By Meredith Hughes

This edition of What’s On unfortunately misses a good segment of the month that is “bustin’ out all over,” as the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic song from Carousel goes. My personal June tradition is to sing this, softly, in our library to honor June the librarian, who either detests or is delighted by this homage….

Do visit the websites of your favorite museums/galleries/organizations to check opening times/new regulations. Published the first issue of the month, What’s On? invites suggestions one week before the publication date. corralescomment@gmail.com

  • Pride Parade, June 11, 10 a.m.; PrideFest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nob Hill/Expo NM. The Pride Parade presented by PNM on Central in Nob Hill at Girard. “With safety rules for the floats, encouragement to make the floats pop, and a plan for cleaning up after the parade, it is sure to be an event to remember! We have floats, classic cars, motorcycles, dancers, and lots of excitement in the 2nd largest parade in NM. The celebration continues with the main event at Expo New Mexico. Albuquerque Pride is excited to bring dance, music, expression, fun, and diversity to PrideFest 2022.”
  • Chocolate: The Exhibition, June 17. Explore “the evolution of chocolate from a small, bitter seed found deep in the rainforest to the continent-spanning delicacy it is today. Learn about the biology of cacao while sitting under a life-sized tree, barter for seeds at a realistic Aztec marketplace, and follow cacao across the Atlantic as it grows into a global commodity.” Possibly nibble on some. NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain.
  • Third annual Virtual Distributed Energy Summit June 23 and June 24 for the NM EPSCoR, The New Mexico Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, SMART Grid Center, hosted by Santa Fe Community College’s Smart and Microgrid Training Center,. You can experience this complicated topic online, and/or by taking a tour of SFCC’s facility.“Summit '22 will offer a holistic look at the challenges and opportunities presented by New Mexico’s transition to Net Zero emissions by 2050, and the role energy must play in this and holding global warming to 1.5 degrees. The event will examine the national policy landscape; pathways, results, and research from related transitions elsewhere; initiatives underway here; and the implications for equitable economic and workforce opportunities.” Register by June 17. http://www.nmepscor.org/programs/sfcc-2022-distributed-energy-summit
  • Neighborhood Nature Festival, June 18, 9 a.m. to noon. “The first of a few free park pop-up events celebrate nature in our neighborhoods. Live music, paletas, bilingual nature storytelling, nature-themed carnivale performers, bosque ecosystem exhibit truck, hands-on nature activities and games, show-n-tell with urban wild birds, Esperanza free bike repair, on-site language interpreters, and more.” Phil Chacon Park, next to Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7600 Southern.
  • The Peoples Juneteenth. June 18, 4 to 9 p.m. “Nobody's Free Until Everybody's Free. “ Join a coalition of Black Community Organizers who are engaged in revolutionary work right here in Albuquerque for a family-friendly protest, political education and celebration of Juneteenth!” Roosevelt Park, 500 Spruce St.

Also June 19-20, celebrate Black-owned businesses, artisans, vendors, performers, and more at this weekend event at 1 Civic Plaza, Albuquerque. Juneteenth actually falls on June 19, to commemorate the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery in 1865, though the existence of this move was unknown to many for an entire year.

  • Play golf/raise money, June 26, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding's (NMCTR) 9th annual golf tournament. The La Cienega-based non-profit NMCTR’s riding program “provides therapeutic riding to expand the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Students of all ages and abilities learn horse management and riding skills. The ultimate goal for our students is to learn to ride as independently as possible and gain self-confidence from their accomplishments.” Info: www. nmctr.org/list-event/9th-annual-golf-tournament-stay-and-play-2/ Sandia Golf Club, 30 Rainbow. 
  • Jazz at the ABQ Museum Amphitheater June 24, 7 to 10 p.m. The Pedrito Martinez Group, with New Mexico Jazz Festival & Outpost. https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/394033?tc=hmt. 2000 Mountain Rd.

In Corrales

  • Corrales Art and Studio Tour, August 27-28. June 17 is the deadline for artists to report mistakes on artist pages or map at corralessocietyofartists.org/
  • Looking ahead some more, Music in Corrales has posted its new season lineup for 2022-23. Jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja performs September 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are available now. http://www.musicincorrales.org/ticket/ season-tickets/
  • Looking even farther ahead, the 34th annual Juried Old Church Fine Arts Show and Sale is scheduled for October 1-9, but artwork submissions are requested from now to July 15.
  • Senior Advisory Board Meeting, June 15, 1:45 p.m.
  • Village Council meeting, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • Corrales Equestrian Advisory Board, June 22, 6:30 p.m.
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, June 30, 5:30 p.m.
  • Corrales Bosque Gallery is focussing on the work of lifelong artist Rita Noe this month. Currently her attention is on creating pieces from exotic woods. Gallery artists continue to donate the proceeds from selected works to the Ukraine Relief Effort. Each piece will be marked by a card showing the yellow and blue national colors of Ukraine. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 4685 Corrales Road.
  • Casa San Ysidro, June 11, Robert Martinez: The History of Hispano Music, 1-4 p.m. State Historian Rob Martinez takes a musical journey through New Mexico’s rich historical past and cultural tapestry, presenting song forms that date back centuries. Penitente alabados, religious alabanzas, culturally mixed Inditas and Mexican Corridos provide context to the state’s complex and exciting history. The history of Hispano music allows us to better understand the emotional backdrop of those generations of New Mexicans who lived, loved, and dealt with strife in Santa Fe, and New Mexico, through the centuries. Free event. Info via Aaron Gardner, agardner@cabq. gov, 505 898-3915.
  • Corrales Arts Center. June 16, digital technology art with Sara Ludy, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Corrales Senior Center. June 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Charcoal Photorealistic Portraits with Virginia Baich. Corrales Community Center. Info: 771-2244.
  • Corrales Library. Do check the library website for multiple teen/kiddo activities this summer. Ukulele lessons, Wednesdays through June 22. 4 to 5 p.m. With Auttem Foglia. Book Club, 84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff, June 27, 2:30 p.m. Plus, Thursdays at 6 p.m. Spanish Conversation. Tuesdays, Chess Club, 6 p.m. Contact Sandra Baldonado for event details. sandra@corraleslibrary.org
  • Corrales Growers’ Market. June 12, 19, 26, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Village in the Village, June 20, Book Club, The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, 3 p.m., on Zoom. Movie Club, 5 p.m. on Zoom (Film TBD.) June 29, luncheon at Namaste,11:30. Reservations required for all events. Call 274-6206 or email corrales. viv@gmail.com.

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