Spring fever is upon us. The feet start twitching and the hips start shakin’ and the allergies attack your sinuses. Spent all your money on antihistamines and tissues? Find relief with this week’s freebies.
MASTERWORKS ART SHOW
EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAY
This juried art show is at the fairgrounds until April 27 and hosts events as well as displays art. The next event is a paint-in where anybody can bring art supplies and create art based on live models and still-life displays. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hispanic Arts Center at Expo New Mexico. If you just want to see the art on display, the exhibit is open in the same building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Mondays.
ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
The organization Students for Justice in Palestine presents “5 Broken Cameras,” a film about Palestinians who use visual arts to demonstrate resistance against the Israelis. No matter your political beliefs, it’s bound to make you think. The film starts at 7 p.m. in SUB Ballroom C and is part of a week of events hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine to protest Israeli occupation.
POETRY MONTH READING
It’s time to get your creative juices flowing, and if you’re having trouble, check out the weekly poetry readings at the UNM Bookstore during the month of April. This week it’s Donald Levering, who has been published in numerous periodicals across the country. The event runs from noon to 1 p.m.
JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
If you’re still scrambling to find a summer job, fear not; Hundreds of companies visit UNM on Thursday, and they may want to hire you. The job market may seem bleak, but it’s worth giving it a shot before throwing your hands up in frustration. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SUB ballrooms.
BLUE TREES PROJECT
This ecological art installation at Tingley Beach celebrates energy conservation as well as Earth Day. The exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the “beach” is at 1800 Tingley Drive S.W.
If you’re concerned about the honeybee die-off, don’t just read about it online: Take matters into your own hive. You can learn all the basics of beekeeping from Albuquerque’s experts at 9 a.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House at 6029 Isleta Blvd. S.W. You must RSVP to attend, so call (505) 314-0398 for more information or to sign up.