Featured Events Spotlight

Opens October 15, 2016
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception.
October 4-30, 2016
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recogni...
Through October 30, 2016
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque's Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians.
Through November 5, 2016
Día de los Muertos is a folk tradition reflecting the folkways and folklore of Mexico and the identity of its people. At the core Día de los Muertos traditions and rituals retain the primary mission of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.
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Event Details

Performance: Shout Out Redux w. Idris Goodwin, Hakim Bellamy, Dahlak, and Michelle Otero

This event welcomes Idris Goodwin, an award winning break beat poet, playwright, essayist, and educator from Colorado, who has been featured on HBO, Sesame Street, BBC Radio and Discovery Channel. He will perform a new piece created in response to Chaz Bojorquez' new paintings on view at 516 ARTS. Albuquerque poet, Michelle Otero, through spoken word and song, revisits El Otro Lado: The Other Side - Albuquerque, an art and storytelling project presented by 516 ARTS and the Academy for the Love of Learning in 2009-2010. The evening culminates with special guest Dahlak, a Hip Hop artist, musician, actor, poet and educator from Los Angeles, who is in Albuquerque as part of his National Performance Network (NPN) residency with Outpost. Dahlak will perform an excerpt from his one-man play-spirituals about "what happens when too many Saturday nights are blended seamlessly into Sunday morning. It's for that time of the night when sobriety sets back in but the promise of salvation is still so far...'a dark gospel blue'."