TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE
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Are you interested in supporting TCA by serving as a volunteer Board Member? Our annual election is in November. Board Members are elected for two-year terms. Five positions are open for the 2020-2021 term. Please reply by October 13, 2019. Replies and more info.
Kellys Milonga, Sunday, October 20, 7:30-10:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business
district, Albuquerque. 10/20 DJ: Garth Bawden. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts
& tip generously. Upcoming: (No Kellys on 10/6 due to the TCA Picnic), 11/3, 11/17, etc. Kellys website
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Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, October 19 is canceled. Website
Milonga Mimosa, Saturday, October 26, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. 10/26 DJ: James Friedgen. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Please support this venue with your consumption. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112
Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, October 26, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 10/26 DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next date: 11/23. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Wednesday, October 30, 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 10/30 DJ: Simone Faro. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Halloween! Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, November 3, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 11/3 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. All are welcome. Please support this wonderful venue with your consumption. SFT membership to Chama Wine Club extended to attendees. Email | Website | Venue website
Albuquerque Tango Festival, November 7-10. Website
QTangoFest, March 18-22, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
QTango Fusion Fest, May 7-10, 2020 in Albuquerque. Four live music milongas featuring 7 bands and orchestras. Blues, gypsy jazz, world music, electronica, and traditional Argentine Tango. Website
Practica, Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Enter through the lower level. Free to all. DJ: Joseph Cowan. No Practica on national holidays. Joseph Cowan, Email
"Leona" Milonga at
El Meson, Tuesdays, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:00-10:30pm. $5 minimum consumption. 10/8 DJ: Shahin. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi,
Email or (505)983-9650 | El Meson website
Practica in Dixon, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm at Carnelian Center in Scott and Lluvia’s home in Dixon, NM. Please bring a snack. $2-5 donation. Fun, informal, well-attended. The Center is in a beautiful adobe house with nice wood floor between the Dixon COOP market and the Post Office. More info: (505)689-2641. Feel free to call the night before and confirm it is on if you are traveling from some distance.
Tango in Taos Practica, Wednesdays at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos. Drills, 4:30-5:30pm; Practica, 5:30-6:30pm. Richard, (575)613-2868 | Email
Roadrunner Practica (with Eva & Pablo), Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. $5 per person, $3 for Bien Milonguero students. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
Milonga de las Puertas, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Large floor, unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. $7. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund.
Two Moon Tango Milonga, 3rd Saturdays of the month, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Liz Haight, Email | Directions
Milonga Mimosa, some Saturdays, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. DJ: varies. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. $10. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, monthly at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. DJ: varies. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: various. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq
Information on tango classes in New Mexico.
TANGO ON THE RADIO
The Radio Tango Angeles broadcast (4/29/15) of "Destination Tango: New Mexico," featuring recorded interviews with Paul Akmajian and Liz Haight, and live interviews with Daniel Boardman and Karen Reck is available to download or listen to online.
Santa Fe Tango, a tango association in Santa Fe presents milongas, lectures & more. Visit santafetango.org
QTANGO in Albuquerque. QTango performs traditional Argentine tango led by Erskine Maytorena, a second-generation tango singer, with Olga Tikhovidova on first violin, Anthony Chau on second violin, Jeremy Sment on Double Bass.
EVENTS IN OTHER STATES
Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections.