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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



May 14, 2019

Click HERE if you prefer a chronological list of TCA & other upcoming events.

ONGOING TCA EVENTS AT Lloyd Shaw Dance Center

Lloyd Shaw Dance Center [Map], 5506 Coal SE (not the one-way Coal), Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located two blocks south of Central; 2nd block east of San Mateo, between Central & Zuni. Please no street shoes or shoes that leave marks on the dance floor, per venue manager's request/signage.

TCA Tuesday Night Milonga, Tuesdays at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 7:30-10:00pm. 5/14 DJ: Leslie Jones. Milonga, $3 members; $5 guests. Free for first-time attendees. Upcoming 5/21 DJ: Garth Bawden.

TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. FREE for first-time attendees. 5/18 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Upcoming 5/25 DJ: George Simmons.



CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, May 19, 7:30-10:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 5/19 DJ: Richard Womack. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously.Upcoming: 6/2, 6/19, etc. Kellys website

TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde," Sunday, May 26, 7:00-9:30pm. 5/26 DJ: Leslie Jones. Our opening date this year!  Free event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays on Old Town Plaza. Upcoming: 6/23, 7/14, 7/29, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22.

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque. & is bordered by Rio Grande Blvd on the west, Mountain Rd on the north, Central Ave. on the south. From Santa Fe/North: I-25 south to I-40 west; exit Rio Grande Blvd; south on Rio Grande (stay in your left lane) to Mountain Rd. Veer left onto Romero St. Parking is usually available around the Plaza; see map for additional parking areas.


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Click HERE for links to amazing places to visit while visiting New Mexico.



OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat May 18, 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). 5/18 DJ: Leslie Jones. $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

Alternative Music Practica, Mon May 20, 7:15-8:45pm at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo) in Albuquerque. Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. Next date: 5/27. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

Alternative Music Practica, Fri May 24, 6:30-8:30pm at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo) in Albuquerque. Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. Working practicas, not mini-milongas. No DJs. Bring your own music/videos. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

Milonga de las Puertas, Sat May 25, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 5/25 DJ: Doris Bartha. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 6/8, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Wed May 29, 7:30-10:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 5/29 DJ: Jeff Wallace. $5 cash only. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Happy Birthday! (ATA turns 3.) Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Celebration of Geminis Tango Dance Party, Sat June 1, 7:30-10:30pm at Linda Smith’s Home, 1600 Adelita Dr NE in Albuquerque (87122). Music provided by Simona Faro. Feel free to BYOB and a non-dessert dish to share.

Milonga de las Puertas, Sat June 8, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 6/8 DJ: TBA. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sun June 9, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 6/9 DJ: Sam Jacobs. $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

Please join us for a Celebration of Sam Young’s Life, on Sunday, June 30th, 10:30am at Gail and Richard Womack’s home, 10709 Santa Monica Drive NE in Albuquerque (87122). Please bring a dish to share for brunch, a story about Sam, any photographs of Sam to be added to an empty photo book that Gail will make available. Everyone in the tango community is invited. To RSVP, please email Gail. This is not a dance (no need for dance shoes) — just a time to come together, share our memories of Sam, and celebrate his life.



OTHER ONGOING EVENTS | Please confirm with organizers.

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

Alternative Music Practicas, Mondays, 7:15-8:45pm at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo) in Albuquerque. Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, Tuesdays, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:00-10:30pm. $5 minimum consumption. 5/14 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. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Alternative Music Practicas, 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo) in Albuquerque. Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. Working practicas, not mini-milongas. No DJs. Bring your own music/videos. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

Practica at Lightfoot Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol in Santa Fe, Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm. $5. Rotating DJs. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website

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.
Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

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

SFT Milongas, generally 1st, 2nd, or 4th weekends of the month in Santa Fe. For schedule: Email | Website

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, monthly at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. DJ: TBA. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: various. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



NEWS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Ricardo Vidort lived in Santa Fe with Ewa Kielczewska during the last year of his life. Ewa has worked for seven years to create a comprehensive website about this unforgettable milonguero. The project may be viewed here.


READING

Find "Ten Principles of Impeccable Floor Craft" By Daniel Boardman, and
"Why won't that person dance with me?" by Gail Womack & Michelle McRuiz,
+ more topics of tango-interest at TCA's Members' Forum.



TANGO ON THE RADIO

Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st & 3rd Saturdays on KUNM (89.9 FM), 4:15-4:45pm. Hosted by Cristina Baccin, Email
Corazón Tanguero is on Facebook (type Corazón Tanguero in search)

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.

Mobilerider or Radio Tango Angeles



OTHER ORGANIZATIONS/GROUPS

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.
Erskine Maytorena, Email



EVENTS IN OTHER STATES

Click HERE for an extensive list of current Tango Festivals (U.S. & International)



Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections .

 

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