TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE
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TCA Saturday Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in in Albuquerque. $3 everyone. No Practica 12/14 due to Holiday Milonga. Upcoming 12/21 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth.
TCA Holiday Milonga, Saturday, December 14 at The Canyon Club (Four Hills Country Club). 12/14 DJ: Paul Akmajian. Due to popular request, you may now purchase tickets at the door. Details & registration | Flyer
TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, December 15, 6:30-9:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 12/15 DJ: Garth Bawden. Upcoming 1/5 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys website
Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 17-19, 2020. A TCA weekend workshop. Details and registration.
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Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, December 21, 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). 12/21 DJ: Paul Akmajian. $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
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, December 29, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 12/29 DJ: Fer Robles. $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
New Year's Eve Milonga de las Puertas, Tuesday, December 31, 9:00pm-1:00am at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 12/31 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $12. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
Tango Ladies "after holiday" Tea and Tag Sale, Saturday, January 5, 1:00-4:00pm at the home of Gail and Richard Womack, 10709 Santa Monica Dr NE in Albuquerque. Tea and used tango clothing sale sponsored by Amilonga.
Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, January 11, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 1/11 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Friday, January 31, 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 1/31 Special Guest DJ: Dean Bauman (Denver). Theme: All That Glitters. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq
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. 12/3 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. 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. Las Puertas 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 listen to on Apple Podcasts.
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.
505 Tango, Website (links to various organizations' event listings, etc. on social media platforms)
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Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections.