9 to noon. July 11; tentative first Wednesday market July 14, also 9 to noon; July 18; July 21; July 25; July 28. Still no dogs allowed…no music, either.

• Village in the Village. Coffee hour, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. in person at Corrales Bistro. Reservations are required. Call 274-6206 or email corrales.viv @gmail.com. Book Club, July 19, via Zoom, 3-4 p.m. The classic “A Canticle for Liebowitz,” is a “post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959. Set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war…”

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