TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE
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ONGOING TCA EVENTS AT Lloyd Shaw Dance Center
TCA Tuesday Night Milonga, Tuesdays at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 7:30-10:00pm. 9/10 DJ: George Simmons. Milonga, $3 members; $5 guests. Free for first-time attendees. Upcoming 9/17 DJ: Richard Womack.
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. FREE for first-time attendees. 9/14 DJ: Garth Bawden. Upcoming 9/21 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth.
TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, September 15, 7:30-10:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 10/6 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming: (No Kellys on 10/6 due to the TCA Picnic), 10/20, etc. Kellys website
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde," Sunday, September 22, 7:00-9:30pm. 9/22 DJ: Leslie Jones. Free event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays on Old Town Plaza. Our last Gazebo Milonga of 2019.
TCA’s Annual Picnic/Milonga, Sunday, October 6, 3:00-7:00pm at the home of Gail & Richard Womack, 10709 Santa Monica Drive NE, Albuquerque 87122. 10/22 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Rudy’s BBQ, tea/water/lemonade, and cake will be provided. Bring a side dish to share. Free for TCA members; $15 for non-members. Capacity is limited to 75, so save your spot by signing up at TCA’s Tuesday Milonga or Saturday Practica or email your confirmation with attendee names. Names will be placed on the sign-in list in the order received. Flyer
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Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, September 14, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 9/14 DJ: Doris Bartha. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next date: 9/28. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
Orquestra Romantica Milonguera, September 16-17 in Albuquerque. Monday, 9/16: Musicality class with full orchestra, 7:00-8:00pm; Milonga, 8:00-11:00pm. Tuesday, 9/17: Free Concert with ORM, 7:30-9:00pm. More info: QTango Website
Milonga Mimosa (Mimonga), Saturday, September 21, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. 9/21 DJ: David Cohen. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. $10. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, September 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). 9/21 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $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 de las Puertas, Saturday, September 28, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 9/28 International Guest DJ: Marcelo Rosensalt. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next date: 10/12. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, September 29, 7:30-10:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 9/29 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Arts & Sciences (Frida Kahlo or Einstein t-shirt? Jerry Garcia tie?). Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Noches de Bohemia, Saturday, October 5, 7:00-10:00pm at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda, Suite B in Santa Fe. 10/5 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. 10/5 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. Alternative Music Milonga. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. Email | Website
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, October 6, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 10/6 DJ: Carolyn Stoklosa. $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
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. 9/10 DJ: Carlos Di Stefano. 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
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
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.