TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE
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Please note: Contact individual organizers/teachers for information on their COVID-related requirements before showing up at their events, even if none are noted in our listings.
UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS
Our home for milongas and practicas is the Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. in Albuquerque 87109. ASDC is near I-25 and San Antonio/Ellison. ASDC Website
Please note: TCA currently requires that all attendees show proof of vaccination for every event. Proof can be in the form of the original COVID-19 vaccination record card, a photocopy of the card*, or a picture of the card on the attendee's cell phone.
TCA 2022 Calendar PDF (subject to revisions)
TCA Milongas on Fridays at ASDC (see schedule below), 7:00-10:00pm.
TCA Practicas on Saturdays at ASDC (see schedule below), 2:30-4:30pm.
TCA Pre-Milonga Chats on Fridays at ASDC, 6:30-7:00pm (prior to the TCA Friday Night Milonga scheduled the evening of the Chat). Free.
2022 Chats (more TBA)
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milongas, "Tango por la Tarde" usually on 2nd & 4th Sundays (May-September), 7:00-9:30pm. Free outdoor event at the Albuquerque Old Town Plaza Gazebo. Please leave a tip in the tip jar to help us offset DJ and other costs.
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Tardecitos de Tango, Sunday, August 14, 3:00-6:00pm at 101 Valley Drive 87501 in Santa Fe. Hosts: Fer and Julie. DJ: Fer. Vax event. Park along Bishop's Lodge road, away from the NO PARKING signs or park in the lot on Murales Road where Zozobra is burned, overlooking the ballpark, then walk a short block down the hill to the venue. Please change from your street shoes into your dance shoes in the mud room at the entrance. More info
Amilonga at Canteen Brewhouse, Saturday, August 20, 7:00-9:30pm at 2381 Aztec Rd NE 87107 in Albuquerque. DJ: Sohrab Soltani. An honor system $5 donation in the tip jar is requested to support the DJ, cost of the dance floor, and the venue. Please tip your servers generously. Facebook event
Milonga Aldea, Sunday, August 21, 6:30-9:00pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Paul Akmajian. $10 cover includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB. Please bring proof of Vax. Next dates: Sundays, September 18 (DJ: Sam Jacobs); October 16 (DJ: Shahin Medghalchi). More info | Directions from Albuquerque (scroll down)
Practilonga @ Aldea, Wednesday, August 24, 6:30-8:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie. Twice-monthly on Wednesdays. A practilonga is in between a practica and a milonga. All levels welcome. Format: 3-song tandas, no cortinas. 80/20 Golden Age/contemporary. Juice/water provided. $2 suggested donation. Vax event. Next dates: September 7 & 21; October 12 & 26. More info | Directions from Albuquerque (scroll down)
Amilonga at Canteen Brewhouse, Tuesday, September 6, 6:00-9:00pm at 2381 Aztec Rd NE 87107 in Albuquerque. Guest DJ: Marcelo Rosensaft. An honor system $5 donation in the tip jar is requested to support the DJ, cost of the dance floor, and the venue. Please tip your servers generously. Facebook event
Meg-a Milonga, Friday, September 30, 7:00-10:00pm at 2300 Calle Halcon 87505 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Meg & Teddy. DJ: Elizabeth. Outdoor, Vax event. No RSVP required. Bring friends, and food or drink to share (wineglasses provided). "Carpool if possible; parking is limited. Please park in specified spaces or along one side of Calle Halcon on the same side as our house. Practice shoes are suggested for wood deck floor." More info
Albuquerque Tango Festival 2022, October 27-30 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW 87102 in Albuquerque, a new venue with more lodging options. This event is limited to those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Website
Día de los Muertos Amilonga, Monday, October 31, 6:00-10:00pm at M'tucci's Bar Roma, 3222 Central Ave. SE 87106 in Albuquerque. Hosted by M'tucci's Bar Roma in collaboration with Amilonga. DJ: Simona Faro. Music starts at 7:00pm. Dinner & Dance event (no drop-ins). Tickets available online only (link coming soon). Reservations are limited and required. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Dress to impress Día de los Muertos style! Facebook
Milonga Aldea, Monday, November 1, 7:00-10:00pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Fer. $10 cover includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB. Please bring proof of Vax. This is a special post festival event. Next regular monthly Milonga Aldea: Sunday, November 8, 6:30-9:00pm (DJ: Kipp Chynoweth). More info | Directions from Albuquerque (scroll down)
OTHER ORGANIZERS' ONGOING & UPCOMING EVENTS
For more class information, visit the Classes page.
Tango in Bloom/Lacie Forde | Milonga Amor Que Se Baila and Tango Class, Mondaysat Black Cat Cultural Center, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd. NE 87106 in Albuquerque. Class, 7:00-8:00pm; Milonga, 8:00-11:00pm. $10 Class + Milonga; $5 Milonga only. Private lessons also available. Email | Facebook
Everett's Alternative Tango Milonga, Tuesdays (starting August 9), 8:00-10:00pm at Enchantment Dancing, 337 San Pedro Dr NE 87108 in Albuquerque. Host & DJ: Everett Farr. Mostly alternative music with formal tandas and cortinas. $5. Interested in guest DJing? Contact Everett. Email
Albuquerque OpenTango, Wednesdays: Tango Beginner Social Class + Dance, 7:00-9:30pm at Juno Brewery + Cafe + Art, 1501 1st St. NW 87102 in Albuquerque. Host: Simona Faro. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email
Information on tango classes in New Mexico.
Tango: Assemblage of Impossible Loves by Magdalena Lily McCarson, a book of poetry and photographs, is available from Casa Urraca Press in Abiquiu, NM. Website
READING | LISTENING
TANGO ON THE RADIO
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) and events.
EVENTS IN OTHER STATES
Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections.